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Majcine ruke / Mother's hands
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Majčine ruke
Majčine su ruke
poput najnježnijeg dodira vjetra,
poput ugodne topline vatre,
poput dodira samoga Boga.
Znaju mnoge stvari napraviti
što nitko drugi ni ne pojmi,
tako lijepe, tako divne,
da odmah znaš,
ljubavlju su protkane.
Tiho trpe, hrabro podnose
sve nevolje, sve nedaće
što svijet spremit' može,
da svoju djecu od njih zaštite.
Toliku snagu u sebi nose,
toliku čvrstinu posjeduju
da djecu svoju pravo postave
i drže
sve dok sama ne mognu stajati
u lice vjetru što ih srušiti želi.
A jednom kad klonu,
kad ih snaga napusti,
kad bore budu tamo
gdje trpljenje je prošlo,
ja bit ću tu
da uzmem ih
i da ih podignem,
da ih milujem,
kako su one podigle mene,
kako su one milovale mene.
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I will live
"Bring me her medical chart, please", said the voice. The sound of opening and closing doors could be heard. Several minutes of silence and the sound repeated itself. Rustling of papers and the occasional muttering gave away the reading of the brought chart.
"So, according to this, she has a few months left."
"Yes, sir."
"No therapy they tried succeeded?
"No, sir. She also contacted the foundations that are researching that kind of cancer, but it seems her case is special.
"I see she refused every suggestion for surgical removal. I'm not surprised, the chance of survival is almost equal to zero."
Silence took over the room again. Only the antique wall clock ticked the seconds quietly.
"How is our other... project... progressing?"
"Excellent, sir. "We're just finishing-"
A ringtone sounded. "Excuse me", said the other voice and answered the call.
"Yes?... Yes... Really? Excellent- That, too? Marvelous... Yes, yes, I'll tell him. Cheers."
"What are you supposed to tell me?" asked the fir
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Illuminated by the sun of love
That. Damn. Sun.

