Write a story about someone trying to escape their situation.
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“Breaking Free” by Steven Reid
The bus ride from Meridian to DC was supposed to take twenty one hours and thirty minutes. That seemed like an eternity to Shane when he’d bought the ticket, but as they cross the Blue Ridge Mountains, the excitement for starting this new journey gave way to dread about what was to come. It wasn’t so much fear of where he was going as much as it was the fear of the unknown. But he had to admit, whatever was to come had to be better than what he was leaving behind.
“Printed Words” by Joshua G. J. Insole
1The worst moment came when I needed to use the bathroom. I had held on for as long as I could – until my bladder was at exploding point, actually – but I knew I would have to go sooner rather than later.But how would I do it? I looked around, searching for something to aid me in this process. At that moment, I was simultaneously relieved and miserable that I was unaccompanied; I was deeply lonely and terrified, but glad that nobody was present to w...
“Leaving Georgia” by Melanie S.
Georgia latched onto me from the minute we met. We were both fourteen, and it was the first day of high school. She was the kind of girl who needed - who required - relationships to satisfy her life. Solitude was not her companion. And so, for four years, I was there through it all. When the boy she liked told her that he just wanted to be friends, I let her cry on my shoulder. When she got caught cheating on her chemistry test, I ...
“The Mirror” by JE Rowney
I’d like to say that I look forward to my lunch break, but the truth is I’ve been finding it difficult lately. Today, we’ve barely had a chance to start eating before Stella starts telling us about her latest Primark haul. “I wouldn’t usually shop there, of course, but Ruth was wearing this gorgeous layered skirt and I had to get one. Six pounds, no kidding. Then I end up spending about fifty pounds on a load of other stuff I didn’t need.” We nod in ...
“To Each His Own” by Keturah Tea
“Stupid, stupid, stupid,” I mumble to myself through gritted teeth. My nerves have yet to register the pain in my leg; even though my eyes are doing a well enough job of preparing me for what’s to come. I’m no doctor, not even legally a person, but I know that my leg doesn’t bend this way and bones are supposed to be inside of your skin. “I told you to wait for me,” his voice is calm but I can hear his anger in the pounding of his footsteps. “A crate of salt is too heavy for one person. Now you injured yourself, and more important...
“Songs of Broken Boys” by Olúwabùkúnmi Oládoyin
“Sweetheart, I don't know if I should keep calling you that because if you don't tell me what is wrong and why you wouldn't tell me, it's over. We're done. Don't call me if you're not ready to talk.”Sometimes the farthest distance seems so short when you try to remember how you got here-where you are, and how you're going back down the rabbit hole and how seemingly short the bottom is.I keep asking myself the same questions, “why is climbing up so difficult and falling so easy?”Even after studying Biology ...
“strange corps” by Zahraa Elfi
I didn’t mean to kill her. It was an accident. Okay. Take a deep breath Jamie, the floor was wet; she slipped and hit her head on the table. Why do I have blood on my hands? Because I was trying to revive her. Okay sounds authentic. I had to take her lifeless body out of here. Crap. I was thinking of an idea but couldn’t hit up with one. I examined the area. Man, it was chaos; the drapes were descending from the metal rod; the lounge wasn’t even in set. How did it move?, I don’t know. The floor was stocked of cracked plates and glasses. I...
“Because Of Her” by Amy Wannenburgh
The house is tiny tonight. The walls are caving in on me. The ceiling, peeled paint revealing the spotty bricks beneath, swarms above me. I will vomit again. I feel my chest constricting, the swell of nausea throbbing up my body. I crawl to my knees, wrench over. But nothing comes. I sag there, breathless, sweat soaking my flesh through my thin clothes.Moonlight glints through the window. For a moment the carpet is illuminated. I see the red stain...
“Enough” by Katherine Tung
For my whole life, I've always been looking for the perfect guy. Someone to love me unconditionally, despite what I am. But there was never anyone to hold me and comfort me, so I realized I had to start living for myself. I grew up without a mother or father figure, nearly friendless and always alone. I was an accident. I was the mistake, the burden, the pain. I was never good enough, no matter how hard I tried. So I stopped living for them, and started living for myself. It was hard, growing up. Soon, my mother and father divorced. My mo...
“Dr Dani” by Betty Barrett
“When was the last time you were happy?’ “Probably when I was 7 – I had nice hair and no acne then. Those were the days.” It’s what I wanted to say, but you don’t want to seem too unhinged in your first ever therapy session. I thought that you needed to lead up to it, make the therapist work for it a bit. They are professionals after all, it would insult their intelligence to give them something too easy; where would the challenge be, the thrill of the chase? So I continued to smi...
“The Proposal” by Umar A.
Down on one knee. The gentle brushstrokes of pink blush gracing her cheeks. Following her eyeline all the way down to the object held out in one hand - a silver ring topped with a generous diamond. Her hands jumping up to her face to hide her outrageous smile; her lips part and let out a single, whispered word: "Yes!" That's how he wished it would happen. That was th...
“Sweet Situation” by Pooja Thube
Anna wanted to escape from that situation. She was already in a hurry. But she couldn’t leave that old woman alone. Anna was late for her work and she had a situation in which she neither went to work nor she left that granny behind. It was not that Anna was only one there. It was a crowded street in New York, but coincident happen and mostly with Anna. Anna never wanted to be in a situation like that but it happened.She didn’t get up late, at sharp 8 a.m. She was ready to leave home at 9 a.m. She wished to reach the office at 10 a...
“Far from Home” by Nia Chase
I hate it when Darrel was right. Darrel was looking out the window when I was looking at the clock. Then he shook me and told me to look off the window, slightly panicky. There was a man with the officers wearing a expensive suit with a nicely trim mustache and green eyes.He was obviously rich. I looked at Darrel. He was tearing up and held my arm tightly. "Please don't let me go back to him." He whimpered. So Darrel was right. We can't trust officers. "What should we do now? The plane is suppose to be our way home.""Get me ...
“Parasomnia” by Dishani Wickramage
What if I told you that your subconscious mind is trying to play mind games with you? Alternatively, maybe it doesn't shut itself down, whether it's a nap or your beauty sleep at night. Well, the truth is, the mind isn't pausing for any reason out there. Believe it or not, I have been through this. Moreover, I am still going through it. I would like you to imagine a scenario where you find yourself walking in a pitch, dark, endless corridor. The only sound you'd be hearing is your he...
“A LONER'S TALE” by Peace Abina
Fair woke up earlier than usual, in fact she wasn't sure if she could say she slept at all. At the first crow of the hen, she got up from the bed where her mother still lay fast asleep, she put on her slippers and tip-toed out of the room in order not to wake her up.Sitting on the stairs leading to her door post, she drew in fresh air into her lungs. She loved the feel of the early morning dew on her silky skin, the cool breeze that flushed her face sending her hair flying in different directions across her face, she had also grown accust...
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