Write about two people who know they’ve made a mistake, and one of them wants to tell the truth but the other wants to lie about it.
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“I saw what you did” by Michael Hayes
“Remind me why we’re here?” “Ghost hunting” “Why at night?”, quizzed Lisa. “Because they only come out at night”, replied Terri. The two friends, both in their twenties, walked from the woods into the ruins of the eight-hundred-year-old abbey. The roof had long gone, allowing the full moon to give some illumination to the very shadowy remains. Large sections of old stone walls still existed as...
“Price of Truth” by Sylas Seabrook
Sarah sat back and looked into the camera. Lifting her head high, she decided to smile. “Mary, Bea. I love you,” she said, frowning, then restarted the recording. This time she, she softened her face and relaxed, beginning with a twinkle in her eyes. “My beautiful daughters. I love you. I will miss you. You have been the only true joys in my life….” Sarah relaxed into the speech, reading from the paper in front of her, though neither of her daughters would notice the speech had been prepared. They couldn’t. It had to be sincere. The secon...
“The Lies We Live” by Kathleen M.
Anahit wasn’t wearing her coat the day it happened. She was never without her neon green trench coat decorated with sewn on patches and homemade pins. It was part of her identity, along with scrunchies pulling her curly hair into some semblance of order and boots she wore for the aesthetic that gave her blisters. She was braver than I was, a fact that couldn’t be denied by anyone who knew us. I was Anahit’s shadow to th...
“Blood on the hands” by Jasmen Parzyck
"Wait. Wait!", Jolene yelled out to her best friend, Ronald. Ronald stopped dead in his tracks but, wouldn't turn around. He couldn't bear to re-watch that scenario again. Jolene and Ronald have been friends for almost 15 years and did everything together. Well, this might just change their history. "Ronald, please. We can't tell anyone about this at all. I'm scared just as much as you are. This was a mistake. ...
“Accomplice to Murder” by Lilah Blackburn
(Also this is my first story on Reedsy. So please leave any tips or comments on how I can improve. Thank you and hope you like it. Also warning it’s a tad bit dark.) It wasn’t supposed to go like this… no one was supposed to get hurt. It all started with me and my best friends, Abby and Addy. Abby and I started the day at her house. We had just finished an enjoyable sleepover at my house.
“Ola is this what you want to come out of me” by Beatrice Kaseke
As long as I live you won’t say anything. Holding a Bible on the other hand whilst lifting the other we were made to swear in front of the court. ‘’I promise to tell the truth only ‘’ repeating this statement in turns. How hard it is to promise to tell the truth yet knowing that I am going to lie. Yes we knew that we had made a mistake, only the truth was supposed to set us free but it was not the ri...
“The Murder of Presi Bavver” by Lindsey Starrberri
The Blauevmanc County Police Station was a horrible place for officers and criminals alike. The station had been built in 1932, and, to most everyone's sadness, had been one of the only buildings to hold up during the second world war. The station was built from old withering bricks, and the man who was in charge of keeping the ivy along the sides of the building contained was too busy hitting on women to actually get th...
“A day in my school” by Sivaprakash .
It was a regular day in my school. Everyone was playing with paper balls as usual.The goal was to hit everyone in the room in their face, especially the ones that were doing something productive. Our teachers used to ask,” Why?” when the sweepers complain that we are noisy. It was all to see the expression in their face when they were hit by a dirty paper ball right in their face. You couldn’t feel the fun until you see it and they start throwing back.And so they started throwing back. “Duck!” I screamed. It seeme...
“Loveable gaffe” by Athigopinath S
Dusk was falling rapidly, The signboards of the shops were started to lit by neon lights. The shopkeepers were preparing for the swarm of people to arrive . It is going to be the densest part of city in few minutes. This market place runs all sort of licit to illicit business. Once you drawn deeper into it more the chance to fall prey to human predator. Alexis fox, A man of Ex-Navy Seals...
“relieving your guilt” by Fauziah !
I feel like my heart is going to explode out of my chest as we drag the bag out to the backyard. As I walk, I can’t tell whether the weight of my guilt or the weight of the bag was heavier. “Can you walk a little quicker- I’m not tryna be here all night,” Holden says to me. He looks up and rolls his eyes, assuming he saw the befuddled expression on my face. “What’s the problem,” he says. Dropping m...
“The Fox, the Toad, and the Wolf” by Francis Groleau
There was once a mischievous fox walking about a pond. He smelled an odor, of which he was very fond. Not far away, a decaying rabbit was buried. Lured in, the fox followed the smell in a big hurry. At the foot of a giant oak, the scent was stronger than ever, but before he started digging, the fox paused in a stagger. Clever as he is, he knew who this delicious treat belonged to. And that if he wasn’t careful, he would...
“Officers iniquities” by Philip Ebuluofor
The park is a plot of land shared into two. Two rooms was erected on half which serve as a ticketing office and the other as a packing store. Long desks were placed infront of the ticket office and it acts as waiting area for the passenagers. The other half of the plot was acting as loading and packing places for the wagons mainly sienna products. Due to lack of space, the saloons load in turns. I am no...
“Comes Around, Goes Around” by Daryl Oliver
Gretchen knew that this was the end for her. Harold was going to make sure of it. Two years earlier, he was truly a nobody. Harold was the guy that could have gotten away with murder in a room filled with people, as no one would have been able to give any type of a description of him. Then, he met Gretchen. Or Gretchen met him. Gretchen was the opposite of Harold. She was more focused on friends and parti...
“Crash” by Half Mask2011
Kyle looked over at me, the color drained from his face. We were both in shock, like the world just stopped for a moment. “What just happened?” He instinctively asked, not really wanting an answer. We stared at each other for a moment, both trying to process the situation. It was waiting for us, about 30 yards behind the car, on the cold, wet pavement. Our heads slowly turned toward the rear-view mirror, as if they were ...
“Unintended Consequences” by Barbara Eustace
“Justin, Matt would like to see you in his office.” Justin hit a few keys on his keypad, got up eagerly, straightened his tie and walked briskly out of the small office that three of them shared. “Ooh, Justin, Matt wants to see you in his office,” mimicked Richard Fuller once Justin was out of earshot. “I mean, if there’d been a mirror in here, he’d have checked his hair before he went out.” “What’s ...
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