Write about a character arriving in a place unlike anywhere they’ve ever been.
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“Argonaut- Part 2” by Corey Melin
“I see you are quite impressed?” a female voice to James right asked.James turned, seeing his second-in-command looking down at him.“I have seen pictures and videos of the Argonaut, but never up this close,” James replied. “What do you say upon such a sight, Renea?”Renea has been with James since practically the beginning. They immediately bonded and worked together as they moved up the ranks. There were areas where James lacked in expertise, which Renea excelled in, and the other way around....
“The Creature With a Pelt of Stars” by Zea Bowman
The last glimmer of starlight dims and goes out as the holes in the sky are sewn up. I look around me, hoping to somehow find out where I am, where I came from, and who I am. But all I see is black."Haley." A female voice calls out softly to me, almost a whisper. I drop a crumpled up piece of paper I didn't realize I had been holding, but I pay no attention to it. I turn around, but see nothing. The floor of wherever I am is covered by water, about half an inch deep. It is warm."Who are you?" I am confu...
“Flushed Away: Rhyming Review of The Film ” by Rhondalise Mitza
Hugh Jackman plays as lots of things A sad singing Frenchman A master of circus rings A steadfast cowboy A Wolverine But the thing most do not know Is that he was carried away with the flow The flush of a toilet took him away As a rat, he learned To see a new way. His name was Roddy And he was well off To the slobby intruder Sid
“The Wedding Coordinator” by S. John
Dearest Reader, if you are a wedding-coordinator, please be advised that your boss might be withholding a secret inhuman-identity. If you are considering a job as a wedding coordinator, then be aware that “wedding coordinator” is code for “virginal sacrifice.” If you are like me and already aware of this troublesome fact, then my condolences. We are trapped, as the human offerings of a wedding between Gods. I hope your ...
“Alaska” by Maggie Deese
When Doctor Mitchell swung open the door to Alaska’s hospital room, her stomach plummeted. The doctor was surrounded by nurses, all of which Alaska had come to know quite well over the past six years. It wasn’t the grim expressions or tight-lipped smiles that gave her a pause; it was the lack thereof. Pitiful glances and shadowed faces were what she had become accustomed to at Walkine Hospital. Now, her doctor and nurses all wore the same countenance—bright sparkling eyes, crinkling at the corners from their outstretched smiles, arms pinn...
“Cyrus's Trip to a Strange London” by Dalyane Deblois
Cyrus Darkmore came to London to find her and this small man keeps telling him something about a stupid number.“Sir, if you want to contact her, I need a number" he explains, holding a newspaper dated from yesterday, May 1st, 2000.“How dare you speak of her like she’s just a number? She has a name, Sierra.” Anger shows in his tone, but he pronounces “Sierra” as if the name reminds him of both sorrow and love. The man behind the counter looks startled.“I’m sorry sir, but I need more than a name. And I meant her telepho...
“Leaf Them Alone” by Rayhan Hidayat
“You can’t go back.”“I must.”“It’s sheer madness, Your Excellency. At least allow a retinue of your finest soldiers to join you.”“No, my soldiers have seen enough. This is my burden, anyway. I will bear witness in their stead. And I will suffer in their stead.”“But, Your Excellency—”“Not another word. I leave at dawn.”🌱<...
“The Ward” by BeInspiredAbstracts/Etsy SarahGreenwood
Ruthie was left at the ward one early Saturday morning by her ailing parents. The other nurses shunned them for leaving her there, but it wasn’t their fault. What else were they to do? They were both old enough to be patients themselves. How could they be expected to care for a grown woman with such big needs. They rang the buzzer and I could see their three forlorn faces in the oblong window. I unlocked the unit door. &n...
“Atlanzia” by Lexi Robinson
"Hold on... You're telling me that all this time you haven't been sneaking about with some hot dude but you've been sneaking around to be in the water", I shook my head trying to make sense of the far - fetched story my roommate/best friend said. "I'm sorry I haven't told you about who I am. But you gotta give some credit", Brin/Aerwyna said. "And who is Aerwyna?", I asked confused after ...
“The Old Woman at the Cottage” by Melissa Hassan
It was a glorious Saturday morning as James stood leaning against the front door frame of his tiny cottage sipping a warm mug of coffee gazing out into the far distance as his mind started to wander. He had been travelling across the country for months, finding work where he could, never sticking around for more than a day. He had felt like a wanted criminal on the run from the law.
“A Farmboy's call ” by J D Hernandez
For the first time in his life, Samuel Mcbee was nervous as he entered the small town airport glancing outside the glass windows in the distance he could see his grandfather's farm. As a young man, he had taken this flight every summer after his grandparent's divorce. Though this time to visit wouldn't be joyful it would be a moment of mourning for a great woman. With a deep tired sigh, he got in line every other person ...
“A Utopian Nightmare ” by Daniella Cressman
I am in a utopia of sorts. The rain falls on the tin roof. Next door, my neighbor sings and plays the guitar. I have many friends. All of them are laughing with me. We are hugging each other, eating good food, and they are drinking all of my wine. I spend my nights with a lover by the name of Henry. He touches me in a way that no man has ever touched me before, and all of my demons fall away. My pro...
“All in the Sword Part 2” by 🐬ᴬᴬᴹᴱᴺᴬ ᴷᴴᴬᴷᴵ🐬
Author's note: This story is a continuation of All in the Sword. You might want to read that first before reading this part... Grayson stops scratching with his quill, thinking about what he saw. If he was right, he needed to contact someone. “‘Lady Ella! I need to ask you something,’” Grayson mutters. “No, that wouldn’t work, um, ‘Excuse me, may I ask you something in private...
“Mystic Isles” by ✯𝐋𝐚𝐢𝐥𝐚 𝐋𝐚𝐯𝐞𝐧𝐝𝐞𝐫✯
Under the big old banyan tree, you would find me here, all the time. Always alone sitting in deep thought. Wondering and being curious about the world around me. I believed in magic. For some reason, deep down, I knew that magic was real, whether others believed in it or not. If we do something for others, magical things will come to you. But, day after day, I’m not so sure anymore. Just because I believe in magic, some...
“Welcome Third Graders!” by Meggy House
Sophie had the extreme urge to scratch her face. Claw at her cheeks, pat her forehead, rub the whole thing, but she wasn’t allowed to. Touching her face would mean that she would be sent home, and she couldn’t be sent home because her parents were at work and there was nobody home to take care of her. Sophie wriggled in her seat instead. It was plastic, red, and creaky—a screw was probably inching its way out—and tapped one finger a...
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