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Dear Live-Love-Writers,

A round of applause for this month's Dodecathlon winners!

Llama victory emote by Snowshi ------ Honorable Mention ------ Llama victory emote by Snowshi
Times of ExceptionWhen the time has come to sink your teeth
Into a bird, basted and smoked.
That's when all seem to turn their heads
From causes of preservation.
Not my cause.
Not my problem.
Not my place to say.
But you should at least stay consistent
When looks are everything.
When momma cooks that special dinner
Potatoes mashed and gravy flowing.
That's when all seem to turn their anger
To slumber, then plastic smiles.
Time is right.
Time is scarce.
Time seems right to say.
This bullshit here is strangely convenient
For tastes that you could kill for.
But damn, that meal is so damn powerful
Brings them down from miles away!
That's when all will focus to family
Even though fake, it may be.

By Sean-M-Hollows

:winner: ------ Third Place ------ :winner:
Star EatersIt had been about a hundred years since I ate a star, plucked straight from the night sky.  I like them best when they are taken at late hours of the night.  It would be darkest then and they’d be shining their brightest.  Uncle David told me that it didn’t make a difference, but I could taste it, even if he couldn’t.  I began to sense the dreadful, inexplicable emptiness in me.  It was a hunger I couldn’t quench with mortal food, despite my love for hamburgers and fries.
I needed to harvest a star soon, or I’d shrivel up.  The bags under my eyes, which I had covered with light makeup for the past decade would disappear; the waves in my forehead would smooth out.  I’d look 20 years old again, and no one would doubt me when I claimed to be so.  I tell everyone these days that I’m thirty-five.  They probably think that I’m closer to forty.  Being in my thirties isn’t too bad, especiall

By chummy-jinx

Silver Medal Emote by Mirz123 ------ Second Place ------ Silver Medal Emote by Mirz123
Your ChoiceI'm on display for you; 
It's your choice.
You can pick me;
Or my friends.
You like the taste of people like me.
I watch you murder my friends.
One day I know you'll come for me.
But that's your choice.
I know you need me to live.
That's okay.
My only purpose in life is to give you your choice.
To help you survive.
You can pick me;
Or my friends.
It's your choice.

By PsychicHexo

:winner: remake by arrioch ------ First Place ------ :winner: remake by arrioch
87. hungerIn my house, we eat mac ‘n’ cheese
with soy sauce & put lettuce in
our instant noodles.
The geographical evidence left by
continental drift tells us that
isolation leads to strange &
unlikely creatures;
at the place where I live,
most of these are out to kill
(the instinct to survive is strong
in these vast, harsh environments-)
& words like adaptation &
evolution are simply means to
an end.
I learnt many things in school,
useful, otherwise,
but there are some affairs that
simply require the most basic
of biological compulsions:
When the oven is broken,
you learn to cook on the stove.

By wei-en

Congratulations, winners! You will receive your prizes shortly, and you are invited to participate in our contest finale at the end of the program. Everyone who participated, thank you so much! We hope to see you again next month for another chance to win Dodecathlon!

Dodecathlon December contest!

:bulletred::bulletgreen: Theme :bulletgreen::bulletred:

Growing old

:bulletgreen::bulletred: Deadline :bulletred::bulletgreen:

January 14th

:bulletorange::bulletblack: Rules & Regulations:bulletblack::bulletorange:

*Entries must be submitted only to the Dodecathlon contest folder. If you submit your entry to another folder, we will not be able to accept your entry twice. A submission to the contest folder will not count towards your weekly limit.

*Both poetry and prose are accepted.

*There is no word limit, maximum or minimum.

*You must be a member of Live-Love-Write to participate.

*We prefer your entries be newly written for this contest. Entries written up to one month ago will be accepted.

*Please include "for the Live-Love-Write contest" in some form in your Artist's Comments. Entries without this info may be denied.

*Mature content is allowed, but must have the appropriate filter and be tasteful.

*All submissions must comply with deviantART rules.

*We encourage, nay, implore you to interpret the theme as creatively and wildly as you can.


First Place
1 month dA subscription
150 dA points
Feature in the Quotebook
Feature in Live-Love-Write main page
Feature at Writers--club
Feature at xWritersUtopiax

Second Place
100 dA points
Feature in the Quotebook
Feature in Live-Love-Write main page
Feature at Writers--club
Feature at xWritersUtopiax

Third Place
50 dA points
Feature in the Quotebook
Feature in Live-Love-Write main page
Feature at Writers--club
Feature at xWritersUtopiax

Honorable Mention
Feature in the Quotebook
Feature in Live-Love-Write main page
Feature at Writers--club
Feature at xWritersUtopiax

More prizes will be added as we petition for the support of our members and affiliations. As these contests will run year round in conjunction with our other programs, we'll need all the funding and gifts we can get, so please chip in! Even only a feature helps enormously. :D Thank you all for your support, and let Dodecathlon begin!

:bulletred: Featuring those who submitted to the previous writing prompt from Live-Love-Write, here are the participants for this week, listed in reverse order of submission, along with information on the newest prompt. Please remember to fave this journal to help support your work and the prompt!

:bulletblack: To submit to the writing prompt, please remember to put "for the Live-Love-Write writing prompt" in your artist's comments and submit to the Writing Prompt gallery for your feature every week. Entries without this info will be denied. To submit to a past prompt, send us a note with a link to the entry and the prompt information.

:bulletblue: All literature and comics in response to the prompt are welcome and encouraged.

