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Literature
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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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
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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Haikuthon June 2011 :iconmreid973:mreid973 9 44
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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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Alphabet Jacks :iconmreid973:mreid973 1 3
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Altar :iconmreid973:mreid973 10 10
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MMDRPG :iconmreid973:mreid973 1 0
Literature
Fetal Position
If I leave
Mother--
I'll die.
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Hello, Insert Jackanape :iconmreid973:mreid973 11 19
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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52 Week Six Word Story Challenge! - Week 12
SixWordStories has teamed up with theWrittenRevolution to present to the literature community a project that will question what it really means to be a writer. Although all of these challenges are in the six word story form, there is nothing to say that you can't apply them to different kinds of literature too!
:la: We encourage everyone to take part! :la: Even if you are not a writer, that is totally fine! If you can string six words together into a story and follow some rules, then you are very welcome to join us and you don't even have to participate every week either!
Each week, a challenge is set with the results of the previous week featured in a news article. This is what the community has come up with for last week's six word story challenge:
Collaborate with someone on a six word story.
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52 Week Six Word Story Challenge! - Week 14
SixWordStories has teamed up with theWrittenRevolution to present to the literature community a project that will question what it really means to be a writer. Although all of these challenges are in the six word story form, there is nothing to say that you can't apply them to different kinds of literature too!
:la: We encourage everyone to take part! :la: Even if you are not a writer, that is totally fine! If you can string six words together into a story and follow some rules, then you are very welcome to join us and you don't even have to participate every week either!
Each week, a challenge is set with the results of the previous week featured in a news article. This is what the community has come up with for last week's six word story challenge:
Write a six word story about the hardest decision you have had to make in your lifetime.
~ Suggested by Ceol-dKnight
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30 Writers You Should Discover: Volume III
What's This?
Below you will find a new assortment of various writers on DeviantART who are worth getting to know. All of their respective galleries are packed full of tremendous works that I enjoy and hope that you will too. If there is a writer that may not be listed in this edition, you may wish to read the first two articles in this series.
Let’s Meet A Few More of Them:
angeljunkie

somnomollior

beeinthebottle
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brassteeth
Loss, in Five Acts by brassteethThe Blues by brassteethSomewhere by brassteethtravels in the lower case by brassteeth
mackwrites
A cappella by mackwritesthe earthen choice by mackwriteswe had built something by mackwritesnew skin by mackwrites
darkcrescendo
Metre 101 by darkcrescendo:thumb66128
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Octopi by saintartaud Octopi :iconsaintartaud:saintartaud 78 41 Periodic Table of Storytelling by DawnPaladin Periodic Table of Storytelling :icondawnpaladin:DawnPaladin 7,796 764
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Creative Comedy Contest!
After promoting many incredible and creative contests, I've decided to give a shot at having my own contest.  Why?  Because I'm in the mood for seeing creative funny stuff, and creative funny stuff is what will win you LOTS of nifty prizes.  :D  So without further ado, I proudly present to you blythedragon's Creative Comedy Contest!
The theme is simple, with plenty of room for interpretation - create something involving a humorous situation.  Simple, no?  Draw or write your favorite OC or character in whatever comical situation your devious mind can come up with, and let me see the creativity that all of you possess shine!
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[Bullet; Blue] Theme: Creative comedy - make my funny bone explode with laughter!
[Bullet; Blue] When: The contest begins May 1
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NEW LITplease CONTEST: Writing About Writing
Writing About Writing
The newest LITplease contest has arrived!
Before we get to the details, however, we have another announcement: we need an new Contest Admin! We've tried to find one (or two even!) for some time and when we do they either go MIA after one contest or they go MIA before they've done anything at all. If you think you could come up with amazing contest ideas and have the time to organize judges, prizes, and submissions, please note us. Some group or contest experience is preferred as it will help in the transition for the chosen member, but right now we're more interested in someone who has the dedication to dA and to literature to stick with it. You must be a member of LITplease to apply. Note us and we'll fill you in on the details!
Now, without any further ado...
CONTEST DETAILS
This contest is going to be a Free For All, which means that it doesn't matter what kind of literature you prefer (poetry, fiction, or nonfiction), yo
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Haiku Club 2011 Dream Contest
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As the world slowly wakes from it's long winter slumber perhaps it's worth hitting the snooze button and enjoying a few more Z's before summer.  Rest a spell with the Haiku Club and share a poem about dreams.   :sleep:
[http://the-haiku-club.deviantart.com/blog/39976365/]
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Daily Literature Deviations - April 16th 2011
Daily Lit Deviations for April16th, 2011
We are proud to feature today's Daily Literature Deviations!
You can show your support by :+favlove:ing this News Article.

