Write about a character who finds Valentine’s Day sickly sweet.
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“February 14th” by Regan Marie
Here it comes again – Valentine’s Day. I honestly don’t know how I feel about it anymore. In elementary school, it was this exciting event where we’d write the names of everyone in our class onto pieces of heart-shaped candy and hand them out at the end of the day. In middle school, it was a trend to think February 14th was lame. And I had believed it was for a while…until Matt Hershey(yes, like the chocolate) asked me ...
“Again, Until It's Perfect” by Ayla Driver
“Arlow, I got something to ask you. Wait, maybe I shouldn’t ask you. What do you think, Arlow? Should I ask you?” “I don’t know, Lance.” Arlow locked the club room, tucking the key into his bag. The season had turned fairly cold, and the few students milling around the university campus were bundled in woolen hats and thick coats, a few with twined hands and smitten expressions. ...
“Cherry Red” by Lisa Harrison Ross
Bulllying....... Today is the worst day ever. Today, in case you were wondering, is Valentine's day. Every man and woman, boy and girl, asking each other, “Will you be my valentine?” Like elementary kids. The heart-shaped boxes, the candy hearts that taste like chalk and paste mixed together, it’s sickening. I hate it, and I make a point to show it to. I wear a black tee-shirt and jeans with white tennis ...
“2/14” by Mia Rose
The girl exits the shop and turns left. Her glassy green eyes watch the cobblestones pass beneath her sneakers. Endless shops decorated with bright cheery hearts and flashy displays surround her. The tinny Sinatra blaring from the speakers sounds like it belongs in a jazz club. A happy couple passes hand in hand and she averts her eyes from their goofy smiles as they enter a chocolate shop. Typical, she...
“Sweet Sickness, Literally.” by Cydney Rose
Rhiannon fought to hold her book open as the wind sent the pages fluttering. Ominous clouds overhead threatened to burst at any moment, and the sand that stretched in either direction blew into her face. She sighed. Not the best day for the beach. A cacophony of laughs pulled her attention from the words of her favorite author. A group of surfers around her age trudged from the choppy waves, smiles beaming across their faces. With the weather this morning, they couldn’t have caught more than a couple waves. The three men and t...
“Second Best” by Rae Matthews
Olivia was only thirteen years old when her father passed away on a somber evening in her family's home. Ten short years ago on Valentine's Day, February the fourteenth, he disappeared from her world. Valentine's Day would never be the same for her. It was a day she would not ever forget and would always detest. She thought this year would be the same as all the others. She would pretend it was just another day exactly as she had done in the past years. She was already preparing herself now that the dreaded d...
“Not Something For Us” by Bethany Rossiter
Johnny clambered down the drainpipe, gripping it for dear life as the rough clay surface tore at his hands, the red bricks scraping the skin from his knees below his trousers. This was not how he had planned on spending his Valentine’s Day getaway, but since when did his plans ever work out for him? He had no time to take this descent from the open window of the hotel room with care. They only had seconds. The echo of ru...
“The Heartless and the Solitary” by Kat. L Haywood
Thana let out a belch and slammed her empty tankard to the benchtop. A table of men at her right chuckled, then grew quiet at her pointed stare. Most knew better than to even cast a look her way, but drink made men brave. Thana didn't. Thana made men edgy and curious. Their instincts at war with their better judgment. Ordinarily, she enjoyed watching the battle play out behind their eyes. Enjoyed observing the sl...
“Pillage My Heart” by Jennifer Chan
Working for a villainous overlord is never easy. There are always do-gooders to vanquish, mythical monsters to set loose, and prosperous kingdoms to topple. It’s much harder, of course, when you’re also in love with said overlord, but I’ve been doing this for more than a thousand years now. In six months, I even have the option of retiring. I know I should consider myself fortunate. Not everyone henchman makes it to this point, and the severance pay is more than generous, but the prospect of giving this up fills me with dread.
“A Thousand Lost Boys” by Ophelia Baker
CW: mentions of blood Too many people believe in the old gods. They give everything they have, just for the dream of a warm meal, a happy marriage. But the crops are too dry and the winters are too cold for such silly sacrifices of wine and cheese and firstborn sons. Mama says she can’t recall a time when there wasn’t fear of the old gods, their sensitivity and blood-soaked promises. And y...
“Laedid's Arrow” by Dane MillerHass
For Cupid, Valentine’s Day was just as much his day. He adorned cards and walls, a symbol of true, passionate, and spontaneous love. For while his arrows worked its magic all year long, it was on Valentine’s Day that his marksmanship was really appreciated. And on Valentine’s Day, Cupid took no greater joy than watching the fruits of his labor, relishing in seeing new flames of love ignite and the rekindling of old ones...
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