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Ella Syverson

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Ella Syverson (United States) published:

The Princess and the Wizard

PROMPT: Novel Writing Competition 2018

    They saw the birds again, a few hours later. This time there were five, and they sat in a field, pecking at the grass with long, sharp beaks several feet in length. They seemed very much larger up close, and as they drew nearer and the birds did not disperse, Dalia began to grow worried. She grabbed instinctively for Elijah’s hand, but didn’t find it. She looked back in alarm. Elijah had stopped a few paces back. His face was...

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Ella Syverson (United States) published:

Distracting: A Guide to School Dress Code

PROMPT: Personal Essay Competition: Making Change

    “Dress for success,” is a motto I’ve heard before, but has never baffled me so much before today. I stare at a rack of clothes in my closet, eyes brimming with tears of frustration. A million considerations flash through my head as I consider whether or not to wear shorts on an 80 degree August day when I’ll be outside on a field trip. A simple enough question at first glance, until you unravel the problematic web of slut shaming,...

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Ella Syverson (United States) published:

Inadequate Incarceration

PROMPT: Speech Writing Competition 2018

    “It is said that no one truly knows a nation until one has been inside its jails. A nation should not be judged by how it treats its highest citizens, but its lowest ones.” — Nelson Mandela.
    If the United States of America was to be judged on how we treat the lowest members our society, our prisoners, it would be a harsh judgement. The New York Times reports that America holds 5% of world population, but 25% of world...

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Ella Syverson (United States) published:

Distracting: A Guide to School Dress Code

PROMPT: Personal Essay Competition: Making Change

    “Dress for success,” is a motto I’ve heard before, but has never baffled me so much before today. I stare at a rack of clothes in my closet, eyes brimming with tears of frustration. A million considerations flash through my head as I consider whether or not to wear shorts on an 80 degree August day when I’ll be outside on a field trip. A simple enough question at first glance, until you unravel the problematic web of slut shaming,...

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Ella Syverson (United States) published:

Superior Ashland

PROMPT: Travel Writing Competition 2018

    Waking up in Ashland, Wisconsin, you won’t hear the the rush of cars in the streets below, or the whoosh of the train rushing overhead. You won’t hear loud voices or car alarms or humming air conditioning units. Instead, you’ll listen only to the birds serenading you outside your window and the gentle silence of morning sunlight and dewey grass. With a population not quite reaching three thousand, Ashland is just big enough to offer two charming cafes, a smattering...

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Ella Syverson (United States) published:

The Definition of a Lover

PROMPT: Science Fiction Competition 2018

    I met her in fall of 2066. The vertical gardens had turned from green to orange, making every building a sunset, and the afternoon sunlight shone down through the polluted haze, warming the air to a mere 85 degrees. Our relationship started with a chance meeting in a bar, followed by flirting, one drink too many, and a night together in my apartment in New Cali. When I woke up alone, I was disappointed, but not surprised. I ...

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Ella Syverson (United States) published:

The Definition of a Lover

PROMPT: Science Fiction Competition 2018

    I met her in fall of 2066, when the vertical gardens turned from green to orange, making every building a sunset, and when the afternoon sunlight shone down through the polluted haze, warming the air to a mere 85 degrees. Our relationship started with a chance meeting in a bar, followed by flirting, one drink too many, and a night together in my apartment in New Cali. When I woke up alone, I was disappointed, but not surprised....

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