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Personal Quote: Words are magic -- Frank Herbert
The Prophecy of The ForbiddenPrologue
A scream pierced the night air. A young man growled and turned, looking around. "Carol!" His voice was deep and held only a slight hint of worry. "Where are you?" He heard a muffled cry as Carol tried to say something, but her voice was cut off. It made it harder for him to locate her.
"Damn it." He strode off in the direction he believed the scream to have come from.
His worry wasn't for Carol, not at all. The minor amount of concern he felt was for his child; Carol was merely a tool. She was almost due, the reason for his uneasiness and focus on finding her. If anything were to happen, it would not be good.
Another scream pierced the silence, followed by a cry for help. His eyes narrowed and he looked around, more urgently than before. It was Carol; he could easily recognize her voice. He had learned to do so after spending much time with her, to earn her trust. However, the fool hadn't known what she was getting into.
"Damien," she cried from a distance. "P-Please help!"
Fitting Right In
A male. I still can't believe it.
Ironic, really. Personally I think I've adapted fairly well to this new world where humans rule, the Underdark does not exist, strange gods lurk quietly in the background, and magic has been superseded by incredible science and technology. Hells above, I'm even using a PC to type these musings up.
And yet I simply cannot believe that the most powerful person in this world and the bearer of my goddess' mark is... a man. Who thought one could be so capable?
Poor old Priestess Allythus. She simply wouldn't be able to comprehend this place. Just the thought of a world where Lolth held no sway would make her tie someone down and whip them until she was damp in the leggings before she calmed down.
I almost miss the sadistic old bitch. Almost.
The hag always thought I was her pet, her trained attack lizard to be kept chained up until it was time to unleash it on the bitch's enemies. A loyal slave...
She forgot something: I am drow. We do not submit. We
Fable Me This! Literature ContestYou may know the story about the boy who cried wolf or the hysterics of the chicken who believed the sky was falling. Most likely you have heard the tale of the tortoise besting the hare in a race, or the idleness of the grasshopper as ants busied themselves in preparation for winter. What's in common with these? They are fables.Fable Me This! Literature Contest by fllnthblnk
What's a fable?
The fable is a brief story that often uses anthropomorphized animals, plants, objects, forces of nature, etc., to illustrate a moral lesson. According to D. L. Ashliman, an American folklorist and writer, a fable "is a short fictitious work, either in prose or in verse, frequently (but not necessarily) using animals or even inanimate objects as actors, and having the exposition of a moral principle as a primary function."
Let's take a look at an example with "The Farmer and the Fox":
A Farmer was greatly annoyed by a Fox, which came prowling about his yard at night and carried off his fowls. So he
-Literature Contest- The Greatest Gift!Many of our members have wanted a contest; who are we to deny them that? After five months here on deviantArt, it is time for us to host our very first contest. The contest will be open to prose, poetry and visual poetry; so long as it is literature, it shall be accepted.-Literature Contest- The Greatest Gift! by Magic-fan
After much thinking, the theme of our first contest has been decided.
The Greatest Gift
This topic can be taken any way you want it to; you can create a character in a fantasy realm that possesses magical powers or you can use this theme to write about something in our normal world. The sky is the limit, so get your pen and paper and start creating! We cant wait to see what you come up with.
Must be written specifically for our contest
Must be a new deviation, uploaded after May 31st
Must state in the authors comments that it is for Literary-Perceptions contest
Attention, Writers - This is important.It's important, because the Scripts and Screenplays gallery is 99.9% full of crap.Attention, Writers - This is important. by salshep
This is a terrible state of affairs, and one which we, TheCabalists, aim to amend by offering you all a chance to win $US20 worth of points. How?
We are holding a competition.
This competition entails writing a three-act play.
One which, hopefully, will brighten the ghastly gloom of Scripts and Screenplays a little, as well as bringing you vast acclaim and much applause for making that gallery suck a little less. Oh, and $20 worth of points.
Never written a play? Never fear. It's not that hard. This series of articles should get you started.
Of course, there are rules to this competition, the non-observance of which will lead to the disqualification of your play, so read carefully:
The Hows & Whens
The play will consist of three acts. More, if you like, but NO LESS.
Entries MUST have been written specificall