Rose Mitch

Australia

aussie
15
lover of literature
pianist
aspiring writer
currently reading: The Narrow Road to the Deep North (Richard Flanagan)

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Rose Mitch (Australia) published:

A Stolen Sky

PROMPT: Flash Fiction Competition 2020

At twelve, she was gifted with a marble. Her father had crouched down, slow in his stiff khaki uniform, and on a flat palm, held a blue marble.
Placing it gently behind his forefinger, he pushed it across the timber. Her eyes followed in awe as it glittered in the afternoon threads of light.
Like a stolen sky, she had thought.
In the lonely years that followed, his face had faded. But all this emptiness she had filled with light. ...

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Rose Mitch (Australia) started following Anne Blackwood (United States)

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Rose Mitch (Australia) published:

From My Window

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Monday 6th April: Rainbows and Storm-clouds
 
Raindrops swarm on the glass like silver pests. Above, dark clouds converge like puzzle pieces fitting into place. The jigsaw of the sky. Thin branches of the palm-tree are twisting serpents in the sudden wind. Thunder rolls in the distance like a timpani.
It’s been a long time since I’ve seen a storm, a real storm, where the air suddenly thins and the temperature drops enough to allow thoughts of hot-chocolate and warm...
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5 months ago

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Rose Mitch (Australia) published:

Wake Up

PROMPT: Poetry and Spoken Word Competition 2020

I know that in your dreams, you see how the world should be
A world where no one dies
no one gets hurt 
children don’t fear for their future.
But we live in reality.
 
Wake up!
Wipe the sleep from your eyes and look outside.
 
Campuses becoming bloodied battlegrounds 
Students bearing arrows,
rainbow umbrellas, crowded like coral, 
against military weapons. 
Masked faces laying white flowers for their murdered allies,
turning city streets to snow fields. 
 
Wake up! ...

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Rose Mitch (Australia) started following squirrelwriter (United States)

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Rose Mitch (Australia) started following CrazyNinjaKid (Australia)

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Rose Mitch (Australia) published:

The Haunting Paradox of Food Delivery

PROMPT: Op-Ed Competition 2020

The sun has just set and the bicycles emerge from the shadows like bats. In the window seat of a local Vietnamese restaurant, I count them like abacus beads. They meander past the glass, large boxes strapped to their backs. Many are helmetless, without lights, dressed in dark clothes. I watch them pedal up the hill, swaying from side to side under the weight of the eskies. It is a stifling night in Sydney and the restaurant, usually abuzz on...

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6 months ago

Rose Mitch (Australia) liked Restore Our Shores by Saadia (United States)

7 months ago

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Rose Mitch (Australia) published:

Wake Up Call: A Nation on Fire

PROMPT: Environmental Journalism Competition 2020


It is Christmas Day. Driving to our cousin’s home in Tumbarumba, a small town in NSW, the car thermometer reads 40C. The black leather is scorching.
Outside, the bushland is bone-dry. Bleached limbs of gum trees moan overhead. Grass is yellow. Cavities lie in the dust where water-holes once were. Clay brown.
The usual scurry of wildlife beside the road – wallabies, possums, wombats – is absent. Even the crickets have departed.
We arrive, eat lunch at a long table....
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7 months ago