End your story with someone finally conceding to another’s point of view.
Posted in Middle School on Oct 25, 2022
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“Yellow Leaf” by Deidra Whitt Lovegren
“Because you cannot take care of her properly,” I finally say after arguing for almost an hour. “Now, I’ve brought some brochures—”“I take care of her just fine,” my father replies evenly, those coal black eyes of his boring a hole through me. “I always have. And you know what you can do with those brochures,” he mutters, his tone a clue that I’ve crossed the Rubicon. “Dad,” I lean forward, exasperated by his arrogant stoicism. “When she was hospitalized last month, she was dehydrated and had a UTI. Her blood sugar...
“Thirteen Roses” by Thom Brodkin
The bar was dark, as a bar should be. That didn’t bother John. In fact, it was one of the reasons he had stopped by for a drink. The last four years had all made sense to him, until tonight. She wanted roses at their wedding, yet his mom wanted lilies. If you really want to make a bride-to-be angry a week before her big day, try changing one of the major decisions at the last moment to placate your mother. John learned that the hard way. Somehow he knew he should have sided ...
“Sivard attempts to enact a death plan” by Kathleen `Woods
Aloe and Canella, Valerian and Chamomile, as always this was the bitter smell of healing. It was always times like this, after a fight where he was something to care for, that he felt indebted. They were always helping him with his obligations, though he’d long sense given himself up to those burdens. Their soul is full of Violets and Yarrow, when their dearest Sirvard is injured. Souls...
“The Sins that Betray Us” by William Richards
A fictional moment in the life of Eugène Vidocq, the criminal turned criminalist *** It was a warm Parisienne evening and fog rose from the Seine. It mingled with the smog of industry and clouded the gas street lights that dimly lit cobblestone streets. Beside the Seine, in the 4th arrondissement, was La Force Prison, within which was the man Eugène Vidocq, whose wrists w...
“Part One: The girl” by Esther :)
SORSHA I’ll fix this. The words are fixated in the very middle of the paper. The rest is blank. White nothingness. I’ll fix this. My fingers trace the soft curves of the f’s and the gentle swishes of the l’s. I see the rings around the words, some smearing the ink. Dried tears. But they aren’t mine. I’m too numb to cry now. I flip the note over, hoping to find some kind of instruc...
“Gravel Road” by Chase .
He looked down the dusty path ahead of him, a path he had been walking on for 10 years. Gravel Road was only 10 km long, and yet no one that had crossed ever returned. The reason for this mayhem, ‘The Brothers Right,’ The most stubborn twins on earth.From the day they had been born, the brothers had argued about the most pointless things: The name of an ant, how a goldfish had died, who had seen a building first. The twins would never come up with a solution to their problems, in fact they still would fight today if they...
“The Money Plant” by Vrushali Date
"It can't be true, it's not true," Meera heard herself saying. But, the noise around them grew louder. "He is guilty. Hang him to death," the violent mob screamed. Meera was shaking my shoulders enquiringly, asking dozens of questions. But, I could hear only the crowd and lost her voice to the chaos, or did I choose not to listen?Meera and I were an average couple who lived in the suburbs of Mumbai city. We were in our late forties...
“Some wishes are better left unfulfilled” by Tina Eddie
Warm colors adorned the shabby bedroom through the glass window, marking the onset of sunset. The old man idling away on his unkempt bed, sulked, rubbing his eyes due to the sudden intrusion of light. The clanking of steel utensils against each other resounded in the kitchen, whereas obnoxious rock music blared from the old music system in the living room, making the house a chaotic mess.House? Check. A humble apartment? Check. A roof over the head? Check. &nbs...
“The Hotel Dandridge” by Philip Clayberg
“What is all this fuss and bother about?” the owner of the demolition company complained. “It's just another big, old, ugly, worthless building. It's empty and not earning anything. A parking lot would at least bring in some money.”“We don't need to be a town of almost nothing but parking garages and parking lots, Mr. Young,” the mayor retorted. “Wasn't that the lesson that Seattle had to learn so painfully? Why must we repeat what they had to go through? We already know what their result was.”
“Boiling Point” by David Brown
A Roman foot soldier stood watch outside a prison cell holding but a single occupant. The polished steel armor plates of his cuirass were draped snuggly over a burgundy tunic to protect his chest and back, while his helmet and scutum, a rectangular semi-cylindrical shield, were hanging on a nearby wall. Attached to his belt were his standard-issue gladius, or double-edged short sword, and a set of jailor’s keys. The lone prisoner sat chained to the wall by a set of wrist manacles in the far corner of his cell. Hitherto, the accused hadn’t...
“Simple Math” by Eric Miller
“It’s just simple math: one deceased male, murdered by one defective robot,” said James Draper.“Maybe killed. Not murdered, this robot is incapable of murder,” Reid gestured towards the robot. “Look, some of these Commercial Floor Maintenance drones are over twenty years old. They’re designed to clean floors, that’s it. Very basic, almost analog stuff -- nothing smart. They simply aren’t built to make the complex decisions required to murder a human in any scenario.”<...
“The Big Black Hole ” by Babika Goel
Millie was 23 years old when she eloped with her boyfriend. Born in 1951, some seventy years back, in Lucknow the city of nawabs, and the most populated city of India. Having lost her mother during her birth, her father, an overtly honest administrative officer in the government, gave her the very best upbringing he could. She grew up running around in the football fields and cycling with neighbourhood boys scraping her knees and coming back home covered in dirt and stinkingly filthy. Girls her age were not allowed as much freedom as she ...
“He Said, She Said” by Maria Mohan
"Kelsey," he said. "I need to tell you something..." "Mike," she said. "What is it?" She waited. He hesitated. The silence hung in the air between them. It was practically audible. Can silence sound loud? It did this time. He fumbled with the coffee cup in his hand. "Oh, nothing," he said. "Nothing, really." "Oh, come on," she said, frustration rising. "I need to know what ...
“War and Peaceful” by Kathleen March
Concessions, or something similar. That was how it began between them. Avoiding conflict, not wanting war. Bridging all the gaps. Until they couldn't. Now it was different. She had crossed a bridge to reach him and was telling him something. She was telling him now that they had to part. That they just weren’t like they used to be, they weren’t really together anymore, they...
“The Katapies Experiment; Part 6” by Penny Tang
Novis The lights were beautiful. We thought they were going to be dim and pale, but they weren’t. They were eerily gorgeous, deep blue and illuminating everyone’s faces so we looked like spirits. Clode hid and jumped out of the bushes multiple times to scare Hydran, but the terror wore off after she did it for the tenth time. When morning faded in, we sat down in a comfortable ...
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