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My Opening Lines

May 1, 2021
By Lydiaq ELITE, Somonauk, Illinois
Lydiaq ELITE, Somonauk, Illinois
147 articles 41 photos 1014 comments

Favorite Quote:
The universe must be a teenage girl. So much darkness, so many stars.
--me


I look over my shoulder—

At the vision of light-filled creeks,

Inky binders,

Tattered notebooks,

Shining Christmas lights,

Blackbirds crying at night.

I look over my shoulder

At the road I’ve come,

At the story I’ve begun.

I look over my shoulder,

My suitcases slung with roller skates,

My handles heaving,

My tickets growing warm,

My train coming.

I can see

Moonlight and starlight

Grow bolder

Shine,

While the little sisters of the sun grow older,

My angels stumble down the line,

Too fast, too far,

For me to follow them,

And still I search for beauty,

And call out,

Find me,

Angels,

Little sisters of the sun,

Carry my maps,

My citadel-plans,

Behind me,

For the road I’ve come,

For the story I’ve begun.

My time will come

To shine.


The author's comments:

This piece is inspired by a song called Farther On.


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on Nov. 16 2021 at 3:11 pm
Bumble_Bee PLATINUM, New Athens, Illinois
26 articles 1 photo 105 comments

Favorite Quote:
"You will be found" -Dear Evan Hansen

I love this!!! <33

on May. 13 2021 at 5:31 pm
SparrowSun ELITE, X, Vermont
200 articles 23 photos 1053 comments

Favorite Quote:
"It Will Be Good." (complicated semi-spiritual emotional story.)

"Upon his bench the pieces lay
As if an artwork on display
Of gears and hands
And wire-thin bands
That glisten in dim candle play." -Janice T., Clockwork[love that poem, dont know why, im not steampunk]

ok, i havnt written it yet. ach if the forums were up this would be way easier.

Lydiaq ELITE said...
on May. 13 2021 at 5:19 pm
Lydiaq ELITE, Somonauk, Illinois
147 articles 41 photos 1014 comments

Favorite Quote:
The universe must be a teenage girl. So much darkness, so many stars.
--me

How about Amara Alba? Get yer story posted and then ill help give u editorial advice.

on May. 12 2021 at 12:51 pm
SparrowSun ELITE, X, Vermont
200 articles 23 photos 1053 comments

Favorite Quote:
"It Will Be Good." (complicated semi-spiritual emotional story.)

"Upon his bench the pieces lay
As if an artwork on display
Of gears and hands
And wire-thin bands
That glisten in dim candle play." -Janice T., Clockwork[love that poem, dont know why, im not steampunk]

alright, what shoud we name her? ill get a list of names that mean wolf, love, and white. add any you like tho.
Love- Amara, Davina, Aimee, Nayeli, Vida,
White- Akari, Neva, Rim, Alba,
Wolf- Dolu, Lupa, Lupita, Lyall, Reika, Tala,

Lydiaq ELITE said...
on May. 11 2021 at 10:34 pm
Lydiaq ELITE, Somonauk, Illinois
147 articles 41 photos 1014 comments

Favorite Quote:
The universe must be a teenage girl. So much darkness, so many stars.
--me

yuppers

on May. 11 2021 at 7:41 pm
SparrowSun ELITE, X, Vermont
200 articles 23 photos 1053 comments

Favorite Quote:
"It Will Be Good." (complicated semi-spiritual emotional story.)

"Upon his bench the pieces lay
As if an artwork on display
Of gears and hands
And wire-thin bands
That glisten in dim candle play." -Janice T., Clockwork[love that poem, dont know why, im not steampunk]

ok, so should we write it by scene?

Lydiaq ELITE said...
on May. 11 2021 at 5:14 pm
Lydiaq ELITE, Somonauk, Illinois
147 articles 41 photos 1014 comments

Favorite Quote:
The universe must be a teenage girl. So much darkness, so many stars.
--me

I can comment on it as you post it to Teenink.

on May. 11 2021 at 1:43 pm
SparrowSun ELITE, X, Vermont
200 articles 23 photos 1053 comments

Favorite Quote:
"It Will Be Good." (complicated semi-spiritual emotional story.)

"Upon his bench the pieces lay
As if an artwork on display
Of gears and hands
And wire-thin bands
That glisten in dim candle play." -Janice T., Clockwork[love that poem, dont know why, im not steampunk]

alright, great!
how do you want to do it? in the comments or on padlet or drive or what?

Lydiaq ELITE said...
on May. 9 2021 at 9:10 am
Lydiaq ELITE, Somonauk, Illinois
147 articles 41 photos 1014 comments

Favorite Quote:
The universe must be a teenage girl. So much darkness, so many stars.
--me

okkkkk

on May. 8 2021 at 3:42 pm
SparrowSun ELITE, X, Vermont
200 articles 23 photos 1053 comments

Favorite Quote:
"It Will Be Good." (complicated semi-spiritual emotional story.)

"Upon his bench the pieces lay
As if an artwork on display
Of gears and hands
And wire-thin bands
That glisten in dim candle play." -Janice T., Clockwork[love that poem, dont know why, im not steampunk]

hey, btw can you help me write something? its roance, which I cant write but I think its a cool concept. a wolf falls in love with a human boy who saves her when shes injured in the woods.

on May. 4 2021 at 5:56 pm
SparrowSun ELITE, X, Vermont
200 articles 23 photos 1053 comments

Favorite Quote:
"It Will Be Good." (complicated semi-spiritual emotional story.)

"Upon his bench the pieces lay
As if an artwork on display
Of gears and hands
And wire-thin bands
That glisten in dim candle play." -Janice T., Clockwork[love that poem, dont know why, im not steampunk]

its payback lol
(for ur comments)

Lydiaq ELITE said...
on May. 4 2021 at 1:55 pm
Lydiaq ELITE, Somonauk, Illinois
147 articles 41 photos 1014 comments

Favorite Quote:
The universe must be a teenage girl. So much darkness, so many stars.
--me

Thanks!!

on May. 4 2021 at 12:05 pm
SparrowSun ELITE, X, Vermont
200 articles 23 photos 1053 comments

Favorite Quote:
"It Will Be Good." (complicated semi-spiritual emotional story.)

"Upon his bench the pieces lay
As if an artwork on display
Of gears and hands
And wire-thin bands
That glisten in dim candle play." -Janice T., Clockwork[love that poem, dont know why, im not steampunk]

oh the road ive cuma and stor I've begun lines are so cool, and the little sisters of the sun line!