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Countdown to Halloween Judging

Monday, November 3rd @ 2:00pm

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Which Form Will Be Our Next Challenge? 

3 deviants said The Trijan Refrain
2 deviants said Limerick
1 deviant said Magali Shairi

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Halloween Contest - Judgment Time

Journal Entry: Wed Oct 29, 2014, 8:57 AM

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"A non-judgemental, safe place where writers can submit poetry, prose, prosetry, phoetry, or anything they have written, without fear of prejudice or criticism."

Our Form Challenge Winners

Dream-Catcher76    xxEmi-AnGeL-chanxx    MagicalJoey

:star: Check out their fantastic pieces on our front page. :star:



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:bulletorange: 1 October - 24 October :-: Submission Time
:bulletblack: 25 October - 30 October :-: Judging Time
:bulletorange: 31 October :-: Winners Announced

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:bulletblack: One entry only
:bulletorange: Use the prompts as guidelines but no art theft please
:bulletblack: Poetry only please
:bulletorange: Submit entries to the Contest Submissions folder or they won't be judged
:bulletblack: Judges may enter but may not win
:bulletorange: Please adhere to the timeline
:bulletblack: New deviations only please
:bulletorange: Mature content is allowed but please filter appropriately
:bulletblack: Any genre is fine, but as it is a Halloween Contest try for the horror genre.
:bulletorange: Please mention the following in your artist's comments
:bulletorange: Name of the contest
:bulletblack: Name of the group with a link to us
:bulletorange: Name of the prompt you chose with a link to the artist

I reserve the right to edit these rules as I see fit

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Your prompts can be found in the previous journal.

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Our Judges

:iconbluebluefox: BlueBlueFox


:iconqwibes: qwibes


The criteria for judging the pieces are as follows:

Grammar and spelling /5
Following the rules /5
Creativity/interpretation /5
Originality /5
Overall impression of the poem /5

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I am still looking to expand our prize list. Any donations please note to MagicalJoey

:bulletyellow: Llamas from: MagicalJoey ; qwibes
:bulletyellow: Features from: MagicalJoey
:bulletyellow: One literature critique from: qwibes
:bulletyellow: 3 month PM from OfOneSoul
:bulletyellow: 3 features from Charmed-Ravenclaw

:bulletblack: Llamas from: MagicalJoey ; qwibes
:bulletblack: Features from: MagicalJoey
:bulletblack: 200 :points: from GuinevereToGwen
:bulletblack: 2 features from Charmed-Ravenclaw

:bulletred: Llamas from: MagicalJoey ; qwibes
:bulletred: Features from: MagicalJoey
:bulletred: 150 :points: from GuinevereToGwen
:bulletred: 1 feature from Charmed-Ravenclaw

:bulletblue: Llamas from: MagicalJoey ; qwibes
:bulletblue: Features from: MagicalJoey
:bulletblue: 50 :points: from GuinevereToGwen

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Any questions don't hesitate to ask.

Lots of love and luck,

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Up to four works of an artist selected weekly by the admins.

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This week's feature is:

The featured works are:
The Storm AwakesIncendiary arcs illuminate the dark folds
Of the ominous and brooding clouds
Which have blotted out the Sun.
Sheets of rain fall, like so many shards of broken glass.
The wind tears at the sea, rips the branches
From the shattered trees
The hair on one's arms and neck is raised;
Stands at attention - a sense of danger pervades.
Thunder roars across the landscape
And one must suppress the urge to run for shelter.
The ground shakes as the energy discharges
Instinct takes over, and one finds oneself inside - safe.
The windows rattle in their frames
And the storm has come to bear.
ExistenceDeprived of one's senses,
In the dark,
No movement, nor wind,
Nor smell, nor taste.
Perception aborted.
Reaching out, finding nothing.
Is it not a terror beyond reckoning?
A sense of reason is useless
- Even, perhaps, cruel -
In the absence of the senses.
(Could emotion even exist?)
Even pain, feared as it is
Is infinitely preferable
To the void of unfeeling darkness
That barren Existence.

Lonely HeartWhen you're alone.
No one to talk too.
No one to tell you
what you need to hear.
No one to stop you from going back,
to thinking about the most important things,
Your fears; your most profound and powerful emotions;
your hopes and dreams.
You lose yourself.
And there's no one to find you.
No one.
No one at all.
What do you do?
Candles in the Night SkyFlames alight in the endless dark,
Fireflies a-buzzing in their dance,
A whisper carried on the subtle breeze...
"Take the chance."
The sky is torn asunder,
Lightning, cloud, and deafening thunder,
A shout rings through the strife,
"It is time to live your life!"
Rain assaults the fragile Earth,
One small life begins to ponder,
A Dreamer's voice, filled with mirth,
"Life is full of wonder!"
The Sun drifts away, begins to slowly set,
Clouds disperse and float on languid winds,
A meek man speaks his cacophonous mind,
"Humanity's potential, never to be met!"
The Candles in the Night Sky
Have all gone away now
Their bodies cold where they lie
We grieve for the loss of beauty.
For we will cry, together, aloud:
"We will die
For lack of Unity."

