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Grace Mary Potts

Australia

My life is comprised of inconsistencies, daydreaming, procrastination techniques and occasionally, writing.

Message from Writer

“You wrote down that you were a writer by profession. It sounded to me like the loveliest euphemism I had ever heard. When was writing ever your profession? It's never been anything but your religion." - J.D. Salinger

I would like to say this quote describes me but I'm one of those writers who just procrastinates all the time. More of a "writer" if I'm being honest. To those unfortunate enough to read my work: I very much appreciate any comment you can provide, particularly if it's the constructive kind.

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Grace Mary Potts (Australia) published:

Untethered

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Hiding in the cracks of this pulsing muscle.
That beats unsteadily on,
Is a piercing of glass shards.
With each beat I lose more blood.
 
Like a flock taken to the skies,
I am detached from the earth,
But birds fly together.
Untethered and undone,
I am a lone feather.
 
And the ache spreads like poison,
Black, threading my veins,
Hidden beneath this unbroken flesh,
A woven pattern of pain.
 
The blood drips down arm,
The claws...

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Grace Mary Potts (Australia) published:

Shattered

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A bullet in glass. Crack. Crack. Crack. Everything comes down. 

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Grace Mary Potts (Australia) published:

Afloat to Distant Shores

PROMPT: Poetry and Spoken Word Competition

I climbed aboard a cargo ship, 
Because I thought I saw the sun, 
I let myself be pulled from the water, 
Because my heart had been undone. 

Forever I have been drowning, 
Choking on the water in my lungs, 
For an eternity I have been gasping, 
Feeling so lost and young. 

I see myself and recoil, 
At the sight of my reflection, 
Scarred and cracked and flawed, 
On the surface it is perfection. 

I sink to the bottom of the...

2 months ago

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Grace Mary Potts (Australia) published:

mirrors at night

PROMPT: Monostitch

A mirror reflecting shadow, as dark as the shadow itself. 

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Grace Mary Potts (Australia) published:

the sound of the radio through the walls

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“Eggs?” I ask, offering the bowl. “You still like ‘em scrambled, right?”
    Jen smiles tiredly and takes the proffered bowl, grabbing a spoon and piling the eggs onto her toast.
    I sip my coffee and unfold my newspaper. The fragile pages rustle with the movement.
    “Where’s Mum?” she asks as she settles the bowl back down in the centre of the table.
    “Out. Had to go into work.”
    “It’s Saturday.”
    I shrug, keeping my eyes trained on the article in...

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3 months ago

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Grace Mary Potts (Australia) published:

Learning from Their Mistakes: How Network Television Needs to Change

PROMPT: Op-Ed Competition 2018

About two weeks ago, I made the decision to finally watch Prison Break in the wake of its recent revival. As you would expect based on the title, the series regales viewers with the thrilling tale of Michael Scofield, a structural engineer who purposefully gets himself arrested one month before his elder brother is due to be executed for a crime he didn’t commit. Having failed to prove his brother’s innocence the traditional way, Scofield spent the previous year developing...

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