Published Writing

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McCarthy.u (United Kingdom) published:

Drug addict

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I'm a drug addict.

My addiction is so subtle that you won't be able to spot it when you look at me. 
My addiction has an effect on both my mind and body. 
My addiction tricked me into thinking I was fully recovered but my recent relapse would argue the opposite. 

My addiction makes me believe that lying to the people around me is normal and necessary.
My addiction makes me believe that I control it even though it controls...

about 1 hour ago

Siena (Australia) published:

I Become a Street Sign

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Riley did not want to get up. It was just any other school day, but school in itself was a draining thought. Ugh. Last night’s conversation replayed in Riley’s head. No matter how many times she protested, she may as well have been talking to a brick wall. Riley’s Mum was set on taking her shopping. Not any other day, it had to be today. The day the sequel of her favourite novel was being released. 

Apart from the fact...

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about 1 hour ago

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aosora (United Arab Emirates) published:

heatstroke

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what is silence if not shreds of war dripping down throats? in summers
the boulder swells, fast gulps feasting on all the blood that is in sight
of it. I am no more alive than a door, a clamshell, the clasp on
a blackened necklace; objects that shut with the steadfastness of
a bruised mouth. I knew the void before
I knew my name, and I knew it in the way
it knocked on every door asking for alms, arms, the...
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about 1 hour ago

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Sonder Fen and Mead (#words) (Malaysia) published:

Spontaneously Purple and Frozen Time

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"What the..." She stared at her reflection, smearing away droplets from the mirror. it was the same old reflection; brown skin, a smattering of freckles that vaguely resembled Ursa major, same brown eyes, and short, dark brown hair. Except there was a rather bright strip of hair that was purple.

Harla stroked her fingers through the purple strands, frowning. She hadn't dyed her hair. She hadn't put anything on her hair except water and shampoo! Where on Earth could this...

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about 4 hours ago

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cookie.smuggler (Canada) published:

five promises i couldn't keep

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/1/  I remember that night. It was late and the stars were out keeping watch over us.  The wind blew softly and the world quieted down for us. And oh, our hearts. Our hearts were so young, they didn't know a world without one another to lean on and confide in. We promised each other the most pretty, childish lie: that we would always be there for each other. But how can I keep my part of the promise if...

about 4 hours ago

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Jasmin khawar (India) published:

You were looking like Cinderella sitting in that room

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Elegance was thawing off your epidermis,
so I collected it in a pot to produce an elixir.
Illumination giving birth to murk, veiled your eyes.
Grey-ish tussore housed your naked body.
You have lips as if a white rose dipped in blood,
hair as black as the night that went awry, once.
With those silky lips of yours, you told a tale, 'My moon is messed up, and stars disturbed.' Permit me to align them.
Be cautious darling! beauty...

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about 5 hours ago

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unchosen cauliflower (Australia) published:

i saw time move on as I did not | the sun does not mourn, the mortician does not mourn

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I saw time move on as I did not

i. the immortal dead close doors and open hearts to bleed

  • I can barely go outside anymore.
    • You closed the door like that.
      • You walked like that.
        • You breathed like that
And you are gone like that

ii. and because i couldn't dare forget or remember, i let the coffin do it for me

                    I buried you alone on a summer afternoon
                    I thought about the children playing at the beach ...
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about 5 hours ago

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lysa loweis (Singapore) published:

stories for when ur sad | 1. in which they fix Josie's heart| part I

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Carrying a girl of her condition was extremely dangerous. But they had no choice. Josie was barely breathing.

"Careful! You don't want to break it further, Quorin." Aulette made sure not to snap at the youngest boy.

"But, Madame Aulette," Fern defended Quorin. "We'll never make it at this rate. The sun's going to set and we're only halfway there..."

"...and then, Doctor Agape is going to leave," ---between pants, Fern's elder brother, Melvis, continued--- "and then she'll take...

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about 5 hours ago

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HighEntropy (India) published:

Doomer - A Spoken Word

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the words you spit out of your mouth
they're nothing profound
millions of angsty teens
have had the same fricking frown
aww, peer pressure got you down
seeing the world transparently
makes you feel like you're drowning
the whole worldview you created
you find yourself doubting
all frameworks and all authority
injustice makes you angry
your blood boils 
and then you remember
you have no choice
powerless, we consume untruth
and think self awareness
prepares us for doomsday
with the...

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about 6 hours ago

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David Begazo published:

Whiplash, A Blistering Tale on The Cost of Greatness

PROMPT: Film/TV Series Review Competition 2021

    The Faustian bargain is a classic tale of corruption of innocence and humanity for excess and glory. It’s in the promise and the temptation of a god-like status. In exchange, the man must become a monster, devoid of any humanity. It's a destructive trade-off that only leads to a bottomless pit.
    Whiplash, the 2014 psychological drama directed by Damien Chazelle and starring Miles Teller and J.K. Simmons, is a modern take on the old tale, primarily through...

about 7 hours ago