Write a story in which something seemingly innocent symbolizes something much darker.
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“Until Death Do Us Part - Julie Grinberg” by Joy .
"I take thee to be my lawfully wedded wife, to have and to hold, in sickness and in health, to love and to cherish, till death do us part." his lips trembled upwards as the woman of his dreams smiled back."From the moment I laid eyes on you, I knew that we were destined to be together. Every day I saw you, we laughed and we cried together, and I know that the coming years will be filled with happiness and with love." The tears he had been trying to s...
“TOKEN BLACK” by Wilson Jackson
TOKEN BLACKA Mercury Slim Short StoryTwo a.m. Sunday morning, but the usual after mid-night crowd at Mitch's bar onCentral Avenue didn't stick around on the account that it was the lord's day. Ownedby a man with the same name, Mitch Blake, a former actor who was once a pretty boyin Hollywood, became an aging pretty boy as his star began to diminish so he lefttinsel town to come back home and use his money to open a ...
“The Girl In Red” by Charita Ravi
I remember, as if it were just yesterday, the day I met the girl in red. It was a gloomy evening, the dark clouds overhead threatened to burst, the lampposts cast shadows over the towering trees. Ah, the greenery made more vivid by the rain and the smell of the soaked earth is just pure bliss to take in! With the streets of London empty and the scenery being too good to resist, I decided to walk th...
“The Darkness We Never See” by Michael Shannon
John took a step to the left, moving away from the water filled pothole. He lowered his umbrella and avoided eye contact with a passing couple. It rained a lot in the greater northwest, it was one of the reasons why he chose to live there. It brought him a type of happiness that was otherwise elusive. It also meant the Others weren’t out. That’s what he called people with other skin. The Others never operated in the rain, it irritated their skin, and half of them couldn’t afford clothing to deal with it. &...
“The Anniversary Party” by Abby Lyon
I eat my breakfast under the watchful gaze of our wedding photos. They hang on the wall behind me as I crunch my cold granola. We’d insisted on sunset photos that day five years ago. Framed in black, the red and copper splashes across the stark grey walls of our formal dining room. Our faces are nearly as radiant as the backdrop. We were all joy that day. We were hopeful. I hear your footsteps on the marble tile in the kitchen before I see you enter the room. You’re wrangling with your tie, undoing it before my eyes, mak...
“New To The Neighborhood” by ALYCE CAMPBELL
“Belle, you’re about to obsess,” Henri said, staring at me over the newspaper. “Obsess?” I echoed, gazing at the sphere on our patio table, sparkling in the sunlight. “What do you mean?” “Someone left that snow globe on our doorstep, and you want to know who and why.” “Well aren’t you curious, just a little bit?” “We’re newcomers to the neighborhood. I expect someone left it as a gift and will come by eventually.” “Don’t people normally bring welcome bean casseroles or baked ziti or fruit pies?” ...
“The Key” by Mike Dettmers
Rudolf Heinkel’s house is immaculate. It’s white exterior is flawless, the black roof looks new, and the yard is in pristine condition. Rudolf keeps it that way. Every single day, he tends to his house. He cuts the grass once a week whether it needs it or not. He rakes the leaves religiously, even picking them up by hand to get every single one. In the winter, his sidewalks are clean to the cement. His neighbor, Harold Jackson, is more typical. His yard could use a little extra work. More leaves could...
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