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 Potential3 years ago in Flash Fiction & Vignettes More Like This
"Nice city. It'll make lovely ruins."
Feature ChallengeHey guys!Feature Challenge2 years 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
Let GoMama clung to lightning, got burned.Let Go3 years ago in Flash Fiction & Vignettes More Like This
Writer's OathAs a writer, I swear on my word and my honor to do my best,Writer's Oath2 years ago in Philosophical More Like This
To always strive for the unobtainable;
To not only reach for, but to walk among the stars;
To never lose the awe and wonderment of life,
And to see the world, if only for a moment, with the simple faith and wonder of a child;
To kindle the flame of imagination within the hearts of all whom I come into contact with;
To never scoff at the whimsical;
To keep a hearty belief in dragons and fairies burning strong in my heart;
To believe that giants can be slain, and evils vanquished;
To not merely search for a hero in dark times, but to seek to be one;
To look ever to my friends for inspiration, and also to seek to be that inspiring light;
To remember that the darkest hour of night is when the promise of coming dawn is the brightest;
To stand up for truth and right, regarding not the opposition;
To be ever open to new possibilities,
And yet to always say what must be said in the way it ought to be said;
To remember that the pen is
Blaze of GloryHer life shone brightest before ending.Blaze of Glory3 years ago in Flash Fiction & Vignettes More Like This
Break the CrownForced to kneel, forced to rule.Break the Crown3 years ago in Flash Fiction & Vignettes More Like This
sws: SunOwlcurving, verdant, brilliantsws: SunOwl3 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
creator of perfection
You Sure?"THAT'S success?"You Sure?3 years ago in Flash Fiction & Vignettes More Like This
"I call him Frankenstein!"
The QuestionWhen he asks, please say no.The Question3 years ago in Flash Fiction & Vignettes More Like This
Doppelganger PromptSomewhere out there: a productive me.Doppelganger Prompt3 years ago in Flash Fiction & Vignettes More Like This
Member Features - Week 1Hello deviants!Member Features - Week 12 years 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
Carpe DiemHer life transformed in one tomorrow.Carpe Diem3 years ago in Flash Fiction & Vignettes More Like This
Sweet dreams, dreamerClose your eyes and let me take you far awaySweet dreams, dreamer2 years 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
Six Word Story - Roads Less TravelledThey need heroes.Six Word Story - Roads Less Travelled3 years ago in Flash Fiction & Vignettes More Like This
They need me.