Hello, dearlings! copper9lives, here, with the (typically) weekly update... STILL deliberating on the Halloween Contest submissions! We just need our insanely busy admins, sylveda, imperfect-parachute, and TheBloodyEpicPumpkin to weigh in with their votes! (Sorry this is taking so long, folks...) :blushing:
GROUP NEWS! We need admins
! If you're active and dedicated, and can commit to contributing a few hours a week, please
the group, or comment below!
We're planning on having a BIG EVENT
in December... stay tuned! NaNoWriMo
is accepting your Nanowrimo word counts (±excerpts) for a group showcase the first week of December!
A gentle reminder: folks, please keep submissions friendly for our much younger members... potentially offensive or ideologically sensitive material MUST be labeled "mature" and be carefully considered. If you need an opinion as to whether or not the work is suitable for the group, please
one of the admins — thanks! ColourTraveller
has set up a free prompt request — will write anything you request! See below:
Free Prompt RequestHeyy!! I am setting up free prompt request.
you can request me to write anything relating to your prompt.
The reason I am doing this, is I am going to add all of the request word count toward my goal for NaNoWriMo.
So help your ol fellow deviantarters out! :3
I will mention you as soon I complete the request.
You'll wont regret this!
Need a custom literature author tag
? I'm offering them for 200
, to raise funds for three groups trying to upgrade to supergroup status!
I just got exciting news! Cathy of Swann Books (swannbooks
) contacted me about potentially publishing my story, "The Traveler", in a flash fiction anthology called "Flashmob"! While I've published poetry before, this will be my first published story!
Thanks for making my month, Cathy!
The TravelerShe blew in on the last day of summer, arriving just as the wind began, clutching an artist’s portfolio and a hatbox. There was wonder and wisdom in her bright blue eyes, softened by time and crow’s-feet, and a perfect maple leaf the color of flame was caught in her unruly red hair… her perfume hinted of woodsmoke and oak tannins and the spice of faraway, foreign ports. I helped her carry her hatbox from the train station, and when she smiled at me, I knew everything was about to change.
We shared a cab to the little seaside town where we were both staying, there on the cusp of the world; it had long been one of my favorite places, my secret getaway. When life became too stagnant, the city sweltering in summer’s re-radiated heat, I spent a few days on the shore, staring out across the limitless horizon and dreaming of shanghaied sailors and full-bellied canvas tugging the great ships to the Orient, groaning hulls full of timber from forests that once seemed inex
THEME OF THE WEEKLast week's theme was CHANCE — here are our wonderful entries!
RecollectionA cool breeze brushes against my cheek
An ocean filled with water nymphs
Tickle my feet
The sun shines warmth to my bones
Other than the crashing of the waves
This silence reminds me I'm alone.
A memory surfaces in my brain
A city from long, long ago
Filled with numerous sidewalks slick from rain
Even in the worst weather
People flooded the streets
Excitement and anger and emotions cluttered together
I use to be apart of that mixture
But then I was offered a chance
To flee when my eyes fixed on her
A chance to taste relief and freedom
A chance that once it was taken
It could never been undone.
So I grabbed her hand and I took a risk
And even to this very day
I say it is the best risk I could ever get.
Everything Nancy Taught MeI met my closest friendThis week's theme will be: FAÇADE
In Lance Higdon’s
Latin I class, August of 2007.
Tapioca Pearls taste better
In taro root smoothies than
They do in Japanese Green Tea.
I hate New York City.
It’s evil and
Likes to steal away
Peoples’ best friends.
South African dates are terrible.
I finally have an example of
In my day-to-day life
After seeing my classmates
On the cold January morning
Which marked the start of
Spring semester, 2014.
Everyone borrows from the
Pack of cigarettes in my car.
They never realize
I don’t smoke.
Sometimes giving someone space
Is the only necessary apology.
Apologize anyway because
Lee’s Sandwiches© sells the best
French bread and
In Houston. Maybe Texas.
There is a bookstore
In Brooklyn with
Cats and fairy-lights and
A Balcony and I could probably
Special order “The Flowers of Evil”
Student Life is run by
“The truth has not so much set us free as it has ripped away a carefully constructed façade, leaving us naked to begin again.”
― Lisa Unger
Be sure to place your interpretations in our Theme of the Week
folder, in our Gallery!
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Keep up the great writing!