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Maisie Ellise

United States

I like coffee, alternative music, and historical fiction. My favorite color is green. I'm most likely to be found reading or writing in one of my little hidey-holes, humming a little ditty, always with a lemon-scented candle burning in the corner.

Message from Writer

Always have a jacket, carry a pen, wear comfortable shoes, and have a snack at hand. Oh, and when all else fails, sing in the shower.

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Maisie Ellise (United States) published:

Prelude to "I Found"

PROMPT: Lyrics Unsung

Strange, how I've been marked with a scarlet letter; when he pressed himself into me, he seemed so sure of what he was doing, so sure of what he wanted. He was strong, and confident. His movements were strong, and confident. Whatever religion he held to--whatever Bible was resting on the bookshelf across the room while he kissed my neck--it hadn't had so much power over him then. Having been near to me didn't sicken him until after he'd shared...

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about 1 year ago

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over 1 year ago

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Maisie Ellise (United States) published:

Sour Lemonade

PROMPT: Your View

1. We're our best selves when we're kind.
2. Rap isn't music. (It may be spoken-word poetry, but it's not music.)
3. All the world underestimates the power of an afternoon nap.
4. Abortion is wrong. (Aren't mothers duty-bound to value their children's lives above their own?)
5. Keeping up with the daily news only makes pessimists out of us.
6. Green is the only color as vibrant as our mind's eyes can picture it.
7. Dark chocolate is better than milk chocolate...

over 1 year ago

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Maisie Ellise (United States) published:

When I am Micah's Mother

PROMPT: Letter Writing Competition 2016

Oh, God,

Sometimes I wonder about your will.

I wonder, when the fragility of a newborn child's skin is treated with the sympathies of a seamstress to her pincushions; when tubes—tubes to feed, tubes to breathe, tubes at needles’ ends through which sedatives flow—fetter the flailing limbs of a baby spasming and seizing; when Valium alone fails and a Morphine drip becomes the very last of all horrible options so that this precious boy might live the last of his...

Seeking Peer Reviews

almost 2 years ago

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Maisie Ellise (United States) reviewed:

Letters to Petersburg

PROMPT: Letter Writing Competition 2016

I am beginning to loathe the lack of direct communication between writers, even when I might understand and appreciate its benefits to the safety of Write the World's authors. But no matter. I wish that there was a way for...

almost 2 years ago

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Maisie Ellise (United States) started following ShannonAlynn (Canada)

almost 2 years ago

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Maisie Ellise (United States) liked Cancer by ShannonAlynn (Canada)

almost 2 years ago

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Maisie Ellise (United States) earned a badge Pro Reviewer

almost 2 years ago

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Maisie Ellise (United States) published:

When I am Micah's Mother

PROMPT: Letter Writing Competition 2016

Oh, God,

Sometimes I wonder about your will.

I wonder, when the fragility of a newborn child's skin is treated with the sympathies of a seamstress to her pincushions; when tubes—tubes to feed, tubes to breathe, tubes at needles’ ends through which sedatives flow—fetter the flailing limbs of a baby spasming and seizing; when Valium alone fails and a Morphine drip becomes the very last of all horrible options so that this precious boy might live the last of his...

Seeking Peer Reviews

almost 2 years ago

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Maisie Ellise (United States) reviewed:

From 17 to 87

PROMPT: Dear Me

If you're not already a part of the Poets and Wordsmiths group, dash over and join it! I can see that you'd be just perfect to answer the "Paradoxical Phrasing" prompt from what you've written here. Good work, author. I...

almost 2 years ago