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Shopping Trip
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    “Well,” Michael said as he walked Persephone along the makeshift thoroughfare, dodging a cart selling rat corpses and trying to ignore an aggressive palm reader, “we got ye candy. Now we ought to be findin’ Mr. Mortality before the market closes. And we really ought to stop buyin’ things…”
    Barely had the words left his mouth, when Persephone gasped aloud.
    “Michael, look at that knife!!” she squealed, giving his arm a tug and jabbing a finger at a nearby stall.
    “Percy, I don’t think we should be lookin’…”
    But she dragged him toward it anyway.
    “Look, look at it!” she cried, eyes sparkling.
    The knife was old looking and beautiful: elegant, yet sturdy, with a handle decorated with veins of swirling silver and mother of pearl. But the blade itself loo
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Smol Kiss by DarlingWrites Smol Kiss :icondarlingwrites:DarlingWrites 18 12
Mr. Mortality and the Poem
“Are ye Death?” he asked the Tall Man
“Well, yes and no” he said
Is he an angel? A devil? A man?
A scarecrow in black and red?
The deal is made, a contract signed
The quest for Hearts begins
The Irish Boy and his Angel-ish “Friend”
Each seeking his own ends
One longs for Courage, the other for Hope
Both more alike than they know
Their story will start when this story ends
Born of a Ghost Knife’s glow
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Strawberry Angel by DarlingWrites Strawberry Angel :icondarlingwrites:DarlingWrites 13 16 Qatsariel by DarlingWrites Qatsariel :icondarlingwrites:DarlingWrites 19 23 Funeral for a Grim Reaper by DarlingWrites Funeral for a Grim Reaper :icondarlingwrites:DarlingWrites 14 17 Mother and Child by DarlingWrites Mother and Child :icondarlingwrites:DarlingWrites 12 14 Birthday Disappointment by DarlingWrites Birthday Disappointment :icondarlingwrites:DarlingWrites 14 22 The Queen of Luck by DarlingWrites The Queen of Luck :icondarlingwrites:DarlingWrites 7 18 Sacrilege by DarlingWrites Sacrilege :icondarlingwrites:DarlingWrites 8 20 Look What You Made Me Do... by DarlingWrites
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Mr. Mortality and the Heart Collector (Part 1)
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Mr. MacBranain; like any strong, healthy man of 45 in the 1890s, died soon after his arrival in America, leaving behind a very pious widow and ten very pious children.
The eldest of these children, a boy named Michael, was a kindhearted young man, and the sole male provider left to his family. This was a problem for many reasons. One of them being that he’d heard his new home in New York City was a place of darkness, and sin, and depravity, and Michael knew hungry devils surely lurked in its shadows—as any reasonable person would.
Michael was also very superstitious.
But he had made a vow to his father upon his deathbed to be strong and care for his mother and sisters. And although unsure of the first one, he knew he could do his best and try for the second.
Thus, after an appropriately pious time of mourning, Michael kissed his mum and each of his nine sisters (which took some time) and, with his father's rosary clutched to his chest, sto
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Danuta Stachowiak
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United States
ID art by my awesome brother:… :heart:

Hi! I'm Donna Darling. I'm a homeschool graduate, aspiring author, and recreational artist!

I write mostly paranormal and fantasy fiction with occasional trips into mystery or sci-fi. I love history, folklore, and creepy/mysterious/fantastical stuff; perhaps a bit too much for my own good~

My current project (in development) is "Mortality"; the episodic adventures of a young man who finds himself employed as the Grim Reaper's assistant. It'll be a dark, yet also light-hearted gaslamp fantasy with quite a bit of friendship and sweetness!

You can read a test version of the first chapter here:

I believe stories have the power to change the world! But my hope is that one of my stories can change a life. Whether I succeed or not is in God's hands.

Find me on

Feel free to peruse my gallery of mostly-story-related art, and wonder with me when/if I am ever going to improve as a visual artist!

Or you can sit through a barrage of stamps:

raven divider left by SolusNox Fancy Rose Divider F2U by Nerdy-pixel-girl raven divider right by SolusNox

'Philippians 1:21' stamp by rainbeos a Writer is an Artist by phoenixtsukino friends are inspirations stamp by piijenius
Dark and Girly Stamp by StampMakerLKJ i draw creepy things stamp by Hardsara I love kawaii by prosaix
Ghost Stories Stamp by Pockaru Protected by Werewolves stamp by purgatori Stamp - I Heart Dragons by ValkAngie

:iconnorequests: :iconarttradesfriendsonly: :icongiftsfriendsonly:

Black o1 by AngelicHellraiser Black o1 by AngelicHellraiser Black o1 by AngelicHellraiser

Rose divider by Sophibelle Rose divider by Sophibelle Rose divider by Sophibelle

I fav to much by HavickArt ...but I only fave what I truly like. :heart:
I didn't realize that (at least some of) the changes I made to my gallery would stay after my Core membership ended! If I had, I would have spent all month taking advantage! I'm so sorry whoever gave me that Christmas present, I wasted it. ;~;
  • Eating: Strawberry Jello
  • Drinking: The blood and tears of my characters.


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Joyful-sparrow-K Featured By Owner 5 days ago  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Happy Birthday!!! Have a nice dayyyyyyy!Hug  
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DarlingWrites Featured By Owner 5 days ago  Professional Writer
Thank you! :hug:
PaintFeathers Featured By Owner 5 days ago  Student Filmographer
We hope your birthday was MAGNIFICENT and smashing and wonderful!!!!
DarlingWrites Featured By Owner 5 days ago  Professional Writer
THANK you! 'Twas!! :la: :hug:
PaintFeathers Featured By Owner 4 days ago  Student Filmographer
DarlingWrites Featured By Owner 4 days ago  Professional Writer
Aw, It's Persephone!! Thank you so much! 8D :hug:
Foreign-Grid Featured By Owner 5 days ago  Hobbyist Digital Artist

Have a glorious day ma dear <3
DarlingWrites Featured By Owner 5 days ago  Professional Writer
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They-Call-Me-Oddy Featured By Owner 5 days ago  Hobbyist General Artist
Happy Birthday :)
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