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she's-got-a-story (United States) published:

How Soldiers Get Home | A Poem in Numbers

PROMPT: Enumeration

How Soldiers Get Home | A Poem in Numbers

One word,
Two tears
Three good-byes,
Four fears
Five times he almost ran away, five times he then decided to stay.
Six wishes,
Seven lies
Eight grow,
Nine die
Ten words he still regrets
Eleven soldiers huddling, wet
Twelve miles gone, gone behind us
Thirteen songs that will remind us
Fourteen villages, filled with dead
Fifteen miles laced with dread
Sixteen times he said, “We’ll be there soon.”
Seventeen wounded he...

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Luna's Bag

PROMPT: Inventory

Name: Luna Sigini
Age: 20
Location: Bellevue, Washington, United States
Items in her backpack:

  1. Wrist Splint
  2. Designer notepad with drawings of comic strip characters
  3. A business card for an orthopaedic doctor in Seattle
  4. Small pack of colored pencils
  5. A tablet with a stylus
  6. A photo of a little baby boy and on the back it states Keaton Sigini 05/16/2003
  7. Pocketknife
  8. An old copy of the book Guess How Much I Love You
  9. A key chain of a woman in her...
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Safety deposit box

PROMPT: Inventory

  • A small Grey photo album half empty with letters and photos and a rusted key inside
  • 12 loose photos of people 
  • A tiny golden locket with the picture of a boy inside
  • A chipped hand painted flower tea cup
  • A torn peace of red cloth
  • 3 tan files with 200 pages of notes on fairy tales in it
  • A diary with unreadable cursive handwriting 
  • A simple spherical black stone
  • A large silver pocket watch engraved with the name Charles and a...
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Anyar (United States) published:

What we don't know

PROMPT: Mysteries Abound

We don't know what everyone else is leaving out of their explanations.

We don't know what the world looks like through in the context of anyone's experiences but our own.

We don't know the truth, the big picture formed by the pieces of knowledge collected by every individual, fitted together to form a cohesive whole where the reasons behind every person's actions are explained.

We certainly haven't agreed on who gets to yell their pieces of knowledge and opinion the...

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Alexandra (United States) published:

The Stars That Heard My Cry

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I gaze at the stars and hope desperately to join them. I stare at the rolling hills and wish to run across them forever without growing weary until I lose sight of all humanity. I scream and sob but with empty lungs so no one hears my cries. I am drowning, but everyone else is above the surface and their hands are above my groping ones. The salt water stings my eyes and blinds me, and though I implore for...

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_Rae (United Kingdom) published:

Note To Self

PROMPT: Dear Me

Dear year thirty-six,
Hi, we've never met but I'm year thirteen, day 243. You're the stranger of my future and I'm your long lost friend from the past. 
I made a new friend today, you probably wont know her anymore, she'll be like me, forgotten. We played on the swings if you don't remember, she gave me a flower- a lilly. I want you to remember her, because she was kind to me, to you, to us. I want you...

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she's-got-a-story (United States) published:

How Soldiers Get Home | A Poem in Numbers

PROMPT: Enumeration

How Soldiers Get Home | A Poem in Numbers

One word,
Two tears
Three good-byes,
Four fears
Five times he almost ran away, five times he then decided to stay.
Six wishes,
Seven lies
Eight grow,
Nine die
Ten words he still regrets
Eleven soldiers huddling, wet
Twelve miles gone, gone behind us
Thirteen songs that will remind us
Fourteen villages, filled with dead
Fifteen miles laced with dread
Sixteen times he said, “We’ll be there soon.”
Seventeen wounded he...

Seeking Peer Reviews

about 1 hour ago

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AmaNelson (United States) published:

Luna's Bag

PROMPT: Inventory

Name: Luna Sigini
Age: 20
Location: Bellevue, Washington, United States
Items in her backpack:

  1. Wrist Splint
  2. Designer notepad with drawings of comic strip characters
  3. A business card for an orthopaedic doctor in Seattle
  4. Small pack of colored pencils
  5. A tablet with a stylus
  6. A photo of a little baby boy and on the back it states Keaton Sigini 05/16/2003
  7. Pocketknife
  8. An old copy of the book Guess How Much I Love You
  9. A key chain of a woman in her...
Seeking Peer Reviews

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scarlet macha (United States) published:

Safety deposit box

PROMPT: Inventory

  • A small Grey photo album half empty with letters and photos and a rusted key inside
  • 12 loose photos of people 
  • A tiny golden locket with the picture of a boy inside
  • A chipped hand painted flower tea cup
  • A torn peace of red cloth
  • 3 tan files with 200 pages of notes on fairy tales in it
  • A diary with unreadable cursive handwriting 
  • A simple spherical black stone
  • A large silver pocket watch engraved with the name Charles and a...
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Anyar (United States) published:

What we don't know

PROMPT: Mysteries Abound

We don't know what everyone else is leaving out of their explanations.

