jengelman

Australia

this is the turning point

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jengelman (Australia)() published:

cracked lips

PROMPT: Star Wish

I have felt love in the darkest places.
I have felt everything, expecting nothing back.
As I lie inside my casket,
and count the flies kissing my violet skin,
biting my flesh until I am clean -
I watch them.
 
Our only memory is a fleeting one.
 
You press charcoal onto my forehead,
It is not the discolouration I remember, the stain,
but rather the trembling.
The imprint of your nail on my blemishes,
Wavering your fingertips until...

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27 days ago

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jengelman (Australia)() published:

nightgown

FREE WRITING

 
it is spring now.
the children are running,
past the playground
and into each other.
 
you told me once that I’d look cute in a nightgown,
I thought it was a metaphor, of how
I so desperately wanted to hide my body
underneath the cover.
I watched how we drifted so easily into one another.
how we wore school uniforms during the fall,
but I am a cavity.
 
and so I rot everything I touch,
until all...

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2 months ago

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jengelman (Australia)() published:

meatballs at the airport

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Ever since I was young, I’ve always been petrified of flying. I’m not alone with this thought. Many who share this same fear usually are frightened of crashing because of the vulnerability of falling – lacking control as they plummet kilometres from the air. On the other hand, others feel claustrophobic sitting in a confined place for hours on end. I don’t invalidate those thoughts, they are completely fine. I just wish my fear was as simple as that.

For...

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jengelman (Australia)() published:

Use one of the following phrases as a starting point for an imaginative piece of writing which explores the process of discovery

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It felt like only yesterday when Tina lived in Sydney. She didn’t intend to return to this city, but her plane from Sydney back to Hobart was cancelled, and her layover was extended to the following morning. The plane company kept her luggage, so all she had with her was her carry on backpack her first flight. The flight company gave all overnight passengers tickets to the hotel they accommodated for the angry passengers and enough money for their opal...

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4 months ago

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jengelman (Australia)() published:

The Right Side

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In suburban Sydney, where the grass is withered and warn, and the steak is always past its diary date, lay Tim lying underneath the bedsheets of his room. He was quite a peculiar child. Although he was terribly smart for his age, and had short, muddy locks seducing any girl in his grade, Tim kept an incorrigible secret. One which muddled every aspect of Tim’s mind, every day and night. One which caused him in this very moment to sit...

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4 months ago

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jengelman (Australia)() published:

Compose a piece of imaginative writing which explores the significance of place in discovery. Use ONE of the following phrases within your writing

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It was 2:30pm when Jerry booked the flight, for 8pm that night. He did not know exactly what to pack, or who to expect, so he packed for all the above. In his dusty shed, the man stood erect, but gracefully like the dancer he was. Within his mouldy suitcase, lay three black jazz shoes, much too small for him enclosed within a plastic sleeve. The sleeve was not decorative, rather it provided insulation and a draught-free environment for the...

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5 months ago

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jengelman (Australia)() published:

an empty plate

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when did you forget me?
my mind – encapsulated with memories
with memories i cannot escape
and doors i can no longer enter.
 
i only have but one dream,
one desire which haunts the side of my bedroom closet.
so the women and the man,
the ones who take total ownership over this body,
they do not rest.
 
the air is thicker in geneva,
a little fatter,
a little more beautiful
a little less me,
and a little...

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5 months ago

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jengelman (Australia)() published:

Northmead Grower's market

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We’re sitting underneath the rotunda of Prince Alfred Park. You, with the auburn hair stay still. It is so often I forget that women like us are made to be invisible. You, with the iPhone 7, complain how your mother cannot afford that new house in Dural, how you are stuck in your Northmead townhouse. You, whose teeth are not moving, have light-years of conversation still spilling from your tongue. A waterfall that never stops. You ask me if I...

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