Devil’s Game

 The white chess squares formed an “x” on the board, as if trying to cross out the black that so greatly outnumbered them. It was unfair, Lisa thought. Unfair the tiny, snow-white squares had to stand up to the overbearing black.   “How is anyone supposed to win...

EXIT

The red light glared angrily in his eyes as he blinked away the sweat and tears that gathered there. He had seen this before. It hung lazily, inoffensively, above the door, but the blood colored sign sent mighty waves of heat over his body. The EXIT sign gave off the...

Home Sickness

The evening was playing out exactly as Ethan McCollum had hoped it would. He’d began the night with one goal, a mantra of sorts, which he’d repeated to the neatly-groomed image in the cabinet-mirror above his sink: Redeem Yourself. He had known that tonight, the night...

Innocence

Something happened while I was on holiday. I know I was away because the statement—my statement—said so. What holiday, I couldn’t say; all I can remember is that the food was good and that it was the first time I heard the bell. Now I hear it every morning, just...

Being Popular: The Double Standard

Why do others feel the need to set a standard for fitting into society? You have to look a certain way, talk a certain way, act a certain way. People change who they are just to become “cool” or “popular” in today’s culture. It can make an individual sacrifice an...

Inspiration

Inspiration is an interesting thing. It can cause people to do things they did not think possible. It can change the course of our lives, or it can create bonds between people that are extremely close or never met before. To inspire someone is to have one of the...
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