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You link to us what you consider the 2 best literary works in your gallery.
And simply the reason why you feel you should join the group. So for example an application might look like this:


Hello! My name is Boogieman900, but Boogie is just fine. I have been writing both prose and poetry for a number of years now and feel that I have managed to develop a talent for it over these years. In recent times I've felt as though my work has gone unnoticed in the literary community here and I feel by being allowed to post my art to your group I can hopefully change that. Here are what I feel are my two best pieces:
Piece one: [Link]
Piece two: [Link]




But don't let our template stop you, be as creative as you can with your submissions, consider the more creative you are, the more bonus points you get. If you have any questions don't hesitate to ask any of our friendly staff or note the group and someone will get back to you as soon as we can.
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The Parable of the Grasshopper
Raven-of-Prophecy

The Parable of the GrasshopperMy ambrosial allegro. I used to sing freely, flowing
Odes to flaxen charms, immersed in honeyed fields and
Dawn illuminations. Summer seduced me.
Her beautiful blooms,
Merry serenades and vainglorious feasts with beguiling beasts
Entreated me to bask too long. These days,
There are no songs.
All gold sensations have absconded.
Sparkling securities swallowed by
Cold storms and brash towers,
A stucco stage of blinding light to a craven
Cage of darkness.
I’m afraid. Was I
A sabayon scholar, excessively
Contented with pompous promise that
Reflected in the looking glass, and now
Essentially spent and decaying emerita?
Did I cash in my bonds too soon?
Did I squander those embellished investments?
I was certain there was more within my walls.
A vault of boundless possibility discreetly
Nestled in my arthropod bravado,
But I was wrong: the dumfounded debtor
Propped on spindle legs as hungry creditors descended
Down to swoop their dues like hurricane vultures, pound
POUND. Cue the wretche


Merry serenades and vainglorious feasts with beguiling beasts / Entreated me to bask too long. These days, / There are no songs.



Reasons Never to Write
LeftUnfinished

Reasons Never to WriteYou’ll want someone exotic, and marry a Romanian. He’ll tell you to dye your hair and you’ll do it, then make chewing on its multicolored strands a habit. You’ll kiss him once and say he tastes like wine. Wine, no? he’ll say with a grin. Only gentlemen drink wine. You'll leave him because you won’t like cliches.
You’ll find a shadow behind a counter (because that’s the only way to describe him). You’ll watch him clashing silverware around in drawers like cold piles of bones, and he’ll give you a free slice of key-lime pie and say it’s the best in the state. You’ll lick up its tanginess on the prongs of your fork and decide that it’s not, but you won't pull away from his eyes that will remind you of your favorite crayon. Then he’ll look you up and down and say, another? You’ll decide to love him because anyone worth loving is worth a free slice of key-lime pie. You’ll make him kiss you even w


You’ll watch him clashing silverware around in drawers like cold piles of bones, and he’ll give you a free slice of key-lime pie and say it’s the best in the state. 



piloting
BittersweetObsession

pilotingyour father’s
war-crimes
seethed
into
your mother’s
timorous
china-blue eyes,
and the realization
stalked.
ashen bits of newspapers
burned
holes
into your tongue,
his disappearance
wrapped in
headlines &
old dogma,
the kind of religion
no one in church
ever talks about.
his death
was prophesized
by threats rewound on cassette tapes &
tv's in bars full of gaping-mouthed people &
cunts
smoking fat cigars
at the corner store &
your
mother, oh, she
was
cracked
like a cockpit
smashed into
pavement, she was
scattered
like broken glass,
the kind that can't be swept up
because there are too many
limbs and red organs
strewn through it.
people say
they can see
him, still, in your concrete
skull,
a vessel on your brain,
a secret,
something everyone saw coming
even though
they didn't (because
the plane was
at 401 fucking miles an hour)
and the colors
your father was born in
he died in, too
and the questions
your mother was roused with
so too did she ever
wonder,
walking an earth
of not


your / mother, oh, she / was / cracked / like a cockpit / smashed into / pavement






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Diablo0153 Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Hello, my name is of no importance. The only thing that should matter is what I write and if it's any good. Here are two examples as requested.
Utt and Karr: diablo0153.deviantart.com/art/…

