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ChocolateKiwi (United States) published:

I Feel Like An Outsider (read footnotes! Title ideas are always appreciated!)

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Why does it feel so weird to be responding to my friends?

Why do I feel like I’m embarrassed, even though I never even did anything embarrassing?

Why am I panicking over saying I think I can come?

Are they my real friends?

Why am I feeling this way,

feeling like they're not my friends?

They are though.

They always have been.

We have always been so close.

But lately, I feel like an outsider to our group.

I know...

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Wisp (United States) published:

You Call Yourself Fat

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Trigger Warning: Body issues

The word fat rolls off your shy tongue. It stings your gums and tastes like acid. Foreignity surrounds the word and when you bite down on it, you feel the single syllable crunch under the weight of your teeth. 

You grab the skin on your stomach, squeezing the excess fat in your hands. There's that word again. This time it feels like shame, and when you say it, you recoil in devastation. You have associated yourself...
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happygiggles (Ireland) published:

illusions and confusions

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i dig and i dig for what seems like forever,
layers of paper bedding, his corpse i cover,
for i know that he is not here, it's an illusion,
although, my mind is now flooded with confusion,

hands shaking and mind racing, holding "him" i stare,
in front of my heater, the corpse and i, no longer aware,
false hope of a heartbeat, i whisper words into his ear,
eyes glued open, but a tear, shocked that he isn't here,
...
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AJ - Izzy (Canada) published:

My Fault

PROMPT: All Talk

My fault. 
It is not your fault.
It's all my fault. 
It's not.
It is...
You can't change what happened... you couldn't have changed what happened. It's out of your control. 
I could've done more, before it happened. I could've been there. 
Hey,
Listen. 
...
Don't beat yourself up over it.
Gosh, my head hurts. 
Stop it. 
My thoughts are racing, I can't- I can't think. 
... you're still doing it.
How can I not? ...You know what, it's okay,...
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poetri (United States) published:

Meeting a girl from Staten Island

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You meet a girl                                 from Staten Island 
                          Once.
Just once you meet someone close enough to the city of your dreams
and somehow you believe  
you’ve learned
                 everything there is to know.
        (She swears she learned it from Elton.) ...
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ChocolateKiwi (United States) published:

I Feel Like An Outsider (read footnotes! Title ideas are always appreciated!)

FREE WRITING

Why does it feel so weird to be responding to my friends?

Why do I feel like I’m embarrassed, even though I never even did anything embarrassing?

Why am I panicking over saying I think I can come?

Are they my real friends?

Why am I feeling this way,

feeling like they're not my friends?

They are though.

They always have been.

We have always been so close.

But lately, I feel like an outsider to our group.

I know...

Seeking Peer Reviews

1 minute ago

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Wisp (United States) published:

You Call Yourself Fat

FREE WRITING


Trigger Warning: Body issues

The word fat rolls off your shy tongue. It stings your gums and tastes like acid. Foreignity surrounds the word and when you bite down on it, you feel the single syllable crunch under the weight of your teeth. 

You grab the skin on your stomach, squeezing the excess fat in your hands. There's that word again. This time it feels like shame, and when you say it, you recoil in devastation. You have associated yourself...
Seeking Peer Reviews

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happygiggles (Ireland) published:

illusions and confusions

FREE WRITING



i dig and i dig for what seems like forever,
layers of paper bedding, his corpse i cover,
for i know that he is not here, it's an illusion,
although, my mind is now flooded with confusion,

hands shaking and mind racing, holding "him" i stare,
in front of my heater, the corpse and i, no longer aware,
false hope of a heartbeat, i whisper words into his ear,
eyes glued open, but a tear, shocked that he isn't here,
...
Seeking Peer Reviews

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6

AJ - Izzy (Canada) published:

My Fault

PROMPT: All Talk

My fault. 
It is not your fault.
It's all my fault. 
It's not.
It is...
You can't change what happened... you couldn't have changed what happened. It's out of your control. 
I could've done more, before it happened. I could've been there. 
Hey,
Listen. 
...
Don't beat yourself up over it.
Gosh, my head hurts. 
Stop it. 
My thoughts are racing, I can't- I can't think. 
... you're still doing it.
How can I not? ...You know what, it's okay,...
Seeking Peer Reviews

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poetri (United States) published:

Meeting a girl from Staten Island

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You meet a girl                                 from Staten Island 
                          Once.
Just once you meet someone close enough to the city of your dreams
and somehow you believe  
you’ve learned
                 everything there is to know.
        (She swears she learned it from Elton.) ...
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amazing grace (United States) published:

Ever Changing chapter 1 - the news

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"We need to talk," My dad says.

We all gather out in the living room. None of us fully know what's going on, but having been through this before we have an idea of what's happening. I sit down on the couch, next to my mom but still far enough away to avoid touching anyone. I stare at my dad who refuses to promise to my little brother that we aren't moving again. 

After a talk and a few tears...

11 minutes ago

6

HelpMe512 (United States) published:

three brain vomits that could be considered ideas (tell me which one i should use)

FREE WRITING

Story ideas (please help me choose one):

i.
Cira is anything but a normal kid. Raised in the reaches of outer space by unknown entities, she's "rescued" by a space exploration team. It's hypothesized that Cira was born just before another space exploration team crashed on the habitable planet named Eta. Somehow, she survived the crash while the rest of her compatriots were killed. As Cira adapts to life back on Earth, she begins to realize just how strange...

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Emi (United States) published:

16 Amazing Writers We Should All Aspire To Be

PROMPT: Enumeration

1. J.R.R. Tolkien. 
I'm sorry, Stephen King, but you need to move over. Tolkien has been the Emperor of Fantasy since the Lord of the Rings was published. Tips to learn from him: don't forget about poetic description, and don't be afraid of writing long works.

