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    Speaking of prizes, our Writers on Earth Competition -- inspired by Earthshot -- closes TOMORROW, December 6, and encourages you to write a letter in just 400 words to your nation's leader explaining the importance of protecting our natural world. Don't miss out on this chance to submit your writing and have your voice heard! Enter here.
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    If you’ve already published a version that includes personal information, we ask that you please revise the piece and republish. Should you end up sending a copy of the letter to your nation’s leader (which we hope you do!), you can add these personal details back in. 
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  • This week's Wednesday Words pick is 'Leeuwenhoek's microscope' by jacklyle (US), exploring the beauty and excitement of seeing previously hidden things through a microscope. This piece was a response to our prompt "The Fib", which encouraged writers to create a poem whilst using the Fibonacci sequence to dictate the number of syllables in each line. Read it here!
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medusajellyfish (Ireland) published:

apple

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and i’m walking home

the sky’s purple like the bruises
that bloom on my leg in February

the month where everything seems to get better

the air’s crisp

like the apples i left in the fridge when i was little
and when i breathe in

it feels like taking a bite

in winter i’m sad 

all the time 

but today,
i think i’ll eat my apple
walk home to February

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feu lumiere (United States) published:

The Future Is in Our Hands

PROMPT: Writers on Earth - Writing Competition 2022

Dear President Biden,

For 17 years, I've heard parents, teachers, and world leaders like yourself have emphasized the same message over and over again to my generation: the future is in your hands. Growing up, this message encouraged us to take charge of our lives. It stressed that we could shape our destiny. Nothing else could determine our path.
But in a world where environmental problems have worsened to a point where even future is uncertain, this saying...

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Jesica (Australia) liked a list of things i would (never) say to you by Rain (New Zealand)

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feu lumiere (United States) published:

The Future Is in Our Hands

PROMPT: Writers on Earth - Writing Competition 2022

Dear President Biden,

For 17 years, parents, teachers, and world leaders like yourself have emphasized the same message over and over again to my generation: the future is in your hands. Growing up, this message encouraged us to take charge of our lives. It stressed that we could shape our destiny. Nothing else could determine our path.
But in a world where environmental problems have worsened to a point where even future is uncertain, this saying becomes less...

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Paisley Blue (United States) published:

facade of fire

FREE WRITING


she turns heads, she lights a match
and laughs, and sits on the roof of a car.
spends hours wandering the lanes
writing letters, writing letters.
what a beautiful girl, she lived
in such a beautiful world.

how violently she was immortalized
how terrible the stars that spell her name
was she real, in the end?
or a novel, unfinished, left unread?

she paints boxes around her mind,
and dances to defy
the smell of smoke that haunts her,
the...
Seeking Peer Reviews

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Writersblock5000 (United States) liked some things people don't know about me by ~Phoenix~ (United States)

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Writersblock5000 (United States) liked My first time home alone. by Hello, i'm a candy shop of writin' (United States)

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medusajellyfish (Ireland) published:

apple

FREE WRITING

and i’m walking home

the sky’s purple like the bruises
that bloom on my leg in February

the month where everything seems to get better

the air’s crisp

like the apples i left in the fridge when i was little
and when i breathe in

it feels like taking a bite

in winter i’m sad 

all the time 

but today,
i think i’ll eat my apple
walk home to February

1 minute ago

feu lumiere (United States) published:

The Future Is in Our Hands

PROMPT: Writers on Earth - Writing Competition 2022

Dear President Biden,

For 17 years, I've heard parents, teachers, and world leaders like yourself have emphasized the same message over and over again to my generation: the future is in your hands. Growing up, this message encouraged us to take charge of our lives. It stressed that we could shape our destiny. Nothing else could determine our path.
But in a world where environmental problems have worsened to a point where even future is uncertain, this saying...

5 minutes ago

feu lumiere (United States) published:

The Future Is in Our Hands

PROMPT: Writers on Earth - Writing Competition 2022

Dear President Biden,

For 17 years, parents, teachers, and world leaders like yourself have emphasized the same message over and over again to my generation: the future is in your hands. Growing up, this message encouraged us to take charge of our lives. It stressed that we could shape our destiny. Nothing else could determine our path.
But in a world where environmental problems have worsened to a point where even future is uncertain, this saying becomes less...

