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Upgrade
The advertisements flashed in front of my eyes with the latest upgrade, promising faster connections and a smoother interface than before. It was supposed to fix all the bugs, but that’s what they always said. Every upgrade fixed the bugs in the last one and brought with it a few more of its own.
The people around me were absorbed with it, those that didn’t have it were waiting in line to buy it. I looked for the few bits I had left from the last upgrade I bought. I didn’t have enough, not if I wanted to feed the baby. I don’t know when I will be able to afford the upgrade or any upgrade.
I will have to be content with the older model.
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At work, I am the only one who does not have the upgrade. Already, everyone is using the new features to better interface with the computers here. They work quickly, not even moving. They don’t have to anymore.
The wireless signals between computer and upgrade are so seamless now that I don’t even see the telltale ey
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Communion
    He licked his lips and walked the chip across his knuckles. Three years. In three years, he hadn’t been to church. He hadn’t had communion. He hadn’t seen his wife, he hadn’t spoken a word to his children. He hadn’t been allowed.
    Beside him, his wife knelt in solemn prayer. He knew that for the first time in a long time it wasn’t him she prayed for, or if she did it wasn’t in the same way as before. She didn’t feel she had to. He was better now, recovered, cured. She’d picked him up that morning, the children in the back seat and they’d all come to mass together.
    He continued to walk the chip across his knuckles and stared silently at the only thing that bothered him in this church. The Christ stared down at him, his lifeless wooden eyes seemed to cut to his very soul. The crown of thorns on his brow dripped crimson painted rivulets of blood into the corne
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25.04.2018 Outward Fill of the Male Proportion by mkharlan 25.04.2018 Outward Fill of the Male Proportion :iconmkharlan:mkharlan 1 0 24.04.2018 Variations on the Male Form by mkharlan 24.04.2018 Variations on the Male Form :iconmkharlan:mkharlan 0 0 23.04.18 1 Practicing The Male Form by mkharlan 23.04.18 1 Practicing The Male Form :iconmkharlan:mkharlan 0 0 22.04.18 Practicing Male Proportions by mkharlan 22.04.18 Practicing Male Proportions :iconmkharlan:mkharlan 3 0 21.04.18 Getting Used to the Tablet by mkharlan 21.04.18 Getting Used to the Tablet :iconmkharlan:mkharlan 2 0 20.04.18 Practicing with the Tablet by mkharlan 20.04.18 Practicing with the Tablet :iconmkharlan:mkharlan 2 0 Clara Summers by mkharlan Clara Summers :iconmkharlan:mkharlan 1 1 Blue Jay by mkharlan Blue Jay :iconmkharlan:mkharlan 2 3
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The Poor Man's Doctor
I eat dinner with the man across the aisle, though he doesn’t know it. We each take bite after bite, never speaking. I made a mistake with him, years ago. He does not recognize me now, but I recognize him. He needed to make a choice. He refused and now I must clean up his mess. My mess. Tonight, I must fix it and tonight I must provide that choice again to another who will take it.
I chose wrong with the man across the aisle.
It is not my place to make choices. This is something I have had to learn.
It is rare that I witness the birth of any man. Life is not my business. It is not my place. But this man was born like any other.
I remember the woman’s eyes as she pushed, struggled to birth the man across the aisle. Her fourth child. She was ill, sickly all her life. When she’d discovered she was pregnant she had been so proud. By the time I met her, though, she was afraid. Her three children, no fathers, waiting outside the room. A boy of fourteen years, another only t
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First Snow
A vague smile crosses my face as the first snow falls.
I turn away from the lies reflected in the window pane. The snow in the field behind the hospital is unmarred, I won’t be the one to take that away. I slowly walk to the chair beside my wife’s bed. The white linoleum looks gray in the dim light. Dirty. The cards at the foot of her bed are years old now. There is only one bouquet of flowers on the tray which I replace every week. No one else sends them anymore. My phone sits next to the flowers, dead for days now. I drape a mottled afghan over her feet.
April’s eyes are closed, peaceful. I take her left hand, the right is full of tubes and needles. There are bruises under her eyes. She hasn’t had enough sleep. Three years isn’t enough.
“Jack?” The doctor stands in the doorway. “We need to talk,” He says while the door behind him.
I don’t take my eyes off of April and the oxygen tube covering half of her beautiful face. I cl
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M.K.Harlan
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I am a writer and painter looking to improve my skills and become a professional, full time artist and writer. I have a degree in Creative Writing, and no formal education in art, but it's something that I love to do.

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Little Girl in a Straw Hat
I found this picture on Pinterest and decided to draw her... it could be better, but I’m proud of her.

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So... I've been lax in my art lately, my writing, my drawing, all of it. 

But, good news, the doctor is putting me on an anti-anxiety/anti-depression drug and with any luck that will help me even things out so I can make better decisions and motivate myself better.

I'm . going to be working harder this next month to get myself back on track with my creations. The big problem is now just going to be seeing how much of this is all laziness once I get the actual illness parts taken care of and under control.

I'm going to be going to physical therapy for my back, and I'm thinking about trying therapy-therapy at my doctor's request, even though every fiber of my being says no, but maybe once the meds kick in I'll change my mind, who knows.

I know I can beat this... and I know I can bring myself to be a better creator than I ever have been before.
Apr 28, 2018
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So... I've been lax in my art lately, my writing, my drawing, all of it. 

But, good news, the doctor is putting me on an anti-anxiety/anti-depression drug and with any luck that will help me even things out so I can make better decisions and motivate myself better.

I'm . going to be working harder this next month to get myself back on track with my creations. The big problem is now just going to be seeing how much of this is all laziness once I get the actual illness parts taken care of and under control.

I'm going to be going to physical therapy for my back, and I'm thinking about trying therapy-therapy at my doctor's request, even though every fiber of my being says no, but maybe once the meds kick in I'll change my mind, who knows.

I know I can beat this... and I know I can bring myself to be a better creator than I ever have been before.

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GrimDreamArt Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2018  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks so much for faving  Scandinavian Architecture 2 by GrimDreamArt  :)
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SmoczyFarmer Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thank you so much for the watch! kaomoji set 1 9/19 
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redsama Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2018
Thanks a lot for faving  [TWINS] A good laugh by redsama  :love: 
Have a nice day, dear! :sun:
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PaintFeathers Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2018  Student Filmographer
Thans very much for watching and nice to meet you!
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Whobleyh Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2018
Oriko is honored with the spot in your collection!
Thank you from the both of us :)
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DreamyNaria Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks for the fav!!:D (Big Grin) DId you see my gallery? :) (Smile)
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mkharlan Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
I did! You’re really talented!
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Mauvais-Vendredi Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2018  New Deviant
Thank you so much for watching!! it is much appreciated :D (Big Grin) :D (Big Grin) :D (Big Grin) :D (Big Grin) :D (Big Grin) :D (Big Grin) :D (Big Grin) 
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You’re welcome! Talented artist!
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Thx for watching and favoriting !Twilight Sparkle   
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