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Dear Live-Love-Writers,

The next chapter in our collaborative novel has been released.

A round of applause for divergenthp!

Chapter 3: Seeing RedPurple’s (new guy’s) P.O.V
*Two hours earlier*
I’d been in my car, driving to work. My hands had grasped the handles firmly, as the world spread out in front of me began to blur. I knew what was happening, but it was still pretty damn scary. As a trauma reader, I have the not-so-wonderful ability to know the worst thing that’s ever happened to somebody the moment we met. And trust me, some people have some pretty messed up crap in their lives. I mean seriously messed up.  Seeing that constantly, most people’s problems easily paled by comparison. But the one trauma that wouldn’t stop haunting me was my own.
Usually I got symptoms like this before bed, showing me I’d have a night dreaming about this, which sucked. But mine waited until nighttime to creep out of the shadows and play. This was something different.
If you are skilled as a trauma reader, you can sense when their greatest trauma changes. And if you had a deep relationship with th

Previous chapters and extra material can be found in the Whose Chapter gallery folder.

:bulletgreen: Program Reminders & Updates :bulletgreen:

Please remember that Gray is thirty years old as given in the prompt, unless you have an idea for how to interpret that part differently.

Also, when we say 'write the next chapter,' we don't necessarily mean it has to be submitted as one chapter. You can write as much as you want and submit it in several chapters; the intent here is that it's your turn to write.

While we are open minded about different narrative styles, please remember to edit your submissions for grammar and proper formatting as a courtesy to your fellow writers.

Loca15, you're up!
Dear Live-Love-Writers,

A round of applause for our first Dodecathlon winners! We had a tough time deciding awards because everyone interpreted the theme with impressive creativity. It was a joy to read them all, and we only regret we don't have more prizes to give!

Llama victory emote by Snowshi ------ Honorable Mentions ------ Llama victory emote by Snowshi
scarecrowto my
sons and daughters who
claim i’ve paid, nothing
but respects; what do
my apologies
mean to you?
i am 
cold blooded when 
my heart is frozen
by your reptilian gaze,
gradually moulding
into a statue amongst
my friendly fire 
has reduced into 
phoenix ashes,
then reborn
as barrel smoke?
i don’t belong in heaven,
but i don’t belong in hell-
and when guiltiness 
plagues your nation,
please please
refrain from blaming
my underworld immunity,
in pure spite
of jealousy. 
i’m just a scarecrow,
and grown to fit its shoes,
but see my livelihood-
with no bald eyed eagle to 
pick at my mismatched fashion,
remnants of generations.
with no wind to linger with my
spirits and smokes when
my puppet legs have less patience.
with no man to hear my 
Godforsaken cackles, pity me
pale seas and pink stars. 
i’m sorry
and i know when i 
finally appear, with my
finger dragging across the
  MessagesIt started with a text,
from him.
My heart skipped a beat;
every time my eyes,
skimmed over that message.
he said.
I said back.
The letters began to fly;
we talked everyday.
It started off,
like a tingle.
Then exploded;
with every text.
Saying cute little things,
silly love poems.
he was also there;
for the bad times.
Where I wanted to cry,
he couldn't hold me.
instead he made me laugh.
I didn't want to,
say it first.
Bad relationships in the past;
flood my memories.
Praying to God;
that he isn't like him.
But my phone,
had the answer.
His message,
the letters burned in my head:
I love you.
We wanted to meet,
but never had the time.
Living two states away;
it was impossible.
Until that on winter day,
when the snow
was just beginning to fall.
Someone knocked on my door,
I found him with a Christmas present.
He stayed the week,
lived like husband and wife.
Meant to be;
but he had to go home.
Leaving me alone on News Years,
pain filled my heart.
I felt alone,
The Witch's SonIn the dead of night, within the stables inside the castle walls, a young boy lay awake in a makeshift bed of straw and a blanket for warmth. He shivered not from the chill of the wind but of fear for his future. His eyes were rubbed raw from wiping his tears, and a prominent bruise stood shamelessly upon his cheek. Those men adorned in white were none too keen on his sobs for his mother as he was being dragged away from their forest home. They had shoved him into the stable with an order to be quiet and to sleep, both of which were hard for him.
He longed for the gentle voice of his mother, and the warmth of her embrace. But as he fought back his sobs, the familiar warbling of the blackbird sounded from outside the stable. He sat up in the pile of hay; blackbirds at this late hour? He knew of only one such bird that would sound its cry in the dead of night.
As quietly as he could, he snuck out from the hay and approached the stable door. His small stature could not see over the half-d

