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PROMPT: Impermanence

we slept so long in
the dancing green grass, our hair 
started growing up.
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somewhere, a dragon
-fly alights on a blade and 
breathes fire through red wings.
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the rain hurls itself 
against the sea until it
is hollow once more.
 

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PROMPT: Personal Narrative Competition 2018

    Recently I have started down that tire-skid-marked path of acquiring what is known by adults as a driver's license and by teenagers as freedom. To prepare for the test, I’ve been driving for just a little longer than is legal and acquired a fastn'furious-esque poise through my mother giving me what has, on several occasions, almost literally been a crash course. And while I do enjoy the autonomy driving gives me, have become quite comfortable behind the wheel, and routinely...

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PROMPT: Personal Narrative Competition 2018

Adolescence had a scent.  A scent of impropriety and impressionability, of the desire to be unique enough to fit in, of contradiction.  I stood alone.  Around me, Doc Marten garbed photographers flirted with Creeper clad bassists.  Left minded skinheads smoked with young mature girls, sharing a stoge under a cracked outdoor porch light.  A couple sat on a swing set.

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miscellaneous haikus

PROMPT: Impermanence

we slept so long in
the dancing green grass, our hair 
started growing up.
--
somewhere, a dragon
-fly alights on a blade and 
breathes fire through red wings.
--
the rain hurls itself 
against the sea until it
is hollow once more.
 

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hands on two and 10

PROMPT: Personal Narrative Competition 2018

    Recently I have started down that tire-skid-marked path of acquiring what is known by adults as a driver's license and by teenagers as freedom. To prepare for the test, I’ve been driving for just a little longer than is legal and acquired a fastn'furious-esque poise through my mother giving me what has, on several occasions, almost literally been a crash course. And while I do enjoy the autonomy driving gives me, have become quite comfortable behind the wheel, and routinely...

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lulumelon (United States) published:

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PROMPT: Personal Narrative Competition 2018

Adolescence had a scent.  A scent of impropriety and impressionability, of the desire to be unique enough to fit in, of contradiction.  I stood alone.  Around me, Doc Marten garbed photographers flirted with Creeper clad bassists.  Left minded skinheads smoked with young mature girls, sharing a stoge under a cracked outdoor porch light.  A couple sat on a swing set.

I held no feeling of love or adoration for romanticization.  I had been in a relationship with a boy whom...

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Lauren Nelson (United States) published:

February 2018 Vignettes

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TW: Medical
February 7, 2018:
As I visit the doctor, sure I am sick, I am aware of how much I have grown up. As a child, I cried and hid under the examination table when it came time for shots. Today, I breathe and look away, hardly feeling anything as a large needle takes blood from the prominent vein in my elbow. I receive two shots after my condition is determined and merely wince, despite the fact that they...

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Lauren Nelson (United States) published:

January 2018 Vignettes

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January 1, 2018: My fingers press into the strings and grip the bow a bit tighter than acceptable as I practice my violin for the first time in a while. My connection to the instrument is magnetic; I will always return to it, despite whatever has kept me away. Making music through this vessel feels so natural, reminding me of Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi’s flow, the way one achieves self actualization. My friends will come and go --as they have-- but the...

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Let Me

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Let me sing like angels for the demon that fell. 

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Eight Letters

PROMPT: Personal Narrative Competition 2018

    What is it? First grade? Kindergarten? Surrounded by my small classmates, sitting at our oversized desks. I only remember some of them, my little friends, because at that age we were all friends, and for odd reasons. But at least I remembered them, and my teacher, near our desks that day. I don't remember the date, exactly, but I do remember what we did then. Next to our cluster of small desks where we sat with a paper stretched in...

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A Loved, Valued, and Repected Human Being

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Every night
I stand in front of the mirror
I turn to my side
And observe my stomach 
Which sticks out too far
It breaks my heart
Because I want a flat stomach
Like the kind you see in magazines
The kind that you don’t have to suck in 
I have the flat kind in the morning
And I think ‘Today is the day’
But by nightfall it’s not flat anymore
So I tell myself
‘I’ll try harder tomorrow’
But...
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Why?

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Why do people try so hard to fit in? What for? Better to be hated for who you are than loved for what you're not. Why must we strive for the approval of others if we do not approve of what we are doing ourselves? I ask you.

