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Hide
Buried alive, where I belong, I close my eyes and try not to think of those who are trying not to think of me. I hold my breath and try to stay quiet, but thoughts keep crossing my mind and I shudder silently, my head knocking very softly on the wooden roof of the coffin. I know I need to be down here, six feet and counting as the dirt is piled up above me, holding my breath and only hearing the heartbeat in my ears and the occasional ragged gust of air I have to release. It's harder for me to hear them working up there but with every shovel-full I'm more and more compelled to reach out and smash my fists against the ceiling, roar and thrash and scream until someone can't ignore the sounds and digs me out.
But, I know and they know it would be counter-intuitive, it would do nothing but harm, I know this better than anyone, which is why I'm down here. It doesn't stop the panic though. The loneliness, the terror, the longing, the dissatisfaction. Shovels above and I clench my teeth, grin
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Literature
The Most of My Worries
My feet are cold and that's the most of my worries.
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Literature
Second Mother
He'd been about five when his second mother arrived. Nobody really told him anything, just that his mother was gone and that she wasn't coming back. He'd accepted it and was given a new mother to replace her. She fed him, cared for him and loved him just as well as his first mother.
She was soft and warm, she wore nice clothes, she helped him read and she gave him books. He was raised well, with good manners. He was intelligent and caring and was doing well at university, but when his second mother was hit by a car he was left alone without replacement and he didn't understand.
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Literature
The Mire
Rain on a cold mire and the man drags his stick about in the waters through which he cannot see. He prods and strokes, a constant frown under rumbling skies. A darkness is covering the land, a storm without end, and he searches.
The body lies beneath the surface, asleep in the muck. Its eyes and mouth are wide open, its clothes are dark with the murky water and mud. Men drag through the wet, metres from its position, their sticks groping against logs and sludge.
Women wail and kneel on the drenched grass, pulling at their hair as the heavens shudder and roar above them, flashing and cracking in the night.
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Whale Fall
The whale falls, its body only seeming to move by itself as its fins are slowly buffered by the water through which it drifts. She holds to her friend as he gradually tumbles deeper and deeper into the darkness of the ocean. His eyes are closed and she closes hers, pressing her cheek against his side, she weeps silently.
Others gather, clutching to the great whale as it slowly dives past them, they gently bite, tear and rip at his cold flesh, avoiding her spot against him. They swirl about the body, a growing community, watching from a distance then joining in, finding a place to hold to. They are all dragged down.
Years pass as the whale and his friend near the bottom, enveloped by darkness and silence. She frowns as she begins to feel the pressure building as they reach new depths. The weight of the water crushes around them, forcing some of the community to abandon their sinking ship and move back towards the surface, where the sun may reach them. Cold infinity, breath held forever.
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Literature
The Astronaut
Walking across the sea floor in an astronaut outfit, the air is out of sight, space even further. I have an air supply that will last years as I tread in slow motion across the sand. Somewhere between Tasmania and Antarctica, I always look up for the surface that I know must be above me, I see only darkness, whales in the abyss.
I live with the monsters, the angler fish with their glowing carrots hanging before them, beasts older than me drift slowly through the pitch black, their teeth sticking from their mouths, wide and threatening.
I think there's someone following me.
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Father's shirt
The clothes are baggy on her, the shirt of her father, the jeans of her brother. She ties her dark hair back and runs a shaky hand across her chin, eyes down, the floor hard beneath her when she sits. In the corner of the room in an empty house, silence in all things. The cold creeps under the door, finding her bare, filthy feet and she draws them under her. Her knees are drawn to her chin, she pulls the shirt down over them, covering her completely.
She remembers doing this as a child, pretending she was a penguin and the thought almost makes her smile.
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The Cottage
Out of the marsh and into the backdoor of the darkened cottage, the devil in the sky, bulbous clouds loom as he peeks from his window and knows walls are nothing in this black land.
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Literature
Richie Tenenbaum
Overwhelming helplessness, trapped in a song, dun wanna sleep, can't move, the face of Richie Tenenbaum in my head, blue wash on the trapped bird, but it's on repeat and Mordecai never returns.
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Literature
Youth to the tune
Youth to the tune of Mumford and Sons, The Mountain Goats, finding out what happens, finally managing to disappoint parents, driving, sleeping, laughing, looking and that old trapped feeling.
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everythinginitsrightplace
Everything in its right place. Muse on black, sitting by the window, bored by all but the snow's slow drift. Black on white, her outline on the empty sky, thin and smooth, she sips. He smiles a child's smile at the movement and pushes his glasses up. He runs a hand through his hair and taps his fingers silently on his thigh. She turns and looks, he smiles a little bit again, she turns away.
He's gradually learnt not to panic so much. She lights a cigarette, not paying him any attention. He used to be bothered, frightened of her hate. But he learnt, he learnt that she wasn't ignoring him; she was letting him watch her. She knew he was appreciative. It wasn't about liking one another; they spent their time together in the way that one would sit in an art gallery, in the way that one would stand on the stage in a full auditorium.
He hunches around his pad and scrawls, drinking from his wide glass when he remembers to. She watches a boy walk across the street, yellow zebra crossing in the
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Maleficus3
Liam Shanahan
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Australia
Current Residence: Melbourne
deviantWEAR sizing preference: big?
Favourite genre of music: metal, classical, post-rock, rock, electronica
Operating System: XP
Interests
How am I supposed to write when I'm happy with how things are going?

I don't know how to write contentment and like the result.

That, and I'm busy. In a good way.

What's a boy to do?
  • Listening to: Saul Williams
  • Reading: One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest - Ken Kesey
  • Watching: The Wire
  • Playing: Blops
  • Eating: Sticky Date Pudding
  • Drinking: Coke

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nomway Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2011  Student Filmographer
thanks for the fav!
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Maleficus3 Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2011
no worries :)
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pulsiv Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
thanks for the favs, dude!!! :)
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Maleficus3 Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2011
No worries, keep up the good work
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ryanDUFFIN Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2010
Thanks!!
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Maleficus3 Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2010
no worries, awesome work as usual
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MissPiggy Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2010
i know it's no worries..but thank you, liam ;]
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Maleficus3 Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2010
no worries, wicked pictures :)
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rokshoka Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2010   Digital Artist
Oh hey mang. Just thought I'd say again how much I fucking enjoyed the show tonight. And that you'll see me again on Friday :P
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Maleficus3 Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2010
hehe, thanks mang, looking forward to seeing you there. Hopefully it will be even better on Friday :D
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