I stuck my tongue out from thirst. My lips were dry and cracked, and my mouth as if filled with sand. I tried to create saliva, but those scanty quantities weren't enough to wet my mouth. I walked on the rocky ground, overgrown here and there by resistant plants which found bits of earth in deep cracks, too scant for a tree which would give life-saving shade. I looked at the sky and frowned.
Not even a cloud!
The sky looked blue in a downright insolent manner, it's sapphire vastness uninterrupted by even smallest traces of whiteness. In its middle, like a gold lump, the sun shone, hitting my body with heat regardless of me having shirt and shorts. Sandals aren't even worth mentioning.
I lowered my gaze on my baked arms. Three hours of wandering on the rocky ground, without any sign  of where I am, took it's toll. My skin itched more and more, regardless if it was or wasn't directly exposed to the sun. I scratched myself, but it only worsene
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Sui generis ch. 6
Sui generis
Chapter six:
Quod nocet, saepe docet
I gaped at Ruben with eyes wide open in surprise.
"I hope you like it", he continued while his warm smile slowly cooled, "for you're going to spend the rest of your short life here."
"What are you talking about?" I interrupted him when the gift of speech returned to me. Instead of an answer, the dragons around me started and tried to seize me. Tried, I say. I quickly jumped and opened my wings,  flapped a few times and glided to the other end of the forecourt.
What's happening? Ruben would never do this! I thought while landing.
Maybe, but you don't know him that well, I told myself while turning around. Two of the dragons jumped in the air, and three run towards me. Ruben just stood and observed the scene.
"You know, this is futile for you", he yelled to me. For one short moment I looked him in the face and saw such burning hatred that I, despite everything, asked myself what happened to him during
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Sui generis ch. 5
Sui generis
Chapter five:
Every cloud has a silver lining
I ate three more portions after the one given by the doctor. I leaned back in the chair, but three weeks of laying in bed have some unwanted effects. A full bladder is one of them.
"Excuse me, where's the toilet?" I asked the doctor who was passing by my table.
"In the hall behind those doors, first door to the left", he answered shortly and hurried away before I managed to say thanks. I shrugged and went towards the shown door.
I did what I had to and returned to the canteen with a little discovery. The wizard sat at one of the tables. He gave me a sign to come to him.
"You know, this is a very unoriginal appearance", I said critically while sitting down at the table.
"And what would you want? That I make up a new act every time I show up?" he asked me.
"No, but I would like to see you showing up", I answered.
"Should I describe to you how I came here?" he asked the question provocatively. I shook my head, trying to hide the sm
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Sui generis ch. 4
Sui generis
Chapter four:
I held the medallion in my hands waiting for it to start glowing. Five seconds passed. Ten. Fifteen. Why is it taking so long? I thought, observing it closely. I sighed disappointedly. I let it out of my hands and it fell on my chest. As soon as it bumped against my chest, it started to glow mildly, and with the light my skin started to itch. Oho, the fun started. I leered.
I felt that something was growing under my skin everywhere on my body. My skin turned as pale as lime. Lacerations appeared in the skin, probably because of the dryness, revealing blood red scales. My skin fell off, and the nose flattened itself. My ears reshaped and elongated. Sharp pain streamed through my hands and feet, forcing me to bend and fall on the ground in cramps. I clenched my fists in hope that the pain will go away, but it just intensified. My little and ring fingers fused, leaving me with only four fingers on each hand. Silver talons plowed the tip o
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Sui generis ch. 3
Sui generis
Chapter three:
Bake and tell!
I stood there, near the entrance to the Library, and stared dully at the wizard comfortably reclined in an armchair. It seemed to me that I didn't caught on what he said. Space between worlds? But that would mean...
"...there are other worlds. Correct. You often thought about other worlds. You didn't believe in them, but you always carried a hope that there's more of them. Now you just confirmed it", the wizard finished my thought. This hasn't surprised me to much, because I always thought wizards can read other peoples mind and communicate with them.
"Exactly so. I can read your mind, because there's no defenses around it. It's possible to disable entrance of someones elses mind into your own, but it's achieved by practice and you don't have to be a wizard to do that", he confirmed my thoughts. "Come, sit here", he called me and showed the armchair opposite to him. I came to it and sat. It was very soft and comfortable. If I could have armchai
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Sui generis ch. 2
Sui generis
Chapter two:
It's not all about appearance
I stood next to the book, with key in hand, completely paralyzed by tension and excitement. The moment of truth has arrived. I managed to calm down a little and push the key in the keyhole. I turned it slowly, in case the mechanism was corroded. But it wasn't. The key turned smoothly. And then it suddenly heated, at such an alarming rate that it scorched my hand. I pulled my hand away and watched what was happening.
The key melted and filled the keyhole, so that the cover was whole, except for that opening. Dirt fell off the book, like somebody had ran a rag over it, revealing not gilding, but pure gold. Thin threads started to move on the book, gathering around the opening on the cover and shaped into a symbol. The opening itself started to change. Now it was heart-shaped, and the threads shaped a crown around it. I heard a whirring sound. I leaned above the book and looked into the opening. Cogwheels had started spinning, faster
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Sui generis ch. 1
Sui generis
Chapter one:
The Book
"Come on, come on, think of something!" I yelled at myself, sitting in front of the monitor and trying to write something. I thought: "Yes, it's really easier to read others stories instead of writing your own. My head is full of ideas, and I'm too lazy to write them! That's why I would like to be a dragon, so I wouldn't have to fudge a story about that. Like that, I could be more useful, and I could get on my own faster."
Thinking about that wish, existence, theology and a hundred of other things (and I really mean a hundred!), I slowly turned off the computer. "I simply do not have the idea how to turn the ideas into words. Heh, really ironic. Bah, I'm going to bed. Maybe tomorrow something will happen, but it's not likely. I hope that every evening, and nothing happens." I raised myself from the table, got out of the room, ran down the stairs in three jumps, flew into my room, changed clothes and lay on the bed.
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"Hello?" I called out as I opened it. My eyes grew wide with fear when I saw what was there. A monstrous gold and red dragon standing there before me. The dragon smashed through the door frame and sailed over me towards my family. They were completely oblivious to what was going on around them. Only my daughter turned toward me.
"What's the matter, Daddy?" she asked as the dragon pounced onto her, sending her flying against the wall. I tried to speak but I was stuck under the rubble of the building. The dragon then grabbed my wife and threw her into across the room next to my daughter. The dragon then looked at me and walked over. He raised one of his massive claws
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"What is it?" I asked him quietly.
"Shhh, listen." he said. I did so and heard a faint sound that I ignored earlier. It sounded like growling and yelling but it was muffled. It had to be coming from the prison. I crouched down and began to proceed cautiously. Crytos bent down as best as he could as he walked forward. The prison eventually appeared from the forest and I surveyed the scene. There were no guards on the buildin
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I awoke to a blur, distant shapes moving about too far to see. A large blob moving then replaced by objects moving on either side of me. Then a larger blob looming over me. The blob seemed to make a noise, but it was distant and muffled. Then the sound started to get through. It sounded like a voice, and it kept getting clearer and clearer until I could finally make it out.
"Daniel, snap out of it!" the voice said. What did it mean? I wasn't doing anything. Then all of a sudden everything became clear. The object was Crytos, standing in front of me with fear in his eyes. I was still in the ranger station but I was on four legs. I stood there for a second, confused what was happening.
"Daniel, what have you done!?" Crytos asked me fairly concerned.
"Why? What is wrong?" I asked, equally concerned.
"You have blood on your claws and you were growling at me!" he responded.
"What!?" I exclaimed as I glanced downwards upon my claws. They did have blood on them! I quickly stood up and began t
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I awoke and saw a blinding light. Is this heaven? Have I died? My answer came as I regain my sight and saw a lamp hanging over me. I Attempted to get up but fell off a table and smacked my snout on the floor. I got to my feet and rubbed my injury. I took a look around where I was and it seemed to be some kind of hospital room. I saw a mirror and assumed it was one way. Whoever took us was probably observing us. I then realized Crytos wasn't here, they must have taken him to another room. This place didn't seem like he prison do that thought kind of relieved me a bit. I walked over to the door and tried to open it. Locked. They probably didn't want us running around the facility. Although, it didn't seem like the door was very strong. I could have busted it down if I wanted, but I decided against it. I walked over to the cabinets and glanced on the labels. I found the one that said medicine and opened it. I grabbed a random, bottle and began to read it in my spare time. I stopped when I
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I explained the transformation, the government capturing us, the prison, us escaping and then ending it here.
"Wow, you used to be human?" Mr. Getler asked me.
"Yes, and now I want to leave with my friend."
"Let me go check with Washington." he said as he got up and headed towards the door. Great, there's a chance that I can't leave afterall. "I don't think I caught your name."
"Daniel Gregovsky." I responded. He nodded and left out the door. I waited five minutes before he came back.
"Mr. Gregovsky, can I see you for a sec?" he said as he popped his head in the door. I knew it, the government has came back to get me. I wasn't going back there. I opened my mouth to speak but then I felt very dizzy and tired. I couldn't speak. I fell to the ground and blacked out.
My attention was grabbed by a alert from my computer. I put down my paper work and glanced onto the screen; it was a new e-mail from one of the forest rangers. I opened it and began reading it.
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"Crytos, are you alright?" I asked , shaking him slightly. He opened his eyes and yawned. He took one good look at me and staggered back. He seemed troubled at my presence, but I couldn't figure out what.
"Did I scare you?" I asked nonchalantly.
"Umm, yes, you startled me." he responded. He was hiding something, but I wasn't about top pry. I then realized I hadn't eaten since the plane and I wasn't hungry. This was slightly concerning as this meant that when becoming a dragon, my appetite reduced- which I doubted
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I awoke in a small white room. I looked around and I could see a window on one of the walls.
"Please remain calm, subject Daniel," I heard over the intercom, "the testing is about to begin."
"What testing, why did you bring me here!?" I asked the window.
"Subject Daniel, please remain calm." the intercom repeated.
"How can I remain calm, you lock me up and fly me all the way to America and bring here and now you expect me to stay calm!?" I yelled out in anger. I ran up to the window and slammed my fists into it but I was suddenly brought to my knees with intense pain throughout my body. I growled out in pain as I began shaking violently on the ground. The pain continued for about a minute before it let up.
"Subject Daniel, I must remind you to remain calm." the intercom said very flatly. I just stood up as resisting is proving futile. "The first test will test your endurance, agility, dexterity and cognitive skills." I just stood there waiting for something to happen when a door opened
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Josip Bolkovac
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Hello to you, whoever you may be.

