|Here are the first pages of The Human's "Escape."|
Helium HeadHelium Head by jackgunski
I live on the ceiling.
I dance above an empty graveyard,
With the hope of filling it one day.
I fall in the opposite direction.
And my thoughts
and my passions
and my fears
wait for my eventual slip
over the edge of invisible canyons.
I walk on rooftops, on tree branches,
clinging for dear life.
I live on the ceiling,
and pray it doesn’t fall from above me.
Here is my room.
My furniture is bolted up.
My shoes are weighted heavily,
and should my laces come undone,
my arms can wave in all directions,
or float helplessly at my side.
This is the face you will only see
My tears roll up my forehead.
My smile curves downward.
And should I ever choose to leave,
I will be granted an audience of birds,
as I float toward infinity.
The Nonsense Poem: Acid Go Go Juice ExpressThe Nonsense Poem: Acid Go Go Juice Express by jackgunski
in a little mind
Change in your pocket
Acid go go juice express
givin’ me my freedom of peace.
Gargle the pants protectors,
spittin’ out every shade of bright
sparklin’ like the gas is about to run out.
Big hunk of quarters,
go down and buy some halves.
Put it back together again.
I want my big piece of dog glasses
Worn by dogs
in the shape of dogs
bein’ pissed on by dogs
Seeing everything like it’s on fire.
Go drool in a bricky basket.
Terrifying the flies
open my hands and see what sticks.
Escape for a little man.
Givin’ him no more jungle.
Too much jungle for a little man
Keeps the brain skies in.
Silent WalkSilent Walk by jackgunski
I had another dream last night.
I was walking down an empty road, lined with some sparse trees. The sun gave everything a slightly orange hue, making everything seem old and dry.
I am alone in this place.
My feet make a good distraction, as well as counting the cracks in the pavement. There are many cracks, and the road seems to go on forever. I do this for a long time, in the back of my mind listening for an engine, or maybe even a person’s voice.
After what feels like hours, I see a person in the distance. He is alone, hugging his knees in the fetal position. I call out to him, and he doesn’t move.
I run toward him, but once I get a bit closer, I realize that what I saw wasn’t a person at all, but rather a shrub that grew onto the side of the road.
I stand in the center of the road, staring at the shrub. A warm breeze tickles my cheek. I am alone again.
Formicary 1Formicary 1 by Zumiex
The dome above was high, and skewed with wires and open panels, a rusted out hulk of its former self. However it stood protected until the very day I left, holding firm against the unknown forces that press against it. The globe that served as the sky was so large it almost made you dizzy looking up at it. Its odd hollowed out shapes and flickering lights would sometimes be obscured by clouds from the weather system that would still give off this dirty orange glow from above.
Although the weather system, which was originally built I believe to give people a sense of familiarity and a source for food and nourishment had long since became obsolete. Not due to absence of life- but due to the fact it had long since been replaced by an all digital resource that could provided far more beneficial nutrients in whatever food they felt like eating.
This colony, mostly known as the “Formicary” (that
Project: TeamWork 2015It's that time of the year again: the TeamWork project is back!Project: TeamWork 2015 by mondscheinsonate
For all those who don't know the project yet, here are some answers to all the questionmarks over your head.
Brace yourselves, this journal will be a long one.
What is the project about?
The aim of this project, hosted by Artistle, is to team up two ( or more) artists to achieve a close and individual learning-experience.
One of the group will be the teacher, whereas the other(s) will be the student(s). (But our teachers will learn through this project just as much, I'm sure )
Teachers will present assignments to their students and provide them with tools, techniques and lessons to achieve the goal they both decided on. In the end we'll present all the finished assignments in a big chat event and on our group page!
There are also prizes to be won, but more on that later in this journal.
We will provide all t
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The Deity Prose ContestWhat now?The Deity Prose Contest by AlexanderPaupoff
Well, it's a literature contest. It's been a while since I hosted one of those. So, being jobless and having some points to spare, I decided to host another
You are free to interpret that however you wish. You are requested not to go for the obvious, though.
All submissions must be in English.
This is strictly a prose contest.
The maximum number of words is 500, with a buffer of 50 words.
Entries must be submitted here on DeviantArt as literature deviations.
Old deviations (i.e., anything submitted before the date on which this journal is posted) will not be accepted.
Please mention in the 'artist's comments' section of your submission that it is an entry for 'The Deity Prose Contest' and link back to this journal.
You are allowed only one entry.
(While teamwork is a commendable thing, no collaborative works will be allowed.)
Fan-fiction is not permitted.
Unappreciated Works Feature #25The feature for the month of February is up!
So, the works for this month are:
(There are more in the group, but for now, these are the ones which have had limited exposure thus far, and require comments I also understand that its below the standards of this group as well, but more submissions to this group would be helpful in remedying this problem. Those will be immediately added so as to give more fodder for commentary)
And well, the rules:
Now, the rules for submission are as follows:
* One critique allows you to submit one deviations, two critiques allows you to submit three deviations and three critiques or more allows you to submit five deviations for the whole month.
* You have to link/thumb the work which you have provided a critique on, to this journal.
* Number of deviations featured is based on how many critiques are given – they are equal to the number