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freedom-town (Ireland) published:

Cill Stuithín

PROMPT: February Grab Bag

It had been a normal day. A normal day in Winter, with the sea at my left and the seemingly endless sandunes at my right. My hair frizzed and curled up in the afternoon drizzle and my breath caught in the air. I had left my shoes out in the open, now they would be soaking wet. I hated wet shoes. But it was impossible to cycle a bicycle down a frozen road in the dark without shoes. 

But that...

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5 months ago

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books4life (United States) published:

Those Three Countries

PROMPT: February Grab Bag

a poem mentioning three cities or countries  

So far away from here. 
So monumental
England, France, and yeah you're next 

So far yet so close
Oceans away
Where your past empires fell 
It may be hard to tell 

But I'm a dreamer 
With these swirling, impossible dreams in my head 
Can't forget the words imprinted on those walls 
Can't forget the joy of seeing pictures of 
England, France, and Italy. 

One can only dream
To travel so far away
And...
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6 months ago

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River Rae (United States) published:

Owl Troubles

PROMPT: February Grab Bag

Pandemonium is erupting around me. Trust be I'm not lying. It all started a few days ago. See, I was walking to the store when I noticed something very strange. There was an owl just sitting by the door. I assumed it was some display from the zoo to raise funds. So I went to investigate, coming across what I assumed was the owls caretaker,
    "Hello sir," I began, "I was wondering why bird is here."
   ...

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6 months ago

WrenBirdWrites (United States) published:

Fun In The Sun Is Done.

PROMPT: February Grab Bag

Prompt: about something that you’ve had to leave behind (~wildflower~)

    Playful, peaceful, and happy days.
Spent in sunshine,
In the peach orchards,
And in the dandelion fields.
We ran, we danced,
We sang, the most ridiculous songs.
But then a cloud came and stormed.
Blocking the sun.
Scaring away all the fun.
This was no ordinary storm,
Or we'd have danced in the lovely kaleidoscope rainbows
That brought us so much fun,
Even more than the sun. ...

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7 months ago

1

BriRiley (United States) published:

Top secret

PROMPT: February Grab Bag

Prompt: The message in a bottle someone found on the beach. What does it say? -Delia Rune

If you are reading this then I have succeeded. The year is 1767. A few weeks ago I caught whiff of a plan to demolish humanity as we know it. The perpetrators were my boss and one of his employees. I waited in the broom closet until the Building was closed for the night. Then creeping through the building I stole the plans...

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7 months ago

4

SamRose (United States) published:

Kendra Sorenson's Diary

PROMPT: February Grab Bag

Dear Diary, 
It’s me, Kendra Sorenson. I have something to tell you, but you probably won’t believe me. No sane person would. But, anyway, you aren’t a person, so maybe you’ll understand. 
Here goes.
Magical creatures are real, and in hiding all around the world.
I’m not kidding! My grandparents own something called a ‘magical preserve’. The forest behind their house is apparently full of magical animals and creatures, like fairies, brownies, satyrs (yes, half goat half human), witchesand...

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8 months ago

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DS27 (Ukraine) published:

My Life in Three Cities

PROMPT: February Grab Bag

My life began in city K. 
Which I love until today.
A big city on five hills,
Full of pretty parks and thrills.

City K. is not that small,
It’s a friendly place for all
And so residents and tourists
Flock to see how fun K. is

While I lived in city K.,
I used subway every day,
On the long way to my school
I saw crowds as a rule

After subway, I would walk
Five or six long...

8 months ago

3

Alias 3 (Australia) published:

Time Without Purpose Only Serves to Delay Death

PROMPT: February Grab Bag

Prompt: A story in which a disaster occurs, leaving mortal enemies no choice but to bond in extreme circumstances

He was concealed by the darkness. All she could see through the bars, was the outline of his sitting figure laid back against the wall.

"Back so soon?" The smirk in his voice did not go unnoticed by her.

"I don't have time to talk with you. The guards will be back soon and I need your help."
Despite the dire circumstances,...
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Alias 3 (Australia) published:

Time Without Purpose Only Serves to Delay Death

PROMPT: February Grab Bag

Prompt: The message in a bottle someone found on the beach. What does it say? 

