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theresafrance (United States) published:

Twin Worlds

PROMPT: Novel Writing Competition 2017

Allie:
    A sudden chill woke me. The softness of my bed on my back had been replaced with the harsh bumps and thorns of a forest floor poking into my thin pajamas. When I opened my eyes, I saw, in place of my ceiling, the moon staring down at me from behind a lattice of leaves and branches. I had a sense of being pulled from the world I know. The only thing that was familiar to me...

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over 2 years ago

theresafrance (United States) published:

Twin Worlds

PROMPT: Novel Writing Competition 2017

Allie:
    A sudden chill woke me. The softness of my bed on my back had been replaced with the harsh bumps and thorns of a forest floor poking into my thin pajamas. When I opened my eyes, I saw, in place of my ceiling, the moon staring down at me from behind a lattice of leaves and branches. I had a sense of being pulled from the world I know. The only thing that was familiar to me...

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over 2 years ago

PineappleGirl (United States) published:

The Explanation: Diary of Lila Caljet, Conceals Only the Answers

PROMPT: Novel Writing Competition 2017

Dear Reader,
I am Lila Calejet. You must understand
the discoveries you find in this book
are true but if this gets out there will
be consequences. I must keep some information
from you such as the description of me
and everyone and almost everything in
this book, but I promise to try my best
to give you a fair share of the story.
I promise to you that anything,
dear reader, you read here is true
and you never...
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over 2 years ago

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PineappleGirl (United States) published:

The Explanation: Diary of Lila Caljet, Conceals Only the Answers

PROMPT: Novel Writing Competition 2017

Dear Reader,
I am Lila Calejet. You must understand
the discoveries you find in this book
are true but if this gets out there will
be consequences. I must keep some information
from you such as the description of me
and everyone and almost everything in
this book, but I promise to try my best
to give you a fair share of the story.
I promise to you that anything,
dear reader, you read here is true
and you never...
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over 2 years ago

2

tristen kay (United States) published:

Back When

PROMPT: Novel Writing Competition 2017



    Today someone asked me a question I never knew I'd be able to answer. They asked what my life like before the age of 10. Thinking back to before I was even 10,  things were much different than they are today. I am much different than who I am today. I had a completely different outlook on life, love, and religion. Now, that’s my whole world. I was born into a life that wasn’t fair to any child. My birth...
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over 2 years ago

Becky H (United Kingdom) published:

Suspicion

PROMPT: Novel Writing Competition 2017

Suspicion seemed to be the only thing present in the room as they all sat around a long wooden table, with scattered chairs, chairs that were filled now that he had entered.
The man didn't look that unusual compared to the rest of the people sat around the table, nor did he look unusual when compared to people wandering the streets outside. He didn't look unusual when compared to the masked individuals that stood at the entrances and exits, watching,...

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over 2 years ago

1

Mads (United States) published:

To be Human...

PROMPT: Novel Writing Competition 2017

In my experience
Human
It's just a word
Just a phrase
Just a part of the
Ever growing
Ever changing
Ever-Moving
Cycle
We call
Life
Yet
At the same
time
it's not
To be
Human
is to live
To be
Human
is to die
To be
Human 
is to live and survive
through all the sorrows
trials
joys
and 
pains
of life
To be
Human
is to be part 
of something
bigger than yourself
To be
Human
is to love...

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Mads (United States) published:

To be Human...

PROMPT: Novel Writing Competition 2017

In my experience
Human
It's just a word
Just a phrase
Just a part of the
Ever growing
Ever changing
Ever-Moving
Cycle
We call
Life
Yet
At the same
time
it's not
To be
Human
is to live
To be
Human
is to die
To be
Human 
is to live and survive
through all the sorrows
trials
joys
and 
pains
of life
To be
Human
is to be part 
of something
bigger than yourself
To be
Human
is to love...

