Isle of Write Islander Highlights! Week 5

in writing •  9 months ago

Message in a Bottle #26
Origin: Isle of Write
Sender: @carmalain7
Recipients: Steemit Creatives



Islander Highlights - Week 5!

Each week we aim to give back to our lovely community by highlighting some of the works that appear in the #isleofwrite hashtag.

With all the talent here on the Isle, it’s almost impossible to choose pieces to feature, but every week we have Island scouts check some of the ships moored in our harbors and take on the impossible task of choosing a few to showcase this talent before it overflows into the next week!

If you want your writing to be scouted for this highlight in the future, make sure you use the isleofwrite hashtag on your writings and join @isleofwrite on discord to collaborate, create, showcase and grow with us on our community driven journey!

Poetry


Cinnamon by @raj808

The party lingers, memories fade.
Yesterday remains a picture
left out in the rain.

Wordplay, bold sounds and one of the best stanzas I’ve come across on Steem, this feels less like a freewrite and more like a surreal experience meets vertigo nostalgia.


The Hungry Ones by @vitkolesnik

And the buildings have collapsed, every single one; they crumbled like dust, and the horizon with the boundless sky has been opened to his gaze.

A gorgeous piece of prosetry that doubles as an informative extended metaphor showcasing different approaches to post-Soviet Communism.


Omnipotent by @reewritesthings

Finding a prose
In the world's noise and chaos

I've always over romanticized the idea that poetry lives in the spaces between the common occurrences of our everyday lives, and this is showcased in this piece and why passion will transcend our existence.


Fiction

Wanderer's Retreat by @katrina-ariel

I’d stashed my ship in its cave, having waited until low tide to sail in. She’d rest there, trapped in the cavern during high tide, but hidden. Safe.

The first part of a seafaring adventure featuring two possible criminals on the run and their budding relationship. An experienced protagonist and the most pleasant of home invaders seem to share more similarities than just their monikers, and I’m excited to see where this story takes them.


Silent Water - Supernatural Manifestations by @aschatria

I was not worried if we stay alone there, it was a completely usual thing, but I was troubled because now I had a feeling that we are not alone.

A multi chaptered piece of horror fiction that creates a tangible sense of suspense around the unsettling events happening to our narrator and her family at their home on a little island by the sea.


The Woman Who Moved by @lilyraabe

At that point, I will confess, I found a depth of darkness in my soul that I have never known again. I saw my future laid out before me, condemned to walk forever amongst statue-corpses of those I had known and loved.

The third part in a collaborative fiction piece where different writers contribute consecutive parts to a story in which we are following the tale of our narrator stuck in a lapse in time and beginning to descend to hopelessness before a miracle happens - something moves.


Non-Fiction

My Promo-Mentors by @estherikott

I'll live to make him proud of his twin wherever he is and I'm happy I stayed alive. I'm of the opinion that every occurrence in life has its reason, and that event changed my perspective concerning life. It gave a purpose to live for, a goal to pursue and I've learnt to stay focus to attain the goal.

This is as difficult read as it is an important one. It is sometimes through great tragedies that we learn who we are and focus on the goals we most want to attain in life to honor those lost. This strength is exhibited by Esther through her story of extreme personal loss and vulnerability.


Milk of Human Kindness by @hazem91

I saw another version of that human kindness. The cyber kindness. Steemians can use this platform to make a difference and make people happy.

A heartwarming and public display of thanks for some truly exceptional steemians who have proved that kindness and friendship transcend geography and how much even the smallest random acts of kindness can mean every day. Cameo by fellow Islander, @carolkean.


Thanks for checking out the work of these great Islanders!



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Hello @isleofwrite ! Is your initiative still open? Is there still chance to submit poems and maybe winding up in the anthology? Thank you very much!

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You can still submit. Good luck!

Thanks @isleofwrite for featuring my work. <3

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Congratulations! Nice poem by the way.

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Thank you for your kind words @realnairda :)

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Thank you for being a part of the Isle and sharing your writing with the world, @reewritesthings!

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It's always a pleasure to be part of a supportive community. Thank you.

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Thank you @brokemancode. Thanks for the encouragement too! (Supportive as always)

Thanks for the amazing feedback and the shout out in the islander-highlights. :-)

Oh! So cool, thank you very, very much for featuring my piece, I’m honored. :)

Thanks so much for including my story in this collection of fantastic writers! So neat to see friends I know included here, and also to find some new authors. Yay for Isle of Write!

Thank you for featuring my story.
I will continue entertaining with fresh chapters.
Have a wonderful day on Isle.

Genial publicación.

Thank you @isleofwrite for your votes, I apologise I need to pay way more attention to your great initiatives and will surely do. I would love to transform some of my freewrites in short fiction stories .. Keep up the good work, tip!

So many good pieces! I sent some upvote love to all of them I could, though a couple were sadly out of date :(

Good job friend Alain, and welcome to your new role! :D

Hi @isleofwrite! You have received 0.1 SBD tip from @f3nix!

@f3nix wrote lately about: Nessuno Mai Canta L'Attesa - A Chant Of Forgotten Wait [Ita-Eng] Feel free to follow @f3nix if you like it :)

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