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Enchantress Curse
Afterwards the waves cascaded, the seafoam dispersed. Elle, the mermaid princess disappeared. Her death futile, yet melancholy. Her sisters wept before the returning the sea.  
Elle's heart broke. The dedication she’d made failed. Even her planned revenge, her retribution floundered. The knife remained discarded. They never knew her sacrifice. 
Elle's sisters tried helping. Reversing the spell meant death. Prince Ede the desolate wretch broke her curse. Her kindness felt when she watched them- the new wife Princess Aivia asleep, dreaming her future she inadvertently stole. Her future partner Ede legs entwined, legs Elle once sacrificed her voice. 
“helvede”- she mouthed, muted, frustrated. Her curse pointless. When Prince Ede married Princess Aivia, Elle knew everything ended. He never loved her like he loved Aivia. He believed Aivia once saved lives, she char
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The Darby Ram
As big could Darby ever feel. Great hay in joists kept leering, mounding near our place. Quietly Ram, sheep took unto vagabonds with young zesty admiration. Beast cries drumming enormous fat, galleys heard individual jeers. Kind lustful men nearby owe pounds, quid's reining slaughter terms. 
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The Rock King Proposal
I Trog. I Trog man; man who with Gel. Trog mad for Gel. Pink lily on the grass for Gel. Pink path of lily to den for Gel. Trogs den.   
Gel my Gel. I mad for my Gel. I to own my Gel. If Gel not want Trog, then Trog sad. Gel with Trog.
 
Hot hot glows. Pretty for Gel. Trog smart for Gel. Trog gifts for Gel. Six grey rocks with sun-glint in it for Gel.  
Gels hips- charm Trog. Trog randy when with Gel. Gel butt firm and legs strong! Trong grin at Gel lots. Trog horny with Gel. Trog hard. Trog rock king with Gel! Rock King! 
The pyre hot hot hot-- as Gel not cold. Trog happy and has big kill for Gel. Big kill wild pig. Pig plus small herb and berry burn yum yum tum tum. Gel fed then Gel happy. Happy Gel, Happy Tro
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Friday Bathtime
Music tinkled as flames danced around enjoying their show. Frothy bubbles lapsed over the bath as wine and book were placed ready for the indulgence. 
Friday nights were made for relaxing and that had been the plan. 
When the water rushed out the tap, the screams had drowned. The body laid on the bathroom floor
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The Revolution that Never Revolted
“Aggressive pacing of blaming the others” 
Big boss Steve was planning his attack. His feeble staff had let him down again and he was very angry. A large vein pulsated in his head proudly venting his dismay. After he finished pacing he slammed his finger on the call button to his secretary. 
“Power push to Nancy because she responds.” He wiped his brow. “Nancy assemble the morons in room B.” 
“Moron assemblage commencing Boss Steve Sir.” 
“Many gratitude for your mere competence.” 
The staff had gathered in the conference room whispering to each other about donuts on Wednesday and that they knew Steve was on the rampage again. He’d been on the rampage all year and they knew this assembling was yet another tirade of abuse they were expected to take.  
“Demotivating speech to commence in three” Smirked Dave. The colleagues laughed t
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The Death of Dill Mars
I fucking love pirates. For all the things I have created they have to be up one of my greatest creations. I mean, don’t get me wrong; my son was pretty epic, but come on, everyone knows pirates are bloody awesome. Simply put;  I am proud of myself.  
Hindsight tells me that giving them a fully free will was the right thing to do. Ordinarily I’d want people to abide by my rules, but pirates took those commandments, ripped them up and made their own and I respect that. Understandably so. 
LongJohn Silver was the first I created. Dimwit took hours just to pick his name- he tried Saturn, Chocolate Chip, Greypants and even Mecury-boy before I had to intervene. To be fair, he wanted to be called John Silver, but I’d already created that ruddy Baptist and he was no namesake for my kraken fighter. 
Anyway, the coolest fight just happened on this street- that drunk perched
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A second planet
Gordon the Iguanodon first noted the phenomenon of the first. He mistook it for food, unable to do anything with it. He sniffed it, knocked it and even peed on it. Nope, not food. He Shrugged and moved on. 
Dianasaurus Rex- the youngest of the Rex family spotted two of them next to each other by the river. She thought they were a pair of rude turtles and weren’t worth conversing with.  
Wallace of Dreadnaughtus started raising questions after seeing a group of eight of them neatly arranged in an octagon. His Friend Astrid the Hadrosaurid dismissed his concerns. It had to be the meerkats winding them up. Meerkats were that organised after all. 
 
