birdsarentreal

United States

17 | Nicole | California

Message from Writer

Writing's never been my strong suit - I've always found math much easier. There's always been something that's intrigued me about writing, though, especially creative writing. I'm hoping that by joining Write the World I can develop my writing style and learn to write in different genres. I am also hoping that learning to write better will help me with my songwriting, which is something that I really enjoy but occasionally struggle with because I can't find the right words. Also college admissions are this year and I want to be able to write a tolerable essay.

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birdsarentreal (United States) published:

How Things Used To Be

PROMPT: Cli-Fi

Mom liked to tell us stories, when we were little, about the way things used to be. Even then, she said, they knew things were headed towards catastrophe. But they continued to live their lives as normal, leaving the warnings unheeded. 

There were cars. I've seen cars, who hasn't? There are still ambulances and fire trucks and government vehicles. But in those days, everyone owned one. My mother even had a driver's license. She told us about how relaxing it...

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birdsarentreal (United States) published:

Four Years

PROMPT: Letter Writing Competition 2020

Dear Lola,

You're probably having the time of your life right now. You're at college, about to graduate, partying with your friends. Hugging your friends. That's something I can't do right now because of the "six feet" rule. 

But please, don't forget about me.

It wasn't so long ago that you were in this position. Four years, maybe? I'm imagining that it's 2024 when you read this. Four years isn't such a long time, so I know you remember what...

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birdsarentreal (United States) published:

The Last Hope

PROMPT: Collective Voice

They told us we would change the world. They were right.

It started from a young age, the "when you grow up...." followed by a detailed description of what, exactly, we would accomplish once we reached that golden stage of adulthood. To a bunch of seven-year-olds, fixing climate change and bringing about world peace seemed absurdly impossible. We couldn't do our multiplication tables without help, and yet the world was already looking to us as its last, best hope. It...

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birdsarentreal (United States) published:

Dissatisfaction

PROMPT: This I Believe

I believe unhappiness is born from dissatisfaction.

Dissatisfaction can come in many forms. It can be as simple as boredom or as heart-wrenchingly complex as grief. Whatever the cause, dissatisfaction often takes root slowly and silently, permeating the soul. It colors our daily lives and we see things in shades of gray instead of in all the colors of the rainbow. It's a terrible but all-too common affliction, especially given our current state of affairs.

We can fight it with...

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birdsarentreal (United States) published:

Under the Sky

PROMPT: Heart Trails

When the night sky stretches above me in a wash of black and purple, it's hard to remember that I'm in a backyard.

The train tracks cut through the grass, several hundred feet away and I can hear the whistle of a far-off freight train in the distance, cutting through the night air. Below me is the comforting tickle of a cool lawn, stretching endlessly in every direction. If I turn around, there's the house - lit up and glowing...

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