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Explore the concept of Infinity in a Poem
Written by CuppaTea in portal Poetry & Free Verse

Possibilities

Intricate web of blue

Bleeding into brown

Meeting a black hole in the center:

The passage into the depths of

Your mind and soul.

Through it you search for me.

Your gravity pulls

The expanse of the universe in,

Devours it into pulses of

Energy.

In the bright light

I peer into your face as a

Smile of recognition

Bursts across it in a

Brilliant flash.

And it takes me a moment to

Recognize the infinite possibilities

In the depths

Of my daughter's

Eyes.

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Explore the concept of Infinity in a Poem
Written by CuppaTea in portal Poetry & Free Verse
Possibilities
Intricate web of blue
Bleeding into brown
Meeting a black hole in the center:
The passage into the depths of
Your mind and soul.

Through it you search for me.
Your gravity pulls
The expanse of the universe in,
Devours it into pulses of
Energy.

In the bright light
I peer into your face as a
Smile of recognition
Bursts across it in a
Brilliant flash.

And it takes me a moment to
Recognize the infinite possibilities
In the depths
Of my daughter's
Eyes.
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Write a 10 sentence fantasy story.
Written by CuppaTea in portal Fantasy

The Sparrow Queen

It was a most unusual curse that befell the princess on a frosty November morning. Her parents had warned her not to venture into the woods beyond the castle walls, but that never stopped her before. She donned her furs and crept out in the predawn light, in search of the forest clearing that had become her own kingdom, where she dictated the fates of caterpillars and foxgloves alike and no suitors dared cross the threshold lest they meet their doom at the hands of her sparrow-knights.

The sun was already cresting the trees by the time she found it, the clearing with the stone in the center. But as she ran her fingers over the boulder that had become her throne, she found the runes that defaced its surface.

The pain seared her hand and radiated across her body. The princess opened her mouth to scream, but crumpled to the ground before she could make a sound.

When she awoke, she discovered the stone had grown many times its size, towering to the sky; she could not see the forest beyond it. A rustling startled her to her feet. A falcon the size of a cottage stood before her and cocked its head before snatching her up in its talons and soaring toward the tiny chirping noises in the trees high above the clearing.

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Written by CuppaTea in portal Fantasy
The Sparrow Queen
It was a most unusual curse that befell the princess on a frosty November morning. Her parents had warned her not to venture into the woods beyond the castle walls, but that never stopped her before. She donned her furs and crept out in the predawn light, in search of the forest clearing that had become her own kingdom, where she dictated the fates of caterpillars and foxgloves alike and no suitors dared cross the threshold lest they meet their doom at the hands of her sparrow-knights.

The sun was already cresting the trees by the time she found it, the clearing with the stone in the center. But as she ran her fingers over the boulder that had become her throne, she found the runes that defaced its surface.

The pain seared her hand and radiated across her body. The princess opened her mouth to scream, but crumpled to the ground before she could make a sound.

When she awoke, she discovered the stone had grown many times its size, towering to the sky; she could not see the forest beyond it. A rustling startled her to her feet. A falcon the size of a cottage stood before her and cocked its head before snatching her up in its talons and soaring toward the tiny chirping noises in the trees high above the clearing.
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What do imaginary friends do when their human's not around?
Written by CuppaTea in portal Fiction

Duty

"Hey, can you give me a hand?"

I looked up from my day planner as the unicorn lowered himself onto his haunches beside me. His huge black eyes met mine and then he nudged a carton of cigarettes with his nose. I crinkled my face.

"Those'll kill you, ya know," I said. "What would Ellie think if you just never turned up one day? Or worse, if you hacked up your lungs and keeled over before her very eyes?" I went back to scribbling. "Poor dear would be scarred for life."

The unicorn snorted. "Aren't you a fuckin' ray of sunshine? What's wrong this time?" he asked, pawing absently at the carton.

I sighed and scratched my nose with the top of my pen. "Little Isabella's mother has her on this strict schedule of school, tap dance, and junior toastmasters. There's hardly any time for us to play together anymore."

"So you're trying to pencil in playtime?" The unicorn had given up and resorted to chewing the carton whole. "Why not just ask the Agency for a new assignment?" he asked with his mouth full. I glared at him and set down my planner on the park bench.

"And abandon my charge when she needs me most? Her mother stuck her on the fast train to adolescence without even considering what Isabella wanted. I'm the last thing connecting her to her childhood and I'll be damned if I let that trophy wife and her buffoon husband steal that away from her." I took a steadying breath and stared down at my hands.

