zleyla

United States

16, she/her

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zleyla (United States) published:

so it...

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setting sun, darkened hues, and so it begins.

do you remember when we used to sit on the grass in front of your house and search for the ladybugs? you always found more than me, but i always found the green ones. then you would tell me that the green ones were poisonous, and i would cry, telling myself that ohnoipickedupagreenladybugandnowthepoisonwillsinkintomyskinandiwill die.

i will die, i will die, it's that musing that permeates all of our brain cavities but it...

6 months ago

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zleyla (United States) published:

little bird

PROMPT: Birdsong

hi, little bird
don't cry, little bird
buzz and bawk and be, little bird

flit and flip,
do a trick,
flap your wings and tumble thit

swoop and soar and sink and sit
go, little bird, skin moonlit
bye, little bird
don't cry, little bird
just buzz,
and bawk,
and be,
that's it.

 

6 months ago

zleyla (United States) reviewed:

to be

PROMPT: Novel Writing Competition 2020

One tidbit of advice is to work to make your piece clearer. Find that balance between beautiful, long words and shorter, simpler ones. This will make your piece a lot more readable and easy to follow. Also, try and vary...

6 months ago

zleyla (United States) reviewed:

Nothing Happens in Small Towns

PROMPT: Novel Writing Competition 2020

Keep it up! I love this!

6 months ago

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6 months ago

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zleyla (United States) published:

The Jester's Oath

PROMPT: Novel Writing Competition 2020

    I hate the cold, but I hate the hot more.
Sweat clings to my back as I lean onto the crooked tree, languid arms and legs tangling in the dew-wet grass. Back in Salea, snowflakes settled onto rough-hewn peaks from September till March. Mother used to say the snow was the universe's way of telling us that it was sad and it was tired. The flakes were tears, she said. Maybe the universe needed a hug.
The clammy stickiness is...

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6 months ago

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zleyla (United States) published:

The Jester's Oath

PROMPT: Novel Writing Competition 2020

I hate the cold, but I hate the hot more.
Sweat clings to my back as I lean onto the crooked tree, languid arms and legs tangling in the dew-wet grass. I'm not used to the heat; back in Salea, snowflakes settled onto rough-hewn peaks from September till March. Mother used to say the snow was the universe's way of telling us that it was sad and it was tired. The flakes were tears, she said. Maybe the universe needed...

Seeking Peer Reviews

6 months ago

zleyla (United States) liked avoiding racism in writing part i: writing characters of color by sybilluv (United States)

6 months ago

zleyla (United States) published:

The Jester's Oath

PROMPT: Novel Writing Competition 2020

I hate the cold, but I hate the hot more.
Sweat clings to my back as I lean onto the crooked tree, languid arms and legs tangling in the dew-wet grass. I'm not used to the heat; back in Salea, snowflakes settled onto rough-hewn peaks from September till March. The clammy stickiness feels foreign, strange. Maybe if the sweat came to life - it would be blond, with droopy eyes and a droopier mouth - we could have a conversation...

Seeking Peer Reviews

6 months ago