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AN AUTUMN NIGHT CONTEST RESULTS


This has been an amazing experience!! We had so many amazing entries!~ So a special thanks extended to everyone who participated~ I think we really are improving as a group! I am very happy with the entries that were submitted, and with the amount. All of the pieces were very nice, and I really enjoyed reading them~



~ :bulletblack: Now, for the results! :bulletblack: ~



:star: FIRST PLACE :star:
- A Final Preformance by HeadmistressMercedes -
A Final PerformanceThe trees are on fire.
Even in this perfect, sparkling black, the flames burn on. In shades of rust, of gold, of earth and of blood, they light up the skies in a closing cry before their fall.
The air is scrubbed clean. The heaviness of a long-time drought fades in this crisp new painting. The close, soupy atmosphere of ages previous has all but vanished, expelled in contempt by a colourful new reign.
The stars have never looked so sharp, like each is coated in diamonds and ice. Each point of light, so very far away for something so clear, has its own crown, a splendid jewel suspended on black velvet for the earth to envy.
The world is giving a vibrant final performance, one last play before the curtain falls and the theatre is emptied for the season. The stage is so brisk and beautiful, even though the audience knows that soon, this arena will be a bleak and deadened floor. And the trees put on a spectacular display, an act that will cause the winds to hail them with thunderous applau

Prizes~
:bulletorange: 100 :points: from TWS-ACCOUNT
:bulletorange: Featured on The-Writers-Study for a month.
:bulletorange: Featured in a journal on The-Writers-Study
:bulletorange: 15 :+fav: from Kiibun
:bulletorange: 15 :+fav: from TWS-ACCOUNT
:bulletorange: 15 :+fav: from BelaRoseWolf
:bulletorange: A watch from Kiibun (if available)
:bulletorange: A llama from Kiibun (if available)
:bulletorange: A watch from TWS-ACCOUNT (if available)
:bulletorange: A llama from TWS-ACCOUNT (if available)
:bulletorange: A llama from BelaRoseWolf (if available)
:bulletorange: A free Quote Commission from Kiibun
:bulletorange: A Poetry commission from dawn181
:bulletorange: A journal feature from dawn181
:bulletorange: A llama from LightOverpowers58 (if available)
:bulletorange: A Poetry commission from LightOverpowers58
:bulletorange: A llama from PinkieShi (if available)
:bulletorange: A journal feature from Crystalstar1001
:bulletorange: A Banner Commission from Crystalstar1001


:star: SECOND PLACE :star:
- Loveless by AryaMay -
Loveless
Loveless
Still like dreaming, you hold me dear-
The Autumn night surreal, the silence bare;
The wind a still gossamer like web tangled wings,
Soft whispers touching of clementine dreams...
The gifts of the Goddess, we take to the skies
An embrace of twilight that between us, lies-
Of masquerading truths and clandestine desires,
And darkening lusts and kindling fires-
You spoke to me, on that Autumn's night
And gave me empty promises that still set me alight-
Temptations, bitter honey, multicolored leaves
All set to rot when spent the last of the eve-
And twisting your hands, you turned the world to naught-
All the hardships and toil to a heaven long sought
(A macabre antiphrasis) But yet still, you burn
The ice of reality turn on by turn-
I did not know sin, or really what innocence deemed
But am I a fool for accepting what seemed
Or rather, I knew to be an inevitable end
To be abandoned the day after only yet again?
Once we had danced under the full moon's glance

Prizes~
:bulletorange: 25 :points: from TWS-ACCOUNT
:bulletorange: Featured in a journal on The-Writers-Study
:bulletorange: 10 :+fav: from Kiibun
:bulletorange: 10 :+fav: from TWS-ACCOUNT
:bulletorange: 10 :+fav: from BelaRoseWolf
:bulletorange: A watch from Kiibun (if available)
:bulletorange: A watch from TWS-ACCOUNT (if available)
:bulletorange: A llama from TWS-ACCOUNT (if available)
:bulletorange: A llama from Kiibun (if available)
:bulletorange: A llama from BelaRoseWolf (if available)
:bulletorange: A Poetry commission from dawn181
:bulletorange: A journal feature from dawn181
:bulletorange: A llama from LightOverpowers58 (if available)
:bulletorange: A Poetry commission from LightOverpowers58
:bulletorange: A llama from PinkieShi (if available)


:star: THIRD PLACE :star:
- The Passer-Through by bookbrink -
The Passer-ThroughOnce upon an autumn night,
When children danced in deep delight,
Stood a man upon the bed
Of grinning, splitting leaves.
Step by step he made his way
throughout the streets of child's play.
Ev'ry creature turned to see
And not a word was said.
His eagle eye—he had but one—
Scanned the slowly setting sun,
Scrutinized and glanced upon
The people in the street.
Ev'ry man who met his gaze
Quickly flinched and looked away—
For on his bristly, brutal cheek
A mark of vice was set.
Deep the bitter scar was etched,
From his eye to lip was stretched.
From his lips a snarl would stem
When someone stopped to stare.
Hurried in the children were,
Hushed behind a guarded door.
"Hide you must from demons who
will make-believe a man."
Happy streets of youthful glee,
Empty then except for he,
And of course the little girl
Who ran to match his stride.
"Who are you?" she asked in light
--all the parents gasped in fright.
But the scarred and scary man
Simply slowed his step.
He turned to fac

