majestically awkward manatee

United States of America

she/her.
13 years old.
california.

imagine dragons.
coldplay.

aquarius.
ravenclaw.
infj-t.

cat lover.
coffee drinker.

golfer.
figure skater.

pianist.
singer.
dancer.
artist.

writer.

dreamer.

❤️

Message from Writer

ask. i'll write you a review :D

"be a voice
not an echo."✨
-albert einstein

"i crossed the ocean of my mind, but in the end i drown."

Published Work

i now know what it's like


i now know what it's like
i tried to reach you
i've crossed the bridge over an empty hollow chasm
in my mind

i've crossed fires of fury
just to be there
next to you

and now,
i can't hide
from you

you're the reason 
i'm still alive
fighting the waters of fear
i'm still hanging on

but when you push me down
down, below the surface
i now know what it's like
to feel pain

Song Writing Competition 2019

lost without you

waves of dead roses
swallow me
as i drown

i had a million words 
to say to you
now there’s nothing left

i’m a rainbow without colors
a bird without wings
a flower without petals
and i’m lost without you

i’m a rainbow without colors 
a bird without wings
a flower without petals
and i’m lost without you

now i slowly 
fade away
as you leave

you used to be there 
for me
now you’re gone

i’m a rainbow without colors
a bird without wings
a flower without petals 
and i’m lost without you

i’m a rainbow without colors
a bird without wings
a flower without petals 
​and i’m lost without you

im lost without you (without you)
oh i’m so lost

cause
i’m a rainbow without colors 
a bird without wings
a flower without petals
and i’m lost without you

i’m lost without you 

where i'm from

i am from the shadows of a dream
from the unheard cries of a phoenix
as it’s last breath was taken
and it fell into an endless sleep

i am from the weeping moon
whose tears fell like raindrops
into the loneliness of the night
penetrating the surface of silence

i am from the secrets of an old box
swirls of dust piled up
shattered glass, floating feathers 
dusty memories, shattered locks

i am from blackbirds, 
from roses and cherry blossoms
i am from the sun setting
splashes of pink and orange that fade to dark blue 

i am from dandelions carved into the shining stars
from the infinite crashes of waves on the beach
whispering winds that remind me of summer
grains of sand that sparkle like diamonds

i am from the heartbeat of sunflowers
each beat follows me
and stays with me
gold in the sunshine, silver in the moon

burns #experience


phoenix
rises up 
to the night sky

gold

a
 g
  a
    i
     n
      s
       t


black

phoenix
free
in the wind
drifts through the
c l o u d s

phoenix
shot
d
o
w
n

plummets to the ground
like 
dreams
f a l l i n g  a p a r t  

phoenix
takes its last breath
of
pure fire
it burns
like molten lead

b u r n s

and

b u r n s
 

One-Liner

one-liner

your life only begins when you finally decide to live each day like it's your last.

your love

i'm trying but i keep falling down
these prayers ain't working anymore
every word shot down in flames
it's all too much for me

i wanted to play tough, thought i could do this all on my own
i wish we never learned to fly
watching all these dreams go up in smoke
if you leave then who will the next one be?

can you use these tears to put out the fires in my soul?
please, don't leave me be
you're all i need
cause your love lifts me up like helium





 

perfect

one, put on makeup so you don’t look uglier than you think you already are
two, wear cool trendy clothes so you don’t look like a complete idiot
three, hang out with those popular people
those popular people that you don’t even enjoy hanging out with
the ones who make fun of you and call you a loser
the ones who crush your hopes and dreams
as easily as you crush a bug
because you know it’s the only way you’ll ever become perfect

and when you come home and look in a mirror
you find a stranger staring back at you
a stranger who you believe is perfect
but you know know that you don’t what to do this
but you do this because you know 
this is the only way you will ever become perfect

when everyone knocks you down, you get up
you can’t let them see you cry
so you blink away your tears and pretend...

0-9

life in numbers


0 is lifelessness, when everything you have ever cared for has perished
1 is loneliness, when you are the only one left
2 is being with a friend in times of trouble
3 is a heavenly number rerpresenting, the Father, Son, and Holy Ghost
4 is the need of stability and strength and just being alive
5 is being a person and believing in humanity
6 is finding balance in life
7 is when you finally can't take it anymore
8 is infinite; a dark hole, waiting to swallow you
9 is the number of overcoming everything and being victorious

kinda back on wtw :)

hey everyone! i'm just writing this to say that i'm sorta back on write the world. i've been gone for around 2 or 3 months because i just didn't have time, but i miss this site and i'll try to be more active :)

thanks for reading,
MAM

IF YOU ENTERED MY CONTEST, PLEASE READ THIS!

Hi everyone! I hope everyone who entered my contest can read this. 

I have a lot going on right now and I think I'm just going to cancel my contest. I've been pretty inactive lately and I just don't think I'll have time. 

Sorry everyone if you entered my contest. I'm really sorry :(

You are Loved ;) <3

Loneliness... 

It's not just about being alone without anyone else around you.

It's when you're surrounded by people, but you know that you can't tell any one of them about how you feel. You just can't. Because you know that they won't understand. Because you feel like you will be judged. Because you don't even have the words for how you feel.

But you're not alone. Someone in this world cares about you and loved you. Maybe you just haven't found them yet. And yes, you're probably thinking, 'well, everyone says that.' Everyone says it for a good reason. 

~~Because it's true.~~

So cheer up and know that you are loved!

I Can't Handle it All

i can't handle it all
the tears of fire
running like rivers

don't be that way

the heavy rocks of stress
are weighing me down
making me fall
like dead roses

i wish you would understand
but you don't

i can't handle it all
 

Once the World Was Beautiful

Once the world was beautiful
With its tall, strong mountains
And it’s bright yellow wildflowers  
Dotting the luscious green fields  

Once the world was beautiful
With only the few sharp rocks
Sticking out of the ground to remind us
That we weren't living in paradise

Once the world was beautiful...

Then the world turned cold
The raging winds blew
The last leaves fell
Leaving only twigs on the once beautiful trees

The ponds froze
The bright wildflowers wilted
A harsh snow fell  
Covering the ground like a blanket

No animals were to be seen
A world of white had come
The sun no longer shone
The world became a barren place

But remember, once the world was beautiful...
 

