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Little ol' lit feature
Since it's been a while, I think a feature is in order. We shall start off with what I consider my forte, literature.
*cracks knuckles* Here goes nothing!

A lovely little flash fiction piece. A nice, light, read.

I love how the diction in this one is tailored to portray stone-age people.

This lovely poem by Malintra-Shadowmoon flows smoothly and displays well, in very few words, how we can feel when the world becomes overwhelming.

A quirky little limerick sure to make you giggle.

A lovely piece by shehrozeameen

A masterful portrayal of a two-faced lover

A moving piece by Chronokinetic-socks

And last but not least, a good, smooth-flowing piece about losing your mind.
I hope you folk enjoyed these works.
Know of any good poets on dA, we would love to have their works. Go ahead and submit them to the gallery and you may well become "Pimp of the month"
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Modern Writer's Toolbox I
Welcome to the modern writer's tools project, designed to bring you the ultimate secret tools of writing that are scattered throughout the web!
Many, many thanks to the wonderful justMANGO who had originally come up with this and placed a great deal of effort to bring it to life.
Section I: Markdown & Markup, Plain Text Editors
Ai Writer:
Ai Writer is a plain text editor that's designed to provide a good writing experience for Mac, Android and IOs. It's simple and quick, serves the intended purpose and not CPU intensive.
Markdown and Preview.Easy UI.Custom templates, documents library, and cloud sync.
Price:9.99$ Mac
3.99$ IOS.
Compatibility:Mac, IOS, Android.;

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How to Defeat Your Own Clone :iconalexiuss:alexiuss 1,350 41 Wild Glory :iconannmariebone:AnnMarieBone 436 29 GND 287 - Conjectures :iconpika-la-cynique:Pika-la-Cynique 532 159 Moana :iconbriannacherrygarcia:briannacherrygarcia 1,710 20 the goblin king - RPG Comic :icontravisjhanson:travisJhanson 325 32 Rendezvous :iconannmariebone:AnnMarieBone 408 23 Familiar Faces SMB :iconorioto:Orioto 422 11 Bubbly :icondomaex:Domaex 6 2 Aren't You A Little Short For A Stormtrooper? :iconculpeo-fox:Culpeo-Fox 1,230 77 Santa's panic attack :icongrafit-art:Grafit-art 226 7
Seems I ran into my limit of emotes on the other journal (which means no more shiny bullets and stars), and it was becoming a bit of a beast anyway. (You guys are so awesome with all of your publishing. :D) So this will be Part Two of the epic journal promotion project. If you missed out on any of the awesomeness that occurred before this journal, check here: This here is mah pimp stickThis is the little corner of dA where I show you who on dA is putting their work out into the professional and semiprofessional publishing world. Each published deviant (or category, as needed) is highlighted with a star. Their accomplishments are listed in black bullet point for easy location. New deviants should appear toward the top of the page, and new listings for deviants already here will appear at the top of their individual lists. All new entries will be tagged with a shiny :new: label for easy location. Having trouble finding one of your favorites? Try Ctrl+F, then type the name of your deviant. Still can't find them? Well, maybe it's time you dropped me a suggestion, eh?
Take your time, look these over, and if you enjoyed any of this, be kind enough to leave a review on their page. Reviews are one of the things that bring in more readers. Remember, writers need all the support (and traffic) they can get. If you know a deviant who published their work, drop me a link, and I'l
Go ahead. Don't worry. We'll wait until you get back.

Back already? Great! Same guidelines apply as with the last journal. New entries float toward the top and with a :new: icon next to them. Each published deviant gets a star and each project gets a shiny bullet to help you find them. If you need help searching for a specific deviant, just use Ctrl+F to open a search box. If I've missed anyone in this journal or the last one, feel free to let me know. The more exposure published deviants get, the better!

:new: :star: creativelycliche

          :new: :bulletblack: "Horizons(sic) is a collection of conceptual glitch poetry, told from the point of view of CRESSIDA, an artificial intelligence program" You can find this chapbook on Amazon and Lulu.

          :new: :bulletblack: "Selling the Sunrise is a 60 poem collection, covering themes of certainty, doubt, and love."</span>

:new: :star: IntelligentZombie

          :new: :bulletblack: "The Tomorrow Garden contains 19 dark stories, reminiscent of the really bitter dark chocolate that makes you cry and is nonetheless strangely addictive." Find this dark anthology on Amazon in paperback and on kindle.

