Writing Tips: Writing for Kids (7-11)Well, you guys wanted it, you got it. Speaking of that, a specific writing tips on almost any topic you want is a patreon reward.Thirteen people are already entitled to one of these, and seven more can be. I think only one person asked for one to be done. But other than that, I'm going to shoot down one of the most requested topics ever: how to write for children without talking down to them. Not to be confused with how to write children, which is an entirely different topic that requires its own article. As tempting as it is to say just don't talk down to kids, there's more to it. There are specific things you need to do to appeal to kids. After all, kids probably won't be interested in a movie like Waking Life or a book like War and Peace, despite their merits. Also keep in mind that adults do enjoy things like Gravity Falls or Harry Potter. A good children's story appeals to people of all ages, but it doesn't exactly work the other way. And it goes beyond something like Saving PrivaWriting Tips: Writing for Kids (7-11)7 hours ago in Articles & Interviews More Like This
TealTealTeal21 hours ago in Free Verse More Like This
waters worry the pristine
sand, washing blank paper
into a bevy of tidepools.
The hush of the surge whispers
its song into conch shells;
the tinge of brine mingles
with coconut milk and dried
seaweed clumping the beach.
Hermit crabs dot the strand
like constellations, waiting
for soothsayers to read meaning
into their trails before the waves
wash them away like comets.
self-confinementthere are only windows [no doors]self-confinement20 hours ago in Free Verse More Like This
enough air to breathe: i cannot leave
without greeting death's
i fall on my face i know my place
amongst your dreams darkness
around each corner [hear my screams]
unleash the constant
Flawless Stripper!Levi x ReaderFlawless Stripper!Levi x Reader20 hours ago in General Fiction More Like This
Warning ~ Obviously slight sexual content and most likely cursing
The black building blended into the night's darkness without a problem.
Some, if not all, would say you would never know the use for the building if you haven't lived the experience.
With the assistance of tinted windows, the outside world knew nothing of the actions taking place.
It was most likely for their own good.
This small,quiet town probably couldn't handle it. Well, that was with the exception of those who already visited and knew.
The obsidian sky was in a battle with the gleaming moon.
Unknown to the innocent sky, its darkness resembled that building.
Not only it's outer counter part,but on the inside.
No, not the interior.
That was in red velvet diamond pattern playing among the lively walls. Nor, the lighting,as that was swirls or vivid green and blue. Not even the gleaming pole,but said person?
Indeed, it matched up with the ebony locks of the infamous Levi Ackerman.
That was a name
Beast VS Blanka: One Minute Melee!!!Beast VS Blanka: One Minute Melee!!!18 hours ago in Short Stories More Like This
ONE MINUTE MELEE!
WHERE ALL THE FIGHTS ARE SETTLED IN SIXTY SECONDS!
In the midst of New York City....
"C'mon, Blanka!" A cheerful Sakura said, practically dragging the feral man of Street Fighter across town, other people having to move out of the way so the green beast of Street Fighter could pass by. "Shouldn't we take a shortcut, Sakura? A bunch of people are giving me strange looks..."
"Nonsense! They're just laughing at you because..." Sakura realized that Blanka was right, so she lied, saying ".... beeeeecause they think you're cool!" A small grin formed on Blanka's face..... But not for long, as a blue-haired creature landed onto the ground, asking everyone to move out of the way.
This was Beast, of the X-Men, who was approaching Blanka. Sakura stood in front of Blanka, and said "Hello, sir, can we help you with something?" Beast replied, sayin
a cool story about why i smile at the moonwell i mean i blinked twice at the sun and then it sent out little fingers of light into my eyes and suddenly everything was glass. i could see inside of your skin all the veins that pulsed in shocking life, i could see the heart inside you that was very large and scared and beating like something strong and unsure of itself. i could see the grey on your face where the light did not reach and i realised that i could not see your shadow because everything was glass. i said it's okay, you're still real, but i was really talking to myself. and anyway, you were sensible enough not to stare the sun right in the eye and tell it your secrets. and after i fell from the earth and landed with a bump on the moon i thought hey, i know somebody who would think this is super cool. so i called you up and you said hi and i said hi guess what ! i'm on the moon ! and you said holy shit that is super cool. and then i beamed you up to the moon with me and we sat and planted strawberries on the lunar grassa cool story about why i smile at the moon22 hours ago in Free Verse More Like This
lovers sorrowThe tiny birds align and flylovers sorrow16 hours ago in Free Verse More Like This
straight from her head to
To the moon they fly away
never to see the light of day
Alas, she cries, her lover is gone
her crying reflection in the moonlight pond
The feathers she grew were not of her back
but of her mind and the love she lacks
The sorrowful cry of the wolf is heard
shares her screams of sorrow to the birds
Somewhere further the lovers share wine
Somewhere incapable of being touched by time
The young girl weeps into the pelt of the beast
Weeping for her the lover who fled East
All under the pale white moon
The dawn would be approaching soon
The lovers will wake and live their lives
Except for the maiden, singing a tale of sorrowful brides
And thus ends our tale, heed the lesson well
the moon knows all about our secret hell
BendI'm not broken, only bent.Bend18 hours ago in Free Verse More Like This
All my life has long been spent.
