Paint my OC...winnersAnd here are hardly expected winners from our Paint my OC contest (official contest article). There are 6 winners from two categories, so that means there are twice 1st, 2nd and 3rd place. Each winner will get many awesome prizes. There were so many amazing entries that it was really hard to choose winners (winners were chosen by me and my sister). Semi-finalists you were able to see in this journal. All other amazing entries you can check on buttons below of this journal.
Here is the list of judges who selected 10 semi-finalists from each category. All semi-finalists you can check in this article.
I think you left a piece of you in me.This tangled mess you call a heart,I think you left a piece of you in me.3 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
daisy veins & sin;
She's bringing me down.
& you were merely shivering
pressing winter bones
against my sun-stricken mouth,
darkness searching for a home
buried in my lungs.
You whispered breathe me
lovely in the inhale/exhale
of carbon dioxide suicide.
She speaks only of you now,
lonely & mourning beats-
Crack open this damn ribcage;
Lament of an AtheistI cut candles straight down their waxy centerLament of an Atheist4 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
just by looking into the flame. Slick peels of
honeycomb melt into my palm and blister skin.
Then the world ricochets forward.
I plummet back into my body and there's
a thick distortion in audio. A constant pulse at
the back of my eyes, tuned to the rhythm of your
heartbeat. I look for traces of you, but,
God, you're lost.
Leaves fall as paper lanterns from wooden fingers.
Spiraling upwards on the breath of cosmos, back
to Heaven, lit like the sun on a marvelous azure
backdrop. I needed your wisdom, but all is gone.
Christ, you're dead.
Atheists are not meant to love. Realists are not
meant for passion. Idealists are the dreamers
of their own demise; only they can make it
A man once told me that the astute make terrible
lovers, but I'll fight that to the bitter end. Maybe
the irrational are so hopeful in their wafts of
hallucination they cannot come to mindful conclusions
of their forsaken love.
There's a poet under my skin, itching
An Apple A Day - A Myria LeJean Discworld FanficAn Apple A Day - A Myria LeJean Discworld Fanfic3 years ago in Humor More Like This
The rights to The Discworld and its characters created by Terry Pratchett are owned by Terry Pratchett and his publishers. All copyrights associated with the Discworld belong to them. Only the ideas and original characters in this work of fan fiction are my property. No profit is being derived from this story. Seriously guys, Pratchett is a genius. Go out and buy his books. Pratchett will thank you and so will I.
"Myria are you trying to paint again?"
Myria quickly stepped away from the canvas she had purchased that day. Nearby on the white tabletop sat a single apple, the epitome of appleness. It was red, yes it was. And shiny. There was even a bit of stem with a single green leaf sticking off of it. If one had to look at something and say "hey, now THAT is an apple," this would be it. It practically screamed "Paint me! I am Apple! Hear me er make whatever sound an apple would make."
Myria crossed her arms and dipped her head, leaving a red streak on her blouse in t
CanadaxReaderFast forward: Part oneCanadaxReaderCanadaxReaderFast forward: Part one3 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
Fast forward: Part one
You glared at the text book in front of you, rubbing your tired eyes. Why was learning history so hard sometimes? It was like the authors wanted you to die of boredom before you got past the first chapter. And of course, the subject you had picked was the worst of any type of history.
Revolutions. Sure they were necessary in some ways, but seriously, there was only so much one person could read before they found themselves drooling on the book, fast asleep.
You rubbed your eyes again as the words blurred on the page. Glancing at your watch you cursed. Five minutes until the public library closed. Getting up, you stretched and sighed. Putting the books back, you walked past the head librarian and outside.
A cold wind whipped through the air, messing your hair and making your shiver. Why was is so windy on a spring day? You blinked and stopped in your tracks, turning in a slow circle.
There was no one on the stre
EnglandxReader~Finding Face~Ch 4Finding Face~Ch 4~EnglandxReader~Finding Face~Ch 43 years ago in Romance More Like This
How could you be so stupid, ___________?! you shouted in your head as Roderich, Vash, and their companions led you to the Edelstein Castle.
