Write about a character who can suddenly only “remember” their future, not their past.
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“What Was I Saying Again? (Part 1)” by Lily Kingston
“S is for stalker,” Ken told the kindergarteners. “S. T. A. L. K. E. R. For example, I need to leave here soon, because I have a stalker I’ve been avoiding and they’re going to show up in…” Ken closed his eyes, letting visions of possible futures sweep over him. He plucked the worst, but most lucky, one from the river like it was a mutant fish and he was starving. Ugly, but necessary for survival. His stomach growled. On second thought, he's hungry. When was the last time he ate? His brain refused to answer. Ever since he got...
“The Apple of The Future” by Natalie Dafoe
His eyes are ocean-blue, deep, mysterious, and focused tightly on me. Shaggy brown hair is pulled away from his face, tangled in the back like he cared not for how it appeared. I don’t know who he is. I don’t know where I am.“Do you see it?” I pulled away, his breath stinking heavily of peppermint failing to cover up the smell of smoke. His fists clenched with such an intensity, I felt small and insignificant and unworthy of his attention. I found my mouth to speak, my throat so dry I couldn’t reme...
“Déjà Vu” by Emmanuel Olaleye
"Ring... Ring... It's time to wake up!""Ring... Ring... It's time to wake up!"Fred's eyes slowly opened to behold the behold the beauty of a new morning sunrise, as the repetitive voice of his alarm clock ushered him back to consciousness. He got out of bed, killed the alarm clock and hurriedly began to get ready for work.In about twenty minutes time, he was standing in front of the large mirror placed directly opposite his wardrobe and just right beside his study table."Today is great day..." he beg...
“Momma” by Lani Lane
She’s perfect, really. The curls that cascade around her shoulders, dark as chocolate. Those wide eyes that follow my every movement. That giggle that seems to fill the room with sunlight and strawberries and every other good thing the world has to offer.“Momma,” she says, “can we go play?”“Sure, honey.” Honey. I love that word. She’s all the sugary goodness of honey, and more. Lydia hops down from the breakfast table and runs to the door, Barkley skidding on the hardwood floor be...
“Drip, Drip.” by Lina Oz
*Content Warning: sexual assault and violence*I look down at the object in my hand, watching the blood drip, drip, drip from the cool silver blades to the tile floor, the white stone now stained with red––“Ava, are you all right?” Mrs. Mullen looks at me, her eyebrows furrowed and raised in concern. “You’re quite pale, dear. Do you need to go to the nurse?”“I’m not… sick…” the words sound strained. Agonizing.I blink, and then squeeze my eyes shut. The blood is still there. Th...
“Memories of Her Future” by Shanta Sultana
Her feet are feeling the wet and warm tar of the street. “Am I getting an infection?” She wonders. She has always been paranoid about catching something. She has always believed to stay far above the ground wearing well protected shoes. “Boots are the best”, she always thought. She made sure her two sons always wore boots. But then how did she get here? She is wearing her summer slippers, walking...
“A Rose I Remembered” by Tony Hadley
The last thing I can remember upon waking up is the day that I die. I can’t remember what date it will be, only that it’ll be midday, and I’ll be walking down a crowded wet sidewalk in the city. I’ll see a pretty blonde haired girl look at me a short distance away and smile. Then, I remember, there will be a startled look on her face as someone shoves her into the street. I remember I’ll step out into traffic to...
“ Tomorrow’s Words” by Tanja Cilia
Out of the blue, the boy appeared in front of me.“I want to die!” he sobbed, rivulets of tears streaming down his chubby cheeks.It’s not often that children step into the path of an oncoming bike, holding out the palm of their hand as a traffic warden would. Had he had run away from home after a hiding?“I really want to die. It hurts. It hurts so much.” The words came out in gasps. This was not the time to offer platitudes. I got off my bike and hugged him, then rummaged in my bac...
“In Remembrance of the Future” by He!do I.A.P.N
(Not as edited as I'd have liked, but that's what happens on midterms week ;-; --also maybe a part two) She opened her eyes to see weak light filtering through the dark green forest canopy, pine trees perhaps. Sitting up, she brushed the leaves from her hair and wondered how she had ended up lying on the forest floor. She tried to remember what she had been doing last, but it was blank, and with a shock,...
“Spoiler Warning” by Morgan McHose
I wake to the smell of sizzling bacon. After listening to my daily recording, I take the stairs two at a time and greet Mother. “May fourteenth, 2038. Good morning!” Her smile looks strained, her pinched face unusually pale. “Morning, dear. Take a seat. There’s something we need to discuss.” I wake to the smell of sizzling bacon. I instinctively reach for the r...
“future in the past ” by Sandra Claros
- XI-U 18? Don't remind me of that place, you useless team! I will never forget the horror that we live in that last category planetoid, it is engraved in my internal chip for the rest of my existence! - XY 1.2. The robot is somewhat strung, tightening the nuts on its central command box located between the upper and lower extensions. - You are a team without updates, like all of your generation, concerned with ...
“Autopilot ” by Alexander Katz
“Fucking hell.” I grab my head as it begins to split open like a coconut after a couple of blows from a good, sharp rock. That’s how I describe the feeling tomorrow when I visit the doctor. He is just as confused as I am. Or he will be, at least. “What’s wrong, mate?” I hear the question but Lance’s mouth doesn’t move. He looks over at me with eyes glossy and red, shining out dimly through the smoky haze. I keep staring at him, waiting for the inevitable. Finally, his mo...
“The Past Erased” by Debbie Teague
“The past, the present, and the future walked into a bar. It was tense” - Lex Martin Daisy opened her eyes and looked at the reflection in the mirrored glass in the hospital room. Who is that? She thought. The figure had several bandages on her face and arms. A nurse approached her bedside, saw her wide eyes, and quickly summoned other staff members. “Code amber room 216” nurse Julie said...
“The Wheel Of Sins” by Jamela Faye
"Have you ever felt where you're repeating the same mistakes everyday or in your lifetime? Where the story of your life are filled with Irony sentences... Where you feel guilty of yourself every time..." The author felt something like that, too. Well, everybody does... She didn't write this story if it weren't for you~ *** I w...
“The horror that is my life” by Agbesanwa Ayomide
I was totally confused but mind you not the type of confusion that you feel when you are trying to choose what cloth to wear or what shoe to wear that will go with your cloth but the type of confusion that if care is not taken, you will go straight to a panic attack coupled with tears and when I mean tears I mean lots of tears that will leave you with a runny nose, red eye and a massive headache. Now that we have establi...
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