“They’re bugging me” grumped Shanta the Velociraptor. “One was plenty enough, but they have outstood their welcome! I am not having it!” Her brother Jayntor agreed. 
“I am calling the
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Toast Tantrum
Making tantrums has been a recognised art form for many years, whether it has been smearing cheese triangles of the wall, covering a wall in chalk or the famous “sticky toffee remote control “. Many methods come with the risk of ongoing meltdowns and disablement of toys, but this recipe from the Derbyshire Dales in England has recently seen a rise in popularity. It is usually finalised with cuddles and can be seen as a good recipe to continue parental comforts and distract them from any other siblings or pets under their household.  

This method in particular allows for creative thinking and can be finished off with jam, marmalade or even a touch of peanut butter.  We have stuck with the simple method today but encourage our bakers to be ever so imaginative for maximum effect. 
It is to be pointed out that food is not essential for this recipe. You can substitute “toast” with crayons, a use
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That Eejit Cumming
The tapestry was taking too long. 
The darn thing was getting Fiona on high doh, but now it has been promised as a gift to the chief's wife. She’d been at it for several weeks in the same sweltering room with just one small window, crouched over the loom. The fire warmed in the corner showing off with its pops of air and obnoxious crackles.  
In and over, up and out. 
In and over, up and out. 
Fiona had been weaving since she was wee and fantastically skilled. She’d have given it up if it hadn’t made the coins flow into the house. Her hands were hardened by the years of entwining wool around them, but she couldn’t complain. Despite projects such as this she was content. 
The fire slowly depleted as the night progressed. Fiona yawns, but pressed on regardless. Whilst her husband was out on a clan hunt, she made use of the tim
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Literature
Squat like it's hot
as I squat those thighs
pulsate with incredible desire to
say no. Not now, not ever- why
would you.
the weight it pulls through my spine
    with discomfort along
my bottom.
in my mind a strong woman
battles a weak woman; a weak woman
with vile words
                    that feel true.
one hundred repetitions, thirty-five kilograms
between my shoulders- only the bar holds stable.
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When time has changed
Once this was a farmhouse  
with chalk paint furniture,  
mismatched chairs. 
Three dogs slept by the fire  
Their master read nearby 
only the pops of air  
disrupt the peace 
 
Now rotten boughs are laced  
with Christmas lights. 
Cobwebs linger  
between each dead bulb 
before time stood still.  
 
High above the roof 
slates are French  
kissed by fresh frost that  
did not care how gentle this place was.  
Below a fire as extinguished as the bulbs  
suffocates in dust  
and ash  
and soot. 
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Literature
That Love Thing
When love begins it's fresh and new 
but equally annoying. 
Deciding to share with another- 
that freedom you're destroying! 
Suddenly yours is not your own. 
everything done together. 
A breath surrenders, hits you now 
this love will be forever. 
Like roots in a tree, deepening down, 
it's twisted and confusing 
the shapes aren't straight, they bend, they sway 
combine and then infusing- 
 
There are no words, no direction, 
There is no explanation 
For this wonderful, wonderful sensation 
this befuddling thing we call love. 
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Literature
The Peacock Effect
Before you've taken breath;
your mighty chest protrudes, 
Pectorals escape
and boast a tune.
Shoulders like mountains-
an importance you give yourself.
If you were a peacock
with feathers extravagantly sprawled;
each a declaration
of your wisdom,
your knowledge,
and your influence--
For nobody has as many feathers.
Yet as your beak opens, 
squawks with condescend 
your voice dries, overexcited,
it reminds us all;
You're just a bird 
with a small brain. 
You pick up worms 
and regurgitate them.
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Deviousness Award

Deviousness Award
Since 2005 `Beccalicious has graced the writing community with her infectious positivity. From her own work to her critiques and advice to her peers, she brings an attitude many of us could learn a thing or two from.
She also is committed to helping keep her little section of the world clean and organized, going out of her way to let us know when there are things in the wrong place, making the writing categories just that much better for everyone.
On top of all that she provides a lot of insightful journals full of advice and resources for aspiring writers from all walks.
Drop by her page and say hi to Becca, and wish her congrats on deviousness for June of 2008!
-awarded June 2008

... AND A GOOSE GETS SUCKED IN TURBINE!*



Oh my goodness I managed the Gauntlet! That is 9 pieces of very challenging prose in less than a month. As someone who has been a bit all over the place with writing regularly, it has been quite satisfying managing to churn them all out. I'm not bothered about winning the contest but actually getting to the end for me is a prize in itself.

