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:

Prom

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    This is the cherry on top, we all think, dripping and crowded into the hallway of a stuffy building. The air is thick with anxiety and the steam slowly starting to collect as it evaporates from closed umbrellas and the hoods of a hundred windbreakers. We were so close. Less than a hundred days from graduation. We spent the last four years watching the second semester seniors bask in the glory of low stress and a copious amount of...
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4 months ago

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ollieollie (United States) published:

Sweater

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It smells like clean laundry. But the best kind of clean laundry. Not the type that you throw on the floor to get wrinkled and covered in dog hair, more like the type that you bundle up and stick your face in as soon as you pull it from the dryer. It smells like dollar store cologne, but only faintly. He isn't the type to be flashy, but he is the type to make an effort. Which is why his...

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7 months ago

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ollieollie (United States) published:

Applause

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I played all the right notes

I followed every criticism

Surrendering my passion

My pride

My peace

At the suggestion of those who knew better

Because it's smart to play what your audience wants to hear

I put on the face and I wore it proud

And even though I hated it

I hate it

I did it

Damnit, I did it

And gave everyone the show that they asked for

So why, when I stood up and bowed, did...

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7 months ago

ollieollie (United States) published:

Up

PROMPT: Six-Word Story

She always had to look up.

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10 months ago

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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10 months ago

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ollieollie (United States) published:

Pink

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    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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about 1 year ago

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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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about 1 year ago

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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about 1 year ago

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