Anne Blackwood

United States

16
Christian
Theatre kid
Singer (soprano)
Poet
Twin (fraternal)
Spoonie
Disfusive
Highly Sensitive Person
Living oxymoron
Kindness Krusader: Blueberry cotton candy
XXFJ, Melancholic-Sanguine, ambivert

Joined 1/16/20

Message to Readers

This was literally just for a writing streak... I owe whoever made the prompt for that week's streak, because that's how this piece came to be. Eek!

ceaseless (footnotes!!)

November 8, 2020

FREE WRITING

15

the fan is spinning endlessly above me,
agitating the air and sending it retreating halfheartedly around my room.
i could compare it to the swarm of thoughts inside this head of mine
asking why a ceiling fan is so similar to me.
always humming and working but never free to fly,
to climb higher and higher into the sky
instead of quietly wreaking havoc on my surroundings.

and i can hear the clock next to me
ticking away at what seems to be a life sentence of weakness.
a mocking sound that comes from desperation, see,
those hands are trapped in an infinite rotation of corrosive irony.
they are not the only thing confined to this room.
this is unlike me, the hardworking girl; my mom
raised me to be stronger than this.

and i was strong once, wasn't i?
A few of you guys might recognize this from June. But guess what... IT WON A COMPETITION!! I was one of the three winners of The Summer of Coronavirus competition who will be published in the Scribere magazine. I'm so excited!!!

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24 Comments
  • sci-Fi

    OMG CONGRATS!!!! You TOTALLY deserve it


    6 months ago
  • that one rat from ratatouille

    OMG THAT IS HUGE!! CONGRATS you totally deserve it <3


    6 months ago
  • FantasyOtter12

    SO GOOD huge congrats!! "those hands are trapped in an infinite rotation of corrosive irony." asdfjhalkjfszcxwaklejsf WHAA..


    6 months ago
  • (sk)eyesofocher

    CONGRATTTTS! *DOES AN AWKWARD HAPPY DANCE* AND WHY IS EVERYTHING YOU WRITE MAGIC I CANT--


    6 months ago
  • acrosstheuniverse28

    Woah, this is amazing! There's this quiet longing feeling throughout this piece, and it is so bittersweet and beautiful. Wonderful writing, and congratulations on the competition!!! That's so cool!


    6 months ago
  • Giselle

    Re: Hi Anne, thank you for commenting on my piece. You were the first person to welcome me so thanks - this seems like such a lovely community :)


    6 months ago
  • Rohan’s Defender (Hiatus)

    Re: hahaha XD! Well, in your defense, I like blond *cough cough Peeta cough* hair and blue eyes, but I really like all eye colors


    6 months ago
  • katnissromanoff

    Wow, I love this!!! It's so beautiful and emotional and just wow. Congragulations!!! It deserved the win so much!!!!!!!!


    6 months ago
  • Rohan’s Defender (Hiatus)

    Re: XD XD XD XD!!!! Aw, who knows?! Lol, imma go ask him! XD And I’m glad you like it! Thank you! :)


    6 months ago
  • Emi

    What????!!!! Wow, congratulations! I am so looking up that magazine and finding the article! That's so amazing, you're on your way to being a published poet! (When is the first book of poems coming out?)


    6 months ago
  • Rohan’s Defender (Hiatus)

    Re: awwww thankkk youuuu! You kinda just made my day! XD You and Connor adopting me as fam!! I’ve got a whole WtW fam now! XD So thank you so much; you’re awesome! :) <3


    6 months ago
  • Rohan’s Defender (Hiatus)

    Re: AWWW THANK YOU!!!!! :D


    6 months ago
  • Mpm#1

    AWESOME!!! SO PROUD OF YOU <3
    Re: EXACTLY! :)


    6 months ago
  • Abigail Faith

    Congratulations!! Nice job!!! :)


    6 months ago
  • mindfruit (hiatus)

    Re: Cool, thanks! I'll make sure to do the same for your name in my bio :)


    6 months ago
  • chrysanthemums&ink

    congratulations! it really was a long time ago, but i think do i remember it! glad that it won smth <3


    6 months ago
  • Paisley Blue

    re: ooh, both of those really captured the feeling, you're totally right!! :) i'm glad you liked it.


    6 months ago
  • Paisley Blue

    AHH CONGRATS!!!!! Anne this is awesome!!!!! Have you won anything like this before?? either way, CONGRATS! this piece DEFINITELY deserves the win. Nice job!!!!!!!!!!!!!! EEEEEEEEEE I'm so excited for you! :D


    6 months ago
  • anemoia (#words)

    WOW! CONGRATS! That's awesome! interesting metaphor. and the last line just hit me. wow.


    6 months ago
  • Lata.B

    OMG YES!!!! Congrats! That's so exciting!


    6 months ago
  • mindfruit (hiatus)

    Yayay, congrats to you! This piece definitely deserved to win, the ceiling fan metaphor was unexpected yet it made so much sense. Now if you'll excuse me, there's a huge spider and I don't know where it went....


    6 months ago
  • Rohan’s Defender (Hiatus)

    And yes you are strong! <3


    6 months ago
  • Rohan’s Defender (Hiatus)

    Wow! Thsi is great!! That last sentence was AMAZING! CONGRATSSS!
    Re: aw, did you get to go? I didn’t do a whole lot, but I just ate ice cream, XD. That’s always great! XD


    6 months ago
  • Tushar Mandhan

    You are a strong girl!<3 and will always be.


    6 months ago