Author Archive: William Ong

Risk

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Would you fight harder if you had nothing to lose or something to lose? Something to win?

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Do you remember how it feels to bet on yourself and lose? It bruises your face. It burrows into your mind. It pierces your heart. It collapses your lungs. It poisons your blood. It burns your skin.

Then, will it finally heal?

Notes

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Random lessons

    Motivation is waking up and getting in the shower and yet discipline is like ordering a drink at a restaurant. Ice water, please.
    Lift one or both legs when you poop.
    People are usually too focused on themselves to worry about what you are doing.
    Count doubles so you don’t cry.
    Visualize spinning pineapples when you need a distraction.

Arm

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Dice Concepts

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Lie

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“Maybe.. just maybe, the light can reach even the bottom of a dark ocean.”

“As if you can see right through me, into my heart.. Always, out of nowhere, you just show up.”

“Stars only shine when they’re set against the night.”

“Do you think you’ll be able to forget?”

Maybe, I don’t know. I think a lot of things.

Core

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You ever start choking on an apple and think to yourself, “Fuck you, you dumb apple. I am not dying right now”, and swallow it?

“It’s not wanting to win that makes you a winner; it’s refusing to fail.”

Bite through the pain and let your confidence breathe again.

Fire

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“It’s like dancing when the song’s already over.”

Moving without getting any closer.

Unsent

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“Searching the past to find the future. This is all that is there. I need it not.”

War

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“I know what it’s like to lose. To feel so desperately that you’re right, yet to fail nonetheless. It’s frightening, turns the legs to jelly. I ask you to what end? Dread it. Run from it. Destiny arrives all the same.”

“Did you do it?”

Yes.

“What did it cost?”

Everything.

Snake Eyes

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“It was gone. Start over again. All the doubling he could hold. The pain was gone. The tears were gone. He would not cry.”

You forgot your training. Remember to count doubles. It will stop.

Regenerate

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“Don’t you think of me enough?

I’ve been burning my heart out.

“You will know you’re reborn tonight.”

Must be rough but I’ll stay by your side. Even if my body’s beat to the bones.

“I don’t want to go through that ever again.”

So cry no more.