Feb 12
raspee's picture

Shingling

Shinglingling! Went the bells on the cows. "fewf!" I said tierdly going inside to finaly go to bed. I get my pajama's on and get into bed. "It's been a long day. Milking the cows, taking care of the children, feeding the cat and dog." I said. "Ahhh." I said finaly closing my eyes and falling asleep.
 
Feb 11
fiction 0 comments challenge: Rule
johnsone's picture

The rule YWP

The one rule I have chosen Is this: I am allowed to make as many other rules as I want.

The reason that I have chosen this rule, I because one rule only allows a certain amount of control and if you are in charge of the world control is key. Some experiences that have led me to make this rule consist something like when a friend would ask me, hey if you could have one superpower what could it be, I would just say the to infinite superpowers. Or when somebody would give me an orange, and an apple, and they would say choose one, I would just say neither, I want both.

 
Feb 10
iski23's picture

The Great Pigpression

       Once upon a time on a farm not so far from here there lived a pig named Welda. Though I should tell you Welda was no ordinary pig. She had pink swirles on her thighs, green polka dotted arms, a blue striped chest, and her hair was the color of a freshly picked but little over ripe orange. Welda had a little home in a dirt hollow. Inside she had a bed with a small mirror overhead and a kitchen in the far corner. Welda was a very high spirited pig and was super kind to the other pigs. But the other pigs would role in the mud and make fun of poor pretty Welda. 
Feb 10
fiction 0 comments challenge: Lost
ellahadd's picture

The Sandstorm

I sit up quickly, where am I? All I can see is sand, more sand and even more sand. What happened, I've got sand all down my legs, on my arms, and even on my face! I stare out into the distance, I focus. I hear a sound, this is not my imagination, not some made-up thing you might see or hear in the desert, it's VERY real, and it's terrifying.
It's a sandstorm, and it's coming my way, fast. I try to stand but can't. I have to get out of here, quick, where is everyone?
Feb 09
fiction 1 comment challenge: Lost
samuelcorti's picture

mental battle


    My eyes slowly drift open and register my surroundings. Then I panic. I can’t recognize anything I’m Lost. there are gigantic mountains all around me and I’m having a hard time breathing. I feel exhausted even though I just woke up. It has to be the high elevation but I don’t know how high I am. If I could only find a path or some trail that heads down the mountain.

I’m fighting this battle in my head and my body. My brain is telling my body to move and just keep moving but my legs won’t listen. Suddenly my brain turns against me and is telling me to close my eyes. Then after what seems like forever a path appears over the horizon that is going down my legs feel like led but my brain forces me to keep walking. After what feels like five hours but it’s really only been ten minutes I get to this path and slowly recover as I go down the mountain. However there are other problems to worry about like where I am and how to get home.   

 
Feb 09
fiction 0 comments challenge: Lost
samuelcorti's picture

mental battle


    My eyes slowly drift open and register my surroundings. Then I panic. I can’t recognize anything I’m Lost. there are gigantic mountains all around me and I’m having a hard time breathing. I feel exhausted even though I just woke up. It has to be the high elevation but I don’t know how high I am. If I could only find a path or some trail that heads down the mountain.

I’m fighting this battle in my head and my body. My brain is telling my body to move and just keep moving but my legs won’t listen. Suddenly my brain turns against me and is telling me to close my eyes. Then after what seems like forever a path appears over the horizon that is going down my legs feel like led but my brain forces me to keep walking. After what feels like five hours but it’s really only been ten minutes I get to this path and slowly recover as I go down the mountain. However there are other problems to worry about like where I am and how to get home.   

 
Feb 08
tobin's picture

pets

Pets

The pet store is about to close and you must walk out with a pet. For me there is only one option, that would be a puppy. A dog is the best pet you can have (sorry cat people) they care about you in a way no other pet can and they are extremely cute.
If the pet store had it i would have to get a husky, they have the super fluffy tails that make almost a full loop, the little ears that stick straight up of their fluffy little heads, and the perfect mix of corse waterproof fur and super silky smooth fur. The best part about a husky is their eyes, that amazing ice blue color that gives them an almost fierce gaze (which most of the time is used for begging).
Another reason i would get a husky it that they are sled dogs, you can also use them for skijoring. In skijoring, one is pulled by a dog on cross country skis. Skijoring is something i have always wanted to do and a husky is a perfect dog for it.
Feb 08
lana.W's picture

Which Pet?

