Write a complete story that takes place in a single, confined setting (e.g., an elevator).
Focus on character interactions and internal thoughts to maintain interest.
“Shit!” Cindy exclaims to herself when she sees her ex down the hallway. Shawn was talking to someone, so she opens the first door she can find and slams it shut once inside.
“Phew,” she sighs once his footsteps continue, unfaltering. He didn’t see her. Thank God.
“Umm….are you ok?” A voice whispers right behind her. She covers her mouth, muffling her shriek. Realizing she is in a coat closet,...
Iron clashed shut and echoed off the cement. To make matters worse, I was locked in with him. The cool iron soothed my swollen knuckles as I leaned against the bars. I tried to ignore his pacing behind me as his new shoes scuffed the cement floor. I looked at the empty cells across the hall, wondering how we got into this mess.
“This is entirely your fault, Benjamin,” he said, still pacing behin...
This was a normal, well kept bathroom a minute ago…right? Why does it look like it’s been decaying for decades??
I paused, looking around me after leaving the toilet stall. Looking but not looking. I felt the anxiety quicken my breath and found myself unable to understand what I’m seeing. Where there had been pristine ceramic and metal pipe now had corrosive liquid all over it. The stall doors we...
Snow hurried into the main hallway, his papers nearly flying out of his hands, as he questioned the grip of his shoes on the tiled floor. “Hold it!” He yelled as he seen the back of a girl with dark brown hair enter the elevator.
He reached the elevator, hunched over holding his papers to his chest. He tried to catch his breath in between his thank you. He finally stood up straight, heaving a lar...
If I look at him, even a peek, I'm afraid I'll melt into a puddle.
It's just my luck that the elevator broke while I'm here with him. My boss. Who just fired me for being "too stupid for a brunette," whatever that means.
The silence is too loud, choking me as he scrolls his phone. I press myself to the wall opposite him, looking straight at the metal door, willing it to open. If the floor opened...
“This is just great, highest point of my day…” a grumble is uttered from Rae, wriggling on the small space in a attempt to spread his limbs more comfortably, in retort leaving Cassidy with little to no space.
“Quit that” he mumbles in annoyance, kicking the other’s legs maybe not so lightly.
They both ended up stuck in a closet. How ironic. (Crowd laughing soundtrack)
“How long is your woman go...
Fred bounced out of the cab like a freshly outed college sophomore headed to his first pride event. He almost tripped over himself as he pranced around to the cabbies window ready to pay. He could have paid from inside the cab, as is customary, but Shankar, the cabbie didn’t say a word for 8 seconds after the car had stopped. Instead, he immediately picked up his phone and started tapping away. F...
Everyone must like my shape at all times
But I have to be myself
Or I crumble
Everyone must think my sides fit
Or I am not right
I have a lot of points to make
But I can’t make them
Because they’ll call me wrong
And judge me
I’m not naturally acute girl
So I’m always trying to give them
An angle with which
To love me
My sharpness makes me alive but...
A leading question in the lecture room
I’m trying too hard to
Connect it to the milky way
But you have the right answer to say
You’re brighter than the sun on a
You outsmart everyone
Without even trying
There’s no doubt
You’ve got me burning from the inside out
I’m tied to
The words you speak that stop my
Has got me overthinking...
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