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Rosie

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Rosie (United States) published:

The Tree

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To Lucy, a tree was a world. A world where you could build a home. A world where you could play and climb. A world where you could fall and get up to the top again.

Living on a tree was not an easy thing; it was neither comfortable nor did it leave any room for carelessness. Its hard, husky, intricate cortex could scrape, bruise and cut. The holes in it were the houses of strange insects, including spiders which...

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Rosie (United States) published:

Smiles have power

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Humans are different from one another. We all carry different lives; have different tastes and see things from different perspectives. Nonetheless, we do have something in common. All of us struggle. Some days more than others, others less than some. 

Perhaps, your friend’s parents are having financial problems, so he’ sad or worried, or both. Maybe your classmate had a fight with her sister so she’s grumpy and sensitive. The girl who lives near your house might be really insecure. 
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Rosie (United States) published:

Springtime’s here

PROMPT: Poetry and Spoken Word Competition 2019

Springtime’s here 
and flowers swing
their vain
airs. 

It it smells to sunlight; 
fresh grass
and life, she
swears. 

The sky has a queer mood,
though.
Maybe it needs a 
song, 
after the winter has gone.

So bees hum and
birds sing high, 
trying to impress him
Who watches with a 
critic eye.

And yet, how he smiles at their gay tunes! 
They cheer up 
his lonely noons. 
 

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Rosie (United States) published:

The first greeting

PROMPT: Love in Words

Dear Grandma,

Hi.

I thought a greeting would be the right way to begin this letter, as I never had the chance to say hi to you or you to me. As a matter of fact; when I arrived, you were already gone. 

I just wanted to say I miss you, which is absolutely crazy. Can you miss someone you’ve never  met? 

The thing is, I feel the opposite way, as if you had always been here; a presence that...

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7 months ago

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Rosie (United States) published:

Don’t hide away

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This year, I’ve learnt not only beauty is found within, but truth as well. The dark, stinging, wonderful truth we never tell. 

I’ve learnt smiles hide sour expressions and laughter serves only to deceive tears and sobs. 

My eyes are wide open now; I know who you are. Don’t be scared. Don’t panic. Cry if you want, it’s not weak. It’s not shameful. 

It’s just the truth. 

I can take your hand and dry your tears, but would you do...

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Bursting in flames

PROMPT: Tiny Love Story

His fingers barely touched the bare skin of her neck, but it was enough to make Lucy's heart beat faster and her breathing heavier. Instantly, all her regrets of not having brought her scarf faded. She wasn't cold anymore.
  Lucy looked up; at those bright blue eyes so familiar to her like her mother's perfume or the sound of a piano. The falling snow, the sharp wind, it all seemed to be far, far away.   Their lips met...

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To the past and back

PROMPT: Novel Writing Competition 2018

    
  Lily kicked the ball. Hard. Really hard. 
It went up in a great arch and stayed in the air for a few seconds before it came down right into a fork of the forest. 
“Great kick, Lily!”Connor, her cousin, exclaimed, mockingly grinning at her. 
Lily frowned back at him and said, as she bowed at the boy with desdain; “Well, sorry, oh-the-one-who-never-fails!”
Thus, she turned and walked into the trees, with red cheeks of both embarrassment and...

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