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Under the Sun Cover

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And The Words Rain Down

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And The Words Rain Down

My art is like the rain That falls in spring. It comes Suddenly. There's no umbrella to catch it. I've been in a drought. I need the rain to moisten The dry crust around my heart. So I pray for it to fall But it doesn't. Then one day, signs of a storm appear. Strong winds shake the tree leaves. Dark clouds roll in. It's evening when the skies open up And water pours from the heavens. My mama tells me God is crying, But I know better. I listen to the pitter patter on the roof, While I sit in the kitchen, Watching rain drops slide down The window panes. Suddenly I get that itch to write. I feel that familiar cramp in my right hand, Where

4.5.16

4.5.16

Inspiration breaks like a dam. Let it burst. I think speak and write now. Let it burst. Looking back I lost touch. Let it burst. But this voice is confidant. Let it burst. Practice, practice, I say. Let it burst. Make this time count. Let it burst.

This Heart

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This Heart

Broken hearts bleed Like open wounds - Or so they say. Mine's got this funny way Of not feeling. It does that lub-dub, lub-dub Like other hearts, so I know it's alive. But when painful memories Resurface, like they always do, I wait for my heart to react but Nothing happens. This got me thinking, Is it supposed to be this way? When I'm hurting, does My heart need to hurt too? My answer is no. It's enough that my eyes cry And the tears dry on my cheeks. I'd rather curl into a ball And pretend to sleep. Or ignore my phone when It starts buzzing. I've got some cookies in The freezer, ready to bake. That sweet, gooey goody Is exactly

I Dreamed I Touched the Sky

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I Dreamed I Touched the Sky

In the morning I longed to touch the sky. At night, I dreamed I did. I dreamed I saw clouds sailing across the blue expanse Like boats traversing a calm ocean. Farther and farther they sailed away Leaving me behind to gaze after them. Then came a pair of mourning doves, As swift as arrows, shooting past me. I marveled at their speed. Though small, they were incredibly agile And naturally in sync. I wanted to join them, spread my arms and take flight. To my disappointment, my arms would not rise. I floated where I was, suspended midair, And could not signal my body to move. Frustrated, I tried to wiggle my toes. Still, I felt nothing. Mea

A Setting in Your Life

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A Setting in Your Life

Beyond a glass window, an assortment of baked goods beckons to me from the front counter of the cafe. Behind me a line of people is beginning to form. Despite the pressure to order quickly, that familiar problem arises. Which one should I choose? The blueberry muffins look exceptionally delicious but I’ve never tasted one. Next to them, on a silver tray, are slices of pumpkin pound cake. Immediately, my craving for something sweet intensifies. But, it’s not till I notice the lonely lemon bar on a tray behind the pound cake that I settle on what to order.   Even as I stare, salivating, I am imagining the taste of the chilled good.

Happy Couple, Sad Couple, and Happy Again

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Happy Couple, Sad Couple, and Happy Again

Living in a world that revolved around you was natural, until one day when it wasn't. I can't recall when that happened exactly or what changed. All I know (with absolute certainty) is that I no longer feel alone or like I'm missing something whenever we're apart. Just as the world continues to turn and life goes on, I wake up every morning to the promise of a new day, fresh with no mistakes in it, and I am confident that just as the sun, moon, and stars have a purpose, so do I. Though you won't be there to say hello, wish me well, or tell me that I've been missed, it's alright. Everything is alright. For the first time, I feel liberated from

I Write For You

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I Write For You

You have asked me before, why do you write, and   my response is never the same. My dear, there is no   definite answer to your question. I write because I feel it.   If I do not feel it, I do not write. Today, in this moment, I write for you.   As the pen glides across the surface of the blank page,   I feel my hand tingling, and so I grip it tighter. I wonder if the pen has learned to think for itself, or is it my hand that knows exactly what I want to say,   even before I do? For, it keeps the pen moving, crafting letter after letter,   with no predictable end in mind. It does not stop when I will it to,   but only when it has written

