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I've self published one book of poetry and trying to learn to better my writing for future works. Mother, Marine, Musician, Wife, and Artist
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Challenge of the Week #55: Write a story of 200 words or more about a stranger. The most masterfully written piece, as voted and determined by the Prose team, will be crowned winner and receive $200. Quality beats quantity, always, but numbers make things easier for our judges, so share, share, share with friends, family, and connections. #ProseChallenge #getlit #itslit
Written by keszwesley

Hands.

He had soft hands which meant he didn't do this often.

Thrust. Thrust.

They could probably make beautiful music on a piano or paint the heavens on a canvas.

Thrust. Thrust.

My mind continued to wander, as to ignore the crime being committed upon me.

Thrust. Thrust. Thrust. Thrust. Grunt

Once he was done, I wanted to ask why someone with such beautiful hands would want to stain them this way.

The tape around my mouth would never let me speak.

Although his hands seemed delicate, they were forceful. He tied ropes like a sailor but didn't look as if he had ever been touched by sea breeze.

Zip.

He wiped the sweat from his brow and turned away. He was angry.

Surely not at me, I've never met him before.

I was simply at the wrong party with the wrong friends.

Clank.

He gripped the shovel firmly, he could've played little league but he didn't play baseball that long. I would have noticed the callouses.

Not a single one.

His knuckles were white and he was so calm. I noticed his eyes weren't really looking at me.

He has done this before.

Whoosh.

I will never know, why me?

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Challenge of the Week #55: Write a story of 200 words or more about a stranger. The most masterfully written piece, as voted and determined by the Prose team, will be crowned winner and receive $200. Quality beats quantity, always, but numbers make things easier for our judges, so share, share, share with friends, family, and connections. #ProseChallenge #getlit #itslit
Written by keszwesley
Hands.
He had soft hands which meant he didn't do this often.
Thrust. Thrust.
They could probably make beautiful music on a piano or paint the heavens on a canvas.
Thrust. Thrust.
My mind continued to wander, as to ignore the crime being committed upon me.
Thrust. Thrust. Thrust. Thrust. Grunt
Once he was done, I wanted to ask why someone with such beautiful hands would want to stain them this way.
The tape around my mouth would never let me speak.
Although his hands seemed delicate, they were forceful. He tied ropes like a sailor but didn't look as if he had ever been touched by sea breeze.
Zip.
He wiped the sweat from his brow and turned away. He was angry.
Surely not at me, I've never met him before.
I was simply at the wrong party with the wrong friends.
Clank.
He gripped the shovel firmly, he could've played little league but he didn't play baseball that long. I would have noticed the callouses.
Not a single one.
His knuckles were white and he was so calm. I noticed his eyes weren't really looking at me.
He has done this before.
Whoosh.
I will never know, why me?
#fiction  #horror  #Itslit  #getlit 
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Written by keszwesley in portal Poetry & Free Verse

Words of War #10

There were mornings I dressed you

When I could barely dress myself.

I cooked for you when I couldn't eat.

I taught you how to ride your bike

When I was so tired.

They say the job does that to you.

Make you feel 65 when you're 24.

I felt more like a grandparent than a young mother of 2.

I did a lot of things when I felt incapable.

I didn't think I could leave you for 9 months but I remembered why I made that choice.

I did, so you wouldn't have to.

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Written by keszwesley in portal Poetry & Free Verse
Words of War #10
There were mornings I dressed you
When I could barely dress myself.
I cooked for you when I couldn't eat.
I taught you how to ride your bike
When I was so tired.
They say the job does that to you.
Make you feel 65 when you're 24.
I felt more like a grandparent than a young mother of 2.
I did a lot of things when I felt incapable.
I didn't think I could leave you for 9 months but I remembered why I made that choice.
I did, so you wouldn't have to.
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Written by keszwesley in portal Poetry & Free Verse

3am

The bar space is packed

And the dance floor smells like

Cheap cologne.

I'm surrounded by all these bodies

When I only want to be tangled in yours.

Alcohol doesn't taste the same

And my mouth has the sweet aftertaste

Of you.

All I can think about is you

And hoping you'll walk in the room.

