Inspired by Abilienne E. Thorne
Write a story from the perspective of someone who is being forced to apologise for something. How do they react?
Do they respond with sarcasm, indifference, outrage, or do they try to convince their accusers of their innocence?
After the issues leading into my sister-in-laws wedding you would think she would apologise. She turned everyone is the family against me. She told them I did not want to be in her wedding. I never said that at all. I actually said “I could not afford the dress, but found one just like in that I could afford.” She had convinced Dad that I would not let my husband, her brother be in the wedding.
There’s a nervous bleeding in my veins
A creepy crawler in my brain
What can I do or what can I say?
To make you believe me
My world is turning gray
Agh, my words, they all sound the same
You poke fun and laugh at me
While I’m dying deep inside
It’s like an abyss that goes deeper with each dive
Paranoia will be the death of me
I see you, stop staring please
Why say you’re sorry when you don’...
“Say sorry,” she had her arms opened wide waiting for me to come closer so she may pull me into a warm loving embrace. Would it really be loving though? Were the words she said earlier loving? No.
How could she act so calmly? Like nothing ever happened? Why isn’t she angry anymore?
“Why can’t you be like that girl from church?”
“Why can’t you be smart like your broth...
“You apologize right now!” The principal yelled at me.
I grimaced and turned to the girl beside me.
She glared at me.
“For….?” The principal prompted.
I huffed and frowned. “For punching you…”
“And shoving you down the stairs.”
“And throwing a chair down after you…”
“Frick, you told them everything I did?” I asked the girl.
She just held her glare.
Her voice cuts across the space between us, slicing through the words I'd just spoken. Her tone, cold and unforgiving, made me consider it, and her face simmered with suppressed anger.
I tilted my chin up, meeting her eyes. "No."
In a heartbeat, she was in front of me. "I said," she hissed, "apologize."
“No.” I said it forcefully, not backing down. “I meant what I said.”
It won’t feel genuine to her, but I want it to. She’ll say it’s a lie, or our mum is responsible for this apology. She had no right telling me to though. It doesn’t matter anymore, none of it matters. She deserves to know I love her. I want her to feel it, see it, smell my perfume when I embace her.
You deserved my yelling, my anger, my rants. You weren’t there for me when I needed you most...
I held my hair and screamed, the dumping rain ruining my crown of allium. My throat felt like fire. Then I was on my knees, the cobblestone cutting into my scarred skin. I held my head in my hands, the sticky, warm substance coating my face, but I didn’t care. I couldn’t. Not when it was my fault. Not when caring would mean…I could still feel his warmth when I pulled him close, I could still remem...
A few weeks later...
A teacher pins a poster to a wall near his classroom. It reads:
𝓘𝓽'𝓼 𝓪𝓵𝓶𝓸𝓼𝓽 𝓱𝓮𝓻𝓮! 𝓟𝓻𝓸𝓶 𝓲𝓼 𝓪𝓵𝓶𝓸𝓼𝓽 𝓾𝓹𝓸𝓷 𝓾𝓼! 𝓞𝓷 𝓣𝓱𝓾𝓻𝓼𝓭𝓪𝔂, 𝓐𝓹𝓻𝓲𝓵 4𝓽𝓱, 𝓫𝓻𝓲𝓷𝓰 𝔂𝓸𝓾𝓻 𝓼𝓹𝓮𝓬𝓲𝓪𝓵 𝓼𝓸𝓶𝓮𝓸𝓷𝓮 𝓽𝓸 𝓟𝓻𝓸𝓶 𝓪𝓷𝓭 𝓱𝓪𝓿𝓮 𝓪 𝓫𝓵𝓪𝓼𝓽! 𝓣𝓱𝓮 𝓽𝓱𝓮𝓶𝓮 𝓲𝓼 𝓦𝓲𝓷𝓽𝓮𝓻 𝓦𝓸𝓷𝓭𝓮𝓻𝓵𝓪𝓷𝓭, 𝓼𝓷𝓪𝓬𝓴𝓼 𝓪𝓷𝓭 𝓭𝓻𝓲𝓷𝓴𝓼 𝓪𝓻𝓮 𝓹𝓻�...
Forest ran across the street into Bear's arms. They both laughed and made their way toward the large doors.
The second they stepped into the building, they were surrounded by a bunch of people that were formerly at their lockers.
"Is the rumor true?"
"Are you guys actually dating?"
"OMG, I think they are!"
Forest slips halfway behind Bear. He glances back at her and smiles. She ne...
William was the first one to arrive in class the following weekend, fifteen minutes ahead of time. I was putting down the class’s graded homework on their desks. He came straight towards me in the empty classroom, without his usual gang of shoveling boys.
The kids always waited until the absolute last minute before dragging themselves into my class, William usually being the last of them. Toda...
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