2. Robert Louis Stevenson
Master of adventure and battles on the high seas, this author surprisingly suffered from ill health and was stuck at home most of the time. Tips to learn from him:...
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Emi (United States) published:

Her Ladyship, the Hawk

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    She cries in the midst of the afternoon. Her piercing call flies through the air, signaling winds and October skies and adventure. Her shining wings hold up against the autumn gales, while her claws await the kill. When she swoops on an unsuspecting mouse, she is full of the jubilance of the hunt. She feels the wind at her feathers, the earth and sky meeting as she sweeps up her prey. Her talons clutch the little beast; it...

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8

mirkat (United States) published:

Dear Greta

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Dear Greta,

I know you are never going to read this. I know that it's a one in a million shot that I'll will get to Hollywood. I know that the hopes, dreams, and worship of a lowly 14-year-old girl mean nothing to you. I know all of this and so much more...
and yet, I have to write. To you. For me. About the impact you and your movies have had on my life. 

So... where to start? I...

Seeking Peer Reviews

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ChocolateKiwi (United States) published:

I Feel Like An Outsider (read footnotes! Title ideas are always appreciated!)

FREE WRITING

Why does it feel so weird to be responding to my friends?

Why do I feel like I’m embarrassed, even though I never even did anything embarrassing?

Why am I panicking over saying I think I can come?

Are they my real friends?

Why am I feeling this way,

feeling like they're not my friends?

They are though.

They always have been.

We have always been so close.

But lately, I feel like an outsider to our group.

I know...

Seeking Peer Reviews

1 minute ago

16

Wisp (United States) published:

You Call Yourself Fat

FREE WRITING


Trigger Warning: Body issues

The word fat rolls off your shy tongue. It stings your gums and tastes like acid. Foreignity surrounds the word and when you bite down on it, you feel the single syllable crunch under the weight of your teeth. 

You grab the skin on your stomach, squeezing the excess fat in your hands. There's that word again. This time it feels like shame, and when you say it, you recoil in devastation. You have associated yourself...
Seeking Peer Reviews

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happygiggles (Ireland) published:

illusions and confusions

FREE WRITING



i dig and i dig for what seems like forever,
layers of paper bedding, his corpse i cover,
for i know that he is not here, it's an illusion,
although, my mind is now flooded with confusion,

hands shaking and mind racing, holding "him" i stare,
in front of my heater, the corpse and i, no longer aware,
false hope of a heartbeat, i whisper words into his ear,
eyes glued open, but a tear, shocked that he isn't here,
...
Seeking Peer Reviews

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6

AJ - Izzy (Canada) published:

My Fault

PROMPT: All Talk

My fault. 
It is not your fault.
It's all my fault. 
It's not.
It is...
You can't change what happened... you couldn't have changed what happened. It's out of your control. 
I could've done more, before it happened. I could've been there. 
Hey,
Listen. 
...
Don't beat yourself up over it.
Gosh, my head hurts. 
Stop it. 
My thoughts are racing, I can't- I can't think. 
... you're still doing it.
How can I not? ...You know what, it's okay,...
Seeking Peer Reviews

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11

poetri (United States) published:

Meeting a girl from Staten Island

FREE WRITING


You meet a girl                                 from Staten Island 
                          Once.
Just once you meet someone close enough to the city of your dreams
and somehow you believe  
you’ve learned
                 everything there is to know.
        (She swears she learned it from Elton.) ...
Seeking Peer Reviews

9 minutes ago

6

HelpMe512 (United States) published:

three brain vomits that could be considered ideas (tell me which one i should use)

FREE WRITING

Story ideas (please help me choose one):

i.
Cira is anything but a normal kid. Raised in the reaches of outer space by unknown entities, she's "rescued" by a space exploration team. It's hypothesized that Cira was born just before another space exploration team crashed on the habitable planet named Eta. Somehow, she survived the crash while the rest of her compatriots were killed. As Cira adapts to life back on Earth, she begins to realize just how strange...

Seeking Peer Reviews

19 minutes ago

11

Emi (United States) published:

16 Amazing Writers We Should All Aspire To Be

PROMPT: Enumeration

1. J.R.R. Tolkien. 
I'm sorry, Stephen King, but you need to move over. Tolkien has been the Emperor of Fantasy since the Lord of the Rings was published. Tips to learn from him: don't forget about poetic description, and don't be afraid of writing long works.

2. Robert Louis Stevenson
Master of adventure and battles on the high seas, this author surprisingly suffered from ill health and was stuck at home most of the time. Tips to learn from him:...
Seeking Peer Reviews

28 minutes ago

1

Emi (United States) published:

Her Ladyship, the Hawk

FREE WRITING

    She cries in the midst of the afternoon. Her piercing call flies through the air, signaling winds and October skies and adventure. Her shining wings hold up against the autumn gales, while her claws await the kill. When she swoops on an unsuspecting mouse, she is full of the jubilance of the hunt. She feels the wind at her feathers, the earth and sky meeting as she sweeps up her prey. Her talons clutch the little beast; it...

Seeking Peer Reviews

29 minutes ago

8

mirkat (United States) published:

Dear Greta

FREE WRITING

Dear Greta,

I know you are never going to read this. I know that it's a one in a million shot that I'll will get to Hollywood. I know that the hopes, dreams, and worship of a lowly 14-year-old girl mean nothing to you. I know all of this and so much more...
and yet, I have to write. To you. For me. About the impact you and your movies have had on my life. 

So... where to start? I...

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9

mirkat (United States) published:

october morning

PROMPT: Ten Words to You  | GROUP: In This Together


howling, moaning wind...

sunlight
            peeking
                        over the trees

fog    s    w    i    r    l    s
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