I find it interesting that people don't challenge themselves often enough because it isn't their thing. As some of you know, I am quite a regular at going to the gym- I even have an Instagram account all about it which documents my weight-loss journey (my slight obsession with learning to lift weights). To get better at things, you have to practice the technique and that means doing variations of different movements and not always lifting the heaviest weight first. By doing more of these smaller challenges, you find when it gets to the big stuff like 80kg deadlifts, it is hard because it is effing heavy, but easier because you have trained those muscles.  So training yourself to write in principle should be the same? It takes very rare talent to vomit a full blown novel without a bit of planning, drafting, stretching those skills and techniques meaning when you lift that heavy novel you actually achieve something? Just a Becca anecdote for the evening!

Anyhow- once you have completed the Gauntlet, the training doesn't stop there! There is of course Memnalar 's brilliant Halloween contest! If you haven't made your deal with the devil yet, check it out! 

All Hallow's Tales 2018 - Sympathy For the Devil:new: The Devil, as they say, is in the details, so I thought I might clarify a few in light of recent questions I've been asked. Any entrant accepting a Bargain (see below) should be including their Stipulations and Prompts in addition to employing the general themes of the contest (the Devil, Hell, the Infernal, etc.) in their entries. These things are cumulative; this is why the Bargain is an additional challenge. Good luck, mortals!  


 This contest is generously sponsored by prize donors and:
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"'THE DEVIL MADE ME DO IT.' 
I have never made one of them do anything. Never.
They live their own tiny lives. I do not live their lives for them.
And then they die, and they come here
(having transgressed against what they believed to be right),
and expect us to fulfill their desire for pain and retribution. 
I don't make them come here."

― Neil Gaiman, The Sandman: Season of



Few other things going on:

:bulletblue: Obviously #nanowrimo is just peeking around the corner! LitConquistadores has started their Nano-squads, which encourages people to team up, prepare and then engage with NaNoWriMo. We will also have a few things going on at CRLiterature  to keep everyone checked in!

:new:  National November Writing Month: Where to Start
National November Writing Month: Where to Start
       Last month I asked the literature forum 'If you could master any one writing skill, what would it be?' There were so many great answers, and I noticed one common theme that many people wanted to 'master' - writing longer prose! And now that it's mid October, it's a perfect time to say that this is a totally achievable goal, and that there's even an international event around it! National November Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) is almost upon us. I am a dummy! Welcome back to returning NaNo'ers and welcome to any new deviants trying it for the very first time! Over the next few weeks, I will be releasing articles, prompts, forum discussions and general information to help you prepare and get through your first, second, third, fourth, or hundredth NaNo!
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:bulletblue: salshep has created CommunityLit has as a fresh chatroom for literature. So if you fancy hooking up with some other writers live, then that is the place to go!

:bulletblue: akrasiel  and I are having a seasonal stand-off! I am based in England and I love Autumn, so have been asking for people to share their favourite Autumn-themed writing. Jae on the other hand is based in Australia where spring has sprung so would like flower-themed writing to celebrate! Help us gain awesome collections and share your favourites with us!

And some more lit news:

HorrorKu ContestHalloween is approaching and I'm in the mood for some spooky words. You?  I hope so because we're having a contest!  :skull:
We are working in conjunction with :iconpoets-and-warriors:  and   :iconpoeticalcondition:  on this one. This contest spans all three groups!
We challenge you to write a HorrorKu (a haiku that is haunting, spine-chilling, SCARY  :chainsaw: ).
It can be any variation of haiku, no limits.
:pumpkin:  :skull: :pumpkin:  :skull: :pumpkin:  :skull: :pumpkin:  :skull: [Pumpkin]  [Death][Pumpkin]  [Death]
We will pick two winners.
1st prize gets 100 points, a haiku commission from me and a feature or two.
2nd prize gets 50 points and a feature or two.
The deadline is October 30th.
Leave a link to your entry in the comments of this journal and please mention this contest in your comments.
Questions?  Ask away and.....
BOO!  [Death]
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Litland NewsThis entry is updated every week or so with the most recent literature news. :meow:
Last update: 9 Oct
BeccaJS and I are in a seasonal faceoff. She wants you to send her autumnal work.  Fall leaf - F2U However, down here in Australia it's spring so I want you to send me literature about flowers – and I have a thumbnail so my request is bigger, ha ha! .:Tiny flower:. 