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Under the Sun Cover

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And The Words Rain Down

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And The Words Rain Down

My art is like the rain That falls in spring. It comes Suddenly. There's no umbrella to catch it. I've been in a drought. I need the rain to moisten The dry crust around my heart. So I pray for it to fall But it doesn't. Then one day, signs of a storm appear. Strong winds shake the tree leaves. Dark clouds roll in. It's evening when the skies open up And water pours from the heavens. My mama tells me God is crying, But I know better. I listen to the pitter patter on the roof, While I sit in the kitchen, Watching rain drops slide down The window panes. Suddenly I get that itch to write. I feel that familiar cramp in my right hand, Where

4.5.16

4.5.16

Inspiration breaks like a dam. Let it burst. I think speak and write now. Let it burst. Looking back I lost touch. Let it burst. But this voice is confidant. Let it burst. Practice, practice, I say. Let it burst. Make this time count. Let it burst.

This Heart

T

This Heart

Broken hearts bleed Like open wounds - Or so they say. Mine's got this funny way Of not feeling. It does that lub-dub, lub-dub Like other hearts, so I know it's alive. But when painful memories Resurface, like they always do, I wait for my heart to react but Nothing happens. This got me thinking, Is it supposed to be this way? When I'm hurting, does My heart need to hurt too? My answer is no. It's enough that my eyes cry And the tears dry on my cheeks. I'd rather curl into a ball And pretend to sleep. Or ignore my phone when It starts buzzing. I've got some cookies in The freezer, ready to bake. That sweet, gooey goody Is exactly

I Dreamed I Touched the Sky

I

I Dreamed I Touched the Sky

In the morning I longed to touch the sky. At night, I dreamed I did. I dreamed I saw clouds sailing across the blue expanse Like boats traversing a calm ocean. Farther and farther they sailed away Leaving me behind to gaze after them. Then came a pair of mourning doves, As swift as arrows, shooting past me. I marveled at their speed. Though small, they were incredibly agile And naturally in sync. I wanted to join them, spread my arms and take flight. To my disappointment, my arms would not rise. I floated where I was, suspended midair, And could not signal my body to move. Frustrated, I tried to wiggle my toes. Still, I felt nothing. Mea

A Setting in Your Life

A

A Setting in Your Life

Beyond a glass window, an assortment of baked goods beckons to me from the front counter of the cafe. Behind me a line of people is beginning to form. Despite the pressure to order quickly, that familiar problem arises. Which one should I choose? The blueberry muffins look exceptionally delicious but I’ve never tasted one. Next to them, on a silver tray, are slices of pumpkin pound cake. Immediately, my craving for something sweet intensifies. But, it’s not till I notice the lonely lemon bar on a tray behind the pound cake that I settle on what to order.   Even as I stare, salivating, I am imagining the taste of the chilled good.

Happy Couple, Sad Couple, and Happy Again

H

Happy Couple, Sad Couple, and Happy Again

Living in a world that revolved around you was natural, until one day when it wasn't. I can't recall when that happened exactly or what changed. All I know (with absolute certainty) is that I no longer feel alone or like I'm missing something whenever we're apart. Just as the world continues to turn and life goes on, I wake up every morning to the promise of a new day, fresh with no mistakes in it, and I am confident that just as the sun, moon, and stars have a purpose, so do I. Though you won't be there to say hello, wish me well, or tell me that I've been missed, it's alright. Everything is alright. For the first time, I feel liberated from

I Write For You

I

I Write For You

You have asked me before, why do you write, and   my response is never the same. My dear, there is no   definite answer to your question. I write because I feel it.   If I do not feel it, I do not write. Today, in this moment, I write for you.   As the pen glides across the surface of the blank page,   I feel my hand tingling, and so I grip it tighter. I wonder if the pen has learned to think for itself, or is it my hand that knows exactly what I want to say,   even before I do? For, it keeps the pen moving, crafting letter after letter,   with no predictable end in mind. It does not stop when I will it to,   but only when it has written

