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As the salty droplets stream all over my face, I finally understand why we wear black to funerals, to hide the tear stains. Yet, my appearance has no significance in these moments, all that matter is the feeling that we all share in this moment. I can't lie and say this is my first funeral but usually it doesn't feel this painful. My heart is banging against my chest trying to escape. I feel my lungs and intestines looking for...
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I desperately grasp at uncertain straws
to pull myself out of the mire, 
struggling, screaming, hopelessly trying
to cling to the one I admire. 

But would you dream of catching?
Extend an arm, an oar, a rope?
Or would you continue to scorn me
until I abandon all hope.

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Slump

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I am 
a slump
I want
to dump
my brains 
and pains
and strains
and chains
into 
the stew 
of my
review
this makes
no sense
give me
defense 
I have 
to go
but do
not show 
this to
your friends
I have 
no ends
and so
for now 
I am
a cow
That was 
a lie 
sincere 
goodbye.  






 

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    The needle flicked in and out of the durable gray cloth.  Ice hummed an ancient melody as he turned the corner of yet another patch to the knees of his pants.  
    "Why don't you let the laundryman do it?"  Dancer asked.
    Ice paused.  His nimble tan fingers rubbed the supple material, as if searching it for answers.  "I want to do it myself."
    "Why?"
    Ice lifted his steady gaze to...

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Theo,

PROMPT: Novel Writing Competition 2018


As the salty droplets stream all over my face, I finally understand why we wear black to funerals, to hide the tear stains. Yet, my appearance has no significance in these moments, all that matter is the feeling that we all share in this moment. I can't lie and say this is my first funeral but usually it doesn't feel this painful. My heart is banging against my chest trying to escape. I feel my lungs and intestines looking for...
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quicksand.

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I desperately grasp at uncertain straws
to pull myself out of the mire, 
struggling, screaming, hopelessly trying
to cling to the one I admire. 

But would you dream of catching?
Extend an arm, an oar, a rope?
Or would you continue to scorn me
until I abandon all hope.

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Slump

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I am 
a slump
I want
to dump
my brains 
and pains
and strains
and chains
into 
the stew 
of my
review
this makes
no sense
give me
defense 
I have 
to go
but do
not show 
this to
your friends
I have 
no ends
and so
for now 
I am
a cow
That was 
a lie 
sincere 
goodbye.  






 

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Tyranicide#Paperbirdcontest

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    The needle flicked in and out of the durable gray cloth.  Ice hummed an ancient melody as he turned the corner of yet another patch to the knees of his pants.  
    "Why don't you let the laundryman do it?"  Dancer asked.
    Ice paused.  His nimble tan fingers rubbed the supple material, as if searching it for answers.  "I want to do it myself."
    "Why?"
    Ice lifted his steady gaze to...

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The Broadcast #Nefariousplancontest

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    "Are you ready to go live, Wisdom?" The radio broadcaster asks me.
    I suck in a breath, then nod. "Yes."
    "Okay. We're on the air in 5, 4, 3, 2, and go." The recording light blinked on, and I began to speak.
    "Hello, listeners. This is Christy Wisdom. I have a story to tell you all. One day, I noticed that my favorite writer on a website called "Write the World" hadn't...

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Anna's Lab

PROMPT: Novel Writing Competition 2018

Anna walked into her laboratory and abandoned her satchel on the ground beside her ginormous compscreen. It was off and she could see her untidy lab through its transparent glass. She powered it on and took a seat on her chair.

Her bright white lab was actually filled with old technology compared to the gadgets of the New World. She knew about the technology of the Old World and how decrepit it was.

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The Diamond Ring

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"Ouch!",she howled;her brother had once again tugged her hair for the sake of fun.
The Stark siblings always fought;I mean,the Stark brother,Robert Stark.
Even as they grew up,they continued.
The brother irritated his sister profusely.Tugging hair, pinching,mocking;in any way that would make her cry.
Robert Stark did an excellent work in making her perturbed.
One day,after school,Robert rushed into the house,Louise behind him,mortified.
Robert whispered into Mrs. Stark's ear:That Carter boy;I saw her kissing him in the recess.
 Louise was embarrassed.She ran into her room,cursing him.
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Chicken Bone Broth

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    A green van sped down an open road nestled in a small city scape. Ellis, a 20-year-old preppy bastard, was behind the wheel, screaming his head off. He practically had no idea what he was doing; he had never driven a day in his life. But if he didn’t keep his foot on that gas pedal, he would never drive another day in his life. In the rearview mirror, leagues of reanimated corpses followed. They tripped over each other...

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SHOUT OUT #2

FREE WRITING

I believe that it's our job as a writer's community, to not only boldly pour forth our soul into our own stories, but also to promote others, and encourage them in their journey. 

So saying, here is my next set of 'Must Reads'. :)

Trays by RedWriter (she has a lot of longer works that are worth the read =D)
Playing With Fate by Mary Wall
Popsicle Stains by Nadia Kotova
Lillian's Rain by Nadia Kotova (a fabulous writer!!) 
To...