My father once told me that the most important thing in the world was time. It was what every man craved the most. But I say, what is time without purpose, without someone to spend it with. If most men crave time without a reason to spend it, that is because most men fear death and only wish to delay its coming with the sentiment...
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The Secret Society of Purple Iguanas of Death Online (United States) published:

decomposing granite wasn’t strong enough for our wills

PROMPT: February Grab Bag

  • Write about something that you’ve had to leave behind (~wildflower~)
The sixth of May came and you told me we’d meet at the Quarry. I knew what that meant before you did, even though it was your idea. I guess boredom does crazy things to sanity because I went anyway. The whole way there I was thinking about what I’d say to you, seeing how it was years since we had seen each other. I bit my lip...
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8 months ago

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WrenBirdWrites (United States) published:

Fun In The Sun Is Done.

PROMPT: February Grab Bag

Prompt: about something that you’ve had to leave behind (~wildflower~)

    Playful, peaceful, and happy days.
Spent in sunshine,
In the peach orchards,
And in the dandelion fields.
We ran, we danced,
We sang, the most ridiculous songs.
But then a cloud came and stormed.
Blocking the sun.
Scaring away all the fun.
This was no ordinary storm,
Or we'd have danced in the lovely kaleidoscope rainbows
That brought us so much fun,
Even more than the sun. ...

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8 months ago

5

BizzleWrites (Australia) published:

A Sea Monster Friend Of Yours

PROMPT: February Grab Bag

Dear reader,
I truly hope you can forgive me for this. I really do. No-one else has done so, but I honestly didn't mean to do it. If, on this dreary day (believe me, it is one), you can summon the courage to do what not a soul has done, and forgive the monster of the seas, toss a shell in the water. Just do it. I promise you won't regret it, darling. Of course, I understand if you cannot do...
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8 months ago

4

HeyThereRose (United Kingdom) published:

Left to the will of the Blue

PROMPT: February Grab Bag

  • the message in a bottle someone found on the beach. What does it say? (Delia Rune)
Dear Blue  
Do you read our letters?
Toss them gently in your waters?
Trace our words with salty breathe?
Pity the mortals?
Mock our desperation?
Hurl our prayers around like curses till they fall to the deep deep deep depths?
 
I like to think you are a kind immortal 
I like to think you guide our messages so they land like kisses on some distant shore
I like to...
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8 months ago

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Acexip (United States) published:

Pandemonium

PROMPT: February Grab Bag

Write a 150 word short story starting with the word "pandemonium."

    Pandemonium is the name of the city. Pandemonium is the name of the house. The quaint little house on Pandemonium street, painted in yellow paint and nicknamed, "the Alley." Pandemonium is the name of the flowers that grow around the windows, spreading sweet scent everywhere. Pandemonium is the name of the life that lives here. In every soul that grows like the vines and ferns that swath...

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8 months ago

2

ANSON REYNOLDS (United States) published:

I think she kinda had the whole wolf thing coming...

PROMPT: February Grab Bag

  • a diary entry from the point of view of your favorite fictional character (credit the book and author in the comments!) (by sophiascb)
Little Red Riding Hood
Today
Mom baked some cookies today. The big ones. I told her I told her I had to have one and she said
"Red you are a greedy little girl. I was making these for-" I didn't have time to listen to her PRATTLING NONSENSE IF SHE WASN'T GOING TO GIVE ME...

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TerenNeret (Malaysia) published:

pointe

PROMPT: February Grab Bag

Up until the age of thirteen, my feet belonged in ballet shoes, pastel pink on pink with ribbons twisting up the sides. Once the school bell rattled its final note, I'd be too busy pulling up ballet tights (which always stretched too little) to notice my classmates run home or to the playground instead of the dance studio. By 3:45pm, my sinewy hamstrings would be warm from the pliés done at the barre and Madame Evelyn's razor-sharp corrections. Draw the...

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5

The Ravenclaw Pumpkin (United States) published:

This Grab-Bag is Pokey!

PROMPT: February Grab Bag

a story in which a disaster occurs, leaving mortal enemies no choice but to bond in extreme circumstances (FastOceanLove)

    "Wait, what?" Cameron asked. "After fifteen years of searching, I find you and then you tell me what?!?" 
    Cameron's fingers are on his temples, deeply agitated. I sigh as I look at my old friend and my old crush. So much has changed. 
    "Let me explain," I said.