You wished you could have asked Arthur about what Roderich at least looked like before getting tied up by a crazy trail-blazing goon and riding blindly into the Thursaunia borders. Speaking of Arthur, you were wondering how he was doing
That's fantastic. Logan's taking a short break. Now's my chance!
Arthur struggled and pulled out a small blade from the back of his glove. He had been slowly chiseling away at his ropes, but kept just enough of it on so that he would appear to be tied. Just a little more, and he would be free.
Farewell, Logan! Arthur laughed in his head and began to cut furiously at the ropes.
Just as he finished that thought, he saw his wild younger brother appear from out of the bushes.
"Ta ta, Logan!" Arthur laughed and leaped onto his
Sleep Tight: PrologueSleep Tight: Prologue3 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
The night was calm, the air cold and crisp. The stars shone brightly, piercing through the veil of black sky, fighting against one another to have their light to be seen the best. They flickered and twinkled as they laughed at and with one another, filling the universe with a celestial mirth.
They were laughing away their troubles.
For, that night, yet another star had been extinguished. Yet another golden planet. With them, another galaxy.
But all of this went unknown to the inhabitants of this little green and blue planet, a safe haven that was, at the time, not found on any maps of the cosmos. Our planet, whose atmosphere the remaining childlike stars were trying to project their light into.
A peaceful planet where no evil was known.
But that would change on this fateful night.
Winter held the Earth close this night long ago, smothering it in its thick, caring embrace. It permeated everything, wanting to follow the critters and people into their homes as a guest, a family mem
TurkeyxReader~The Legend of Citaqua~Ch 7~The Legend Of Citaqua~Ch 7TurkeyxReader~The Legend of Citaqua~Ch 73 years ago in Romance More Like This
As hinted by Neoklis, the captain of the Pinta was a laidback individual. It wasn't his appearance; it was the air he gave off. It was subtle, but you could tell he was relaxed just by being around him. Still, there was something else about this olive-skinned, brown-haired captain that felt like there was something more that could have been said about him, something that definitely needed emphasis.
Never mind making assumptions right off the mark, you were an audience to the captain of this sandship, and regardless of what Neoklis had told you, sand rats were not forces to be reckoned with.
While Sadık's quarters were adorned with tapestries, weapons, and random assortments of decorations that proved to be of little life-sustaining worth, Antonio's quarters displayed icons of gold after gold. It was a beautiful color, but in the middle of the water-deprived lands of Arbren, such a precious metal was only useful in the form of a cup or bowl
Denmark x Reader x Scotland ~The Halo Effect~ 2~The Halo Effect~ 2Denmark x Reader x Scotland ~The Halo Effect~ 23 years ago in Romance More Like This
Thank goodness your job had such flexible hours. Had your job been anything else, you would have had to run around in circles calling up what’s-her-face or who’s-his-name to give you a ride to the main city. Today, however, was a leisure day. You had the entire day to yourself; you could do whatever you so pleased.
It wasn’t like hanging around Mathias’ apartment was interesting. There wasn’t anything for you to do since he was usually gone, and everything was already so clean. At least you wouldn’t have to worry about picking up after him like an official housewife—not that the two of you were married, of course.
I guess I should go grab his car, then, you thought and went to put on your shoes.
The route to Allistor’s bar was about a thirty-minute walk; it wasn’t far to get to, but if someone was drunk, there was no guarantee that he—or she—would be able to get home safely. As a result, you al
Awesome secrets Norway endingAwesome secretsAwesome secrets Norway ending3 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
"(Name).....(name)...." Someone was whispering in your ear. You felt someone poking your side.
"Five more minutes" you said as you turned on your side. The poking continued. When that didn't work you heard a sigh. Then you were being tickled.
"No hahaha.....stop" you said as you were trying to stop your attacker. You grabbed them by the wrist. You then realized it was just Norway.
"What was that for?" You asked as you held onto him.
