Yc Li

Canada

My life is in my words,
and my world is on my pages.

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What defines a good piece of writing, is the fact that you will never completely understand it.

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Yc Li (Canada) published:

Hiking

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    The hike felt like nothing at all. Together, the five of us made our way through the entangled undergrowth, spreading curtains of trailing branches to the side and ducking beneath majestic logs. Our feet bounced in rhythm, and the forest floor seemed to come alive, beating with a powerful force. A few pebbles tumbled as we climbed, and once in a while, we staggered on top of slim wood bridges, shying away from the enveloping mud puddles. The trail was...

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Yc Li (Canada) published:

My Name

PROMPT: Dust Jacket

    I was born in China and so my name consists of three Mandarin characters: 李 (li) 宜 (yi) 宸 (chen). The number of characters in my name just depended on the period that I was born in. At the time, three character names were popular where we were living; my parent's names only have two characters, and my grandparents all have three. 
    In China, there aren't any last names, instead, they are called surnames, placed before the...

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Yc Li (Canada) published:

A Bite to Eat

PROMPT: Ancestors Speak

    "So when are you coming back to China?" My grandmother questioned over video chat.
    "I told you Lao Lao (grandmother)I won't be able to come back this summer. Covid 19 is still a problem." I said with reluctance, knowing the disappointment that would surely follow the statement.
    "Too bad, too bad. I already planned your every meal. I've been experimenting with new recipes lately. Not very good, but still improving. I was...

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Tell You Why (Prologue)

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    Some people are always asking why. They ask and ask and ask until their breath dulls down to a whisper and their tedious inquiries gradually die away. Why is the sky blue? Why do the frogs cause such a racket in the summertime? Why does the street fill with swampy puddles when it rains? But those are only the easy questions. And yet there exists questions that are unanswerable. Questions that are responded to with a doubtful silence. Why was...

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Challenge Completed

PROMPT: Writing Streak Challenge Week 13

Day 1

A plane is mumbling overhead
filling in the words unsaid
the leaves lay hanging by a thread
and the clouds grow restless in their bed
motionless they gradually shed
raindrops held with thinning light
dwindling in the sky so bright
but now they lay enclosed in dew
that plunges forth so as to spread
its limbs over the flowers red
the plane is mumbling overhead.

Day 2

The Earth has rested its eyes
Darkening its sapphire skies
Beneath...
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