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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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3-30-2013

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



Daily Deviation
12-31-2013

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
floating.)
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
right.)



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7-27-2014

Suggested by AyeAye12
Featured by GrimFace242

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Sun Jun 21, 2015, 12:22 AM

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There are rules which are posted below, but honestly if you don’t follow them I won’t be offended! 
 

1) You must post these rules
2) Each person has to share 10 facts about themselves
3) Answer the ten questions asked by the person who tagged you and make up 10 questions for your ten tags
4) Choose ten people and put their icon in your journal
5) Go to their page and inform them that they have been tagged by you.
6) NOT something like " you are tagged if you read that"
7) You have to legitimately tag 10 people
8) No tag backs
9) You can't say that you don't do tags
10) You MUST make a journal entry.

    1.      Do you believe in/know what your life purpose is?
                
                I don't really believe in a predefined purpose, like something I'm 'here' for. I'm just doing both what I want and what I believe in. I try                   to be the person I want to be and that I think matters.

    2.      If you know what your life purpose is, are you living it?

                I don't feel unfulfilled. I help people for a living. My writing seems to matter to people other than myself, which is almost more than I can                 ask for.

    3.      If you could go back in time and go to any concert what would it be?

                The Beatles. Is there any other answer?

    4.      What is your favourite pass time?

                Video games, bro. Destiny is my thing right now.

    5.      What is your favourite genre of writing and why?

                I've got several answers for this. If you're asking like, kind of poetry, I have loved being abstract with my stuff. Obscure, purposely                           obtuse and opaque - ugh. If you're talking more like, prose or poetry, prose. The novel is my favorite way of telling a                                               story/writing/making a point. As for a genre of that, Sci-fi and fantasy. I don't call it 'speculative fiction' because that's as meaningless a                   moniker as has ever been designated.

    6.      If you could time travel to one major world event, what would it be and why?

                I'm thinking it would be the coronation of Charlemagne. Because like, yes. Amazing.

    7.      Why did you start a DeviantArt account?
                
                Originally? I was chasing after a girl. Now? I like writing poetry.

    8.      Fanfiction? Love it or hate it?

                I never really wrote it. I started with really derivative (but original) stuff. I think people like writing it, and people like reading it. They can                 do what they want. I don't want to be some kind of elitist who calls it lesser or something - people can choose what to do with their                       time. I don't love the idea of people writing fanfiction about my stuff, though. My characters are my babies, you know? 

    9.      Who is your favourite person in the world?

                C.R.S. My love, my only.

    10.   If you could bring back a dead relative and have them for dinner who would it be and why?

                Ohhh. Difficult. None of my close relatives are dead (thank God) but there are some I never met that I'd love to. My uncle George died                   on the beach at Anzio in 1944. My Uncle August was a nazi captured by the Russians at Stalingrad. I don't know anything about my                       paternal great-great-grandfather. They'd be some interesting folks to meet I think. 



    10 of my own questions:

    1. Would you choose to make a perfect world for yourself to live in if you were the only person who could ever be in it?
    2. Does it bother you when a movie has scientific errors that you notice?
    3. Do you think it's weird to baptize a cat?
    4. In a fight to the death, who do you think would win: four deadly but blind cobras, or two elephants with only three feet between them?
    5. How do you imagine a black hole?
    6. What would you want to know about yourself if you could ask a hypothetical grandchild about you?
    7. What was the worst movie you saw last year?
    8. Would you name a child after yourself?
    9. If someone named a sandwich after you, what would they call it?
    10. The world wants to know: what's the worst way you can think of to fall asleep?


And finally:



On the 10 of July, I am releasing a physical copy of my first book of poetry, "Selling the Sunrise". It'll be on sale for $5.99 via a link that will be provided - 70 poems (10 not included in the free digital edition) and a nicely bound (if with an imperfect, but shiny cover) copy of the thing. I'm working some other stuff out between now and then, but the physical copy is ready to go. In case anyone's interested.

Hope everyone is doing well. Love you guys, even if I've been busy lately. 

Lots of love,

=creativelycliche



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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!


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Hey Josh.  Hope summer's treating you well.  Thank you for the fave.  :)
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