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Eater of Blades
Eater of blades
break my bones
with moonstone
teeth, smooth
and archaic
as underground
lakebeds
I decompose
to layers
of silt within
the morass
of your dark
throat, swallow
my selves
to touch
your stomachs,
cherish my eyes:
delicacies rich
with minerals
allow this
lost voice
to flow through
your forgiving
bowels, to gasp
for freedom
as silent
combustible
perfume.
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Birds Nested In Her Hair :iconmreid973:mreid973 4 6
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A Year of Six-Word Stories :iconmreid973:mreid973 2 4
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Half Empty :iconmreid973:mreid973 1 2
Literature
Beast Among Men
Beauty transformed me.
I feel…neutered.
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Literature
Four Six-Word Stories: Cycles
Rinse
Smile: white teeth mask your soul.
Recycle
His soul lies.  She eats slivers.
Bicycle
Conception. Life. Death. Enucleation. Clone. Life?
Feminine
One day: she needed no one.
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Of Age :iconmreid973:mreid973 5 1
Literature
melancholy of spring
At 2 A.M. I want to capture the mystery: the geometric shades of gray that overlap and cross into my mind's wanderings.  I stare at the bedroom ceiling; my heart beats steadily, insistent beneath the whirring of the air conditioner.  "Remember this feeling," my body says.  "Remember it on Monday morning, when you struggle to stay awake."
But I will soon forget the tension in the thrilling tingle that slides down my forearms.  The afterimage of my laptop screen sizzles behind my eyelids—but that will be lost, too.  These words mean nothing.  Soon I will fall asleep and have vivid dreams about people who know my name.
sweaty sheets
the melancholy of spring
alone
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Literature
Fetal Position
If I leave
Mother--
I'll die.
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Literature
Seven Six-Word Stories
10: "Honk"
My fair standby statue: green eyesore.
11: "Least Resistance"
Our thoughts cross over coffee: sparks.
12: "Chicken"
After achy-shaky workweeks, fevered Sundays.
13: "Fatigue"
Choose to strive/succeed--or sleep.
14: "Barking"
Hello! Man! Love! Peed on you.
15:
cloud watching
started the shivers--
sublimate
16: "Three-Four-Five"
Once, I stopped counting my failures.
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I worry that I’ve been growing less attentive.  It’s been weeks since I’ve slept more than a few hours in a night.  Even sleeping, I clutch my semi-automatic.  I know my plan; if one of them comes after me, I shoot it.  If more come and I can’t shoot them all, I need not worry.  The taste of my barrel is a familiar one.
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making love
We made love. However, the world was not ready for Love so we had to put her away until they could understand.
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Hello stranger-friends/friend-strangers/others,

So I am at one of those points in life where: 1) the world is your oyster, and 2) you need to find a job. This means I will continue to be (mostly) MIA from dA. As usual, I do read messages. Please link anything you would like me to read. 

I have not been writing--in the creative sense, but in the work/academic sense it is constant--though I do have a few decent story ideas I hope to put into words over the next few months. I would also like to edit a couple pieces to send out for publication, but I am not sure where to go with them at the moment. This also means no NaNoWriMo for me; let me know if you are plugging along at your novel! My nascent novel idea still sits in my head, but it is rather stale when it comes to fitting into a market that is supersaturated with similar works within the genre. 

I will leave you with a quote from one of my favourite writers (and books), just to brighten things up:

"Om began to feel the acute depression that steals over every realist in the presence of an optimist." --Terry Pratchett, Small Gods.

Hope you are well, and things are good or interesting or both. 

M.

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mreid973
M. Reid
United States
A Note About Favorites: I get too many :+fav:s/collections to thank everyone. So, when you favorite something of mine, just know that you are automatically thanked for enjoying my work. And, if you would like a response from me, feel free to comment or note me. Thank you. -M.

Highlights:
Daily Deviation, June 5, 2014
Daily Deviation, April 17, 2013
Daily Deviation, July 31, 2011
Daily Deviation, September 26, 2010
Daily Literature Deviation (x5?)
The A,B,C's of Literature Features: C, N, O
LitBits vol.IV feature, October 20, 2010
dA-ShowRoom Feature, February 19, 2010
Daily Deviant, December 8, 2009

Participated in:
Flash Fiction Month, July 2009
Haikuthon, July 2009, November 2010, June 2011
Global Saijiki, 2009-2011

Me: I am a post-grad, reader, and speculative fiction enthusiast.

I value all comments and critiques; I am open to suggestions on anything I have posted.

Avatar: Made by caybeach for winning The Seven Deadly Sins Contest with mreid973.deviantart.com/art/Pr… .

Copyright: All works are mine, of course, and they should not be used without permission.

Residents: S. aureus in my nose; S. epidermidis between my toes
Music: Classical & jazz fusion
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CatsWire Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thank you for faving! :)
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RiseandBe Featured By Owner May 15, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Welcome to #PoeticalCondition!
We are happy to include you as one of our members and look forward to your contributions.
We hope to see you as an active part of our humble group.

Your Founder, RiseandBe
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ShadowedAcolyte Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2013
I miss you. You are awesome. I heart you.
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mreid973 Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2013
Yes, well...I am living the life right now. Work is what it is. Hope you are happy and well. And older, I suppose. Congrats.
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LiliWrites Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
I demand you submit something to this: [link]

That is, if you have not already done so. :love:
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mreid973 Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2012
Well, I don't know. I mean, without a theme or genre, I don't have much to go by as far as what "best work" entails. And I am not a member.
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LiliWrites Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
I just submitted the two pieces I feel are actually finished. :P
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mreid973 Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2012
Cool beans.
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avfc4me Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2011
What??? You're not famous yet???

Figures. This whole Internet magic and we can find the very BEST our species has to offer and even translate it (well...sort of) into something we can understand and YET?

People are still more interested in reading about Kim Kardashian's divorce.

*sigh*

Which reminds me. I never did find out what the 'M' stands for.
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