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Don't Give me a Reason to Sell My SoulDon't give me a reason to sell my soul, she should have said.
Instead, she just stared at the man on the screen in front of her, the man with his long, drooping skin, tired eyes, haggard face and balding head. He was hardly the admiral we had once known. She said "I don't have any desire to do it," and then quickly, "but I'll follow my orders, if you give them to me."
There was fright in her eyes. She gripped the edges of the captain's chair and bit her cheek, fighting off inevitable tears. But not here. She couldn't cry now. People relied on her to be strong. What people she wasn’t sure, but someone, somewhere, surely. She had to believe that.
"Those are your orders," the man said, sinking heavily into his chair. "I trust you'll carry them out."
She snapped off communications with ill-hid despair. Her blonde hair, thin and almost colorless, hung around her face like a fallen halo, fading with every sin. Her lips were tight, her cheeks drawn, and her eyes stared out of bru

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Featured by neurotype

supernovae"Wouldn't it be great if we could watch a star explode?"
It was just like her to say that. The violence of another world's ending was, to her, poetic. If our own sun exploded, I think she'd open up her arms to embrace it.
"I don't know that I'd want to be that close," I said.
"That's the cool part. You wouldn't have to be." But she still didn't think we were close enough.
That was how we always ended up like this, sitting in a car, driving to nowhere, with nothing but the sound of the tires on the highway and the company of the stars above us. She couldn't sit still long enough to color in the details, so we never did. We just kept driving.
She leaned back in the passenger seat and kicked her feet up, staring at the ceiling of the car as if it wasn't there.
"When stars exploded a long time ago, they painted pictures of them and wondered if the gods were looking down on them. What do you think we'll do when we get to see one?"
"Take a picture."
She shot an expression at me that I

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Suggested by hypermagical
Featured by BeccaJS

may as well buy another packcollapse, and breathe into the carpet:
sunday mornings are not
for falling apart, but damn
the amphorics, this
is not an atmosphere.
you fell in love like you always
wish you didn't, made all their
smiles replaceable, interchangeable,
fell asleep with shadows and kept
drinking, just letting yourself sleep
with blue pills
and tried not to scream.
(keep this image in your head:
fire and nectarines, a sudden jerk
of realization, inspiration
breaking your neck and leaving you forever
breaking bones is not so different
from breaking hearts - it's all about
the leverage, the angle, the mode
of attack
(and at least it wasn't personal; 
it can color in your own guilt
for starting lines and never ending

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Suggested by AyeAye12
Featured by inknalcohol



Did you know I just published a print version of my poetry collection, "Selling the Sunrise"?! 

3 deviants said No! Where can I get it?…
2 deviants said Self promotion done! Thanks for sticking with me, guys. <3
1 deviant said Yes! Now stop bugging me about it.
1 deviant said There is also a digital edition available for free here:…
No deviants said You can also get a free download of my booklet of short stories here:…
No deviants said If you prefer you can buy either one digitally for 99 cents on Amazon.

My Work (As free downloads!)

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Fri Aug 7, 2015, 3:43 PM
  1. How long have you been on DeviantArt?

                        It'll be 8 years in October. (My first eight months or so were on another account that shall not be named.)
  1. What does your username mean?

                        It means what it says! I hoped to reflect my writing style. People have often said my writing does fit the description, although I have also been called 'creativelyUNcliche'. Is that an arrogant thing to say? I feel like as I have matured as a writer it fits a little less well, but I kind of see all art as an attempt to take cliches and tweak them creatively. Difficult for anyone to make something truly 'unique'.
  1. Describe yourself in three words.

                    Prolific. Quiet. Non-confrontational.
  1. Are you left or right handed?

                        I write with my middle hand.
  1. What was your first deviation?

                    I think the below is the oldest I have still on the account (I deleted most of them). The first deviations on this account were my 'best' from the last one - which means the first one here was one of a number of terrible, terrible pieces that no one gets to read.                        

  1. What is your favourite type of art to create?

                        Writing, of course. Poetry is more cathartic for me and produces a probably serotonin driven relief and pleasure when completed. As if the world is clicking back into place. Novels, though, for me are the real prize. I've finished seven of them, and they are treasures to me because I accomplish something in them that poetry can only kind of shadow.
  1. If you could instantly master a different art style, what would it be?

