Insidious 2 ContestInsidious
Perhaps you're walking down a dark hallway or climbing a creaky old staircase and you can't help but feel something unpleasant or dangerous happening. Your imagination starts to run wild… but what is it?
Your challenge is to depict a shadowy twist to a "normal" daily experience showing that danger is always closer than expected: an everyday ac
my hair is growing longthank god for x-acto knives andmy hair is growing long2 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
marking pins and heroine
addicts and you.
thank god for good music.
and thanksgiving meals and
grandmas and spanish teachers that
actually care about you.
thank god for
quizbowl teams and gay sponsors and
that give you strength even while
thank god for sandwiches and mothers and
thank god for blue gatorade and
little girls’ dreams and
leather ballet shoes.
thank god for hair bows and tutus and
a stage made up of glass.
thank god for hamstrings and
thank god for dazy
and little lion manes.
thank god for big paws and
wasp stings and
thank god for sally.
thank god for self-destruction.
and thank god for signs.
thank god for twin sisters and
best friends and
conjoined hips and most of all:
thank god for support.
thank god for love and
care and tragedy
and train tracks lit up in the dark
Six Word Story: Can you spell Appear?What happens when you aren't there?Six Word Story: Can you spell Appear?1 year ago in Philosophical More Like This
I hate you worldI always thought I was a decent person thinking that if I act good live good then I willI hate you world2 years ago in Emotional More Like This
be protected from misfortunes, then one day I realized there are still people out there
willing to take things away from others for their own good then they just get away with
it, it's like they feel privileged to take advantages of people who wants to give trust to
the world, these shitty people took advantage of me and it shook my world apart, it's not
because I am at a loss or because I question why I am the victim, because there are people
who suffers much more out there to an extreme I cannot imagine, it's not a game of who has
it worse, but because I will never be able to bring justice to these people and they just
get away with it and they live their life enjoying the way it is and never turn back,
never regret about it, it made me sick to the stomach but it's not like I haven't before,
it just makes me think knowing that among genuinely good people there are these wrongdoers
hiding under th
Official FFM Prompt Bank 2012Flash Fiction Month is back again, and we need your help.Official FFM Prompt Bank 20123 years ago in Editorial More Like This
Our menagerie of mischievous monkeys has escaped, taking with them the last few vials of distilled imagination that we had saved from last year. Without them, there can be no original stories during Flash Fiction Month 2012.
What does this mean for you? Only your original, non-copyright infringing prompts can fuel the magic needed to create thirty-one original stories.
Just like in previous years, the best prompts will be featured, with credit, to motivate all your fellow Flash Fiction Month 2012 participants. So leave your wittiest, wackiest and wildest ideas in the comments below.
Be careful, it's a zoo out there.
Retreat Within..Time to close down the circus, time to close down the tents. The show is over, that's all folks, I hope youRetreat Within..2 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
got your monies worth.
The acts have all seceded, retreating to their darkness as the people that gave them light have gone home.
The grounds seem bare as the treading of happiness have left, leaving them alone and cold, no longer
having the heat to keep it warm.
The excitement of the day is over, the light has fallen to the darkness. And the world that brought such
joy and cheer has become nothing more than a memory, nothing more than show for the hearts that needs
The master sighs, tipping his hat to the world as he retreats within to his own world, closing down his body,
closing down his emotions, closing down himself til the next time to bring his charm and joy to a world that
"The show is over, that's all folks, please enjoy your day..."
Defeat..You have won, I am defeated. Their is just no other way of saying it. I have given it my all, but alas, it justDefeat..2 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
wasn't good enough in the end.
I fought so hard, trying to win this war that has plaguing me for the longest time with the best strategy I had.
But it didn't matter; I was out gunned, out maneuvered, and out thought.
I was force to wave the flag of surrender, holding it high over my head in my shame, knowing that I had to
succumb to a great force than my own.
I gave it my all, but it had more to give to this cause then I did. It had more reason then I did, just enough
In the end, I was spared from the fate it had planned out for me, talking my way out of the cruel reality of
things as I know I must live this for the rest of my life.
I am in defeat, but at least I am alive...
I don't fight fair...Cut, bruised, scraped, forgotten. These things I have all been at least once in my life. But itI don't fight fair...2 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
hasn't made me stronger, just more determined in my fight to live another day.
I know the ways of my attackers, studied their movements, learned their tricks and gleamed
their true motives. I have seen their weaknesses, their faults, theirs flaws and I have kept
them close to me, ready for use when the next time we meet.
They are cautious of me, they have weary from my adaptive ways, knowing that I can fall only
so many times. They are scared for I have the key to their defeat; not by sane ways, but by
the ways they fear to tread.
