Counting The Scars/ Weekly Writing Challenge

Lou Ann was from another century entirely, It was not only the sound of her name that suggested it, but the fact that she wore Victorian style dresses even now in the late 1960’s.  She did though, have a surprisingly well kept pair of men’s riding breeches which she would only wear on Wednesdays, no one knew why. Lou Ann claimed to have never cut her hair since she was 30, although she never wore it loose but instead kept it in an elegant crown braid. If you were one of the lucky children on Lou Ann’s street she would invite you for cookies and milk and let you watch her brush her hair. She had to stand on a stool, her hair just skimming the floor.

Lou Ann had only one other living thing in her house and that was an English Hare named Him, after the one who gave it to her. She told anyone who would listen that the hare was 72 years old, Lou Ann being 90. Everyone in the neighborhood  knew this was impossible, except the children of course, who were always wiser when it came to this sort of thing. Lou Ann let him hop around the house at all times. He was clever enough, his cleverness coming with his immense age of course, to hop into his cage to eat and do his business on his own, He slept on the bed with Lou Ann, stretched out on a pillow.

Lou Ann had always been curious, as a child she liked to pretend she was Alice and went in search Wonderland quite often. This almost always came with disastrous results. The first time she looked for Wonderland she fell out of a tree and broke her leg, resulting in a permanent limp. She told her father she had seen the white rabbit hiding in an old woodpecker nest at the top of the tree, this resulted in a sound lashing with a willow switch (before they were sure that the leg was broken, this is important) that gave Lou Ann a permanent scar on her right hip. Her father left the family for India not long after this, teaching Lou Ann that the only permanent things in this world are your scars, invisible or otherwise.

The 50th time Lou Ann sought after Wonderland was the eve of her 18th birthday, and that was when she met Him. This time she fell from the top of the organ in church and broke her left arm for the third time. He had been on a tour to visit every church in England. He was kind enough to give her two gifts, The English Hare, Given on her birthday, and a Baby given not 3 weeks later. The Hare lived The Baby Didn’t… He had left at the first suspicion of the baby saying he needed to finish his tour and would be back, this, of course, was a lie, Lou Ann knew that much. This period in her life left her with at least five new scars.

Lou Ann’s continued Quest for Wonderland led her to nurse through one world war, this resulted to a brilliant scar from shrapnel on her right shoulder, and to give up her ticket on the Titanic, her sister had gone instead. In the 20’s Lou Ann decided to Paint, she was good, so good in fact that she did and entire European tour focused on her paintings. She saw Him one more time at one of her exhibit’s in Belgium, He had a wife and 12 children, 13 more scars. Lou Ann retired on the eve of the second world war, she headed up her neighborhood watch and deciphered codes, retirement suited her.

In the early 50’s Lou Ann searched for Wonderland again and found that her father had died on his arrival to India, eaten by a tiger the records said. Lou Ann bought a house not long after finding out her father’s fate. This is where she now lives, the children, as always, are her favorite. She guides them on their own quests for Wonderland and gives them lots of cookies and stories. The Parents Tolerate her. Lou Ann is now sitting on her porch in a Victorian Ball gown, petting her hare, and counting her scars. In two months time she will go on her last search for Wonderland, and find it…

http://dailypost.wordpress.com/2014/03/10/weekly-writing-challenge-golden-years/

A Post Death Scene

Here’s A blurb from Mildred’s Story (Linked below)

“I think death is easy,” said Milo wisely  “That is if your the one whose dead.”

Mildred was to tired to think this through, so instead stared at the ground an watched a wasp pick off a spiders legs one by one…

“I suppose we should bury him?” Milo more asked then remarked.

“No,” said Mildred “We should honor his death in his people’s way, we should burn him”

In truth Gawain’s jumping in front of Milo had not been an act of bravery. No, even in death he had remained a coward, the truth of the matter was he should have zigged when he zagged. But this was a secret Mildred would keep to herself.

