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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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Welcome to Flying-Fingers!

Welcome to Flying-Fingers! We're so glad to have you here. On this handy widget you'll see quite a few things about membership, rules and guidelines. It is recommended that you read what's written here before joining. Thank you!

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A few ground rules about membership-

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 an artist's group. You may be a visual artist/writer (I am one myself) but please don't submit artwork in here! This group is for literature only.

Some rules about submitting-

:bulletblue: 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 often an arduous task. Please help us out and make sure you click on the correct gallery folder before submitting.

:bulletorange:No Mature Content! Please, if you want to submit mature content, submit it to another group.

Do not hesitate to note us with any questions, concerns or suggestions!

Now for NEWS!

:bulletblack: know that it says '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 lead to you to submit entirely new art, but if you click on that small button, there will be another option that says 'Contribute Existing Deviations', which you can use to contribute to the gallery.


:bulletpurple: 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!

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

Your founder,

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:iconwooooplz: Hello, fellow authors! Hi!

copper9lives here with the weekly update! First, I'd like to remind you that Halloween is ALMOST HERE...

HALLOWEEN CONTEST — CLOSES MIDNIGHT, NOVEMBER 1ST!


:pumpkin: revamp Write something spooky, or Halloween-related
:pumpkin: revamp Submit your entries to the "2014 Contest Submissions" folder in our Gallery
:pumpkin: revamp The winner will receive a custom literature author tagfrom me, copper9lives!
:pumpkin: revamp The winner will also receive an art commission from our Fearless Leader, sylveda!

THEME OF THE WEEK


Last week's theme was "SPIRIT" — here are our entries:

YieldAutumn cloaks a darkling soul
In half-truths of vermillion
Crimson, scarlet, amber, gold
Beneath a blue pavilion
Autumn hides its old grey bones
In cupboards filled with snail shells
Skeins of birds and garden stones
Where every half-lit secret dwells
Autumn’s guise is gossamer
Thistledown in parachutes
Rushing waters’ dulcimer
And reed-song veil its bitter fruits
Autumn’s spirit is occult
Melancholy, insidious
It offers balmy days’ exult
Then turns to storm, perfidious
Autumn’s altar smells of rain
Leaf-mold, woodsmoke, rot and rust
I yield to darkness in the vein
And sacrifice content and trust
MenaceTick. Tock. Tick. Tock.
Silence lay heavy in my grandparents’ house; it always had. In the dim and musty cavern of the den, a stray shaft of winter light speared the shadows, dust motes moving sluggishly in the colloidal suspension of time. Only the slowly-swinging pendulum of the grandfather clock marked Change’s wake, commemorated the fallen hours of afternoon.
Tick. Tock. Tick. Tock.
I turned another page in my novel, the crisp sound of paper loud in the empty room. My family would be returning in another day, with all its tumbling rambunctious cacophony, like a circus let off-leash; as much as I missed them all, I was uncomfortable envisioning so much noise and color and motion invading the quiet, orderly stasis I had become accustomed to. Nothing had changed in this place for decades. The burn-scars on the carpet, the worn upholstery of the furniture, the cast copper horses on the clock — all was as it had been since long before I was born. A small creature gone
HauntedOctober winds blow
Torment with scent of snow
Bedroom windows rattle
Closet specters leer and tattle
Cold bones creak
My many winters speak
Shadows dancing with the dead
I pull the blankets overhead.


This week's theme will be:

New ENCHANTMENT New

“...what is the meaning of La Belle Dame Sans Merci? Have you never been enthralled? Enchantment that is unrequited desolates the soul...” 
― John Geddes, A Familiar Rain

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

New AFFILIATE NEWS! New


:iconauthors-club: has an interesting ongoing project called "Featuritis".
:iconspotlightwriters: is having a Halloween contest. Their theme of the week is JADED.
:iconfriend-of-friends: is having a supergroup raffle — great prizes, and tickets are only $1.
:iconescape-of-a-writer: is having a Halloween contest. Their writing theme of the week is CONSOPIATION (the act of lulling to sleep).
:iconall-writers-unite: is  new literature group looking for members. Their weekly prompt is BIRTHDAYS.
:iconthe-poetry-cafe: is holding a "4K Bragging Rights Challenge" to celebrate reaching 4,000 members. They also have a 100-Theme Challenge.
:iconwrittenexcellence: is holding a Halloween contest — write about how you died in a past life. The Theme of the Week is ABANDONED.
:iconmacropoetry: is holding a contest — the theme is CATHARSIS. Contest ends November 3rd.
:iconthewritershaven: is holding a supergroup raffle. Tickets are only $1. This week's writing theme is INSTINCT.
:iconpoetryparadise: is having a Halloween contest.
:iconwriting-to-save: is having a supergroup raffle — great prizes, and tickets are only $1. This week's writing theme is SHIP.
:iconsecretpoetry: has a new Theme of the Week — RAIN.
:iconnurturing-narratives: has writing exercises, and is looking for members to write tutorials.
: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: is having a contest to draw or write about your favorite fairy tale character.
:icondaliteraturecontests: has a list of all current and ongoing literature contests out there — worth checking out!
:iconthelifeofwords: is having a Halloween contest. Closes November 1st.
:iconpromoteart: has a new commission listing.
:iconwriters--club: is hosting a contest with the theme CLOSENESS. Contest ends November 1st.
:iconwritten-imagination: is looking for admins to keep the group running. Admin work can be rewarding and fun! (Trust me...) hypnotizer 

Keep up the great writing! Heart
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QuiEstInLiteris Featured By Owner 4 days ago  Professional Writer
<3 Thanks for inviting me.
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copper9lives Featured By Owner 4 days ago  Hobbyist General Artist
You are WONDERFUL. Of COURSE I would invite you. :worship:
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copper9lives Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
sylveda, can you please check the forum threads in the Admin Only area? I need to hear from you before I write another weekly prompt!

Thanks,
copper9lives 
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sylveda Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2014  Student Writer
Absolutely, I'll be right on it! 
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copper9lives Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
:blowkiss:
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RoseScarlet Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2013  Student Writer
Thank you so much for the invite!!!
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GothKoala439 Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
You're very welcome! :D
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TheFS Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Hello everyone!

I am currently offering a speed critiquing service for those who want to get professional standard feedback on their prose writing/or poems at a cheap price. I've just finished my latest 45,000 editing/proofreading job and I'm looking for new works!

You could have your short story, the first chapter of your novel or one-act script read by the end of the day with in depth feedback on how to improve!

If you're interested in finding out more, follow the link to my job service forum post.

I look forward to hearing from you! =D
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Deus-Lux Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Hello. I haven't joined this group as of right now but I would like to ask a question.
I have the a chapter of a book I've written and there is some strong language in it. I know it is against your rules but the language is there to highlight the use of such language and this post doesn't use it in an offensive way but more like banter between the two characters using the language.
Would that be appopriate or not for the group?
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GothKoala439 Featured By Owner May 10, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Hey there! I'm so sorry for the late reply, but language, as far as I'm concerned, shouldn't be a problem, as long as it's not used wrongly. It'll be perfectly fine for you to submit it if you wish to.

Again, we're so sorry for the late reply, and have a nice day! :-)
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