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Raising Hell - Epigraph Start“I am nothing special, of this I am sure. I am a common man with common thoughts and I’ve led a common life. There are no monuments dedicated to me and my name will soon be forgotten, but I’ve loved another with all my heart and soul, and to me, this has always been enough.”
—Nicholas Sparks, The Notebook
She was taken from me before her time, and as I’ve trudged through the years, I could have sworn each passing day was a decade, maybe more. Without her in my life, I could feel the time draining what was left of my energy and will. Work and friends did nothing but let time skip ahead, if only by brief seconds, and while I appreciated their efforts, it didn’t help.
The home she and I had shared now became barren and dark, and each passing night only felt colder. And yet I persisted, her memory leading me by the hand through my days, as if pleading with me to carry on, for her. I was never one to refuse her, even as my legs grew he
Harrison Home Prologue P1The air was still as the hour grew later and later, the only pulses within the high-security facility were that of its highest ranking official and another unknown to him. As he sat smugly in his swivel chair within his office on the highest floor, looking down through his full-wall window at the world his family had worked hard to create, Edward Miller was deaf to the footsteps of his undoing coming ever closer.
His desk phone rang, cutting through the silent air with a blast of noise. He grimaced, but answered it; his new secretary had already gone home for the night. "Hello?"
"Yes, is this Mr. Miller?" the voice on the other end was that of a woman.
"Who is this?" he asked.
"I believe we spoke a while ago, a couple days at most. Amelia Harris from Midland U?" the woman answered.
"Ah yes, Miss Harris," Miller grinned upon recalling his previous call with her, "good for you to call, I had completely forgot to inform you that the board has agreed upon your internship here. Your trainin
Chapter 5: The Caramel Tavern [P2]By the time Marshall awoke from the pleasantly empty dream he had, the room he was in was pitch black, and his ice pack had melted. He didn’t recall seeing any sort of lamp in the room, but regardless he sat up and moved his hand out to see if he could find anything that would provide him some light. As he moved, he heard the familiar tinkling of the bell Alma had used. It had been close to his hand, and he knocked it over onto the floor. As he reached down to see if he could find it, the door to the room creaked open, and that older girl from earlier — wasn’t Tiana her name? — peeked inside.
“You awake?” she asked quietly. Marshall nodded from where he now sat up in bed. “Oh good, Mell was starting to get worried.” She entered the room by pushing the door open with her hip, and she carried in a tray of food. “We tried waking you up earlier to eat, but you just wouldn’t wake up! She gave Zero such a scolding after that, she wa
Chapter 5: The Caramel TavernPulling his way out of the hole he had made, Purple popped out into a dark and dank space between the walls of the cells. He had to move quickly, should any of the guards coincidentally look into his cell and find him missing. The space was just a short length wider than his shoulder width, pretty much a perfect fit for his escape; now all he had to do was figure out how to get out.
He chose to turn left directly out of the hole, not paying any mind to the dust that stuck to his clothes, and began to walk quickly. He felt as if a timer lingered over his head, telling him to keep moving, he didn’t have the luxury of hesitating now. As much as he wanted to search the walls for an opening that would lead to Red, he couldn’t risk getting caught and trapped again. He wouldn’t be of any help if he was still stuck in a cell.
But he still had no clue where he was. Was he above ground, or underground? Was he just getting himself lost with going one direction with no turns? He
Next MealAs it comes to the break of day after a briskly cold Bloomsburg night, I find myself at my favorite post in the square. A quaint little bench stained with graffiti and not with a friend in the world. I seat myself accordingly, and flip open The Finalized Analysis of Dracula, my favorite book, as the light begins to flood the air around me. I read to myself until the flow of the locals’ morning commute comes to a peak. Then I merely glance up from the words I’ve since memorized to find a curious pair of eyes peering at me from amongst the bodies of the passersby, shuffling along to the rhythm of their routine. It is always just one pair of eyes that I meet for that day, for just that one fleeting glance leaves a permanent imprint on the recesses of their mind, making them all the more curious of me. My sophisticated attire, my perfected posture, my nearly unknown identity; thoughts of such things flood their mind through their day, until they are drawn back to me when
The Witch's SonIn the dead of night, within the stables inside the castle walls, a young boy lay awake in a makeshift bed of straw and a blanket for warmth. He shivered not from the chill of the wind but of fear for his future. His eyes were rubbed raw from wiping his tears, and a prominent bruise stood shamelessly upon his cheek. Those men adorned in white were none too keen on his sobs for his mother as he was being dragged away from their forest home. They had shoved him into the stable with an order to be quiet and to sleep, both of which were hard for him.
