This week's Round-up arrives laden with a sense of mourning, a feeling that something has passed us by. From the young lover trying to recover from a broken heart which was never really whole; to the old gumtree who is helpless against nature's wrath; to the crows who watch the demise of their old friend: there's no denying that the January blues are here.
It's not all doom and gloom though: there are exciting things coming to the literature community and WritersInk
in 2013 - check the Community News for details!This Week's Highlights
Abstract romantic poetry to stir the soul.
Who is the absent lover addressed in this piece? Is this grief for a love lost; or a lament for a lover who was never truly found? Whatever story you take away from the piece, we're sure you'll be touched by its yearning beauty.
In a future where humanity has spread itself amongst the stars, Terric lives in a very familiar world of poverty, hardship and oppression. When tragedy befalls his family, he learns an important truth about the nature of humanity.
Young author elGallifrey
writes with a skill beyond his years. This is a solid sci-fi yarn, treading a delicate line between a well-paced plot, interesting concepts, and themes we can all relate to.
A short poem which punches well above its weight.From the Archive
We couldn't not share this tribute to the fires that have been raging in Australia this week. Our thoughts are with our friends Down Under
We love our old deviations just as much as our new ones. From time to time, we like to pull out an old gem that's been lost in the depths of our gallery and feature it in this space.
A murder of crows sits and watches as part of their world falls down.Community News
Successful writers tend to lean on a few key skills to tell a story effectively. These include the ability to play on the meanings of words (more than just for laughs); the ability to make otherwise ordinary moments seem special; and the ability to convey personal experiences in a way which complete strangers can understand. This sad, quietly emotive piece is a work of humble vision which does all of the above.
Please welcome the newest member of our admin team: TheMoorMaiden
Jess has been an enthusastic, hard-working and supportive member of the group for quite some time now - we're thrilled that she's decided to help us out as a Literature Scout. She's a pretty good writer, too with a few Round-up features
and even a Daily Deviation
to her name!
We've just launched a brand new feature: Editorials
! We've launched the feature with a series of articles about Daily Deviations, with a view to both increasing the number of community suggestions, and to better explaining a process which, to many, is a mystery. We'll be publishing an article per week on this subject, and shortly after will turn our focus onto some other issue within the literature community. If there's anything you'd like us to investigate, please let us know in the comments, or send the group a note!
The Write Off
is coming! Yes, deviantART's number one multi-round, rapid-fire, celebrity-supported chatroom based random prompt event is coming back on Sunday 27th January
at 4pm GMT. If you're interested, please
account for more details and reminders nearer the time. DLD and DD Shouts!
As ever, we've been keeping an eye on the literature features throughout the community. Congratulations to the following members who've recieved DD's in the past week:
BlakeCurran for The Passenger
projectilewordvomit for Bokeh. (who was actually featured on Christmas Day - sorry we missed it! )
And well done to the following for receiving a
melodysnow on Creep
disrhythmic on summergirl
Cionie on When Intending Permanence
Well done everyone!
Have we missed anyone? If your a piece of your work in our gallery has been featured in the last week or so, let us know and we'll give you a shout-out in this space