Ever been caught in the storm?
The thunder roll, the wind howls, the rain falls so fast, beating you so hard and muffling your ears, deafening you. It hurts, it is cold, like it comes from inside of your very bones, your whole body shivers involuntary and confusion grabs you hard, not letting you go.
It is the dark and the curtain of rain, that makes you so bewildered and lost in the hell broke loose, just right over your head. It is the fear, the feeling of being abandoned and alone, with feet so deep in the cold, grabbing mud, you just know there is no way out, there is no escape. It is the Nature, set to kill you and remove every trace of your existence. It feels like end.
Of course, watching it all from the window, from the safety of the warm room, well...even though the branches of the trees time to time scratch on the glass panels, as if they want to say: let me in
, it is a quite different thing. Especially with the warm fire dancing in the furnace, few candles lighting the room in warm orange shades and a plate of homemade cake close at hand. Yes, electricity has been cut off by the storm and lightning dances over the sky in wild, unpredictable shapes, but all in all, it is much more comfortable from inside. Much, much comfortable.
It is also a good moment to use the benefits of batteries and mobile devices, so here I am, writing this journal. Long overdue, some might say and wouldn't be totally wrong. I'm much late with many things and won't list you the boring everyday RL, once again. Things happen. Things need to be done, or pull you along this way or the other.
I'm pretty behind with everything and apologies go to all who wait for something from me, from answers on comments, to answers on notes. For some reason my cellphone doesn't work good with dA notes and so, it is hard to keep in touch this way. But I'm working it through somehow.
Now for the interesting part.
What I wanted to repeat once again, is that the contest should be near, now. I keep promising this ever since beginning of last Winter and then keep postponing it, this or that pushing me in some other direction. But it is basically all ready...and so I believe, firmly this time, the contest will start by the end of the week. Maybe even sooner.
So be ready, if you planned entering...the prizes will be my books and maybe something more, but I'm saying nothing, yet.
The theme will be two sided and the contesters will be able to choose which side would they prefer, Day or Night. Simultaneously, writers and poets will have their own branch of the contest, Twilight (not to be related in any way with the books of the same name), so everyone is included. Fun part is those are not the theme of the contest. But I will explain all when the contest begins.
Anyway, there is only one prize for every branch of the contest, Day, Night and the Twilight. You choose for which one you compete and there we go. There will be few more rules, but not to bother you now. Expect all this during the week or on the end of it.
See you soon