EdilMayHampsen

United States

Preserve your words.

Message from Writer

You have to ask yourself if It's more worth being good or having fun.
I know what I've chosen!

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EdilMayHampsen (United States) published:

Bite Back

PROMPT: Why I Write

Stories fight me.

Every day I wake up and something I want to say is knawing at my ears from the inside.
It tastes like anger, mostly. 
Sometimes it is love but even then, it's the fury that something I cherish is not known.
Stories beat on the inside of my skull and if I do not write I talk and talk,
I talk to walls and ceilings.
Stories run free range around my head and for while I let...

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about 1 month ago

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EdilMayHampsen (United States) published:

The Maine House

FREE WRITING

You and I, We'll buy a condo in Maine,
we'll throw a duvet over the couch
and wear slippers against the cold wooden floors,
Make a home where we, finally, aren't running away
when the first storm comes, the house says it's okay

The walls don't remember when they died
but the beams, once, were trees
and the mirrors once seaglass,
and the portrait a woman with no light in her eyes
and now they are one home with no...

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2 months ago

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EdilMayHampsen (United States) published:

A far call, and a close call

PROMPT: Psychic Distance


The sun likes to fall yellow here. In some parts of the world, she falls red, and in others, blue through her filter of the moon.
Yellow against the soft skin of a mother, head tilted back in thought, and the child chasing his toy into the road. Yellow and soft. When the mother hears the horns of passing cars she tilts her head to the sound and jogs to her child. Scooping him up into the air and squeezing...

3 months ago

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EdilMayHampsen (United States) published:

Asthmatic

PROMPT: We Miss You, Sport!

I was sprinting through the cold spring air, and you’d better believe I was fast. The black ice had just melted off the concrete, the pollen count wasn’t yet climbing, for once I’d taken my inhaler on time. I ducked around the four-square court and between two girls roleplaying as unicorns, shouting, “Sorry!”. It was a mad dash for the playground where, after years of practice, I was the quickest to cross the climbing bridge and those twisty circles all...

3 months ago

EdilMayHampsen (United States) reviewed:

Questioning Ourselves

PROMPT: Beyond Reason

Welcome to WTW! I love how you approached this prompt, with all the questions that feel tied together but are each deeply and distinct. Great work, can't wait to see more!

4 months ago

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EdilMayHampsen (United States) published:

When Things Go South

PROMPT: Flash Fiction Competition 2020

Nicole's face is all kinds of purple against the hospital bed. She squeezes my hand. I squeeze back because Stonewall was a riot. 

The nurse forces conversation. "How do you know her?"

"Classmates." I lie. I know he knows. We aren't the only ones in the ER.

"What do you study?"

I think back to the fire, and grass, the screaming. The fist in Nicole's face, and the officer whiping my spit out his eye. I smile sadly at him,...

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4 months ago

EdilMayHampsen (United States) liked Questioning Ourselves by SunnySides (United States)

4 months ago

EdilMayHampsen (United States) reviewed:

My Best Friend Wants To Change The World

PROMPT: A Bird with Wings

Amazing piece. It's brief, but you paint your dreams and your relationship to you best friend amazingly in that short time.

If you expand this piece, paragraph breaks might be useful. But as-is they aren't necessary.

4 months ago

EdilMayHampsen (United States) reviewed:

Unatural Disasters

PROMPT: Flash Fiction Competition 2020

Good piece! I love the element of danger and tragedy. The relationship between the two characters being so quickly painted and then torn apart is incredibly compelling.

4 months ago

EdilMayHampsen (United States) reviewed:

My Friend Naomi

PROMPT: Flash Fiction Competition 2020

Really strong piece here, shocking and fun. Good luck in the competition!

4 months ago