I'm exhausted, fallen on the floor.
I simply cannot take anymore.
My tears have long dried for I've none left to cry.
I've lost count of the times I've said goodbye.
I've lost count of the times that I've bled
Because of the cruelty others have spread.
But I'm still here, not outdone yet.
I believe our fates have not been set.
So I'll fight and I'll scrape till the very end.
We'll see how far this poor girl can bend.
Eren Jaeger x Reader |I Wish|Eren Jaeger x Reader |I Wish|19 hours ago in Drama More Like This
The entire idea was a suggestion from one of his closest friends - Armin Arlert. The idea was to write.
It didn't have to be anything special, is that the blond stated previously. It didn't even have to be well-written. It just had to be genuine. Armin explained to Eren that writing down your feelings is helpful.
Eren has always respected Armin's judgement. This time is no different.
So, sitting up from his scratchy bed, he stares at a yellow piece of paper. It was obviously aged, but Eren was grateful; grateful that he could get the luxury to write in the first place. Eren sucks in a breath, and dips his quill into the dark ink. He begins to scratch down his thoughts.
He finds himself buried deep in his emotions, but he carries on.
Eren must admit, that with every word he writes, he feels a weight being lifted from his shoulders. Finally, he could have a healthy way to channel his thoughts. Armin was truly a genius.
With only a small oil lamp to illuminate his actions, he carried on t
Mizuki Chapter 2 (Female Muscle Growth!)Mizuki Chapter 2Mizuki Chapter 2 (Female Muscle Growth!)21 hours ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Commissioned by MizukiNagano
1.) Shortly after Chapter 1
As Mizuki shut her apartment door behind her, it slammed with startling force. The young woman felt like she was teeming with energy and strength she never possessed before in her life. Her mind was aflutter with the events that had occurred a mere few moments ago. Did she really just suck a man's blood? Why did the man's burly muscles seem to physically waste away? How could drinking a couple pints blood make her feel so full and energetic? It made no sense considering she hadn't eaten in well over 24 hours.
After collecting herself, she locked the door. While she had prevented a crime in progress, Mizuki worried what would happen to her recent meal. She was also concerned with if she could possibly end up getting caught for her actions. The last thing Mizuki needed was a police interrogation leading to a confession that she not only engaged
Lake at Duskthere is a momentLake at Dusk20 hours ago in Free Verse More Like This
just before dusk
when the only way to go is down
beneath the hull shivering
against tired soles
beneath the waves laughing
about the stagnant prow
beneath the horizon
smiling faintly as the Sun
and in that moment
as the tide of sentience retreats
there is no way to go down but singing
that final resolutionary chord
in a revolutionary song
that sweet sensation of every moment
that slight edge
to a lone loon’s cry
through the vacuum
i keep trying
to lose myself in shadows
and here are the stars and they speak
only to the waves
in a flurry of wild beauty
dancing across the surface
and there is that sensation
at the exact moment of midnight
that not even unreality is real
and not even circles are honest:
i have been here before
but i have never left
so perhaps truth lies in the spirals
dragging me down
beneath the waiting rocks
at the bottom of the lake
this boat is sinking
the engine is stalling
and again i
Predicament Let's write a quote or two about authority and gestures.Predicament 1 day ago in Free Verse More Like This
Let's pretend you don't stammer when you talk to strangers and you never walk past them too.
Let's put on an act about matters of consequence. I'll be the melancholic poet and you my spectacularly shattered object.
I'm watching you bleed and bleed and bleed.
Let's assume you don't mean it when you say that the world is bitter or that you can feel it in your bloodstream as it pierces through your veins.
