"Volunteer Picks" is a monthly feature curated by volunteers of the Community Relations team which showcases deviations relating to three themes. This month's themes are Flight, Escape and Time.
To Dream of FallingI dream of falling.
It's not a dream common to angels. After all, we have a pair of wings--or two or three--and we can use them. We float upon the air, dance among the stars, shape the clouds with our breath, and so on. All that lovely wordplay to describe an indescribable. A joy, a graceless power. Flight.
Humans dream of it often, I am told. It makes sense. They have no wings save for what they create with their hands. Airplanes, hang gliders, helicopters. Kites. They are obsessed with the sky, more so than the angels themselves, many of whom will fly three thousand miles rather than walk across the street.
And yet I dream of falling.
And in my dreams, I always start out as what I am--a bookish secretary pushed into a role never intended for him--and I always end as a human.
And the first thing I feel is falling.
Sometimes I jump off the edge of one of the Heavens.
To Dream of Falling by ~MoreaGaara
Selected by ^neurotype
Learning How to Fly
Help me, stop me falling,
I dont want to die.
I want to stop this falling,
Teach me how to fly.
Dance among the shadows,
Tease the pale grey dawn,
Let me stay forever,
Learning how to soar.
Take me away, way up high,
Where flying feels like falling
And to fall, it seems,
Learning How to Fly by ~PrettyThings9
Selected by ^3wyl
The Finest Casket (Complete Story)The chandlers, grocers, butchers, clothiers, and every other merchant in Chantsville was yelling in the streets outside the shop where I was studiously working. Their ruckus combined with the bleats and squawks of livestock wandering underfoot, creating a bustling racket that would drive the unfamiliar ear to distraction.
I was used to the noise, however, and I was so engrossed in my work that I would have sworn the world was silent save for the sound of my chisel biting into the oak box before me. Delicate curls fell from my worktable, collecting in small drifts upon the dirt floor.
I stopped to wipe sweat from my face. The pause gave me a moment to step back and survey my work.
Yes, the casket was coming along beautifully. I had mitered the joints meticulously. I had planed it smooth as glass before tracing out the panels on each side. I had spent days, chisel in hand, carving the scenes into it.
It was almost done, and the carved scenes on each side looked alive despite the casket's
The Finest Casket (Complete Story) by ~Roskvape
Selected by ^neurotype