    Do you remember that...
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Mespotz (United States) published:

The Diary of Lena Luthor

PROMPT: February Grab Bag

February 19th-

I stared at Kara. A very long stare. She winced. "It was an idea, okay?" Her idea of celebrating James' birthday sounded... fascinating. Let's put it that way. "How about we just throw a party and leave it at that?" Winn suggested.

"I'll get the cocktails!" And there was Cat Grant, being Cat Grant.

"How about we make a surprise birthday party for him? Like... at the mini golf course or something." I suggested. Kara's bright blue eyes...

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lana.n (United States) published:

SOS

PROMPT: February Grab Bag

    The scorching rays of the midday sun seared my cheeks. The course sand burrowed under my toenails. i took a step forward, the sole of my right foot splashing into the cool blue water in front of me. Salty droplets of sea mist speckled my skin. I took a few more steps into the water, until it just rose over my knees. I took one more step, and my front toe struck against a hard object. I thought...

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StutiWrites (India) published:

Afterlife

PROMPT: February Grab Bag

"Pandemonium." said Marcus, a dark smile curving his lips upward. "It's called Pandemonium, Rhine."

"That sounds about right. I think that's where I truly belong." I reply. 

Around me are so called "angels". I always imagined angels to be sweet and loving creatures who sang in high pitched voices and still sounded beautiful. Now that I've actually met them, I think I'll have to get that old impression out of my mind. How stereotypical of me.

Turning towards them, I...

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Swing_Lynn (Canada) published:

The Worst Decision

PROMPT: February Grab Bag

    Come 3:33 am on the fourth Sunday of December, Justine had the steering wheel of her grandfather's truck in one hand and her cousin's earrings clutched tightly in the other. The plains of Alberta stretched on, rolling like they always did, nothing was new to them. The foothills were indifferent to the madness in Justine's head. 
    In frenzied attempt to evade the chaotic affairs that most family gatherings brought to their house hold, the Justine and...

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HeyThereRose (United Kingdom) published:

Left to the will of the Blue

PROMPT: February Grab Bag

  • a poem mentioning three cities or countries (Fabiana250)
(i uh, used planets, so yeah (i know pluto is technically a dwarf but shh))

Mercury
Earth
Pluto

The messenger
The mother
The monster

-mercury-
she smiles at me and clings to the light
never sleeping, never dreaming
heart of rock and eyes like stone
the messenger who never strays from home
hold me tight in cold embrace
love the light and hate the chase

-earth-
she throws her arms...
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Starlitskies (Sri Lanka) published:

five-stringed guitar

PROMPT: February Grab Bag

Write a poem mentioning three cities or countries (Fabiana250)



i. rome. i met you here. 
copper curls and dark eyes. you made
me forget how syllables forged
into words and words were meant to be said. 
those mythical skies cast the perfect spell
for our stars to collide. they bedazzled
the earth as we fell.

ii. paris. i loved you here.
the sun smiled when we held hands
and the light shattered 
into fireworks when your lips met mine.
i remember...

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jubileesong42 (United States) published:

The Bert Swap

PROMPT: February Grab Bag

  • about something that you’ve had to leave behind (~wildflower~)



The Bert doll swings, uneasy, from the door handle. The air around him is still but the energy is chaotic, absorbing all eyes towards its magnetic orbit. The doll was yellow, back when Lana first bought him, but now the color more resembles the faded wallpaper you see in a hospital bathroom. 
Bert, who is typically famous for his prominent unibrow, has been stripped of this feature and is...
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wavewriter (United States) published:

Pandemonium

PROMPT: February Grab Bag

"Pandemonium," said Mrs. Sanders. "Wild and noisy disorder or confusion; uproar."

    Ezra stood alone at the center of the classroom, his shoulders hunched, his fists clenched so tightly that his fingernails were drawing blood from his hands. His gaze stayed fixed on the shriveled plant on the windowsill in the back of the room. 

    He swallowed. 

    "Um."

    Ezra bit his lip. Beads of sweat were forming at his hairline. 

    "Ezra?...

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