Prizes~
:bulletorange: 25 :points: from TWS-ACCOUNT
:bulletorange: Featured in a journal on The-Writers-Study
:bulletorange: 5 :+fav: from Kiibun
:bulletorange: 5 :+fav: from TWS-ACCOUNT
:bulletorange: 5 :+fav: from BelaRoseWolf
:bulletorange: A watch from Kiibun (if available)
:bulletorange: A watch from TWS-ACCOUNT (if available)
:bulletorange: A llama from TWS-ACCOUNT (if available)
:bulletorange: A llama from Kiibun (if available)
:bulletorange: A llama from BelaRoseWolf (if available)
:bulletorange: A Poetry commission from dawn181
:bulletorange: A journal feature from dawn181
:bulletorange: A llama from LightOverpowers58 (if available)
:bulletorange: A Poetry commission from LightOverpowers58
:bulletorange: A llama from PinkieShi (if available)


:star: HONORABLE MENTIONS :star:
- Once Upon an Autumn Night by Mabogunje -
Once Upon an Autumn NightOnce upon an autumn night
I mourned the loss of summers bright
Of skies so blue and beautiful
Of greening shades and breezes cool
As golden leaves obscured my view
Beneath the trees I thought of you
I looked upon the waxing moon
To hold back tears that came too soon
The air was still, the night was young
The chill surreal, so cold it stung
A quick end to my reverie
Of summer's warmth and energy

Prizes~
:bulletorange: Featured in a journal on The-Writers-Study
:bulletorange: A watch from Kiibun (if available)
:bulletorange: A watch from TWS-ACCOUNT (if available)
:bulletorange: A llama from TWS-ACCOUNT (if available)
:bulletorange: A llama from Kiibun (if available)
:bulletorange: A llama from BelaRoseWolf (if available)
:bulletorange: A llama from PinkieShi (if available)


- Autumn Night by RussianCheerios -
Autumn Night.The crisp, cool air blanketing me in a shower of chills. 
My eyes grow wide, captivated by the glorious sight that surrounds me.
The snow crunches underneath me with every step, the only thing breaking this beautiful silence.
As I look ahead of me, I catch a glance of a fox and its kits, Her fur shines a radiant white, illuminating under the clear night sky, bedazzling my eyes as she gracefully glides across the ground, her little ones not far behind.
Off to my right I hear the cooing of a barn owl, its flaring gold-brown colors reflect power and grace.
I inhale the fresh autumn air as winter nears, the cool, minty air exhilarates me, cleansing me of all my troubles.
Upon this glorious Autumn night, I feel most alive.

Prizes~
:bulletorange: Featured in a journal on The-Writers-Study
:bulletorange: A watch from Kiibun (if available)
:bulletorange: A watch from TWS-ACCOUNT (if available)
:bulletorange: A llama from TWS-ACCOUNT (if available)
:bulletorange: A llama from Kiibun (if available)
:bulletorange: A llama from BelaRoseWolf (if available)
:bulletorange: A llama from PinkieShi (if available)





All prizes will be awarded as soon as possible. And if someone is away, please be patient and allow them time to award you. If something does occur, please notify me and I will try to resolve it.



Featured for a month?


The winner with the prize "-A feature for a month here on TWS" needs to note me with 5 pieces of art or literature that they want featured here for a month.

Featured?


Those being featured, will be done so through 'The Writer Of The Week'.

9th Edition - HeadmistressMercedes
10th Edition - AryaMay
11th Edition - bookbrink
12th Edition - Mabogunje
13th Edition - RussianCheerios

Please fill this out and send it to me in a note~:
1. What was the first piece you ever wrote?

2. How much do you feel you've improved in the last few years?

3. What is your favorite genre?

4. Where do you get most of your ideas?

5. What room is your favorite to write in?

6. What is your favorite place for thinking?

7. Who was your favorite childhood author?

8. Who do you act out the scenes in your novels with?

9. How old where you when you first started writing?

10. What is your favorite thing you've written?

11. Who is your favorite character(s) in any of your works?

12. How do you choose the names for your characters?

13. What's your favorite character archetype of literature?

14. What is your favorite theme or element in writing?

15. What is your favorite novel by a different author?

16. What scene in your writing has made you laugh the hardest or cry the most?

17. What do you think makes good writing?

18. How long have you been writing?

19. What made you fall in love with writing?

20. How do you beat out your writers block?




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Congratulations everyone~ You really did a great job~ I cannot wait to see what amazing things will happen in the future of TWS~ And thank you to everyone who donated prizes!!~
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:iconcrystalstar1001:
Crystalstar1001 Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Congrats to the winners <3 Can't wait for the next contest
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Storyteller21 Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2012   Writer
Congratulations to the winners! :squee: :happybounce:
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Mabogunje Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Congrats Everyone! :highfive:

Really glad I made it into the picks! Didn't even know there would be honourable mentions, so it's a pleasant surprise. :D
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Kiibun Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2012
Of course~
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AryaMay Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh, and out of curiosity, when will we get our prizes from TWS-ACCOUNT?
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:iconkiibun:
Kiibun Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2012
You should be getting them today! It was late last night.
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AryaMay Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Ha, I can't believe I actually got second place. Pitting poetry against prose is something that I generally would never do, but hey.
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Kiibun Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2012
It was lovely~
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HeadmistressMercedes Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Buh-guh-huh-the-whu-

Really???

:la: :squee: :happybounce: :faint:

Thank you SOOOOOOOO much!!!

One question, though...and I hate sounding cocky, but I already answered those questions from the last time I *murmurs* won...soooo, maybe new questions? I love answering interviews like this, but I'm not about to repeat myself :giggle:

...this makes me sounds so vain...
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Kiibun Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2012
Oh it's fine!~ I actually didn't realize when I picked you
as the winner! I put the thumbs in the journal and then realized:
Hey! She won two times!!? WOW~

And so! I will be coming up with a special journal~ You might have to
give me a little time, though~
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