Writing Prompts: Pasta and Garlic

Write as much as you can in fifteen minutes using two words given to you. Words may be reused, but the writing/story will always be different.

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Writing Prompt: Pasta and Garlic

Stephanie pulled up her hair in a tight bun. She checked her uniform one more time to make sure that it was as pristine as Chef Joel required of all of his employees. They were in for a long day. The venue was booked solid all day long with multiple parties. She knew that there were three weddings and a 50th birthday party booked at least. 

Luckily, they already had most things prepped and ready to go for all events for the day. It wasn’t getting everything prepared in time that stressed her. It was Chef Joel. He had made it a point to wait for her at the end of the day yesterday to ask her on a date. She was too shocked to answer. He told her to think about it and that they could talk about it at the end of the day. 

She knew that she wouldn’t have to worry about dealing with it right away. They would all be too focused on preparing the dishes for the events. She promptly went into the kitchen and made sure that all of her belongings were placed in her locker. Once she locked them up, she went to wash her hands and begin her work. 

Shortly after she began prepping for her part of the dishes, Hector came in with all of the groceries they would need. The team dropped what they were doing and migrated to him to help him distribute all of the ingredients needed for the dishes. They soon became alarmed to discover that he had forgotten two very crucial items.

“Hector! How could you forget the pasta and the garlic? Garlic I could understand, but pasta?”

“I swear I had them. I must have left them at the checkout counter.”

“Well, regardless of what happened, you have to go back! Just take Stephanie with you. Now! Go!”

Stepanie and Hector looked at Chef Joel in shock. Stephanie tried to point out that she had too much to prep to have time to go to the store with him to get the ingredients and why couldn’t they send the assistant instead. He wasn’t hearing any of it and after a twenty minute argument, Hector and Stephanie were on their way to get the food. They were five minutes down the road when Hector broke the silence.

“I have a confession.”

“What’s up, Hector?”

“I didn’t forget either item.”

“What?!”

“I’m sorry! Look. I knew he’d send you and I really needed to talk to you.”

“You couldn’t have waited until the end of the day?”

“No because by then it wouldn’t matter.”

“What’s going on?”

“Look. Margie saw you. With Amber.”

“Oh no.”

“Yeah. Look. I don’t want to get in your business. I just want you to be careful. Chef Joel is really obsessed with you. Very unnaturally so. If he finds out….”

“I get it. Thank you for telling me. He actually asked me out last night. Told me to think about it.”

“I know. That’s why I needed to talk to you today. Before the end of the day. You can’t turn him down. I’m afraid of what will happen if you do.”

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Writing Prompts: Patience and Cake

Write as much as you can in fifteen minutes using two words given to you. Words may be reused, but the writing/story will always be different.

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Writing Prompt: Patience and Cake

Julie was frazzled. There were three hours left until the party. Only half of the decorations and food were prepared. She could have a lot done if she had help. She wasn’t allowed to ask for that though. Fuming, she set about preparing as best and as fast as she could. 

She was in the middle of preparing the ingredients for the cake when her husband walked in. He walked up to her and put his arms around her waist. She stiffened. She couldn’t help it. She was annoyed with him. He didn’t want to help prepare for the party, but he wouldn’t allow her to call her sisters over to help either. 

“Wow. This looks amazing, love. Better get a move on it though. Party will be starting before we know it!”

“I know! And I need help. I bloody told you this. But no. You’re too good to help me and heaven forbid I ask Cindy and Tracy to help.”

“If you ask them to help, they will expect to come to the party. These people are too important for us to have family and friends over.”

“Or me. Am I still allowed to go to my sister’s house? Or am I going to be forced to stay in the kitchen like a kitchen wench meant to serve?”

“Damn, Julie. What’s wrong with you? This is a huge occasion for me. I could get a big promotion if this goes well. Can’t you just have some patience and be understanding for me?”

“How understanding were you when I needed to go out of town for a meeting for my job?”

“That’s completely different and you know it. My job matters.”

“You did not just say my job doesn’t matter. Tell me you didn’t.”

“I’m not saying it doesn’t. I’m just saying that it doesn’t really matter if the woman works or not.”

“That view is so outdated. You need to get over yourself. We are supposed to be a team. I’m just as successful at what I do as you are.”

