I Failed High SchoolTrigger warning: suicidal thoughts and self-harmI Failed High School by GuinevereToGwen
I failed at high school -
not the classes, no -
those I passed with flying colours
and certificates to show off
No, I failed high school
because I drank alone in the empty apartment
while reading Midsummer Summer Night's Dream.
He's a mistake I didn't make,
she's a chance I didn't take;
I have no stories of my own
to tell the children I'll never have.
I failed because at all three schools
I had the privilege to attend,
I was tempted by the bottle of pills in my backpack.
Carpets that refuse to swallow you up
taste the same in all countries.
Dust and febreeze and a sprinkle of cat litter.
Don't tell me that life is worth living.
It's been my mantra from day one.
They make me repeat it to myself
every morning in the mirror
as I swallow the capsules that are supposed
to bring a smile to my face.
They work when I sleep well,
when I crawl into bed and don't ask my pillow to smother me
when I open my eyes not disappo
Run Away With MeRun away with me.Run Away With Me by GuinevereToGwen
Run away with me all the way
to the coffee shop down the street,
where I'll buy you one of those
stupid peppermint coffee drinks
that cost five extra dollars
because of the logo on the paper cup.
Hide with me between the cushioned booths
and tell me again about the sports you play,
the meals you cook,
the boys you've kissed, and
the girls you've always wanted to.
I want to know everything about you.
I could count on my fingers what I do know.
You have an accent, English,
and it took me too long to figure it out.
Long enough for me to realize
that you're bold and brave and strong,
and that your eyes are blue—
I've never been good at noticing
those little things.
But you make me want to.
You make me want to
notice that red plaid looks great against your skin
and how my face turned the same colour
when you sat down behind me.
I want to notice the way you laugh too loudly,
the way you want the best for everyone
Maybe this world isn't ready for the two
The Great Race by GuinevereToGwen is "a modern-day quest set in a girls' school: the 'dragon' is armed with a broom and the 'princess' isn't interested in the hero" (suggester's words).
( Suggested by SCFrankles and chromeantennae and Featured by neurotype. )
Man Sold Separately by GuinevereToGwen
( Featured by Beccalicious. )
Golden Ink and Going Back by GuinevereToGwen "is a wonderful tale of childhood, growing up, and then wishing you could be a child again. Using fairy tales that are well-known, a wonderful story is spun that will take you back to your childhood days of innocence," says the suggester.
( Suggested by MagicalJoey and Featured by thorns. )
Daily Lit Deviations
Aspiring novelist, composer-lyricist, sunriser, entropist, bisexual, poetastrophe extraordinaire.
I'm currently a student in Canada who dreams of spending the rest of her life writing novels and short stories on a houseboat. Fond of classic literature and musical theatre, I love snowflakes, hot air balloons, and typewriters, although I've never used one and doubt I would enjoy it.
I write short stories, poetry, songs, plays, screenplays, musicals, articles, anything and everything that can be written, I'm writing. My current writing projects include my novel, Columbia Uncharted, a collaborative novel with NGBookworm97, Sunriser, and a one-act musical I'm currently in the process of putting on called The Strangers on the Bus.
Nice Things People Have Said About Me
"Danielle’s gallery is packed full of intriguing and clever pieces to peruse, on her multi-faceted profile. Whether in sharing her novels brimming over with moving tales or reading a touching story or poem from a unique angle, she’s written something for everyone to enjoy."
by LadyLincoln, one of dA's biggest sweethearts
"What I love most about her writing is her character development and her observation/analysis of other human beings...including her honest evaluations of herself and her feelings.
Danielle is one of the most imaginative storytellers I know and, time after time, her writing touches me in some way, whether because I relate to it personally or am simply fascinated by it."
by one of the kindest people I know, hopeburnsblue
"GuinevereToGwen is possibly my best internet buddy. She is just.. wow. She's always trying new things with her writing, and she's always participating in competitions and coming up with new, cool group ideas. She's super nice and her poetry is phenomenal, as is her prose and her stagewriting. She's just all around talented."
by the wonderful saltwaterlungs
"GuinevereToGwen is a sweetheart in every sense of the word. Her work just sweeps you off your feet with her incredible control of literary devices."
by the incredible momo-madness
"You are now a magical writer unicorn."
by my favourite person in the whole world, SilentSails
Favourite plays: Lots of musicals (Les Mis, Next to Normal, Wicked, Chicago, Rent) and anything Shakespeare (my favourites include Much Ado About Nothing, Hamlet, and As You Like It)!
Favourite poets: Allen Ginsberg • Lewis Caroll • Robert Frost
Favourite colour: All of them! Don't make me choose!
How I would like to die: In a swordfight, defending my life. Preferably on the back of a dragon.
July-August WINNER and NEW PROMPTUpdate: You have one day left to enter, and we only have two entries so far! Come on guys, you can do this! Gimme me entries!
We received quite a lot of entries for our last prompt! I am quite impressed with you guys. It was crazy to feel the anger of these letters. I feel like they acted as a release for you, and that makes me feel like I'm doing my job right. Because although they are addressed to other people, what are these letters but letters to ourselves?
This was a thought that the winning entry addressed:
Using vivid imagery and through frantic pieces of her thoughts, camileewrites weaves a short but powerful tale, leaving the reader wondering who this letter really was addressed to. For her emotional piece, camileewrites will receive a three-month Premium Membership!
New Prompt: Le