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Daily Lit Deviations for November 5th, 2012

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: SilverInkblot

Featured by: DrippingWords

LingerieEvery woman owns one garment
that remains tucked away,
saved for special occasions
when it will be seen.
It is almost always midnight
black, or blood red, and
covered in lace, or made
of mesh, soft and delicate
as the skin it covers.
Such things should be hidden,
lest the owner be labeled
as something other than "lady."
It has a power we can't
control, one that transforms
denim and cotton clad
ragdolls into Barbies,
perfectly proportioned plastic,
smooth and flawless hourglasses
that turn on command.
We groan and flinch
as satin strings pull us
apart and together,
and heartstrings are plucked
as we scrutinize our reflection;
we are not diamonds
with perfect exteriors--
we are fractured, as we
realize hourglasses can be exchanged
for quartz watches that are
faster, more convenient,
incapable of failure
made by the obsolete.

Suggester says: "I really enjoyed the ending metaphor,

of hourglasses replaced with quartz watches.

Absolutely wonderful play on words."

Suggested by: disrhythmic

Featured by: TwilightPoetess

From the suggester:  This is a lot of truth in very few words.

I agree.  The play on the word "wordsmiths" is also witty

and well-executed in the piece.

Suggested by: intricately-ordinary

Featured by: SilverInkblot

Suggester: "A sweet little poem that centers around

the petname "pigeon". There's a heart-warming comfort

in the fact someone else knows."

Prose

Featured by doodlerTM

The PatientEric sat alone in the sterile white room, humming a tune and tapping his foot in an attempt to pass the time. He looked around the small room for a clock. Finding none, he frowned. Hadn't there been a clock the last time he was here?
The door opened and a man walked in. He had black hair and a starched coat, the same pristine white as the walls. Eric looked up at him and smiled.
"Ah, Dr. Chang!" he said brightly.
"Mr. Eric Fleming. You look well. What seems to be the problem?"
"Well, I've been having trouble sleeping," said Eric, his grin fading. "I've been feeling alright physically.... I figure it might have to do with stress at work."
Dr. Chang made some quick notes on his clipboard and nodded. "Yes, stress is a common cause of insomnia. Remind me, what is it you do for a living?"
"Accounting. The work just keeps piling up. It seems like I never have enough time, y'know?"
The doctor nodded again. He crouched down to Eric's level and pulled out a stethoscope. "Breath in deep," he sai

A story that seems to have a plain premise but

has an unexpected, shocking twist at the end.

Suggested by: DrippingWords

Featured by: SilverInkblot

The MassThese people are moving, always moving. Bustling into the office with tall, mundane stacks of paperwork, carrying uniformly brown suitcases with secure locks to protect the trivial information inside that they think is important. Always moving, always flowing, in and out, through the hallways and passages of the office, into rooms of tall grey filing cabinets, through myriad doors, never stopping, never ceasing. They are hurried, but their blank eyes stay fixed on the same point throughout their journey. They rush with an ease that suggests that they follow the same routine day after day, week after week. They can map out the entire path that their feet will walk today in their heads before even setting foot into the building.
They do not have time to stop, their brief lulls of quiet and peace spent on mindless machines, calculating tedious sums, running through the same tired sequence in their little cubicles. They type slowly, fingers tapping keys almost reluctantly, not wanting to t

Suggester: "An extremely interesting insight

into the working cogs of any business."

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to be featured, please visit us at DailyLitDeviations.

Thanks so much for supporting the lit community and this project!

~ The DailyLitDeviations Team ~

Prepared by: SilverInkblot

Daily Literature Deviations is a group that is dedicated to bringing literature to the forefront of the deviantART community. We attempt to accomplish this by daily featuring Literature artists from around the community that deserve the recognition, but are not getting it.

Each day we will feature 5 deviations from the Literature categories in a News Article. In order to support the artists that we feature, we ask that you :+fav: the news article as well as check out the individual pieces. We understand that each day you may not be able to check out each and every one of the pieces. We just ask that you make an attempt to help support the growing Literature community and these artists.
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Christianonfire7 Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
:iconsurrealcachinnation: totally deserved it!!!
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penguinflavoureddoom Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2012
Thank you so much for featuring my work! :heart: :hug:
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Gamecubist48 Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2012
Thanks for featuring my story! This is such an honor!
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Sammur-amat Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2012   General Artist
:squee: :squee: :squee:
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SurrealCachinnation Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2012   Writer
Thank you so much for the honor of being featured! I included a thank you message in my artist's comments, but I can't say it enough--thank you, =SilverInkblot for being so supportive and sweet and suggesting my piece, and thank you to =DrippingWords for choosing to feature it. This made my day. And I needed my day to be made. :aww:
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Avix215 Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you so much for the feature! ^_^
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xlntwtch Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2012   Writer
:heart:
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MattVoscinar Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2012  Student Writer
Dear lord, thank you. My brain is about to seep from my ear-holes.
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DrippingWords Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2012  Student Writer
:clap:
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