Gemma B.

New Zealand

'If a story is in you it has to come out'- William Faulkner
'You're mad. Bonkers. Off your head... but I'll tell you a secret...all of the best people are.' -Lewis Carroll

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Gemma B. (New Zealand) published:

I Guess Some Things are Wild

PROMPT: Flash Fiction Competition 2019

My sister raised pheasants once. Four of them. She hatched them from eggs in her incubator, watched them grow from tiny chicks. Just like her chickens, she patted them, played with them, let them sit on her head. 
When she opened the door to their cage, they sped around the garden. She ran after them. Her chickens pecked her legs. 
She clipped their wings before moving them in with the chickens, hoping that was enough. 
The next day they were a...

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3 months ago

Gemma B. (New Zealand) published:

French Evening

FREE WRITING

It’s a peaceful evening in Chalus. From my window, I watch it fade away. I can see out across a field of lovely lush barley. In the distance, the trees mingle and dissolve into the darkness of the day’s end. The sky holds a lovely crispness and a pale purple sunset. Eastward, the road curls its way past our little stone cottage, over rolling hills of green. Delicate spring flowers poke their heads out of the grass: dandelions, buttercups and...

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4 months ago

Gemma B. (New Zealand) liked I Didn't Take a Picture by Alicat (United States of America)

4 months ago

Gemma B. (New Zealand) published:

Far from War

FREE WRITING

early morning
cow milking 
steamy breath
numb hands

at home
mother’s cooking
orange cake with 
sugar rations

full bus
children laughing
but quietly talking
of war

hot cocoa
down my throat
warm stomach
time to learn

teacher talks
of war in Europe
how we should help
from here

at lunch
we fight too
hands for guns
I survive

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4 months ago

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7 months ago

Gemma B. (New Zealand) liked This Is It by AbigailSauble (United States of America)

about 1 year ago

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over 1 year ago

Gemma B. (New Zealand) liked ​Four Monostitches by casual.ties (New Zealand)

over 1 year ago

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over 1 year ago

Gemma B. (New Zealand) liked Foster Sister by Bethia Maria (Canada)

over 1 year ago