Write about a character who’s finally on the verge of achieving their lifelong dream.
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“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...
“Broken Verses 2” by Radhika Diksha
So this is a spin-off to my story "Broken verses". My friend Yolanda and Prateeksha wanted to know what happens next. They were intrigued by the story. So this story is for them in a literal sense. And please do read "Broken verses" before reading this.Hope you enjoy it.The frame's glass was embedded on the side of my forehead. The glass had pierced my skin above my brow. A strange numbness blocked my senses and I felt the room spinning. I felt the blood trickle d...
“Zero Hour Nine AM” by Howard Halsall
Dorothy and I sold our business, downsized, and settled for a quiet life of keeping bees in the country. We were unloading removal boxes when our new neighbour, Mitch Wallace, introduced himself and welcomed us to Platteville. We had no idea that 48 hours later we’d be in hospital after watching him pursue his life’s ambition. Heaven only knows what Mitch would have witnessed if everything had gone according to plan. In his former life, Mitch had been an engineer, a police officer and ladies’ hairdresser. However, ...
“Nosebleed” by Amy Utami
On the evening of October 17 last year, I met a woman. That day, I was tired of work and took a short escape flight to Japan. I was walking around Sapporo and I saw an old DVD store. The door ringed as I pace my step inside. It was a long room with a plethora of doors behind the counter and a small trail beside it. In front of the counter, the 3x4 meters room was dedicated to old DVDs and vinyl from the old memories of someone else and a classic for someone like me. My eyes trace ...
“Freckled Catwalk” by Sucheta Regikumar Nair
I gaze at myself in the mirror. A pale, skinny, freckled figure with hip length ginger hair and chestnut brown eyes. This is not a bad appearance for my first day of college. Besides, it’s not like anyone will notice me anyways, I am a nobody. “Estelle, come eat your breakfast, it’s getting cold!” my mother yells from downstairs in her strong French accent. Some say her looks would have gained he...
“The Pains of Success” by Daniel Roueche
November 6th My Sweet Lizzy Love, I miss you so much it hurts. And the kids, man, my heart aches not seeing their little faces smiling up at me! You’re on my mind constantly and I long for you to be with me again. This week has been one I’ll never forget. It’s felt like a year wrapped in a week, wrapped in forever—not sure if that’s a good or bad thing. It’s just a thing, and that may be all right. I barely even know where I am right now. ...
“The stage is yours.” by 𝕂𝕝𝕒𝕣𝕒 🏵 𝕧𝕒𝕟 ℕ𝕚𝕖𝕜𝕖𝕣𝕜 🏵
The music playing in my ears, the beat of my heart and the sound my fast breaths, as I danced my heart out that night. I ended my performance with a split-leap, and curtsey. In silence I waited for the judges to dismiss me. When they did I walked down the stage towards the dressing room to take of my costume of gold glitter, mixed with blue and a matching flowy skirt.“Melody!” I turned around at my name, seeing Grace Dean, my best friend, running towards me, shouting my name, her VIP pass bobbing up and down as she ran. “Melody, th...
“The Flash” by Tessa Takzikab
“You have two choices. You can die, or you can become a part-time slave.”“What does that mean?”“Well, when a person comes to a situation like this, usually he – or she -dies. That’s the easy option. The other option is that you get your life back. You wake up with new powers, but with privilege comes responsibility. You will have to use your powers to defeat evil.”
“Hanna Doesn't Kiss Ghosts” by Jeni Conrad
“I know you can’t help all the ghosts you see and it gets so overwhelming, but do you think you could make an exception for little ol’ me?” Brandon pushed his charming smile to full power knowing it always made me weak in the knees. I covered up my swoon at his cute ghostly looks, despite the 90’s punk rock spiked hair and gigantic pants, by rolling my eyes and picking up my pen. We were in my bedroom and...
“The Bookstore” by Alivia Weikel
She sat looking at the window with a cup of tea, too tired to smile. Not even enough energy to focus on the people walking beyond the glass or cars that zipped by with no mind to the speed limit. Finally, she had made it. A shop of her own, her own little bookstore on main street. Her lifelong dream: complete. She thought back on everything that it had taken her to get here. Never missing a day...
“On the Edge” by Kathleen March
I am on the verge of achieving my lifelong dream. I was born wanting to be a writer. Well, maybe I wasn’t born with that exact dream, but it was pretty close. I am thinking I’m an anomaly, because we are influenced by our environment, right? Well, it’s not the way things worked in my case. You see, there were almost no books in my home, in the house where I grew up. I’m pretty sure the few we had were nev...
“Beauty And The Beast With A Twist” by Light Fury
I am standing right in front of the audience as they clap their hands cheerfully. All the contestants were already in their designated capsules.I am the last one to call but they say, save the best for last. My hands were nearly shaking and my sweats were as cold as ice. I gulped as I laid my foot in the freezing capsule that will take me to a room which will be later filled with gases that makes an illusion.Last year we had battled in the woods, what would it be this time?I am very eager to win the trophy for my dad....
“Staring at the Inbox” by Mackenzie Littledale
Staring at the Inbox By Mackenzie Littledale November 3, 2020 Michelle sat staring at her inbox since 5:30 AM, nearly two hours. It wasn’t even a weekday, but her literary agent worked odd hours, so it could come at any time. It -- the announcement of whether or not the next publisher on the list was offering to buy her manuscript. Already, five publishers had been given the chance. Three de...
“The Unfulfilled Dream” by Prachi Kumbhare
I’ve always agreed to people’s choices and preferences, but when mine was at stake, I had no one by my side. Well, so that left me with nothing but to gallop. I’ve made compromises and settled even for less than I deserved, but not anymore. The water was over the head, and I had to swim to live. Letting myself sunk would have left me with nothing but the option of death.So here I am. Away from my past, my misery, my dearest mother, and the love of my life. But that is nothing in comparison to my freedom. This feels good and amazing...
“An Evening With The Woodchucks” by Michael J. Conroy
Shawn wasn’t sure why his stepdad put the duct tape there before they left home early yesterday morning, but it was now flapping in the wind.“You okay back there? You haven’t said much since the turn–”Mia stopped talking when she felt something butt against her ribs, and she looked down to see a bottle of water.“That is... if – you don’t mind?”“What’s that supposed to mean, Deacon?” Mia asked.“Look, will you just empty the bottle so I can clean t...
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