Write about a character who lives a seemingly charmed life.
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“The Influencer” by Kathleen Fine
Monday EveningMorning Weight: 112 lbs.Evening Weight: 114.8 lbs.Calories Ingested: 1,010Instagram Followers: 86,943“Just one more,” Virginia ordered.She’d spent the day at her aunt’s pool across town posing in a string bikini while her ten-year-old sister, Andy, petulantly took photos of her. “One more of me on the flamingo float,” she’d instructed Andy as she directed for her minion to grab the raft in the middle of the pool and...
“A Perceived Life” by Lucy Starr
As she walks down the school hallway, people can't help but stare. She walks next to her friends, but still smiles and says hello to others. They feel validation from her and they can't help but think that by knowing her, they become more seen. She is kind, popular, intelligent. Her beauty is compelling, drawing the gazes of others towards her like a magnet. Some people look at her with a burning jealousy, however most ...
“A Series of Unfortunate Accidents” by Graham Kinross
TW: Swearing, mention of murder and various improbable injuries.“You really think all of these are accidents?” I asked the Chief of Police, Alan Morcom. “Of course, what else would they be, Inspector Cole?” He asked, taking a sip of coffee from a mug labelled, World’s Best Grandad. “Ridiculous? Impossible?” I said. &nbsp...
“No post today” by Ole Whitehall
Steph was busy working in her home office when she heard the annoying ding of the ring doorbell. The postman had already been, so Steph assumed it must be Tim or Pam from the cottage, just up the driveway. They didn't have a letterbox, so all their post and deliveries came to the main house.Tim and Pam had been faultless tenants for years and were a respectable, retired couple with lots of time on their hands. Tim and Pam loved to talk, and they were quite the double act after 55 years of happy marriage, d...
“Clickety-Clack” by Chris Morris
Clickety-clack, blippity-blat,When I need something, it comes like that!Yes, childish, I know. Having no particular attraction to any other word which happens to rhyme with “that”, I decided to make up my own word. It rather passes the time, however, and it gives one a distinct ownership over the rhyme itself. So in conclusion – and with your permission – I think I shall continue.Clickety-clack, flassety-fissIf you don’t believe me, then just watch this!...
“Baroness Belle” by Holly Gilbert
Baroness Belle stood on the stage as everyone applauded. She wore a red silk mermaid dress and a set of pearls.“Thank you! You are all too kind!” She replied as the applause faded. She raised a glass of rose water.“I want to thank all of you for coming to my beloved home. In honor of my father, and his father, and everyone who has owned this mansion, I welcome all of you to dance the night away under the watch of his portrait. He had always loved dancing.” she spoke.<...
“Cha-ma” by Aza P
I wonder if you know what I’m doing to you. You’re not one to be suspicious. Never have been, never will be. But sometimes I find myself thinking you must have some sort of inkling. You’re not stupid either, not naive. But I wonder sometimes if you know. If you ever doubt me. If your heart ever beats too fast in your chest, sickening you with the feeling that something must be wrong.
“The Royal” by Marie White
I brace myself as we pull up to the banquet hall, a white stucco monstrosity flaunting French windows echoed by excessive arches. As expected, a crowd packs the sidewalk before it: reporters readying microphones and cameramen hoisting their equipment on their shoulders; photographers, bulky cameras clicking and flashing (they can’t see us through our limousine’s tinted windows, but, apparently, they see a publi...
“FLYROD” by Nick Wynne
His name was “Flyrod” Jenkins—not really, but that’s what it said on his birth certificate when we found it while cleaning out the attic to his family home. Flyrod, but everyone called him Floyd. Everyone but me, that is. Although he made me take a sacred oath to never reveal the truth of his real name to anyone, to me, he was Flyrod forever and ever. He just died, so I am released from...
“Charmed, I'm sure.” by J Dee
“Write about a character living a seemingly charmed life.”The birds are taking a while bringing me my shoes.Last time, Connor forgot what he was doing and brought my nicest slipper to his nest. I swear, if he didn’t have Theodosia around to set him straight, he’d fly into the sun with the morning milk. I sigh, and twirl my way down the stairs to the kitchen, where my sun streaked blue walls smile a “good morning” at me. I brush my red hair out of my face and sing a pleasant song as I prepare my morning porridge...
“A Stranger in These Lands” by Jen La Plante
The farmer that picks me up notices immediately that I am a foreigner. Though my long, hooded cloak is nondescript, his careful eye lingers on the fine embroidery of my long-sleeved shirt, the glint of metal beneath it. He says nothing about what he sees or assumes; I see him eyeing the space beneath his legs and surmise that there is a weapon there. Nearly an hour passes without him speaking to me.“Is this your first time traveling through Avern lands, madam?” he asks, not turning around. The cart carries us over a larg...
“Chainsaw Revival” by Carolyn Brown
High-gloss vessels of all sorts and colours were lined up on the windowsill, the narrowest of all the formerly available surfaces, and they baked again each day in the summer sunshine. Shafts of sun traversed the floor and walls in a daily search for something, pausing for long periods to examine the textures and colours of all the objects they could reach. They slipped in slow motion across ...
“Sojourner and Bafook” by Mike Irving
David Tuck Sixlegs looked over the gathered mass of his fellow silverfish with carefully hidden trepidation. His stomachs bumped against one another with their nervous fluttering. There had never been so many together in the open before, so exposed. His gaze kept flashing to the nearest places of safety – the cracks and gaps, along corners, beneath objects. Everyone else seemed to have left their furtive fear behind, protected by prophecy, by David’s presence. He was not so certain. Still, his people’s jubilance was infectious, and he all...
“Skeleton in the Closet” by Zoe Pollock
So this is the peak of my life I guess, John thought to himself as smooth jazz music tickled his ears and the scent of coffee filled the room. He leaned back on his cushy dining room chair and closed his eyes. A soft creak of the hardwood floorboards drew his attention and his eyes fluttered open to see the silhouette of his wife. In her hands she carried an ornate silver tray with small Turkish style mugs.
“The golden child” by Martha Brown
Sometimes I punch holes in the walls. Or rather, in the wall - singular. One wall curves around in a perfect circle, with no beginning or end. The eternal nature of it is reminiscent of my own life. It's cathartic to rip into the wall with my fist, causing damage to both. The surface is plaster and paint, but if you force your hand through all the sponge and insulation, your fist grates against the hard brick beyond. Mother says I am delicate, but she would say that because she never sees me punching walls. She look...
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