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Think Before You Squish
"Excuse me," said the spider to the shoe,
"Before you stamp, before you stomp
I have something vital to ask of you:
"I know I'm scary, I'm a dreadful sight
with legs that skitter hither and thither
and my many eyes that stare into the night.
"But tell me, truthfully: am I the worst?
Of the things that creep while you're asleep
the stuff of nightmares, those beasts accursed.
"No, not some imaginary monsters," the spider said,
"They live! They're alive!
They are real as your nose and the hairs on your head.
"Am I worse than the mosquito that bites?
The bumps that itch when you reach to scratch?
I keep him from biting your ear when you sleep at night.
"Am I worse than the termites that crawl in the wood
and eat and eat as if on repeat?
If I weren't around? Eat the whole house, they would!
"Am I worse than those buzzing black flies?
How very rude that they ruin your food!
If it weren't for me, you'd be eating maggotberry pies!
"Am I worse than the moth that eats your things,
All your shirt
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Literature
Bedtime for Monsters
Listen, hatchlings, and listen well
To the story that I shall tell
Of the horrors that await
Young monsters who do not obey
When you don't clean your den at night
Or brush your bristled tail just right
The Thing that lives above our heads
Will come to snatch you from your beds
Bony limbs! A toothy mouth!
Digits that grasp and waver about!
No fur, nor horns, nor jagged beak
Lies upon this scaleless freak
But I'll tell you of its warning call
So your demise you may forestall
And live to see another night
Where mom and dad can ease your fright
A light it shines, from meaty paws,
It bulges its eyes, unhinges its jaws,
And it will screech with voice so shrill
Your spines will feel its ghostly chill
I hope that you shall never face
This wretched Thing; so please, make haste
To do your chores and listen right
Like good little monsters should do each night
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Literature
Chinook
a gift from the mountains
in the dead of winter:
winds of reprieve.
    daffodil shoots
    doomed to freeze
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Literature
Beware, Beware
Once upon a meadow fair
there was a child and she
set off to visit Grand-mama
and keep her company
She filled her basket full of treats
but 'fore she went ahead
her mother knelt and pulled her close
and this is what she said:
(CHORUS)
Beware, beware, the monster there
is lurking out of sight
Beware, beware, the monster there
and keep your wits aright

And so she went along her way
without a fear nor care;
when who should she find in her path:
a wolf, with hungered glare
(CHORUS)
"Why child," said he, "where do you go
so merry and so bright?"
"To granny's," said she, "to bring to her
some comfort and delight"
(CHORUS)
"The meadow road, methinks it is
the longer way around
Go ye instead into the woods
a short cut shall be found"
(CHORUS)
So off she went onto the dark
and dreary forest path
Meanwhile, the wolf had turned to take
the faster meadow path
(CHORUS)
The wolf arrived while Grand-mama
knew not the threat without
He swiftly lunged upon her throat
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Literature
Conflict
WHY WON'T YOU SAY SOMETHING
I wish to listen
be still, reflect, look
before I leap
YOU'RE NOT LISTENING AT ALL
in deep waters
I hear your voice but
I hear the undercurrent also
THIS IS STUPID. YOU'RE STUPID.
taunting me
you will never see me surface
I'm afraid
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Literature
Unblinking
green eyes unblinking
gaze back into mine;
the hint of a smile
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Literature
HaikuWriMo prompts
Starbound (video game fandom)
destiny lies above
    i am starbound
Bonemeal
ah!
so nice to have you
for dinner
Illness
mother, as I watched you
wandering in your haze:
did you see me? know me?
Trolls
step 1: let your mouth run
as wild as your ignorance is deep
step 2: watch them try to hit back
Lego movie (film fandom)
butt parked in traffic
overpriced coffee in hand - 
everything is awesome
Moon Mining
beneath the surface
sheltered from stinging air
is my cave-in
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Literature
Starbound
destiny lies above 
    i am starbound
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Literature
Sleep
us, warm in our quilts;
the earth sleeps also
under snowy blanket
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Literature
The Wolf on the Hill (Revised)
In a little old house on a little old hill,
With the dead black trees and haunted chill,
They say there lived a monstrous wolf pup
That huffed, and puffed, then gobbled kids up.
Three little boys - what a brave young team!
No big bad wolf, no matter how mean,
Could ever scare them - no, not today!
With a huff, and a puff, they made their way.
The first boy stood, staring in the maw
of gaping darkness; it gave him pause.
Like straw in the wind, his nerve gave way
In a huff, and a puff, he flew away
Boy number two, he wanted his kicks,
Throwing tough words and throwing big sticks;
But once he heard that ghostly wail,
He huffed, and he puffed, and turned his tail.
Now the last young boy, though things looked grim,
He stilled the quivers of his chinny chin chin;
Feet planted firm as a big brick wall,
He huffed, and he puffed, and stood up tall.
And, alas! No monster stood there;
Just an old kitty cat with greying hair.
No longer scared, and smiling proud
With a huff, and a puff, he laughed
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Literature
Chasing the White Rabbit
Trying to chase dreams,
I find that I am eluded. 
The hours tick away
body turning
mind churning
And then I notice...
the walls   pull      away        from           my                reach
till I feel oh so small;
and though I'm on solid ground
the floor starts rocking
and I start
falling
    falling
        falling
            falling
                falling
                        ...
          Help!


