Crow

United States

I met the Queen and had tea with her after I defeated a dragon with my trusty katanas. Then I accidentally spilled hot tea in some noble’s face, so I was banished from England. If I return, I'll be executed on spot.

Crow (United States) liked broken shards #tellastory by weirdo (United States)

12 months ago

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Crow (United States) published:

I'd Rather be Alone, Thanks.

PROMPT: Human Connections Essay Competition 2019

    It began with an email, one seemingly unimportant email from one seemingly unimportant person. The sender, a stranger named Lilac, claimed she was a good friend, speaking on behalf of our mutual friend Ishani. Her benevolent message? "[Ishani] is depressed because of you." What? I frowned. Maybe I misread... Nope, I didn't. But... I hadn't sinned against Ishani. Why did I do? And who was Lilac besides my faceless judge? It's probably just nonsense. I should delete it. Why dignify...

about 1 year ago

Crow (United States) published:

I'd Rather be Alone, Thanks.

PROMPT: Human Connections Essay Competition 2019

    It began with an email, one seemingly unimportant email from one seemingly unimportant person. The sender Lilac claimed she was a good friend, speaking on behalf of our mutual friend Ishani. Her message? "[Ishani] is depressed because of you." What? I asked, shocked and confused. Why? I hadn't sinned against Ishani. Who was Lilac even, besides a stranger who couldn’t blame me to my face? I desired to delete the email. Why dignify such an accusation with a response?...

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about 1 year ago

Crow (United States) reviewed:

Hope #realitymeetsfantasy

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You have a very compelling story. I love the "teasing." Play around with different titles. Is there a title that would make your story even more compelling and interesting? Perhaps, there is such a title. Either way, your story is...

about 1 year ago

Crow (United States) started following New York_dreamer (United States)

about 1 year ago

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Crow (United States) published:

I'd Rather be Alone, Thanks.

PROMPT: Human Connections Essay Competition 2019

    It began with an email, one seemingly unimportant email from one seemingly unimportant person. The sender Lilac  explained why she was emailing. She was a good friend, she claimed, thus she had to speak on behalf of our mutual friend Ishani, and she told me, "[Ishani] is depressed because of you." What? I asked myself. Because of me? I didn't do anything wrong. I hadn't sinned against Ishani. Who was Lilac even? I scoffed. She wasn't anyone I...

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about 1 year ago

Crow (United States) reviewed:

#Justalittlemagic

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This was a really good piece. I'm not someone who's good with kids, but you made a very compelling argument for why children are magical. I could clearly see everything you described in my mind. I was going to suggest...

about 1 year ago

Crow (United States) liked #Justalittlemagic by New York_dreamer (United States)

about 1 year ago

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Crow (United States) published:

Forgive Me

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I know I'll never be enough. I'll never be perfect. 
I feel like I'm going through the motions, 
committing crimes then asking for forgiveness. 
My chest is hollow. It's long lost its beat. 
I'll never be like you. I'll never be perfect. 
I try my best, but it all seems so hopeless. 
Even after I've hurt you, you're always there. 
I don't deserve your grace, yet you give it. 
But lately, we've been drifting apart. 
I want to say I...

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about 1 year ago

Crow (United States) published:

Penguin Parlor

PROMPT: Flash Fiction Competition 2019

    Life is a cup of freezer-burnt vanilla ice cream. It was once enjoyable, then its pleasant flavor faded. Every day, I fail to convince myself that life doesn’t suck as I slip on a jacket over multiple shirts, trudge to Penguin Parlor, sell cavities in a bowl or cone—your choice, and watch as everyone drips liquid diabetes onto the floor that I just cleaned. 
    “Excuse me,” a nasally voice interrupts. 
    I arch an eyebrow.  ...

about 1 year ago