MAJESTICALLY AWKWARD MANATEE IS HAVING ANOTHER CONTEST!!!!! (WITH TWO PROMPTS!) :DDDDDDD

*republished version with edits at the bottom*

HEYY!!!! So, since I got to 80 followers a few days ago, I was thinking that I could hold a contest (again)!!!! (IM ALMOST DONE WITH ALL THE PRIZES FROM MY LAST TWO CONTESTS) 
~~~IF YOU ARE QUILLE, DMORAL13, OPAL DROP, JULIANA, KORRA4LIFE, CHRISTY WISDOM, OR BLOTTED INK WITH A BROKEN QUILL, I AM GETTING TO YOUR PRIZES, I HAVEN'T FORGOTTEN!!!~~~
(Dmoral13 and Opal Drop, you still haven't told me which pieces you want me to review, so I'm going to review any one I want)

So there are 2 prompts!

Prompt 1-PLEASE HASHTAG THIS #ManateeYellowContest IN THE TITLE!!!!! 
Write about anything that is yellow. It can be a poem, short story, or whatever you want. 
Word length: 50-1700 words (It can be just a little over or under.)

Prompt 2-PLEASE HASTAG THIS #ManateeLyricsContest IN THE TITLE!!!!!! 
Write a short story or poem that has at least 3 lines/sentences that have lyrics from any...

MAJESTICALLY AWKWARD MANATEE IS HAVING ANOTHER CONTEST!!!!! (WITH TWO PROMPTS!) :DDDDDDD

HEYY!!!! So, since I got to 80 followers a few days ago, I was thinking that I could hold a contest (again)!!!! (IM ALMOST DONE WITH ALL THE PRIZES FROM MY LAST TWO CONTESTS) 
~~~IF YOU ARE QUILLE, DMORAL13, OPAL DROP, JULIANA, KORRA4LIFE, CHRISTY WISDOM, OR BLOTTED INK WITH A BROKEN QUILL, I AM GETTING TO YOUR PRIZES, I HAVEN'T FORGOTTEN!!!~~~
(Dmoral13 and Opal Drop, you still haven't told me which pieces you want me to review, so I'm going to review any one I want)

So there are 2 prompts!

Prompt 1-PLEASE HASHTAG THIS #ManateeYellowContest IN THE TITLE!!!!! 
Write about anything that is yellow. It can be a poem, short story, or whatever you want. 
Word length: 50-1700 words (It can be just a little over or under.)

Prompt 2-PLEASE HASTAG THIS #ManateeLyricsContest IN THE TITLE!!!!!! 
Write a short story or poem that has at least 3 lines/sentences that have lyrics from any songs you want, but they have to...

don't be that way #TheLittlePenguin

count my cards, watch them fall
blood on a marble wall
i like the way they all
scream

your silence is my favorite sound

where's my mind

i've lost myself again
what an expensive fate

i'll never let you back
those fifteen flares inside your ocean eyes

don't be that way
don't hide away
come out and play



 

cry an ocean <3

waves of dreams swallow me
as i

f
a
 l
  l

   d
 
  o
      w
        n
      
blinded by the heartbeat of sunflowers
that destroy my will of surviving
each

beat

follows
               me
                                         and
              stays
with                         me

like a shadow

making me
drowsy

until
         i
             fall
                      a s l e e p
          ...

a cold wave awakens me
with a wayward splash

whispering winds
remind me
that summer is not far away

the sun
an orange wildflower

the sand
pure white love

these thoughts shake me away
from the truth
that isn’t far behind

those golden lies
behind those silver eyes

had been set free
like birds released from a cage

everything infinite had fallen
but the blooming ocean
sparkling in the light
reminded...

cry an ocean <3

waves of dreams swallow me
as i

f
a
 l
  l

   d
 
  o
      w
        n
      
blinded by the heartbeat of sunflowers
that destroy my will of surviving
each

beat

follows
               me
   stays
with                         me

like a shadow

making me
drowsy

until
         i
             fall
                      asleep
          ...

a cold wave awakens me
with a wayward splash

whispering winds
remind me
that summer is not far away

the sun
an orange wildflower

the sand
pure white love

these thoughts shake me away
from the truth
that isn’t far behind

those golden lies
behind those silver eyes

had been set free
like birds released from a cage

everything infinite had fallen
but the blooming ocean
sparkling in the light
reminded me of them

i wish i could find comfort in light
not in tears

i had said
to not leave me in the
plain ash
like
trampled
                  ebony

i know i’m not going...

six feet under #N.poetry

im drowning in an abyss
of death
of lies
im blinded by the darkness
i can't see
waves of destruction
swallow me
as i

f
 a
  l
    l


     d
      o 
       w
        n


but in reality
im just

six feet under 
  

Love?? #standalonedialogue

"I know you don't love me..."

"WHAT? I do!"

"If you love me, why did you eat the last Dorito?"

YOU SHOULD READ THIS PIECE!!!!!

EVERYONE SHOULD GO READ THIS PIECE RIGHT NOW!!!!!!!! (Well, maybe not right now, but sometime in life)

the taste of the night sky by Mila McGonigal

AGHHHHHHH IT'S JUST SO GOOOOOD!!!!!!!

The imagery and description is so incredible and amazing and beautiful and gahhhh. I'll stop talking now.

BUT PLEASE GO READ IT!!!!! You won't regret it.

~~MAM

yellow

                                        






    ​    ​    ​    ​    ​    ​    ​    ​    ​    Yellow is
                                     thE
                                     coLor of 
                                        Lies 
                                      bOttled up
                                        With secrets

blue


But when you
Leave, do it
Uniquely or
Else all will be lost
 

purple



Please don't leave me
Underground in the
Ruins of 
Plain ash
Like trampled
Ebony
 

Random Ramblings

how do you know you've died
when everyone around you is dead
when everything infinite has fallen

d
 o
  w
    n


an endless hole
like bowling pins
only you'll never come back
or see the light again



 

too young

too young to be in pain
all life has been slain

too young to be dead inside
they never knew you lied

too young to care
all you see is black air

too young to be guilty
they always spill the tea

too young, too innocent

 

Answers to Ask the Author :DDDDDDD

​What is one of your biggest dreams? - Quille 
I really hope that I can do something that can change something. I really don't know what it is right now, but I want to find something that needs to be addressed seriously.

What three colors would you use to describe your personality? - Quille
Probably yellow, light brown, and purple. 

