casual.ties

New Zealand

"Let the world shine through you and throw the prism light, white hot, onto paper."

casual.ties (New Zealand)() liked Mitch and Clara by lilytw (United States of America)()

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casual.ties (New Zealand)() published:

growing up

PROMPT: Your World in Three Senses

1. My childhood tastes like lime cordial. Years ago it was sweet but now the aftertaste has grown bitter in my mouth, and I think perhaps that's what growing up is. Maybe the world just keeps on fermenting, turning acidic until we can't stand its bite anymore. 

2. Sometimes, my childhood feels like an old movie that I've only ever seen half of, glimpsed while flicking through the channels, or heard whispered in the background when I'm making lunch. So...

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10 months ago

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casual.ties (New Zealand)() published:

My heart is made of.

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I think I love you. 
There is a certain fascination I find
In the way your hair moves
Or the certain way your voice lingers
Even when the wave of you recedes. 

But my heart, I fear, is made of
Ice and snow and
Impermanence,
And as you get closer your breath
Becomes fire
That melts me so far into oblivion that
I forget the word love
Entirely. 

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10 months ago

casual.ties (New Zealand)() published:

Mind and Heart

PROMPT: Bread and Light

My mind is nourished by silence, and the time I can spend imagining that my life is different than it is. My heart is nourished by conversation, and the moments where I don't have to imagine a different life, my own is more than enough. 

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11 months ago

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about 1 year ago

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A little beyond her window

PROMPT: The Vistas Beyond

She couldn't see the river from her window. It was out there, somewhere beyond the vegetable gardens and the terracotta angels, past the grass strewn with rotting fruit (she always forgot to harvest, so the apples and the plums were returned to nature every time). The thought was comforting, for although she couldn't see the river, she knew it was out there, just a little beyond. 

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about 1 year ago

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casual.ties (New Zealand)() published:

Library

PROMPT: Library Magic

My first library was my own, a set of shelves bowed, bent-necked, in the cupboard under the stairs. Everything in the little library was slouched, the shelves creaked under the weight of the books, double stacked to fit them all, and you had to crawl to reach the ones at the end where the ceiling sloped down. When I was six I would drag in the musty green beanbag, set it down, right under the single yellow light, and pick...

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over 1 year ago

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over 1 year ago

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casual.ties (New Zealand)() published:

shameless self promo

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don't usually do stuff like this but I made a writing account on instagram. I'll be publishing a lot of the stuff I publish on here plus extra so if anyone wants to follow it's 

@maia.writing

and if you have a writing account too I'll follow back!

- maia

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over 1 year ago

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I think therefore I am

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I am a writer. I think I am, therefore I must be but I keep waiting to receive a badge, or a medal, a label across my forehead screaming WRITER before I can truly see myself as one. Sometimes words are as close to me as my own breath and other times I think I am the only person in the world not acquainted with them and their devices. Their dips and knots, tricks, pantomimes. I feel as though I...

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over 1 year ago