Write a story that starts with the reveal of a long-kept secret.
Posted in Mystery on Jul 17, 2021
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“Long Lost Family Reunited?” by Niveeidha Palani
I was an artist. Just a twenty year old, I couldn't do much but spend most of my time out in the wary old sun, speckling my brush with blots of coloured paint. I was different from both my parents, however. My father was the rare one with tanned brown hair with streaks of deep, glinting black. My mother had a pure chocolate river that cascaded beautifully down her back. I, however, had blonde strips with brown.I had always wondered where that blonde had come from. My mother used to tell me that it probably was a mixture of brown an...
“SEX AND FERTILITY AGENT” by Oluseyi Ogunnaike
Michael Robinson is not the real father of her super teen daughter, Terri Robinson. They were joined together in holy matrimony twenty-something years ago, but there’s an intruder sometime, somewhere, somehow. Impregnated, but no one suspected that he was not responsible. The baby was born and grown up under his roof.‘’Michael’’ She whimpers.She only calls him Michael when something is serious or she’s done something very wrong. ‘’There’s something I need to tell you’’.The next door, leading to their room, half...
“Abandoned truth” by Yoomi Ari
There are people who never need a disguise, like superman all they need to do is change a pair of glasses or a hairstyle and they are someone new. The girl was like that, she was every girl next door: not pretty, not ugly, not pale or particularly brown. She walked in a way that didn't even draw the attention of the street cameras. Her clothing wasn't overly fashionable or bright in colour. Everything about her made her blend in, as if the rain had smudged her into the sidewalk, as if she was only a shadow of no importance, more boring to...
“Blue” by Chris Dulatre
January 1, 2019 (Tuesday, 10:15 p.m.)I want to confess, to you a stranger. I want to reveal my secret.And maybe because you don’t know me...you still might get the chance to know me better than anyone else.Blue - I hope the title didn’t confuse you, or if it does I hope that it gets your attention.If you are going to ask me what I'm feeling right now, maybe it is too absurd to say that I'm happy, because I'm definitely not. It's a kind of mixed emotions; scared but there's a hint of excitement know...
“Cruel World” by Amy St. Pierre
“I’m sorry,” said Lana. We were sitting at the kitchen table, which felt oddly formal for two people who normally ate dinner in front of the TV. All of the other rooms in the house were dark. The kitchen light was bright, old, and yellow, and it made me feel like I should’ve been in a musty basement instead of our luxury apartment. I wasn't surprised by the results. He’d never looked like me. “Who’s is he?” I asked quietly, actively forcing myself to not grit my teeth. Lana said nothing. She looked at me with b...
“Chapter 1 of "Leaning Secrets"” by Allie Mae Sakry
“Oh my universe,” she said, gasping.“That bad,” I asked. She kept pointing at my face with a surprised expression.“No,” she whispered. “You just look so different. Why would you change yourself when you look like this?”I stared into my mirror at the natural face I’ve had for 20 years. She is beautiful, gorgeous, even. But she doesn’t fit the name I now hold. I know that I am beautiful. But I’ve forced myself to cover it for the 6 years I’ve been in public school.“Why would yo...
“Confessions of a Murder” by Samadhee Ismail
Hey you, I am going to tell you a deep secret. A deep secret that I have been hiding for so long. Now, is the time to tell you this long kept secret of mine.Do you remember Esha? Of course you do. After all, Esha is your older sister. Do you remember the day Esha mysteriously disappeared into thin air the night of our school spring dance? Esha never disappeared. I killed Esha that night.***You were just a freshman in high school. And Esha was a senior, like me. You would never have thought in your dreams that ...
“One Summer Day” by Mustang Patty
When I heard the words coming from my mother’s mouth, a sense of vertigo caused me to grab the back of the chair in front of me. From the beginning of the conversation, I had a sense of foreboding.“You’ve always wanted to know why your father went to jail back then, right? Well, since I had to tell the FBI agent who wants you to go to work for them, I think I should tell you, too.”Not knowing what to say, I merely nodded my head.Mom hesitated and took a big...
“I'll Hold Your Hand If You'll Hold Mine” by Waverley Stark
Whatever else could be said about the ship, it was big. Bigger than the sailboats you found normally in a marina this large, bigger even than two of them put together. She had to shield her eyes from the sun and tilt her neck forwards to even look at all of it, it was so big. And it screamed at her, too. The kind of big that was proud to be noticed, the kind of big that used its size to whatever it wanted, because nothing could stop it. It wasn’t sweet and clumsy big. It was bellowing, loud big, and drew eyes and soft gasps. P...
“🆃🅷🅴 🆂🆃🆁🅰🅽🅶🅴🆁” by Oliver Paradox
I am walking down the hallway, carefree. There’s not a worry in the world I must deal with. Then I see him. The stranger.He’s tall and dark and thin, and most girls in my class crowd up to him. I don’t know why I don’t, but there’s something… off, like a tree branch swaying on a seemingly windless day. I turn the corner, and he turns with me, staring hard. I look back into his eyes, and I am falling, falling into a hole of eternal darkness-I snap awake. I don’t understand my dreams, the way they start n...
“Child of the Sea” by Neha Dubhashi
The townspeople would call Lucia a child of the sea. Her bright, cerulean-blue eyes would shine with the promise of unrelenting waves, both powerful and magnificent. The smooth slope of her jaw looked like polished coral, innocent perfection. Her hair, silky long and raven-black grew long and abandoned, almost trailing to her calves. Those few assets alone would invite all the barely adult boys to her apartment, the small, grungy, white one, which, not surprisingly, was tucked away by the ocean. After t...
“Confession” by Adrie Byman
“It was me,” I whisper, hardly audible. “It was me!” I screamed to the Crowd of ever silent people, waiting to convict me. You could hear a pin drop. The judges sit there, stunned to silence. “I killed mayor Kragen,” I say in a low tone. Judge three stands up and slaps his hand on the desk. He has a receding hairline and a smirk that never leaves his face. He smells like everything artificial and I hate him for it.“Case postponed!” He growls. The crowd stares in disbelief. Postponed? What is that supposed to mean? The crow...
“The Incident” by Mary Teresa Smith
A rowdy tavern in a small town. Thick smoke hanging low over the small crowd of patrons who were partying and pigging out on cheap beer and food.This was the last place that Daniel wanted to be. Yet there he was, sitting alone in a booth at the Rusted Cap, waiting anxiously for his friend."Did you hear the news? They finally reopened that hit and run case from a few years back,"Daniel perked up, glancing over his shoulder at the booth behind him.He disliked listening...
“FOUND YOU” by Norlie Rabino
Let’s play hide and seek and I’m sure, I’ll definitely find you because there is nothing in the world that secrets will stay hidden forever. A woman was standing in a front of the mirror, looking for her reflection, thinking if she can do more, if she can show to others how great he is, but she’s thinking she’s not because there is judgement, there will be a mouth that can hurt you emotionally so you hid it to be perfect, to not be judged even it’s not you. You can be more, you can do more, if you just be yourself, you can be changed but ...
“Never Trust A Stranger Named Rob” by Artemisia Pearl
“Oh my gosh! Rob! I found the letter! Her clues paid off!” I exclaimed. A little over a month ago, Rob was a stranger. I thought he was stalking me. But now I know. We are siblings. He is my older brother that I never knew about. My mom died before she could tell us. But now, it’s like we have known each other for years. “Alright. What’s it say?” He asked. I opened the envelope, careful not to break it. I unfolded the paper inside and held it in between us, so we could both read it. My Darlings,
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