Vin

United States of America

"The normal human consciousness is not equipped to deal with the pillars and suspension cables of the universe."

Message from Writer

Agender (they/them), chronically ill, chaotic neutral, slytherin.

I've been writing as long as I can remember, and I never intend to stop. I write speculative fiction, and I'm most at home among the underrepresented and the bizarre.
Cheers ;)

Neil Gaiman
Terry Pratchett
Norse mythology
Sandman
Doctor Who
Sherlock
Death Note
Supernatural

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Vin (United States of America)() published:

The System

PROMPT: Novel Writing Competition 2019

The sky was November blue, cold and sharp and brittle. The kind of blue a person could reach up and tap a fingernail against, though then they would have to cover their head with their arms as the blue shattered and fell in shards around them, littering the earth with perfect fragments of broken sky.
        Claire stumbled a little as she stepped down from the bus, but she got her balance again and began to make her way down the...

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24 days ago

Vin (United States of America)() liked The House on The Hill by Just A Dream (United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland)()

about 1 month ago

Vin (United States of America)() published:

I Want

PROMPT: One-Liner

I want to live without the shadow of a doomsday countdown hanging over me—twelve years or five, however many they say we’ve got left before our world burns, and us with it.

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about 1 month ago

Vin (United States of America)() published:

One Boot After the Other

PROMPT: Fantasy Writing Competition 2019

Blood and sweat trickle down the back of Seven’s neck, mingling together to soak into their tattered camo fatigues. The backpack’s straps dig into their shoulders, and they walk with their body angled forward against the weight; head down, shoulders hunched. One boot in front of the other, stirring the dry red dust.
    They emerged from the sewer system about six miles back, at a guess. It might have been safer to stay in the twisting confines of the earth’s...

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6 months ago

Vin (United States of America)() liked Closet by c.moses11 (United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland)()

6 months ago

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Vin (United States of America)() published:

Those Who Watch

PROMPT: Micro Memoir

The cat on the subway platform catches my eye. I watch it, even though I have some place to be. It sits in the middle of the crowd, undisturbed by the tide of feet flowing around it. The end of the cat’s tail is wrapped around its body, coming to rest between its front paws. The cat watches the subway trains come and go with the whoosh and snap of doors, watches people smile or grimace or shiver when the...

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6 months ago

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Vin (United States of America)() published:

The Something and Nothing of Pain

FREE WRITING

There’s something suffocating
about a story
you know no one
will want to hear.

It presses down on your chest,
bending
your shoulders,
plastering tar
on the inside
of your stomach
and in front of your eyes.

No one wants to hear the story
of a failing life,
the story of someone barely
holding on,
struggling to breath even
as their head falls below
the surface,
filling their lungs with deep breaths of
inky water that yearns
to kill,
because...

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6 months ago

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Vin (United States of America)() published:

One Boot After the Other

PROMPT: Fantasy Writing Competition 2019

Blood and sweat trickle down the back of Seven’s neck, mingling together to soak into their tattered camo fatigues. The backpack’s straps dig into their shoulders, and they walk with their body angled forward against the weight; head down, shoulders hunched. One boot in front of the other, stirring the dry red dust.
They emerged from the sewer system about six miles back, at a guess. It might have been safer to stay in the twisting confines of the earth’s...

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6 months ago

Vin (United States of America)() liked Truth: that which is in accordance with fact or reality (2) by INVISIBL3 (United States of America)()

8 months ago

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Vin (United States of America)() published:

Crushed Wings Can't Fly

PROMPT: Poetry and Spoken Word Competition 2019

So I guess there’s a war
I have to win.
I guess there’s this void
I have to fill,
or maybe it’s time to go down to the gates
of hell
and beat on them until someone comes,
comes to tell me my lot,
how many battles I have fought,
how many I still have left
to lose.
Maybe from the lips of a demon
it will not seem like so much,
and I will take the leap,
the plunge, ...

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8 months ago