Emma16

United States of America

Hello! Some things about me are that I:
Love classical books (War and Peace, the Odyssey, Emma, etc.)
Love French and French food
and I love sleeping (who doesn't?)

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“Writing a book is an adventure. To begin with it is a toy and an amusement. Then it becomes a mistress, then it becomes a master, then it becomes a tyrant. The last phase is that just as you are about to be reconciled to your servitude, you kill the monster and fling him to the public.”
-Winston Churchill

Emma16 (United States of America)() published:

This Mess

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I keep digging 
Digging away
Shovel in hand
Hot sun on my face
Blisters and blood
But the hole only gets smaller.

The piles and piles of dirt
Mixed with my sweat
I’ve lost sight of anything else.

Perhaps 
I should have stayed away 
From holes and shovels 
And things like that.
I couldn’t see
All the mosquitoes
That would buzz around me
Stealing what little blood
I had left.

I couldn’t see
The poison ivy
That crowded the dirt ...

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Emma16 (United States of America)() reviewed:

Scotch Broth

PROMPT: Flash Fiction Competition 2019

4 months ago

Emma16 (United States of America)() published:

Phoenix

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We were in a little clearing
At the height of the Appalachians
Just returned from a four-day hike
With God and ourselves.

It was a special moment for me
Snow in July
Bits of fairy dust blowing
And covering the dirt and brown leaves. 

For me, those brown leaves
Were my inhibitions, insecurities
That were always there
No matter how hard
I tried to chase them away. 

But in those four days
I had walked far enough
To leave them...

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Emma16 (United States of America)() published:

It Feels

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I know it feels
Like a bucket of cold water
Poured on your head
I know you wonder
If you’ll ever be dry again.

I know it feels like pain
A pain so bad 
The only thing you can do
Is sit, and let it shake you. 

I know it feels 
Like being stuck at the top
Of the tallest tree
Losing sight of the flowers below.

I know when you hit the ground
You see dirt everywhere
Even on...

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Emma16 (United States of America)() published:

Goodbye 2.0

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I’ve already wasted
So much time 
So many pages on you
So I’ll keep this one short.

Years ago,
When I had youth in abundance 
But my wisdom was in short supply,
I fell for you.

I played your games
Ran a marathon
Because you did
Even though the most I’d ever run
Was the twenty feet to the bathroom. 

For days, I matched my steps
To yours
Using up all my smiles
Trying to put one
On your face.
...

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