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by Saphyre
Tue Aug 17, 2010 12:08 am
Forum: Fast Fiction Friday
Topic: FF - Broken window blinds
Replies: 10
Views: 13846

The Broken Window Blinds Every day she had to walk past that window, past the broken window blinds. And every day she was reminded of that night. That horrific night. It was 2:37 am. Matthew had finally fallen asleep and Sharron could find comfort with the quiet of her book. Of course, as soon as Ma...
by Saphyre
Thu Apr 15, 2010 5:30 pm
Forum: Pondering Poetry - Share poems, work on form, learn types of poetry
Topic: THE DISCIPLE'S PRAYER - My response to the Lord's Prayer
Replies: 8
Views: 4860

Having read this version only, I like it. I thought it flowed really well, and didn't really notice any over-use of My Lord/My Father. But then, when I pray, I do refer to Him a lot- Lord, Master, Shepherd... It seems like every other sentence acknoledges who He is, so that could be why I didn't not...
by Saphyre
Mon Nov 30, 2009 7:49 pm
Forum: Pondering Poetry - Share poems, work on form, learn types of poetry
Topic: The Arrogance of Stubborn Isolation- opinions welcome
Replies: 15
Views: 8868

Stubborn Disbelief As I walk this knifeblade The danger is clear and real. Yet as long as I press on I can pretend all is well. A bitter wind buffets and I cannot walk against it. I do not struggle, fail, reach for balance But rather pretend all is well. I stumble, refusing to acknowledge I tumble,...
by Saphyre
Wed Sep 16, 2009 8:58 pm
Forum: Personal Blogs
Topic: Random Mutterings of a Wanna-be
Replies: 41
Views: 45240

Ummmm..... ok, I feel really sorry for you. that sounds worse than even my biology class. Ugg.
by Saphyre
Tue Sep 15, 2009 7:22 pm
Forum: Personal Blogs
Topic: Random Mutterings of a Wanna-be
Replies: 41
Views: 45240

What do you do Peng? I feel like I should know, but can't remember.
by Saphyre
Mon Sep 14, 2009 7:35 pm
Forum: Personal Blogs
Topic: Random Mutterings of a Wanna-be
Replies: 41
Views: 45240

I'm sorry. I've had to face some girls that are real biiiiii- beasts. yes, beasts. So anyhow, I know how it goes to be so frusterated you just want to... In any case, I hope you don't hold it against me. I LIVE for debate sometimes. Of course, all my close friends are in it, so we ALL live for it co...
by Saphyre
Sun Sep 13, 2009 11:15 am
Forum: Personal Blogs
Topic: Random Mutterings of a Wanna-be
Replies: 41
Views: 45240

I'm looking at renaming this whole thread as my track record, because I only seem to write when I have good news about debate, which is the only type of news I've had about debate recently. I took 1st at a tournament yesterday, along with another guy from our school (because the tournament was only ...
by Saphyre
Sun Sep 13, 2009 11:08 am
Forum: Picture Prompts
Topic: Picture Perfect - Elephant Skis
Replies: 7
Views: 9876

Very true. Still, it was very well written.
by Saphyre
Fri Sep 11, 2009 5:14 pm
Forum: Picture Prompts
Topic: Picture Perfect - Elephant Skis
Replies: 7
Views: 9876

Wow- I love it! but- ps- why didn't they just throw something else in the lake and return the wastebasket? Leave no evidence and all that?
by Saphyre
Thu Sep 10, 2009 6:55 pm
Forum: Picture Prompts
Topic: Picture Perfect - Elephant Skis
Replies: 7
Views: 9876

forgive me, but somehow I doubt that boat is going to pull that elephant. let alone the elephant's problems if it does... but it is somehow every inspiring. must think on this...
by Saphyre
Thu Sep 03, 2009 7:06 pm
Forum: Personal Blogs
Topic: Random Mutterings of a Wanna-be
Replies: 41
Views: 45240

Hey again. I don't know if anyone bothers to read this, but I'll update anyhow. Writing: slow Inspiration: lacking, hence slow writing. School: busy as always Teachers: crazy or high, not sure yet, but always fun Homework: too much Time: too little Resolve: low enough that I'm doing this instead of ...
by Saphyre
Mon Aug 24, 2009 6:39 pm
Forum: Pondering Poetry - Share poems, work on form, learn types of poetry
Topic: The Arrogance of Stubborn Isolation- opinions welcome
Replies: 15
Views: 8868

Okay, after much thought and reflection, here is revision 3. A huge thank you to everyone who helped with this, I really appreciate the feedback. I feel much better than we started, but still... well, I'll let you be the judge. Under yet another title... Stubborn Arrogance I am walking on a knifebla...
by Saphyre
Fri Aug 14, 2009 1:29 pm
Forum: The Coffee Shop
Topic: What are you listening to?
Replies: 931
Views: 500787

neighbor's lawn mower. This is a great place to find inspiration- try working all these sounds into a story! Just makes you realize how much we hear in a day that we don't really pay attention to... now if only I was feeling amitious enough to write something...
by Saphyre
Mon Aug 10, 2009 9:43 am
Forum: Poetry Prompts
Topic: POETRY CHALLENGE - Week of 07/14/09
Replies: 19
Views: 9084

