Write about two characters who each want to change the same thing, but resolve to go about it in very different ways.
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“The Ties That Bind” by Deidra Whitt Lovegren
“The family wants us to sort this out—”“Stop speaking in the collective. You want to sort this out,” she spat.“Of course I do,” he said sharply. He took a breath and exhaled dramatically, looking at his younger sister. Her jaw set. Eyes ablaze. This was never going to be easy. “Look, it’s not my fault dad named me the executor of his will.”“Who else would he name,” she replied, dry as vermouth.She had a point.“Dad didn’t leave a lot of instructions,” he muttered. “Typical.”...
“One Step at a Time” by Writer Maniac
He’s dead. Gone forever. Disappeared, almost as if he didn’t exist at all. I try to smile politely at the people who offer their condolences to me, but I think they have the brains to understand that I’m merely trying, that I don’t actually mean it. None of them know what it feels like to lose your child. Their children are happily living their lives, not having a care in the world. While my child is very soon going to spend eternit...
“Rich” by Benji Bobo ©
The house was large, it was beautiful, it was magnificent, it was perfect in every way … except that it was very, very expensive. And Jake Harold did not have enough money, another problem was that his brother also wanted to buy it, and had a job as a detective, while Jake was unemployed. They fought for many days on who should be the one to buy it, and he even suggested that they shared the house but his brother had said no. he was always greedy like that, not letting anyone have something that he wanted or did not have. And if they had ...
“Eir (Collab)” by B. W.
After that horrid day several years ago I had been...actually wait, no. That single day wasn't the only thing, I'd have to say all of those years before I left were like that as well. It's been four whole years since all of that had happened, I sometimes wonder what happened to Arcadia. She probably got what she wanted though, she's probably a mage. Though now I was f...
“fℓσωєяѕ” by 𝔘𝔤𝔬𝔠𝔥𝔦 𝔑.
‹16 |2020| 11:59› «❀28❀» “I just want to die.” Air condition fills the air… through my nose… A pointy needle pokes our arm as wires trail around our body. But you smile. Before the clock hits 12 you turn to me and ask slowly- “What flowers do you want at your grave?” You had never asked me that question before usually you told me to hope…to live like you wanted, like we all wanted at so...
“The Unexpected Diet” by Daniel R. Hayes
Jill slammed her hands down on the kitchen table so hard and unexpected that it startled Brad. She gave him a look that chilled him to the bone. This wasn’t just any look, it was “The Look.” The look that our moms used to give us when we got into trouble, the look that meant she was serious. Brad looked at her with a child-like expression and asked, “What did I do this time?” She cocked one eyebrow and proclaim...
“Dear Earth” by Radhika Diksha
New year, a time of resolutions and diaries. We all do write our dreams, enroll in fitness activities, make promises, make plans, and take loans. We dream and shouldn’t we. Dreams do make the passion within us, but Jessica had some other plan going on. She was an activist, an environmentalist, and a liberalist. She may not be good in academics or a good athlete, but her compassion was applauded by the great leaders. The ...
“Summer's Grasp” by Meggy House
Winter and Summer were born from the same bang, raised by the same Sun, abandoned by the same Moon, and moved onto the same Earth at about the same time. There was a Spring and an Autumn once, too, but as the temperature rose like the tensions between the first two, Spring and Autumn shrunk to the background. At about the time Winter discovered how to employ ice, Summer decided that drastic action ought...
“Persephone” by Cassandra Durnin
Carelessly, she picked her way through the graveyard, placing spiteful flowers in the hands that outstretched to touch her. With a smile, she sidestepped the skeletal grasps, playing a wondrously infuriating game with the man she might’ve loved. She wouldn’t let them drag her back. Not yet. After all, she still had a week or so, the frost teasing and taunting her wilting blossoms. It was beautiful, in it’s strange, froze...
“Dear Leo, Please Leave me Alone; Sincerely The Quiet Girl” by Wisteria 4001
Author’s Note: Hi! Two prompts of very different styles. But one similarity : CRIME! I couldn’t resist a Sanders Sides reference. It’s such a great series! I hope you like it...it’s weird and absolutely chaos. I hope you like it. I thought I was so smart with the title cause Leo...it makes it sound like a romance...just me? Ok. Dear Leo...Please Leave Me Alone; Sincerely, The Quiet GirlBy Ana Govindasamy I don’t know what I was thinking when I ga...
“Thank You for Calling” by Julie Ward
Amrita steps off the metro at the Nehru Place station. Her mother has warned her that the city is dangerous late at night, so she takes every precaution. Bahija is already there, standing next to the stairs. They walk to work together every day, there’s safety in numbers. Outside the station, they hurry past tall buildings and shops crowned with glowing neon. Moving more quickly now, they pass the shiny new shopping center where Amrita spent the first rupees she’d ever earned on piri piri fries at McDonald’s. A tall ho...
“Conservation” by Joshua G. J. Insole
Jameson followed Hendricks down the metal stairwell. The structure around them creaked and groaned with the strain. Their footsteps clanked and thudded. The sounds echoed and reverberated through the foundations. “I thought you’d have gone ultra hippie since we last spoke, with your dreams of peace and love and interspecies cooperation. Looking at this place looks like you’ve gone very corporate.” ...
“The Moon on a Stick” by Karen McDermott
When I saw this Reedsy prompt, I decided I would tell the tale of how I became a writer.I was seven years old when my father, Tom, got a promotion and my mother, Debbie, told my sister and me that we would be moving to Hamley Court. Kelly took the news typically stoically, her only concern being whether that would mean her having to change schools. After Debbie reassured her, my mother began describing the house. Interior decorating plans were of no interest to me, but my ears pricked up at the mention of a garden. I had...
“I Want To Be Someone...Else” by Annette Lovewind
Aleena was a troubled girl. It wasn’t her fault entirely just hung around the wrong sort of people. She began stealing because she can and her words exactly “Fuck Capitalism”. Which is a completely different topic for another time. She loved the sense of freedom and excitement. The adrenaline she would get when she had smuggled things out in her purse and no one had noticed. The fear of walking through a sensor and the fact that maybe she might get caught. Aleena thought this type of behavior was freeing and it was quite addictive. O...
“Scraps of Life” by Kathleen March
There are two people, and they both know one change is needed. The people are close friends and their names are Marta (her mother is from a Spanish-speaking country, so there is no h in her name) and Linnea, who hates her name, but really shouldn’t. (It’s not clear where her mother is from, but obviously she has a poetic side to name her daughter that.) Marta and Linnea are adults and have grown up togeth...
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