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Mr. Chuges was a man that didn't like going astray--he had never strayed from the normality of life and would never plan to, that's for sure. He was a man who would rather expect what would follow to having to deal with surprises and turbulances. Mundane prosaism was enough for him to be satisfied. His appearance gave out that much; mahogany, dull eyes which reflected no light, no life, looked through a pair of perfectly-squared, thick glasses. His lips were usually set on a hard line, their corners never lifting up to even fake a smile. A short, pointed beard covered the tip of his chin, giving him an austere look that made his students flinch in fear. Being wrinkled, his face was the proof he had completed at least fifty years of his life, even though none of them had been eventful. Whenever he spoke, his voice indicated no feeling, no emotion. To one, it sounded like it was emanating from a deep, hollow cell as he narrated today's Latin Lesson. He was lifeless. Moving automatically and speaking automatically, marked and condemned by his callous lack of emotion.

And this troubled Beck. It made him realize how adenoidal and blunt life really was--how much it refrained from all those glorious tales he would see printed in yellow pages when he was a young boy, often characterized by pure adventure that lacked selfishness. More often than not, Beck had wished he would be a part of those stories, accompanying his life with incredible doses of adrenaline and risk. Until recently, having believed that the world was such a place, he had hoped that this moment would come; the time he would get to live. But listening to Mr. Chuges was the proof that such tales were just that: tales.
"Mr. Olivers," Chuges turned his void gaze to Beck, his voice giving away no emotion. "Would you mind translating the text I just gave you?"

Beck looked about him, just realizing he had obviously been given a text. Running a hand through his messy hair, he acquiesced to his teacher's demands.

Beck was no stranger to the feelings that roused deep inside him. Routine, the normality of life was something he had to deal with everyday and, even though a regular course of events made most people happy, Beck found no satisfaction in it. It was unbearable--having no aim, no fate, no destiny. He would often find himself wondering whether those qualms were just a part of growing up. If so, then he did not covet to grow up and settle for the life Mr. Chuges had settled for.

The bell rang.

The corridors of the school suffocated Beck. Something about the way the walls stretched, far higher than his head, standing imposingly over him in tones of dirty viridian, the straight rows of lockets and the indifferent students who wandered aimlessly in the corridors did not seem enough. Unconsciously but deliberately, he kicked the once-pearly-white wall, marking his action with a dusty footprint on it.

Surprise followed his action when the voice of his professor echoed in the empty halls. "All birds are given wings, Mr. Olivers." Beck jumped upon hearing Mr. Chuges voice. "It's just up to them to decide whether they'll use them."

It must have been the first time Beck saw a spark in Mr. Chuges' eyes, but it quickly disappeared as his teacher passed him.

Beck smiled to himself.
I had this idea in my mind for a while. It's just that, sometimes, I see all those sad people in the streets or even school and I wonder to myself; 'Is this what I am growing up to be?', but I found a way to convince myself that it's up to me, so here's this piece. What can I say? I'm a dreamer! :)

Oh my Gosh! A Daily Deviation? Thank you so much, I don't know what to say! I appreciate it so, so much!
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Given 2013-05-10
Of Birds and Wings. by ~Doritos1996 ( Suggested by xlntwtch and Featured by BeccaJS )
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Manouilidis Featured By Owner May 26, 2013   General Artist
well deserved!! congrats Dora!!
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LadyOfSilver Featured By Owner May 26, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Thank you very much!!!! :D
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Manouilidis Featured By Owner May 27, 2013   General Artist
you re very welcome :)
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blubbityblub Featured By Owner May 12, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Well done. You captured both Beck's and Mr. Chuge's emotions very well through all those subtle words and descriptions, and I suspect your own as well. I wanna open up my own streetwear store and be and a novelist, but sometimes I look around at all the adults I know and I'm like, damn, do all dreams really just die out like that? But anyway, this is a great peace, jacked up my confidence for the day. Thanks alot, you xD
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LadyOfSilver Featured By Owner May 12, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Thank you! I'm glad you enjoyed reading. I know, right? I mean, what's the point of dreaming when everyone out there is proof that none of those dreams are going to come true? Still, we ought to at least try and make a difference.

