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Maya (United States) published:

Of Faries and Fire

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She had not tasted a fall this crisp since she was a child. The last time the sun had danced and the wind had spun, the last time this pigmented fire had so enlightened the trees, she had walked by, a smile on her face and a cloud baring her sight. The world was far more pleasant then, when she couldn't see things for what they were. But it was shrouded in light, leaving no room for shadows. As such...

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Tia (Australia) reviewed: Overwhelmed

PROMPT: Six-Word Story

This response to the prompt is very creative and I love how you packed so much into just 6 words. You could defiantly make a full short story about this piece and the background to it. (Only if you wanted...

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Deathlyhallows

Maya (United States) published:

Of Faries and Fire

FREE WRITING

She had not tasted a fall this crisp since she was a child. The last time the sun had danced and the wind had spun, the last time this pigmented fire had so enlightened the trees, she had walked by, a smile on her face and a cloud baring her sight. The world was far more pleasant then, when she couldn't see things for what they were. But it was shrouded in light, leaving no room for shadows. As such...

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Maya (United States) published:

Of Faries and Fire

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She had not tasted a fall this crisp since she was a child. The last time the sun had danced and the wind had spun, the last time this pigmented fire had so enlightened the trees, she had walked by, a smile on her face and a cloud baring her sight. The world was far more pleasant then, when she couldn't see things for what they were. But it was shrouded in light, leaving no room for shadows. As such...

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Tia (Australia) published:

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PROMPT: YOU in threes

My Life in Threes
  • Three quirks or idiosyncrasies.
- Always pushing my glasses up
- Turking my hair behind my ears when I'm bored
- Absentmindedly drawing on my hand
  • Three adjectives your peers would use to describe you. (After asking my friends)
- Caring
- Pretty
- Punny
  • Three things about you that very few people know.
- I love the idea of staying up late with someone and stargazing or just talking about anything.
- I love collecting...

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Tia (Australia) published:

The Creature

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Grey skies
Black roads
Rain falls
Doors lock
There’s an old legend here in RiverView, of a creature that paces these cold, dark streets. Stalking the pavements. Each footstep sounding as if the sidewalk was cracking under its weight. Claims of hearing its devastating growls that echo through alleys are whispered around local bars. Mothers gathering up their children from playing outside in the afternoon when the sun begins setting. Then, it arrives. You can hear a vicious snarl from...

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Maya (United States) published:

Of Faries and Fire

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She had not tasted a fall this crisp since she was a child. The last time the sun had danced and the wind had spun, the last time this pigmented fire had so enlightened the trees, she had walked by, a smile on her face and a cloud baring her sight. The world was far more pleasant then, when she couldn't see things for what they were. But it was shrouded in light, leaving no room for shadows. As such...

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Maya (United States) published:

Of Faries and Fire

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She had not tasted a fall this crisp since she was a child. The last time the sun had danced and the wind had spun, the last time this pigmented fire had so enlightened the trees, she had walked by, a smile on her face and a cloud baring her sight. The world was far more pleasant then, when she couldn't see things for what they were. But it was shrouded in light, leaving no room for shadows. As such...

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Maya (United States) published:

Of Faries and Fire

FREE WRITING

She had not tasted a fall this crisp since she was a child. The last time the sun had danced and the wind had spun, the last time this pigmented fire had so enlightened the trees, she had walked by, a smile on her face and a cloud baring her sight. The world was far more pleasant then, when she couldn't see things for what they were. But it was shrouded in light, leaving no room for shadows. As such...

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Tia (Australia) published:

Tia³

PROMPT: YOU in threes

My Life in Threes
  • Three quirks or idiosyncrasies.
- Always pushing my glasses up
- Turking my hair behind my ears when I'm bored
- Absentmindedly drawing on my hand
  • Three adjectives your peers would use to describe you. (After asking my friends)
- Caring
- Pretty
- Punny
  • Three things about you that very few people know.
- I love the idea of staying up late with someone and stargazing or just talking about anything.
- I love collecting...

about 8 hours ago

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Tia (Australia) published:

The Creature

FREE WRITING

Grey skies
Black roads
Rain falls
Doors lock
There’s an old legend here in RiverView, of a creature that paces these cold, dark streets. Stalking the pavements. Each footstep sounding as if the sidewalk was cracking under its weight. Claims of hearing its devastating growls that echo through alleys are whispered around local bars. Mothers gathering up their children from playing outside in the afternoon when the sun begins setting. Then, it arrives. You can hear a vicious snarl from...

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Tia (Australia) published:

Pets

FREE WRITING

Everybody has boring pets like cats, dogs, or asocial fish.

None are penguins

None are seahorses

None are otters

None are narwhales

Yet, somewhere in a mountain

An old woman sits with her 18 stunning flamingos.

Wondering why anyone, would have anything else.

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Tia (Australia) published:

I read about...

