ollieollie

United States of America

Um......hi

Over the past year, I defeated a fear of other people, learned the value of clarity and brevity, fought writer's block, and developed pride in my words.

Now I am a writer with a love for onomatopoeias and an affinity for semicolons.

Message to Readers

Contractions are nice.

Any feedback is greatly appreciated!

Dead

October 13, 2018

PROMPT: “They Say”

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GROUP: Flash Fiction

They say that you start dying from the moment you are born. From a biological perspective, that simply isn't true: cell degeneration starts to outpace growth at age twenty-one. This makes the time you're not dying a slim window.

I think we are alive.

People drama and late-night schoolwork seem like punishment from hell, but I truly only feel dead when I give up on the idea of being alive at all.

But that's when I get a text from a friend telling me to look at the sunrise.

I think we only start dying when we believe we're dying.

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