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SixWordStories Tournament!
Update: Only nine hours to get your entries in if you haven't already done so! :eager: If you have, please check the folder and make sure your entry is there!
A type of Flash Fiction, six word stories are (very) short stories with an exact word count: six words. SixWordStories is the place where, alongside quality, quantity really does matter. Though these stories are so brief in length, they can be as profound, if not more, than the prose and poetry you see and read every day, partly because six word stories can tell us so much and yet contain so little.
As a Group, we encourage writers to explore their boundaries with prompts, collaborations and more, but we accept anyone and everyone too! Whether you are a digital artist, photographer, or something else entirely, if you can string six words together into a story, this is the place to be!
After our successful Opposites Conte
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Crayon Child
Younger Me,
still fending off nightmares
with plastic swords
and MONSTER-B-GONE lights.  
I was rarely gentle with you.
I blistered our hands with blacktop;
I choked our sandals with mulch.
Yet you remained untouched
by life's failures and faults,
only marred on the skin
by two frolic-scars.
There are seven chin stitches
from a monkey bar mishap,
and three on your upper lip
from disgruntled floor tiles.
But that never halted
your gap-toothed grins.
I fought by your side
during alien invasions,
where broccoli trees swayed
beneath the 1% lowfat Milky Way.
We cradled dirt-stained snowmen
that lasted weeks in the freezer,
and attacked Georgia fireflies
with an army of pickle jars.
I cried when we ate mushrooms
(they taste of rubber and disease)
but gorged on knock-knock jokes
(the cheesier, the better).
We scrawled our promises in crayon
because chalk never stayed;
we composed cricket concertos
and moonbeam serenades.
Dear muse... this is farewell,
we have waltzed the years away.
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sometimes the world tries... by marii85 sometimes the world tries... :iconmarii85:marii85 172 15 closer than you think by marii85 closer than you think :iconmarii85:marii85 112 17 Shut the world outside by marii85 Shut the world outside :iconmarii85:marii85 102 8
Literature
Trust
Definition: hopelessly falling apart with you
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Decoding the Lit Community
Hi All!
I think most of my watchers have some level of involvement in the lit community, but after a series of polls, I discovered that some of my watchers are not as involved and would like to be more so, or do not know how to go about 'breaking in'. So, I decided to draw up a little cheat sheet for you, I hope it helps! :heart: :work:
A few things about the Lit Community I feel you should know at the beginning:
1. The Lit Community may appear disparate, but it's big, and it is all loosely connected. There are always new things to discover, but like a ring of happenin' cafés, the same people are likely to pop up everywhere.
2. The LC is very give-to-get oriented. Most of the people I meet here, or the people I get feedback from, are people I've had significant interaction with. There is a lot of talent and a lot of the work here is worth the read, and reading and interacting will definitely pull some very nice and enthusiastic people in your direc
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Ink
-she's not reaching
for the words
            (dangling by the threads
                          of letters
              never meant to be hers
                    wasn't something
                     she wanted sewn
                   across her wrists)
because she knew
just standing at an impasse
was so much better than
trying to fill the void
with never-sent ink stains-
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Literature
Caramel clouds
Brittle caramel clouds lit their way
With shards of broken sugar
Melted by the sun and spread thick
Like honey syrup seas
I used to talk like that.
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Literature
Let Your Daughter Be a Pirate
Let your daughter be a pirate
if she asks for a wooden sword
help her build her ship from empty boxes
and sail the vast backyard
because a box doesn’t only
have to store dead dreams
and she is so much more
than just a vessel.
Let your daughter be Robin Hood,
if she wants to be an anarchist,
a hero, a rebel, a rogue,
give her bows, and arrows,
and arrogance,
let her fight for the plight of poorer folk
because Robin isn’t just a boy’s name.
Let your daughter be a princess
locked in a tower so high
let her be her own prince,
don’t tell her to wait for a hundred years,
let her swing from her own hair
and grasp her own freedom.
Let your daughter be whatever she wants
especially when she’s young
and you’ll be enamoured by
the woman she becomes.
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Literature
Life is Tough Everywhere
The boy tells me
That he’s not ready for it,
That he’s not smart enough.
He’s scared
Of the shortcomings
He’s imagined.
The boy tells me
That he can’t do it.
The other boy
Tries to convince him
To go outside with him,
But he doesn't want to.
He just hangs his head
On my shoulder,
Trying to keep his
Tear ducts shut,
But they’re leaking.
I hold him,
Trying to do something
To make him stop
Hurting.
The boy tells me
That he wants to live with me,
That his house is crazy.
I tell the boy
That life is though everywhere.
The boy tells me
That he doesn't get it.
I tell the boy
That it’s okay,
I don’t get it either.
I never will.
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Santiago by onez82 Santiago :icononez82:onez82 58 8
Literature
Sin
Atrocities committed under guise of righteousness.
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Literature
Haiku
The white snow outside,
The scent of jasmine inside;
My heart is lonely.
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Literature
A glass bottom moon
Lying across the expanse of
rolling sea grass
turned to moonlight
that slips past the sun king while
happiness from yesterday's warmth
seeps into my spine
making me believe for a while
that all of me is whole again
as I once was.
To feel the sand churn
between fingers and toes
each time the tide comes in,
lying across the expanse of
rolling sea grass
turned to moonlight.
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Literature
Moonlit Caress
Moonlit Caress
Beams of light
Through clouds now parted
Beams of Light
Through leaves of deep Green
Beams of warmth
From Suns sweet Sister
Glad and Simple
A gem in the sky
Glad and Simple
She bring joy to our hearts
Among stars and giants
She beams at the Earth
And all of us therein
Who look up with wonder
And wonder where indeed
The humble stars arose
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During my summer break from classes I’ve taken on several projects.  There are a couple of new poems in the works.  One is just about ready to be posted and another is giving me some trouble.  Of course there is prep work for my fall classes; human growth and development from the psychological perspective, and introduction to Shakespeare (I didn’t think an introduction was necessary until the prep work brought some surprises).  My biggest summer project has been to publish an ebook.  It’s just a sampler of my short poems and haiku.  If you are up for reading and providing a review I would appreciate it muchly.

