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I'm a bit late to the gathering here, but I want to give a signal boost to this project on behalf of LadyLincoln and LungCancer-Awareness:

Lung Cancer Awareness: Finding HopeEvery year, we strive to find new opportunities make a difference! At: LungCancer-Awareness we hope to host a wonderful community project to uplift and inspire those around us. Each day, we hope to express understanding, love and hope for those fighting. It is not always easy to find our courage when facing the unknown – but we are all united here to help those facing this battle know that they are not alone. Those fighting against lung cancer (or any other cancers,) may have several unanswered questions and fears. No one taking this journey should ever have to face this ongoing battle alone, and this is where we come in: to show our love, support and to hopefully promote awareness.
LungCancer-Awareness: Connected by Hope

For those not familiar with this group and its purpose, we shall delve into that right now. Our group was created to bring awareness to a well-known cancer that ha


It's open to all art categories, and directly benefits the Lung Cancer Alliance.

I think that right now, it is critically important to find ways to help others, and/or to amplify the voices of others who are trying to do the same.

Be excellent to each other. :heart:

Lung Cancer Awareness by LadyLincoln

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I'm a bit late to the gathering here, but I want to give a signal boost to this project on behalf of LadyLincoln and LungCancer-Awareness:

Lung Cancer Awareness: Finding HopeEvery year, we strive to find new opportunities make a difference! At: LungCancer-Awareness we hope to host a wonderful community project to uplift and inspire those around us. Each day, we hope to express understanding, love and hope for those fighting. It is not always easy to find our courage when facing the unknown – but we are all united here to help those facing this battle know that they are not alone. Those fighting against lung cancer (or any other cancers,) may have several unanswered questions and fears. No one taking this journey should ever have to face this ongoing battle alone, and this is where we come in: to show our love, support and to hopefully promote awareness.
LungCancer-Awareness: Connected by Hope

For those not familiar with this group and its purpose, we shall delve into that right now. Our group was created to bring awareness to a well-known cancer that ha


It's open to all art categories, and directly benefits the Lung Cancer Alliance.

I think that right now, it is critically important to find ways to help others, and/or to amplify the voices of others who are trying to do the same.

Be excellent to each other. :heart:

Lung Cancer Awareness by LadyLincoln
If you are doing Nanowrimo, and stopped because of the events of the last 24 hours, I get it. It's your call, and it's valid. But maybe the world needs you to write. Maybe now more than ever.
LiliWrites is running her BIRTHDAY CONTEST!
50%
4 deviants said Click the clicky! liliwrites.deviantart.com/jour…
38%
3 deviants said Write about "one event that stands as a catalyst for who you have grown to be."
13%
1 deviant said Nonfiction or autobiographical fiction.
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No deviants said Entries due November 30.

All Hallow's Tales 2016 - WINNERS!

Journal Entry: Mon Oct 31, 2016, 8:21 PM

 This contest is generously sponsored by prize donors and:

:iconcrliterature: :iconcommunityrelations:

HAPPY HALLOWEEN!


THE RESULTS ARE IN!
Thanks VERY much to everyone who entered a story or poem. The judges have completed their work, so let's see how the corpse crumbles...

 
PROSE RESULTS


FIRST RUNNER UP:
Spider Legs    "Go get it, pipsqueak."
    We all stared across the fence at Old Lady Mulroney's house. Specifically, we all stared at what was left of the window our baseball had disappeared through. The bits of glass around the edges made me think of some kind of worm monster. Nothing but teeth all the way down.
    "Shouldn't you get it? You're the one who knocked it in there."
    I thought for a minute that Gary was going to hit me right then. He pulled his fist back and everything. But he just took that fist and pointed it back at the broken window.
    "Ain't nothing wrong with how I hit it. You were playing outfield. It was your job to catch it. Now you have to go get it. And if you don't, I'll pound you into the dirt."
    There was nothing I could do. Gary was huge, and he'd already lost three of his baby teeth. That made him practically a grown up compared to us. I pushed my way through the gate and tried not to cry in front o

Spider Legs by Tobaeus


SECOND RUNNER UP:

The silent watcherBefore I can remember, we were poor.  When I was older we were never well- off, but we had enough money for the things we needed as long as we didn't buy too many things that we didn't.  To my child's mind, our basic amenities - soap, toilet paper, toothpaste - were so easily and automatically replaced as to seem practically free, yet I had a deep understanding of which foods cost too much to eat very often and why our house was so cold in the winter.
There were also the relics from the time before I could recall, "before we had money," as my parents would say.  One such relic was several large blocks of harsh, dirty- white soap, bought in bulk at a good price back then but now undesirable for use, and permanently occupying the back of the closet in the laundry room.  I was eight and my sister was twelve when she decided to carve it.  She started on simple shapes, hearts and stars and eventually leaves, which she gave away to relatives who left them on shelves

The silent watcher by BerylAlexandros



POETRY RESULTS

FIRST RUNNER UP:
The Poppet Ballade
Once more, like I’m wrapped up in twine,
Thoughts and sounds well up in my mind.
You were once my friend and life-line,
Now you have trapped me here in this bind;
Whispering the words most unkind.
Everything I do is in vain,
Fallen prey to your mastermind
Again. The pain… again. Again
I want to repay you in kind;
I cannot be forever maligned.
No more words of saccharine,
In your cage I won’t be confined.
Repeat the words I have outlined,
Echo through me like a refrain:
My dark desires are now defined
Again. The pain… again. Again.
A lock of your hair while we dine.
Some clippings of nail I will find.
All melted in wax, tied up in twine.
Shall I make you deaf, dumb or blind?
Never will you find peace of mind.
I refuse to be left behind
Again. The pain… again. Again.
I’ll only use pins most refined;
Drop by drop I’ll sap your vein.
So you’ll feel my hatred unwind
Again. The pain… again. Again.

