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They covered you with roses. Finally.
I'm so happy I managed to get this done in time =)
Ages ago, I saw this contest: [link] and I knew I wanted to join ^^
It's run by :iconmode-de-vie: and :icondeath-by-romance: and I mean, what a *great* challange for me of many words, lol.
To write a story just using six words.

But the real reason I had time issue was the illustration part of the contest.
First I had to figure out what to write and then what to illustrate. -_-;

Thankfully, the story I finally settled on gave me a pretty obvious choice of illustration. ^^
The painting is a rushed one. Ignore the weird parts and go with the "pretty flower" way of thinking ^w^

I used some of :iconredheadstock:'s brushes that you can find here: [link]
Sooo, obviously I'm usually not a woman of few words... lol
Let me know what you think of this attempt ;)
I tried to write something that could be interpretted in more than one way.

Now I'm off again! See ya'll later :heart: If this comment makes no sense to you it's because I'm really stressed right now, lol.

Countdown one day left!! :heart:
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:iconthornofadesertrose:
ThornOfADesertRose Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2010
I love this :heart:
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:iconmpmg:
MPMG Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2010
Thank you!
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:iconakitos:
akitos Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I loved it !! :love:
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:iconmpmg:
MPMG Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2010
Naww, I'm glad, thank you. :aww:
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:iconakitos:
akitos Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:giggle:
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AriesNamarie Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Somehow this really moved me
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:iconmpmg:
MPMG Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2010
Hope it didn't push you ;) (sorry for bad humour!)
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:iconariesnamarie:
AriesNamarie Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Haha good one :D
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RetakeThisWorld Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Love this flash fiction piece. :)
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:iconmpmg:
MPMG Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2010
:aww: Cool, thanks!
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:iconlitle-dragon:
litle-dragon Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
wait what? THATS A PAINTING, HOLY gawd thats pure skill and talent!
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:iconmpmg:
MPMG Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2010
Roses are amongst my most doodled subject :giggle: Practice will lead to something good.
Glad you like!
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:iconlitle-dragon:
litle-dragon Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
XD
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:iconitti:
Itti Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Where's the illustration? :confused:
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:iconmpmg:
MPMG Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2010
:confused: Well, I see it, just above the writing.
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:iconitti:
Itti Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
How weird, that wasn't showing for me at all when I was here the other day. And the painting's stunning!
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daisyrainbowflorrie Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2009
This really reminds me of Antigone, of her struggle to give her brother the burial rights he deserves. Of course in Antigone the finally is debatable...
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:iconmpmg:
MPMG Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2009
That's a huge compliment :D
Thank you!
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daisyrainbowflorrie Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2009
Glad to be of..complimentariness?
:D
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:iconmpmg:
MPMG Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2009
:giggle:
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:iconathalour:
Athalour Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2009   General Artist
Well done - I love how ambiguous this is.
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:iconmpmg:
MPMG Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2009
:D
Thank you!
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kibirkstele Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
Well worth the win, and illustration is gorgeous! I thought its a picture, and not a painting... XD
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:iconmpmg:
MPMG Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2009
:D Thank you!

If you don't mind me asking. I've had several people favourite this today, where did you come across it? *is curious since it's kinda old*
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:iconkibirkstele:
kibirkstele Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
Annual Six Word Contest is aloof again :D
And this is the winner from last year, right?
So =mode-de-vie posted it in her journal with the info for this year's contest. :)
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:iconmpmg:
MPMG Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2009
Ahhhh, thank you :D I had been wondering.
I actually came third I think :lol: I honestly don't remember.

Maybe I should do this again this year. Was a fun contest.
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:iconkibirkstele:
kibirkstele Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
No problem.
Second. There were only 2 places :D
Yeah, to beat everyone again, lol.
Yeah, it looks fun and challenging. It took me a year to start writing short stories that are kinda short, I'm not sure how I could get a story into 6 words... :D
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MPMG Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2009
I thought the same thing when I started last year. Writing short is bloody hard, lol.
But I'm sure you'll manage. I mean, I did :D
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Eefera Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2009
This rocks my socks. Absolute brilliance.
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:iconmpmg:
MPMG Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2009
:D Thank you! Glad you liked it!
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PrestonMeyers Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2008
now THAT's a story! fantastic. :+fav:
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:iconmpmg:
MPMG Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2008
Such a sweet thing to say ^^
Thanks very much!
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darkn2ght Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2008
omg, that's a painting? am so bowled over! thought it was photography! love your use of words, esp the finally:).
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:iconmpmg:
MPMG Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2008
Thanks! (crappy word to convey how thrilled I am, sorry, lol)
:D
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Xero-Vortex Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2008
I had to say, coming to this picture I was expecting some cheesy love-related thing. When I saw -and read, I thought 'Wow, that was intense.'. I think this is the exact sort of thing that the contest was meant for, a small amount of words that pack a huge punch.

I applaud you for the awesome job! (And congratulations on third place.)
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:iconmpmg:
MPMG Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2008
:bow:
Thank you very much =)
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houstonaxl Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2008
Kinda Sad! Congrats on placing in the Top 3! Here is the [link] to my entry.
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:iconmpmg:
MPMG Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2008
:highfive:
Thanks!
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classic-poet Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2008  Hobbyist Writer
It's a painting? I thought it was a photo! Honestly, I really did.

I really like it... My interpretation would be that a somebody has died.. and there was some investigations... and they couldn't find the cause of death or they couldn't find the killer or something.. and then an answer finally came through, and the person who died was finally able to be laid to rest.

Great job, I wouldn't have thought up of something like this. :)
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:iconmpmg:
MPMG Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2008
Flatter! I like, bring me moar! :giggle:

Love your interpretation! :hug:
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:iconclassic-poet:
classic-poet Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2008  Hobbyist Writer
Lol :XD:

:D Thanks :hug: Though, what did you mean it to be?
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:iconmpmg:
MPMG Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2008
The way I figure it, it's about an actor who never got his/her big break. The one speaking in the story is someone who loved this actor and supported them through it all. Then, years later, when the actor dies the person ponder over the bittersweetness of appriciation coming much too late.
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moonfreak Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2008  Student Interface Designer
Very moving. I like how there's more than one possible implication. ^^
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:iconmpmg:
MPMG Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2008
:D
Thanks for the kind words ^^
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rhythmicStars Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2008  Professional General Artist
Hi! congratulation fellow Winner! ( ^^)b
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:iconmpmg:
MPMG Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2008
Same to you! :highfive:
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thewrongkind Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2008  Professional Photographer
Wow, the painting is amazing! Congratulations on placing in the contest!
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:iconmpmg:
MPMG Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2008
Thanks!
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agateophile Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2008
Everyone seems to assume that this story is about a funeral, but I first interpreted it as the classic crowd approval after a performance. The pianist/singer/harpist/whatever finishes his or her piece, and the crowd cheers wildly, showering the stage with roses.

But I could be wrong. Either way, very nicely done and congratulations to you. I'm showering you with roses, figuratively speaking.
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MPMG Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2008
:hug:
I wondered when someone would read this as something other than a funeral :higgfive: You get a :star: :giggle:

Thank you very much =)
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