Are you sure your feelings are yours my dear ?
Let's overlook the demons in your head, the madhouse where you bled and bled.
And every part of you is breaking, screaming I WANT OUT, I WANT OUT.
This desperation, it's such a peculiar thing.
Nothing Last ForeverNothing Last ForeverNothing Last Forever18 hours ago in Free Verse More Like This
Dreams and desires may be fulfilled
But nothing last forever.
True happiness may enter your life.
But nothing last forever.
Friends may stay by your side.
But nothing last forever.
He may promise he would never leave.
but nothing last forever.
She may trust him beyond belief.
but nothing last forever.
A bride and groom may proclaim their vows.
But nothing last forever.
That world may be a good thing now.
But nothing last forever.
Hate in the Vore Community When I first became a part of the vore community, I assumed that, since it was such a strange and unusual topic, the fans of it would be very open-minded and accepting of others. And that is true, for the most part.Hate in the Vore Community23 hours ago in Editorial More Like This
However, there is a surprising amount of intolerance and hatred over nothing but differing opinions and interests in the community, and it needs to stop.
The first thing anyone who likes vore needs to realize is that, to the standards of "normal" society, we are weird. Words to describe vore-lovers include freak, pervert, dangerous, etc. But those of us who like vore know the stigma isn't true; not in the least.
So why does the community stigmatize its own members in the same way society stigmatizes them? For the exact same reasons. The "stranger" forms of vore (let's be honest, all vore is equally strange), may be difficult to understand or connect to by the majority, which leads to the reponse of
Speak [Soulmate!AU] [Tsukishima Kei x Deaf!Reader]Speak [Soulmate!AU] [Tsukishima Kei x Deaf!Reader]21 hours ago in Romance More Like This
Soulmate!AU where the first words you hear your soulmate say to you is inked onto your wrist
People laugh at the way I talk
That would be the first thing his soulmate would say to him, and as he read over those words again and again, he wondered what kind of person his soulmate would turn out to be.
Walking into class, he caught sight of his best friend and a particular girl in their seats beside each other with smiles on both their faces. With his headphones on, he ignored them and walked over to his seat by the corner and sat down, pulling out his books for that lesson.
“Good morning Tsukki!”
He turned to tell the freckled boy to shut up, as he usually did, but when he saw the small smile on [Name]’s face and the way she gave him a little wave, he looked back down to his books after greeting them curtly. “Morning.”
Peering over his textbook, he saw Yamaguchi reading something that she wrote on a little notebook she always carried arou
One Night at Flumpty'sWelcome to Flumpty’sOne Night at Flumpty's17 hours ago in Free Verse More Like This
Keep those lights off
When they’re all turned off
Then you’re safe
If the lights are on
They’ll come find you
And rip you a brand new face
One night at Flumpty’s
What a fun game!
The perfect example
Of innocence turned insane
Piglet’s body hangs on the wall
Some brand new nightmares
Have come to call
You thought Freddy was scary?
Please, he doesn’t compare
To the cartoon egg
That will give you a scare.
Flash before your eyes
The pictures on the wall spell
One two pi
Just what kind of backwards, creepy place is this?
Better watch the cameras
Before the owl gives you a kiss
Peek a boo!
As he appears at your door
Now, he thinks, wasn’t there someone here before?
The lights are off, so I can’t tell
But my friends will find him
And send him to hell
Now Birthday Boy Blam
Joins in the fun
Are you there, he says?
I’ve come for your blood
Is that a hole in the declaration of i
Germany x Reader - Fallout (Songfic)Germany x Reader - Fallout (Songfic)7 hours ago in Short Stories More Like This
I shouldn't have missed
The more that I An empty room,
I'm empty too
And everything reminds me of you
A heavy sigh escaped a pair of scowling lips. The owner rubbed his eyes viciously, irritating them even more. He had spent no more than three minutes in the room and already he was reduced to tears. But was it his fault? The place still seemed to linger with her presence. The (scent) perfume she normally wore had woven itself into the very air in his house. His house, not theirs. That hurt him even more.
She had taken everything that she had owned, leaving the place a little hollow. Or was he just imagining that? Setting his briefcase down, he made his way to the kitchen, decided he needed something cold and non-alcoholic. He had work to do and couldn’t risk getting drunk. Wallowing in his misery wouldn’t get anything done.
