Write a story about community.
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“Dwelling in Possibilities” by Kathleen March
"I dwell in possibilities.”E.The other day I was trying to figure out what community is, if I belonged to one. I decided to go ask my friend for a definition. My friend said, “Sure, what do you want me to define?” “Community,” I said, hopefully, for I was optimistic at the time and figured my friend would know for sure. I...
“Mother's Legacy” by Whitney Trang
“It’s time!” Isla handed Lesa a white envelope. “It’s from Alpha Theta Omega Pi?” Lesa asked a bit sheepishly. “Duh. Who else would it be from?” Isla plopped down on the bed beside Lesa. “Why aren’t you more excited?” “I… I just didn’t think this day would come.” Lesa twisted the ornate gold ring on her right middle finger. Her mother had left it for her when she passed. Lesa’s mother said ...
“Odd One Out” by Harken Void
When I was born it was a disaster for Even Island. Before me, everyone and everything came in pairs of two. Came in evens. I came alone. An oddity, an odd number. A lonely number without a pair.My parents could not believe it. My teachers could not believe it. The whole island community was baffled and bewildered beyond their capacity to understand.“Surely there’s been a mistake,” they’d say to my parents. “Surely there’s been another child. Where are you hiding it?”But as days, weeks, months, and eventually, years pa...
“March” by Hazel Luo
There is a story about a woman on the train. She has black hair tied up with a purple-checkered ribbon, pulled into a neat bow. She is bundled up in a purple jacket with a fluffy white scarf, and she dons a small backpack. Her walnut-shaped eyes, shiny and tired like molasses being poured slowly, are fixated on the dim phone in her hands, fingers stretching occasionally in order to breathe some warmth back into them. The lighting of the crowded subway car shines down against her face as she leans against the doors, and her exposed sk...
“Swarm” by LeighAnne Ferreol
The roses were in full bloom. Benny buzzed around them happily. What a sweet nectar they had. He stuck his head into the flower and took a big drink. The pollen tickled as it clung to his fuzz. After a moment he buzzed away to the next group of flowers. He loved his job, it was the only life he knew and he didn’t want anything else. He landed on some daisies, shaking off the pollen from the last flower as he did so. Next year there would be new flowers, better than ever, honey even sweeter than ever before. He made a few mor...
“Be bold. Be brave. Be an ally. ” by Neha Dubhashi
I’m going to tell you a story. And it’s not going to be pretty. It’s going to be real instead.We’re going to deconstruct every myth around black lives matter and replace them with the hard truth.Let’s start from the beginning.The police system in America was originally a slave patrol designed to capture runaway enslaved people. The institution itself is corrupt and used to target black people.And it still does. A video surfaced of a white cop pulling over a woman. She...
“My ocean, my sun, my moon” by A.J Blink
I live in an ocean and it has all the colors of the sun and moon. Sometimes, it's gaping and shallow, and at other times, it's discreet and telling. Don't snort. You see my ocean, it's as bluntly encompassing as your eyes can see. I hate it but I just want to love it too. It's my ocean after all.Do you recall me saying that with my ocean, you can paint all the tints of the sun? That's the most common occurrence around. The locals even have a tale for every color. My ocean, I'm sure has to be the first there is as hot as ...
“Hindsight's 20/20” by Zainab M. M.
January 9, 2020No. 5 Hospital, WuhanIt was very clear that he was dying. The doctors and nurses around him had tried everything they could. His face was hardly visible under the tubes and mask that covered his mouth, struggling to make sense of the world. He tried to remember how it had all gone wrong, but old age had a curious way of affecting people's memories. He tried to cling to the last thing he remembered, the one memory of his sweet grandson Li Wei, standing with him under the mellow sun, staring with wide...
“Blood and Water” by Kira Krieger
I walked down the market with my basket swinging back and forth as I kicked up dust. Tessa and I had divided up our supply list while the boys went off to find wood for the fire. It had been over a week since Father threw me out of the house. Since I met my new friends. The best week in a long time, hence the skip in my step. I didn't care who saw. Didn't care what they'd said. I was happy, a feeling I w...
“FINDING THE RIGHT COMMUNITY” by Deborah Mercer
Lynne Alderton supposed there might have been phrases that made her even more convinced that moving into Mossy Hill Close was an even worse idea. Phrases along the lines of, “Oh you know John at Number 26 – released on license after 20 years for murder, though of course we’re not supposed to know about it”, or “I can’t prove anything of course, but some very odd things happen here at Halloween”, or “We’re very popular with the local Jehovah’s Witnesses, they’re always coming round!” But...
“The Day the Dogs Howled” by Rodrigo Juatco
Concentric circles within circles. That is how my past appears before me. Each indelible event of my life ripples through my being—like tiny teardrops of emotions falling upon a clear, blue pond. For the memories that thrive within me are more than just recorded events: they make up the very essence of who I am. And of all the memories that come to life, during my quiet moments of reflection, one instance stands out fro...
“Homeless Not Heartless” by Alisa Burdick
Normally, I write fictional stories. Tonight, I'm not going to do that. I'm going, instead, to tell you my story.I lived in an apartment with a couple and the woman 's son in 2010. This after living with various family members. My family, pretty much, have up on me. So, with the help of my best friend, I moved. Things were okay, as long as I did what my roommates wanted or asked of me. I paid my portion of the rent and my bills, they didn't. I lost my job in 2011, collecting unemployment and still making my ends meet. In 201...
“The Colour of Courage” by Tony Milligan
The two half-drunk American airmen came in the pub sniffing the air. The Lieutenants from Burtonwood airbase swaggered across to a window table. ‘Hey, let’s have a couple of beers over here’ the one wearing the expensive leather jacket and dark sunglasses yelled. Margot hated arrogance ‘drinks are served at the bar, sir.’ ‘That so?’ Lieutenant Jackson Cleveland said peering over his rims ‘well I’m used to better service from bar girls. Who’s in charge around here ...
“United We Stand” by Greg Gillis
Fawnville is a quiet place; a desolate place except for a handful of residents who refuse to give up their roots and move on. Currently, there are fifty-three people left in town and nobody new has joined the community in more than ten years. Even though everyone here has spent their whole lives in this town, socializing is virtually non-existent. The closest they come to intermingling is when they buy groceries at the local food market. E...
“TONSURE” by SHYAMALA BHUVANACHANDRAN
Vijay red with rage, barged into Sumathy’s room and threw the folded newspaper on her face. In a low but threatening voice he warned her. “You have a similar fate waiting for you. Just note it. If you don’t mend your ways, you are doomed for sure.” Sumathy frightened by his aggressive behaviour and forceful tone, took the paper and went through the piece of news. It was about a gruesome attack on George Floyd by ...
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