lizbadiz

United States of America

See that girl kneeling next to the bookshelf in the library? She's whispering the book titles to herself. That's me. Back away slowly, and then run.

lizbadiz (United States of America)() published:

Molly Moray and the Carpenter (Part One)

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    Well, it's a funny story. 
    It all started many years ago. I can't think of the exact day, but it must have been around May Day because that pole was still up in the square. I swear, every year it takes them longer to take that pole down. Last year, they—oh, yes, sorry. The story.
    It was a bright sunny May morning. And I was walking about, as I always do, with the basket...

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Scraps of Summer

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bluegrass playing
we return from the pool
Windows are down and the smell of pho floats in
The sun laps the horizon like a tired dog
some kind of sweet nostalgic February longing for the summer
the pop of a sprite can
Flip flops smacking against hot pavement
people drinking and talking and little children playing some game
Chalk on the sidewalk
My hair smells like chlorine
Drips of chocolate ice cream on her white shirt
spread out on the...

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lizbadiz (United States of America)() published:

Eyeballing It

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    His emerald eyes glittered in the darkness. "I have loved you," he whispered, "From the moment I first caught sight of your beautiful, sapphire eyes."
    A single tear dripped from her eyes. "Cobalt," she murmured.
    "What?"
    "Cobalt. They're cobalt."
    "Oh."
    

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All the King's Horns

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    The lanterns flickered in the night, casting strange shadows against the wall. She shivered and wrapped her cloak a little tighter around her. It was a bit warmer but did nothing to disguise her rounded middle. 
    She had been reciting regrets in her mind for so long that it had become a habit. It was to this rhythm that she hurried through the snow. Crunch...Should have...Crunch...If only...Crunch. 
    The hole was exactly where...

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Glass House

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When you said glass house I thought you meant that some parts of it are glass but 
I guess not I mean here it is and it's made entirely of glass
You're right, it is pretty. Just so shiny!
I wasn't being sarcastic I just mean
Well it's kind of blinding me because of the light glinting off it
No, that's ok
Keep your sunglasses
Just...wow.
I guess we'll never have any secrets with the neighbors since everyone can see...

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lizbadiz (United States of America)() liked each time a daughter cell divides by Kate Gardner

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(found at bottom of rubble heap)

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    When I woke up today, there was a hole in the ceiling. 
    Not a very big hole, of course, about the width of my smallest finger. But there was light coming through it. It was so bright and it hurt my eyes.
    "Is that sunlight?" I asked.
    Jo scoffed. "Of course it's sunlight."
    I squint up at it. "Do we have any tape left?"
    She points. "There's some over there, by the cash register."
    I go over, stepping over several...

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(found at bottom of rubble heap)

PROMPT: Novel Writing Competition 2019

When I woke up today, there was a hole in the ceiling. 
Not a very big hole, of course, about the width of my smallest finger. But there was light coming through it. It was so bright and it hurt my eyes.
"Is that sunlight?" I asked.
Jo scoffed. "Of course it's sunlight."
I squint up at it. "Do we have any tape left?"
She points. "There's some over there, by the cash register."
I go over, stepping over several...

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lizbadiz (United States of America)() liked The Scarlet Sorority by Megan Dang (United States of America)()

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lizbadiz (United States of America)() published:

Tokyo

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She worked on a piece for Spanish on the city of Tokyo. They were supposed to pick a city to write about. She had chosen Tokyo, remembering the dreamy pastels and insane high fashions of the Harajuku district she had seen photos of in Rookie. For the final paragraph, she wrote about the cherry blossoms. She had never been out of her country, but her home was filled with cherry blossoms every spring, and she associated them with happy memories...

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