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Daily Lit Deviations for April 30th, 2012
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Suggested by: Exnihilo-nihil
Featured by: LadyofGaerdon
Radioactive AutumnRadioactive Autumn
Draped in maple leaves and white gold,
her somber eyes hidden from the mounting ash.
Lack of contact labors a mutual threshold,
restless desires bred amongst odious machinations.
Staid throat drunk on her ambrosial sap,
more reverie to dirty all our neurons one by one.
Guttural cries rattle through shared visions,
depicted in blossoms and ignoring the damage done.
Says the suggester, "in few lines, a world - and an abyss."
Featured by: betwixtthepages
gray and inbetweenthat point where hasn't replied becomes
there was a vague grasp
a semi grip
where the colours were faded pink
and the sights only half seen
I was in between two very confusing places
a pain you can never touch
or let out
being with you was the gray place
where it didn't feel bad
but it certainly didn't feel good.
it's just that
it was always better sleeping next to you
all the times I could've chosen not to
respond to the attention you gave me,
slapped you across the face instead
I guess I don't deserve to know the answers.
but I do wonder if my family ever hears my sobs
or at least the loud blowing of my nose
do they wonder if I am getting a nasty cold
and feel confused when the next morning
I appear just fine
With beautiful language, gray and inbetween
paints a portrait of what being stuck between a rock
and a hard place feels like. Leaving interpretation
mostly up to the readers, Awasteof-paint weaves
a gut-wrenching tale of hopelessness.
Suggested by: QuiEstInLiteris
Featured by: SilverInkblot
The Divine InheritanceOver the years many a Divine girl had spent her time scrunched up in a corner, watching an older sister get all the attention. Claire knew that she was no different to her aunts, her great-aunts, her great-great-aunts, and well, on it went.
'You don't have to watch, dear,' Mother said, as she held another length of ribbon against Sally's face.
'If you must look on like that, Claire, do come and be useful,' said Grandmother. 'Which one of these ribbons best brings out Sally's eyes?'
'What does it matter about Sally's eyes?' said Claire. 'Even I've got eyes on the outside.'
'You're silly,' said Mother, 'being miserable on purpose.'
'I'm not miserable on purpose!'
'My sisters were the same,' said Grandmother. 'Silly, jealous little girls.'
'If this always happens,' said Claire, 'then why have more than one daughter?'
'To love them, silly. Stop, Mother.' Sally brushed away the length of ribbon, crossed the room and crouched down in front of Claire. 'The Sight may
From the Suggester: "Seamlessly blends
Wodehousian aunts with eldritch terror and sibling rivalry."
Suggested by toxic-nebulae
Featured by spoems
crumbling,i have been awake for fifteen minutes.
your mouth in the crook of my neck feels
very much like sunlight, very much like i am
seeing things, schizophrenic and blue, hands shaking
like when i drive your car without looking at your body,
multicoloured and alive, listless in the front seat,
our music playing, breathing in the smell of leaves, of warmth.
your voice in my ear, you finding me in a crowd of people,
this is me remembering how lucky i am, how i am
more fortunate than i'd like to admit, knowing that
bleeding does not really hurt, exactly, because you cannot
comprehend the strength of the mind, a queen in feathers
and dark gowns, bird sitting in a bath of blood, surrounded
by fields of wire, broken teeth, smiling men who touch small windows
small windows closed by governments and purity and faith.
some days i was ripping out my vessels with nail scissors, i was
prescribed between swallows, the ebony crushing noises
of my throat making the same hacking choke
that comes throughthe s
A letter containing both regret
and its annihilation in long prose-poetic lines.”
Featured by doodlerTM
Asphyxiated ViolinsAsphyxiated Violins
The fact is, Ibis is trapped.
She is a creature of scorpions and butterflies; of long, tapering fingers that never stop moving; of fractal heartbeats and knots in spiraling black hair.
But most of all, she is trapped. She lives in a cage of vast suburbs and a sea of dead shopping malls. Devoid of all optimism, she sees the long echoes of the landscape as just another kind of snare.
~ ~ ~
Ibis isn't an extraordinary girl. Maybe a bit eccentric--her thoughtfulness is often mistaken for quiet brilliance. Quite simply, she isn't brilliant at all. She has a head for numbers, but no passion for them. Her grammar is impeccable, but her words are mundane. When it comes to conversation, she whispers and gossips with other girls, soft oaths of oh-my-gods rolling from their glossy lips as they gesture with painted fingers. She does not do so with enthusiasm, as her relationships with others could rarely be described as animated.
Still, it is becoming apparent that
A wonderful coming-of-age story with lots
of imagery and dialogue all used very well.
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