"You weren't waking up" he said with a shrug. You only rolled your eyes to his response.
"Well I'm up now" you said with a cocky grin as your (e/c) eyes met Norway's. you then realized you were staring at him so you turned away as your face turned red. You decide now would be a good time to get some food (you were starving) so you got up to go to the kitchen whenNorway then grabbed your arm.
"(Name)...." You looked toward him wondering what he was going to say next.
Wait a sec. Did you just see him blush?
"Yes?...." You said tr
EnglandxReader~Finding Face~Ch 1Finding Face~Ch 1~EnglandxReader~Finding Face~Ch 13 years ago in Romance More Like This
"Stop, thief!" a soldier yelled as you ran past the commoners knocking baskets and people out of the way as you struggled to maintain your distance.
Like hell, I'll stop! you screamed inside your head.
You were trying to make it to the end of the marketplace. That's where you would lose them because the alleys were so tight and the branches so numerous that the soldiers were sure to be confounded.
Sure enough, you slipped past a booth and turned a sharp corner pressing yourself against some boxes. You began to snicker once you saw the soldiers continue running down the alley. With your getaway as smooth as you had expected, you shined your apple and bit into it as you walked away from the scene.
You hadn't even taken your second bite when a foot tripped you as you were exiting the dark alley.
"Shit!" you cried out as you stumbled to the ground dropping your apple.
"Stealing again, ___________?" an all-too familiar voice observed.
"Dammit, Artie!" you spat some
Hong KongxReader~Snake Eyes Olivine~PrefaceSnake Eyes Olivine ~Preface~Hong KongxReader~Snake Eyes Olivine~Preface3 years ago in Romance More Like This
The rain was falling hard on his skin drenching him to the bones and filling his eardrums with the static sound of pitter-pattering against the cold concrete.
There's still time he thought hastily. If only he hadn't made such a stupid decision back there.
He had changed. She had changed him. And now...there was no turning back.
But, dammit it all, if his body didn't ache like hell! Red-hot needles and fiery waves bubbled up from underneath his skin and pulsated with an unbearable pain that shot out through his legs up to his shoulders. Cautiously, he ran his hand down to his side. It was wet like the rain, but it was warm like his spirit...like a candle whose light would flicker at its brightest just before going out.
He was bleeding.
He was dying.
Hitman!PrussiaxReader ~The Underground Truth~ Ch10The Underground Truth Ch 10Hitman!PrussiaxReader ~The Underground Truth~ Ch103 years ago in Romance More Like This
"Here it is: the Beilschmidt Ruby."
"I knew you could get it back, __________!" Grandpa Rome squeezed you in his muscular arms causing you to squeak as the air rushed out of your lungs.
"So, about the Vargas Topaz and Braginski Sapphire " you hinted once Grandpa Rome let go.
"Ah, sì! I was getting to that!" Grandpa Rome beckoned with his finger so you could walk with him. "Follow me."
Grandpa Rome led you outside to the courtyard that was filled with marble columns similar to ancient Roman architecture. There was a long pool in between two rows of columns with little fountains shooting water continuously. At the far end of the pool was a statue of a woman holding a pot over her right shoulder with water gushing out of it.
"Here we are," Grandpa Rome gestured towards the statue of the woman. "The Vargas Topaz is right here." You looked around to see any possible glimmers of golden yellow, but the only thing you saw was a marble statue.
TurkeyxReader~The Legend of Citaqua~Ch 5The Legend of Citaqua~Ch 5~TurkeyxReader~The Legend of Citaqua~Ch 53 years ago in Romance More Like This
Another day, and another hour of astronomical studies you thought while you adjusted some instruments for Tunç.
"Could you please hand me that compass over there, ____________?" your tutor asked pointing to a needle compass in the corner.
"Sure, thing, Tunç," you said and handed him the navigation device. While it wasn't the most glamorous thing to work for the younger brother of the leader of the sand rats, you were allowed to take off your collar since he was worried that the chain might get in the way of the equipment. Also, it meant you didn't have to work outside in the sun like the rest of the sand rats did, or down below the deck with the strange smells like Heracles and Gupta did.
