⋆ katie ⋆

United States

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[ femme & actress & activist ]

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⋆ katie ⋆ (United States) published:

Though They Do Not Breathe, They Do Not Die

PROMPT: A Fictional Landscape

The graves sing songs of longing.

Winter air hangs among the bitter southern plantation house, biting the fingers and earlobes of its sole resident. She was not alone only five days ago, but now, the thirteen-year-old is left to mourn in silence.

The fireplace is empty. The grey and ash-ridden wind howls and arrives in gusts to dirty the creaking wood floors of the parlor. There are no embers left to blow around the tearoom, as the fire has been...

29 days ago

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⋆ katie ⋆ (United States) published:

'love is a great beautifier', louisa may alcott

PROMPT: “Take Off Your Shoes, This is My House”

love is a great beautifier.

i float above the world, transcendent.
even as a god, i am horribly dependent
on anything aphrodisiac, for i seek something to mend
the heart that's been battered and broken and bent
even when it has never been out of the cage i've locked it in.

what a colorful place the world would become,
to allow myself to love, to feel instead of sitting in the numbness
i've learned to find comfort in. i shouldn't...

Seeking Peer Reviews

about 1 month ago

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⋆ katie ⋆ (United States) published:

bianca's backpack

PROMPT: Inventory

bianca's backpack

  1. her video camera, in case she needs to capture something.
  2. her journal-- an old spiral-bound one with a cover that is barely intact-- and one pen, always buried in the bottom of her bag. she doesn't write things down; that's her friend's job.
  3. pads. self-explanatory.
  4. her aunt's old woven bracelet, which she has attached to the zipper pull and uses as a keychain.
  5. a flannel she stole from the school lost-and-found during december when she forgot her jacket...
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about 1 month ago

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⋆ katie ⋆ (United States) published:

the hellish blood red sky

PROMPT: Cli-Fi

The skies were an ungodly shade of red, as if Satan himself had risen from Hell just to declare his presence. It wasn't a kind declaration, either, but rather, one rooted in sobbing children and clouds that blazed with the color of vengeance and the smell of ash.

The only official plan of action for anyone was one word: Run. The atmosphere slowly closed in on everyone inside it, threatening to swallow us up with the flames that were simultaneously...

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about 1 month ago

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⋆ katie ⋆ (United States) published:

(some of) the characters of my plays, described in one line.

PROMPT: That Sort of Person

the last sunrise of august 1973
kari: a bohemian soul who would rather die an explosive death than live a boring life.
julia: a codependent homebody who sees the appeal in a simple life without any unplanned escapades.

the burning room test (work in progress)
marcus: a scientist who measures his self-worth by his success on the development of his AI, victoria, to the point of neglecting his own daughter.
victoria: an AI with a mastery of imitation for human...

about 1 month ago

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⋆ katie ⋆ (United States) published:

Unfinished Tattoos and the Fine Game of Nil.

PROMPT: Playwriting Competition 2020

Cast of Characters
DESI: a 20-something woman still adapting to city life. She wears a tattoo of some small cursive text and an outline of a flower on her arm.
ALICE: a 14-year-old girl, very introverted and bright in a unique way. Diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder, Alice sees the world through a different lens.


(Tuesday morning. A bus stop on a subdued city street. Sounds of rain. Puddles line the sidewalk. Though traffic can be heard distantly,...

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6 months ago

⋆ katie ⋆ (United States) reviewed:

dirty boys

FREE WRITING

you're so talented. i love what you did with this piece!! :)

10 months ago

⋆ katie ⋆ (United States) started following Ruthh (United Kingdom)

10 months ago

⋆ katie ⋆ (United States) published:

only little pieces

PROMPT: YOU in threes

Three quirks or idiosyncrasies.
    the age of my soul, and the odd and usually off-kilter wisdom i can provide in the right circumstances.
    the way my head tilts when i sing, every time, and i never notice until someone points it out.
    the joy i get from being alone, but the horrible loneliness that always arrives in tandem.

Three communities to which you belong (these can be unusual).
    lgbt, as much as...

Seeking Peer Reviews

11 months ago

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⋆ katie ⋆ (United States) published:

Though They Do Not Breathe, They Do Not Die

PROMPT: A Fictional Landscape

The graves sing songs of longing.

Winter is among the bitter southern plantation house, biting the fingers and earlobes of the sole resident. She was not alone only five days ago, but now, the thirteen-year-old is left to mourn in silence.

The fireplace is empty. The grey and ash-ridden wind howls and arrives in gusts to dirty the creaking wood floors of the parlor. There are no embers left to blow around the tearoom, as the fire has been out...

Seeking Peer Reviews

11 months ago