The Poppet Ballade by SinistrosePhosphate


SECOND RUNNER UP:
A Higher Purpose, UndergroundI enter the room
with the exhibition case
tucked under my arm.
Behind its glass
sleeps a shadowbox grid
of single elliptical wings.
Each specimen, pinned
precisely in-place,
each labeled with the simplest
one word description. Small words
born of barely fathomable concepts.
I sit and speak to the patient.
"When engineering a worker race,
and there are many,
we block certain traits or abilities
that might negatively affect
its docility factor.
So, while the ability to dream
has been genetically forced into recession
for the general population,
it has been anatomically removed from yours.
The link to your dream center
has been severed.
Your capacity to imagine
runs no deeper
than what your two eyes take in."
"I've been stationed here, below ground
for six years,
not that you have a reference for time
much less one for below and above ground.
My presence merely satisfies
a corporate accord
that medical assistance be provided on-site.
Normally, a useless gesture
as the disposal drones typi

A Higher Purpose, Underground by BlackBowfin


EACH SECOND RUNNER-UP WINS:
250 Points each from communityrelations
100 Points each from LiliWrites
Critique for each from brennenxr
Critique for each from doughboycafe
Fractal art request for each from SolidMars
Critique/comment on one piece chosen by the winner by Malintra-Shadowmoon
One Art OR Writing Commission for each Runner-Up from Domaex

EACH FIRST RUNNER-UP WINS:
$10 Amazon OR Barnes & Noble Gift Card (or equivalent DA points) each from Memnalar
750 Points each from communityrelations
150 Points each from LiliWrites
Critique for each from brennenxr
Critique for each from doughboycafe
Fractal art request for each from SolidMars
Haiku commissions (according to winner's theme choice) from Malintra-Shadowmoon
One Art OR Writing Commission for each Runner-Up from Domaex

In addition, all winners will receive features donated by   brennenxr, SolidMars, HugQueen, PennedinWhite, Malintra-Shadowmoon, TandemFeatures, MagicalJoey, InklingsOfOblivion


And now --- The GRAND PRIZE WINNER

The World's EndWhere ravens feast on mortal sin,
The world ends at a clifftop inn
Whose greeting is a fleshless grin
From pirates' gibbet at the door.
This lonely structure is adorned
With bodies of those men unmourned,
With sign proclaiming Ye be warned,
And always room enough for more.
Our story, though, tells not of this,
This feared, this known, this bland abyss,
But rather of the promised bliss
A spyglass offers to these men.
For if, once fear has gripped his mind,
Our pirate's hand, then eye should find
The spyglass hidden just behind
The rotting gibbet post, well then...
Well, then he runs, or jumps, or flies,
(That is to say, the fellow tries,)
Enticed by promises – no – lies
Of life at sea forever more.
A sultry mermaid beckons him
To where no mortal man can swim,
He knows he'll gain a fish's limb
If he can just escape the shore.
No mermaid waits for him out there,
No mermaid sits and shakes her hair,
No mermaid even set the snare,
For she is only in the glass.
Though life

The World's End by ThornyEnglishRose 


GRAND PRIZE WINNER RECEIVES:
$20 Amazon OR Barnes & Noble Gift Card (or equivalent DA points) from Memnalar
2,000 Points from communityrelations
500 Points from doughboycafe
500 Points from LiliWrites
Critique from brennenxr
Critique from doughboycafe
Fractal art request from SolidMars
Short poem commission (free verse and no longer than three stanzas according to winner's theme choice) from Malintra-Shadowmoon
Editing of up to 3,000 words of winner's choice, by jes6ica
One Art AND Writing Commission from Domaex

In addition,
all winners will receive features donated by   brennenxr, SolidMars, HugQueen, PennedinWhite, Malintra-Shadowmoon, TandemFeatures, MagicalJoey, InklingsOfOblivion


JUDGE'S PICKS


But wait, there's more!
I asked each judge to give me a Judge's Pick if they wanted, or an entry that they found to be noteworthy outside of the contest results. 

Haegun picked The World's End
BeccaJS picked The Poppet Ballade
SolidMars picked Spider Legs
neurotype picked In the Moonlight
doughboycafe picked Page 120
jes6ica picked AH'sT Cabinet of Curiosities: Lady Finger
LadyLincoln picked The World's End

Each Judge's Pick will earn 200 points.


WRAP-UP

Finally, THANK YOU to everyone who donated prizes and judged for this year's contest; IT IS NOT POSSIBLE WITHOUT YOU!  :heart:

Please take some time to check out the rest of the entries this year:

 :pumpkin:  Prose Entry Gallery  :pumpkin:  Poetry Entry Gallery  :pumpkin:

And, if you're curious, here is the full list of Curiosity Items.


That's all for this year, grave dancers!  See you next time, and until then always remember:

Halloween never ends. It WAITS.


All Hallow's Tales stamp by Memnalar


LiliWrites is running her BIRTHDAY CONTEST! 

50%
4 deviants said Click the clicky! liliwrites.deviantart.com/jour…
38%
3 deviants said Write about "one event that stands as a catalyst for who you have grown to be."
13%
1 deviant said Nonfiction or autobiographical fiction.
0%
No deviants said Entries due November 30.

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Thanks for the favs!
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thanks for the favoritism
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Fantastic work!
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Thanks very much, chief!  :iconpumpkinlaplz:
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Thank you Jay!! :D
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thanks dude!
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LadyLincoln Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2016  Hobbyist Writer
Happy birthday, honey. Sending you so much love and taking the opportunity to thank you for your care and support. You're a gem and help make this place home for me, truly.

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