“Whatever you say honey.”

Julie screamed in frustration. She went back to preparing without saying a word. She had had enough of his condescending attitude. She wasn’t going to put up with it anymore. Tonight, she was going to her sister’s house and planning her exit from this loveless marriage once and for all. She was done with being treated as little more than property.

She spent the rest of the time getting everything prepared. About ten minutes before the guests were to arrive, she had everything prepared and set exactly as it should be. She called for Drew to come in to inspect everything before she left. 

“Darling, you really outdid yourself this time. Just think how much more you could have done if you hadn’t had to work part of the day.”

“Well, I had a project to do at work that is done by the end of next week. I couldn’t afford to take the time off.”

“One of these days you will realize we really don’t need you to work.” 

“I’m going to Cindy’s house tonight. Tracy and I are spending the night there. Please don’t wait up.”

“I don’t recall giving you permission to do so.”

“I don’t recall asking or needing permission to see my family. Have a terrific night.”

His response was cut off by the doorbell. She knew good and well he wouldn’t continue with the conversation with the company arriving. She promptly went to their bedroom and packed as much as she could and snuck out the back. Once she got in her car, she called Cindy and filled her in.

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Writing Prompt: Painting and School

Write as much as you can in fifteen minutes using two words given to you. Words may be reused, but the writing/story will always be different.

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Writing Prompt: Painting and School

Mona took one last look at the photos on the website. She knew without a doubt she had found what she had been looking for. She clicked out of the browser and phoned her boss to schedule a meeting. She had been looking for this for too long. She was beginning to lose all hope of finding it. 

Thirty minutes later, she was at the office showing her boss all the printouts of the school. She also gave him all the intel she could find on the staff and the layout of the building itself. It wasn’t your average school. It was a private school for paranormal students. She found it fitting that what she was looking for would be in a parnamorla finishing school. 

After pouring over all that she had presented him with it, her boss let out a low belly laugh. He confirmed that that was the exact piece that the client had been looking for. He was as amused as she was to find that it had been hidden in the school after all this time. Mona and her company had been searching for it for three years at least. 

She went home and packed a bag. The next day, she was going to take a road trip to see about retrieving the item no matter the cost. Personally, she didn’t see what was so important about it. It was just a painting to her. A gorgeous painting, but a painting nonetheless. After she had packed all of her necessities she’d need for the trip and loaded the car up, she locked up her house and went to sleep. She had a long drive ahead of her. 

**********

Roger chuckled to himself. He knew if he assigned Mona to the case that she would find it. Mona was a shark when it came to finding lost goods. She was Roger’s best agent. It’s why she lasted years after most people had come and gone. He couldn’t wait to tell the client the good news. He picked up the phone while he still had the nerve. It didn’t even ring when he heard the voice on the other line.

“This better be good.”

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Writing Prompt: Peace and Moth

Write as much as you can in fifteen minutes using two words given to you. Words may be reused, but the writing/story will always be different.

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Writing Prompt: Peace and Moth

Noel looked at the clock for the fifteenth time that day. It was four and Shirley still hadn’t shown up. She told him she’d be there before the sun even came up. Of course, Noel knew that she was exaggerating and wouldn’t be there that early. Still, he expected her to be there long before now. It was already mid afternoon. He would be clocking out and letting the next shift take over in about an hour. 

A small moth fluttered into the store and landed on Noel’s knuckles. It wasn’t like a normal moth. It was brightly colored and pulled all of Noel’s attention to it. He couldn’t help but to wonder why the moth looked so different and how it had even gotten into the store. Before he could continue his thought process, the moth resumed his flight disappearing from view. A door opening pulled his attention away from the moth entirely.

“Noel! Are you here?”

“Shir! You’re here. I was beginning to worry about you.”

“I know. I know. I’m so sorry. I was heading out the door this morning when I was met at the door by my Ladies’ Peace Society group. They just had to have an emergency meeting and my house was the best option.”

“Oh no! For them to call a meeting meant something very serious must have happened. They barely meet at all if they can help it.”

“Right? Since the major outbreak years ago, they are still hesitant to leave their house. It was very serious. One of our own has decided that she’s going to the press about Thomas.”

