Well as the season of festivities draws to a close, so too do our little Round-ups! Don't fret however, there will still be a few more before we say goodbye to 2012 for good!
For now though we've selected a collection that is sure to make you reflect a little more on things, from the serious topic of child abuse, to the arrogance of man.This Week's Highlights!
Tim, an eight-year-old boy, awakes from a dream quite unlike his reality - a dream in which he runs freely, smiles broadly, and chases butterflies.
This short read will contain themes which are familiar, relevant and troubling to many of us. The UK in particular has seen a rise in the reporting of child abuse - especially in the last six months. Balaria
's piece could be a worried glimpse into a future where our children are locked away and any contact is prohibited in the name of 'protection'.
A journey into Hell reveals a lot about mankind's willingness to test belief and how far divine protection extends.Blacksand459
writes a piece inspired by classic Dante. A Rime of Hades
is a wonderfully written fixed form poem that reads well and is also highly engaging. Not only is it an exploration of spirituality but also a study of the human condition and the arrogance that makes us...well human!
"black jacket / denim and leather like diaries"
Soaked in rich, urban imagery; laced with cinematic chique; and flavoured in regret. We see in disrhythmic
's stylistic poem a story of escape, told through images more than through actions. It's a sepia-toned comic strip of a poem - what story do you read between the lines?
Not all see war as a hero's callinggameofficial222Community News
writes a powerful emotional poem about the connection between parent and child, torn apart by war and the very different opinions both have about the role of "soldier".
The December Form Challenge
is back again! If you're a poetry author and want a bit more practice with all the various forms out there then you should enter! Not only will you cover a form every day, there are bonus prompts too.
For more information about DFC and the chance to sign up for it, please visit this journal
Have you heard about Pocket Thoughts
? No? Well maybe it's time you did. Pocket Thoughts
is a magazine (an online one actually) that publishes the best of the lit world's work, and they're always open to submissions!
So why not take a look at the blog
or if you want even more info then take a look at this journal
dA's Odyssey II
project with Clive Barker is still up and running so be sure to join in the ongoing story and influence what happens next! Chapter 6 is still open to your suggestions and submissions, so go ahead and submit something, you never know, your work might be chosen.
For more info about the Odyssey Project, visit this pageShout Outs and Hoorahs!
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!
Huge congratulations are in order for the following deviants for getting the coveted Daily Deviation feature!
homunculus888 for the short story Turning Inward. Based on real life experiences of living with autism and Asperger Syndrome.
xlntwtch for the story about relationships and peregrine falcons Flights of Fancy
Dreamydeb for A Matter of Time. Dedicated to remembering the impact of hurricane Sandy