Write a story where one person is trying to say goodbye but keeps getting interrupted.
Posted in Middle School on Oct 26, 2022
Submissions are closed
Sorry, we are not accepting submissions for this prompt as it is not part of an active contest. Make sure you don't miss our next contest by creating your free Reedsy Prompts account.
Or create a new Reedsy account:
Why not check out our active contest?
✍️ 157 stories
“Heaven and Back” by Anna Mosqueda
“Big man is waitin’ on me.” “No he aint papa, don’t say that.” I hear the crickets. They sound like hell but their chirping don’t stop. It don’t ever stop. Papa’s breathing beside me makes me want to cry. Every breath sounds like it’s the last and he knows it too. I have no one except him and the insects around me. Over Jinups Seat, I can see the sun rising. This morning, it makes ...
“I Have To Go” by Svara Narasiah
Axelle I have to go. I have to go. I have to go. He has to go! I open my eyes with a start, sweat beading my forehead. Bits and pieces of the dream I had last night swarm into my head. Lyle, he's leaving. The only friend I've ever had is leaving. And he's leaving today, at noon. ...
“One More Sec!” by Charlie Murphy
“I had a great time with you!" Heather said, holding my hand.“Yeah?” I replied.“Yeah.” She ruffled my black curly hair. “Your hair’s so shaggy!”“Thanks.”We walked up to my door.“Well, another awesome date.”“Yeah. Especially when you got your head stuck in that bucket!” She laughed.I felt my face become hot. “Yeah, I felt like a total idiot.”"Yeah, but you’re my idiot.” She kissed my cheek.I kissed her back. “Well—”“Jordon!” Nichole yelled.“What?!”“I a...
“Jennifer Tries to Leave the Office” by Kevin Broccoli
Jennifer is trying to leave the office. She has quit her job. She has decided. She has decided she’s quitting her job. She has decided to pursue a passion. She has not chosen a passion yet, but when she does, she will commit to it fully--with her whole heart--in much the same way she committed herself to designing tape dispensers, which is her sole function in this off...
“The Safeguard Society” by Cole Lane
*******************A quick caveat, this story is about superheroes, just saying that upfront. :)With that being said, the characters' names I pulled out of my noggin. I'm sure in the vast universe of superhero names, that some of these have already been used and I don't mean to reference those characters. I will say, I have a young female character named 'Holly the Green Giant' which is my Hulk-like reference for this story, that one is probably original, lol!Hopefully, this is a lighthearted, fu...
“This Is It” by Rexy Rexy
Ok, Gene, you can do this. You just need to be polite, be real, get it out as quickly as possible and don’t look back, simple as that.Gene knocked on Veronika’s door, hesitated for a moment, wanting to turn and walk away but he forced himself to be strong and really go through with it this time. He stood there in deep contemplation and suddenly realized no one had answered the door for quite a while now while he was deep in thought.How dare she! Do I not command admiration and respect? From...
“Money Shot” by John K Adams
Anna’s eyes fluttered as she lay cradled in Trent’s arms. “I‘m cold… Is it cold?” Trent pulled off his jacket and tucked it around her. The wrecked car lay on its side. Smoke drifted. “Hang on, Anna. We’ll get through this.” “I’m sorry.” “No, I’m sorry. You saved my life… you took a bullet meant for me.” “Guess I learned. I’ll never do that again… ” She tried to smile. “Quiet now...
“Ice Cream” by 🌺𝔹𝕒𝕚𝕝𝕖𝕪 𝕊🌺
"What I'm trying to say... is..." I wipe my nose with my shakey hands, ever so slowly. "Good--""Don't worry, Lelani. When you get out of here we can go back to getting ice cream every weekend."I shake my head. The monitor of my heartbeat started to slow its pace, but of course, she doesn't notice."Cassie listen to me," I try, but she won't."Every weekend. I promise. K?" Cassie says, that smile still rolling. "I'll even let you invite your boyfriend, Liam."I almost laugh, but stop myself, because I know i...