Favorite type of sandwich? - Budding Mae
Italian beef all the way!

Thing you forget the most? - Budding Mae 
What I'm saying XD. I will literally be talking and then I'll suddenly forget what I'm saying and just stare into blank space. Also, how to do math. I'll think that something in math is super easy, then like two days later, I'll completely forget how to do it.

How long have you been writing? - Budding Mae
I've been writing since Kindergarden, you know, where you write those 20 word stories about dinosaurs, and you think you've accomplished...

***Three Notes About Stuff Going On (Including Contest Prizes, My Inactivity, And My Book, Awakening Havoc***

So guys, I just wanted to tell you guys two quick things...

1. I will not be as active on WtW anymore. I took Writer's Workshop as an elective, but now 1st semester is over and I have different electives. Of course, I still love writing, but I just don't know what to write anymore. I won't be publishing as much, only if a topic or prompt really interests me, I'll start writing. But, I will definately try to be on here as often as possible, I love this site so much! 

2. I am so sorry that your prizes for my contests are taking so long. I've been really busy, and I haven't had any time to do them. Hopefully, I can get them done by the end of February (sorry, I know it's a long time.)

3. I won't be publishing any more of my book Awakening Havoc. It just didn't get anyone's interest, and I am...

The Vistas Beyond

Darkness

The rain thundered down, forming hundreds of little puddles. The little rain drops on my window slowly slid down. The clouds had swallowed up the sun, and all that was left was darkness. 

Awakening Havoc Chapter Three

Here are the links for Chapter One and Two :)

Chapter One
Chapter Two

Enjoy!!


~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~​~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~​~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~​~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~​~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~​~~~~~~~~~~~~~~


I turned around and saw my father on the floor, fresh blood pooling up around him. Jaylard was the one who screamed.

Then I noticed that there were no Axopotkel soldiers left. They had destroyed our tribe easily. We were so unprepared.

“Jaylard!” I screamed. “Come with me!”

“I can’t Amani. You know my duty is to stay here. I can’t just leave.” he replied.

“Jaylard, hurry up. No one else from our tribe is alive. We have to go get our sisters.”

I grabbed him without waiting for an answer. The Scythelenen soldiers were shooting arrows at us, and I dodged a few. We ran to the house with the rest of the Scythelenen soldiers running behind us and shouting.

Dellia and Reyna were playing with Louie, the little pet fish we had that was kept in a fishbowl on the kitchen counter.
...

Awakening Havoc Chapter Two

Here's chapter two :)

If you haven't read Chapter One, then you probably won't understand what's going on, so at every chapter, I am going to be posting the links of a few of the past chapters!

Chapter One

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~


The spear was heavy. I was already struggling to carry it as I ran outside, trying to find my father.

I pushed my way through the fighting, hoping that no one would try to kill me. Everyone was too absorbed in fighting to notice me. I weaved around the giant clumps of oceanland, hoping to find my father.

Finally, I saw him fighting alongside my brother, Jaylard. They both wielded long spears like mine.

“Father!” I shouted over the noise, hoping that he would hear me.

“Amani!” he yelled over the noise of the fighting. “Go home! You’re not supposed to be here!”

“But father, I want to help!” I yelled in reply.

“Go home. We don’t need your help....

Awakening Havoc Chapter One

All right, I guess I am gonna be posting the book I'm writing!!!

The title is still undecided, but this is what I want to call it for now.

Here is Chapter One. Hope you guys enjoy!!!


~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

I woke up feeling dizzy.

I had just had a dream where I was an Airor in the water and I was choking because I couldn’t breath. There was a giant wave that picked me up and carried me over to a bottomless hole on land which I fell into.

My father had told me that Air-ors were giant terrifying creatures that lived above us millions of years ago and ate cows and a strange animal that had wings called chicken.

The only cows down here are sea cows. I never came up close to one, but I had seen a few from far away. They were cute and fat animals; I would never eat one of those. The only things that...

Living People

Meet Amani :D

So guys, I have been writing a book, I just decided not to publish it here on WtW. It's currently only 7 pages.

So the main character's name is Amani.

What is something about your character that no one knows?
Her dad isn't her real dad and she is adopted. She doesn't even know this. Also, that humans once lived on land and not in the water.

What is his/her favorite time of day?  
Lunchtime because she loves lunch.

Who is his/her closest confidant?
Her brother Jaylard, or Emilia (temporary name), a girl she is about to meet.

What is something s/he collects?
Rocks. 

What was his/her last nightmare about?
That her whole family would die. Unfortunately, this nightmare came true, but instead of her family dying, her whole tribe dies.

What is the first thing he/she thinks about when she wakes up in the morning?
Her little sisters. 

What is something that fascinates him/her?
Rocks. Amani loves rocks.

What is...

Writing Resolutions

2019 Writing Goals ;)

Writer-centered goal: I hope to focus more on my projects. I always start them and then dump them. I've never had a book that's more than 11 pages.

Craft-centered goal: I want to learn how to make a clear, interesting, and hooking plot without distractions.

 

endless chances

it's simple as a note and complex as a melody

it's short as a letter and long as a sentence

love

it's

endless possibilities

endless chances 

 

Ask the Author ;)

Welp, I guess I’m doing an Ask the Author thing. Just following the trend XD.

Ask any question(s) below in the comments and they will be answered on a separate post!!!!!

 

six feet under #N.poetry

im drowning in an abyss
of death
of lies
im blinded by the darkness
i can't see
waves of destruction
swallow me
as i

f
 a
  l
    l


     d
      o 
       w
        n


but in reality
im just

six feet under
  

fake

ink stained cloth
fake

ink can't stain

broken cement
fake

it never broke

cherry blossoms falling
fake

they can't fall


your promises
fake

they were never worth anything














 

Haven't Been Writing, Don't Know What to Write

Hey everyone,
I know I haven't been writing for a while and the reasons are

1. I got the flu and had no creative ideas floating around my head whatsoever.

2. I HAVE NO IDEA OF WHAT TO WRITE! I don't know why, but I feel like all of my writing energy has gotten pulled away from me  and the WtW prompts just aren't interesting enough...

Maybe, I'll have to ask again...

Do you guys know of any cool contests??? 

Thank you so much guys!!!!!

Water

Glowing like a crystal
In a shivering light
It’s unraveled beauty
Is washed clean
Like broken dreams
But it is deadly
For it broke my wings
And made me drown

I don't know what to title this, it's just something about what I'm going to be writing!

