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Weekly Round-up!

Journal Entry: Mon Dec 3, 2012, 10:07 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.


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!


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Solitary Children by Balaria



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'.


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A Rime of Hades by Blacksand459



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!


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lens flare :2: by disrhythmic



"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?


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The False Hero by gameofficial222



Not all see war as a hero's calling

gameofficial222 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".  



Community News

:bulletblack: 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

:bulletblack: 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.

:bulletblack: 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 page


Shout 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


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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disrhythmic Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2012
Thank you so much, again. <3
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Sleyf Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You're welcome!
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Blacksand459 Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
You guys are the best!! Thank you for including my work alongside such wonderful pieces of writing!
Have a great day! :D

And congrats to the other authors who were featured!!

Can you believe we're less than one month from Christmas?? Unreal.

I look forward to great times with this group in the year ahead. Speaking of which, will there be another Write-Off...maybe after the first of the year?
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Sleyf Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You're very welcome.

I can't actually, the end of the year shot up really fast, 2013...ew, it just sounds like it's going to be an awful year.

We were planning on having one before the end of the year but I'm not sure at the moment, as things are slowing down and people have holiday plans and family commitments it might be best to save everything for the new year, but it's not decided yet :D
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Blacksand459 Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
You know, that sounds like a good idea, in my humble opinion. Let everybody do their thing, and then after the dust has settled, have a new Write-Off for 2013.

Let's hope that the coming year is better than this one was. ;) I'll be glad to bid adieu to 2012.

If I don't speak to you before then, I wish you and the staff at Writer's Ink, a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!! B-)
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Sleyf Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Lol you make it sound like a stampeded towards the end of the year :XD:

I can't complain, this year has ben relatively normal compared to the early 2000's those were hell. Hopefully 2013 will have only good things for everyone.

You too Stan!
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