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Questions

PROMPT: Personal Narrative Competition 2018

Sometimes the most difficult question to answer is the one you know the answer to. It all starts when you’re really young when you know that the possibilities are endless for where you might begin. But out of all those possibilities, which do you want the most? When I was very young I thought I knew what I wanted most -- I wanted a costume and mask and to web-crawl like Spider-Man. Although being adorable, it was, of course, just...

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lili (United States) published:

miscellaneous haikus

PROMPT: Impermanence

we slept so long in
the dancing green grass, our hair 
started growing up.
--
somewhere, a dragon
-fly alights on a blade and 
breathes fire through red wings.
--
the rain hurls itself 
against the sea until it
is hollow once more.
 

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lili (United States) published:

hands on two and 10

PROMPT: Personal Narrative Competition 2018

    Recently I have started down that tire-skid-marked path of acquiring what is known by adults as a driver's license and by teenagers as freedom. To prepare for the test, I’ve been driving for just a little longer than is legal and acquired a fastn'furious-esque poise through my mother giving me what has, on several occasions, almost literally been a crash course. And while I do enjoy the autonomy driving gives me, have become quite comfortable behind the wheel, and routinely...

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lulumelon (United States) published:

Mirrored

PROMPT: Personal Narrative Competition 2018

Adolescence had a scent.  A scent of impropriety and impressionability, of the desire to be unique enough to fit in, of contradiction.  I stood alone.  Around me, Doc Marten garbed photographers flirted with Creeper clad bassists.  Left minded skinheads smoked with young mature girls, sharing a stoge under a cracked outdoor porch light.  A couple sat on a swing set.

I held no feeling of love or adoration for romanticization.  I had been in a relationship with a boy whom...

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Lauren Nelson (United States) published:

February 2018 Vignettes

FREE WRITING

TW: Medical
February 7, 2018:
As I visit the doctor, sure I am sick, I am aware of how much I have grown up. As a child, I cried and hid under the examination table when it came time for shots. Today, I breathe and look away, hardly feeling anything as a large needle takes blood from the prominent vein in my elbow. I receive two shots after my condition is determined and merely wince, despite the fact that they...

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Lauren Nelson (United States) published:

January 2018 Vignettes

FREE WRITING

January 1, 2018: My fingers press into the strings and grip the bow a bit tighter than acceptable as I practice my violin for the first time in a while. My connection to the instrument is magnetic; I will always return to it, despite whatever has kept me away. Making music through this vessel feels so natural, reminding me of Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi’s flow, the way one achieves self actualization. My friends will come and go --as they have-- but the...

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Mona Ster (Philippines) published:

Let Me

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Let me sing like angels for the demon that fell. 

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RedWriter (United States) published:

Eight Letters

PROMPT: Personal Narrative Competition 2018

    What is it? First grade? Kindergarten? Surrounded by my small classmates, sitting at our oversized desks. I only remember some of them, my little friends, because at that age we were all friends, and for odd reasons. But at least I remembered them, and my teacher, near our desks that day. I don't remember the date, exactly, but I do remember what we did then. Next to our cluster of small desks where we sat with a paper stretched in...

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FernTheFeminist (United States) published:

A Loved, Valued, and Repected Human Being

FREE WRITING

Every night
I stand in front of the mirror
I turn to my side
And observe my stomach 
Which sticks out too far
It breaks my heart
Because I want a flat stomach
Like the kind you see in magazines
The kind that you don’t have to suck in 
I have the flat kind in the morning
And I think ‘Today is the day’
But by nightfall it’s not flat anymore
So I tell myself
‘I’ll try harder tomorrow’
But...
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This is a picture of a bvery strange anf farm

RedWriter (United States) published:

Why?

FREE WRITING

Why do people try so hard to fit in? What for? Better to be hated for who you are than loved for what you're not. Why must we strive for the approval of others if we do not approve of what we are doing ourselves? I ask you.

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chricha (United States) published:

Sorry

PROMPT: Personal Narrative Competition 2018

    The human mind is a funny thing. I know this because some days, I laugh, cry, and smile without him ever crossing my mind. Yet on other days, the bitter memory rushes back to me, digging its jagged claws into my skin. When I look at the stars woven into the night sky like diamonds, all I can think about is how he would never see them again. 

    On that fateful day, none of us were prepared for the shocking...

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