Inspired by [Howl]Flufffrog
You see a report of a missing person on the news. You ignore it, until two minutes later when they show up on your doorstep...
There was no mistake: the missing person report was showcasing someone I had just seen, what felt like minutes ago. I hated to admit it, but my heart was at my toes and my stomach was becoming more upset by the second. I hadn’t experienced this before, this sense of loss and helplessness that comes with not being able to change an event, no matter what you do. Could I try to look for them? Could I...
I open up the door reluctantly and stare at a girl.
She’s weaving to each side, barely able to keep herself standing up. Her hair is disheveled, with dirt and dried blood covering her from head to toe.
I stand with the door open and my mouth equally wide open.
I literally have no idea what to do.
She clutches her arms around her stomach and wearily looks at me.
“Jesus, what happened,” I’m...
Chloe has just finished cooking herself dinner. She had tried a new recipe from one of her favourite websites and after several alterations and questions to search engines about what to do and how to make it she was just about to sit down to eat.
Her phone buzzed and she saw a message from the agency. They were still searching for Alex and Ethan, she wondered how they were doing and hoped they h...
The news sometimes seems to repeat itself - a murder here, a scandal there, a story about the stock market. Some days it’s a quick cruise through to realize that there’s not much of note going on. Or at least, not much more than the usual hum of news from the world. But then, sometimes a story will stand out. A particularly gruesome murder, a politician having an affair, a celebrity baby. A missin...
“I don’t care. You can’t stay,” Peter said as he handed his brother a hot cup of coffee.
When he saw the news alert on his phone yesterday afternoon Peter knew either Percy or Pearl would be appearing at his front door with an outrageous story. His triplet siblings were always pieces of work. Thank God he’d convinced Lucy to take the girls and hide out at her mother’s place. Peter didn’t want h...
(100th writing! I want to thank anyone who has ever read, liked, and commented on my pieces. It means so much to me! Thank you!)
“Slightly cloudy with a high chance of rain-“ “Need five off the board to go on-“challenge is to create a holiday appetizer using-“
Lance sighed, flicking through channels. Nothing was ever in at this time of night. Why did he have insomnia again? He wanted a refu...
I was Keni Hanson, I was a sporty, quirky average freshman, in college and had been given a Summer Internship at NYPC with my roommate's dad, our first case was eventually coming, but I had to wait to see what it was but later in the day I'd get my answer. I woke up, grabbed a shower, ran down the stairs, said " hi " to my dad, and ran downstairs. (My mom was a college professor, so she wasn't alw...
“In other news, police are still searching for local 36 year old Cherry Creek woman Mahta Holmgren, last seen wearing a blue parka and green joggers. Mahta told her family she was going to make the 15-minute walk to a friend’s house late Saturday night, as she often did. But she never got there. Authorities say anyone with leads should contact local police or send tips of Mahta’s whereabouts to-“
When your bully, the guy that ruined your life, shows up on your doorstep at 2am with blood dripping down his face and onto the doormat after going missing for a week, you would be ready to commit suicide too. A peaceful week of no Brant terrorizing me has come to a end.
I saw his face on the news. Brant Loving missing! As his family cries for him. The cops are doing all the can to find him. Fo...
She was sitting at the table
She’s used to cry at the news
But today she turned it on
There was a missing person
He looks familiar
Usually she would feel empathetic
But she didn’t feel a thing
So she turned the tv off
And continued doing her best to forget it
Suddenly the doorbell rings
She wonders who it could be ,
Out of curiosity she answers it
There he is. Before she can have a thou...
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