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: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 scenario:

Two people build a relationship through customer service phone calls.



Admin's Choices:

One CallCustomer service, how may I help you?
My washer is broken, my clothes smell like mildew.
Please can you read off the serial number?
It rubbed off long ago back when the dryer went under.
Was the dryer also manufactured by us?
The original yes, but it's long been lost.
Sir, using another dryer violates the warranty.
So you're saying you won't fix it? That's insanity!
I beg of you sir, please don't yell at me.
I demand to speak to your manager immediately!
Yes sir, please wait while I redirect your call.
Hurry it up, I'm not happy at all!
Hello, Roy speaking, manager of this center.
Are you better than that girl? I don't know what's with her!
Of course, can you give me the previous operators name?
Does it matter? If you fix my washer it's all the same.
Sir, I must insist. Is it fine that I reconnect you?
As long as its done quickly. I've got other things to do.
Customer service, how may I help you?
Just tell me your name, and make sure it's true.
Sir that is a most unusual request.
I'm t
Screw My Career!It'll probably be the third time I've called that number this week, probably the third call I'll make since the last time I actually tried to find a job. Because, screw my job! Who needs to work when the love of your life is on the other side of the line?
Come on, now—come on! My fingernails tapping on the classroom desk, I grow more and more anxious to meet that lovely boy once more. Well, not really meet—but hear his voice. Oh, it makes my spine shiver just thinking about that sweet way he talks to me. It's sweeter than the sound of a smooth jazz saxophone, of a blue whale calling for her baby. He could hypnotize you with such a voice! I can tell just by listening to him that he is something between a shy boy and a reckless man.
I love him and I don't even know what he looks like.
Last time I talked to him was Wednesday; I talked to him right after school—just like I'm about to do right now. I hoped that Pep Boys number was still on my list of recent c





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Prose

Don't Choke"Customer service - can I help you?"
The voice took him by surprise. Maybe since it was late at night and after his own, disappointing shift...
"Yes, um - I have the latest Breath of Fresh air model air purifier and it won't work..."
"Are you using new batteries sir?"
"Batteries? Oh for crying out..."
*click* 
"Customer service - can I help you?"
Her again? Must be her shift...
"Hello?"
Swallowing, his heart began pounding harder...
Talk stupid!
"Me again, it's about the Fresh Air device. I got the batteries in and it still won't turn on..."
He wondered if she liked pot pies?
"Have you tried aligning the batteries, sir?"
"Do - what now?"
"Look on the underside of the item; where the batteries were put in... You should see a plus and minus sign. When they are lined up correctly... the apparatus...should work..."
"Right..."
*click*
"Customer service - can I help you?"
"B612 unit ...batteries in ...but..."
"Sir," he could feel her take a slow, ever pa




This week's writing prompt, from July 13th to July 20th is:

Respond to the following theme:

Procrastination
Hello!

: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:

Memorial



Admin's Choices:

New-Found Remembrance    Lewis Fink was beginning to tire from his game of cat and mouse. For days he had been stalking the ragged traveler over hills, through moors, even along badlands in what seemed to be a madman’s wandering. The man always stopped at dusk and resumed his mysterious quest at the break of dawn with the unfailing determination of a soldier. Lewis remained in the shadows and took it upon himself to become more acquainted with his target.
    Lewis had first taken an interest in this middle-aged man when he noticed several of the man’s rings shimmering on his fingers as he downed a pint of ale. The tavern had been so crowded Lewis almost missed the insignia on the ring, recognizing it as that of the royal guard. Every other aspect of the man suggested the opposite of such high class and power, his torn brown cape, his unkempt beard, even the dark circles under his eyes spoke of poverty. Nonetheless Lewis followed his intuition that looks were not always a ma





Poetry

Each of UsGone the sun from the morning sky
Gone the birds, away they fly
When all that's left is you and I
What do we say the day you die
Can it make things better by thinking through
The times we know are hard to view
And laugh about the things we knew
Not give up the fight as we lay slew
And though we still hold on to hope
As we grasp the final strand of rope
When all that's left is you and I
What do we say the day you die?
- In Memoriam,
   April 8, 1997