Milo insisted on doing the more “manly” part  and built a stone pyre, while Mildred collected flowers and tree boughs to lay on top… When it was complete they both worked together to lift Gawain onto his final resting place. It was sunset when they finally lowered the torch. As the flames reached Gawain’s body, the flowers Mildred had so carefully lain out burning came to rest at their feet. Milo tugged Mildred back a few steps, “Should we say something?” he asked

“There’s nothing left to say” said Mildred she turned and headed towards the horses, hiding her tears…

https://standinginthestorm.wordpress.com/2013/11/19/characters-that-haunt-you/

Because It’s About time for A Disney Rant

Just need to get this out there… I’m getting very unhappy that I keep hearing Frozen (a great movie by the way) is the first Disney movie where a princess doesn’t fall in love with someone she just met, because this is NOT true… Has anyone watched Beauty and the Beast? It literally takes a fairly large amount of time for them to fall for each other probably longer than it took Anna and Kristoff. Beauty and The Beast teaches you beauty is only skin deep and, and that sometimes you have to learn to love. It wasn’t like Belle fell in love with the Beast right away she was most definitely scared out of her mind, and if you told her that she was going to fall for a gigantic hairy monster I’m pretty sure she would have laughed. (kinda following?) So that’s it… here’s a song from Beauty and the Beast to hopefully prove my point or just to enjoy, or both…

Also a warm welcome to my newest followers… Thank you guys so much for being interested enough to read more 😀 its really inspiring…

snapshotsofawanderingheart at http://snapshotsofawanderingheart.wordpress.com she has a real gift for writing and writings are very good at captivating you…

The Ravenously Disappearing Woman at http://disappearingwoman.wordpress.com who is possibly one of the bravest people I haven’t met 😉 she is very inspiring.

Rose-Tinted-Rambles at http://rosetintedrambles.wordpress.com/she is someone that I’d been following for a while now (that sounds creepier than I meant) and I’m so excited that she’s started following me.. she has a very interesting perspective that I really enjoy reading about.

Mainer Chick at http://mainerchick.com/ she is also someone who’ve I’ve been following and I’m so glad she decided to take the time and read through my posts and what I’ve felt I’ve needed to say… Her blog has a great humour about it and an Art journal that has been great to look at…

Liebster Blog Award

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Thank you, lots, to snapshotofawanderingheart at http://snapshotsofawanderingheart.wordpress.com/ for this nomination It is so amazing of you! I am very sorry to not have posted sooner. I have been nominated for it one other time but the nominator and I failed to follow the rules completely so it did not count  😉 This award is really cool I like how personal it is … Here are the rules,

Rules:

1) Thank the person who nominated you and link to their blog

2) You must answer the 10 questions given to you by the nominee before you.

3) Nominate 10 of your favorite blogs with fewer than 200 followers and notify them of their nomination.

And here are the answers to the questions I’ve been given…

1. What is your best physical feature?

hmm, My hair I guess, at least that’s what I seem to get compliments on 😀 I kinda have self image issues so I have a hard time pinpointing that kind of thing… its something I’m working through “Smiles Sheepishly”

2. Can you raise one eyebrow? Or two? Or none?

I can raise two and am very proud of it, ooo and sometimes I can raise  half of one “Smiles Proudly” (I need to stop with the smiling thing now)

3. What odd talents do you have?

I have double jointed thumbs and can pop my knuckles out the other way its very cool… My friend though can play the piano with her toes (they are very long toes.)

4. What is your favorite smell?

Bread I love the smell of bread but that is also tied with the smell of the ocean…

5. Do you smile for photos?

Kinda I can’t smile with my teeth but I can pull off a pretty good closed mouth half smile.

6. Where would you hide buried treasure (if you had some)?

I would Bury it inside of a tree so that the tree would grow around it so when x marks the spot it really marks the spot

7. Have you kept any of your new year’s resolutions?

Kinda, kinda not… I generally have trouble keeping up with things I’m even having trouble finding time to blog as of late…

8. What is your least favorite song?

Right now boyfriend by Justin Bieber

9. Have you ever run out of gas?

No, but I have come dangerously close on account of not being able to find the lever that opens the gas cap door, there was snow in the car from my boots covering it. It took three days to figure that out.

10. What’s your favorite thing to drink?

Water… I lovehow refreshed I feel after a glass of water

Here are my questions

1) Dragons or Mermaids?

2) What’s your favorite color and is there a back story?

3) What made you decided to start blogging?

4) How would you describe yourself?

5) Who’s your favorite Disney Villain (If you haven’t seen a Disney movie then animated villain)

6) What was your first pet?

7) What book are you reading right now?

8) Has anything profound ever happened to you?

9) What your opinion on giving diamonds as gift?

