twilightowl

United States

Hi, I'm Trini! (she/her)
I love:
-books
-music, classical (I play piano & oboe) or otherwise
-Nintendo video games

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Hey all! I'm not really sure what to say here.

If you're wondering about my avatar, it's from the And Then There Were None movie. I'll just leave it at that because it's a long story otherwise :p

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Triumph to Last

PROMPT: Historical Fiction Competition 2020

Summer’s colors, all too often, threatened to blind Ada. For the past few years, it had been a gentle gray, the neon billboards of Times Square and clashing outfits of the crowds absent. But this year, the white flag beckoned the bright colors back. The people flooded into bars and clubs, belching out beer-stained laughter that clogged the air like smoke.

If not for the woman sitting across from her, Ada never would’ve come here. She loved the music at...

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twilightowl (United States) published:

Triumph to Last

PROMPT: Historical Fiction Competition 2020

Summer was a season that hid in hard times. At the first sound of a bomb falling, the sun retreated from the sky. For years, it receded far into the shadows of alleyways, refusing to offer its light. And so the city followed its lead, draping the high-rise buildings in shades of gray and black; the world of Manhattan went dark, and its people scattered.

The last bombs fell, and the smoke cleared--and the neon lights finally flickered on in...

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2 months ago

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Challenge Completed

PROMPT: Writing Streak Challenge - Week 8

Day 1:

You're walking down the street, feet scuffling against the dust piled up there, head bent. A shadow falls over you, so of course, you look up. A dragon soars overhead. You can't describe the dragon; its scales are simultaneously red and purple and green, shimmering with all the colors that are so absent from your greyscale world. But it spreads its leathery wings and gives a great roar, tail swinging before it turns in midair.

This is a...
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3 months ago

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Writing Streak Week 8 Day 5

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You're standing on a precipice. The rock is crumbling under your feet, but trying its best to hold steady; you can feel the slight tremor and, a second later, the way the ground stills as it realizes its weakness. Behind you, in front, around, above, there is nothing. Or, perhaps there is something, but you can't see it, not through the thick haze of fog that has settled in. It's a creeping sensation, something tingling at the back of...

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3 months ago

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Writing Streak Week 8 Day 4

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You're sitting on the train, the speed so fast that the scene is blurring around you. You can't see much else except streaks of silver, a dash of navy or brown here and there, the other passengers' dreary clothes so bright in comparison. The seats next to you, as expected, are empty, and you fling out your arms, embracing the empty, cold space.

Then there's a flash of red in front of you. You look up, sure something's gone wrong...

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3 months ago

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Writing Streak Week 8 Day 3

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You step outside to a chorus of cheers. People flood the streets, draped in their finest purple robes; how odd, you think, that purple is your favorite color, too. They all stare at you, and rather than scoff, they smile. Their gazes light up, and for a second, you are afraid at the gleam in their eyes, what new idea sparked in their head. But when no one rushes forward, when the admirers remain as they are -- you realize...

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3 months ago

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Writing Streak Week 8 Day 2

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It's 2 PM, and you stagger from your bed, your soul still not quite stirring; it doesn't take kindly to sudden wakings. The walls are far too bright, glaring at you with a crimson gaze that shines like blood. You lay your hand on it, both for an anchor and to subdue the colors. Something clings to your hand, and when you yank it back in surprise, red dust spills from your palm. Although it only looked like a single...

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3 months ago

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Writing Streak Week 8 Day 1

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You're walking down the street, feet scuffling against the dust piled up there, head bent. A shadow falls over you, so of course, you look up. A dragon soars overhead. You can't describe the dragon; its scales are simultaneously red and purple and green, shimmering with all the colors that are so absent from your greyscale world. But it spreads its leathery wings and gives a great roar, tail swinging before it turns in midair.

This is a dragon. A...

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3 months ago

twilightowl (United States) published:

Challenge Completed

PROMPT: Writing Streak Challenge - Week 7

Day 1:

It's odd, how I write stories. I need to have an outline on hand at all times. Otherwise, I feel lost. But with that outline, I then lose myself. I venture on the straight plot trail that leads from Point A to Point B, but then I dig underneath. I excavate character conversations and dynamics, like jewels in the earth. When I look up again, the sun has set, and I am nowhere close to the end. That's when I...
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3 months ago

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Writing Streak Week 7 Day 5

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When I write, I gravitate toward tendrils of thoughts, stirrings of the heart that can't be seen with the naked eye -- intangible, yet universal concepts. I know I should look more at the world around me, but my mind is always probing deeper, drawing in on itself. I find a world there, a place I get lost in. But hopefully, as I grow older, I will put to words what I see around me, and give this world a...

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