Write a story about someone who keeps coming across the same stranger.
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“Your Move” by Hayley Igarashi
This is a story about the man who wants to kill you. I have my doubts, not about the man or about the story, but about you. I fear I do all this for nothing. Listen: I would scream if I had a mouth. I have a story. So that is what I will use. You have seen him before. He might as well live in your periphery. He is tall and seems to carry his weight in his chest and shoulders. He has a narrow waist and legs that taper down to small leather shoes. Not that you've noticed any of this before. You've been...
“Stranger Than a Stranger.” by Cam Croz
Why was it so hard to live it up? At the time she’d left home, Samira had thought it a great idea. She had graduated school with the high spirited desire to travel the world, live it up! Her plan had been to live her life like all of those bloggers out there who seemed to love nothing more than to tell the world of how great their lives were. Samira had simply wanted to have and express as much fun as they had. So, she’d started a blog.
“Sairmonia” by Lee Mar
The low buzz of coffee machines and chatter filled Nari’s ears as she read through NASA’s latest post on Twitter. Three space travelers arrived safely at the space station four hours ago. Nari took a sip of her honey lavender latte, wondering what it would be like to travel through space. It had always been her dream to work for NASA, maybe even as an astronaut. Nari was only thirteen though, so she had a while before she was old enough.Nari observed her surroundings. Everyone in the coffee shop seemed to be working on s...
“Him” by Amiable Sorceress
I know him, but I don’t. I see his shadows everywhere in my life, but it is where to place him that I am having all the trouble. When I look in the mirror, they’re there to haunt me. All of those strangers, all of the ghosts that crowd around, and in the center, it's him. “Anjali!!” I was trying to hear their voices when I heard my parents calling me. Did they know I wasn’t normal? As I walked downstairs, my memory had fogged up. What did I do and what have I yet to do? My answer; everything. I have yet to see myself properly,...
“Ukcyo” by McKinley Burns
Knock Knock I jolted awake, and quickly looked around around my pitch black room, then my eyes set on the window beside me. I slowly set my feet on the ground, my legs were shaking non stop. I stood up, slowly walking to the window Ring Ring, Ring Ring I jumped in surprise, I calmed down realizing it was just my phone. My heart was beating fast...
“Buggers” by Rhondalise Mitza
Emil jumped out of bed with cockroaches on the mind. Actually, they were more on the unconscious mind. He had been dreaming about them since he was a little boy. Cockroaches. All sorts of them. Jungle ones and water bugs and even ones that he had fabricated all on his own. There was one, he recalled as he sat at the edge of the bed and pulled on his socks, that looked like the president of the United States, complete with little swatch of orange hair and impossibly bordered lips. Well. Emil knew that it was all a hoax. Those cock...
“An asset of the visually impaired” by Sebastian Ehlke
“Got it,” N said as an eccentric smile contorted his face into a smug grin. “Now, are you ready to go yet?” The church parking lot made an ideal meeting point. It was nearly always empty on weekdays, and its location allowed for both the boys to walk there from their homes. H sighed, disappointed at his own results. “I didn’t catch it, man, let’s go.” Putting his phone in his pocket, H turned away to walk home. Although the game of Pokemon Go had begun waning in popularity, the two boys were deter...
“The Color of Death” by Jeanne Marceau
“I might be a little late,” Beckett says as he buttons up his white shirt, his eyes are swollen from staying up late last night doing research on the company where he has an interview today. Though even with his eyes red and his beard not groomed he is looking incredibly handsome this morning.“Maybe you could make up for it?” I slowly climb out of bed and make my way across the room to where Beck is trying to knot his tie, we look at each other longing for one another’s embrace.“When we get back from Dr. Whitmann,” he kisses...
“Writing Against the Devil” by Keri Dyck
I close my laptop, shove it onto the bed beside me, and massage my forehead.“What’s the matter?”I look up to see my little sister coming into my room. She looks concerned and I try not to take my annoyance out on her. “My laptop isn’t working.”“Oh. I can go ask Mom if you can use hers.”“Thanks, but I need my stories from my laptop.”“Aren’t they on your phone too?”“They are supposed to be, but it’s not working either. It’s so weird. ...
“Tomorrow” by Zea Bowman
All I remember is him. His eyes. His gorgeous blue eyes and how they twinkle in the light, taunting me from afar. His perfect skin argues with his jet-black wispy hair, which he sweeps aside too often. "Tomorrow." The only word he had ever spoken to me, and yet I yearned to feel his soft hands in between mine. The night I met him was like any other. The crystal sky was lit with stars, shimmering against the darkness that cascaded around them. I wore my favorite dress: periwinkle, with flowers that danced across it l...
“If Only I Knew” by Lynn Penny
(Trigger Warning)If only I knew. I would have seen past the charming looks, the sweet compliments, those kind eyes. If only I knew. I would have seen the dangers, the lies, the pain he was causing me.If only I knew. I would still have my friends, my family, my life. I would still be free.If only I knew. I would have had a fighting chance, I would still have my freedom.If only.My mother always told me to be wary of strangers. Th...
“Am I Losing My Mind?” by K. M. Carpenter
I shouldn't have come here. I shouldn't have been as foolish as I was to get into this taxi cab, drive all the way across the city, and come here. Yet I did. I thought perhaps it was only my imagination, seeing that face amidst hundreds of others. I thought that perhaps it was an illusion of some kind, a sadistic trick. I thought, just maybe, it was a sign I needed to get out. Grab a drink or two. Or three. Am I losing my mind? Their face is everywhere. I don't know them. I thought perhaps they knew me. B...
“The Last One of Me You'll Ever See” by Kevin Angulo
I found it hard to believe that everyone was dead. It had been three weeks, and I still expected to hear someone yell out from behind me, “HEY YOU!” They might say, “There’s another ship taking off from Chelsea Piers! Better not miss it!”But there wasn’t another ship, and there never would be. The last transport to Mars had taken off three weeks ago. I watched it blast off the Hudson, creating a wave that spread out in a 360-degree circle reaching all the way to the shores of New Jersey. I watched the transport ship fly higher than...
“No Bubbles” by Joshua G. J. Insole
1I should have seen what was wrong with the scene sooner than I did. 2That Saturday morning was gorgeous. The sun was strong, there wasn’t a single cloud visible. A gentle breeze delicately rippled the surface of the water, the lazy waves shimmering. The sky above was an ethereal cobalt, stretching on forever. As I looked up into that blue eternity, I felt at home in the universe, experiencing a rare tranquillity. In th...
“Hello From Another Time” by Eian Wright
Jim walked in through his door and threw himself down on his couch. It had been a long, strange day. As he sat thinking, his phone rang. He pulled it out and saw that it was his sister, Mindy. Finally some normalcy in all of this mess. He picked up, “Hey, Mindy. What’s up?”“Hmm, I see. Yea, I’m doing alright. Well, mostly.”“Oh, it’s nothing.”“No, it’s really nothing.”“Okay, fine sis. It’s nothing that you need to worry about anyway. I just had the craziest day today. It started this morning. I went out for my m...
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