O. Henry ProblemsCrystalline sunlight shone down from the baby blue sky. Clusters of birds penetrated the air, sending shrill cries all around. The ground below was covered in a sprawling city, not too big and not too small. Trees sporting fresh green leaves popped up all over the grid. A lazy river dozed alongside the town; the very thing that had, two hundred years ago, been the central for of trade and communication for the now- boisterous city. Through the people milling about, two strolled along together along a sidewalk in the inner- city.A dark haired young woman walked along the side of a similar young man, each laughing back and forth. The girl wore frayed cutoff shorts, worn out Converse, and a T- shirt covered in an olive green vest. Her melodious laughter rang about the streets, bringing a smile to the faces of others. The man was clad in cargo shorts, equally tousled shoes, and a faded gray shirt. Around his neck hung an old acoustic Yamaha guitar which he strummed occasionally."Kit," th
Yellow Notes Part oneSofia took a deep breath as the GRTC bus pulled off the side of the curb; no one had followed them. She couldn't shake the sense of paranoia that overcame her. It wasn't as though she actually did expect to be followed; why would anyone have a reason to? Even still, she sat on the edge of her seat as the bus rattled up a cobble- stone Main street. Her dripping hair had soaked her shirt through and through and was now causing incesant shivers to rattle her body.Glancing over, she caught sight of Hayfield nervously fumbling with the yellow letter that Mrs. Huxely had mysteriously passed on. She longed to open it, to read it and discover its meaning. No, she told herself, we must wait for a safer place. Although it was nearly 9:30 p.m. already, there were still numerous passangers. For instance, the hushed black woman in the dark green frock, the young college student tired after a tedious day at VCU, the clean- shaven business man in a dark suit, the tall, dark yet pale
Paper PeopleIt often becomes a known fact that we shape and grow our lives around the material world. Frequently, we lose sight of the truly spectacular things in life. So wrapped up we are that we fail to grasp the things we should hold most dear. Quite quickly, we begin to resemble a ling chain of paper cutouts; exactly the same, never a flaw in the endless replication.There are, however, breaks in this perpetual chain, just as there are small mutations in a strand of DNA. Though the breaks are slight and miniscule, they cause an effect on the world as great as the loss of one single nucleotide. Very few though they are, they have slowly begun their own movement, their own society, in which they live their lives as they are meant to be lived. It may seem as though these people live on their own planet or a place unknown to the remaining population of Earth. However, seldom are they given the chance to be with their own kind. When they meet, the results are always positive and have the potential
Obsessed with InceptionTen Ways You Know You are Obsessed with 'Inception':10. You have a sudden fetish for architecture.9. You start carrying around a silver briefcase and tell all your friends, when they ask what's inside, that it's classified dream business.8. Mal sabatoges all of your dreams.7. You fling yourself off a building because the kick will wake you up, right???6. 7-47's become your favorite aircraft to fly in.5. Men in three-piece suits are the only things that attract you.4. All the history in your computer has one word in common: 'dream'.3. When someone asks you what your line of business is, you reply, "Subconscious extraction. Yours?"2. Before going to bed, you make a point to use the restroom for fear of it raining while you sleep.1. You go to the train station and ask for a ticket to "Where You Hope You Will Go-ville"
Free Plushie Patterns OnlineHere's a collection of links to sites outside of DeviantArt where you can find free plushie patterns. There are well over two hundred choices, so you're sure to find something you like.However, if you can't find exactly what you're looking for, try adapting one of the patterns. For example, a tiger can easily be turned into a lion, an elephant into a woolly mammoth, an elf into a goblin, or combine the upper half of a mermaid with the lower half of a pony to get a centaur.Note: some pages may need to be translated or require sign-up to view free patterns.Check out Pattern-Depot for stuffed toy and costume patterns here on DeviantArt.BEARSUnjointed Patchwork Teddy Bear by McCall'sQuilt Fabrics Teddy Bear