An apparent coincidence occurs. Write a story about a character who suspects paranormal, spiritual, or criminal causes.
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“The Alive Museum” by 𝔹𝕖𝕝𝕝𝕒 𝕁𝕒𝕕𝕖
The museum was quiet at night. So quiet, I bet I could fall asleep and never wake up. You didn’t have the bustling crowds of interested people standing in front of you, making you jump up and down to try and see one single painting. You didn’t have the kids that were on field trips making fun of the art or shooting spitballs at inappropriate times.I strolled down the hallways of the museum as I mopped the white tile floors and dusted the statues and artwork, humming to myself and dancing around the maze of sculptures.And the...
“Lost and Found” by Howard Halsall
“Turn left and proceed on the route for twenty-five miles,” says my iPhone.Damn it! Jerry wasn’t joking about tonight’s road closure. He warned me I’d have to go cross-country this evening. I never know when to take him seriously. Commuting this way is never an option unless I’ve an hour to waste. I mean, who’d choose to take the scenic route to work, anyway? And what kind of prankster picked July to dig up the roads? We’re in the middle of a heatwave, for God’s sake.#Everyone knows the Singleton distric...
“Thoughts Kill” by Zahra Daya
I held in my cough as I entered the bathroom, senses already on high alert. Smoke unfurled around, blinding me for a moment. It took a second to gauge my surroundings, but once I had, it came as no surprise to see my older brother standing in their group. The only boy in here. After all, this was a ladies' bathroom. I watched in the mirror as the cigarette got passed around. A girl with pouting lips caked in maro...
“The Lucky Cat” by Sarah Lau
It only cost one dollar. She’d picked it up on a whim from that popular Japanese variety store, Daiso. It was a shiny, gold-painted plastic cat with a solar-powered waving arm. Noticing them in people’s cars, she’d always thought these cats were so cute. Her best friend from Japan told her that it was a “Maneki Neko” or “beckoning cat”; a talisman of good luck and fortune. ...
“Ferries and Trains” by Ruth Smith
Barb and Tom got off the ferry and walked over to the sign that listed the times the boat came in and when it left. “2:30,” Tom said, setting his wrist alarm. Barb nodded. She flung her beach bag over her shoulder, grabbed her husband's hand and they walked towards Manly beach.It was September 2000, and the Summer Olympics were being held in Sydney Australia. Tom's brother and his Ozzy wife lived in a suburb of Sydney and were kind enough to host Barb and Tom for the Games. The couple saved up for 4 years for this once-i...
“ When The Stars Aligned ” by Jenitta Daniel
Claire and Ben fastened up their luggage and hurried out after been waiting for this day. Yeah! Finally, they decided to fly to Quebec, Air Canada, in a Boeing 777 as their tickets confirmed. Sighing deeply, they smiled at each other after pinned their back at the seats of the cab, which was started and moved on firmly to the destination as suggested by Ben for the sake of Claire. Claire placed her palm on his lap, as it was the journey of chasing their dream, which could be doomed if they had failed to make this choice. As the...
“Justice” by Kira Krieger
Twelve-year-old Steven Ross cuddled up with a pillow on the couch in his brother’s house. His sky blue pajamas conflicted with the black leather fabric as well as the darkened sky. Wiping his eyes, he yawned as he waited for his older brother to rejoin him for their movie night. Rylee was in the kitchen, heating up water for coffee and hot chocolate. A figure appeared behind him. Like a shadow, they didn’t ...
“Twisted Fate” by Colin Devonshire
“I’m going now. To Thailand I mean, I’m going to find him,” said Arthur. “You are as mad as our son,” said Mildred. “Our son is missing for God's sake.” “Not according to the Embassy in Bangkok when you pestered them.” “We have not heard from him for one year. No Christmas cards, no birthday wishes. And you say he’s not missing?” “This morning you got an email, from him, so what’s the p...
“Horror Flicks” by Shiva Saxena
Part-1 It was the full moon night and the colour of the moon was orange. As usual I was on my laptop sitting on my study table and it was about to be twelve when suddenly a pop-up screen appears on my laptop. It was turning red and blue. On it was written this link will disappear in 30 seconds. I was confused whether it was fraud or something else. The countdown begins..29..28..27..26..25.....
“SPLIT” by Alizah Muhammad
Yet another night, the sobbing voices kept her awake. Maria’s feelings had transitioned from fear to sympathy, at this point, it was pure fury and frustration. ‘Show yourself or just go away! Reach out if you need help. I could help if you reached out, or at least just listen to what you have to say. I am certain of your presence. I freakin’ know I’m not crazy!’ Maria kept her voice low, but the rage was obvious.She heard a gasp, followed by complete silence. The darkness in her room intensified for a moment. The chilly...
“Knocking ” by Dean Marley
The storm had picked up since the afternoon. Lightning flashed again outside my window, as the wind rapped against the pane, creating a rhythmic beat of tree branches scraping against glass. The power had been out for some time now, making the glow of my hearth the only light remaining in the house. I sat in my study, sinking into my armchair, staring intently at the flames licking greedily at th...
“Red” by Danaé Morriah
A single bite and her world would change forever. She didn’t know what the cost would be, frankly, she could care less, it wasn’t something one thought of. It was something she was taught to do. A sacrifice she was willing to make for the one she loved. One of a few she people she had in this world and she would not lose them. They had been there for her through so much. However, she knew the feeling was not mutual for one. She knew they c...
“Bluetooth Rabbit Hole” by Wayne Chang
The warm, muffled silence provided by my earbuds promises a small respite from my mindless work. With a tap of the phone, an airy, mystical theme begins to play, whisking my mind away from the unbearable boredom of this warehouse. Then she speaks. A sweet voice announcing, “Hi. Welcome to Dreamland...” Those were the first words I ever heard her say, and they held an intimacy tha...
“What Happened?” by Cliff McElrea
Moan. “What happened? Where am I?” My mother sitting in a chair a few feet from my bed gave me her sweet, sympathetic smile, then said, “Oh, hi dear, I’m glad you are waking up. You are in County General Hospital. You were in a car accident.” I moaned again as I took inventory of all my aching body parts. I realized I wasn’t feeling anything in my legs. I tried wiggling my toes. Nothing. “I can’t fee...
“The Handshake” by David Brown
hand·shake (hănd′shāk′)[i]noun1. The grasping of hands by two people, as in greeting or leave-taking.2. An exchange of signals between two devices when communications begin in order to ensure synchronization.It had been one very curious day for Lucas Beck, a second-year post graduate student of Computer Science and Electrical Engineering at Purdue University in West Lafayette Indiana. He never in his wildest fantasies would have thought he’d land a ...
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