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Welcome, writer and potential member! Flying-Fingers is all about showcasing, collaborating, creating and celebrating literature and writing of any kind. All writers are welcome, no matter what you write! We aim to make this group an active, close-knit community of writers who can rely on each other for feedback and support. Feel free to look around, ask questions, and join us!

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Oct 19, 2011


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Welcome to Flying-Fingers!

OMG MOAR POEMS!  Welcome to Flying-FingersOMG MOAR POEMS! 

We're so glad to have you here. Below are quite a few things about membership, rules and guidelines. Please read what's written here before joining. Thank you! 


Writers of all kinds are accepted! We love you all and wish to foster a community of writers who support and help each other.

Sorry, visual artists, but this isn't your group. You may be a visual artist/writer (I am one myself) but please don't submit artwork here! This group is for literature only.


:bulletgreen: Please submit to the correct FOLDER! We've got a lot of pieces in our gallery, and sifting through them in order to make sure everything is where it needs to be is an arduous task. Please help us out and make sure you select the correct gallery folder before submitting.  

:bulletblue: NO MATURE CONTENT! Please, if you want to submit mature content, submit it to another group. While we do not believe in censorship, we would like for this group to be a friendly place for the underage — including the very young. Please do not submit the following:
  • Sexual themes that require a "mature" tag
  • Language: works with a lot of expletives
  • Violence: gory or graphic works that would receive an NC-17 or R rating as a film
  • Ideologically sensitive material: if it might be seen as proselytizing, or if it bashes any personal belief system or group
Do not hesitate to :note: us with any questions, concerns or suggestions!

Now for NEWS!

:bulletpurple: It may say 'Submit Art' on the 'Welcome Home' panel, but if you go to the gallery, in the top-right corner, there will be a button called 'Submit to the Gallery' which will allow you to Submit a New Deviation or Contribute Existing Deviations.

:bulletred: If you have any comments or questions and wish to contact us for group purposes, you're always free to message the group, message me or contact one of our fabulous admins:

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:bulletblack: If you have something you would like to promote (eg. Literary Journals/Magazines, Word Wars and contests, critiquing services, word sprints, anything that our members might be interested in taking part of) you're welcome to send the group a :note: explaining it and we'll promote it for you! You may also add it to our 'Member Promotions and News' folder!

Thanks for reading! Again, if you have any concerns or questions, don't hesitate to contact us! We hope you enjoy your time here at Flying-Fingers! :blowkiss:

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So it's now December. Which mean a lot of us are entering finals, and November and NaNoWriMo just ended. I wanted to showcase a, uh, couple of members that participated in NaNoWriMo.

With 50,069 words, there is....


No excerpt for spoiler-y reasons.


With 33,681 words, there is...


This is from her book Oleander:

A small scrap of paper flutters weightlessly above the box. It hovers just out of reach, taunting her. Ripping at it with her fingers, she levers herself on top of the package and stretches to tiptoes. She’s barely pushed herself onto her heels when, with a loud fwump, gravity rights itself.

Overcompensating, Demri falls backward. The slightest breeze brushes James’ amused laughter across the back of her neck and is gone once again. Shaking her head, she squints at the note. James’ harsh, sloppy printing stares up at her. Her heart lurches.

Sorry, Dem, it reads. Leaving you was for the best. Open the box.

But surely that doesn’t mean what she thinks… Pushing errant assumptions from her thoughts and heaving herself off the ground, she eyes the mysterious parcel. With one deep breath, she lunges forward. The cardboard flaps rip off easily. Nothing flies from the box; nothing moves. Stepping closer, she peers into the shadows thrown across the bottom of the package...and gasps.

Like something out of Alice in Wonderland, a large glass jar sits in the very bottom of the waist-high box. Deep black-red liquid glistens up at her. Saliva fills her mouth. Her fangs lengthen, dripping. The hunger sweeps back upon her with a vengeance.

Stamped across the bottle are seven thick letters in white paint. Drink me.


They were the only two that submitted their word counts, but I wanted to congratulate not just them, but everyone who even just attempted NaNoWriMo. So congratulations to remanth and the other winners. And congratulations to TwilightPoetess and everyone else who competed.
Hello, dearlings! Hi!

copper9lives, here, with the weekly(-ish) update... 

:community: GROUP NEWS

  • deviantART Groups We need admins! If you're active and dedicated, and can commit to contributing a few hours a week, please Note the group! Panda Bunny Neko Misc Emoji-07 (Applause) [V1] 
  • deviantART Groups NaNoWriMo Showcase! Submit your work to our "2014 Contest Submissions" folder!
  • deviantART Groups A gentle reminder: folks, please keep submissions friendly for our much younger members... Censored potentially offensive (gory, sexual or expletive-heavy) 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 Note one of the admins — thanks! Heart
  • deviantART Groups We now have a "Member promotions and news" folder in the Gallery — if there's anything you want to share with the group, put it here!
  • deviantART Groups Need a custom literature author tag? I'm offering them for 200Points, to raise funds for two groups trying to upgrade to supergroup status!

