the signs

I created the following treasury and story for the:
**** 100th Trendsetting Treasury Team’s Scavenger Hunt ****

The story snippet was inspired by and written using Lynn’s wonderful chosen words: sheer, totem, tranquil,  following, purple, a creature, alluring, weathered, marking, hush, missing, neutral, asymmetrical, time, the 4 elements: earth, air, fire, water

“the signs”

she had been FOLLOWING
the signs for days
subtle MARKINGS
easy to misinterpret

s1

the signs were always there
A CREATURE crawling across the WEATHERED rock
she heard its howling call
it’s eyes glowing red in the dark
reflecting the flames of her small FIRE
she knew enough about the power of TOTEMS
not to dismiss the encounter to happenstance

s2

she recognized the truth of the PURPLE WATER lily
with petals so SHEER and translucent
floating in the pond so incredibly ALLURING
the shades of purple turning from dark to light to dark with each step
floating in the sparkling waters
so deceptively TRANQUIL
the HUSH did not fool her
she was aware of the danger

s3

she knew the meaning
tracks of a deer
hoof prints in the EARTHERN path
the ASYMMETRICAL pattern
revealing a hoof print that was MISSING
the signs were never NEUTRAL
this one was the most dangerous of all
she could feel it in the AIR
she knew it was TIME
to face the danger
that would come
very soon

written by Susan Eileen Jizba
Weaver & Wordsmith… The Weaver Of Words
http://www.etsy.com/shop/TheWeaverOfWords

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link to treasury:

https://www.etsy.com/treasury/MzMzNjUyNDV8MjcyMzk1MzI1NQ/the-signs?ref=pr_treasury

link to the Trendsetting Treasury Team’s Scavenger Hunt Game:

https://www.etsy.com/teams/12915/trendsetting-treasury-team/discuss/14928002/

link to Lynn’s shop:

https://www.etsy.com/shop/DevilMayCareDesign

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the weekend at the lake

I wrote the following story snippet and created the related treasury for Etsy’s Trendsetting Team’s 96th Scavenger Hunt.

The story was inspired by and written using Julie’s wonderful 15 words: celebration, bare foot, lake, path, sleep, ice cream, car, travel, read, picnic, hike, soda, hat, relax, heat

“the weekend at the lake”

it was a simple CELEBRATION
but that was what she needed
TRAVELLING in her CAR
down to the LAKE

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she brought some ICE CREAM, SODA
and a small PICNIC lunch
in her red Coleman cooler
a lawn chair, a HAT
and a good book to READ

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when she arrived she took a long HIKE
along a PATH encircling the shimmering blue expanse
she left behind the stress of her city life with each step

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she had no agenda pending
she had no organized plans
simply to wade BARE FOOT in the cool shallows of the lake
and to SLEEP soundly and deeply in the HEAT of the noontime sun

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and for the first time in many, way too many weeks,
she felt her body and her mind
finally let go and release
and fully
and deeply
RELAX

Written by Susan Eileen Jizba
Weaver & Wordsmith….. The Weaver Of Words
….give me 15 words and I’ll tell you a tale…..
http://www.etsy.com/shop/TheWeaverOfWords

link to treasury:

https://www.etsy.com/treasury/MzMzNjUyNDV8MjcyMzc3NjM2Mw/the-weekend-at-the-lake?ref=pr_treasury

link to Etsy’s Trendsetting Treasury Team’s Scavenger Hunt Game:

https://www.etsy.com/teams/12915/trendsetting-treasury-team/discuss/14710534/

link to Julie’s wonderful shop RedHorses:

https://www.etsy.com/shop/RedHorses

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the portal

I created the following story & treasury for Etsy’s 95th Trendsetting Treasury Team’s Scavenger Hunt.

