ULWPC #16: Soulmates

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  1. TheMuse

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    Welcome to our sixteenth UL Writing Prompt Contest!

    The rules:
    1. Must be an original writing, no plagiarizing.
    2. You have 2 weeks to write your story and submit it.
    3. You may edit and change your story up until given time is up.
    4. Must incorporate the prompt in some way, shape, or form.
    5. Comply with all pre-existing forum rules.
    6. Only give constructive feedback if the author has expressed their willingness to take it.
    7. Only one story per person
    8. All stories must be submitted below
    Hall Of Fame

    Round 1, Free Write: "An Adventure" by Bob Crees
    Round 2, The Life Of Our Pilgrim Fathers: "The Man Who Lived Next Door" by Fear/"The New World" by TheMuse
    Round 3, Halloween/Horror: "Of Hell And Animals" by QuarantineRoad
    Round 4, In Transit: "Crossing Over" by QuarantineRoad
    Round 5, Memoir: "Wait, We Found What?" by DeadK9Handler
    Round 6, Patient Zero: "B3113" by Panic!atSkyfall/"A Cursed Trader" by Burning Phoenix
    Round 7, Spring: "Cheater" by TheMuse
    Round 8, Ha: "Three Curses And A Wish" by QuarantineRoad
    Round 9, Tales Of Tomorrow: "The End" by TheMuse
    Round 10, Today Is The Day: "Hidden Affairs" by QuarantineRoad/"The Gardens" by Panic!atSkyfall
    Round 11, Deep Blue: "Gladly" by Panic!atSkyfall
    Round 12, Highs And Lows: "Just Once More" by LadyoftheLake
    Round 13, Lucky Or Unlucky: "Thirteen Steps" by TheMuse
    Round 14, Eye See You: "The Window" by TheMuse
    Round 15, Moonlight: "Destruction and Creation" by Panic!atSkyfall

    How it works:

    You are given two weeks to write an original piece based on the prompt below, and once all the stories are entered and the time is up, the voting thread will open and the community will vote on their favorite piece.

    The winner gets to pick the prompt for the next round.

    The Prompt:


    Your theme for this upcoming story is soulmates! Doesn't need to contain the word soulmate or anything, just make sure your story is about the concept in some way!

    Submitted by Round 15 winner Panic!atSkyfall!​
    Stories are due: October 7th
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  3. TheMuse

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    2 more days!!!
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  4. Panic!atSkyfall

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    I’ve got one I’ll be posting late tonight. I’ve started it, just haven’t had a time to finish it.
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  5. QuarantineRoad

    QuarantineRoad Here To Help

    Pieces of You

    by QuarantineRoad

    When my eyes close,
    Ours meet,
    Haunted by the remnants of a memory,
    Fractured shards of another life,
    I once had,
    And never did,
    Or might have, again,
    If I'd held tighter to the threads spun for me.

    In my waking thoughts,
    And those had in sleeping,
    A seventh sense reaches beyond,
    Searching for you,
    In the reality below the dream,
    Feeling your ever-presence,
    Lingering like a ghost's embrace.

    In this emptiness, we stand,
    On either side of the glass haze,
    As you press your hand to mine,
    Your heartfelt gaze tearing through me,
    In violent solace,
    Letting me know you're there,
    With the smile that keeps me from giving up,
    Even when I have nothing left.

    And sometimes,
    With my fingers over yours,
    I can feel you,
    Like an invisible fire,
    That fleeting touch between the planes that separate us,
    And, in that moment,
    I know,
    I remember,
    What it is to experience the all consuming euphoria of real love.

    In death, our souls are broken,
    Scattered to the winds like dandelions,
    Pieces of who we were,
    Binding with others,
    Before taking shelter in lives, anew.

    Sometimes, I see you in them,
    Shining like a lighthouse in the storm,
    Just as you may see me,
    And maybe one day,
    In a time beyond time,
    When the galaxies have crashed together,
    Like waves in an ocean of stars,
    Ours will find each other once more,
    To make us whole again.

    I like to think a part of us will always find each other,
    Two little pieces in eternal embrace,
    Inside of us,
    To keep us from forgetting,
    So I'll always remember,
    You are more than a dream.

    Until then,
    I'll find as much of you as I can.
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  6. TheMuse

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    Gonna try and have the post up late tonight or early tomorrow! Sorry for the wait my lovelies :)
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  7. TheMuse

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    In Moments Alone

    What is it like to have a soulmate
    What is it like to be a pair
    What is it like to trust each other
    Knowing they'll always be there

    What is it like to touch a body
    And know that body loves you
    What is it like to love somebody
    That loves me too

    I've walked, and wrote, and wondered
    I've dreamed, and dared, and died
    But recently I've hungered
    For just a kiss goodnight

    What is it like to love another
    What is it like to hold their hand
    What is it like to serve them dinner
    When they're laying sick in bed

    What is it like to love completely
    Every inch and curve
    What is like to love somebody

    Someday I'll know what it's
    like to come home to the
    Arms of someone as I
    Walk through the door and they'll
    Smile and say how they
    Missed me all day and I'll
    Smile right back and say
    I felt the same and I'll
    Look in their eyes and know
    No matter where we go
    No matter fast or slow
    No matter high or low
    I'll be right there with you
    Do anything for you
    Love you like lovers do
    Just wondering who