He longed for the gentle voice of his mother, and the warmth of her embrace. But as he fought back his sobs, the familiar warbling of the blackbird sounded from outside the stable. He sat up in the pile of hay; blackbirds at this late hour? He knew of only one such bird that would sound its cry in the dead of night.
As quietly as he could, he snuck out from the hay and approached the stable door. His small stature could not see over the half-d
NAPOWRIMO 30 Days of PromptsDay 1: I am a poet.
Day 2: I own my flesh.
Day 3: Tell a lie.
Day 4: Love through letters.
Day 5: A thousand kisses deep.
Day 6: Monochromatic fears.
Day 7: You have 7 days to live.
Day 8: Glow in the dark stars
Day 9: Misplaced bones
Day 10: Write as if you are a body part.
Day 11: Wake the dead.
Day 12: Love bites
Day 13: I never think about ____ anymore.
Day 14: Find me.
Day 15: 7 Deadly Sins
Day 16: 3AM coffee
Day 17: Kiss the stars on her arms.
Day 18: ‘Last night—’
Day 19: What is your sign? Write about it.
Day 20: Galaxy skin
Day 21: What is tangled up in your heartstrings?
Day 22: A fight in a stairwell
Day 23: A forbidden desire
Day 24: Stitched the words into my heart
Day 25: Cross-hatched skin
Day 26: Artist fingers
Day 27: Holding up the universe
Day 28: Dig deep
gossamer loveyou will love a woman
who uses the word
too often. she will
diagnose dead artists' descents
into madness and laugh
too loudly at jokes
no one understands.
she will braid crowns of
flowers, she will write poems
in constellations, she will
try to walk like a dancer so
no one can hear her
leave. she will be
an ice sculpture, and when
she cries, you'll convince yourself
she's melting, she loves you, you've
changed her, you've
changed; she will wear you
like a comma, like
an incomplete thought,
in her story, and
she will leave you wondering
EstellaI had a girl once,
before she died.
she was pale and thin
with thin white lips
and raven hair
and anger hidden
in her amber stare.
She came to me
when I was alone
with heartache riddled,
mind of stone
she played to me
her desperate songs
and kept me alive
all winter long.
And through it all,
though she tore at me,
there was nowhere else
I hoped to be...
She was an orphan
of wide-open spaces
child of bookshelves
my empty places
I granted her solace
here in my heart
although life had begun
to wrench it apart
She played to my torment,
the parts of my body
beginning to languish
and I kept her there safe
in my haze of regret
the sole consolation
I could hope to get
And she kept me alive,
but she kept me asleep,
down under the rafters
my sorrow so deep.
And still over time,
I began to rebel
I began to see real life
not as living hell
but she sulked in my corners
stared storm clouds at me
"We're worthless," she said,
"And it's all we will be.
The SlendermanI waited for Master to come. To save me.
I wasn't expecting HIM to come instead. The name whispered through the wind, alerting me to his presence. Master didn't come...
But the Slenderman did.
His tendrils slid over my body in the darkness, and I gasped as he turned me around.
"Liiiiillllyyyyyy....Commmmeee wwiiitthhh mmmmeeeee..." His voice spoke softly, filling my entire being with his sound. I remained silent and tried not to look at him. Master was coming, surely he was.
"He's never hhhhheeerrrreeeeee...." He smiled and grabbed my chin with an actual hand, forcing me to look at his faceless...well, face. I grimaced and tried to turn, but he wouldn't let me.
"I'm heeerrreee to take his pplllaacccceeeeee.....Heeeee said I ccooouuullllddddd...." Slendy tightened his grip, making me cry out. I was paralyzed with fear. I knew he would take me for sure this time.
The last thing I had said to master was that I was never going to see him...
My neck popped as Slenderman whipped my head up.
