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_____thaya_____ (United States of America)() published:

Soundtrack To My Imagination - Althaya Shaw

PROMPT: Music Is  | GROUP: True Stories

When you’re a creative person with no motivation to create, you do a lot of daydreaming. This is how I spent a majority of my middle school life. I was homeschooled and had no social life so I would spend hours imagining different characters with different storylines. I also had a large music library. I used music as inspiration for my stories.

The combination of meaningful lyrics and interesting beats keep my imagination fresh and creative. Eventually, I stuck to...

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Denisse Murillo (Mexico)() published:

Breath of Air

PROMPT: Music Is  | GROUP: True Stories

When I've been hiding my emotions for a while, trying to ignore them it kind of feels like a protective shell over my heart is formed. My vulnerable heart is not exposed to danger anymore, it's relieving to know you won't get hurt. But the protective shell is good at ignoring feelings, so everything in my life becomes dull, like a food I can't taste, you can't enjoy. The shell gets stronger and stronger but at the same time, I'm...

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Luthien (United States of America)() published:

Lost Dreams

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January 16th, 2020
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    I placed my heels together and turned my feet out into first position. I was sixteen, and I hadn't taken a ballet class in over three years. I bent my knees to plie but my bones ached and my muscles felt sore. I hadn't even started, yet I already felt tired. I sighed and plopped to the ground, wishing I had tried harder to achieve my dance goals.

    I felt like a failure. 

    My insecurities augmented...
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Raquel (United States of America)() published:

Gifts for the Elderly

PROMPT: The Power of Protest  | GROUP: True Stories

Every semester, my family and I go with some other students who have musical talents to perform at a retirement and nursing home in our town. The residents love it when we play music for them; this past Christmas they were really into short program featuring holiday, classical, country, jazz, and modern music. Many of them, sitting somewhat dejectedly in the room, smiled as soon as they saw us.
    Being able to attend such an event and play...

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Raquel (United States of America)() published:

Bits and Pieces

PROMPT: Still Lifes  | GROUP: True Stories

Shock 
    Images spun and words slurred as I hear what Mrs. Grewel said next.
    "Yes, he's got a girlfriend."
    My mother replied calmly, as if my world was not dissolving around me. "How's that working out?"
    "He's so in love. Head over heels," Mrs. Grewel said, giggling her high laugh and clapping her hands happily for her son.
    My breath froze, while my heart kept beating, reminding me that life could...
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Raquel (United States of America)() published:

Climbing High

PROMPT: Wingspan  | GROUP: True Stories

Ever since I fell off our swing-set at the age of eight while climbing on it, I have been terrified of heights. Climbing a ladder to paint a wall, my legs grow weak and I feel sick. Pulling myself onto a tree branch two feet off the ground, I shake and drop down at once. My nightmares consist of climbing stairs, only to look down and see that I am hundreds of feet off the ground.
    Naturally, I...

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Home is Where You Leave Your Heart

PROMPT: Someday Home  | GROUP: True Stories

One day I'll live in a two-story blue house with gabled windows on the top floor and a porch walled off to keep away the cold air in winter, and the bugs in spring or summer. I'll have a little library for an office, complete with a beautiful desk. The most honored books in my collection will be ones that I wrote, or have written part of. They will be beside the stories my family will publish, and my all-time...

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Autumn.B.Coleman (United States of America)() published:

Misinformation

FREE WRITING  | GROUP: True Stories

Streetlight and pale moonbeams filtered through the school bus window. Yet another four am to eight pm Speech and Debate day in the books, as well as another loss for me. We were crammed into the freezing bus, determined to make the best of the bumpy trip back home. I set off to sleep, my Boyfriend played video games with his Friend, and others counted "never have I ever" on their fingers.
At night, the windows get so frosted that...

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inslupbanana (United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland)() published:

How to look ahead

PROMPT: Someday Home  | GROUP: True Stories

It has always been hard for me to imagine my future, even now my dreams are too vague. Truth is, I never expected to make it this far, I stopped looking forward a long time ago and now all I do is stretch farther and farther back in the hope I can recapture the me that wanted more. 

On occasion, I do dare to hope again. Mayhap with my lack of drive, the things I want will never come, it...

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Raquel (United States of America)() published:

Year of Monotony

PROMPT: "It was the Year..."  | GROUP: True Stories

It was the year my emotions were firmly crushed by my mind. It was the year that I discovered I would never have a boyfriend in high school. It was the year I lived and breathed economics for six months for the AP tests. It was the year I worked for a semi-insane animal hoarder at fifteen dollars an hour. It was the year I found that my life was consumed by studies. It was the year my best friend...

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Raquel (United States of America)() published:

Music is My Inspiration

PROMPT: Music Is  | GROUP: True Stories

Music brings me words. From the courageous trumpets of Howard Shores' Lord of the Rings scores to the desperate cello tones of Steve Jablonsky's Ender's Game soundtrack, music inspires me to write, to imagine, to believe that adventure is possible, even if it is only in my books.
    When I hear the dangerous crescendos of movie music, especially from movies with battles such as The Lord of the Rings or The Chronicles of Narnia, I envision myself...

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Raquel (United States of America)() published:

My Home

PROMPT: Someday Home  | GROUP: True Stories

One day I will move far away from the suburbs, far away from this state, into the depths of the wilderness. I dislike the crowded homes surrounding me, the middle class families with their dogs defecating in our yard and their children ignoring us because we are different, because we don't talk about the Super Bowl or school drama or foolish things like that.
    I need room. I want a large house in the woods, probably in the...

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anvivarma (United States of America)() published:

Home Sweet Home

PROMPT: Someday Home  | GROUP: True Stories

One day, I will gain the success I always want. One day, I will live in Fernandina Beach with my friend like we always talked about. One day I may even study and settle in Boston. The snow always did fascinate me, even if it is just a little too cold. There are so many different places I could call home in the future. Nothing is set in stone. The more I think about it, the more I don't know...

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Paige Farmer (United States of America)() published:

Music Gateway

PROMPT: Music Is  | GROUP: True Stories

Music is the Gateway to letting anything out, emotions, distractions, relaxation, or anything you really desire. Anyone can listen to limitless songs or playlists that can push you in a certain mood you want to feel. In a good mood? Music. Need to be relaxed from long, stressful day ? Music is the answer for many things. Even just a good beat can change a person's attitude for the entire day. It is really helpful when this comes to mental...

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