• Julia commented on the post, flames 6 years, 7 months ago

    We sit on the balcony and stare at the fireworks. I look at my phone, reading the text from my boyfriend. “I love you too”. But we watch for the boy whose balcony is below ours, hoping we’ll be able to see him again tonight.
    My love life will soon go up in flames.

  • Julia commented on the post, willed 6 years, 8 months ago

    I looked at him and glanced away awkwardly. It wasn’t easy to say something like this, especially not to a guy as good as him. There wasn’t a bad bone in him, but I willed myself to say it: “Adam, I have a confession to make.”

  • Julia commented on the post, sanctity 6 years, 8 months ago

    I opened the door and took a deep breath. While I was gone, no one had disturbed the sanctity of my home. It was evident by the clutter sitting exactly where I had left it and the dust on the counters. Home sweet home

  • Julia commented on the post, raised 7 years ago

    She watched the girls run around the field and smiled proudly, thinking about how she had practically raised them for the past 4 years. She had done pretty well, she thought. She had succeeded as a headmaster […]

  • Julia commented on the post, happy 7 years ago

    The word rolled in and out through her thoughts: happy. What does it mean to be happy? Is it having what you want? Is it doing what you want? Is it as simple as living every day to its fullest? But none of these […]

  • Julia commented on the post, scene 7 years ago

    The lake shimmered in the late afternoon sunlight. As she meandered down the path, she thought to herself that the scene was perfect, except that it needed another character. She longed for her old friend back to […]

  • Julia commented on the post, hundred 7 years ago

    There are a hundred roads to take, a thousand ways to get where you’re going. There is no one right and one wrong way to go. Where you go, your story will follow. Where you lead, everyone else will in turn go. […]

  • Julia commented on the post, breath 7 years ago

    I woke up with a start, in full panic mode. There was nothing wrong with me, but I had been jerked awake by something forceful. I felt beside me to see if Jeff was still there, and he was. I sat up and looked […]

  • Julia commented on the post, help 7 years ago

    I looked over at Bogdan. He didn’t seem to know the answer either. Nervously, I glanced down at the paper in front of me and tried to guess what the teacher wanted from me. There was nothing there to help me. I […]

  • Julia commented on the post, fried 7 years, 1 month ago

    I rubbed the butter all over the pan with the knife, watching with fascination as it bubbled and melted. The scent filled the kitchen and warmed my nose. I dropped the thick, juicy slices of zucchini into the pan […]

  • Julia commented on the post, asthma 7 years, 1 month ago

    In gym class, I always raced the girl who had asthma. She always won. It’s not my fault she was one of the fastest girls in the class. She was my friend and we raced.

  • Julia commented on the post, headphones 7 years, 1 month ago

    She put her head back and sighed. The bus was too crowded and too rowdy. Even her trusty headphones couldn’t make a difference in the sound level around her. She closed her eyes and tried to sleep through the bumpy ride.

  • Julia commented on the post, flex 7 years, 1 month ago

    I stretched and flexed the muscles in my back, returning them to their pre-game state. The football game had lasted forever, but the field show had gone well. I still dripped with sweat, and my heart still beat […]

  • Julia commented on the post, stillness 7 years, 1 month ago

    The air chilled my bones, and the trees stood at attention like a row of soldiers. Nothing stirred, nothing made a sound. I was completely alone in this forest, like I had been all my life. But now was the time […]

  • Julia commented on the post, miracle 7 years, 1 month ago

    It’s a miracle! The paper was finally done. She had worked long and hard on this and she was finally free from her vicious English assignment. Hours of effort were contained in the 21 pages of black and white text […]