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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“Action!” by Taylah G
TW: Death and Weapons “But Mama-” I started. Mama placed her pale hand in my face. Her dark eyes scanned my pale green ones. “Why? He was my friend,” I murmured. “We can’t have friends,” Mama responded flatly. “That’s your fault for befriending him. You know we can’t control our targets.” I stared down at my best friend’s limp body. His neck was twisted at an angle I could bare...
“Because Monsieur Proust Said So | Section A” by J. Storbakken
The Los Angeles writer, after stepping over a pigeon that was plopping its body about by the bus-stop on its one leg (the other fowleen appendage, a pink, rattail-ish trunk, hung down, tapping like a broken stick onto the sidewalk, rhythmically, as if it were scratching a little pigeonitch on the tiny stump-tip), boarded the outgoing bus and took his seat. The writer stepped over the pigeon. The Los Angeles writer stepped over the blarmey pigeon that was hopping and plopping itself about here and there, meddlesome and un...
“Shocking bride” by وداد أكرم
Open Meera wedding invitation card, which got her a week ago, I thought long before that, but finally decided to read it, while she is doing, she remembered what happened at her engagement to Sam and how he did not attend the Engagement party Let her wait , didn't go Meera any wedding or engagement or even Christmas . "Invitation t...
“Vespers” by Mark Wilson
TW: Verbal abuse [ Friday - October 28, 19xx | 6:38pm ] “Isn’t he so handsome, Marie?! And he’s only 2 weeks old! Mark Anthony Wilson!” Carol beamed. “You know, like the Emperor, Mark Anthony,” she continued, eyes locked lovingly on her infant son, but now darting-up smugly, to meet the ever-narrowing gaze of her teen friend. Desperately trying to smother an increasingly growing jealousy of the girl, Marie would inject. “I
“Work Gets In The Way” by Greg Gillis
Tempers flared inside the Harrison household. Between the shoes and other inanimate objects that went hurling across the room, words of distrust and hatred bellowed from the mouth of Iris, a woman scorned and betrayed by her husband, Gus. Gus and Iris had been married for twenty-three years. Not all those years were bad, however. Their marriage had been a blis...
“So What!” by Joe Swanson
Excerpt from the Watchman’s Review. Translated and reviewed by Adolf Huffenslafenmaker: Circa 1936, Berlin Germany. “Because I said so. That is what I told her.” “Is that what you really said? Do you believe that works?” It is the implied power that troubles me. Not that I am influenced by power, no more than anyone else I believe. I believe that there are those who command attenti...
“In the Dead of Night...” by Fresh Start0
The man in the grey fedora was there again, a blackened Mackintosh slung over his shoulders. His burnished bronze eyes shone in the blistering darkness as the disrupting rays of disco lights shone on the patches for his skin. The man, slowly, pulled his eyes away from the prying eyes. He had to complete his mission after all. The burner phone’s ringtone drowned under the music of the roaring disco. The man pulled it out and pressed it against his ear. The voice over the burner phone monotonous and drear...
“Just a Dream” by Molly Sullivan
“They’re here for you.” My chest tightened. I looked at my mother for guidance. “You need to come with me.” She grabbed my hand and pulled me towards the door. I could see her hands shaking as she slowly undid the lock. We ran outside and jumped into the gray minivan. The sky above our house was dark and ominous. The heavy clouds promised rain while the wind began to slowly speed up. Not a single star could be seen. We pulled...
“YOU SAY, SO WE'LL DIE” by Esha Mahmood
I love eid. And Fesikhs. They’re the traditional festival food of Palestine. Baba is buying them right now. I stare at it, longingly. Hurry up, hurry up, shopkeeper. Someone pokes my head from behind.“Patience fatty,” it’s Ali, and his mouth and chin are covered in chocolate. He’s my five-year-old brother. I’m two years older than him.“Oh I’m fatty.” I say sarcastically. “How much eidi did you get?”“Four dinars.” he tells proudly.“I got five.” I say. “I can’t wait to meet grandma.” We’re gonna have guests at ho...
“It yawns a thousand teeth” by Khair Harun
Year 2158Salih checks the Oximeter level on his right arm. Red dot is blinking alarmingly.He tries to breathe normally. But, it's difficult. It's like trying to take a quick breath before being thrown into a deep water when you're still a child.The night fog thickens before him. Leaning back against a gravel, he measures the weight of his plasma gun in both hands. He wishes for a nice bed to rest. How long has it been? he thought. 14 hours?He has a narrow escape from one of the Na...
“A Droplet of Time” by Hugo Millaire
CW: Some suggestive language, gunshot.Queens, New York, 2021. Frank made his way across the street onto the cracked sidewalk while the rain drizzled down his face and matted his hair on his forehead, giving him a sensation of a wet mop on his head. He was grumbling at having forgotten his umbrella at work and having to stay so late in the office the sun had gone down and the moon had risen to take its place. He turned aroun...
“Because I Said So” by Amiah Jared
“Why not smile for us, pretty girl?” The man across the street shouts to my mom. I open my mouth to shout back in retaliation, but my mom grabs my wrist, firm. “Frida,” she warns. “Leave it.” I don’t want to, so I flash him the finger behind my back. He grins, his gray teeth looking more like a rat’s and less like a human’s. I try not to gag, and my mom opens the door to the bookstore for me. “Come on, Free.” The welcoming jingle of the bell on the door signals our leave from the cruel...
“Now We Want To Learn” by Moushami Sha
“See those clouds, it will rain soon…,” said Thiago. People sitting in front of him made bewildered faces. A man named Bennett stood up and asked, “Why will it rain?” Thiago smiled and said, “Because I said so!” Perhaps, you have come to know how Thiago was taking advantage of the stupid people of his village. Everyone living in this village didn’t know anything about the basic knowledge of life and clever Thiago...
“Project Songbird” by Kathleen M.
The next book in my ongoing series. See bio for order to read in. *** Two men were arguing in front of a complicated machine. The taller of the two had his arms crossed, while the shorter made wild gestures. She couldn’t hear what they were saying, only that they were very upset about something. “Ladies, ladies, you’re both very pretty.” A woman walked over, kissing the taller man on th...
“Not Happening!! Because I Said So!!” by Lakendra Jackson
The shouting match started, and everyone was wondering what the heck was going on upstairs. Everything was just fine a minute ago. What could have happened that fast? So the husband walked upstairs to see what all the commotion was all about. As the husband made his way to the top of the stairs, the wife said, no go back downstairs. This is between your daughter and me. What’s going on up here? The husband said. Nothing ...
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