PE: Finding Critique on dAWhere to find Critique on deviantART?
So, you just uploaded your latest image/writing onto deviantART and featured it in your gallery with a slight satisfaction you have achieved something. Fantastic, that is step one and now you can sit back and watch everyone's responses come pouring in and showing you everything you need to do to make your work even more fabulous.
The fact is; getting someone to critique your work isn't as easy as that. If you want critique, you need to seek critique and put in the good effort to get it. It won't always work, no plan is fool proof, but here are some places and advice that could help you find the feedback you desire. Not every place on this list will be your cup of tea, but try and see what works for you.
Step one: Make sure people know you want a critique!
If you are a subscriber, make use of the critique function that deviantART provides. You can do this my selecting "Request Critiques" when submitting an
CAPTAIN T-SHIRTS!Going to start selling shirts with captain's face on them very soon!
Questions for the audience:
1)How much would you pay for a shirt with captain's face on it, including shipping?
2)The sales program needs a motivational message. What would captain say to motivate random people who are unawares of captain to buy t-shirts?
3)Make up a random quality control quote! How would you rate/criticize these shirts without even seeing them?
PE: The Basics of Giving CritiqueA lot of people seem to think that giving a critique requires you to have an art degree and a lifetime of experience. This is merely an excuse barrier to stop you from trusting yourself in the art of delivering a fine critique. Today's Project Educate guide is an aid to help you consider the basics of critique, and in particular critique on dA.
This article has been written as a guideline overview only and one persons advice. There are hundreds of existing "how to" guides for critique already existing on dA, so if this one doesn't suit you, take a browse and see what else you can find!
The key rules to critique
1. Keep in mind you are writing a CRITIQUE not a CRITICISM. Be wary of your word choices and make sure you keep in mind you are helping the artist for improvement. Be Constructive, not Destructive.
2. Consider you audience- who is the artist reading this critique? How may they react to your words? Be wary of patronising the person you are c
StasisDreams only take you so far
before they crush you
and their un-fulfillment.
You cannot move
with bones so broken,
and a stomach
with swallowed pride.
And wing'd hope flies from the fear
of a life well wasted,
leaving you nightmare-shackled
to your potential
screaming in stasis.
if only you knew how to swimthey say it’s just like walking,
except without the security
of the ground beneath your feet.
and you sink instead.
you open your eyes underneath the water;
and for just a moment,
you see a picture of
your lungs scream for air.
inhale. because you’re not
sure what else to do,
and because there doesn’t
seem to be a way back up.
panic as water starts to fill up your lungs.
you reach for someone,
anyone, even though you know
you’re alone. still,
you find the strength to kick.
relief as air fills the body.
but not for long;
the water was stronger.
it drags you down again.
panic sets in;
you hold your breath.
but you stop trying.
you wonder if it’s still worth it;
to fight. or if it’s just better to
close your eyes.
let the water hold you. fill up
every inch of your body.
if only you knew how to swim.
angelicusfrom the moment i first heard your
voice, i knew you had to be divine
your lungs have claimed eternity
and your lips, they caught glory
in a gilded cage of songbird sin
every breath is a hallelujah,
every whisper a leap of faith
every clamour a constellation
the other night i dreamed of angels
and they all spoke with your timbre
they all waxed melisma in your wake
sometimes i wonder if your voice
is god's way of letting me in on
his best kept secret;
heaven isn't a home,
it's a harmony.
All the KingsAll the king's horses
And all the king's men.
Couldn't put me back
Hold that piece.
Six Word Story Around the World in 80 Days ContestHello, everyone! The judging for our tournament is nearly complete, but in the meantime, we're featuring the new contest going on over at :iconsixwordstories:!
A type of Flash Fiction, six word stories are (very) short stories with an exact word count: six words. SixWordStories is the place where, alongside quality, quantity really does matter. Though these stories are so brief in length, they can be as profound, if not more, than the prose and poetry you see and read every day, partly because six word stories can tell us so much and yet contain so little.
February 14th, 10pm GMT
'Around the World in 80 Days' ...with a comical twist!
As put forward by =TwilightPoetess, "The contest idea is to write a six word story about a journey "Around the World in 80 Days," with the use of humor.
Ripped my parachute. Again.""
Six word story