Write a story about a rumor making its way through the grapevine.
Posted in Mystery on Jul 10, 2021
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“Some Rumors Are True” by Alby Carter
The only thing worse than breaking up with my boyfriend was the whispers that followed me as I walked by. I had known he was trouble, but how much trouble? I needed to hear the rumors, for myself. I wanted to scream at people, but couldn’t make a scene. My ears hummed with the rhythm of the soft voices. They strained to grasp any word, and only caught the most familiar; MY name. Penny, they whispered, eyes alarmed when they felt my ice-cold chill as I walked by. Penny, the mean store owner said with nea...
“ Return of The Exiled” by Katy S.
A long, long, long time ago when the world was still young, and people trusted their hearts more than their minds, when proof from your eyes was not needed to make something the truth, there was a kingdom, a King, a Royal Advisor who was not listened to as often as he wished, and an enemy the King made for himself. Our tale begins with a rumor, and an argument. " Your Majesty there is a rumor that she will come." "She will not come." " But your Majesty, she would not have allowed the rumor to rea...
“Medicine” by Andie Pabon
“Why don’t you go suck on a eucalyptus leaf? Maybe that will make you feel better?” She said it with so much brazen self-confidence, like she had said the cleverest insult of all time. Coming from her, though, it might as well have been. Anna Bouchard carried herself with the grace of a woman who had nothing to lose or gain by public opinion. She also wore her mean streak like a suit of armor. People in town were either afraid of her or in love with her. Sometimes both. At 38-years-old, Anna dressed almost like a far...
“At the Bottom of the Lake” by Maggie Deese
Bzz bzz bzz“Crap.” Easton yanks the buzzing contraption from his pocket and swipes away a new text. A blush creeps up his neck and into his ears as he feels his classmates drilling holes in his head.“Easton put the phone away.” Mrs. State taps her foot vigorously and gives a sharp clearing of the throat. He shares an embarrassed smile and goes to stash it away where it belongs when the text appears again. It’s not a number he recognizes but what it reads catches his eye.Did you hear Dexter Forgo ...
“He Said, She Said” by Najwa Zandlo
Iris Hardwell (Mother of Alex Hardwell) “You know, you’re not the first person to ask that question. Everyone wants to know. Everyone wants to know if I knew my son was a killer. Well, I’ll tell you just like I told all of them - fuck you. Fuck you for ever thinking that. My son was an angel. Ask anyone. They’ll tell you the same. Did I see this coming? What mother looks at her son and imagines he could ever be capable of something like this?” Denise Radley (Alex’s Homeroom Teach...
“CORNERED” by Norlie Rabino
I can’t breathe, there is so many people around me, looking at me, whispering, I can’t breathe. Help me. Is there someone who can help me? I don’t know because there is no one in my side.“How could you do this to me? What have you done? How can you spread such thing? “Well, I think, to ruined your life. Everyone will gossip on you. That is to make your life miserable. Cut, that was a good job. Hi, my name is Kaylie Rodriguez, an actress. My life flow through acting. I love to be part of the indus...
“Telephone Rumor” by Emilie Scarchilli
Marcia Macintyre finally sold her car! No, really? I thought she’d never get rid of the old bolt bucket. At least we don’t have watch it lurch into the parking lot anymore. I never believed it was an antique car, no matter what she said. Sure, she inherited it from her grandad, but family heirlooms are only so useful. Whoever heard of an antique truck? It definitely rattled and squawked enough to be one, but I doubt it. No, the thing was just old and falling apart. Now she’s gotten rid of it, we can have some sense of self-respec...
“Have you heard about Myra?” by Peace Nakiyemba
‘I think Myra is sick.’The three women were huddled together making snacks for the prayer meeting. Martha was surprised it had taken Agnes twenty full minutes before she decided to choose a victim of her gossip. Perhaps she had too many stories and had to pick the right one.Agnes’ husband was a journalist and in recent times she had taken it upon herself to conduct the same nosiness among her own friends. Her nosiness was aided by the fact that she ha...
“You Can't Hold it in Forever” by Gracie Jean
Pulling her hood farther down her face, and shoving her thin fingers deep into the pocket on her sweatshirt, she trudged on through the dim hallway of Sandstone Springs High SchoolKaya had arrived very early in the morning, or at least to her standards. The sunlight had not yet skipped over the mountains of the valley, and Sandstone Springs remained soaked in a cool, deep shadow. Kaya welcomed the darkness of the early morning like a friend. The daytime would adorn her with an even darker cloak than the one blanketing the mountains...
“Janice.” by Marsha Webb
Janice works in the village pharmacy, a small store with only three people working there but it serves the community well. Janice is forty two, married with two grown up children. She loves working at the pharmacy, she gets excited whenever the new ranges of cosmetics and lotions come in, although she is not medically trained, she feels working at the pharmacy gives her more of an air of importance than working in a normal shop but most of all Janice loves being in the centre of the village gossip.Tuesday morning and Janice is busi...
“ABC Noir” by E. Christian
I heard the first rumor of the great purge from Skylar. “They’re taking them away,” he said, shaking his head as he stared deep into his bottle. “I heard they’re taking them all away next week.” “They wouldn’t dare,” I breathed. A cold hand clutched at my chest. A life without Binky? It was too terrible to contemplate. Who would calm the tumultuous thoughts that clogged my brain before sleep? Offer me succor in the middle of a tantrum? Bring comfort when Big Mamma had abandon...
“Sleepy Sally ” by Bro Yaboi
Sally was tired, she wasn't sure what she was saying, thinking, or doing. As many of us know, when you are this tired you often stop filtering your interactions with other people. Such a problem was currently ailing Sally. Sally tried her best to be interesting and noticeable. Most of the time she was able to keep her mouth shut at the right time (when her funny outbursts began to be concerning instead of endearing). However, this time, she was unable to filter and continued talking. She had been meaning to make a joke when ...
“The Rumors by X-Ray” by Natalie Schlegel
Courtney Wilson and her husband Robert lived in Pear Valley for their entire lives, except for when they went to college. Although some people hated the town named after their success in selling pears, they felt satisfied living there. The two grew up in the same neighborhood and went to the same schools. The two started a fling towards the end of high school, but their acceptance to different schools ended that. When Robert surprised Courtney with a rose at her graduation, she fell in love with him all over again. Two years later, they m...
“The Gossip Monster ” by Aurora Piontek
"What are you dorks up too?"Augustine says to us"Coloring with chalk it is recess" my best friend Vivian says " that's boring you guys are useless"he says as he walks away to play a game of kickball "uhh that kid" a girl says walking up to us her deep brown eyes glaring at Augustine as he kicks the ball "I know" says Vivian in a overwhelmed look "what's your name?" I say "Anastasia" she says, I wish my name was that pretty instead of Plain Seraphina I thought to myself "My name is Vivian and that's Seraphina" Vivian says puttin...
“Fake Rumors” by Tayyibah Adelaja
I stole from a bank. That's what everybody was saying about me. Of course, it's not true. Let me explain why everybody thought that. I was at the ATM, minding my own business when someone came strolling in. Now I'm not going to say that she looked exactly like me, but she looked pretty similar. We had the same long brown hair, she was wearing a light red shirt and I was wearing a pink shirt. But yes our eyes and nose were the same. Her lips were a bit thinner than mine though. The only things that were exactly the same were our combat bo...
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