Begin your story with a character having a gut feeling they cannot explain.
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“Selling crime” by Evina Roux
I feel a knot in my stomach as I approach the door to Mr. Russo’s office. This can’t be good, but I cannot back down at this point. He already knows I’m here. For the past ten years since I took command of the weapons’ dealings department in Calabria, that knot has saved me many times. Say it’s a warning signal from universe, say it intuition, this thing has served me well and I have no good reason not t...
“Blame” by Connie Elstun
I ain’t never forgave my Ma for selling my pony; like she ain’t never forgiven me for not telling her sooner bout’ my brother’s injury. I hate to say this, but I’m missing that pony more than my little brother, but Pawpaw said it just ain’t right to feel that way.By the way, my name is Abigail Holts; I go by Abby. I’m twelve years old, and I now live on my Pawpaw’s Hereford Cattle Ranch thirty miles east of Wild Horse, Colorado. If you don’t know, that’s pretty much close to nowhere and HELL. Pardon my French; Pawpaw doe...
“Incomprehensible” by Selah Kurtz
It’s a feeling, one I’m not sure I could or should explain. I don’t think feelings are meant to be explained; they are sacred to the heart, not the tongue. Still, this feeling begs to be understood, articulated to its fullest extent and depth. I lack not the motivation, merely the ability. How could I put in words the symphony your eyes conduct when they meet mine? How could I make fathomable the sincerity of my love? I...
“Midnight Mayhem” by Chris Campbell
"I AM NOT GOING DOWN THERE!"Lisa looked at me with an amused expression bordering on ridicule."It's an alley," she replied mockingly.Nervously, I surveilled the dimly lit, damp, brick and stone passageway. A wall on one side and a large group of old headstones on the other caused me to hesitate.“It just passes through the church grounds,” she added.Darting across the other end of the alley, I thought I spotted someone running towards the church in a red suit with horns on their head - a trailing cape flu...
“Gut Feelings Can Come True” by John Steckley
Greg woke up early in the morning with an impatience that he could neither resist nor explain. It was the first morning of the new year, one of the few days in which he allowed himself to sleep in late. But that wasn’t going to be the case on this day. No sleeping position that he tried worked. Neither did ever diminishing bottles of beer on the wall that ‘happened to fall’. So he got upGregg was experiencing a gut feeling that he should be somewhere soon. He just didn’t know the location or...
“Dreaming of saving Lillivale” by Ruby Bishop
She stood barefoot on the scorched ground trying to take a clean breath through the rancid, billowing smoke and watched as the last of the monsters fell into a pile of ash at the end of a fiery blade. The warriors should be thrilled, as they had won the night, but she felt deep in her soul that something was coming for them all. Rampage, her most trusted follower, came to stand next to her. H...
“Swipe Right” by Astrid Mercier
I swipe right. I do so, mostly because of the abs, I will admit. His face isn't terrible, but it isn't one that I would consider handsome. His body is delicious in that shirtless pic, which on most profiles I despise, but not this one.I'm not looking for anything serious. To be honest, I'm not quite ready to let go of my boss. I know it's cliche, but yes, I am in a romantic relationship with my supervisor. You are probably thinking that it is motivated by the possibility of a promotion. If so, you are wrong. My boss...
“The Walk” by Douglas J. Veverka
Carol shot up in bed. She was covered in sweat and gasping for air as stiffened arms held her up. It felt like a python constricted around her chest while her stomach spewed lava into her throat. She looked straight ahead into the blurry darkness, listening, hoping for silence, but it came again. The sound penetrated her ears and she knew there was no avoiding it. She knew it was the darkness bringing her grea...
“Font Follies” by Bruce Friedman
Warning: gore and some sexual innuendos.The world headquarters of Helvotica Fonts Inc. is located in a prestigious high-rise building in the Canary Wharf district of London. A very expensive address. On this particular day in July, the reception area for the company headquarters was filled with people, each of them with a proposal or problem to discuss with Bogdan Helvotica, the CEO and founder of the company. Marie, his executive assistant, was doing what she could to organize his day and maintain civility but it was a ...
“When I Fall, I Shall Arise” by Debby Goldsberry
WHEN I FALL, I SHALL ARISEThe reign of terror had begun, and the greatest battle I've ever experienced with my "gut feelings" seemed to suck me into a vortex of evil. Was it just a feeling like eating the cold left-overs of the remembrance of a horror scene in one of my nightmares? Or was my gut feeling that my family was about to be attacked by a vicious predator valid? I had never felt this evil presence so intensely looming over me. Though the lights were on, I felt the darkness hover over me...
“A Sunday Morning at Rosy Ruby's” by Alexis W.
Extra large eggs for 77 cents a dozen and just over a dollar for that new instant coffee stuff he’d been so razzed about. Col scratched it off her list as she pulled a can from the shelf, deciding to save her improved omelet recipe for another morning. She sighed, eyeing the eggs as she passed the stacks of brown cartons. It was his Sunday off, after all. On the only day of the week he didn’t have to go into the office, she could surprise him with something he wanted. As she pushed the cart towards the TV DINNERS aisle at the front of the...
“The Hidden Rooftop” by Lilly Blossom
Go up on the rooftop. What? Go up on the rooftop, the inner voice repeated again...or was it a feeling? Either way, Mila knew that she needed to leave her small, Manhattan apartment and climb the skinny ladder that led up to the secret rooftop. Overlooking a breathtaking view, she tried to turn around and face the cold ladder she was climbing, as she shivered on the freezing, winter night. One wrong mo...
“A Chance Meeting” by James Grasham
‘Alarston is the second of the twin cities, built by Emperor Alar back in the first age. The tale goes it was a gift to his son. An entire City for your birthday, can you imagine that?’ Said Chadwick with a shake of his head. ‘Some call it grand, I’d say it was madness!’ ‘Aye.’ Replied Luthar, not really listening to the history lesson. Since the fracas at the mill, Chadwick had been a lot more talkative,...
“The Zebra” by Mike H
I couldn’t explain it — I was determined to change my ways — but somehow I knew I would screw things all up. Even though she was the perfect girl: tall, blonde, sexy, I knew it would all go to shit. They say “You can’t teach an old dog new tricks”, and “A zebra never changes his stripes”… Well, I was that zebra. Everything was peaches and cream for the first three months, but the next three months were too borin...
“In The Dark Predawn” by Tay Mor
I was awakened without warning in the dark predawn. It wasn’t the familiar slow ascent from Morpheus’ embrace, but rather a sharp jolt, similar to that of being torn by force from the depths of a nightmare. I was used to recollecting my dreams with vivid clarity, especially in the few seconds after waking up, but this time there were no leftover images from the Dreamscape. Only the unbroken darkness of d...
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