CoffeeTheist

United Kingdom

Hi, I'm Charlie! I love to write - but don't do it enough - and really enjoy baking, music and art as well. My identity is largely taken up by my adoration of avocados, coffee and basil!

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Watch

PROMPT: Intersection

Commuters walking briskly
to work. Their shoes go
clip clop clip clop, like a horse, as they
walk in to the sunrise ready for a long
day. Working, from dawn
till dusk.

A woman screams.
An eight-legged monster, just one centimetre
big, scuttles along the floor in front of her
leather shoes. A fly
buzzes away. A caterpillar munches on a dandelion
that has snuck through the paving slabs outside.

Sheet after sheet is swallowed and
spat out. Rainforests worth...

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6 months ago

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Why I Write

PROMPT: Why I Write

Each word that makes it onto a page is a lifeline. A gush of fresh air. A new opportunity. The world is corrupted by polluted talk and fake jargon. One pure word can provide some light. Some hope. One word can save a life. One breath can save a life. The moment I stop writing I feel mortal again. Why do we pollute what keeps us alive? When you ask me why I write, you are asking me why I...

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7 months ago

CoffeeTheist (United Kingdom) started following uninspired (Canada)

8 months ago

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Weak

PROMPT: "My Heart is Like"

I know what my heart is like,
since I left you.
It is like a bird
leaving a cage for the first time
with weak wings
and a longing
for home.

- inspired by Edna St. Vincent Millay's poem, Ebb

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8 months ago

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CoffeeTheist (United Kingdom) published:

Sit Down

PROMPT: YOU, The Writer

You need to write. Come on. You said you would write today, so we are going to write today. Sit down at your desk, switch on your laptop. No, not YouTube. A blank Word document.

Aaaghhhh!

Yes, I know, scary isn't it. It gets less scary the more you write. No. No, no, no, no, no. You do not need to...

Ooh look, she messaged back.

...check your messages. Get off your phone. You know what, pick up your phone;...

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9 months ago

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Prompt - Beyond Reason

PROMPT: Beyond Reason


I.
Is the grass jealous of how blue the sky is?
What do I want for dinner?
If this is a dream, when tomorrow comes will I remember what I have written?
Have I ever seen the same pigeon twice?

II.
Where are you, God?
Do the whites of the Oreos feel oppressed by their black casing?
Are we inherently good or evil?
Why is chocolate poisonous for dogs?

III.
Am I beautiful?
Is there anything more beautiful than self-destruction? ...
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9 months ago

CoffeeTheist (United Kingdom) published:

One Day At a Time

PROMPT: Semicolon Soirée

Get out of bed; left leg out the bed; right leg out the bed; take a deep breath, you have done so well; take another breath; stand up, you can do it, I believe in you; take a deep breath; you can tackle the day, we can tackle the day; together; get dressed, please, sweetie, you must get dressed; it will help; if you don't, I still love you, I'm still proud of you; lift your legs up; take them...

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9 months ago

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From the Beans' Perspective

PROMPT: Food Writing Competition 2020

Each cherry is picked at the perfect time. The round oysters of joy are inspected, in turn, and only plucked if blooming a dark red blush. Others must wait their turn to be chosen. Passed from rough hand to rough hand, they roll collectively until opened up to bear their pale fruit. Every cherry a new surprise, a new joy, a new birth.

Strewn across the brick they lie, tanning in the heat of the day, naked to this ancient...

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11 months ago