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Grace Hammond (Australia) published:

In Waiting

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It’s twenty to six and love hasn’t come
It knows as does cupid how surely I wait
Arrows protrude from skin yet don't burden
Still the heart beats melancholy in absence


The raging on the drums approaches steady from abroad
A flame that flickers won’t reach the eyes from the heart
A moment of stillness is what shrouds the spaces
Between each deafening thunder as they pound


In memory I will retain what you said
Back when your words meant...

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Touches

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A touch is an echo, which, like whispers, leave gentle tendrils of memory caressing the mind. Sound fades, grows distant, and becomes lost in the abyss that is the unknown, and the tender strokes become less and less remembered. Recollections of a touch linger only when it was felt as sweetly as a kiss or as sharply as an abrasion. Hailed, it lingers. Reviled, it lingers. Peripheral, it fades. When time scampers on and touches are felt and forgotten, it...

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Grace Hammond (Australia) published:

Big and Little Reasons

PROMPT: Why I Write

Why I write is a difficult question to answer because in truth I don’t think I really know. I don’t know why words have more meaning to me than the modest definitions that can be found on google. I don’t know why I find them so intricately beautiful and alluring in their simplicity. I don’t know why I, in my vanity, enjoy the appearance of words almost as much as I enjoy the feel of them on my tongue and...

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Overall, the point you are going for is good and the opening paragraphs do a good job describing that. But too many of the same words or unnecessary words can ruin that image. A good way of solving this is...

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Grace Mary Potts (Australia) published:

The Test Paper

PROMPT: Open Prompt

The tap of pen against desk
The constant parting of lips
As my breath meets the air
The beating of heart in chest
As the clock hand moves
And the test paper’s bare.
Sums and numbers
Glare from blank pages
What they mean, I cannot tell
Should have studied, I think
I open my mouth and let my chest swell,
To release a sigh that's deep and
Filled with regret
Pen touches paper
I consider
I have half an hour yet.

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Why I Write

PROMPT: Why I Write

I started to write because I couldn't find anymore books to satisfy my reading needs. I write because I like to give myself another life. I write to figure myself out. I write to give others pleasure. I write so I can have an escape from the world that I live in. I write as an act of defiance. I write to make sense of things. I write in hopes of making a change one day.

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Grace Hammond (Australia) published:

In Waiting

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It’s twenty to six and love hasn’t come
It knows as does cupid how surely I wait
Arrows protrude from skin yet don't burden
Still the heart beats melancholy in absence


The raging on the drums approaches steady from abroad
A flame that flickers won’t reach the eyes from the heart
A moment of stillness is what shrouds the spaces
Between each deafening thunder as they pound


In memory I will retain what you said
Back when your words meant...

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Grace Hammond (Australia) published:

Touches

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A touch is an echo, which, like whispers, leave gentle tendrils of memory caressing the mind. Sound fades, grows distant, and becomes lost in the abyss that is the unknown, and the tender strokes become less and less remembered. Recollections of a touch linger only when it was felt as sweetly as a kiss or as sharply as an abrasion. Hailed, it lingers. Reviled, it lingers. Peripheral, it fades. When time scampers on and touches are felt and forgotten, it...

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Grace Hammond (Australia) published:

Big and Little Reasons

PROMPT: Why I Write

Why I write is a difficult question to answer because in truth I don’t think I really know. I don’t know why words have more meaning to me than the modest definitions that can be found on google. I don’t know why I find them so intricately beautiful and alluring in their simplicity. I don’t know why I, in my vanity, enjoy the appearance of words almost as much as I enjoy the feel of them on my tongue and...

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Grace Mary Potts (Australia) published:

The Test Paper

PROMPT: Open Prompt

The tap of pen against desk
The constant parting of lips
As my breath meets the air
The beating of heart in chest
As the clock hand moves
And the test paper’s bare.
Sums and numbers
Glare from blank pages
What they mean, I cannot tell
Should have studied, I think
I open my mouth and let my chest swell,
To release a sigh that's deep and
Filled with regret
Pen touches paper
I consider
I have half an hour yet.

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Cheychey Hemingway (United States) published:

Why I Write

PROMPT: Why I Write

I started to write because I couldn't find anymore books to satisfy my reading needs. I write because I like to give myself another life. I write to figure myself out. I write to give others pleasure. I write so I can have an escape from the world that I live in. I write as an act of defiance. I write to make sense of things. I write in hopes of making a change one day.

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Grace Mary Potts (Australia) published:

The Test Paper

PROMPT: Open Prompt

Tap of pen against desk
Constant parting of lips
My breath meets the air
Beating of heart in chest
The clock hand moves
My test paper’s bare.
Sums laid out before me
Might be Ancient Greek
For all I can tell
Should have studied, I think
I open my mouth
And let my chest swell,
To release a sigh that's deep and
Filled with regret
Pen touches paper
I consider
I have half an hour yet.

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Grace Mary Potts (Australia) published:

The Test Paper

PROMPT: Open Prompt

Tap of pen against desk
Constant parting of lips
My breath meets the air
Beating of heart in chest
The clock hand moves
My test paper’s bare
Sums laid out before me
Might be Ancient Greek
For all I can tell
Should have studied, I think
I open my mouth
And let my chest swell
To release a deep sigh that's filled
With regret
Pen touches paper
I consider
I have half an hour yet.