10) What is the most amazing thing that has ever happened to you?

and I nominate

 

Going New places at http://gawoman45.wordpress.com/

Living in the moment at http://ripplesoftruth.wordpress.com/

Mainer Chick at http://mainerchick.com/

My days in a song at http://mydaysinasong.wordpress.com/

Before you Call at http://beforeyoucall.wordpress.com/category/about-me/

Bouts of Lunacy http://boutsoflunacy.wordpress.com/

ALLYVS at http://itzally92.wordpress.com/

The Creative Life at http://creativeluv.wordpress.com/

The Land Of Man-Eating Pixies at http://herebefaries.wordpress.com/

101 Challenges in 1001 Days at  http://101challenges1001days.wordpress.com/

Check them all out and I have Reached 50 followers! What a milestone thank you every-one for the support! I’ll introduce the newest followers on my next post 😀

“Field of Flowers Award”

Field of Flowers Award

My first official award! First off I’d like to thank jeny running brook for this nomination “thank you so much I am so touched that you thought of me” 😀 I’m so sorry it took me a couple days to write this post, life became busy in the form of work but here it is first the rules… 😉

(check out her blog at http://jenyrunningbrook.wordpress.com/)

Rules

1) Thank the blogger who nominated you

2)Place the award on your blog

3)  Nominate 7 other bloggers and write a little something about why you would give these bloggers

“A Field Of Flowers”

4) Let your nominees know that you nominated them

and here it goes…

 

1)  Mary J Melange at http://maryjmelange.wordpress.com/ because she was my very first follower, and inspired me to continue with this blog… also she has a pretty awesome blog herself, her poems and love for cats (which is shared) are out of this world.

2) snapshotsofawanderingheart at http://snapshotsofawanderingheart.wordpress.com/ Her writing is amazing and can bring you to tears… thank you for being so open.

3) Coco J. Ginger at http://courtingmadness.wordpress.com/ her posts always seem to be beautiful and meaningful I look forward to reading what you have to say (this goes for all of you guys)

4) C.K Hope at http://daisiesfromdust.wordpress.com/ Another blogger who is an inspiration to me I love your poems!

5) Finding Life at http://brecore.wordpress.com/ Thank you for your blog its always a highlight in my day

6) JUMP FOR JOY! at http://jumpforjoyphotoproject.wordpress.com/ your photos are amazing I love what your doing, so please, keep doing it…

7) lucy at http://bagofbuttons.wordpress.com/ you are cool and funny, Thank you for that…

 

And there they are please check them out and enjoy 😀

 

Brief facts on Valentines day/Weekly Writing challenge

Valentines day this year will be a little sad, and not because I don’t have the special someone to celebrate with (and I don’t and I also don’t care about that), but because this month is, well its sad. My friends dad passed away last year and Valentine’s Day was his parent’s anniversary (His mom is also a very special person in my life)… This month is also the anniversary of my sister’s passing…

So because I can remember Tich playing his ukulele at our church’s love feast’s (how we generally celebrate Valentine’s day) and sometimes reading us facts about valentine’s day I thought In honor of him I would dedicate this post to him.

Tich you use to scare me so much when I was little, but you did win me over in the end. Thanks for the driving tips and all the joke’s (even if they were at my expense at times) Thank you for that hug and that talk when I lost my sister, I hope your spending some time with her up there. I miss you both, and don’t worry we’re taking good care of your family down here…

1)  Roman Emperor Claudius II, wanting to strengthen his army, would not let young men marry. Valentine, (St. Valentine) defied this and performed marriages in secret. When he was caught Valentine was executed in 270 A.D on February 14.

2) In the middle ages people in France and England believed bird mating season started February 14th. The poet Geoffrey Chauser wrote a poem called “The Parliament of Fowls,” a line being”For this was on Saint Valentine’s Day, when every bird cometh there to choose his mate.” This was possibly the first time romantic love was associated with Valentine’s Day in writing, this was in 1329 .

3) In 1415, Charles, Duke of Orleans, Wrote the first known Valentine to his wife in the form of a poem, after he had been captured during the battle of Agincourt, he was imprisoned in the Tower of London.

4) A tradition in the Middle Ages, was for men and women to draw names from a bowl and see who their valentines would be. They then would wear the name they picked  on their sleeves for one week.

5)  In the 1800s doctors would prescribe patients chocolate to cure the pangs of lost love.

and because its a great quote…

And now these three remain: faith, hope and love. But the greatest of these is love.

1 Corinthians 13:13

http://dailypost.wordpress.com/2014/02/10/writing-challenge-valentine/