thelumosduck

United States of America

Leo.
Ravenpuff.
Elf.
Phoenix.
Polygot.
INTJ.
Inflictor.
Leopardess.
Artist.
Witch.
Archer.
Author.
Tribute.
Reader.
Dreamer.

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Hey! Welcome to my profile page! I go by Emma or Lumos, whichever you prefer.

A little about me? I'm a Leo and a Ravenpuff who loves all things books and art. I love to travel and can play tons of instruments — but I can’t sing to save my life.

I have a bunny named Poppy and another named Rudolph who you might hear me mention, and I’m a huge fan of all animals. I’m a Western horseback rider, but I don’t like the Western/English fight. Let’s stay out of that.

My stories usually fall into the preteen/YA categories and are either magical realism, science fiction, or fantasy. I've written a 175 page novel and it’s my dream to get it published!

And always remember that “the anyways is the whole point” — Connect the Stars

thelumosduck (United States of America)() reviewed:

The Good Friend

PROMPT: Writing for Children Competition 2020

- I would recommend you edit again to check that it is all past tense. I marked a few places but not all. - As well, please forgive me if I come across harshly. I’ve been told I can be...

about 1 month ago

thelumosduck (United States of America)() published:

Maggie’s Dinosaur

PROMPT: Writing for Children Competition 2020

Maggie loved paper. (little girl with dark brown pigtails, smiling wide and standing among family portraits, each of them featuring a person with some paper accessory, such as a top hat)

Folding paper, 
Crumbling paper,
Drawing paper,
Tossing-it-into-the-trash paper,
Even eating paper —
              Maggie had it in boxes around her room, half of them opened and spilling across the floor. Wrinkled sheets or clean flat ones, she didn’t care as long as they worked. But for her biggest project...

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thelumosduck (United States of America)() published:

Maggie’s Dinosaur

PROMPT: Writing for Children Competition 2020

Maggie loved paper. (little girl with dark brown pigtails, smiling wide and standing among family portraits, each of them featuring a person with some paper accessory, such as a top hat)

Folding paper, 
Crumbling paper,
Drawing paper,
Tossing it into the trash paper,
Even eating paper —
              Maggie had it in boxes around her room, half of them opened and spilling across the floor. Wrinkled sheets or clean flat ones, she didn’t care as long as they worked. But...

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about 2 months ago

thelumosduck (United States of America)() reviewed:

A Stranger's Eye

FREE WRITING

This is a really beautiful piece! I commented on a few of the things I enjoyed, but not all, so if I come across as harsh I apologize. If you want me to give you all the details of what...

3 months ago

thelumosduck (United States of America)() reviewed:

Commotion Creation

PROMPT: Novel Writing Competition 2019

You have a few dialogue grammar errors that are mostly insignificant, but still I’d recommend looking up how to punctuate dialogue. Also, your sentence structures are nice! I like how not all of them start with “I”! One thing I...

4 months ago

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thelumosduck (United States of America)() published:

A Compiled List of Individual Thoughts

PROMPT: Your View

1; There is more good than bad in the world. With all of our “this has saved my faith in humanity, etc.” we fail to realize this — we simply put more weight on the bad than good.

2; Analyzing poems with English teachers is impossible — any translation different than their own = most commonly a failing grade. It’s the same with writing inflection and intonation. Please don’t grade us on being mini-you’s.

3; Darkness can be relieving.

4;...

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4 months ago

thelumosduck (United States of America)() published:

Blood of Cow EXCERPT

PROMPT: Novel Writing Competition 2019

             The skies were dark save for the twinkling lights of some distant floating city. The village Alexandria was dark as well, the houses shadowy silhouettes on an earthen field. The fires had long since burned out — the only remains smoldering embers; a faint warmth radiating from the center of the square.
             All was silent; all was still — but for one small house just outside Alexandria’s walls.
             Here alone, a small pot boiled...

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4 months ago

thelumosduck (United States of America)() published:

Blood of Cow EXCERPT

PROMPT: Novel Writing Competition 2019

The fluorescent lights lining the walls began to flash, and I sprang to my feet, eyes darting around the small spherical room. The sim had begun.
           Clear, crisp water seeped into the room from pores in the dished walls, sloshing at my feet and leeching through the soles of my silver boots. A chill ran down my spine, but it wasn’t from the cold. If I was right about what the sim was … I shrugged the thought away. I...

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4 months ago

thelumosduck (United States of America)() published:

Why Do I Write?

PROMPT: Why I Write

I write because I have to — because the part of my mind that snares it claws around each word, each sweeping brush of ink, starves without this essential force. A curse and a blessing in equal measures, I love and despise each word that presses the page. But though it can be tedious, without my writing, I would be lost. This desperate desire to write is what makes me who I am — just as much a label as...

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4 months ago

thelumosduck (United States of America)() liked Lost Spirit by Thomas Sherman (United States of America)()

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