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Ruth Dempsey

Ireland

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Ruth Dempsey (Ireland) published:

The Wishes You Left Me With

PROMPT: Truths and Untruths

1. I wish you would say you love me again

2. I wish you never lied

3. I wish you never said goodbye

4. I wish I knew why 

5. I wish you missed me like I miss you

6. I wish for something to fill the hole you left

7. I wish I could go back in time

8. I wish I could do it all again

9. I wish we never met

10. I wish I could stop loving...

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almost 2 years ago

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Ruth Dempsey (Ireland) published:

Are You Straight or Are You Gay? Pick One

FREE WRITING

 “Are you straight or are you gay?”
This is something people ask themselves when they're kids after they find out what the words mean. The question is usually answered very quickly as they start to develop feelings for people and discuss their crushes with their friends.
But what about the people who can't join these conversations? What about the kids who don't have any crushes to speak off? As all my friends go in a circle asking everyone to name...

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about 2 years ago

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about 2 years ago

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Ruth Dempsey (Ireland) published:

Cold Feet

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I wake up shivering. The floor beneath me is cold as I push myself onto my feet and I stumble, trying to find my balance in heels. I let out a weak giggle at my own uneven footing and hope no one witnessed it. I look around at my surroundings and realize I am in a room full of beautiful white dresses hanging on rails. I dust myself off and feel the smooth silk of my own flowing white dress...

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about 2 years ago

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Ruth Dempsey (Ireland) published:

Are You Straight or Are You Gay? Pick One

FREE WRITING

 “Are you straight or are you gay?”
This is something people ask themselves when they're kids after they find out what the words mean. The question is usually answered very quickly as they start to develop feelings for people and discuss their crushes with their friends.
But what about the people who can't join these conversations? What about the kids who don't have any crushes to speak off? As all my friends go in a circle asking everyone to name...

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almost 3 years ago

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Ruth Dempsey (Ireland) published:

The Meaning of Intelligence

PROMPT: 180

From a young age we are taught the importance of education and grades, and of course, it is important, however as school systems are at the moment they are not good gauges of a child's intelligence. You are always encouraged to pay attention in class and to do well in exams in order to be intelligent. Growing up I feared the thought of failing because then I wouldn't be intelligent. All of my friends and classmates had the same fear...

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about 3 years ago

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Ruth Dempsey (Ireland) published:

A Letter To Her Ex

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It's been six months. Half a year since you left. They say things get better over time. That's a lie. Things have only gotten worse. She's gotten worse. She spent this time slowly building up her walls, one brick at a time, until finally she shut everyone out. She went from late night talks to monotone hellos, from happy smiles to sad eyes. I rarely see or speak to her anymore, except for awkward chit chat in the halls. Eight...

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about 3 years ago

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Ruth Dempsey (Ireland) published:

Christmas in the War

PROMPT: Historical Fiction Competition 2016

I pull the thin jacket closer to my body as the ground shakes. Even the newest recruits have stopped jumping at the noise. These explosions call out like old friends as if we'd miss them during the brief silences.
"God damn this cold its a tactical disadvantage. I bet theres guns pointed at our heads right now," Smith complains to no one in particular.
"We're at war, theres always guns pointed at us," Paddy mutters. 
"Don't speak to me like...

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about 3 years ago

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