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Great Prose Exposed: WordCount Feature #5
  Summer is coming to an end and school is back in session (if ever it was out!) for a good portion of the world.  In order to welcome in autumn, WordCount's team has assembled an A+ selection of prose that we've no doubt you'll enjoy.  So sit back and put off that homework just a little while more.  We promise you won't regret it.
:resume: 100 words or less
:bulletblue: six words by Itti
Fictional Perspectives: This text accomplishes in six words what some authors can't accomplish in six hundred pages.
:bulletblue: I-form HB Blast by kaujot
Children's:  A pithy take on a problem between the sexes.
:resume: 101-500 words
:bulletblue: to before we were born by :devjonz
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Promote Imagination by JunkyCow Promote Imagination :iconjunkycow:JunkyCow 653 125
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MIMESIS Interviews Poet Michael Laskey
An Interview with Michael Laskey
Conducted by Janna Layton, AKA bananaprincess. This interview appeared in Mimesis issue 1.
:bulletgreen: What is Mimesis?
Mimesis is a recently established international poetry journal that is published quarterly. Small and big names rub shoulders in the magazine's glossy 6x9 production, and each issue features an interview with an established poet alongside around 50 pages of poetry and assorted illustrations.
Mimesis website is here
Find out yet more from our dA journal: http://mimesispoetry.deviantart.com/journal/
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For our debut issue of mimesis, I got the chance to interview English poet and editor Michael Laskey. His poetry magazine Smiths Knoll, which he co-founded with Roy Blackman, has been running since 1991. A strong promoter of poetry, Mr. Laskey also founded the Aldeburgh Poetry Festiva
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fotoFRIDAY: Teardrops
Have you ever caught a falling star? A falling dream?  This week our participants held a single tear in the palm of their hands.
teardrop skin

by NunoPires
There were so many absolutely amazing, raw, heartfelt, powerful pieces this week that we simply had to highlight all of them:
:bulletred: Choose. by dimerization
:bulletred: Wrinkled Water by kimbeey13
:bulletred: fall by KatDiestel
:bulletred: Beginning with B by are-bee-s
:bulletred: Oh don't by by Fushball
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Xerox by sygnin Xerox :iconsygnin:sygnin 7,367 438
Literature
Fine Print
With all apologies to Mr. Vonnegut.
So it goes.

       No one knows that it was a coincidence that Adam caused the apocalypse a year before the world ended in 2008, and that’s because everyone’s dead now.  That’s part of the world ending.  Here’s how it happened.
In 2007, Adam heard about Kurt Vonnegut’s death on a Sunday News program.  In about two minutes, the program had neatly and concisely summed up the writer’s life and the details of his death, then cut to commercial.  Adam had never read any of Vonnegut’s books or even heard of him before, but he was intrigued.  
       The next day, Adam went down to the library and checked out two of Vonnegut’s more famous books, Cat’s Cradle and Slaughterhouse-Five.  He started with Slaughterhouse-Five, and read it from time to time on the subway over the next fe
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The Winner of the Rose Contest
...is jonzoiplu for his poem:
oh moses you forgot the roses
between those chiseled lines
how our heavy bellies weigh
upon these hungry spines
you told us tales of flaming bush
and broke our golden calf
after those rules of course, oh god
i think i hear him laugh
the second time you still forgot
to etch the flowers in
to bind your law with beauty
and isn’t that the sin
well i think that joshua’s
prepared your epitaph
this time he’s carved a rose
not just an almond staff
Congratulations to Jonz for a great poem!
and many thanks to those who contributed (in no particular order):
MaskedVengeance
justb
Jon-Law
apocathary
damnedlostsoul
Sabriel80
The rose bloomed, and all was right in the world.
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fotoFRIDAY: Reaching Out
What does it mean to be someone's savior?  Do you need to be saved?  These were the themes that our participants explored this week using the following photograph for inspiration:
The saviour</b>

by Ciril
As always, there were a few entries that really shined:
:bulletred: Reach Out by kimbeey13
:bulletred: My Favorite Drunk by WineWriter
six inches above sea level by windwater
Other Notable Entries
Poetry
:bulletblue: Rented Weeks by Timeturner
:bulletblue: Saviour by :devcut-d
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AIDS Walk 2007
They say that one good turn deserves another and after the outpouring of love and support I received for my weekend to end breast cancer, I'm inclined to believe that.  As such, I'm writing today to draw attention to the fight against AIDS, a cause near and dear to many but more specifically, my friend GeneratingHype.  For those of us old enough to remember, the subject of AIDS was a media bonanza in the 90's and it was constantly addressed  in every newspaper, political platform, tv spot and magazine.  They talked about it and they talked about it often.  Unfortunately, that need to talk has slowed down, but the epidemic that is AIDS has not.
Over 25 million people have been lost to AIDS so far, and 4.3 million people were infected with HIV in 2006.  The spread of HIV is quickening, with more people infected in 2006 than in any previous year.
Why do I care? I care because it affects people I care about, I care.. because
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AIDS Mythbusters Contest
In honor of AIDS Walk 2007 I am hosting a contest.
Objective
Take a common myth about AIDS/HIV and portray the truth via art.  
For example:
MYTH - You can get AIDS through kissing.
MYTH - HIV/AIDS only affects gay men and drug users
More can be found here but do your research and use your art to help spread the truth and bust these myths!
You may use any art medium to achieve your result.  
Submission
Submit your entries to deviantART into whatever category they would go into (by medium/genre) and post the link on this journal.
Do not note me entries, they will get lost
Deadline
Deadline for submissions is October 30th, 2007
Prizes
First, Second and Third place winne
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The Portable Document Format and You
The Portable Document Format and You
How to get the most out of the new .pdf upload option
So the .pdf upload option has finally arrived for the literature community to start using. But what does it mean to have this option? And how do you go about making a .pdf for your watchers to marvel at? Well, before we tell you how to go about it, let's have a look at the advantages of the portable document format.
The advantages of the .pdf
:bulletgreen: Greater control over formatting
When you convert a text document to .pdf, all the formatting that you have placed into that text document is preserved. No more having to mess around with crazy html codes for a blank space. Those interested in producing dynamically spaced poetry should be especially interested in this, as it saves a lot of frustration, clicks of the '*preview' button, and pages of &_nbsp;**.
:bulletgreen: Professional presentation
The term '*professional presentation' here can mean a lot of thin
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Todd Keisling
Artist | Literature
United States
Todd Keisling is a writer of horror and speculative fiction, as well as the author of the novels A LIFE TRANSPARENT and THE LIMINAL MAN, the latter of which was named a finalist for The Kindle Book Review’s Best Indie Book Award of 2013. Born in Kentucky, he now lives with his wife and son somewhere near Reading, Pennsylvania. He still has a day job, he’s awkward and weird, and if you were to live next door to him your grass would probably die.
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UGLY LITTLE THINGS is a new Kindle series of short horror fiction, and the first four entries will be available in early 2014. To kick off the series is a short story called RADIO FREE NOWHERE. Here's the synopsis:


Buy a book and feed an author.


The water's fine this time of year . . .

Somewhere in the mountains of West Virginia, a strange radio signal broadcasts a siren's song, luring unsuspecting travelers to a forgotten lake. What lurks beneath those placid waters? Ashley and Conrad are about to find out in Todd Keisling's latest ugly little thing, RADIO FREE NOWHERE.

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