We don't know what the world looks like through in the context of anyone's experiences but our own.

We don't know the truth, the big picture formed by the pieces of knowledge collected by every individual, fitted together to form a cohesive whole where the reasons behind every person's actions are explained.

We certainly haven't agreed on who gets to yell their pieces of knowledge and opinion the...

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Alexandra (United States) published:

The Stars That Heard My Cry

FREE WRITING

I gaze at the stars and hope desperately to join them. I stare at the rolling hills and wish to run across them forever without growing weary until I lose sight of all humanity. I scream and sob but with empty lungs so no one hears my cries. I am drowning, but everyone else is above the surface and their hands are above my groping ones. The salt water stings my eyes and blinds me, and though I implore for...

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_Rae (United Kingdom) published:

Note To Self

PROMPT: Dear Me

Dear year thirty-six,
Hi, we've never met but I'm year thirteen, day 243. You're the stranger of my future and I'm your long lost friend from the past. 
I made a new friend today, you probably wont know her anymore, she'll be like me, forgotten. We played on the swings if you don't remember, she gave me a flower- a lilly. I want you to remember her, because she was kind to me, to you, to us. I want you...

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worldwriter (Tunisia) published:

11 Experiences You Get When You Live Overseas

PROMPT: Enumeration

  1. You know how to navigate an airport, and which countries have the most security. 
  2. You had your passport years before your driver’s license.
  3. In fact, you might not have your license yet. 
  4. Your experience is so multicultural, you don’t know what influences you the most. (For example, you might live in an African country, speak French and English, have parents from Latin America and hang out with Asian friends.)
  5. You break out into a nervous sweat at the question, “So...
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Grace Ow (Singapore) published:

Filled With Ghosts

PROMPT: Inventory

The girl carries a leather jacket.
Black and velvety,
Ripped with holes like tooth cavities,
It is the only thing she holds to sleep at night.

The girl carries a book.
Creased and crumpled,
The pages are spotted with patches of coffee,
Soaked through with tears

The girl carries a photograph.
Crushed into the corner of the bag,
There lives a young girl with the bright smile
Those laughing eyes are gone now

She has been on a journey of...

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Angelina Nguyen (Australia) published:

Modern Poems for an Old-Fashioned Lover (#10 Petrarchan sonnet)- Picturesque

FREE WRITING

Filtered dyes pooling sea blue and light green,
A photograph rimmed with a border line,
Shares a moment from when we had first dined;
Two tables, a hemstitch cloth draped between,
Silverware I had never before seen,
Glasses filled with a strong, fermented wine,
In the centre, a candelabra shines.
The chuckles, banter, a picturesque scene. 

How we gracefully twirled around the dance floor,
As gentlemen bowed, girls batted shyly,
My dress lifted, above the skies I soar,
Violins cease,...

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outofmymind (United States) published:

As the Rain Falls

FREE WRITING

And when the cancer finally took you, you were in so much pain that you were almost happy to leave. All your hair was gone, and the sparkle in your eyes had faded. You no longer read your books, because you were to weak, you couldn't hold them up, you were too tired, you couldn't get through a chapter without falling asleep. You were always in pain, headaches, stomach aches, any sort of pain imaginable seemed to afflict you. The...

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she's-got-a-story (United States) published:

How Soldiers Get Home | A Poem in Numbers

PROMPT: Enumeration

How Soldiers Get Home | A Poem in Numbers

One word,
Two tears
Three good-byes,
Four fears
Five times he almost ran away, five times he then decided to stay.
Six wishes,
Seven lies
Eight grow,
Nine die
Ten words he still regrets
Eleven soldiers huddling, wet
Twelve miles gone, gone behind us
Thirteen songs that will remind us
Fourteen villages, filled with dead
Fifteen miles laced with dread
Sixteen times he said, “We’ll be there soon.”
Seventeen wounded he...