One look, one stare, one gesture and they will run in fear for the truth is upon them: "I won't
live restrained anymore."
"I have seen your errors an played on them like strings on a violin. Moved you to place were I
make the rules. Put you on display for all to see what you have done, and what will be done."
1800 points Give Away!"all you have to do is Favorite this journal to enter the give away."1800 points Give Away!1 year ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
"Why I'm giving away so much points."
Only few month left till I going to college.
But right now my family is at financial crisis.
They only have barely enough to pay for their own
food.They is very serious, I would not take something
like this to joke about.
They will pay $0 dollar for my collage tuition because of
their financial situation.
The only way is scholarships.
Today, I have entered a scholarship
that would change the way I live every
single day.Because this scholarship
will pay all my tuition.
How it work.
If you favorite this journal you will get to win 10 points out of 1800.(10 person)
If you vote for me in the scholarship contest.
(Most be 18 & older to vote and have a Facebook.)
you will get a chance to win one of those price.
Grand price: 1124 points
second price: 500 points
Third price: 10 person will each win 10 points
total of 100 points
Collector of Smiles"Come one, come all! He has traveled far and wide for only the best!!" A sign says, on the side of an oldCollector of Smiles2 years ago in Flash Fiction & Vignettes More Like This
fence post, full of festive colors and bright effects.
"Do you wish to see what's in his treasure box? Do you wish to see his collection? For no one will be turned
away from the Collector of Smiles!" It continues.
"Come to the show that will put a smile on your face. He has small ones, big ones, grins, smirks, ones from
that span from ear to ear. His gallery will not disappoint your every expectation."
"He has spanned this humble globe looking for them, traveling to the farthest places, meeting the strangest
people, doing the most unusual things and using the most unusual methods to obtain the best smiles from
around the world." It says, more words appearing the more its read.
"When you enter into his show, the admittance is free, but your own smile is required as payment. Just a flash
of your best is all that is needed; take a bit to get it
What is a brony? For many people the term brony has become part of everyday life. but what is a brony? This is just a brief description of what exactly a brony is and what impact the community has on those who accept it and become part of it.What is a brony?3 years ago in Academic Essays More Like This
Before we get into what a brony is you must first know about the show my little pony: friendship is magic. My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic is a show produced by the HUB and made by Lauren Faust. for those of you who don't know who Lauren Faust is, she was the story writer for the Power Puff Girls, and Fosters Home for Imaginary Friends.
The goal for My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic was to create a show that parents and older siblings could watch with their children or younger sisters and enjoy it. However, many of the bronies watch the show with or without little siblings. Therefore the target demographic was never just 4-10 yr old girls like most people thin
Darker side of me (Loki x Reader) Mini pieceDarker side of me (Loki x Reader) Mini piece1 year ago in Drama More Like This
Loki stood there on the cliff side facing the dark one with a hateful sneer and even more hateful glare "You can't do nothing but watch...watch as I burn this whole universe away!" the dark one said then laughed darkly, eyeing him with her pitch black eyes, her colorless and lifeless hair hung free like a tangled mess over her dead looking skin.
Loki bore his teeth "Let her go evil creature!!" he shouted referring to you the dark one was holding captive within your body she was using as her own.
She laughed more "What I done you foolish boy is irreversible and besides I wouldn't even if I could, this is the most fun I have had in centuries. Foolish child even once thought of me as her only friend...Ha like I would be friends with such a weak, pathetic, and foolish human girl who never realized why she was born with me within her in the first place."
Loki glared at her "Don't you dare make fun of (y/n) you bitch and what do you mean why she was born with you!?" he said in a
Newborn - Part 1NewbornNewborn - Part 12 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
It was late on a very rainy September day as a man walked down a street, drenched and soaked from the sudden downpour
that came out of nowhere. Tired from a long day at a dead end job, he took a slow walk to his home which was a block away.
He thought about his life and where it was going as people started to stare and judge him as they ran and walked by, some
wondering 'why doesn't he have an umbrella, or why is walking so slow?' But he didn't care much about their opinions, he
just wanted to be left alone.
After ten minutes of walked through heavier rain, puddles of water that reached up to his ankles, and more stared and views,
he finally reached his hobble of a home, an old studio apartment that was given to him by his best friend before he pasted away
just two months again from complications from cancer. It was fully furnished and paid for, as his friend had a thriving business
in the electronics, making stronger frames and more du
I hate you...I hate you…I hate you...2 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
I hate everything about you…
So tell my why I just can’t stop thinkin’ ‘bout ya…
You invaded my thoughts and won’t let go of my heart…
It’s like a virus which kills slowly and painful… and one just can’t get rid of it… until it’s too late…
Deadly… dark… and full of never ending pain…
It’s not fair… it’s never fair… life’s a lie which has to be told…
So we live on ant pretend it’s ok but it’s not…
We’re worthless scum… dirt… trash…
Not worth of your greatness…
And it’s true… worthless we are… scum…
You use to let us know all too often… you love to remind us…
Dying since the first breath of air… we try to deny our nature… but we can’t…
Sonic, I'm Pregnant: chap 1Amy-19Sonic, I'm Pregnant: chap 13 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
"Sonic!" I screamed.
