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Rutajit Sarkar (India) published:

Stop Exploitation Against Children

PROMPT: Speech Writing Competition 2018

"To bring happiness to one’s life -I am a child,
My innocence makes me a child,
Achieving my goals and cherishing Others - I am a child,
My freedom and happiness makes me a child,
Food is what I desire, Love is what I deserve
But when I am thrown out of my house, parents call me a burden,
Instead of toys in my hands, I’m given tools,
Instead of going to school I am given into labor
Instead of...

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Karin.r (South Africa) published:

A message to the youth

PROMPT: Personal Essay Competition: Making Change

Today I woke up with the idea that a melancholic rhythm was going to persuade me to write this piece. One that has taken me more than a month to start. As usual, I procrastinated by watching a movie first, and those of you who know me, know that music and movies are my oxygen and the source of my inspiration. You will also probably know that my dream job includes traveling, journaling and documenting places that need people’s attention....

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xen (Japan) published:

silence is golden

PROMPT: Why I Write

i write to speak in a place where you should just stay silent.

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lanipalmer (Australia) published:

kissed by the light

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i am so utterly engulfed in her beauty 
for she is so radiant, so vivid
sunflowers turn to her, chasing each delicate step
her smile, warmer than any flame
her laugh, lighter than cotton candy clouds in the sky
my days are made because of her,
she is my sun

days come to a close, night calls her luminous allure 
she follows, charged with beaming fascination for the world that surrounds her
she is a firefly in the dark, dancing...

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about 2 hours ago

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Nightowl (Korea, Republic of) published:

My Verse for the Powerful Play

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The more I know, the more complicated the world it seems. There are ideas about the Truth that tumble over each other, getting tangled in each other’s massive treads, so that one has to tip toe carefully with precision around the biting dogs of arguments. But I realize now from an old book I before never read but watched, that the world is quite a simple place. I need not worry by which doctrine I must measure my life, or...

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R.j.Elsewhere (Australia) published:

Too Little, Too Mean

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You are all and so shaky fists, and maw born. With too much sneer and snarl and scorn for salvation - for Sanctuary. You say the blood between your teeth taste of poem and religion, of gold and tea; of misperception and frustration. She knows; you did not mean to be so odious. Your lips are all chapped and your knees too bruised to bid eternal ruin and wreck. But still; that does not mean you were ever kind.
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omicron7889 (Hong Kong) published:

Unrelated #6

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Words given to use: wings, candle, grass, cereal, textbook
Prompted by: stripedfly1001

Ah, mornings. Usually a moment where families greet other cheerily and eat breakfast together whilst sharing their hopes and expectations for the upcoming hours of separation before reuniting at dinnertime. Indeed, mornings are always a calm and merry part of the day. But you’ve always got your fair share of expectations. And now this, this is where the Johnson family comes in.

    “Mom! Jack stole the syrup again!”...

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R.j.Elsewhere (Australia) published:

Satan Curse You

PROMPT: Paradoxical Phrasing  | GROUP: Poets and Wordsmiths

When he was forty-three, he learnt to never hate to love the world, but to love to hate it instead; all while the morning of his wife’s funeral. The same day which he decided to say Satan curse you, instead of God bless you to his lover’s tired-eyed assassin – the man in the mirror.

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Kitty.Sumire (Australia) published:

Strawberry Ice Cream

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T"Dada, strawbdery ice cleam, tasse?" Joo-uen beamed up at Namgi. As soon as he entered the kitchen, returning from work. When he saw his little girl big brown orbs his heart melted. He knelt down to meet eye level of his daughter, in her high chair. Joo-uen held out her strawberry flavoured ice cream out to her dad. 

Namgi stuck out his tongue and Joo-uen placed the ice cream on his tongue, with a commentary 'boop'.

Namgi savoured the taste...

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R.j.Elsewhere (Australia) published:

III

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Know this, dreary foe;
A carousel, a trinity, a ritual
 
Words from a hunter, to a doe:
Day to noon to night,
Porcelain to iron to steel,
Lover to rival to prey,
You to me to her
 
And remember this, in great woe;
If they come in threes, know that it will never be,
A thing of sweet cessation

 

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ALangford (United Kingdom) published:

a certain futility 15/10

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it is futile to
imagine i will ever
cease to love you and
if only for your smell and
smile and ease with which we fold

into each other
you make my skin fit me for
once we touch like farce
our skin is flower petals
feathers or rodin figures

you melt me softly
i will be vein artery
and capillary
or hang from your arm like fruit
sing songs of you into the

cosmos until stars
know your hymn...

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theresafrance (United States) published:

Hopelessly

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Hourly, it seems, I think of you,
Only one word comes to mind-
Perfection. You are perfect to me.
Even your flaws add to your beauty,
Lines in the white marble.
Every day imagine what could be if I
Shared with you what I have held 
Secretly in my heart.
Love, I am hopelessly in love, but
You will continue on in oblivious ignorance.