I'm Josip, writer and a pretty talkative guy. I do like a good conversation. I like everything connected to imagination, especially dragons. Here I am to show my work to others and to be able to see other peoples' works of art.

Feel free to comment on my writing, offer constructive criticism and talk to me, cause it's the only way I'll get better. Moreover, that's what I ask of you if you come across me here on dA, if you have time. :)

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I looked in my old journals to see if I wrote something for this day. I did and I will say it again! We must always keep it in our memory and celebrate it as best as we can!

"Today marks the day when the Homeland War ended on the territory of Republic of Croatia. The Operation Storm ended with liberation of the royal city of Knin and a huge part of Croatian land. We celebrate it as the Victory and Homeland Thanksgiving Day and the Day of Croatian Defenders.

If it weren't for the people who fought in the Homeland War, if it weren't for the people who planned all the operations, all the tactics used and today studied by the militaries of the world, there would be no Croatia as it is today. Many set their lives on the Altar of Homeland to make possible the independence of my Croatia. We celebrate it all today, all of them, and give our thanks.

Many will say it is not so, but those serve forces that find Croatia a thorn in their sides and a great disturbance in their plans. It is so, no matter who denies it and tries to rewrite history."

Seventeen years later, there are a lot of things still left to do. With courage, unity and faith in God, we will. I'm putting my effort in. I believe many more are, too, and we will prevail against the forces in the dark, still at work to bring down what we built since our glorious victory. It isn't easy, but nothing good and worthwhile isn't, as I'm sure you know.

Happy Victory and Homeland Thanksgiving Day to my fellow Croats here!

Sretan vam Dan pobjede i domovinske zahvalnosti i Dan hrvatskih branitelja!

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