Start or end your story with one or more characters shouting “Happy new year!”
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“When The Sea Takes You, I Won't Come With” by Christian Jerome
“In my past life, I was a bird.”“How’d you know?”My little brother shrugged. “I just feel it.”Piles of debris painted where the houses used to be, torn-down walls and foundations mere remains of the structures that were there. We must have scavenged through all of them, finding nothing but rubbish and mud. The blue comet streaked across the sky. Cold winds blew onto my back, smelling of sand and cement and something else. A tinge of something bitter, something revolting. The water took four people from around these pa...
“Ear, There And Everywhere” by PJ Aitken
“Read the story, Daddy!” Poppy screamed from her room.Daddy Horse rolled his eyes wishing he could close the chat like on Zoom,“Which story is that my love?” said Daddy Horse under duress from his wife,Who was standing on one of his hooves and pointing towards his face with a knife,It was late on New Year’s Eve so Poppy wanted to celebrate in her own way before bed,With the book she’d heard her Mum and Dad read cover to cover echoing a million times in her head,“The one about the ears, silly!” Pop...
“MERRY CHRISTMAS, AND A HAPPY NEW YEAR” by Joe Malgeri
Becky, after sleeping upon the couch, had now emerged from her stupefied slumber. As she slowly entered our bedroom, her inquisitive voice had unavoidably awakened me: “Oh, Christopher, are you asleep?” “Yes, I am, Becky, as a matter of fact, I’m sound asleep. But I bet you’re only asking me this because you don’t want to wake me up, right?” “Yes, Chris, that’s right, and since you’re ‘sound asleep,’ you won’t mind if I help myse...
“Not So Happy Engagement Year” by Sarah Kreiger
If you are looking for a happy New Years story, this isn't the story for you :)`````````````-----------------------------------------------------It was the eighth time the phone had rung since he woke up this morning and every time it rang, he felt himself closer to curling up in a ball and crying.Dishes piled in the sink, stacked almost as tall as he was. Large heaps of laundry accumulated in various parts of his dingy apartment, no rhyme or reason to their placements. You could argue...
“Caroline’s Lover Has Cancer” by Amanda Lieser
This story discusses cancer and has quite a few swear words used to capture the familiarity experienced between two friends enjoying lunch. “Caroline’s lover has cancer,” the words left Maragaret’s red lipped mouth plainly. “Adian has cancer?” clarified Suzanne, a piece of green lettuce fell on her chin.“Aidan has cancer,” Margaret repeated her bosom buddy’s question as a statement.“Shit,” Suzanne took a sip of her white wine and bit into a ch...
“Snowflakes” by Anna Nonymous
The night is quiet and their breath circles over them in halos as Jennifer and Phil walk arm in arm down the dimly lit street. With Phil's move behind him and the rush of Christmastime in the rearview, they decide, just once, to forget that they are running late. They walk slowly, savoring the sharp smells of winter and wood fires. A light snow falls - enough to cover the ugly brown plow tailings but not enough to deter ...
“Unhappy New Year” by Greg Gillis
“Happy New Year!” Rick heard his neighbors shout out as he sat on his sofa in the darkened room. In his mind, there was not a lot of reason to celebrate and be happy. This past year had been the most difficult of his life. It began back in February when his mother was diagnosed with COVID. She and her husband, Rick’s disgruntled step...
“Asher's Agony” by Minerva Noiropp
"Happy New Year," gritted Asher from between clenched teeth. Turning over in bed, she kicked the thin, mildew lad sheet from her thighs. A frustrated tear escaped from between closed lids. The fireworks had been exploding all around the house where she was staying in Mombasa, Kenya. Noisy children, loud adults, babies crying, teenagers screaming, thudding music, and tooting tuk-tuks had kept her evening disturbed...
“New Years Hell.” by Marie Cunningham Davidson
WARNING: THIS STORY IS VERY GRAPHIC AND MAY BE EXTREMELY DISTURBING TO PEOPLE SUFFERING FROM MENTAL ILLNESS. It’s that dreaded time of year again. My memories, chaotic at the best of times, are a jumble of actual, fictional and hugely distorted. Why does New Year's Eve always elicit these thoughts? It’s a rhetorical question, of course, because on this day, ten years ago, New Year's ...
“Always Thinking of You. ” by Matt P
There's so much I need to teach you, son. Reptiles are taking over more than just the insurance game, the world will yield once Geico takes over Progressive, then Allstate, then the banks, then the world. In 15 minutes or less, 15% or more of our tax dollars are used to fund Oprah’s Illuminati trust fund that paid a time-traveling baby boomer to replace Tyler the Creator as homophobe earlier in his rap c...
“Lost Souls or a New Year?” by Cal Kirby
Note: Contains Sexual and physical violenceLost souls or a New Year?By, Cal Kirby Susie was born on a plantation on July 4, 1836, in rural North Carolina. She was the daughter of the slave Anna and possibly her Master, James Ryan. Master Ryan was a drunkard, abusive and an owner of 120 acres of tobacco land in North Carolina. Susie was a lighter-skinned daughter Anna never really wanted, but fell in love with when the baby ...
“The River Bed ” by Heather C
Bartending was not a job Harold Ferguson liked to undertake on a regular basis; after all, accountants were meant to prepare spreadsheets, not cocktails. Publicans should be worldly and sociable, but Harold failed to harbor these necessary traits. Talking to people made Harold sweat and talking to people he didn’t know made him stutter.On occasion, Harold agreed to this loathsome task as a favor to his employer and longtime friend, William Abbott. Mr. Abbott was the owner and proprietor of The River Bed Inn and Tavern an...
“New year, new start” by Trisha Sheshadri
Whenever I read books, whenever I watch movies, they always depict love as something wondrous, as something magical, something that leaves both people breathless with happiness.I however, would like to disagree with everything the media shows us. To me, falling in love feels like someone is reaching inside of your chest and squeezing your heart, leaving you breathless with pain every time you look at the one person you had wished to spend the rest of your life with. In my case, it’s because she’s in a relationship with someone else...
“A New Year Nirvana ” by Connie Elstun
The Mercury Apartment building in downtown Greeley Colorado is usually, a quiet place for me and my Calico cat Bonkers to live, but tonight, the party noise is driving Bonkers, well, bonkers. Me too, as the crazy cat ran around my lumpy sofa fifty times before heading up the Christmas tree. Sally, what is wrong with you? I asked myself then answered, you're lazy, that's what -it's New Year's, and you still have your pathetic Christmas tree up in the corner. Generally, New Year's Eve is fi...
“A Deadly Conversation” by Cody Waltman
As I opened the door and stepped out onto the balcony, I left the party behind. She stood twenty feet away at the edge by the stone railing. It was a clear night, and the city’s lights were as alive as ever. Snowflakes descend around us. I take my time as I approach. I keep my hands concealed in my peacoat and move slowly to admire her as I amble closer. She doesn’t acknowledge my presence. Her mind is ...
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