Tabatha

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Tabatha (United States) published:

Where to Now?

PROMPT: Song Writing Competition 2021


I am seventeen
Standing on the edge
Staring into murky waters
And they entice me to step in

Nothing lasts forever
And my youth included
It's swiftly fleeting
And I shall follow

I know it is for my protection
But it’s time for me to go
I need to go now
It is time to wade through these warm waters

I know you want the best for me
Even when I fail to see it
But the only way for...
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2 months ago

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Tabatha (United States) published:

But I Don't Like to be Alone

PROMPT: Creative Nonfiction Competition 2020

    It was cold. It was wet. It was Friday the 13th, and school had just gotten out. As mandated by superstition something bad was bound to happen. All the schools around us had already gotten an extra two weeks of spring break. Although none of us saw at, or at least accepted it, we all knew something was coming. Something like the storm in the sky but even stronger. Something that wouldn’t pass after those extra two weeks...

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5 months ago

Tabatha (United States) published:

Where Did All the Stars Go?

PROMPT: Novel Writing Competition 2020

Purple and blue was the sky as day turned to night. The remaining leaves on the trees danced in the gentle breeze. Judith walked down the sidewalk in the light of the soft streetlights. Something about this moment felt so serene to Judith. So serene that Judith wished it wouldn’t end even before she passed the park and trekked up to the top of the hill.      Judith felt fuzzy and warm inside despite the cold, crisp air. As Judith...

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5 months ago

Tabatha (United States) published:

What Must Be Done

PROMPT: Speechwriting Competition 2020

As you all know by now, the coronavirus pandemic has grabbed the world by the collar and shaken it. Entire countries have had to shut down, and many people have lost their jobs or even houses. A multitude of restrictions have been put in place to keep us safe, yet many people still go against these restrictions. Some people compare it to the flu. Some people politicize it. Some people outright deny the existence of this virus. They believe it...

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6 months ago

Tabatha (United States) published:

The Dance

PROMPT: Flash Fiction Competition 2020

   As the music hastened so did Eric and Angela's words.  Angela had printed out a transcript of Eric's messages with a mystery woman named Julia Sandoval and had brought them to the party.  She was definitely going to know who she was.
    "Why are you still lying to me?" Angela shouted, pointing at the transcripts with an acrylic nail.
    'Why were you going through my phone?" Eric snapped.  Party-goers began to stare.
    Even...

8 months ago

Tabatha (United States) published:

The Dance

PROMPT: Flash Fiction Competition 2020

   As the music hastened so did Eric and Angela's words.  Angela had printed out a transcript of Eric's messages with a mystery woman named Julia Sandoval and had brought them to the party.  She was definitely going to know who she was.
    "Why are you still lying to me?" Angela shouted, pointing at the transcripts with an acrylic nail.
    'Why were you going through my phone?" Eric snapped.  Party-goers began to stare.
    Even...

8 months ago

Tabatha (United States) published:

The Dance

PROMPT: Flash Fiction Competition 2020

    As the music hastened so did Eric and Angela's words.  Angela had printed out a transcript of Eric's messages with a mystery woman named Julia Sandoval and had brought them to the party.  She was definitely going to know who she was.
    "Why are you still lying to me?" Angela shouted, pointed at the transcripts with an acrylic nail.
    'Why were you going through my phone?" Eric snapped.  Party-goers  began to stare.
    Even more...

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8 months ago

1

Tabatha (United States) published:

For Mother Monster

PROMPT: Letter Writing Competition 2020

Dear Mother Monster,
   
    Thank you for finally releasing Chromatica.  It felt so good to have something new again.  Ever since my school shut down in mid-March, everything has been the same.  In the blink of an eye, four months have gone by.  Each day feels the same, and each week just blurs into the next. When my school closed, we had so many events planned in ASB.  We found out that we wouldn’t return to school the...

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9 months ago

Tabatha (United States) published:

¡Whew, chile!

PROMPT: Food Writing Competition 2020

The raw pork landed in the skillet, evoking a cloud of steam.  The sizzling sound roared. Over on the counter, there were green tomatillos and jalapenos.  Tonight's dinner would be puerco en chile verde.  It isn't extravagant, but it is most definitely delicious.  The blender whirred as it liquefied the chiles into a green salsa.  My mother removed the blender from its base and poured the salsa over the pork as it continued to sizzle in the skillet.  The...

10 months ago

1

Tabatha (United States) published:

Sisterly Love

PROMPT: Playwriting Competition 2020

    Act I
                            
                                                                Scene I
    Curtain up.
The setting is a teenage girl's room. The lighting is soft and the walls are painted a soft purple. A fan gently blows from the corner of her room and the windows are open. JUDE - a plump 16 yo girl of Mexican descent - sits at her desk stage left and writes in her diary - RONDA. On her desk are several pictures of the people she's closest to. Audio...

11 months ago