here are all the excellent entries:
the contest is such a difficult one for all those who participate in the challenge and a more difficult one for the 4 judges:
we have gone through two rounds of rigorous reading and brainwork to arrive at this results!
The JourneyThe Journey. Part One: Setting Forth.by *somnomollior
Thank you to the young musician at the launch last night of the journal in which I have a story published. As I was leaving, he said to me, not once but twice, how good he thought my piece was. It has given me the confidence to start writing a novel. Just before sleep last night an idea and a first line came to me. The line was about accomplishing a large task by taking it slowly and doing a little at a time; that is the way that I want to approach writing my novel, so that I won't become overwhelmed and discouraged.
self to se
a tie for the 2nd place:
United States Summer 2011America alienates me.by ~PrettyCrazy and
From touchdown in Atlanta it is obvious I am, so to speak, no longer in Kansas.
I am asked what I am doing here. Repeatedly, and not always in a nice way. I want to answer with the obvious, that I am queuing endlessly for the privilege of being cross examined by an unfriendly customs officer who wants to know all kind of private details my best friend doesn't even know, but I swallow it back and smile meekly, while trying to act like I am not nervous, frustrated and insulted.
Procedures, waiting lines, probing questions, stamps and signatures, and then, finally, the liberating "Enjoy the United States".
I never felt
there and back again pt1the journey of one thousand miles beginsby =deinktvis
when my alarm says so. mild surprise turns
to less-than-mild disappointment as my brain
wakes up enough to tell me it's two a.m. and
time to go to work. it then dozes through
the shower (lather, rinse, repeat), getting
dressed (pants, smock, shoes), and packing
my tools (knives, shears, sharpie) until i
walk out the door.
perched atop a hill.
comments on the entries are posted on the deviations themselves.
thank you all for participation and reading.
for anyone interested in doing renga tree, #Glory-Be-Project has started one in this journal:
go take a look and have fun. contribute if you are game enough!