Welcome to my Mark Twain 2021 portfolio! This portfolio consists of several types of creative writing styles including various forms of poetry, flash fiction, and short stories. Throughout this portfolio, you will discover the different aspects of sports, and their impact on the world around them. Thank you for reading!
Cover Pictures are from Pixabay
Table of Contents
✦ pantoum ✦
✦ poem ✦
✦ short story ✦
✦ flash fiction ✦
✦ black out poem✦
thank you, mom
✦ suite of haikus ✦
"Into the Blue" by Nancy Farmer via Etsy
history : a pantoum
my time starts
3 … 2 … 1 … i plunge into the water my body braces itself as the water encircles me feet kicking as i swim
i plunge deeper willing my body to push beyond its limits my legs moving me forward i am ahead - racing against myself
as i will myself to go faster the water asks me to stay closing in on the record - i am alone 3 … 2 … 1 …
my name is forever in history
Heart beating fast, head filling with plays and formations. Coming from the tunnel, it is silence, and then an eruption of noise. It’s indecipherable from on the pitch, but it’s thundering. Rising your adrenaline until you are ready to burst, feeling the importance of this football match, the history you are now a part of.
As you run to your line, you look out to the thousands of fans who have come to see you. Singing, waving flags, acting like crazies, just so they could see their team. You feed off their energy, letting their excitement sink into your veins, preparing you for the match that could change your life forever.
You sing your anthem with pride, belting out the notes with the rest of your nation. For the whole nation is willing you to win, to beat the other. To write your own page in history, to be the reason for dreams of football victory in years to come.