Hey guys!!!

So I was thinking about doing a bunch of writing that incorporates a specific line from a song or the title of a song. Would any of you be interested in reading these?

Also, I think someone else had this idea too (I don't remember who.) I had this idea a while ago, I just didn't carry it out yet. So, I just want to let you know that I did not copy that person in any way, this idea is completely original :)

So please let me know if you would be interested in reading these!! Thanks!!!

Tiny Love Story

Don't Leave

He had always told me "Say you'll never leave me."

And I did. I promised him and myself that I wouldn't ever leave.

But I remember that night, when I waited for him at a restaurent.

He never showed up. 

He had left.

Dusty Lies, Icy Paradise

Oh, just wonderful. How the am I supposed to “contribute” to this project—and every other project ever—when all other people ever do is reject my ideas?
   “Ah, no,” Liam says. He smiles, showing off his clean, shiny teeth, pretending that he’s the best person in the world, and as if he enjoys my frustration—definitely no to the first one, and probably yes to the second.
   “I agree with Liam,” Lisa says. Of course she does. “Putting chowder on the menu is a terrible idea.” She likes him.
   “Well fine,” I reply. “Why don’t we put all of the stupidest foods in the world on the menu, so that no one will come to buy any of our food—which is great for business by the way—and we’ll get a bad grade. Eh?”
Lisa immediately frowns.“Ms. Garcia! Can you come here and talk to Angie?” she shouts much too loudly, especially for me being next to her. Always a tattletale.
“Lisa,...

*Important Note About Winners of the #ManateeContest*

To all the people who got places in my #manateecontest, if you haven't already told me which pieces you want me to review, I am going to pick any piece I want. 

Reminder of which places and how many reviews you get...

1st place: 3 reviews (and other prizes)

2nd place: 2 reviews (and other prizes)

3rd place: 1 review (and other prizes)

I am going to say it one more time in caps lock, bold, and italic!!!!

*THIS IS YOUR LAST CHANCE TO TELL ME WHICH PIECE(S) YOU WANT ME TO REVIEW*

WINNERS OF MY SECOND EVER CONTEST (the mini one in the comments)

Thanks to everyone who entered my mini contest!!!!!! I loved reading all of the entries, and they were all beautifully written!

I still haven't even started giving out the prizes for my first contest, but I'm getting to that. I've been pretty busy these few weeks.

So, the winners...


1st place
Unamor_Unavida
Love; a question and an answer, a bold and a quiet statement, a butterfly filled beginning and a world shattering end.​
This piece was just so stunning. It's such an amazing way of describing love!


A two way tie for 2nd place...
Christy Wisdom 
Simply saying "I love you." can change a life for a long time; finding out about God's love for you can change your life forever.
I thought that this was a really unique way of talking about love, and it was wonderfully written!

Blotted Ink With a Broken Quill
The tender whisper of the raging fire that is both quiet and loud calls to...

The Striped Mask #cliffhangerqueencontest

The forest was full of smoke and loud shouts. I watched the last people fall to the ground in defeat, spears or broken arrows in their stomachs. Tears streamed down my cheeks as I shot another fire arrow. It hit a man with deadly accuracy.

I crouched lower, but one man spotted me. 

“She’s there!” he shouted. I stood up. A moment of silence came upon the forest, besides the fire burning. Then, they all came at me. 

I pulled out my knife and slashed and them, but there were too many. Someone knocked me to the ground. I sat there staring at all of them, their striped masks, and prepared myself for death.

One man grinned down at me with malice. He got his spear ready for striking, when suddenly a voice boomed “STOP RIGHT THERE!” 

Everyone turned around to look, and so did I. What I saw next was so astonishing. It was him.

rainbow

red

dead rose, bloody lies, red wine, cherry pies

orange

smashed pumpkin, burning fire, orange poppy, bent wire

yellow

burmese python, happy sunshine, melting butter, doing fine

green

dead leaves, solo frog, dark emerald, mossy log

blue

singing bluebird, blue skies, big waves, sapphire eyes

purple

furious magic, amethyst iris, dark plum, deadly virus
 










 

WOWOWOWOW! I GOT TO 50 (51) FOLLOWERS

WOW GUYS! I am truly amazed. I have only been on this site for a few months, and I have already got 50 followers!! (actually 51!)

I feel so included in this wonderful community and I want to give a huge THANK YOU to everyone who supports me! Thanks for entering my contest, giving me harsh reviews, leaving encouraging comments, and everything else! You guys are SO AWESOME!!!

In a few days, I will be posting a piece that has shoutouts to the people who support me extra! (Please don't feel offended if you aren't on that list, I really do appreciate everyone!)


So again, THANK YOU SO MUCH GUYS!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 

A MINI CONTEST!! ENTER IN THE COMMENTS

Hey! Since I have nothing to do right now, I decided to host a mini contest! I know I still haven’t posted the winners of my other contest yet, but that is coming up very soon! (Well, now I have, so go check that out if you haven't already. This is a republished version.)

This contest is much more simple! 

Write one sentence about love in the COMMENTS below!
It is much easier for me when all the entries are in one place!!!


The deadine is Janurary 10th. 

Prizes
1st place will get 10 of their pieces liked
2nd places will get 7 of their pieces liked
3rd place will get 5 of their pieces liked

I will be publishing this a few times to make sure people see it!!

Good luck!!!!!

(Republished version)

WINNERS, PLEASE LET ME KNOW WHICH PIECES YOU WANT ME TO REVIEW!!!

If you won first place, you get ​a follow (if I am not already following you), 3 reviews on pieces of your choice, and 15 likes on pieces of my choice. PLEASE LET ME KNOW WHICH PIECES TO REVIEW

If you won second place, you get get a follow (if I am not already following you), 2 reviews on pieces of your choice and 10 likes on pieces of my choice. PLEASE LET ME KNOW WHICH PIECES TO REVIEW

If you won third place, you get a follow (if I am not already following you), a review on a piece of your choice and 5 likes on pieces of my choice. PLEASE LET ME KNOW WHICH PIECES TO REVIEW

If you were one of the honorable mentions, you get a follow (if I am not already following you) and 5 likes on piece of my choice.


