Choose a major issue going on in the world today. Write a story that symbolises this idea on a personal level between two characters.
Consider how you will allude to the wider global issue while keeping your story intimate and relatable.
Why wont they listen?
It’s wrong and they know it’s wrong but they chose to turn a blind eye
“It was for educational purposes” they say but how is saying or doing such vile things for education?
Your so quick to move if someone has something in their mouth like gum
But the things you say and do are except-able?
Racism is nothing to you but if someone’s dyed their hair now it’s an issue, if s...
Israel pushed the creaky wooden door of her apartment open. She stood at the entrance for a long few minutes. With a sigh, she kicked the door closed behind her. Dropping her backpack on the ground with a thud, she fell backwards onto her mattress, the springs bouncing her up a little. All she could hear was her still racing heart, the bang of a gun….the open eyes of her dead best friend….she star...
According to the Clinical Child and Family Psychological Review, “grandfamilies is the term coined as a result of the opioid epidemic. It describes the current societal issue of a whole new generation of grandchildren being raised by their grandparents.”
“Grandma, grandma”, the little girl cried with tear filled eyes. “Where’s my mommy and daddy?”
Looking down at this beautiful child, the old ...
Ahem. Knocking softly. He might be asleep. I hear the creak of a bed spring and then his big flat feet on the floorboards. The door unceremoniously opens. He's standing there. Wearing, hmm three sweaters I'd say. Beanie hat. Ripped jeans. Simpsons slippers.
'Yeah just wondered if you wanted to chip in for some ingredients pal. My mum's lent me her crockpot you see. Thought I'd ma...
Sweat beaded my forehead as I took plate after plate out of the cabinet and stacked them on the counter. “Turn the air down, will you Jack?” I yelled, careening my neck to where Jack was lugging dressers and various other pieces of furniture down the stairs. His jeans were sagging and muddy and his baseball hat was caked with sweat. I vowed then and there to wash it the first chance I got. He clai...
Why can’t we go?
What, we don’t have money?
Where did it all go?
Inflation my dear, honey.
We work and work every day.
But never get ahead.
All we do is pay.
Until we are both dead.
Times like these are tight.
Keeping it all together
Let’s just love not fight.
We will make it forever.
I’m feeling numb. This piece of plastic around my neck is putting a strain on how I live. I can’t eat, breathe, or sleep. Sparrow tried to help me take this choking hazard off my neck but she couldn't get it. We pecked and pulled at it but nothing would work. Finally, Crow came along and freed me in one bite. I feel lucky. Most birds wouldn't make it out of my situation. I thought being free would...
In anger, Luther shoves a man’s arms behind his back, reaching for the cuffs on his side. Immediately, his partner, Chris, pulls him back.
“Woah, woah, woah! What the hell are you doin’?” Chris shouts at Luther, sending the witness an apologetic glance.
Luther yanks Chris’s hands off of his jacket, stepping back with a snarl. “That’s the bastard that caused all of this to happen! He just said-...
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