My WordCrafters Chapter

Hello All!

It’s my turn for WordCrafters!:D Before the post I just wanted to let you all know that I’ll be gone at camp for a week, starting tomorrow.  When I get back, I’ll be leaving for a nearly month long road trip.  I should be able to post a little during that time, but I’ll give you guys an update in about a week. 🙂

Here’s my chapter!


“What’s wrong?”  Pippin asked with worry framing his brows.

I fingered nervously with the sleeve of my dress and replied slowly with a sigh.  “I think we’re walking into a trap.”

Vivi glanced around cautiously as if searching for danger.  “What makes you say that, Esme?”

I stammered “I-I just t-talked to an elf, and she s-said that fairies are tactical and that you should be cautious around them, an-and she also sa-”

Pippin lifted up his hands.  “Woah, woah, woah, Esme.  An Elf??!  How about you calm down and start over, ok?”

“I’ve got an idea!”  Devin snapped his fingers.

I noticed that Vivi’s eye twitched and her face tightened as she crossed her arms.

“It’s getting dark.  How about we find a place to pitch camp for the night, and then Esme can tell us everything?”  He suggested.

“Sounds like a plan.”  Pippin readily agreed.

Vivi just nodded her head as she groaned “Yeah, sure.”

Devon took the lead followed by Pippin and I, while Vivi shuffled  reluctantly behind.  We walked along, stumbling occasionally over rocks and menacing tree roots as the Sun began to sink below the horizon, casting eery shadows across the forest.  The boys had started a conversation, but I was oblivious to what they were saying.  I was lost in thought; the dragon trudging clumsily beside me.  Should I trust Katri or believe the Elf?  Katri seemed nice enough, but things are getting a little too suspicious.  And how on earth did Devin get here?  I wish that little Elf would come back.  What if my friends don’t believe me?  And-

My thoughts were interrupted by the feel of a scaly touch on my hand.  I looked down in surprise to see that the dragon had stood uprightly and had placed it’s small little hand in my fair one.  It seemed to smile up at me, it’s beady little eyes looked pathetic as I returned it’s gaze.

“Don’t worry little guy,”  I whispered.  “You’re going to be just fine.  I promise.”

“How’s this spot?”  Devin cheerfully asked, his arms spread in a “Ta-da!” kind of way.

I looked around the tiny clearing that we had just entered; towering oaks seemed to cover it like a forbidding fortress, and the shadows seemed especially large in the twilight.  The light of the moon sifted it’s small beams of silver on the darkest spots and a lonesome creature howled in the distance making chills shake my body, despite the fact that the humidity seemed to only increase with the coming of night.  This certainly didn’t seem like the most “homey” spot.

“Uh…well…”  I shifted my eyes to Vivi, wondering what she would say.

“Whatever.  It doesn’t matter to me.  I’ll go get some fire wood, if we’re all agreed, that is.”  Vivi sighed in a defeated manner.

“Yep!  I’ll help you, Vivi!”  Pippin began to follow her.

“No thanks, Pippin.”  She walked off alone amidst the shadows.

Pippin stood there looking after her with a confused look on his face.  He turned to me and said “I can’t get her.  What’s up?  I’ve never seen her act this way before.”

“It’s complicated.”  I replied.

Pippin shrugged and began to help Devin make a fire pit with some large rocks that were lying nearby.

I had plopped down on a log and began to pick apart blades of grass absentmindedly for several minutes until Devin said “Ya know, that Vivi sure has been gone awhile.”

“Yeah.  Maybe I should see if she’s ok.”  Pippin replied as his eyebrows came together in a worried form.

I jumped up quickly.  “It’s ok, Pippin.  I’ll go check on her.”

He scratched the back of his head with a hesitant expression.  “I don’t know, Esme.  I don’t like the idea of both of you girls being alone out there.”

“I’ll be fine, really.”  I reassured him and took off before he could respond.

I do hope she’s ok.

I had been walking down the path in the direction Vivi had gone for a few minutes, when I heard a rustling of leaves directly in front of me.  I froze istantly and felt my heart nearly coming out of my chest.  The rustling increased, and then suddenly stopped.

“Hey Girl!”

“Who-who’s th-there?”  I stammered in fear.

“Down here!  Look at your feet, Human!”  The small, and seemingly familiar voice, replied.

I looked at my feet and saw a little figure lit up by moonlight.  The Elf!

“Oh how relieved I am to see you!”  I knelt down with a sigh of relief.

“Yes, well, we have to leave now!”  She grabbed my finger and proceeded in trying to pull me.

“What’s wrong?”

“Your friend is in trouble!”






BIBPC Entry #1: Tiny Things

Hello All!