I WILL GIVE YOU YOUR PRIZES SOON BUT PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE LET ME KNOW WHICH PIECES YOU WANT ME TO REVIEW.
If you do not within a period of two weeks,...

MY FIRST CONTEST WINNERS (The #manateecontest one)

Hey everyone! I am going to be announcing my first contest winners (it's NOT the one where you entered in the comments.)

Thank you so much for entering! This was my first contest and I got 14 entries!!!! That is just unbelievable to me :D

So, before I announce the winners, (which is what you've all been waiting for), I want to say that I had such a tough time deciding the winners because all of the entries were soooooo amazing! It's crazy how beautiful these pieces are! 

Also, one more thing, there is a tie for 3rd place, and a 3-way tie for the honorable mention so I'm just going to do three honorable mentions :D

And without further ado, the winners... (of course you're all winners!!)


1st place: Quille's piece: Part of Bryssa's Lament 
This piece had so much beautiful imagery and I loved how the rhyming wasn't forced. The metaphors were also amazing!
My favorite line: ...

Dance of the Flowers #fire

i remember the glass shattering
the blood dripping 
the brutal screams
that were kept inside us

i remember their ashes
the fire in their eyes
the fire that killed them
the lies that chained them

all our past tendencies 
were just deceptions
i wish I could find comfort in warmth
and just live

but as our ashes blew away
i could only remember that time
when we were simply just us
when we did the dance of the flowers

 

A MINI CONTEST!! ENTER IN THE COMMENTS

Hey! Since I have nothing to do right now, I decided to host a mini contest! I know I still haven’t posted the winners of my other contest yet, but that is coming up very soon!

This contest is much more simple! 

Write one sentence about love in the COMMENTS below!
It is much easier for me when all the entries are in one place!!!


The deadine is Janurary 10th. 

Prizes
1st place will get 10 of their pieces liked
2nd places will get 7 of their pieces liked
3rd place will get 5 of their pieces liked

I will be publishing this a few times to make sure people see it!!

Good luck!!!!!

Black

Black heart.
Black night.
Black mind.

beautiful

your sapphire eyes
your long brown hair
your bloody lipstick
everything

i can’t hold back
the way I feel
because even when you’re crying 
you’re beautiful too

Ellipsism #myfirstcontest

A baby’s cry echoes through the room
Tears fall to the floor
Joy and grief combined 
Never living through it all

Blood stained snow
A death before a death
Real tears of sorrow
Last cry, last breath

Broken #myfirstcontest

Glass shattered, lost rose, broken heart.




 

Any Cool Contests??

Heyo guys, I know this is kind of random but do any of you guys know of any cool contests I could join??? I don’t feel like doing any of the WtW prompts and I don’t know what to write!! Please help!!! 

Not Alone

Alone in the snow
A raging blizzard in me
Throughout it all
I will survive

Feeling the touch
Of a human hand
Warmth spreads through me
I know I’m not alone

2019

A Perfect 2019 :)

Ingredients for a perfect 2019!!

365 cups of coffee

1 Billie Eilish concert

45 buckets of books

11 teaspoons of hope

939 cups of laughter

1 Imagine Dragons concert

30 pancakes

100 pieces on WtW

301 pieces of sushi 

1 Coldplay concert

3000000 cats

900 photos

and friends :)

blackbird

blackbird is dead
not even ink stained curtains
could hold back its misery 
its life
its death

blood splattered rocks
dusty blankets
memories of the blackbird
that died in your hands

looking back through time
you find out 
that throughout it all
blackbird is alive
and you are dead


 

The Frog

There was a frog
Who lived in a bog
He drank some eggnog
And read a prologue
There wasn’t much fog 
So he decided to go for a jog
With the dog
And the hog
Then came some smog
So they hid in a log
But they were so agog
To go to Prague
In their new clogs



 

story of my life

he starts with

dying fast, new beginning, cracked hopes, never winning 
stone heart, wilting rose, broken thorns, no one knows

throughout his piece

erases fast, writes slow, snow falls, wind blows
steady hand, floating feathers, bad vibes, worse weather

he ends with

ink stains, dead bird, lonely lotus, never heard
ripped curtains, dusty box, blotted memories, shattered locks


 

NEVER MIND ABOUT THE WINNERS OF MY CONTEST COMING UP TODAY

I know that I said the winners of my contest are going to come up today. Sorry, but you'll have to wait...

I'll probably also announce the winners after Winter break. You can probably expect to find the winners here in between Janurary 6th and Janurary 15th. (They might be out a little earlier than that.) 

Sorry, I know that is really late, but I have been very busy. I am in the middle of reading all of your pieces and all I can say is that they are all incredibly wonderful!!! It's going to take me such a long time to decide the winners. Please don't be offended if you aren't one of the winners, I really do love all of your pieces! 

Also, I think I'm going to give a follow to everyone who entered (if i'm not already following you.) You all are such incredibly talented writers!

DEADLINE FOR MY CONTEST IS TODAY!!!! (AND OTHER DETAILS)

Hey everyone, just wanted to remind you that the deadline for my contest is today.

Also, A HUGE THANK YOU TO EVERYONE WHO ENTERED!!! This was my first contest ever, and I am so surprised that I got over 10 entries!! It's incredible that so many of you decided to do it!!!!

If I haven't liked/commented on yours yet, please don't panic, I've only seen a few so far! 

Winners of my contest will probably come out today too! I will definately let you know in the comments on your piece once I post the winners! If you won any of the places, I will probably also mention that in the comments of your piece too!
 
All entries will be mentioned and there will be a link to them on the winners of my contest piece.

You'll probably have to wait a while for your prize, I'll probably start the reviews/comments/likes after Winter break, as I don't really have...

PLEASE JOIN MY CONTEST!!!!

Heyo everyone! 
So, I just want to say I’ve loved reading all the entries to my contest. 

I only have 4 entries right now and I’m giving out 3 places and one honorable mention.

It would mean SO much to me if you could join my contest as I don’t have enough people!!

The deadline is December 28th I believe and it will probably take me a while for judging as every single piece that entered is so amazing!!

So please do join! Other contest details are here. 

Also, some people have said in the comments that they would enter, but I haven’t sent their piece yet. If you were one of these people, please submit your entries soon!

One last thing, if you believe you published your piece already and used #manateecontest (no spaces in between) in your title and I haven’t commented or liked yet, please do let me know in the comments!!

Thank you so much for...

