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Allie Windergerst

An online portfolio of my writing projects including poetry, fiction writing/short stories, and articles for online publications.

31 days of writing prompts

I saw this fun challenge for the month of October, and I’ve decided to take part in the hopes of sparking my creativity again. I’ve got a couple different writing prompt books I’ve barely broken into, so I’m going to put them to good use and write 31 days of different creative writing prompts! All my daily posts will be housed on this page. Wish me luck…

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Hello world!

Welcome to my writing portfolio. Thanks for taking the time to check it out! I decided that it’s time to share some of my writing projects with the world. Thus, this website was born. I welcome any constructive feedback and hope you enjoy!

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Relationship Articles

Here are links to various love & sex/ relationship articles I’ve written for Literally, DarlingI will update the post as articles get published (newest on top)!

Lifestyle Articles

Here are links to various lifestyle articles I’ve written for Literally, DarlingI will update the post as articles get published (newest on top)!

Culture Articles

Here are links to various culture articles I’ve written for Literally, DarlingI will update the post as articles get published (newest on top)!

Entertainment Articles

Here are links to various entertainment articles I’ve written for Literally, DarlingI will update the post as articles get published (newest on top)!

Health & Beauty Articles

Here are links to various health & beauty articles I’ve written for Literally, DarlingI will update the post as articles get published (newest on top)!

Fashion Articles

Here are links to various fashion articles I’ve written for Literally, DarlingI will update the post as articles get published (newest on top)!

Flying

This poem originally appeared in the December 2011 edition of Aoife’s Kiss magazine. 

The world below me is hibernating,
immune to its surroundings.
Slowly, it stirs and starts to awaken,
returning from dream-world travels
while the sun begins
to yawn and stretch across
the glittering, snow covered horizon.

Miles below,
where twinkling lights
illuminate the darkness
left over from last night,
a worn out father
admires the rhythmic breathing
of his sleeping daughter,
waiting to break her silent slumber.

School, work, and all
the mundane tasks of life
can wait,
if only for a few more moments
in the silent stillness
of her untainted innocence.

Awakening

This poem was originally published in the 2014 edition of Lyrical Iowa. This version has been updated and re-edited post-publication. 

Waking, we find that
in this world filled with
confusion, destruction
and melancholy,
we’re all a little lost
in the sea of people
trying to find themselves,
hoping that we might
find someone else
in the process
beneath the burning words
that largely remain unspoken.

And our bodies may remain
a little worn,
and our hearts sometimes remain
a little torn,
but we’re determined
not to leave
a single stone unturned
until we find what we’re
so desperately searching for:
that place where we might
unearth the way in which things
that so easily fall apart
could fit together
beautifully.

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