Write a story that spans exactly a year and takes place in a single room.
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“Dear diary ” by Oasis Romem
24.9.1985Dear diary,I feel ok, my body is hurting a bit and I'm a little shook, but my mind is ok. How could I let them take me? I can't remember exactly what happened.. they are keeping me locked in a samll room, its claustrophobic but I've been trough worst shit than this. I know they are searching for me, it's gonna be ok.Ethan.12.10.1985Dear diary,I'm trying to be positive, but the days are long and the nights are even longer. my family... my family must be los...
“With Her” by Ellie Yu
springThe year starts in February. Their year, to be exact.Because it’s Spring Festival, the day when they make food together and pop firecrackers together and tell old myths that spin long into the night. Because she spends the day with her children and feels their smiles light her up brighter than the sun.Because today isn’t just another day, but a celebration of it. Because the world keeps spinning, and time moves on, and she was born to love this deeply. To walk hand in hand...
“Death in Blood” by Kaleigh Montague
Author's note: I want to apologize in advance because this story isn't the best. I ended it early because in my mind it worked out perfectly but I couldn't execute it the correct way. This isn't my favorite story, and I was on a time crunch as well. I'm going to be working harder on the next prompt to provide more quality stories. This story just sucked, and I'm surprised if you read it at all. Again, my apologies if you...
“525,600 Minutes” by Christina Reynolds
Bhagirath Singh, the new first-year surgical resident, didn’t think he would ever get used to the smell of the Emergency Room—or the lack of the respect from the jaded nursing staff. All the nurses seemed to hate him. True, he sometimes had a hard time finding a patient’s vein. True, he didn’t always leave the supply room in pristine condition. True, he treated the nurses with disdain, but he was literally operating on o...
“A Trio Under Lockdown.” by Shannon Ruane
A Trio Under Lockdown.The Jones County Jail delivered a new set of convicts from various psychiatric institutions and prisons. Overcrowding in those locations resulted in many who should have remained where they were coming to the prison. The quiet that came from the County Jail prisoners was partially due to the short sentences. Hope that life could return to normal combined with the knowledge that being disobedient could extend sentences made all the difference. Bringing people from other places...
“LOVE IN SILENCE” by Jolly 3630
It was exactly this day in March previous year; Manvi was cooped in her room and was preparing for her high school exams when in the evening she got news of cancelling of the exam due to covid- 19. She closed her books without any emotion as it didn’t matter to her whether there was an exam held or not as she knew she would be the top scorer. She put aside her school books and took out a novel to read. It is such an addic...
“The barrier is ME.” by Holly Fister
TW: suicidal ideationWarning: This is not a tale for children or sweet old ladies from a bygone era. I don’t know if it’s even a story, more like a blip on the line of history. But for me, it was everything. I don’t want to waste your time, so I’ll cut to the heart of it.holy shitI’m in the pitThis was my first poem about my postpartum depression- pretty epic, right?! No, I’ll be the first to admit it was completely depressing, but you’ve gotta admire its brevi...
“Into Madness” by Amelia Bowen
There was nothing but the plaster hanging sullenly above my head. Nothing but the birds that warbled their tunes in competition to the wanderings of the wind. It seemed a worthless hobby, no matter how listless, to try with your own melodies to rival the wind. The wind is an entity, yes, but it would shock us all to feel it whisper, as it does, with coherence. If the wind speaks it is the voice of God. If the flowers wave their heads to its voice, they are the puppets of nature. Such were the musings I entertained myself with as I lay use...
“Robber Baron” by Rachel Loughran
It was a cavernous room, three storeys high with a soaring, skylit ceiling and hundreds of ornately framed paintings crowding the walls. The house had been built in 1899, with this room a conscious echo of the illustrious Mrs Astor’s ballroom, though considerably smaller. While the old Astor mansion had been torn down in 1926, the Carroll House, a few blocks North, remained sentinel on 5th Avenue, guarding the old ways from the crop of luxury apartment buildings springing up around it; scarcely filling the foundations of the gilded age ma...
“Tears are Ticklish” by Nina Thompson
Tears are ticklish. In the vague, unsatisfying way that a self-inflicted feather can be. I cry quietly, no sound escaping my mouth, occasionally feeling myself shake. I am rocking on a boat setting sail for no place in particular. I am lying in a bed of moss in a hazy forest. I am nursing a cup of tea, bathed in the soft early morning light of my future apartment. I am anywhere but here, my boxy safe h...
“July 25th. ” by Jamie Avocado
"Welcome to Starbucks, how can I help you?" a peppy barista asks. "I'll have a cake pop, thanks." "Sounds good! Flavor?" "...birthday cake." "Is is someone's birthday?" "Mine." "Happy birthday!" she exclaims. She pulls the cake pop out and hands it to you, along with another chocolate one. "Birthday girls get two, right?" You half smile, then half laugh. "Yeah, thanks."
“Playtime’s Over” by Monica D
The same four walls. The same roof that covers them. The same creaky hardwood floors, so thin they could break. The same cuffs on the benches that their parents had broken out of so many years ago, leaving them wondering what they did to deserve this.The room is frozen and small. The same small room isolates two kids in the dark, as there is no light switch in sight. And if there were a little switch to light a spark in the bulbs over them, they could escape this tiny room and blend into the regular human population. The...
“Roma, Child of Mars” by Amanda Fox
In June, when she first arrived, walking the length of the room took almost thirty seconds.By July, Roma was able to walk the length in just ten seconds at a leisurely pace. Gravity was a bitch, she’d decided early on. The most basic movements proved much harder for her on Earth. Her body eventually adjusted to the increased gravity, but maintaining balance and simply moving were exhausting.The scientists, who Roma regarded as little more than captors, visited almost every day to run thei...
“Just A Kid” by Julie Ward
If I leave this room, I’m dead. At the beginning, when people were getting sick and the restaurants were closing and the schools shut down and people were fighting each other for toilet paper, I didn’t care. I didn’t care because it wasn’t real. I just kept going about my business because there was business to do. See, when everything goes to shit, people want their weed. Then they want other shit; coke, pills, heroin, meth. Desperate times and all that. I’m here for them....
“The Old Normal” by H Bolton
The boardroom was the country club’s underused dining hall, with the tables pushed into one long, larger shape. The little tables coming together to become a single, theoretically better one - that was probably a good metaphor for the eight people sitting around it: the homeowners’ association. Their job was to better the neighborhood, to think as a joint mind, to solve the problems of dropping property values. Marty lik...
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