REMINDER ABOUT MY CONTEST

Sup guys. So this is just a reminder that entries for my contest are due on Dec 28th. 

Remember to put #manateecontest in your title! 

​If you would like to enter, details about the prompt are here

Also, please let me know if you want to enter, and when you are finished please link your piece in the comments.


Thank you so much!!!

MAJESTICALLY AWKWARD MANATEE IS HAVING A CONTEST!!! PLEASE READ :D

Hey everyone!!!!! I'm going to get straight to the point here. I have seen many people do user-hosted contests, and I thought I would try that too!! This is my first contest, and I would really appreciate it if you could enter! I will be posting this multiple times to make sure people see it! Details about this contest are below :)

Prompt: Write about anything you want! However, your piece must include the word "rose."

Word limit: 300-1000 words. However, if you are doing poetry, the limit is 8-20 lines.

Due date: December 28th. This could change due to how fast people submit their entries.

PRIZES!!! 
First place will get a follow (if I am not already following you), 3 reviews on pieces of your choice, and 15 likes on pieces of my choice.
 
Second place will get a follow (if I am not already following you), 2 reviews on pieces of yourchoice and 10...

Survive #fiveendings

His whole body was shaking as if he was cold, but there were little beads of sweat dotted randomly about on his forehead. His trembling hands were greeted by Tanya's. 

"Tanya," he whispered. "I'm dying."

"No. No you're not. It'll be okay. You'll survive. You won't die. You can't die," replied Tanya, trying to comfort herself.

"Tanya, take care of yourself. Please." His pleading eyes looked up into hers. "Go through it all. You must survive."

"Survive..." His voice slowly died out. 

Then, his hands went limp and his eyes rolled up. Dead. The bed seemed to sink just a little more.

"No!" cried Tanya. "No, you're alive. I know you're alive," she sobbed. "You can't just die and leave me here."

"Shut up," said a voice from outside. 

"Yeah, little kid, no one needs to hear your pathetic crying," laughed another.

"Silence!" yelled another voice, deeper and stronger than the others.

"Your majesty." 

"Has he died yet?" boomed the...

Hollow #oneblue

She stared up into the blue sky with a hollow heart, and wondered "Why am I here?"

Perhaps I Never Truly Met You

Perhaps I never truly met you
We had never made those memories
Under the sun
Laughing as the wind blew away our worries
We were as carefree as dandelions

The fire that you sparked to life
Had never burned in my heart before
It had never emptied out my soul
I had never felt the pain before

Perhaps I never truly met you
Until I heard your voice, sweet as a flower
That's when I knew
I had truly met you

Lies

Lies dwell in my heart 
They burn in my soul
Beautiful wildflowers withering
Due to a slight touch of winter
Your mask of disguise
Has been shattered like glass
Your heart is hollow
Like an egg shell
You spit out words of ignorance
A candle ignites a flame

Every word
                Empties me
Every touch 
                 Burns me 
Every lie
            Kills me

You're
         a
          natural
                     liar
                       





 

In the House

The Demon of Bloody Hollow

Click click click. I sighed. The demons that resided behind the wall were up to no good again. Ever since I had left them, they would bother me at night. I covered my ears with the pillow. 

Click click click. 

"Shut up," I complained. 

Click click click. Click click click click click. 

I pulled the covers up. They would start with their annoying clicking every night at around eleven.

Click. Click. 

I had had enough. 

"Thats it. I'm going to give you a lesson tonight." I pushed the covers off of me, rolled out of bed, and turned the light on. 

Suddenly, I heard a high pitched scream from behind the wall. I knew that sound.            

She was coming for me. I whimpered and turned the light off. Another scream. I slowly tiptoed over to the bed and sat on the edge. She screamed again. 
 
"Fine." I mumbled. I laid down on the...

MAJESTICALLY AWKWARD MANATEE IS HAVING A CONTEST!!! PLEASE READ :D

Hey everyone!!!! I'm going to get straight to the point here. I have seen many people do user-hosted contests, and I thought I would try that too!! This is my first contest, and I would really appreciate it if you could enter! I will be posting this multiple times to make sure people see it! Details about this contest are below :)

Prompt: Write about anything you want! However, your piece must include the word "rose."

Word limit: 300-1000 words. However, if you are doing poetry, the limit is 8-20 lines.

Due date: December 28th. This could change due to how fast people submit their entries.

PRIZES!!! 
First place will get a follow (if I am not already following you), 3 reviews on pieces of your choice, and 15 likes on pieces of my choice.
 
Second place will get a follow (if I am not already following you), 2 reviews on pieces of yourchoice and 10...

I'm doing my own q&a because I have nothing better to do with my time :) #Manateeq&a

1. What is your favorite book of all time? 
Hmm. I've had a lot of favorite books. I think the Warriors series or The Water Wars

2. Your favorite movie?
Umm. I'm not really sure. I'm not really a movie person, more of a book person, but I recently watched The Hate U Give which I really enjoyed.

3. What is your favorite TV show? 
Again, I like books more, but Stranger Things is pretty cool.

4. Do you play any sports? If so, what are they? 
Yes, I have been playing golf for 8 years and I took fugure skating lessons for a year, but I quit. In school, I really enjoy basketball, tennis, and street hockey.

5. What is your biggest phobia?
Arachnophobia (fear of spiders.) They are creepy :/

6. What is your favorite song right now?
 Natural by Imagine Dragons. It's stuck in my head. 

7. What is your favorite type of pie? (had...

MAJESTICALLY AWKWARD MANATEE MAKES A Q&A #Manateeq&a

I have seen a lot of people make a q&a so I decided to try that too. Here it goes!

Title your piece with #Manateeq&a and I'll like/comment on your piece.

1. What is your favorite book of all time?

2. Your favorite movie?

3. What is your favorite TV show?

4. Do you play any sports? If so, what are they?

5. What is your biggest phobia?

6. What is your favorite song right now?

7. What is your favorite type of pie? (had to do this, I love pie)

8. Do you think that money can buy you happiness?

9. Are the web filters at your school way too restricted?

10. How young is too young for a phone?

11. Do you have any type of social media? If you do, are you addicted to it or do you rarely check it? (or somewhere in between?)