Sonic stopped and turned to me, "Not now Amy, I got to deal with Eggman!" he said to me, "See you later."
"Oh, but I have to tell you something very important."
"Later Amy," and with that he turned and left me.
I walked home with my head down. 'I just wanted to tell him I'm....pregnant.'
When I got home I sat down at my desk and looked at myself through the mirror. I had changed through the years. I had grown my quills longer and I don't wear my old dress any more. Instead I wore light pink skinny jean, a green tank top, and black boots. Also, Sonic and I have been dating for the last five years. As I was brushing my hair, Blaze called.
"Amy, its Blaze."
"I got to talk to you."
"Ok, why don't you come over?"
"K, see you in a few."
"Bye," and with that she hanged up.
After five minutes, I sat on my couch waiting for Blaze. There was
Hetalia L4D ch 1"Ve~ Look at all the pretty clouds! That one looks like a plate of spaghetti, doesn't it, Doitsu?"Hetalia L4D ch 14 years ago in Horror More Like This
The flight from Germany's home in Berlin to Denver, Colorado had been a relatively quiet one, despite Italy Veneziano's good-natured rambling and Italy Romano's seemingly constant whining. Germany glanced out the window, grunting indifferently as he always did when Veneziano would ramble and coo his absent minded "Ve" sound. To Germany's left, sitting closer to the isle than he would be comfortable, was Japan. Japan was silent through the whole trip as he was flipping through a small Japanese book he had pulled out of his pocket before the flight.
Seated behind them was Prussia and Romano, who seemed to bond over their mutual condescending nature. Conversations between them went a bit like this
"This is creepy, having to sit so close to a stranger Look at him! He's drooling on my shoulder!"
"I know! If only West could have spent a little extra money to fly first class! Someone
Special Words Within Words..GenerousSpecial Words Within Words..1 year ago in Philosophical More Like This
he doesn't know i love himI'm in lovehe doesn't know i love him9 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
there's no other way to say it
and if i could I'd scream it off a mountain top!
It's so crazy
how everytime he gets close to me
i start to get alittle shakey
but i'm not sure if he loves me back
I guess i'll find out soon
It's so crazy how i think of him all day
and i dream of him at night
i wonder if he dreams about me?
I count the seconds till i see him again
my only desire is for him to love me too
every time i see him
i know that he doesn't know i love him.
Draco's Quest part 1: The Two Common DragonsDraco's Quest part 1: The Two Common Dragons2 years ago in Profiles More Like This
Draco's Quest part 1: The Two Common Dragons.
Centuries ago there was in a kingdom called Lutaria that was inhabited by two races, the Purebloods or humans and the Feralbloods which where anthropomorphic beings. During the dark time known as the "Purification War" the Purebloods won control over the Feralbloods with their use of magic, their advanced weaponry, and their ability to use vast numbers. The Purebloods were able to dominate over the Feralbloods as the ruling race. Many feral bloods where killed or tortured while the more peaceful ones accepted this fate and became serfs under the Pureblood rule. Soon however that was all to change.
There was in Lutaria two dragon feral blooded farmers that lived outside the kingdom. The eldest was known as Zab and he was the father of the second dragon Draco. Zab and Draco were peaceful dragons. Both also were experts in agriculture and trading, Zab and Draco would often sell their crops to the neighboring kingdom to make a
1000 points giveaway!+A grand prize. To enter this contest It is very easy, all you have to do is favorite this journal to enter. I will randomly draw 10 names from the favorite list to give 100 points each. ends 10-22-131000 points giveaway!+A grand prize.1 year ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
The grand prize will be 1500 points. Yes. ONE THOUSAND FIVE HUNDRED POINTS. in order to pick as a grand prize winner you must Do two of the following:
The first 10 people to enter as the grand prize will automatically get 10 free points as a thank you for being the first 10.
1. favorite this journal
~only one person will be randomly pick as the grand prize winner. Your chance will be pick as a grand pirze winner will be VERY high, because last time I did one of those only 11 people voted. so yeah...
The voting is for me to help my friend get a scholarship for college so he don't have to go to college in debt.
Here are the steps on how to vote for him in the Dr.pepper contest.
