sunny.v

United States

she/her | asian
wtw community’s official older sister
running off into the sunset with circe
est. april 27, 2020

swordwielding protector of all minority groups
satire sorceress, lady knight

she clasps peonies, allure, & love

Message to Readers

this is for a contest so i’ll probably take it down soon after some feedback/criticism. PEER REVIEWS NEEDED PLEASE! <3

bow to the titans of old

May 28, 2020

FREE WRITING

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i.
people still pray to their titans
deities of far-reaching flora and nereids of sweet reefs are exalted
miracles are not taken from gaia, but they are offered as sacrifices to mother earth 
her womb is mount olympus, and the people sing her name in glory
the gods still breathe life in green and blue, kissing their elysium

ii.
people stop praying to their titans
ichor blackens into tar and oil and drips into gulfs, it suffocates the realm
instead of burning sacrifices to gaia, fossil fuels and car exhaust are offered at the altars
the beasts are slaughtered to the point of no return, and even artemis cries out
dryads weep, gaia’s lungs catch in the fire of their new rituals
the gods grow silent, breathing in the chars of tartarus

iii.
people begin to remember the titans of old
when the ash has fallen and there are no beasts left to burn
when temples of acid and togas of plastic cover the ground
the people pray, they beg for forgiveness from mother gaia
idle sacrifices are transformed into palaces for a cleaner olympus
the ash is swept away, cinder by cinder, and obsidian ichor is cleaned
dryads are borne anew, and the animals learn to forgive hubris-covered kings
mortals do their best to repent for the divine, to win back the heart of gaia
the titans do not trust, not yet, not until olympus has been truly returned
but for now, the gods smile over the fields of asphodel
-go Mother Earth! also, greek references, because i’m predictable. cue awkward finger dances?

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10 Comments
  • mia_:)

    Replying: I SOOO wish we could meet IRL! I feel like we would totally be friends!


    6 months ago
  • HelpMe512

    About my userfiction: Apparently userfiction pieces are getting taken down "to protect people's privacy" so I'm afraid I no longer can host. My original piece has been taken down, so I have to discontinue. I'm very sorry :(


    6 months ago
  • mia_:)

    Replying: Aww, you're so sweet! *wipes eyes accompanied with grateful breakdancing*


    6 months ago
  • ElsaRee

    amazing!!!!


    6 months ago
  • joella

    I came to reply but holy heck this is amazing...review coming soon!
    you can dm me at thefallgirl_ (finsta I made specifically for my online friends :))


    6 months ago
  • mia_:)

    Replying: Thank you so much for your sweet comment! I totally get what you mean about the chocolate overwhelming your senses! Those poor dogs who will never get to eat chocolate. But can they eat white chocolate? Because I have a friend who is allergic to chocolate (*gasp* oh the horror) but he can have white chocolate. And I'm rambling now :) <3<3<3


    6 months ago
  • mia_:)

    love the greek references! this is amazing! good luck in the contest! <3<3<3 *finger dances*


    6 months ago
  • inanutshell

    i always love your greek references, pls never stop! also, the second stanza is my fav, really captures the big & small aspects of humans' betrayals.


    6 months ago
  • Anne Blackwood

    I hope you win the contest!


    6 months ago
  • chrysanthemums&ink

    this is really good! i'm bookmarking this to write a review tomorrow because i don't think i'm in the right headspace to do it today. look forward to it!


    6 months ago