:new: :star: themadhatter82

          :new: :bulletblack: Marin Draconya continues her quest in Dragon Guardian: Water (Primordyan Chronicles) (Volume 2)

          :new: :bulletblack: Follow the adventures of Marin Draconya as she journeys through the land of Primordya and learns to command dragons and fights to unite the people under one banner. You can buy Dragon Guardian: Fire (Primordyan Chronicles) (Volume 1) on on Amazon.

:new: :star: your-methamphetamine

    :new: :bulletblack: Where Are You Press will be publishing your-methamphetamine's Chapbook Home and Other Debris in 2017. Watch this space for an update with links!

:new: :star: Lugal

          :new: :bulletblack: "Norea Washington had a good life that was tragically cut short. But then things got weird… Mysteriously returned to the world of the living, Norea finds herself caught up in a battle between good and evil for the Crown of Heaven. With the help of her new companions — including an angel, a djinn and several ancient gods — Norea must find a way to rise to her destiny, or else Death himself will reclaim her." Grab you copy of Sweet Summer Rain on Amazon.

:star: C-A-Harland

          :bulletblack: "Alezia has fallen. Its ideas have not. Following the shocking discovery of Alezia's plans for the galaxy, Cal and Pia part ways. However their separation can not last for long. After a year alone in the cosmos, Cal returns to Sol.Terra with a new job and a new mission. Together, he and Pia embark on a quest to discover the truth behind the myth, and the answer to one thing: were the Alezian's right?" You can get your copy of Sol.Terra- The Originals at Amazon and iBooks 

          :bulletblack: "Following a devastating attack by the Agroaki Battle Fleet, planet Earth finally agrees to ally itself with the Intergalactic Union and becomes designation Sol.Terra. Pia, a Terran girl, desperate to get off-world, bargains her way onto a Union bounty hunter’s ship to get a ride across the galaxy. Cal, the ship’s pilot, from the planet Lomara, isn’t so keen on rounding up illegal immigrants, as he is on trying to uncover the biological link that connects more than half the Union’s registered species, including humans. Together the pair discover that the secrets of life in the universe go far deeper than either could have imagined." Pick up Sol.Terra- The Leap on Amazon and iBooks.

:star: CailinLiath

            :bulletblack: Her poem Transformations was published with Strange Horizons.

:star: ARIrish

            :bulletblack: Creative Fluff ran an article on Gladys Paulus.

            :bulletblack: An article on Kelly McKernan also ran on Creative Fluff.

            :bulletblack: Seth Fitts also appears in a Creative Fluff article.

            :bulletblack: Scott Hove was also written about in Creative Fluff.

            :bulletblack: Creative Fluff also ran an article on Ben Strawn.

            :bulletblack: Aini Tolonen was also featured in an article on Creative Fluff.

  :star: Memnalar

            :bulletblack: Ink, Carrier Lost, Lost and Found, Bad With Time, and Mechanic's Problems were all featured on 365 Tomorrows.

  :star: Lewanut

          :bulletblack: A Christmas Miracle was published by Wisdom Crieth Without.

          :bulletblack: Acid Rain was published by Wisdom Crieth Without.

          :bulletblack: Crimson Snow was published in Wisdom Crieth Without.

 :star: Bark

          :bulletblack: Barking at Random: "A short collection of random new work in a spiffy cover. Read it."

          :bulletblack: French Letters: "The world of the Jinn, a world of fur and claws and howling nights, escapes to ours when a queen and her knight run away together. Unfortunately, their bliss is short-lived, and a heartbroken Almandine is separated from the love of her life, Bertrand. Forced to return alone to the world of the Jinn, Almandine makes a vow to someday be reunited with Bertrand.
In the quaint French town of Oublier, a lost and human Bertrand finds new friends, but they too have their own battles. Some endure a daily struggle to be accepted by the ones who try so hard to love them for who they are. Brothers learn to accept their sisters for who they love. Everyone must learn to let go of the past. Amidst this world of love, friends, and forgetting, it is vital that Bertrand remember his Almandine."

:star: L-Inque

          :bulletblack: Katrina was published in the anthology Words on the Winds of Change.

          :bulletblack: "Dreaming of a Room of One's Own" was featured in Solstice Initiative volume 3

          :bulletblack: "Your Twisted Little Game" was featured in Sticks and Stones.

