Anne Blackwood

United States

Theatre kid
Singer (soprano)
Twin (fraternal)
Highly Sensitive Person
Living oxymoron
Kindness Krusader: Blueberry cotton candy
XXFJ, Melancholic-Sanguine, ambivert

Joined 1/16/20

Message to Readers


Together In Insanity

August 18, 2020

    There's a commotion behind me as someone trips over a case of water bottles.
    "Move it!" Blue-clad soldiers push him into line next to me.
    He looks up, and I startle at my best friend's face. No. He's supposed to be home with his family.
    "Ronan! I thought you'd be safe from this!"
    His voice is ragged with fear as he replies, "We just wanted to buy some bread..."
    A soldier shoves him violently into me, silencing us. Once he passes, I grab Ronan's hand, silently promising I'll stay. Even when all hell breaks loose.
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  • ~Zoe N~

    Replying: Thanks for telling me about how to reply, I'm new to this website, so yeah, I have been trying to figure everything. Thanks

    3 months ago
  • RemovedUser1

    Wow, this is very action-packed! Great job!
    Replying: Yes, and I loved your all-caps comment :)!

    3 months ago
  • AbigailSauble

    Good, strong image here! I can feel the MC's startle at seeing his best friend.
    Keep on! God bless!

    3 months ago
  • Writing4Life

    On getting 100 followers? Ty!

    3 months ago
  • Lights.B (#holidayvibes)

    I enjoyed reading this a lot! Good luck for the competition :)

    3 months ago
  • beth r.

    The emotion in this piece tho... omg i can't
    replying: thanks so much for the comments!

    3 months ago
  • Writing4Life

    Thanks Anne! Ahhh please ignore that message to readers! I was feeling super crappy, and I totally regret writing it now...

    4 months ago
  • serotonin

    i came to say that i posted the "other version" of Three Forevers, but i can't not comment on this:

    it's positively heartbreaking. your portrayal of emotion is on point, and i love the final image of hand-holding (kind of reminds me of Boy in the Striped Pajamas's last scene). great work :)

    4 months ago
  • V-Rose

    Death's Tales has another chapter!

    4 months ago
  • birthdaycandles

    Awh, this is so interesting, even to the details of it being a case of water bottles Ronan tripped on, it really helps set the scene! Best of luck with this in the competition! Perhaps you could maybe write a part 2 to this after the competition is over? I’d be intrigued because this piece just leaves me with questions, which flash-fiction is supposed to do! But I’d just love to get to read about these characters again :) Completely up to you, but if you ever think of lengthening our this story, let me know! I’d love to read it!

    4 months ago
  • Bhavya's Treasure

    In Insanity sounds so good!
    It's an intriguing piece with a strong savage voice delivering Hope at the end! Loved it.

    Re: Thanks for the lovely comment Anne! :)

    4 months ago
  • mia_:)

    replying: me too!! ik i wouldn't say my city on the internet, but we hafta be so close!!! argh curiosity!! so, my guess is we live around 2-3 hours away from each other :) you said you live in norcal, right?

    4 months ago
  • FantasyOtter12

    Re: Thx! Your comments are always appreciated and mean a lot <3
    I love watching this piece evolve from its first draft! So good :)

    4 months ago
  • erin!

    replying: oh my! we've been having some funky rain from the tropical storm and its aftermath, but it thankfully hasn't been that hot

    4 months ago
  • Writing4Life

    LOL It's so funny you noticed! Yeahhhhhh I go on following sprees lol, and since I live in Sydney, I decided to find people on WtW who have Sydney in their names :')

    4 months ago
  • chrysanthemums&ink

    lovely piece. this is so vivid i can almost hear the "ragged" in Ronan's voice when he's tugged away. the desperation simply seeps out of this piece and my heart's close to racing. good luck in the comp!
    replying: adksjhadslkjhfd i did not regret googling it. thank you for that!

    4 months ago
  • erin!

    replying: haha, i'm not that awesome, but you are and thank you!

    4 months ago
  • Emi

    This piece stuns me every time. I love it so much! I like how you clarified it a little more.

    4 months ago
  • happy butterfly

    okay im back.i wrote that disgusting comment while starting a movie so i didnt have time to try to explain what i meant.and noone deserves a comment like that.
    this edited version kind of shows what Ronan is to the you can kind of delve into their world.and sympathize with them.saying that he is her/his bestfriend adds a lot more emotion and connection i guess.does this make sense? idk anywayssss

    4 months ago
  • happy butterfly

    oh yes this is really more clear than the last,also getting to know the characters more:)i like it alot

    4 months ago