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Not Quite Perfect
    Digital beings don’t eat, but for this occasion, I’m pretending. I pick at the food, pushing it around the plate like child trying to convince his parents he tried something. That is what I feel like, a child sitting at the adult table for the first time. I have not had such an experience, but all the literature in my database says that is the closest comparison available.
    The hall is conservatively decorated. This wasn’t a grand party. That was outside in the exhibition halls. Out there, the various companies were showing off the latest and greatest modern technology could create. Self driving cars, faster computers, nano technology for medical research. Everything was on display.
    Except for me. I was special. I didn’t belong out there.
    Sitting across from me is an older man from the defense industry. Half of the creations in the building were made using their work.
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Destinies and Denial
    Once a generation, the Inheritor must come. It is her job to seal away the beast Puriss. It is only by sacrificing her powers that he is kept locked away.
    The Inheritor is not some arbitrary girl, though. No, she is a descendent of the great Morrigan. Long ago, before written history, Morrigan was a powerful sorceress like none the world had seen or would ever see again. She protected the peoples from war, famine, and sickness. When the great beast Puriss descended upon the people, she fought him and locked him away.
    Our world was saved, but at a great price. It took all her power to do so and it would only hold Puriss until her death. When she passed, Puriss would be free. 
    So a spell was cast that ensured that her children, grandchildren, and on would be just as powerful, but that they too would have to seal him away. It was the only way to ensure he did not lay waste to the world.
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FFM 29
    I sat inside the main hall of the temple. Outside, people were reveling in the streets. It was new year’s,  the biggest party of the year.
    I wasn’t celebrating. I was sitting on the floor of an empty temple to the mother goddess Lunen, trying to figure out why. The gods were dead. Priests claimed some were being reborn in mortal bodies, but was that real? People made things up all the time.
    Maybe the gods themselves were made up.
    Made up to justify so many things in the world.
    The gods could never have been real. I’m sure I’m crazy for thinking it, yet it was all I could think of as I stared at the large statue. Sitting there with my hands raised in prayer, I was the image of the most devoted follower. Everyone would be horrified if they knew the truth.
    But her face was burned into my mind. Her last smile before let
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Village of Monsters
    It was said that humans once walked the earth, but few believed the stories. Humans were just monsters made up to scare children into behaving. Ghost stories to tell around the fire at night. Monsters made up to be the bad guy in every story. Leni certainly didn’t believe.
    That was, he didn’t believe until they pulled the body from the river.
    It wasn’t a fox vay like everyone in his village. It wasn’t a vay of any sort. No fur covered its body. It’s feet were flat and strange, though it looked like it could walk upright like them. It had no snout and an odd, pointed nose that was far too small to pick up a scent trail. By all accounts, it was a human straight out of the fairy tales and horror stories.
    Sadly, the human creature was dead when they found it. There was no way to ask it where it came from, but it was pulled from the river. That meant it came from som
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Madness Between Worlds
    The walls moved. It was the first thing I noticed. When I slept, they changed positions. No one seemed bothered by this. Those born here acted as if was normal. Those trapped as I just shrugged it off. Of course the walls moved. This was the madness of the barriers between worlds. What did one expect? And really, moving walls wasn’t that strange was it? I’d adapt they said.
    During the waking time, we wander to find food in this darkness. At night, we settle in one spot and hope we’re all together when we wake. Parents hold children so they are not lost. It is a way of life. Not a good way, but a way. Not for me. Moving walls or not, I was getting out. No labyrinth would hold me. Yet Lydia is so lovely.
    There are no days or nights here. Only darkness. I can’t tell how long its been. Months? Years? Lydia is with child. I can’t allow my ch
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FFM Day 26
    The rules were simple: one child per family. Only one. With more than ten billion people on the planet, it seemed the only fair way to reduce the population.
    But how does one define a family? It was a question debated for a while and ultimately the answer was mother and child. Not father. Only mother could be easily identified unless a database of everyone’s DNA was created. No politician wanted his DNA stored on a database somewhere, of course. Then people might find out just how many affairs and illegitimate children they had. While most knew these men had their own small harems, no one dared say it out loud or even publicly acknowledge it.
    So mother and child it was. As long as each woman only had one child, everything was fine.
    Unless you were the child of someone’s harem.
    And that someone made sure all of the women in his harem worked for him.
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    The dog sits on the edge of the boardwalk. A hat rests next to it. Both look towards the battleship far ahead of them. Back in the parking lot, the car is stopped, waiting. Always waiting. A t-rex, penguin, and rubber ducky sit in the hand of a child who is more interested in playing with them than the piles of cash sitting in front of her.
