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Alexis Kuhns (United States) published:

Little soldier

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They want me to stay tall
stay strong
they crazy i say
But they keep hoping I  don't remember all the things i've been through
But I promise i do
I say daddy when will I see mommy
He says never again until your 18
I tell him i miss her
he says she left you for a reason 
I miss her
How can I miss a person who never loved me
I see that now 
Its clear in my...

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kenzibelle (United States) published:

Aquarium

PROMPT: 1 Photo, 100 Words

People crowd the tank. Hundreds of Jellyfish swim by. People point and smile when they see them. The clear water makes ripples. The blue tint in the water blows by. Fish float by and children scream with excitement. A turtle goes by the window of the tank and people clap with joy. Children sit on the benches eating cotton candy, popcorn, pretzels, and candy. Parents watch their kids intently and see their smiles on their faces. The kids spot a...

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Alexis Kuhns (United States) published:

Little soldier

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They want me to stay tall
stay strong
they crazy i say
But they keep hoping I  don't remember all the things i've been through
But I promise i do
I say daddy when will I see mommy
He says never again until your 18
I tell him i miss her
he says she left you for a reason 
I miss her
How can I miss a person who never loved me
I see that now 
Its clear in my...

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Alexis Kuhns (United States) published:

Little soldier

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They want me to stay tall
stay strong
they crazy i say
But they keep hoping I  don't remember all the things i've been through
But I promise i do
I say daddy when will I see mommy
He says never again until your 18
I tell him i miss her
he says she left you for a reason 
I miss her
How can I miss a person who never loved me
I see that now 
Its clear in my...

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KaylaM78 (United States) reviewed:

Figment

PROMPT: TV Pilot Competition

It was a great piece! I couldn't stop reading it until I got to the end, and when I finished it, I had wished there was more to read! It's really suspenseful and would be a good show that I...

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Suri Purefoy (United States) reviewed:

Ruminations

PROMPT: TV Pilot Competition

Gorgeous job writing "Ruminations"! Keep it up!

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yapyapxy (Singapore) reviewed:

Fishtank

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I enjoyed this thought-provoking read, and felt that this piece have a lot of potential, to question the morality of fish tanks, as well as to add depth to this curious natural phenomena. Perhaps you can consider letting the intensity...

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Dear Diary

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I absolutely love this! It speaks louder than words ever could.

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Alexis Kuhns (United States) published:

Little soldier

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They want me to stay tall
stay strong
they crazy i say
But they keep hoping I  don't remember all the things i've been through
But I promise i do
I say daddy when will I see mommy
He says never again until your 18
I tell him i miss her
he says she left you for a reason 
I miss her
How can I miss a person who never loved me
I see that now 
Its clear in my...

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kenzibelle (United States) published:

Aquarium

PROMPT: 1 Photo, 100 Words

People crowd the tank. Hundreds of Jellyfish swim by. People point and smile when they see them. The clear water makes ripples. The blue tint in the water blows by. Fish float by and children scream with excitement. A turtle goes by the window of the tank and people clap with joy. Children sit on the benches eating cotton candy, popcorn, pretzels, and candy. Parents watch their kids intently and see their smiles on their faces. The kids spot a...

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Alexis Kuhns (United States) published:

Little soldier

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They want me to stay tall
stay strong
they crazy i say
But they keep hoping I  don't remember all the things i've been through
But I promise i do
I say daddy when will I see mommy
He says never again until your 18
I tell him i miss her
he says she left you for a reason 
I miss her
How can I miss a person who never loved me
I see that now 
Its clear in my...

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Alexis Kuhns (United States) published:

Little soldier

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They want me to stay tall
stay strong
they crazy i say
But they keep hoping I  don't remember all the things i've been through
But I promise i do
I say daddy when will I see mommy
He says never again until your 18
I tell him i miss her
he says she left you for a reason 
I miss her
How can I miss a person who never loved me
I see that now 
Its clear in my...

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Sinzu Cheruvu (United States) published:

Who We Were

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The past is to forgot
The future is to hope
​And the present is To Be 

She lifted her head 
Stared up in awe
and became the night
leting the stars glisten in her eyes

Embrace your imperfections because the stars shine brighter in the midst of the darkest nights. 

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CCReed (United States) published:

Sentimental Value

PROMPT: Writing Synapses

CONNECTIONS- Simple Treasures
This week, write about something that triggers your memories. Do you own something that is of more worth to you than what it says on the price tag? Why do you keep it? It could be the taste of a certain food, or a certain smell. Do you take a stroll through the park just to remember an event that happened there? Maybe the tree in your backyard holds eventful memories, or the photograph sitting on your...

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lulumelon (United States) published:

Finn Jean and the Framed

PROMPT: TV Pilot Competition

A quote appears on screen. It reads: "Music gives a soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination -Plato" It all fades to black.

INT. STUDIO - DAY 1
MCKAY, FINN, JASPER, LUCY, and RUNE sit on a couch facing the camera. Each one of them falls into a rock star stereotype, dressed in either tight leather or grungy flannel. They're in the midst of being interviewed. FINN adjusts his glasses.

FINN
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Abby Walker (United States) published:

Secrets and Lies

PROMPT: Cast of Characters

SETTING: Wagano, Washington, 1986. Set on the Pacific Side of the Olympic Mountain Range, the tiny logging town persists solely on ghost stories. Legend has it that, on the night of the Harvest Moon, the ghosts of loggers and hikers who died in the nearby forest rise from the dead and haunt those in Wagano. The ensuing tourist boom during the fall months brings in a windfall of money for the residents of Wagano...so long as the secret is kept....

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LeafFloria (United States) published:

T.J.K. + S.P.D.