I find you, holding me. 
I am grounded. 
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Literature
Shadows
long shadows on brick wall —
dying whispers of
the autumn sun
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Literature
Dream of you
I dream of you
only to wake up
alone
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Literature
The Meta Phase
There wasn't much time left. Out of the chaos, the threads had aligned and were pulling, pulling, pulling! - soon, they would break. Though paired segments of precious code still clung desperately to each other, all the parts were in motion, and the clinging would be in vain. Sarah could only watch in dumbstruck awe as the system began to fall apart, unable to interfere. 
A new copy of this world was about to form. 
Snap! The code-pairs split. Suddenly, each segment gave up on clinging to its counterpart. They flew apart, in opposite directions. The poles, Sarah suddenly recalled, that's where they'll try to go. Still, she could do nothing. The threads kept tugging at the segments
Then, she noticed that the walls were changing, shifting ever so subtly and yet so quickly. Were they stretching? Collapsing? Both. Like a belt had been tied too tight around the waist, the walls pushed outwards as the centre cinched itself. It was then that the threads finally
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2015 Shining Wind Contest: Closed
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The kigo Shining Wind (kaze hikaru / 風光る) refers to a warm breeze of spring that follows after a dark cold winter, which breathes gently upon the skin, as if like a shining radiance.  Throughout history cultures have named the wind based on different characteristics it exhibits or where it is coming from (or going to).  Whether it is the tropical Alizé, a dust-laden Haboob, or Zephyros the Greek god of the west wind, there are stories behind each.  Join the Haiku Club as we explore these stories and, perhaps, create our own.
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"Excuse me," said the spider to the shoe,
"Before you stamp, before you stomp
I have something vital to ask of you:

"I know I'm scary, I'm a dreadful sight
with legs that skitter hither and thither
and my many eyes that stare into the night.

"But tell me, truthfully: am I the worst?
Of the things that creep while you're asleep
the stuff of nightmares, those beasts accursed.

"No, not some imaginary monsters," the spider said,
"They live! They're alive!
They are real as your nose and the hairs on your head.

"Am I worse than the mosquito that bites?
The bumps that itch when you reach to scratch?
I keep him from biting your ear when you sleep at night.

"Am I worse than the termites that crawl in the wood
and eat and eat as if on repeat?
If I weren't around? Eat the whole house, they would!

"Am I worse than those buzzing black flies?
How very rude that they ruin your food!
If it weren't for me, you'd be eating maggotberry pies!

"Am I worse than the moth that eats your things,
All your shirts bare, and even... your underwear?
Let's say I were gone; would you want to wear strings?

"So if you still want me gone... well, then I say:
-Sniff!- Go ahead! Squish 'till I'm dead!

"But...

"If you'd rather have me stay... please... let me go my way."
Think Before You Squish
Originally a response to a Reddit writing prompt, this poem can be found collected in convenient (and free!) ebook format on Wattpad, in the book Bedtime for Monsters
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Listen, hatchlings, and listen well
To the story that I shall tell
Of the horrors that await
Young monsters who do not obey

When you don't clean your den at night
Or brush your bristled tail just right
The Thing that lives above our heads
Will come to snatch you from your beds

Bony limbs! A toothy mouth!
Digits that grasp and waver about!
No fur, nor horns, nor jagged beak
Lies upon this scaleless freak

But I'll tell you of its warning call
So your demise you may forestall
And live to see another night
Where mom and dad can ease your fright

A light it shines, from meaty paws,
It bulges its eyes, unhinges its jaws,
And it will screech with voice so shrill
Your spines will feel its ghostly chill

I hope that you shall never face
This wretched Thing; so please, make haste
To do your chores and listen right
Like good little monsters should do each night
Bedtime for Monsters
Originally a response to a Reddit writing prompt. This story can also be found on Wattpad, collected in convenient (and free!) ebook format in the book of the same name: www.wattpad.com/story/82511901…
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You guys may have been wondering where I was. Or perhaps you've forgotten about my existence. Either way, I'm here to throw an update into your pile of notifications.

