Write a story about a person waiting for an answer to a question.
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“Five Days, Sixteen Hours, Nine Minutes, and Fifty Seconds” by Claire C
Crickets chirp, fire crackles, an electronic heartbeat punctuates the dark of night: short long, long short short, short long, short short short, long… A sonic history of the People of the Planet Earth drifts in the silence of deep space somewhere between stars, waiting to be played by an unlikely passerby. It was a romantic image of Earth’s message to the great beyond, which ...
“Worth the Wait” by Vicky S
Music from the ice cream van echoed through the streets. Front doors opened and then slammed as kids of all ages sprinted over to it, loose coins clutched in their palms, and then jostled to be first in line. The man laughed, leaning out of the window, trying to create some order as they shouted up requests to him. Deftly he started to scoop ice cream into various cones, pouring topping and sprinkles. <...
“Family History” by Raquel Rodriguez
The building had one story, but even so, it towered over me, like an elephant towering over a mouse. In all my years of living, I'd never seen anything like it. Is Angelina going to give me away?! I thought worriedly. I'd seen a lot of things. I saw the foolish teenage sisters who decided to buy me - their names were Maeve and Mabel - grow up to be young, successful women with children. I was there...
“Waiting ” by Daniella Cressman
I am waiting for an answer to a question. I have just asked my boyfriend of five years to marry me. I don’t know why I did such a thing. Well, I do. I love him very much. He’s always been there for me. He’s always come around when things aren’t looking good. I’m ready to spend forever with him. I’m just not sure whether or not he’ll say yes. I hope he does honestly. I could never live with myself if he d...
“Finding A Place for The Blame to Rest” by A O
Well, I forgot to take my phone off the charger and put it in my handbag when I took my daughter to school this morning. When I got home I had a missed call from my mom. I tried to call her at the office, but I got no answer, so I called my parents' home number to ask Dad if she was working from home today or something. He retired last year. I think I told you that. I’m sorry. I’m scattered right now with all that’s happening.Dad answered, and he seemed off. He asked me what I’d been up to. I told him I’d just gotte...
“Another chance” by Anushka Binoy
I can’t play the waiting game anymore. I can’t get through another day. The clock on the kitchen wall stares at me, blank-faced, as I watch its slender hands gently tick past. The sink cluttered with dirty dishes and remnants of last week’s dinner screams at me, begging me to stand up for once and get my act together. But their cries fall on deaf ears. Every morning, I make myself a cup of watered-down coffee, and then p...
“The Lonely Earth” by Joshua G. J. Insole
She stepped barefoot onto the grass, feeling the dampness of the night against her skin. She breathed in slowly, relishing the fresh air, feeling it cooling her throat and lungs — it was delicious. The aromas of the evening danced on her tongue. A chilly breeze, wet grass, darkness. It was strange to say that darkness had a taste, but it most certainly did. She would be the first to argue so, eve...
“Number Two's number twos” by Vanessa Marczan
Oh hello, are you awake, little one? Are you hungry? Ah, yes, yes you are. Alright then, just let mummy get herself organised. Well it is... Let's see... Ah, we made it to 1am. Nice one baby Georgie! We'll start with some freshening up. Change your nappy, okay? No one likes to have something to eat with a wet or stinky bottom right? Well maybe your sister... Maybe daddy, hahaha! Just gonna...
“A never ending wait” by Sofie Barnet E.K
Marco left the thought of being betrayed. As they had often quarreled and patched up, every time this voice would speak out loud, you know what this time it is not a quarrel but a major breach in your family and love and life. She was wronged and she won’t be here today so leave the idea of meeting him. At the same time another voice spok...
“The Final Card to Play” by Heissell Ramirez
We got up early that morning so we could be on the road to beat traffic. This was not a day to be late. The appointment was for 10am but we needed to be there by 8:30am. Everything was riding on this one conversation with a man we had only met once before. It had not gone well the first time. “Let’s wait until we are closer to the office before we stop to get breakfast,” he said. ...
“Of Questions and Princes” by Kaysie Davis
Note- 3rd in the South Wood series. What could have Thaddeus meant by “I am going to be important”? I’m just an eighteen-year-old girl from a quiet village. I haven’t even kissed a boy yet for goodness sake! I am only the daughter of a scullery cook and a kind-hearted man. What importance could I have to magical beings? I wish that I’d gotten to ask him that yesterday. No sooner than he told me that than ...
“Nightborn 5” by Harken Void
Three pickup trucks, two Fords and a Chevy, rolled up the mudded path. As the drivers saw the red and blue lights of the police car, they pulled their pickups to a halt, headlights falling straight on Damien’s face. Why did you come now, Mortensen? Why now, after five years of silence? He should have known his nightmare would not stay buried. It was just like his old man used to say. ‘Make sure...
“The Firefighter” by Blane Britt
Ever since I was a small kid I wanted to be a fireman. I couldn’t wait each week to watch The Third Watch. Most of the kids in my neighborhood either wanted to get into the NBA. According to the National Association for Sport and Physical Education, none of them have a very high probability of being drafted. For young men, about three out of 10,000 male high school basketball players will be drafted into the NBA or about...
“Waiting on Reedsy” by Eric Smiley
Timothy Boundeslas couldn't wait. He couldn't, he had written beyond any doubt the perfect short story that he was sure to win this week's Reedsy Short Story Contest. A beautiful story, "Bobby Brittlethorp and the Bully" about a boy who, after coming into contact with a radioactive Bombardier Beetle, develops the ability to shoot hot acid at people. It was soo good. He was going to be an author. He had waited almost seventy years to do so but now was his time. Well the first five or ten years were really about getting out of diapers and l...
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