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        My hands shake as I trace the streams bulging from the top of his. I breathe in the recycled air from his lungs and feel flowers bloom inside mine. I lay my ear against his paper-thin chest, letting his kick-drum heart thump through my head in deafening clarity. This song is for me. The rhythm quickens at my touch and slows in my absence. His songs are my lullabies; they soothe my irrational, irreversible, irritating pain.

        His lips heal the...

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Bryce Cumming (United States) published:

The Real Rapaports

PROMPT: TV Pilot Competition

mobile, Alabama - a church
The RAPAPORTS are in church and they are all listening to the service; but their middle son, JACOB, is praying in Hebrew.
karen
(looks at her husband and nudges him) DAN, he´s praying in Hebrew again.
dan
(sighs heavily and shakes his head)
jacob
(stands up in the middle of the church service) I AM A JEW. (sits back down)
mary
(Looks at LUKE) I thought we resolved this
luke
(Sighs) Not everyone's perfect
DAN ...

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Sinzu Cheruvu (United States) published:

Who We Were

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The past is to forgot
The future is to hope
​And the present is To Be 

She lifted her head 
Stared up in awe
and became the night
leting the stars glisten in her eyes

Embrace your imperfections because the stars shine brighter in the midst of the darkest nights. 

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CCReed (United States) published:

Sentimental Value

PROMPT: Writing Synapses

CONNECTIONS- Simple Treasures
This week, write about something that triggers your memories. Do you own something that is of more worth to you than what it says on the price tag? Why do you keep it? It could be the taste of a certain food, or a certain smell. Do you take a stroll through the park just to remember an event that happened there? Maybe the tree in your backyard holds eventful memories, or the photograph sitting on your...

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LeafFloria (United States) published:

T.J.K. + S.P.D.

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        My hands shake as I trace the streams bulging from the top of his. I breathe in the recycled air from his lungs and feel flowers bloom inside mine. I lay my ear against his paper-thin chest, letting his kick-drum heart thump through my head in deafening clarity. This song is for me. The rhythm quickens at my touch and slows in my absence. His songs are my lullabies; they soothe my irrational, irreversible, irritating pain.

        His lips heal the...

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Eleanor (United States) published:

The Curse of the Sea

PROMPT: TV Pilot Competition

EXT. - THE DECK OF A SHIP - NIGHT
In 1622, ROSIE WILLIAMS and her husband WILL WILLIAMS are aboard a large ship on their way to America to start a new life. The ocean is calm, and every night the passengers aboard the ship listen to a story told by JOHN BLAKELY. 

        ROSIE
Walks towards her husband and sits down next to him on the ground.
    How much longer do you think we're going to be on this ship?...

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Roisin Dauth (Australia) published:

Listening for what is never loud

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Can you hear smiles? Is it when joy lightens a voice, giving it a cheerful lilt that springs from their lips and forms a little burst of sunshine around them? Or when the words tug the corners of your lips into a smile, making words tumble out nervously into the hands of someones hands, who gently hugs them with a laugh?
Is love the sound of twittering birds and wedding bells? Or is it the ding of a phone with a...

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theatergeek543 (United States) published:

Worlds Collide

PROMPT: TV Pilot Competition

INTERIOR - BROOKVALE HIGH SCHOOL - DAY

​We see different short scenes from around the school as the opening credits roll. The last scene shows BRIDGET PETTISON(15), a shy choir geek, and her best friend, MELISSA JOHNSON(15), a slightly awkward theater nerd, walking down the hallway, talking to each other, although we can't hear their conversation. As they walk they pass TARA McCARTHY (16), the obnoxious popular girl, and LUCAS ROBINSON (17), her quarterback boyfriend, making out sloppily near the bathrooms. They continue walking to...

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Jessie Wu (New Zealand) published:

The High School Condition

PROMPT: TV Pilot Competition

1. EXT - SCHOOL YARD , SWARBRICK HIGH SCHOOL - EARLY MORNING 

A bespectacled man, late 30s to early 40s walks across the yard, holding a coffee with a black messenger back slung across his chest. He looks good for his age, dressed smart-casually: grey slacks and a light blue button-down. (If he were about 15 years younger, he'd be known as a hipster). We'll follow him with a TRACKING SHOT as he makes his way up the steps of...

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a.ham24601 (United States) published:

Seen

PROMPT: TV Pilot Competition

FADE IN:

INT. A PSYCHIATRIST'S OFFICE - DAY

ERICKA (18) sits on the fluffy black couch. She wears a t-shirt and jeans; she looks perfectly normal. Her backpack sits on the couch beside her. The wall behind her is a window, revealing a courtyard garden. Erick stares at the few leafless trees and snowy paths. DR. MABLE (42) enters and sits opposite her on a similarly comfy chair. She holds a clipboard and pen. 

                                                                                        DR. MABLE
                                                                   So,...

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lulumelon (United States) published:

Finn Jean and the Framed

PROMPT: TV Pilot Competition

A quote appears on screen. It reads: "Music gives a soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination -Plato" It all fades to black.

INT. STUDIO - DAY 1
MCKAY, FINN, JASPER, LUCY, and RUNE sit on a couch facing the camera. Each one of them falls into a rock star stereotype, dressed in either tight leather or grungy flannel. They're in the midst of being interviewed. FINN adjusts his glasses.

FINN
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about 22 hours ago

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Susanna Soelberg (United States) published:

Do I Have to Save the World?

PROMPT: TV Pilot Competition

EXT. DAY- STREETS OF WASHINGTON D.C.]

CASEY(25) and ALLY(25) are walking casually down the streets of D.C. They are clearly having an important argument, lots of gestures and emphasis. 

                                                                       CASEY:
                                                        (obviously frustrated)
                   Look, I would really appreciate...

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