Gryffin

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Gryffin (United States) published:

Shot

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My face is filled with disbelief. My hands tremble, and before I can stop myself, the phone tumbles out of my hand. It lies, face-up, fixed on a single block of text.

Mob Breaches Capitol.

But before I can grasp the situation, before the enormity of the situation descends upon me, the phone vibrates, and another notification pops up. Police guarding the Capitol; Lawmakers Evacuate, it reads.

I don’t pick it up. Or maybe I do. But I can’t...

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13 days ago

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Gryffin (United States) published:

Pool Party

PROMPT: Creative Nonfiction Competition 2020

“Try it!” my sister called out from inside the pool.

“Are you sure?” I asked, tilting slightly on the edge of the highest step.

There was no response. 

I decided to try repeating myself. “Are you sure?” 

Still no response.

I took a deep breath and yelled out as loudly as I dared - though it was really not that much different from my normal speaking voice. I didn’t want the neighbors thinking anything weird, especially after we had been...

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about 2 months ago

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Gryffin (United States) published:

An Open Letter to Ginsburg

PROMPT: Remembering RBG

Dear Justice Ginsburg, 

You do not know me, but I know you. I know how your Jewish father battled discrimination to immigrate to America from Russia. I know how your spirited mother rebelled against the traditional roles of women to educate you. I know how you missed your high-school graduation when your mother died unexpectedly. 

But I also know how you refused to give up. Every obstacle in your path was just another challenge to overcome. People thought women were...

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2 months ago

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Gryffin (United States) published:

Natsukashii

PROMPT: Lost in Translation

I’m scared.

I don’t know what to do. It feels like the walls are collapsing over me but I have nowhere to go, no one to trust, nothing to find comfort in. I feel tortured and useless at the same time, but most of all, I feel hopeless.

Hopeless. A year ago, I wouldn’t have dared to say that word out loud. I was always the over-achiever, always the person that made their voice heard amidst a heavy blanket of...

2 months ago

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Gryffin (United States) published:

Natsukashii

PROMPT: Lost in Translation

I’m scared.

I don’t know what to do. It feels like the walls are collapsing over me but I have nowhere to go, no one to trust, nothing to find comfort in. I feel tortured and useless at the same time, but most of all, I feel hopeless.

Hopeless. A year ago, I wouldn’t have dared to say that word out loud. I was always the over-achiever, always the person that made their voice heard amidst a heavy blanket of...

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3 months ago

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Gryffin (United States) published:

Dear Justice

PROMPT: Speechwriting Competition 2020

As much as we love Perry Mason and his scathing cross-examinations, the law is nothing like what we see on T.V. In fact, it's probably closer to calculus: dense, dry, and difficult, it's hard to see why anyone would want to be a lawyer. But somehow, Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg - a law superhero in her own right - has also become a pop culture icon. Was it perhaps due to her eternal love for scrunchies, impeccable fashion...

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3 months ago

Gryffin (United States) published:

Dear Justice

PROMPT: Speechwriting Competition 2020

Even though the study of law evokes horror and boredom in millions of college students every year, Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has somehow become a pop culture icon. Was it because of her eternal love for scrunchies, impeccable fashion sense, and killer workout plan? Maybe - but I admired her for the fiery dissents and tireless advocacy that have earned her the nickname The Notorious R.B.G. And that admiration for her selflessness, bravery, and leadership morphed into grief after...

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3 months ago

Gryffin (United States) published:

Dear Justice

PROMPT: Speechwriting Competition 2020

Despite her eternal love for scrunchies, impeccable fashion sense, and killer workout plan, Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg seemed to be an unlikely candidate to become a pop culture icon. But her fiery dissents and tireless advocacy have earned her the affection moniker the 'Notorious R.B.G'. And it is precisely for her selflessness, leadership, bravery, and sheer perseverance that her unexpected death has sent a deeply divided nation spiraling into mourning.

She all represented something different to us. For some, she...

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3 months ago

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Gryffin (United States) published:

Dear Justice

PROMPT: Speechwriting Competition 2020

Despite her eternal love for scrunchies, impeccable fashion sense, and killer workout plan, Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg seemed to be an unlikely candidate to become a pop culture icon. But her fiery dissents and tireless advocacy have earned her the affection moniker the 'Notorious R.B.G'. And it is precisely for her selflessness, leadership, bravery, and sheer perseverance that her unexpected death has sent a deeply divided nation spiraling into mourning.

She all represented something different to us. For some, she...

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3 months ago

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