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WishfulKittyKat1

United States

I'm a Texan writer who's obsessed with grammar. A future lawyer. A nerd. A sister. A Christian. A rock climber. A roller skater. A singer. An actor. A not-a-dancer. A kaleidoscope of labels that are supposed to describe me.

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I write to move. I write to play the finely tuned instrument of the human mind. I write to cause laughter, and tears, to give worry and peace. I write so they will turn back three pages to make sure they read what they think they did. I write so they will set down my book with an awed thump, not daring to break the moment with a slam. I write so they will end the story with sadness and elation and nostalgia coursing through their veins all at once. I write to move.

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WishfulKittyKat1 (United States) published:

God is Dead: The Truth

PROMPT: Forward Backward

This is the truth
God is dead
I refuse to believe
The world is not broken
Broken is fixable yet
This is not.
What is impossible?
Some say peace is impossible
And it is, with wars and hatred
They say it is hard to believe that love exists
It is worthless to even try, they say
The realists know more than we ever could.
Refuse to believe
We can turn this upside down

We can turn this upside down
Refuse...

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WishfulKittyKat1 (United States) published:

Theatre Trees

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In theatre, we recreate the world
We turn nature back into nature
We plaster our arguments, our news
Onto the wall of our new life
We carefully imitate what the Maker already created
Wrinkles for cracks
Balled up trees made into lumps on trees
Then cover it up with an empty space
A blank sheet
A way to paint what could be
White? Brown? Black?
Meld together
Twisting
Writhing
Bleeding
Until it is a poor semblance of what it once...

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WishfulKittyKat1 (United States) published:

God is Dead: The Truth

PROMPT: Forward Backward

This is the truth
God is dead
I refuse to believe
The world is not broken
Broken is fixable and
This is not.
What is impossible?
Some say peace is impossible
And it is, with wars and hatred
They say it is hard to believe that love exists
It is worthless to even try, they say
The realists know more than we ever could.
Refuse to believe
We can turn this upside down

We can turn this upside down
Refuse...

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16 days ago

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WishfulKittyKat1 (United States) published:

Of Squirrels, Storms, and Climate Change

PROMPT: Impermanence

Sun brushes my face
Pushed away by muggy wind
Goodbye, sun. Hi, storm.

Icy cold winter
Followed by burning summer
Then colder winter

Green leaves fade to brown
Squirrels running to the ground
Tag! It's green again

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WishfulKittyKat1 (United States) published:

When?

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When was the last time I curled up in that creaky bed with the paper-thin flower sheets and asked Grandma to read me a story? When did I decide that I'd rather read to myself?
When did I last look at the big kids without realizing that I am one now?
When did I realize that I was too big to play in the jumpy house?
When did I start crying in my bed at night, because I didn't want...

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WishfulKittyKat1 (United States) published:

Music

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Da, dum, da, dum.
Da da da da da da dum, dee, dum, dee.
Da da da da da da dum.

The music swirls in my head, a song I know I've never heard played before, and I have to play it.  My fingers tingle and my brain itches.
"Put these away."  My mom says, thrusting a pile of my laundry into my arms.
I scurry upstairs, hoping to beat the music, but it's already fading, and I can't bear...
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WishfulKittyKat1 (United States) published:

Gun Control

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I have held a gun in my hand. I have felt the cool metal rest against my bare skin. I have struggled to keep my eyes open, striving for that magical place where the blurry orange dot that is my target is centered between the white crosshairs of my gun. I have felt the deep ache in my hand as I squeeze the trigger harder than I thought I could, hoping that I don't jerk the barrel up. I have...

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WishfulKittyKat1 (United States) published:

Can't Fix What's Broken

PROMPT: Science Fiction Competition 2018

My colony is falling apart.
Independence seemed like a good idea when we declared it.  We didn’t need fifty Earthling nations as babysitters, who all had different ideas for the Martian colony.  Third generation Martian colonists knew this planet and its dangers better than any human scientist could!  After all, we lived here. They studied pictures from their satellites.
We declared a Martian nation and wrote a constitution of our own, throwing away the one our Earthling ancestors wrote as...

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