          :bulletblack: Kumquat Poetry published "Ci Facciamo Della Storie", ".", "To an Empty Chair", and "Forty Looks at Fourteen"

          :bulletblack: "Branded a witch and exiled after a dishonorable display at the king’s annual tournament, quiet Grace Hilren is forced to uproot her life of luxury as a lord’s daughter and move to the slums of the port city, Glenbard. But Grace carries a secret. Though trained to be a fine lady, she also learned to handle a sword and has made it her mission to eradicate evil and injustice where she finds it. Even in exile, Grace continues her work under the given name of Death Dealer. Her nightly deeds bring her to the notice of the self-proclaimed King of Thieves, Marcus. When the king’s power is threatened by a rival named Mac, the Death Dealer unwittingly becomes a pawn in the struggle between thieves for control of the lower city. The game becomes dangerous as Grace realizes she may not be able to best this usurper." Find Fallen Grace on Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and Whiskey Creek Press.

          :bulletblack: "Morgalla is a young woman with a good heart and a dark secret: She's a demon from Hell. Nobody's perfect. Upon one of her many trips to Earth, she meets a young man and a romance begins. But does she dare show her TRUE self? Can a human being love someone so different? At the same time, plots unfold that hold the human race in the balance. A battle of good vs evil ensues and the meaning of true love is revealed." You can find The Trilogy of Morgalla on Amazon and CreateSpace.

:star: QuiEstInLiteris

          :new: :bulletblack: "Everyone has heard of Sherlock Holmes. Fewer know of Mycroft, the older brother. A very, very few scholars have speculated about a third Holmes boy, Sherrinford. But Morrigan Holmes was lost to history, and that was exactly the way she wanted it. Now her memoirs have been discovered, shedding light on a different side of the Holmes family - a side steeped in bad blood, resentment, and long-kept secrets." Grab your copy of No Cage for a Crow, Part One: Into the Storm on Amazon!

          :bulletblack: Looking for some vampire fiction set in WWII? Look no further than The Wailing (The Books of Lost Knowledge). This book can be purchased on Amazon, Barnes & Noble, CreateSpace, and Smashwords.

          :bulletblack: "In the twilight of the year 2003, a stranger arrives in the tiny town of Burns, Colorado. Whispers begin to fly as bodies appear, savagely mutilated, throughout the neighborhood, and the responsibility falls on two monstrously unprepared high school students to uncover the truth before the undead can destroy their hometown." You can find In the Shadow of the Mountains on Amazon, Smashwords, Barnes&Noble, and CreateSpace.

          :bulletblack: "Sebring Campbell is a reasonable man, an agent of Justice, a creature of logic, a product of nineteenth-century rational thought. But there is a monster on the loose, a criminal turned demon who is stripping Sebring's life away, one love at a time. The monster Rothers leads Sebring on a merry chase of blood and shadow, a chase that can only end in the noose or in Hell." The Truth of the Matter can be found on Amazon, Smashwords, Barnes&Noble, and CreateSpace.

          :bulletblack: "Lenny is good at teaching physics. He is good at fixing things, making friends, and not attracting attention. He is good at being a medium, helping spirits pass beyond the Veil. But as a vampire incapable of violence, he has always been a bit of a joke. All it takes is a drink in a hotel bar, a stumble into the wrong place at the wrong time, to run him afoul of Sebastian Duran, a lunatic who controls other people’s minds better than he can control his own. Torn away from everything he knows, trapped and starved and under constant mental assault, Lenny’s best hope is Kim Reed, a wizard tasked with bringing down Duran. Kim cannot believe that Lenny is evil, but neither can she hide him, and while she battles for his freedom, Lenny is forced to confront his own potential for monstrosity." The Medium (Liminality) can be found on Amazon, Smashwords, Barnes&Noble, and CreateSpace.

          :bulletblack: "The day Connor cornered me in the library, I thought he was cracked. The day he covered my walls with crosses and filled my apartment with garlic, I thought he was psychotic. The day he killed someone on the floor in my living room, I had no choice but to believe. This is my last confession, the story of the years we spent hunting Them and the mistakes we made. This is my memorial to the people we lost. This is my realization of the importance of Proof. " Find Proof: A Short Tale of the Undead" for free on Amazon, Smashwords, and Barnes&Noble.

