Write about a character putting something into a time capsule.
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“A Sky Full of Seashells” by Bianka Nova
“Are you ready?” Kate beckoned her daughter to come near. She was sitting cross legged on the turquoise rug in the center of the living room. The floor was covered in books and various household items, and in the middle of it was a fairly big stainless steel box which was currently empty, it’s lid wide open like the mouth of the Cookie Monster expecting to fill its stomach with treats.
“Stars” by Mia Rigini
On the day my daughter died, the stars smiled down at me, in their beautiful but sad way. I asked myself how the stars could look so happy on such a sad day, and looked up. It was almost as if they looked back at me, the way a mother looks at her child, comforting, loving, and quiet. The stars kept me going through it all. Even as a young child, I had always loved the stars and how they twinkled in the sky, formed...
“For Posterity” by JASON PARKER
The sweet, coppery tang of blood hit my tongue as I gazed up at my aggressor. A brown leather eyepatch covered one eye but the other was just lovely: verdant green like the Welsh hills. Hair the color of ginger ale framed her face beautifully; a face with the most agreeable smattering of freckles. Her mouth was a shiny oyster: slick and wet in the moonlight. Her nose was that of a Pre-Raphaelite painting: long and slen...
“The Time Capsule ” by Daniella Cressman
I've just turned seventeen today. I'm putting everything from my youth into a time capsule. It will help me remember the good, the bad, and the ugly. Thomas, my current boyfriend, is leaving for college. He will be going to Henrenson, in Louisville, and I'm going to stay here in California. My heart aches already. We'd both vowed that our love would last forever, but, alas, it had not. I...
“Where Anything Is Possible” by Prachi Kumbhare
I scrutinized at the light of the tungsten-halogen incoming right through my room’s window. There was some construction work happening, loud noises of workers and machinery couldn’t enfold the only sentence persisting in my mind saying, ‘You are cured.’ That sentence was a lie. I was resting on my bed, wondering why me? Asking god, folding my legs while the cushions supported my back, ‘What sins did I do in my past life to face this demon in my life again? I thought I was past it two months back. Please, let me die this time. I w...
“Deodorant” by Kendall Defoe
At the end of the season, the townsfolk knew that they would have to get ready for the big event. After the first day of autumn, the harvest was in and the nights grew shorter. Men and women prepared for the winter to come (always vicious and long, as usual); children found they had to put away endless numbers of apples, pumpkins and vegetables in their cabinets and larders; grandparents shared stories of their own child...
“Carcerem Argenteus” by Ray Dyer
Father Solomon Hart heard thunder as the man behind the podium declared, “Open the 1920 Wichita County Time Capsule!” It was his blood pressure, nothing more.Respectful applause rippled through a crowd of maybe two dozen. Attendees sat in folding chairs beneath the shade of a canopy, protected from the late summer sun. On a raised platform stood two tables. Upon the first rested a glittering assortment of objects about to be put into the earth. An iPad, a Bible, a glossy magazine, more. Next to these stood a polished, st...
“Boxed In” by Lina Oz
The young girl sprints through the trees, her long, wavy hair wildly fluttering about her face.“We’re gonna get you! We’re gonna get you!”The voices taunt her, follow her; the phrase repeats over and over, out loud and in her head, a musical canon wrought with terror. She pushes her legs faster, releasing a sob.“We’re gonna get you! We’re gonna get you!”Panicked, she wildly looks around for an escape route. To her left is an open road. Exposed. In front of her rests a school. Too many places t...
“Endless” by Arham Ishraq
I put the shovel down, wiping the sweat from my eyebrow."Well, I guess this is goodbye." I said. The wind brushed against my cheek as I looked at the people I would never see again."We can always call, right?" Alissa said weakly.Alian turned his head away, avoiding eye contact.I looked at them, taking a deep breath. "Actually, I take that back. It isn't goodbye...it won't ever be, because a part of us will always be here, inside this box."Alissa smiled and Alian scoffed."We'll be here forever...in...
“Never Over the Moon” by Christina Steele
The ground rumbled. A plume of moon dust rose in the distance near where Samantha was collecting samples. Ed dropped his instrumentation and headed toward the west ridge of the Sea of Serenity crater. He opened his comm to alert ground control.“Sam—Lieutenant Harris, check-in. Do you copy?”“Captain Seran, this is ground, we are showing sharp spikes in Harris’ vitals. She’s not responding. What’s going on up there?”“Samantha Harris, check-in. Do you copy?” Captain Ed Seran continued toward her last location.“Gro...
“The Kids Who Found What They Sought ” by Bareera Samra
She is panting slightly as she digs the mud by her hands glancing here and there every now and then to check if someone is looking. She digs the mud with her toy spade, knowing that her time is running out. They will be here any second. When there is enough space for the box, she buries it in the mud, her hand carefully patting the mud after hiding. She gets up as she hears footsteps and brushes the mud off her frock.
“Different Times, Different Folks” by P. Jean
(Write about a character putting something into a time capsule.)Not many of us are important enough to have a real time capsule or to be part of the generation of one. And, oh the headache, of someone who must decide what single thing could define a time, a decade or a generation. That would never be a job for me. But in our own lives, a thread of where and how, or who we were, to maintain some form of continuity. It was a great great great grandmother who started this saving of...
“Oliver” by Arthur Tiberio
A branch of summer gold, cold and brittle to touch . . .The boy sat in the shadow of an elm, a book between his hands and a dog to his right. The dog was more interesting than the book, but the book was part of Education, and thus impervious to the slander of logic. Nevertheless, the day was slowly growing hot, and a lazy breeze rustled through the boy's flaxen hair, making the letters of the page swim together in a medley of impossible ink.A groan rose softly through the leaves. The dog laid h...
“Glow Stick” by Ruby Galvez
It was the day I was dreading all year, the time of the winter solstice. Festivals have been created around this day when the sun can’t seem to come out. But for me, it’s the day I felt the most like an eggshell that’s on the verge of breaking. Just one more tiny shake, and it would be my Humpty Dumpty ending at last.Since my diagnosis, I waxed poetic about my condition, but Mr. Miller called it a simple case of seasonal affective disorder, like it’s something normal that other bipolar people (namely, his other patients)...
“Time is of the Essence” by Kathleen March
Adela had offered to created a time capsule for the others in the group, only they didn’t call it that. They called it a treasure chest, because what was going to be placed in it and carefully sealed for at least a century was their treasure. It was a collection of things that meant a lot to them, and to them meaning was not based on monetary value. Nothing they had could be valued in currency or gold, or certainly not in fame. They knew what mattered most to each one of them, and why. N.B....
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