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:trophy: Third Place: The Birth of a Writer“Mom! I put six words together!” by starswirl3


:trophy: Second Place: The name I call myselfI etch my name into my skin:
F-A-I-L-U-R-E
by HereLizaKnight


:trophy: First Place: Funeral arrangements per the family's request."Don't send flowers. They'll die, too." by everystupidstar




:heart: Prizes :heart:

1st place: The entry will be permanently moved to the group's "Featured" folder. The artist will feature in a long mention in the group's blog. A literary request and 100 :points: from our Co-Founder, *Oilux. A critique courtesy from the group on any piece

2nd place: The entry will be permanently moved to the group's "Featured" folder. The artist will be mentioned in the group's blog. A literary request and 75 :points: from our Co-Founder, *Oilux.

3rd place: The entry will be permanently moved to the group's "Featured" folder. The artist will be mentioned in the group's blog. A literary request 50 :points: from our Co-Founder, *Oilux.

Honorable Mentions (applies to all participants): Everyone will be mentioned for participating and receive a llama badge from ~karasoul
Hello everyone,

This is ~Octavias101, a co-founder for this wonderful group.

It has come to my attention that the other admins have been gone throughout this summer, so I have been the only one submitting works into the group. Apologies for any delays, but I have finally gone through everything submitted from July 23th through August 6th.

As for the 6-word stories contest, I lack the power to tally up the votes and make the final decision on the winner. So for now, please bear with me as we wait for our wonderful contest judge to return. ^_^ I wait just as anxiously for the winner of this contest.

Thank you very much for your understanding and time. I hope you're all having a wonderful summer.

O.T.O.
:iconfloatingheartplz:Six Word Stories Contest by Heart-of-Poetry!:iconfloatingheartplz:

Submissions to our Six Word Stories Contest are now closed for voting. Voting will begin today (the 5th), and continue until  July 19th. The results will be announced on July 20th.

Here are the 116 entries submitted (placed in no specific order):

Decisive WisdomWith closed eyes, I see clearly. Unanswered MailThe letter was not from him... Good thingsIt's a good thing tears are silent Mirror, MirrorMirror, show me an angel's wings.
Side EffectsBeing me is a side effect of dying Little HandsLittle hands: can't push him away. H-O-P-Entry: Six Word Stories1.  The Real Answer
"I screamed, wept, bled... and then you were born."
2. Relationship Fundamentals
"He stole my wife.  I stole his life.  Fair's fair."
3. In Real Life
"'Any regrets?'
    'I shouldn't have gone back for the hat.'"

DemocracyHas a majority ever been right? Six word storyHis love: buried at son's grave:thumb381631676:
Keep the faith......Seeing an act,
that says:
Love is a fact!...
The Birth of a Writer“Mom! I put six words together!” One lessAlways bereft
One last breath
BANG
One less left
wheeeee!I stopped
smoking
I stopped
smelling
I stopped
coughing
Life...!

6 Word Story - 1Today he had bought a heart. HateStrongest syllable I know
was stronger
than the strongest
friendship.
The American MottoIf married today, then divorced tomorrow. Child NeglectUnwanted child postmarked: “return to sender.”
Falling''Don't let go,'' she said as she fell from heaven. Writer's Block: A six-word storyShe could only find five. The WinterSnow falls;
Sunshine disappears;
Another season.
The AutumnWind blows;
Sun dusks;
New season.

The SummerSunshine comes;
Snow disappears;
Another season...
ExsurgoI).   From death, he marches towards salvation.
II).  Listen to the world, refusing to speak.
III). Searching shadows for dreams, knowing only the sun gives light
Covered ears see the truth.Covered ears see the truth. Waste Of TimeAm I the child you wanted,
Father?
Retaining wasted years?

Measuring TimePoignant yet faint,
Our kisses.
Ages spent clutching lifeless hands.
Don't Leave MeDripping like perspiration
are tears.
For empty hands yearn yours.
:: Mental Illumination ::Emotionally strong;
Logically wise;
Imperfectly complex.