I’m participating in Megan’s BIBPC on Team Hummingbird!:D*blows party horns* I know this is a writing blog, but I’m thinking of adding some photography every now and then.  So…we were supposed to take a photograph of something “tiny”, so…HERE IS ENTRY #1!!!:D


Meet my little friend!!  Isn’t it so cute?!?!!:D  I took this picture a couple weeks ago when I was out looking for birds to take photos of.  I passed a certain pine tree, and this little guy just happened to be on it!  I was able to get quite a few shots, though this one was my favorite!  Oh!  And this is a close-up, so really, the lizard was MUCH tinier than it appears!

I hope you all have an awesome weekend!:D




Reign of Deceit~Part 3

Part three is here!!!!:D  BTW, Reign of Deceit is going to be my Camp NaNoWriMo story, but I didn’t find out that it started until today! *gasps in horror* So yeah…I’m nine days behind..yikes…


I hobbled down the street to the stables as fast as my injured leg would take me. Collette and Dixon walked quickly beside me asking “What are we doing?” and “Are you sure no one else is at the stables?”.

I stopped and answered them simply. “Honestly, I don’t know what we’re doing or if anyone else is in there, but I’m going to look around.”

The two shrugged their shoulders to each other and then followed to the corral where I stood, gazing out on it and the herd of horses that for some un-known reason, had gathered themselves in a tight circle. Cautiously, I opened the gate and let my friends and I in.

“Do you want me to go take a look at the stalls and the hay loft?” Dixon asked.

“Let’s be on the safe side and go together.” I replied.

“Oh, I get it.” Dixon sneered playfully. “Listen, I’m the man here. I don’t need a couple of girls to look out for me.”

Collette crossed her arms while giving him a look that said, Oh, really?.

I shook my head in an annoyed manner. “Maybe you’re the only, correction, boy here, but we still need to stick together. Magic isn’t something to be taken lightly. Now-”

“Ok, ok.” Dixon held up his hands in surrender. “I was just messing around. Let’s go!” Dixon lead the way while Collette and I tried to keep up with his hurried, long stride.

The inside of the stable was musty, and smelled as if no one had cleaned out the stalls in decades.

“It smells horrid enough in here to make you gag.” Collette pinched her nose.

Dixon and I nodded in agreement as we examined our surroundings. The stalls we found were made of rotting wood, and several of them had begun to fall apart, making it easy for a horse to escape. The hay that laid strewn about the floor was moldy, and the sacks of grain had been opened and destroyed by rodents.

“I don’t see anything down here. I’m going to check the loft.” Dixon said as he headed for the ladder that was missing several rungs. Expertly, he scurried up the ladder and looked around for brief moment, then came back down with an unsatisfied look on his face.

“Well?” I questioned.

“Nothing. Not even some of that moldy hay. Clean as a whistle, actually.” He replied.

“That’s rather odd.” I gazed up at the loft.

“Not really.” He assured me. “It just means that the stable owner didn’t ever use it.”

“Wait a second!” I gasped. “Do you mean that this stable isn’t currently owned by anyone?”

“I don’t think it is. Why?”

“Those horses in the corral!” Collette exclaimed before the words even escaped my mouth.

We all rushed (myself behind them due to my leg) back out to the corral, but as soon as the horses noticed us, Dixon held Collette and I back.

“Don’t spook them.” He whispered, holding his finger up to his lips.

Collette and I nodded our understanding. We took a couple of small steps forward, and then stopped. We looked at each of the horses, expecting them to look blankly back at us like most animals. Instead, their eyes were full of life and spirit, as if they were trying to speak to us through them. Then suddenly, to our great suprise, the circle that the herd had formed opened, and from the middle of it walked out a mare of solid black. Miracuously, from the state of the stable’s condition, the mare’s coat was without a speck of dirt and practically glowed. Her eyes were a sky blue, and had the most intelligent look I had ever seen of a beast, though one couldn’t rightly give this magnificent creature such a title. The thing she did next I would remember for the rest of my life. She walked directly up to me and nuzzled my hand. As soon as I finally had outstretched it, she opened her mouth and placed on my palm a single diamond; the same color of, what I now knew had to be, her magical eyes.




Hey-I was good this time.  No major cliff-hanger. XP Lol


Reign of Deceit~Part 2

Hello Everyone!:D Well, I wasn’t expecting to get Part 2 up so soon, but last night I couldn’t help but start writing the next part(writer’s addiction, you know ;D), and today I finished it!  So…here is the answer to that agonizing cliffhanger… XP


A man dressed entirely in black had emerged stealthily from the stable.  He crept slowly into the herd of horses and hopped onto a white stallion.  He held on to the beast’s flowing mane, for it appeared that he was going to ride bareback without any reins.  Even with his face covered by the dark mask, you could tell that he was worried as he looked over both shoulders to see if anyone was watching.  The stallion reared up, though strangely without the slightest whinny, and disappeared with it’s rider in of flash of white light.

