Write a story that either starts or ends with someone asking, “Can you keep a secret?”
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“My Sister in the Stars” by Scout Tahoe
“Can you keep a secret?” The streetlight flickers. My hopes flicker. “No,” I admit. The stars urge me forward into her arms. I step back; the cold night gives me a scowl. I love you, my sister, I try to say. My tongue scraps against my teeth. Blood pools in my mouth. She grabs my wrists. Her nails dig into my skin. The scene seems to change. The streetlight ...
“Singularity” by Ryan Lieb
Can you keep a secret?What If I told you that your life depends on it?Mine did, and if you're reading this, that means that I wasn't very good at keeping my secret. But you can do better. You must.You don't need any convincing, do you? Surely by now you've worked out for yourself that you'll never leave this place alive. Surely the existence of this message is proof that the men you're working for have lied to you. And the fact that they didn't tell you someone held this post before you is proof that I am dead....
“Seacrets” by Rayhan Hidayat
“Can you keep a secret?” The words are tears dripping down her chin.“That depends.”A shout bursts through the trees. The lady tightens her grip on the cloth bundle. “Please. It will keep you safe too, if nobody finds out.”The fisherman gives his beard a contemplative rub, as if they have all the time in Segara, as if there isn’t a band of killers dragging blood and steel through the foliage somewhere too close.
“Jason & Aiden, Always & Forever!” by Sarah Freeman
Kaeah heard her phone ringing from across the room. Groaning, she moped over to it and answered. “Can you keep a secret?” The caller asked. “Not if you’re a serial killer,” she quipped. “Who are you?” “It’s Jason! And no, I’m not a serial killer. Why did your mind GO there?!” Kaeah shrugged, knowing full well he couldn’t see. “I dunno. What’s up, and why are you acting like a serial killer?”<...
“The Red Tear” by AISHWARYA MURALIDHAR
“ Can you keep a secret”, read the text just received on Tanya’s mobile. She dropped her phone out of shock which fell right next to Noah's dead body, lying in the middle of a forest. “ This body has been dead for months”, yelled a forensic doctor. “ The face is unrecognizable, his driver's license is intact. His face has been burnt by an incalescent heatwave. His skull has melted and is shapeless. This case is the first of its kind ”, he added. Tanya couldn't hear more, the darkness, the rotting smell and the hypnotizing sound of the amb...
“Rabbit in the Sky” by I. F.
“George, can you keep a secret?” Elizabeth asked. “Sure.”“My big sister has been crying in her room a lot, I think that could be why there’s a drought, somehow her tears are using up all the water in our city.”It was a ridiculous notion, but Elizabeth delivered it with firm conviction, like a real actress. That’s what she wanted to be when she became an adult. Elizabeth and George lay on the side of a grass hill together. From far enough, they looked like a pair of teenagers in love, even t...
“Demons: Lonely Together” by Jamela Faye
"The more you live, the more you realize that reality is just made of pain, suffering and emptiness"- Madara Uchiha***This place is unlike any other lands. This place has buildings, people and animals, like the place you live in, but aside from those life organisms, a different yet terrifying beasts crawl the streets at midnight...People pry that they're 'Demons'.A demon looks like a normal human being, but they can maul your ass to death. But since ...
“In the Afterlife” by 𝕊𝕦𝕙𝕒𝕟𝕚 🤍
“Okay, just count back down from 20.” the doctors told me. My vision had started to blur. I started counting back, and before I even reached 13, I was out like a light. This was a life or death situation. One wrong move and I’d be dead. My family waited outside anxiously, trying to see through the tiny glass panel on the door. You’re probably wondering what happened to me. Well, ...
“The Secret of the Violets” by Maya W.
Saki tugged on the sapphire teardrop around her neck. It had been a gift, from someone she once loved very much. But none of that mattered now. The only thing that mattered was the envelope in her hand, as she tentatively reached towards the seal with shaking fingers. The envelope had been a gift to, in a sort of way. It contained instructions. Instructions Saki almost never wanted to follow. Before tear...
“Strange Inmate” by Chimamaka Adeniyi🙅
Her hand stayed for a second, Tris’s eyes intently on it, waiting eagerly to see what the clenched fist would do next.“Then BOOM! Just like that!” Fendi screamed, punching the air sideways with the suspended hand.Tris’s mouth gaped; I (the narrator) am still trying to find out whether it was a sarcastic expression or actual surprise coming from our protagonist.“You’ve gotta be kidding me” She said, even though Tris knew she wasn’t.“Oh no Tris, I’m actually a human being so technically when I reproduce it’s call...
“My Love is like a Dream” by Deepti Kumari
" Can you keep a secret?"I asked Sophie." If I do not tell you now I will die because of its burden."That's why I am calling you this late.'Tell me first. She asked'I was rolling on my bed and dreaming about him and talking to my friend."Hey Sophie! You always ask me a question about my Ideal type. Aren't you?""Yes, why?"What is wrong with you?I did not respond.I am going to answer you.Actually, I am not a person who believe in Ideal type or the perfect person ra...
“Cupid” by Eve Naden
2004, Dartmouth “Can you keep a secret?” There were splinters in her palms and the signal on her phone was waning. Margaret Wolf gritted her teeth against the pain and ploughed on through the undergrowth, her tights tearing on the brambles as she passed. At her feet sat a carpet of golden leaves, but she could no longer appreciate Autumn on the Dar...
“Laugh ” by May Mills
I waved my hands up in the air staring at Russell, “pass, I’m open,” I shouted. I prayed that Russell would throw the old, dark orange basketball at me before someone on the other team ran over to cover me. Russell looked away but threw the ball at me anyways. Snake eyes, clever, I thought. Before anyone could stop me, I ran over to the hoop and made an easy layup. As the ball went through the net, my team whopped and cheered, I gave Russell and Kevin high fives. “Five to three, we ar...
“Bloody Secret” by Brandi Yetzer
Vibrant, red-stained lips consume Mayzie’s attention. They smack together before they’re moistened by the invasion of a wet tongue, leaving a trail on chapped lips. She can’t look away. It isn’t polite, she knows. Alex always told her she didn’t know how to behave appropriately in front of company. She stares too long, talks too softly, has no humor or personality.However, Alex isn’t here right now to fixate on Mayzie’s faults, so she longingly lingers on this woman’s features. Blush cheeks, pink glitter shimmering under...
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