Writers block is a plague and I'm infected. Hi, I'm Araw. I'm seventeen and I call myself I writer.

Message to Readers

This is my first time following a prompt on the site despite being here for very nearly a year. Hopefully it turned out fine.

A Pair of Unrelated but Hopefully Decent Sijo

July 14, 2019


Every day, my mother weeps at a faded marble stone
"Mother, I'm with you," I tell her. "There's nothing to cry about."
But she doesn't hear me in that quiet field full of stones like mine.

Fifteen years, I've been away from home, wandering dusty red fields.
But now, the end is here. The tempest of ochre takes hold of me.
My final message, "My battery is low and it's getting dark."


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  • Araw

    @Ursa I miss ya'll, too, but I was kind of spending a lot of time on the discord. I don't really have self-control when it comes to those things, so the best way for me not to spend hours on it would be to not have it. Maybe, I'll come back soon, but I can't be there for a long time. Good to hear from you again, though.

    over 1 year ago
  • Ursa

    Wow so good araw.... super chilling.

    Hey, we miss you on discord! You held the third place in comment number for a hecka long time, you know.

    over 1 year ago
  • Anha

    oppy makes me cri good job

    over 1 year ago
  • rainandsonder

    i agree with silverwisp, i could feel goosebumps along my arms when i read that last line. i'm still not over opportunity, even though i know it was a while ago. both of these are absolutely beautiful; i adore the imagery in "opportunity", and the story that "mother" tells is haunting. flash fiction is difficult to write and applaud you for accomplishing it so well here!

    over 1 year ago
  • silvernight

    omg i got chills reading opportunity wow

    over 1 year ago
  • jaii

    They’re both amazing :)

    over 1 year ago
  • jaii

    They’re both amazing :)

    over 1 year ago
  • Gabriel Goodwin

    Yes, it turned out fineeeeee! Needs more loveeeeee

    Keep writing!

    over 1 year ago
  • etheryal

    i love these T-T especially opportunity ;-;

    over 1 year ago