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glass_raindrops

Tunisia

18-year-old TCK obsessed with language in general, especially the written word, for my entire life. Working on my first fiction novel. Check out my blog at glassraindrops.com for more writing and even some art (my avatar is one of my paintings)!

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glass_raindrops (Tunisia) published:

Starsfall: A Life-Changing Smile

PROMPT: Novel Writing Competition 2017

I love the depth of the night sky. In the city the distant points of starlight are veiled, but I can still trace the major constellations: the Big Dipper, Orion’s Belt. We had a couple nights as a family laying on sleeping bags in the backyard around a fire, fending off mosquitoes and learning constellations and tracking satellites across the deep blue ocean of space. My neighborhood is utterly silent at night, save the occasional far-off barking of dogs and...

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8 months ago

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glass_raindrops (Tunisia) published:

The Disaster of Absolute Silence

PROMPT: Talking to “You”

The sky stretches above our heads, a faded dome of simmering heat, bleached at the edges. You let your eyes trace its expanse as you march to the rhythm of my boots. You experience a moment of smug reflection, pleased that you remembered to wear lightweight sandals instead. Sure, your feet are starting to ache, but what of it? You aren't baking like me. 
The mountain of rubble tumbles on before us, populated only with scattered brush and a few...

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11 months ago

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glass_raindrops (Tunisia) published:

Alpine Storm

PROMPT: Slow Seeing

We sit on a wooden deck, a little sliver of porch, on the side of a mountain in the Alps. We just finished dinner, even though it's about 8:00, and my mom whisks away the mismatched dishes with remnants of stew puddling at the bottom. That contented feeling settles in your stomach, the kind that weighs you down and fills you up. 
We spend a few minutes like that, just sitting in the brisk air, watching the sun sink in...

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11 months ago

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glass_raindrops (Tunisia) liked Hiroshima by jasonstarlight (United States)

11 months ago

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glass_raindrops (Tunisia) reviewed:

Here To Stay

PROMPT: Flash Fiction Competition 2017

Extra note: I also love the way you linked the seasons to your family's emotions for the "shadowy bandit." The love for your pet shines through. It's simply awful that the poor thing died.

11 months ago

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glass_raindrops (Tunisia) published:

he escapes from the earth - يحرب من علم

PROMPT: Flash Fiction Competition 2017

Yousef was expelled from his mother deformed. His head filled with water until it became a cantaloupe, his eyes scrunched under the weight, his emaciated body dangling. His family came from the south, from bleached sky and baking ground. They had no money for surgery so they left him in the dim hospital to die.
At first I was repelled from his metal crib. I held his head gingerly, a thin balloon stretched tight. He sucked feebly at the bottle....

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11 months ago

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glass_raindrops (Tunisia) published:

I Went to be Friends with the Moon

PROMPT: Writing for Children Competition 2017

I gazed one night at the moon's pale face
and the Moon gazed back at me, 
her attempt at explanation
was crystal clear to see. 

"I wish only to follow,"
she whispered in my ear, 
"Please do come back tomorrow," 
and then she disappeared. 

Next night I sat expectantly, 
cross-legged on my lawn, 
waiting for the moon to show
before the night was gone. 

She rose above trees' leafy hands 
her smile shone bright and strong
"I'm glad you came...

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12 months ago

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glass_raindrops (Tunisia) published:

Artist of Fire

PROMPT: Writing Small

I once walked in on my brother having a miniature matchstick bonfire in his room, marveling at its beauty. He's watched a blue, etherial blaze in silence, fountained sparks from his forge like fireworks, fed the campfire on a midnight beach. He is the artist, flame his paint. 

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12 months ago

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glass_raindrops (Tunisia) published:

I Went to be Friends with the Moon

PROMPT: Writing for Children Competition 2017

I gazed one night at the moon's pale face
and the Moon gazed back at me, 
her attempt at explanation
was crystal clear to see. 

"I wish only to follow,"
she whispered in my ear, 
"Please do come back tomorrow," 
and then she disappeared. 

Next night I sat expectantly, 
cross-legged on my lawn, 
waiting for the moon to show
before the night was gone. 

She rose above trees' leafy hands 
her smile shone bright and strong
"I'm glad you came...

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about 1 year ago

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glass_raindrops (Tunisia) published:

Lead On, Mr. Lewis

PROMPT: Other Worlds

The summer after we returned to America, my family took a short vacation in the Smoky Mountains where my mom’s family owns land. The day-long road trips down there blur like the view out the window, the view that shifted from city to blank fields to looming trees illuminated only by the twisting path of the headlights. 
We visited great-grandma one day, and I grew bored with the grown-up conversation. I decided to explore. 
The basement steps were terrifying to...

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about 1 year ago