Floater’s Rismus.

Merlin Fraser who I have the pleasure to be friends with and who is an excellent writer, has published a story about Floater, one of his “Dust Bunnies”. I love these stories and I love the dust bunnies as well. I wish Merlin would publish them more often, so we all could spread word about them. They’re simply adorable. But see for yourself and enjoy.

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christmas-treeA Christmas Special from the Further Adventures of Maggie and the Dust Bunnies.  ©

Author:  Merlin Fraser

Floater’s Rismus.                 

 DB1‘Tinkle, Tinkle, Tinkle.’ The sound of a little bell went through the house.  Instantly Whatsit the dog was on his paws with tail wagging at the possibility of rejoining his pals upstairs.

Grandmother let out one long sigh; already she was regretting giving Carrie and Andy the little brass bell.  She had given it to them so that they could summons her instead of shouting at the top of their voices as they had been doing up until now.

Only one week until Christmas day and both the children in her care were down with the flu and confined to bed.  Carrie’s was the bigger room with two single beds, so for her own convenience Grandmother had put the pair of them in together, with the bell on a…

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When the flame of life extinguishes

Lately I have lost one of my friends. I knew her for nearly 15 years and loved her. She was such an amazing, wonderful person with the greatest heart. Last week I was informed that she is no more.

I dedicate this poem to her. Rest in Peace, my friend.


 

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Picture courtesy of: http://sinistereternity.deviantart.com/art/Flame-of-Life-308336816

 

 

Growing up, she’s the different child

no matter how calm, no matter how wild

it never fits, it’s never a match…

no friends, no fun, on her soul is a scratch.

**

Jokes and laughter every day

but she’s not part – she is the prey!

It took a while, but then the shock

to others she is the laughing stock.

**

The years go by, but not the pain

Everyday life becomes more strain.

Sometimes better, then again for the worse

she knows deeply inside, her weight is a curse.

**

Being an adult she’s got the greatest heart

but people don’t care, they still rip her apart.

She’s so amazing with no edges and nooks

still nobody cares; it’s all about the looks.

**

She’s hurt and used by so called ‘friends’

repeatedly pierced and got no amends.

Getting it bad by only weeks apart

At the end she decided to take heart.

**

She made a decision, in secret, and slow.

that to her it was time to turn and to go

on silent soles, her inside in strife,

she blew out her own flame of life…

**

(Copyright: Aurora Jean Alexander, November 2015)

3 Day Quote Challenge – Day one

I would like to thank Patricia Garcia for inviting me to participate in this 3-Day Quote Challenge. Her blogs and writing as well as her music are an inspiration to me. Patricia Garcia is an amazing personality, a wonderful person and a loyal and caring friend. That’s how I want to be when I grow up.

 

A few years back I was in the middle of a phase in my life where I had problems to focus on my goals. I got overrun by all the bad things happening to the same time. I’ve always been a person to work on trouble or on problems when they show up and eliminate them to continue concentrating on the important things. But at that particular time trouble seemed to know where I was and waited there for me. Being overwhelmed it all felt to be much more than I could handle.

I was always dreaming of being a writer and a published author, but the time back then pulled me into a deep hole where I couldn’t find out anymore.

I followed many advices, too many to be effective, but one advice was a good idea: get distraction. Laugh whenever you can do that. Watch a funny movie, read a funny book and do whatever you can to calm down, which is essential to focus and work on things.

 

I decided to do that and found myself in front of the TV to have fun watching “10 things I hate about you”, with Heath Ledger and Julia Stiles. Heath Ledger played Patrick Verona, a boy in his final High School year.

At one point Pat Verona tells a co-student:

 

“Don’t let anyone ever make you feel like you don’t deserve what you want!!”

 

This quote has changed my view on things and challenged me so enormously, I found the strength to do what needed to be done and continue following my dream.

I found true inspiration, just out of a funny teenage movie. And the quote is still with me to this day, on a poster at the door to the room where I usually write.

What quote or quotes has changed one of your mindset and has inspired you to change?

 

Picture courtesy of Google.
Picture courtesy of Google.

 

I would like to invite the three writers whom I have gotten to know to join me by sharing some of their inspirational quotes in the 3 Day Challenge at their convenience.  Their blogs are an inspiration to me and help me very much within the task to become a true writer. I invite you to visit them and be inspired.  

 

F. E. Feeley jr. at: https://authorfefeeleyjr.wordpress.com/

Jen Owenby at: https://jenowenby.wordpress.com/

Renee Scattergood at: http://reneescattergood.com/

 

I am sure we will be able to read amazing posts about inspirational quotes on each of their blogs.

 

Warm regards

Aurora Jean Alexander