                        I wish I could master pencil drawing and draw my characters. That boundary between head and paper is stunningly frustrating.
  1. What was your first favourite?

                    Ah yis. Look at them sexy mailboxes.

Old Mailboxes by REPUBLIC-OF-RAYA
  1. What type of art do you tend to favourite the most?

                    Poetry, hands down. It moves me. I like traditional art and photos/etc. But I don't get anything like the same experience from them. There's a constant disconnect between me and the pieces that doesn't exist in writing. I do not read so much prose - short pieces work, but I don't think dA is a good platform for longer works of prose. 
  1. Who is your all-time favourite deviant artist?

                    Hard. gliitchlord, oaklungs, Aerode, and chromeantennae are all inspiring folks. Is-lnds has always been a favorite of mine too. But there are a thousand million people who have written things I think worth reading and have taken inspiration from. People like Xyron7777777 , mycrimsonheart , NotAGoddess and tiajones have been both inspirations and good friends to me.
  1. If you could meet anyone on DeviantArt in person, who would it be?

                    mycrimsonheart for sure! Someday Canada will be closer to me, my dear.
  1. How has a fellow deviant impacted your life?

                    In so many ways. People have made me believe that my writing is worth doing, and that it's worth doing beyond my own satisfaction. It has kept my dream of being a writer alive and has both challenged and reaffirmed my belief that this is what I'm supposed to be doing.
  1. What are your preferred tools to create art?

                    A pen and a pad, my phone (for recording lines) or my laptop. I used to write almost everything out and then transcribe it digitally, but I mostly just type it up now. Less messy, easier to save, and so much less work.
  1. What is the most inspirational place for you to create art?

                    Xyron7777777 said it wasn't so much a place as a state of mind, and I agree with him. That's why sometimes I write a lot and sometimes I get stuck.
  1. What is your favourite DeviantArt memory?

                    Is it wrong to say my DDs? I love interacting with the people and getting interviewed by folks has been amazing, but those DDs are the best evidence I've ever gotten that my work is worth appreciating. The first one, especially, on one of my most ambitious pieces of science fiction. Thank you to the community for giving me that - whether I ever get my novels published or not, it has given me something to believe there's reason in my life, and I can't thank dA, the lit community, or the CVs that give out those DDs enough for that.

              There it is. Happy birthday, dA. I've had a wonderful time on this website and wouldn't give it up - even though I think 'core member' is a stupid name for it. If you guys have any other questions for me, feel free to ask. I'm not of the opinion that I am a terribly interesting person :P


Your friend, 

=creativelycliche  (see, I liked the punctuation before our names the best! I am almost an anachronism in my own time!)

  • Listening to: Cotton Eye Joe
  • Reading: Passionate Sage, a Biography of John Adams
  • Playing: World of Tanks

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Hello! I'm creativelycliche, but you can call me Josh. I am a recent college graduate with a passion for writing and telling stories, as you may be able to tell. In addition to the hundreds of poems and pieces of short fiction available here, I am also the author of six (unpublished) novels and I am currently writing through my seventh. I self-published a digital collection of poetry in 2011 and a book of short stories in 2010. Both can be downloaded for free on goodreads. Writing is what I do. Thanks for coming by my page, and I hope there's something here you like!

And you, dear reader, who has stumbled upon my humble page in the vast hollows of the internet, I think you've got all the potential in the world to be who you want to be.

I wish you luck on all of today's endeavors. (and never give up the dream!)


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creativelycliche [has] a fiercely intelligent mind which shows in his work. -Aerode

I certainly think [he] ha[s] a wonderful talent... perhaps one I am envious of :giggle:. -Nullibicity

One of my dA literary heroes - friendlyneighbor



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TheKerwinator Featured By Owner 5 days ago  New Deviant Professional Writer
:Thanks for the domesticated camelid. :)
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quelquieta Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2015  New Deviant Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks for the llama!
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Serendiipitii Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
Thank you for the support, I appreciate it! :rose:
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lux69aeterna Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2015   Photographer
Thank you a lot Josh! :)

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ZefCypher Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2015  New Deviant Hobbyist General Artist
Nice work you got here ^_^
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