Mon Nov 19, 2012, 5:08 AM
Every week, we collect and feature the outstanding submissions to our gallery. If you're looking for quality literature to read, start here! Each item is hand-picked by our admins and presented with a small introduction (we think this makes browsing literature easier). We don't seek perfection: we just choose interesting work and share it for critique, appreciation and encouragement.
Not even torrential rain, an electrical short circuit, and the distraction of a steaming bowl of stew and dumplings could stop our steadfast admin team from bringing you this week's round-up!
Winter is well and truly here for most of us and to help you warm up indoors we have a collection of cosey reads to keep you company. From the heart-warming story of a little boy's night-time routine and his mother's comforting response, to the streets of Denver and the words of a writer whose relationship with her hometown is touching.
This Week's Features!
A touching short story about the relationship between a mother and her ten year old son.
Self-consciousness comes upon all of us eventually - the innocence of childhood falling away as we begin to question what's right, what's appropriate, and how we might be judged. Young Sam's insecurities are easy to understand, but difficult to solve. Luckily, his mother is able to cut through the symptoms and gets straight to the heart of the problem.
They say that home is where the heart is, and even if others cannot appreciate its beauty, there's nowhere quite like it
Stara-Aquila has written a wonderful dedication to Denver, appreciating its beauty and even its ugliness in a way only someone who truly loves their hometown can. The city has been breathed in to life and in this short piece of writing we get a flavour of its own unique personality.
There is this
Delusion about you;
A belief that if
You stay awake,
There will be no darkness.
People sleep to rest, and sometimes to escape. But however long the dreams and darkness last, eventually sunlight will break and wakefulness must be faced. SomethingOnceSacred has written a compelling poem about fears and failing to overcome them
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From The Archive
A new way to sum up a novel through lyrics.
Bytebullet has done a great job of interpreting and offering up a brief synopsis of George Orwell's 1984 in the form of lyrics, including Newspeak terms! Not only has he written an interesting piece, its tone and "flavour" fits in perfectly with the theme of the novel and the mindset of those living in Oceana under the gaze of Big Brother. The song has a sort of military propaganda beat to it even though it speaks from the side of those opposed to the Party.
DD and DLD Shout-Outs!
One of the reasons we think the Lit Community is so good is the host of features it provides to get more exposure. Right at the top of the list of those features is Daily Deviations and Daily Literature Deviations.
We've spotted a wee DD hiding at the bottom of our page and have coaxed it out for you to admire.
Congratulations to TheMoorMaiden on Fire and Water
Congratulations are also in order for the following peeps who received a this week!
TheTerrorOfTheDeep on Dry Bones
fervvent on lukewarm
Nichrysalis on Hayling (Teaser)
flummo on Stay Dreaming
mirz333 on Summer job
Have you spotted a DLD or DD for a piece in our gallery that we haven't? Please let us know so we can celebrate it in this space!
For more information, including how to suggest a Deviation
to be featured, please visit DailyLitDeviations or have a look at FAQ #18: Who selects Daily Deviations and how are they chosen?
thank you people!
Another great round-up! Thank you for the shout-out. ^__^
To be honest, this admin could probably be stopped by a steaming bowl of stew and dumplings