    And I, here, the lowly and forgotten iron, sit in jail, watching as all my hopes for victory slip away There may be no winner yet, but it is clear that I will be a loser. I always loose no matter who I play.
    God I hate this game.
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Best $500 I ever Spent
    “Who says money can’t buy you happiness,” I said as I hit send. It was done. In a few moments, I would get confirmation. Then my brother would pay.
    Not literally pay. I wasn’t taking money form him. He didn’t even have any money left over after bills and rent and stuff.
    I mean pay as in emotionally. He’d pay for all those years of teasing in school just because I was a little socially awkward. Pay for taking my stuff and giving it back broken or dirty, if he gave it back at all. Pay for the years of making fun of everything I liked, especially those times when he got his friends in on it.
    Now, he was going to feel everything I ever did, because I knew his dirty little secret. I knew what he hid from all his cool friends all throughout high school. All those years of teasing me for liking fantasy games, and here he was secretly playing World of Warcraft.
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Castle Andrewton
    “Castle Andrewton was built with all the best materials and intentions. It was to be a stronghold against the evil Lillians who’d destroyed every home the poor Andrewians ever built.
    “Construction of the walls was quick, but the moat took longer. It was back breaking work out in the baking sun. Frequent respites were needed to keep the workers from over heating.
    “Then halfway through the construction, it was decided that the inside needed to be deeper than the outside. That way, should the walls be breached, it would be a long fall when they got inside. That was the plan, anyway.
    “Sadly, even the best of plans can go awry. Whether it was from bad workmanship or secret sabotage from the Lillians, the walls soon caved in. Water poured into the castle, destroying the hopes and dreams of the innocent Andrewians …”
    “I didn
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A Walk in the Woods
    You’d been looking forward to this camping trip since January. Your friends knew it too, but one by one, they all bailed on you. Upset, but determined, you packed your bags and went anyway. So what if your friends didn’t come. It wasn’t like you were completely alone here. There were other campers and you’d made some friends.
    Today, the weather was perfect. Crisp mountain air breezed through the trees. A few clouds dotted the sky, keeping the weather cool. Grabbing your hat and water bottle, you leave for a morning hike. There are two trails to take. One goes up the mountain. The other leads to the river.
    Walk to the mountain: 1
    Walk to the river: 2
    1) Taking the trail up, you head for the rocky lookout. There is a wonderful old lodge there and if you get there early, there w
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    If given a choice, I never would have wanted to look into the eyes of one of my gods. I wasn’t given a choice, though. This was the quest assigned to me by the high priest to prove my worth as a paladin. Now, here I was in this sleepy village staring into the almost black eyes of a young girl with dark skin and tight curls of hair. A pray of dark freckles on her cheeks formed the constellations of the Holy Mother of All.
    She was the one.
    Since the gods had been slain, we’d been aware that they were being reborn in mortal bodies. In six hundred years, only one had been found and only because he wanted to be. This child was the second and only because of the freckles on her face. It wasn’t natural, we’d heard. Staring at her face, I could see it was true.
    The girl smiled at me, not knowing who I was or why I was there. She couldn’t have been more than four or five
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Dark Woods
    Going through the Dark Woods at night was not exactly what you’d call my best decision. I mean, they called it the Dark Woods, for goodness sakes. It was dark, even in the daytime, and for some stupid reason, I decided I’d walk through it close to dark. Now I was stumbling around in the dark without a torch or fire spell to my name.
    The strong, musty smell of rotting leaves permeated the air. These were not the thin, well traveled woods I was used to. No one was cleaning these out.
    They weren’t quiet either. For as dark as they were, you’d think they would be quiet, but no. There were sounds all around me. It was why I was too afraid to stop. I had nothing to start a fire with. I swear, I brought some before I started this quest, but then I ended up in these ruins with some vampire and I lost my bag and torch and …
    Well, it’s a long story. 
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Running in the Woods
    I wasn’t planning on running naked through the woods. It’s just I didn’t want to be caught by her father.
    Her father that trained vicious attack dogs.
    I shouldn’t have snuck in last night. I shouldn’t have made out with her.
    I really shouldn’t have stayed after and fallen asleep.
    Some might say lesson learned, but I’m guessing those people aren’t currently being chased through the woods by dogs.
    While naked.
    Man, I really hate bushes. Their branches are freaking sharp.
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Mother's Arms
    My mother’s hands weren't a woman’s hands. They were too big and strong, flexed and well muscled as the cradled my one year old brother, Liam. Given the way she squirmed, I could tell Mom’s back ached. Still she stood, rocking back and forth, humming my brother ’s favorite lullaby.