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nataliat02 (United States) published:

Only a Mountain

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A mountain so tall, so difficult to climb, yet so beautiful
What a feeling it must be to stand at the very top
Looking down at all that wonders under its  immense magnitude 
Glory, Glory, Glory
It takes such wild ambition to dominate its power
A challenge many wish they may never have to face
Though the mountain returns 
It returns once again 
And in the end, you are left alone with only the mountain left to spare

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SomeFormOfWriting (United States) published:

One Last Time: CHAPTER 18

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Chapter 18

        Luke

Aaron was an idiot. I could not fathom why he offered to let that girl stay with him. I could not understand why I was willing to let her stay in Opulentia. Perhaps I was an idiot as well.
    “Why… Why would you be killed if you went to Opulentia?” questioned Aaron, his voice wavering.
    One look at his face told me he was attempting to rid himself of the possibility that someone...

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LyraLynne (United States) published:

Broadway #topsongs

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    So, I don't listen to a lot of bands in particular. Some people are obsessed with Panic! at the Disco, 5 Seconds of Summer, Fall out Boy, and so on and so forth. Instead, when I do listen to music, it's usually Broadway. My favorite part of June is watching the Tony awards and being introduced to a bunch of new musicals that I can get into. That's how I started listening to two of my favorites: Dear...

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about 7 hours ago

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Lucas Trentino (Australia) published:

Hallowing and Resonating Repertoire

PROMPT: Personal Essay Competition: Making Change

Cascade of womens' willow wheels, men traipse as children kneel.

'Change'
What is change;

Rat stench riddled ravagers, garbage eating, soldiers massacre. 
Crossing the street swarthy herds of young howlers exiting the diner
Sun gleams upon the smoke, shadowing over as children croak
Sound is a border, resonating of the soul in tune with waves
Change in the glass-eyed ibis heeding the instruments
Tuned with the valley of death.

Change only to the crown of kings
But not to those...

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about 7 hours ago

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CageySagey234 (United States) published:

Daily Goat Quotes: Day 5

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Look life straight in the eyes and show it your goats.

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SomeFormOfWriting (United States) published:

DAY 4: STARTING SENTENCE: "THEY SAY ALL RIVERS LEAD TO THE OCEAN. NOT A PRETTIER LIE HAS EVER BEEN SAID."

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It is said that every river If you missed the original announcement post, I recommend you read it here.
I will read and comment on every piece, and review every piece that isn't something like a Q&A. Tag your piece with the tag in parentheses or post your piece in the comments.

Day 1 (#constellation or #SFOW1): Write a short story based on a constellation (recommended less than 1000 words).

Day 2 (#brokendream or #SFOW2): Write a character who...

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Anha (Australia) published:

Guilt #RefuseToSay

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no matter what happens,
i can't tell them.
if they find out,
it's over.

heart pounding
chest thumping
pulse
 pulse
    pulse

the wrong that i've done
is creeping behind me
like a shadow
or
no
like a killer
like a stalker
following me through the night
watching from my windows
an embodiment of my guilt
of the people i've wronged
of the things i've done.

sweaty hands
like a bloody cross on my forehead
a mark
shouting ...

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stripedfly1001 (United States) published:

#CatherinelyMesQ&A | stripedfly1001

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1. Have you ever found yourself questioning your sexual preference when you met someone? If so, who? 
Nope, never. I'm a solid straight
2. Complete which one pairs with your gender (or body type) 
    a. Girls - Have you ever gotten your period and bled through really bad in a public place? 
   
Nope. Actually, you girls out there are going to be super jealous of me, but I've NEVER had period cramps. Ever. This is because...

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Anha (Australia) published:

Isolation #IslandPrompt

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Log #1 - Date Unknown
    It's been what seems like less than an hour since I arrived at this island. The tides and water conditions suggest Pacific region but it's been years since I worked in Maritime and my knowledge has grown rusty. While there is no shortage of flora or fauna, the island seems to lack intelligent life forms. But I won't get ahead of myself. There have been plenty of instances in history where the indigenous peoples have...

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AudienceOfOne (United States) published:

You

PROMPT: Love in Words  | GROUP: Words for Joy

Dear You,
When I think about who I want to write a love letter to, not really a love letter-more of a note that says how much you mean to me, I can't think of a more worthy person to write to than You. Yes, there are some pretty amazing people in my life, but only because You put them there. Only because You loved me so much, even though I did nothing in return. I want to tell You...

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ryxxry (United States) published:

Me: 0, Her: Winner

PROMPT: Story Cubed  | GROUP: Flash Fiction

1.)  
     
I sit on my bed the phone pressed against my ear. I use my free hand to wipe the tears that are slowly falling down my face. The person on the other side of the phone is speaking, but I can barley hear their words too caught up and what is going on. I take my phone off my ear putting it on speaker, so I can read my messages. 
Best Friend: Hey I hate doing this,...
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about 9 hours ago

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Avin (United States) published:

Lonely

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Lonely
What is lonely?
Lonely is the dark that creeps into my thoughts day after wretched day
Lonely is the shattered pieces of my heart scattering around the floor as people walk through
Lonely is the feeling of despair after you say no
Lonely is the way the sun shines over kids happily running about and playing, while the moon glows over nothing

Someone once told me that lonely was a decision I made
    and that the only...

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about 10 hours ago

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Kate Gardner published:

mid-autumn musings

PROMPT: Your World in Three Senses

have you ever thought about
how you are aware of your limbs
of where they are in space
even when you can't see them

I rest my hands on the bark of a dying
maple, his body insect hollowed
I hope my warmth lingers, a comfort,
as I try to plug up the holes in his body

beneath bark and lichen both
(if I disregard the interlopers)
he is smooth

I have a secret, I am fallible,
an animal still, I...

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