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Weekly Round-up

Journal Entry: Mon Feb 4, 2013, 7:01 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.


Once again, it seems, death preoccupies our selection of outstanding literature from this week's submissions. Luckily, we've found a gem from way back to remind us of how good life can be.  Won't you join us in another Weekly Round-up?


This Week's Highlights


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His Very Own Meadow by laurotica



The problem with old haunts is they they tend to be filled with ghosts from the past.

A darkly enigmatic piece, cleverly laced with subtle melancholy. It focuses on how a place can stay exactly the same over a long period of time, and yet we can change so much. The piece stands out because it balances story-telling with exposition so well - allowing the reader to uncover the plot for themselves.


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I was a hero, you know by Cionie



A nurse is surprised when an elderly patient rasps into life and starts talking to her. But her curiosity is drawn as the cankerous old man starts to reveal more about his life.

Like the young protagonist of this piece, we're sure you'll be drawn in by the slow revea lof this self-described "hero"'s story. This is a well-written short, driven by careful control of suspense and the exploration of interesting themes.


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Monochromatization by nawkaman



Peaceful, harmonius poetry - with just a touch of sadness.

It's often fascinating how often mundane subjects can inspire the most beautiful words. The inspiration for this piece lies in the observation that the author's eyes have perhaps lost some of the colour. How lucky for us that his words have lost none of their lustre - this piece really stood out this week.


From the Archive

We love our old deviations just as much as our new ones. From time to time, we like pull out an old gem that's been lost in the depths of our gallery and feature it in this space.

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Something to share by Faraleigh



A life-affirming memoir.

This biographical piece is written with honestly, bravery, and a wonderful appreciation for the vibrancy of life. And as such, it makes a great counter-point to the rest of this week's selection! It hits the ground running with a powerful opening line, but swiftly evolves into something beautiful and inspiring.


Community News

:bulletblack: PoeticalCondition is hosting it's second contest: The Love Letter to Yourself ---> fav.me/d5tgfy5

:bulletblack: CRLiterature are looking for poetry enthusiasts and experts willing to write articles about poetry forms, guides, and features.  For more info click ---> fav.me/d5th0or


Shout Outs!

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!

Congratulations to our very own Literature Scout PursuingTheCerberus, who received a Daily Deviation for Star Swallower :love: :new: And likewise to williamszm, a former Lit Scout, who today received a DD for Eurydice!
Congratulations to the following members for receiving a :icondailylitdeviations:

:bulletblack:  Lacewinged-Beauty for Oceane, Adrift
:bulletblack: mirz-alt for Secrets - A Dark Flame Story
:bulletblack: blubbityblub for MAJESTIC - 01
:bulletblack: momo-madness for we are all waiting to be found

Have we missed anyone? If 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 :D

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cristinewakesuphappy Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
:+fav: his very own meadow
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momo-madness Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2013   Writer
thank you very much for the lovely mention of my DLD :rose:
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Faraleigh Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2013  Student Writer
Thank you all so much for the feature and lovely words in the introduction! :love: I wish I had time to read through the others...
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kalamarizoo Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2013   Writer
Grats to everyone!! :D
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xlntwtch Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2013   Writer
:heart:
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camelopardalisinblue Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Looking forward to reading through all of these!

You missed my DLD - my first ever :D - from January 30 ([link]) -- I Am Not Your Receptacle :)
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BrokenTales Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2013   Writer
Congratulations on the DLD! :clap:

And apologies if it seems a little possessive, but we only shout-out for deviations already submitted to our gallery. :paranoid:
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camelopardalisinblue Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you. :)

Oh, of course! No worries, it doesn't seem possessive, makes sense, I just hadn't realised that. :)
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RiseandBe Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Wonderful!
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LiliWrites Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
:clap: Another great round up! Good work folks. :ahoy:
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