You would expect someone to be frozen solid at such a sight, but the sight was not necessarily what froze me.  When the man of black turned to see if he was being watched, he looked directly at me.  Those dark, sinister eyes glared at me, and made my heart stop for a split second in fright.  My gut instinct told me that I would see those eyes glaring at me again, and not from a distance, but face to face.

My knees buckled beneath me, and I fell down on the hard, brick road.  Instantly, I felt pain in my right leg.  I looked down to see a splotch of blood that was increasing in size, staining my faded, purple dress.  Collette and Dixon had recovered from their shock without ending up on the ground like I, and were immediately at my side, creases of worry and confusion framing their brows.

“Are you alright?”  Collette grimaced as she noticed the enlarging blood stain on my dress.

“Yes, I’ll be fine.”  I winced as a result of the sting of my tiny wound.  “Can you two help me stand up, though?  We need to get out of these crowds.”

They nodded.  Understanding my meaning, and without hesitation, each grabbed one of my arms and helped me to my feet.  I limped as we made our way quickly to the corner of an alley where we were out of sight.

As we leaned up against a wall, breathing heavily,  Dixon was the first to speak.

“Have either of you seen him before?”  He whispered, referring to the mysterious man.

“No.”  I replied.  “But I have a feeling that we’ll see him again. ”

“I hope not!”  Collette shuddered.  “I’ve never believed in fairy tales, but I guess I’ll have to now.  And I can already tell you that the man we saw, was not Prince Charming.”

Dixon and I nodded somberly.

“Do you think that anyone else saw him?”  Dixon questioned, while motioning past the wall to where the villagers seemed oblivious to the event that had occurred.

I shook my head.  “No, I don’t think so.  For some odd reason, I feel that only we saw him and that we were the only ones that could see him anyways.  Something isn’t right here,” I began to limp out from our hiding spot and down the street towards the quiet stable, “and I plan to find out what it is…”




Reign of Deceit~Part 1

Yay!!!  Part 1 is here!!!  I went through literally like five different ideas before I finally went back to the first one and just made some changes to it!  I hope you all enjoy! 😀


“Giselle!”  Two familiar voices called.  “Wait for us!”

I turned to see my friends, Collette and Dixon, making their way slowly through the hustle and bustle of the crowds that swarmed the brightly covered booths.  Merry laughter, sweet aromas, string music, and bargaining made for the lively atmosphere of the Spring Festival.

As they approached me, Collette exclaimed “Giselle! We’ve been looking everywhere for you!”.

“Where have you been?  We thought that we were going to meet up with you at the stables.”  Dixon added.

I suddenly remembered our arrangement and my hand flew to my mouth.  “Oh my!  I’m so sorry!  I….I….I guess I became distracted again…”

Collette and Dixon smothered their laughter.

“It’s alright.  We kind of expected it.  I mean, it certainly isn’t the first time we had to search the universe for you.”  Dixon teased.  “When do you ever stop day dreaming?  It’s like you’re stuck in the clouds!”

I rolled my eyes and crossed my arms, trying to ignore him as he went on.  That boy!  I sure could say a lot of things about him! 

“Oh do stop, Dixon!  You’re such a tease!”  Collette shoved her brother.

” I think he’s more of a menace.”  I grinned.

Collette brown eyes danced as she giggled.  “I agree!”

“I’m no menace!  I’m just stating the facts!”  He claimed defensively, while a smile played at the corners of his mouth.

I started to reply but suddenly something caught my hazel eyes, and I couldn’t.  I was frozen solid.  My chin dropped and I stared right through Collette and Dixon to the stable down the brick street.

“Is….. is something wrong?”  Collette asked, with a concerned look on her face.

I didn’t answer.  Only pointed.  They turned around and immediately their chins dropped also.  We couldn’t believe our eyes…





Quote of the Day Challenge~Day 2

Hello All!:D

Here’s my second quote for the challenge:


*I found this idea on the internet and then created the image on PicMonkey.  Credit to the person who came up with the idea!*

When I found this idea on the web(It actually spells “valentine”!), I thought it was so cool!  Not to mention, perfect for Valentine’s Day!  It’s a great reminder that God loves us more than anyone can or anyone will, no matter how much someone loves you.  It’s also comforting because whenever you’re lonely or upset, you can have the assurance that your Father is ALWAYS there for you.

I nominate anyone who loves milk chocolate!:D

Happy Valentine’s Day!