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Dark Destiny
I watched as the blood drip, drip, dripped from the ceiling onto the bare mattress. It landed with a plop just inches from the tip of my toes. I hugged my knees closer to my chest as my stomach roiled in disgust.
I swallowed back the bile from the cafeteria gruel I had choked down during dinner hour as I peeked up at the source of the dripping blood. Above my head the girl with the hideously grotesque smile, that looked as if someone had grabbed the corners of her mouth and ripped the skin wide open, rested against the ceiling. She stared back at me with her dull lifeless eyes.
Apart from the grotesque smile and the gaping wound in the girl’s forehead she might have been considered pretty; like a strong Viking maiden woman. If she weren’t a figment of my imagination or whatever my psychologist insisted she was. Nobody every believed me and nobody else had the ability to see her. No, sadly my grim friend was what had landed me in Harpbrooke Asylum in the first place.
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Finding Elizabeth Deleted Scene
Staring up at the brightly lit window I knew belonged to Lizzie, the memories of the night I snuck in through that very window six months earlier popped into my head. That was when Lizzie was still all mine; before I screwed things up and before Nate stole her away. I can see it so clearly now...
I crunched through the leaves that had begun to fall off the maple tree in Lizzie's backyard. We'd been dating for a couple weeks now. I'd spotted her while I was out with my then girlfriend Darcy, and something inside me just clicked. Everything made sense for the first time.
Creeping under the large living room window I reached for the ivy covered trellis that ran up the side of the house right next to Lizzie's bedroom. I stuck my foot through one of the holes to test my weight. When it held I grabbed on and began climbing.
Peering through Lizzie's window I found her sprawled across her bed drawing in the thick black sketchbook she took everywhere. I tapped lightly against the glass, hard
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Always
As much as we want to say it’s over,
I think we both know that isn’t true,
Maybe that’s why I didn’t cry when you said we were through,
Because secretly I knew…
To me you’re the Mr. Big to my Carrie Bradshaw,
Except I’m not blonde, thin, or a smoker.
They put each other through a lot,
But in the end the only person they’d ever love was each other.
Yes, someday I might date other guys,
But none will make me forget.
How else do you explain…
                                       Why you can’t let me go either?
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Syn's Ghostly Encounter
      I never let myself believe in something so foolish, but this time something about it - I just couldn't quite shake the thought that it just might be real. Was my mind playing tricks on me or could there really be a ghost floating around my dorm room?
      "Pull yourself together Syn," I order myself as I close my eyes and hope when I reopen them the ghostly apparition hovering beside my window would be gone. I didn't even believe in ghosts for cripes sake.
       I hoped against hope as I crack open my eyes. Nope, he was still there, his smoky gray eyes alight with amusement. "What do you want?" I demand, my quivering voice betraying my confident facade.
       The ghost's smile widens as he shakes his head and comes closer, freezing me with the icy drop in temperature that accompanies him.
        I scoot back toward my headboard and grip the blankets against my tank-top-covered che
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You Saved Me
I never really cared about any of them.
They entertained me for a while,
But I got bored often.
Then I was off looking for the next distraction.
I went from one boring relationship to the next.
I never felt satisfied.
I always started out hopeful but the end was always the same.
Then I met you.
There was just something different about you.
It made me sit up and pay attention.
Finally my restless feet stayed firmly planted on the ground;
And thoughts of straying have never crossed my mind.
You stopped me from self-destructing,
And I fell in love for the first time.
A crazy, passionate, all-consuming love;
And I promise to love you for the rest of my life.
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Bathroom Sink Witchcraft
Join your hand with mine and ride this moment with me
Fingers clasped and filled with purpose
The tips dig a little into the other's
But such sacrifices must be made
In order to produce the electricity needed
One last look, then down we go
Lower your head to the sink in sync
Then turn the faucet slowly
The water will soon rise to kiss our eyes
Once submerged, our's is the mission to divine
Peer blankly into fathoms deeper than it should
Together we'll find what we're both looking for
But not what the other wishes them to see
Too late, for we are now floating in waves
Far below reality and all its constants
Here we are as safe as can be
From everything we've always hated each other for
Look at me and behold that which you will
Angel or demon, I hold nothing but my will
Good or ill for you, not even I can say
But I choose to do this anyway
So I beseech you, walk with me lower
The descent can only be made with two
Who despise each other as much as two
People could ever want or hope to
And
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Medusa, a Girl Violated and Used in Life and Death
You were not born a monster;
You were among the fairest of daughters,
Honey-tressed, a chaste priestess
Of Athena, a maiden goddess.
Unwisely, you boasted that you were fairer
Than even Athena, incurring her anger
And spite. Was it for such a petty deed
That she betrayed you in your hour of need?
Poseidon saw you and chased you,
Eager to enjoy your body. You fled to
Athena’s temple, praying for safety.
But he violated the shrine and your body.
You screamed for help, but none came.
Athena, instead of answering your prayer,
Was furious that her temple was befouled
And a priestess had broken her vow.
A priestess had broken her vow,
But you had not done it of your own
Will; Poseidon left you with no options
As a powerless mortal and as a maiden.
Athena, the Maiden Goddess of Wisdom,
Justice, and War Strategy dominions,
Who could easily have punished and shamed
Her uncle, strangely thought that you were to blame.
Instead of punishing her uncle for raping you,
Athena acted in spiteful
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I know, I know... it never seems like I'm active on here. Honestly, I am up to a bunch of stuff, but not much worth sharing. This is what I'm working on lately:

:bulletblack: I run a book blog that I post on 3-4 times per week which takes up a huge chunk of my time.
:bulletred: Because of my blog I'm constantly reading and reviewing books (so far I've read 8 of my 30 book goal for 2017!)
:bulletblack: I post 2-3 pictures everyday on #bookstagram on Instagram (check out my pictures here: www.instagram.com/taylorfenner…)
:bulletred: I just finished up a book cover for an author which has taken up a good chunk of this month to work on. (I think it looks great personally)
:bulletblack: This month I set a goal to:
            :bulletred: Revise my NaNoWriMo 2016 Project (Check)
            :bulletred: Self-Edit the following projects before sending off to my regular editor:
                                :bulletblack: Eternal Fire (Eternals Trilogy 2.5, An Eternals Trilogy Novelette) (Check)
                                :bulletblack: Through the Fog (Eternals Trilogy #3) 
                                :bulletblack: My Untitled NaNoWriMo 2016 Project (A Standalone High Fantasy / Fairy Tale Retelling)
            :bulletred: Come up with a title for my untitled NaNoWriMo 2016 Project 
            :bulletred: Pick an idea from my list of story ideas and begin outlining the story (Idea Check! Outlining... not so much)

So as you can see I'm keeping busy and turning into a huge workaholic. To keep up on my day to day stuff look me up on the following places (if you want):
      Facebook: www.facebook.com/taylorfennerw… 
      Twitter: www.twitter.com/taylorfenner
      Blog: taylorfenner.blogspot.com
      Monthly Newsletter: eepurl.com/bQXtEj
  • Listening to: Private Parts by Halestorm
  • Reading: The Night Sister by Jennifer McMahon
  • Watching: House Hunters

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I thought I was special.
I thought I was your girl.
I thought when you said you loved me you were being sincere.

I've given you nearly five years.
That's all of my twenties.
While friends have been on dates and having fun,
I've been sitting by my phone dreaming of when we could finally be together.

You told me you wanted to marry me.
You told me you wanted a family with me.
You made me believe we were forever.

I understood your kinks,
Hell some of yours are my own too.
But tonight you fucked up,
Talk to her, you urged -
The girl you're sleeping with.

Play nice, you advised,
Hoping we'd 'bond.'
Well, its been a very illuminating evening.
I've learned I'm not special at all...

That everything you told me about her you told her about me,
That everything I thought you confided in me about,
Was merely a ploy,
To make me feel vulnerable toward you.

I was comforted by your fucking mistress!
She told me to stay with you,
Because I've been with you longer,
Because I need you more than I need oxygen.