12. What is your opinion on new products being tested on animals?
...

Nothing's Impossible

They say "nothing's impossible." When I was a kid, I believed that, but in a different way. I believed that Santa Claus could fit through the chimney and give me presents. I believed that I could learn how to speak animal. I believed that I could fly if I really set my mind to it and tried. I imagined soaring through the sky like a freed bird. And one day, I really did try. I was a bit surprised when I tripped over a rock and faceplanted. As I grew older, what I believed changed. I believed that Santa wasn't real. I didn't believe that I could even learn Spanish, but less animal. Now, I have been speaking up for what I think it right and what I think is wrong. Because now, I believe that "even the smallest voices can make a difference in a big way." 

MAJESTICALLY AWKWARD MANATEE IS HAVING A CONTEST!!! PLEASE READ :D

Hey everyone!!! I'm going to get straight to the point here. I have seen many people do user-hosted contests, and I thought I would try that too!! This is my first contest, and I would really appreciate it if you could enter! I will be posting this multiple times to make sure people see it! Details about this contest are below :)

Prompt: Write about anything you want! However, your piece must include the word "rose."

Word limit: 300-1000 words. However, if you are doing poetry, the limit is 8-20 lines.

Due date: December 28th. This could change due to how fast people submit their entries.

PRIZES!!! 
First place will get a follow (if I am not already following you), 3 reviews on pieces of your choice, and 15 likes on pieces of my choice.
 
Second place will get a follow (if I am not already following you), 2 reviews on pieces of yourchoice and 10...

Goblins and Fairies #believe

"I know it! I know it for sure!" Ellie yelled. 

"What?" asked Mary, Ellie's older sister.

"The goblins came last night and sprayed all of the flowers with poison! That's why they died." said Ellie.

"Who told you that?" snickered Mary. "You're out of your mind! Where did they get all of the poison?"

"From the fairies!" 

"A week ago you told me that the fairies painted the flowers at night. Now you're saying they kill them?" said Mary in disbelief. 

"Well, no one cares about what you think. I know for a fact that the goblins kill the flowers. Or else who would?" screamed Ellie.
 
Mom came into the room. "Quit screaming Ellie! What is going on?"

"Ellie is so stupid. She thinks that fairies paint flowers different colors, and in winter, goblins come and get poison from the fairies and they kill the flowers." explained Mary.
                      ...

About Majestically Awkward Manatee :) #mystoryq&a

Do you still live where you were born?  
Yep! Born in Santa Barbara, and I'm living here right now :)


How many languages do you speak/study?  
Well, I'm fluent in English. I studied Spanish in school for 7 years, but didn't really learn much. I am currently learning Latin which I am enjoying (and I'm learning way more than I did when I had Spanish.) :P

Do you consider yourself a good student?  
I hate it when people ask me this, because I feel like the answer is yes, but I don't really want to brag. The truth is I am a good student...so yeah.

Do you sport?  
I'm guessing this means "do you plays sports" lol. Yes I do. I have been playing golf for 8 years now. I also enjoy basketball, which I am not the best at, and tennis, which I am sort of improving at... *awkward laugh*

Are you religious?  
Yes.

What should you be doing right...

Possibly a Contest???

Hey everyone!!! I know that a lot of people have been holding their own user hosted contests and I thought that I might do the same. However, I'm not sure if I can get enough people to enter.
 
Some details about this possibly happening contest are...

The prompt will be something related to fiction and will have to have a certain word in it.
The deadline might be after Christmas, this could change depending on how many people enter and how fast they finish their pieces. 
Prizes could include likes, reviews, and/or follows.

Please let me know what you think and if this would interest you. If enough people repond in the comments, I think I will do this contest. Thanks!!!

Extraordinary in the Ordinary

A Rose

A rose, red as blood
Bent like a wire
Beads of moonlight dance through the petals
Last lonely petal dances alone
As it waits to join it's friends
Patient and hopeful
Lovely and thoughtful
At last it falls
The last hope disappears


 

Reviews!!!

I really love this site and I really want to get more into other people's pieces! I've seen a few people do this so I think I'll do it too. The first 7 people to comment here will get 2 pieces of their choice, liked, commented on, and reviewed (if i have the time to review.) Just remember to tell me which ones!
Thanks!!!

The Outsider

Breathing on the surface but smoldering inside
Blackbird singing in the dead of night
Horses running free through the empty plains
The wind whistling past their ears
Too little time and too much disguise
Trapped like a caged dove
Soul slowly encroached
Fire burning through you
Slowly drowning in nugatory lies
Inevitable heartbreak
Frabjous days lost forever
No color left in the world
At last, your heart becomes hollow
The unavailing invariable seasons pass
The rest of your days are lived in sorrow
For that is what happened to the outsider

Mixtape

Me, My Music, and I

1. Nothing Breaks Like a Heart - Miley Cyrus and Mark Ronson
"This world can hurt you, it cuts you deep and leaves a scar, things fall apart, but nothing breaks like a heart."

2. Wake Me Up -
Avicii
"I wish that I could stay forever this young, not afraid to close my eyes. Life's a game made for everyone and love is a prize."

3. Happier - Marshmello and Bastille 
"When the morning comes, when we see what we've become. In the cold light of day we're a flame in the wind not the fire that we've begun."

4. It's Quiet Uptown - 
Hamilton
"There are moments that the words don't reach. There is suffering too terrible to name."

5. Without You - Avicii
"You said that we would always be. Without you I feel lost at sea. Through the darkness you'd hide with me. Like the wind we'd be wild and free."

6. Demons - 
Imagine Dragons ...

Once the World Was...

Once the World Was Beautiful

Once the world was beautiful
With its tall, strong mountains
And the bright yellow wildflowers 
Dotting the luscious green fields 

Once the world was beautiful
With only the few sharp rocks
Sticking out of the ground to remind us
That we weren't living in paradise

Once the world was beautiful...

Then the world turned cold
The bright yellow wildflowers wilted
Leaves fell from trees
Dancing to the ground

Then the world turned cold
The raging winds howled
The harsh snow fell 
Covering the ground like a blanket

Once the world was beautiful...





 

They are Coming #BlottedInkContest

    I woke up feeling dizzy. I had just had a dream where I was an Airor in the water and I was choking because I couldn’t breathe. There was a giant wave that picked me up and carried me over to a bottomless hole on land which I fell into.
My father had told me that Air-ors were giant terrifying creatures that lived above us millions of years ago and ate cows and a strange animal that had wings called chicken.
    The only cows down here are sea cows. I never came up close to one, but I had seen a few from far away. They were cute and fat animals; I would never eat one of those. The only things that my tribe and I eat are seaweed and krill.
    My name is Amani. I have younger two sisters, Dellia and Reyna, and an older brother, Jaylard. After the Great War happened, the oceanlans had split into six tribes....

