Marcus exits the door with the guitar slung over his shoulder. He stops when he spots Delores sitting beside the pool talking on her cell phone. She gets to her feet with her hand on the knife in her hip pocket, ready to fight. His pause and the guitar hint that he’s not as dangerous as the bastard in Cali. Continue reading →
Prompt: A Celebration | Word Count: 2500 Words Exactly | Genre: Drama / Sci-Fi
“Can you believe them?” Shahid muttered as he glanced at the silent TV set. Teenagers singing, celebrating, and being happy in all ways flitted across the screen on news specials. “Celebrating murder!” Continue reading →
Prompt: A Celebration | Word Count: 2,500 | Genre: Contemporary Fiction [Dark]
From the outside looking in, I can see how you probably wouldn’t view today as a time for celebration. But, if you knew the back story you just might change your mind. I’d like to tell you my story, the whole story. All I ask is that you hear me out and reserve judgment until the end. Then you can decide if ‘celebration’ just might be the perfect word, after all.
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Prompt: A celebration | Word Count: 2,531 | Genre: Lighthearted Supernatural
Warning: Extensive swearing and vulgar language
The morning after Brenda’s party came hard and bright. Even in her basement bedroom. I was the first to wake up. Well, regain consciousness.
I surveyed the damage. It had been a hell of a night. A case of empty beer bottles were scattered around, as well as a Captain Morgan and a Chardonnay bottle. That last was Sarah’s. Given her habits, and the mix of empties, I figured she’d be in the bathroom. The PS4 was idling on the home menu. Continue reading →
Prompt: A Celebration | Word Count: 2500 exact| Genre: Comedy drama|
Warning: Explicit Language
This is the worst.
What stupid thing comes with seeds?
Just get out dammit!
Sara stands bent over her bathroom sink looking into a mirror, baring her teeth. Her fingers attempt to pry out the seed stuck between her incisors. She stands up straight and shakes her fists furiously in frustration. A moment’s death stare in the mirror. Continue reading →
Prompt: Celebration | Word Count: 2500 exactly | Genre: Fantasy
They were just numbers, until they weren’t. It didn’t matter if you had 6 numbers, 7 or 8. It didn’t matter if they were imprinted on the back of your hand or, as mine were, along the inside of your index finger. The number had been a part of your body your entire life. It was just there, like a freckle. When you were a child, you discovered it, like you discovered your fingers. And once you realized that it didn’t taste any different than your thumb and that it couldn’t do anything useful like your legs, you forgot it was there. It was just numbers. Continue reading →
Prompt: Celebration I Word Count: 2500 I Genre: Action, Thriller, General Fiction
Warning: Violence, Might not be suitable for younger readers
Was it my empty alcohol-tainted stomach combined with the rhythmic rocking of the trolley car? On the other hand, it may have been the painted green, laughing, grinning faces belonging to the sweating revelers packed into this rolling box, like a can of stinking sardines that had me gagging—swallowing deep? Continue reading →
Prompt: The Celebration | Word Count: 2500 words exactly | Genre: LGBTIQ
“I’m leaving you because you should be with a woman”, he said.
My chin dropped. Then it wobbled. This was the worst timing. With the opening of my new store coming up in a couple of months, my needing to find someone to run the store, the insane schedule designing and making clothes for the new collection, and the general madness surrounding the recent new-found popularity of my brand; in other words, I didn’t really have the time to get dumped. Continue reading →
Prompt: A Celebration | Word Count: 2500 | Genre: Fiction
“I can’t believe the day is almost here!”
“Well, it is.”
“Jeez Leah, could you pretend to be excited?”
I rolled my eyes as I continued to scroll through my Pinterest feed. I couldn’t understand why everyone was getting so worked up. After all, I was the one who was getting married. I began to think about the first time I met Aiden, my fiancée. Continue reading →
Prompt: A Celebration | Word Count: 2500 words | Genre: Real-life, Dance
As the lights faded around her, Lillian stared straight ahead into the enveloping darkness. She became acutely aware of the sound of her own heartbeat which seemed to be beating far faster than normal. If it hadn’t been completely black around her she might have looked about to see if anyone else had noticed it, she felt sure she couldn’t be the only one who could hear the cacophony her heart was making. She had never been this nervous before. It was an unnatural feeling to her. It had always been so easy. But tonight, for the first time she could remember, she was scared to be here. Continue reading →