Ashlin Baker

United States

Ashlin Baker (United States) published:

The North Star

PROMPT: Writing for Children Competition 2020

Once upon a time, there lived a little boy named North. He was small with large eyes of wonder and curiosity. 
Carefully, one day, as if stepping on glass, he snuck out of his hospital room. 
When he reached the door, he opened it wide, breathing in a deep breath of fresh air. 
Walking on his toes, North quietly went to a small lake down the road. Reaching his hands upwards, there, he saw it. The most beautiful sight. 
Stars.  ...

9 months ago

Ashlin Baker (United States) published:

The Miracle

PROMPT: Food Writing Competition 2019

The smell of melted butter, rosemary, and garlic wrap around the room, pulling stragglers to the dining table. There is nothing quite like being surrounded by the aromas of cooking. Grabbing a recipe full of success and failure decides the fate of dinner, the love, or the hate. Sunday dinner is always a feast, and being in charge of it is stressful. Although it is fraught with demanding requests, the satisfactory smiles and round stomachs neutralize the distress. The creation...

10 months ago

Ashlin Baker (United States) published:

America

PROMPT: One Home


            America
Controversial, prideful, and hopeful
            America
Born of old, shaped by new
            America
Bound by law, released of futility
            America
Land of the free, caged by the past
            America
Mixed culture, but same standards
            America
Land of dreams, reality’s harsh revelator
            America
True to the dreamer, lost to the actualist
            America
A dream floating away from reality, grasped by few, lived by many,
            America.

10 months ago

Ashlin Baker (United States) earned a badge Self-Editor

over 1 year ago

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Ashlin Baker (United States) published:

The Friend

PROMPT: Song Writing Competition 2019

Carefully I watch
Slowly I touch
waiting for you has left me all alone
but I still hold out hope

pausing in the wind
the storm coursing all around
my tears come without sound

please. pleeease
don't make me keep waiting
don't make me keep debating
 my heart can only take so much
for pain is no crutch

hope.
what a cruel thing it is.
hope.
tell me what it is
like a chain around my neck
it forces me...

over 1 year ago

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Ashlin Baker (United States) published:

The Friend

PROMPT: Song Writing Competition 2019

Carefully I watch
Slowly I touch
waiting for you has left me all alone
but I still hold out hope

pausing in the wind
the storm coursing all around
my tears come without sound

please. pleeease
don't make me keep wating
don't make me keep debating
 my heart can only take so much
fo pain is no crutch

hope.
what a cruel thing it is.
hope.
tell me what it is
like a chain around my neck
it forces me...

Seeking Peer Reviews

over 1 year ago

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Ashlin Baker (United States) published:

Vennesia's Struggle (Chapter 1)

PROMPT: Fantasy Writing Competition 2019

Vennesia's Struggle

​The grumbling of my families stomachs keeps me up late into the night. It terrifies me how this nightmare becomes reality every day that carries into the night. A sharp curl of hunger stabs me painfully in the stomach for the eighth time tonight. Poverty has been infecting our country, Vennesia, for years and is becoming exponentially worse. Children aren’t even making it to their third birthday because of the starvation spreading across town. Luckily, my brother and...

over 1 year ago

Ashlin Baker (United States) earned a badge Publisher

over 1 year ago

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Ashlin Baker (United States) published:

Numbers Change

PROMPT: 0-9

0 is the beginning of everything and of nothing. It starts numbers, but is the means to end numbers. It is needing nothing, yet losing everything. It is the vision of someone lost...
1 is the pencil waiting to be used. It is the only thing that can change oneself. The one thing that can continue a legacy. It is the person reflected across the mirror...
2 much can be said about the books lying around. Wasting away as time passes,...

Seeking Peer Reviews

over 1 year ago