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100 Writing Prompts Challenge by Sunshockk 100 Writing Prompts Challenge :iconsunshockk:Sunshockk 633 185 VLC - Slim Beam - Black Skin by KryptonSyt VLC - Slim Beam - Black Skin :iconkryptonsyt:KryptonSyt 712 118 How to Post Literature on dA by BusybeeSarahD How to Post Literature on dA :iconbusybeesarahd:BusybeeSarahD 341 345 VLC - Slim Beam - White Skin by KryptonSyt VLC - Slim Beam - White Skin :iconkryptonsyt:KryptonSyt 182 20
Literature
This is Halloween!
This is Halloween:
Boys and girls of every age
Wouldn't you like to see something strange?
Come with me and you will see
The friends I've hung down from this tree...
This is Halloween, this is Halloween
Corpses scream in the dead of night!
This is Halloween, everybody make a scene
Trick or treat till the neighbors gonna die of fright.
It's our town, everybody scream!
In this town of Halloween...
I am the one hiding under your bed;
Licking your hand with a tongue so red and -
I am the one crawling up your stairs,
Thump-thump-drag, when no one's there...
This is Halloween, this is Halloween
Halloween! Halloween! Halloween! Halloween!
In this town we call home
Everyone hail to the pumpkin song.
In this town, don't we love it now?
Everybody's waiting for the next surprise!
Round that corner man, Jockey in the trash can;
Hunters waiting now to pounce, and how you'll...
Scream! This is Halloween
Sadako is on the screen!
Aren't you scared?
Well, that's just fine!

S
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dA Lit Forums Stamp by lenavvargo dA Lit Forums Stamp :iconlenavvargo:lenavvargo 271 70 The written word IS art. by LyricalAutumnWind The written word IS art. :iconlyricalautumnwind:LyricalAutumnWind 114 19 Literature stamp by Amisca Literature stamp :iconamisca:Amisca 136 35 I READ on dA by IanSquall I READ on dA :iconiansquall:IanSquall 167 25 Shawarmer by TarekElawadly Shawarmer :icontarekelawadly:TarekElawadly 71 13
Literature
You Left Me Stronger
You Left Me Stronger:
Hey there, it's been awhile, do you remember me?
I guess you might not, since I wasn't very important to you.
You know, I spent so many days thinking about - what I did wrong
I questioned if maybe, I was at fault or if I was screwed up.
I thought a lot about the things you said...
The things that were my fault, my problems.
I took them to heart at first, but then I realised you were wrong.
I realised that you are selfish and ugly on the inside.
On the surface you pretended to care, but like a cancer;
You amputate someone the moment you think they've gone bad.
You hide from the rigours of life and only emerge like a parasite
When everything is good - when everything is fine and dandy.
I used to think that I was afraid of you leaving,
But now I know, that you've left me stronger than I was before.
You know, this was supposed to be an emotional whine; an emotional spill,
Maybe I was supposed to cry tears and beg you to come back, but you know wha
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The Category Challenge - fast by thecategorychallenge The Category Challenge - fast :iconthecategorychallenge:thecategorychallenge 42 4
Literature
Hotline
His cubicle is like any other in the office – standardized, small. He makes it unique. Multi-coloured sticky notes litter the small shelf, the monitor, the pencil holder. Anything in sight, really. Varied snippets of life in ink - some end in smiley faces, others crossed out in impatient scrawl.
In pride of place on his desk is the phone. Worn, bright red, plastic. Obnoxious some might say. He knows it just makes it easier to find amidst the clutter. Scattered messages for the man upstairs surround it; he’ll need to sort those print-outs into the proper piles.
Born again Christian?
How many times?
Yes ma’am, that is
A legitimate question
We do have to
Ask this of all who want
To be reinstated a share
In this company
If you could hold please
And I’ll patch you through
To the proper department

