sunfish

New Zealand

Hi! I’m a 16 year old Pākehā New Zealander who is in love with the sea. Also I write on occasion :)

sunfish (New Zealand) liked calling the ghost of me by aosora (United Arab Emirates)

6 days ago

sunfish (New Zealand) liked angel de la revolution by -<~>- izzymorales -<~>- (United States)

9 days ago

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sunfish (New Zealand) published:

Paint on Paint on Paint

PROMPT: January Grab Bag

  • Write a poem inspired by the color of the walls in your room (by Ash~)


A blank canvas
Maybe that’s what I need
To trick my head out of this funk
And the view from my door
Why, that will be my guide 
The greenery, the sea, and the roofs
I’ll paint some clouds, the moon
And maybe even a whale
A fieldmouse, the earth, some flowers
And I’ll pretend that we’re fine
This society of ours 
I’ll trick...

10 days ago

sunfish (New Zealand) published:

Our Relationship with Colonisation, Both Historically and Today

PROMPT: Book Review Competition 2021

The rabbits came many grandparents ago...

It’s not often you discover a picture book as haunting as The Rabbits, written by John Marsden and illustrated by Shaun Tan. With a total of just 228 words, this masterpiece paints a vivid picture of colonisation in terms that my eight year old sister could understand, combined with language and illustrations which create an emotional connection for the reader between the book and their own experience. The arrival of the rabbits, as...
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10 days ago

sunfish (New Zealand) liked Complimentary Colors by A Certain Type of Decisive (United States)

12 days ago

sunfish (New Zealand) liked long story short by Tushar Mandhan (India)

12 days ago

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sunfish (New Zealand) published:

you are enough and I love you

PROMPT: Self-Love

Dearest;

I love your enthusiasm, your determination for life. You always give things a go, and even as you voice your fears you keep a smile on your face. You try new things without the expectation to be perfect, because you know there is no such thing as perfect and that is fantastic.

I love the love you’ve found for the sunshine, the stars, and the sea. You realised how incredible the world around you is and you never let...

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13 days ago

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sunfish (New Zealand) published:

Music in the Night

FREE WRITING

The frogs in the neighbour’s garden keep me awake at night
I cannot tell if it is one lone soul singing, loud and delightful and full of gusto,
or many frogs harmonising together, impeccable, their timings without fault
Here comes the bass line,
a train going past
It’s consistent rumbling bringing stability and stolidity
The frogs and the train could form a duet,
they would be world famous 
Performing only in the nighttime under a painted landscape of light 
with...

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13 days ago

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sunfish (New Zealand) published:

visit the moon for the low low price of an unhealthy relationship

FREE WRITING

well we went to the moon and wasn’t it a blast
with craters and crackers and cake
I didn’t even mind when we skipped the gift store
“those lunar gems are probably fake”

while we there they held a space dance
with music and lights and the stars
I’ve always loved dancing, but this time I watched
on your arm, as you circled the bars

it was the craziest thing, but there on the moon
they had a pool with...

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16 days ago