If you are unhappy with your collaboration partner or you still haven't received one (most likely because a lack of participants) then feel free to leave a comment.
Hello, everyone! I hope you all had a lovely Halloween! With November just beginning, the writers are just beginning NaNoWriMo while the visual artists are either inspired (or discouraged) by the blistery autumn season. But hopefully you'll still have time for our Theme of the Month Contest!
But first, here's the results of our October Theme of the Month:
*silver-ships-fly takes the lead with her beautiful piece "i wouldn't mind listening to time sing me away."
i wouldn't mind listening to time sing me away.even if it's true-
that to savor each & every moment in time would
be a foolish attempt, i wouldn't mind it.
because just watching, listening, & breathing;
letting the world exist
in front of me. i wouldn't mind.
letting time be my ocean
i'd sail a million years. never looking
back to the anchors that tied me down.
time would sing her song to me.
her moon waves swaying me
back & forth,
back & forth,
back & forth...
breathing in the salty air
& feeling the cool breeze.
i wouldn't mind.
watching as time slowly sways by,
living every moments so salty sweet
until the last moment when time says her goodbyes.
i wouldn't mind it at all.
Though she hasn't been with us long, silver-ships-fly has joined our ranks with a bang. One of the most serious while simultaneously beautiful pieces of our submissions, this piece simply amazes all those who read it. Congratulations, *silver-ships-fly!
A winner of a past Theme of the Month, ~InsatiableStarvation once again takes the cake with his lovely poetry- on this occasion with a certain piece titled "Dear Sweet Tooth."
Dear Sweet Tooth."Dear Sweet Tooth"
Dear Sweet Tooth,
I was at the Bakery today,
You remember, right?
We both saw that slice of cheesecake,
Yeah, you know~,
The one we ate today!
You forgot already, didn't you?
Let me tell you again:
We sat at the table, and watched
As the waitress took the cake knife
And cut through heaven.
Let me tell you about it.
That cheesecake was creamy~,
It's base made from graham-crackers
But you should have seen the best decoration,
Two strawberries coupled the top;
Like two plump, red, juicy lovers.
They were coated by sauce, like a steam
Running over a beautiful plateau
Of savory dessert.
It called out to us,
Like a scrumptious siren;
Signing a song of
We immediately ordered a plate,
Of a slice of heaven.
We sat down, giddy
Like a child waiting for a new toy.
The waitress smiled, as she handed us
A snow-white plate , and on top?
That slice, eager to please.
The two strawberries sat aside,
as if being polite, it allowed my eyes to
A silly but yet wondrous piece of work about a conversation from one sweet tooth from another reminiscing a delightful meal earlier in the day. Definitely a different take on "The Sweetest Goodbye." Congrats!
For third place, I'd like to present a piece by one of our very own admins: "Those Precious Moments" by *HarleyQuinn2012!
One of our few photography submissions, this piece speaks worlds to all of us mothers or mothers-to-be. There's multiple explanations to this picture (a woman handing her baby over to her father, perhaps?) but that's all just detail, because they both look so adorable!
Regretful TearsTears of joy slowly streamed down her face, as she looked upon the black and white screen. The movement of a living being could be seen, as she looked at the middle of the screen, the heart was thriving. The tiny living body was safe inside, from everything and anything. As she left the room, she knew she would have a lot on her hands later in life, as she raised this child. She met him in the waiting room, with a smile on his face.by ~spotnick97
He asked. "How did it go?"
She said it went well, but with a hint of worry on her face.
Days passed, and turned into weeks, which turned into pain. As she lay in her bed, holding the new addition, she couldn't help but smile and cry.
Weeks passed, and the child was in perfect health. No signs, no symptoms, nothing. At four months of age, the child decided it did not want to sleep alone that night. The mother hadn't been sleeping for days, so she took the child and laid it beside her on the bed. But the following morning, the mother's eyes endless
:thumb334503898: by !Kymira12
Deliverancean angel drifts at the edge of the skyby *intricately-ordinary
with dwindling wings, she murmurs 'genesis'
and extends her fingers to try
and catch the pieces of a broken world
"sometimes we just need to burn
to have a way to light up the night"
the ground collapses upwards, and the
clouds come tumbling down-- the stars
awake and smile, they set fire to
desiccate all blinded faith
the masses watch on; glazed eyes,
broken spines, excised tongues-- they
are seduced by the twinkling lights
"destruction breeds beauty and
it seems to go both ways"
as the day decays, their time shatters
until those knuckle-dragging fools
find broken moment shrapnel
deep within their flesh
and the oceans scream out,
washing over their wounds to prove
it can never happen again
"if you have guilt, don't
you think you might deserve it?"
the moon eclipses and the angel
decides the battle was lost
long before it began
she kisses the remnants
of a forsaken land, tenderly
"in the end,
Alright, everyone! I've got a new trick up my sleeve for this month.
The new theme is: Emotion
But, you have to collaborate with another artist. You will be assigned a collaboration partner
Confused? Basically, I'll be giving one emotion to two artists and they'll collaborate with each other to make a final product.
Here's How You Participate
1) Leave a comment saying you would like to enter.
2) I will note you and another artist, assigning you a specific emotion and additional information about said emotion.
3) You will both have to contribute to one piece of work about said emotion then submit it as a final product to the group.
Deadline is, as always, at the end of the month: November 30th
Point Pool (to be dispersed among winners): 400
Journal Feature from #APictureToA1000Words
(More, to be announced)
Good luck, everyone!