Published Writing

CynthiaZ (Canada) published:

wish simulation

PROMPT: Out of This World

"Wasn't this your wish all along?"

A breeze whispered in the distance, echoing through the eerily silent landscape. There was white...more white... Perhaps all you  could see for miles ahead was white. Not a single color was present, but you could feel it. The angry red penetrating your vision every few seconds and the chilling blue in each step you took that carried you further. You could sense  the yellow that was fading the more you keep your eyes open,...
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The Dying Rose (United States) published:

To Hate

PROMPT: Found in Translation

Hate [heyt]
verb; to dislike intensely or passionately; feel extreme aversion for or extreme hostility toward; detest

Four letters.
h, a, t and e.
alone, they are insignificant.
Together, they form a word.
Not just a word, mind you, but an emotion.
And I wonder;
how can four letters be used to describe
something so big?
Let's look at it again:

Hate [heyt]
verb; to dislike intensely or passionately; feel extreme aversion for or extreme hostility toward; detest

to dislike intensely or passionately. ...
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kentuckygirl (United States) published:

i live between corpses of roses

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i live in between towers of glass plates, used and unwashed china, put to waste, sinks filled with mugs stained with coffee, rings of darkness lining their insides
ripped envelopes and love letters scattered over the counters, the words you never said with your mouth scattered over the page
and cold floors with broken glass, from the vases i smashed
the shower curtains are ripped, thrown on the tile, a white fabric in pieces, balled up in a corner
the...

about 2 hours ago

Yellow Sweater (United States) published:

Seminary (more added! I really should probably start using chapters lol)

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 “If theology, as Asha claimed,” Professor Kalam began, “is the study of beginnings and endings, then it is the study of everything.” He paused, drawing a circle on the sand floor of the amphitheater. Morning light filtered through the red velarium. I blinked.  “We will focus on the protasis of this claim today then move on to the apodosis tomorrow. Can anyone offer a counter argument?” I scribbled the words protasis and apodosis on my slate, intending to look them...

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about 2 hours ago

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AllisonHRedwood (Japan) published:

Heavenly Body

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Shall the water tide, be near?
close enough to hear
the water warring against the sand?
A small natural symphony, be white noise band.

Leave the moon to stay afloat
on a magic, waterless boat,
see the cool liquid, drip down, down, 
onto a bigger body, bigger than the air coat. 

May the golden, orange sky stay still, 
light gliding down the mountain hill, 
simmer, sizzle all path it covers
with beauty, glimmer, and more to discover. 

Flatly, back to back...

about 2 hours ago

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AllisonHRedwood (Japan) published:

The fabulous, extraordinary, and unique thing...Chopstick!

PROMPT: Ode to the Ordinary

Chop-stick
two not-hollow sticks 
both thicker than picks, 
smooth as peas,
put it down your throat
and it'll make you really sick, 
not from the horns of goats, 
nor made of fabric like coats
it's really just two pieces of, 
wood, metal or bamboo.
Think of it as a present to food, 
which in turn is a present to you, 
and if only people knew, 
it's merely poles in twos;
it can be really long, 
it can be really short,  ...

about 2 hours ago

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AllisonHRedwood (Japan) published:

May 24, 2022_Ulvade, Texas

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Lives of kids—so young lost
essence of joy, and future floating out of a inanimate body
because of a pierce,
sent directly from hatred. 

Families ruined, 
falling down the spy-glass of despair, 
dripped with the dried blood of their child.

One day, they were saying goodbye for just a school day,
the next goodbye for eternity. 
After waiting hours, upon deafening time for the fate of their beloved,
To get news, that is a matter of life and death. 

The...

about 2 hours ago

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Mpm#1 (United States) published:

May end up in the er

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Have you ever considered trying to drink ink? 

I'm seriously thinking about it. 

I have absolutely no idea why I would want to. 

But I'm intrigued by the unknown. 

So with that fact in mind I will venture forward. 

And try the blue stuff in my pen.

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about 3 hours ago

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wearefire (United Kingdom) published:

Elemental

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On the floor, there is a puddle
of my thousand fruitless tears.
A clouded, salted swamp on white tile;
vacant; 
translucent surface scattering my hazy reflection
into a thousand empty fragments.

One slice of my figure
for every tear you coaxed from my eyes
for every lash you hurled gently at my back;
this is the way it has been
and will always be, for

when a person is gone, they disappear into the void of time / and are,...

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about 3 hours ago

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Anne Blackwood (United States) published:

little reasons

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i could fall in love with a breath
a poem
or moment of unrestrained laughter

all it takes is a glance
an embrace
one too many late-night whisperings

i could fall for a handshake
a voice
a shared pause in someone's day

all i need is a secret
or a memory
two dreams of what could be

i could fall into you

about 3 hours ago