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blue moon by TheSilverBells blue moon by TheSilverBells
Time goes by
And the snow is drifting
Slowly in the sky
Cold, cold night
As you lie beside me
Stars and midnight blue
Stars and midnight blue
- Enya [link]

A stag spirit.

In the winter of 1874, two hunters spotted a bull elk deep in the northwestern forest. He was magnificent. His antlers arched above his head in beautiful bone spires. His thick neck and broad chest powerful. The two men pursued him for days, tracking him day and night... They chased him so far, that they came to the cliffs of the pacific ocean. The stag was trapped. He tore the ground with his hooves, tossing his head. The men were giddy with excitement, their numb fingers cocking back rifles. They braced for the kick, taking aim... But suddenly, without a sound, he leapt. Plunging into the foaming sea. The two men shouted, and scrambled to the edge, standing in shock, peering down at the rocks below for any sign of the elk. But all they saw were massive boulders and crashing waves... He was gone. And some say, at night on a blue moon, you can hear him bugle, his cries echoing along the cliffs. Or you might see him wading through the shallows. A large white stag, glowing in the moonlight. ♥
- (Story by me.)
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:iconcuddlesaurus21:
cuddlesaurus21 Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
That's a beautiful story! You don't give yourself enough credit about your writing skills, Bells, the way you told it was really lyrical and captivating! :wow: (Great picture too, of course! :))
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:iconthesilverbells:
TheSilverBells Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you so much. ; ^ ; <333
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DeerDandy Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Nie story! Amazing Elk!! (I'm JEALOUS. I need to learn anatomy...)
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:iconthesilverbells:
TheSilverBells Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks! x'D
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:icondeerdandy:
DeerDandy Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
you're welcome!
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Roskbalkir Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Stunning...I love that blue.
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:iconthesilverbells:
TheSilverBells Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you! :3
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:iconroskbalkir:
Roskbalkir Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
It is my pleasure
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ProofrockPilchard Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
i had a dream much like this, of a herd of ghost deer thundering through the streets and canals of Venice.
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:iconthesilverbells:
TheSilverBells Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Sounds like a fantastic dream. (:
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:iconproofrockpilchard:
ProofrockPilchard Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
It certainly was.
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gentlelentil Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2012  Student Digital Artist
SO GOOD!! I love how you only used a couple of colors! Gosh I love you
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:iconthesilverbells:
TheSilverBells Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you! :3
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TheYellowstoneWay Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2012
wow, coooooool!!!!
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:iconthesilverbells:
TheSilverBells Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
thanks. (:
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Bewildermunster Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Gorgeous!
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:iconthesilverbells:
TheSilverBells Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you. (:
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starcru Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2012
i love the eyes.
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:iconthesilverbells:
TheSilverBells Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks. (:
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SeeSamSketch Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2012  Student General Artist
Both your writing and art are great!
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:iconthesilverbells:
TheSilverBells Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Awwww thanks! ;u;
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:icontaxidermegsan:
TaxiderMegsan Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2012  Student Artisan Crafter
Very Beautiful ^_^
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:iconthesilverbells:
TheSilverBells Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you. :3 <333
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Trinket-Stag Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This picture is absolutely gorgeous. I love the composition and color scheme.
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:iconthesilverbells:
TheSilverBells Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
D': Thank you so much ♥
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ms-Bennington Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2012
good~ :clap:
I like blue color. ^^
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:iconthesilverbells:
TheSilverBells Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks. ^^
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:iconinthestarrynightsky:
InTheStarryNightSky Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2012
A lovely piece. Wonderful job.
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:iconthesilverbells:
TheSilverBells Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you ♥

And ohmyword. D: Your signature. I agree completely. ;__;
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:iconinthestarrynightsky:
InTheStarryNightSky Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2012
You're welcome. :aww:

Thank you. I just found it one day and loved it to bits.
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:iconthesilverbells:
TheSilverBells Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Well it's a great find. x) Do you fly?
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:iconinthestarrynightsky:
InTheStarryNightSky Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2012
In my dreams. :)
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:iconthesilverbells:
TheSilverBells Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Awwww ♥

lol Just asking. (: I do whenever I get the chance. ;D
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:iconinthestarrynightsky:
InTheStarryNightSky Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2012
It's fine. Questions are the stuff I live on, so I never mind them.
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spligity Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2012  Student General Artist
neat story
i hope he's not too cold <3
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:iconthesilverbells:
TheSilverBells Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
lol Nah he prolly likes it. xD Thanks.
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:iconrellyms:
Rellyms Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2012
Beautiful story the picture goes so well with it.
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:iconthesilverbells:
TheSilverBells Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
c: <333 thankies
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StalkerDino Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2012
I love those type of stories. Especially with a wonderful illustration like this to go along with it!
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:iconthesilverbells:
TheSilverBells Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you. x3
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Trylledrik Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wow, a cool picture AND a great story to go with it. What a bundle!
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:iconthesilverbells:
TheSilverBells Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks! :-D
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