Seeking Peer Reviews

about 1 hour ago

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AmaNelson (United States) published:

Luna's Bag

PROMPT: Inventory

Name: Luna Sigini
Age: 20
Location: Bellevue, Washington, United States
Items in her backpack:

  1. Wrist Splint
  2. Designer notepad with drawings of comic strip characters
  3. A business card for an orthopaedic doctor in Seattle
  4. Small pack of colored pencils
  5. A tablet with a stylus
  6. A photo of a little baby boy and on the back it states Keaton Sigini 05/16/2003
  7. Pocketknife
  8. An old copy of the book Guess How Much I Love You
  9. A key chain of a woman in her...
Seeking Peer Reviews

about 2 hours ago

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scarlet macha (United States) published:

Safety deposit box

PROMPT: Inventory

  • A small Grey photo album half empty with letters and photos and a rusted key inside
  • 12 loose photos of people 
  • A tiny golden locket with the picture of a boy inside
  • A chipped hand painted flower tea cup
  • A torn peace of red cloth
  • 3 tan files with 200 pages of notes on fairy tales in it
  • A diary with unreadable cursive handwriting 
  • A simple spherical black stone
  • A large silver pocket watch engraved with the name Charles and a...
Seeking Peer Reviews

about 2 hours ago

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Anyar (United States) published:

What we don't know

PROMPT: Mysteries Abound

We don't know what everyone else is leaving out of their explanations.

We don't know what the world looks like through in the context of anyone's experiences but our own.

We don't know the truth, the big picture formed by the pieces of knowledge collected by every individual, fitted together to form a cohesive whole where the reasons behind every person's actions are explained.

We certainly haven't agreed on who gets to yell their pieces of knowledge and opinion the...

Seeking Peer Reviews

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Alexandra (United States) published:

The Stars That Heard My Cry

FREE WRITING

I gaze at the stars and hope desperately to join them. I stare at the rolling hills and wish to run across them forever without growing weary until I lose sight of all humanity. I scream and sob but with empty lungs so no one hears my cries. I am drowning, but everyone else is above the surface and their hands are above my groping ones. The salt water stings my eyes and blinds me, and though I implore for...

Seeking Peer Reviews

about 2 hours ago

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_Rae (United Kingdom) published:

Note To Self

PROMPT: Dear Me

Dear year thirty-six,
Hi, we've never met but I'm year thirteen, day 243. You're the stranger of my future and I'm your long lost friend from the past. 
I made a new friend today, you probably wont know her anymore, she'll be like me, forgotten. We played on the swings if you don't remember, she gave me a flower- a lilly. I want you to remember her, because she was kind to me, to you, to us. I want you...

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about 3 hours ago

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worldwriter (Tunisia) published:

11 Experiences You Get When You Live Overseas

PROMPT: Enumeration

  1. You know how to navigate an airport, and which countries have the most security. 
  2. You had your passport years before your driver’s license.
  3. In fact, you might not have your license yet. 
  4. Your experience is so multicultural, you don’t know what influences you the most. (For example, you might live in an African country, speak French and English, have parents from Latin America and hang out with Asian friends.)
  5. You break out into a nervous sweat at the question, “So...
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Grace Ow (Singapore) published:

Filled With Ghosts

PROMPT: Inventory

The girl carries a leather jacket.
Black and velvety,
Ripped with holes like tooth cavities,
It is the only thing she holds to sleep at night.

The girl carries a book.
Creased and crumpled,
The pages are spotted with patches of coffee,
Soaked through with tears

The girl carries a photograph.
Crushed into the corner of the bag,
There lives a young girl with the bright smile
Those laughing eyes are gone now

She has been on a journey of...

Seeking Peer Reviews

about 4 hours ago

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Angelina Nguyen (Australia) published:

Modern Poems for an Old-Fashioned Lover (#10 Petrarchan sonnet)- Picturesque

FREE WRITING

Filtered dyes pooling sea blue and light green,
A photograph rimmed with a border line,
Shares a moment from when we had first dined;
Two tables, a hemstitch cloth draped between,
Silverware I had never before seen,
Glasses filled with a strong, fermented wine,
In the centre, a candelabra shines.
The chuckles, banter, a picturesque scene. 

How we gracefully twirled around the dance floor,
As gentlemen bowed, girls batted shyly,
My dress lifted, above the skies I soar,
Violins cease,...

Seeking Peer Reviews

about 7 hours ago

Guitar slider

outofmymind (United States) published:

As the Rain Falls

FREE WRITING

And when the cancer finally took you, you were in so much pain that you were almost happy to leave. All your hair was gone, and the sparkle in your eyes had faded. You no longer read your books, because you were to weak, you couldn't hold them up, you were too tired, you couldn't get through a chapter without falling asleep. You were always in pain, headaches, stomach aches, any sort of pain imaginable seemed to afflict you. The...

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