But the question is:
Do you really love me?
Or is that a ploy too?
Your lies cut like knives
So I found out my boyfriend's secret tonight. I feel hurt and betrayed and so freaking stupid. My boyfriend has been messing around on me for 2-3 YEARS and I believed him when he told me he loved me. This other girl literally had to comfort me and the worst part is that she and I actually have a lot in common and I think that under different circumstances we could be really great friends. She told me to stay with him. To talk things over with him. I don't know anymore. I don't know anything anymore. :'(
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I know, I know... it never seems like I'm active on here. Honestly, I am up to a bunch of stuff, but not much worth sharing. This is what I'm working on lately:

:bulletblack: I run a book blog that I post on 3-4 times per week which takes up a huge chunk of my time.
:bulletred: Because of my blog I'm constantly reading and reviewing books (so far I've read 8 of my 30 book goal for 2017!)
:bulletblack: I post 2-3 pictures everyday on #bookstagram on Instagram (check out my pictures here: www.instagram.com/taylorfenner…)
:bulletred: I just finished up a book cover for an author which has taken up a good chunk of this month to work on. (I think it looks great personally)
:bulletblack: This month I set a goal to:
            :bulletred: Revise my NaNoWriMo 2016 Project (Check)
            :bulletred: Self-Edit the following projects before sending off to my regular editor:
                                :bulletblack: Eternal Fire (Eternals Trilogy 2.5, An Eternals Trilogy Novelette) (Check)
                                :bulletblack: Through the Fog (Eternals Trilogy #3) 
                                :bulletblack: My Untitled NaNoWriMo 2016 Project (A Standalone High Fantasy / Fairy Tale Retelling)
            :bulletred: Come up with a title for my untitled NaNoWriMo 2016 Project 
            :bulletred: Pick an idea from my list of story ideas and begin outlining the story (Idea Check! Outlining... not so much)

So as you can see I'm keeping busy and turning into a huge workaholic. To keep up on my day to day stuff look me up on the following places (if you want):
      Facebook: www.facebook.com/taylorfennerw… 
      Twitter: www.twitter.com/taylorfenner
      Blog: taylorfenner.blogspot.com
      Monthly Newsletter: eepurl.com/bQXtEj
  • Listening to: Private Parts by Halestorm
  • Reading: The Night Sister by Jennifer McMahon
  • Watching: House Hunters
Hey, everyone!
   
    I've been pretty inactive lately, but I'm definitely being creative while I'm gone. This year I'm participating in my second year of NaNoWriMo. 

    My project this year is a Young Adult High Fantasy Fairy Tale Retelling of one of my favorite childhood fairy tales. This originally was not the project I was going to work on but this one grabbed ahold of me and demanded to be put in front of everything else. 

    Despite all of my outlining and planning (and knowing where ultimately the story needs to go) this story has pulled me in and poured out of me, surprising me in the most interesting ways. The goal of NaNoWriMo is to write 50,000 words by the end of November but I passed 50k last Friday (November 18). I'm now just passed the 55,100 mark after taking a little break over the weekend. I'm thinking I have maybe 5,000-10,000 more words left before this novel is finished but with what I expect to be a large chapter coming up, we'll see if it doesn't come out to just a little more than that. I'm really excited about this one, I really think it's one of the better projects I've put forth and definitely one of the ones I've been most passionate about.

    Are you participating in NaNoWriMo? With about 8 days and 30 minutes left, how far are you into your project? Is the writing flowing or are you finding yourself stuck at a certain section? Either way, I know you can do it, so keep going! 
  • Listening to: If I Had A Heart by Fever Ray
  • Reading: Nemesis by Anna Banks
  • Watching: Accidental Obsession
Twas The Night Before Halloween
Something I came up with for Halloween. Instead of Twas the Night Before Christmas, there's a more chilling Twas the Night Before Halloween! 


HAPPY HALLOWEEN EVERYONE!
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It's time for Paranormal-Artists' FOURTH ANNUAL HALLOWEEN CONTEST and for the first time we have a theme! By popular vote this year's theme will be...
                                         

DARK FAIRY TALES


     Fairy Tale retellings are hugely popular lately, especially in the literary world. So this Halloween season I want you to pick a fairy tale (any fairy tale, get creative and do some research... maybe you can unearth some obscure fairy tale that not many people remember) and give it a twist. Maybe Sleeping Beauty was put to sleep for the protection of the people. Perhaps the beast in Beauty and the Beast was a horrifying bloodthirsty monster. You get the idea. 