Today was going to be interesting. After you finished up your studies, and it was cool enough, Sadık had said he was going to tell you everything, but until then, you had to attend to your duties aboard the Aral.
"Our next destination is Issao,"
Thailand x Reader ~The Simple Things~~The Simple Things~Thailand x Reader ~The Simple Things~3 years ago in Romance More Like This
It was the simple things in life that kept your relationship together, not the gifts or the flowers or the promises of lavish gifts and treating one another out. There was nothing that needed to be touched on. Interestingly enough, knowing that someone would present you a gift made you feel bashful, embarrassed, like you had to owe that person another time and make your gift five times better. Such things troubled you.
It was the little things in your relationship that kept the conversations going: talking about the weather or that interesting tidbit you picked up somewhere along the course of your day. A smile exchanged, a kiss given and received, a short yet memorable embrace that told the two of you that you would eventually see each other again; whether it was in a few hours, the next day, or even a week after getting sick, knowing that there was always the word, “eventually,” got your spirits up.
It was the subtle things like his golden eyes, the wa
Denmark x Reader x Scotland ~The Halo Effect~ 5~The Halo Effect~ 5Denmark x Reader x Scotland ~The Halo Effect~ 53 years ago in Romance More Like This
When you woke up, the first thing you noticed was the smell. This wasn’t your home. Heck, it wasn’t even your car. Where was the familiar smell of sharp cologne and fresh-baked bread?
Crap, my head… you groaned and rubbed your temples. Everywhere hurt. Your breath tasted absolutely foul, it was dark, and— What in the world were you wearing?
These weren’t your clothes. Instead of the light jacket and jeans you were wearing from last night, your body was covered with a dress shirt much too large for your body. It might have even doubled up as a dress. And when you pressed your nose to the fabric…
It has the same smell as him… you thought, your eyelids growing heavy with the familiar scent.
You clutched the shirt close to your chest. It wasn’t too often when Allistor would show this side of him. More than anyone, you knew he preferred not to have company. Perhaps tha
Hitman!PrussiaxReader ~The Underground Truth~ Ch 7The Underground Truth Ch 7Hitman!PrussiaxReader ~The Underground Truth~ Ch 73 years ago in Romance More Like This
--Gilbert's POV from where his story left off--
The Jones Ranch was even farther than the Kirkland Manor taking at least five hours by horseback. Luckily for the Bad Touch Trio, Alfred and Mathew were coming to themin a manner of practicing their sense of directionso all the professional squad had to do was wait. And what a wait it was.
Gilbert threw down the knife he was spinning. "Those two are late! What's taking them so God-damn long?!"
Antonio tried to settle his friend down. "Easy there, Gilbert. They should be here any minute now."
"Uh actually " a quiet voice called from behind the trio causing the three of them to jump. "I've been here for quite some time, but none of you guys were paying any attention to me."
A young boy no older than fifteen was fidgeting in place. He wore a pair of spectacles over his sky-blue eyes. He had wavy dark blondish brown hair and a curled kink sticking out at the top of his head.
Bulgaria x Reader ~Isobaric~~Isobaric~Bulgaria x Reader ~Isobaric~3 years ago in Romance More Like This
Vladimir’s legs were dangling in front of you. He had a knack for knowing when something was troubling your mind, but instead of going with the normal friendship process of asking you how he could help you, he continued to pester you.
“Come on, _____________,” he grinned. “Say it!”
“No,” you pouted.
“Say it…” he urged.
“Not going to.”
“You know you want to,” your friend said in a singsong voice.
“Vlad, have you been picking up cues from the Magic Club?” you groaned. “It’s bad enough when I’ve got just you noticing these things, but Lukas and Arthur are two completely different cases.”
“What’s this about the Magic Trio now?” a familiar, friendly voice said from behind.
“Dimitar!*” you gasped.
“Hi, Dimitar,” Vladimir beamed completely unwary of your flustered state.
