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Reputation is heavy,
an expensive coat
draped over your shoulders
by your friends, your family —
such an honor to wear —
but what they don’t know
is how the dampness clings to the wool inside,
leaking down your back, from the sleeves
just as slime streaks down a prison wall —
on the outside, cool and glossy,
on the inside, hot and sweaty —
but you can’t take it off,
because you’ve got nothing
but tender infant skin beneath,
and do you want to stand naked
before the world —?
Stripped of that trust
lying across your shoulders,
that collar squeezing your neck,
like a snake,
always hissing softly in your ear,
“Your life is mine”
“Because if you take me away”
“With some misstep or other”
“You’ll shrivel in the cold”
“Your snowy skin will blacken”
“Transform to naught”
“And you’ll die upon the pedestal”
“On which you stand”
“Nothing
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The Mist Market (short writing exercise)
When I entered the marketplace, my lungs seemed to shrink in my chest as I was enveloped by nebulous, chalk-colored smog. I did not falter in my steps, but I walked slowly, peering about me as though I were in a dream.
The sun overhead looked like a molten chunk of white gold, turning over and over in the heated sky. It burned through the ghostly haze in such an overbearing manner that the townsfolk seemed loath to lift their eyes any higher than the brims of their hats.
The hard cobblestone pathways were laced with cracks, and plumes of dust rose out of them furiously whenever a wooden cart clattered and clacked over them. I saw a watermelon roll out the back of one of the carts, and as it collided with the stony ground, fleshy red chunks exploded wetly from the tough green hide and became a feast for the darkling crows. The demon birds pecked it apart, sharp beaks jabbing — glittering eyes opening and closing with mechanical precision — before they returned once more to h
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Hello and welcome, weary traveler; I see you've stumbled across my page. Well, my name is Katie and if I were to tell you the single most important thing about myself, it's that I possess the soul of a writer, which makes me an artist in my own right, I suppose. And though my passion and chief talent is writing (novels, poetry and whatnot) I do draw things every once in a while, and I've more recently discovered an interest in photography even though my best and only camera is that of my iPhone 5. -_- Since I've become a more active member on DA those are the types of things I've been uploading, as I'm rather shy about my writing and safeguard it closely. Maybe someday I'll share some of my literary work here, but for now I think I'll stick with photographs and the occasional drawing or two. All in all, I'm completely enamoured with the DeviantArt community and the phenomenal work it produces; it's changed my life for the better and I'm very proud to be a part of it. Thanks for stopping by and have a great day, fellow artist!

*Let it be known that I am also quite fond of llama trading. If you gave me a llama, you are 100% guaranteed to get one back!*

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Ever since I watched Stranger Things, whenever I get a nosebleed I feel super badass. XD
So I've got a question, guys: I know some of you watch me for different reasons, and I'm wondering if there's an art medium you think I should post more often? What should I focus on?
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35 deviants said I don't mind, I think you should post whatever you feel like posting. :nod:
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21 deviants said Do all of them! :la:
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17 deviants said Photography :D
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11 deviants said Drawings / Traditional art :meow:
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Reputation is heavy,

an expensive coat

draped over your shoulders

by your friends, your family —

such an honor to wear —

but what they don’t know

is how the dampness clings to the wool inside,

leaking down your back, from the sleeves

just as slime streaks down a prison wall —

on the outside, cool and glossy,

on the inside, hot and sweaty —

but you can’t take it off,

because you’ve got nothing

but tender infant skin beneath,

and do you want to stand naked

before the world —?

Stripped of that trust

lying across your shoulders,

that collar squeezing your neck,

like a snake,

always hissing softly in your ear,

“Your life is mine”

“Because if you take me away”

“With some misstep or other”

“You’ll shrivel in the cold”

“Your snowy skin will blacken”

“Transform to naught”

“And you’ll die upon the pedestal”

“On which you stand”

“Nothing more than an abhorred thing”

“A twisted fetus”

“They’ll all look at you and think”

“It should never have been born”
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All right, I keep promising that I'll post some more things that I've written... so here's something, though it's not exactly recent. I wrote this poem a few years back while I was going through a particularly difficult time in my life. It's one of the few poems I've written that I can still say I'm happy with, for the most part. Anyways, I hope you like it.
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inkpiin Featured By Owner 13 hours ago  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hi! Thanks so much for the llama!
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R7artist Featured By Owner 21 hours ago
Thanks for the llama!^^
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Cassiusthedemon Featured By Owner 1 day ago
Nice photography!! Keep it up!!
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TangentExpress Featured By Owner 1 day ago  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you! ^^
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Cassiusthedemon Featured By Owner 1 day ago
My pleasure!
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Kariankanna Featured By Owner 3 days ago  Hobbyist Writer
Thank you for the llama
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SirIvyPink Featured By Owner 4 days ago  Hobbyist General Artist
I thank you for the Llama.
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MONKEYKING22 Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you for the Llama Badge.
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2CUTEMADHATTER Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2018  Student General Artist
Thank you for the llama~! I am a dummy! Meow :3 Llama jump 
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Calyk Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thanks for the llama!
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