Which pet will best suit my needs?
I see puppers and doggos galore,
but what I want is so, so much more.
Dogs are great, and not much exceeds.
The pet store closes in five.

I need a pet who’ll fascinate,
who’ll make my guests say, “WOW!”
I need to make my decision now.
There’s no time left to waste.
The pet store closes in four.

I looked at every bunny,
I also looked at birds.
Across the street, I see llama herds,
When mom says, “It’s time to go, honey.”
The pet store closes in three.

Maybe an iguana? Nah,
Iguana’s don’t seem right.
Oh woah, is that lizard white?
How ‘bout a fluffy cat, to feel bourgeois?
The pet store closes in two.

My time is running out,
I need an animal quick!
I don't know which one I'm going to pick,
Should I choose beak or snout?
The pet store closes in one.
Feb 07
spiderwebs's picture

Ned


    I had absentmindedly wandered into the pet store today. I didn’t plan on buying a pet, but as the time came closer for the store to close, I was starting to have second thoughts. I checked the clock. I had four minutes to decide now. I strolled along the aisles of the pet shop, admiring the cute pets. I was shocked to hear the intercom announce that the store would be closing now. It barely even felt like a second after I had started walking, but in reality I had been taking too long. I begrudgingly left the shop. I was about to simply walk away when I saw something out of the corner of my eye. A simple flash of white. I wasn’t sure what it was. Could it be an escaped pet? A stray?
  
Feb 07

Life of a Fork

Hi! My name is Mila and I'm a Johnson house fork. I'm Eddy, the littlest--human? Is that what they're called?--anyway, I'm his favorite.
I'm here to tell you a bit about my life. So I'm gonna tell you about a normal day in the life of a fork.
First, I wait in the drawer with the other forks until dinnertime. We tend to gossip a lot.
Then, at dinner, when I hear "Mom" say
"Abby! Get the forks!", all the forks and I start to get panicky. You DON"T wanna get picked.
But, I know I always will, because Eddy loves me so much.
Then, I have to spend 45 minutes in and out of Eddy's mouth, pretending to be an airplane.
After that, I wait on the counter with all the other dirty dishes for at least half an hour, and then...
THE DISHWASHER.
The dreaded dishwasher.
I get THROWN into the silverware rack, wait there for sometimes a DAY,
Feb 07
fiction 0 comments challenge: Alert
zekefrancislutz's picture

Middle-of-the-night Texts


It was one of those middle-of-the-night texts.  An official phone alert says there has been bombing in the city. They are telling everyone to lock your doors and to stay in the basement and stay in touch with your local radio.  Outside, we can hear police cars zooming across the streets and helicopters with a radio yelling to go inside. My mom, brother, and I are huddled together in the basement because that is what you’re supposed to do.
Feb 07
futurefemalepitcher's picture

Morning Girl

Fog drifted sleepily around the neighborhood
The girl was sleepy too
But she had dragged herself off of her bed in the adoption center
To see what was going to happen.
A ghostly lamplight glowed from high above
Making our girl shiver.
She was so young
So scared
And the morning was drifting around her
Settling onto her shoulders like a pet snake
That could strike at any moment.
Towering buildings grew from the streets below
They were protective
And fierce.
Finally,
The girl looked up.
After waiting for nearly an hour,
The sun,
Like a great big golden beach ball,
Was rising over the tops of the city skyscrapers.
The lamplight flickered out.
Our girl was in awe
Of the beauty around her.
"Finally," she thought.
"Finally, 
My time has come."

 
Feb 06
MaggieClark's picture

Choices

I stare at the young puppy. His eyes reflect the light, and his tongue wags freely about his mouth. “I’ll think about it” I whisper, the puppy paws at  the cage and its face fills with dread, as I turn in the other direction. I look back and the puppy, it has already forgotten my face. He chases his tail, never once thinking about the maybe home, that he maybe had.
Feb 06
fiction 1 comment challenge: Alert

They're Here

Pluto was sitting next to me on the couch with her head on her paws.
She seemed to be sleeping soundly despite the light from the lamp.
It was one in the morning and I was finishing a paper for my writing class.
The light from my laptop was harsh on my eyes and I was sure that I was going to have bags under them in the morning, but I was nearly finished and decided to power through.
I had the TV on so I could have a bit of background noise.
Without it, the room would be quiet aside from the ticking of the clock,
begging me to slip into bed soon.
I had the news on, but I wasn’t paying any attention to it.
There was really nothing to watch at this time of night,
but sometimes I would find a golden treasure of movies running on various channels.
There was nothing on tonight though, so it was going to have to be the news.
I never worked without background noise. It blocked my concentration with thoughts of the silence.
Feb 06
raspee's picture

Dogs And Cats

Did you know that cats are easyer to take care of? Well, that is true, but, dogs are more playful. Plus, you can take dogs for a walk, or they could go running with you. In fact, dogs have 100% more dog toys than cat toys. 

