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Vin

United States

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

Message from Writer

Hey, I'm Shannon. They/them pronouns, please.
I've been writing as long as I can remember, and I never intend to stop. I'm a spoonie (chronically ill person), but I try not to let that stop me from writing every day. I write mostly sci-fi and fantasy. I like to read and watch stuff on the shadowy side, I identify more with villains than heroes, and I have a bit of a dry, dark sense of humor.
Cheers ;)

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

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Vin (United States) 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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about 2 months ago

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Vin (United States) liked Closet by c.moses11 (United Kingdom)

about 2 months ago

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Vin (United States) 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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about 2 months ago

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Vin (United States) 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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about 2 months ago

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Vin (United States) 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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about 2 months ago

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

4 months ago

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Vin (United States) 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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5 months ago

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Vin (United States) liked The Dying by nicolerae (Singapore)

5 months ago

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Vin (United States) 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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5 months ago

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Vin (United States) liked i have to leave write the world. by paperbird (United States)

5 months ago