Thirty-five: diablo0153.deviantart.com/art/…
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ProjectStarconia Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Hi, My name is Project Starconia, but you guys can call me Crystal, Crystalcia, Starconia, or Crimson. I am a very ambitious writer and have been writing for 13 years. Im the creator of three different series: Project Starconium, Star X, and Tempest. Like all writers and poets, i had been facing the challenge of becoming recognized in society. One of things i tried to do to get myself noticed was to created a literature series where people's comments would shape the future of the story and the future of the characters depicted in the story. Unfortunately, I was unsuccessful and the series i attempted to make failed

(Note: This was the series called "Tempest". It was about a great war that had engulfed the city of Mombasa. in the midst of this war, a nuclear bomb named Tempest detonated and destroyed the city. Emerging from the fiery wreck of the remains of the war-torn city was a young man who's name i have forgotten. The story mainly focused on the detonation of the Tempest nuke and how the protagonist explored the remains of the city in a desperate search for civilization.).

At the time i wrote Tempest, i had also tried to write my first series, Project Starconium, several times. Even after writing the series several times, i failed to be recognized. Thus, i scrapped the series and tried once again. 

Project Starconium was all based around the fact that human society was facing incredible problems. Although i didn't write about that sort of thing in the series, i showed the readers that the characters in my series lived in a most perfect society. Having equal rights and having all the freedoms you could ever wish for, the community depicted in Project Starconium was able to thrive harmoniously without conflict for many eons. The beings in the story were also immortal and for thousands of years, they spent their days studying all they could. Once these graduated from school many thousands of years later, they emerged entirely different people. People who's personality and perspectives of the world had changed dramatically. In the wake of this sudden change, the people of the planet in the story were able to contribute greatly to the world that they were a part of. And with this contribution, the beings were able to change the world for the better.

But, Project Starconium didn't just focus on that...

While I'm here in the group, i will be mainly writing about Project Starconium, so don't expect me to spoil to much about what the series will be about.

My second series was Star X, a story that had been secretly based on real life events. Although the events depicted in the story are most intense, I used my understanding of what was going on around me to build the foundation of my series. 

In Star X (Note: I would actually change the name of the series at a later time.), the protagonists are assaulted when they are attending a government meeting called G20. Unaware at the lives that were at stake, the protagonists manage to fend off the insurgents only to awaken a far more powerful enemy. This new threat is an ancient enemy of the main character and eventually threatens the destruction of the entire planet.

So as you can see, I'm a very literate person and i have been trying very very hard to get recognized for what i am. I love literature and i love to write. Writing is my life and i am very uncertain what i would do if i ever got Carpal Tunnel Syndrome (its best you look it up. Im also a doctor so I'm kinda accustomed to such terms.). In other words, I am very uncertain as to what i would be doing if i were ever unable to write.

I do hope you accept me into your community of literature. I deserver to be praised for my hard work.
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DrippingWords Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2014  Student Writer
I'm sorry, but if you cannot be bothered to read our joining and submission guidelines clearly outlined on our front page then you will not be accepted into the group.

Moreover, you say that you are very literate, but you don't even use correct grammar, punctuation, and spelling. You were extremely condescending in your second to last paragraph. Carpal Tunnel Syndrome is a very well know affliction. Even if you were to contract it, you would still be able to find ways to write. There are several very accurate diction-oriented programs for those who are disabled. I suggest you take a look into these programs if CTS worries you.

I hope that you can find what you are looking for elsewhere, and apologize again for not being able to give it here. Best of luck to you.
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ProjectStarconia Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Well thats all your opinion I'm afraid. Good luck finding someone with original content like mine.
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DrippingWords Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2014  Student Writer
Nothing is original anymore. And you might want to lose the attitude if you want people to like you. Or even consider reading your stuff.
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CDing93 Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2014  Student Writer
Hi, I recently applied to join the group (about a week ago, now) and I was wondering on when I might hear back? Thanks in advance!
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DrippingWords Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2014  Student Writer
I am so sorry your request expired! Feel free to resubmit!
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Fleeting-Epiphany Featured By Owner May 6, 2014
It's always a pleasure to be nominated and see my work as "Lit of the week!" Congratulations to the other nominees, and the best of luck. :)
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DrippingWords Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2014  Student Writer
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rlkirkland Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Too much to do...
Too little time to read. :(
I've enjoyed times here-best wishes for this groups endeavors. :dalove:
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