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
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.
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.
Peaceful, harmonius poetry - with just a touch of sadness.From the Archive
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.
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.
A life-affirming memoir.Community News
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.
is hosting it's second contest: The Love Letter to Yourself ---> [link]
are looking for poetry enthusiasts and experts willing to write articles about poetry forms, guides, and features. For more info click ---> [link]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
And likewise to *williamszm
, a former Lit Scout, who today received a DD for Eurydice!
Congratulations to the following members for receiving a
for Oceane, Adrift
for Secrets - A Dark Flame Story
for MAJESTIC - 01
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