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Three Modern Fables
The Ducks and the Dam It was a crisp, late-Autumn day and Beaver had been working hard with his fellows to build a new dam and lodge under the guidance of Big Boss Beaver. As he made his way back towards their workplace with his final bundle of mud and sticks, Beaver heard someone calling his name. Following the call, he found Mother Duck and all her ducklings. The hollow where they had made their nest was slowly filling up with water. He enquired politely as to why she had called him. "Beaver, my nest is in danger of flooding because of your dam. Please, could you use some of your mud and sticks to fix it?" Beaver thought of Big Boss Beav
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Transliterations--The Baron
The Baron's sword struck stone where it expected wet branches, and the army of ten halted. A few more sure swipes revealed a pillar, an arch, a half-crumbled wall, all choked by the slippery clutch of creepers. The Baron gasped to see the surety of the structures, the way they stood so solid and unyielding. In their rough-cut edges he saw the might of the people who constructed them. Around the army, the birds whose throaty calls had clogged their ears for miles continued to observe the progress of their march. Some of the men grew angry at the way they sat and stared, unperturbed by the dull swords and grubby uniforms of the party. They swip
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The girl and the bird
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Urban ocean
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Unidentified moth
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Urban renewal
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Blue-tongued Lizard
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Running men.
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Dusk clouds closeup.
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Cheese mirror
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There are nights like this – with the drops of rain hammering the windshield like there’s a tiny kamikaze pilot controlling each one – when I hate my job.  My headlights pick out two arcs of wet asphalt surrounded by wet trees and wet, cold darkness.  There are no other cars, no other people and no other lights.  I haven’t been able to get a signal on the car radio in a half hour.  The car is bouncing into ruts and potholes I don’t see before it’s too late.  I’ve got the heating off to conserve gas and even in thick gloves I can barely feel my fingers on the wheel. All this for one fifty an hour. I&#
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Birthdays, Bubbles and Beauty
Talk to me about America. The green rind of the hills, the desert of the mind. The bubbles blown across Haight and Masonic by a hippy in her prime. Talk to me about the coffee shops, the flowers pushing themselves out of the earth in spring, the heart of things, the moles. Talk to me about dogs in the street and hobos in the park, the breathless rest, the soul. Tell me what it's like to land in San Francisco, the folk drumming of the engine coming to a stop and the tiny crumb you call yourself pushed out into the world. Tell me and I'll tell you how it feels to find a home in these tiny houses, to piece together a neighbourhood out of scraps
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Prompt 14: The Beginning!
:new: Just one day left to send us your slice of weirdness! I'm working on my desperate and pathetically last-minute entry--how about you? Just under one week left to get those entries in! We've only had two so far, so all you people who favourited and shared and rhapsodized about how goddamn awesome it was we were back, get your arses into gear! Yes, it's us again. We reincarnate more often than Kenny. This time is going to be different, though. And you can trust me on that, because it's not me who'll be ensuring it. fyoot (https://www.deviantart.com/fyoot), a long-time contributor and judge for transliterations (https://www.deviantart.com/transliterations) and someone whom I'm sure you all know if on
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Exquisite Corpse Round 4: Results!
<3 I really like where the two groups took the opening line. Each of them had various themes repeating inside themselves. Group A's poem has a lot to do with sound and Group B's poem reads like a piece of advice. You can sign up for Exquisite Corpse Round 5 by commenting that you'd like to join on this journal or sending me a note! Copy+Paste of rules: Each person is shown only the line before. The first person starts by writing the first line, then the second is shown that line and writes the second line which is shown to the third and so on until we reach the last person. That's one complete cycle. Repeat again from the start dependi
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Want to be a good writer? Read this journal.
https://gapingvoid.com/2012/05/29/bacon/ Read that article.  I think Hugh (a major, MAJOR influence of mine) put the words in my mouth that I have been unable to find: Where peo­ple are soooooooo fixa­ted on the desi­red RESULT, that they have lost all genuine, inte­llec­tual inte­rest in the actual STEPS that will actually get them there.  Even if it's pre­ci­sely BECAUSE you're inte­res­ted in the steps, in the PROCESS, is what allows you to get any kind of result in the first place.  These peo­ple are hard to work with. Because they can't see anything but the mytho­lo­gi&#1
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365tomorrows has reached a 2,500th story milestone
On this past Monday we published Clint Wilson's story It's All About Sacrifice, which marks the 2,500th story posted on 365tomorrows since we launched August 1st, 2005. This site has undergone many changes since that first story, Outer Space Romance by Jared Axelrod, but our vision has never wavered, and here we find ourselves 2,500 stories strong. Thanks to all the 365 staff writers who keep the fires burning, to all the writers around the world who trust us with their fiction, and thanks to all of you who keep reading. Here's to the next 2,500 stories, here's to the future.
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Sorry doodles, I'm out at the halfway point. Some paid writing came up, so I've had to focus on that for a week or so. It was certainly fun while it lasted though! Thanks for all the comments and encouragement. (: #15 Bad Dog -- Threes challenge "It’s just that he gets a little hot under the collar and things get out of hand, you know?" #14 Freeway "Oh yes, just let me solve this fiendishly difficult dee-ee and once I’m finished I can take care of climate change for you. Dickhead." #13 G3cko "He could sense the adbots’ interest heighten slightly as he fulfilled some other arcane recognition condition of being a human."
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Me Talk With Words
EDIT: Aaaaand I went and broke my shoulder. Great help on this writing thing. Hey all, So I'm probably going to be visiting here for a while because I kind of want to get back into this whole writing shtick, and what better way to kickstart it than to come back to the place that started it all. It's going to be interesting, mainly because for the last 6 months or so, I've been mainly creating with audio and video (also, if you're easily freaked out by someone whom you've only ever seen the chat text of suddenly talking [talking!], then maybe be warned?), which are different, more spontaneous beasts. I don't know what it is about this drab
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:woohoo: :party: :iconcakelickplz: !!! HAPPY BIRTHDAY !!! :iconcakelickplz: :party: :woohoo:


It's September 27th which means it's that time of the year again and your special day is here! We hope you have an awesome day with lots of birthday fun, gifts, happiness and most definitely, lots of cake! Here's to another year!


Many well wishes and love from your friendly birthdays team :love: 


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Blerg, thou.
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apocathary|Hobbyist Writer
Ack! Hey there Sal, how's things?
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Oh you know,,, chaotic, so same as usual, lol. How's your writing? Any news? 
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Heh, sounds about right! You still over on the East coast? Writing is practically non-existent. Kind of got waylaid by the regular job. I still try and do a bit every now and then - mostly little titbits in games as I make them - but I've been out of practice so long! God this site confuses me now, status updates and such, my inbox seems to hit 100+ every day? Yeesh!

And your writing, what've you been up to?
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