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    As you know, Write the World is for young writers ages 13-18. But when you turn 19 and graduate from the site, you can still stay connected to Write the World and our community with our new alumni group! As you approach your 19th birthday, you will receive an email from us letting you know how you can join. For more information on Write the World’s age guidelines and joining the alumni group, check out the last three questions in the “Community” section of our FAQs (click the orange question mark in the upper right-hand corner).

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    The Write the World Team
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    7 days ago
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nuhuynh (United States) published:

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PROMPT: Water Body

opalescent; twinkling her waters are, she seems to
calm and soothe my racing thoughts of is this wrong 
end my internal struggle my internal turmoil swirl in 
agony she washes away in her kisses and touches 
never again will i find someone like her
   the ocean. 

 

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Rkosterberg (United States) published:

The Unexpected Trip

PROMPT: Fantasy Writing Competition


By: Riley Osterberg
I walked into the store. It smelled old and musty - the same smell all antique stores have. There were a few things that sparked my interest: a small window that was most likely from the 1920’s; a pair of owl-shaped bookends made of cast bronze from the 1890’s; and several other eye-catching trinkets.  Shopping wasn’t what I was here for though; I had a specific goal in mind.
I walked across the store to the lady...
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AngelGoddess (Australia) published:

Puppet

PROMPT: Fantasy Writing Competition

The dark ink of a pen never stops flowing, spilling onto the dirty-white, spreading like frost, faster and faster. Trails grew from the point of the metal, drawing curves and lines into the small world. With each stroke, the world expanded throughout, moulded by the secret language flying across the parchment. The ground rose up from the paper, eager to follow, green rose up from within and grass sprouted from the green. Flowers bloomed colours of rainbow, and a soft...

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nuhuynh (United States) published:

ocean

PROMPT: Water Body

opalescent; twinkling her waters are, she seems to
calm and soothe my racing thoughts of is this wrong 
end my internal struggle my internal turmoil swirl in 
agony she washes away in her kisses and touches 
never again will i find someone like her
   the ocean. 

 

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Rkosterberg (United States) published:

The Unexpected Trip

PROMPT: Fantasy Writing Competition


By: Riley Osterberg
I walked into the store. It smelled old and musty - the same smell all antique stores have. There were a few things that sparked my interest: a small window that was most likely from the 1920’s; a pair of owl-shaped bookends made of cast bronze from the 1890’s; and several other eye-catching trinkets.  Shopping wasn’t what I was here for though; I had a specific goal in mind.
I walked across the store to the lady...
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AngelGoddess (Australia) published:

Puppet

PROMPT: Fantasy Writing Competition

The dark ink of a pen never stops flowing, spilling onto the dirty-white, spreading like frost, faster and faster. Trails grew from the point of the metal, drawing curves and lines into the small world. With each stroke, the world expanded throughout, moulded by the secret language flying across the parchment. The ground rose up from the paper, eager to follow, green rose up from within and grass sprouted from the green. Flowers bloomed colours of rainbow, and a soft...

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Luken (United States) published:

A Glimpse

PROMPT: Fantasy Writing Competition

“The stories of the past dictate life here. They tell of a time lost, but not forgotten. A time of towering skyscrapers dotting the landscape; of technology powerful enough to destroy entire countries; of people fighting against all odds. Without them, life would be dull. They act like lights - their purpose being to guide as civilization is rebuilt.”
   
    Telling the children the stories of old is hard. It is an exhausting and frustrating process, but one that...
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C_K_ (Singapore) published:

The Chosen

PROMPT: Fantasy Writing Competition

Prologue


Thud, thud, thud…
Horses in the distance. 
A boy lay on the ground in a small clearing.  Though dying, he could still recognize the rhythmic hoofbeats.  Through his blurry vision, he could barely make out the silhouette of people, mounted upon white smudges which could only be the horses.  He saw them come forward and encircle him.
One of them got off her mount and stepped forward.  The boy on the ground used his remaining energy to focus on...

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luciannarose (United States) published:

Wires

PROMPT: Fantasy Writing Competition

  My arm gets nicked by the rough, uneven corners of the jagged stone, as my left-hand searches for a protruding wedge to hold on to. My dangling feet kick furiously against the salty, blustering wind. With one more quivering breath of air, I hoist myself onto my stomach, and drift into a siesta on the flat top of the boulder for what seems like an eternity under the orange sunset.
  Leo Carrillo Beach in Los Angeles, California is...

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Roanoke Wilde (United States) published:

And Then There Was Lightning

PROMPT: Fantasy Writing Competition

    Every three months, all of us Migrate--the thunderstorm arrives, the lightning strikes, the wilderness springs to life.
    And then we leave. This is how it has always been, but not how it will always be. The shape-shifters say everything will change, and I believe them. It will change. It is changing.
    Tonight, the humans kill the last Lightning Bird.

    Khala looked like a raven when he walked near the fire.
   ...

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hero2a11 (United States) published:

Talisman

PROMPT: Fantasy Writing Competition

Eric gingerly stepped over the smoldering husk of a fallen tree and tried his best to catch up with the others. He wasn't as much of a veteran as the other party members when it came to long, dragging journeys across the Ethimian plains, but nobody seemed to care, despite his many protests and outcries. His scrawny physique and overbearingly heavy pack made it nearly impossible to keep pace with the rest of the group on foot. The seven of...

