“I love you, but your powers are too strong...they scare me.”
Write a short story which includes this line of dialogue.
Amber stared at Carter, his gaze fixed on the busy streets below. She brushed the strands of her deep red hair out of her face. He was always so serious, so focused, so far away, yet through all his flaws, his little imperfections, she saw the man that he was, the man he is and the man that he could become. She smirked, knowing what she wanted to say but she also knew that he would not feel the sa...
“So what did you say to that?”
“I said what I always say; that I know my powers scare you because they’ve always scared me. Not when it comes to taking down bad guys of course, reducing ultra-class villains to helpless kittens with a few words has saved a lot of lives, brought me a ton of fame, a seat at the hero council, etc etc. But when it comes to having a personal life, trying to find love...
“I love you, but your powers are too strong…they scare me.” I was on the verge of tears.
Roberto looked at me and scoffed. "But Ashley. I'm invincible. I can't die. What do you mean they're getting too strong?"
He did air quotes with the word "strong" and it drove me insane.
"That's not the point. What happens if you just lose your invincibility? Did you ever think about that? It's too...
Villains, such a horrid title. Hero’s punch us in the face and get a medal, we punch the hero and we get boo’d and our Sam’s club memberships taken away! Hero’s save a kid and they get a trophy , villains do it and they say we were gonna kidnap the thing. I try to make a name for myself, be the best villain. Al, on the other hand makes a fool of me. When I get home my sister, Sydney, is waiting on...
“I love you, but your powers are too strong… they scare me.” Nyx said.
“Are you kidding me?! You’re the one who helped me develop them! You’re the one who said that I had so much potential, that I was wasting it on simple chess games.”
“Because you did! But now, look at you, you have surpassed everyone, even me. I have a right to be scared, you could change the world with the power you wield.”
[S.C, Bloodlines. CH 5]
Amelya woke up to Cleo cuddled up next to her. Wearing a pair of boy shorts and a hoodie. That Amelya was sure was out of her closet. Jayden was slumped in her grandma’s old rocking chair she’d inherited.
“How long was I …” She started before Cleo gazed up into her eyes.
“Two days hun. Lexi’s mom wasn’t to happy, but you recover much slower” Cleo continued to cuddle...
“Stay back Sam, I mean it!” I shouted across the courtyard. “I don’t want to hurt you… I don’t want to hurt anyone.” The electricity zapped across my palms. I couldn’t control it. I had let the energy build too much, I should have just left before it got out of hand. But I was having too good of a time. I didn’t want to ruin our date because of my problems, I just wanted to feel like a normal girl...
She crashed to her knees, tears pouring from her crazed eyes.
“I don’t— I don’t understand.” She cried, trying to catch his eye, “What have I done?”
Avoiding her tear-filled stare, Matias closed the bars on the cage she was just thrown into. “I’m sorry Kay.” His voice barely audible to Kay’s ears.
With that, he turned and slowly walked away. His shoulders sunk in towards his heart, seemingly p...
“I love you!”
“Don’t give me that crap!”
“Why would I lie?! Jo, please come back!”
I didn’t want to listen to him. I knew he was lying.
I kept walking, digging my fingernails into my palms.
I wasn’t fair. We couldn’t be what other people were. I loved him, but how was I supposed to work around this?
“Josephine!” He grabbed my arms and spun me around to face him.
My curls bou...
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Your protagonist walks into an antiques shop, and finds a mirror which shows their reflection twenty years from now.
You could focus on their reaction to this sight, on the story of the mirror, or even what they decide to do with this mirror now they know what it shows.