He finds a pockmark in the jarrah of his desk and wonders at the imperfection, fingers poised. The amount of times he’s drummed his fingers over the surface (unimpre
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Literature
Shed the Darkness
There I sat, still in the shadows.
The Darkness, she wanted me, she desired my mind, to darken the lights, to devour.
She wanted to begin the game again, same as always.
Enough!
I did not listen. I had heard enough of her voice, seen enough of her twisting and smothering form, been suffocated enough times by her gently forceful hands.
I gathered my courage.
My eyes still shine, despite all of that, despite all she wanted to do, despite her “love”.
Tomorrow is a new day!
I can see it; it glows as brightly as the stars I never knew, the stars that walk in my dreams.
I can still see it, and I will make it mine.
I looked the Darkness in her face.
No more control, no more power for you.
I felt it glowing, growing, expanding from within, and soon I know it will emanate from without, seep through my very pores, illuminate my eyes with an even brighter glow.
It will kill,  choke out the Darkness.
I can feel  it so strongly; is it faith? Is it hope? Is it love? Is it resol
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Literature
I Am A Writer
I Am A Writer:
Gentlemen, today I speak to you
To convey an issue that has plagued the core of our community.
For so long have we been considered second-class;
To this day there are those who still believe that we are not artists.
But today is not about freedom, today is about honour,
Because there are many writers that still seek to shame us all...
I speak of those individuals, who take art from others.
Covers, photos, paintings, digital art, anime and manga.
It matters not where you draw your source from,
But every action impacts upon us as a community.
Why?
BECAUSE I AM A WRITER!
When I craft my works, when I write each and every line,
I paint using expression; metaphors are my colours.
The words are my brush and each and every rhyme is my medium.
I do not ask to be considered an artist, but I do ask to be considered.
Why?
BECAUSE I AM A WRITER!
For someone who practices his craft day and night,
Painstakingly learning how to use each and ever
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I Support Poetry in Blue by Jannette92 I Support Poetry in Blue :iconjannette92:Jannette92 61 4
Literature
It Came From The Dark
It Came From The Dark:
Amongst the ashes, swirling from the darkness of the pit,
Emerged a hand, dragging a battered body across the rocks.
Blood leaked from the wounds so callously self-inflicted,
And teeth ground with a focused determination and seething anger.
It cared not for the warm rubies - staining the jagged rocks,
It cared not for the sensation of pain...
All that it remembered was a dream, An obsession -
One that drove it ever higher; ignoring all else!
Eventually it emerged from this shadowy hole, this dreary depth,
And in that moment, it learned of the truth.
For this creature, denied sunlight and warmth -
was me...
-Chen Yuan Wen, 11th December 2012
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Literature
336 Nice Ways to Compliment
1. Amazing
2. Awesome
3. Adorable
4. Athletic
5. Artistic
6. Accepting
7. Appreciative
8. Affectionate
9. Admirable
10. Adventurous
11. Accurate
12. Attentive
13. Authentic
14. Aspiring
15. Adoring
16. Agile
17. Astounding
18. Accomplished
19. Alive
20. Active
21. Animated
22. Astonishing
23. Ambitious
24. Beautiful
25. Brave
26. Brilliant
27. Bright
28. Bold
29. Breathtaking
30. Bodacious
31. Bubbly
32. Buff
33. Believable
34. Bewildering
35. Becoming
36. Clever
37. Cool
38. Cute
39. Colorful
40. Courageous
41. Caring
42. Courteous
43. Creative
44. Cheerful
45. Commendable
46. Considerate
47. Classy
48. Classical
49. Cunning
50. Confident
51. Crisp
52. Clean
53. Communal
54. Calm
55. Capable
56. Captivating
57. Charming
58. Confident
59. Conservative
60. Crafty
61. Canny
62. Constructive
63. Charitable
64. Cordial
65. Committed
66. Consistent
67. Compassionate
68. Collaborative
69. Comical
70. Dependable
71. Determined
72. Diligent
73. Dedicated
74. Daring
75. Dreamy
76. Dashing
77. D
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Literature
It Hurts.
"I was scared you would say 'no'.
That's why I never asked you.
But it hurt more to have never asked you."
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Literature
Let's Hate
       Age 11
              
                  We met in a room full of crowded people
              who knew my name
                       they knew my face
                   and they knew things I didn't
                      Most people there knew his parents
                  and that was about it; the knowledg
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Literature
Literature Groups
A listing of groups here on DA devoted to literature(including fan fiction), divided by poetry and prose.
EDIT: groups devoted to song lyrics also now listed.
I aim to help groups by giving them some publicity and also to help writers find groups that can help them spread their work about; if you know of any group not on the list, please tell me. And if you are a member of any group listed here and you want me to include something about it, like 'we have regular writing contests' then just say so and I'll include them.
I am a flawed being, so it is entirely possible that I have made a mistake with any one group's listing; if you notice that I have, please tell me.
I will be updating this, so check back often!
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Literature
Sensual Torture
Sensual Torture:
You are but a simple pawn;
Caught in a maelstrom of ill feelings and turmoil.
You were not meant to be here -
But unfortunately, here you are my friend...
Now then, I do not wish to drag this out;
There is no purpose in badgering someone who knows so little.
However - without your confession - I'm afraid that
I would not know whom I should share my - pleasures with...
Though I'm certain that you will be sharing plenty...
Of course, it will probably be a poor idea to make you scream,
At least not while I'm still enjoying your fear.
Instead we'll begin with a simple agony;
A quick taste of your pain to whet my appetite...
We'll begin with just a thin incision,
One that is made in the center of both your eyelids.
And then, then we'll make another cut - this one just above the eyes...
Ah, I will adore the feeling of watching your skin peel apart
As the scalpel bites in and draws it aside; much like the curtain
Set upon a theatre stage. It is the
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