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Grace Mary Potts (Australia) published:

The Test Paper

PROMPT: Open Prompt

Tap of pen against desk
Constant parting of lips
My breath meets the air
Beating of heart in chest
The clock hand moves
My test paper’s bare
The sums laid out before me
Might be Ancient Greek
For all I can tell
Should have studied, I think
I open my mouth
Let my chest swell
To release a sigh that’s deep and
Filled with regret
Pen touches paper
I consider
I have half an hour yet.

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Ringo9745 (United States) published:

Humu

PROMPT: Invisible Cities

Humu doesn't sit still, not even for a second. Life in the "City of Judgement" doesn't ever lend men or women time to rest, at least not any that isn't scheduled. What else would be expected with a militaristic state based on the principles of Darwin's evolutionary theroies? The city itself plays the game of rank. With every commendable act, the city grows to new heights, literally. Floor after floor are added with every rank earned, which doubles as a...

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Christy (United States) published:

Bottling

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Sometimes she would turn, but no one was there. Sometimes she thought It'd be different and things would change. But why would she continue to think that? Nothing ever did, she can only bottle. That's the only way to get through the day. Bottle the pain, the loneliness, and the desire. If you ask if she's ok of course her response is yes. Why would she want to bother you with her troubles? Yet she will give you advice and...

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Grace Hammond (Australia) published:

In Waiting

FREE WRITING

It’s twenty to six and love hasn’t come
It knows as does cupid how surely I wait
Arrows protrude from skin yet don't burden
Still the heart beats melancholy in absence


The raging on the drums approaches steady from abroad
A flame that flickers won’t reach the eyes from the heart
A moment of stillness is what shrouds the spaces
Between each deafening thunder as they pound


In memory I will retain what you said
Back when your words meant...

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Grace Hammond (Australia) published:

Touches

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A touch is an echo, which, like whispers, leave gentle tendrils of memory caressing the mind. Sound fades, grows distant, and becomes lost in the abyss that is the unknown, and the tender strokes become less and less remembered. Recollections of a touch linger only when it was felt as sweetly as a kiss or as sharply as an abrasion. Hailed, it lingers. Reviled, it lingers. Peripheral, it fades. When time scampers on and touches are felt and forgotten, it...

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Grace Hammond (Australia) published:

Big and Little Reasons

PROMPT: Why I Write

Why I write is a difficult question to answer because in truth I don’t think I really know. I don’t know why words have more meaning to me than the modest definitions that can be found on google. I don’t know why I find them so intricately beautiful and alluring in their simplicity. I don’t know why I, in my vanity, enjoy the appearance of words almost as much as I enjoy the feel of them on my tongue and...

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Grace Mary Potts (Australia) published:

The Test Paper

PROMPT: Open Prompt

The tap of pen against desk
The constant parting of lips
As my breath meets the air
The beating of heart in chest
As the clock hand moves
And the test paper’s bare.
Sums and numbers
Glare from blank pages
What they mean, I cannot tell
Should have studied, I think
I open my mouth and let my chest swell,
To release a sigh that's deep and
Filled with regret
Pen touches paper
I consider
I have half an hour yet.

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Grace Mary Potts (Australia) published:

The Test Paper

PROMPT: Open Prompt

Tap of pen against desk
Constant parting of lips
My breath meets the air
Beating of heart in chest
The clock hand moves
My test paper’s bare.
Sums laid out before me
Might be Ancient Greek
For all I can tell
Should have studied, I think
I open my mouth
And let my chest swell,
To release a sigh that's deep and
Filled with regret
Pen touches paper
I consider
I have half an hour yet.

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Grace Mary Potts (Australia) published:

The Test Paper

PROMPT: Open Prompt

Tap of pen against desk
Constant parting of lips
My breath meets the air
Beating of heart in chest
The clock hand moves
My test paper’s bare
Sums laid out before me
Might be Ancient Greek
For all I can tell
Should have studied, I think
I open my mouth
And let my chest swell
To release a deep sigh that's filled
With regret
Pen touches paper
I consider
I have half an hour yet.

Seeking Peer Reviews

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Grace Mary Potts (Australia) published:

The Test Paper

PROMPT: Open Prompt

Tap of pen against desk
Constant parting of lips
My breath meets the air
Beating of heart in chest
The clock hand moves
My test paper’s bare
The sums laid out before me
Might be Ancient Greek
For all I can tell
Should have studied, I think
I open my mouth
Let my chest swell
To release a sigh that’s deep and
Filled with regret
Pen touches paper
I consider
I have half an hour yet.

Seeking Peer Reviews

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Ringo9745 (United States) published:

Humu

PROMPT: Invisible Cities

Humu doesn't sit still, not even for a second. Life in the "City of Judgement" doesn't ever lend men or women time to rest, at least not any that isn't scheduled. What else would be expected with a militaristic state based on the principles of Darwin's evolutionary theroies? The city itself plays the game of rank. With every commendable act, the city grows to new heights, literally. Floor after floor are added with every rank earned, which doubles as a...

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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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