End your story with somebody stepping out into the sunshine.
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“Dracula in the Morning” by Kevin Broccoli
My doctor told me that a lot of the whole “I burn up in the sun” fear that I have is, you know, just that. It’s a fear. A fear that’s rooted in trauma, because, you know, when the villagers would come, they would come with torches, and so now, I associate fire or fire-like things with destruction and harm. And, you know, if I only lived a natural life, then I would only see that f...
“Don't” by Yvette Li
**Warning, child abuse** Don’t talk unless spoken to. Madam says my voice is disgusting. Kevin calls her mother, but when I tried she slapped me. She said she wasn’t the mother of a bastard. That I was a mistake, that she was forced against her will. I don’t understand. Kevin calls Sir, father. I wanted to see how that word felt, but he pulled out his belt and hit me. I taught myself language one day. Sir and Madam were furious. They tied me up and hit me with what looked like a long rope. A whip, yes, that’s what they...
“Another Chance at Life” by Kathleen Fine
Sally Birmingham shouldn’t be driving; she knows. She drank three big glasses of red wine at dinner earlier and is still feeling a little tipsy. But when Charles mentioned his mother, Bridget, is coming over for brunch tomorrow, she realized she had completely forgotten the eggs for the quiche. Bridget is so Hoity toity that if Sally doesn’t have a quiche with Sunday brunch, she will never hear the end of it. So here s...
“Today, Tomorrow, And Now ” by Wisteria 4001
Today, Tomorrow, And Now A Futuristic Short Story by Ana Govindasamy Trigger Warnings/Disclaimers: War Themes I scramble under the fence after her, chasing the dying smoke of a vehicle's exhaust; our only way out of here. Sometimes I look at her, and I remember the fact that she was supposed to be in our school military program after the holidays. I look at her, imagine her, manning a missile strike, flying in the RAF, M.I.A’s Bad Girls blaring b...
“We're only Passers-by” by Onisha Sitaula
It was 1:30 A.M on a rainy Wednesday when I woke up to the tingling sound of a thermometer. I'm a light sleeper, I've always been one. I followed the sound and walked to the other side of the hallway where mama lay on the couch – her skin hot to the touch and her eyes a bit teary. I could make out that she was trying her best to hide the fact that she was in a lot of discomfort, and also a little terrified. It'd ...
“The Storm Queen ” by Svara Narasiah
In Honeyrain, there was no summer. Clouds would shield the world from the sun, depriving its inhabitants of sunshine and making the land go dark. The once-green grass was dimmed to an ugly brown, and the people, who used to wear gorgeous smiles on their faces, walked with their heads downwards and their mouths in a straight grim line. If one was to visit Honeyrain, all they would see was a big flat plain ...
“Of Little Light” by Jasey Lovegood
OF LITTLE LIGHTTrigger warning: Self-harmIn a dark world like hers, Harlow couldn’t stand the light. It was difficult to withstand the brightness when her whole life was covered by an eclipse. She was afraid the light would kill her if she was exposed to it for too long. Her bedroom door suddenly opened, breaking her thoughts.“Hannah, breakfast.” Her mother called, and Harlow abruptly sat up in bed. She wasn’t Hannah, was she? How long had she been in this room if she had ...
“wishes vs. storms ” by Claire Huettl
Icy wind slashed at his face and the air turned black around him. David squeezed her hand trying hard not to lose her but he could feel her fingers slipping away. He tried to run after her but his feet were no longer on the ground. The black wind spiral lifted him off the ground and high into the sky spinning around and around, David curled into a little ball and squeezed his eyes shut, wishing to be back on the ground. he opened his eyes and, slowly he started drifting toward the ground, his wish the only thing in his head, until he saw ...
“"Hymns Of Sorrow"” by IStole YourToast
Title 1: "Rebela"She held up the flower with tempting hands and inhaled its fumes with rising anticipation. A sweet savory smell poured into her nostrils pleasing every sense of self she could muster. She looked at the flower; eyes staring with wide pupils. The sunlight poured into her eyes and got lost in the abyss the pupil's darkness. She could feel the rush of blood around her heart. She gazed upon its white membrane like petals that danced around purple branch like stems protruding from the cen...
“most people do not realize they have not seen real sunshine since 2000. ” by Clinton Siegle
Sunlight- I miss you really I do. Up bright in the sky light I miss that sunlight. Makes me wonder. So do you I suppose. I wonder about you. During the summer sun shine you look at things and wonder about this is this or that is that. Not paying attention. Not caring really about what is about to befall mankind. I like that about summer time light. Makes you forget about everyone trying to kill you. Kill you? What...
“Brown Leather Couch” by Deborah Angevin
To Bella, My legs were on the brown leather couch, but my mind was somewhere else. Your dad was standing in front of me, handed me a mug of tea, prompted me to take the drink with his eye. And so I did. And as I reached out my hand, I could see the red colour left on my fingertips. Dried, yet clearly contrasted itself to the white mug in my palm. And I was once again, remin...
“The First Light” by R S Harshini
It was past midnight. She stood there in full light seeing her patient slipping into unconsciousness for the last time. She knew it was time. The 10-year-old girl had gone through a lot – her past years in pain and grief. She held the scalpel in her gloved hands and nodded to her assistants as they worked on machines that monitored her vitals. A streak of sweat passed down her forehead as she looked at the clueless face...
“Slay the dragon” by Hylan Durham
Disclaimer: This story deals with mentions of death, self-harm, and depression. If these topics disturb, or could disturb you please avoid reading. This account is personal to my family and I hope if you are reading this and are facing your own dragon, remember youre not alone. This story is something ive worked on a for a while in my life. I hope you enjoy it and see the message I am trying to convey.
“The New Revelations ” by Babika Goel
“Why don’t you live with your wife?” Adra asked Ahmed, without sounding curious.“It is a long story, but I will try to cut it short. It was just last year I was searching for some documents on my wife’s laptop that I came across a few hundred texts and many intimate emails between my wife and an old friend of hers. So this was not about one secret message but several. And then she had been meeting her not once, but several times in a week. I had unearthed a secret affair. ”“Wait! then her lover is a wom...
“I Wish I Could Love You (PG-13)” by Pippin Took
Trigger Warning: parental abuse, mention of mature themesI wanted to love you freely. I really did. But I can’t. I can’t. Melanie Stevens sits on the old shag rug in her run-down house. She clutches a photograph covered in her oily fingerprints. The picture is of a boy, and on the back of the picture is a name scrawled in black pen. Henry. They met last year, and Henry fell in love with her. Melanie wants so badly to be able to love him back, but her parents hate hi...
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