My Attempted Short Story

The 6 word short story that i chose was ‘Please, this is everything, I swear.’. I chose this quote because i decided that it was dramatic enough for the part in my story where the protagonist approaches his family about something. What he’s approaching them for, i don’t know yet, but it just sounded too dramatic for me NOT to put in. As for what its about, that’s currently a jumbled mess inside my head, but ill try to piece it together for you. The story is about a boy named Joshua who lived in faction York, a futurized version of what is now New York. Joshua and his family live in the poverty section, unlike the elites who bathe in their own riches and success. Joshua and his family, as well as thousands of other people, live in the slum-like area because of generations before them committing crimes or going against the previous presidents of the faction. Once these crimes are committed, all of the next generations are left to suffer in poverty and lay in the shadow of the elite. During this time period, the lunar eclipse that occurs symbolizes the change of ruler ship, and the son of the last president takes control. During this eclipse, Joshua tries to do everything in his power to take advantage of the distracted faction, so him and his family can escape to a close faction nearby that isn’t as cruel as faction York, and offers a better chance at living for him and his family. I don’t know how i came about this story, i kind of just thought it up while trying to write my old story, so this is the brainchild of it. Originally my story was about a technology take over. i also didn’t intend on a happy ending but i suppose that changed too. i don’t know what happened to the original technopocalypse, but this is the brainchild that stemmed from it. The characters haven’t really changed that much, aside from the newest president being more evil. Well, I hope you enjoyed my rambling about the short story i’m trying to write, (and will probably rethink over and over again in a viscous cycle).

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My Hectic Fair Week

My fair week was nothing special, just the usual people hogging the popular stands to get their food, me and my friend trying to shove past them while they stuff their faces and stop dead in the middle of the pathway. But since my family lives so ridiculously close to the fairgrounds, we park cars in our backyard during fair week. Of course, we aren’t the only people that live that close to the fair that has a backyard or some area to park cars, so we naturally had some rivalry. We normally don’t have any problems parking cars when it comes to the neighbors, our closest neighbor usually takes turns with the cars that come to park, but these specific people just wanted something to fight about. The neighbors down the street were especially jealous that we were parking more cars than them, as well as sharing with our closest neighbor, and they thought that the most logical thing to do was be spiteful about it. They liked to change the amount that we charged on the signs ($4) when we went in for the night. When they realized that we could easily replace the parking signs, they started to send their evil children after us, obnoxiously screeching about their staggeringly- low parking price of $3 with their high- pitched voices. they also enjoyed running up and down the alley to add for effect. we tolerated it until the middle of the fair week before we had decided that we had to approach them about it and set up a compromise so they would silence their obnoxious children. When we approached them to work out a deal, they were rather rude at first. We didn’t give up because we didn’t want to have to listen to children screaming all day, so we worked out a system that consisted of us sharing the cars, and that every other third car went to them. This actually worked, and the spitefulness and screeching children stopped, thankfully. Fair week was pretty tame after that, aside from the usual weirdos that occasionally parked in our yard.

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