Giving Prose Visual AppealAnyone who's spent any time reading text on a computer screen can tell you that things such as font, spacing, formatting, and size all play a role in how well a text is received. Often times people make comments that disregard the importance of formatting a text. What these people fail to realize is that many people find it difficult to read certain things, not because they're lazy, old, or uncool, but because they have vision problems that prevent them from digesting entire blocks of text with no clear paragraph breaks or focusing on more than a line or two of bold/italic writing. In fact, even people with 20/20 vision have a difficult time maintaining focus if text is improperly formatted. That's why we have proper formatting guidelines to begin with! With that in mind, WordCount is offering this quick guide to making your prose more appealing to the general public.Giving Prose Visual Appeal8 years ago in Editorial More Like This
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PersephonePersephone10 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
She waits in the darkness,
Longing for the light,
The chirping of birds,
And the blooming flowers.
The earth misses her too,
For only her beauty,
Her presence and grace,
Can bring it back to life.
The world of the living,
And the realm of the dead,
Take turns with her,
In every six turns of the moon.
She belongs there,
For she is the goddess of harvest,
But she also belongs here,
For she is the queen of the dead.
Deadpool X Reader pt. 2 'Finding A Way'~ Monday, 11:45 a.m. ~Deadpool X Reader pt. 2 'Finding A Way'10 months ago in Drama More Like This
"Wakey wakey, eggs and bakey!" You heard the much dreaded voice emitting from outside your room.
What the hell is he doing here? I thought he was going to leave me alone now that I'm 'safe' here. Though I don't mind his company, he's entertaining, you thought.
"I SAID WAKE UP." You heard his voice deepen into a roar. "Alright, sorry, I'm going." You said as you got out of bed and put on some white slippers waiting for you at the end of your bed while tying your hair to the side. You stumble out of your room but before you enter the kitchen you dash back, immediately scanning for a clock.
"Almost noon!?!" You yelled in disbelief.
"I believe it goes 'Afternoon', but you're pretty close!" You slightly rolled your eyes at his comment. "Sorry to say, but I don't eat baco.......n." as you admitted to him, there on the table sat stacks of dozens of pancakes upon, you guessed it, more pancakes.
This was so much like him you snickered quietly and sat at the table.
Deadpool X Reader pt. 5 'Old Team'~ Tuesday, 8:45 am ~Deadpool X Reader pt. 5 'Old Team'8 months ago in Drama More Like This
Your alarm went off. While following the sound to your phone to turn it off you stumbled out of your bed and fell on the floor, again. Really?
For some reason it was on the floor and after you disabled it you fell back asleep, face planted on the fluffy carpet.
"Housemaid!?" You bolted up from the carpet. "Why have I never seen her before?" You thought back to the note that was left in your dresser. "...And body guards...?" you placed your hand on your forehead groggily and pulled your face downwards and proceeded to clear your vision by wiping your eyes as to wake yourself up. "Ms. (l/n)?"
You were startled at the sound of your name said by a strange voice. You saw a young woman standing in the doorway, wearing a formal uniform-like dress. "Y-yeah? Who are you?" you say as you push yourself to your feet. "I am your housemaid. Mr.- um, I've been sent to clean up your bedroom so if you don't mind, kindly get out." she said with a smile. She seems nice
Deadpool X Reader pt. 16 'Tricks'"AHH! SOMEONE! HELP ME!" He looks off to his side to seek help, doing his best to avoid your attacks. "Stark?! Buddy?!"Deadpool X Reader pt. 16 'Tricks'8 months ago in Drama More Like This
Tony glanced at him and then at you. You were smiling like a maniac. "I really didn't expect that. Honestly, I'm disappointed, ____." You let go of Wade's sides and turn to a Tony in full armour, "I sure as hell wasn't going to get blood on my outfit this early. And we'd be leaving a trail behind us, giving away our position. Think, Stark, think." You turn back to Deadpool. "I bet you're feeling lucky today, punk." You say, going back to your seat. He looks amused along with the Avengers and they all snicker at your reference. Except the usual heroes, Thor and Steve who look baffled.
"We'll be landing in three minutes time." Reports the pilot, who also chuckled at the reference.
"So," you turn to all of them "Where are we going now?"
They glared at you. "You can't keep ignoring the files, ____." Bruce sighed.
"He's right. They'll come and hunt you down. Well, Fury wil
SCDR.Ch I.PremierePremiereSCDR.Ch I.Premiere9 years ago in Transgressive More Like This
Act One; Scene One; Take One.