:community: THEME OF THE WEEK

Last week's theme was "ALLURE" — here you go!

Mature Content

A Counter Clockwise Dance in ReverseCounter Clockwise.
Middle finger on her
Left hand-
Marred with one long white cat-scratch-scar-
Unlike its counterpart.
Twirling, twirling, round-
And around
And around-
Always counter clockwise.
Like a whirlpool far at sea.
Instead of waves of blue and green,
Honey and creme are sucked
Deep into the core of the cyclone.
One nail snags into
Her hair and she
Scrunches up her nose-
A rabbit wiggling to smell-
And dislodges her finger
From the tangled mess
She's made of her hair.
She goes back to reading her book.
A smile slowly spreads my mouth
As the girl I've never met
Begins to twirl her
Always counter-clockwise cyclone
Of fingers meshed into hair
In her anxious habit of study.
I feel her gaze drop from me,
To return to her math. She punches
The numbers into her calculator
As if they just personally insulted her
And sighs defeated because math
Clearly isn't her best subject.
She rakes her fingers

This week's theme will be:


"Life isn't fair. It's fairer than death, is all."
— The Princess Bride

Be sure to place your interpretations in our Theme of the Week folder, in our Gallery!

:community:  AFFILIATE NEWS

:iconmadhatterssociety: just announced a new contest: "CHILDHOOD FEARS"! Looks like fun, y'all...
:iconbeat-the-block: is an active group that offers prompts, writer resources, and inspiration to help you beat that writer's block! They are currently looking for more admins!
:iconshortandsweetpoetry: is a new poetry group just getting started — check them out! Their weekly prompt is COLD.
:iconthewrittenrevolution: is a powerhouse in the literature community, and they just announced The Mentorship Project:squee: GO LOOK GO LOOK!!!
:iconliteratureland: is a new group looking for writers — go check them out!
:iconauthors-club: is starting a new experiment with feedback-based submissions — critique for critique.
:iconescape-of-a-writer: has a new theme of the week: HINTS AND ALLUSIONS.
:iconthe-poetry-cafe: is holding a "4K Bragging Rights Challenge" to celebrate reaching 4,000 members. They also have a 100-Theme Challenge.
:iconwrittenexcellence: has a new Theme of the Week: DOORS TO ELSEWHERE.  They are also hosting a GALLERY RAID for the month of December.
:iconthewritershaven: is holding a supergroup raffle. Tickets are only $1. This week's writing theme is NEW SAINTS AND PETTY GODS.
:iconpoetryparadise: is hosting two new contests for December!
:iconwriting-to-save: is having a supergroup raffle — great prizes, and tickets are only $1. This week's writing theme is WHERE LOST THINGS GO.
:iconsecretpoetry: is looking for new admins.
:iconnurturing-narratives: just announced their 500 Word Contest.
:iconliteraturejunkies: is looking for constructive feedback.
:iconwritersink: posted their weekly roundup of excellent works and news from the literary community — worth reading!
:iconright-half-writers: appears defunct... anyone want to message the founder, Jubchili, about taking over a group?
:iconthis-took-forever: is looking for contributors.
:iconthefaeriesoak: just announced their Seeker Contest.
:icondaliteraturecontests: has a list of all current and ongoing literature contests out there — worth checking out!
:iconpromoteart: has a new commission listing.
:iconwritten-imagination: is looking for admins to keep the group running.

Keep up the great writing! Heart
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SalamiSandwitch Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
Excuse me, I've submitted a lot of works recently, and every one expired. Is the founder or the other admins not online enough or is there a some other problem? I'm not trying to complain, but I'm just curious.
sylveda Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2015  Student Writer
Hi, I'm so sorry about that! I have been away for quite a while, unfortunately, but my admins and I will make more of an effort to keep on top of submissions from now onward. So sorry! It won't happen again. 
SalamiSandwitch Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
It's fine!  ^^ I was just wondering. Oh and also, I created a group, :iconheart-to-paper:, and I wanted to know if u wanted to affiliate maybe?
sylveda Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2015  Student Writer
Of course! Sent you guys a request :)
SalamiSandwitch Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Do u have any limits? Like a certain number of submissions per day, week, etc.?
careyanne75 Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Not currently, But content is reviewed, if you refer to group rules on home page it may be helpful. Flying-Fingers 
SalamiSandwitch Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Ok. Thank u!
TheBloodyEpicPumpkin Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2014  Student Writer
As it stands, there's nothing in the rules about this, so no. No limits. However, please be courteous. Use your best judgement. Two hundred in the space of a week is probably too much. 
SalamiSandwitch Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Haha. Yeah, I wish I could write that fast. Well, thanks! Just needed that bit of info before I joined. :)
SalamiSandwitch Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Oh, and I sent my request for membership in, but I forgot to mention that my book has a few "iffy" words. I mean, I wouldn't label it as mature... more like young adult. Sorry for the trouble, but I like being thorough.
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