Please comment and :+fav: the features and congratulate the artists!
:pointr: For all of the featured artists: If you receive a DD for one
of your pieces featured by DLD please note LiliWrites.

We will include you and your piece in a special recognition news article. :pointl:
Poetry
Featured by spoems

bones 9 by Ghrey
The artist uses this poem to take us beyond the
confines of our senses and logic, transcending  our
consciousness with awareness of a timeless question,
and its answer which lies in between the lines.
Suggested by: A-C-I
Featured by: damina

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Self-Portraits Mini-Contest Results!
We have our results of our six word story mini-contest: self-portraits! :la:
First, I would like to say a massive thank you to our judges...
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... for judging over 200 entries. It seems that with every contest, we achieve an amazing feat. This time is no different, so I thank them for their efforts and how they managed to judge this contest very quickly by any standard. If you have time, go to their pages and spam them with love! :love:
Onto the winners...
Overall Winner

.sdrawkcaB by midnight-music
Placed Entries
~ In no particular order

Looking into the mirror by :d
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Transliterations: Musical Maps Contest
transliterations' Musical Maps Contest
Return that Chopin cart!
Hello, and welcome to transliterations' very first contest! For those of you who are new to us and what we do, here's a quick rundown: transliterations aims to promote and prompt literature in translation. We're not just talking from French to English or English to Chinese here; we're talking translation between different languages, different mediums and different art forms. In the past two months, we've encouraged writers to work from traditional art, photographs and even Google Translate to create new literature. Now you can too--and even better, you can win things for doing so!
Instructions:
You will need:
One (1) good piece of music
One (1) piece of paper
One (1) writing implement
One (1) brain (optional)
Choose a piece of music which you are attached to in some way. It doesn't have to be instrumental, but your job will be that much easier if it i
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Daily Literature Deviations - April 17th 2011
Daily Lit Deviations for April17th, 2011
We are proud to feature today's Daily Literature Deviations!
You can show your support by :+favlove:ing this News Article.

Please comment and :+fav: the features and congratulate the artists!
:pointr: For all of the featured artists: If you receive a DD for one
of your pieces featured by DLD please note LiliWrites.

We will include you and your piece in a special recognition news article. :pointl:
Poetry
Suggested by Jade-Pandora
Featured by spoems

no dear by jonzoiplu
The precise placement of the airy notes in
this musically inspired poem offer the reader a
special "map" into the cognition of a song which
has been transposed upon the artist's wistful,
pleading ruminations.
Featured by apple-dark

Cadaver by :devA
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'The Body Electric' Fiction Contest - RE
"Ladies and gentlemen, and invited transgendered species..."
- Lt. Cmdr. Data, Star Trek: Nemesis
Judging has been completed for "The Body Electric" Fiction Contest, which called for entries of prose fiction written around the theme of Artificial Intelligence.
This contest was made possible by the generous donations of prizes from many individuals (see list below), as well as the support of the following Group Sponsors:
:iconbeta-readers: :iconunconventional-story: :iconfocusonlit: :iconlacoterie:
Quality was high, and the judging was extremely tight. Most of the judges had something to say about how difficult their task was. So let’s not dally.
THE WINNERS
First Place
Chrysanthemum by zebrazebrazebra

Second Place
The Infanta by saintartaud

Third Place
The Apartment Block by apocathary
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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.

Journal History

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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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