Ingrown Toenail

I'm either a closet sociopath or the stuff I write is stuff that everyone thinks about but doesn't say aloud. No matter which is true, I'm not worried about it. Scott McPodiatrist The parking lot was unpaved and bumpy, shaking the car like it was like a pirate ship sailing over the seven seas. Only …

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Wading Through the River Styx

My Achilles Heel is my love of writing, but my fear of rejection. Scott McMythology The cold stream covers my feet and ankles flows slowly, like sap from the tree. Each step forward is not one that I take due to my own accord, but rather the sands of time driving my wet, naked feet …

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Last Minute

Scott McShawshank I never knew what I would be thinking when I got here. I always assumed it would have been something about my friends and family. Don’t get me wrong there is definitely some of that but not as much as I expected. As I stand here, I think about how my family will …

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Mt. Snoring

I wrote this while in a kind of weird state of mind. It either turned out okay or it's complete garbage. I haven't made up my mind yet. Scott McMountainclimber All I want in the world is whatever I want in the world. I want the freedom and creativity to write rhymes That don’t rhyme …

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Infinitesimal

With the scale of the universe and the tremendous amount of weight that each of us puts on ourselves and others, it's no wonder we all feel empty. Scott McTiny When I look to the stars or to the sea, there are endless things to observe. There are so many different creatures and planets; so …

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Aliens

This is related to a game that a few of my friends and I played when I was younger. I personally think growing up is a joke and people forget their roots or abandon their imaginations too easily. This is kind of an homage to that. Scott McExtraterrestrial There was always a UFO somewhere. The …

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Define Arrogance

Scott McNarcissist Is arrogance thinking that you’re better than someone else? Is it thinking that you’re better at something than the next person? Is it acknowledging that you truly are better than others? Arrogance. Narcissism. Egotism. They’re odd. Everyone knows someone that they see as one of these terms. Someone who thinks the world revolves …

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Down the Rabbit Hole

Scott McAliceinWonderland “Turn the TV off,” she said. I know that we were running late already, but she didn’t need to tell me to turn the TV off. I’m not that easily distracted. I can have some background noise on if I want. It probably helps me work faster than otherwise, since being left to …

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Bored of Existence

Idea by: Nikos Koufus Written by: Scott McAllknowingandpowerful I find it interesting. The first thing that my creations did was develop time. Even the very first ones knew about time before they discovered time. I have never had the privilege of feeling time. For me, nothing ages: It just changes. The grass that grows. The …

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Glass River

Scott McDrifting The river was calm, no ripples, sailors or storms. Finding it was serendipitous. I stumbled into it with no intention of getting in, but then I was in a boat, drifting down the coastline with no way of knowing how fast or slow I was moving. The water looks like glass with no …

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Free Time

I am often caught off guard by people that only critique and don't create on their own. When I watch a movie or show, read a book or play a video game, I always leave wondering what I could have done differently and potentially even better. I want to create a world that people can …

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Blank Stares

Don't look up. Ignore them. Keep going. Scott McEyecontact Keep your eyes down. Keep them away from those that you pass. Keep them where no one can see what’s inside of them. Keep your eyes down to the ground. Don’t dare to look up. Avoid confrontation form a passerby. Avoid the uncomfortable feeling of having …

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Nothing Makes Sense Except for a Dollar

"Reading this one gave me a pretty good understanding of what it feels like to have a stroke." - Kyle Scott McShouldn'titbespelledcents Do you hear the sounds? The way the orchestra plays in the back of your mind is like a train smashing into the side of your car. The way the notes tickle your …

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Grandfather Clock

When depression and anxiety hit at the same time that you're working on a project, time becomes a very unwelcome enemy. Scott McFatherTime The chimes of the loyal timekeeper echo through the halls, vibrating my bones. It’s midnight again. It’s midnight again. It’s another midnight. Another entire day of nothing. When all else fails, I …

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Flesh-Eating Bacteria

Scott McNecrosis I was told that it was treatable but yet, it’s eating me alive. I’ve tried medication after medication and nothing seems to work. It’s hard not to lose hope. With no chance of relief, what’s the point? I feel like I’ve lived a decent life. It’s not as long as I thought it …

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Get Out of My Head

The voices clang harder than someone chewing with their mouth open, breathing like they just ran a marathon or the vibrates of an unsilenced phone. They ring in a way that causes unbearable stress. I can do nothing but leave the room until they stop bickering and barking at each other, aggravating me more than …

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Filling Buckets

Scott McFantasia Every time I disappoint you, one drop of sweat forms on my brow. I wipe it away with a handkerchief that’s moldy and ripped, then ring the sweat into a bucket. The bucket has filled by only the smallest amount every day. At first it was just a few drops the seemed harmless …

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Color Blind

Black and white. White and black. Gray and grayer. Scott McMonochromatic I miss the blue of the sky that I used to see. The green of the grass that no longer appeal to me. The red of the roses and the yellow of the sun. When I used to look outside, I was gripped by …

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Eyes

I got the idea for this while watching Evil Genius on Netflix. I have quite an active imagination so this short was written from the perspective of genuine fear that someone was constantly watching me, but as I wrote it, it took on a kind of mystical form. Scott McCablesucks Whether I’m showering, sleeping, reading …

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Best-Case Scenario

Scott McOptimism You know, there are more thoughts than you would think that go into suicide. No one will ever need to talk me out of it because of the fears that I have that keep me from it. What if I try to hang myself and the rope snaps? I don’t want to be …

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