    What is it like to love somebody
    That loves me too
  8. TheMuse

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    @Panic!atSkyfall You got like 12 ish hours homie, I'm posting this dang voting thread SOON lol
  9. Bob Crees

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    Two very good entries already:)
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  10. Panic!atSkyfall

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    The Gift by Panic!atSkyfall

    Her nickname was Miss Match. She saw people differently. For her, people glowed. Everyone around her had a color about them. At first her mom didn’t believe her but once Eleanor, Ellie for short, was able to predict a couple’s divorce because they had different colors, her mother believed. Her mom tested her with other couples and after several successes aka divorces, her mom started to use her as a psychic and parade her around. It took some time but once people saw her color predictions come true, she became famous. Couples were brought to her and told how compatible they were based on their colors. The closer the color match the better their relationship would be. It had to be in person though. She couldn’t see color in photos or video. 2 questions that she had gotten asked most were: What color was her glow and had she found her match? Firstly, she didn’t have a glow. Second, no. Some people believed her; others refused. She had been slapped a couple of time by women who were upset when she had said that them and their partner didn’t match. Other times she got slipped tips from men who were relieved to hear that them and their girlfriend weren’t a match. Her mother had pushed her to do so much that she was exhausted and had exploited her. When she was 18 she moved out. She didn’t speak to her mother that much. Her mother had gotten greedy and hadn’t become very nice in her later teen years.

    She decided to use her power for good though. She went to college and got a degree in psychology and became a couples therapist. She still did the occasional talk show whenever there was a new celebrity couple. She had even been invited to a few weddings and still kept in contact with some of her celebrity matches. It got embarrassing sometimes though cause she would be asked to read audience members colors and sometimes she delivered good news, other times it was bad but, it had made for some great t.v.

    She watch the ocean from her office that was in her home as music quietly played. She used her home office for her appointments. She sipped her coffee waiting for her next appointment to arrive. The doorbell rang. She answered the door,

    “Welcome. Come on in.”

    “This place is nice,” the girl awwed.

    The guy just looked around in awe.

    “Thank you, right this way. Remind me of your names again?”

    “Alison or Ali.”


    She lead them into her office, “Have a seat.”

    They sat on the couch while she grabbed her notebook, “Now let’s get a look at you.”

    Ellie looked up and her heart stopped.

    “What’s wrong?”

    Ellie had been staring at Rick. She shook it off and looked at Ali, “Sorry, I’ll explain in a minute. I can guess why you're here but I’ll ask anyways, what brings you to my office?”

    “We’d like to get our colors read.”

    “She wants us to get our colors read,” he laughed.

    “I thought so. Let’s start with you Ali. You have a beautiful golden honey glow. Would you like to see?”

    Alison nodded enthusiastically.

    Elly pulled out her enormous colored pencil set and made a quick sketch of Alison with her glow. She’d taken a couple of figure drawing classes in college because many had asked what “it” looked like. She handed the sketch to Alison who squelaed in delight.

    “Thank you. Now what about Rick?”

    Elly furrowed her brow and opened and closed her mouth a couple of times, “This is why I had been shocked earlier...He doesn’t have one.”

    “What do you mean?” Alison puzzled as Rick raised his eyebrows.

    “He doesn’t glow. There is no color that surrounds him.”

    “What does that mean?”

    “To be honest, I don’t know. I’ve never not seen someone without a glow,” except herself but she didn’t say that. “It could mean he’s compatible with anyone. It could mean he;s compatible with no one. I’m not sure.”

    “What should we do?” Ali worried.

    “That’s simple: Are you guys happy together?”

    “Yes,” she answered.

    “Do you guys love each other?”


    “Well then keep doing what you’re doing. I see many couples come in that have no problem but are on the verge of break up because they’ve gotten color worry them silly. Many couples don’t actually have problems but they just need that confirmation Which I think is silly sometimes. If the relationship is working you don’t need to know what color you are.”

    Ali sighed with relief, “Thank you so much.”

    “No problem.”

    She then gave them some general council to keep the relationship strong and had them do some excercises.

    “Thank you so much Miss Ellie.” Alison looked Ellie in the eyes as she said this. Her eyes looked as sweet as her honey glow.

    She smiled at Ali, “You’re welcome.” and shook her hand and lead her out the door.

    Ali walk down the driveway to the car.

    Rick who had been moving slowly and been looking around when he came forward. He’d been mostly silent throughout the session unless spoken to. His eyes were wide with delight, “You have an amazing house. I loved that you had a Mutemath Album cover as artwork on your wall. I love them. I couldn’t help notice the hallway of movie posters. And the music you had playing…”

    She blushed as he gushed about all the things he had noticed.

    He grabbed her hand with both of his, “It was great to meet you.”

    Their eyes meet and she was crushed. It was him. She saw something flash in his face.

    What were they going to do?
  11. Bob Crees

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    Now 3 great entries:)
  12. TheMuse

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    Voting thread incoming
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