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I read a book about souls filled with fire,
I read a book about a boy on a wire.
I read a book about a group who changed their fate.
I read a book about a girl whose destiny was great.
I read a book about a girl who fell in love and never gave up.
And I read about the teenagers who realised all was corrupt

They taught me that its the darkest before the dawn,
They taught me that...

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Kat Sparks (United States) published:

Five Beginnings

PROMPT: Five Beginnings

PLANT A QUESTION: He didn't know how, where, or when he was, but he did know that cannibals were annoying to deal with. Especially eccentric ones.

CHARACTER: Alice had odd eyes. Not in the sense of that, if you looked into her eyes, you'd feel weird. In fact, if you could look into her eyes, you'd find that they were actually quite friendly. Instead, her eyes were just odd. The right was a bright, almost unnatural green. The other was...

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Norah (United States) published:

After

PROMPT: Six-Word Story

And the world will keep spinning...

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Grace Hammond (Australia) published:

Confess

FREE WRITING

I confess 
I am a wolf that stalks the shadows of the wind 

I plead my guilt 
For I howl to a moon I tore out of the sky 

I bear no pretense 
That I live free from falsity 

I admit 
I clean my teeth with my tongue til savagely white they gleam 

I accept 
That my skills in sharpening knives I used to sharpen my lethal talons 

I understand 
My jaw restricts me purposefully from shredding what my claws...

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Deathlyhallows

Maya (United States) published:

Of Faries and Fire

FREE WRITING

She had not tasted a fall this crisp since she was a child. The last time the sun had danced and the wind had spun, the last time this pigmented fire had so enlightened the trees, she had walked by, a smile on her face and a cloud baring her sight. The world was far more pleasant then, when she couldn't see things for what they were. But it was shrouded in light, leaving no room for shadows. As such...

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Deathlyhallows

Maya (United States) published:

Of Faries and Fire

FREE WRITING

She had not tasted a fall this crisp since she was a child. The last time the sun had danced and the wind had spun, the last time this pigmented fire had so enlightened the trees, she had walked by, a smile on her face and a cloud baring her sight. The world was far more pleasant then, when she couldn't see things for what they were. But it was shrouded in light, leaving no room for shadows. As such...

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Deathlyhallows

Maya (United States) published:

Of Faries and Fire

FREE WRITING

She had not tasted a fall this crisp since she was a child. The last time the sun had danced and the wind had spun, the last time this pigmented fire had so enlightened the trees, she had walked by, a smile on her face and a cloud baring her sight. The world was far more pleasant then, when she couldn't see things for what they were. But it was shrouded in light, leaving no room for shadows. As such...

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Tia (Australia) published:

The Creature

FREE WRITING

Grey skies
Black roads
Rain falls
Doors lock
There’s an old legend here in RiverView, of a creature that paces these cold, dark streets. Stalking the pavements. Each footstep sounding as if the sidewalk was cracking under its weight. Claims of hearing its devastating growls that echo through alleys are whispered around local bars. Mothers gathering up their children from playing outside in the afternoon when the sun begins setting. Then, it arrives. You can hear a vicious snarl from...

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Tia (Australia) published:

I read about...

FREE WRITING

I read a book about souls filled with fire,
I read a book about a boy on a wire.
I read a book about a group who changed their fate.
I read a book about a girl whose destiny was great.
I read a book about a girl who fell in love and never gave up.
And I read about the teenagers who realised all was corrupt

They taught me that its the darkest before the dawn,
They taught me that...

Seeking Peer Reviews

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Kat Sparks (United States) published:

Five Beginnings

PROMPT: Five Beginnings

PLANT A QUESTION: He didn't know how, where, or when he was, but he did know that cannibals were annoying to deal with. Especially eccentric ones.

CHARACTER: Alice had odd eyes. Not in the sense of that, if you looked into her eyes, you'd feel weird. In fact, if you could look into her eyes, you'd find that they were actually quite friendly. Instead, her eyes were just odd. The right was a bright, almost unnatural green. The other was...

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Norah (United States) published:

After

PROMPT: Six-Word Story

And the world will keep spinning...

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Grace Hammond (Australia) published:

Confess

FREE WRITING

I confess 
I am a wolf that stalks the shadows of the wind 

I plead my guilt 
For I howl to a moon I tore out of the sky 

I bear no pretense 
That I live free from falsity 

I admit 
I clean my teeth with my tongue til savagely white they gleam 

I accept 
That my skills in sharpening knives I used to sharpen my lethal talons 

I understand 
My jaw restricts me purposefully from shredding what my claws...

Seeking Peer Reviews

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Arabel James (United States) published:

Goodnight Without You

PROMPT: Six-Word Story

Starlight reflecting in lonely, tired eyes. 

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Kat Sparks (United States) published:

I Wish

PROMPT: Six-Word Story

We thought it was a game.

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