Write a story about two characters whose first impressions of one another are wildly inaccurate.
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“Precious Real Estate” by Jackie Stabenau
CHAPTER 1 “So what are your plans with the house?”, I asked as she placed her hand on the door frame. “Gut it and start over. That’s the only move left. There’s so much rot inside the house there’s no choice but to get rid of it”, she said cooly, still not looking at me and instead focusing her gaze on the ceiling. Ms. Jameson was a level-headed woman. She was polished a...
“"How We Come Together"” by Talulah Pellon
Ying opened the present wrapped in brown paper that Jacob, her new brother-in-law, had gotten her for Christmas. It was coffee. Ying didn't really drink coffee that much. Much less go through the trouble of making it from unground beans. The package had a black skull and a gun on the cover. She smiled and looked up at him, hoping she could keep her mask of pleasantry secured for at least the next few hours. ...
“The Sentinel” by Paul Brown
The Sentinel.Engineer required; Location Dock 23. Ship; Black Griffon.Captain Mikhail Conrad Heikkinen commanding.Please be available for an interview if you are successful in your application, Thankyou.The printed hard copy now in her shaking hand, the break she needed looking straight back at her.She was early, not taking any chances with so important a meeting, jumping at the chance to escape Purgatory Station. The name like something unpleasant you eat from a very unsavoury...
“First Impressions Soaked In Whiskey and Poor Words” by Aasha McQueen
There was nothing special about the bar that Melony was sitting in. It was a quaint place. Shiny red counters and red walls covered in photos and newspaper clippings that had been there since before Melony was born. She was sitting atop a wobbly barstool, her favorite one with the chipped legs, writing on some wine-stained paper with a thin black ink pen. Melony had decided to dawn a low cut yellow dress that night. It was hot outside, mid-July in the middle of Los Angeles. She was feeling the effects of the heat. I...
“The intuitive girl and the unusual boy” by M.J Saganski📚
Terra When I first saw him I thought he looked odd. He was very lanky, with just too long of arms and just too long of legs. He was about a head taller than everyone else in the room, with high, sharp cheekbones. But the thing I thought was the most off was the air around him. it just felt off and wrong in the quiet little coffee shop in our small little town. The normal people that come in are, ...
“Chicks & Dicks” by Jack Coey
Finn looked down the bar and thought he knew her. The red hair and blue eyes he knew he’d seen before. He picked up his glass and moved to her. She gave him a hostile sideways look and he asked, “Did you go to Fenmore high school?” “Who wants to know?” “I give ya two guesses and the first don’t count.” “I hate guys who think they’re funny.” Finn grinned. “How about this? Did you take public speaking with Miss Conner after lunch?” “Who wants to know?” “Inquiring minds want to know.” “I hate guys who think they’re funny.” “I hate chicks...
“The people watcher.” by Jessamie R.
Steam whispers from the teacup before me, the scalding liquid untouched as I wait patiently for it to cool. I peer around the room, studying each face around me with utmost fascination. Meredith is here this morning, her Shih Tzu peeking out of her purse as she feeds the scrawny beast crumbs from her toast. Laura by the corner wall as always, her nose yet again buried deep in a novel. I squint, faintly making out Pr...
“A Tale of Two Gym Rats” by Zach Martz
Kyle My New Year’s Resolution was to join a gym and get back into shape after years of being a worthless couch potato. I know that’s a cliché, but I was very, very determined not to be one of those ninety percent of people who make a pledge on January 1st to get fit and then turn back into fat slobs before Valentine’s Day. I was more focused on my goal than on anything else in my whole ...
“beneath a different light” by Jay Wayne
Keeva found the dead man first. Melara could tell she’d picked up the scent by the way she extended her neck, suddenly keen on the trampled path of snow they were following.“Show me,” Melara said, and the leopard bounded ahead.Melara followed more slowly, less sure-footed in the deep snow than her silent companion. When she caught up, Keeva was digging in a snow drift. Melara’s heart sank. She’d been hoping whoever they’d been following had made it to safety, but she should have guessed from the blood spattered along the tra...
“A Rose For Therese” by Swan Anderson
Therese Malfatti hunched behind a tree amid the crackling leaves and pulled her dog, Gigons, against her chest. He whimpered and struggled to get free, but she held him tightly. Her mother called, "Therese! It's time to go home!" "Hush, Gigons, don't let her hear us." ...
“Burned” by Annemarie Wall
“Emory?” he looks at me quizzically. “Yeah?” I respond nearly as puzzled. “Derek,” he answers my unasked question. “From high school.” “Derek…from…high…school,” I repeat slowly, buying myself time to place him. “And you’re…” my voice trails off. “Yes,” he looks down at the gear covering his uniform. “And you’re,” he looks at the business card on my recepti...
“Fine Dining at Speedy Mart” by Webb Johnson
Fine Dining at Speedy Mart I parked my car and was walking in when I realized I couldn’t avoid a scruffy guy hitting up the Speedy-Mart customers. Just to keep him from having to ask, I handed over three one-dollar bills from my breast pocket while I pulled open the glass entry door and walked in. Inside, the well-kept store was hectic with working stiffs grabbing beer, soft ...
“Auntie Carolyn” by Ariel Searcy
I'm reclined in my shotgun seat, headphones in with the music cranked loud. Passively watching the clouds fall behind us through the open sunroof. My mother is sitting next to me, softly humming along to the timid whistling of the wind seeping in from the cracked window. The summers are hot and dry in Oklahoma city, but I've heard it's nothing compared to the sticky, mosquito infested niche that is Jefferson, Louisiana. ...
“Blindsided” by A. Lee
CW: Strong language“Winter Blue Baker?” Professor Riley calls out from the front of a classroom lined by black tables and cold, plastic chairs. There’s a whistle from the back of the class. Everyone turns, and the perpetrator grins wolfishly. “Crazy name,” he says. A girl from the front of the room, ignoring the outburst, raises her hand and says, “Here.” The students that border her gape for a moment, then the nuances of her name wear off as the professor continues roll call. Winter is used to t...
“Afterthought” by Brooke Woodworth
(Non-explicit sexual content, mentions of suicide, a racist character) As far as first impressions go, he struck me as incredibly kind. I was a barista; he was a barista. A romance waiting to happen. We worked at the same shop. I hadn’t considered him as a romantic interest until my manager, Geraldine (who goes by Gerry), suggested that we might make a good couple. She didn’t even like him as a person. He’s the ki...
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