:winner: ------ Third Place ------ :winner:
KO: The power of WordsREWIND...<<
                     ... PAUSE II
"Did I honestly hear what I just heard? It can't be possible, his reply...
He replied with two letters, one word.
TWO letters, ONE WORD!
I, I even paused, waiting, hoping...craving, the loving return. Nothing.
I can feel them, the tears, burning my eyes as I stare at him with doubt. But they won't fall, stung by the disbelief of his reply. I won't, can't let them fall now. Not where he can see.
I, I just...I don't understand.
             << REWIND...<<...
                                           ...PAUSE II
I, I caressed the long months we spent with three words. I                 

By Meme2Mimi

Silver Medal Emote by Mirz123 ------ Second Place ------ Silver Medal Emote by Mirz123
An open letter to Honesty. I shall be honest.
Bare my cotton-dyed blanket of a soul. 
To you, onlooker, to your perverse desire to listen to the unthinkable.
I won't judge, but you'll surely judge me by the last verse. 
I'm planning to make-out with her in a maze of gravestones,
hidden under a morbid curve of some corpse that has long began to fester.
Because as always I am more in love with the poetry of my setting than of the honesty of emotion in it. 
I find smoking romantic, even though my mind has been plastered with images of the horrid bloated gums that it will bring.
But all I imagine is a deer-eyed blue-eyed misfit with a stumble and insomniac eyes to blow nicotine gusts on my lips. 
Let the carbon dioxide of it's flame make my lips dry and let his ashen ones spark them awake. 
I believe my father to be a hypocrite, for he allows me to watch two people mindlessly
fuck but if a man in a drag sings about absolute pleasure, then he shall bring the blunted name "Jesus Chri

By kissysaltcoatedangel

:winner: remake by arrioch ------ First Place ------ :winner: remake by arrioch
From a Child, By a CaretakerDear Mother,
My caretaker is writing this for me. He’s a new one. His name is Jesus, but he isn’t God. He’s just a nurse who’s a guy. I asked him if he knew he had the same name as God, and he laughed and nodded his head and said the name worked well enough for God, so hopefully it will work for him.
Jesus is from Mexico. He says before he moved to America and became a nurse he would kayak with his friends up and down the coast. He says they would spend all day out there and instead of getting brought food on trays they would catch fish with long poles when they got hungry, and then when they had caught a fish they would row back to shore and cook it over a fire. I asked him if fish was okay to eat if it had just come out of the ocean. I thought it would be bad for you since it hadn’t been frozen first, but he said it was the best tasting fish he had ever eaten. I don’t know about him, but I still think you need to freeze your food first just to be s

By TheBandBrony

Congratulations, winners and honorable mentions! 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 November contest!

:bulletorange::bulletblack: Theme :bulletblack::bulletorange:


:bulletblack::bulletorange: Deadline :bulletorange::bulletblack:

December 9th

: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
3 month dA subscription
300 dA points
Feature in the Quotebook
Feature in Live-Love-Write main page
Feature at Writers--club
Feature at xWritersUtopiax

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

Third Place
150 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!
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:bulletgreen: Fall programs have been announced. Very important, please read! We've started two new programs, and have updated all the rest.

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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.

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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.

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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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ChronianLegacy Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2014  New member Student Artist
ChronianLegacy Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2014  New member Student Artist
HELP! How do i submit my poems without upgrading to premium?
ChronianLegacy Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2014  New member Student Artist
copper9lives Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2014  Hobbyist 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
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?
SmokingCats13 Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
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:)
RayneYukimura16 Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Okay, I have no idea what I'm missing but how do I submit my work?
Phabee Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Good afternoon,
This Group is full of very talented Writers! I offer you the opportunity to spread the word and translate your poetry/prose. Thus, your art will become more comprehensible even for people who don't speak English very well. I am a university student of Translation and Interpreting, so if you're interested in translating your art, feel free to contact me. I can translate into French, Italian and Spanish.
Best wishes,
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