Prose

The Stained RoseThe field was silent now, the men had fought, bled and died. Even the Ravens and Crows had their fill and left the remains of the unfortunate to decay in the mood. The sun looked on impassive, bringing false warmth to the dead. In its gaze the dulled and broken tools of the dead’s former trade shined just a little, giving such vile instruments a tiny measure of beauty. A shame there was no one around to appreciate it.
A slight breeze picked up, and stirred some of the wreckage littered about the field, the flapping of torn banners breaking the silence of the scene.  The banners, those tattered and trampled rags still declared the identity and Heraldry of their deceased owners.  In the centre amongst the carcasses of horses and their riders flapped a red and blue banner with a still recognisable Stallion rearing up in gold embroidery, now marking the open grave of its master a nobleman. To the east with its shaft buried deep in the mud and poked full of holes was a simpl
Silent Answer    “Tell me, please” there was no doubt in his mind she wouldn’t let the subject go. He gave a weighted sigh.
    “Alright,” what she asked of him truly wasn’t hard to do. In usual circumstances, particularly on Sundays, he made it a mission to express such beliefs to all who diligently listened. “Moriah, to me it means my salvation, my welcome pass to freedom.”
    “Why?” She pressed on.
    “Why?” He repeated, her question was childish, “I don’t understand.”
    “Neither do I, father. It is the reason I asked,” came her solemn reply. Jacob ran an inked hand through his dark hair, setting his pen down to rest and removed his glasses. A second later he wiped a hand over his face and pulled at his lips before resting his long chin in its grasp.
    “Ok, I’
Dulce et decorum est?He stands at the front of the cathedral, one sleeve pinned up in an attempt to stop it billowing as he walked up the long knave past everyone waiting to hear his story. He stands tall and proud despite his blatant affliction, not leaning on the lectern as most speakers do and I wonder how anyone could be so strong, to go through such a life changing event and not weep with self-pity every time they talk about it. He speaks calmly and clearly, he’s obviously given his testament to others before. Other who like me were curious to know whether it was an IED or an ambush. The red poppy of remembrance stands out clearly against his blue uniform, mirroring the sea of red faces not sure where to look, trying not to look at where his arm should be. He talks about duty and honour and how brave the men were who fought in The Great War and the one that followed to quickly after. He reads out the list of those fallen from the local area in all warfare since 1914. It’s a city and I On Grief, pt. 1I had lost two relatives before I even began to understand death. I can barely even place their deaths to a specific year. It’s all lost to a fog of murmurs and sad expressions. One of my paternal great grandmothers, the only one I’d ever meet, was gone within a few years of a visit I struggle to remember. Was I five? Six? What did it mean to never again see a person I barely knew?
Years later, my first grandparent would pass away. Before I finished the fourth grade, my father’s mother would be gone. I saw little of her, and when my grandparents came to visit, she was not my favorite. I felt no animosity towards her, but losing her changed little in my life. She was a non-presence, and would remain so from that point forward. I shed no tears. In my mind, she had simply ceased to exist, as if she had painlessly vanished in a puff of smoke. It was only later that I would come to learn about the real agony of her death: a trio of cancers produced by a different puff of s




This week's writing prompt, from June 7th to June 14th is:

Respond to the following scenario:

Two people build a relationship through customer service phone calls.
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KT-Munson Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2014  New member Hobbyist 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!

Link:
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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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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?
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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,
Fabiana
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Jayce-R Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2014  Professional General Artist
I can't wait to contribute.
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simmy927 Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2014  New member Hobbyist
hey, i was wondering if there is anything in your group that gives inspiration for writers? ive had writer block for a while and no group seems to have this...
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shelleypalmer Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Apologies, Have submitted several poems to Writing Prompt instead of Featured.
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StrongMedicine Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2014  New member Hobbyist Writer
Hello! I am Medi, and my partner is Strong. We are looking to join contests, participate in trades (Sorry, we only provide literary deviations!), receive prompts, or anything else that will challenge us. There is a general consensus of things we will and won't do on our profile, don't be afraid to throw ideas! Ideas that are used will be credited by whomever gave it to us.
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WakingPhoenixz Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2014  New member Student Digital Artist
hi, I'm new and I was slightly confused when the rules said you didn't accept journal entries? That's all I've used for my writing lately, so is there an alternative way? :3
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Estafina Featured By Owner May 28, 2014  Student Writer
Hey, do you guys know when/if you're going to start up Synergy again? That program was awesome and tons of fun.
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ScarletQuill Featured By Owner May 20, 2014
Opps - I submitted my image to the wrong folder. Could it be moved to the April memorial one?
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Solynara Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2014  Student Writer
So when will you feature the April prompt?
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IamSlimTruth Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
hey fellow Live Love Write members I finished the first part of my fiction series Symphony of Lute here is the overview you can get it on amazon.com or thecopia.com those are the easiest downloads THANKS! 

The City of Lute faces its toughest time when their fearless ruler King Kendrick has an untimely death. His successor is his son Tabor although he does not have the experience or the heart that his father did, young Tabor takes the throne. Realizing that he cannot live up to his father’s name Tabor slips into a deep depression wishing he had King Kendrick’s guidance. A young girl, Leah from Lute has a special gift that she keeps hidden. A songstress like no other Leah has the ability to bellow out heart melting vocals that literally uplift nature. Whether she is singing to a lonely seed under a pile of dirt or performing for a forest Leah’s gifted voice makes flowers bloom, trees grow, grass sway, and revive dwindling pedals.

King Tabor and Leah path’s cross and Tabor uses his royal standing to force Leah into performing resurrection acts for him. He is willing to threaten, abuse, and even kill to get what he wants. Tabor counts on his top Lute soldier, Lex, to assist him however his goodwill may have another path for him. 

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nicoleblakk Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2014  Student Filmographer
thank you for accepting me into your group.
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SirWriter Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2014
I need your help getting readers preferences: sirwriter.deviantart.com/journ…
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