Write about a family attempting to hide their secrets from someone new.
Posted in Dramatic on Jul 23, 2021
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“What Happens in the Basement of Number Seven” by Anna Elizabeth
Little Hallow is a very small town located just north of Nowhere and three hours west of Witch Haven. It’s so small that the houses are numbered without a road name. Very few come to Little Hallow and even fewer leave. It is a place full of witches and warlocks, owls and black cats, and all sorts of magical objects. The inhabitants of Little Hallow are not happy, per se, but they are content. In such a small town, everyone’s lives are so interconnected, and that is enough to keep them complacent for the moment.“Lilith! Lucy! Come q...
“A Centuries-Old Facade” by ☆ Ariadne ☆
Rhiannon“Mama, Mama!” the little girl says. Her dark curls pile over her chubby toddler cheeks, splaying over her mother’s chest. “Tell me Nana’s story, please?”“Rhi, I’ve told you that one so many times,” her mother replies wearily. “Don’t you want to hear something else?”“No, Mama,” the little girl insists, sticking out her bottom lip in a pout. “Nana’s story is the coolest! Please, Mama!”“Oh, alright,” comes the reply. “Let’s take you to bed first, mm-kay?”“Okay!” Rhi’s enthusiastic...
“Freya” by B. W.
"Freya! Freya, where are you going?" My older sister, Heaven called out as she chased after me. We were next to some very large bushes and once you went through them, you'd be in one of the human villages. It was the middle of the night when I was sneaking out to it, I thought that she was a heavy sleeper. Why was she even awake? Did I make some noises when I was getting up to leave earlier? ...
“The Jazeldians” by Julia Boddie
We come from the country Jazeldi. Our country rose to power by violence and it was the strongest of them all. Or at least we thought.~~~~~~~~~~"Bye, we'll miss you," our neighbors called to me.My family was moving. We were tired of the violence, but sometimes violence was necessary. That's what made us the strongest. Still, we were nervous to move. We didn't know if people would approve of us, since we had Jazeldian blood. It would take two days to get to our new...
“Familiar Faces: Part 1” by ✯𝐋𝐚𝐢𝐥𝐚 𝐋𝐚𝐯𝐞𝐧𝐝𝐞𝐫✯
Familiar Faces: Part 1 By: Haripriya That day, it was the first time I met them. It was a cold, dark, and rainy day. I don’t remember, but from all the stories I keep hearing about me, that’s what they all mentioned. They were kind enough to take care of me, to adopt me, when no one else was willing to. My mother and father already had a child before adopting me. Back then, when I was 2 years old, he was 6. Now, I am turning 9 and he is turning 13....
“Don't Say Anything” by Emily Nghiem
I could barely remember the last time Beverly and I celebrated Halloween. Between churches frowning on pagan traditions, and rumors of poisoned candy and razor blades, we started skipping the holiday over the years, and just focused on Thanksgiving instead. The last time I asked my wife about giving out candy for the kids, she refused, explaining she could never look at costumes of witches and devils after she heard horror stories of children kidnapped for ritual abuse. She was afraid of attracting evil spirits. I never asked again.
“Who are you?” by Palak Shah
Wind carried secrets far and wide; their merciful but menacing nature made it impossible to distinguish them between a friend or a foe. Gutters spat out water like secrets. Penetrating the ambiance, the hymn of matrimony rang in his ears. The white washed walls suffocated behind the cabinets and tables; whilst they panted for air. Sitting proudly in the middle of a destitute village; a fairly small cottage stood. Howev...
“Family Recipe” by Lina Oz
Jack skipped happily from the bus stop to his home. He was very happy; today at school, he’d won a prize for writing a story about a boy who defeated a very scary monster. It was Halloween, after all.He jumped onto his lawn, grinning, running up the steps to share the exciting news with his parents.A cold breeze caused his hand to stop on the doorknob. Jack turned around.There, on the yard of the house that rested at the opposite side of the street, stood an old man. He was rather large, with bright white hai...
“Father of Mine” by Leviathan Four
Caroline:“She just wants to get to know you all better,” our father said. “Now that Julia is your stepmum, I think you three should make an effort.”“Make an effort seems to be a catchphrase of yours,” Caroline spat back at her father, mimicking his voice. “Isn’t that what you told Mum all the time? Lorraine, I think you should make an effort and keep this house clean; make an effort and ...
“Rebecca” by The-Burrowing-Owl- Author
It was a beautiful day for disaster. The gleaming sunlight pooling around the fluffy white clouds promised a dry afternoon. Even the poorer folk in Philadelphia turned their heads upward in unspoken gratitude, drinking in the beams of heaven like the lush green blades of grass that forked through the cracks of the outer pavement. It was 1776.Rebecca Howe was in the middle of a performance, but nothing like the ones few could afford to watch. The widow smiled beautifully at the man on the other side of the counter as she slid him a ...
“The Secret” by Meera Lakshmi
I have a secret. Doesn’t everyone? Stop gawking at me! It’s just a secret. I thought readers weren’t supposed to judge me. But my secret is dangerous. Well, it's not MY secret. It's our secret. A family secret. But it could destroy everything if it got out. No, stop badgering me. I’m not telling you. Well, at least not now. It’s hard, you know. I have a little sister. And she’s 8. But she doesn’t know how to keep secrets. So my parents obviously didn’t tell her. But, she overheard my older sister telling me. So, now we are brai...
“The Curious Case of Pete Thompson” by Daniella Cressman
In the year of 1993, Glacinda had put a spell on a man by the name of Pete Thompson. As a result, he would never be able to speak again. The reasons were many: He was a sweet—talking lawyer, and a man with more money in his pocket than he knew what to do with. He had a wife, a mistress, and a girlfriend. In short, the man would be a better person if he was forced to keep his big mouth shut, and, as his on and off girlfriend of twenty-something years, Glacinda knew this.Today, she had had the misfortune of meeting his mys...
“Once they know” by Darnayes Pen
The Kinlee family was a family of many mysteries and secrets. They marched to the beat of their own sick drum and no one has ever been able to enter the family circle without excepting the family and all their secrets! Chaise Kinlee was the only living child of the family. Carla died in the womb, It was a pregnancy that followed many fails before it. Angie and and John were married young but it wasn't because of love! Th...
“Oh, Grandmamma......!” by Deborah Mercer
I knew when I married Aidan (heck, I knew long before I did!) that his family, the Drinkwaters, were considered – well, a tad eccentric. Oh, there were no rumours about shallow graves in the garden that attracted the curiosity of the neighbourhood dogs or people locked in attics, or anything more suspect than somewhat foul smelling herbal tea being brewed. My mother, a practical and toleran...
“The Sixth” by Amy Utami
“What are they looking for?”“Alien”“Why so far? We have one here.”“Do we?”“That strange jellyfish taken by the big ship and stranded here alone. Isn’t it alien too?”Look up and down, up and down, up and down “your brain must be eaten by aliens.”“Do I have a brain?”“Do we have a brain?”“Guys stop! They are looking for a new home.”“Why?”“They wrecked Earth down and forget how to fix it.”
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