Report CardBad report card; forged signature. Six Letter StoriesI.
I prayed; she never came awake.
II.
Don’t leave me, I’ll do better.
III.
“I’m fine” she lied once more.
:thumb380443389: PollutionBreathing smoke.
Drinking muck.
Dying planet.
It began with us.

UsWaking.
Exploring.
Learning.
Growing.
Breaking.
Healing.
Understanding.
Sleeping.
Dreaming.
Seasons of LoveFalling in love:
A cold heart
Grows warm
And blooms.
Too LateI sent flowers to the hospital;
she was already dead
if tears left scars *under 10 words*if tears left scars I would be nothing
A Soldier's PromiseHis last words:
”I will never leave you behind.”
Vowsparted lips
whispered cries
wife's away
Safety"Safe! At last!"
He hoped...
In vain.
War HeroUndefeated! Behind enemy lines.
Now...
Whimpering.
cRiNgInG!
at shadows

:thumb379393026: Echoes in The GraveyardMy wails...
How I loved her.
Echoes in the graveyard.
WasteNo one has children anymore.
Smaller hearts equal smaller prices.

The Sad TruthsI.
She gave up the will to live, and died alone.
 
II.
Blows may penetrate the body, but words penetrate the soul.
 
III.
I dropped my donut before even getting a bite.
Contest Entries

I.
The Soldier


A last kiss. A lover gone. A hero born.




II.
Abuse


Embracing her teddy bear, she cries with bleeding lips.




III.
Revenge


Pulled the trigger, made it disappear. Yet… nothing changed.

Weighted Words
In Need of Repair : Broken Hearts and Shattered Dreams. 
II
Our World Today : One Button Kills Millions
III
Humans : The Most Dangerous Animal on Earth. 
Love - A six word PoemTakes You.
Brakes You.
Leaves You.

Long goneI dreamt. I never came back. If I Could Tell You in Only These WordsTrying and Tripping
Sometimes we fall in love. Sometimes we just fall.
Back When We Still Believed
We fought dragons and built forts until dawn.
The Man Who Grew Wings
He stood still, deciding that flying was too strange.

Ten WordsHer Betrayal
Silent tears falls
Listening to cries of torment
...Her fault...
************************************
Secret
“Sure, I will keep your secret.”
************************************
Scream
A scream echoed to my ears
Someone is dead...again.
The Same RingHe gave her the same ring. She said yesHe was more nervous than ever. She said yes.
The Morning AfterSunday morning
Lay in bed
Reach out hand
Only air
The Many, the FewThe many die,
and the few survive.
Death cries.
Devil Why?She asked "Devil why?"
He said "It's easier that way."
For Love Does Not DieDescending stars as the trumpet calls
Of songs the band could never play
Time did pass them ever so quickly
For time is not here to stay
To turn rocks and bones
Into pearls and gem stones
That life and love can give
Of music the bellows blows
When the lover knows
From a roses kisses
A heart beat never misses...

RoseA white rose
lies by his letter.
I knew it!
Unknown NumberThe last living human
heard the phone
ring.
Piano
reveal ivory
caress key
receive vibration

Love UnlivedShe smiled "hello"
He went to war.
The smile died.
© Benjamin Court, June 2013
Live in heavenForget heaven;
Be virtuous for virtue's sake.
Live in heaven.
© Benjamin Court, June 2013
SeasonsSummer smiles,
Fall ignores,
Winter's snow piles,
Spring's storm roars.
© Benjamin Court, June 2013
~When Love Sucks~Her happy smile; with another man.
Money -Skinned PeopleSoylent Earth.
Rake red sand over wrinkled sky.
absent.
TornPraying angel, preying demon.
Fraying human.
After the Funeral“Is he gone?”
“Yep.”
They looked into the empty coffin.
BewitchedTranscendent glory is the benevolent smile.
the orphanage.we house orphans. for sale: slaves. AgingWhen time comes alive,
years just fly by.
LoveOne smile, one words, love it is, love hurts. GoodbyeGoodbye my love, I’ll see you above.
SoldierDon’t go, soldier, dear. Our child’s birth is near. Lost in SoundI beg the music...
"Consume me."
:thumb376749823: Sleep NowSleep now, Child.
You can play with Death later.