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Paisley Blue (United States) published:

facade of fire

FREE WRITING


she turns heads, she lights a match
and laughs, and sits on the roof of a car.
spends hours wandering the lanes
writing letters, writing letters.
what a beautiful girl, she lived
in such a beautiful world.

how violently she was immortalized
how terrible the stars that spell her name
was she real, in the end?
or a novel, unfinished, left unread?

she paints boxes around her mind,
and dances to defy
the smell of smoke that haunts her,
the...
Seeking Peer Reviews

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1

Hello, i'm a candy shop of writin' (United States) published:

Stella.

FREE WRITING

So kind to me.
To funny for anyone to handle
Excellent and making people laugh
Lights up a room with the smile.
Laughter of Stella is amazing
Amazing at being a toddler 

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magpies in may (Guam) published:

gas station on friday night

FREE WRITING

THREE WORDS. EIGHT LETTERS. SAY IT AND I’M YOURS.
    The gas station billboard stared into our windshield while we waited at the traffic light, tall black letters twisting and stretching as rain coursed down the pane. The salad of city lights blinked at us, vibrant, blurry.
    When Harlem saw it he said it was terribly cliche. It was cliche. It was the stuff of songs and novellas and overly-peppy commercials and a bunch of other things that he couldn’t stand....

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Hello, i'm a candy shop of writin' (United States) published:

My first time home alone.

FREE WRITING

Few years ago. 
I was 9.
I had only been alone for like- an hour.
But I felt so mature.
Until 5 minutes had passed. 
Then I felt terrified.
My mom is one of my favorite people. 
I cried.
I was so scared.
I ran to her room.
Opened the door.
And went into her dresser.
Took at her hoodie. 
Put it on.
I think of that a lot. 
Makes me smile a lot. 
Even if I don't like life...

about 1 hour ago

Windrunner (United States) published:

Q&A Part Two

FREE WRITING

Credit to Hello, i'm a candy shop of writin'

What do you think about humanity?
   
 I don't know...mostly bad things.
Favorite plant?
     Some kind of tree.
Disney or no?
     Nope.
Do you like hoodies or jackets more
     Hoodies definitely. Zippers are annoying.
Favorite hobby?
    Does reading count?
Things people do not know about you?
     
That I am terrified of most of them. Also about half the people...

about 1 hour ago

Isha kinda writes (Nigeria) published:

How much sacrifice is enough?

FREE WRITING

Tell me how much of myself I should give to make this world better,

Tell me how many more bones should I break and how far I should let my heart fracture,

Tell me how long I should keep on speaking, and how much longer I should remain silent,

Tell me how many more burdens should I carry and how many more tears I should suppress and…
when to breathe.

I was born flesh, blood and bone,
Fragile and far...

Seeking Peer Reviews

about 2 hours ago

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Deadly Luv (United States) published:

Mon véritable amour/ My True Love

FREE WRITING

J’aimerais que vous puissiez voir tout ce que vous êtes dans mes yeux. Vous êtes belle, rare et extraordinaire. Votre voix est comme une cloche et vos yeux sont d’un bleu profond. Vos cheveux sont doux, foncés et brillants. Tu es gracieux comme un cygne, ta beauté de colombe. Votre nom ne ressemble à aucun autre, et votre voix pourrait briser les visages les plus merveilleux. Je te connais quelque part, que tu sois un homme ou une femme ou...

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Paisley Blue (United States) published:

facade of fire

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she turns heads, she lights a match
and laughs, and sits on the roof of a car.
spends hours wandering the lanes
writing letters, writing letters.
what a beautiful girl, she lived
in such a beautiful world.

how violently she was immortalized
how terrible the stars that spell her name
was she real, in the end?
or a novel, unfinished, left unread?

she paints boxes around her mind,
and dances to defy
the smell of smoke that haunts her,
the...
Seeking Peer Reviews

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magpies in may (Guam) published:

gas station on friday night

FREE WRITING

THREE WORDS. EIGHT LETTERS. SAY IT AND I’M YOURS.
    The gas station billboard stared into our windshield while we waited at the traffic light, tall black letters twisting and stretching as rain coursed down the pane. The salad of city lights blinked at us, vibrant, blurry.
    When Harlem saw it he said it was terribly cliche. It was cliche. It was the stuff of songs and novellas and overly-peppy commercials and a bunch of other things that he couldn’t stand....