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Welcome to my page: :iconsparklesplz: Midsummer Afterglow :iconsparklesplz:
My name is Sarah and there are many things which make up who I am. Most likely there would be far too much I could say about myself so I'll keep it simply to art. I have a deep love for reading :reading: and writing and I have tried my hand at the latter and found it to be somewhat of a passion of mine now. I put a lot of work into every piece I write and hope that I can continue to do so as I improve and build upon my love for this precious art. :love:

I began by writing FanFiction and have found that it is more difficult to do than I used to imagine. But I love it and once I finish my story For Always, (a Naruto FF), I will move on to begin my first original project! :happybounce:

I used to write all of my stories (short and long) in Microsoft Word Document but recently I have discovered a writing program that blows every other one away. This program is Scrivener!!! :squee:

Scriviner is the most wonderful and organized writing program I have ever come across. It helps me to get my work done and enjoy writing all the more. Although I am not a Scrivener expert just yet, I am taking advantage of the basics and I love that I get to learn more and more about it as I write. What I appreciate the most is that Scrivener really suits me. I don't use every feature it offers but I don't need to. It's a program created for writers and I've never felt more at home with my writing than when I open it up and see everything in one place!

I am currently a part time university student and I make sure to set aside time for my writing.

If you wanna get to know me then comment or message me and I will reply when I can! I'm a very open person and friendly as well so don't ever be afraid to express your ideas or opinions with me as I tend to be very honest myself. :D

If you come across any of my art that you would like to use for any reason please ask my permission first and I may or may not agree to let you use it depending on what it is for. I tend to be lenient with this subject as I have let people use my art in the past but I still must be wary of people who snoop around to steal art and I never want that to happen to me and it makes me sad when I hear that it has happened to other talented and respected artists here on DA. :disbelief:

Please check out my Wattpad for my story: Under the Sun www.wattpad.com/user/Midsummer… :w00t:

Go ahead and browse and enjoy my gallery! :boogie:

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Favorite photographer: Jim Zuckerman
Favorite Fantasy Author:Juliet Marillier
Favorite Manga/Anime: Way too many! XD
Favourite style of art: Writing and Photography
MP3 player of choice: Ipod/Iphone
Favourite cartoon character: Itachi Uchiha
Personal Quote: "Time waits for no one."

Favourite Movies
Lord of the Rings, Star Trek, The Bourne Trilogy, The Dark Knight, Gladiator, Centurion, X-Men, Troy, 300, Grease, The Eagle, Tombstone, Robin Hood, The Holiday, Pride and Prejudice, Sense and Sensibility, Jane Eyre
Favourite TV Shows
Game of Thrones, House, Criminal Minds, Fringe
Favourite Bands / Musical Artists
EXO, Super Junior, DBSK, SNSD, B2ST, IU, T-ARA, SS501, VIXX, B.A.P, etc.
Favourite Books
A song of Ice and Fire Series, Lord of the Rings, Sevenwaters Series, Bridei Chronicles, Wolfskin Series, Heart's Blood, Wildwood Dancing Series
Favourite Writers
Juliet Marillier, George R. R. Martin
Favourite Games
Final Fantasy
Tools of the Trade
Scrivener
Other Interests
Photography, Art, Music, Books, Disney, Animals, Gardens,Travel, K-Pop, Anime, Manga

First Odyssey Article Live!!!!!

First Odyssey Article Live!!!!!

Hey guys I just had my very first publication go live this morning and I'm very very excited about it. I would appreciate anyone giving it a read and leaving me some feedback. I'll be coming out with new content weekly. ^^ https://www.theodysseyonline.com/book-related-pet-peeves
Writing is hard and exhausting

RAFFLE ALERT!

RAFFLE ALERT!

I really am excited to promote this amazing raffle being hosted by a good friend of mine~ Please join and check out her joint manga project (Shinobi Blood) because it's awesome and you should be reading it! hehe :floating: Have fun!!!! :juggle:

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