:star: DamonWakes

          :bulletblack: "Have you ever imagined what it would be like to wake up three thousand years late for work? Whether doomsday devices come with instructions? How reptilian alien impostors might really get on in politics? Find answers to these questions and twenty-eight more in the fourth flash fiction anthology from Damon L. Wakes." Grab a copy of Osiris Likes This at Smashwords.

          :bulletblack: "What do a squeamish torturer, an intelligent zombie, a newspaper-phobic superhero and Genghis Khan have in common? They're all in this book, and their stories were all written for Flash Fiction Month 2014." Pick up Bionic Punchline on Smashwords, for any device, today!

          :bulletblack: Face of Glass: "On an ancient island paradise, an ambitious foreign merchant overturns tradition. But even as finely-crafted stone gives way before steel, an ancient power seems to offer a lowly slave one slim chance to change his fate, and restore his tribe to its former glory. This power, however, comes at a terrible price: it threatens everything he had hoped to gain."

          :bulletblack: Red HerringWritten one-a-day in July 2013, these thirty-one more very short stories feature a wide (and often surprising) cast of characters: a drunken angel, a baby-themed supervillain, a man who spontaneously turns into two mildly annoyed horses. This book is for everyone who's ever wondered: "Just what would happen if Hydrogen quit its day job to become a country music star...?"

          :bulletblack: OCR is Not the Only Font-- "Silly, surreal and sometimes serious, these thirty-one very short stories cover a vast range of subjects and themes. Written entirely during July 2012, these flash fiction pieces are accompanied by a deeply unscientific analysis of the challenge that spawned them: to write thirty-one stories in thirty-one days."

  :bulletblack: "Doctor Edmund Huntsfee's Perilous Expedition into the Heart of the Flood Plains" was published by Mad Scientist Journal: Autumn 2012

         :bulletblack: "Reflections" made Honorable Mention in Binnacle's Ninth Annual Ultra-Short Story Competition.

         :bulletblack: Revisiting "Sed Non Satiata" of Charles Baudelaire (A Critical Essay)-- "This book neither simply offers a critic of "Sed Non Satiata" nor a new translation of said poem found in Baudelaire's Les fleurs du mal - a book of poems translated as "The Flowers of Evil." It projects light on Jeanne Duval, Baudelaire's mistress, by providing important background information about her. Jeanne Duval was Haitian and biracial. The book penetrates her circumstances and reconstructs the attitude of 19th century France by using history and the prevailing ideological constructs of anthropologists of that period, concerning race mixing between Black and White."

:star: KoronaMosel

         :bulletblack: Invocation of Dawn- Land of the Sky-- "While on vacation in the former port town, Sin City, the young Fae princess Souri Ada Lodette discovers a mysterious heirloom in her possession. As she tries to understand what it is and where she has seen it before, she comes face to face with the notorious murderer known as Roo the Ripper, who just happens to be in search of the same object! Who exactly is this man... And why does he call her Solas?"

         :bulletblack: "My name is Claude Frollo, I'm nineteen going on ninety, and this is my story." Get Chemistry on Amazon, Barnes &Noble, and Kobo.

         :bulletblack: Titan Magic "Mute, heartless, and tormented by auditory hallucinations, Madeleine Lavoie never questions why her family has hidden her from the world. But the night her brother casts her out, she learns the mysterious voice she thought existed only in her mind is no delusion, and no matter how hard she tries, she can never disobey it. Now Madeleine must find her own voice in a cacophony of powerful tyrants, monsters, and gods. If she fails, she will forfeit her life and the lives of everyone who loves her. But if she succeeds, she may finally gain the ability to love someone in return." Find it on Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Kobo, and CreateSpace.

:star: Amriah

         :bulletblack: Dominant Race is a sci-fi story that asks the age-old question: Help a government in the business of killing their kind, or defend someone in the business of killing everyone else? Find it on Smashwords, Amazon, Amazon UK, Barnes & Noble, and Apple.

         :bulletblack: The Wolven Pride In a mix of poetry and prose, Chen tells the story of a young wolf who is destined to end a six century conflict between lycanthropes and humans. Or is he?

 :star: Christa-Kinde

          :bulletblack: The Blue Door, Book One of the Threshold Series is now available in bookstores and on Amazon. Go on and give it a look!

:star: Ysabetwordsmith

          :bulletblack: Composing Magic is a nonfiction book on magical/spiritual writing and is available wherever traditionally published books are sold.

