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Sentence Prompts

1. “I don’t hate you.”
2. “Maybe there’s more to me than what meets the eye.”
3. “I didn’t mean to hurt your feelings.”
4. “It wasn’t supposed to be this way.”
5. “Anything for science.”
6. “Some say I have mixed morals… when, in reality, I just follow logic.”
7. “Why are you stealing my clothes?”
8. “It’s nothing personal.”
9. “The blood’s just from a nosebleed; don’t worry about it.”
10. “Give me the computer, I need to look up cute penguins.”
11. “I hope you die in a hole filled with spiders.”
12. “Don’t touch my food.”
13. “You’ve got that whole drunken-sway thing going on.”
14. “You think this shit is simple?”
15. “Tell me what you want me to say.”
16. “There was a time I thought I loved you.”
17. “No matter how bad things get, I’ll always be here for you.”
18. “I’m just as fucked up as you are.”
19. “This is bad, right?”
20. “You may think your secrets are well kept, but I know everything.
21. "Why isn’t anyone listening to me?”
22. “This is damaging my self-esteem, I hope you know.”
23. “I am here to grace you with my presence.”
24. “You’ve gone too far when the other one can’t walk away.”
25. “I honestly don’t think you’re like me at all.”
26. “Sometimes I feel like I’m tearing myself apart and I can’t stop.”
27. “I never knew you could bend like that.”
28. “You’re like a giant cinnamon role.”
29. “I don’t want to ruin you.”
30. “Aww, who knew you were such a cute kid. I always assumed you would’ve resembled a donkey.”
31. “I just want a hug.”
32. “You should be very, very scared of me.”
33. “It’s funny; I used to think anything was possible when I was a kid.”
34. “My entire universe is/used to be you.”
35. “I’m sick of feeling so useless all the time.”
36. “You won’t scare me away.”
37. “I don’t believe in love at first sight, but I believe in hate at first sight.”
38. “Get your hands off of my stuff.”
39. “When I was told I was going on a blind date, I never thought it’d be you.”
40. “I don’t even know who you are anymore.”
41. “We need to talk.”
42. “I don’t understand why you feel like you have to keep stuff from me.”
43. “I never knew you were a cat person.”
44. “Did you seriously get a tattoo?”
45. “How’d you get so good at first aid?”
46. “You’ve never seen Lion King?”
47. “Are your nails painted?”
48. “I really don’t care what you think.”
49. “Because that’s not weird at all.”
50. “I think this is the start of a beautiful friendship.”

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Ocean World CF -  Behind the scenes

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Ocean World CF behind the scenes clip

Once upon a time
I took a clumsy step back
from the thin wall of words
I had carefully glued together;
you called it “happily writing gloomy poetry”
and I smiled half-heartedly
because for a fickle second
there was no tension in my shoulders
there were no spiderwebs between my fingers,
only a velvet quiet
replacing the crooked mirror  I had been staring into.

Once upon a time
I lied about
the thickness of my skin,
the patches on my heart
(you might have done it too)
and I wonder
whether it was the life sentence of first impressions
slipping through my lips
or just the inherited thought
that no one would offer a second glance
to broken little dolls
lest for some lingering nostalgia
we hadn’t had the time to fuel anyway.

So maybe that’s why
lately
I’ve found it hard to tame the roaring phrases of my mind;
they say wild animals smell fear
when closing in on your trembling soul
so maybe
the ghosts nestling in my ribcage
smelled the salty droplets
of the timid wave of happiness you brought with you
right before it drowned them;
and lately
I’ve been tracing constellations
with my lips on your back,
marveling at the ease with which
galaxies could spring to life
in the space between my lungs
with every gentle touch of your fingertips,
no grand explosions needed,
just the flickering candle light of your lips on mine,
a call of the void I’m so eager to follow
again and again
because lately
I’ve come to realize
some rusty screws will never mean I’m anything but
fully functional.

Once upon a time
I carved stories out of my bones
until they were too weak to hold themselves together
but lately
I’ve been learning to grow them
from swarms of butterflies and pulsing arteries.

—  “Logbook entry: on the ocean in your eyes”, luana gavan