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:bulletred: Featuring those who submitted to the previous writing prompt from Live-Love-Write, here are the participants for this month, 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 month. 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 Month's Writing Prompt

Respond to the following theme:


Admin's Choice:

A Mother's Fearthe first time i felt fear
        when the moment i held you
        in my trembling arms
                i felt the world shift in every direction
                my throat closed and fear
        clung to the back of my tongue
        and refused to let me speak
                    nestled in my arms
                        i held you
                    weak and defenseless in this world
                    you cried out 
The Boy and The Master: A Tale of PerceptionThe Boy and The Master: A Tale of Perception
“Master, I’m not exactly sure if I can– “
“Stop right there. Do not overthink it young one, just DO.” The Master says with pure confidence.
The Boy looks down at the block, weary of engaging in such a seemingly dangerous task. “Master, really I– “
“Why did you come to me? Why are you here?”
“I’m not exactly sure what you mean, Master.”
“I MEAN why did you want to be a Sensei? What is your motivation for being here?”
“Well I guess I– “
The Master hits the boy over the head lightly, just enough to stop the boy in his tracks.
“STOP. Do not say words like “I guess.” You only know when you are here. I did not take you in as my apprentice because “I guess” you were the right choice. I took you in because I had the utmost confidence in you–and still do.”
The boy stopped in his tracks, speechless


Serpent Run and hide, hold your breath,
you will not avoid her eyes.
They keep watching, twisting, hurting,
spiked like concertina wires.
Her tongue is made of razorblades,
her word's a terminal.
No matter what you do or say,
you're the criminal.
Troubled once, forgave twice,
everyone still loves her lies.
As much as we try not to bother, 
she's a swarm of buzzing flies. 
A Shot For FailureThe smell of ash permeates my skin,
with alcohol thick on my breath in droves.
Don't mind me, I'll just be rotting over there,
a residence on the local bar room floor.
Greasy hair and dirty clothes, let me escape,
As I cry these black tears of blood and grime.
Another shot to forget the mistake I've become,
filled with a bitter regret as heavy as lead.
If you want the master of failing at this life,
look no further, for I'm the patron saint kid,
there's no use praying, there's no use helping,
I'm just too far gone now for anything.
Take a lesson and let me be your model
don't take the same paths that I did,
then maybe someday you wont end up like me.


But c'est la vie.It was a rather odd year thus far for King Billy II. He was sober after being a drunkard since the age of 13, which he was still adjusting to. The sobriety had made him feel terrible at times, and crystal clear at other times. He wasn’t sure on which end of the spectrum he was feeling that day, as figuring it out was at the bottom of his to-do list today.
By that June, he had attempted suicide thrice that year, but the last time was a full month ago, and he was feeling much better. At least compared to earlier that year, and at least compared to how he’d feel in about a month or so, when he’d try again, fail, receive some help from a mental hospital for a few days, followed with months of follow-up visits.
But all of that was both ahead and behind him, on this hot summer day. He was too occupied with nervously thinking about asking out Jamie, a girl from his school that he fancied. He walked for about an hour during the morning, just pondering how he ought to go about
failureit wasn't supposed to be like this.
he'd never intended for this to happen, never intended to let himself fall so far...
but now, every time he looked at him, every time he thought of him...
failed. he'd failed.
a business arrangement, no strings attached.
he'd get amusement, and the tailor would get pleasure.
"as soon as i'm bored, i'll drop you."
that's what he'd said.
that's what he'd promised.
but he was a liar, anyways, wasn't he?
nothing changed. nothing changed for so long.
and then...
trust. he'd asked for trust.
he'd made no promises,
but the man had trusted him anyways.
foolish. so foolish.
you don't trust liars. you never do.
so why had he?
then there was confusion, and tattoos, and lust...
promises, and words, and jealousy, so much jealousy...
anger. anger that burned for no reason at all, 
hot in his veins and rushing through his blood.
he'd made him feel.
he didn't stop him.
he told him to go once, told him to leave.
it had been a mistake, such a

This month's writing prompt, from October 4th to October 30th, is:

Write anything that features one or more of the following:
- an important notebook
- a hurricane
- Washington DC
- a palace in the sky

: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 superhero with an embarrassing or mundane but surprisingly useful ability
- perfect dark
- the Mariana trench
- hair loss

Admin's Choice:

The Thirteenth HourThree days and about an hour remain of the year 2012 of the Common Era, when a young night security guard called Jamie walks through the doors of a small concert venue in a part of a city long forgotten by “civilised” society. Well, it is remembered via numerous ghost stories, a few parables about the pure horror that is called modern living; and through a handful of rants about the ills of capitalism, usually spoken by the descendants of those whom wantonly won the American Dream decades ago.
Jamie doesn’t want to be at work, but she feels a yearning to get more cash to fuel the end of the Earth activities that she and her friends were currently partaking in, because they wanted to do something to celebrate the ending of b’ak’tun 13, which was going to end the world. They were ready for the end with their alcohol, and other drugs, and opted to continue the party for the 12 days of Yule that Jamie likes to celebrate every year. She usually held her parties




Big FootThere is an old town somewhere in the middle of a forest in Vancouver Island, where lived a happy couple; Martin and May Vanags. The Vanags had a great life… a successful farm, a happy neighbourhood, a big barn… Everything any normal villager could ever ask for. In fact, The Vanags even possessed something even special. Coming from a long line of genetically modified human, Martin could grow fangs while May could grow claws at their own will. Nicknamed “The Werewolves”, Martin and May were highly respected by the people of the town as they have been using their abilities to save the town whenever it was under distress.
Just when they thought that their life couldn’t get any better, they were gifted with a beautiful girl with jet black hair and piercing green eyes. The girl, Susan Vanags, was well-loved by her parents and grew up to be a bright girl. However, she never showed any signs of possessing a super-human ability. And when she turned twelve, she sta

This week's writing prompt, from September 7th to September 16th, is:

Respond to the following theme:

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LennoraSilverstone Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2015  New Deviant Hobbyist Writer
Hello everyone, I'm new here on DA and this group, a writer just starting out. I have just finished my first work and will be posting parts of it on my DA profile until I get a decent amount of people to share the whole thing with.
If anyone is interested in erotic novels, please give the TEASER of my new book a shot! More to come soon! 
Don't forget to +fav  and +Watch if you enjoyed Heart 
Spicymiller Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Is this group inactive now?
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
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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KarolinaToroshina Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2014
Hi everybody Bonnie Warfstache 
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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!

ChronianLegacy Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2014  Student Artist
ChronianLegacy Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2014  Student Artist
HELP! How do i submit my poems without upgrading to premium?
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copper9lives Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2014  Professional General Artist
Hello, y'all! I noticed that your weekly prompts stalled out... need help? :)
SarahMyriaCarter Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2014  Professional Writer
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
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