:thumb375532745::thumb375527617: Micro stories - contestThe hotel lamp illuminated illicit love.
~~~~~~~~~~~
Revelation of his secret births regret.
~~~~~~~~~~~
He counted my scars like tree-rings;
indications of growth.

SleepingForever sleeping in a cradle of stone... Life and DeathEven in life, she was already dead. *Predator*Red eagle rising, predator shadows sun.
2013 Delice1941
25th May2013
*Jellyfish*Swimming with jellyfish, painful moments endured.
2013 Delice1941
25th May2013

*Wet Tissues*Tissues wet with happiness, crumpled joy.
2013 Delice1941
25th May2013
PollutionEyes melt as
plastic rain
haunts gutters
already tearing, flooded.
FadedFaded
Her voice lost her words flaked downward and faded away
Breaking ApartBreaking Apart
Her veins bled dry her skin began to crack

Paper ThinPaper Thin
The pen pricked her tender flesh and she bled ink
Entry OneThe vampire watched his prey from the shadows Entry Twoholding the hand of his dying lover,
he cried
Entry ThreeShe wove a crown from the flowers in her lap
Running NowhereWe try to run
but sometimes
we fall.
OrphanedBourgeois men move like chess pieces, avoiding his hungered gaze.   It's over.The Knife of Rejection flakes soft skin.
The name I call myselfI etch my name into my skin:
F-A-I-L-U-R-E
Crime of PassionWhen she left, the door closed like a gunshot.:thumb371664473: In ShadowsDon't underestimate
the demons
I hide.

Funeral arrangements per the family's request."Don't send flowers. They'll die, too." ShatterMy heart shattered when you told me goodbye. 6wortgeschichteIch träume von deinen Händen; Erstickungsgefahr.


:heart: Prizes :heart:

1st place: The entry will be permanently moved to the group's "Featured" folder. The artist will feature in a long mention in the group's blog. A literary request and 100 :points: from our Co-Founder, Oilux. A critique courtesy from the group on any piece

2nd place: The entry will be permanently moved to the group's "Featured" folder. The artist will be mentioned in the group's blog. A literary request and 75 :points: from our Co-Founder, Oilux.

3rd place: The entry will be permanently moved to the group's "Featured" folder. The artist will be mentioned in the group's blog. A literary request 50 :points: from our Co-Founder, Oilux.

Honorable Mentions (applies to all participants): Everyone will be mentioned for participating and receive a llama badge from karasoul



Voting!

Only members are allowed to vote. DO NOT VOTE ON THIS JOURNAL! Please send a note to the group entitled "Vote"; including the deviation's title and author. You may only vote on one entry, so be sure to pick your favorite. Participants may vote as well (but not for your own entry, of course). This journal will be updated daily to remind you to get your vote in before the 19th.

This is important! Participants, you cannot post anything for self promotion for your entry. No journals, no polls, no comments to other deviants. If anything is found like this you will be disqualified from the contest as this is considered a form of cheating.
Members of Heart-of-Poetry, the contest ends in just 24 hours! Make sure you get in all your entries and ask any questions that you have. If you are in need of an extension or anything of the sort because of special circumstances please send me or the group a note.



:bulletblue: :bulletgreen: Contest :bulletgreen: :bulletblue:

Theme: Six word story. Ernest Hemingway was once challenged to write a story that had only six words that could make one cry.

"For sale: baby shoes, never worn."

The theme of this contest is to write a story that is under ten words. This contest is entitled 'The Six Word Story' but it can be any length as long as the tale or poem is under ten words.


:star: Rules: :star:
1. Three entries per deviant

2. Mature content is allowed, but it must have a warning

3. Must be ten words or less

4. Your entry must be written for this contest (published after this journal)

5. Please submit to the Six Word Story Contest - OPEN Favorites Collection. Entries to the gallery will not be judged.

6. Entries will be accepted from May 8th until June 30th.

7. Judging will commence from July 1st through July 7th.


:heart: Prizes :heart:

1st place: The entry will be permanently moved to the group's "Featured" folder. The artist will feature in a long mention in the group's blog. A literary request and 100 :points: from our Co-Founder, Oilux. A critique courtesy from the group on any piece

2nd place: The entry will be permanently moved to the group's "Featured" folder. The artist will be mentioned in the group's blog. A literary request and 75 :points: from our Co-Founder, Oilux.

