Write a short story that ends with a twist.
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“Little Cruelties” by Mark Jackson
Tuesday, 4th of September 2018Even though I know you don’t care, I’ll tell you anyway: Since you left, I’ve been asleep most of the time. I still think about what happened with you and the kids, and how I ended up like this. I’ve written it all down here, between the pages of this notebook. Who knows, they might even use it against me one day. A motive. Yesterday, I got out of bed aro...
“Eliminate Andrew Higgs” by J Sagar
Orders are orders. You have to follow them. If the sergeant asks you to kill a man, you kill him. No ifs and buts. That is how I was raised. You are not to question your superiors no matter what they ask you to do. My father lived by that rule and I was going to prove that the apple hadn’t fallen too far from the tree. In my line of work, I had seen a lot of folks lose their lives merely on account of having failed to do what was asked of them. Was it not, then, obvious that I, in order to avoid suffering a similar fate, was to ca...
“Tuesday” by Daniella Cressman
It was Tuesday. He was running errands: getting milk, bread, and eggs. He always got groceries on Tuesday at 9 a.m. Trevor liked to stick to his routine. He didn’t have to do his counseling until 3 p.m. He always had breakfast at eight. He was a man who enjoyed predictability. He always had the same meal for breakfast: two over-easy eggs and a slightly toasted piece of whole-grain bread. He never changed his breakfast habits. He never would. On this particular Tuesday, there had been a storm warn...
“Mr. Brown's Retirement Plan” by Dana Schellings
Everyone, no matter how ordinary they might seem, has at least one extraordinary story to tell. Take the case of an ordinary man named Mr. Brown, a retired truck driver from a quiet New England town. Mr. Brown spent decades driving produce all over the country until his company took him to dinner at a moderately priced restaurant, handed him a gold-plated watch and showed him the door. Since then he’s spent his days watching golf on TV, feeding the ducks in the park, and plotting to kill his wife. &...
“What a Lovely Irony” by Lily Kingston
Isn’t it ironic? Me, a comedian, a man made of jokes, in the most miserable place that you could ever possibly imagine. I stood over her casket and brushed my fingers across its polished wood. As I stared at the casket’s outside, I didn’t dare look inside. To see her pale face and flushed cheeks. I closed my eyes, t...
“Salmon Crackers” by Waverley Stark
The woman across the room is staring at you, the one with yellow hair and emerald earrings. You pretend not to notice, sipping casually at your wine. She’s cute, you suppose, although not really your type. You preferred brunettes. They keep on coming up to you and saying how sorry they are. That’s all...
“Why a Lottery?” by Scott Blanke
Hordes of robed populous crowded around the few stalls. The stench of unwashed bodies permeates the air. The market holds little produce and what there is fought over valiantly. Waves of heat come off the sands making up the floors. Street urchins wearing rags beg on every corner. The customers ignore the emaciated beggars. The crowds are so dense, one has to bull one's way up to any stall. Rudeness is the norm. The background hubbub is deafening. No one seems to be listening. <...
“Cownapped!” by Charlie Murphy
“OK, I'm off to work,” I said, holding the doorknob.“Bye Mommy. Have a great and super day!” Norman said, turning his blonde-mopped head from his coloring book.“Thank you. And as always, behave for Mr. Lemon.”“I will, Mommy!”I took one last look at him then left, closing the door. I walked to my car when I spotted something gold. I walked straight ahead in the street and stopped. “MOO!” uttered the gold cow who was the size of a house cat.“What the... A gold cow?” As soon as I said it, it disappeared. I ...
“The Scepter of the Priest” by Ahmed Wael
The gates were wide open, thick high gates of pure gold, decorated with many elegant hieroglyphic symbols and spells that prevent the king's enemies from trying to assassinate him. Hiding behind them a very large hall, at the end of which the great throne made of pure gold settles in the middle between two statues for two giants with the head of a jackal and a human body, a huge throne that accommodates a giant, which makes the queen appear slim in size.The guards advanced inside the hall pushing a short, slim man compared to the t...
“It Came Out of the Sky” by Lee Kull
The noise jolted Zara awake. A massive boom, like distant thunder, but somehow different. She listened in silence, but hearing nothing more, she relaxed and closed her eyes, trying to regain the blissful peace of slumber.A kind of distant humming became faintly perceptible, but it took her a while to realize it was steadily growing louder. She got up. Slipping her feet into her slippers, she glanced at the plush hot pink pompoms adorning them, and scurried to the window. She squinted outside, not knowing what she expected to see bu...
“It ends with a twist” by Kat Gruszka
Her hair was missing. He could not get this image out of his head. She had the most beautiful hair. He was sure every father thought this about their daughter. However, her hair was always perfect. It was smooth and shiny and this beautiful blend of blonde. He chose to believe that it was her natural hair color, but at this point, he didn’t remember. There was also a slight wave towards the bottom. She used to call them her “beach waves”. His vision started to blur a little. I guess it made sense that she ended up on a be...
“Celie Goose” by Pamela Saunders
Mrs Celie Goose was thinking hard.It was nowhere near Christmas – in fact it was summertime. Her goslings had grown and they were all preparing for their migration with lots of wingercising. So, all would seem to be well in the Goosey world, but it wasn't.Her friend “Red” Rhode was sick with fear for her little chicks, and so was another friend, Puck Duck, who was, or had been until they disappeared, raising his ducklings by himself since their mum, Trixie had abandoned them for Jake Drake.
“The boy in the bubble” by Kari Hyp
“Despite my Ghoulish Reputation, I Really Have The heart of A small Boy. I Keep it in a jar on my Desk” -Robert BlochWould you steal a human heart if you had no heart yourself? There were those days that the Hulgri attempted to steal little children’s hearts. These vicious creatures-often charged for smuggling the precious silver coins from Prince Axel’s towers in exchange for a heart or two down the Greinfait River
“The Murder of Jonathan De Franco” by Mayur Multani
*Knock knock* She got of her couch, and looked through the eye hole. There was a man who didn't look like a postman or a delivery guy. He knocked again and again. He had a suit on and dashed right in as soon as she opened the door. "Hey what the hell?" she angrily followed him. "Who are you?" "Get out!" she kept yelling.The guy shut the door, then rushed towards the windows in the living room and slammed them shut too. "I'm gonna call the police!" she picked up the telep...
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