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Why I Write

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I write because it helps me find and escape from the world. I write about my feelings and real life experiences and that allows me to find out what is going on in my life. If I am having trouble with something at school I write about it. Writing helps me connect with my feelings and it can help me find out what is wrong in my life. I also write fantasy and I write about things that my friends...

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Perceiving Ely

PROMPT: Your World in Three Senses

Her blonde hair curled around the taut plastic of the pool toy.
"I could float forever," she murmured to me, her voice soft like the ripples in the water.
I felt her delicate pinky link around my finger.
A little pull and we drifted closer together; legs brushing and knees knocking.
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Mystery Girl

PROMPT: The Limerick

Somewhere in the world out there

There is a girl reeking of despair

She has lost all hope

And now cannot cope

This girl is beyond repair.

 

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drinbie (Australia) published:

Why I Write

PROMPT: Why I Write

I write because it helps me find and escape from the world. I write about my feelings and real life experiences and that allows me to find out what is going on in my life. If I am having trouble with something at school I write about it. Writing helps me connect with my feelings and it can help me find out what is wrong in my life. I also write fantasy and I write about things that my friends...

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Perceiving Ely

PROMPT: Your World in Three Senses

Her blonde hair curled around the taut plastic of the pool toy.
"I could float forever," she murmured to me, her voice soft like the ripples in the water.
I felt her delicate pinky link around my finger.
A little pull and we drifted closer together; legs brushing and knees knocking.
We stared high up above us at the twisted branches of the intertwining trees; the pale blue background framing them. They swayed and bent in the warm summer breeze, as if dancing to their own...

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Zoe B. (United States) published:

Mystery Girl

PROMPT: The Limerick

Somewhere in the world out there

There is a girl reeking of despair

She has lost all hope

And now cannot cope

This girl is beyond repair.

 

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Second Star to the Right

PROMPT: Personal Narrative

They kept him hidden under disappointed sighs and thin smiles, banishing him to a half-life when they murmured, “Oh, he’s no one, dear.” Saying it made it true. He was no one, he was nothing, he was spirit fumes and smoke.

They swept him under the rug like startled hostesses, realizing they had forgotten to get rid of offending dirt. With slight curtsies and hasty apologies, they welcomed me as a guest and led me to a seat, trampling his...

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Zoe G. (United States) published:

Infernia

PROMPT: Invisible Cities



Infernia is the city below. It is built on ruins and skeletons of the city above, left carelessly by humans who would rather start anew than clean up their mess. Infernia is ash and shells and yet still seething with life.
The only difference from the city above is that Infernia is a city of criminals, although none of them know it.
The city above may seem careless by leaving behind the shards of their ancient civilization, but that is...
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Why Do I Write?

PROMPT: Why I Write

Freedom.

I write to escape. 

A lot of times I feel trapped in the world of daily chaos; I feel that I am in a small, sqaushed metal cage where I'm constantly tormented. 

Whether it's between me and a friend, a faimly member, or myself, I feel that I have to say the right, perfect things. That if I utter something even remotely wrong everything falls down that stairs quickly, and wiht a big boom at the end. I feel...

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Jeremy Houle (United States) published:

Humility At Work

PROMPT: The Limerick

The humble man in the moon,

with his little brown sneaky baboon,

washes the window,

and lights the rainbow,

While he whistles his simple tune.

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Jeremy Houle (United States) published:

To Write Is

PROMPT: Why I Write

To write is to remember

to remember is to relive

the moments of our lives

that impacted us most

either by jarring us

or by soothing us, be it

a first hug, so dear

or the loss of a loved one

 so near.

 

I write to remember my life. If I write it, I can always relive it. be it

a great dream

that first hug

that nasty bug

a swing on a beam.

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Laura (Australia) published:

Why write?

PROMPT: Why I Write

To give myself the power of insight

To find something precious, pure and bright

Making something useful out of pain

Finding the beautiful in the mundane

To turn each fragment over like a scrap of fabric

Looking for the pattern, the trace and twist of magic

To be caught in the river, the flow and shift of words

To go fishing for a phrase and flying like a bird

To give myself a reason to keep on believing

As I...