FUN FACT:
Did you know that dogs 
can see from 1 mile away?

 
Feb 06
fiction 0 comments challenge: Alert
campbellg's picture

Middle-of-the-night Texts

It was one of those middle-of-the-night texts when an official phone alert wakes you up from a deep sleep. It says, "We are under attack. Lock your doors and bar your windows." Hundreds of random numbers are sending, "Let me in."  The planet Earth is under attack by pencil sharpeners. A dumb teacher created them and now they are attacking the world. They are shoving people in the sharpener and shredding them into pieces and then taking people’s phones and texting them, “Let me in!”, so they can sharpen them into flaming, hot pieces.  It shreds the people and torches them after they are shredded. Some of them do this because they are electric and some do not because they are just hand-held pencil sharpeners.
 
Feb 06
Dunkieli's picture

The Room

I’ve walked past this sign a plethora of times by now.  The sign reads spaghetti. It is very bright with pinkish red lights.  I’ve been intrigued to enter this store front so many times but I’ve been in a rush.  But, guess what. I just got fired from my job at McDonalds. Supposedly I was not cheerful enough.  Anyway, the point is, I finally have a chance to explore what lays behind the peculiar sign. I enter the building that is the signs abode.  I looks quite divine. Nice leather benches line the walls with beautiful wooden tables sitting in front of them. I don’t see anyone. I head into the back of what seems to be a restaurant.  Nobody. I see a door which is ajar. I open it with caution. What lies behind the door is quite unexpected. A large table sits in the middle of a dark room. Metal chairs circle around it. Stacks and stacks of money lay on the table.  A bulky man is illuminated in the little light. His hand reaches for his belt strap.
Feb 05
Mackenzie 101's picture

The Yellow Elephant

The yellow elephant was dancing around the room.
Spiraling in and out of consciousness, she danced.
Falling to the right, and flying to the sky, she was smiling,
Even if the darkness made her dizzy. She was the elephant
in the room, always wondering why the zebras and monkeys
weren’t dancing. But, that didn’t matter. She did what she wanted,
and wanted to do what she once did. So the yellow elephant kept watching,
And waiting for that one opportunity that never ceased to exist again.

 
Feb 05
Paigebrammell2022's picture

Zebra Finch


My Mom, Dad, and I moved recently. We moved from a big house to a small apartment just big enough for the three of us. My mom thought that we didn’t need such a big house because all my siblings had moved out. Our new landlord said he didn’t want us getting a dog so my mom took me to the pet store to get a smaller animal to make up for it. I was honestly excited. I already have a rabbit so I didn’t want another. I didn’t really want another rodent like a hamster or a Guinea pig. I was thinking maybe a reptile like a snake or a turtle. My mom took me to the pet store after she got off work so it was getting late and I didn’t have much time to pick a pet. I looked at the reptiles played with a few of them but didn’t seem to connect with any of them. There was a snake that seemed nice but i would feel bad feeding it live mice. I wandered through the pet store for awhile. Strolling through the rodent section none of them really caught my eye.
Feb 05
flame's picture

which pet to chose


It was five minutes before the pet store closed and I still haven’t made my choice and my mom is getting impatient. My two options are a little poodle and a kitten and there are both so cute.

“ Come on May just chose one already.”

“ But why can’t I get both mom.”

“ because I only able to afford for one and the stuff we need for it so just chose one.”

“ Okay then.”

So I closed my eyes and I picked one and it was the poodle and I was happy because I secretly wanted the poodle and I get to have it.

“ So you got the pet you wanted what are you going to name her.”

“ well I’m thinking about naming her March or maybe Snowflake or or.”

“ I think snowflake is a great name.”

“ you think so mom.”

“ Yes I do.”

“ Well then her name is Snowflake.”

And that was the story of how I got my dog Snowflake.