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Forum: Non-Fiction 08-13-2016, 08:51 AM
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Views: 869
Posted By sofia.benbahmed
Not an Object

When I was seven years old, in the hours of night, I belonged to Him. I became a sort of anatomically precise mannequin, whose existence served solely the purpose of doing His bidding. Wide eyed dark...
Forum: Non-Fiction 08-12-2016, 02:48 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,847
Posted By sofia.benbahmed
"One Face of Mental Illness"

We live in a world where people say that they accept mental illness, but still judge it. Where a person who suffers from mental illness's perceptions, experiences and opinions can be written off as...
Forum: Non-Fiction 08-08-2016, 05:52 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,723
Posted By sofia.benbahmed
Thank you. So much. "No one who writes as...

Thank you. So much. "No one who writes as exquisitely as you can be a mistake" may be the best compliment I've received in quite some time. I thank you for encouraging me, and your resonance with my...
Forum: Non-Fiction 08-07-2016, 04:55 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,723
Posted By sofia.benbahmed
For my closest friend

I have belonged to myself since I took my first breath. Arguably, since before then. And somehow I was never good enough for myself, or to myself.
I have corresponded with death, offered myself to...
Forum: Poetry 07-31-2016, 09:24 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 296
Posted By sofia.benbahmed
Cool.

Cool.
Forum: Fiction 07-31-2016, 09:18 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 801
Posted By sofia.benbahmed
Beginning of a short story.

I have no idea where this is going.

I felt myself floating in the air above a body lying in its bed. It was dark. For a time I did not know who I was or how I had gotten there. I was nothing more...
Forum: Poetry 07-30-2016, 05:16 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 541
Posted By sofia.benbahmed
I wake in the mornings...

I wake in the mornings,
Sometimes early enough to watch the stars fade and the sun rise over the mountains.
I miss the rain in Denver, pattering like hooves upon the roof,
watching it drown the...
Forum: Non-Fiction 07-30-2016, 05:11 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 875
Posted By sofia.benbahmed
"For years I wanted to look as empty as I felt".

For years I wanted to look as empty as I felt.
I purged myself of sins, or so I thought -
Betraying myself in the process.
Have you ever felt that way?
Do you know what it's like?
When your...
Forum: Poetry 07-30-2016, 03:42 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 296
Posted By sofia.benbahmed
Come Home to the Ocean

Come home to the ocean
It burns for you
Come home to the sea,
begin anew.

Your thoughts they battle,

Your heart - it rages in your chest -

Perhaps it knows -

Feel the sea's speckled tears...
Forum: Fiction 07-30-2016, 03:38 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,222
Posted By sofia.benbahmed
My Relationship with Death

So this is, as Anne Lamott puts it, my "Shitty First Draft". I would love both positive and constructive feedback. The title "My Relationship with Death" doesn't quite feel right and is temporary; if...
Forum: Poetry 07-30-2016, 03:36 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 436
Posted By sofia.benbahmed
Hmm. Very interesting.

Hmm. Very interesting.
Forum: Poetry 07-30-2016, 03:35 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 742
Posted By sofia.benbahmed
These are my favorite parts.

These are my favorite parts.
Forum: Poetry 07-30-2016, 03:32 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 436
Posted By sofia.benbahmed
Agreed. I LOVE Camus. I've only recently read...

Agreed. I LOVE Camus. I've only recently read "The Myth of Sisyphus", but I've made myself a list of 10 books to read consecutively (beginning with Susannah Cahalan's "Brain on Fire") and "The...
Forum: Poetry 07-30-2016, 03:30 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,452
Posted By sofia.benbahmed
Very interesting! Communicates I think a...

Very interesting! Communicates I think a desperate desire to love and be loved - a central, core desire that nearly all humans can identify with - in simple and succinct language.
Forum: Introductions 07-30-2016, 03:27 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 659
Posted By sofia.benbahmed
Icon1 Introduction

Hello,

My name is Sofia, I'm 27 years old, and I fell in love with words from the moment I learned to speak. I began journaling as soon as I was able to write, and as a child loved to write short...
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