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i stand with the black lives matter movement and don’t tolerate racism, misogyny, homophobia, transphobia, or any other kind of bigotry.

Message from Writer

"My brother once showed me a piece of quartz that contained, he said, some trapped water older than all the seas in our world. He held it up to my ear. ‘Listen,’ he said, ‘life and no escape.'" - Anne Carson

lowercase is intentional.

i like:
- fiction podcasts (welcome to night vale, wolf 359, the magnus archives)
- indie/alternative music
- comedy and mystery shows
- existential poetry

an important piece by outoftheblue- https://bit.ly/3dBxv5r

i'm having a contest! #r&scontest

August 9, 2019


i feel like the user-hosted contests thing has died out by now, but i missed the trend, so here i am. i'm going to leave a fairly long comment on every piece that's going to be entered, and there will be three winners and a couple of honorable mentions if i see fit. also, i'm going to republish this a lot so lots of people can see it, so if you keep seeing it on the dashboard and it's annoying you... sorry.

you must write a piece based off one of these three prompts: "flame," "clock," or "breath." you incorporate all three if you'd like, or incorporate two of them, but it's not required. also, you don't necessarily have to include the word in your entry, but it does have to be hinted at or centered around the prompt that you choose.

i will be looking for pieces that use the prompts the most creatively (that being said, don't try to create a piece that's qUiRkY and sUbVeRtS eXpEcTaTiOnS just because you can; pieces that are archetypal or "predictable" can be just as good if well-written), pieces that are meaningful or leave a lasting impact, and pieces that deliver their message effectively. also, memorable characters, few grammatical/spelling errors, realistic dialogue, vivid description, and beautiful writing. 

- no word limit, so feel free to go as long or as short as you want (but please don't make it painfully long just because you can)
- you can put the link to your entry in the comments if you want, but everyone must put "#r&scontest" in the title of their piece so i can search and see all entries
- no religious pieces or pieces that center around religious spirituality, please. i'm not religious, and as such i feel like i won't be able to effectively understand and judge these pieces. i have no qualms against religion, i just have little background in the subject.
- while i don't really mind gore or "mature themes" all that much, please keep in mind that if you do write a piece that goes there and violates wtw guidelines, it may get taken down 
- yes, both poetry and prose (non-poetry) are allowed

due date
entries are due by august 15th (unless there's further notice).

1ST PLACE: three very detailed reviews of pieces of your choice, a follow (if i'm not already following you), and likes and detailed comments on three pieces of my choice.
2ND PLACE: two very detailed reviews on pieces of your choice, a follow, and likes and detailed comments on two pieces of my choice.
3RD PLACE: one very detailed review on a piece of your choice and likes and detailed comments on two pieces of my choice.

if you have any questions or if i left anything out, comment down below! please like if you plan to participate, and comment when your entry is published.


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  • Blotted


    11 months ago
  • Blotted

    For your viewing convenience.

    11 months ago
  • SherlockRlz

    Will definitely try this! Thanks.

    11 months ago
  • Christy Wisdom


    11 months ago
  • artificialaorta

    im so sorry about the length aaaaaaaaaaaaa :'( https://writetheworld.com/groups/1/shared/122246/version/234222

    11 months ago
  • Anha

    oof, hope this is good enough

    11 months ago
  • Red_Rose_Blooming

    Love it! Here's one I wrote:

    11 months ago
  • ajamwal

    Hi, I submitted my piece "A Breath," as you can tell I chose the word breath. Here's the link: https://www.writetheworld.com/groups/1/shared/120239/version/229800

    Hope you like it!

    12 months ago
  • hero2a11

    I have submitted my piece. Here it is: https://writetheworld.com/groups/1/shared/121127/version/232430

    12 months ago
  • LittleWolf

    Hi, I really like this prompt and here is the link to my piece:

    12 months ago
  • K.L. Rose

    Hello! Here is the link to mine:


    Thank you!

    12 months ago
  • Boogie With Stu

    This is a cool prompt, and I might enter, I just hope I have time, I have a contest going on too, and today is the last day for submission, so I might be busy :)

    12 months ago
  • CrowSF

    Cool contest idea! Here's my submission: https://writetheworld.com/groups/1/shared/120613/version/230718

    12 months ago
  • rainandsonder

    @weirdo not bothering at all! i just didn’t get around to responding to the first comment. it’s totally fine!

    12 months ago
  • weirdo

    I think I’m gonna try to publish it here anyway. It uses a metaphor instead of directly stating it so maybe they won’t notice? It can so be interpreted in different ways so maybe they’ll think it means something else. Still, I’m gonna warn you that it might be taken down. So, I’ll think of another idea just in case and if my first piece gets taken down I’ll just write another with a different concept. Sorry for bothering so much. I’ll shut up now

    12 months ago
  • weirdo

    Im still gonna do an entry though. I just need to think of something else

    12 months ago
  • weirdo

    So, i wrote a piece for this then realized after it was fully developed that I couldn’t publish it here because of the rules. I published it on another site and made sure to give you credit. So, I know it doesn’t count but here it is if you want to see it

    12 months ago
  • Serendipity

    Ooo I'm very excited to do this! ^-^

    12 months ago
  • rosemarywisdom

    I might get something in... don't have a lot of time :(

    12 months ago
  • rainandsonder

    @ajamwal yes, that's fine, but change the title to include #r&scontest so i can find it.

    12 months ago
  • ajamwal

    I made a poem called, "A Breath" for the prompt "Smoke. Smog. Soot." is it okay if I use that?

    12 months ago
  • Blotted

    Excited to do this!

    12 months ago
  • V-Rose

    This sounds awesome. Here's the link: https://writetheworld.com/groups/1/shared/120575/version/230078
    Also, I like the prompts because they're simple and you have a chance to find a unique way with them.

    12 months ago
  • Juliana

    I’m leaving for 2 weeks, but maybe when I get back, I’ll attempt this.

    12 months ago
  • The Bubbling Pen

    thanks so much for hosting this contest - love the awesome contest prompts :) here's my entry xx

    12 months ago
  • Araw

    Definitely going to attempt this!

    12 months ago
  • weirdo

    Sounds great. And, it should be easy to remember that deadline since it’s my birthday. I always promise myself that I’ll enter a contest then forget a week later

    12 months ago