It was inspired by and written using Marci’s 15 words: Rosy, Flame, Luminous, Relic, Rhythm, Flutter, Carved, Twisted, Jest , Entrance, Stone, Drops, Fragrant , Transport , Companion

“the portal”

it started off with a simple JEST
as they were exploring a stand of ancient trees
knotted and gnarled
their TWISTED shadows
expanding in the slant of the setting sun
dwindling in the ROSY glow of the receding light

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she stopped
and read to her COMPANION
a few words that were CARVED within the shadows within a hole of a trunk
lit by her small pocket lighter
the scrawled script was strangely LUMINOUS in the FLAME
“go no further” it said
“beyond the STONE ENTRANCE, there is no coming back”
at first they saw nothing
simply the same surrounding trees

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in a moment of jest
he suggested they close their eyes
they felt the FLUTTER of wings
they inhaled the FRAGRANT scent of night blooming jasmine
they opened their eyes to the RHYTHM of dew DROPS
plopping on stone
under an arched stone gateway
and they realized this was no RELIC
they had been TRANSPORTED
through a portal
way back into
the past

Written by Susan Eileen Jizba
Weaver & Wordsmith…….The Weaver Of Words
…give me 15 words and I’ll tell you a tale….
http://www.etsy.com/shop/TheWeaverOfWords

link to Etsy’s Trendsetting Treasury’s Scavenger Hunt Game:

https://www.etsy.com/teams/12915/trendsetting-treasury-team/discuss/14664203/

link to this Treasury on Etsy:

https://www.etsy.com/treasury/MzMzNjUyNDV8MjcyMzc0MjkzOQ/the-portal?ref=pr_treasury

link to Marci’s Beautiful Shop 3pearls:

https://www.etsy.com/shop/3pearls

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in search of the faeries

I created the below treasury & story for the 93rd Etsy Trendsetting Treasury’s Scavenger Hunt….

Inspired by and written using Sinead’s wonderful 15 words: Misty, Juniper, Lake, Illuminated, Lantern, Garden, Green, Reclaimed, Burlap, Rustic, Chair, Botanical, Wings, Druzy, Succulent

“in search of the faeries”

She had heard the legends
that the land had been RECLAIMED
from the MISTY magic of the fay realm
hundreds of years ago
but she didn’t quite believe that was entirely true
as she clutched her DRUZY quartz talisman
she had programmed it with the intention of fairy sight
for the ability to see those otherworldly sprites of the BONTANICAL realm

in search of the fairies

her grandmother had the gift
all the way from the CHAIR on her creaky RUSTIC porch
even as her eyesight grew cloudy and dim
she could still see the fairies dancing in the GARDEN
in their GREEN caps and BURLAP clothes
prancing past the rows of potted SUCCULENTS

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she thought of her beloved grandmother
as she headed past twisted and gnarled JUNIPER trees
her LATERN ILLUMINATED the earthern path
in the approaching twilight
the expansive LAKE far far below
shimmered with the final shards of sunlight
she paused , stilling her breath, stilling her heartbeat
listening for the whisper of tiny WINGS…..

link to the treasury:

https://www.etsy.com/treasury/MzMzNjUyNDV8MjcyMzY3MDE3OQ/in-search-of-the-faeries?index=9&ref=pr_treasury_more&atr_uid=

link to the game:

https://www.etsy.com/teams/12915/trendsetting-treasury-team/discuss/14576938/page/1

link to Sinead’s lovely shop IrishVikingDesigns:

https://www.etsy.com/shop/IrishVikingDesigns

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his last words

Inspired by Jenessa owner of the shop “driftingby”, I created a treasury for her for the Etsy Treasury Challenge Non Team and wrote the below story snippet “his last words” using Jenessa’s wonderfully evocative found words:

perhaps
this is the only sometime for us
gazed
across
the starlit sky
walk
in the darkness

…can you find where all the words are located in the story snippet below?…

 

……………“his last words”……………………………………………………………………………………..

“perhaps”
he said
“this is the only sometime for us”

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his words lingered in her mind long after he left
quietly closing the door behind him

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she wasn’t sure if he was shutting her out
she wasn’t sure if this was the final goodbye
she was too afraid to ask

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his words continued to haunt her
as she
gazed
out the window
across
the chilly windswept fields
clinging to the last remnants of winter

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she imagined how life would be without him
the nights would be colder
without the warmth of his body by her side
and
the starlit sky
would lose some of its luster
she would still
walk
in the darkness
but this time
she would walk
alone

Written by Susan Eileen Jizba
inspired by and using Jenessa’s found words

Weaver & Wordsmith…The Weaver Of Words
http://www.etsy.com/shop/TheWeaverOfWords

Link to Jenessa’s wonderful shop “driftingby”:
http://www.etsy.com/shop/driftingby

