All your wishes begin to come true, but the consequences are not as you imagined.
Emily had always been dissatisfied with her appearance, constantly yearning to be more beautiful on the outside. Regardless of her weight, size, or hair she still always had something wrong in her mind that she wanted to fix. She believed that if she could only achieve physical perfection, most of her problems would vanish, and she would finally find happiness. Little did she know that her wishes ...
I was busy picking weeds in a small garden that I had begun at the start of summer. Picking tomatoes and cucumbers in the sun felt wonderful. Unfortunately I seldom get out because of having multiple sclerosis and heat intolerance but today nothing was going to keep me inside where I spend the days writing stories.
Doing something productive was not only good for me, but it also gave me a specia...
I’ve always read that true happiness comes from within. I don’t think those people have ever really lived. Positive thinking can’t overcome everything. The negative still lives, and it certainly will not let you forget it.
My personal hell starts at 7:30 in the morning, 5 days a week. That’s not including overtime. My boss works me like a dog all for nothing. I’m meeting him this afternoon for...
The pounding. The pounding. The pounding.
When will it stop?
My head is on fire, my mind grating, trying to keep focussed on… well… nothing! It’s like someone’s dragging a hacksaw across my skull, prolonging the torment, enjoying my self-inflicted implosion.
It wasn’t supposed to be like this.
It was supposed to be… magical. Wonderful. A boon to the world, where everything I wanted for us all...
I rubbed the bottle, as a joke of course. Misty told me that it was magic but I didn’t believe her
I rubbed it for five seconds with every second passing the bottle getting hotter and hotter. I dropped it after it got so hot. It felt like a hundred degrees, leaving my hand to blister a few days later. After I dropped it a blue and purple cloud appeared, bringing forth a floating lady.
She had on...
The stylist was Jane Garden, the plainest girl in Prairie, a small town of three thousand people. Her boss, Katz Swanson, had been Leary about hiring Jane but changed her mind. Though Jane was quiet and eccentric, the older people stood in line to have Jane cut their hair.
Until today there had been no issues, however that changed late afternoon.
At five thirty a former classmate of Plain Jane...
“Ma, what did you do?”
Stacks of boxes cluttered the front porch. Each box was sealing with Tiffany blue packing tape with the brand, Wish, emblazoned across it. Sabrina looked horrified. Sabrina gave a friendly job to Mrs. Ortega who was staring at her mother’s porch and watering her lantana next door. The neighbor lady shook her head sadly at her.
Climbing over packages, Sabrina fought her wa...
Finally, we made it!
Me and the bros have officially ran a successful food truck business in our hometown just 9 months after graduating from high school.
Customers lined up to order the best tacos and sweet aguas frescas. Majority of them were college students. Some of them were people we used to go to high school with. As they were in line complaining about how difficult their general ed cours...
All I wished for
Was to be capital W White
And what I got was lowercase w white
white like sycamore bark
white like chicken pox
white like bleached Hanes
I’m an electrical socket cover
a hotel towel on hotel blankets on hotel sheets
with little white words sewn in
“whiteness is privilege
whiteness is property
what are you gonna do with all that whiteness now honey?”...
Warmth spreads over my body as the fireplace crackles. I turn the next page of the book in my lap and glance around the room. Suddenly, I feel strong arms pull me into an embrace and I hear that familiar voice say…
“Ding Ding Ding Ding”
The sound alarm pulls me out of my daydream. With a heavy sigh I reach across the library table to silence my phone, before I’m sh...
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