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The Simulation - A 'Divergent' - Inspired Short Story

“Fear doesn’t shut you down; it wakes you up.”

– Veronica Roth, “Divergent”

I look deeply into his eyes, desperately searching for the sharp poke that can wake me up because, somehow, I am not awake. 852 more words


DOG DIARIES competition - submission deadline approaching fast

Just under 2 WEEKS to go – DOGDIARIES competition deadline 15th July – with prizes and potential for publication.

We have been delighted with the response to this competition. 152 more words

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Her Beauty is Inside Out

I wonder how much thoughts ran through her mind
Like “Do i have to blend with their kind”
“Do i have to feel discomfort to look good” 135 more words


A reflection on life from someone who is more pessimistic than I

Here is the first paragraph of an intro I wrote for a novel (or a novella. Or a short story. Or uncompleted trash).This is from the perspective of the narrator, who is a maid for some aristocratic girl. 236 more words


By The Lake

Trigger Warnings:

– Sexual Assault

Crumpled and numb on the beige tile of Zane’s bathroom, head rested on the glass, I gradually become aware that the naked body on the floor is my own. 2,548 more words

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Independence Day: A short story

The prompt for this story was to work 3 particular words into a story. The words are:

1. art
2. sisters
3. Cobwebs

Murder was like art.

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I Went Bump

Macabre Churro

My partner and I were looking around the panoramas of our town in search of a peculiar, extraordinary culinary experience. The most appreciative of all singularities, she said, while I agreed with her in every single point by nodding my head and pointing downwards. 1,506 more words

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