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Group 18

Word Assignment:  pretend

 

TOP 5 STORIES / WRITERS

The writers below advance to the finals kicking off at 7PM EST on Tuesday, January 5th, 2010

 

Tumor. Inoperable. Sam, 5, told his mom,“I don’t want to pretend to be a superhero, anymore.” She said, “Sam, stop fighting.” He did. CREATED BY Robin Farmer [18]


When I was a child,
I used to pretend I could
Bring the dead back to life.
And so another childhood dream
Is laid to rest. CREATED BY Anthony Baker [18]


Act like it’s any other day in our marriage: you pretend you’re deaf, I’ll pretend I’m blind, and we’ll both pretend it still matters. CREATED BY Jennifer Ripley [18]


I pretend we’re driving to the dog park. He knows I’m lying, but wags his tail through the pain. It will all be over soon. CREATED BY Jocelyn Rish [18] *AUDIENCE AWARD WINNER


She strokes the little girl’s hair. “Can we pretend she’s sleeping?” He shrugs. The nurse walks in again. She tightens her grip on the body. CREATED BY Maya Ponce [18]

 

 

TOP 25 STORIES:

“I think I’m gonna puke.”
“What’s wrong? You never chopped one up before?”
“No, it’s disgusting.”
“Pretend she’s a side of lamb.” CREATED BY Anthony Baker [18]


He tried to pretend nothing had changed but war had taken his legs and he could only dance in his dreams. So he slept & danced all night. CREATED BY Faith Nelson [18]


He played doctor, she played house.He played Truth or Dare, she played Truth. He moved away that fall;she never told him it wasn’t pretend. CREATED BY Jennifer Ripley [18]


“Let’s pretend again.” “I’m too old to pretend Mom.” “Just close your eyes.” She kisses him and calls him Tom, his long gone father’s name. CREATED BY Maya Ponce [18]


“If you pretend,” he told me, “you'll get out alive”. The last thing he said before vanishing. And I knew then that I wouldn't make it. CREATED BY Monica Hamburg [18]


I wake up and see what reality has to offer. I pretend that the world is exactly the way it is and not what I'm being fed. CREATED BY Jaime Falu [18]


"Please pretend to ignore the smell and the weight". She whispered to her twin sister, inside the shoebox. "We need this job". CREATED BY Neumann Francis [18]


Tumor. Inoperable. Sam, 5, told his mom,“I don’t want to pretend to be a superhero, anymore.” She said, “Sam, stop fighting.” He did. CREATED BY Robin Farmer [18]


When I was a child,
I used to pretend I could
Bring the dead back to life.
And so another childhood dream
Is laid to rest. CREATED BY Anthony Baker [18]


Act like it’s any other day in our marriage: you pretend you’re deaf, I’ll pretend I’m blind, and we’ll both pretend it still matters. CREATED BY Jennifer Ripley [18]


Bored, she decided to pretend to text someone. She told cyberspace in general: “Out dancing. Scratch that. Watching everyone else dance.” CREATED BY Jen Rose [18]


I pretend we’re driving to the dog park. He knows I’m lying, but wags his tail through the pain. It will all be over soon. CREATED BY Jocelyn Rish [18]


Anton needs to impress his girlfriend’s parents: accidentally order salmon & pretend not to be allergic to it is step one. CREATED BY Jaclyn Abergas [18]


A small boy lay face down in a pool of blood. A young girl stands over him, clutching a smoking gun she cries, "It was just pretend...". CREATED BY Kevin Carty [18]


She strokes the little girl’s hair. “Can we pretend she’s sleeping?” He shrugs. The nurse walks in again. She tightens her grip on the body. CREATED BY Maya Ponce [18]


He said, "Life is a game of pretend." She said, "What's real, then?" He said, "Nothing." She noticed the lake-waves, then, wet on her toes. CREATED BY Melanie Papasian [18]


“How does it feel?”
“To be quite honest, not that great.”
“Well, I’m almost finished, so could you just pretend for a few more minutes?” CREATED BY Anthony Baker [18]


Joe will pretend she's not dying. Bring bouquets of lies. Wait outside her words of goodbye. While she'll be freed, he is forever bound. CREATED BY Laurie Baughman [18]


She could pretend to love a rich man. She even married him. After she killed him, she was wealthy, but no one ever loved her again. CREATED BY Faith Nelson [18]


He talked to her clothes & her plant she could never get to bloom.He’d spray her perfume and pretend she was in the room, just out of sight. CREATED BY Jennifer Ripley [18]


The dusty dolls stuffed in the closet mourn silently as their no-longer-little girl tries on outfits for a less innocent game of pretend. CREATED BY Jocelyn Rish [18]


They each would pretend that the other was normal; his fangs, her fur, hand in hand. They weren't made for each other, but they tried. CREATED BY fire kaolin [18]


I pretend the high school boys don’t notice my boobs bounce inside my D cups while I run with the other 5th grade girls. They don’t pretend. CREATED BY Maya Ponce [18]


The addiction made him pretend he loved me. I only allowed myself to see the facade, which was a blessing until it was a curse. It still is. CREATED BY Melanie Papasian [18]


21 years of good evaluations. Laid off. Pretend life will get better, she said. She left, dreams boxed, heart dragging behind her. CREATED BY Robin Farmer [18]
 

 

GROUP PARTICIPANTS:

Group Last Name First Name City State / Province Country
18 Abergas Jaclyn San Francisco CA United States
18 Baker Anthony Altamonte Springs Florida USA
18 Baughman Laurie Tucson Arizona USA
18 carty kevin Tallahassee Florida United States
18 Connors Mari Walpole MA USA
18 Davis Jeff Corvallis OR USA
18 Ellicott Tara Oakland CA 94609
18 Farmer Robin Mechanicsville Virginia USA
18 Fowle Carmen Port Moody British Columbia Canada
18 Francis Neumann Lima Lima Peru
18 Hamburg Monica Vancouver British Columbia Canada
18 kaolin fire Acton CA USA
18 Long Christopher Columbia SC USA
18 McCully Madeline Londonderry co. Derry N.Ireland
18 Nafziger Justin Seattle WA USA
18 Nelson Faith Montoursville PA USA
18 Papasian Melanie Rockville MD USA
18 Pewitt John Franklin TN 37064
18 Pitts Matthew Columbus OH United States
18 Ponce Maya Mamaroneck NY 10543
18 Ripley Jennifer Victorville CA USA
18 Rish Jocelyn Summerville SC USA
18 Rose Jen Orlando FL USA
18 Teasdale Wes Boston MA USA
18 Van Gundel Jessie East Freetown NY USA
18 Webb Rebekah Tustin Ca USA

 

 

 

 

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