Paragraph Stories

The snow is so beautiful that it's hard to think how deadly it really can be. Janice should have known better. What in the world caused her to be so careless as to go out when it is 5 below?

Where was her heavy jacket? Why did she ever drive out into the blizzard without being prepared?


"Mom! Mom! I saw a tiny kitten. Can I have it?"

           How was I to know the trouble that was to follow?

Today's the day. I thought it would never come, and here it is. Now, after months of waiting, I don't feel ready at all. Alice said women are better off not bound to one man. Nancy took her hand and wiped away the worried looking brow, squared her shoulders and put confidence into her stance. This was not a mistake. 

You wake up one morning and find that everyone in your house is still asleep, and won't wake up. Only it's not just your house, it's the whole world. You decide to hop online to see if anyone else is awake. You find one new post titled, "Anyone else awake?" It has 3 comments.

Create a story that begins with a word you select out of the dictionary at random. 

​​   Yesterday, when on my horse, I felt in control. Today, I do not. Is it the same horse? I think, it was the other eye that had a ring around it. Right?
   I walked around her. Was that scratch there yesterday? I knew this was a different horse, not my horse. But whose horse was she? Who had been on my property, in my stable, uninvited? And where was MY horse? Why had someone tried so hard to keep the swap a secret?
   Why is it that what I put down here, is over there when I find it? I know I put it right beside the lamp by the door. I always put it there. Am I walking in my sleep? Well, it's not the first time. I really hate waking up and knowing I've been busy while asleep. What to do? And why do I do it?

​​I opened my check book. Now I am sitting here totally stunned!! I need to gather my wits, get my stuff, and head for the bank. I'll try to be calm as I ask,"WHERE IS ALL MY MONEY?

Jane was here. Pita was here and so was Tom. Now they are denying they ever saw a thing. I did. I know I did. I just don't know what happened to it.

                You have the ability to freeze time. When you do, every living thing, except you, freezes as well. One day, you freeze time, and out the window, you see a boy moving around.

​"So that's what you are," he whispered in awe. Does that come naturally to you? 

 

The cat just jumped off your lap, and seems to be stalking something. But you can't see anything where the cat seems to be watching. Then a line appears on the window in back of the couch. There's nothing there, but you can hear music coming through the seam.

What did Joe mean when he called and said Susan wasn't a true firend. I don't like statements like that.

The rains seem to be intensifying. The water is creeping nearer and nearer to the house. You hear a cry for help, but...

​​​​Someday, they just might grow to a story

These are stories that just never grew up.   Enjoy them as quick reads;

                    to encourage your imagination.