Giselle

New Zealand

15│she / her│poet & novelist (aspiring, at least)│infj-t
"with freedom, books, flowers, and the moon, who could not be happy?"
— Oscar Wilde

Message from Writer

currently reading:
'12 Rules for Life' by Jordan B. Peterson (non-fiction)
'Serenity' by Carol Ann Duffy (poetry)
'Sweetdark' by Savannah Brown (poetry)
'Book of Longing' by Leonard Cohen (poetry)
'The Mutual UFO Network' by Lee Martin (short stories)

currently writing:
draft #3 of a short story
draft #1 (although three years in the making) of a novel

Giselle (New Zealand) liked dad, i need you to help me decide what i need you to be. by lochnessie (Australia)

5 months ago

Giselle (New Zealand) reviewed:

Metal Cage

PROMPT: Cli-Fi

My favourite part was the last three paragraphs. I like the way the piece sort of turned into a poem at the end. I also liked the realisation that the narrator is watching this on a screen. Are they human...

6 months ago

Giselle (New Zealand) reviewed:

The Searching

FREE WRITING

Title Ideas: 'foreign entity', 'search'

6 months ago

Giselle (New Zealand) published:

NOVEL EXCERPT: page 10 - 12, chapter 2 - sort of submerged

PROMPT: Novel Writing Competition 2020

    Olive meets Aspen at the gate to walk home together. She bubbles about her day and Aspen listens and laughs. Her gaze is trained downwards, but her eyes smile-crease at the corners. Home beckons sweetly on these frozen afternoons where everything is shadowed by the mountains. 
    Before they head indoors, they go past the woodshed and collect three logs each. Kneeling on the hearth, Olive arranges the wood in a pyramid while Aspen spreads out a woollen blanket, discarding her...

Seeking Peer Reviews

6 months ago

Giselle (New Zealand) reviewed:

On the High Seas

PROMPT: Novel Writing Competition 2020

6 months ago

Giselle (New Zealand) liked Nonlinear calculations by Rustylantern (India)

6 months ago

Giselle (New Zealand) liked flower in concrete by Tushar Mandhan (India)

6 months ago

Giselle (New Zealand) liked Mesmerized by Jj101 (United States)

6 months ago

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Giselle (New Zealand) published:

that thunderstorm-spring time of year

PROMPT: A Ritual for Now

NOTE: this piece deals with feeling hopeless about life so please don't read it if you are feeling emotionally vulnerable at the moment and think it might make you feel worse. 



My problem is that I get far too caught up in my own existence. Questioning the purpose of everything only brings me to discover that there is none; asking “why does this bring me pleasure?” only leads me to the absence of a logical explanation. And in that space—the “none”,...
Seeking Peer Reviews

6 months ago

Giselle (New Zealand) started following asimic (Bosnia and Herzegovina)

6 months ago