          :bulletblack: Nature's Patient Hands is a collection of poetry published through Diminuendo in 2010.

          :bulletblack: Prismatica: Science Fiction Poetry Spanning the Spectrum was also published through Diminuendo.

          :bulletblack: Over on Torn World, you can find a list of stories too numerous to list here. Happy reading!

:star: Treo-LeGigeo

          :bulletblack: "Second Street" can be found on Literary Orphans.

:star: Deviant-Nightmares

          :bulletblack: The Deviant Nightmares Anthology is now available! See if you can find some of you favorite horror writing deviants in there.

:star: katarthis

          :bulletblack: "One man must overcome amnesia, a dying world, and a faction among the natives that is trying to kill him" in One.

:star: Snapperz

          :bulletblack: "Infection" was published with Criminal Class Review Volume 5

          :bulletblack: Eunoia Review published "Genesis"

          :bulletblack: "An Ending" was published by Neon Magazine and by The Adroit Journal on Lulu.

:star: Autumn-Hills

          :bulletblack: Gravedigger might be right up your alley if you're into "spade and sorcery".

:star: DawnArdent

          :bulletblack: "Behave or Zombies Will Gobble You Up"-- "A vampire mother tries to scare her son into eating vegetables by telling him zombie stories."

          :bulletblack: "Embrace the Demon Priestess"-- Leona is a priestess of EnrRrei, on a mission to spread the demoness's influence. She tries her luck in a desert camp by handing out food to arguably adorable, but batshit crazy humans."

          :bulletblack: "Zombie Mages Bend Reality"-- "Administrator Dyna supervises an experiment where one of her researchers is subjected to an overdose of Serum. Receiving such a large dose is seen as an honor - even though Serum is refined from human brains"

          :bulletblack: "Vampires Crave Demon Blood"-- "Demon blood is poisonous and addictive. Three vampire clan leaders set aside their personal differences and convene to discuss the socio-political dangers of demon blood addiction - and hopefully find a solution that won't put all of their lives at risk. "

          :bulletblack: Looking for a free story for your ereader? Look no further than "You Wouldn't Download a Zombie", or any of these others by this deviant.

          :bulletblack: Demonic Butterfly: "An elder demonic entity tells a younger one to 'get off her lawn' by murdering one of his demon priests using a butterfly."

          :bulletblack: Zombie Kitten is a story in which "a young vampire girl follows a bully to his hideout, where she finds a malnourished and diseased kitten locked in a cage. Appalled by such torture, Elise decides to do whatever she can to help the kitten."

          :bulletblack: In Eternal September, "Mr. Smith takes a break from battling collective nightmares to nurse his broken self."

          :bulletblack: In Book of Necromancy, "Lucy, Rose and Eric are sipping tea and debating whether to read a book on necromancy."

          :bulletblack: In The Vampire Lord Must Die, "Ashley is dispatched to assassinate a misbehaving vampire lord."

          :bulletblack: In Dream Magic Awakenings, "a young boy battles demons and learns magic in a shared lucid dream."

:star: AfterTheNonSequitur

          :bulletblack: Shadow of the Reapers is available on…">Kindle and <a wytiwyg="1" href="&amp;lt;a href=" http:="""" w="" shadow-of-the-reapers-mariah-grey="" 1104172769?ean="9781617928222&amp;quot;">…">Nook.

:star: nightshade-keyblade

          :bulletblack: Crooked Cat Publishing, Ltd. is publishing his short stories "The Nightmare Queen" and ""The Wild Huntsman" in FEAR: A MODERN ANTHOLOGY OF HORROR AND TERROR. Find them here and here.


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bubbybubbles12 Featured By Owner 4 days ago   General Artist
Thank you so very much for the llama! I really appreciate it! :D I hope you have a wonderful day, my dear!
glacione Featured By Owner 5 days ago  Student Traditional Artist


STAY DETERMINED!!! pokemon gif shiny glaceon 
Tantalsing-Tentacles Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2017
Thanks for the llama
Spite-Sire Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2016
Thanks for the badge. :)
Memnalar Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2016
Thank you, Shondra. You're always a dear.  :pumpkin:
Dhiksha Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you for the Llama!
Tobaeus Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2016   Writer
You're welcome!
paytonsnewheart Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks for the llama!
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You're welcome!
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Happy b-day!
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