Marila

Australia

Marila (Australia) published:

Monsters in the Basement (Small Edit)

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I place the giggling child on the bed, relieved that she'd finally agreed to sleep. I'd been starting to think I'd be up all night telling her more and more ridiculous stories as my imagination stretched thin to come up with something even slightly amusing. All in all, for my first time babysitting, things had gone swimmingly. 

"We can't let the monsters get you," I say in a last ditch attempt to convince her to stay still long enough to...

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Marila (Australia) published:

Monsters in the Basement (Small Edit)

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I place the giggling child on the bed, relieved that she'd finally agreed to sleep. I'd been starting to think I'd be up all night telling her more and more ridiculous stories as my imagination stretched thin to come up with something even slightly amusing. All in all, for my first time babysitting, things had gone swimmingly. 

"We can't let the monsters get you," I say in a last ditch attempt to convince her to stay still long enough to...

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Marila (Australia) published:

The Unlit Light

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Thunder crackled and lightning split the sky in half, lighting up the night and yet diminishing the stars. The waves roared and crashed upon the rocks with an untold fury, and the world shook because of it. A man raced up the steep and cracked steps, heart in his throat and every breath panting. 

The storm had come without any warning, as if it had been created just the second the skies darkened and thunder deafened you.

"I should have...

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Marila (Australia) published:

My Whole World, Now Gone

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Life ends, another begins and the world goes round. It goes round and round, like it has for billions of years, and will for millions more.

It's funny, isn't it? How unaffected the world is when someone breaths their last? When someone that means the world to another returns to their maker?

I'd never thought of this before, never felt the need to. But as I walked back to a empty home, walked back from her grave, with the drip...

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3 days ago

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Marila (Australia) published:

A Call to Change

PROMPT: Speechwriting Competition 2020

This world of ours is wonderful. Broken and wonderful and in need of change. How so? We have come a long way towards accepting one another, towards equality for all and towards understanding how harmful we can be, not only to each other, but also to ourselves. What else is there for us to strive towards? Bear with me here.

Yes, we have done all that, but it is not enough. It is not enough now, nor will it ever...

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