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ollieollie

United States

Um......hi

Over the past year, I defeated a fear of other people, learned the value of clarity and brevity, fought writer's block, and developed pride in my words.

Now I am a writer with a love for onomatopoeias and an affinity for semicolons.

Message from Writer

This community has helped me get over a fear of showing people my writing, and an inability to take ownership and pride in what comes out of my mouth and fingertips.

I can't thank any of you enough for that.

I welcome any feedback or criticism that you have to offer. You're here because you at least found something of mine that sparked interest, so thank you.
I want to improve.

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ollieollie (United States) published:

Up

PROMPT: Six-Word Story

She always had to look up.

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ollieollie (United States) published:

Drought

PROMPT: Solastalgia

    I didn't know water could run out. It was an omnipresence, dripping from the faucets, gushing from my shower head, going stale in a bottle in my backpack. It wasn't even a consideration in my nine-year-old mind until the drought warning was issued.
    It doesn't rain in Southern California. On the off occasion that it rains for a few hours, or at most a day, streets flood, businesses close, roads are redirected, simply because our cities aren't built for it....

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ollieollie (United States) published:

Pink

FREE WRITING

    After eating his breakfast and getting ready for the day (a bit of an uncomfortable experience, now that there was somebody else in the house), he grabbed a book from a shelf and sat down on the couch. He was reading about the ocean when she plopped down next to him, nearly scaring him out of his skin. She leaned over his shoulder to peer at the words.
    “What’s that?”
    He glanced at her before turning the page. “I’m learning...

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ollieollie (United States) published:

Orange

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    He stared at the sun as it rose. The light was becoming unbearable, the brilliance spreading and searing floating spots into his vision. He welcomed the burning sensation that covered his eyes, and closed them only when the pain threatened to give him a permanent headache. Reaching a hand out in front of him, his fingers were met with a smooth, hard surface. He sighed and opened his eyes, pressing his forehead against the glass wall. Despite the glowing sensation...

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ollieollie (United States) published:

Duchess

PROMPT: Band Name

    Duchess is the brainchild of bassist Gabby Jennis and guitarist Laura Scott, a pair of cousins who were fortunate enough to be born in the same year. Raised by parents still mourning the 80s, they were both brought up on Aerosmith, Journey, and Queen. Duchess is loud, theatrical, and does its best to switch up the formula with every new track. After being joined by drummer Jacob Scott (Laura's younger brother) and pianist Joey King (Gabby's soft-spoken boyfriend), they started...

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ollieollie (United States) published:

A Mural of Pain and Heart

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She sits at her desk, typing a flurry of run-on sentences and poorly punctuated lines. She has no time or patience for grammar, because all she can think about is how she would so much rather be holding his hand than occupying her fingers with the clicking of a keyboard. How she has no idea what they mean to each other now that the worst of it is over. How she is trying so hard to choke down inconvenient, ill-fated...

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ollieollie (United States) published:

San Pedro, CA

PROMPT: The Vistas Beyond

The horizon bumps in time with the dips in the road; the ocean is a brilliant blue. Despite the sun cutting the clear air and reflecting off of the waves, the air streaming through the cracked window is remarkably cold. Another car zooms by, obstructing the view in a quick blur, then again giving way to the waves that seem to go on forever.

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ollieollie (United States) published:

Piano

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I'm sorry I gave up on you.

We were very close when I was younger. We pushed each other. I worked hard to get to know you, and slowly, like a scroll unfurling, you and all your secrets opened up to me. You were my blessed partner, and everyone told me that I should never let go of you. I never thought I would.

And then I changed.

Doing what I was told was never my forte', but they told...

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