Write a story about someone turning to a friend in a time of need.
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“A New Beginning” by Artemisia Pearl
Ediva was stressed. She and Nik were planning out a government for their newly given planet. She had already designed and made ‘traditional’ clothing for their meeting with the Intergalactic Council. They had three days to create a presentation for the right to get the people of Earth back. Ediva was thinking of a queendom. Nik didn’t care, so he just went with it. They decided that there on fourth, that the first born daughter of the Monarchy of Earth would be the queen. They were staying in the white house as their temporary ‘palace’ a...
“Dear James” by Leya Newi
Dear James,Please don’t slack off on this assignment. Why? Because it would affect my grade too. This is our big end-of-the-year project. This makes you pass or fail. Please don’t ruin it.For the first part of the time I’ll be in New York, which the teacher said was okay. Please send the letters there. They’ll find me, I’m sure. Best,AllisonDear Allie, ...
“Lost in the Dream” by Grace Tippett
I squint around at the people in the room with me. Hundreds of people, all dressed nicely, almost as if they've already landed a business deal. I frown slightly, looking down at my own bland black dress. The fabric feels rough on my hips, and I shift my weight from one foot to another in nervousness.My dream has always been to be an author. Since I was little, I was obsessed with books, from the way the pages float from one to another, to the way the chapters flow together like a song, blasting into your mind.Sure, I've writ...
“Hand in Hand” by ℙ𝕖𝕒𝕔𝕙𝕪 𝐻𝑒𝒹𝑔𝑒𝒽𝑜𝑔
The rain, pouring from the sky, shimmers like the tears of the gods. The air is heavy and smells the earthy smell of fallen leaves, trampled until there’s nothing left of its delicate fibers except a mushy pulp, threatening to avenge itself by humiliating us. The mortifying moment after you slip on those very same leaves makes you wonder just how powerful and humane Mother Earth is. Very powerful, it seems, but not powerful enough to go against science, against genetics, Not powerful enough to assure we all have what we need. Like Doi. H...
“The Power You Hold” by Chloe Dawson
The house was quiet when I woke up. I felt a usual sense of loneliness inside of me, but it was stronger and getting harder to bear. It has been almost five months since I have last seen Rae. I’m getting used to the days coming and going without her being around. I want to hear her voice. Her laugh. I stopped looking at the pictures and videos of us on my phone. I stopped messaging her. But as much as I try, I can't stop thinking about her. It's taking over me, and I'm getting so tired of a life without her in it. She was the only ...
“Monster” by Tolu Odel
It was a happy Saturday morning and as usual I was doing my arithmetic, sitting in the corner of my room. I looked up, just to glance out the window when I saw it. No, not the cloud in the distance that looked suspiciously like a funnel. But it was the monster underneath my window sill that nearly brought me to tears.My screams echoed around me as I hopped onto my desk, hoping it would protect me from the seen dangers. The monster didn’t react, it only twitched slightly. So now I’m on the phone, ca...
“Break All the Rules” by ℤ ℍ☮️
January 5thWhen I heard the news I ignored her. Sarah. I pushed away from the sweet memories of our laughter-filled nights and let her go.I didn't want her to cry and see me small and helpless.I didn't want anybody I loved to see that.Leukemia is serious. Very serious. Everybody is nicer to me. Everybody asks me "my story". It used to be one of a normal girl, profession, interests, favourite foods, etcNow it's, "I received the new...
“Dreaming Blind” by Neha Dubhashi
She found herself on a craggy cliff with dirt dark as ash. A lone cherry blossom tree grew its twisted and mahogany-colored trunk at the precipice. A pink tornado of petals had fallen below it in a perfect circle. The errant wind scattered them through the air, only for them to be replaced by a continuously falling stream of the blossoms. Terra made her way to the edge of the cliff and sat on the gnarled roots of the tree, their allure to beckoning to resist. There lay more cliffs down below, augmented to by running...
“Nursing the Nurse” by Deborah Mercer
Pamela had never been one for asking for help. She supposed at least some of it was the way she was raised. Her mother was a single Mum in times when that was even harder than it is now, and had got used to people telling her that she had made her bed and must lie on it and other such remarks. She was by no means an unkind woman, but Pam had grown up thinking and believing that in the end, you couldn’t rely on others and had to be able to sort your problems out and find a way forward, or at any rate, around, without ex...
“Maids Save the Mad Mutt” by James Offenha
Who is this person? I’m so confused. Where’s my pack? Who’s my master? I’m so confused. I had a master and she gave me my name: Oky Dokey. She taught me not to go potty in the house and to sit. I miss her. She had a daughter and her daughter had two daughters or granddaughters, but now I’m with this strange guy. It’s my first night with this guy. I’m so confused. See, my first master’s boyfriend decided my master was too dependent and put her in an ALF or ...
“elle's orange bandana” by Raven B. Evolet
I couldn't understand where it went wrong.My whole life just collapsed with one sentence no one should ever have to hear.Noelle" My hair is impossible!" I whined, the brunette head of hair I owned becoming a rat's nest. Maddy laughed, grabbing a brush." Girl, do you even brush your hair?" she teased her own glossy curtain of hair.My name is Noelle, but I go by Elle. My best friend is Maddison, but she goes by Maddy. We have been best friends since the ...
“JOY” by Unwanaobong Essien
I had my confusion about so many things in life and the more I thought aloud about it, the more in exhaustible the list got. Joromi!! Are you okay? My eyes went from the flowery flip-flop to the mosaic apron that hung loosely round her neck and yeah, the brown wig that made her fairly tanned skin look older. It was my Mum. She had bashed into my room once again, and who knows what the command would be this time around. I stole a quick glance through my room, felt kind of relieved 'cause it wasn't too much of a mess. "The table for di...
“Opening Up” by April Summers
“I can’t believe he would do something like that to me!” She yelled, clutching my old, worn out teddy bear with all her might. He’s definitely seen better days. If my teddy bear was a living, breathing human being, his face would definitely be blue with the lack of oxygen from being held so tight. “Hang in there Teddy.” I thought as I sat down on the small, two seat sofa in my studio apartment. I called the sofa the “Talking Space”. It was more of a one sided rant rather than a talking space with me interjecting once or twice but s...
“The Prodigal Father” by Kate Strong
The day was a cold one, drifts of snow blanketing the ground and a bitter wind shrieking through the bleak stone buildings of 321 E. Robertson Way. If one stood in the middle of the narrow, wet street and looked upward, there was a good chance that it looked as if the gray stone reached all the way up to the clouds…and also of getting a thorough dousing with the gradually-melting snow gathered on the eaves.On this particular day, a young man wove his way through the motley crowds of Robertson Way, his threadbare coat pulled close a...
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