A fellow deviant has decided a few weeks ago that I deserve to be part of a group as a contributor. That gives one a tiny bit more power in a group, which made me feel proud and fuzzy inside. The group I am talking about Any-All-Literature is now hosting a contest. In order to participate you must choose one of the three lists below and incorporate them smoothly in your piece (any type of literature is welcome):
1. A red violin, something under the bed, and a sealed letter
2. A puppy, an illness, and a party invitation
3. A horoscope, makeup, and a missing tooth
As reward, the winner will receive 100 points and a feature.
Please check the group's journal here and get a good look at the rules. They're easy to follow and participation is greatly encouraged. Don't be shy!
Though I often wanted to, I have never participated in any group contests on dev before, but when I read about this one, I instantly got some ideas for two lists (2&3) and eventually decided on one and got my elbows down to write it. The little flash fiction Dim morals resulted and, surprisingly, after re-reading and editing it "the next day" I didn't feel nauseated by what I wrote, which is a great success given that I can't really look in the eye most of the prose that I've written in the past.
Other than this, my vacation is drawing slowly to an end and I'm trying to fill it with writing and reading, not just coffee and pacing around the house, but I often fail with that, heh. However, I am in a really good bookish company - Carlos Ruiz Zafón. Oh, yes, him again This time I am reading the sequel to "The shadow of the wind", called "The angel's game". As a reader I worship his words, as a writer I feel meek inside, Zafón wields his pen brilliantly, able to create a subtle suspense that keeps you hooked and characters which you will adore and wish to meet in real life. I just love a plot that revolves around books and writers. When one of the minor characters (yet impossible to forget, being so vividly described) said to the main character "Welcome to the cemetery of forgotten books"... well I can't describe what a nerdy orgasm I had, cause I prefer to keep this journal <18 friendly but oh
And yes, I better go read rather than write about reading, but don't all book-lovers love to read about writing and write about reading?