Red as Blood - O2:Ch7He was building a sand castle. The foundations were ready, but the towers kept falling apart under his clumsy fingers, irritating him. He heard laughter. A girl was kneeling on the other side of his fortress, her smile so full of joy that it almost seemed she was glowing from within.
"Here, let us help you," she giggled and turned to the castle. She left something beside it that caught his attention, nearly shapeless, iridescent and sparkling. It slowly started climbing the fortress walls, growing tentacle-like limbs.
"Hey, what's this, umů"
"Lyssie. I'm Lyssie. And this is my pet. He likes you." He couldn't take his eyes off the creature as it climbed onto his hand. It felt cool and slithery.
The waves of the ocean were gently sweeping across the sand. "Would you like me to tell you a story?" He looked at the girl for a moment, then her pet caught his attention again. "Sure, why not."
"Long ago, before time was counted and history remembered, there was a star shower. Magnifi
SWSIP: See the PotentialSWSIP: See the Potential2 years ago in Flash Fiction & Vignettes More Like This
"Nice city. It'll make lovely ruins."
Feature ChallengeHey guys!Feature Challenge1 year ago in Art Features More Like This
So the voting period of the Musically Inspired T-Shirt Design Challenge has officially started and there's still only two options in the browse engine - Newest and Popular. So if you don't have many watchers and you haven't submitted your entry in the last minute it's hard to get through no matter how good your idea might be.
Getting down to business:
I hereby challenge all of you artists on dA to not only vote for your favourite entries, but to feature them as well!
This is basically about you lending the votes of your watchers to other artists whose ideas you've liked. Simply writing a journal featuring a certain amount of designs before the voting period ends (better sooner than later). It could be a feature of friends' / watchers' designs, by theme or style or even better - as random as you can make it!
Vote! Feature! Spread the word! Go wild!!!
Now seriously, you know just as w
Sweet dreams, dreamerClose your eyes and let me take you far awaySweet dreams, dreamer10 months ago in Concrete Poetry More Like This
To the ocean on a distant sunny day
Let your dreams be carved in sand and come alive
For as much as men fall down they want to fly
And it matters not that none of it is real
And that real adventures don’t have happy endings
For as long as they are fools enough to dream
Life might come to be as they want it to seem
But it’s late now and no matter how you try
The waves will ruin every castle made of sand
And in the end you’ll have to tell your dreams goodbye
Let GoMama clung to lightning, got burned.Let Go2 years ago in Flash Fiction & Vignettes More Like This
Blaze of GloryHer life shone brightest before ending.Blaze of Glory2 years ago in Flash Fiction & Vignettes More Like This
The QuestionWhen he asks, please say no.The Question2 years ago in Flash Fiction & Vignettes More Like This
Six- My eyes are OpenEyes Open Wide.Six- My eyes are Open2 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
Blood Runs Cold.
The Hilltop HouseThere is a house up on the hillThe Hilltop House2 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
Hidden in the trees and ivy
A keepsake for someone long lost
I love to spend my time up there
I walk the garden paths alone
And search for secrets yet untold
And when the moon is full and bright
At night the memories return
To haunt the empty house once more
Behind the books, a silver key
I found one afternoon, surprised
To never have seen it before
A key to a most curious find
A box of wood, carefully hidden
Deep in the shadows of the attic
Inside the box, some letters and a diary
A cage for thoughts and feelings left untold
The pages of a story with sad ending
He'd been the friend who knows it all
The one to count on and to trust
The shoulder she would come to cry on
Since childhood had it been like that
He'd known her and despite her faults
He'd always stayed there by her side
But down inside he'd wanted more
He couldn't stand a day without her
The air he breathed seemed less important
He'd follow her to eternity's end
Six Word Story - Roads Less TravelledThey need heroes.Six Word Story - Roads Less Travelled2 years ago in Flash Fiction & Vignettes More Like This
They need me.
Break the CrownForced to kneel, forced to rule.Break the Crown2 years ago in Flash Fiction & Vignettes More Like This
Rhetorical WhysSpare me more pain. Don't answer.Rhetorical Whys2 years ago in Flash Fiction & Vignettes More Like This
TTAWU11T6: Fortune Cookies NotesGreat power can lie in the smallest of things.TTAWU11T6: Fortune Cookies Notes1 year ago in Flash Fiction & Vignettes More Like This
The path to the others is the path to oneself.
The story of one's future is written in the past.
The race of life is one with a predefined ending.
A labyrinth of secrets is one without an exit.
Illusions eventually ensnare the illusionist.
Remember yesterday, live today, dream tomorrow.
Nightmares last longer than dreamcatchers.
You can't have a shadow if you're hiding in one.
Truth is in the eye of the beholder.
A smile is the cheapest ticket to the world.
It matters not how many times you fall,
but how many times you stand up.
Even in the biggest loss there is a small victory.
If you can't find a way out, make one.
A flight of imagination can take you farther than any other.
Member Features - Week 1Hello deviants!Member Features - Week 11 year ago in Personal More Like This
Can you believe we've already got 106 members?!
So, it's Friday and, as promised in this journal, we're starting Member Features! (Which seems natural enough considering the purposes of the group. ) And this week I'll introduce to you...:
The first Feature-Challengers
(aka the people who participated in my original Feature Challenge, which is the reason we're all here)
Lady Georgie by =Spellprints the lute player by =Spellprints