Mae- I didn't mind the double small, but then I'm not an expert. I liked the flow of the piece overall, it sort of read like a parade. BUT, you forgot one important part: the boyscout float. They always do something worth mentioning. That was what I first though of when it was over, "where's the boy...
by Saphyre
Thu Jul 16, 2009 6:57 pm
Forum: Pondering Poetry - Share poems, work on form, learn types of poetry
Topic: The Arrogance of Stubborn Isolation- opinions welcome
Replies: 15
Views: 8868

Okay... title change because I'm not as thrilled with it as you all are, but I'm glad to know you think it was on the right track. This was originally called "Imaginations Deception" (also not quite right) but I like the new two better. It is still a little repeatative, (because originally it was on...
by Saphyre
Thu Jul 16, 2009 6:44 pm
Forum: Pondering Poetry - Share poems, work on form, learn types of poetry
Topic: The Arrogance of Stubborn Isolation- opinions welcome
Replies: 15
Views: 8868

The Arrogance of Stubborn Perseverance I am walking on a knifeblade. I cannot pretend it is not so, but so long as I keep pressing on I can pretend all is well. A bitter wind buffets my face. I cannot walk against it. I could struggle, flail, reach for balance. But instead I pretend all is well. I ...
by Saphyre
Thu Jul 16, 2009 9:57 am
Forum: Pondering Poetry - Share poems, work on form, learn types of poetry
Topic: On the Occasion of my 30th Wedding Anniversary
Replies: 8
Views: 5635

Have you ever lost yours?
by Saphyre
Wed Jul 15, 2009 11:44 pm
Forum: Pondering Poetry - Share poems, work on form, learn types of poetry
Topic: On the Occasion of my 30th Wedding Anniversary
Replies: 8
Views: 5635

Mae- Yours vows alone were beautiful. I may have to borrow them when my special time comes. I think it's really neat that you wrote your own vows. I actually had this vision of a person (male or female) speaking, to their spouse, and as they said each non-italic line, they were remembering one of th...
by Saphyre
Wed Jul 15, 2009 11:28 pm
Forum: Pondering Poetry - Share poems, work on form, learn types of poetry
Topic: The Arrogance of Stubborn Isolation- opinions welcome
Replies: 15
Views: 8868

Hey people. I could use some feedback on your opinions of the mood of this piece, as well as your immediate impressions. Can you guess what this is referring to? How does it flow (or not flow) in your opinion?
by Saphyre
Wed Jul 15, 2009 11:25 pm
Forum: Pondering Poetry - Share poems, work on form, learn types of poetry
Topic: The Arrogance of Stubborn Isolation- opinions welcome
Replies: 15
Views: 8868

The Arrogance of Stubborn Isolation- opinions welcome

The Arrogance of Stubborn Isolation I am walking on a knifeblade. I know that this is so. But so long as I put one foot before the other I can pretend all is well. A strange wind blows from the east. I could struggle. I could flail. I could reach for balance. I could cry out for a helping hand. Ins...
by Saphyre
Wed Jul 01, 2009 4:27 pm
Forum: Fast Fiction Friday
Topic: FF - It was the anger of that summer moon..
Replies: 5
Views: 5778

If you can follow that, you deserve a metal of some sort, I'm sure. It just kinda hit me. Thought it would be fun. BUT! to my credit I don't THINK I employed any run on sentences. Lots of fragments, but no runons. (That I saw).
by Saphyre
Wed Jul 01, 2009 4:25 pm
Forum: Fast Fiction Friday
Topic: FF - It was the anger of that summer moon..
Replies: 5
Views: 5778

Confusion It was the anger of that summer moon. The way it mocked. The way, it almost looked hurt, or… betrayed. The way it hung there- so haughty, so beautiful, so far, and yet somehow also close, a dream daring you to reach so that it could be snatched back away and laugh. Okay… so maybe I was pr...
by Saphyre
Sun Jun 21, 2009 10:19 pm
Forum: The Writer's Life - Techniques, Characterization, Writing Ideas, & More
Topic: Will we ever get past Tolkien?
Replies: 5
Views: 11135

I think Yes we will, and No, we won't. (this in responce to your original question.) On one hand, Tolkien's sort of become a Mona Lisa. Reguardless of whether you think it's a good painting or it isn't, no one dare critizes it and everyone had better be able to recognize it. Despite that, very few p...
by Saphyre
Wed May 20, 2009 6:53 pm
Forum: Fast Fiction Friday
Topic: FF - A roll of undeveloped film
Replies: 6
Views: 6178

Snapshots The first picture was simple: a girl, probably 16 or so, in a white skirt and blue top was sitting a ledge over a slow stream, trailing her finger tips in the water. She was smiling, but looking at her fingers instead of the camera so that her deep-gold locks framed her face and hung down...
by Saphyre
Mon May 18, 2009 7:30 pm
Forum: Fast Fiction Friday
Topic: FF - She made jewelry out of my heart
Replies: 7
Views: 6613

AMEN! I have a half of an idea about the new fast fiction (angry summer moon) but haven't the time to write it yet. Thats sad, when I can't find even just 30 minutes...

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