I succeeded in being less dark this time, and also more cringy!
Honestly my writing is so bad. I mean, it’s probably better than your average gal, but it’s still not my best. Well, probably because I was struggling with staying within the word limit, but whateveeeeeeeeeer.
Also, I’m writing in third person present. I’ve never tried writing in that style before, so it’s very odd and cool. I’ve always written third person past (which is muuuuuuuuch easier), but third person present just sounds so AWESOME, and I just have to try it???
(Why am I using “le”??? I don’t know.)
- Your entry must be between 100 – 300 words.
- The winners will receive a badge for their blog
- The winner will be chosen based on the number of prompts they have used as well as the quality of their writing.
ENTRY DEADLINE: Your entries must be in on or before Tuesday, March 28th.
- Word Prompt:
- Picture Prompt:
- Character Prompt:
- Items to Include:
- Cloak, amulet/pendant, & a storm
Le Prompts that I am Using
- Word Prompt―not directly stated, but mentioned
- Character Prompt―I only mentioned her black hair and blue eyes
- Item Prompts (cloak, pendant, and a storm)
- DARN IT GUYS I ALMOST USED ALL THE PROMPTS *cries*
Other Facts for Submission
- My name is the Mango Queen (aka May Everly).
- My entry is EXACTLY 300 words long. I’m honestly so proud of this fact.
- My blog is https://foreverandeverly.wordpress.com/ (which I hope you know???).
And now, for le actual story!
She was Supposed to Die Yesterday
Malis is supposed to be dead.
The Brand on her arm tells her so. 8/8/2545, it reads. That is the date of yesterday, her supposed death date, as told by the Branders. Not possible.
She has always felt that there is something the City did not tell them.
Just to make sure that she really is alive and not in some death-induced dream, she draws out the dagger she always carries and slides the blade across her skin. Blood, and pain. Definitely alive.
She frowns. Why isn’t she dead? Is there something wrong with her? As more seconds tick by, she finds herself slowly grinning, thrilled at the prospect of being alive.
Everywhere Malis went, people told her she was unfortunate, so unlucky to have such an early death. She always sneered at them, but inside, a dark little voice told her that they were right.
But now, look at her. Alive.
Knowing her mother and brother will report her “aliveness” to the City immediately, she snatches her cloak and pulls it on, tugging the hood over her short black hair. She stares at her blue eyes in the reflection of her dagger. They have a certain hardness to them, but also a glint, as if she is going to kill someone.
That will only happen if it comes to it.
She absentmindedly runs a thumb over her beloved pendant. The dark little voice whispers, You should be dead, Malis. Die. Die. Die. It’s as if it is willing her heart to give out on her.
She ignores it, scooping up the teacup lying on the floor and throwing it at her window. The glass shatters, and immediately, she is bombarded with the sound of rain, wind, and thunder.
A storm is exactly what she needs to escape.
Yay for mildly dark stuff that I’m not that proud of. *thumbs up*
This will be the last TWPC that I will post on my blog (maybe???) because you little beans don’t want to read my horrible writing, right??? I just wanted to share an entry with you one last time…
(Mangoes to my Hamilfans who got that.)
And now… LOOK OMG I HAVE INSPIRED YET ANOTHER FRIEND TO START A BLOG!!! I am ridiculously happy that more than half of my closest IRL friends have started a blog, and all because of meeeeeee.
Be sure to visit Violet dear’s blog, Vibrantly Violet! (I designed the header isn’t it great.)
AND ONE LAST THING…
Omg thank you guys soooooooooo much! I actually reached 200 on Wednesday, ONE day after my two month blogiversary. BUT OMG HOW IS THIS POSSIBLE I LOVE Y’ALL SO MUCH ❤
do you write mildly dark cringy stuff like me? have you tried writing third person present before? what person do you usually write in? have you participated in twpc before? will you check out violet’s amazing blog??? CHAT WITH ME, FRENS.