Sue D. Niem

United States

Hi! I'm a 2nd year at Hogwarts who reads too much. At least, that's what my dad says. My dream is to someday write (and get published) something worth the reading. If you do check out one or two of my pieces, please critique them.

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"How wonderful it is that nobody need wait a single moment before starting to improve the world."
-Anne Frank

"I am and always will be the optimist. The hoper of far-flung hopes and the dreamer of improbable dreams."
-The Doctor

Sue D. Niem (United States) started following Ford (United States)

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Sue D. Niem (United States) started following Roisin Dauth (Australia)

almost 4 years ago

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Sue D. Niem (United States) published:

Reminders

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A curious thing happens when you harden your heart until it's unbreakable; it becomes unable to love too.

Sometimes the world is like a bed of roses. The deceitful scent and lovely petals draw your attention away from the thorns harbored underneath.

The man who always avoids what he is afraid of lives his whole life in fear.

They say we all have monsters of a sort hiding under the bed, but I say the worst ones hide in the...

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about 4 years ago

Sue D. Niem (United States) published:

My Little Dancing Insanities

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These crepuscular creatures—
When they come a’dancing,
Heads filled with morbid intentions—
they rattle their lures,
Rattlesnake tails,
Plaster grinning faces
Up against my window-pane.
Paining me.
And they beckon,
Wanting me to come a’dancing
With them. But I see the grins,
China doll facades,
And I know what they really want.

And they won’t leave me alone—
These crepuscular creatures.
My night-time tormentors,
My day-time dreads.
Don’t ask me why
I can’t rest,
Can’t sleep.
It seems obvious to...

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about 4 years ago

Sue D. Niem (United States) published:

Ice Cream Men Who Aren't Ice Cream Men and Other Oddities

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I woke to a strange rattling noise coming from the direction of my window. I sat up in bed and opened my mouth, a scream rising in my chest. A shadowy figure lurked menacingly in the gloom. And it was coming closer. I only managed to get out a strangled “Gagh!” before a hand clamped over my mouth.
    A voice hissed in my ear. “Shh! Something is amiss!”
    Yanking the hand away, I said grumpily, “For heaven’s sake, Hannah! What...

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about 4 years ago

Sue D. Niem (United States) published:

The Way the Wind Blows

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The town of Gillsbury didn’t need a meteorologist or a barometer or even a weather vane. They had their own weatherman, of a sort. The Old Man, they called him fondly. Well, most of the time. Sometimes (if they were feeling especially ungenerous), they called him something a lot less favorable, a lot less fondly. Luckily, it was never to his face.
    
Occasionally, when it struck The Old Man’s fancy, he’d come strolling into town (he lived all the...

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about 4 years ago

Sue D. Niem (United States) started following Kay Dee (Malaysia)

about 4 years ago

Sue D. Niem (United States) published:

Solace in Silence

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There’s something to be said
About finding solace in the silence
Which under the cover of night creeps,
And under the closed door seeps,
To keep you company in the darkness.

And smooths the blanket of moonlight
About you, tender as a mother’s touch,
And oh so softly, whispers, whispers;
Oh so softly whispers:
Sleep, now,
Sleep.

Seeking Peer Reviews

about 4 years ago

Sue D. Niem (United States) published:

Reminders

PROMPT: 10 Second Essays

A curious thing happens when you harden your heart until it's unbreakable; it becomes unable to love too.

Sometimes the world is like a bed of roses. The deceitful scent and lovely petals draw your attention away from the thorns harbored underneath.

Even the smallest blade of grass will always spring defiantly back up, no matter how many times it is stepped on.

Liken us to the early alchemists: they spent their lives searching for the secret to eternal life...

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about 4 years ago

Sue D. Niem (United States) started following Takeacake (Jamaica)

about 4 years ago