Write about a character who’s finally on the verge of achieving their lifelong dream.
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“Mahalo King Cod Filet” by David G.
A slate-grey sky hung heavy over the President James K. Polk Memorial rest area on Interstate 64 in southern Indiana. At the fueling station, eighteen wheelers lined up under bright green lights for diesel and windshield wiper fluid from an army of apathetic attendants. A mother carrying a styrofoam coffee cup emerged from the Kwik Mart, pulling the collar of her neon pink and light purple ski jacket tight around her neck with her free hand and hurrying her two children across the broad expanse of cracked tarmac. A grove of oak...
“Shamina's Dream” by Melissa Hassan
She heard the loud cheers of the crowd. Through eyes brimming with tears she could almost make-out the outlines of a few audience members seated nearby, now on their feet cheering and chanting her, name, Shamina...Shamina, and waving the colourful lion flag. The flag of her country. The tiny island of Sri Lanka. As the last year’s winner, removed the crown from her head and placed it gently but ever so carefully on h...
“Achieving a dream” by Robert Grandstaff
Achieving a dreamOnce, it mattered most, being independent. Fulfilling a lifelong dream. All it took was education and hard work, the proverbial toss of the dice, and a little luck. Then one day you learn you can’t make it alone, no one ever does. The person who said they did it all by themselves is a liar. To say, “I walked down this road through the rain, sun, the good, and bad, you name it, I always had you by my side.” Those are the words of an achiever.The house door slid open and closed with the ease of a firm grip. Ev...
“Influenced” by Scout Tahoe
My art professor in college hated butterflies. She said they were basic and painless with nothing more than wings that could break when you touched them. If we were ever to paint them in a project for her class, we’d have to make them shriveled and gray. Those last two words started to make me think that I had made the wrong decision about college. I had thought it was nothing more than cardboard walls and ...
“Effortlessly Weightless” by Maya -
At first when I wake up, it feels like any ordinary Saturday morning. I reach over to hit the tempting orange snooze button on my phone before I catch myself. This morning I can’t afford to allow myself ten more blissful minutes of sleep. Today, there is somewhere I need to be and I can’t be even seconds late. The moment I remember my plans for today, the relentless nerves return. There is a queasy fe...
“The Quest to Bring Her Back” by 𝕭𝖑𝖆𝖎𝖗 𝕷𝖊𝖒𝖔𝖓
I sigh as I take one more glance at my notebook before shutting it and tossing it onto my bed. I cringe when the notebook slams against the wall, producing a loud bang. I close the cap to my blue sharpie and throw it back in the old tea container that I use as a pencil holder. My hand reaches for a black pen placed askew on my light blue desk, decorated with faded stickers from when I was younger. I hold the pen up to my wrist, already seeing the light markings of a rose I d...
“Next Services” by Aaron Caicedo
The needle of the fuel gauge exhaustively twitched above the empty line. Those things always lie, right? Adam wondered. He shuddered from the panic that pulsed through him as he realized the gauge was probably fairly accurate, but he brushed the notion off and kept his attention focused on the road. It had been hours since he’d seen a gas station, so he assumed there must be one not much further ahead. I knew I should have gone back to that one I passed, he bitterly thought, cursing his lack of foresight. There was e...
“"The Star Bright AR"” by ✯𝐋𝐚𝐢𝐥𝐚 𝐋𝐚𝐯𝐞𝐧𝐝𝐞𝐫✯
The Star Bright ARBy: HaripriyaAuthors Note: Just to let everyone who is reading this story know, the rocket, "Imperial SC" and the "Star Bright AR" are NOT real rockets. The events in this story have NEVER happened in real life. So please don't get confused!!"As Imperial SC launches into the sky, only a slight bit of debris is left from its fuel. Now I'll hand it over to the Imperial SC operating crew to describe to the audience on how...
“Choices” by Ari Berri
"I'm gonna do it." May says, shaking out her hands.I smile encouragingly. “You’ve got this.”“And she’s gonna say yes!” I nod. “Yep.”“Wait. What if she doesn’t?” She exclaims, a panicked look on her face.I sigh. This is the third time in the last hour she’s panicked. May is my best friend, and has been since we were children. She has long blonde hair, and tan skin. My name is June, and I have short brown hair and light skin. I don’t really care about looks, but May always assures m...
“Paris” by Sihia Sunrise
I looked up at the stars knowing that my family would try their hardest to comfort me through the tough times. Today was the first time I had felt alone in years. My mother had left us and my father didn’t know what to do. I had two younger siblings that were clueless when it came to something serious. My mother and father were always fighting but no one could have predicted her leaving. She had always been aroun...
“The List” by Pratheeksha R
23 July 2002Dear Diary,To say I’m obsessed with ranking is an understatement. Seeing phrases like “Top 10 rankers of the class”, “Top 5...”, “Top 3”... “The 1” and the names make me happy. These are the set of students who are deemed the best from the rest! And the adrenaline rush if I’m in one of them!!May all domains be ranked - “Top 50 actors”, “Top 50 artists”, “Top 50 innovators”. I wish to make it big by being ranked in one of the prestigious lists.But, I’m a third-grader....
“Beginner's Luck” by Jessy Glazewski
Daniel Patterson was an inventor. He invented things--Or at least, he thought of himself as an inventor. You know, someone who invents things. He didn’t listen to the people who told him that he would never amount to anything. Those that said things like, “Don’t quit your day job.” and “Why do you waste your time with these stupid inventions?” or Like, “That will never work?” and “I bet You’re really bad...
“Binding” by Cathryn V
The road stretches out in front of me as far as I can see, all the way to the horizon, straight and flat with empty fields on both sides like enormous blank pages. Nebraska, almost halfway to San Francisco, I am alone on this endless stretch of interstate 80.The audible book supply is depleted. For a change, I'm riding in silence.In the rear view mirror, a patrol car with flashing lights screams toward me. I slow the car and pull to the side to let him pass. But the lights slow too.<...
“Simplicity” by Lina Oz
“You’re on in five. Ready?”I stare at Alyssa. She jerks her head to the stage, giving me the all-too-familiar “what the hell are you doing?” look.“Um...”“Well? What the hell are you doing? This is it! Go!”“Right. Yeah.”My body moves on its own accord. I look down, rather surprised to see my legs moving forward, robotic and stiff, toward the stage. I glance up. I’m at the edge of the curtain. My eyes drift around the material, and I swallow.Hundreds––no, thousands––of fans are ...
“Obsidian” by Kylie Wallis
Audrey Lang was alone on Valentine’s Day. Again. Not that it really bothered her. She’d rather enjoyed these past two and a half years of being single. It was a Saturday, so Audrey thought she would go shopping. She had already dressed in jeans and t-shirt.Her ash blonde hair was plaited down her back. She added dangly earrings, some bracelets, and her favorite ballet flats. A quick dusting of powder on her face and balm on her lips and she was good to go. Oh wait, she nearly forgot her sunglasses.While...
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