Tag Archive | Short Stories

13th Hour Commitment & Fear

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Committing to what I choose to call the Creative Lunacy” of NANOWRMO I decided to pack up and join Camp this year, last-minute. I had no intentions to do so this Spring……….. until about 24 hours ago now.

Funny in an odd kind of way where inspiration and motivation can come from, funny also in a very cool kind of way. I have a head start as I have been outlining and character building since hearing a music composition by a friend about 2 weeks ago.  A visual presented itself, inspired by the instrumental, a few paragraphs later a romance story was born. At the 13th hour I decided to commit to Camp NANOWRIMO.  And then I gulped.

30,000 words in 30 days.

It started out from a brief innocent question which I’m paraphrasing – ” have a listen to this song and see what visuals it might create?” Those who know me know that – one – I write to music,  two – that I love a good writing challenge. A fast free writing paragraph literally flowed out my fingers into a new draft. The working title is “Mesmerized” and takes place in a dense forest in the Pacific Northwest.

Today as I took the day to prep myself physically and mentally I had the gift of being involved in a discussion about fears that brought home to me that I know this feeling, fear. I have felt it before, and I know it will pass too. It reminded me of a post I wrote back in August called “Redefining Fear”

It seems apropos tonight as I prepare for Camp. And there’s another serendipitous connection made that I love.

https://barefootbaroness.org/2014/08/20/redefing-fear/

My wish is that whatever may be causing someone fear in their life that they might find a way to redefine it.

If you’re going to be at Camp this year I wish EACH of my sister and brother campers  a happy month of creative lunacy!

Write on Campers. ~

copyright_editttaylor 2015

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5 Random Facts About Me

ANOTHER SCRAPBOOK LAYOUT.   THIS WAS DONE  ALMOST 2 YRS AGO. 

5 Random Facts

This layout is about me.  The story teller, the mom, the grandparent, the sister and the wife.  Scrapbookers, story tellsers, photographers, family historians are all fabulous story tellers about other people.

Can you imagine what your future generations in your family is going to think about th person who wrote  documents all the dates, told all the story’s and knew who all the rpeople were in the photo graphs. But who was that person?

This layout was a challenge for me, by  a well know scrapbook design team member and an artist;   Miss Stacy Julian.

Stacy challened the story teller in me to tell a short story about myself. There are obvious missing links in my memory, scrap and altered  books about our family.  ME!   This was the whole point behind the challenge.  Do you all know how hard it is to write something, somewhat meaningfu,l about yourself?   Even with a prompt I still struggled.

This is 5 Random Facts about myself. 

Now my turn to challenge you. Tag, you’re it!