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A Gorgon's Journal - Part 6Day 25, Month 1, Year 1
Yesterday was a particularly terrifying turn of events during which I came far closer to death than I would like to come in a long time.
It started much like the encounters of the past week or so. Yet another blindfolded warrior had come to claim my life. He tried to make as little noise as possible but it was all pointless: I've made it a habit to walk past the main foyer every thirty minutes or so just to check if someone is coming. I spotted him and gave him my traditional warning. I pleaded with him to go home, to spare his own life. I tried to tell him that I only use my powers for self-defense. But he re
A Gorgon's Journal - Part 5Day 15, Month 1, Year 1
I start my third week today in here today. I keep telling myself each day that maybe tomorrow, I'll go and find some answers about who I am or why I'm here, but I don't even know where to begin to search. However, I am quite certain someone has a plan for me: this temple conveniently appearing at the same time I did, this journal left for me, the lyre, all signs that someone is looking out for me. But why would someone create all of this for a single gorgon? If that person has the ability to create life and buildings and objects out of nothing, what purpose could I possibly serve them that they could not do thems
A Gorgon's Journal - Part 4Day 10, Month 1, Year 1
Just as I've been fearing for days, the first warrior came today to avenge his friends. I was eating lunch when I heard him calling me out from the main entrance. He gave a long-winded speech about how he would "show me the light of justice" and other lines that I'm sure he thought would fill me with fear. Instead they just made me want to get rid of him sooner. When he was done, I gave him my own speech: I told him my side of the story. I told him I didn't want to cause anyone harm, that I just wanted to be left alone. I begged for him to leave if he valued his own life.
He just laughed. "A trick", he called
A Gorgon's Journal - Part 3Day 7, Month 1, Year 1
Today was my second encounter with humans. It did not go well.
The rain of the past few days had left and now there was plentiful sunshine. I decided I would quickly go outside today and look at the grounds surrounding the temple. I had my hesitations from the days before but I realize now that such unfortunate events will always occur with me. There's nothing stopping a stray animal from walking in the front door or landing on the roof while I'm practicing my lyre. I'm going to have to live with it.
However, my plans were cut incredibly short. As I rounded the corner to step outside, my eyes met the eyes of a young
I wonder if you're enjoying
the curvature of her back.
The spine, a row of ossified crowns
crowded and curved around that defining neural superhighway;
that extension cord,
adventurously connecting the visceral
to the peripheral.
The horseshoe crab vertebrae
scuttle to break through skin at your touch;
a defining shiver.
I see your hands
around the rounded hills of her shoulders.
Scapulae jutting out with the extremity of the bend,
like a chicken's wings.
And the bands of these dorsal muscles
stand up like wings,
cast shadows in the dimples of the pelvis that she lifts;
that will fold o
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