They turned to face each other by Holley Wilson

They turned to face each other when the land they had left slipped off the horizon. They faced each other and between them and all around them was not only a vast, vast sea filled with unimaginable dangers, but the life they had left too. That life, had become barely worth living as they starved …

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The Whistle by Michaela Budge

There it is again. The whistle. She spins around. The land is vacant except for the forest on her left. She ran across the field, trying to reach the noise. Sheโ€™s almost there, when it sounds again. She stops stop short, meters from the sharp divider. Footsteps. The person is on the run. She follows …

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Incognito by Aiden Louw

When you live incognito your life becomes dependent on a hunch. You'll eat intuition for breakfast and sip on ice cold paranoia at lunch. Every truth you tell turns into the best lie. Nobody knows who you are because you never take off your mask. When you're incognito you'll get away with a lot but …

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A Father’s Tears by Bitota Mbaya

In the town of Maracow, peace once reigned before danger took over, criminals were everywhere, they robbed, killed and kidnapped. There lived a father and daughter who were extremely poor. The relationship between Mr. Albert and his daughter, became very strong after losing the rest of their family members. With no choice, Mr. Albert would …

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I’m, I’m pregnant. by Hannah McHendrie

She looked distraught. He knew something was wrong. "What is the matter?", said Tim. Elisa could not get the words out. "I'm, I'm pregnant." Tim's face dropped. He felt ill. He was flabbergasted that his 16-year-old girlfriend was with child, but even more upset, knowing that that child did not belong to him. He dropped …

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We turned to face each other by Kayla Vermaak

We turned to face each other. I looked at the angry, bone frightened human being looking back and realised, that all this time it was only me. My melancholy ridden soul and self-destructive brain playing cat and mouse. So I sat down with her and we spoke. About that day all those years ago and …

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Stars by Alexandra Osborn

She never thought it would come to this. They were standing together on the precipice, holding hands like the grip they had was their lifeline. He always thought he would be alone. They gazed at the stars, shrouded by the haze of city lights; who would think that such amazing creations could be hidden by …

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He never saw her again by Stevie Hendriksz

The last time he saw her she was smiling. The moment froze like a photo behind his eyelids, so that when he closed them he could see her perfectly and he could pretend that nothing happened. He could pretend that behind her smile was a happy, normal girl. He could pretend he had not failed …

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He never saw her again by Jenna Bruce

Moving house and making friends: two things guaranteed to shatter Pete's comfort zones. The house had history, but little could this close-knit family fathom the sufferings of Ella, a young girl who committed suicide on her thirteenth birthday. One night, in a dreamlike state, Pete met Ella's ghost. Without trepidation, he befriended her. Pete showed …

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Survivor’s guilt by Palesa Makena

It happened so fast. We'd been arguing again, yelling and hurling expletives in the speeding car. The truck's garish lights appeared out of nowhere. Tires screeched on asphalt, glass shattered and bones broke with a nauseating crunch. Eerie silence followed the chaos. Sirens wailed as the frigid night air bit at my bruised, tear-stained face. …

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