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  • Nonfiction > Personal Experience
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    I want to write. It’s not a sharp strike of lightening to my mind that makes my fingers twitch with desire to fly across the keyboard. I think of it as something that’s always in my veins. That said, there are moments when the feeling surges, and I start smiling. Thoughts begin spilling over, ...
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    When I was four years old, I looked at my father with innocent eyes and asked him what death was. My father- a man who brims with intelligence and has had the same glasses frames for twenty years- did not sit me down at the dinner table while he pondered this. I instead stood at his feet, peering ...
  • Opinion > Social Issues / Civics
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    As a young girl with short hair that could not be elegantly curled or pinned up in any fashion, I was not called a beautiful child. Instead, I was called adventurous. This adjective was very fitting as I enjoyed climbing trees, exploring creeks, and playing games with the neighbor boys that result...
  • Fiction > Thriller/Mystery
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    The swamp was not a home to sympathy. Teeming with darkness, the water stained the mud surrounding it with cloudy shadows. Occasionally, a lily pad would glide across the surface of the water, the flower’s perfume battling the smell of rot that hung in the air like heavy sighs. The village n...
  • Poetry > Free Verse
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    I walked into the lake again Last time it was Autumn, and the wind had howled “Go back! You fool, you nave, do not follow your reflection down!”   (But Spring has a delightful wind that had giggled in my ear and tugged on my hand with youthful enthusiasm)   My arrival in t...
  • Poetry > Free Verse
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    I stood throughout the seasons, waiting to be changed   Flowers bloomed at my feet, their petals brushing against my calves, but I grew no roots   The sun reached down and pet my hair with calloused hands that did not set me ablaze   I watched the wind dance to no particul...
  • Poetry > Free Verse
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    We watched our childhood grow on a clothesline   I saw myself dance whenever the wind blew My heart and shirts grew cold when the winter came   The summers filled us with soft sunlight   Our shadoew grew longer 'til the nights came 'round   And now there are no more cloth...
  • Poetry > Free Verse
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    He did not know that by shooting down the street his childhood landmarks would become relics   The boy kept going thinking that he could turn around and no time would have passed (there were still plenty of grains of sand)   He became a man in an unspoken whisper; later he foun...
  • Poetry > Free Verse
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    With my bright eyes and flawed thinking;   with my cool temper and full-slate memory;   with my desire to grow and acceptance of shrinking;   with my lack of words and overflowing thoughts;   with my fear of falling and willingness to love,   I am...
  • Poetry > Free Verse
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    Weaponizing my pen, I attack the page   Jagged, runny words spew out in red ink   I write to be heard, not listened to   Words are half-meant; I shoot at your feet   Please forgive me I write before I think...
  • Poetry > Free Verse
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    Anxiety’s spirit has made a home deep in the crevasses I cannot reach down   I’m never truly rid of it I may pretend to be the noble victor, but anxiety doesn’t die;   It travels as ripples, returns in crashing waves and resonates in the silence...
  • Poetry > Free Verse
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    I can feel the panic waking up again   It unfurls like smoke and fills my chest   Ever-expanding, it weaves through my ribs   I am laced with fear, gripped by its tug   And it is getting better at clinging to my bones...
  • Poetry > Free Verse
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    The ink in my pen clings to her cartridge, refusing to come out and play   I try to coax her down with promises of ideas to paint and characters to construct but she does not budge   Ink is cursed She knows that once her feet glide across the page she cannot turn back   May...
  • Poetry > Free Verse
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    Drench the tablecloth in red to hide your leftover kisses   Guests are coming ‘round at eight, and we’d hate for them to see your delicious habits ...
  • Poetry > Free Verse
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    I want to write To read To love To be rained upon To sleep To stare at stars To hug To run To drink tea To smile at the moon To jump To breathe To dance To dream To sing To laugh To touch To cry To play To listen To glide To kiss To s...
  • Fiction > Sci-fi/Fantasy
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    New York’s sidewalks were expectedly packed as the Dream Giver stood on her assigned square. No official had specifically delegated this space to her, per say, but no one was going to look down upon a young girl holding balloons. Looking closer, one would notice that the balloons appeared to b...
  • Fiction > Sci-fi/Fantasy
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    In the quiet of the dawn, there were two individuals who found themselves in the woods: A man, young and full of life, discovered traits about himself that he could relate to the creatures of the forest, peering at him with curiosity that he matched without effort; and a woman, whose intelligence wa...
  • Poetry > Free Verse
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    Who would look at you? Stop Did you honestly think they’d care? Stop. They wouldn't have noticed you anyway. STOP....
  • Poetry > Haiku
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    You took me to space then you left me there, lost and without a helmet...
  • Poetry > Free Verse
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    A full moon ago, my mind took me back to the one-story rented house I used to live in I sat in the living room on the old purple couch, sinking into its embrace when the doorbell rang On the brick porch I used to stand on at night, staring at the empty street, there you were; fire s...
  • Poetry > Free Verse
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    Tired of fleeting relationships? Affection fading too fast? Then Everlasting Love is the product for you! Everlasting Love doesn’t expire It’s made with enough care to last Call now, and you get a free heart as well This product can be yours for only one payment of a smile ...
  • Poetry > Free Verse
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    The love I hold for you in my slightly-scarred hands has many uses It can stretch for miles, providing m with a road I know will not lead me astray It can seep through my skin and fall into my bones, warming them gently It can shrink down to a ball, finding me after I throw it at...
  • Poetry > Free Verse
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    I am composed of cells; I require oxygen to live; I am a solid; I take up mass By definition, I am alive So shouldn’t I be treated as if I have life?...
  • Poetry > Free Verse
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    There is not a mean bone in my body But my tongue consists of nerves that drip acid, and when I swallow my words, they corrode my insides...
  • Poetry > Free Verse
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    He doesn’t love me, and I see why: his heart adores the sun’s glow, while I’ve always found the rain’s touch a better comfort...

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