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Calamity of Touch
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Published: October 19, 2003
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In the dead of the night, they had surrendered to their attractions. Ivory skin to ivory skin in the darkness of the temple - lips like dew-moist petals meeting for the first time.

But their tryst did not go unnoticed - the God they both worshipped did not approve. And she, judged a seductress, was -cursed-.

At first, they did not know what was wrong. The first few people who succumbed to the plague went unnoticed. Then more died, and then [he] died... and she, a healer, fought desperately to save the others in the city. Corpse after corpse piled up, blackened skin like her grieving heart, and then one day... they were all gone. Desperate, she fled to the next city - to warn them of the plague. To warn them to -flee- before it would come to take them, too.

It was they, not she, that made the connection. It was they - the people of the city - that understood what was wrong when the emissaries that met with her were the first to be struck with the plague. She was cast out, spat on, and cursed by young and old alike... but not before having infected yet a city with the pestilence.

She realised then her punishment. He had merely died... she had become, instead of a healer, an infectious monster. A plague spreader. All who touched her, and talked to her, were taken by a sickness of rot and destruction.

She fled back to her fallen home, and waited there for her own demise. Little did she know then, that the God had also cursed her with eternal life.

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Feels like ages I last did something just for fun :) But here you go. I think I'll use her in my fairytale project as well.
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SEINICK's avatar
SEINICK|Student Filmographer
I am your fan. I love your works.La la la la Love 
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sKylarkNicole|Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Such a sad story. I love it.
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Stumbleupon brought me here.
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Just beautiful
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:hug: I've featured your piece here!
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A member of :icondalinksystem: Linked this piece of art to his, and now your artworks is also featured in this news article: [link]
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You have been featured [link] :D
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Happy Valentine's Day! Your work is featured here: [link] :dance:
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LadyofGaerdon|Professional Writer
I first saw and read this six years ago and it has stayed with me ever since. There aren't worse to describe how much this piece (and all of your art) have impacted me. Thank you.
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wicked stuff... very realistic
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haha252's avatar
The text just makes the work even more evocative.

Well done.
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IanStruckhoff|Professional General Artist
Unbelievable
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Valentina-Remenar|Professional General Artist
Really amazing...I'm speechless :wow:

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Great as usual!
I've seen all your works before (not at DA)- they are all masterpieces and i'm really happy to find YOUR WORKS HERE!!! :)
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ikreate| General Artist
What a sad & tragic story :`( I am very drawn to this particular work of yours. I'm also very drawn to the storyline, I'm more than intrigued and the image provokes even more of my thoughts <3
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Ohhhh my goodness!!!! I just realized why I liked this image so much!!! I've seen it before!!!!

Here: [link]

I have Nelicquele quoted (and credited) in my signature on a message board (Quarrels and Quills) that I post/role play in!!!! Your art is awesome!!!

I am so excited I made this connection... even if it is months (years? *gasp*) later!
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Your work it´s really amazing, the illustrations the tale... I´d really liked the tale though all your work is really great.
Gratz
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Viline's avatar
Oh, it's wonderful! I want to make my av from it... Do you agree?
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Miss-Cheimonas|Hobbyist General Artist
Aww.. great picture. You are amazing :D
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jendorfski| Traditional Artist
Wow! A whole book in a few paragraphs! Beautiful picture! Fascinating story! :heart:
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Valahria's avatar
This is incredible! You have captured her sadness perfectly.
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damn thats good both the story and this amazing picture
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I featured this amzing work here: [link]

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Hope it's ok.:heart:

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Take care:iconnuzzleplz:
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I love this!
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