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over 2 years ago

PineappleGirl (United States) published:

The Explanation: Diary of Lila Caljet, Conceals Only the Answers

PROMPT: Novel Writing Competition 2017

Dear Reader,
I am Lila Calejet. You must understand
the discoveries you find in this book
are true but if this gets out there will
be consequences. I must keep some information
from you such as the description of me
and everyone and almost everything in
this book, but I promise to try my best
to give you a fair share of the story.
I promise to you that anything,
dear reader, you read here is true
and you never...
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almost 3 years ago

2

Alexander2000 (United States) published:

A Cold Touch

PROMPT: Novel Writing Competition 2017

    The orange light glimmers through the window to reveal the mess that encumbers this room. Empty beer bottles litter the floor and piles of paper, indistinguishable from a landfill tower over the worn-down furniture. A snore and grunt come from this room, a pile, the largest pile, starts to rumble when a figure begins to sit up. The light gleams into his eyes as he reaches the apex of his seat, he recoils into the darkness blocking the blinding light with...

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almost 3 years ago

1

This girl isn't oppressed (Australia) published:

More Than Just That

PROMPT: Novel Writing Competition 2017

Going to the university after school was always something that motivated me to finish off my day without slacking, but of course, there were always exceptions. I reluctantly pulled out my phone, and read through several texts that Melody had sent me over the afternoon.

“I’m so excited to come with you!”

“Can’t wait to meet your uni friends!”

I always feared this in the back of my head, although she was my best friend since year 7, she had...

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almost 3 years ago

PineappleGirl (United States) published:

The Explanation: Diary of Lila Caljet, Conceals Only the Answers

PROMPT: Novel Writing Competition 2017

Dear Reader,
I am Lila Calejet. You must understand
the discoveries you find in this book
are true but if this gets out there will
be consequences. I must keep some information
from you such as the description of me
and everyone and almost everything in
this book, but I promise to try my best
to give you a fair share of the story.
I promise to you that anything,
dear reader, you read here is true
and you never...

almost 3 years ago

PineappleGirl (United States) published:

The Explanation: Diary of Lila Caljet, Conceals Only the Answers

PROMPT: Novel Writing Competition 2017

Dear Reader,
I am Lila Calejet. You must understand
the discoveries you find in this book
are true but if this gets out there will
be consequences. I must keep some information
from you such as the description of me
and everyone and almost everything in
this book, but I promise to try my best
to give you a fair share of the story.
I promise to you that anything,
dear reader, you read here is true
and you never...
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almost 3 years ago

PineappleGirl (United States) published:

The Explanation: Diary of Lila Caljet, Conceals Only the Answers

PROMPT: Novel Writing Competition 2017

Dear Reader,
I am Lila Calejet. You must understand
the discoveries you find in this book
are true but if this gets out there will
be consequences. I must keep some information
from you such as the description of me
and everyone and almost everything in
this book, but I promise to try my best
to give you a fair share of the story.
I promise to you that anything,
dear reader, you read here is true
and you never...
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almost 3 years ago

1

Karin.r (South Africa) published:

Our empty box

PROMPT: Novel Writing Competition 2017

Here in the garden everything is unraveling and a mess. All that I'm left with is the memory of your black reading glasses and curly hair, your sharp-edged face and perfect dimple. 
I go inside with the sound of lazy waves drawing the attention of my ears, get into bed and pull a blanket over my head, the same way the clouds cover the sun nowadays. Another phase, I suppose. 

The next day I decide to take a walk to clear...

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almost 3 years ago

acai (United States) published:

Metal and Flesh

PROMPT: Novel Writing Competition 2017

I stand in the middle of the lobby. Behind me is a huge glass wall with an automatic glass door, looking out from a hidden chamber in the Sarakura Mountain upon the city of Fukuoka beneath. On the other 3 sides are the polished graphene walls of the OurFuture TechnoAdvancements Co. headquarters. The ceiling extends a good 100 feet above my head, lending the lobby a certain hollow quality. 

Hollow like the hearts of the cyborgs. Not to mention the...

almost 3 years ago

4

daniellemarie (United States) published:

when it matters...

PROMPT: Novel Writing Competition 2017

I never wanted people to see my moments of weakness. Most don't even know I have them. Then again, most people don't really know me at all. But one day, I didn't have a choice. She saw right through my mask and into the depths of my soul. And I could feel it. Physically, mentally... emotionally. I knew was risking so much by continuing to look at her. I was risking every brick of the wall that I had constructed...