Contests, Challenges, Projects
BATTLEFAIRIES is back with THE GAUNTLET. Are you ready to be brutalized?
October means Memnalar's famous ALL HALLOWS TALES contest, and 2018 means the 10th annual AHT. Wanna make a bargain with the devil? :devil: 
HaikuWriMo is holding a HorrorKu contest. :pumpkin 
Infiniytes is holding
Over the Moon: Autumn (Volume #21)Welcome to another volume of Over the Moon, a growing collection of literature and talented deviants! I encourage you to Added to my devWatch! and Favourite Star these pieces and authors and take a look through their galleries! 
Over the Moon: Poetry + Prose (Volume #21)



Sisters of Autumn by WalkinginDreamlight Autumn (writober prompt 1) by librarian-of-hell
Happy Writing,
Rose-Em
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The Ladies of Lit: Volume XCIVWelcome to volume ninety-four my Literature series, The Ladies of Lit!
The premise here is simple. Below you will find an assortment of Literature features from a selection of female deviants here on DeviantART, all of them suggested by you. In this article, you will also find a variety of other things of interest, including:
:bulletwhite: This article’s deviant spotlight: featuring dear Malintra-Shadowmoon She has offered to answer a few questions as well, to tell us a bit about what inspires her writing and which piece in particular she favors.
:bulletwhite: Additional information about our upcoming events, and we also have a selection of other interesting Literature news links to share with you.
:bulletwhite: Our “meet our contributors” section. Be sure to note me if you would like to volunteer your ser
LitRecognition: Deviation SensationsToday, LitRecognition brings you their general feature of SIX fantastic Words of Art. Picked at random from the many collections of literature on deviantArt, we want to bring you something new every week to enjoy. So, take a look and show everyone how much you love them!
:iconspreadmoreloveplz:
Ritunn

MikeMeesho

austin316hellyeah

ShadowGoethe

LadyZuzu923

SunnieBelle



:snowflake: Oh and I may be sounding a bit nuts, but it is only 10 weeks to Critmas and I am looking for some early volunteers to help plan. It will be team format again so I will be seeking volunteer team leaders to basically be a sneaky as those who did it last year! There will be some changes to the rules though, mostly because the "krakens" killed me!

Lots going on, let me know what you are up to :)

Becca


*Title of this journal chosen by BATTLEFAIRIES . I am not sure how her minds works, I just do her bidding!

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SinistrosePhosphate Featured By Owner 5 days ago  Hobbyist General Artist
Hello! 

Thanks a million for adding my work to your list of favourites. I really appreciate it! :thanks: 
You know me, writing isn't the shingle I hang on the wall. Knowing that my writing has your approval means a lot to me! Thanks again! :hug:
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cerealnovels Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2018
Thank you for the fav 😊
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cerealnovels Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2018
Thank you so much for featuring the first chapter of What Rumer Knew as a Daily Deviation😊
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BrendaCarriere Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2018  Hobbyist Writer
A very belated thank you for the fave!
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PennedinWhite Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2018  Hobbyist Writer
Happy Birthday, a little late! :heart:

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NineFireStar Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2018   General Artist
Happy birthday :)
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RoseSpectrum Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Happy birthday Rebecca!
I hope you have a wonderful day!
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GuardianMajor Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2018  Professional General Artist
:party: Happy Birthday!
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pegasuswarrior Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
Happy BirthdayHave your cake and eat it too 
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TheGalleryOfEve Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2018  Professional Digital Artist
Happy Birthday my dear!!! :iconflyingheartsplz::party::iconballoonsplz::iconyaayplz::iconlainloveplz::iconflyingheartsplz:
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Mythiril Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
happy birthday! :huggle: :heart: :cake: :party: 
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SkippyJr Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2018  Hobbyist Filmographer
Happy Birthday Becca! :party:
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brennennn Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2018
Happy birthday, Becca! :D
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Happy Birthday!!! :cake: :party: :dance: :dalove:
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TokyoMoonlight Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2018   Traditional Artist
Happy Birthday! :happy birthday: 
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Rushy Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2018
Party Happy Birthday! Have your cake and eat it too
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WDWParksGal Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2018
Roses for you by KmyGraphic   Birthday cake by KmyGraphic   Roses for you by KmyGraphic  
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RicksCafe Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2018
Thanks for selecting my poem for a DD.  I appreciate it very much ! :)
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BATTLEFAIRIES Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2018
Get in the car loser, we're going to the Djinn...!
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BeccaJS Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2018   Writer
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BATTLEFAIRIES Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2018
Loooool Austin Powers...!
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Tuntalm Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2018
Thank you so much for the daily deviation today :hug: It means the world to me!
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AspiredWriter Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
thanks for the DD! you are awesome! AWmote-Aww by AspiredWriter :tighthug: :love:
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vespera Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2018  Professional Writer
:love: thank you for the DD you lovely person you
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BeccaJS Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2018   Writer
No worries, just sorry you had one dingbat have a grumble over it- there is always one :eyeroll:
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