      The contest folder "DARK FAIRY TALES CONTEST 2016" will be open for entries from now untilNoon CST on OCTOBER 30, 2016. Winners will be announced at MIDNIGHT ON HALLOWEEN

     RULES:
     Death You MUST be a member of Paranormal-Artists to enter the contest.
     Pumpkin Please submit your entries to the “DARK FAIRY TALES CONTEST 2016” Folder. Entries submitted to any other folder will not be considered. 
     Braaaaains... Only one submission per person, please!
     Pumpkin All submissions must be new and created for the contest.
     Death All submissions must mention the group, this contest, and the theme in the artist's comments.
     Pumpkin Submissions can be in any medium of your choosing (Short Stories, Poems, Drawings, Photographs, Photomanipulations, etc.) as long as your creation has something to do with the theme. 

   PRIZES:
   1st Place:
    25 Points
    A Feature in :icontaylorfenner:'s (my) Journal and my blog (taylorfenner.blogspot.com)
    An ebook copy of my most recent Paranormal Romance novel, OUT OF DARKNESS

   2nd Place:
     15 Points
     A Feature in :icontaylorfenner:'s Journal and my blog (taylorfenner.blogspot.com)
     The opportunity to name a character in my upcoming novel

   3rd Place: 
      10 Points
      A Feature in :icontaylorfenner:'s Journal and my blog (taylorfenner.blogspot.com)
      A llama from :icontaylorfenner:

      All winners will also be featured at :icondeviantsgallery:

     At this time I'm actively seeking prize donations. I wish my contributions could be more but things are tight right now, hence my creative alternative to point prizes. If you would like to donate please either note :icontaylorfenner: or note the group! Anything can count as a prize: DA Subscriptions, Points, Artwork Commissions, Prints, Books, Features, Llamas...ANYTHING! 

    Also, be sure to check out :iconprettyflour:'s "A Monster Calls" Prose Contest! Details can be found here: 
Prettyflour's A Monster Calls Prose ContestHey, everyone! Later this week I'll be announcing our annual Halloween contest but in the meantime, our awesome group member :iconprettyflour: is holding a Halloween contest of her own. Here are the details:
Hello, everyone!
Welcome to Prettyflour's Halloween of Horrors!
Fall is here. Leaves are turning.
Apples and pumpkins are EVERYWHERE.
Halloween is right around the corner.
It's time for scary stories.
It's time for a contest!
A Monster Calls.
This is a literature contest.
Show me a monster in prose.
Scare me. Thrill me.
Tell me a monstrous tale!
The deadline for this contest is 10/30/2016.
Note me :iconprettyflour: with your submission.
Please mention this contest in your comments.
New work for this contest please.
Only prose please (1000 word limit).
Be scary! Be creative! Show me a monster!
Winners. There will be two.
1st prize gets
400 points, a scary short story by me, and a feature in  :iconpoeticalcondition:, :iconpoets-and-warriors:, :iconflashfictionlives: and :icon

      
Good luck and happy creating!
  • Reading: Stealing Snow by Danielle Paige
  • Watching: Murder, She Wrote

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Hey, I'm Taylor Fenner. I'm an author of young adult paranormal romance novels. My novels The Haunting Love and Finding Elizabeth are now available in ebook and paperback on Amazon, Barnes and Noble, and Kobo. I'm also into photography, fashion design, and drawing. I love horror movies, so don't be weirded out if I mention that I watch them a lot! :)

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muirart Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks for the fave :)
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You're welcome! :)
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Thank you for the favorite :blackflame: 
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You're welcome!
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Larathain Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2016
Happy birthday! May it be a day of perfect weather and joyful bliss! One you'll enjoy to often offer reminisce.
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:wave: Thanks for the fave, it's truly appreciated. :)
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Thanks for the fav on my Gothic Romance New Years card!
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