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his pledge to her

his pledge to her.

I will kill the spiders. I will share my fries with you when you’ve finished all yours and are still hungry. I won’t ever pop my collar. I will never be rude to your tummy- when I hear it growl and gurgle, I promise to bend down and reply respectfully. I will eat the mushrooms when we order the supreme pizza. I will kiss the paper cuts. And the door-slammed finger. And the counter-bumped hip. I’ll try my hardest not to get annoyed when you whisper questions and comments during movies. I will be the big spoon. I will let you win at wrestling. Sometimes. Other times I will not. I will go faster. Harder. I will pull when you want. And tease you when you don’t. I will send you random txts and leave you silly gifts. not always. Not on schedule. Just whenever I want to. Whenever I think you need one. Or seven. I will check your tire pressure. And remind you to take your car in. I will hold your hand. I will love you. I will love you. I will love you.

(found on tumblr. i got a little choked up, ngl)

Writer's Block: Timeless tales

What were your favorite books as a child, and why?

anything maurice sendak:
outside over there
in the night kitchen
where the wild things are

etc etc

also graeme base's books:
the 11th hour

those are the ones that stick out to me the most, from early childhood.

Writer's Block: Love stinks

Which song would you pick to describe your romantic life, and why?

"you and me" by dave matthews band.

Writer's Block: One for the bucket list

What is something you've always wanted to do, but haven't yet done?

"There are very few human beings who receive the truth, complete and staggering, by instant illumination. Most of them acquire it fragment by fragment, on a small scale, by successive developments, cellularly, like a laborious mosaic."

~Anais Nin

Writer's Block: Songs of summer

What are the three all-time greatest summer songs?

boys of summer - don henley
summa time - fresh prince
everybody wants to rule the world - tears for fears

california gurls is dreadfully appealing, i'm afraid. just sayin. it makes me want to stand up in a moving jeep and act idiotic on my way to the beach with an ice cream in one hand and a beer in the other.

jammin - bob marley. 

stay (wasting time) and dancing nancies - dave matthews band.

are you in - incubus

memories - talib kweli

2010 Age of Edward

The Age of Edward 2010

Chances are you remember this contest from the summer of 2009. It was a great success, giving authors old and new a chance to participate in a wholly unique sort of oneshot contest: writing an Edward from a particular historical era.

This year the contest commenced on August 15th and will run until September 30th, at which point all entries must be submitted.

Winners will be announced October 15, 2010.

There are two categories: literotica and young adult (for those who don’t write smut and for those who do). Also, canon will be included this time, albeit judged separately from the AH entries.

More info, visit
www.ageofedward.com and check out the 2010 Criteria page.

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Good luck!