shadow_diva

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shadow_diva (United States) published:

Storm

PROMPT: The Drabble

The waves crashed against the side of the boat, rocking it from side to side as a thundering rain poured down from the heavens. The deck was no longer safe to stand on; the wooden panels slick with a combination of rain and seawater. The boat jolted towards the left and he found himself slamming into the rails with a loud groan. He felt his foot slip and his hands wildly grasped for something, anything he could hold onto to...

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3 months ago

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shadow_diva (United States) published:

Heatwave

PROMPT: Cli-Fi

I'm sitting at the kitchen table, doing homework. The TV blares in the background and I tune it out as I attempt to concentrate on the math problems on the page. There's a loud thud and I look up. My little sister, Jane, hops down the staircase, one stair at a time. Both of her shoes are on, though her shoelaces haven't been tied yet. I roll my eyes. She's the least subtle person I know. 

My mother takes a...

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6 months ago

shadow_diva (United States) published:

Words

PROMPT: A Bird with Wings

Words. They hide behind shadows, they carry dark secrets, they bring hope, but also devastating loss. It's funny how a tool with so much potential power and consequence can be wielded by anyone.  

We use words every day. From the moment we wake up, to the moment we fall asleep. Sometimes, the words are incomprehensible, falling out in a jumbled heap from our mouth. Sometimes, the words are quick and angry and passionate, and sometimes they are cold and unforgiving...

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8 months ago

shadow_diva (United States) published:

the beauty of writing

PROMPT: YOU, The Writer

An elegant plume of white feathers, a sharp metal tip. The feather quill dips into the pool of black ink, then strokes the sheet of yellowed parchment. Shadows dance around the room as the candlelight flickers in the room and words dance on the page, filling it quickly. The concept of time has all but vanished, the only indication being the small pool of molten wax that has accumulated at the base of the candle, sitting on the wooden desk. 
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9 months ago

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shadow_diva (United States) published:

school dance

PROMPT: Semicolon Soirée

What if he doesn't like me; oh god, why am I sweating under my armpits; what if I'm not wearing the right dress and he hates it so much that he leaves me; what if he never shows up at all because either he hates me or he's sick; what if it turns out that this was all a cruel prank that he thought of pulling on me for some reason; what if my makeup is smudged from the rain...

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9 months ago

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shadow_diva (United States) published:

Advice on Writer's Block

PROMPT: Collected Wisdom

There is nothing more frightening than staring at an empty page at two in the morning, wondering what you are doing with your life and why you can't think of anything to write about.  

Let me play doctor for a moment. Do you match the symptoms above? Then let me diagnose you with a highly common disease-writer's block. 

What? you gasp. I'm not sick! 

Think again, I say. What are you writing about right now? 

That puts an end...

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12 months ago

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shadow_diva (United States) published:

Biscuits

PROMPT: In Motion

Her hands, white with flour, flipped the bowl onto the cutting board in a single motion. The pile of dough slapped against the surface of the board. She clapped her hands-once-and a cloud of flour suspended itself in the air before dusting the kitchen counter. The bowl, cast off to the side, reflected the sunlight streaming through the window. The static of the radio crackled in the background, like an old man clearing his throat. Then, as if nothing had...

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12 months ago

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shadow_diva (United States) published:

Safe

FREE WRITING

Three taps.  

Loud, distinctive, harsh. The sound reverberated in the quiet and dark space. 

Lottie let out a sigh of relief. Three taps was the signal. It was finally safe to come out. As she silently and slowly began to stand up from her crouched position on the ground, easing her body up against the wall, she could not remember how long it had been. Minutes? Hours? Weeks? The tiny crawl-hole seemed to defy time. 

Or perhaps she was going...

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about 1 year ago

shadow_diva (United States) published:

Another Sunny Day in the United States of America

PROMPT: Zoom Out

"And it, too, shall pass."

My cynicism forbids me from agreeing with that sentiment. This is home, yes, but it is also a prison of sorts. I pace, for the fifteenth time that morning, from the hallway to the kitchen, then back again. 

Just one flimsy piece of wood, I find myself thinking. Just one flimsy piece of wood that bars me from the outside world. I find myself reaching for the doorknob-and then I stop myself. 

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about 1 year ago

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