The unicorn chewed the last of the carton and swallowed. He glanced at the sky and said, "My kid doesn't need me back for another two hours. You wanna grab a drink? Might clear your head a bit. Maybe give you some inspiration?" he added, eyeing my planner. I packed it away in my purse and pulled my hair out of its knot.

"That mermaid still have that bar under Bow Bridge?"

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What do imaginary friends do when their human's not around?
Written by CuppaTea in portal Fiction
Duty
"Hey, can you give me a hand?"

I looked up from my day planner as the unicorn lowered himself onto his haunches beside me. His huge black eyes met mine and then he nudged a carton of cigarettes with his nose. I crinkled my face.

"Those'll kill you, ya know," I said. "What would Ellie think if you just never turned up one day? Or worse, if you hacked up your lungs and keeled over before her very eyes?" I went back to scribbling. "Poor dear would be scarred for life."

The unicorn snorted. "Aren't you a fuckin' ray of sunshine? What's wrong this time?" he asked, pawing absently at the carton.

I sighed and scratched my nose with the top of my pen. "Little Isabella's mother has her on this strict schedule of school, tap dance, and junior toastmasters. There's hardly any time for us to play together anymore."

"So you're trying to pencil in playtime?" The unicorn had given up and resorted to chewing the carton whole. "Why not just ask the Agency for a new assignment?" he asked with his mouth full. I glared at him and set down my planner on the park bench.

"And abandon my charge when she needs me most? Her mother stuck her on the fast train to adolescence without even considering what Isabella wanted. I'm the last thing connecting her to her childhood and I'll be damned if I let that trophy wife and her buffoon husband steal that away from her." I took a steadying breath and stared down at my hands.

The unicorn chewed the last of the carton and swallowed. He glanced at the sky and said, "My kid doesn't need me back for another two hours. You wanna grab a drink? Might clear your head a bit. Maybe give you some inspiration?" he added, eyeing my planner. I packed it away in my purse and pulled my hair out of its knot.

"That mermaid still have that bar under Bow Bridge?"
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Ashes

She picked at the frayed ends of her hair, loose sandy tendrils twining around her fingers in the breeze. The cigarette was mashed into a knot in the tree stump beside her, in the company of several others she couldn't remember smoking. She shut her eyes as she thrust her hands into the cool, damp grass under her knees. Took a slow, deliberate breath and exhaled. The sharp smell of smoke still burned her from the inside, familiar and foreign at once. This smoke was different, heavier.

She'd always enjoyed the smell of burning wood and cigarettes. But she loved the smell of extinguished flames the most.

She opened her eyes and blinked against the sting. She wanted to look at the smoldering ruins, burn the image into her mind. With one hand she wiped at her face, smudging ash across her cheek. With the other she reached for her jacket pocket and rubbed her thumb over the smooth metal of the lighter.

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Ashes
She picked at the frayed ends of her hair, loose sandy tendrils twining around her fingers in the breeze. The cigarette was mashed into a knot in the tree stump beside her, in the company of several others she couldn't remember smoking. She shut her eyes as she thrust her hands into the cool, damp grass under her knees. Took a slow, deliberate breath and exhaled. The sharp smell of smoke still burned her from the inside, familiar and foreign at once. This smoke was different, heavier.

She'd always enjoyed the smell of burning wood and cigarettes. But she loved the smell of extinguished flames the most.

She opened her eyes and blinked against the sting. She wanted to look at the smoldering ruins, burn the image into her mind. With one hand she wiped at her face, smudging ash across her cheek. With the other she reached for her jacket pocket and rubbed her thumb over the smooth metal of the lighter.
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Breathe

We scrambled to get our belongings together for our first family vacation. Who knew a baby needed so much stuff? My world changed forever two months ago, and its been a blur of sleepless nights and drowsy feedings in the dark of our small apartment ever since. I'm often in survival mode, just trying to get through the hard moments, craving that next smile or happy coo. But here, I can look out at the world from a vast green forest. The baby sleeps soundly in her bed. The world is quiet. And when she wakes up crying, I bounce her in my arms to soothe her, and breathe in the mountains to soothe myself.

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Breathe
We scrambled to get our belongings together for our first family vacation. Who knew a baby needed so much stuff? My world changed forever two months ago, and its been a blur of sleepless nights and drowsy feedings in the dark of our small apartment ever since. I'm often in survival mode, just trying to get through the hard moments, craving that next smile or happy coo. But here, I can look out at the world from a vast green forest. The baby sleeps soundly in her bed. The world is quiet. And when she wakes up crying, I bounce her in my arms to soothe her, and breathe in the mountains to soothe myself.
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