I read my original poem to an audience for the first time… ♡

Today I had another meeting with my Creative Writing Club. Every month we have an Open Mic Night, where we as students can submit our original works in Google Forms to read aloud to the group. In celebration of April, National Poetry Month, every presentation for today’s meeting was a poem or another short form of writing.

School is almost over, this is the last open mic night of the year, and I had never shared any of my original work with the group. Due to these factors, I thought this was the perfect opportunity to get the exposure that I needed.

I decided to use the poem that I wrote for International Women’s Day, “Words to Women” as my selection. And sure enough, when the club leader announced who would be speaking today, I saw my name as number 5 on the list.

Although I was nervous about the whole thing going into it, I became more relaxed as I heard each student read their original works. A majority of the poems were about self confidence or female empowerment, and they all seemed to connect to each other in some way, which I thought was really cool.

What I love about this club so much is that it gives me an opportunity to meet people who love to write, just like me. Not only did tonight’s meeting give me a chance to learn and gain inspiration from others’ work, but I was even able to share what I liked about each poem, and provide positive constructive criticism if the author requested it.

When it was my turn to read my poem, the whole thing went by very smoothly–I knew that what I had wrote was good. I was a little shocked at the flood of positive feedback that popped up in the chat. Many of the other club members repeated a quote of the poem that identified with them or gave positive comments such as how they liked how I talked about our differences and how they make each of us beautiful.

One of the most rewarding parts of being a writer is knowing that your work was able to touch a person and remind them of themselves. Poetry can be interpreted in many different ways. And one sentence can hold a lot of power.

Overall, I shared this with you all today to remind you that it’s good to step out of your comfort zone, from time to time; it feels so good to know that you conquered a past fear or challenge of yours.

Some things can be nerve wracking to think about doing, especially when that something is sharing your original work in front of an audience. However, when we are doing something that makes us nervous, it shows that we care. Not to mention that it gives us room to grow as people.

I hope this was able to inspire you, today. Don’t forget to be thankful for every moment, because we never know which one will be our last. May God bless you all; peace in! ♡

Writing Prompt #2 – Two-Sentence Stories

Hey y’all! Today, I had another Creative Writing Club meeting, and it was so much fun! Today, we talked about how we can build suspense in our writing, as well as how to include suspense in two-sentence stories. ✨

I know. You’re probably thinking “How can you write a story with only two sentences?” I thought the same thing at first, too. When we usually think of a story, it’s composed of many different sentences that help move the plot forward. But how can two-sentences really portray a story, let alone suspense?

We did a 15 minute exercise where we were able to practice writing some two-sentence stories. I wrote 7 total, but today, I’m going to share 4 with you all. ✨

Since this is my personal writing that I posted on my personal blog, it is considered my property. Therefore, please don’t claim it as your own or use my writing. This is just me sharing my writing experience with you, for reading purposes only. Thank you! 😀

Spin – I spin in my chair, going round and round. When I stop, the whole world is still spinning.

Paint Spill – I spilt a huge can of paint all over the shaggy carpet in my room. I heard my mother as she trudged upstairs.

The Gift of the Birds – A man spoke to his wife. A bird above his head was prepared to give him something very special.

Note: I wouldn’t want to be that man, lol.

Welcome Home – A little girl has felt sad ever since her dog ran away from home a week ago. Her dad and the small chihuahua were on their way back home.

Technically, this writing prompt wasn’t about accuracy. Rather, it was to help us practice writing, something in which we were limited to, as far as how much we could write (2 sentences.) We used these sentences in order to create suspense either for us or the characters.

I hope you all enjoyed reading some of the short stories that I wrote today. Please comment down below if you’ve even heard of two-sentence stories before now. Also, please comment which one you liked best.

Have an amazing day, y’all! ✨

Writing Prompt #1

Today, I’m going to start another series! I had a Creative Writing Club meeting today, and we had a 10 minute exercise where we were able to choose between 2 writing prompts:

  1. Write about a character that can “remember” their future, but not the past.
  2. Write about a person that can’t remember their past, and doesn’t want to.

I decided to go with #1, and I wanted to share what I wrote with you all!

Remember, this is my work. Please do not use any of my writing without permission. If you do, someone could look it up on the internet, so again, please don’t use my writing and claim it as your own. Thank you!

So, here it is;

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Only the Future by Princess Q’Zion

Although it’s like there’s a cloud of memories in my mind, I don’t understand why they’re here.

I envision myself going to my senior prom, a rose decoration around my wrist, and my arms clutched around  someone’s arm. 

I can hear myself saying goodbye to my mother as I go off to college. I hear the triumph in her raspy voice. 

I can see myself, walking down the aisle, my white wedding dress covered in pearls, draping behind my graceful steps. Tears of joy trickling down my face.

And I see that beautiful baby in my hands. Me praying in church that they will be successful in the world.

Then I see everything that they will do. The fantastic impact that they will make.

The thing is…in my room, I look in the mirror, and a 13-year-old girl is all that I can see.

I don’t remember anything that has happened before this moment. It’s as if…all the memories of the past have been pushed to the back of my mind. All I can see is the future.

…However, a sincere smile emerged onto my face. Although I don’t see the past, I know that my future will be amazing.

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And that’s all for today! I hope you all enjoyed it! If you have any other writing prompts that you’d like me to try, then please comment them down below!

Have a fantastic day, everyone! ✨