Fade in to a practically deserted rural highway in plain centre of the Albertan countryside where shrubs and ghosts of trees dot the scenery here and there and the main vegetation is made up of long grasses and reeds. Pan across the farmers field, across where in daytime, cows and bulls and horses roam and ruminate, past where they defecate and make crude animal love in mating season, past that. Pan over the barbed wire fence that catches and gouges whatever it makes contact with, past the fallen leaves gathering in small heaps in the ditches, past that, past that. Pan over to the abused neck of concrete, the road which makes our scene, stay, by the cracks, by the rocks. Stop.
Pan up, pan up, slowly, slowly to the moon in the sky which is just days away from being full, to the sky that is darker than darkness itself, to the stars that there make their home. Still and watch the gloomy clouds that streak across in broad b
Deadpool X Reader pt. 17 'I'll kill you!'~ Five hours later, 3:20 pm. Back at the Tower ~Deadpool X Reader pt. 17 'I'll kill you!'7 months ago in Drama More Like This
You walk over to the couch and plop down on it as the rest of the team walks over to the kitchen, panting from the heat. They get themselves cold water bottles and sit on the chairs around the table, some of the guys even drop to the floor and lie there. Natasha grabs an extra bottle and walks over to you, "Here."
"Thanks." You take the bottle and sip it once.
"How aren't you overheating?"
"I can manipulate my body into thinking it's not hot."
Tony lifts his head from the floor, "How do you do that?"
"Well first, you have to have a brain. Second, you have to have complete control over it and your body. You lack all of those, Tony." I smirk and turn back to the t.v. He rolls his eyes, "Jarvis."
"Are all the AC levels throughout the Tower at maximum?"
"No, sir. Do you wish me to have them all maximised?"
You all instantly hear the breeze enter the room through the vents. "Thank you Jarvis for existing."
Deadpool X Reader pt. 1 'Hello'~Saturday, 1:50 pm~Deadpool X Reader pt. 1 'Hello'11 months ago in Drama More Like This
Look me in the eyes and tell me that if the character you hold near and dear to your heart knocked on your window in the middle of the night and said, "Drop everything and come with me.", you wouldn't do it. Because you know that you definitely would.
I was scrolling through my feed on [favourite media source] when I read that. "Hah, no I wouldn't. He's downright insane." I mumbled.
"Stop trying to deceive yourself." I heard the faint voice in the back of my brain.
"I know, but he is insane. I would want to go but it would be too risky to get involved." I muttered.
I talk to myself quite often, it's a norm in my world. I guess that's one thing we share in common. I snapped from my thoughts, "Wait, why am I making such a big deal out of this? He's not even real."
I continued my tradition of going through some posts on the website for about an hour before an awfully loud and ungraceful knock at my door. I ducked and scrambled to my room. I stopped midw
Deadpool X Reader pt. 8 'Flashes'Physically present, mentally absent, excavating into your own thoughts. You mindlessly lift the cup to your lips and soon snap out of your trance. You yelp and curse in pain while Black Widow takes your cup from you and sets it on the counter and drags your out of the circle of friends. "Are you okay?" she asks searching your face. You were still gone,well, partially. "Yeah..."Deadpool X Reader pt. 8 'Flashes'8 months ago in Drama More Like This
"(Name), no you're not. What's wrong?" she lightly knits her eyebrows in confusion at you.
"I'm... I'm, uh, I'm fine", you pull away from your trance once again and blink repeatedly. She notices your strange behaviour but leaves it be, due to the whole ordeal you've just recently been put in. Your absent-mindedness is probably one of the minor side effects to the memory loss, it's likely no big deal. "Alright then, be more attentive next time, please", she said with her usual relaxed voice. She hands you a cool, damp towel and instructs you to pat it on your mouth to cool the burn. "What are you thinking about?"
-Scissorhands fic chap.2--Scissorhands fic chap.2-9 years ago in Fan Fiction More Like This
With a finalized plan Jim had been released from his imprisonment and with the gang ready to go, he would be able seek out his old girlfriend and get her love, whether or not she was willing to give it.
Thanks to his friends he knew all about her supposed new life without him, how she just forgot him and left him to rot in prison.
And who did she forget him for but the freak with scissors for hands that lived in the supposed haunted mansion, the freak that was supposed to be dead. Though the freak hadnt been part of his original plan to get Sage, Jim had fit him and his mansion into the equation.
It would make the experience that much more entertaining.
Now August, Sage could relax and stay at her official second home, the mansion, considering she had moved half of her wardrobe into the retreat.
