Archives for September 30, 2013

“Dark” International Call For Writers by ArtAscent – Deadline October 31, 2013

The competition theme is Dark. Shadows, expectation, foreboding, mystery, villains, secrets, memories, challenges, hauntings. Show us the darkness you have imagined.

Entries may include fiction, non-fiction, poetry, short stories and other written explorations (up to 1000 words). Previously published or unpublished are eligible. Writers retain copyrights.

$50 cash prize and artist profile feature in ArtAscent Art and Literature Journal for the gold winner. At least 3 additional writers will win publication in ArtAscent Art and Literature Journal including links to your website, promotion on ArtAscent website writer directory, and exposure in social media.

See for submission details and to enter.

The Last To Know

Calls to you were always ignored;

Tears rolling down my cheek hit the floor;

If I gave my all;

Why did you stand and watch me fall;


Gave you the best of me;

But you were never pleased;

Ever ready to up and leave;

I even put you above my family;


Treated you like a queen from the start;

But you never let me near your heart;

Never let down your gaurd;

Made everyday with you so hard;


Never really understood;

Why I was never good;

Kisses were always cold;

Always felt forced when your hand I tried to hold;


Avoided me around your freinds and fam;

Pretended like I was never your man;

Wondering why, could never understand;

If you loved me why was I left feeling abandoned;


Your smile always confused;

Never showing the real you;

Made me believe you felt the way I do;

After a while I discovered out the truth;


You never loved me, I was bieng used;

You were in love with someone new;

I was raised right so I stayed true;

Pretended to be blind so I never hurt you;


But what hurt the most;

Everyone knew that you kept close;

I was the fool;

Yeah I was the last one to know…..