You are anonymously given a map for your birthday, and assume it's a joke. Until you look closely...
Aidan woke up to the scratchy licking of a tongue on his face. Blinking to clear the sleep, he looked around and found himself lying on the ground in a verdant wood surrounded by tall trees. The fluffiest dark gray creature licking him hopped away and chirped a laugh. Nearby lay a beautiful young woman, curled up and snoring lightly. He could just make out the short, velvety stubs of her antlers. ...
I place my empty champagne flute on the nearby coffee table and collapse onto the couch, contentedly exhausted.
I survey the scene around me.
Speckles of gold metallic confetti glitter are strewn about the room, reflecting off of the slow glow of my dimmed evening lights. The hour is well past midnight and my home is finally winding down.
Empty plates and glasses occupy every available surf...
Giggling in excitement I rip open the brown wrapping paper in anticipation of the surprise. I assumed the gift was from my uncle - a mysterious man who now lived in the Alaska wilderness. Although I hadn’t seen him for a decade, he sent me a present every year - last year a book of drawing I’m still trying to decode the year before a crossword that I haven’t worked through completely. But alas, I ...
She looked at the map thinking it was a joke. Her husband was known to be a jokester, but something caught her eye.
The map seemed to deeply resemble the beach a couple miles away from their home.
They docked their ship there.
So she followed the map, still assuming her husband had delivered it.
After a quick walk, she made it too the harbor.
But when she saw what she thought she saw, she took off...
Life was trudging along, even on my birthday, but today blended in with every other day. My birthday was a normal day, I almost forgot it was my birthday until I received a notification someone wished me a happy birthday on my FaceBook. I had no plans for today, except maybe go to bed a little early. Get some extra rest. Coming home from work the sun had already gone down, but I saw a small gray p...
I am writing a book. I need to know if this beginning chapter is hooking. It is only the draft and I haven’t finished it, but there is no point to keep writing if it isn’t hooking. So please let me know if it is hooking and good, or if there is anything you think I could do to make it better.
Lets see if we can make it one day without fighting. “What did you do!” My my Mom screams from downstai...
Saturday, 2nd June:
It seemed to be exactly like the movie.
Given a map on your birthday, and you look closely and see the resemblance of some anonymous coin right on the island.
Yes pretty strange.
Out of complete honesty I shrugged it off. A pretty different occurrence then modern ritual but I was not one of those avid adventurers seen only in Hollywood movies. I hard a life working at th...
“Hola! It’s my cumpleaños!
Can you say cumpleaños?
That’s right! That means BIRTHDAY!
Today is my birthday!” Dora exclaims.
“I wonder where abuela is?
Come on boots! Let’s find abuela!”
The purple monkey follows Dora outside of abuela’s house.
“Say Abuela.” Dora demands to the air.
“Great!” She giggles
Her abuela meets them outside.
“Hola Dora! Feliz cumpleaños!”
“ yo tengo Un r...
Chapter 1: Surprise!
There’s a ring on the doorbell at 2PM.
It’s my Birthday, and I don’t want to deal with another door-to-door salesperson, with the same-old-sales pitch:
“Heeey [Insert some compliment, like “Nice Shoes!”!] I’m in the neighborhood today, doing some work for your neighbors, Mr. and Mrs. Made-up-name, and …”
“No Thank You”.
That’s how it would go.
Jocelyn and I had the ...
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