Write about someone who has finally managed to succeed at a long-standing New Year’s resolution.
Posted in Winter on Nov 1, 2022
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“Revenge ” by Sahar Kashif
Love is blind, but a broken heart can see everything. Love seems to be a dangerous drug to quit, but it become more dangerous when it’s taken away. In dark winters night, in a darker room a girl naming Zaina, was sitting in the right most corner of her room. The Window was open, and she was sitting quietly near to the widow. Sitting on the cold floor with bare feet keeping her head in her knees and tears were scrolling down her dark chubby cheeks, her scattered hair resting on her dark brown eyes. She was los...
“The Black Dress” by Zilla Babbitt
Every year, Margrit tells herself that this is the year she’ll stay home on Friday nights. Every single year, since she left Berkeley her junior year and began to spend life in nice clothes, in other people’s houses. Every single year, since she began to deprive herself of privacy and peace, and instead spent herself for the benefit of others and the addictive reward of their company.Some years Margrit has more than one resolution. In 2010 it was to make a friend and stay home night...
“Endings and New Beginnings ” by Maya -
Author's Note: For one of my first stories of 2021 I decided to include all of my friends from Reedsy for fun. This story is dedicated to everyone included in it and all the other amazing authors on the site. It's inspired by Litlover's Marshmallow Pride story since the characters are real people. Also, I was inspired by the show His Dark Materials which I watched recently and loved. Sorry in advance if my descript...
“On Top of the World” by Writer Maniac
I look at the list of new year resolutions again and groan. I hadn’t imagined it, it was there. It has been there for almost five years now, but I still don’t look forward to it. I add it every year in the hope that it will happen, only for it to not. Written in my neat handwriting which I use only for specific occasions, in black ink, with a little squa...
“The Ultimate Chess Player's Guide to Happiness” by Kate Reynolds
Disclaimer: I don't actually play chess, so sorry if I got some of the details wrong. With that being said, enjoy!Chess strategies lined up in my head as soon as I glanced at the chessboard, waiting for me to pick and apply one. The board was made up of exactly 64 squares, 32 white and 32 black. It was a perfect mixture, one that I loved. “Next up, Varsha Vimal playing white, and Zelene Gilbert playing black!” The announcer declared. This was the biggest chess tournament of my life, it was the state ...
“A Resolution of Five Years” by Akshaya Sutrave
Dear Diary, January 1, 2021My New Year Resolution since 2016: Keep a diaryI can’t believe I’m doing this again, hiding inside my room, the curtains drawn, and the door locked close.I’m writing and I don’t want anyone to know it.Yes, I, Alison Winters, am writing a diary right on New Year’s Day. (Happy New Year, by the way)Oh, Gods. This feels so weird. I’m scribbling down utter nonsense into something non-living, talking (well, writing) to it as if it w...
“I Loathe Uninvited Guests” by Orenda .
“Ooh, see, who’s making it to the top of the mountain. It’s SwordOgre!” the anchor’s voice roars through the JBL speakers as the virtual spectators cheer and applaud their favourite players. I press my headphone mic close to my lips and jab my thumb at the screen. “Hey, hey, player-1234-I-don’t-care, I will invert your rib cage if you don’t leave my spike behind.” The player who, as usual, feigns ignorance, sprints up the mountain toward my area and sabotages my spike. A clever coward...
“Monsters” by Scout Tahoe
September, 2011There was a space, behind the bookshelf, where heat spat through the vent. It was tucked away from the rest of the classroom and my favorite spot to read. Spiders would knit webs through the nooks and crannies and dance onto my finger if I had the courage. Dust flew through the air like blind flies but I ignored it, sneezing into my elbow. I thought I was safe and alone but one day he showed up. He was sharper than all the other boys I knew. Kohl always had a plastic fork in his pocket and dim...
“Frozen love” by Coco Longstaff
Jade Newman stood up in her new skates. She had resolved to do this, she will do this. Jade had waited for almost a year for this, now she was going to succeed.She impatiently waited for the rest of her family to get their skates on their feet. Jade stomped and grumbled as her family told her to wait, wait. They were all busy packing and helping each other with their skates and luggage. &nbsp...
“Frost” by FJC Montenegro
Jeffrey opened the door and was greeted by the cool insides of the small hospital room, his sleeping father judging his delay from the depths of his slumber. The room looked the same as last time, as if it had been waiting for his return. He loosened his scarf, walked to the corner of the room, and hung his coat on the stand. His father was sleeping peacefully in the bed, the machines beeping a slow beat. He left his gloves on the nightstand by the picture Molly had brought last time she had visited. Jeffrey adjus...
“Steps” by 𝚋𝚕𝚞𝚎 𝚐𝚊𝚛𝚗𝚎𝚝💙
Hi, my name is Alex short for Alexandra but I go by Alex. It’s the start of a new year and I plan on getting a girlfriend. I even went and wrote a step by step plan on how to do so. Step 1: Get rid of social anxiety I don’t possess the power of magic so we might just have to skip that one. I was just going to get bread from the bakery. That’s all. Nobody was going to notice me and nobody wa...
“All For A Book” by Niveeidha Palani
Mavery Aston sighed weakly as the door pushed open. It had always been a New Years' Resolution, and yet, she hadn't finished it yet. Today though, she was going to skip the party and complete her book.Her husband, Adryan leant against the wall, staring at Mavery with raised eyebrows. "Aren't you pushing yourself too much, dear?"Mavery glared at Adryan. "No, no! I'm not! My goal was to publish a book. It was my resolution ten months ago! We're almost finished with a year, and I'm not done yet!" ...
“Imagine That” by Iris Silverman
The door opened slowly with a creak. With caution, I looked around. It looked to be half-bookstore, half-coffeeshop, and something straight out of a Harry Potter novel. The—barista?—was wearing a crimson beret and a lemon-yellow scarf, his skeleton-like hands pursuing a newspaper. The customers were odd, too. One woman reeked of onion but smiled pleasantly. Another held a ferret in his arms daintily, letting the creature...
“Final Minutes” by Emilie Scarchilli
You try not to look at the wrapped packages stacked on the tabletop, but that means you have to look at the clock instead. The flickering digital numbers read 11:52, and you inch your fingers closer.“Hey, eight minutes!” Mason calls, dragging the packages to his side of the table. “Has to be exact, or it doesn’t count.”Amelia tries to rescue the packages from Mason. “If you take them, there won’t be any left by midnight,” she says.“Very true,” Jared chimes in, reaching past Mason and Amelia to commandeer the stack. “I...
“A Kaleidoscope of Memories” by Elizabeth Inkim
Whoever decided that cleaning was therapeutic was a liar, and nothing could convince Roslyn to think otherwise. At best, it was a mild form of torture. For the last few years, she had promised her mother that she would clean her room, donate some of her clothes, and file away her paperwork, and for the past few years, she simply could not find the time. Not that she did not tidy up here and there, because she did, she just simply hadn’t done a deep cleaning in a long while even though her m...
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