Last Week's Writing Prompt

Respond to the following theme:


Admin's Choice:

Truth Will OutLife is no fairy tale,
Is it, my dear?
No matter how much
I want to say,
“She lived happily ever after,”
I haven’t yet.
I don’t truly believe
I ever will.
The first love
I thought I knew
Felt wrong from the start.
No matter how many times
I told myself it was him for me,
A part of me knew the truth;
He was a poison to me.
The second time was
Unfortunately similar,
Though I let it go farther
Than I ever had before.
I told myself that I
Couldn’t let the opportunity pass
To find any happiness at all.
That was a lie.
I was simply too lonely
To bear it any longer.
This time I thought it was right.
I took my time about you,
I did nothing rashly,
I thought it all through.
It was so lovely,
For a time,
But you can’t be what I need, either.
How did I get so deep in this?
I know what it is I want,
I know what you can’t be.
I look at you too harshly,
And you shatter before me.
I hate that.
You bow to my every whim,
And no matter how wonderful
Some women w
With each TICK of the clock my heart beat faster, with each TOCK my breathing got quicker. I did not think I could take it much longer. The wait, the torturous wait. Why couldn't they tell us what we got? I felt as if they were relishing my anguish as they slowly looked through the files. One by one.
Oh dear god!!! They haven’t even gone through all the as yet. How many are there? How many were here before me? How many would be after me?
I did not want to care about the others. I just wanted to know where I belonged. I was both good and bad earlier. Which one would they take into account? Anything. Anything would be better than this wait.
Burning would be better, watching him die again and again would be better, jumping after him again and again would be better. Being slammed into that ground again and again would be better, total darkness would be better.
Anything other than this wait would be better.





This week's writing prompt, from December 17th to December 27th, is:

Write anything that features one or more of the following:
- a dog
- a fortune teller
- presents under the tree
- a ghost that doesn't know it's dead
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:bulletblue: Whose Chapter has resumed, expect update soon.

:bulletgreen: Fall programs have been announced. Very important, please read! We've started two new programs, and have updated all the rest.

:bulletyellow: Dodecathlon's December contest has begun and November winners have been posted. The new theme is growing old. Deadline is January 14th.

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:bulletblue: The writing prompt from December 17th to December 27th has been announced.

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:bulletorange::bulletyellow: Dodecathlon :bulletyellow::bulletorange:

One contest? Bring it on. A tournament? Even better! A year long competition of monthly contests, with each contest's winners competing in the last month for a grand prize? Mind blown! To talk about this event, use this forum.

:bulletpurple::bulletred: Whose Chapter Is It, Anyway? :bulletred::bulletpurple:

Participants will be given a prompt written by staff and take turns writing the next chapter of the story. The final completed novel will be published in The Quotebook, and writers will earn voted titles. Sign up for this program will begin on October 18th and end on October 31st. To talk about this event, use this forum.

:bulletblack::bulletblue: Synergy :bulletblue::bulletblack:

Synergy is our program designed to provide participants with somebody they can count on for help and readership. Participants will be assigned in pairs, and each member in a pair will tutor and critique the other, help with inspiration and writing, participate in monthly projects and contests, and win huge prizes. Details can be found here. Sign up for the event here.

:bulletgreen::bulletorange: The Quotebook :bulletorange::bulletgreen:

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:bulletpurple::bulletgreen: Writing Prompt :bulletgreen::bulletpurple:

Stuck in writer's block? Want to write something but don't have any ideas? Do you simply like a challenge and earning a feature at the same time? Our trice-monthly prompts are dedicated to providing a solution for you.

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This is our recommendation program: members and admins will suggest their favorite books, movies, TV shows, video games, etc. The Fount lists will be posted on the first of every month. Let us know your suggestions in this forum.

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KarolinaToroshina Featured By Owner 4 days ago  New member
Hi everybody Bonnie Warfstache 
Liz-DarkWarrior Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I wonder if its okay to do a little advertising here? ^^;

Looking for a place to give and receive constructive criticism on your literary and/or art works? BeACritic is the place for you! Come check out the group and see if you would like to be a part of our critiquing community!

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HELP! How do i submit my poems without upgrading to premium?
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copper9lives Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Hello, y'all! I noticed that your weekly prompts stalled out... need help? :)
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My new book Seekers tribulation is out now
Saturnflower Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2014
I am open for commmissions…
may i be feature here
PsychicHexo Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Just wondering when the next writing prompt will be? Looks like there hasn't been one in around a month ish...
Guardian07 Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Hi Everyone!!! Thanks for adding me into the group. I do live, love, and write so this is perfect lol. I'm going to post the first chapter of a short story that I'm writing, I would love to hear everyones opinion on it! Thanks everyone!
BrownEyedWriter Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Thanks for accepting me! This group has many wonderful writers Love 
Scarlet-Innocence Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
This is just a question out of curiosity, not impatience. How long on average would it usually take for a deviation to be accepted into the group, considering they're in the right folder?
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Thanks for accepting me into the group. Hey, everyone.
KT-Munson Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2014  Professional Writer
I love to give critiques! If you are looking for one please let me know. You can look at the critiques I have done on my page.

The only thing I won't read is Fan Fics. (sorry).

I am big into original creations; primarily fantasy, sci-fi, and romance. However, I'll read just about anything! Even poetry.

I am also a writer. If you would like please visit my gallery!

joeyws91 Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2014
HEY! trying to get more ppl in my group, so if you write poetry join up! and spread the word:)
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