“I'm Sorry” by Rose Quartz
High school sweethearts are overrated. Everyone knows they never last. But when they do, everyone looks up to them. Jax and I have been friends since we were born. Our parents were in the same hospital and became friends after giving birth. Jax was like a brother to me, and my mom told me I had to say goodbye. I had only a week to tell him, but every time I visited him he made me so happy. I didn’t have enough courage to...
“ A fight for death ” by J Sagar
General Mateo was killing it. Killing them all, to be precise. Thirteen tall brutes with shaved heads came rushing toward him from the front. The two behind him seemed to be readying for an ambush. General Mateo couldn’t care less. He raised his sword high in the air and plunged it into the soil. Thick, dazzling beams of light shot out of the ground and annihilated all fifteen of them. Two enormous ones attacked him with spears. Futile, he muttered. He danced about them a little and then, once again, raised his sword high in the ...
“this is goodbye (or at least it was suppose to be)” by Phoenix Cooper
In all honestly I really should have seen this coming, Izzy was never one for goodbyes. Always clinging onto those who turn away even when all she’s left with is ash. And I could never stay steady in my lies when it came to her, not anymore. It really was becoming a problem. I didn’t care though, I stuck by her when they all left, I stayed when they scoffed, provided a shoulder for her to cry on whe...
“Bye Bye GoodBye” by Christopher Moore
The dial-tone captured the sound of my heartbeat flatlining. I dialed Evelyn’s number. The zipping and clicking noises of the rotary dial resuscitated it. I released my finger from the last number, then slammed the receiver down. Now my heart was racing. I didn’t know what to say. I had obsessive thoughts of how to say goodbye. That’s it. I am going to her house. I rushed down stairs, and grabbed my jacket. As I opened the front door, my mother walked out of the kitchen. She said, “Jonathan where are you going?...
“Breaking Good” by Marcia H.
It was time. Gilda looked up at the clock and counted down the minutes. In a few minutes her best friend, Delta would be here. She was ready. She knew that Delta would not like what she had to say but it needed to be said. Gilda glanced up at the clock one more time before she sat down in her yellow and white reclining chair in the living room. Delta got dressed up in her white and blue sundress. It had ...
“Goodbye Earth” by Elizabeth Cat🌟
My mother is going to be the first woman on mars. I know you probably think that I’m lying, but it’s true. I know it’s crazy that my mother is going to be the first woman on mars, but that’s not even the crazy part. The crazy part is, I am going to be the first girl on mars! It was always my mother’s dream that we go to mars together. See my mother’s father—my grandfather—was an astronaut, but he died before he had ...
“The Never Ending Phone Call” by Debra Sue Brice
The sound of a chirping cricket coming from Katie’s purse was not a cricket at all. It was the ringtone from Katie’s phone indicating her sister was calling at the most inopportune time, as usual. It was as if her sister Jeni had a sixth sense to know precisely when Katie had her hands full. Literally. Katie loved her sister dearly, but at the moment she was in a bit of a rush. The market was super crowde...
🌟 Similar prompts
Write a story that spans a month during which everything changes.
Sad – 133 stories
Start your story with a character taking a leap of faith.
Middle School – 156 stories
Write about someone who is always looking toward the future.
Adventure – 79 stories
Start your story with an ending and work backward toward the beginning.
Fiction – 203 stories
Enter our weekly contest!
This week's theme: The More Things Change...
Ended on 23:59 - Apr 16, 2021 EST
Won by Shea West 🏆
Title: Strong ExhaleView details
Win $250 in our short story competition 🏆
We'll send you 5 prompts each week. Respond with your short story and you could win $250!
Tired of MS Word?
Join the revolution and write your book in a tool designed for authors. 🙌
Includes FREE typesetting to print-ready PDF & EPUB files, track changes and collaborative editing.