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P3RS0N4L NUM83RS

PROMPT: Subtotals

Number of pubished works I read in this prompt before deciding to write: 3.  Number of years I have lived: 15. Number of books I've read: 208.  Number of plays I have acted in: 3, number of plays I am proud of being a cast member: 1. Number of miniature dachshunds I have: 2, Number of years I have had them: 3. Number of dogs that stole my heart: 3, number still living: 2, number of dogs I have had: 2....

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drinbie (Australia) published:

Why I Write

PROMPT: Why I Write

I write because it helps me find and escape from the world. I write about my feelings and real life experiences and that allows me to find out what is going on in my life. If I am having trouble with something at school I write about it. Writing helps me connect with my feelings and it can help me find out what is wrong in my life. I also write fantasy and I write about things that my friends...

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Sarah D (Australia) published:

Perceiving Ely

PROMPT: Your World in Three Senses

Her blonde hair curled around the taut plastic of the pool toy.
"I could float forever," she murmured to me, her voice soft like the ripples in the water.
I felt her delicate pinky link around my finger.
A little pull and we drifted closer together; legs brushing and knees knocking.
We stared high up above us at the twisted branches of the intertwining trees; the pale blue background framing them. They swayed and bent in the warm summer breeze, as if dancing to their own...

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Zoe B. (United States) published:

Mystery Girl

PROMPT: The Limerick

Somewhere in the world out there

There is a girl reeking of despair

She has lost all hope

And now cannot cope

This girl is beyond repair.

 

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Zoe G. (United States) published:

Infernia

PROMPT: Invisible Cities



Infernia is the city below. It is built on ruins and skeletons of the city above, left carelessly by humans who would rather start anew than clean up their mess. Infernia is ash and shells and yet still seething with life.
The only difference from the city above is that Infernia is a city of criminals, although none of them know it.
The city above may seem careless by leaving behind the shards of their ancient civilization, but that is...
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Suri Purefoy (United States) published:

Why Do I Write?

PROMPT: Why I Write

Freedom.

I write to escape. 

A lot of times I feel trapped in the world of daily chaos; I feel that I am in a small, sqaushed metal cage where I'm constantly tormented. 

Whether it's between me and a friend, a faimly member, or myself, I feel that I have to say the right, perfect things. That if I utter something even remotely wrong everything falls down that stairs quickly, and wiht a big boom at the end. I feel...

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Jeremy Houle (United States) published:

To Write Is

PROMPT: Why I Write

To write is to remember

to remember is to relive

the moments of our lives

that impacted us most

either by jarring us

or by soothing us, be it

a first hug, so dear

or the loss of a loved one

 so near.

 

I write to remember my life. If I write it, I can always relive it. be it

a great dream

that first hug

that nasty bug

a swing on a beam.

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blairtheadventuregirl (United States) published:

P3RS0N4L NUM83RS

PROMPT: Subtotals

Number of pubished works I read in this prompt before deciding to write: 3.  Number of years I have lived: 15. Number of books I've read: 208.  Number of plays I have acted in: 3, number of plays I am proud of being a cast member: 1. Number of miniature dachshunds I have: 2, Number of years I have had them: 3. Number of dogs that stole my heart: 3, number still living: 2, number of dogs I have had: 2....

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jcavicch (United States) published:

The Inadequacy of Gingerbread

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My dad built a lamp, in the living room at my grandparents’ house, when he was in the 6th grade, and in this photo I am 9.  He threaded the wires through a rod, wrapped the neutral wire and hot wire ends around the bulb socket, mounted it on a block of wood, and there it sits in the bottom right corner, its yellow light on my hair, his sleeve, my sisters and aunts and uncles, a glow on my...

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jcavicch (United States) published:

On Singing the Wind Songs

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In the bamboo forest, one tree has toppled. I have no idea how long ago but now—for what was story, and what was photograph, and what I truly saw are all inseparable now—the other trees are sprawled out under its weight. And every summer, though only for a few years, it was the challenge, an early verse in a long song.

I was a toothy kid in a tiny town, where the houses all stand a skip apart, where I’d...

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Kyra Young (United States) published:

Who Are They

PROMPT: The Limerick

Time does not stop for anyone

But I think time stops for someone

Who is that person

They are really certain

That people are not like everyone

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