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Weekly Round-up!

Journal Entry: Mon Nov 26, 2012, 3:00 PM
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.


WHOOSH! This week's Round-up is running late, but moving quickly!

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This Week's Highlights!


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Fool by ResidentNobody



From an America with no jobs and no alcohol comes a story about a man who runs away from the circus, only to crawl back six months later.

ResidentNobody tells a story that pits the desire for change against the crushing inevitability of what is and will always be. For a touch of melancholy fiction, Fool is our favourite of the week.

Serve with a bottle of whiskey on an empty stomach.


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frozen/headlights by amy-derfer



Love can be crippling, surprising, intoxicating; love can be frostbite, lightning strikes, kryptonite.

We've all been trapped in the headlights of love, unable to command our thoughts or speech. Here's a beautifully creative poem about something we can all relate to.


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The Music in the Water by xlntwtch



No-one but Hank knows how mean the creek can be. But Dinah's young, proud and enthusastic - and wants nothing but to hear the music in the water. When she refuses his advice, Hank can do little but let her be.

With strong imagery and a steady pacing, xlntwtch's short story will have you dreaming of a peaceful countryside, while teaching you to respect its power.

From the Archive


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Unforgettable Delivery by WanderingGoose



Although the war is over, thousands still battle for survival in its wake. High in the mountains, a band of refugees is caught in the iron grip of hunger. Amidst the despair and abandonment, a lone pilot organizes her own mission to keep hope alive.

Delivered as a personal memoir from the survivor of a (fictional) conflict, this is a well-written story about the importance of love and hope in difficult situations. WanderingGoose has been submitting good quality stories to the group for quite a long time now - we think this is one of his best.


Community News

:bulletblack: We are recruiting! We're looking for someone with a love for literature to help us build these Round-ups each week. If you want to make a difference to the lit community, help good literature get noticed, or just shake up the establishment - send monstroooo a note!

:bulletblack: As promised, our spies have returned from infiltrating the headquarters of InspireTheUninspired and have brought back news of the secret contest topic :paranoid:

The group's last contest of 2012 (and the first of 2013) is entitled Memories and Resolutions. Be sure to have a peek at the journal confidential information (take your time, we don't think the message will self destruct after reading!).  There are tonnes of prizes up for grabs, including a hefty point giveaway!

Shoutouts!

One of the things we love most about dA's Lit Community is the host of features it provides to help writers get more exposure. Right at the top of the list of those features are Daily Deviations and Daily Literature Deviations. Help us celebrate the deviants featured this week by sharing a little love! :love:

Congratulations to linaket for a Daily Deviation for A Little Bit Ruined, and to bangingonkeyboards for This Common Blood :squee:

Congratulations too for Clevina's The Price of Dying and TheBloodyEpicPumpkin's Changing Sands for receiving a :icondailylitdeviations: :party:


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?


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ResidentNobody Nov 26, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Thank you for the feature, and congratulations to everyone else.
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