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Half Sick of Shadows
There were those moments when she thought she might be going mad. Certainly, that was what it felt like: the whirl of everything came crashing down as a wave and it smothered, it suffocated, it drowned her beneath its force. Slow, deep breaths no longer worked because there was no air to breathe. There was only the crashing of feelings that she could not longer contain and they clawed at her. It made her want to scream.
She found herself wandering in the darkest hours of the night. The only light that shone through the windows and the bits of broken brick was from the moon and a few stars that peeked through looming clouds. There were no working street lamps anymore in this ghost of a place. There was only the silence shared by a few old, decrepit buildings that had somehow survived the fires and had not yet turned to dust. Though they might, given them just the right moment and kick to the right brick.
It suited her, she thought sometimes as she woke to find herself in a room other th
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Words and Shadows
       She found herself wandering in the darkest hours of the night. The only light that shone through the windows and the bits of broken brick was from the moon and the few stars that peeked through looming clouds. There were no working street lamps anymore in this ghost of a place. There was only the silence shared by a few old, decrepit buildings that had somehow survived the fires and had not yet turned to dust. They might, given them just the right moment and kick to the right brick.
It suited her, she thought sometimes as she woke to find herself in a room other than the one that she had fallen asleep in. She would blink, eyeing the darkened corners and the creaking boards that only made noise under her own bare feet. She was alone, she knew, but part of her felt as if the shadows might come alive and take hold of her by the ankles, pulling her into them.
      I’m half sick of shadows.
      She’d heard that before.
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Voice in the Streets
The voice rang out clearly through the crowded street. It was strong, echoing off buildings and tumbling into the ears of all those that gathered. It was late afternoon and many workers were changing shifts. The streets were crowded with men, women, and children, and they all seemed at least quietly interested in the speech. Some looked uneasy, as if they shouldn’t be caught listening, yet couldn’t quite convince themselves to leave the premise. Others perked with true interest, moving ever so slowly towards the makeshift stage that the speaker had claimed for his address.
One such individual was a visitor to Boston. He showed no attempt to hide his interest as he excused himself through the crowds, moving through to get a better look and hear the words spoken more clearly. There was no mistaking him for a native to the area with his height and unaltered skin and eyes. He stood several inches taller than those that he shifted around and there was a slight drawl to his low,
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Literature
Realization
To live in captivity and to not know it cannot be matched. There is nothing as horrific as waking up in the morning, looking back on your life, and realizing that you have been bound under tyranny every day prior, only you were too blind to see it. In that moment, that terrible moment, there is no future and really the past means very little. There is only that feeling deep in your gut that says You should have known. How could you have not known?
Even as the bombs fell she thought there must have been some clue before that day. She wasn’t stupid. She should have seen it. There had to have been something that her mind had picked up on, she had just been too entrenched to notice. Everyone in line. One after the other. Right into the fire. No questions asked.
A mortar landed yards from her, scattering the rubble of what had been the sidewalk outside the coffee shop. Just a day before she had stopped by, ordering a cup and smiling. The young woman behind the countered had spoken che
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The Hill
A/N: Fair warning: this has major spoilers to a character death at the end of my novel The Liberty Pole. If you do not want that spoiled, please do not read. Otherwise, carry on.
                   The Hill
The hill on which they stood had been a great many things in its time. It had been a battleground over three hundred years before. Men had laid down their lives, their blood soaking deeply into the ground. It had been a playground, many years later, where fathers could take their sons to run and play and enjoy the freedom under the sun on a cool, beautiful day. Surely tears had been cried there. Hellos. Goodbyes. Everything in between. It had been a place of learning, fellowship, and solitude. It had been so many things to so many people throughout the years, that hill.
Now there was no sun to warm their bodies as the rain came falling from the sky. The battleground-turned-playground had c
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TakadaSaiko
J.E. Russell
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Hello all! I'm Saiko as known on here :D I've been around for a while and I'm rather sporadic about posting. I'm working on getting my first book published and much of the art you see will have to do with The Liberty Pole :)

Current Residence: Dallas, Texas
Favourite genre of music: anything but country and rap
Favourite style of art: all kinds
MP3 player of choice: iPhone
Shell of choice: can I stick with my own.... swapping bodies isn't fun
Wallpaper of choice: 10th Doctor and Rose
Skin of choice: preferably my own....
Favourite cartoon character: Gir or the Mad Hatter *can't descide*
Personal Quote: The day that my feet are firmly planted on this ground is the day I'll be burried beneath it.
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DFW Writing Conference

Journal Entry: Fri May 18, 2012, 5:09 PM
So, I've always been a bit of a lurker-writer. Most of my friends know I write, some have read it, and I post to DA. Every great once-and-a-while I might even submit an entry to a contest, but that's fairly rare. It's just the way that I operate.

Tomorrow is a major step for me and I'm about to have a conniption tonight in preparation for it. I'm attending the DFW writing conference. I've never attended one of these before, and while several of my close friends are also authors, I really don't tend to attend any events that put me around a great number of other writers. Tomorrow is a huge step for me.

I will be attending the classes (a breath of fresh air, to be sure. I miss classes desperately and have played with the idea of going to get my PhD so I can submerge myself back into the learning experience. I know, the neon sign does read nerd.), but the major event of the con is to pitch the Liberty Pole to an agent. That frightens me more than I can express.

I'll let you know how that goes, but I would appreciate all the prayers and good thoughts that you can spare. Also, if any of you will be there, let me know. I'd love to meet other DA friends :)

  • Listening to: History is Made at Night (Smash)
  • Reading: a Joseph Warren bio
  • Drinking: Maker's Mark

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raberbagirl Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
I've been super-busy and haven't been able to answer messages very much lately.... DX
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TakadaSaiko Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
No worries, I know the feeling. O.o
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thetriplethreat Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I hope that conference went good for you
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TakadaSaiko Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
It went very well, thank you!
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thetriplethreat Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
No problem ^_^
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raberbagirl Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Hey...did you not want to talk to me?
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raberbagirl Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Hi Chase! I don't know if you remember me.... We lost touch, so I was happy to finally find a profile of yours that still seems active. ^^
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TakadaSaiko Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Ah! There it is! Sorry not to get back to you! Just sent over a note :)
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raberbagirl Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Ok. I'll have to read them later; I've been answering e-mails all day and am pretty tired.... DX :iconorzplz:
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TakadaSaiko Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
No worries, just as long as you know I'm not ignoring you. Just oblivious :)
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