Write about a secret that you’ve never told to the person you love.
Posted in Nonfiction on May 8, 2021
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“How Not to Leave Him Behind” by Becca Gonzalez
I never told him how much the Gulf of Mexico reminded me of his brilliant blue eyes. I would stand there on the edge of the white sand and stare out into the vast gulf wondering what he would say about my thoughts. Would he agree? The love that accumulated in my heart for that boy was more than enough to drown me when I realized I would never see him again. My insides were heavy every mile I drove away, only to completely fall apart the second I reached my destinat...
“Forbidden” by Margo Harris
How do I even begin to tell someone that they mean everything to me, when to them I mean nothing at all? It’s the cruelest reality to live in and sadly, it’s mine. Since the moment I laid eyes on him, I knew he was everything that I needed to have in my life. I knew I was in love. How crazy is it to know you’re in love when you’ve only ...
“A Secret Fear” by Catherine Tripp
My late brother Chris and I were having a conversation one of those many times at the end of the day when he needed a toke. I would light up the joint, hold it to his lips, then pull it away after he inhaled. He would hold onto the smoke for a minute, exhale, then take a second, then a third. I’d puff on it sometimes, but home was twenty to forty minutes away by car. He lived up in the Oakland Hills, and I had to get back to San Francisco. Nowadays, you can count on an hour or more in travel time anytime you have ...
“Loving Without Confession” by Emma Schroeder
This story, like many other love stories, starts with a boy and a few words. Now, I'm not one known for falling in love very easily. Frankly, out of the fourteen years of my life, I've only fallen in love once. It's crazy, right? Well, I do it with good reason, and I'm about to tell you why. The boy I fell in love with actually just happened in late October 2019. I had gotten over my first love only a month before that, which was an accomplishment because I had liked him for over a year and a half, though he had no interest in me ...
“In My Dream” by Victoria Alewel
As I woke up from my nightmare, in a sweat, I was taken back by what I had experienced in the middle of the night; a dream left for only me to believe. This particular dream had happened more than once, each time becoming, less and less, scary, and more of a comfort, for me. Have you ever had a loved one visit you in a dream? I have.See, it all started in my quiet days of highschool; time when I was shy, without a lot of friends, but an ability to learn and understand what was being taught. This particular gentleman could carry a c...
“The baby no one knows I lost” by Chelsea Daroski
Her name was going to be Alexandria May Daroski. She would have been beautiful. She would have been loved. But then tragedy struck a 16 year old girl. This girl was a junior in high school. She had a boyfriend. But her boyfriend wasn't the baby's father. She snuck out and went to a party one night. There she got drunk and passed out. She was raped that night. He was a senior and she couldn't fight him off. He drove her home afterwards and just left her in the yard for her parents to find. Six weeks later, she felt wei...
“Knight in Tarnished Armor” by Stephanie Ricketson
I wasn’t looking for anyone new. I promise. I was trying, so hard, to be a good wife. Trying to do what I had never done… be faithful. Trying to live up to the promise I had made, not only to myself, but to my husband. I tried. I really did. After being separated for nearly ten years by circumstances, I came home. There my husband was, waiting for me, faithful and true. If he had strayed, I would not have ever blamed him. How could I? I wasn’t a saint. I wasn’t the good and faithful wife I had promised I would be. But he hadn’t, a...
“The Secret Left Unshared” by Rosaline Hope
I was told that this week's prompt was about real life. My real life. I know that as a writer I shouldn't talk to the readers about writing this story, but I can't help it. After all, this weakness in my writing is part of the secret left unshared. &n...
“Too Afraid” by Samantha Kensley
I wish i had the nerves. I wish i was confident enough to tell him this. For years i have struggled to make conversations fun, interesting and intriguing, but it was a real struggle, for every single thing i had said was made up. I was afraid to open up to him. I wad afraid to show myself. Afraid that he would not like me for it. Afraid that he would judge me because i was vulnerable. I felt like i was the only one responsible for everthing that happened. This story goes all the way to 7th grade. There was this boy in class...
“spinning ” by ROSALYN BELFORD
Dorian was the first guy I slept with. We had been dating for 4 months (and 12 days), we were watching a movie at his place and as the credits rolled on the screen I ask him if wanted to have sex. He said yes. Jonah was the first guy I kissed. We had been friends for 7 years, he had fallen over while we were racing down our street and I wanted to cheer him up, it lasted for half a second. We got up and raced again. Dorian and I have now been dating for a year, currently I am thirty minuets into a run, my lungs are thumping against...
“I'll Send You A Lot of Letters, But Not This One” by Sami Mrj
I loved you from the first moment I saw you.I would never tell you this. There’s a power balance in relationships, and I’m already so much in your debt that more ammunition is quite unnecessary.Don’t get me wrong, I haven’t loved you every moment since then, and there were many moments, days even, when I gave up on us. There were moments where I doubted that I even loved you, or if you were simply the getaway car from the wreck of my last relationship (although it wa...
“I wanted to marry my college girlfriend” by David Palumbo
The title says it all. There was a point in my life when I wanted to marry my college girlfriend, and a point she probably wanted to marry me. My current girlfriend and hopefully soon to be fiance believes I didn't see a future with her; and it's a secret I'll take to my grave. It started my senior year. My girlfriend at the time, Christina and I had been dating for about 3 years. I met her my freshman year at a dorm party and after 6 months of occasional hook ups, I worked up the nerve to ask her out. In the beginning i...
“Different” by Melissa Landers
The day started out rainy -- and promptly got worse with the arrival of the sun. It was one of those do-nothing days that led to little grunts of dismay. First, there was the problem of the cloud cover -- and then of course the emergence of the sun. "We can't go do anything," she says, and stamps her foot impatiently before the window. Dreams of tennis and heading out to somewhere beyond the four walls are vanishing with every drop of rainfall. "We could sleep," the husband says, except it's not in those words. It's more -- ...
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