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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]
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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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BURIED TREASURE
NocturneJewel

BURIED TREASUREPeople fear me I've been told, my Strangeness and Solitude,
the way the syllables of Silence soothe my tongue that
overheats from the exhaust of actually speaking, but how
can they fear me, this wisp of a girl who doesn't need
a hurricane to break so easily, if only they knew how
Solitude wraps my pieces in a diaphanous gauze so I may
glue and re-glue them together again, my sensitive skin
wears thin for I refuse to grow callouses-this is my Source
of Strength and Poetry-but how I secretly wish for someone
to love me and make lace of my scars.
My lips are fettered in barbed wire thorns,
held tightly together and sewn with the crisscross
stitches of spiderwebs-so my secrets and unsung
soliloquies won't leak out and leave a disemboweled
stain on Reality's battlefield, I've learned to
keep my secrets safely locked away, everytime
they laughed at me-my mother and others-
I retreated further inside my Dreamer's world
that sparkled just for me, lost to the Enchantment
I learned to create, I


this wisp of a girl who doesn't need / a hurricane to break so easily



Killing Yourself
TK112

Killing YourselfWalking back home from work was always pleasant this time of year.  A gentle spring breeze caressed my face as the setting sun left lovely pink streaks cutting through the slowly darkening sky.  The concrete gave a slight bounce to my step, making each stride effortless.  The evening offered the world a light, warm rain that left a fresh earth smell in the air, and a shimmer on the windows of cars and buildings that I passed.  
It was a phenomenal day, that Thursday.  My mother made me strawberry French toast for breakfast, and at work, I was offered a promotion after my eighteenth birthday, should I still be with them.  The night held more greatness as well, as there were plans for my going away party, before I would be off for my birthday.
As I was walking back, I cut through the alley between the convenience mart and Vince’s, which probably has the best subs you’ll find in Austin A.  There were two shadows halfway down the dim space, ma


As I got back up and went towards the street I started whistling a song, savoring the fresh bread smell, and thinking about how soon it would be my turn to kill.



as obvious as neon signs
bonfirelights

as obvious as neon signsLast night I picked you up from a glass-littered street corner
and helped you wipe bile from your strands of flaxen hair.
You sang under your breath as you stumbled into the car.
I turned corners while streetlights shimmered in the drops on the windscreen
and you fell asleep trying to tell me that you used to know better than this.
It’s not that I mind
(I’d spend every night combing seedy cities if it meant keeping you safe)
but
your eyes haven’t smiled in a year now
and I wish that I knew what it would take to make you happy
because between cheap liquor, cold nights and bad lovers
I haven’t got a clue.


I turned corners while streetlights shimmered in the drops on the windscreen / and you fell asleep trying to tell me that you used to know better than this.






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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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Nichrysalis Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2014  Student Writer
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