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August 2022 Fiction Contest: The Inevitable Game

August 10, 2022
By artistX SILVER, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
artistX SILVER, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
5 articles 17 photos 29 comments

Favorite Quote:
“This is what love does. In the stories, love healed your wounds, fixed what was broken, allowed you to go on. But love wasn’t a spell, some kind of benediction to be whispered, a balm or a cure-all. It was a single, fragile thread, which grew stronger through connection, through shared hardship and trust.”
― Leigh Bardugo, Rule of Wolves

Few can find one shred of sea glass in an abyss of sand and rocks. Just as few can control life, which death is a mere relative. If power ends life, what does it start? What will humans do to get it… and when they do... 

What is life without power, and power over life?

The end goal…

What is it?

The grippy reach of capitalism is widespread. It’s coming, my love. We are chained and changed.

You can’t run anymore, it’s coming. No one can stop it. 



Then death.

The endless, inescapable cycle.


-Your Disappointed Mother Earth

The author's comments:

Captilism, power, domince. It's an endless cycle.

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This article has 3 comments.

Doctar_Who said...
on Aug. 27 2022 at 5:04 pm
Doctar_Who, Dallas, Texas
0 articles 0 photos 9 comments
woah this is so rad. love this poem! @artistX you inspired me 2 continue writing my novel. thx. I've had writer's block for a long time, and something finally clicked just now (inspiration???). keep writing, this is great!

on Aug. 27 2022 at 12:31 pm
strangerthings, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
0 articles 0 photos 8 comments

Favorite Quote:
there's more to life than stupid boys

This is very poetic

Afra DIAMOND said...
on Aug. 12 2022 at 9:16 am
Afra DIAMOND, Kandy, Other
87 articles 7 photos 1800 comments

Favorite Quote:
"A writer must never be short of ideas."
-Gabriel Agreste- (Fictional character- Miraculous)

This hits so hard!!!