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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 theme:

Procrastination



Admin's Choice:

As I Lay Here WritingAs I lay here writing,
Trying to find a muse.
My mind keeps wanting to wonder,
With thoughts that simple confuse.
       *~*
I think of far off places,
Filled with golden sand.
Camels marching two by two,
Across the promised land.
       *~*
I drift off to the ocean,
Where waves come crashing by.
Watching the sun sink,
Giving way to a star spangled sky.
       *~*
My mind keeps taking me further,
Drifting up into untouched space.
Where planets, comets and Suns pass by,
Like some never ending race.
       *~*
So as I lay here writing,
My mind is not in my head.
It's darting around in another world,
Where mere mortals fear to tread.
Pro - I can't be bothered =/    "Potpourri" she calmly repeated the word, sucking in a slow breath. "P, O, P, O, U, R, R, I? Popourri." A wave of applauses grew in the room, an ovation which swiftly diminished under the heavy silence from the judges table. Her left eye twitched at each passing second it took for him to respond.
    The pronouncer, a grey-haired man, pushed his glasses back with one finger, coughed and then spoke. "Potpourri is spelt P O, T, P O U R R I." The loss washed over her sullen face. It was over. With a small shed of acceptance, and a fizzy disappointment Aliyama bobbled her tiny head up and down, up and down again, all the way back to her seat. It was now he's turn. Pushing himself of the plastic wear of the seat, as if to take flight, Alexander took his place on stage. The mic, four judges and a dozen more eyes centred on him.
    "Ubiquity."
    "Ubiquity," he repeated with precise pronunciation. "Can I have the definition please?"




Poetry

Procrastination DevistationOh why did I wait
Now its too late
Find me
Please come
I am waiting
Oh save me from this heart of darkness
Put a stop to evil’s might
A knight in shining armor
Too little, too late
For death is clawing at my heart
Malevolence draining my blood
The knife comes again
Not for me
But for him
Raising up like despair in my heart
Taking the blow for him
It stops the beating of my heart
Words dying on my lips
I love him
He will never know
Procrastinationi'll do it later
i say quietly and turn away
the piles and heaps of 
dreams and ideas 
simply crumble to dust
as i leave them
i'll do it later
they stare at me
from their spot on the desk
the slowly aging and fading paper
the messy scribbles of ideas 
never to come true
i'll do it later
my friends start to doubt me
(if i have friends left)
i used to talk to them
now i tell them
we'll meet up later
i haven't seen them for years now
i'll do it later
procrastination doesn't exist
it's all a matter if you want to 
or not
but i want to
and i don't
i'll do it later
so much time left in my life
i've been here for thirteen
(nearly fourteen) years
and here i go again wasting my precious time
i have no need to hurry
i can do it later
but later never comes
i'll do it later
i start to waste away
i stare at the wall
i need to change
i'm slowly dying inside
i need change
i can't do it later
but i can't do it now
i'll do it later
i say 
dropping the papers
(my dreams and hope
As I Lay Here WritingAs I lay here writing,
Trying to find a muse.
My mind keeps wanting to wonder,
With thoughts that simple confuse.
       *~*
I think of far off places,
Filled with golden sand.
Camels marching two by two,
Across the promised land.
       *~*
I drift off to the ocean,
Where waves come crashing by.
Watching the sun sink,
Giving way to a star spangled sky.
       *~*
My mind keeps taking me further,
Drifting up into untouched space.
Where planets, comets and Suns pass by,
Like some never ending race.
       *~*
So as I lay here writing,
My mind is not in my head.
It's darting around in another world,
Where mere mortals fear to tread.
To My Own Worst Enemy (Writing Prompt)He's knocking on my door again,
He whispers, "You can do that another time."
"Just put it down a minute and then..."
Before I know it, it's a quarter to nine.
I must refuse him, I must -- 
or else I'll never get anything done.
Before it collects any more dust,
I must force myself to run
To the finish line, and don't give in!
Tell the procrastinator inside, "No way!"
I can finish, I can win!
I will not waste my time -- not today!





Prose

The Distraction GameIt’s lovingly called the procrastination game but is an illness that infects mankind. A virus, a plague, it pollutes our minds and keeps us off task, never letting us focus on what we wish. I am unable to focus, to think, and yet I keep trying to no avail.
Oh, why do I keep trying against this intellectual beast? It is obvious it can’t be beat. But you see it likes to play with its victims and give small moments of focus, letting the person feel as though they have defeated this worm.
It comes back, mid sentence, as you’re trying to figure out whether she is blond or red headed. It comes back in the middle of the page of the article due in ten minutes. It visits you at the beginning, when you’re trying to figure out where your head is at. It visits you at the end when you feel you’re “just about done” and can make it.
It’s an elemental troll, trying it’s hardest to make sure you can’t. Letting your work sit, your ambitions die
Skin of the TeethHow long has it been now? The “last updated” column gives a vague idea of when I last put words on the page, but this program registers every change as an update. Maybe I just caught a punctuation error. How long has it been since I actually wrote?
My emotions used to as my muse. Yet, Monday passed with nothing but an extra pill or two. I cried then, I cried three days later, and I cried yesterday. For all of the tears, I only got one half-baked essay, not worth submitting for views, much less for actual publication.
“You can blame the prompts all you want. You wouldn’t need them if-”
“Please.”
“You wouldn’t need them-”
“Please don’t say it. Please.”
“You wouldn’t need them if you were a real writer.” Writer who works. Worker who writes. Neither one really applies. “You’re a worker who works. The dates don’t lie.”
I feel like the only thing I can trust is the numbers.
Pro - I can't be bothered =/    "Potpourri" she calmly repeated the word, sucking in a slow breath. "P, O, P, O, U, R, R, I? Popourri." A wave of applauses grew in the room, an ovation which swiftly diminished under the heavy silence from the judges table. Her left eye twitched at each passing second it took for him to respond.
    The pronouncer, a grey-haired man, pushed his glasses back with one finger, coughed and then spoke. "Potpourri is spelt P O, T, P O U R R I." The loss washed over her sullen face. It was over. With a small shed of acceptance, and a fizzy disappointment Aliyama bobbled her tiny head up and down, up and down again, all the way back to her seat. It was now he's turn. Pushing himself of the plastic wear of the seat, as if to take flight, Alexander took his place on stage. The mic, four judges and a dozen more eyes centred on him.
    "Ubiquity."
    "Ubiquity," he repeated with precise pronunciation. "Can I have the definition please?"





This week's writing prompt, from August 4th to August 14th, is:

Write anything that features one or more of the following:
- a jammed copy machine
- a strange phone call
- swarming black birds
- misspelling the name of someone important
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 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





Poetry

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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
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SarahMyriaCarter Featured By Owner 3 days ago  Professional Writer
My new book Seekers tribulation is out now

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Saturnflower Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2014
I am open for commmissions
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may i be feature here
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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...
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Guardian07 Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2014  New member 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!
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BrownEyedWriter Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2014  New member Hobbyist Writer
Thanks for accepting me! This group has many wonderful writers Love 
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Scarlet-Innocence Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2014  New member 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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SmokingCats13 Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2014  New member Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks for accepting me into the group. Hey, everyone.
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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!

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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,
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I can't wait to contribute.
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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  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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