Write about a person trying to see something from another’s point of view.
Posted in Nonfiction on Oct 26, 2022
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“A Life of Regret” by Kanika G
When Raj had stealthily installed the iSpy 200 Vision Plus device on his wife’s prescription glasses two weeks ago, he had no idea the device would enable him to watch and hear from her perspective—in a way, relive—her last day alive. It was this morning Raj had received the Bluedart courier with the pen drive containing the recording of the last day of Mira’s life—her first and only day of wearing her glasses with the iSpy installed—just before the horrific car accident in which her car had been hit on the rear by another fast-m...
“In My Shoes” by 𝔹𝕖𝕝𝕝𝕒 𝕁𝕒𝕕𝕖
I was the next Heiress to the throne of Dreamland. I felt lucky. I felt scared. I felt excited. And I felt nervous. I also felt-well, the list would be too long to tell.Dreamland was a magical place, where all your dreams come true. Now that I think about it, that kind of sounds clichè or something someone would tell you when you walk into an amusement park.Let me start again. Dreamland was a magical place where dreams were real. Where dreams came alive. Where dreams were crazy, amazing things. And sometimes they were scary....
“In My Mind” by Riley B.
Note - Suicidal Elements The red light of the alarm clock blares in my black room, but it hasn’t had my attention for the last several hours. Studying the ceiling has become my new pastime. My eyes stare at the white drywall looming above me, willing it to come crashing down. If only, I thought. It’d be the perfect excuse to miss work tomorrow. They don’t need me anyway, I’d only be ge...
“To Gift a Plum Blossom” by Yolanda Wu
Zengmei poked her earlobe with her gold demon-spike of an earring a good five times before she finally found where the hole was and pushed it through. Her maid, Tian Wen, was looming over her, carefully gathering the top part of her hair into a jade comb carved with peonies.It was the one Song Fenghai – second son of the Song Sect of Lushan – had given to her as an engagement gift. The wedding was due to occur a few weeks from now.It was a wedding of necessity. Zengmei had no interest in love anyway.Her sister, Ruilan...
“The Baby” by Rhondalise Mitza
“She’s very pretty, very small, very… much a baby. I didn’t realize how much a baby would be, you know, a baby. She can’t do anything. So tiny. I think both her hands make up, like, half my thumb.” “In her defense, you have abnormally large thumbs.” “Huh, that’s true. Do you want to hold her?” Danika shook her head and took a...
“Another Day” by Henry Vinicio Valerio-Madriz
The cold didn’t let him sleep; it was a long night in the streets. Some conditions refuse to leave… the cold stuck to his body for hours. Logan felt it deeply in his bones, there wasn’t much to do. He was 52; nonetheless, he looked older, much older. “Some people drink life like drinking a water jet. I guess I need to drink life ...
“10 days ” by Eric Falvey
TW: Suicide ideation, suicide mention. There are 28,652.5 days in the average human life span in the U.S. It is hard to believe that the entirety of my life was weighed by only 10 of those. 10 days to hang on to. 10 days until I could have had everything I ever wanted, everything I ever deserved. 10 days and my heart and my mind would have been fulfilled forever, but she took that away from me. She couldn’t wait. She cut the legs out from underneath of me, and watched as all my plans fell over and crushed me in their screaming...
“Moony” by Valerie June
It was a night like any other and, unfortunately, the loud activity of the night made it quite difficult to catch onto a dream and drift off to sleep. But a little girl knew better than to chase her dreams, anyway. A howl from a stray dog mixed in with nature’s nightly lullaby. The crashing of ocean waves sounded like cymbals against the shore and the whistling of the wind was frighteningly similar to that of a ...
“Summer Camp Visions” by Corbin Sage
The crumbling building by the woods was covered in graffiti, names and dates, and crudely carved hearts spanning the surface like the heavily gathered clouds in the sky above. My eyes found the red sharpie that was scrawled over a painted patch, back from when this place still belonged to a summer camp. It was my old initials, EFH. I hadn’t wanted to write my full name, but I hadn’t yet wanted to use my chosen o...
“I wish you could see...” by Amanda Chan
I wish you could see the stars the way I do. I wish you could see the night sky and think of the endless possibilities. I wish you could see the ocean, watch the waves, and think of peace. I wish you could see... But you can't. Your eyes are blinded by hate,...
“Through Lilly's Eyes” by Kim Kline
I’m watching her through the kitchen window. A curious zoo-goer observing a young bear cub perched on a tall branch. So innocent, so vulnerable, so ignorant to the dangers of the world outside its shelter. She looks serene in this moment with her nose buried in a book, eyebrows slightly pinched in concentration. Her golden locks tumble over thin shoulders that are perpetually shrouded under baggy clothing. ...
“Just A Bird's Eye View” by Miss Maggie Maria
To start my story off- I would like to introduce myself as the character that will be attempted to be seen in a perspective of a person that is unaware of my thoughts and feelings. (But of course- they know best, right?) The two characters do not mesh well- one is Taurus and myself - well I am a Leo. I must say- those two zodiac signs; do not get along.Moving forward - I will go over a short back story to show you a small peek into my life. Not a very miserable one; it could always be worse!But- as a trauma victim...
“The Prince and the Dragon” by Annalisa D.
I never wanted to be a thief, but I had no other choice. At the age of ten, I lost both my parents and ended up on my own. My parents barely had any money, but at least they had something. Without them, I had nothing. Therefore, I did what I needed to for money. It’s not a unique story, but this story isn’t about me anyway. In desperate need of something to eat, I snat...
“SOAR” by Rodrigo Juatco
The simple sounds people make, during their day to day lives, tell a tale. Each sound speaks volumes about the activities people are performing; it reflects their mood, their state of mind, and even their relationship towards one another. And so, the story being told about a family of three—a Father, a Mother, and their young daughter—is indicative to what is heard at that moment: the humming of a running engine on cruise control; the jostling and clunking noises made by a vehicle as it speeds down a road; and wind whistling through a par...
“A Tale Told by Broken Creatures” by Leo Greer 🦅 🕶
The snow was gentle on that day. It fell to the ground in lazy spirals, blown about by the remnants of the wind. There had been a tempest last night, but today only a quiet whisper blew through the high peaks of the Tierra Denai. Cold wind. Hard stone. The roar of avalanches and of storms. These were all that the Traveler had known since he’d begun his journey, for it was a dark world. Paths were few, roads fewe...
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