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FotoFriday: Street Festival

Journal Entry: Fri Apr 5, 2013, 8:39 AM

Welcome to our second FotoFriday session @ CRLiterature!

Two weeks ago, we relaunched FotoFriday at CRLiterature and this is our first continuation! Last week, we gave the following image as a prompt:

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And here are the pieces by those who were inspired to write something...

Why Goblins Shouldn't Attend the BalletHannah had just settled in for a relaxing evening when she heard the commotion on the porch.  Her stomach felt like she'd swallowed flaming barbed wire. She didn't have to guess what had happened this time, she knew, just knew, who was responsible. For the last few months, he'd turned her nice, quiet, orderly life into a study in chaos.
This time, though, she heard a loud and very female voice in addition to the too chipper, singsongy voice of the little world wrecker, Tum Grubber. When Hannah finally screwed up the nerve to investigate, she knew she'd made a mistake when she decided to stay home for the weekend.
Tum was curled up on her porch swing, his fat little legs swinging, while he crammed a soggy ballet slipper into his mouth. The delicate silk ribbons hung limp and coated in thick strings of goblin drool. That wasn't the worst of it though. The worst of it was the angry ballerina tapping a shoeless foot impatiently on Hannah's porch.
“Can I help you?” Hannah a
Trick of the LightMy blast shadow.
Atomic, burns hot, leaves no one alive,
Only an image
For some son of a bitch to find.
I found her, laid down with her, danced alone
while she danced alone, then I
Crowned her my princess, my mess
In a dress of a style Mom Would Not Have Approved Of.
The sand is smooth here
on the shore with the sun warm under palm trees
her palm squeezes mine
the priest asks for our vows but my eyes
look down to our shadows, especially the way
they don't blend together.
Nuclear shadowYour shadow is etched into my heart
Like lovers spray-painted on a city wall.
The blast has made you permanent in your impermanence.
Because you're gone, you'll never be gone.
You were here, so you always will be.
the ballet dancerpracticing for the
first time since the Alzheimer's
robbed her memories


Please be kind enough to share your thoughts and comments (maybe even favourite if you like!) their work! They've been brave and stepped up to the first week and got the ball rolling, so we thank them for getting involved!


How does FotoFriday Work?


Every other Friday we will post a photograph from a deviants gallery that we find intriguing and interesting. Using this photograph as a prompt, you are encouraged to write something, anything based on it. It doesn't matter what form of writing, how much you write or even whether you end up with a complete piece- this is all about the prompt and what it spurs!


Are there any rules?


There is only one rule- RESPECT THE PHOTOGRAPHER! At the end of the day, we are using their image and therefore should be offering full credit to them in our artists comments. We also ask that nobody uses the image as a preview image without permission of the photographer.

Please note the #CRLiterature team have asked photographers via #CRPhotography if we can use their work in this way. If you are a photographer who is interested in their work possibly being used, please sign up via #CRPhotography!

This Week's Photograph...

PH_033013_01 by IgorBekker

PH_033013_01 by IgorBekker


:star: Don't forget that when you have completed your piece of writing to upload it as a deviation and link it as comment in this journal! Next fortnight, we will feature all the completed entries including our top picks!



This fortnights FotoFriday!
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:iconnamelessshe:
NamelessShe Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
My piece: [link]
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Memnalar Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2013
I Friday'd.

[link]
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:iconrockheadkengo:
rockheadkengo Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2013
Holi is a wonderful festival. I have a small offering for this one, though I may write another if an idea comes to me: [link]
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:iconthebrokenbride:
TheBrokenBride Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2013
/is back! I did a thing! A Splash of Colors and Fun
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:iconthebrokenbride:
TheBrokenBride Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2013
I'm in. Because I can see Mike dragging Anthony to something like this, so now I have to write it. BRB.
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:iconneurotype:
neurotype Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Holiiiiiii :dance:
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:iconbeccalicious:
Beccalicious Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2013   Writer
It is this? [link] ?
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:iconneurotype:
neurotype Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Looks like it :D
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ShadowedAcolyte Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2013
Oh wowza, colors! Also thanks.
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:iconbeccalicious:
Beccalicious Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2013   Writer
Super colourful :D
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