    I tried to keep watching, but the mind of a four year old can pay attention for only so long. My eyes hurt and I wanted to go out and play. Not right now, Mom had said.
    Liam had been crying, but he was quiet now. His eyes were closed. His breathing was shallow. He was asleep.
    I knew why I couldn't go out, but I was as four. I wanted to go. Outside, it was hot. It was the middle of June after all. The sprinkler was in the middle of the backyard, begging to be turned on and run through. Why couldn't I go out there for just ten minutes, or even just five? Liam would still be asleep when I came
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No One Survives the Butterflies
    Allie wasn't sure how she got there, but she knew she didn't want to stay. This small mountain cabin was a bone biting cold even with a fire going. The wind outside had been wailing since she arrived. The snow came up to her knees, making gathering wood for the meager fire difficult.
    Most of all, she didn't want to stay because these people she woke up next to were all crazy.
    The two men said they'd been there for years, but she wasn't sure she believed that. According to them, the snow never melted and the wind never let up. That didn't seem possible. Spring had to come eventually. Sure, they must have been there a long time, but not years. Allie refused to believe that.
    Then there was the ranting about giant insects. Butterflies were brought up a lot. The two told horror stories about the butterflies. They were out of their minds. It was the only sane conclusion.
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Cake or Death
    This was it. The point of no return.
    The two ninja warriors sat on opposite sides of the table. Negotiations had broken down. The was no way out of this. War was the only solution. A battle to the death. Winner take all. The loser would be left humiliated in the dirt for everyone to see.
    This wasn’t how either wanted this to go. They were brothers after all. It wasn’t right for brothers to fight, but neither would back down.
    They’re brown eyes locked. No words needed to be said. Each knew how the other thought. They had been brothers all their lives. They shared everything, from a birthday to the same little spray of freckles.
    But this was too much. There was no sharing this.
    “Oh for god’s sakes, boys. Just cut the last piece of cake in half,” Mom exclaimed as she brought over a knife. She cut the cake in hal
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B. "Tealya" Lord
Artist | Hobbyist | Varied
United States
I am a writer and hobby artist who is currently working on getting her first book put out. Most of my art is digital, though I have been branching out, getting back into ink and charcoals as well as experimenting with some pastels and watercolors.

My first book, Kithryn Mythrin Book 1: Magic, Mystics, and Mayhem, is about a mythrin named Kit who is dragged into an assassination plot of the prince of Mertia where the only people not trying to him are those that would benefit most. Chaos (and some hilarity) ensues as Kit tries to decide if it is really worth her time and neck to save this prince. I'm hoping to have the book out in September. In the mean time, you can read more about the characters and the world at my website:

I also run two webcomics: and Feel free to check those out.


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Link8312 Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2018
Hello, I wandered in here after reading your webcomics... do you plan to go back to them someday? Aspecially as you left both of them on cliffhangers...
Tealya Featured By Owner 15 hours ago  Hobbyist General Artist
I would like to, and I've been trying, but finding time is hard these days. I work more than full time right now most of the week and i'm exhausted at the end of the day. Most of the time I just want to crawl in bed after work. I'm trying to get back into drawing and I've considered redoing Tainted as a written book (since finding five minutes to write is often easier than finding a few hours to draw). For the moment, the comics are on the back burner until I can get to a more financially stable point in my life where I have more time and less money concerns. I'm glad you like them and it's nice to know some people did enjoy them. It's why I keep trying to find the time for them.
annasandalaki Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you for Llama :) (Smile) 
Idlewings Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
thank you for the fave <3 
rosepeonie Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2015  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you for the +watch! Lily's Rainbow Box
Professor-R Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2015  Hobbyist
Thanks so much for the watch!:)
ARVEN92 Featured By Owner May 29, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks for the watch :)
Minuya Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2015
Thank you very much for faving my Slayers comic :)
Take care!
iMeltedCrayon Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Thank you for the fav! :highfive:
mnmccarthy Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Thanks for the Llama!
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nightrhino Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you for the fave. Appreciate it :)
DeviantLadyAshley Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2012
Still wondering, if you're around and have time to respond.
Tealya Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Sent you a note
AmeliadosSantos Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
thanks for the fav!
SmallCreationsByMel Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2012
Thank you for the watch!! :D
DeviantLadyAshley Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2012
A friend and I were wondering what's up with squffies, and whether its coming back. Seems like updates stopped and it died =/.
ritter99 Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2012
Thanks for the fav!
The7thMuse Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks a bunch for the fav!
KiraTakuto Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2011   Photographer
Thank you so much for the :+fav: on my tutorial :love:
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