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Eater of Blades
Eater of blades
break my bones
with moonstone
teeth, smooth
and archaic
as underground
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
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Pantheon :iconmreid973:mreid973 131 38
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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
Beast Among Men
Beauty transformed me.
I feel…neutered.
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Four Six-Word Stories: Cycles
Smile: white teeth mask your soul.
His soul lies.  She eats slivers.
Conception. Life. Death. Enucleation. Clone. Life?
One day: she needed no one.
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Haikuthon June 2011 :iconmreid973:mreid973 9 44
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Of Age :iconmreid973:mreid973 5 1
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
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Alphabet Jacks :iconmreid973:mreid973 1 3
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Altar :iconmreid973:mreid973 10 10
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MMDRPG :iconmreid973:mreid973 1 0
Fetal Position
If I leave
I'll die.
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Hello, Insert Jackanape :iconmreid973:mreid973 11 19
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.
cloud watching
started the shivers--
16: "Three-Four-Five"
Once, I stopped counting my failures.
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Random Favourites

Q and A with KneelingGlory in #LitPlease.
On October 15, 2009, the following interview was conducted in the #LITplease chatroom. The interviewer was Kay (GwenavhyeurAnastasia) and the interviewee was Lili (KneelingGlory).
Here's how the Q&A works: the interviewer asks the interviewee some questions, and the interviewee answers. The audience meanwhile can "raise their hand" (type a ^) to indicate that they wish to ask a question. Then, the interviewer will let them know when it's their turn to ask their question. At the end of most Q&A's, the interviewee is asked to provide the room with a prompt topic to inspire the audience to write something fabulous. Sound simple? Well, the Q&A's do take place in the #LITplease chat room, so it can sometimes get a little crazy; you never know what the audience members will say--or the interviewer, for that matter!
Kay: Welcome, everyone. To start, KneelingGlory, I'd like to first ask what made you decide to jo
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Weight of the World by Kaioshen Weight of the World :iconkaioshen:Kaioshen 1,794 184 A Proper Octopod by rimorob A Proper Octopod :iconrimorob:rimorob 1,165 316
Daily Literature Deviations for October 14, 2009
Daily Lit Deviations for October 14th, 2009
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"Somewhere" By warzonestoic
Simple but full of emotion and meaning. The use
of enjambememt is a metaphor of what "somewhere" may
mean for some people. The lexis used is very emotive
and dramatic. Well done.
suggested by: pandimoniumasian
featured by: Shards-of-Shame

“Heaven and Her Stars” by vertigoevie
The ending to "Heaven and Her Stars," is very
optimistic. I am reminded of the mere fact that I can
be in charge of the pain of receive. I can make things
better. I love how vertigoevie bolds the 'I' in
the last stanza, making it stand out.
featured by praytell

"drowning me
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Daily Literature Deviations- October 13, 2009
Daily Lit Deviations for October 13th, 2009
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featured by: RunningBear5858

"I Will Always Love You" by crazyamy93
If you want somebody to love you,
to protect you, to care for you,
you might forget how much energy you're
taking out of them. This poem proves that
everybody is weak at one point in their lives.
featured by: dreamsinstatic

“Maybe I Should Puke” by GemiDonnie
This poem is a heart wrenching, emotional
and poignant expression of difficulty and confusion.  
Every line erupts and takes the reader on a
roller coaster they may find painfully familiar.
featured by julietcaesar

"Kiss Me Killer" by :devcharmed-ravencl
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O P H E L I A by robbiedraws
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*Critique-It: Progress Report 10/14/09
:bulletred: Club Stats
:bulletgreen: 38 New Members
:bulletgreen: 4 Completed Critiques
:bulletgreen: 5 New Affiliates
:bulletgreen: 4 Contest Submissions
>> Critique Guide Contest
>> Critique Writing Contest
:bulletred: Club News
Please welcome RedSky-atNight as our new General Admin! RedSky-atNight has been an active member and supporter of the club since it started in August. He's volunteered to help out with welcoming new members and posting the interviews. MimozaBlooming has agreed to take up the position of Contests Admin. She's been amazing about promoting our club, finding affiliates, and finding prizes for the contests.
Thanks, to the both of you! :clap:
We also have new Critics! And they're already getting busy. Please say hello to TazzyDee, jacij, & thetinyshiloh. We are always looking for new Critics,
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Warm by oddocean Warm :iconoddocean:oddocean 3,526 1,136 Octopus by wnutt Octopus :iconwnutt:wnutt 522 49 the death of a... by ColonelFitz the death of a... :iconcolonelfitz:ColonelFitz 77 62 beauty and the beast by otsego-amigo beauty and the beast :iconotsego-amigo:otsego-amigo 511 216
Daily Literature Deviations for October 12, 2009
Daily Literature Deviations for October 12th,  2009
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suggested by: Cibbwin
featured by: Shards-of-Shame

“Leaves” by Shards-of-memorie
Cibbwin brought this piece to the forefront. In his journal, he states "you all MUST read this poem. It is by Shards-of-memorie and it's beautiful. It's so evocative. It's called "Leaves," and it's about the futility of trying to banish memories." Shards-of-memorie does an excellent job of transforming troubled memories into the imagery of leaves rustling about. I agree with Cibbwin it is a must read.
suggested by AlecBell
featured by praytell

"the very first dance" by Solaces
I know I am in for a treat when :
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Life.. and death by Redjuice Life.. and death :iconredjuice:Redjuice 5,741 635 Life by Lv21Fish Life :iconlv21fish:Lv21Fish 777 181 Red Apple by microbot23 Red Apple :iconmicrobot23:microbot23 2,419 290 When it rains by JustinCoffee When it rains :iconjustincoffee:JustinCoffee 337 26


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. 


Journal History


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.

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… .

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! :)
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
ShadowedAcolyte Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2013
I miss you. You are awesome. I heart you.
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.
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:
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.
LiliWrites Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
I just submitted the two pieces I feel are actually finished. :P
mreid973 Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2012
Cool beans.
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.


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