SenecaL2007

United States

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Twenty-five percent eccentric and annoying, twenty-five percent amusing, fifty percent wonderful, one hundred percent Christian.

SenecaL2007 (United States) published:

2020 In a Flash

PROMPT: Pandemic Memoir

Torturous
Depressing
Draining
A part of me died.
I'm alive, but have no life.
2020 was one for the books.

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4 months ago

SenecaL2007 (United States) published:

The Unwelcome Guest, Pt. 3: You're A Liar

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"What are you working on?" you ask me.  I look at you through overgrown bangs with tired eyes.  "My book."  "Oh, your book.  That's good."  You walk toward the chair you usually sit in and I feel my teeth clench.  God, no.  Don't talk to me.  Get away from me.  You pull up the chair and sit down, looking at me with those blank eyes, mumbling about things I could care less about.  I nod, feeling my blood pressure...

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6 months ago

SenecaL2007 (United States) published:

The Unwelcome Guest, Pt. 2: A New Beginning

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I wake up the next day, looking at the crushed leaves on my desk.  My stomach sinks.  What am I doing? I muse, before remembering.  That's right.  I'm getting my life back.  I get out of bed and grab my suitcase, hastily packing clothes into it.  A couple blouses, a nightgown, a dress, a pair of jeans, a pair of capris, underwear.  That's it.  That's all I need.  That and toiletries.  I walk out of my bedroom into the...

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7 months ago

SenecaL2007 (United States) published:

The Unwelcome Guest, Pt. 1: Sweet Dreams, Shirley

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I grind the leaves with the nut grinder, my knuckles going white as I turn the crank faster.  It's time for you to leave.  You've overstayed your welcome, but you don't understand.  You're not cognizant enough.  Of course you have an excuse.  How lucky for you, Her Majesty, the ruler of the household.  You can do what you damn well please, but I have to walk on eggshells for you.  You can wake me up for nothing, but God forbid...

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7 months ago

SenecaL2007 (United States) reviewed:

Blackberries

PROMPT: Historical Fiction Competition 2020

This is a fabulous story that I could easily see, if continued, turn into a short film. I look forward to seeing more of your works.

7 months ago

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SenecaL2007 (United States) published:

The Unwelcome Guest, Pt. 1: Sweet Dreams, Shirley

FREE WRITING

I grind the leaves with the nut grinder, my knuckles going white as I turn the crank faster.  It's time for you to leave.  You've overstayed your welcome, but you don't understand.  You're not cognizant enough.  Of course you have an excuse.  How lucky for you, Her Majesty, the ruler of the household.  You can do what you damn well please, but I have to walk on eggshells for you.  You can wake me up for nothing, but God forbid...

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7 months ago

SenecaL2007 (United States) liked Blackberries by Emzie (United Kingdom)

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SenecaL2007 (United States) published:

Wildfire

PROMPT: Cli-Fi

I watch my dad cock his gun from the window, aiming at the cougar, her pleading green eyes breaking my heart.  She's cornered and the skin on her left side's burned off.  I'm crying, wishing I could convince him to spare her.  She and her cubs wouldn't've showed up in our yard if she still had a home.  The forests have been dried to a crisp and the lightning storms aplenty.  Now much of the forest has been destroyed and these...

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7 months ago

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SenecaL2007 (United States) published:

The Elephant in the Room

PROMPT: All Talk

Elise, are you going to talk to me at all or are you just going to sit there and brush your hair?
There's nothing to talk about.
There's always something to talk about with you.
Hm.
Please say something.
I suppose you expect me to forgive you now and act like it never happened.
Really?  That's it?
You told me to say something.  You didn't specify that you had to like what I said.
What do I have to do...

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7 months ago

SenecaL2007 (United States) published:

Home

PROMPT: Heart Places

If I close my eyes, I can almost go back to the mountains, I can almost feel the dew-covered grass of my uncles' yard brushing against the sides of my feet, and the serenity of the neighborhood after the sun sets lift my spirits.  I can see the wild tiger lilies in front of their house and the humbleness of all the other expensive-yet-modest abodes as the tall, lush, green trees reach for the sky.  In the mornings, it's easy...

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