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Last night there were three voices. Two male, one female.
Her voice stood out above the others, a frantic whispering of harsh reminders about god knows what.
I'd close my eyes and they'd start, hissing and stumbling over each other to get their words out, almost on the verge of shouting. I'd open my eyes, and suddenly my strange friends would be silent.
They wore me down to the thin threads of existence, when the little questions matter like why don't stars have five points, and what story do the night crickets sing of?
The threads, the strands, are what control my movements - desperate clutches at the fragments of reality while the voices, those voices, drag me down and lull me into a trance of forgotten memories and hope torn apart with bare hands.
Down there, it's just as dark, yet there is no light to break. None to chase away the monsters under my bed, until I slowly open my eyes to see a new day.
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Climbing to Eternity
   You were nine years old.
   You had a crown of dark copper hair and a cluster of freckles peppered about your face. You had a devil-may-care attitude and a strange fascination with climbing up the water pipes in the school grounds. You'd laugh with others at the pronunciation of the double "A" in your last name, and marvel at how an empty stapler would leave a tally of dents on a wooden desk. I could only sigh at your love-hate relationship with stationery when your ankle collided with the glinting metal teeth of a tape dispenser. You sauntered around for the rest of the day proudly showing everyone your battle wound, complete with a madly exaggerated fable.
   Little did I know that the collisions had only just started.
   I was nine years old.
   I had two short, red-ribboned pigtails and eyes that were too big, too enthralled with life. I had an inconspicuous demeanour, and a Harry Potter novel surgicall
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He Looks for Tomorrow by The-Tabby-Cat He Looks for Tomorrow :iconthe-tabby-cat:The-Tabby-Cat 2 2 Beyond the Wilderness by The-Tabby-Cat Beyond the Wilderness :iconthe-tabby-cat:The-Tabby-Cat 0 0 Eyes That Speak of Many Moons by The-Tabby-Cat Eyes That Speak of Many Moons :iconthe-tabby-cat:The-Tabby-Cat 2 7
   The needle in a haystack - you were like the needle.
   I had to rummage around for ages in the prickly straw to find you, sneezing all the while, and when I eventually found you, a microscopic dot of crimson juice erupted from my finger and sweet pain blinded me.
   I wonder why I kept you around at all; I still have all the dotted scars you left on my heart.
   Why do all the pieces of straw look so appealing now?
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Hello Sir
Hello Sir,
the way your eyes sparkled just now showed me you still had faith, no matter how little.
Hello Sir,
when you smiled like that, it makes me fall in love with you all over again.
Hello Sir,
when I saw you across the road my heart went out to the shell of a man you were, and yet somehow I was the one that needed help.
Hello Sir,
the way you glance at me like that really sends shivers down my bare arms and my heartbeat is crescending up until I don't think I can breathe.
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"What do you see?" I asked.
We were  both standing on the edge. Harsh, unforgiving wind whipped at our hair. One step forward, and we'd be falling into oblivion.
"I see darkness," came the reply.
I was squinting against the light. The sun warmed my face.
"It isn't fair," I said.
A pause.
There was a silence, where we were both lost in our thoughts, hearing nothing but the wind, breathless whispers in our ears.
"How do you know what's in front of you?" My voice was scratchy, strained. The words were carried away by the wind, but I was heard.
"I don't."
I took this in slowly, shivering as the cold wrapped around my bones like a loving python.
"If you took a step..." My words trailed off.
Another pause.
"I'd fall."
"Why?" I was fearless. The ravaging wind ripped these words from my mouth and flung them out of order, into something hard.
"You asked me what I could see." Not the answer to my question.
"Yes, I did."
"I lied. I don't see darkness."
I waited, staring out. Sight
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Lara - pencil drawing by The-Tabby-Cat Lara - pencil drawing :iconthe-tabby-cat:The-Tabby-Cat 11 15 NaturesBeautys icon by The-Tabby-Cat NaturesBeautys icon :iconthe-tabby-cat:The-Tabby-Cat 2 6 The Chosen One by The-Tabby-Cat The Chosen One :iconthe-tabby-cat:The-Tabby-Cat 1 3 Mario + Luigi by The-Tabby-Cat Mario + Luigi :iconthe-tabby-cat:The-Tabby-Cat 11 6 Mario of Stencils by The-Tabby-Cat Mario of Stencils :iconthe-tabby-cat:The-Tabby-Cat 9 24 WIP 2 - Lara by The-Tabby-Cat WIP 2 - Lara :iconthe-tabby-cat:The-Tabby-Cat 7 17 Mooks the Jellyfish by The-Tabby-Cat Mooks the Jellyfish :iconthe-tabby-cat:The-Tabby-Cat 1 27 Mario Comic Pop Art by The-Tabby-Cat Mario Comic Pop Art :iconthe-tabby-cat:The-Tabby-Cat 2 9
All work in gallery Tabby 2011 ~ Eternity


