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Dear Live-Love-Writers,

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

Silver Medal Emote by Mirz123 ------ Second Place ------ Silver Medal Emote by Mirz123
Human DustPassing through the potentially lovely days
Could have been used and abused in so many ways
But do not grow happiness that is upside down
When you see time leaving as the sun goes down
Look at growth degrading you to grounds
Blowing sand in the climax of your life
Infectious sand turning you into dust
The past is now stabbing you in the back with a knife
And then you look behind you
Your youth is there, but he is history 
He is whispering to you, he is still unclear
I guess the past is now a mystery

By Drunk-Web

:winner: remake by arrioch ------ First Place ------ :winner: remake by arrioch
WisdomOnce, long ago, I went to
A place where none could follow.
It was a place between
Life and death,
Where all possibilities existed
Though nothing else did.
I wanted to go forward,
Beyond that full emptiness,
Into the world of death that followed.
But it was not my time.
I was so young when it happened,
And I didn’t understand
How much more to life there was.
I could not understand it
Until I lived it.
Now, many years later,
It seems that I can feel that place
As it comes to greet me again.
Old age is an interesting thing,
More interesting because
I did not quite reach it.
No, middle aged is what I am,
And it seems I will go no further.
This is no one’s fault,
It is just Nature’s will.
I cannot say that
I regret my life.
It was good, it was full,
I did everything I could to be happy.
I only achieved that occasionally,
But that was to be expected.
There are things that I still wish I could do
That will be forever denied to me.
Growing old with the one I love,
Meeting my

By cechapman95

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

Dodecathlon February contest!

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


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

February 28th

: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

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

Admin's Choice:

No MatterI went to purchase a dog the other--
Oh lord, I shouldn't say "purchased". That sounds a little off. Unless I keep the thing in a handbag, only taking it out to dress it as Super Mario characters, sharing the ensuing hilarity on Instagram. Yeah, let's change that word. The puppy would become a part of my life. Be one of the family.
Acquired? Too apathetic. Adopted comes off as schmaltzy. Liberated is too heroic...
So I went to purchase this dog the other day. It always feels like a miracle, doesn't it? I love all the puppies I see in the windows. I'd take them all home if I could. But it's that unassuming, particularly sleepy-eyed pup that catches me off guard, and then I'm all like, "Dammit, that's m'boy!"
But then, the facts of life come flooding in, making me think twice. So I left to sit at this chocolate cafe -- it's just up the escalators and they make this iced mocha with dark chocolate, it'd make the Virgin Mary cream, let me tell you -- and had a bit of a think.
I buy this pup
loyalYou found me
at hell’s gate
tasting my footsteps in the air, your chin
raised and bobbing.
We’ve known each other longer than
the industrial revolution, acquainted
before I first wrapped my hands around a gun.
Sixteen thousand years
we’ve known each other.
In the winter, you swim in, I sip
steam-breathing primordial takeout
from thermal Precambrian hands.
Circling the dark earth, you finally found
the place I am to end and waited for me.
Your earth eyes closed, earth head bowed,
but still other eyes and other heads
blink and sniff at the air.
I cower
but you are careful
leading me away from the tomb.


Story TellerCome, my dear, and listen well,
For I have a story to tell!
It spans a lifetime begun with sorrow
And ends with happiness only borrowed.
A child here sat once, long ago,
Before she was told that this is so.
She asked me a question that she didn't know,
So an answer I could not provide that time long ago.
She thought she understood what she asked,
But the truth from even her was well masked,
And I could not answer her then,
Though I wished an answer to her send.
She was so young, but a lost little child
Kept in a cage because she was wild.
Freedom, she asked for again and again,
A way for her heart to mend.
I wish I could have given her that, at least.
She deserved no less than freedom from that beast.
But though I have power, I could not interfere;
Choices were made, and that illness I could not cure.
I helped her, though, as much as I could.
I gave her powers without knowing if I should.
Intuition she received, to tell her if her path was right,
And power of will to help clear her sig



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Sounder1995 Featured By Owner May 16, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Hello. Thanks for letting me join! I recently submitted a chapter of my new work to the "Novels" folder, but I would like some sort of feedback, because I've never really written fiction for more than just funzies before and would like to improve. So if anyone is reading this, please feel free to check it out. Thanks!

It's going to be a series where humans & dinosaurs coexist, but the themes will be more societal / satirical (racism, police brutality, animal rights, drone usage, etc.), the dinosaurs being there to put in perspective how much we are capable of (both negative & positive). I know, sounds ridiculous, but give it a shot!
ElsaPresa Featured By Owner May 11, 2015
Greetings fellow writers,

I am basically new to writing in deviantart. I recently submitted a few poems and two short stories (one of them possibly continuing). They are not fanfictions and they all have a philosophical meaning. If someone is interested, go ahead and read them, give me your opinions.
PhineasJamesVinci Featured By Owner May 3, 2015  New Deviant
Thank you all for letting me join! :D I cant wait to help contribute to the community! I recently completed a short story called "The Story of John - Prologue", and I hope that its up to your standards! ^^; Anyway, thanks again for letting me join, and I wont let you down!
Dragonlady19 Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2015
Looks like an interesting site ..have been lookin for a site to put my writtings out on just for a little see if it good or just so so. Anyone want to give me more infromation  ..kind of new to this as well...
MeAndMyLonsome Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Everyone wants to be prettyer because they dont feel pretty enougth, but makes u think ull stop once you are...
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Hi everybody Bonnie Warfstache 
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I wonder if its okay to do a little advertising here? ^^;

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HELP! How do i submit my poems without upgrading to premium?
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Hello, y'all! I noticed that your weekly prompts stalled out... need help? :)
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I am open for commmissions…
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Just wondering when the next writing prompt will be? Looks like there hasn't been one in around a month ish...
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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!
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