Write a story that takes place in the same building but in two very different time periods.
Posted in Historical Fiction on Jun 10, 2021
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“Our Home” by Kelly Ellen
“Don’t you think it would make more sense to move the robot over to the other corner, out of the way?”, the dark haired woman said as she moved her newborn baby boy to the other shoulder and continued patting his back. “Whatever you say, honey!”, her husband said as he eagerly moved the robot over to the newly preferred corner. Tyler was just so excited to be a dad and to be moving into their first home....
“The Golden Tile” by Joaquin B.
Old Station North - 1940 The delicate song of piano keys rung out through the hall of the station as he began playing. The ceiling was gold-tiled, exquisite and undoubtedly gilded, as was the city. Grand ornate arches kept the roof up while the sleek marble floors never dried up and were constantly polished. The harmonics proved by the great curved ceiling made the notes of the piano bounce off down to ears of the crowds ...
“If Walls Could Talk” by David Hobson
“Congratulations, Mr and Mrs Robinson, I am sure you will be very happy in your new home. So full of character, plus you have the detached garage at the rear.” The agent gave them one of his best pasted on smiles as he handed them the keys. The young newlyweds, just back from their honeymoon, stood on the doorstep of their Victorian terraced house. Anna couldn’t control the huge smile on her face. ...
“Tempo ” by Sandra Claros
Ok. So see you later – said the man in black , hanging out his phone, methodically. That man took his briefcase, and left the office he was working in, at exactly six o’clock of the dying day still immersed in the sun rays that were stubborn to fade. He went to the corridor, and stopped in front of the elevator. I still can not go - hitting his knuckles on the marble wall.
“The Portrait ” by Mehreen Ahmed
The Portrait by Mehreen Ahmed On the crossing of Victoria and Harriet Street, stood a building of a massive block of grey apartments. Up in the front of each flat, balconies jutted out like open matchboxes, creating a blind spot for the incoming traffic. It posed an undeniable t...
“Alamo Again” by David Brown
In the early nineteenth century, a group of less than two hundred volunteers, led by Colonel William Travis, Davy Crockett, and James Bowie, occupied and defended the Alamo for nearly two weeks against an army of Mexican soldiers over ten times their number led by General Antonio López de Santa Anna. These brave Texan patriots died on March 6, 1836. It was a very wise Mark Twain, born just three months prior to the historic conflict, who would later quip, “History doesn’t repeat itself, but it does rhyme.” Several centuries later, the hym...
“It is a nice place.” by Porce .
It is a nice place. Golden drops of sunlight trickle through the windows, wettened with the pitter-patter of rainfall brief moments ago. Your finger traced a line, blurring the fog. Two more lines. A face, smile, stares back at you and you squint, the sun in your eyes. It is beautiful, outside. Tall buildings, rising high above the skyline tower over you, the dimly-lit second-floor apartment you're in. It is a ni...
“Happy Days” by Johan Rosenblad
It was a happy day, full of rainbows and unicorns. Butterflies in gold and pink fluttered gracefully around the twisted, rusty beams and the scent of bluebells and buttercups permeated through my face mask. My schnauzer, Dogfood, had adjusted well to our cute little garden and had been chasing a dragonfly through the rubble heaps the whole afternoon. We had only been here a week and it was still a bit messy. I had spent most of the time removing the remnants of the former inhabitants and mapping the landmines. But today I felt...
“Rock-a-Bye Baby” by Jane Andrews
TW: infant death As soon as I see the antique cradle, I know I have to have it. “Look, honey,” I say excitedly to my husband, pointing to the laptop screen. “Won’t this be perfect for the baby?” “Local estate sales,” he reads out loud. “Sweetheart, I thought we agreed we were going to go with a bassinet. My mom’s already picked out one she wants to buy for us.” “But this one’s so pretty,” I argue. “It’s solid oak and i...
“Box of Treasures” by Chris Buono
October 4, 2019 Daniel Alderman walked into his bedroom after a short walk from school on a cool Friday afternoon. The leaves- changing color from deep green to a soft orange- scratched against the window softly in the breeze under a grey sky. The floorboard in the exact middle of the room creaks as he steps on it, he usually avoids that floorboard because of the horrible noise that gives him goosebumps, but he had been too lost in thought to r...
“Open 25 Years ” by Yugel Losorata
Open 25 Years The popular restaurant chain has an outlet co-owned by a celebrity icon, and which arouses interest and intrigue for its very location especially for those already around and aware during the 1990s. But Roseller is not one to be easily swayed by superstition nor pure paranoia. He lives through what his naked eyes see; things logical. As a brainchild of a bu...
“That Unforgettable Piece of History” by Mariposa Red
The noise in the room is what I would describe as unimaginable, if I had to pick a word. The wood was distractingly shiny and new under my feet, and I felt too dirty to be standing there. In front of me, a white sea topped with a surf of brown and gold. I could smell the expensive perfumes clouding the room, how expensive the silk gathered in lace gloves was. Behind fans, I could see painted smiles, but each glimmering ...
“The Room Shift” by Meera Dandekar
The key rattled in the lock. The room hadn’t been opened in years. The key didn’t go through in the first try and had to be pushed in. The key was turned and the door shuddered open. The door creaked louder than the holiday crowd that was gathered at CressCount Hotel. When Lance entered the room, he felt a sudden warm air and the entire room was stinking of dead animals. “Are you certain you want this ro...
“Readers' Rest” by Deborah Mercer
ROWENA I wish I could remember exactly where I had heard the phrase, but I know I definitely did, and it wasn’t my imagination, I do know it was either an overheard conversation, or something on the radio or TV, not something I was talking about to a friend. One of those phrases that is funny but in certain circumstances, can make you uneasy. Everyone thinks they want to own a bookshop,...
“The Picture on the Mantle” by Cynthia Haltom
"Hey Chloe, get down here, I want to talk to you right now"! Chloe hurried down the stairs to the living room where her mother was standing in front of the fireplace pointing at a framed picture on the mantle. "Why did you put that there"? "I didn't" Chloe responded taken aback by her mother's overly aggressive gesturing. "Um, I think you did because you ar...
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