Seeking Peer Reviews

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Isha kinda writes (Nigeria) published:

How much sacrifice is enough?

FREE WRITING

Tell me how much of myself I should give to make this world better,

Tell me how many more bones should I break and how far I should let my heart fracture,

Tell me how long I should keep on speaking, and how much longer I should remain silent,

Tell me how many more burdens should I carry and how many more tears I should suppress and…
when to breathe.

I was born flesh, blood and bone,
Fragile and far...

Seeking Peer Reviews

about 2 hours ago

1

Deadly Luv (United States) published:

Mon véritable amour/ My True Love

FREE WRITING

J’aimerais que vous puissiez voir tout ce que vous êtes dans mes yeux. Vous êtes belle, rare et extraordinaire. Votre voix est comme une cloche et vos yeux sont d’un bleu profond. Vos cheveux sont doux, foncés et brillants. Tu es gracieux comme un cygne, ta beauté de colombe. Votre nom ne ressemble à aucun autre, et votre voix pourrait briser les visages les plus merveilleux. Je te connais quelque part, que tu sois un homme ou une femme ou...

Seeking Peer Reviews

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InkyBanditø (United States) published:

things are wrong with me

FREE WRITING

things are wrong with me
there is darkness
                          dripping
                                       slipping
                                                   through my fingers, and it hurts me

the way it hurts feels almost good ...

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Lostariel (Canada) published:

Mansion on the Mountain pt 4

FREE WRITING

He never wanted to take me in after my parents died, but he was the only family I had left, and I wasn’t old enough to be out on my own. But what if I could change the past? What if I could go back and convince my parents not to take that fatal drive, and thus change everything that happened after? Both my grandfather and I would be much happier, I’m sure. Not that my existence in this house...

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about 2 hours ago

anni10 (Canada) published:

Dystopias & Fantasies.

PROMPT: Writers on Earth - Writing Competition 2022

Dear Prime Minister Trudeau,
 
   The world was burning, cities sinking, the smell of death pungent in the polluted air. 
 
   It sounds like something that would be described in a dystopia book. A nightmarish reality that holds humanity in shackles. It scares me that this fiction is becoming fact. 
 
   My name is Annika. I’m fourteen years old and determined to make sure the above does not become an irreversible truth. 
 
   The first time I learned about...

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about 3 hours ago

Holy_Grail (Nigeria) published:

A letter to President Buhari: A call for action on climate change.

PROMPT: Writers on Earth - Writing Competition 2022

Dear President Buhari,
I am 18 years old and I support protecting our climate. Our Earth has warmed to 1.15°C, the concentration of CO2 is as high as 400ppm and we are at the tipping point of experiencing climate change's aggravating impacts.
Nigeria is facing climate change crisis with about 66.9% of households lacking access to basic clean water due to water scarcity, 63.83% of Nigeria's land area is overlaid with desertification and a sequence of flooding events during the...

Seeking Peer Reviews

about 3 hours ago

Hello, i'm a candy shop of writin' (United States) published:

Love yourself

FREE WRITING

Love yourself they tell me.
But how can I do that when I feel worthless?

Love yourself they tell me
But how can I do that when I am ugly.?

Love yourself they tell me 
But how can I do that when I feel have people telling me things that make my head race.

Love yourself they tell me.
But how can I do that when I am already obsessed with somebody

Love yourself they tell me.
But how can...

Seeking Peer Reviews

about 3 hours ago

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Rain (New Zealand) published:

a list of things i would (never) say to you

PROMPT: Awakened Emotion

i love you

I love your eyes, which are indescribably enchanting, a warm window into your soul of soft earth and chocolate brownies. 
I love the way your nose looks sort of like a mushroom, and the way it crinkles when you're cranky.
I love your laugh, its signature inflection to it, and the fact that I'll never ever get tired of it.
I love the way your smile lights up my whole world.
I love how cute you...

Seeking Peer Reviews

about 3 hours ago