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summer of stories 2022 ๐Ÿ– || {1st prompt results + 2nd prompt}

hey everybody! welcome back to maggie’s doodles & the summer of stories 2022! ๐Ÿฅณ

you can click here to read the first post for rules and other info! and over on evin’s blog, the avenue of art 1st post is here.

let’s take a look at the submissions we received for the 1st prompt of SOS!

dhriti wrote a stirring poem, kaashvi shared an enchanting short story, and d submitted an enthralling poem.

writeflow shared an adventurous short story, m!a submitted an epic fantasy tale, and diamond sent a heartwarming realistic fiction piece.

vivianne wrote an inspirational short story, sawyer sent a charming mermaid story, and sassysummer shared an awesome narrative short story.

liz sent us an epic siren tale, kaley submitted an inspirational tale full of hope, akshita wrote about a romantic encounter, and sateja shared an eye-opening story about a seagull.

everyone did an incredible job! i loved the adventure, fantasy, vivid characters, and intriguing plots you all presented ๐Ÿคฉ

and now for this week’s judges’ pick! evin and i read through the entries, and we had to make the tough decision on which one really stood out to us. we went with…

๐Ÿฅ drumroll… ๐Ÿฅ

d’s short story ‘A Walk on the Beach’!

full credit to d for the story ๐Ÿ˜

judges’ pick

They donโ€™t tell you this but freedom has a scent of its own. Itโ€™s powerful and feels like closure in the form of a thick, warm blanket.

But when youโ€™ve been locked up in a room where sight is restricted to concrete and your senses diminish to fuel your hope, anything that involves air and sunlight feels free.

The warm sand that flows between my toes is a gentle reminder of where I am, a comforting hug that whispers the heralding of home.

I look across the vast expanse of sea and fix my sight on the horizon, imagining the decades of time that were stolen away and questioning if whatโ€™s left is here to stay. The sight of the glistening sea brings back memories, of ancient fables of underwater kingdoms, myths of mermaids and mermen guarding the world beneath ours.

I used to come out here as a child and pretend to be the guardian of the seas. But it all seems like a forgotten dream now. The sun is about to set and itโ€™s a heavenly sight to behold; with the sun just above the horizon and the water glistening, with a white expanse of light down the middle, like a bridge to the heavens.

A bridge to the heavens. I like that idea. Maybe freedom shall be my paradise on earth. Iโ€™ve approached the end of the shore, I didnโ€™t realise shores had an end or that Iโ€™d been walking for hours. I watched the sun rise on my new lease of life and now, it has set on my newfound will to live.

I turn around and go back the way I came, to live the free manโ€™s tale.

dedicated to all those who have been/ are being wrongly incarcerated

awesome job d!!

now it’s time for the 2nd prompt ๐Ÿ˜ and this one’s worth 10 points buddies! so you might wanna do it ๐Ÿ’ช

๐ŸŒบ write a poem
about sunsets!
๐ŸŒบ

your poem can rhyme, but it doesn’t have to! as long as it’s written in verse format like a poem, it qualifies ๐Ÿ‘

there’s not a word limit, but please don’t make it extra long ๐Ÿ˜‚

make sure to go by evin’s blog
today as well to see the
2nd prompt for avenue of art!

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