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Writerly Confessions: Words I still stare at for forever, never sure if I've used them properly: 

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But no one may know the shape of the tale in which they move. And perhaps, we do not truly know what sort of beast it is, either. Stories have a way of changing faces. They are unruly things, undisciplined, given to delinquency and the throwing of erasers. This is why we must close them up into thick, solid books, so they cannot get out and cause trouble.

--Catherynne M. Valente, The Girl Who Circumnavigated Fairyland in a Ship of Her Own Making





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Hi! My name is Meg. I really like cheese and Young Adult fiction.

If you have seen a great lit event going on around dA, please note me!

A Year of Writing

We're all crazy here.

But we're especially crazy here.

Please join us as we attempt to write a new piece every week for an entire year.

The Literature CV Team:
:icongrimface242: GrimFace242
:iconneurotype: neurotype
:icondorianharper: DorianHarper

I am here to help you explore and use the Lit Community. If you have any questions, feel free to note me!

(DevID made by Thiefoworld)

A Death Plague with a side of DD

Sun Mar 9, 2014, 8:04 AM


The worst.

The worst.

First of all, what the hell were you thinking, Meg? A prompt about symbolism? You knew you were never going to write something for that because symbolism scares the crap out of you. And on top of that, you were prepping to go out of town to a conference, and so there was no time to do anything at all. And then...

And then.

And then I get back from AWP (THE BEST), and I feel this thing in my throat, like I'd pounded down a whole container of Pringles in one go and all of the salty goodness is just lumped up there, hanging out for funsies. And I choose to ignore it, because it doesn't really hurt. It just feels weird and makes my ears itch like hell. But by day two, it's starting to feel a little more scratchy, a little more raw.

And by day three, I'm basically dead.

I have no ruddy clue what that sickness was, but it was the worst thing I've ever experienced. It was basically a cold plus a sinus infection plus hell. I didn't get out of bed for a few days (it might have been three, but I think it was four) and I still have no voice, though I feel a ton better. Though now I am so freaking far behind on school work thanks to the conference and the death!sickness fun. So I'm drowning. And the only thing to do when you're drowning in school work? Futz around on the internet of course.

Which is when I discovered the DD! Thank you so much to neurotype for the feature. It means so much, especially on that piece, which I hope to take even further soonish. I think it could really be something special, and that DD makes me feel all warm and fuzzy about it. And thank you to everyone who faved and commented on it. That means so much to a sickiface Meg.

More prompts for :icona-year-of-writing: will come soon! And don't worry. We'll make up for lost time during Flash Fiction Month and/or the poem month one that I absolutely can't remember the name of at the moment. I blame the insane amount of snot still shoved in my sinus passages.



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The-Lost-Hope Mar 3, 2014  Student General Artist

Congrats on the DD! :clap:

BranSowell Jan 8, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Thank you for the watch.
PoesDaughter Jan 6, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you for the :+fav: and the :+devwatch:! I appreciate it! :D
Thank you for the recent fave and kind comment! :ahoy:
CupofCharlie Jan 5, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Thanks for the watch :D :hug: :heart:
Halatia Jan 5, 2014  Professional Writer
Thank you!  :pumpkin:
Halatia Oct 18, 2013  Professional Writer
BranSowell Sep 1, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
I've been researching how to get more involved with the literature community. I added friends, joined groups, and then posted a journal entry about my endeavor. In that journal, I made a reference that I was going to turning into a velociraptor. Then, more research leads me to your page, where I see effing raptors. Coincidence? I'd like to think it's more of a positive sign that these efforts are leading me in the right direction. Anyway, HI! Have a good night! I'm watching you now! Haha!
Halatia Oct 17, 2013  Professional Writer
100% accurate. The deeper you get into the lit community, the more like a raptor you will become!
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