Your Contest Winners

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Clicking on the footers will take you to the winner's profile.

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Name of Image Five MinutesFive Minutes
“Five more minutes,” I would have said.
“Give me five more minutes with him.”
I never got my five minutes;
You died while I slept,
Seeping from me like
A pus-infected wound leaks nastiness.
Only you were goodness
And light
And my love.
What would I have told you
Should those five minutes be a reality?
Would I have told you
You were loved,
As I have done since then.
Would I have told you
You were precious,
As I have done since then.
Would I have told you
You were a miracle,
As I have done since then.
I have come to realize that,
With you,
My five minutes would not have mattered…
I have had more than five minutes every day
In every way that I remember you.
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Name of Image If I had 5 more minutesIf I had 5 more minutes,
They wouldn't be enough
To tell you just how much
I love you.
If I had 5 more minutes,
Would they be enough
To tell you just how much
I need you?
If I had 5 more minutes,
Before you were too sick,
Before they were to much,
I'd be with you.
If I had 5 more minutes
To spend with you,
You would make me laugh
Like you used to.
If I had 5 more minutes
To stay at your bedside,
They would be too much
To endure.
If I had 5 more minutes
With the sick man instead
Of who you used to be,
I would cry.
If I had 5 more minutes,
They wouldn't be enough,
They would be too much.
But I want them.
If I had 5 more minutes
Back when I last saw you
Nothing would be different,
I'd waste them.
But if I could have 5 minutes
With you right here and now,
Maybe then I could finally bid
Farewell to you.
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Your Prompt Winner

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Name of Image The Death of SpringShe watched her dreams go down the drain,
Her shoulders could not hold the strain.
They are now gone, the tears that stain,
Lost in the rain, lost in the rain.
Her love, a small withering bud,
Picked, plucked, stomped, and drug through the mud,
was lost in the turbulent flood,
Rivers of blood, rivers of blood.
Pruned was her fate, a snipped gold string,
On her hand sat a cold, gold ring,
And now the birds, woefully, sing,
“The Death of Spring, the Death of Spring!”
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Name of Image Seasons of the HeartWinter wind chills, pulse just beating,
Thunder storms and rain drops streaming.
Winter strangled hearts, cold seeping.
Moments fleeting, moments fleeting.
Spring flowers blooming, soft breeze blows,
Water's sweet kisses; dew-grass glows.
Hearts healing as shy sun beams flow.
We can all grow, we can all grow.
The sun's light grows with strength and flair,
Blinding, warming all in its glare.
Passionate hearts walking on air.
No time to care, no time to care.
Red leaves falling drift, slowing time,
Soft sun is setting, finishing its clime.
Love's heat lingers, withstanding time.
Sweet hearts still chime, sweet hearts still chime.
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Name of Image Toilet Paper and Flu SeasonToilet Paper and Flu Season
“The toilet paper is a lie,”
Say tissues floating from on high.
Now is the time to say goodbye;
It’s time to die, it’s time to die.
Let’s blow your nose in dead of night
While angels watch your snotty plight.
The PC screen gives eerie light;
So fight the fight, so fight the fight.
You stay up late within your room
While tissues prophesy your doom
And the damned flu fills you with gloom;
There is no boom, there is no boom.
So now you lay you down to sleep,
You’re coughing hard and sniffing deep.
Head clouded as to sleep you creep;
Wake to the beep, wake to the beep.
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free-your-soul Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2013
how are you all doing? wow, its been a long since ive last been here, ive been so busy.
I just wanted to say hey, and Im just passing by cause today, as you might all know, Nelson Mandela died..and I remember that my very first piece of writing was about him, in 2010, and I came here to read it again today, and I found a comment from MagicalJoey explaining me the difference between poetry and prose..I guess the first things I learnt about literature were here... and I loved to participate in all these contests and things..but now I dont have so much time.. so much has changed since i created my account, including the way i write. but well they were my beginnings, still improving my english though! hope you remember me. 
well i hope yall doing fine
ill try to pass by more often
MagicalJoey Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2013   Writer
Nice to see you are still around. Hope that you are well and, yes, it is sad the Nelson Mandela died as he was an iconic figure.
prettyflour Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Hey there!

Prettyflour here on behalf of :iconpoets-and-warriors:

We are having a contest and are reaching out to our affiliates in hopes that you can help us with contest prizes. We were wondering if you'd be interested/willing to do a feature for the winners?

You can find the details of our contest here:  poets-and-warriors.deviantart.…

We can us all the help we can get!  Anything you could do would be greatly appreciated!
Thank you and have a great night.

moonlitinuyasha1985 Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2013
Do you guys take fanfiction?:|
MagicalJoey Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2013   Writer
Unfortunately not. Try #Ordinary-Writing for prose, but poetry I don't know.
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NearlyInvisibleMind Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
It is wonderful here. Thank you :rose:
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MagicalJoey Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2013   Writer
Thank you :)
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