“No!”

“Yes! Another girl has come up pregnant in the group home that she helps run. Apparently the girl’s story is just horrifying and she has decided that everybody covering from Thomas has gone on long enough.”

“Are they for or against her going public with this.”

“It’s literally mixed.”

“What? How can it be mixed? Aren’t they always advocating for peace and growth? Wouldn’t seeing people like Thomas going down help the cause?”

“That’s what I would think, but some girls seem to think the opposite. They seem to think that going public would cause the opposite of peace and what we stand for. It got way out of hand. Half of us wound up leaving the group and I kicked everybody out.”

“Even Judith?”

“Maybe not Judith.”

“Are you to…?”

“Wow! Is it really time for you to be off already?”

“Don’t change the subject.”

“I’m not. What do you want to do today? Would you like to go try that new restaurant?” 

“You didn’t tell her.”

She let out a sigh. “I didn’t tell her.”

“Oh.”

“Noel. Don’t.”

“No. I get it. Anyway. Once my replacement goes in, we should go try that place. I’m starving.”

“I’m not ashamed.”

“I know.”

“I have no reason to be ashamed of you, Noel.” 

“Don’t you?”

“What does that mean?”

“Everybody knows I wasn’t exactly born a man.”

“That doesn’t bother me. It never will.”

“It may bother them though, my love.”

“Well that’s their problem.”

“You mean that?”

“Always.”

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Writing Prompt: Luck and Canal

Write as much as you can in fifteen minutes using two words given to you. Words may be reused, but the writing/story will always be different.

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Writing Prompt: Luck and Canal

It had been many years since the land had been inhabited by any human. At least any being that would be considered a human. The island was filled with lush plants of all varieties. In the middle of the island, there was a canal that stretched from one end of the island to the other. Many of the animals on the island like to swim in this canal. 

If legend were to be believed, the reason there were no humans on this island is that there is a magical element in the canal that permanently alters the form of any being into another being. Many humans swam in the canal only to leave the canal as a variety of  animals from tigers to monkeys and every kind of island animal in between. Luck was on many of their sides when there were plenty of ways to get food without having to hunt other animals.

There was one monkey in particular who was very rambunctious and liked to stir up all of the other wildlife on the island. Despite him driving everybody nuts, he was still one of the most well loved animals by all. He may have played pranks now and then, but he was always willing to lend a hand when another needed help. 

Over the years, many people have visited the island. Some of them for pure curiosity. Some of them went to find a loved one who was last known to have gone there but never returned again. Once they entered the island, they never left. It was a mystery to anybody who had known where they were going and when they were planning to return. 

Everything changed when a very powerful witch named Vanessa arrived on the island. It was almost as if the island could sense her energy and didn’t want to mess with her power. In fact, the island wanted to team up with Vanessa and make their island stronger than it has ever been before. Vanessa was shocked to find the island speaking to her. She had spoken to plants and animals before, but never an entire land. 

At last somebody has come that can tame me. Are you up for the challenge?

As if an island could ever be tamed. What are you after?

You are very wise. I was seeing how greedy for power you were. I wish to make a deal with you.

I’m all ears. 

Many have come to this island to find themselves forever altered. I wish for you to use the power to turn them back so that I can rule over them. 

What’s in it for me?

I will let you have equal rule over them. Including turning them back into their animal form any time you wish. 

What did these humans do to deserve such punishment?

Nobody arrives on this island by mistake. Everybody who comes here has done something evil in their life. With the exception of you and those who look for their loved ones. 

I thought people got punished when they died.

Some deserve punishment before their life expectancy is over. Will you help me?

I’d be delighted to. I now see why I had such a strong calling to land here.

Indeed. 

Let us begin.

Vanessa closed her eyes and looked up at the sky. She held her arms out and opened her mouth and sang. After a few minutes, animals started turning into humans. All of them were naked and afraid. They didn’t know what to think. Some of them taking longer to adjust to human form as than others. Vanessa opened her mouth and laughed.

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Writing Prompts: Sky and Knife

Write as much as you can in fifteen minutes using two words given to you. Words may be reused, but the writing/story will always be different.