3rd place: The entry will be permanently moved to the group's "Featured" folder. The artist will be mentioned in the group's blog. A literary request 50 :points: from our Co-Founder, Oilux.

Honorable Mentions (applies to all participants): Everyone will be mentioned for participating and receive a llama badge from karasoul

**Please note the group if you'd like to offer any additional prizes**

Leave a comment below if you have any questions, or contact our admins:
:iconscarletdevil1503: :iconoilux: :iconoctavias101:

:love: Have fun, everyone! :love:
Hey guys, I think we're gonna need another admin. Feel free to send a note to the group if you're interested!

Nine deviations were submitted to the prompt of blood! They were all enjoyable to read, but the one that stood out the most to me was [bleed] by iAmoret. It's a wonderful piece, you should all check it out.


Welcome to Heart-of-Poetry's thirty ninth writing prompt. Hopefully these weekly journals will inspire some new ideas to keep you writing. You may write for our prompts in any format you wish -- poetry, prose, flash fiction -- just so the content is based off this week's theme.

This week's theme is menace. A menace is a danger on the horizon, and it causes one to be cautious with everything have as to avoid the menace just on the horizon.  

Remember to submit your new deviation to the Weekly Prompt folder. If you would be so kind, also mention this prompt (and the group's name) in your deviation's description. Have fun!

Deadline: February 23rd

Happy writing! Oilux

*Journal Notes*

Get your ideas flowing with Heart-of-Poetry's writing prompts!

Our prompts are updated once a week. Do you have a suggestion for next week's idea? Note the group! :note:

Want to participate? It's easy:
1.) Check the group journal for this week's theme.
2.) Write a poem/prose/vignette based on said theme.
3.) Submit your new deviation to the Weekly Prompt folder.
(Last week's submissions can be found in the Past Prompts folder.)

:jsenn: Prompt Schedule:jsenn:


[2-21-2012] Prompt #1: Sunrise and Sunset
[2-28-2012] Prompt #2: Music
[3-06-2012] Prompt #3: Time
[3-13-2012] Prompt #4: Masquerade
[3-20-2012] Prompt #5: Rain
[3-27-2012] Prompt #6: Comfort
[4-3-2012] Prompt #7: Dreams
[4-10-2012] Prompt #8: Survival
[6-9-2012] Prompt #9: History
[6-16-2012] Prompt #10: Monster
[6-23-2012] Prompt #11: Faith
[6-30-2012] Prompt #12: Silence
[7-7-2012] Prompt #13: Fight
[7-14-2012] Prompt #14: Devils and Angels
[7-21-2012] Prompt #15: Forget
[7-28-2012] Prompt #16: Reality
[8-4-2012] Prompt #17: Dystopia
[8-11-2012] Prompt #18: Courage
[8-18-2012] Prompt #19: Five Senses
[8-26-2012] Prompt #20: Song
[9-3-2012] Prompt #21: Treasure
[9-10-2012] Prompt #22: Lullaby
[9-17-2012] Prompt #23: Only Human
[9-24-2012] Prompt #24: Obsession
[10-4-2012] Prompt #25: Future
[10-11-2012] Prompt #26: Lost Love
[10-19-2012] Prompt #27: Fool's Paradise
[10-26-2012] Prompt #28: Eternity
[11-3-2012] Prompt #29: Excuses
[11-11-2012] Prompt #30: Magic
[11-18-2012] Prompt #31: Myth and Legend
[11-25-2012] Prompt #32: Addiction
[12-2-2012] Prompt #33: Chiché
[12-10-2012] Prompt #34: Journey
[12-17-2012] Prompt #35: Ruins
[12-24-2012] Prompt #36: Snow
[1-17-2012] Prompt #37: Color
[1-24-2012] Prompt #38: Blood

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