one word

I’d love to have one word from you.

…….a word beginning with the letter “a”

…………a word to use in my next story snippet

…………………..if you are interested, please leave your “a” word in the comments below or at my instagram account…………..

Thank you

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supergirl

…this week the words came from Cristina in the Peppermint Creek Collective’s Scavenger Hunt Game….

…….here’s Cristina’s 15 words: supergirl, mine, music, courage, strong, beautiful, love, go ahead, success, no makeup, to encourage, hope, don’t cry, fight, black…….

……………and here’s the story and treasury that I created using her words……………..

“supergirl”

she never meant
to be one
a supergirl
she simply meant
to mine her soul
for the beautiful music
that only she
could ever play

s1

with no makeup
nothing to smear
it didn’t matter
if she chose to cry
and with a strong dash of courage
a sprinkle of encouragement
a tablespoon of hope
and a generous serving of love
she told herself
to go ahead
she told herself
to simply relax
and to just
be

s2

it wasn’t about
being a success
it wasn’t about
putting up a fight
it was simply
about listening
to her voice
to her inner truth
within the dark black
stillness
of her soul

s3

and without
even trying
she realized that
she had become
her own amazing
truly unique
version
of herself
a true
authentic
supergirl

s4

even though
she couldn’t
actually
fly

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

link to Cristina’s shop:
https://www.etsy.com/shop/CristinaHandmade

link to the Peppermint Creek Collective Scavenger Hunt Game:
https://www.etsy.com/teams/20750/peppermint-creek-collective/discuss/16717189/?ref=team_page

link to the treasury:
https://www.etsy.com/treasury/MzMzNjUyNDV8MjcyNzc2NDQ4MA/supergirl?ref=pr_treasury

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the brownies

..this week’s words came from Christine in the 44th Peppermint Creek Collective Scavenger Hunt….

…here’s Christine’s chosen 15 words: beans, yellow pair, dinner, creaking, wood, tin, Mostly Good, lived, clothes, putting things away, remembering, twinklings and twinges, beads, vases, fringes

……and here’s the “story snippet” that I wrote using her chosen words…..can you find where each word is located in the tale?….

“the brownies”

she always knew
when they were coming
she would feel
the twinklings and twinges
long before
it was time for bed

B1

she’d make
a tiny pot of beans
for their dinner
remembering to leave
a string of colorful beads
for them to wear
carefully arranging
a yellow pair of roses from the garden
in their very favorite vase

B2

they were mostly good
sometimes naughty
but even their mischief
was mixed with a bit of fun
they were very helpful
in putting things away
neatly ironing
her wrinkled clothes
sometimes she heard
creaking on the wood floor
or a bit of banging
on an overhang of tin
of the garden shed

B3

but she was never able
to see them
quick and agile
they lived
on the fringes of awareness
just beyond
the tip of
her nose
just beyond
the edges
of her sight

B4

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

link to the Peppermint Creek Collective Scavenger Hunt Game:
https://www.etsy.com/teams/20750/peppermint-creek-collective/discuss/16677878/page/2?ref=team_page

link to the Treasury:
https://www.etsy.com/treasury/MzMzNjUyNDV8MjcyNzczODQwNg/the-brownies?ref=pr_treasury

link to Christine’s wonderful shop:
https://www.etsy.com/people/MCBDdesigns

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La Boheme

…this week’s words came from Mariana in the Peppermint Creek Collective’s Scavenger Hunt Game.