In a nutshell: for a while, grad school happened. Then Reddit happened. Oh man, Reddit is almost as bad as dA for sucking up my attention (/r/writingprompts is fun, you guys should give it a shot). Then a baby happened.

Haven't really been drawing much, that's difficult to do with grad school, then a kid needing attention. But I've been doing a bit of writing, that's pretty easy to do. Yay!

So there will probably be a huge dump of stuff coming over from my Reddit and Flight Rising accounts; lots of poetry but some actual prose too. I've tried to save as much as I can, it never really occurred to me to try and save my Reddit stuff, and it's difficult to get back after a certain point in time. If any of it looks familiar, you've probably run into a user named kra_gl_e or Kragle. That's me! I've kinda gotten attached to kra_gl_e as a username.

I've also started a Wattpad account, if any of you are into that. My niece got me into it, and I kinda like the ability to gather stuff into convenient e-book format (though it is still lacking in the formatting front). I'm kra_gl_e over there; feel free to check it out, I'm putting together some poetry and short story collections.

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I am a geomatics engineering student with a specialization in biomedical engineering (which means that I do a lot of math and science-y stuff). I am also an artist, a crafter, a writer, an actor, and many other things. I am a jack of all trades and master of none.

If you have an account at RoosterTeeth.com, feel free to add ladydonut to your list. Send me a note first and tell me who you are on dA, because I don't add people who I don't recognize.

My stock account: [AlphaSoupStock]
The Ask Project Freeprancer Tumblr: [Ask Project Freeprancer]
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You guys may have been wondering where I was. Or perhaps you've forgotten about my existence. Either way, I'm here to throw an update into your pile of notifications.

In a nutshell: for a while, grad school happened. Then Reddit happened. Oh man, Reddit is almost as bad as dA for sucking up my attention (/r/writingprompts is fun, you guys should give it a shot). Then a baby happened.

Haven't really been drawing much, that's difficult to do with grad school, then a kid needing attention. But I've been doing a bit of writing, that's pretty easy to do. Yay!

So there will probably be a huge dump of stuff coming over from my Reddit and Flight Rising accounts; lots of poetry but some actual prose too. I've tried to save as much as I can, it never really occurred to me to try and save my Reddit stuff, and it's difficult to get back after a certain point in time. If any of it looks familiar, you've probably run into a user named kra_gl_e or Kragle. That's me! I've kinda gotten attached to kra_gl_e as a username.

I've also started a Wattpad account, if any of you are into that. My niece got me into it, and I kinda like the ability to gather stuff into convenient e-book format (though it is still lacking in the formatting front). I'm kra_gl_e over there; feel free to check it out, I'm putting together some poetry and short story collections.

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AxtonLennox111 Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
Clap Happy birthday
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CakeUpStudio Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2014
thank you for faving my owl cake a while ago Dance!
may the Llama I offer in return remind you of my gratitude if you ever decide to +fav any of my other works in the future since I won't be spaming you with more 'thank you' notes Hug  but I'm always happy to answer comments or questions if you have any :D (Big Grin)
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osiskars Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2014  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thanks for all the favs!
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Ross-Sanger Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2014
Hi Cam, happy birthday! :party:
How've you been?
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alphabetsoup314 Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks Ross! :D I'm good, though I've been pretty busy with work lately. You?
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Ross-Sanger Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2014
Same here, I hope you at least took a bit of time for yourself on Thursday though :)
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Diebro210 Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
happy birthday :3
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alphabetsoup314 Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you :)
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PrivateCocky Featured By Owner May 3, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks for adding Project Freeprancer to the group!!
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alphabetsoup314 Featured By Owner May 5, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh, also, you might be interested in some of RaspberryFanta's stuff. She did some crossovers for a while as well. 
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