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Writing Prompt: Sky and Knife

Jordan lay on the ground panting. She had never fought so hard in her life. She knew the training would get more intense as she got older. She just underestimated how intense it would get. She stabbed her knife into the ground and struggled  to get up using the handle as leverage. She found herself eye to eye with Sky once she was fully standing. 

“Is that the best you can do? I expected better than that considering who your parents are.”

“Oh blow me, Sky. You know good and well that I just had a medical procedure last week and I am not at full strength.” 

“As if that is an excuse. Your mother fought a wendigo in the forest the night she gave birth to you.”

“Why are you so obsessed with my parents, Sky?”

“Because they are a legend, Jordan. Everybody knows how amazing they are. I just can’t understand how they could have had the misfortune to be blessed with a child as clumsy as you. They must be so devastated.”

“Actually, they are proud of me. Thank you very much. Not all talents take place in the battle field and the arena. Just because we all train to be warriors doesn’t mean that all of us will go on to be warriors.”

“We all strive to be warriors though. It’s the most prestigious position that we can be in with this clan.”

“Not everybody feels that way.”

“Jordan! How could you say such a thing? You of all people. You may not be as good as your parents, but you’re still one of the best warrior prospects this clan has.”

“I thought you just said I was clumsy and my parents must be so devastated.”

“Oh shush, Jordan. You knew what I meant. It baffles us all how well you pull through in combat despite how clumsy you are. You already know that though. Why be such a minx?”

“Because it irks you when I am the way I am. I can’t help it that I am quick to the draw despite how prone I am to accidents.”

“Touche. Will you eat lunch with me. I want to discuss the book I’m reading currently.”

“The mighty Sky is reading a book? I must alert the elders!”

“There’s nothing wrong with a warrior reading! We must exercise our mind as well as our muscles.”

“Oh I’m well aware of that, Sky. I just didn’t think you had time to do anything other than train.”

“I have more time for things in my leisure time than you think. Not that you would know. Not that you pay any attention to any of us after you’re done with training every day.”

“What’s that supposed to mean?”

“It means once you have showered after training for the day, you disappear. Nobody knows where you go. It’s actually widely talked about when we get together on the weekends.”

“Wait… you all talk about me when I’m not around?”

“Yeah. It’s not like we say anything bad about you. We just don’t understand why you don’t want to hang out with your peers. You should want to get to know us.”

“I know you, Sky. We grew up together.”

“That’s not what I mean and you know it. Why can’t you just tell me where you go every day.”

“It wouldn’t interest you.”

“How do you know?”

“I just do. Why is it so important to you?”

“Because it’s important to you.”

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Writing Prompt: Rose and Attic

Write as much as you can in fifteen minutes using two words given to you. Words may be reused, but the writing/story will always be different.

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Writing Prompt: Rose and Attic

Emily let out a sigh of relief as she pulled into her driveway. It had been a long way. If she was being honest with herself, she had had many long days since the beginning of the month. This was not the way she thought she would be starting her year. She also didn’t think she’d start her year coming home to a rose on the counter with a note. 

Dear Emily:

I’m sorry it’s come down to this, but I just can’t stay anymore. I’m tired of the only reason you’re with me is because it feels safe. You may not want to confront who you really are, but I’m done pretending I mean more to you than I do. You’re one of the sweetest people I know. I know you care about me, but it’s not in the way I deserve to be cared for by somebody I’m in a committed relationship with. You really need to learn how to be okay with who you are. If you don’t, nobody will ever get to see you shine. I will always be your friend.

Love,

Todd

She’d read the letter dozens of times since she found it. In her heart, she knew he was right. She hadn’t really felt the spark with the two of them for a very long time. She cared about him, but she definitely wasn’t in love with him. Maybe she never was. Either way, it still stung that after ten years he couldn’t even bother telling her to her face. That’s one of the biggest reasons she didn’t feel ready to reach out to him yet. 

She had had her stuff packed up and was moved into her grandmother’s house before he even returned home that night. She just couldn’t face him. She was ashamed. She hadn’t even shed a single tear since she read the note. She felt frustrated that they couldn’t talk about it like adults, but she felt no sadness that they were breaking up like she felt she should. 

