Daily Lit Deviations for April 4th, 2011
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Featured by `thetaoofchaos
Liar, LiarIf l'appel du vide
is the urge to drown
all sense of self - to split
and accumulate bruises -
then to fabricate fables, to
forge fictions as I do
is nothing more than
poor impulse control.
I do not mean to confuse
or abuse the truth. My lies
are like thalidomide -
junkyard art shoved into being,
or the shards of
gasping hearts breaking
out of code. Making mundane myths
a la mort, a la mode; I'm caught
in distortion, pretty as drugs.
Junkie; addict. Liar, liar,
I require a fix of fiction -
the lies I tell and spin to sell.
(Some tears, a loose tooth,
the unravellings of truth.
The sum of myself out of
all that's left to
"Liar, Liar" by ~angel-in-pieces
To paraphrase a comment by the artist,
a good thing about having so many confessions
to make is making them into art. Here, you
will find that poetic honesty is the only
cure for the pathology of deceit.
Suggested by =OritPetra
Featured by ~the-photographicpoet
AbsenceYou are far away again, yet you linger on in my house:
the scent of your perfume, the kitchenware sorted your way
and in the mattress: the hollow I curl up to at night.
"Absence" by ~PrettyCrazy
=OritPetra said that this poem
succinctly and poignantly pinpoints the
deep, deep ache that comes with separation,
absence and loss. A truly stunning sijo.
Featured by: ~damina
DismemberedYou're a butcher.
With your cutting,
And the gristle and bone--
Cutting out hearts
Without mincing your phrases.
Branding any verbal opponent
As gutless and spineless
With such dry, bloodless wit.
Your crimson laugh
Spilling like a slashed throat;
Your favourite cuts of meat--
Always the cold shoulder
And sharp tongue.
"Dismembered" by: =rockgem
Filled with imagery and a wonderful
sense of wordplay, =rockgem delivers a metaphor
that twists the knife of hard words.
Featured by: *Miss-S-Bird
Rewritten RomanceI'd like to rewrite things the way they should have been. I'd like to believe that you were ripped away from me against your will. I'd like to start at the courtyard. That courtyard with the placid little pond and the moon gliding silently overhead. Let's say that it was jasmine clinging to the walls. And let's say that we were tranquil with wine.
We were speaking softly to each other. Plans about the future. Dreams I'd been conjuring from the time I was a girl. I was murmuring my hopes to the quiet night when, without warning, your fingers found my open palm and brushed against it with gentle ease. The sweet zing lit my arm on fire and the
"Rewritten Romance" by *OrenAsher
This beautiful piece of romance fiction
is very moving. The use of repetition in a phrase
is clever to heighten the emotions of the reader,
allowing them to participate in the torment
of the narrator.
Suggested by `thorns
Featured by `GrimFace242
Sentence Structure for FICTION
On Basic Sentence Structure for Fiction
(Grammar Nazis BEWARE!)
Everything I ever learned about writing Fiction DIDN'T come from school; not even college. In fact, the way one writes fiction is almost the complete opposite of everything I learned in school about writing.
In order to make my stories crystal clear in my readers' imaginations, I write in precise Chronological Order, in the order events actually happen, PLUS in the order that the eye sees it.
Case in point, when describing a character, I describe them from top to bottom, in the order that the eye notices them. Face, hair, upper body, arms, hands, then lower
"Sentence Structure for FICTION" by *OokamiKasumi
This covers structural details that
even seasoned writers can miss and promotes
logic as opposed to blindly following rules.
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