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Discovery Short Stories

Decent Essays
Discovery Creative (700 Words)
He started to place a lone shoe on top of the counter, but frozen in terror and clouded by doubt, he hesitates.
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The hypnotic glare of thousands of pixels illuminated the contours of his body, leaving a shadow of loneliness on the bedroom wall which confined his miseries. He gazed intently at her blue eyes that shone of calmness, her smile that brought jubilation, and a pale face which somehow brought warmth. He was mesmerised by her angelic qualities, which were not only visually appealing but brought hope – a second chance. He looked down at his leg with uncertainty, then swiped right… “It’s a Match!”.
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A clear, blue canvas painted the skies, and the sun’s scorching rays were cushioned by white, velvety pillows. Yet he felt neither calmness or warmth, which could only be attained from ‘her’ presence. Cradling a cup of ebony, he stared pitifully at his reflection; his soul was confined by flesh, but his mind was lost in the clouds. “Hey! I’m Mallory. Lovely weather isn’t it?”. He stumbled for a reply, “Yes, yes it is. Would you care for a coffee also?”. She obliged. They conversed; while he asked her about her hobbies, she asked him about his car, occupation, and income. She seemed satisfied with his responses, and he was satisfied that she
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The kind of artificial smile you often found in photos. “Hello sir, how are you today?” The man nodded. He picked up the pair of shoe with his hand visibly shaking. He frowned and looked up at the cashier with eyes that pleaded for mercy. He started to place a lone shoe on top of the counter, but frozen in terror and clouded by doubt, he hesitates. The cashier stared at the lone shoe, baffled and unsure of what to do. The man could feel the heavy breaths of other customers behind him. He gazed into the innocent eyes of the cashier, telepathically asking for mercy, hope, a second chance. The cashier frowned; “Sorry soldier… shoes sold in pairs
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