Hoping you'll make your way to me.

Hoping you'll help me escape this shitty club.

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Written by keszwesley in portal Poetry & Free Verse
3am
The bar space is packed
And the dance floor smells like
Cheap cologne.
I'm surrounded by all these bodies
When I only want to be tangled in yours.
Alcohol doesn't taste the same
And my mouth has the sweet aftertaste
Of you.
All I can think about is you
And hoping you'll walk in the room.
Hoping you'll make your way to me.
Hoping you'll help me escape this shitty club.
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Words of War #9

Our handshakes are firm and unsteady.

Our steps are stretched and shuffled.

Our spirits are full and flying. They're hard charging and high strung over youthful years as a young Private.

Years of service has made this Marine disgruntled but damn, she loves the Corps.

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Words of War #9
Our handshakes are firm and unsteady.
Our steps are stretched and shuffled.
Our spirits are full and flying. They're hard charging and high strung over youthful years as a young Private.
Years of service has made this Marine disgruntled but damn, she loves the Corps.
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Written by keszwesley in portal Haiku

Haikus 4 Dani #15

I want to take time

Staring at colorful eyes.

Take some time with me

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Written by keszwesley in portal Haiku
Haikus 4 Dani #15
I want to take time
Staring at colorful eyes.
Take some time with me
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Time.

I don't have much for myself

But I have some to share.

With you it's precious beautiful moments that I could never take for granted.

I don't just share with anyone.

It's gotta be someone like you.

Just you.

So when I give this to you,

Please,

Don't watch the ticks and tocks fade.

Hold it close and look at me.

See me.

Spend these ticks and tocks with me as if they were truly unlimited for our lives.

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Time.
I don't have much for myself
But I have some to share.
With you it's precious beautiful moments that I could never take for granted.
I don't just share with anyone.
It's gotta be someone like you.
Just you.
So when I give this to you,
Please,
Don't watch the ticks and tocks fade.
Hold it close and look at me.
See me.
Spend these ticks and tocks with me as if they were truly unlimited for our lives.
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Written by keszwesley in portal LGBT

Her. Me. Us.

She was waiting for me

And I was anticipating her.

She hopped in my Jeep

And our eyes met with the slamming of the passenger door.

She smiled.

I smiled.

I think I fell in love.

No wait, not yet.

Our hands touched

And maybe our souls did too

I was waiting for her

She was meeting me.

Her Jeep was my favorite color.

Yellow.

Never mind. Her eyes are now my favorite color. Milk chocolate.

She smiled.

I smiled.

I don't know what I'm feeling.

Her hands are soft and I think I'm in love.

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Written by keszwesley in portal LGBT
Her. Me. Us.
She was waiting for me
And I was anticipating her.
She hopped in my Jeep
And our eyes met with the slamming of the passenger door.
She smiled.
I smiled.
I think I fell in love.
No wait, not yet.
Our hands touched
And maybe our souls did too


I was waiting for her
She was meeting me.
Her Jeep was my favorite color.
Yellow.
Never mind. Her eyes are now my favorite color. Milk chocolate.
She smiled.
I smiled.
I don't know what I'm feeling.
Her hands are soft and I think I'm in love.
#romance  #poetry 
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Written by keszwesley in portal Haiku

Haikus 4 Dani #14

We have built our home

With the scraps from our dark pasts.

And lights from our souls

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Written by keszwesley in portal Haiku
Haikus 4 Dani #14
We have built our home
With the scraps from our dark pasts.
And lights from our souls
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Words of War #8

My siblings and I don't look alike

We speak the same language

And sometimes we don't.

My brothers and my sisters,

We wear the same flag

But we wear different uniforms

My family is pretty big

They're pretty mean too.

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Words of War #8
My siblings and I don't look alike
We speak the same language
And sometimes we don't.
My brothers and my sisters,
We wear the same flag
But we wear different uniforms
My family is pretty big
They're pretty mean too.
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Haikus 4 Dani #13

I think you're crazy

For loving someone like me.

Cause I'm crazy too.

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Haikus 4 Dani #13
I think you're crazy
For loving someone like me.
Cause I'm crazy too.
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