Write about a few people spending a long-overdue weekend away at a cottage.
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“Heavenly Cottage” by Corey Melin
Today is to be a momentous occasion for James for today is the day he shall see his long-forgotten friends. Friends that many years have gone by since he last saw them. “Has it been twenty, thirty, or even forty years ago since I last saw them all together,” he pondered. James sat in a nice, soft, brown recliner facing a large window that looked...
“Unknown” by Priyanka Boopathy
Windy day,Streets were silent like every normal days but the chattering and laughter of four friends Reggie, Syiren, Raven, Toison was all over the streets.They all had their own differences in their lifestyle but something was common in them "Poverty" where they worked hard to earn money, All decided to do any kind of stuff to earn money like to steal stuff but they had their own talents like drawing, singing, dancing and studying which seemed impossible for them to achieve their success path as they all couldn't afford mon...
“Afra and Gervassi Sleep in Boxes” by Rhondalise Mitza
“So,” Gervassi started, like he had gotten accustomed to doing every morning, “How did you sleep?” “Like a shot duck.” Afra was just waking up. She still hadn’t gotten used to the early mornings school required. Luckily, her morning usually started with a call from Gervassi, and that was always a delightful way to wake up. It was almost better than the sunset. “And you?” She wished they were in the same ...
“The Almost Last Supper” by Deidra Whitt Lovegren
“One of you is sleeping with my husband,” Issa says matter-of-factly, just before the sticky toffee pudding is served. “Issa—” her husband protests, but everyone knows Jude is a womanizer and a fool. The truth of his wife’s declaration shoves his objections right back into his lying mouth. “What I cannot figure out,” Issa languidly pauses to look at her nails, “is which one of you it is. My dearest friends, all just sitting here, watching me suffer, knowing what I know,” she says slowly, scrutinizing each female fa...
“Little Cowboy” by Skyler Woods
Chapter 1Little Jake's tropical fruit-flavored popsicle collapsed into a sticky wet mess between the child’s fingers. The little boy couldn't maintain his frozen treat, which looked like a rainbow-colored miniature skyscraper on a stick. But now that icy rainbow-colored skyscraper was dripping down to the ground like Little Jake’s heart. The summer heat melted Little Jake's popsicle the same way fear melted the child’s heart. Little Jake was staying in a rented cottage with his mother, f...
“Peaked in High School” by I. F.
Nick had already created several computer games, and while they were all unknown to the world they had gained an audience around his school and made him a big social commodity. He didn’t like the attention, he was naturally aloof, not like all the other boys who pretended not to care about anything, and for some reason that only made him more popular. It also didn’t hurt that he had several striking features, including s...
“Renters” by A.G. Scott
`Five adolescent bodies perspire in laborious congress under Wisconsin summer sun.The three males, like ants at a picnic, scramble in beautiful madness. Summoning a primal strength, they trample each other for the opportunity to haul overstuffed suitcases from the trunk of an old station wagon. All this in an ill-conceived attempt to win the favor of their pair of female counterparts, who look on in thinly-veiled amusement and a deeper level of awe at the influencing power bestowed upon them by Aphrodite. The teenagers, all of them...
“Now or Never” by Rambling Beth
“This place is beautiful, Jake,” Samantha said, staring out of the windscreen in awe. There were plentiful shrubs and blooming flowers surrounding them as they drove. “Why have you never taken me here before?”“I’ve been trying!” Jake spluttered; hands white from gripping the wheel so hard. “I’ve asked you every month, but you’ve always had an excuse. Oh, sorry Jake, they need me for another shift, oh, sorry Jake, my parents are having a barbecue, oh, sorry Jake.”“All valid excuses,” Samantha said.
“Memories” by Holly Pierce
"Do I have to go?" I asked. "Yes!" Henry rolled his eyes at me. "We've been planning this since we got out of high school! We can't miss it!" I nodded reluctantly. "I really miss seeing Ashe and Anna... but they're friends with Marco..." Henry and I grimaced. Marco hadn't gotten along with either of us since I broke up with him. The twins, Ashe and Anna, had been best friends with Marco since kindergarten. Henry said, "I want to see Haylee, she was always fun." I nodded my assent. The problem is, Haylee and A...
“Saving Our Stars” by Waverley Stark
“Don’t snap at me.” “I didn’t snap.” “It’s not my fault the stupid directions were all messed up.” “Mmm-hmm.” “Just- oh, stop that!” “Stop what, dear?” “That stupid look. You’ve got that stupid look again. Get rid of it.” Mrs. Whitworth raised her eyebrows, a warning sign. “What look, dear?” “You know. You look all ‘I told you so.’ I hate that look...
“Our Refuge” by Mustang Patty
In the early spring of 2022, COVID-19 had taken away too much time, too many lives, and a quality of life I believed we’d never get back. “You know what, hon?” His eyebrow arched. My husband recognized the tone in my voice. I knew he was wondering how much work I was about to create for him. “No, but I can bet you’re going to tell me, right?” I couldn’t wait...
“Once a year” by Tim Law
Finally it has arrived. That one weekend a year the two of you get the chance to escape. Escape from all the pressures of work, the distractions of home and of course the kids. Your three delightful offspring have gone to Grandma’s or Aunt and Uncle’s house or the home of a friend to stay. For two nights there is only the two of you, a chance to reconnect. The trip is a long one, only two hours in the car...
“Cottage Rave” by Jorja Orne
“Man, this is gonna be the best friend weekend ever!” Aaron yelled as he lugged his bags into the tiny cottage they were spending their weekend in. “Yeah, a spectacular weekend in this tiny house with no air conditioning. Whoop-de-freakin-do!” Sinivia snarked and picked up her bags. “Come on, Sin. This weekend will be fun. Plus, there is a super cool pool in the back, look on the bright side.” Freya pi...
“Summer Cousins” by Jessica C
There was magic in the lake.Grammy told me that. Of course, Grammy was a bit magic herself. Every year on the last day of summer, Grammy packed her picnic hamper, and together we’d carry it down to the old dock where the reeds were thin and the ducks liked to gather. We’d sit for hours with our feet dangling in the water, just Grammy and me, because I was the oldest and (I suspected), that made me the favorite. We’d eat cheese sandwiches wrapped in crinkled brown paper and thick slices of Great Aunt Millie’s angel food cake, w...
“A Vacation Gone Wrong” by Maya Reynolds
7/28/20 Dear Diary, I am so excited about vacation next week! Mom promised a nice beach and Dad promised to bring our bikes, so we’re going to have tons of fun! As long as Willie and Benny behave. I wish I could have convinced Mom to leave them home and have just her, me, and Dad go on vacation—just the three of us. That would have been nice. Sigh. Oh well. At least Alicia’s coming too. We...
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