Write a story about someone struggling to learn a skill that in no way comes naturally to them.
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“The Heart of the Matter” by ᗩᗴᖇIᑎ ᖇᗴᗷᗴᑕᑕᗩ ✨🌈
“POETRY SUCKS!”The shout finally bursts out of me as I grab my paper and try to dramatically slam it down. It generally flutters to the ground, so I groan, pick it back up, and rip it into shreds of failed poetry.“Zeke,” Samara sighs, “poetry does not suck.”“Does so!”“Does not!” She huffs.We exchange arguments for a couple moments—because my best friend and I are just so mature at fourteen years old. “Poetry s...
“Sometimes Normal isn't Natural ” by . .
Sometimes Normal is strange. Sometimes I dream of hearts stout and brave. Like muffled noises of beating drums. Sometimes I sense falling asleep is wrong. I’ve seen old ships sail like dead swans in a lake, I’ve seen water cry in pain, I see all the pain inside my dreams. At night I disobey my curfew. It’s normal, I suppose. I always end up sleeping, but the lack of sleep haunts me. I’m only twelve, sleeping’s overrated I believe. Or I used to believe- nowadays I try, but at max, if I’m lucky I’ll get two hours per night.I was scar...
“Grace” by Zilla Babbitt
The sun lies dappled on the casual, drifting reuland leaves, a rare and beautiful sight, but all it does is make you lightheaded and sick. The leaves are bright green, poison-green, and shiny in the merciless light. Around you are the crackling of heavy footsteps through the brush, and singsongy, whispering Clan chants, and the occasional swish of a blade through the underbrush. Everyone’s feet move in silent, brushing Indian steps across the leaf-covered forest floor. Your father’s hand is on your should...
“The Bright Side” by Pragya Rathore
As his drinking buddy Agarwal had recommended (in an effort to stop a drunk Rastogi from jumping off the ledge), Rastogi tried to find the bright side of getting fired.For one, he wouldn’t have to see his intellectually inept colleagues anymore. Anybody above him was a rich man buying his way upwards; anybody working with him was just someone to bear with until he fought his way to success.He was sure, for example, that if he had met Joshi in the pub rather than the office, they would have hit it off im...
“Ambitions (Part 1?)” by Akshat .
Power. Cunning. Resourcefulness. Those were the words that described my family’s life. My name is Jake Lawrenson, and my family is a part of FEAR. Now, you might be thinking “What does FEAR mean?” Well, it means “Federation of Arsonists.” My parents and grandparents are all a part of this group. They go around the world, setting fires to buildings,...
“The Colorado Caravan (An Afrassi Addition) ” by Rhondalise Mitza
Afra and Gervassi sat across from each other, watching the waters roll into the sandy shores of Lake Granby. A few towels away sat Muzical and the other wild high schoolers in the Colorado Caravan, as Gervassi had come to call their group over the last few days. He held Afra’s hand, heads resting close together, and sang softly. He could carry a tune okay, though Afra wouldn’t say she'd vote for him on American Idol. It...
“Dance With The One Who Brought You” by Deidra Whitt Lovegren
“Your wife's confusion is partly due to salicylate poisoning,” the young doctor explains. Orville waits patiently for him to continue, holding his wife’s sweater while she dresses in the examination room. The doctor’s office is too cold, as Texans like their air conditioning glacial. It hurts his knees. “Essentially she is taking far too much aspirin,” the doctor says. “This inhibits the Krebs cycle, causing her to produce less ATP. She may only be in Phase I, as exhibited by her hyperventilation.”Orville fe...
“Little Steps” by BRoOkE HAs A COwBoY HAt
“Ready, Ida? One, two, three!” Louk and I grabbed each of fourteen-month-old Ida’s hands and lifted her off the ground, onto her feet. Ida stuck her right foot out but fell right away.“Ow! Mama!” Ida rubbed her bottom, and Louk and I laughed. I crouched down and picked her up, putting her on my hip.“We’ve been trying for an hour already. Let’s just try again tomorrow.” Louk rubbed his back from bending down so much, and I nodded in agreement. We plopped down on the couch and turned on the TV. I moved Ida to my lap, facing me...
“Everyone Deserves An Another Chance” by Hriday Saboo
Those were the days of 13th century. Sumeru the samurai thought of leaving violence and turning into a knowledgeable priest. He walked down the lane and finally reached his destination-the head priests house. Head Priest was the most important personality in the village. He had many magical powers. Sumeru knocked on the door and it opened by itself. He walked in and found that the priest was in his meditation, floating in mid air. He sat there till when the priest’s meditation was over. It was an hour. The pri...
“The Story” by Jonathan Blaauw
As the sun crested the horizon on what looked set to be another glorious summer’s day, Peter stood on his balcony, steaming cup of coffee in hand, marveling at the sight of the world bathed in the new dawn light. He was ready to seize the day, no matter what obstreperous obstacles lay in his path. Peter yawned. He stretched. He cocked his head, listened intently and, after a moment, gazed upwards in puzzlement. Then, muttering to himself, he retreated indoors to get dressed. Urge...
“Not So Melodic” by Moonchild XOXO
“Aaahhh…?” Melody wailed like a broken siren of an ambulance.Her best friend, Jay, mustered all the determination he could to not roar in annoyance and smack his hand on his forehead. However, he finally rubbed his palm on his face in pained frustration and inhaled deeply as if praying for patience.“Let’s go over this one more time,” he suggested. Melody chuckled sarcastically. “You don’t have to pretend to be understanding, Jay. I know you are not really happy with me right now.”Jay shook his head. “I know you can do...
“Friendship Goals” by 🐬ᴬᴬᴹᴱᴺᴬ ᴷᴴᴬᴷᴵ🐬
RINNNNNNNNNNGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGG!!! The bell rings, a shrill, sharp sound, yet it's that sound that grants our freedom. I hastily stuff my already crumpled book and papers into my bulging bag, and rush of, not even bothering to say bye to Mr. James, which I usually do daily. But today was different. Today was the day when the third most important thing of the year came out. It was the day when the extra cl...
“The Fish, the Stork and the Monkey” by C. Jay Loren
The sun shone down on the lovely blue lagoon, bathing it in rich, golden sunlight. The wind was gently rolling through the reeds, whispering its secrets to the world. In this peaceful scene, there were two animals.There was the Fish in the waters and the Monkey in the trees.These two animals lived together in peace.Until, one day, the Monkey came down to drink from the lagoon. At the spot where the monkey chose to drink, the Fish was also resting there under a shaft of sunlight that reached down between the waters of ...
“Glorious author ” by Miles Gatling
"And that's how you write a novel. Ok guys, as always, I love you. Please click that bell and subscribe for more videos. I'm your host, Jailbait15, thanks for watching. XOXO…"He placed the half-eaten drumstick on the armrest and licked his fingers clean. The word "foreshadowing" was added to a list titled "novel things.""Hey guys, it's Nerdgasm, coming at you with another writing tutorial. Today I want to talk about social media presence."After a few minutes, he opened a new Facebook account, with the "author" tagline...
“Inferno” by Nandan Prasad
Day 1 I nearly killed a person today. To be honest, it wasn’t exactly my fault. I thought the road was completely deserted. Let me start at the beginning. As it neared six’ o clock in the evening, I hurried out to the back streets of my area. They’re usually deserted or crowded with high hippies who believe half the things they see are because of the marijuana they’ve been smoking. It was the...
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