During the past few years, her and Edward had grown accustomed to each other and had become good friends.
Laughs and smiles were shared commonly, but serious co
DBSK Fanfiction 15 FINAL SEVEN YEARS LATER ^_^DBSK Fanfiction 15 FINAL7 years ago in Fan Fiction More Like This
"Jaemin ah," Ji Woo pointed to a stack of papers. "Please, check those over." He began walking away, when he suddenly stopped. "Oh! And you got a package."
Jaemin looked up. She never got a package. "One sec, I'll look at it later," she told him, and he began to pace once again.
Jaemin rushed to the bathroom. She had to go pee really badly. Then she went to the mirror. She'd changed quite a bit. Her hair was shorter, and she'd long forgotten about Jaejoong. She'd had a couple of boyfriends, but none of them made her feel like she did when she was with Jaejoong.
Jaemin quickly went out of the bathroom and found the package in her cubicle. She opened it slowly. Inside was a black box. Jaemin squinted at it. It looked awfully familiar.
She pried open the lid. Inside there was a note. Jaemin opened it. A purple heart necklace fell from the note.
Did you miss me?
Mary BoleynI may as well have no will.Mary Boleyn6 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
It is cruel of God to give women volition,
for our entire lives we strangle it,
choke it back,
wish it to forget everything it wants to say.
God should have muted us,
made us pretty dolls with painted mouths
that never open,
wrapped in velvet and silk,
for I will die of blood loss
from biting my tongue
against this need to express want.
God should have smothered our desire,
for I cannot murder it with my own hands.
Let me return to Hever, to my bastard children,
so we can walk through gardens
of foxgloves, honeysuckle,
and ride our horses
with no destinations.
Let me lead my quiet life in Rochford
with my third attempt at love,
away from my brother the sodomite,
my uncle Lucifer, and my sister
whose only future is the scaffold.
DBSK Fanfiction Chapter 14 Auntie cried nonstop that week.DBSK Fanfiction Chapter 147 years ago in Fan Fiction More Like This
So did Jaemin. Not only was Jaejoong leaving in two days, but her brother was dead. It was as if Jaemin was put in one of those dramas she watched. And Soo Young seemed to be pretty distant too. Jaemin was depressed.
She decided to walk home with Soo Young that day. She went to the photography room and peeked in. She saw Soo Young developing a picture. And Jaemin stared. And gaped.
"SOO YOUNG!" Jaemin yelled so loud Soo Young covered her ears. She looked behind her and saw Jaemin standing there.
"Jaemin!" she said, startled. She covered the picture. "I-It isn't what it looks like- really it isn't! Jaemin-"
"Save it," Jaemin said, snatching the picture. She stared at it. Tears filled her eyes. She looked up at Soo Young with hatred. "How could you?"
The picture was of Jaemin and Jaejoong hugging and kissing. She had another picture, with Jaemin's face scratched up.
DBSK Fanfiction Chapter seven "She broke a couple of bones, not a lot," the doctor told him. "I suggest you let her stay at home for a few weeks. Then it won't be so bad."DBSK Fanfiction Chapter seven7 years ago in Fan Fiction More Like This
"Got it," Jaejoong said, although he was a million worlds away.
"What happened, anyway? Did she fall down a flight of stairs or something? Because she's injured pretty badly."
"Some girls at school ganged up on her," Jaejoong replied, scratching his head. "She was bleeding a lot when I found her."
"Ah. The world's a dangerous place now-a-days," the doctor said, shaking his head. Jaejoong couldn't help but nod. "Are you two dating?" the doctor suddenly asked.
Jaejoong turned red. "N-no way! We're cousins," he explained quickly. "She's pretty and all but you know, we're related..."
"Oh. You two would make a good couple," the doctor said, smiling. She excused herself and went back into Jaemin's room.
We make a good couple? Jaejoong said to himself. Huh...
DBSK Fanfiction chapter four "Jaemin! We're leaving," Auntie yelled. Jaemin frowned. They had to leave already? She had just started getting to know Jaejoong better.DBSK Fanfiction chapter four7 years ago in Fan Fiction More Like This
"I have to go now," Jaemin said, apologetically. "I'll see you around... I guess. If you aren't on tour." She stifled a laugh.
Jaejoong stood up, too. "Auntie didn't tell you? I'm going to live at your house for now." He chuckled. "I can't believe she didn't tell you."
Jaemin was ready to drop dead. She was going to kill Auntie when they got home. Jaejoong was going to see all the posters tacked up on her wall!! Nooo it's the end of the world as we know it! Jaemin screamed in her head, following Jaejoong out to the car.