My December Writing Competition 2018

The Hope December Brings

    It is that time of the year. December has come, and with it, comes new hope. December is the feeling of joy, happiness, hope, chamomile tea, hot chocolate, turkey, and presents. Every ornament being put on the tree symbolizes the hope that has come back. Each year, we put up the stockings and Christmas decorations in the middle of November, before Thanksgiving. And each year, when I take out those dusty stockings, fabric poinsettias, and the miniature Christmas tree, I suddenly have a feeling of warmth. These items mean Christmas to me. So we begin our December journey in November. 
    We have an artificial Christmas tree that always comes out of the attic during the first week of December. It has been in the attic the whole year, so once we take it out, a lot of dust comes out too. The branches are bent like wire, so we take the time to make the branches...

Life's a Game #PlayTheGame

She sits there in the back of the room, staring at him. Her long brown hair is in a braid and she is wearing purple lipstick. To her, he is just a chess piece, waiting to be played with. Her next move is mercurial. Life's a game made for everyone. 

#paperbirdcontest The End of Us

    I woke up feeling dizzy. I had just had a dream where I was an Air-or in the ocean and I was choking because I couldn’t breath. There was a giant wave that picked me up and carried me over to a bottomless hole on land which I fell into.
    My father had told me that Air-ors were giant terrifying creatures that had lived above us on land millions of years ago and ate cows and a strange animal that had wings called chicken.
    The only cows down here are sea cows. I had never came up close to one, but I had seen a few from far away. They were big, and I wasn't so sure about eating one. The only things that my tribe and I eat are seaweed and krill.
    My name is Amani. I have two sisters, Dellia and Reyna, and a brother, Jaylard. After the Great War had happened, the oceanlans had split into six...

Beside the Lake

Beside the trees 
The silver dandelions
Fluttered in the breeze
The golden sun was setting
With clouds surrounding it
The place was just perfect
For me and my friends to sit

The Moon

The clouds parted away, revealing a beautiful full moon. It was luminous as lights on a Christmas tree. Everything had a silvery glow cast onto it. The only sound to be heard was crickets chirping. However, the clouds, grey as a wolf's fur, came again and covered the moon.

Ant

A surprise when you find one in your bed
Not good to eat
Tiny

Tyrannosaurus-Rex

Tyrannosaurus-Rex is cool (and somewhat scary)
Young or old 
Rabbits for breakfast (maybe)
All of them are extinct now
Noisy (I think)
Nose on head (of course)
On land
Skeleton in more than 1,000,000 years
A carnivore (nom nom nom)
Under the sky (duh)
Rats for dinner (maybe)
Unhappy sometimes (possibly)
Stayed on earth a long time ago 
Really huge (yes)
Extra large teeth
X-tra sharp teeth

The Cereal that Ate Glue

There once was some cereal that ate glue
Then his teeth got stuck together so he could not chew
He felt really bad
But he was also sad
Then magically his teeth didn’t stick anymore
But his mouth was really sore
And he never ate glue ever again

The Cow and the Dog

There once was a dog called Lu
All she could do was moo
The cow that barked found it perfectly strange
So they decided to do an exchange
And in the end they flew

Music

The outside music surrounds me. I feel it with my heart and my mind. The birds that chirp their lovely melodies, the soft pitter-patter of the rain outside. No matter what time or place, music surrounds me with beauty and grace. Songs about love, songs about grief, songs about life. Oh, how the music surrounds me with it’s gentle sapphire light.

I Am Poem

I am unique and passionate
I wonder what my life will be like when I’m older
I hear the weeping of the moon
I see the intense emerald light in a cat’s eyes
I want others to see the world like I do
I am unique and passionate
I pretend my hairbrush is a microphone
I feel the beating of a dragonfly’s wings
I touch the clouds in my dreams
I worry that I will grow up too fast
I cry when I am deeply touched
I am unique and passionate
I understand I can make mistakes
I say “Believe in yourself”
I dream about manatees
I try to do everything right
I hope that everyone will be happy
I am unique and passionate

Your World in Three Senses

The Morning

    I woke up and wildly looked around, terrified that the giant beast would eat me for sure. I saw the ceiling, white as snow. I stared at the mirror and saw myself staring back. There was no beast. The creme colored puppy that sat on top of my covers while I slept was on the floor. I slid off my bed to grab it and put it on the olive green chair next to my bed. There was a bright green dragon with dark blue wings on that chair too. I saw my painting of a sunset hanging on the wall next to the mirror. The vivid orange color reminded me of an orange and for a quick moment I wondered if we had any in our fridge that I could have for breakfast. I breathed in the familiar scent of coffee. There was something else that smelled like cinnamon and I wondered if my mom was making...

Open Prompt

#cwcrandomq&a

1. What TV shows did you watch as a kid?
I watched Spongebob a lot. I also liked watching things on the Disney Channel like Sam and Cat and iCarly.

2. Should pineapple be on a pizza?
YES!!! Pineapple pizza tastes amazing and I love it! It's my favorite type of pizza besides cheese.

3. If there is a word limit on a prompt/contest, what is your favorite length to write?
I like 200-1000. Most of the time I like writing shorter things, but writing longer is also fun sometimes.

4. Why is your username what it is?
Well, I told my friend to say two random words and he said "Awkward manatee." So I just added majestically for some reason and I got Majestically Awkward Manatee.

5. What are your tastes in YouTube videos (if any?)
I really like Try Not to Laugh videos even though I never laugh when I watch them. I also enjoy Studio C and...

School

    Beep beep beep beep, the alarm clock sounded. She slapped the snooze button hard and pulled the covers over her head. Her stomach was grumbling but she didn't want to get out of bed. Beep beep beep beep, it sounded again. This time she threw the covers off her bed and stretched. She put on her clothes for school and went to the bathroom to do her hair and brush her teeth. Then she headed downstairs for breakfast. She hated her new school because it took an hour to get there which meant she had to get up an hour earlier.

Impermanence

The Unchanging Life

Leaves become yellow
Falling to the ground like snow
Invariable