Link to the Treasury Challenge Non Team blog:

https://www.treasurychallengenonteam.blogspot.com

Link to the treasury:

https://www.etsy.com/treasury/MzMzNjUyNDV8MjcyMzYwNDA5NQ/his-last-words

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the wish

I wrote the following story for the 86th Etsy Trendsetting Treasury Scavenger Hunt Game for Korinne inspired by and using all of her lovely 15 chosen words: sugar, champagne, toes, birthday, white, dance, reflection, table, Paris, sparkle, Bohemian, fire, lavender, midnight, cat

Happy Birthday Korinne !!!

“the wish”

on the eve of her BIRTHDAY
she received a mysterious package containing
a bottle of vintage CHAMPAGNE
a small WHITE birthday cake topped
with the words “wish” written in SUGAR
and a ring of LAVENDER candles
it was left on her kitchen TABLE
with an elegant handwritten note
“wish only, for what you truly desire” it said

wish 1

she felt a rush power in the words
she carefully considered her wish
as her BOHEMIAN spirit flung caution & wanderlust into the wind
and as she lit each candle
she watched the flames DANCE
REFLECTIONS of FIRE upon the bottle of champagne

wish 2

she closed her eyes
stood up on the tip of her TOES
and blew out all the candles
she felt the room shift and spin

wish 3
she felt a cold breeze
she heard CAT purr as it curled around her leg
and she opened her eyes
to the SPARKLE of PARIS at MIDNIGHT

wish 4

written by Susan Eileen Jizba
Weaver & Wordsmith
The Weaver Of Words….weaving fibers & fables
http://www.etsy.com/shop/TheWeaverOfWords

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link to treasury:

https://www.etsy.com/treasury/MzMzNjUyNDV8MjcyMzQxNzQ1Mw/the-wish?ref=pr_treasury

link to game:

https://www.etsy.com/teams/12915/trendsetting-treasury-team/discuss/14263410/

Link to Korrine’s shop, Laughing Dog Studio:

https://www.etsy.com/shop/LaughingDogStudio

 

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the prophesy

I can’t resist the challenge of a new set of words. When Eveline chose 15 wonderful words for Etsy’s 85th Trendsetting Treasury Scavenger Hunt game, I had to write a story using all of her words…. Sometimes I just can’t help myself!

Here’s the “story snippet” that I wrote using all of Eveline’s 15 chosen words: lace, peace, love, tree, two, breathe, bird, twilight, tattoo, moon, talisman, flowers, spring, dream, wilderness

“The prophesy”

she stood on the side of the mountain
overlooking the vast WILDERNESS below
in the PEACEFUL lingering glow of TWILIGHT
she BREATHED in the evening chill of early SPRING
a whisper of air fluttered a clump of queen anne’s LACE
the FLOWERS shuttered and swayed

1A

a hawk landed on a nearby TREE
the BIRD was clutching something in its talons
it dropped the object in her path
she picked it up
and examined it
it was a necklace
a TALISMAN for safe passage
the moment was oddly familiar to her

1B

she looked up above at the LOVELY expansive sky
the MOON had quietly risen
as the sun hovered above the horizon
TWO orbs floating in the heavens
one for day, the other for night
she caught her breath as she realized
she had DREAMT of this
the moment had been TATTOOED
upon her brain

2A

the prophesy had begun
and she realized that she was the chosen one
she would be the one who must battle the evil
her outcome would determine the final fate of the land
for good or for evil

2B

written by Susan Eileen Jizba

Weaver & Wordsmith

The Weaver Of Words

https://www.etsy.com/shop/TheWeaverOfWords

 

here’s the link to the treasury:

https://www.etsy.com/treasury/MzMzNjUyNDV8MjcyMzM4NjU2Mw/the-prophesy?ref=pr_treasury

here’s the link to the game:

https://www.etsy.com/teams/12915/trendsetting-treasury-team/discuss/14212580/

The Weaver Of Words

 give me 15 words and I’ll tell you a tale…..

https://www.etsy.com/shop/TheWeaverOfWords

15 words

 

 

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