Maybe that was why she left. Ludwig’s workload never seemed to end.
Crashlanding Protocol - Part I [Pietro x Reader]Crashlanding Protocol - Part I [Pietro x Reader]13 hours ago in General Fiction More Like This
WARNING: Extreme spoilers for Age of Ultron. As in, describing-whole-movie spoilers. If you haven't seen it, it's best to watch it first before reading this.
“I’m not paid enough for this.” you grumble as the sirens start wailing in the Tower.
“We’re Avengers, (y/n), we always get the crappiest jobs. Although, I think I might convince Fury to give us some dough...”
You hold up one hand before he goes off on one of his tangents. “Correction: the rest of you are Avengers. I’m only here to man the cockpit and fly you guys everywhere when Maria isn’t here.”
“And where would we be without a handy little drop off?”
“You certainly know how to flatter an agent, Stark,” you smirk, running to the air pad to fire up the hovercraft engines.
It’s only minutes after the whole team assembles in the aircraft that it begins.
“Who’s up for a little game
Spell (John GilbertXReader)Spell (John GilbertXReader)18 hours ago in Short Stories More Like This
John let out a sigh hearing you upstairs talking to Elijah and Alaric and glanced towards the stairs leading up from the basement. He turned his attention back to the letter he was currently writing and heard Jeremy flick through the journal he had read through earlier.
"You do realize what happened to the mother?" Jeremy said looking over at his uncle.
"She found peace" John replied simply before he folded the letter and put it in the envelope with his ring. He stood and left the letter addressed to Elena on the table before he got the journal off Jeremy and went upstairs. He found you leaning against the wall and cleared his throat making you look over at him.
"Can we talk? In private" John asked glancing at Elijah who just raised an eyebrow but walked off. You followed John upstairs into one of the many rooms.
"Whats wrong?" You asked noticing his look. He handed you the journal opened on the spell and watched your expression as you read.
"John...Please tell me you didn't" You
rising above mediocritylet's hear the ocean die,rising above mediocrity22 hours ago in Free Verse More Like This
our resonance is excellent.
we reiterate gravity's victory
at the shapeless currents
of the wild.
our insecurities cannot be paved
by its rage up in the mountains.
we only mock with little minds
and littler goals: we only know
how to scream louder
than a crashing wave while we
stand knee-deep on the ground
Mint (Vore)Mint (Vore)18 hours ago in Settings More Like This
NOTES: Mint’s turn and this story is about him. This is the last one I’ll be writing about the four kitten-dragon’s backstories. Vanilla was first introduced about his backstory and it became a hit. Mint is the eldest brother of his family and can also be a dragon as well. If you stumble here randomly, please read the title carefully. This contains vore, and attempting a negative comment will block you without a warning. Hope you enjoy!
Side-Note: Man this one was taking a long time… This is probably one of the most difficult stories I written. I wanted to make Mint’s dialogue to be mature as possible. I thought Strawberry’s story was hard, but this one caused me to have a “Writer’s Block.” Again, I hope you enjoy and I’m SOOO sorry that this story took so long. XP
We begin the story in a close-up shot of a white cat with orange hair, curled up against a human’s knee, and he seemed rather relaxed. This
It's A Gift pt13~ Law x ReaderIt's A Gift pt13~ Law x Reader17 hours ago in Romance More Like This
"He's staying?" Your dad asks unhappily. You shift and nod.
"Yeah... Dad despite what he is... He's a good guy," You tell him with a soft smile, "I feel better when he's around..." Your dad shifts and sighs.
"___... Do you... Do you love him?" He murmurs quietly. Your eyes widen and you blush heavily.
"D-Dad!" You gasp. He watches your reaction and chuckles.
"You do... How is that going to work out ___?" He asks. You shift and sigh.
"Its not... But... I really do care about him... I don't know what I'm gonna do..." You sigh looking down with a slight blush. Rocinante reaches over and puts a hand on your head.
"I just don't want to see you get hurt," He murmurs. You chuckle and stand up getting a big bowl of ice cream.
"I'll be fi
en routemy body is theen route14 hours ago in Free Verse More Like This
on main street;
my body is the
burnt hull of an
only now in repair;
my body is a
feeling of shame,
a pungent rot,
a score of roadkill
in half decay.
my body is migratory:
a flock of wearied birds,
a search for belonging,
the fat on my hips.
with too few windows
and a steep indoor climb,
my body is home.