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August 2022 Fiction Contest: Painting in the Sky

August 5, 2022
By yumi SILVER, Thousand Oaks, California
yumi SILVER, Thousand Oaks, California
7 articles 0 photos 3 comments

Favorite Quote:
“The living world is a dream. The nocturnal dream is reality.” -Rampo Edogawa


She was afraid of going outside. Outside, there were strangers wearing the masks of humans, the stench of crowds drowning the roads, the weight of grotesque emotions thickening the air. Her room was her safe place. She buried herself in her thoughts of storied lands as she was lost in a make-believe reverie. Her room was her cage.


She would go outside only once a day to watch the sun set. The sky became stained with the transient shades of dusk, the colors of lilac and marigold spilling into each other. The sunset was the one thing she couldn’t imagine prettier. 



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on Aug. 12 at 7:14 am
milesfromnextyear BRONZE, Lagos, Other
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heartwarming ending! the descriptions were really nice!

on Aug. 9 at 7:51 pm
mooshimosh SILVER, Thousand Oaks, California
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Favorite Quote:
"Maybe the less you have, the more you are required to boast." - John Steinbeck

i love the idea of this so much! the imagery is done so well!

on Aug. 8 at 9:32 pm
13bookworm4596 SILVER, Mantua, Ohio
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Favorite Quote:
"Stay gold, Ponyboy." -Johnny Cade (S.E. Hinton)
"One moment of pain is worth a lifetime of glory." - Louis Zamperini

brilliant descriptions!

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on Aug. 7 at 10:16 am
Afra DIAMOND, Kandy, Other
81 articles 7 photos 1705 comments

Favorite Quote:
"A writer must never be short of ideas."
-Gabriel Agreste- (Fictional character- Miraculous)

The way you described everything was simply perfect!!!