Write a story in which a character justifies an argument with: “Because I said so.”
Posted in Middle School on Oct 26, 2022
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“Can You Hear Me, Major Mushroom?” by Stevie B
Did you know that the largest organism known on Earth is a mushroom? While the whale is the largest living mammal (the largest on record was a scant 110 feet long and weighed an anorexic 200 tons), there’s a mushroom so large it could choke the biggest whale in the ocean. Heck, it’s so huge it could probably choke a whole pod of wh...
“Trust exercises (Part 7 of Mutants versus Witches)” by Moon Lion
Breakfast felt like a trap.I stared at the stacks of golden pancakes, little bowls of butter, the apple pie syrup, and the little cut-up fruit salads.John, wearing a 'kiss the cook' apron bustled around, pausing to draw a drippy smiley face with an ungodly amount of syrup on Harry's pancakes.Harry looked up at John tiredly, then gingerly prodded one soggy pancake with a fork. Next to him, Elysse giggled slightly, sounding surprised.Devon and I shared a look: partly co...
“Déjà vu” by Amany Sayed
Yellow light spilled into the room through the white curtains, staining the pillows and bed in a hazy glow. Mona sat on the corner of the bed, a half-filled cup of coffee in her hand and her hair in a messy bun on her head. "It's 7. In the morning. On a Saturday," she said, speaking slowly so her words wouldn't slur together in her sleepy state. A groan emulated from the phone that was face-up on the mattress....
“Man Bites Dog” by Tom .
I read once that revenge was like biting a dog that bit you. Whoever said that failed to realise everyman must bite his dog. The secret is to bite the dog first. That is what happens in the wild. When a new litter of puppies is born into the pack, the alpha dog, on their first night, bites each puppy hard on the scruff of their necks. It is important. It is their initiation into the pack. That puppy knows...
“Mother Said” by Amelia Bowen
Mother said you wanted to be donated. When you die. We’d just been to a museum, and all I could see was your skin peeled back like an orange to reveal muscle and dried-out bones, steeping in the heavy gaze of onlookers who claimed it was all in the name of science. The image paralyzed me. I was terrified. Could I resist every brochure for a natural history or university museum I came across, all so I wouldn’t see you there, strung out, hung up, feet dangling how you hated behind some smudged piece of smudge-proof glass? I wondere...
“Mean” by Caroline Fonteno
Dear Diary,I had just gotten to school when I heard Maria the meanie. She was talking to a 3rd grade girl named Jessie.“Give me your lunch money.” Maria demanded.“But… but why?” Jessie stammered.That was a mistake.“Why!” Maria said, outraged. “Why!” Because I said so!”Maria pushed Jessie onto the ground. Jessie started crying. Since my little sister is bffs with Jessie I decided to do what’s right. I walked over to Jessie.“Are you alright?” I asked her.She nodded weakly. I stood to f...
“Malfunction” by Ash W
“Hey Aaron?” Mist asked, sliding into Aaron’s room. He was still unpacking some of his things from university. “I need your help with something.” “Math?” He asked, dropping a shirt onto his bed. “Time.” Aaron froze, setting his phone down. They hadn’t had trouble with the time machine in ages. ...
“Defining Yourself” by Jane Curtis
I was born on April 21st. I am a bull, and it has served me well. My stubbornness keeps me grounded. I faced a dare, the dare to live. This is that story. Defining Yourself: by Texasjane I survived my birth mother's attempt to abort me. When I was a few hours old she wrapped me in a newspaper, went down an alley, and pushed me deep into a trash can. My big brother who was 4 followed he...
“Heredity” by Abigail Lyra
The movie had a predictable plot. Heroic, unappreciated kids fight off scary, bad aliens and save the world, cracking witty jokes along the way. Happily ever after ending. Maya watched it anyway. Afterward, she and Thom walked home. Not hand-in-hand — they were too old for that now. Maya broke the silence. “I told you the movie was going to be bad.” “It wasn’t bad.” “Well, it wasn’t
“Because... Because” by Kathleen March
Because, because... two words that mean nothing when you hear them, but are heavy when you say them. They are used to slam doors shut and keep them that way, but the doors still shudder... "Mommy, I want to open the door. I want. Want to go play. I’m going to cry. No, whine. I need the door. To open. Let me be free. Open it. Now, if you can. Soon, if you can’t. I need you, but I need free, too. Love me." ...
“A Bag Of Patience” by Aisha Olanrewaju
Copyright © 2021 by Fallow Amber. All rights reserved.“It’s nothing that serious. I don’t see why you should be nosing around my properties,” Bruin, your one-year husband, hurls at you in anger, throwing the half-finished wedding list you had discovered while picking a dress for him back into his cupboard. You drill holes into his back that’s facing you, knowing you’re not planning on giving up anytime soon, the fact that he’s probably arranging a wedding without your consent; on...
“How Could She?” by Holly Reynolds
By: Danie Reynolds “Why do I have to go?” I practically scream the words, immeasurably frustrated by the fact that my mother can’t see my side of the argument. “Because I said so!” She yells back. This time I really do scream, then I run up the stairs, the wood boards creaking underneath my stomping feet. I swing the door to my room open, being sure to slam it shut behind me. I ...
“Waiting for John” by Iona Cottle
The street lights flickered in the pitch black and John watched his breath mist in front of him. He’d been walking for… well, he didn’t know how long for. He was sure that it had been light when he’d started though. Hours, it had probably been. Not that it mattered. He stopped and tilted his head back, and his neck cricked at the movement. Hours spent staring at his own feet. Pretty much the story of his ...
“A Cup Half Full” by R. B. Leyland
Trigger warning: Mention of suicide/self-harm“Because I’m your dad and I said so!” I yell at my son’s sulking retreating form, wincing slightly as the weathered door crashed against its crooked frame. Great, another night of furrowed brows and awkward silence at the dinner table, caused by my pig headedness. Would it really have killed me to say he could stay over at his friends tonight? Maybe. Just because I’m still miserable, doesn’t mean he has to be. Every Friday night was our family night, it’s the only thing...
“Finally, A Happy Ending” by E.C. Nickelson
The violent wind beat against the old home, rattling every stained-glass window. Thunder roared overhead, the gods announcing their anger. Lightning flashed across the skies, illuminating the harsh sway of the century-old pines and oaks of the forests beyond. The ice-cold rain poured in steady torments as it had for a solid three days, threatening to flood the three-hundred-year-old home. A tall figure, cloaked i...
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