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almost 3 years ago

2

AllTimeGeorgie (United Kingdom) published:

Finding Myself

PROMPT: Novel Writing Competition 2017

Chapter One: A New Beginning 

Dusting off the cover of the book, I braced myself for what was to come. I hadn't looked in this book since the day everything fell apart. This book was like a sacred object to me, I carried it everywhere but ever since that day it'd stayed in the corner of my room, collecting dust. I took a deep breath and with shaking hands, opened it, quickly turning the pages as if they were red...

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almost 3 years ago

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cspencer19 (United States) published:

Beyond 5 P.M.

PROMPT: Novel Writing Competition 2017

There he is. Again. It’s the third time this week, and the second week this month. This time he’s wearing a faded charcoal t-shirt that reads “The Clash” in bright red. I make a note to look their music up.
    Baba rolls his eyes, knows that I will add on to this boy’s story and raise his throne even more, but I rest my elbows on the metal counter and check my reflection in the napkin holders anyway.
  ...

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almost 3 years ago

ly_ss (Australia) published:

Father and Son

PROMPT: Novel Writing Competition 2017

I wasn't angry at him. I was angry at the separation of my one and only friend in the world, my father.  
He was my father and I was his son and it was then, standing by the door that I realised that he wasn't coming back.
War was a divider; an ugly reality that this world had to face. 
I stamped my feet, stubbing it on a rock where my big toe bled.
I walked home in pain,...

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almost 3 years ago

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16missing (United States) published:

Finding Them

PROMPT: Novel Writing Competition 2017

1: Charlie  
  "Charlie,Charlie," my dad calls out to me hysterically. I laugh to myself he probably thinks i ran away again but in reality i was hiding under my bed. He hears my silent giggle and peeks under, his sullen expression turned deadpan when he discovered me. "Charlie why are you hiding, do you know how much of a fright you gave me young lady?" Blah, Blah, and more Blah is all i think to myself while i fish around...

almost 3 years ago

3

Dreamer5003 (United States) published:

Broken voice box

PROMPT: Novel Writing Competition 2017

I feel things,” my hands move quickly to translate my thoughts to words. 

He ran his hand through his hair, sheepishly looking at everything but me. 

I am human.” Tears sting my eyes. I am no longer able to see my hands signing the word ‘human’. 

His head shook slowly.

Get out!” Wishing I could scream, I stomped my foot for effect. 

Ding Dong!

“Sit” I ordered to Lance. 

The light in  the hall was...

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almost 3 years ago

Water Woman (United States) published:

Renegade City

PROMPT: Novel Writing Competition 2017

ONE
LACEY
She was fifteen, a year older than me, on an unsuspecting night in December, and she chose that night to run away to Chicago.
Almost a year before, my sister, Lydia, had been awake dreaming again when we should have been sleeping.  “Y’know how Matilda’s nowhere?” she had whispered when we had been in bed.
            I had nodded.  “Ain’t at home, ain’t at school, ain’t in town.”
            “Well, I know where she is.  I found a...

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Apples Rodriguez (United States) published:

Sick

PROMPT: Novel Writing Competition 2017

It was hard to tell how long the hallway was; I couldn’t see an end, and when I looked back, I had lost sight of the beginning. I thought maybe there was never one to begin with, that maybe I had always been in this corridor.
Red light crept toward me, and through me, and past me. It was dark and disturbed, mysterious and overwhelming. I felt like I was drowning in blood. Shadows stretched up the wall and squeezed...

almost 3 years ago

2

Haleistorm (United States) published:

The House of Chains: Chapter 5

PROMPT: Novel Writing Competition 2017

Chapter 5
The Assassin
 
From an early age, Leo knew that attempts might be made on his life. There hadn't been an assassination in generations, but there were always radicals out there. Always men who blamed the royalty for their troubles.  Still, he had to know what to do if someone came for him.
He learned how to wield a sword when he was young. Learned how to throw blades and use his fists if he had to....
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