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I wear my he(art) on my sleeve.
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Lullaby by hopeburnsblue, literature

Grounding by hopeburnsblue, literature

Sound Play by hopeburnsblue, literature

Unfiltered by hopeburnsblue, literature

Mercury Enters Sagittarius by hopeburnsblue, literature

Collect Call by hopeburnsblue, literature

Mohs 2.0 by hopeburnsblue, literature

Anthropomorphism by hopeburnsblue, literature

Look Up by hopeburnsblue, literature

Perennial by hopeburnsblue, literature

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Published Work

Patchwork Poetry Cover Reveal and Purchasing Info by hopeburnsblue, visual art

Through the Eyes of a Blind Girl ...

Hope Realized by hopeburnsblue, visual art

Monsanto Cafe by matrixwrath8, literature

The Ozymandias Principle (Sandbox Jenga) by akrasiel, literature

Seafoam by SilverInkblot, literature

mornings by aprilwednesday, literature

The Great Race by GuinevereToGwen, literature

One Window by BlackBowfin, literature

Joy by haphazardmelody, literature

The Artist by Bark, literature

Heat Advisory by lion-essrampant, literature

VI by AvisWing, literature

Artist // Professional // Literature
My Bio

In addition to authoring Patchwork Poetry, Mel Finefrock has received creative writing awards from the University of North Texas and the Coalition of Texans with Disabilities. She also occasionally writes for publications such as HuffPost, Conscious Style Guide, Plano Magazine and Aromatica Poetica. Mel lives in a treehouse apartment with her tuxedo cat, Bodee, and can be found studying astrology and the Enneagram, singing and playing guitar or reading anything from poetry to scifi.

Ferry Ride

Favourite Visual Artist
John Bramblitt, a blind painter
Favourite Bands / Musical Artists
Pentatonix, Green Tones, the Nor'easters, Sara Bareilles, Jason Mraz, Boyce Avenue, Sleeping at Last, the Lovebirds, Pseudo Future, Heart, Fleetwood Mac, Halestorm
Favourite Writers
Andrea Gibson, Rudy Francisco, Megan Falley, Amanda Lovelace, Amanda Gorman, Taylor Mali, Tad Williams, Rick Riordan, Amie Kaufman, Jay Kristoff, Andy Weir
Tools of the Trade
Braille and my imagination

Checking In

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Hi, everyone, It's been so long. I miss connecting with you all and supporting each other's work. As many of you know, I am legally blind and use my computer with the aid of screen reading software. Unfortunately, the new Deviant Art platform is not currently compliant with accessibility guidelines. I was able to hobble along for a while, but screen reader compatibility has continued to deteriorate. I am in dialogue with dA's developers about this and am hopeful things will turn around, but it could be a while. As such, I wanted to let you know I'm writing again and am directing the flow of content to my Facebook author page for now. Hope to connect with you there, and hope to be back here soon. Warmly, Mel https://www.facebook.com/melfinefrockpoetry
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A DD? What a wonderful surprise to wake up to. My aptly spoiled kitty is now dA famous. :3 This means a particular lot to me because I've been clawing my way out from under a serios case of writer's block. I feel seen in the best of ways. Thank you, ...
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Oops! :doh: I've never been so late seeing a DD. These past few weeks have been busy both in good and bad ways, so I just logged back on yesterday. Thank you, @JessaMar, for featuring "Between the Lines"; I'm truly honored. :heart:
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