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Toussau

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Toussau (United States) published:

"OMG"

PROMPT: Poetry and Spoken Word Competition 2018

"OMG", typed with a straight face.
What a shocking revelation created
by another impassive typist.
Yet, the only response is three letters
and an expressionless countenance.

Sure, gossip of the high school persuasion
is more than intriguing.
The question is, why do we respond to
such gripping information, or any given
conversation, with no spark
in our smiles and minds?

What happened to grand monologues,
bearing one's heart into the wild,
dripping blood and emotion?
Where did letters go,
depicting...

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Toussau (United States) published:

"OMG"

PROMPT: Poetry and Spoken Word Competition 2018

"OMG", typed with a straight face.
What a shocking revelation,
yet the only response is three letters
and an expressionless countenance.
What happened to grand monologues,
bearing one's heart into the wild,
dripping blood and emotion?
Where did letters go,
depicting the deepest love or
hatred with curled handwriting and
wax seals?

Those classic sources of communication
have been swallowed whole by
"lol"s and "tbh"s.
Hope for humanity's deeper
communication was killed stone dead
the day the emoji was invented.
...

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Toussau (United States) published:

Toxicity

PROMPT: Monster Flash Fiction Competition 2018

Her pale pink lips curled upward as she walked towards me. "There you are! I've been looking for you all morning!", she said with a voice dripping charm. I mustered up a smile, counting in my head. One conversation we'd had in the morning. Two people whispering about us behind. Three fights we'd had in the past couple of days. Countless lies and insults she'd thrown at me. "Well, I was talking to a teacher." I replied curtly. She turned...

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