Cherry-Strawberries:  A collection of minimalist poetry is now available on nook:

www.barnesandnoble.com/w/cherr…

Or on kindle September 1, 2016:

www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_nos…+

Sorry, I am not able to publish on paper right now.  Maybe if the book sells well I can do it later.

Thanks to all for reading and following.

Namaste,

Lorna


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3wyl Featured By Owner May 14, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Hey!

Thank you so much for your support! Let me know what you think of the workshop journals? If you have any suggestions for topics we could do, that would be pretty awesome too. :D
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L-Inque Featured By Owner May 23, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
You're welcome.  I have enjoyed them.  Thought provoking.  I'll let you know if I have any ideas.  I've been pretty busy lately and have not been able to spend as much time as I would like on my writing.  Will be in touch!  :happybounce: 
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3wyl Featured By Owner May 28, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Awesome!

You and me both on being busy! Hopefully things slow down for both of us. :hug:
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Trisste-stocks Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you so much for :points: gift :huggle: :dance:
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L-Inque Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
You're very welcome =)
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hawktakesflight Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2015
Hello there! This is really late, but thank you for the fave! Hope you're feeling a little better.

hawk
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L-Inque Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
You're very welcome!  No worries about late, it was my pleasure.  :) Keep up the good writing.  OMG MOAR POEMS! 
I am feeling better, thank you.  But staying on top of the school work is a challenge after being away from it for a couple of years.  
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hawktakesflight Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2015
Ah. Well, wishing you all the best --

hawk
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seika Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2015   Artist
thanks for the llama!

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