Daddy Doesn't RememberDaddy doesn't remember me.Daddy Doesn't Remember2 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
Daddy doesn't remember Mommy.
Daddy doesn't remember his life.
In the year 1975,
Back when he was fifteen.
He still thinks his mom is alive.
He still thinks he's going to get beaten
For not being home.
And he still doesn't
Daddy doesn't remember me.
Daddy doesn't remember Mommy.
Daddy doesn't remember my sisters.
Daddy doesn't remember his life.
In his past.
"Daddy," I cry
Tears filling my eyes.
And after a while
After he lies there, lifeless
For over a half hour..
He wakes up.
"What happened?" He asks.
Daddy didn't remember me.
Daddy didn't remember Mommy.
Daddy didn't remember my sisters.
But Daddy doesn't remember that.
Sonic's chatroom folliesSonic: Wow, am I bored. What is a hedgehog to do on a rainy day?*looks at the computer*Sonic's chatroom follies8 years ago in Humor More Like This
hmm, maybe I'll chat with some people I know. Atleast I can find out what's new with them.
*turns on his computer, logs in a chatroom*
| The chatroom: |
| BLUEblur has logged on|
BLUEblur: hello? anybody home?
Fruitcake: let me guess, you're sonic right?
I_CAN_BITE: no im not
BLUEblur: yeah im sonic. whazzup?
redhotpepperkingh nothing much. we were discussing how stupid you are.
BLUEblur: well it wasnt difficult to see that you're knuckles!
redhotpepperking:how did you find out?
BLUEblur: only knuckles can be lazy enough to not capitalize his chatroom name.
| Fruitcake pokes I_CAN_BITE|
Fruitcake: I'm cream!
| I_CAN_BITE kicks Fruitcake into the snow|
BLUEblur: aww man why did ya kick her? and how can you kick her into the snow?
i know where she lives, and its raining there.
I_CAN_BITE: when i kick, I KICK
Fruitcake: x.x ouch!
Confessions- Chapter 1 (Sleep Talking) USXUKAlfred's POVConfessions- Chapter 1 (Sleep Talking) USXUK2 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
Alfred starred over at the sleeping Brit, who had come wandering over to his house reeking of Gin and Rum. He had no clue how Arthur managed to make it to his house in such a state. However he'd seemed desperate to tell the American something and America was desperate to know just what exactly that had been. Arthur's scruffy hair was sticking out in all directions, and there was a pink tinge on his cheeks. Alfred found himself lifting Arthur's head onto his lap and he began to gently stroke his hair. "You're very cute when you're sleeping Iggy." Alfred whispered to the sleeping British man. "Aw Hell, who am I kidding you're adorable all the time." America sighed and looked upwards to avoid starring at England, but to no avail. "Yeah, right you'll never see me as anything more then a kid, there's no way you'd ever feel the same way about me" The American frowned as he spoke aloud to himself. Just then England stirred in his sleep and began to mumble something. America raise
[APH] USUK (tears and confessions) part 3[APH] USUK (tears and confessions) part 32 years ago in Romance More Like This
The cold damp night seem to last forever. Arthur's heart continued to beat fast and it pounded hard against his chest as he ran faster to different places he wasn't even familiar with. He already tried going to the places America would usually go to but it was all in vain, there was no trace of the boy anywhere. Not even a single soul was able to see a glimpse of the American and this made England worry like there's no tomorrow.
'Where are you, you bloody idiot!?' he screamed to himself as the cold sweat trickled down his pale face. His legs were feeling tired and numb, almost giving out on him at every step but his will won't let them give up just yet. He needed to find himů he needs to tell him everything before it's too late.
"S-stupid Englandů" America mumbled as he played with the loose stones beneath his feet. The cold wind that sprang from the cool waterway in front of him ruffled around with his hair and clothes, making him twitch at the pricking sensation of the cold wind.
Artist Alley 101Artist Alley 1013 years ago in Reviews & Guides More Like This
ARTIST ALLEY 101
Hi there deviantart guinea pigs! 8D I'm preparing an outline for a panel at A-kon! I have vast experience attending conventions and displaying my work. What I've written here are my total thoughts on how to do your first artist alley. It has not been made into an outline yet. What I'm needing is feedback, questions, and conversations about this information so I can decide what I might add or take away from this discussion before creating a final outline and hand out! Please help me! I'd really appreciate any comments you feel ready to leave! I am not really a comfortable public speaker, I only feel capable once I have prepared material extensively for the occasion.
Why to do an artist alley:
AA can turn a nice profit for a lot of people, but more often than not, First Con Ever is a learning experience more than a bountiful retail extravaganza. But before you shy away from losing money, consider that you'll probably pay more for a single college class and