Submitted by Olivia Pemberly
Your protagonist shows up for their first day of work as a zookeeper, only to find the exhibits are full of magical creatures...
As Jake entered the zoo for his first day at the job, he did not want to mess up on anything. He wanted to prove he was the right employee for this place. He entered and saw all of the animals and marveled that he would be working here. He had dreamed to be a zoologist but there were still some things that mystified him.
He walked into the zoo and went to the clerk. She was a short woman, long bl...
The first thing he thought when he first arrived at his new career was that he must’ve accidentally swallowed magic mushrooms for breakfast or something. Otherwise, he had no idea how he was face-to-face with a dragon right now.
When Quinn Simmons first decided to sell his life to this random zoo in San Francisco, he was expecting a lot of animal crap to clean up and loss of sleep from having to ...
Sometimes life is a breeze
Like the wind
Blowing through the trees
Sometimes it’s a raging storm
Unable to control
Leaving us battered and torn
Sometimes it’s sadness and pain
Wondering if we will
Ever feel whole again
Sometimes we feel all alone
Lost in a world
We cannot call home
Sometimes we are full of fear
Haunting our minds
Unaware of what’s near
Sometimes life might seem unfair
But in r...
“Don’t be nervous. This is a job that you are qualified for. Act like it.”
The self pep talk doesn’t make her feel better, but she opens the door anyway.
The interior surprises her. There is a huge open space with absolutely no one. The floors are covered in grass (maybe it’s fake?). The walls look like the roughness of tree bark.
As she walks more into the room, there are tall windo...
Two years two years, I say whispering to myself and regret I’ve been working as gas station cashier for two years five bucks an hour barely can pay rent. It’s time for me to leave. Maybe if I go somewhere I can have better luck. maybe… I packed my bags put the boxes in the truck and slam the door. I run and go get gas and I’m off a picture of spend two nights in my car and then stop somewhere and ...
Blinking its three large onyx eyes, the creature, roughly the size and shape of a Volkswagen, shimmied on its singular fleshy footpad. Its coat of bright blood corkscrew coils glinted cochineal under the over head fluorescents. Newly hired zookeeper Astrid Culpepper gulped. Two of the creature’s three eyes narrowed at the sound.
“What the what, now,” Astrid squeaked instinctively her mind reachin...
“Hello?” I asked walking up to the gate of my local town’s zoo.
The gate let out an erie groan as it creaked open.
I stepped closer to the rustic metal gate.
“Hello? Anyone? I’m here for the job?” I asked again.
The wind rush past my face making my cheeks redden.
“Okay, I’m coming inside the zoo.” I said trying to find someone as I walked inside.
The zoo looked deserted and empty.
But money is m...
She had bright neon green hair and a yellow streak going from the front to back of her hair, after getting some sort of supernatural blast at her that made her feel sick, she could finally work at her job but when she started doing the zookeeper chores she could have sworn she heard something coming from the animal, it was like the wind blowing through tree leaves but it sounded like human speech....
How do I tell a well structured story when life is absolute chaos?
Two weeks ago, an envelope showed up at my door, with only five words gracing the front in looping cursive.
To Kiandra, my warrior.
Inside was a will, signing a mysterious zoo to my name. The Menagerie of Unlikely Creatures. In Ireland.
Yesterday, my son, Wyatt and I flew out to Ireland. We stayed at a small tavern called The...
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