Isabella Swenson

United States of America

I repeatedly read Harry Potter, Narnia, Percy Jackson, Heroes of Olympus, Trials of Apollo, Laura Ingalls, or Anne of Green Gables. When I'm not reading, I’m writing, grudgingly doing some homework, singing, playing the piano, or my flute.

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On Having the Nerve To Be Different

PROMPT: On Courage

Be true to yourself.

I've heard it
too many times to count
It's lost its meaning to me 
at this point
I can't help but feel
like it's important to fit in
It's just so comforting
to know
(AKA choose to believe)
that I am safe
from judgment.

But a zebra 
can't change its stripes
and I can't make myself believe that
I can be like everyone else
in the ways that matter
any more than I can understand
function...

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The Fourth Domino

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  When I was little, I had a neighbor named Cassie. I went to Cassie's house all the time.We mostly jumped on the trampoline in her backyard or played around with her dogs, but the other thing that we really liked to do, for whatever reason, was to create elaborate domino maze things. They'd take hours to create and seconds to knock down, but the result was always super satisfying, no matter how brief. 

  Cassie's since then moved away, so...

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