Monday, March 21, 2011

Second Crusade Challange

Rachael Harrie has got a fantastical challenge this week for us Crusaders. If you haven't heard of the Crusade click on my badge on the sidebar for information. If you're looking to participate in a blogfest visit Rachel's blog for a list of what is going on in Bloggerville.

Also, there has been a new blog started called Write Hope. There are some stellar things to bid on (Holy STELLAR things) with proceeds benefiting the victims of Japan.
Gander on over and take a peek.
The Crusade Challenge:

Write a flash fiction story (in any format) in 100 words or less, excluding the title. Begin the story with the words, “The goldfish bowl teetered” These four words will be included in the word count.

Everyone is very welcome to take part, though only Crusaders will be eligible for the prizes. Entries over 100 words will not be considered. Entries will be judged on various criteria, including originality, word count, and entertainment value.

Here is my entry at 100 words (and my very first flash fiction story ever).

Midnight Dreams

The goldfish bowl teetered on the edge of the flimsy nightstand and crashed to the floor.

I didn’t think. Only react.

The goldfish slithered through my fingers. I scooped it into a glass breathing a sigh of relief.

I turned to the bobcat. Orange fur shined in the moonlight. He rubbed against my leg purring. “Stop shape shifting in the house. My pet is not your dinner!”

John jumped on the bed, fur disappeared and his lip quivered. “Can I have you for dinner instead?”

I slid between the blankets. He nibbled and licked at my ear. “Yes, oh yes.”

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

New Mama of the Four Legged Kind

Hey there Bloggerville! Please excuse my lack of non-useful posts and commenting this week. The stork has brought a new little bundle to our friendly farm. We will be very busy bottle feeding kids for a bit, but promise to be useful again sometime soon. In the meantime, I hope you enjoy ooooogling cuteness!

Update: Meet Stormy. Thanks for the GREAT suggestions!

Any name ideas? Her mom is Sirrus like the cloud. All previous kids have the sky theme going on. We already have Starlight, Twilight, and Moon. Can't wait to hear what you think of!

Friday, March 11, 2011

Passing Lovely Awards On

Madeline at Capricious Existence sent me two fabulously lovely awards! Here are the deets on them.

1. Accept the award, post it on your blog together with the name of the person who has granted the award and his or her blog link.

2. Pay it forward to fifteen other blogs you have newly discovered.

3. Contact those blog owners and let them know they've been chosen.

4.Thank and link back to the person who awarded you this award.

 1.Share 7 things about yourself.

2.Award 15 or so recently discovered great bloggers.

2.Contact these bloggers and tell them about the award.

3.Seven things about me...

Here we go...

1. I have a rock collection that I started when I was a kid and now my kids add to it collecting with me. My favorite piece is a Rose Quartz. The oldest one is a petrified chunk of bark.

2. I have an obsessive music streak and have been know to be attached to my ipod like a blankie. My favorite kind of music is dark and morbid.

3. I pretend that I'm a karate ninja with stellar skills. We are talking about Charlie's Angel type of skills.

4. I always wanted to be a veterinarian.

5. Deep dark fantasy, bare back horseback riding. Sigh, one day.

6. I would jump through hoops for dark chocolate.

7. I have two German Shepherds, but I'm a cat lady. One inside kitty and three hang out in the barn at our friendly farm.

I'm fortunate to have friended so many great new blogs during the Crusade. So, I'm passing this along to some FANTASTICAL new friends!

Fiona's Thoughts She is a brand new blogger and has started a forum. I would love it if you went for a visit and gave her a follow!
Surrounded By Books
My Writing Bug 
Seeking The Write Life
Falling Leaflets
Carrie Keeps Typing
Quitting My Day Job
My Inner Fairy
Lauri's Blog

Happy Friday everyone :)

Thursday, March 3, 2011

Books With Fuzzies

Books about fuzzies --and especially talking fuzzies--remind me of my childhood. I couldn't read enough of them. I'm glad my mother wouldn't let go of my childhood things because she kept most of my books! My kids are now enjoying them as much as I did--total coolness, right!

These are the things dream are made of.

A couple of my favorites include...

Gentle Ben By Walt Morey (Bear)
Sounder By William H. Armstrong
The Tough Winter By Robert Lawson (Woodland critters)
Julie of the Wolves By Jean Craighead George
I, Houdini By Lynne Reid Banks  (Hamster)

My avid book reading daughter, is very fond of books about horses. About 85% of her collection contain some kind of critter.

So tell me what are some books you and your kids enjoy?

This post was inspired by the lovely ladies at Confessions From Suite 500 and a book they blogged about called A DOGS WAY HOME By Bobbie Pyron.

Stop by to see them and meet my doggies Sera and Kal, and also PeeWee who is one cool pup.  Woof!