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August 2022 Fiction Contest: The Inevitable Game

August 10, 2022
By artistX SILVER, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
artistX SILVER, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
5 articles 17 photos 29 comments

Favorite Quote:
“This is what love does. In the stories, love healed your wounds, fixed what was broken, allowed you to go on. But love wasn’t a spell, some kind of benediction to be whispered, a balm or a cure-all. It was a single, fragile thread, which grew stronger through connection, through shared hardship and trust.”
― Leigh Bardugo, Rule of Wolves


Few can find one shred of sea glass in an abyss of sand and rocks. Just as few can control life, which death is a mere relative. If power ends life, what does it start? What will humans do to get it… and when they do... 

What is life without power, and power over life?

The end goal…

What is it?

The grippy reach of capitalism is widespread. It’s coming, my love. We are chained and changed.

You can’t run anymore, it’s coming. No one can stop it. 

Life.

Power.

Then death.

The endless, inescapable cycle.

Run.

-Your Disappointed Mother Earth


The author's comments:

Captilism, power, domince. It's an endless cycle.


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Doctar_Who said...
on Aug. 27 at 5:04 pm
Doctar_Who, Dallas, Texas
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woah this is so rad. love this poem! @artistX you inspired me 2 continue writing my novel. thx. I've had writer's block for a long time, and something finally clicked just now (inspiration???). keep writing, this is great!

on Aug. 27 at 12:31 pm
strangerthings, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
0 articles 0 photos 8 comments

Favorite Quote:
there's more to life than stupid boys

This is very poetic

Afra DIAMOND said...
on Aug. 12 at 9:16 am
Afra DIAMOND, Kandy, Other
81 articles 7 photos 1702 comments

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-

This hits so hard!!!