Start your story with a character saying “I can see it now.”
Posted in Middle School on Nov 1, 2022
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“Crossing the Line” by David Bryant
I can see it now. Superhero goes too far. About a year ago, I moved my consciousness into a nightmare my mother was having. It was the second power I experienced. Imagine, experiencing someone's most raw subconscious attacking you and someone you care about. My mother's sleep paralysis demon was sitting on her chest, taunting her. I could never forget her beautiful brown eyes drowned out by the whites in her eyes looking at me with so much fear and hopelessness. The creatures skin sagged off of its bones. It sat on her chest leaning over...
“The Eyes Have it.” by Brian Bywater
I can see it now but it wasn't always that way. My mother, rather than shower me with the necessities of life, handed down an hereditary corneal dystrophy. My father, whose biggest achievement was meeting Queen Elizabeth in 1954, put my eyesight problem down to masturbating far too often. As my eyesight problem was evident at age two, it became obvious the genes passed down included his own masturbation excesses. ...
“The Masterpiece” by Jermaine Packer
“I can see it now,” Ms. Ray says as she stands over her defiant pupil. “What? a sea full of white?” “No Violet. Do you know what I see? I see a beautiful masterpiece.” Violet smirks at the optimistic teacher, whose sight was not aligned with hers. “Ok, mom. I’m ready to go. This teacher is losing her mind,” Violet says as she looks beyond the vacant canvas to see a familiar face. “Hush girl. I’m working on my masterpiec...
“The Case of Zaralyne Langster” by Olivia Snead
The killer sat reading a book on psychic dreams. He frowned in concentration. Then, he thought of her, and her fear. The heat rose in him. No one will believe her, he thought. He’ll taunt her first, in her dreams. “I can see it now,” he said aloud, laughing at his own cunning. Years ago, he’d learned through his troubling dreams, that sometimes he could hear the thoughts of another sensitive (as he called them)...
“The Precipice” by Ralph Aldrich
“My name is Stanley Menard, and I want to tell you that I can see it now. I can really see it and the wonder of it all. But let me go back to how it all happened.” I grew up in a typical sleepy little New England town in the Blackstone Valley. There were two forms of religious paths to follow, catholic or one of the protestant teachings. In our small town of Uxbridge, Catholicism was the most followed form. Add to that the fact that my mother was the daughter of Irish immigrants. You can und...
“The Announcement” by H.R. Glick
Trigger Warning: Although this story is a work of fiction, it does contain triggering topics such as abortion and fertility issues, please read with compassion and caution. “I can see it now. One more big push, you can do it.” Mrs. Appleton lets out a long groan but doesn’t push. “I can’t,” she says. “I can’t do it anymore.” She fa...
“Watching My Kitchen Drown ” by Dani Sheehan
“I can see it now….” Mick said, pushing his reading glasses up from the brink of his nose. His voice, removed, an echo. Though we were feet apart. “What?” I said. Returning from numbingly staring at a ketchup speck that was living on the corner of my ceiling. “…your week ahead will be filled with introspection. Are you being honest with yourself?” “What do you mea...
“Lost in Favors” by Kory Kelli
"I can see it now," I say to myself. It was pitch black, but the light above me started to flicker in a dark room with padded walls, silence in the black night. Screams of the mind fill the halls, and squealing metal burns the eardrums. I was wrapped up in a stray and let out of the room. Traveling endlessly into the aisles filled with terror and disease. I looked in the corner; at the end of the hall was a person crunch...
“The Miracle of Survival” by Jocelyn Yeomans
THE MIRACLE OF SURVIVAL by Jocelyn Yeomans “I can see it now.” Although it is over 50 years ago, the image is still as fresh to me as it was then. Smoke billowing through the roof of the aviary. My brother had a passion for breeding budgies, or excuse me – budgerigars. No breeder worth his salt would ever refer to the common abbreviated name. Bob starte...
“Vin and Val ” by Chelsea Mckinley
Chapter 1: Vinny and Val “I can see it now.” Valencia’s sarcasm grated on Vinny’s already stretched thin nerves. It made Vinny automatically roll his eyes and walk faster, to get further away as fast as possible. His twin sister sure loved to push his buttons and to attempt to get him to snap. “Vin. Come on, Vinny. I’m just kidding . Could you slow down?” Vinny sighed exasperated and turned to face her, he...
“Seeing beyond the Clouds” by Katrina Barrett
"I can see it now". said Jane. Jane climbing up the mountain along with her friends. "The clouds are moving west so I can see the top of the mountain covered with snow" Jane yelled down, as the wind gusts down their faces. John climb up behind Jane. "Do you think we will make it before nightfall? asked John, looking at Jane. "I don't think we will because of the weather. said Sarah. Jane turned looking up the mountain a...
“On the Streets” by Sophie Turok
“I can see it now.” “See what, Mama?” Hasina questioned. “Yeah! See what!?” Imani said. I smiled at both of my girls. “All of this.” They both cuddled under the baby blue blankets, as I dimmed the light to a dull brightness. We were poor. After my mother lost her job, we lost everything. Lost our house, lost hope. My father left us a few years before, so my mo...
“Dropout” by Richard Seven
“I can see it now,” Derek told the stone He pounded hammer to chisel, slicing flanks from a refrigerator-sized Indiana limestone block. The rhythmic blows - chank, chank, chank – shot shards across his three-sided studio until they smacked against plastic-covered walls. A plume of rock dust that smelled like an oily beach, hung in the air, and slathered him from his work ...
“The Shop” by Cigarillo Ramblings
Warning: Mild Language _______ "I can see it now!" Scarlett exclaimed confidently with her hands on her hips. "...You're not wearing your glasses, Scar," Lucy grumbled lowly as she looked at Scarlett from the corner of her eyes. "I said I could see it, not that I could see it well." "You're an asshole." Scarlett let out a sof...
“SOPHIA'S REVERSE” by Chisom Umeh
“I can see it now,” Sophia said to herself as she went down memory lane while she was driving her two children to the boarding school. She has come to realize that everybody is important no matter their status. The serenity in her home made her so excited that she heeded her servant’s advice. It was three years since her husband came home with Mark who became their...
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