She even felt relieved that she had somewhere to go. Her grandmother had passed away a month ago and left the house to her. She hadn’t had a chance to decide what to do with it. She was thankful for that now. At least she had somewhere to go. She didn’t have to worry about him coming home and asking her to be the one to leave.

Pulling herself from her thoughts, she quickly set her things down on the counter and sat down. She took a long sip of her drink and laid her head down for a few minutes. She wasn’t tired. She was just very overwhelmed. Too much was happening all at once and she just wanted to be in the moment for a little while and just not think about it all. 

After a few moments, she got up to heat up some food. She was so glad she had leftovers from her dinner from the night before. She couldn’t cook right now if her life depended on it. As she ate, she planned out some things to do around the house. She needed to finish unpacking and cleaning up all the rooms. She had the next five days off and she planned to use them to the fullest. 

She found it odd that her grandmother had left the house to her. She was never allowed to set foot in the house growing up. Her grandmother would always come over to their house when she wanted to visit. She and Emily’s mom seemed adamant that the house just wasn’t suitable for children. At the time, she never really questioned it. She accepted it as it was. As she got older, she started to question it, but she was quickly shut down so she let it go. She never really thought about it again until she learned she had inherited the house. 

She decided to make a list of everything that needed to be done around the house. She planned to organize it by room and break it down into the five days she had off. She wanted to spend her mornings cleaning and her evenings writing or reading. That way she felt balanced. She spent several hours finishing the schedule to her liking before she finally went to bed bleary eyed and exhausted. 

The next day she woke up feeling very well rested. She had decided to sleep in. It was a luxury that she never really allowed herself before. She even cooked herself some eggs in bell peppers and had a few pieces of turkey sausage to go with it. She allowed herself to read on her ereader while she was eating. She was feeling better than she had in a long time.

Once she had finished breakfast and cleaned her dishes, she made her way up to the attic. That is where she planned to start her cleaning and organizing. She also planned to see if she could find any clues of her grandmother’s life there as well. Everything that was in the house was also left to her. She was intimidated by it as much as she was excited.

She started to walk into the attic and look around when she felt a force around her body. She was suddenly picked up off the floor and moved back. The door was closed in a hurry and she was moved down the steps and into the living room and set down. She was still baffled when she heard her grandmother’s voice loud and clear in the room around her.

I’m sorry my pet. You’re not ready to go there yet. When it’s time, I’ll lead you in there myself. Please trust me. Everything will come to light in time. I love you sweet pea.

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Writing Prompt: Adventure and Monkey

Write as much as you can in fifteen minutes using two words given to you. Words may be reused, but the writing/story will always be different.

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Writing Prompt: Adventure and Monkey

Friday had finally come. It had been a long boring week. School was boring. Home life was boring. I was just ready to get this week over with. I tried to get out of school every day this week, but it didn’t seem to be in my cards. My parents weren’t having any of it. They told me that being in a mood didn’t excuse me from getting out of school. 

At least today was going to be somewhat decent. It was an adventure they called it. Whatever. We were in high school. Let’s call it what it is. We were going to the city zoo. I didn’t mind. I loved the zoo. It was one of the few good things this stupid place had to offer. The point remains. They should call it what it is. A field trip to the zoo. Not a damn adventure. 

That’s how the people talk here though. They have to make everything sound so special. I guess they feel they have to make up for us living in a place so small that everybody knows everybody else and all their business. Most of the people here grew up together and would probably be stuck here for the rest of their lives. Not me though. I was out of there the moment I graduated. 

“Brad! What are you most looking forward to seeing today?”

My attention snapped back to the classroom. I looked over at Brad. He was honestly one of the few things in this stupid place that I enjoyed. He wasn’t like everybody else. He stood out. He dressed boldly. He already had five piercings on his face and tattoos on his arms. He had to cover them with long sleeves, but still. I couldn’t wait to hear what he had to say.

“I think I’m looking most forward to visiting the monkeys. Even if we aren’t allowed to feed a single monkey a banana. How fucked up is that?”

“Language Mr. Pearson.”

“Sorry. It won’t happen again.”

“See that it doesn’t. I’ll let you off on a warning this time. Great answer though. Anybody else want to answer? Edith? We haven’t heard much from you all week.”

“We hardly ever hear from her. She doesn’t speak.”

