SanctuaryThrough the thickly-wooded forest walked a young man. He was dressed in the plain garb of his city’s poorest inhabitants, but there was something different about this boy. He was finally going to be something more than a farmer, like his father.
For in his hands he carried a large stone. He could get so much money from it; it was a crystalline sapphire color and shone like the wings of an iridescent Morpho butterfly. It weighed at least ten pounds; the boy with the dirty brown hair was now struggling to carry it as he had already been walking for at least two miles. He couldn’t have ridden his horse out here at such a late hour, even in the dark. There was too great a risk of being followed.
He brought his light eyes down on the stone, which he smiled at gingerly. “This will solve all of our problems,” he whispered happily, cherishing the words that would change his unfortunate life. With a burst of adrenaline, he took s
A Contest And A Giveaway! What Could Be Better?THE CONTEST IS OFFICIALLY OVER!!!!! I'm going to judge all the entries and hopefully get them put out there tonight!!!A Contest And A Giveaway! What Could Be Better?2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Hello!!! I'm hosting a contest and a giveaway all in one!!!
If you love to draw or love to win points, carry on reading
I have two new oc's in my story The Perfect Storm. Your job? Simple! Draw them!
More feature and art prizes!!! :iconcannotevenplz:
Total prize count for the contest alone: 400 , llamas from 12 accounts, watches from 2 accounts, 16+ art prizes, an awesome Winner's Package, and 17 features!
You MUST draw both of these characters together or I will not accept your entry!!!
You don't have to draw a background, but if you do it will earn you a better score!
You must note me a lin
Dragon Keeper - Chapter 1Exceptionally ExtraordinaryDragon Keeper - Chapter 13 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Enter a world of dragons, fairies, and adventures!
There's only one way to learn something, and this is to be taught. Natasha is young, but she longs for adventure, and finding it in her home won't do. She gets the chance, however, to see the world at large. After a short while, her best friend Garnet suddenly leaves their home in the Diamond Stone Abbey, and Natasha is impelled by nature to follow, and it changes her life forever. Now, many things are taught to Natasha and Garnet as they find precious life that has long-since been supposedly gone forever. This life is gravely threatened, and its existence itself is hanging by a thread. But will it change Natasha's view on things, or will she stubbornly believe that all this sudden good luck is only a dream? Will she remain strong when new lives need her more than she knows?
The Perfect Storm - Chapter 1The Perfect Storm - Chapter 12 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
With a wild, alert look, the young boy standing on the wooden boardwalk promptly stepped forward, closer and closer to the unknown. He was alone now. His brother's sword was all he had left to his name, and he treasured it so greatly that he held it there with his left hand even as it rested in its sheath. The warm summer breeze played with his dark hair as he bit his lip in contemplation.
Before him were three great ships, all making port in the city he was forced to call home. The last one in the row he had his sights on; it was the cleanest, newest ship on the waters. With three tall masts and painted in purple and gold, it was all a boy ever hoped to sail on. The long, elegant letters painted on the side were intriguing to him. The Freeman. Smiling ever so slightly, he sauntered toward the ship that he hoped to captain one day. Then he snorted at his thoughts. "Captain," he murmured aloud. "Even Ja
Run: The Legend of Badjan Kholi - PrologueRun: The Legend of Badjan KholiRun: The Legend of Badjan Kholi - Prologue10 months ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
These words are penned in this slab of stone, for rock is a steady, trustworthy thing.
The day my heart tore in two, I was alone. I couldn’t understand how one that had been so close to me, so very close, could possibly do such a thing to me. But then, that was months before my heart broke, months before I died inside. For now my friend wanted, no, needed, my help again. What was I to do? Why was I worth trusting?
I often looked back and contemplated the actions that led me up to that moment when I had to make a decision. Such actions were never easy to take, and I realized now, years later, that I should have remained in my place, doing what I was meant to do all along. Then again, there was no one place to call my own, and I was never meant to do anything.
There was no one to speak of these things with as I reflected on them. I was brought into the world meant to be a failure, mea
Original Characters Contest! - OVERRESULTS ARE POSTED: http://thewritingdragon.deviantart.com/journal/Original-Characters-Contest-WINNERS-398071576Original Characters Contest! - OVER2 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Hey there! If you entered this contest, please allow time for judging and an update of the winners they will be posted in a separate journal. Please be sure to me and join Project-FeaturingYou if you haven't already!!!! These are required! Thank you for your entries; they were all beautiful!
Welcome, welcome! If you don't know me, I'm TWD. Writer, emoticonist, photographer, digital artist, beginner drawer, and specialist in everything crazy.
So here's a contest for y'all! I'll cut right to the chase...
Draw, paint, write about, or use another medium to represent any of my characters!
You can submit up to two entries, but they must be of two different characters, not the same one!
The GuitaristThe Guitarist1 year ago in Free Verse More Like This
It is a fragile line,
Held suspended by the air
As if a snowdrop,
Curling gently in its descent,
Never capturing the attention
It rightly deserves
Like a careful little finely-tuned melody
To the trained ear
His fingers have been tormented
But he cannot simply stop.
The point of no return
Is a much more dangerous place
Than they let on
He plays because he must,
And in that string,
In that note,
There is his meaning of life.
Glisten like a snowdrop,
Glide like an albatross over the sea
Perhaps today it will make a difference.
They drop pennies in the hat at his feet.
charlotte.Charlotte’s real beautifulcharlotte.9 months ago in Free Verse More Like This
This time of year
Not just the city
But the girl
The rain washes
Muted colors from
In that tangible form
We all know so well
She cuts her hair shoulder length
And dyes it a fiery hue
Sitting at her street corner
Seeing the wind blow
Well Charlotte’s a girl
Who’s grown a bitter smile
She’s seen enough of the world to know
That the greener grass, the better
And storm clouds in the weather
Keep her dangling like a little puppet show
Charlotte’s got a breezy day
She sits and wonders how to say
That you’re better off in Charlotte all alone
Carolina’s seen better mornings
Than this one
But the falling of leaves
Is like a passing of sighs
Charlotte, in her corner of the world
Fills the air with sweet songs about the stars
That she sees when Charlotte’s skies grown dim
The monotone, colorless landscape
Heavily gives way under her
Nobody’s ever seen nothin’