…here’s Mariana’s 15 wonderful words: steps, breath, wind, incomparably,  freedom,  ignore, mountains, cope,  latex, be, keep silent, wild, behold,  La Boheme, masks

………..and here’s the treasury and story….can you find where each of the words are located in this snippet of a tale…

“La Boheme”

behind the everyday masks
that she wore
in public
behind the strained stretch
of her latex smiles
she had a deep need
for freedom

lb1

a yearning to break free
of her carefully placed steps
a yearning
to skip
to sway
to tap her toes
to simply dance
in harmony with the melodies of life
whenever it moved
her

lb2

a yearning that grew
as magnificent and expansive
as a passionate operatic strain from La Boheme
a deep desire that she could no longer
ignore

lb3

a yearning
to climb mountains
a yearning
to feel the breath of the wild wind
upon her face
a yearning
to scream, to cry, to smile a true smile
a yearning
to be
incomparably real

lb4

a yearning not to
simply cope
or to
keep silent
but to
wake up
live fully
and behold
the extraordinary
truth
of who
she truly
was

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

link to Mariana’s lovely shop:
https://www.etsy.com/shop/TheWeaverOfWords

link to the Peppermint Creek Collective’s Scavenger Hunt Game:
https://www.etsy.com/teams/20750/peppermint-creek-collective/discuss/16637781/page/2?ref=team_page

link to the Etsy Treasury:
https://www.etsy.com/treasury/MzMzNjUyNDV8MjcyNzcxOTY2NA/la-boheme?ref=pr_treasury

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the ride

This week’s words came from the Wonderfully Adventurous Tristan Bogaard. You can follow his adventures as he travels across Europe on Instagram and youtube at the below links.

Videos: youtube.com/tristanbogaard
Photos: instagram.com/tristanbogaard

Here’s Tristan Bogaard’s 15 words: Wave, Time, Run, Ride, View, Joy, Life, Cloud, Space, Clash, Fire, Fresh, Eye, Adventure, Power

And here’s the story I wrote using his words….

“the ride”

fresh air
open space
not a single cloud in view
as far as the eye can see
the sky a vastness of blue
muscles on fire
clashing against
the furthest edge of endurance
breaking through
powering up the mountain
riding waves
of pure joy
no sense of time
running
out
fully present
in the magnificence
of the moment
fully awake
fully aware
fully immersed
in this adventure
called life

download

written by Susan Eileen Jizba
Weaver & Wordsmith….The Weaver Of Words

Here’s more info regarding Tristan’s adventures:

The website he uses for staying with people!
warmshowers.org

The bags on his bike:
ortlieb.com

The shirts he’s wearing!
yathletics.com

Innovations:
kickstarter.com

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blue moon

…just having a bit of fun with the “Q” words that I picked for this week’s Peppermint Creek Collective Scavenger Hunt Game…..

my words: quaint, quality, quartz, queen, quest, questionable, quick, quiet, quill, quip, quirk, quiver, quote, quilt, blue moon

and here’s my story…can you find where the 15 words are located in the snippet?….

“blue moon”

waking at 3 am
she got up to write
lured by the quiet luminosity
of the silvery blue moon
her quartz crystals shimmered
with winks of moonlight
as her quill tip
quivered
paused
and then she began
quilting quips and quotes
with quick strokes
and no regard for quality
it wasn’t about that

bm1

she just couldn’t resist
the adventure of the
empty page
and a playful romp with words
on her quest to explore
the whims and wishes
of her early morning muse

bm2

she knew she was a bit quirky
perhaps others would say
she was a bit
quaint
or
maybe even
somewhat questionable
but never
queenly

bm3

but what others thought
really didn’t matter
now
in the enchanted hour
all that was real
was the pen
the page
and
the play of words

bm4

under the luminous light
of the blue moon

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

link to the Peppermint Creek Collective’s Scavenger Hunt Game:
https://www.etsy.com/teams/20750/peppermint-creek-collective/discuss/16594487/page/1?ref=team_page

blue moon treasury

link to this Etsy Treasury:
https://www.etsy.com/treasury/MzMzNjUyNDV8MjcyNzY4NDgyNg/blue-moon?ref=pr_treasury

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a Blue Moon Giveaway: one custom “story snippet”

…every once and awhile there’s a Blue Moon…and every once and awhile I have a Giveaway….

..in honor of this month’s Blue Moon, I’m giving away a free custom story snippet.

………………………for more info, please see my below Instagram Post. You can enter to win on Instagram or by liking and commenting on this post.

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