Hong Kong - The Peak by xMEGALOPOLISx Hong Kong - The Peak :iconxmegalopolisx:xMEGALOPOLISx 9,357 526 Darkness Bringers by Exileden Darkness Bringers :iconexileden:Exileden 8,448 501 When The Angels Dance by kkart When The Angels Dance :iconkkart:kkart 4,692 426 The little terror ... by julie-rc The little terror ... :iconjulie-rc:julie-rc 4,670 706 Paws by KVirtanen Paws :iconkvirtanen:KVirtanen 9,227 1,915 crashed by insaneone crashed :iconinsaneone:insaneone 129 38



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THE BASICS: write a Christmas/Holiday wish list. It can be any 10 wishes you'd like to have granted, no matter what they are. Possible or seemingly impossible. People look and grant the wishes if they can. It's not about "OMFG PRESENTS", it's about making someone else's holiday a little brighter by giving. Personally, I get more out of giving than receiving sometimes. It's just a good feeling to give.


** Make a post in your journal. The post should contain your list of 10 holiday wishes. The wishes can be anything at all, from simple and fun ("I'd love a Snape/Hermione icon that's just for me") to medium ("I wish for _____ on DVD") to really big ("All I want for Christmas is a new car/computer/house/TV.") The important thing is, make sure these wishes are things you really, truly want.

** If you wish for real possible things, make sure you include some sort of contact info in your post, whether it's your address or just your email address where Santa (or one of his elves) could get in touch with you. In this case, you can always just note someone on dA.

** Also, make sure you post some version of these guidelines in your journal, so that others can join in and participate to spread the holiday joy!


** Surf around your friend list to see who has posted their list. And now here's the important part:

** If you see a wish you can grant, and it's in your heart to do so, make someone's wish come true. Sometimes someone's trash is another's treasure, and if you have a leather jacket you don't want or a gift certificate you won't use--or even know where you could get someone's dream purebred Basset Hound for free--do it.

** You needn't spend money on these wishes unless you want to. The point isn't to put people out, it's to provide everyone a chance to be someone else's holiday elf--to spread the joy. Gifts can be made anonymously or not--it's your call.

There are no rules with this project, no guarantees, and no strings attached. Just...wish, and it might come true. Give, and you might receive. And you'll have the joy of knowing you made someone's holiday special.


My Wish List

1. A dA subscription. I know I haven't been active lately, but I do check my messages and such almost everyday. I think having a subscription would revive my love for dA art surfing.

2. A print from my print wishlist! I'd like just a photo print or so. (:

3. A traditional artwork made just for me! I'd love to see how others see me in the form of trad art.

4. The pattern for this giraffe:… I really want to make this giraffe, so I can in turn give them as presents!

5. Froi of the Exiles by Melina Marchetta. It's cheaper online, and if you want to buy it for me I know a place with free shipping. :D

6. Points, so I can at least save up for my own wishlist.

7. One of these spell bottles!…

8. Another book! Double Exposure by Brian Caswell. They don't sell this book in New Zealand. :(

9. A handwritten letter! I want a penpal. (:

10. A photo dedicated to me.



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Theewz Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Happy birthday! :hug: :highfive:
PetalDreams Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Happy Birthday!! :party:
Wish you a wonderful day :heart:
Glori305 Featured By Owner May 27, 2012
Thanks for the fav on my tutorial, please let me know how it turns out for you.
LemonSqueezey Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
heyyy! wow your deviant art is so pro!! <3<3
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NocturnalStigma Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
hi! thanks for the fave!:)
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