Your friend looked bemused and curious. “Are
Sleep Tight: Chapter 2Sleep Tight: Chapter 23 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
The girl sat on the branch of a tree, her legs dangling over the side. The branches of other trees hid her well, permitting her to see all, but none able to see her in return. Not even the prying eyes of moonbeams could find her.
Her hands were resting gently on her lap. Loosely held in them was a beautiful flute unlike any other.
She truly loved the instrument. The way the thin layer of diamond surrounding the pure white ivory captured the light. The slight engravings of leafy branches that found their way across its length. The way it sounded, the calm it provided to her as she played it. It seemed to be alive, to connect to the deepest, most intimate parts of her soul, as if a piece of her lived in it. Its songs were her soul’s songs, its notes those of her inner self.
But where it came from, she did not know.
One Winter night, much like the one she sat in now, she had awoken in the middle of a forest, sprawled out on its floor, her head half-buried into the thick layer of sno
Germany x Reader ~The Weight of Porcelain~ 9-Part 9-Germany x Reader ~The Weight of Porcelain~ 93 years ago in Romance More Like This
"I hate you!" you screamed. "I hate you! I hate you! I hate you!"
Gilbert didn't say anything as two men pried you away from him and moved you to a different rectangular-shaped van. Through your screams and sniffles, you could hear a different man in a white coat talking to the person who had betrayed you and his brother.
"Even though you've brought her to us, you still know that you were just as responsible for this, correct?" he said to Gilbert.
"Yes," Gilbert nodded. From the look in his eyes, it looked like he had thought this through and through for a long time.
"Let me go!" you shouted and attempted to squirm away despite your fruitless efforts.
"Feisty little thing for an experiment, isn't she?" one of the men growled as they swung open the door to the vehicle and placed you inside a chair. When you were secured, they grabbed a pair of belts and strapped you down by your arms and legs.
"Ludwig, help me!" you cried.
"There's no point in screaming, ___________," the other
Hitman!PrussiaxReader ~The Underground Truth~ Ch13The Underground Truth Ch 13Hitman!PrussiaxReader ~The Underground Truth~ Ch133 years ago in Romance More Like This
You coughed up blood from your internal injury. Taking out the knife wouldn't do any good; it would only make you bleed faster.
"Allistor " You fell to the ground and began to feel cold and faint. You were beginning to piece things together. "Why? Why did you steal the Braginski Sapphire?"
Allistor kneeled beside you and swept back your hair revealing the three lightless gemstones granted to you by three of the main families in [country name]. Yanking the knife out of you, he cut off your braid in the same fashion Gilbert once did to the Beilschmidt Ruby.
"No! Gaarrrkggh!" You were starting to lose blood at a rapid pace. If this kept up, you were going to die.
"You could have been happy," Allistor said with a pained note in his voice. He held your limp head against his chest and caressed you. "We all could have been happy: you, me, me brothers "
You looked into Allistor's green eyes. He had a gentle smile as if telling you every
Hitman!PrussiaxReader ~The Underground Truth~ Ch14The Underground Truth Ch 14Hitman!PrussiaxReader ~The Underground Truth~ Ch143 years ago in Romance More Like This
Allistor held the Braginski Sapphire up to the graceful killer he loved so much.
__________ was beautiful. Her skin was cool to the touch; her expression was so peaceful. The sapphire's soft blue light illuminated her lifeless face. Allistor smiled.
Soon, he thought.
He brought his lips to hers and inhaled. Even in suspension she was beautiful.
Allistor grasped __________'s body and clutched her in his chest. He wanted to go back to the time when they were young, and she had smiled saying how much she loved his bright red hair, that it reminded her of the tomatoes she enjoyed eating so much. He wanted to go back to the time where they shared their first kiss, and how she had told him she was concerned about his health after she smelled the smoke and alcohol on him, but she kissed him back anyway.
He smiled sadly. After __________'s memories were erased by his family, he couldn't help but wallow in his loneliness that he felt after