Stifled Writers

Avatar Author: Elisabeth L. Davis(LoA) Beneath the regular writers sits a young girl, pen trembling in her hand. She tries to put words on paper, but nothing comes out but painfully choppy verse. She drops the pen, looking up at the regulars in their creative ... Read Bio

The buzz of the solitary working streetlight and the distant call of the whippoorwill were an eerily serene background to her racing mind. Strange, she thought, that while the city is in ruin, I still stand here, as I always have, contemplating the state of the world. She raised her head to look at the night’s crescent moon, reflecting aloud on her current state.

“I’m the only one left,” she whispered, lighting a cigarette and pulling a memo book out of her pocket. She produced a pen from the air and began to write. She could only do it out here, where they didn’t monitor. The Embassy was so sure they had wiped everything out, they didn’t monitor the ruins. She couldn’t quite place why they’d tried to stifle her kind; all she knew was that she was forced to hide her gift. Gift? They didn’t succeed in making her stop, but they succeeded in making her believe her gift was a curse. She took a long drag off her cigarette and continued dragging the pen across the paper. Before she knew it, the sun was rising.

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  1. Avatar Elisabeth L. Davis(LoA)

    There was more to this in my notebook but it ended right at 0 characters left and all I had in my notebook were two lines.. so I left them out.

  2. Avatar Elisabeth L. Davis(LoA)

    Whoa, run-on to the max.

  3. Avatar gĀ²LaPianistaIrlandesa

    They never think to look in the countryside, especially if the nearest city’s been leveled.
    Just double-check for spelling issues, but other than that solid entry!
    Thanks for entering!

  4. Avatar Elisabeth L. Davis(LoA)

    Sorry, typing fast staring at a notebook. Meant to proofread, had to go to the old house.

  5. Avatar crescentdreams

    I liked this very much… so I’ve sequeled it. Thank you for writing.

  6. Avatar The Fantastic Mister Fish

    love it
    i’ve written all night before.
    yawn
    im done commenting for now
    ::runs off to sequel::