Calamity of touch by enayla

Calamity of touch

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Added: Oct 19, 2003
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In the dead of the night, they had surrendered to their attractions. Ivory skin to ivory skin in the darkness of the temple - lips like dew-moist petals meeting for the first time.But their tryst did not go unnoticed - the God they both worshipped did not approve. And she, judged a seductress, was cursed.At first, they did not know what was wrong. The first few people who succumbed to the plague went unnoticed. Then more died, and then he died... and she, a healer, fought desperately to save the others in the city. Corpse after corpse piled up, blackened skin like her grieving heart, and then one day... they were all gone. Desperate, she fled to the next city - to warn them of the plague. To warn them to flee before it would come to take them, too. It was they, not she, that made the connection. It was they - the people of the city - that understood what was wrong when the emissaries that met with her were the first to be struck with the plague. She was cast out, spat on, and cursed by young and old alike... but not before having infected yet a city with the pestilence. She realised then her punishment. He had merely died... she had become, instead of a healer, an infectious monster. A plague spreader. All who touched her, and talked to her, were taken by a sickness of rot and destruction. She fled back to her fallen home, and waited there for her own demise. Little did she know then, that the God had also cursed her with eternal life.

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Absolutely amazing, and the story, another wow, it took my breath away. You are an amazing artist with a true gift.. Keep passing your gift around to lift the hearts of others. It truly does do that.

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I've seen this image in different places, and I used it once before gj.com (a journal site) closed down. I never knew who had created it, but I'm glad I know now. Your work is stunning, but this one will always have a special place in my thoughts. Great work.

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i love this painting, so intense sad
and beautiful. as an artist, it captures a dark sadness adding a somber
mystique. which in lies its beauty.

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hey that is a good picture! you have done very well

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you have done a very good job on everything in this picture.

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i really like the colours

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At first I really didn't like the picture as much as I liked the others. Though all your work is amazing, this one just didn't jump out to me the same, until I read the story line beneath it. WOWOWOWOW it all fits now and catches my attention. It has inspired me to write a story. Thank you.

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MORE STORY!!

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EEEP! Linda! I adore this one! You pay so much attention to the slightest details it's almost like it was a computer generated image. I adore your work and would love to meet you! I can just see your home filled with all of your work. Some of my dresses I have designed were inspred by the clothing in some of the paintings. I love you!

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How many question to be answer... I got one... Did you take class to be as good as this? And can I know your official website. Vecause I really want to read your story... Di you do, you know a Fantasy game on a forum?

windfalcon's picture

Remarkable work - the movement in the vulture's wings is very well portrayed in this piece, and the drab colors really serve to give the picture a cold, depressing feel. Also, it's intriguing that she's wearing what looks like a dancing gown.

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Wow, awsome pic, and i really love her dress.

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Hi Linda ..

It's been soooo long since I've posted anything. You won't know me, or probably won't remember me anyway... Always posted anonymously. I'm the one who's daughter died........

Anyway, wanted to say, your work since Nelicquele has been really good, and looking forwar to seeing more of it. You know I wish every day that I had even an ounce of your talent. ..

Good luck with your Fairy Tales book Smile

One las thing... Isn't this :

"infected yet a city with the pestilence. "

Supposed to read ".. yet another city .."

Goodbye Linda
My name is Jody by the way.

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This is my absolute favourite, without doubt! It's beautiful!

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You draw amazing dresses.

irina's picture

Hello
I was watching your work. I've no words ro describe what I felt...
you work are georgious! no words are enought.
so much feeling are coming from them.
can you tell, did you study hard or it's all your talant?
wish you to stay as great as you are and grow more if it's possible

my mail eternal78@mail.ru

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Otroligt bra, verkligen otroligt bra. Breathtaking.

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*sigh* beautiful. Just beautiful.

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you know, there are only a few in this world that can truly make someone stop, and think for a second how much talent and beauty graces our earth, and you're one of those few people. this peice is amazing.

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Heartrending. I love how you can capture an atmosphere. Sometimes, you walk through a place, and you can feel the landscape itself. It's the same with many of your works.

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Wow.. What a vicious god. What a beautiful image. So very sad. That is a beautiful sad and depressing story too. Just amazing!

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Your art, as always, is beautiful but hearbreaking at the same time. The story reminds me strongly of The Scarlet Letter. It has always perturbed me that it was the female who got punished and had to suffer so severly. Don't men have a say in their forbidden trysts? Anyway...drifting from the point, lovely art! I also can't wait until you publish your stories!

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this is great, and the story is very well written. i like it a lot. Smile

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I've been a fan for a few years now and I'll have to say that this story is quite touching in itself. I suddenly feel like I need a hug. Great job, I love you and your imagination. Never stop expressing yourself.

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What a wonderful story! I hope she won't infect the birds, too, because not to be able to be near any living creature must be even more hell.

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I just don't get it. how do you make these colors så perfect...? It's so alive! How long time du you use one on most of your pics? It's just amazing...

pennywise's picture

This is just such a stunning picture (as is all your work), and the story adds a whole other dimension to it. It really touches my heart!

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this is a beautiful piece of artwork. you have out done yourself linda

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scarecrow63's picture

Beautiful! A stunning piece.

Art at its best.