“Enough, Brad.”

“Fine. I’m just saying. You pick on her a lot. It’s not nice.”

“I will reflect on that later, Brad. Thank you. Edith? Would you like to answer?”

“I’m looking most forward to seeing the tigers. They are the most majestic creatures at the zoo. They have the capability to destroy everything around them, but they choose not to.”

“Well…. That’s a very interesting answer. Thank you, Edith.”

“Not a problem. Are we able to listen to headphones while there like last time?”

“Wouldn’t you rather chat with your friends while enjoying the scenery?” 

“She doesn’t really have friends. She thinks she’s above us.”

“Hey! I do not! We all just don’t have things in common.”

“Maybe if you bothered to get to know us, you would find we have plenty in common! But no. We’re not good enough.”

“Sarah! Edith! Enough! Brad, stop laughing!”

“Why? This is comedy gold. Not every day you see the preppy cheerleader get butt hurt over the misfit not wanting to hang out with her!”

“Not fair! I’m just pointing out that she doesn’t bother to get to know us.” 

“I did. In middle school. We had nothing in common. Not much has changed.”

Sarah scoffed and started to open her mouth to retort. Luckily for me, the bell rang interrupting her almost tirade. While it would have been a spark of excitement for the week, I didn’t have the energy to get into another debacle with Sarah. She’s been trying to get me to join her group and to cheerlead since we were in the fifth grade. You’d think that she’d have given up by now. We’ll be graduating next year and I still haven’t shown any interest. 

I gathered my things and prepared to leave. I typically waited until everybody else had left the room before leaving. Especially Sarah and her crew. There was no telling when they would try to ambush me thinking that ambush was the way to go to make me see the light of day. I was almost at the door when somebody grabbed my arm.

“You really should cut Sarah some slack. She seems to really adore you. Not that I can see why.”

“Our parents were best friends. She’s had it in her head since preschool that we should be best friends too. You saying you don’t like me?”

“Hey don’t put words in my mouth! I didn’t say that. And yeah. That makes total sense. It’s shocking she still tries.”

“You said you couldn’t see why she adores me.”

“Yeah. She. Not me. It’s obvious to anybody with a brain that the two of you have nothing in common. You and I however….”

“What could we possibly have in common?”

“Hang out with me during our lovely adventure and see.”

“Is that a challenge?”

“Would you accept any other way?”

“…. Fine. Let’s do this. You’ll regret it though.”

“I’m sure I won’t. Be prepared to be wooed, Miss James.”

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Writing Prompts: Holiday and Planet

Write as much as you can in fifteen minutes using two words given to you. Words may be reused, but the writing/story will always be different.

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Writing Prompt: Holiday and Planet

Salaris took one last look at the destroyed planet from her comfy seat on the spaceship. She couldn’t believe after all this time, her home as she knew it was destroyed. She had spent years with some of the best teams on the planet doing everything in their power to save their home. It didn’t work. The only thing they could do in the end is make sure that everybody was safely escorted off the planet before it imploded. 

Of course, not everybody wanted to listen. There were some who chose to make fun of them and tell them they were crazy. She was sad for them, but she did everything she could possibly do to make them see reason. She decided not to dwell on the negative. She had persuaded quite a few to join her in safety. A good majority of them even helped build the ships needed. 

Sadly, they weren’t out of danger yet. They needed to find a new planet to call their home and soon. Varya felt that Earth would be the best option. Salaris wasn’t fully on board, but she had to agree. Earth was the only planet in existence that fully matched their own planet. The only problem is that the earthlings on Earth were so hateful. She did countless hours of research. All she saw was earthlings hating other humans. It was depressing, but she wanted her people to live.

It took many weeks to reach Earth. Salaris took the time to make sure everybody was versed in everything they needed to know to adapt properly on Earth. She even re-educated herself on things. She found that while there were many hateful earthlings, there were also ones full of passion and love. She knew that if she could find a way to connect with them, her people would have a solid chance. She was hopeful. 

It also turned out that they would be arriving on Earth during some holiday. It looked like a weird holiday to her. Why would anybody want to celebrate a year ending with explosions in the air? She just couldn’t understand it. I guess she should be more open minded. She was sure there were many holidays that her planet had celebrated that the earthlings would find weird. 

