Stories tagged “SURPRISE”

  • Outsider in the End: Unpleasant Surprises

    “Thank the gods! It feels like it's been forever. ” Dana stretched her arms toward the sky, reveling in the long strain on her ligaments. Bracing herself on the rim of the cart, she rose to her feet. Even a few feet off the bed of the cart, the smell got …

    Posted 3 months ago
  • An hour in the park I truly did not expect

    Bliss.

    Lovely summer day, I could finally read undisturbed on my favorite bench in the park. Until suddenly...

    „Here, this is for you.”

    I looked up from my book, startled. A large, round plate appeared in front of me, with a huge chocolate cake on it.

    „Uh…

    Posted 2 years ago
  • First Night

    My phone chimed. Text.

    Where are u?

    "I'm all checked in."

    What room?

    "314, okay? Stop worrying! See you tomorrow."

    I took a shower to wash the road trip grime from me. 12 hours of driving was exhausting. No longer smelling like french fries, I fl…

    Posted 2 years ago
  • Disjointed Feelings

    As I returned home, I was stunned to see that my house was full of lights and sound of merriment. The wedding that had called me away scarce had as much excited activity. It had only been eight days or so but even from the road, I could see the house was …

    Posted 2 years ago