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Mr.E (Australia) published:

The Servant & the Storyteller

PROMPT: Fantasy Writing Competition

Since ancient times, there were whispers of strange ones, children and adults who didn’t fit into the norm. Were they were ahead of their time? More advanced humans? Beings beyond our comprehension? No one could answer that question even if they wanted to. These whispers would become rumors, to be molded into old stories that inspired or terrified the youth of the world. Those tales would become myth, to turn into the legends of our planet and never be forgotten…...

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mason wong (United States) published:

Note to all of my followers 10 by Mason Wong

FREE WRITING

Hey guys. I am Mason. I just want to start another Q and A here since I just got a few new followers. So, I just want to do a Q and A here. If you have any questions, please leave them down in the comment section below. Also, the end date for this Q and A will be June 18th, 2019. Hope you guys have a great day!!!!!!

Best Wishes,
Mason Wong
Author on WTW
6/10/2019- 6/18/2019

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nuhuynh (United States) published:

ocean

PROMPT: Water Body

opalescent; twinkling her waters are, she seems to
calm and soothe my racing thoughts of is this wrong 
end my internal struggle my internal turmoil swirl in 
agony she washes away in her kisses and touches 
never again will i find someone like her
   the ocean. 

 

Seeking Peer Reviews

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Rkosterberg (United States) published:

The Unexpected Trip

PROMPT: Fantasy Writing Competition


By: Riley Osterberg
I walked into the store. It smelled old and musty - the same smell all antique stores have. There were a few things that sparked my interest: a small window that was most likely from the 1920’s; a pair of owl-shaped bookends made of cast bronze from the 1890’s; and several other eye-catching trinkets.  Shopping wasn’t what I was here for though; I had a specific goal in mind.
I walked across the store to the lady...
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Luken (United States) published:

A Glimpse

PROMPT: Fantasy Writing Competition

“The stories of the past dictate life here. They tell of a time lost, but not forgotten. A time of towering skyscrapers dotting the landscape; of technology powerful enough to destroy entire countries; of people fighting against all odds. Without them, life would be dull. They act like lights - their purpose being to guide as civilization is rebuilt.”
   
    Telling the children the stories of old is hard. It is an exhausting and frustrating process, but one that...
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luciannarose (United States) published:

Wires

PROMPT: Fantasy Writing Competition

  My arm gets nicked by the rough, uneven corners of the jagged stone, as my left-hand searches for a protruding wedge to hold on to. My dangling feet kick furiously against the salty, blustering wind. With one more quivering breath of air, I hoist myself onto my stomach, and drift into a siesta on the flat top of the boulder for what seems like an eternity under the orange sunset.
  Leo Carrillo Beach in Los Angeles, California is...

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hero2a11 (United States) published:

Talisman

PROMPT: Fantasy Writing Competition

Eric gingerly stepped over the smoldering husk of a fallen tree and tried his best to catch up with the others. He wasn't as much of a veteran as the other party members when it came to long, dragging journeys across the Ethimian plains, but nobody seemed to care, despite his many protests and outcries. His scrawny physique and overbearingly heavy pack made it nearly impossible to keep pace with the rest of the group on foot. The seven of...

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Mr.E (Australia) published:

The Servant & the Storyteller

PROMPT: Fantasy Writing Competition

Since ancient times, there were whispers of strange ones, children and adults who didn’t fit into the norm. Were they were ahead of their time? More advanced humans? Beings beyond our comprehension? No one could answer that question even if they wanted to. These whispers would become rumors, to be molded into old stories that inspired or terrified the youth of the world. Those tales would become myth, to turn into the legends of our planet and never be forgotten…...

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Agneshon (Hong Kong) published:

Escape, Hide, and Safe

PROMPT: Refuge

Refuge means to escape. 
Refuge means to hide. 
Refuge to me is where I feel safe. 

Every time I feel alone and depressed, social media and music are where I find my refuge. The feeling of lonely occupies me and all I can do is to check social media in order to find myself being involved in other people's lives. Sometimes, playing or listening to music can also calm me down. The feeling of peace when I'm not thinking is...

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RainAndSonder (United States) published:

the arsonist's hymn, the matchstick's command

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ashy dust settles in the grooves of quick fingers;
the sun crouches behind seared trees, it lingers
like a frightened child, and the smoke above

floats like charred feathers of a hapless dove.
my world tilts as it burns, scorches the grass
and the ruins sing that naught is built to last;

so i cross soot-soaked fingers, cross my seething heart
and plead the jury for the chance to restart;
but the matchstick again leaks into bloodied hands,

and with...

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Cordelia_Fitzgerald (United States) published:

A Dragon and a Drastic Truth

PROMPT: Fantasy Writing Competition

    Just yesterday, Lydia had received a mysterious acceptance letter to a dragon-riding school called Asterope Academy: School for Guardians in Training. Lydia was sure it was a gimmick, but now she wasn't so sure...

    “IS THAT A DRAGON?” I screamed.
    My mom nodded, but she looked kind of angry. “Yes. Get your things.” Then she turned to my dad. “They said nothing in the note about transport by dragon! What are they thinking? HOW IS THIS SAFE.” ...

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George Hampton (New Zealand) published:

A Pier of Options

PROMPT: Fantasy Writing Competition

Seventeen point six eight seconds. That's how long it took David Price's body to bring the matter of its temperature to his attention after he awoke. Enough time for his surroundings to imprint themselves on his brain. 

The wall at his back exerted a calming pressure. Despite the lack of light, David could feel how grey the room was. The concrete confines constraining him radiated cold. David estimated that he had about three hours left to live in this temperature.

Standing...

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