Write a story about an object that has been around for centuries or passed down generations.
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“The Cursed Cuckoo Clock” by Meredith Gifford
Junie just turned eighteen. She has decided to move out of her family home and into her first apartment. As she’s packing up her bedroom, her mother knocks on the door, opens it a crack and peeks her head inside. “Need some help packing Junie?” “No thanks, I’m just about done!” “You haven’t forgotten about the most important thing, have you?” “What? I didn’t forget anything?” “The Cucko...
“The Prophets (Abridged)” by Bad CatZ
The Prophets The bane of mankind is curiosity, for every splitting of the atom, and antimatter reactions are many curious human beings who died desperately clawing their way towards knowledge and the betterment of mankind, all in the name of science. ACT.I Somewhere on the moon, a path is revealed by the clearing of dust, and glimmering through in magnifice...
“The Grandfather Clock” by Krynn McGinty
The Grandfather Clock Grandma Arlene’s house screamed of old lady. The wallpaper was an ugly shade of yellow, and the carpet was a dingy shade of brown. Instead of a tv hanging on the wall, Grandma had a fireplace with all our pictures on it and a small tin full of mints. Instead of a computer, she had multiple bookshelves full of books I’d never seen before, and puzzles ...
“Cycles” by Jermaine Packer
“David! David!” That bellowing voice you hear echoing through the hallway is my dad. I don’t know what he wants. He probably wants me to get something for him. You know how fathers do. I think it’s a power thing. For instance, ‘ come in here and get the remote.’ Or ‘ hand me my phone that is sitting across the table from me. Or the ultimate power move, ‘bring me the toilet paper while I have this bathroom door open so you can smell all my scent.’ Oh my goodness, it is the absolute worst. But, we still love them....
“Land, Oh!” by Gianluca Angelucci
There is nothing interesting to be said about John, but one thing is for sure, he owned a small boat. He was a bland and plain man with a quiet temperament, some gray hair sprinkled on his head, and he dearly loved sailing with his boat. It was an old grungy sail, with a grumpy attitude and more patches than original pieces. It was called L’Groo, a faded legacy of a kids’ game lost in time. Despite h...
“THE SHIRT FROM 1800s” by Mara Masolini
THE SHIRT FROM 1800s It was so long that she not only hadn’t worn it, but she hadn’t even picked it up when, one night she dreamed of wearing just that shirt. In the ( her) dream she opened a door halfway ____maybe the door was that of the living room, maybe that of her parents’ bedroom____and, while she stood in the open half of the door, she could see herself ,...
“The Family Heirloom” by John Steckley
The heirloom was presented to the new owner with great ceremony and loud applause and even a little shouting. The crowd was very much engaged in following a long-standing family tradition. When the one who had possessed the much revered heirloom decided, “It is time for a transfer” (which were the actual words spoken at the beginning of the ceremony), the object would be passed down to the oldest grandchild, be...
“A History Lesson” by Marty B
“You have to admit, it is a great story! Proof of a personal connection of a freed slave to US president!” “Rumblings of an old man with dementia-” “These books are over 150 years old, and first editions of President Grant’s memoirs!” Kiara said, trying to pass her optimism over to her boyfriend Terrence. “I looked them up on the internet. The dark leather editions can bring $5 to $6,000 depending on condit...
“Micah's Copper Scroll” by Scott Dutkus
Micah rushed up the hills following the two sheep that escaped this morning, almost losing his left sandal several times. He tried avoiding loose light-orange sand while he jumped over larger rocks, baked beige by the sweltering sun and ragged enough to take chunks of skin and muscles should he fall on them. Almost no green shrubbery grew among these cliffs and, even while chasing the sheep, he wondered how the people li...
“Dragon Lamp” by Debra Koffski
Trying to furnish a house after getting married was a pain! And my new husband was No help at all! He just said go with whatever you want, I don’t care. I Don’t Care!! What?! What if I wanted to decorate the house in all cat merchandise, knowing that he didn’t like cats? Men! I called my friend, Tami for a shopping and lunch date. She could help me sort my thoughts. We met later that day; we had just finished our lunch when I picked her brain. She did know a lot about me, considering we had been best friends for 10 years. “Okay, why are y...
“The silver rattle” by Kirthana S
Nobody remembered who had brought the rattle home. They all came with platters of sweets and fruits, a tradition in their Indian hometown, to welcome the new arrival. A chubby face they said. A good sign for the family. They only remembered that it was unusual, a gift for a baby wrapped in shining blue paper. Who brought gifts for a baby? What did a baby need? When they had opened the gift, the children h...
“Admission” by Kimberly Espeland
Admission By Kimberly Espeland Eric stuffed the open envelope into his parka and trudged back to the farmhouse, slip-sliding on some black ice. Maybe they got it wrong. They probably mixed him up with someone else. The frigid air made him cough. No one was watching, so he used the doorframe to kick snow off his boots...
“The Porcelain Baby” by Riley H
The chiming of the clock of my wall filled the silence. My eyes were too focused on the little figure I front of me to look at the time. I already knew it was late in the night. Stories and urban legends passed down from ancestor to ancestor swirled through my head, as I stared at the porcelain baby doll. It had an energy around it that could be explained, it almost felt as if it’s energy or soul was reaching out across ...
“Excalibur” by C. Jay Loren
“To many-towered Camelot” - Alfred Lord Tennyson “The Lady of Shalott” The hilt gleamed golden as it rested against the darkness of the throne. Its pommel was shaped like that of a lion, proud mane and proud gaze. The quillons were engraved with vines, the hilt wrapped in worn, red-brown leather. The blade gleamed silver, sharp and almost glowing with an unnatural brilliance. Engraved into t...
“Delphinium, the Bold” by Xiomatli Diaz
(Trigger warning: This story contains themes based around loss and death of a loved one. Please read with caution.) “Aren’t most heirlooms supposed to be like a necklace or something? I can’t show this off.” Dahlia had been ranting about her supposed inheritance for the better part of the last hour. She was absolutely furious with the lamp she’d received. Delphi, on the other hand, couldn’t stop t...
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