Feathers

csaw

United States

"All good writing is swimming under water and holding your breath."
- F. Scott Fitzgerald

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Ambition

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He was always a chandelier man.

    In all the months that followed, I don’t think it ever mattered which type-- I saw them all. A piercing laugh in the library gave light to crafted wood embossed with gold paints, days spent strolling in galleries were always attached to a glimmering crystal with silver filigrees, or even a soft tossing of words in the air morphed into the small hangings of four pieces of wood glued together, attached to a string...

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Aged

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I.  
Above you, the oaken balcony can’t support the lifted piano.

The room has gotten dimmer and dimmer over the past hour and a half -- and with Rebecca silently extinguishing that last candle, it grows dark.
While she was reading, you could hear Cam running back and forth between the stairs to reach the light switch, but you don’t think that anyone was bothered by it.

The supports sway.

The trumpet hums.

A single warm flame lights us...
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about 1 year ago

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csaw (United States) published:

Ekphrasis

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Can you tell me where the border ends?

Each twisting of the tail and each filigree in the dusty sky
Gives life to a new question of the distance it takes
To turn hand-drawn leaves
Into shadows of gold.

We dance across the sky,
Below your feet,
Everywhere you look until
We are reflected in each footprint you make across the sanded tar.

you think you can reach us?
Even as eternity passes the oasis will always be
A road...

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about 1 year ago

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csaw (United States) published:

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PROMPT: Poetry and Spoken Word Competition 2017

I.  
Above you, the oaken balcony can’t support the lifted piano.
The room has gotten dimmer and dimmer over the past hour and a half -- and with Rebecca silently extinguishing that last candle, it grows dark.
While she was reading, you could hear Cam running back and forth between the stairs to reach the light switch, but you don’t think that anyone was bothered by it.
The supports sway.
The trumpet hums.
A single warm flame lights us...

Seeking Peer Reviews

about 1 year ago

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csaw (United States) published:

Mother Snow

PROMPT: Open Prompt

The fire sputtered, flaming under the watchful eye of the setting sun casting a judgmental gaze upon its warm light. Bricks lining the fireplace protected it, together -- however, there was a skewed element to them. No one could quite name what: a brick out of place, maybe, a piece of wood split in two. Candles on the dining room table flickered, and the cards on the mantelpiece curled slightly. Straightening the tablecloth, a girl walked in and approached the...

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over 1 year ago

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csaw (United States) published:

Villa de Paola

PROMPT: Novel Writing Competition 2016

     I dreamt I was there again last night. It was as if nothing had changed, and I slowly meandered uphill on the uneven cobblestone path that seemed so familiar, slowly running my hand against the smooth, purposely polished top of the stone wall. I stopped just before the plateau, looking at the view I had seen so many times before, filling me with much more feelings of nostalgia than I would have thought. The gentle hills rollings were...

over 1 year ago

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A Block from the Present

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In just the few seconds I sat in the shade with my friends and when I started in this cramped pack of sweaty runners, the temperature had risen 20 degrees. The other two groups had taken off on the route to the Boulevard minutes before, already creating so much distance between us they were nowhere in sight. Determined, I sprinted ahead and broke away.

It had only been a few blocks until the first intersection came. Running on the sidewalk...

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over 1 year ago

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Reclaim: Shanghai 1977

PROMPT: Historical Fiction Competition 2016

I stepped out of the apartment quickly, closing the door behind me. For a beat, I stopped -  hearing the sounds of neighbors scurrying grow louder, forcing me to pause before continuing down the hall. Children talking and parents laughing engulfed the air. Echoing through all the years that they been missing.              
    The streets of Shanghai glowed to me that day, not because of any blinding marble or gleaming stone, but the hostile attitude of the city had...

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about 2 years ago

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