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Wesgray (United States) published:

Self-Destructive Tendencies

PROMPT: Novel Writing Competition 2018

    I sighed, pulling out my phone. I was stumbling home after another night. My feet dragged themselves through the leaves. I couldn’t see the sidewalk underneath but I could feel it every time I tripped over it. No one ever sees the cracks underneath the colorful veneer.  My lungs took cold air while releasing hot clouds. I scrolled through my phone, wondering who could be able to pick me up so late. I wandered to the street corner, under...

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wilma77 (United States) published:

Theo,

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As the salty droplets stream all over my face, I finally understand why we wear black to funerals, to hide the tear stains. Yet, my appearance has no significance in these moments, all that matter is the feeling that we all share in this moment. I can't lie and say this is my first funeral but usually it doesn't feel this painful. My heart is banging against my chest trying to escape. I feel my lungs and intestines looking for...
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Isla-Grace Davies (United Kingdom) published:

quicksand.

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I desperately grasp at uncertain straws
to pull myself out of the mire, 
struggling, screaming, hopelessly trying
to cling to the one I admire. 

But would you dream of catching?
Extend an arm, an oar, a rope?
Or would you continue to scorn me
until I abandon all hope.

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camlily (United States) published:

Slump

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I am 
a slump
I want
to dump
my brains 
and pains
and strains
and chains
into 
the stew 
of my
review
this makes
no sense
give me
defense 
I have 
to go
but do
not show 
this to
your friends
I have 
no ends
and so
for now 
I am
a cow
That was 
a lie 
sincere 
goodbye.  






 

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Silver Pen (United States) published:

Tyranicide#Paperbirdcontest

FREE WRITING

    The needle flicked in and out of the durable gray cloth.  Ice hummed an ancient melody as he turned the corner of yet another patch to the knees of his pants.  
    "Why don't you let the laundryman do it?"  Dancer asked.
    Ice paused.  His nimble tan fingers rubbed the supple material, as if searching it for answers.  "I want to do it myself."
    "Why?"
    Ice lifted his steady gaze to...

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Christy Wisdom (United States) published:

The Broadcast #Nefariousplancontest

FREE WRITING

    "Are you ready to go live, Wisdom?" The radio broadcaster asks me.
    I suck in a breath, then nod. "Yes."
    "Okay. We're on the air in 5, 4, 3, 2, and go." The recording light blinked on, and I began to speak.
    "Hello, listeners. This is Christy Wisdom. I have a story to tell you all. One day, I noticed that my favorite writer on a website called "Write the World" hadn't...

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mvskan (Canada) published:

Anna's Lab

PROMPT: Novel Writing Competition 2018

Anna walked into her laboratory and abandoned her satchel on the ground beside her ginormous compscreen. It was off and she could see her untidy lab through its transparent glass. She powered it on and took a seat on her chair.

Her bright white lab was actually filled with old technology compared to the gadgets of the New World. She knew about the technology of the Old World and how decrepit it was.

Compared to that time, her lab was...

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AbigailSauble (United States) published:

SHOUT OUT #2

FREE WRITING

I believe that it's our job as a writer's community, to not only boldly pour forth our soul into our own stories, but also to promote others, and encourage them in their journey. 

So saying, here is my next set of 'Must Reads'. :)

Trays by RedWriter (she has a lot of longer works that are worth the read =D)
Playing With Fate by Mary Wall
Popsicle Stains by Nadia Kotova
Lillian's Rain by Nadia Kotova (a fabulous writer!!) 
To...

Seeking Peer Reviews

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Wesgray (United States) published:

Self-Destructive Tendencies

PROMPT: Novel Writing Competition 2018

    I sighed, pulling out my phone. I was stumbling home after another night. My feet dragged themselves through the leaves. I couldn’t see the sidewalk underneath but I could feel it every time I tripped over it. No one ever sees the cracks underneath the colorful veneer.  My lungs took cold air while releasing hot clouds. I scrolled through my phone, wondering who could be able to pick me up so late. I wandered to the street corner, under...

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mimichoudhury (India) published:

Red revenge(Excerpt)

PROMPT: Novel Writing Competition 2018

Have you ever tried waking up at  midnight??I  have to do it every night to put some roses on Teresa's grave......and mine...
What happened?Dumbstruck?Behold gentlemen... for this is just the beginning...

13th July,2018
"I told you madam.The house is not safe."
It was 10:00 clock in the morning ,but Lhea was lying down on her bed as Mr.Cole,the watchman  continued giving his lecture.Now,Lhea had no other option but to listen to him.
"You should look for some other place."
"I...

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korra4life (United States) published:

Thief #paperbirdcontest

FREE WRITING

My head was killing me. I couldn’t think straight. Everything blurred and seemed to become one jumbled thing. I groaned and tried to sit up but I immediately became dizzy and fell back. My head slammed against something rough and moist and I groaned again. I rubbed the back of my head and sighed.
The room that I was in was very dim. And it smelled of mold. I sneezed and slowly sat up, rubbing my nose. I blinked a...

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