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August 2022 Fiction Contest: One Breath

August 7, 2022
By Tessaract2029 BRONZE, Plano, Texas
Tessaract2029 BRONZE, Plano, Texas
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When you live starving for something for so long, you forget that you even needed it in the first place. So how was I supposed to know that I was dying? Drowning in my own desperation for something I never had. Until the drought ended. The ground broke and we could breathe again as one drop came up. One drop of the air we so desperately needed in this world. This world we colonized forever ago with its oceans. For this one breath of oxygen gave me life; life among the chaos of water. That's all we needed, one precious breath.

The author's comments:

A sci-fi flash fiction about a world where the atmosphere is water and air is rare. 

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on Aug. 8 at 9:45 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


Afra DIAMOND said...
on Aug. 8 at 9:56 am
Afra DIAMOND, Kandy, Other
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Favorite Quote:
"You can’t ask other people to believe you and vote for you if you don’t back yourself."
-Jacinda Ardern-

"If I can make someone's day brighter, happier, better, that makes me happier."
-Ava Max-

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

"A Bridge Has Two Sides."
-Elsa- (Fictional character- Frozen)

“I knew who I was as a girl but I had to find who I was as a woman.”
-Delta Goodrem-

Pieces like this are so rare!!! I love this!!!★★★