Ji Hoon kept bursting out, laughing in the car, and Jaemin had to punch him to shut him up. Jaejoong raised his eyebrows every time.
"Umma," Jaemin said, as Auntie was driving. "Where's Jaejoong Oppa going to sleep? In my room, the living room, or in Ji Hoon Oppa's
DBSK Fanfiction Chapter nine "Jaemin! You're home!" Auntie hugged Jaemin very gently. "Oh Jaemin, I was so worried about you!"DBSK Fanfiction Chapter nine7 years ago in Fan Fiction More Like This
"It's okay, Umma," Jaemin reassured her. "I'm fine. Don't worry."
"I'm going upstairs," Ji Hoon suddenly said, taking off his shoes and walking upstairs. "You should be more cautious, Jaemin."
Jaemin smiled and nodded before he finally dissapeared. "I'm going, too," she said, walking. "Jaejoong Oppa, are you coming?"
"Sure," Jaejoong replied,following her upstairs. "Good night, Auntie," he said, smiling at the old woman.
Auntie smiled back. "Good night, Jaejoong."
"So," Jaejoong said as Jaemin closed the door. "You don't seem so tired. How are you feeling? Pain? Tiredness?"
"I feel fine," Jaemin said. She lied down on her bed. "But it hurts a lot to walk and stuff. I'm healing fast."
"Ah," Jaejoong replied. "The doctor told me something funny today. Well, it was kind of disturbing bu
Unrequited Love Pt3"Damn I never get to finish that dream," Changmin said under his breath. "Where is everyone?"Unrequited Love Pt38 years ago in Fan Fiction More Like This
"They went and got something to eat," Yunho replied. "They should be back any minute. Well we should get dressed."
"Yeah you're right," said Changmin taking off his shirt.
Yunho and Changmin started getting ready as everyone else came back from lunch. When Jaejoong came into the room he had to avert his eyes because he knew that if he kept looking at Changmin he'd end up saluting to his love. That would make for some awkward changing.
Jaejoong went into the corner and focused only on changing. He could hear everyone else joking around as they changed and he had to try his best not to turn around. He even had to push the sound of Changmin's voice out of his mind so he wouldn't become aroused.
Changmin looked over at Jaejoong remembering the dream he had not five minutes ago. He pulled
Chasing the DreamThe castle is built by hand now, not stitched together from a witch's scraps and fancies. The towers and ramparts thrust straight into the sky, proud as mighty oaks, not skewed crazily about like disarrayed stalks in a trampled wheat field. Lush green lawns blot out the scar where Haggard's old fortress stood, if there ever was a scar -- I can no longer remember. Banners snap and flare, windows glow with firelight, and despite towering over the countryside the castle has a comforting, lived-in look that welcomes all who would approach it.Chasing the Dream8 years ago in Fan Fiction More Like This
I turn my back to it and spur my mount in the opposite direction. It's not home. It never will be. The corridors of my father's bewitched castle were ever dark and cold, but every stone and step were familiar, even welcome. This is a pleasant-enough substitute, but that's all it will ever be -- a substitute.
This isn't how it should have been. Heroes should be able to write their own endings -- they seem adept enough at writing everyone elses, be they
Shadow of faded love- Къде си?Shadow of faded love5 years ago in Emotional More Like This
- Точно тук. - гласът му, мек и нежен, достигна до мен от терасата.
Облегнах се на касата на вратата и просто попивах този момент с очи.
Той седеше на парапета замислен.
ErosI burn. Sand under my feet, stones, dust, horizon. AEros7 years ago in Fan Fiction More Like This
way across a burning desert. Faster, further. Before the light chars me. Midday
sun on the swells, splinters on burning oil. Apokalypse on my back. Faster,
further. Everything burns, keen heat, blazing sun. Horizon blurs with the sweat
in my eyes. The muffled syntony of my paces, monotone, rhythmic, the sound of my
heart. Im on the road between shore and surge. Faster, faster. Youre
behind me, I can almost feel you in my neck. Shiver, heat, burning asphalt.
You dont know why I am faster.
I cannot bear the heat. Midday sun on my shoulders. I speed across the sand. Can
you still see me? Im one with the wind, blue, the sea, yellow, the sand,
black, rocks, white, the light. As if I didnt exist. Faster. Fire. Youre
behind me. Hot, so hot.. Can you see me? The midday sun in your eyes. You burn
You dont know why I am faster.
Dont look at me. Dont go away. I am cliven to the very