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ReadtoWrite (United States) liked Food without Flavor by ReadtoWrite (United States)

29 days ago

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ReadtoWrite (United States) published:

Don't Forget Me

PROMPT: Poetry and Spoken Word Competition 2019

I was not
Different
Because I was Indian
Because I was a girl
Because I was smart

I was not
Different
For all of the reasons
That I was
Unique

I was
Different
Because I waited
Because I laughed
Because I cared

Not superficially
Not in fake smiles
In brightly distant eyes
In Instagram comments
In manufactured flowers

I was
Different
Because I was there
For you and
For everyone else

Because I gave it my all
Recklessly
Completely
Passionately ...

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29 days ago

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ReadtoWrite (United States) published:

Just Like Animals

PROMPT: Fantasy Writing Competition

The sounds in the room were deafening--the beat pounding, the laughter bouncing, the voices whispering. Lulu internalized the noise--it's visceral and primal sounds striking chords deep within her. She didn't dance, instead, she watched, her face blank. She was searching for someone, for something, for anything to convince her that this town and it's people were normal--something that she could understand. Across the room, she could clearly see Lauren dancing, surrounded by eager, thirsty cheerleaders. 

Lauren's movements were unusually elegant,...

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29 days ago

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ReadtoWrite (United States) published:

Food without Flavor

PROMPT: Food Writing Competition 2019

They cooked the food--slaving at the stove for hours, grinding the lentils and the rice and the water, watching the clock for the freshly made yogurt-but they ate last. They finished the leftovers from the night before, or sometimes they slapped together a pathetic sandwich-lacking in flavor and warmth--because everyone before them had stuffed their faces full of food. The women in traditional Indian families could fight for their own rights. To go to work, or to stay at home....

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