Write a short story about someone who does not spend December 31st celebrating New Year's Eve.
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“Answering Fate’s Call” by Michala Banton
The dining room of the restaurant was crowded, despite the fact that it was New Years Eve. At every table there were the usual date night couples along with small parties of friends, and in the corner there was a single table, with a single man, waiting. This was the table. The table he would meet her. The girl. He looked again at his watch. They hadn’t said how long it would be before she arrived, they had just been clear on two things, ...
“Holidays Alone” by Unknown User
Reclining in the lounge chair, Ralph procured the TV remote and clicked on the Television. He flipped through channel after channel of commercials, game shows, and New Year’s specials. Finally, Ralph settled on a war movie. All of a sudden, the telephone rang in the kitchen. Ralph heaved a deep sigh, rose from his beloved recliner, and staggered to the kitchen. He caught the phone on the last ring. &nb...
“" It is not always what you see"” by Thaamarai Selvi
It was new year’s eve. Grace placed herself tightly under the comforter and hit the sack at seven ‘o clock. Grace’s mother Evelyn was busy baking her mixed penny cakes and a huge chocolate cake covered with white and chocolate fondant. Evelyn was at her best in baking cakes. Her cakes will not only be a feast to our tongue , but also to our eyes. Evelyn thought of calling Grace as she was in a mood to visit St. Paul’s Cathedral. But she didn’t because she was waiting for her cakes to come out of the oven. She gently took...
“Time Waits For No One” by Ruey Fern Tan
I was wondering what R. could be doing up there, up on the second floor of the town’s only French café. She was leaning against the marble balcony, eyes blank against the sky. Downstairs, a revolution was happening, and she was doing nothing, all alone.Now, it wasn’t any of my business. People could behave as they liked, is what my Ma always said. Still, something about the way R. stood in stillness made me stop on the roadside and put down my box of supplies. I stopped, and I scrutinized her.Her clothes were cleanly and unt...
“Take a Cup of Kindness” by Kevin Schenk
If only there was something decent on the TV. It was the same novela that was on as usual at this time and he couldn't help but slowly get attached to the drama within. Aracely truly deserved Yenifer, but he definitely understood why she was secretly in love with Dora, whilst being married to Jeremías. It was a love pentagram? Thinking too much about it confused him but he enjoyed the distraction."I hope it will be calm today," Martin quipped as he prepared the cigarettes for the two of them."I doubt it...
“Not for me” by Sam Kirk
“What are you doing, Sweetie” – Rhonda asked her daughter, who she saw put on gloves.“I’m going outside” – Martha replied.“Outside? Why? It’s cold out there.”Before Martha could reply, Arthur, her father, and Rhonda’s husband walked through the door.“Where are you going?” – he asked Martha.“Outside” – she answere...
“Etcetera” by Kingsley Alfred
ETCETERAAnother Christmas! It’s either someone in the background was singing the infamous Auld Lang Syne or they were dancing to Could I, would I, should I? Edet was among the people in between. He had soon become inured to the last moan that escaped a dying man’s breath that sooner than he had expected, he secretly wished he could be entertained by the haunting melody of his patient’s last breath. All of a sudden, he would hang around the emergency ward like bad odor looking at the doctor’s patients as they ...
“An Average Day.” by Kai Kenny
People love moments. They capture them. Hold them. Re-live them. It's those moments in which Andy never experiences, it's not because he's an outcast neither just a spectre of society. Andy contributes, he donates to charities, like Living a dream and Call me Sandra.Andy, a man of many talents. Though if you asked him he could only mention about the time he drank his dog under the table, now, as I and yourselves can find that hilarious, (A dog shouldn't drink alcohol), Andy considered such a moment an achievement above a...
“New Year- Eve's Curse” by Xai Yoru
December 31st is a day of celebration and happiness. A day for people to welcome the new year and send the past year with nostalgic regards. A day in which people decide to become a better person, improve their selves and their lives.But to Eve, December 31st was anything but a joyous day. December 31st marked her birth into this world... and the birth of a curse that would continue to torment her. December 31st marked the day that she would temporary lose one of the senses tha...
“Nothing to Celebrate” by Kara O
The fire crackled as a log split; its insides consumed from within. Azma tossed another branch in. Her fingers throbbed, numbed by the cold. The air, dry as would be this time of the year, pinched her cheeks raw, cracked her lips, and froze the inside of her nose. She would be warmer if she would sit a bit closer, but the glare of the light irritated her, burning her irises and making spots dance in her vision. So she made do by hugging herself. The air seeped through the thin fabric of h...
“A Divinely Timed Old Year” by Maggie McGee
As curling ribbons of incense draped over the slowly burning stick, Eloise watched a foggy reflection of herself hang a black-lace veil over her eyes. Staring blankly into the dim-lit mirror, she adjusted the lace so it fell gently, grazing her forehead and tenting from her eyebrows to the bridge of her nose. She stepped into her her black satin gown and zipped herself in, applied dark red e.l.f lipstick, and laced up her boots all while more and more of her incense shriveled off the stick and fell to ashes. There was a knock at the d...
“Control” by Varun Balodi
In the darkness of the shadowy alleys and the silent rooftops, Control hopped through the pipes and windows onto the pipe which overlooked the entire city. It was the 31st of December, the day which the humans celebrated as the beginning of a new year. But not for Control. He was one of many, one of the few who existed to make sure that Despair could not cross into the happiest days of the humans. For years, Happiness had been protected by the Controls whenever necessary, and today, this particular Control too, was makin...
“Go It Alone” by Ajay B
The house is quiet. All the children have gone back to their homes. My son and his family were the last ones to leave the house. He would have been the first, but his wife was convinced I was going to keel over and die or at least try to force myself to keel over and die, so they stayed an extra two days. Like those two days would have made a difference, but it made them feel like they were doing something, so I didn’t say anything. I miss t...
“THE UNDO FACTOR” by SHYAMALA BHUVANACHANDRAN
8th March…. International Women’s Day. Rotary Club of the city had arranged for a programme. A few women in the town, known for their remarkable contributions, were to be felicitated. Leelavati was one of them. The organisers wanted a wider coverage of their event and had engaged reporters to gather information about those honourable women – like, how they happened to excel in their line of activity, their motivational factors, their mentors, c...
“The Red Light” by Megan Vogel
Click, click.Beep.Diiiiing!“Welcome to World Wardrobe!” projected a voice deep within the store as I continued to step in further. The lady behind the counter was a short, plump woman with remains of what used to be a head full of ginger locks and an...
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