Start your story with a metaphor about human nature.
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“Mother's wrath” by Amazing Anime TV
MOTHER'S WRATH Richard!!!!," I heard my mother calling me with so much venom in her voice I remained in my hiding place. "Where is this idiot, bastard, scallywag?" Still I remanded in hiding. Then I heard footsteps. They were my mother's . I began to shiver. I knew what to expect when she catch me. Instant and merciless punishment. I had broken one of her cer...
“Skyboys” by Karen Kinley
A selfish man protects himself; a selfless man protects himself so he can protect those he loves.The gusty wind and dizzying views found 1,100 feet above the ground would make most men nervous. But the Skyboys were used to it. To them, working with and walking on steel girders nearly a quarter mile up in the air was child’s play. In fact, the Skyboys, as they later became known, made light of the danger they were in 12 hours a day. There were no safety harnesses. There were no hard hats. There were no guarantees...
“Deja vu and nature too..” by Clinton Siegle
Human nature seems cyclic. Deja vu is not just in the written novels of reality but in life. Meaning? Almost everything under the sun has been done.And? Solomon was right: living in the past was better than in the present. The only conclusion? My life was vanity and had no meaning if the future has not better or welled itself.Sad, no? Secrets of the universe ranted and raved by a madman? Or a pirate? I doubt I know which. I used to be a poet.Now?I live in a crazy fantasy world Hardly. I read to retain...
“Daisy Chain” by Kathleen March
Human nature is potentially aggressive and destructive and potentially orderly and constructive. ~ Margaret Mead Lara was going through some old high school and college work. She was wary of getting them out because they always created a mixture of emotions. “That was so long ago.” It was, in more ways than one. ...
“He had her in his hands” by Rolade Berthier
I was angry as a raging bull for many years because what I called sin seemed an experiment to him.I cannot remember much about my life when I was a toddler except what my parents and relatives have narrated for amusement to embarrass me. A family story is that at age two, I used to sit on a stool outside our grocery store waiting for the wife of my dad's cousin, Dekin, to pass by so that I could yell, "That's a beautiful lady". Every Saturday morning, on her way to the bakery, I followed her for several centimetres ...
“To Mock a Bird” by Harken Void
Nature has some bizarre creatures in her arsenal, but humans are by far her most baffling invention. They are the only creatures that can contradict themselves; that can lie, and believe their lies. Humans will purposefully act against themselves and convince themselves that they are doing great. It’s insanity. Imagine a tall tree that would refuse to grow upright, because it feared falling. One day it woul...
“Dragonfly Call” by Joe S
The birth was savage, brutal in its intensity. The womb of that savage rebirth shivered, the scars of predatory savages shivering beside the battered filth of the crystalisk proper. The being within struggled, fought, struggling for life and the actualisation of its potential. At first the womb held. It shivered, the mothering protector for so long it knew no other means of existence. The reality of this ac...
“Mat and Ben” by Eva Leticia Brito
The sea can unleash turbulent waters, but deep down his heart lives. It is only necessary to know how to reach it.Mateo was born in California, a man in his late twenties. He worked as a bricklayer, so he was never short of jobs in a city like New York, a metropolis where new skyscrapers are always under constant construction. It was very difficult for him to achieve anything else with the little education he had, but he enjoyed his job. His salary was enough to pay for a daily meal and the rent that he shared with two roommates. H...
“The Gift” by Cindy Calder
“To err is human; to forgive, divine.” – Alexander PopeThe desire for revenge is a built-in facet of human nature, and science leads us to the conclusion that the capacity for forgiveness, like the desire for revenge, may be yet another facet of human nature. Forgiveness and the lack of forgiveness can be akin to a double-edged sword, and each cuts thus. If one does not forgive, it only serves to eat away at the soul, like a stonecutter’s hammer and chisel, slowly chipping away at the large slab of...
“Sweet Milk (lies)” by Haylee Crouch
Human nature is like… milk? Did that make sense? Tammi flumped down onto the table, deflating. English was the most pointless, useless subject ever to exist in the school curriculum. Even worse than maths. She didn’t need to know a metaphor for human nature let alone create one. Her teacher, Ms Sutton, seemed adamant it was crucial to ‘acknowledge the good and bad in one quick sentence,’ so she said. Personally,...
“Devotion” by Jennifer Claire Pulling
"Love's wing moults when caged and captured, Only free he soars enraptured." – Thomas Campbell, "Love's Philosophy" Ten years almost to the day since Stefano and Giovanna first set eyes on each other, they agreed to take a walk together in the piazza. Perhaps it was the fine spring evening, laced with a hint of jasmine, a glimpse of swallows nesting in the eaves, that bro...
“Mendez'” by Crimson Miles
“Fishes know when to blink, but scales alone can never swim. Birds know when to smile but feathers alone can never fly. Always, always thank the heavens for being a synecdoche.”“What’s he talking about?”, little Jen whispered to Anton.“I don’t know, either”, little Anton whispered back to Jen, albeit airier.Mr. Aurora Bernard bowed and left the podium. Applause slowly filled the small hall. As enthused the children have...
“No one man is an island” by Dan Cronin
*Day 23: Alone again...just where is this alien mothership everybody is on board? A lot of my life I’ve spent being alone, it comes to reason that God would punish me in the most humorous way. I don’t think everybody is truly gone; they can’t have. But none of this makes sense, was there an emergency breakout? Zombie Apocalypse? Alien invasion? If so, wouldn’t there at least be some fucking signs? ...
“Human Nature” by Scarlet Scribe
Tempskya is a true and natural child of the soil. Gaia is her mother. She is not a cultivated weed of the ancients worshiping non-existent gods because she is older than these humans. She is aware that human nature is disorderly but she refuses to accept it cannot change. Humankind continues to destroy the very earth that has nurtured it for millennia. It is time...
“A Purpose-Driven Ship” by Timothy Boyle
The swift, churning current carries the ship restlessly down the river, over the dark waters. Spinning uncontrollably, rudderless, the ship glides in circles around and around, being sucked down the never-ending river. Occasionally, she bumps into a rock here, or gets hung up in the shallows there, but nonetheless she continues onward. Hoping that she will one day twist and turn herself right into a safe harbor whe...
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