“There you are, Your Majesty.”

“Oh Drogan. I do not feel that it is appropriate to call me that any longer. I have nothing to rule over.”

“You do. We are all your faithful followers. Not having a home does nothing to change that.”

“You are too kind to me. What would I do without you?”

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Writing Prompt: Fun and Car

Write as much as you can in fifteen minutes using two words given to you. Words may be reused, but the writing/story will always be different.

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Writing Prompt: Fun and Car

I sat in my car outside of Chandler’s house. Since I had gotten into it with his wife, I usually tended to keep my distance when possible. It was obvious I didn’t like her and that she didn’t like me. We both respected Chandler’s wish to keep civil when possible. Chandler and I have been friends since we were kids. We grew up together. 

We met Candace in high school. He loved her from the moment they met. He was wild about her. I liked her okay at first. My opinion of her slowly changed the more we got to know her. She strung Chandler on for over two years before finally giving in and going on a date with him. It was another six months before she agreed to see him exclusively. 

I knew I was in trouble after that. Almost immediately after they transitioned into a serious couple, she made remarks about how inappropriate our relationship was. She brought it up every chance she got. She was convinced that him having female friends would give others the wrong impression. She was big on how other people thought of the situation. She was also big on being judgmental of others.

The funny thing is out of all the female friends Chandler had, I was the least of a threat. I wasn’t interested in him. I wasn’t interested in anybody really. Chandler was the only one that really got that and accepted me anyway. It’s one of the biggest reasons I adored him and stayed loyal to him. He was like a brother to me and I loved him.

As time went on, a lot of his female friends faded off. Not all of them. There were ones that Candace approved of and got on really well with. She tried for the first several months to get him to stop hanging out with me. He tried to play nice at first, but eventually he put his foot down. He told her that she could accept me or they couldn’t be together anymore. She never brought me up again. 

It wasn’t until I was in college, that I realized that there was nothing wrong with me. I was considered asexual. I also discovered that I was interested in being in relationships with others. I just wasn’t interested in having sex. After years of believing I was broken, it was a relief that I discovered something major about myself. It was even more relieving to know I was not alone.

Through college, I dated many people. Men and women alike. I enjoyed their company. There were a few I even came to love. Sadly, not being interested in sex was a deal breaker for many of them. They preferred to move on to people they could be more intimate with. I couldn’t blame them for it. It was college. We were supposed to be having fun. 

Candace, who had always had a problem with me, developed an even bigger issue with me after I came out as asexual. She seemed to think that I was dirty and tainted. She was afraid that my lifestyle might corrupt Chandler in some perverse way. I never could understand her attitude, but I left it alone. She made Chandler happy and she dropped it when he asked her too.

Chandler and Candace got married a year after we graduated college. I was the best man. It was obvious to everybody that Candace wasn’t happy about that at all. Unfortunately for her, Chandler insisted. He refused to do the wedding at all unless I was the best man. As impossible she was, I was comforted by the fact that she would move mountains to keep him happy. 

Things came to a head about a year after they got married. She had just found out she was pregnant. Apparently them having kids was the turning point for her. She didn’t want some freak of nature around her kids. I got fed up. I went off on her. I let out years of pent up emotion out on her. 

Chandler wound up having to break up the argument. He made it very clear that we were both in the wrong. After trying to mediate between us for two hours, he conceded that we just wouldn’t ever get along. He made it very clear that he wouldn’t quit having anything to do with me, but that he wouldn’t force us to try to be civil to each other ever again.

It had been three years since the argument. Chandler and Candice wound up having twins and gave birth to two more children. They all love me. Candace and I have developed a small truce in regards to where we tolerate the other’s existence, but we barely speak. I try not to be around her without the children around if I can help it.

My thoughts were jolted back to the present as I watched Chandler open the front door. His body stance looked tense. He turned around to face me and I knew something was wrong. I watched him walk to the car and he got in and shoved the door shut forcefully, yet gently.

“Everything okay, Chan?”

“Let’s just get out of here. I’ll tell you on the way.”

“Are you sure? We can cancel if you-”

“The last thing I want to do is cancel. I need you.”

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