KINDRED SPIRITS


Kindred Spirits

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“Sapphire.”
He called for me, as if we weren’t both laying side by side on the vibrant green grass along a babbling streaming brook, staring up at the bright blue sky. He passed me a joint and I inhaled it deeply. Gazing at the warm sky, I couldn’t help but to chuckle. The sky seemed to also be smoking a joint, as the clouds resembled puffs of smoke.
I giggled uncontrollably.

SLEEPING GIANTS



By Bien-Aime Wenda
Sleeping Giants

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“Davis, wake up, we have a problem.”
The young reptilian elite prodded Davis, the older reptilian snoring besides him. The younger reptilian’s green eyes were widened in fear the entire time. They were both seated inside of the highly secured Central Intelligence Control Room in front of a dozen or so small monitors, switches and buttons. It was only the elites and their families who had regular access to the dome-shaped underground facility.

Unseen



By Justin Copeland
Artwork by Justin Copeland

"The self-doubt has been heavy lately, but I found that the remedy is to keep using the gift you were given. Continue to kill that ego and grow with me. Much love." 





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Copyright © 2016 By Jasmine D. Rivers.
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The Dark Days of Him



The Dark Days of Him
Artwork by Erica Roldan


I took his beating heart

drowned it in mindless sorrows,

raised the echoes

of its dead pulse,

Of Stranger Things



Of Stranger Things
Artwork by Erica Roldan


A flickering candle,


possessed by the heaviness of dreams

stills the screams of the nothing.

Here I offer to you,

The Writer




The Writer
Artwork by Erica Roldan - "Lady in Plumage"




I write for the completion of my soul.

To let the cascade of words,

Spread aimlessly onto lines of paper.

I’ll let the ink bleed

Willow Girl


Willow Girl
Artwork by Erica Roldan


Willow girl

has seen the manifestations

of a troubled home.

The floor beneath her feet


shake with violent force,

Portrait of Love


Paint a picture with your heart as the brush. Gently lay out the fabric of my being and envision a portrait so unique and beautiful that the rainbow lays at your feet and says to you, "use me as you please". Each stroke glides across my white canvas with hues of purple and gold that bring out the God in me. Your love brings out the God in me. The sky-blue background exposes my weaknesses and pain as the white painted clouds cover up my wrath and anger that burn entangled in the painted sun that desperately tries to illuminate the dark spaces in the corners of my mind. Free me from this prison. The aqua-colored sea is where I'll go for healing and protection, but the blank white edges of the canvas keep me locked at sea in the center of the madness. Paint me as you see me. Illuminate my curves and my mind. Bring the portrait to life. Hang me for the world to see that I'm a painful work of art - painted by love.



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5 Reasons to Become a Writer



Writing is a tough yet fulfilling job. There are innumerable reasons to become a writer. It takes a strong will and a desire, but if you know your motivations and purpose you will definitely succeed. Let's take a look at 5 reasons why becoming a writer is the thing to do.

1. You have a story to tell.

Some of us have led very interesting lives. While your days may not have been filled with roses and smiles there are many people out there who could benefit from your experiences. Not everyone wants to seek help or guidance from other and your writing could help others feel alive. Giving others a glimpse into your life could help them create their own stories.

10 Creative Writing Prompts

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- Henry David Thoreau

Writer's block is very real and in order to become a better writer you have to write every day. Every day. I put together a short list of writing prompts to help motivate you and give you something to write about on a daily basis. Whether you keep a journal, write stories or blog, these prompts will allow you to expand your horizons and stretch your imagination.

30 Day Writing Challenge




I found this great writing challenge created by Sharai Robbin while surfing through Instagram photos. She is an author, literary coach and what she calls an "Authorpreneuer". You can check her out via her IG handle @sharairobbin. If you aren't great at committing to challenges but still need some writing ideas you can check out this short list of writing prompts. I hope you guys decide to complete this awesome challenge!!