Start your story with “Today’s the day I change.”
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“Never Too Late” by Corey Melin
Today’s the day I change. I have spent years just thinking about myself and no one else. It has been all about me. Who cares about everyone around me? I ignored my family. I ignored my friends, the few I had, and anyone else close to my bubble. My selfishness has caused many to turn their backs on me and walk away. “That ends today,” I say. “I have lost many but now it is time to...
“Riviera ” by Amanda Lieser
I was fifteen when I felt the French Riviera kiss my unpolished toes for the very first time. The sea foam touched me first; I was startled by the cold of the ocean. We were on day three of the trip- 30 students, four teachers, and six parents all on the adventure of our lifetime. It was a spring morning in March and I had walked down to the beach with a friend after our quick breakfast of chocolate croissants and fruit...
“More than a phase” by Charlene 🧙♀️✨ Boyce
Today’s the day I change. I whisper this into my mirror so David won’t hear me. It’s been a month since the dog attack. My wounds are mostly healed, but he is still treating me like an invalid. If he suggests therapy one more time, I will shriek. I don’t have PTSD, I told him. I have OBAVS… Over Being A Victim Syndrome. I .think he was hurt by this, since he’s been my ‘rescuer’ for so lo...
“Ode to Self” by Mo Ferdause
Today’s the day I change how I feel sometimes – depressed and lonely, helpless and weak. I will no longer fight against my own self and relinquish the thoughts that keep me down. Today is the day I confront my own demon and set the ground rules. I will no longer be the one crying in sleep hoping for a miracle. Today is the day I shine the brightest among the bouquet of stars that everyone is waiting to see. I will no longer hide behind the shadow of doubts and crumpled up in a corner feeling worthless. Today i...
“Shifting Gears” by John K Adams
“Today’s the day I change,” said Alex. His friends told him he had the perfect job. Being a valet at a beach front restaurant was so cool. The tips were better than in town. Seeing the Glitterati come and go provided entertainment. Less appreciated is the fresh air and daily exercise. Any valet gets those, but somehow, it all felt better in Malibu. No bus exhaust and sidewalk deposits by the homeless. You know. <...
“My Purpose in Life” by Dean Corbyn
Today’s the day I change, I thought to myself as the autumn sun beamed its first light through the undrawn curtains. I could feel my face warm, as it did most mornings. But today, as if knowing it was my special day, it was particularly bright. Even my sickly greenish complexion appeared a healthier shade of orange in its golden glow.Little Timmy’s eyes sprung open; the bright light burning his eyes. He could hardly believe the day ha...
“GOOD-GIRL DAISY” by Alizah Muhammad
“Today is the day I change” putting on the glasses to complete my look for the day, I uttered to my-self in mirror. “Daisy, you are as beautiful and pure as your name. you be a good girl!” my mother raised me with that. “I am Daisy, a good girl” I grew on that, feeling like a daisy! Mama told me what i...
“Paula” by Lonnie Larson
“Today is the day that I change my life,” Paul stated as he got ready for school. Little did he know just how true those words would become. Paul was thirteen years old now and it was the first day of Junior High for him. He has three older sisters and they loved to torment him. Their names are; Pamela, Patricia and Penelope. Each one a year older consecutively. He was tired of being pick...
“The Warrior” by Suma Jayachandar
Today’s the day I change. The course of history. From mundane to exalted. The hunchback has a very minute role in it. But I will give her due credit. For I know that the world is never kind to an ugly old woman giving clever advice. When the king walks into my royal chambers, he will find a stranger. A dishevelled woman lying on the floor who is beyond reason. The reason that has been...
“The Girl and the Stone” by Zea MindWerl
Today’s the day I change. I thought for probably the thousandth time. But for real this time. I’m gonna change, I mean it! Yeah right.It was a Saturday, lovely yellow clouds filled the blue sky and the perfect golden glow of the sunset flowed through them. It was the perfect weather, the perfect day, and yet– I was still lying to myself. Still pretending that I could change, that I even wanted to. If I wanted to, wouldn't I have by now? Why was I such a failure? Such a disappointment....
“Mi Mejor Regalo - My Greatest Gift” by Zoraida Colon-Munoz De Collado
Mi Mejor Regalo – My Greatest Gift “Today’s the day I change!”. The words came out slowly, deliberately and so soft, they were almost inaudible, but clearly, heartfelt and sincere. After three years of exchanging greetings, stories, insults and jokes with Santos at the corner bodega, they were also, well…shockin...
“Slipping in the shower” by Leah Reynolds
“Todays the day I change” I say as look at the mirror with my most assertive voice. The reflection I see leaves me unconvinced that those words had any conviction in them. Staring into the grime specked mirror my mind finds it hard to calibrate what I am seeing with the image I have internalised of myself. In my minds eye I am still the girl who had hopes and dreams of a life of meaning. This woman reflecting back at me ...
“The Chrysalis” by Jen Cross
“Today is the day I change.” Melanie lay in bed with her eyes closed as the thought bounced off the edges of her mind. “Today is the day everything changes.” Instinctively, she reached an arm out finding a cold pillow where there was once a warm indentation. It had been over a year since she started sleeping alone, but sometimes, she forgot. Worse were the days when she rushed to feed the dog. Then, she would remember that she no longer had a dog.Breathing deeply, she opened her eyes and glanced at the clock. 5:15AM. She...
“Unrequited Love” by Bernice McClain
Today is the day that I change myself. I have siblings who together have their share of complicated life’s issues all of which are intertwined with the lack of financial resources. In times like these, I wish I was the billionaire that can make all their troubles go away. A few signed cheques with three to four zeroes added and voila, all their problems will be gone. I love them dearly. We are a closely...
“Hoddington House” by Jamie Mendoza
He sits at an oak stained desk in the dimly lit library tracing the contours of the wood patterns with an antique letter opener. He yawns, stretching his aching shoulders and stares solemnly around the room. The soft dink of a fly caught between the lamps lightbulb and its shade is the only sound that can be heard. On the overread crumpled piece of paper in front of him are five words, Today’s the day I change. ...
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