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Untitled - Bristol, summer '10
T-rex, T-rex on the wall
Who's the fairest of them all?
He whose face is full of dreams
She who's tearing at the seams
The seams of dreams which seemed long lost
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Seven Years
Seven years. That's how long Joseph had been confined within the off-white walls of Greybrook Psychiatric Hospital. Seven years, two weeks and three days, to be exact. It was the only span of time he cared to keep track of – anything else seemed trivial in a place where they kept you subdued with drugs and life followed a set schedule of waking up, 'recreation' and lights out. Not to forget the regular meetings with his psychiatrist. Oh yes, the highlight of Joseph's week it was, talking to Dr. Halpern and trying to figure out why he'd killed all those people over a decade ago. In those seven years, two weeks and three days, Dr. Halpern had come to a lot of conclusions that in Joseph's eyes were superfluous – do you really need a reason to kill? (Yes, the esteemed doctor had jumped on that question like a dog on a bone.)
One-hundred and seventy-seven victims. He'd kept good track. There were people out there who thought it was an impressive number, an amazing fe
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Beg, Steal and Borrow
Taking a break in trying to ensnare possible customers, Milo was sitting with his feet on a footstool, leaned back on the chair he kept behind his makeshift stall in the marketplace. In his hands was a loaf of bread that he kept breaking pieces from, the crumbs sticking to his woolen fingerless gloves as the right hand moved continuously between the bread and Milo's mouth. Had it not been for the stall laden with items and the well-groomed hair and face, Milo Skelton could easily have been mistaken for a homeless person - his clothes were worn and dull in colour, from the tattered black-and-white scarf around his neck down to the well-trodden shoes on his feet. He seemed healthy enough however, not particularly skinny despite the meagre lunch he was having.
On the ground next to the stall sat an old man, dressed similarly to Milo but looking worse for wear. Whether this was because he sat on the blacktop like an abandoned plaything or because of his mousy appearance was hard to say, bu
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Neighbour's Nuisance
"Your raptor ate my son."
Mr Johnson looked mighty unconcerned with my statement where he stood leaned against the door frame of his front door. "And?"
"And I expect you to reimburse me. He was my only son, you know."
Rolling his eyes, my neighbor sighed, obviously annoyed with me. "It's not like you can't make another one."
I raised my hand, the index finger upright and the rest of my digits curled into a loose fist. "That's not the point, Johnson - the point is that your raptor ate my kid. Now, I spent eight years raising that kid to become a good person. So when you allow your pet to eat him, you ruin all the effort I've put into my son's life and growth. I really don't appreciate that."
Mr Johnson shook his head in a way that clearly expressed what kind of thoughts he had about me. "Look, Jane… You knew Charlie was out in the yard, so why'd you let the kid out? I can't be responsible for your actions, can I?"
"I should be able to let my kid play in the yard without havi
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Matt 003
Matt Lawrence wasn't very concerned with the way he looked. At nine years of age, there were several things he found more important than his appearance. Like many young boys, he simply trusted his mother to supply him with clothes that weren't awful and he really couldn't care less about how his hair looked (unless it got really matted, when it was a pain to brush out). Over the summer, his mother had let it grow long and Matt never thought twice about it. Until, that was, someone else did.
August had rolled around again and fall term had started roughly two weeks ago. Matt had a new backpack that he was very proud of – shaped as a racecar, red and black, and therefore very cool. He was showing it off to his best friend Tom at lunch break and the two boys' attention was completely focused on the backpack. So focused, in fact, that they didn't notice the approaching girl until she stood right next to their table.
"Hi Matt," she said, hands clasped behind her back.
Matt looked up wi
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Adrian 001
Apartment 1111 in the Astor Ridge building looked pretty generic. It was painted mostly white, with the exception of the blue master bedroom and the one red wall in the living room. There was a red, u-shaped couch in front of a flat-screen TV, a king size bed, stone countertops and all the rugs were some shade of blue. One bathroom was designated for guests and the other was kept locked at all times, to keep anyone but the tenant himself out. Artwork and similar things that can usually be found on walls was very scarce in 1111, the only framed picture hanging at the end of the hall leading to the second bedroom – a photo manipulation depicting a headless body slumped in front of a washing machine, where its head tumbled around. There was no blood and gore - it looked more as though the head had simply been popped off and thrown in the machine for a good wash.
The apartment was usually kept fairly neat, although no one could claim that the man who lived there was zealous about clea
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Miss Tansybaum's Carnival
By all accounts, Miss Tansybaum's Circus of the Moderately Peculiar should not have continued to operate. They were a very small operation as circuses went, they had no rides and their menagerie consisted of a single geriatric lion and a handful of obscure species, such as the Sudanese Crooning Lizards, who were obscure for a reason. Sure, Brendan the Mono-juggler could keep a single ball in the air for hours, but you got tired of watching after the first few minutes.
Lord Maggothaunch's Carnival of the Un-Ordinary should have crushed them out of existence in the first year--indeed, that was among the lord's stated goals--and its failure to do so was a source of intense frustration for him. Did he not have scantily clad women and a genuine, if sullen tiger? Did he not have a genuine freakshow, with real live freaks, including a pair of dubious Siamese twins and a two-headed calf in a jar?
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Ellygator Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks so much for watching my gallery!
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PictureByPali Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you so much for putting me on your watch list

I am happy you enjoy my work

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PictureByPali Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you so much for stopping by and picking out Favīs from my gallery

I am glad you enjoy my work

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jonathoncomfortreed Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2011  Student Photographer
Hey, I've added you to Face Your Avatar! :dummy:

If you don't want to be included or if you know someone who should be included, let me know via a comment on the deviation. :thumbsup:

Thanks for being so awesome!
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TabloidJunkie Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
Thanks! :D
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CrescentMoon Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you so much for the watch!
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You're welcome :)
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Gothvm Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2010   Traditional Artist
A Watch? How awesome of you! :iconhappyblueplz:

Thank you very much! <3
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Bobbu Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2010  Professional General Artist
Thanks for the favourites again, you lovely wee beastie!
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MistiousStar Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2010  Student Digital Artist
thank you for the :llama:
here's one in return ^ ^
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