Ibex

United States

Christian
as in Presbyterian Church in America
(denomination)
Writer
Novelist
Reader
Ambivert
Self-proclaimed Band Nerd
Planet Earth Nerd
etc, etc

Message from Writer

"He will wipe every tear from their eyes, and death shall be no more, neither shall there be mourning, or crying, or pain anymore, for the former things have passed away."
Revelation 21:4
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If there's one thing I could tell the world, it's that Jesus saves.
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I can officially call myself a novelist now, because my most recent book (my seventh since seventh grade) is over 50,000 words.

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Ibex (United States) published:

Raindrops

PROMPT: Flash Fiction Competition 2020

In those days, she danced through the meadows chasing butterflies and searching for rainbows. There was little the world couldn’t offer her, little that couldn’t be found. Now, the rain streaks down her windows, refracting bloody sunlight. The stars don’t seem so welcoming anymore, not when their silver light glistens through her tears.
They tell her to march to the end with boldness and bravery, head held high, chest forward. But as her reality tips and crumbles, her bones rattle...

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Ibex (United States) liked i listen to ballads at 0.25x speed and forget what existing tastes like by aosora (United Arab Emirates)

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Ibex (United States) liked he will defy | 5th draft by Doodleninja (United States)

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Ibex (United States) liked At the Close by EAurora (United Kingdom)

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Ibex (United States) liked in twenty years, by inanutshell (Singapore)

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Ibex (United States) liked Sparrows by Flowing Ink (United States)

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Ibex (United States) published:

crow

FREE WRITING

our losses leaves shiny trinkets for the crows
gleaming silver melting on the sidewalk
our tears splatter to the floor and erupt into
dizzying droplets solidifying into chains
and pendants like mourning doves
we wear our grief around our necks
opening our empty hands for all to see
this is poverty a heart devoid of emotion
but the crows love to pick through the rubble
of broken relationships and crumbled souls
of the collision between life and death
iridescent feathers...

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Ibex (United States) published:

mourning dove

FREE WRITING

today she finds the feather on her driveway
dark and grey and translucent blue
floating down from a crystal clear sky
she twists the remnant of life in her hands
and she understands why the doves mourn, why
they release haunting calls from telephone wires
the world coats her fingers with death
and she learns to grieve when her cat
stumbles down the stairs on creaky joints
and her mother says with teary eyes
“i don’t know if he’ll survive...

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11 days ago

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Ibex (United States) published:

on growing up

FREE WRITING

today my mother shows me photographs
of my childhood self
brimming with infancy and innocence
so pure and beaming with joy
laughter, i see, lives in children
in their bright eyes and wide smiles
in their voices that coo
“i love you to the moon and back”
and my childhood self knew nothing
of war and hatred and forgotten promises
my childhood self knew only of
perfection and whispers of love
of dabbling in dreams and wishing
upon stars shh...

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12 days ago

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Ibex (United States) published:

braids

FREE WRITING

she braids her heritage, triplet rivers of blood
france germany scotland, all united within her
german floats off her tongue, but her name is french
and the names of her ancestors are scottish

french and dutch but no german braids

her cousin wallows in the french language
but bonjour never sounds right on her lips
she prefers guten morgen or perhaps hallo

tonight she twists her hair into lace braids
leaves holes for her soul to escape through
she dreams...

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