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A group for writers of all things Prose.
Prose:- (n) Ordinary writing as distinguished from verse.

:star::bulletred::star:PLEASE READ:star::bulletred::star:


:bulletblue::bulletwhite::bulletblue: Please ONLY SUBMIT PROSE :bulletblue::bulletwhite::bulletblue:
:bulletred::bulletyellow::bulletred: Poetry can go into My-Soul-Bleeds-Ink which is our sister group. :bulletred::bulletyellow::bulletred:

:star::star: In case you misread or simply didn't read the above, I will repeat :star::star:


:bulletblue::bulletwhite::bulletblue:Please ONLY SUBMIT PROSE :bulletblue::bulletwhite::bulletblue:
:bulletred::bulletyellow::bulletred: Poetry can go into My-Soul-Bleeds-Ink which is our sister group. :bulletred::bulletyellow::bulletred:

:new: Contest Promise

:new: We will definitely be holding a contest in October - a Halloween one - with nice prompts. What we do need, however, are nice prizes and nice judges.
There are two open spaces for judges. If you think you can judge the contest, note MagicalJoey with a note aptly titled. Judges cannot win but can enter for fun.
Prize donations: Anybody can donate a prize and still enter to win. You can donate: subscriptions, points, critiques, features, llamas, prints, DA merchandise, custom poetry, prose, drawings, chibis, etc. Real money, books...anything. If you have any queries or you are thinking of donating a prize please note MagicalJoey with a note aptly titled.

Calling Poetry Critics

Or those who want to be

Our sister-group, GrammarNaziCritiques , is looking for more critics to join their team. They are looking specifically for poetry critics at the moment, but all are welcome.
:star: Critics can submit their own work for critique.
:star: Critics need only do a minimum of 2x critiques per month. More is welcome though.
SO contact MagicalJoey by note if you wish to join the critic team. There are many fun people there and you will be welcomed.

Calling Prose Writers

Our sister group, GrammarNaziCritiques , is running low on pieces to critique; specifically prose pieces. Remember to read the group rules before submitting, especially the ones mentioning ‘questions’, ‘summaries’ and ‘multiple chapters’. The rules are the red-pointed bullets while the philosophy is the blue-pointed bullets.

Looking for First-Chapter Readers?

Front-2-Back is a new sister group aiming to see if your first chapter is as page-turning as you think it is. Comment on at least two pieces that are already in the group and you can submit your work to us (one work for every two comments) to have your work commented on. Come and find out if your story is a page-turner or page-burner.

Contest Promotions

I know that there are many other Lit. Groups out there. If any that you are involved in are hosting a contest, please note the group, this group, with information regarding the contest. I will promote them and may enter myself. Remember this is for prose contests only.


I urge you to ask them via group note. Us admins are here to help you.

Ciao for now
More Journal Entries

Halloween Contest Winners and Christmas Contest Entries


:bulletred:Spirit of Autumn BY: ReallyLostMyMind
:bulletorange: Colorful Dreams BY: SammyJolt
:bulletyellow: Absolute Power BY: Ezri-Krios
:bulletgreen: The Autumn Princess BY: Arashi-no-Ryuujin



By: Ezri-Krios

Spirit of AutumnThey say that he comes with the red of the leaves.
They say that sometimes he can be seen, sometimes he can only be heard, and occasionally you can feel him.
They say that he’s a thief, a hero, the ghost of a drowned man; that he was ignored for years and slowly faded away. That if you acknowledge him he’ll smile and leave you a present, or that he’ll bring a vicious wind and drive you out of the park.
They say that once he stole the wallet of a visiting dignitary, that once he returned the purse that had been stolen from a young woman earlier that day, that he wanders around in search of his girlfriend.
If you stand still long enough in the fog, he’ll climb on you and perch atop your head watching the people go by, as he does with the statues.
Some say that he’s 15, others say that he’s 30. They say he a junkie, a stranger that got lost, a student at the local college. They say that he travels the country during the rest of the year. They tell you t

By: ReallyLostMyMind

Honorable Mentions:

Colorful DreamsColorful Dreams
I crawled up from my place of sleeping and looked outside. The leaves of their many colors waved to wish me a good morning. I walked outside into the cool, crisp air of the fall weather. This was my favorite time of the year. I walked out and began my walk through the woods.
It was still early in the morning, and there was fog on the ground outside. Fortunately, I was still able to see the beautiful leaves on the trees. I walked along a path humans usually walked on. It was too soon for them to be out, so I had nothing to worry about. I looked up at the waving leaves. The beautiful hues of red and orange filled the air with a sense of life and joy. I loved that the most beautiful colors of the year come to pass right before the cold, harsh winter.
I walked along and remembered I still had a lot of food left to eat before I went to sleep for the winter. I looked around to find something to eat. I found a decent amount of berries, and ate them before continuing my walk.
by SammyJolt
The autumn princessThe autumn princess stretched her hand upon the quiet forest, turning the leaves into vibrant shades of gold, red, and orange. Her auburn hair flowed gently in the crisp September wind. Down below the ant diligently collected food for the winter. Whilst his companion the grasshopper danced and played a merry tune on his fiddle.
Jack Frost whistled a merry tune as he spread the first winter frost upon the fallen leaves. He kept the princess company as she finished her own work of brining in the autumn season. The farmers harvested their crops that had grown during the reign of the princesses of spring and summer. Now they need prepared for the coming of father winter
With a smile the autumn princess watched as the suns last rays illuminated her handy work. The trees shown with brilliant colors, the harvest was prepared, and soon the first signs of winter would come. For now however, everyone would enjoy the beauty that the autumn princess had brought.
by Arashi-no-Ryuujin


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whitestormclouds Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2014
How active are the people in this group?
MagicalJoey Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2014   Writer
There are always submissions in the box. Why?
whitestormclouds Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2014
Yes checking, I'm always worried I'll join a dead group where I'm the only active user. I like to make sure ahead of time that people are still hanging around...
MagicalJoey Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2014   Writer
There is always that worry I suppose.
TheBadLieutenant Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2014  Hobbyist Writer


There will be a 300 Dollar Total Prize moneys awarded
This will a predicament peril story using my OC's as the primary characters ...The story needs to be a full story with at least three full pages...the story should contain but not limited to at least one villain. The story should follow the rules, powers and weakness of Teen Fire and Teen Frost...see group for more detail...

Fate4Destiny Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2014  Student Writer
Where do I put poetry-like stuff? Free verse and all of that.
I think we may need a poetry folder :)
MagicalJoey Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2014   Writer
This is a prose only group, poetry can go to our sister group My-Soul-Bleeds-Ink
Fate4Destiny Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2014  Student Writer
Okay then :)
mmpratt99 Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2014  Professional General Artist
Thank you again!
mmpratt99 Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2013  Professional General Artist
Thank you for adding more of The Basement of Doom chapters :)  Much appreciation!
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