Write a story about a character who's too polite to tell someone they don't like a gift given to them.
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“A Lesson Taught Is A Lesson Learned” by Artemisia Pearl
“Okay, guys. We are going to try something new this week.” Mrs. Larson said. She was the adviser for the National Honor Society “So, I have a bucket filled with names. I have recorded these names from lunch observations. These are kids who sit by themselves at lunch. I want you to get to know them. Be nice to them and sit with them at lunch for three weeks. Then, tell me about your experiences.”
“Your Move” by Jᴇʀᴇᴍʏ Rᴏᴢᴇɴ ✍
“Wow, I don’t know what to say,” I tell Arthur.“Are you sure?” Arthur asked. He seemed very nervous about the whole thing and to be honest, this was the first time that a grown man had ever given me macaroni art as a gift, or at all for that matter. It wasn’t that it was particularly bad, but it wasn’t something that you’d find hanging in the parlour either.
“Donum Ex Deo” by Joshua G. J. Insole
“Well, what do you think?”“Uh…”“You do like it, don’t you?”“Well…”“Wonderful! I’m so glad you’re pleased. You know, I was wondering about whether it was the right gift or not, and — you know — you can never tell!”“Right…” As the word tumbled from my mouth, the box in my hands shuddered a bit. Not much, gosh no, but enough th...
“The Beast on Her Back” by Danielle Burke
The enchanting night that lay sprawled before Rosita only moments before, offering itself up for her pleasure, perished with a seemingly simple request from her beloved Abuela.Earlier that afternoon, Rosita had caressed the satin of the dress that flirtatiously tickled her knees and hugged her chest exactly as it should. It was certainly the most captivating garment she had ever owned...
“The Necklace” by Lilly Blossom
Disappointment. Embarrassment. Fear. Those would be the words that I used to describe the feelings I had about the necklace. It was beautiful, don’t get me wrong, absolutely astonishing. But it was all wrong. I couldn’t wear that thing. No way. My friends would ask questions or make fun of me. God, don’t even mention how that would make me feel. It had taken two years to get over Andy. I couldn’t.
“How I told my mom I definitely didn't like her cooking” by Daniela Morales
My mom is a terrible cook. I will say, however, that she does what she can. She grew up in a typical Mexican household where my grandmother would cook every day. Simple things, mind, nothing fancy. Beans, corn, a little bit of meat on the side to make sure her four kids got some protein. The typical dish at any family-owned Mexican restaurant, except that's a very average family meal in an average Mexican neighborhood. Tortillas go unmentioned because they are just there, as part of the table as the plates the food is served i...
“Peach Yoghurt Sky” by Rhiannon D'Averc
She had a dream that they were standing with their backs together, against a wall. Everything was painted in the same precise shade of lightly tinted cream, like a peach yoghurt. Even so, somehow a bright sun shone down on them.The first time it was her birthday after they had started to date, he bought her a dress that surpassed her wildest expectations. That is to say, it was the worst garment she had ever seen in her life. The wrong colour for her skin, far too revealing and sexy. Something she would never wear.“Oh,” she ...
“The Folly’s Dutchess” by Tess Sackmann
Fall was the first season I ever had to spend without Julia. She died at the end of August, 5 years ago. Each time Fall rolls around without her, I think it might get easier, but it never does. Each year, as the leaves die, and the weather sharpens, and she's not here with me to enjoy it, to step on the crunchy leaves, drink hot cider, and tell me how cute I look in my beanie... each fall it's worse. T...
“A Tablet For Adulthood” by Iona Cottle
When she was younger, the sight of a pile of presents would fill Esme with joy. Now, at only nineteen, it filled her with dread. “I didn’t ask for anything though,” she said with a fake laugh to her parents, praying that they wouldn’t see through it. “What’s all this?” “Well you can’t not have presents on your birthday,” her mother replied. “But what are they-” “There’s no point in us telling you is there? Go on, open them up.” The first one was a box of chocolates, which gave her hope for the ...
“On the receiving end” by Marte Van Der Linden
Just after midnight, Jen was called to the captain’s study for the sixty-seventh time in a week.“On my way!” She stifled a yawn and looked around for her coat. Curse all officers. It had been exciting at first. Adventure, excitement, new cultures. Every ethnographer’s dream. But lately the captain had taken to summoning her at odd hours in order to pick her brains. The captain was one of the most experienced and decorated in the fleet. He had fought in the Three Years’ War and won a stunning victory while outnumbered five-to-one, b...
“A Magical Moment” by Althea Keaton
“So? What do you think?”Taylor knows what she’s supposed to think. The look of expectant, self-satisfied glee in Aggie’s eyes tells her that she’s supposed to think this is the greatest birthday gift she’s ever received. And it is, isn’t it? Her witch girlfriend is offering to cast a spell that will enable Taylor to share in her magic powers for a full day. She’s going to be magic. It’s the kind of thing that ordinary people dream about. So Taylor swallows down the panic rising in her chest and puts on her most ...
“A Heavy Tole” by Nancy Richards
Here I sit with my twelve dear friends, celebrating our tenth year together. I started this group because my husband and I retired to a place where I knew no one, zip, zilch and 2000 miles from our families. Amazingly our college graduate sons, came with us to this isolated place and fortunately, we all managed to adjust. My first acquaintance was Pam the owner of the sewing shop where I had replaced my sewing machine after its destruction in a horrific car accident on our way to our new home. Pam was irrepressibly positi...
“ “Best Friends”” by Laura Simmons
I tried it at so many angles, in so many lights. I tried it on different surfaces: the coffee table, the center of the dining room table, the top of the break front, the curio cabinet. Nope. I sighed deeply. This gift was given to me by my best friend Kathy, not just a B.F.F, as the lingo goes, but a true best friend, one who has stuck by me through thick and thin, and who’d continue to do so in the future, I had no doubt. But the gift she gave me! It was... well, frankly, I hated it. I couldn’t display it in my home, I just couldn’t. It ...
“Metamorphosis of the Monstrosity” by Deborah Mercer
Gwen and Martin didn’t believe in wedding present lists. “There’s something clinical about it,” said Gwen. “And cheeky,” said Martin. Of course that didn’t mean that they ruled out a certain judicious dropping of hints – some of them with the best of intentions, like making sure a friend who was in a pretty parlous financial position knew that they would really love a couple of nice bright mugs, and some of them were “Cynical,” said Martin. “Pragmatic,” Gwen countered. And it was true that Dan, who worked in a car...
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