P.S I LOVE Linkin' Park. :heart: Lol, I just saw your avatar. ;)
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blubbityblub Featured By Owner May 12, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Damn straight. If we don't try, who will :) thanks for the fav on the foxhole and the watch! And yeah, LP rocks. I like their new sound, although it doesn't feel like them. But it's good that they're moving in new directions, not staying stagnant :)
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LadyOfSilver Featured By Owner May 12, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Their old pieces are better, but it takes guts to try a new style. Thank you for the WATCH as well. Much appreciated! ^^
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TheGalleryOfEve Featured By Owner May 10, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Congratulations on your well-deserved DD!!! :iconflyingheartsplz::iconlainloveplz: :iconflyingheartsplz: :clap::clap::clap:
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LadyOfSilver Featured By Owner May 11, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Thank you soooo much! :tighthug:
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TheGalleryOfEve Featured By Owner May 14, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:iconflyingheartsplz::blowkiss::iconflyingheartsplz:
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Lara0XM Featured By Owner May 10, 2013
This is a poignant story. I like how you were so detailed at first and then lessened the description to a few words instead of continuing to write details.
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LadyOfSilver Featured By Owner May 11, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Thank you! Glad you enjoyed reading!
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fuzzyb47 Featured By Owner May 10, 2013
Nice, me gustó mucho tu trabajo, es la decisión de cada uno entender nuestro viaje en este espacio infinito.
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LadyOfSilver Featured By Owner May 10, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Muchas gracias!
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rlkirkland Featured By Owner May 10, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Congratulations on your DD feature. :)
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LadyOfSilver Featured By Owner May 10, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Thank you very much!
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lintu47 Featured By Owner May 10, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
    Congrats on the DD! :dalove:
    Have a nice day! :heart:
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LadyOfSilver Featured By Owner May 10, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Thank you! :tighthug:
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lintu47 Featured By Owner May 11, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
    My pleasure :happybounce:
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xlntwtch Featured By Owner May 10, 2013   Writer
:iconcongratsddplz: ... :D ... Celebrate! ... :iconfireworkplz:
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LadyOfSilver Featured By Owner May 10, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Yay! Thanks for suggesting! Much appreciated!
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xlntwtch Featured By Owner May 10, 2013   Writer
:iconyourewelcomesignplz: Your work is much appreciated.
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vanmall Featured By Owner May 10, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Congrats on the Daily Deviation! :happybounce:
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LadyOfSilver Featured By Owner May 10, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Thank you! :D
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vanmall Featured By Owner May 10, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You're welcome. :aww:
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ebenejdne Featured By Owner May 10, 2013   General Artist
Congratulations on the well-deserved DD!
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LadyOfSilver Featured By Owner May 10, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Thanks so much!
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StopAtTheEdge Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2013  Student Digital Artist
That change in the teacher surprised me. I didn't expected it!. It's always about looking in a different angle, right?
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ghearradh Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2013
congrats on the DLD, what a wonderful pice. :)
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LadyOfSilver Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Thank you! :tighthug:
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ghearradh Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2013
you're welcome! :)
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xlntwtch Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2013   Writer
:+fav: Great read, I really enjoy this piece. Congratulations on your DLD! Thank you for sharing the spark.
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LadyOfSilver Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Thank you so much! :tighthug:
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xlntwtch Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2013   Writer
You're welcome!
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imaginative-lioness Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Congratulations on the DLD, a great piece :heart:!
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LadyOfSilver Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Thank you! :D
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DailyLitDeviations Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2013
Your wonderful literary work has been chosen to be featured by DLD (Daily Literature Deviations) in a news article that can be found here [link]
Be sure to check out the other artists featured and show your support by :+fav:ing the News Article.

Keep writing and keep creating.
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LadyOfSilver Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Wow! OMG, thank you! so very much! :hug:
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shehrozeameen Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
*sigh* I wound up being reminded of "Goodbye Mr. Chips" when I read the opening. Its one of those books which leaves me depressed... hopelessly depressed at that.

What makes your story better is the ending. I liked the brevity of your work, especially the lines:

"All birds are given wings, Mr. Olivers." Beck jumped upon hearing Mr. Chuges voice. "It's just up to them to decide whether they'll use them."

that strikes me... Its so true; I am honestly, proud of these lines. Well done!

:) Kudos for a job well done!
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LadyOfSilver Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
I haven't read the book; I'm sorry it brought you a sad memory. :) A friend of mine was kinda reminded of Dead Poet's Society.

Thank you for your kind words, honestly. :hug:
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shehrozeameen Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Really? Nice.

Your welcome. stay happy.
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weekendhunters Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
It's good to see you're writing something again.

And yes, this is yet another story we can all relate too, and I really enjoyed how you described Mr Chuges, as it seems as if he's a man resigned towards his life, doing everything robotically throughout the years, which would definitely trouble Beck, a restless young soul clearly trying to find meaning in his life, but then, much to our surprise, Mr Chuges gave him the advice the advice that he clearly needed, clearly showing that he had started out life just as Beck did, and despite the years dulling it, the spark is still there, no matter how small.

Good job.
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LadyOfSilver Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Thank you very much for your nice comment! It feels good to be back! :D
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