Write a story that either starts or ends with someone asking, “Can you keep a secret?”
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“Secrets for the Living” by B Easton
“Can you keep a secret?” She asked, and my first thoughts were, of course I can keep a secret, I’m dead. Who could I even tell? Her breath stank of half rotten food, and her decades old clothes barely fit her fragile body. Dirt raced up and down her body, some of it getting in her mouth as she talked, causing her every word to begin and end in coughing. As such, most of our games inv...
“Secrets Can Hurt” by Evelyn ⭐️
“Can you keep a secret?” Miley whispered in my ear. I had never been a good secret keeper. Well, at least that’s what everyone told me. In first grade, my friend told me she might be moving and not to tell anyone. The next day everyone at school knew. I don’t know how it happened. I could have sworn I didn’t tell anyone. “Yeah, sure. You know what yes. I mean not… um… I love secrets. Secrets are, well fu...
“Yellow Light” by Deborah Angevin
Just like a traffic light, I believe there are three types of people in this world.There is red: dangerous to be crossed over. These people are the ones who you will never befriend, the ones whose personality never match yours. And that’s Bella.How do I know this fact? Because I happened to overhear a phone call that she had in the old park behind the school building, the phone call that made me realize the personality of the school’s cheerleader squad captain.The phone call that made ...
“Hope For The Girl In Pieces” by Doubra Akika
"Not every mistake deserves a consequence. Sometimes the only thing it deserves is forgiveness-" Colleen Hoover."Would you like to tell me why you're here, Miss Valencia?"Try therapy, they said. It would help, they said. I didn't need therapy; I needed to talk to someone.It was sad that I had to pay someone to listen to me.People suck."Can you keep a secret, Doc?"I expect her to look intrigued. Sadly, it doesn't seem like it's the first time she's heard that line. She gives me a blank loo...
“Summer Break Blues Chapter 1” by C.J Dunstall
Part 1Don’t you just love the summer break? You can just sit on the beach with an ice-cream in your hand, soaking in the morning rays with your besties. It’s so refreshing. Unless of course, you’re like me that is a super omega klutz, who sees Travis Mulligan (a.k.a. the man of my dreams) and drops whatever they’re holding at the time. In this case a chocolate ripple ice-cream. Yeah. Sounds soo relaxing, doesn’t it? I think not. Especially when you had to go and buy a new pair of bathers last week because the same thing ...
“Into the Icarian Sea” by Jonathan Blaauw
Can you keep a secret? Five simple words. This innocent question, posed as it was by a king, caused Daedalus untold grief. He had answered in the affirmative and remained true to his word, yet still King Minos had imprisoned him so that he may never speak of the monarch’s monstrous secret. The injustice of it burned Daedalus, but his true lament was reserved for his fellow captive – his son. The boy was just as innocent of wron...
“Can you keep a secret? (Part 1)” by Niveeidha Palani
Beatrix is in the front seat of her mother's car, chewing gum and scrolling on Instagram posts.She hesitates for a moment before sinking her phone into her pocket and leaning in, "Mum, why are we going to Grandma's house?"Mrs Lemons sighs and glares at Beatrix in the side-view mirror. "I told you already Bee, I have a conference I can't cancel so you're staying over at Grandma's.""But it's going to be boring!" she moans.Mrs Lemons shrugs grimly. "You can play a board ...
“a friends secret” by B. W.
i don't know whats been going on with her. Hope was my best friend, i usually knew what was up. Though every time i have been with her for the past few weeks something seemed...off. she seemed to ignore me or just avoid me when i asked her about it. does she not like me anymore? what if she doesn't wanna be friends with me anymore? we've been friends since the first grade though, I'm sure that's not it. oh but what i...
“Jane's Red Flats” by Waverley Stark
On a cold autumn night when the rain is coming down in sheets, when the streetlamps’ glow polishes everything over with orange, and when the trees are so bare and skeletal they look like demons looming from the sidewalks, a woman appears on a street corner, so suddenly it seems as though she simply stepped from a shadow. The tip of a gentle profile peers out from under her hood. She rounded the corner and begins...
“Daddy Killed a Lady” by Skyler Woods
“Can you keep a secret?” My little girl whispered in my ear. Annabel had her tiny hand over her mouth. “Daddy killed a lady.”Daddy killed a lady? Why would my baby say that? Her father’s not a killer, is he? I wanted to believe my daughter. There was a killer on the loose. They called this killer, The Violator. According to the news reports, The Violator already killed seven people. The first victim was a mother of two. The police discovered the woman’s body in a pond. Some o...
“A Secret” by Reva Wei
Her heart pounded in her chest as she cut through the streets as quick as her legs could carry her, making for the forest with only the light of the setting sun as a guide. Tears streamed freely down her face as she ran, tears for her mother, father, for everyone that she had lost. Shouts sounded at her back, closing in on her with each passing minute and her breath hitched in her throat even as she pushed her legs to greater efforts. The cover of the forest was only a few blocks down, she knew that as surely as she knew her own name....
“Finding Judy” by 𝔘𝔤𝔬𝔠𝔥𝔦 𝔑.
"Can you keep a secret?""I'd gladly keep your secret Judy, write it down for me" my therapist says writing something down. She crosses her legs.I lean back in the long chair. “No you can’t, your paid to receive answers from me you’ll just give it to my parents right after” I say with laughter.“No. I can assure you that everything you say will remain here” she says tapping her pen on her chin.“With you?” I say quickly standing up going to the shelf.“Of course” she responds. I pull my hands against the boo...
“Can You Keep A Secret?” by Richa Narula Phukan
Convalescing from stomach flu, professional game designer Abhay Kulkarni is confined to his room in his apartment on the 4th floor in Powai, Mumbai. His rear window looks out onto a busy running road and several other apartments right across his society. During an intense heatwave, he gazes out of his window at his neighbours, who keep their windows open to stay cool.
“Lethal Shadows” by Yolanda Wu
The night had been foggy with shadows lurking in the corners; spirits among the mist. The streets lamps had all dimmed, extinguishing the only comfort for the night walkers who now had to place their trust in the moon to light the way home. It was like the poster of those vintage horror movies. A cliché ghost town. It was deep in the night when the police found the body of a young boy, sprawled along th...
“Whodunit? The Greywood Manor Murderer....” by ♥☪ᙏҽɬσɳყ Ƒɾҽ𝓶σɳԃ☪♥
It all happened on a boisterous night in Bransford, Connecticut. Four families had received an invitation to Greywood Manor, a mansion where a string of murders took place and the killer was never found. Knowing this, stupidly, each family allows curiosity to consume them and they all prepare to enter. And because of that mistake, what waits for them will be their biggest surprise yet, - murder….Earlier that night...“Do you think it’s smart to attend this party? Nobody even knows who s...
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