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Regan Strehl

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6 months ago

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Regan Strehl (United States) reviewed:

Visible Light

PROMPT: Everyday Magic

What does the color red symbolize? Symbolism is used in a more subtle manner in successful works of literature to help express the theme. You use it seven times in the first paragraph. That only makes me more confused (why...

6 months ago

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Regan Strehl (United States) published:

Blink

PROMPT: Extraordinary in the Ordinary

Dust mote meteor with a tail of fire,
hurtling towards a black hole-
covered by sticky glass.
A thick skinned wave slides down,
A feathered tendril unfurls,
and curls around the gritty ball of flame.
Catching it, ensnaring it, before the wave recedes,
the tendril let's go,
and sends the meteor on it's way. 

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7 months ago

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Regan Strehl (United States) published:

The Hotel Room

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A bleached, polished, and febreezed hotel room has been lived in for little over a week. The lavish and pristine setting that the hotel prides itself on has all but vanished.
The small metal waste bin is overflowing with snotty tissues and empty beer cans. The microwave has angry red splatters covering every surface within. The counter has been layered with seven days of crumbs, and something else dark and sticky. The beds are unmade. One has clearly been slept...

7 months ago

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Regan Strehl (United States) published:

The Left Side of the Library

PROMPT: Library Magic

    When I was younger, my parents spent money more carefully than they do now. My mom refused to work because she didn't want to leave raising my younger brother and I up to a nanny. My father had a well paying job, but he was also our sole provider. So, more often than not, we were herded towards our local library and away from expensive bookstores.
    When I was a child, the library we frequented was more or...

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Regan Strehl (United States) published:

The Shift

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We pulled up to Poppy’s house on the Fourth of July, fifteen minutes late.
    “Regan, Brian,” mom said. We both looked up and met her eyes in the rear view mirror. “Remember that Grandma Kacky and Poppy are divorced. So she’s not going to be here. Poppy is probably sad, so don’t ask him about it. Okay?”
    “Okay,” we said. Poppy married Grandma Kacky, his second wife, before I was born. She was nice enough to me, but...

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Regan Strehl (United States) published:

Sparks to Flames

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I looked up into my dad's jovial face as he handed me the party-sized-bag of original Lays chips. The bag crackled, like fire, when I placed it in my lap. Two cherry pies were slipped into the foot space between my brother and I. My parents entered the car. The click of their seat belts was like a spark, igniting my enthusiasm. It was almost as if someone had flipped a switch, allowing me to fully realize what day it...
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10 months ago

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Regan Strehl (United States) published:

The Hotel Room

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A bleached, polished, and febreezed hotel room has been lived in for little over a week. The lavish and pristine setting that the hotel prides itself on has all but vanished.
The small metal waste bin is overflowing with snotty tissues and empty beer cans. The microwave has angry red splatters covering every surface within. The counter has been layered with seven days of crumbs, and something else dark and sticky. The beds are unmade. One has clearly been slept...

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