Write about someone telling their family they won’t be continuing the long-standing family business.
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“To the Lowly Dove” by Kate Le Roux
It was always Amrak’s job to deal with the birds afterwards, and he had always hated it. Every Temple day after the service he would have to wait for the worshippers to leave, then hang around while Father and the other priests finished up. As soon as they were gone the work began – mopping up the spilt blood, gathering the dirty robes into a basket to take outside to the waiting washerwomen, piling up the silver bowls t...
“Sweet Truths” by Korra Shere
I look at my father’s sugar-crusted hands, his shocked eyes, and I know that I am breaking his heart. It is the worst time to say anything, to just blurt it out like this, while we are cooking and preparing the house for guests – especially because my father is busy doing the one thing that I am about to tell them that I will never do. But I can’t hold it in any longer, and I need to say something now, otherwi...
“Rianne's” by Amaya .
When I pushed open the peeling door and stepped onto the dirty tiles of our family store, I was immediately encompassed by the smell of mildew and rotting wood. My high heels clicked on the floor as I walked past the empty clothes racks to the small counter in the back. I was glad I left my purse in the car. I wouldn’t have wanted it to touch any surface in this building. This wouldn’t sell. It had become so neglected that nobody in their right mind would want to buy it. I turned around slowly,...
“The Assassin's League ” by 💛🤍 L U N A N A 🤍💛
I tapped my foot nervously, my hands trembling. A foot from across the table kicked my shin, and my head snapped up. I looked across the table to see my sister shooting daggers through her dark brown eyes. I made a face and waited for Fallon to apologize but quickly realized she had kicked me to get my attention. “Keiran? You all right?” Mom asked, rubbing my shoulder. I met Mom's eyes and bit my...
“Bye bye Sweet 'n' Treats!” by ✯𝐋𝐚𝐢𝐥𝐚 𝐋𝐚𝐯𝐞𝐧𝐝𝐞𝐫✯
Title: Bye bye Sweet 'n' Treats! Author: Haripriya Author's note: Hello everyone! I hope you're all having a happy Tuesday! This story is a bit more sad and depressing. Though I still enjoyed writing such a dramatic story about a family who won't be continuing their business. I hope you have a lot of fun reading it as much as I enjoyed writing thi...
“Destinies Aren't Set in Stone (Backstory of Adira's Father)” by Kate Reynolds
Authors note: This is the backstory of Adira's Father in Flawless Imperfection, so I would suggest you read that (if you haven't already) before you read this story. Thank you! :)Destiny. It’s your destiny. The words swirled around my head, making me want to scream. But I refrained, knowing that my parents would be downstairs. All my life, my parents told me that someday, I will be the next great Equal, that it was my destiny. That I would do things no human has ever done before. And I used ...
“Family Dinner” by Vicky S
Cool water splashed against the sides of the goblet as it was poured from the jug, dampening the crisp cloth. “Oops, I’m such a butter fingers! Never mind,” Aunt Daisy giggles, patting one of my cheeks. I sniff as subtly as I can as the smell of moth balls reaches me. My cousins, seated around me, grin. They know I have an announcement to make. I have their support at least, even though they w...
“A SHADE APART” by Radhika Diksha
“That would be 4500 rupees.” Her hands are trembling, she hastily removes her pocketbook and shuffles out some notes. She is in her mid 30’s, her eyes seem to be puffy and her hairs are messy. Beside her is a cute little damsel, must be 11 or 12 years old. She has beautiful chocolate brown skin with soft curls and big eyes. The woman seems to be a lot stressed, I couldn't control my curiosity. I asked “ Ma...
“Diagonal Lines” by Scout Tahoe
Trigger warning: suicide Our night first began at the graveyard. It was about five o’clock, the time where most families would be laughing and clanking pans and talking about politics. But there we were, our feet sinking in the wet grass, the smiles gone from our faces. The daisies that Josie held were bending and hiding their creased faces. She clutched them in one hand, her fingernails making brown indents in their stems. “Do you know where they are?” she asked, her voice cracking through the silence. ...
“The Blessing of el Rojo Gigante” by Kristin Neubauer
To understand this story, it helps to understand something about my parents. And that is that my parents go big. On everything. I mean, just look at their restaurant. It’s called La Gran Torre de las Pupusas. That translates to The Great Tower of Pupusas. And the pupusas themselves….my God, they’re almost as big as an entire plate. If you don’t know pupusas, they’re generally not much bigger than the ci...
“Small Walls” by Echo Sundar
I took a deep breath. You can do this. I told myself. I opened the garage door and turned on the car. The seat was sticky and I shifted to try to find somewhere comfortable. I had been sitting in the car for hours debating back and forth on whether or not I could do this. You can still turn back. But I shouldn't. Doing this will be for the better. Will it? ...
“Family: The Unseen Pandemic” by Harken Void
In the beginning, there was everything. Then, a singularity appeared - something split off of that everything and became separate from it, individual. That something was you. Ever wondered why babies cry when they’re born? It’s the pain of being cut off from infinity of ‘nobody’ and becoming a ‘somebody’, someone in a body. It is worse pain than dying. Birth is a traumatic experience and we all go through ...
“Jedendrum Baltimore” by Molly Leasure
(Genre: Space Western/Space Opera)“Vent her.”“No, I’m not lettin’ ya.”“Oh? What gun’s ya totin’ then, boy?” His marred cheeks crease with resentment. He likely wishes I was never born. After all, it was just happenstance I was conceived. No serendipity about it. Just a drunken thief and a concubine treading the river. Then me; a bundle of fishnet. I’m the only thing this man’s caught in years. If only I were more akin to bubonics—or, the like.“I—”“—None. Kid’s playin’ a fit and expect...
“I Knew the Liar Who Won” by Jasey Lovegood
I Knew the Liar Who WonI had always been an obedient girl. If they asked me to sit and behave, I would sit and behave. If they told me to be quiet for more than two hours, I would stay quiet for more than two hours. That's how my life worked. Every day was the same. Wake up, get ready, find something to eat, escape out of the house to run from the yelling, go to school, hide for hours until it was safe to go back, eat, sleep, repeat. My older sister, Caraline, and my younger brother, Nicholai, knew what it...
“Be Kind, Please Rewind” by S. Closson
“You are one rotten son of a bitch, Marv,” Jerry says. Jerry is my younger brother, and yes, he’s always this pleasant. “Jer, there’s literally nothing I can do differently to get this place to be even the least bit profitable,” I say, gesturing to the small monitor on my desk. The CCTV feed cycles through the various cameras in the store, each shot is as devoid of hum...
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