the minstrel

…this week’s words came from Patty in the Peppermint Creek Collective’s 30th Scavenger Hunt Game…

…Here’s Patty’s wonderful 15 chosen words:

Cloud, River, Sunrise, Island, Sailing, Music, Bohemian, Bird, Stars, Tree branch, Moss, Cotton, Promise, Forgive, Love

….and here’s the treasury that I created and the tale that I told using her chosen words….

………………………………….can you locate each word within the tale?……

 

“the minstrel”

her roof
was a scattering of stars
her walls
an envelope of tree branches
her floor
a blanket of moss

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like the cycles
of
sunrise
and sunset
like the steady flow of the great river
like the cotton fluffs of the ever changing clouds
………islands of mist sailing past in the great expanse of blue sky……….

she could never be contained

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she could never linger
in one place
for very long
before a new adventure
tugged upon
her curiosity
she always followed
the whims and wanderings
of her Bohemian soul

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she was known simply as
the minstrel
across the land
and they came
from far and wide
to listen

she inspired the promise of true love
and the grace of forgiveness
in her ballads
sung
with a musical voice
that could soar
higher
than the
highest
bird
in
flight

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

link to treasury:
https://www.etsy.com/treasury/MzMzNjUyNDV8MjcyNzM4MTA4NA/the-minstrel

link to game:
https://www.etsy.com/teams/20750/peppermint-creek-collective/discuss/16142336/page/1?ref=team_page

link to Patty’s lovely shop:
https://www.etsy.com/shop/SapphireIsland

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the word

…this week the words came from Kim in the Peppermint Creek Collective’s Scavenger Hunt Challenge…………

I created the following tale & treasury inspired by and written using Kim’s wonderful 15 chosen words:

shadow, word, allure, fiber, soul, natural , reflection, black, bold, paper, wing, pearl, geometric, secret, metal

….can you find where each word is embedded in the tale?……..

“the word”

it was her secret
she was never
quite sure
how it happened
but it always began
at midnight

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she felt
it’s allure
deep within
her dreams
boldly beckoning
her to wake

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upon entering
the library
as the clock
began to toll
she always found
an odd geometric

black
shadow

on the empty page
of an ancient manuscript
the rough texture
of the natural fiber of the paper
reflecting the dark soul
of the night

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and when
the clock’s
twelfth
chime
rang out
she felt a
whisper of wind
as if an angel
passed by in flight
its wings a shimmer
of pearly white

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and then a subtle
scratching sound
as if a metal quill tip
touched down
upon the page
and the black shadow
faded
away
leaving
a single

word

on the page….

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

link to treasury:
https://www.etsy.com/treasury/MzMzNjUyNDV8MjcyNDgwMzYyOQ/the-word?ref=pr_treasury

link to the game:
https://www.etsy.com/teams/20750/peppermint-creek-collective/discuss/16107783/page/1?ref=team_page

link to Kim’s lovely shop:
https://www.etsy.com/shop/ThePrivateCollection

 

 

 

 

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New Blog Feature: by Raquel Manuela

I’m so very honored and excited to be featured in Raquel Manuela’s blog post today!

Thank you so very much Raquel! : )

Here’s the link to the post:

http://www.raquelmanuela.com/blog/2015/2/24/maker-susan-jizba-from-the-weaver-of-words

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birthday

This week the wonderful words came from Tiffany Dawn Smith in the 27th Peppermint Creek Collective’s Scavenger Hunt Game….

Here’s Tiffany’s wonderful 15 chosen words: pastel, dress, beautiful, spring, birth, vacation, music, girl, drink, animal, paper, bliss, drama, egg, strength ….

….and here’s my treasury and tale inspired by and written using all of her words….
………………………………….can you find where they are located in this tiny snippet of a tale?

“birthday”

her birthday fell
on a beautiful spring day
as the drama
of the harsh winter
that made the newspaper headlines
and its palette of pastels
began to fade away

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the bright brilliance
of flower buds
and robin blue eggs
dressed the woods
in all it’s finery

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baby animals
at their mother’s side
announced the blissful
arrival of new life
all across
the newborn land

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she felt
a surge of strength
a sense of renewal
as if she had tasted a drink
of the power
of her Aries sign
and with the music
blasting on the radio
without a destination in mind

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she headed off
on a spontaneous vacation
a girl on a road trip
without a plan….

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

 

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Link to the treasury:
https://www.etsy.com/treasury/MzMzNjUyNDV8MjcyNzMwMDYzOA/birthday?ref=pr_treasury

Link to the Peppermint Creek Collective’s Scavenger Hunt Game:
https://www.etsy.com/teams/20750/peppermint-creek-collective/discuss/16027971/?ref=team_page

Link to Tiffany Dawn Smith’s lovely shop:
https://www.etsy.com/shop/TiffanyDawnSmith

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“the seaside cottage”

This week’s lovely words are from Kim in the Peppermint Creek Collective’s 26th Scavenger Hunt Game.

….here’s Kim’s wonderful words: Tide, Breeze, White, Calm, Summer, Melody, Seaside, Cottage, Driftwood, Warm, Inspiration, Tropical, Water, Scent, Beach

……………and here’s the story & treasury that I created…….
…………………….inspired by and using each of Kim’s 15 chosen words….

“the seaside cottage”

her inspiration
was a simple tune
a tropical melody
on the radio
it gave her a sense of calm
and a longing
for the lazy
days of summer
and the lulling sound
of the tide
rolling in
and
rolling out

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it gave her
a longing for
warm water
and a soft breeze
seasoned with the scent
of the sea

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so she packed up
her ukulele
and a few clothes
and headed off
to the seaside

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to a lovely white cottage
on the edge of the beach
for a weekend
with no agenda
no plan
except to play
the ukulele
and search
for driftwood
in the sand

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

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Link to the treasury:
https://www.etsy.com/treasury/MzMzNjUyNDV8MjcyNDcxMjM0OQ/the-seaside-cottage?ref=pr_treasury

Link to the Peppermint Creek Collective Scavenger Hunt Game:
https://www.etsy.com/teams/20750/peppermint-creek-collective/discuss/15977637/?ref=team_page

Link to Kim’s lovely shop: 
https://www.etsy.com/shop/ThePrivateCollection

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acting as if

Just having a bit of fun with the wonderful words chosen by @wordoftheday on instagram. I used their words that they chose for the past 15 days to write the story snippet below….

Here’s their words: newel, renowned, monolith, integument, panache, furtive, whimsical, repository, array, tread, impend, acrophobia, demarcate, obliterate, enthrall

And here’s the story that I wrote using them. Can you find where all 15 words are located in the story below…..

“Acting as if”

it had all seemed
so easy
enthralled by the claims
of the renowned experts
in a burst of inspiration
she ventured forth
attempting to leap
across the demarcation line
between phobia
to fading fears
“acrophobia no more”
she muttered to herself
as she clung
to the wobbly
newel
the single rusty post
that secured the spiral staircase
the rusty post
that was her lifeline
as she tried to sidestep
her monolith
of terror
by forcing out
a whimsical tune
from the back
of her throat
as the sweat
beaded
and slipped
down
her integument
rolling down
between the cleavage
of her chest
she acted as if
she was ok
she acted as if
she was just fine
she tried
a stance
of panache
as she climbed
attempting
a half-hearted
carefree tread
but with one furtive
glance downward
as the wind shook
and the metal rattled
and screeched
and screamed
an array
of possible horrors
sprung up
and her mind
became a repository
of terrors
and her
faked
confidence
crumbled
plummeting
down
down
down
off the side
of the railing
obliterating all hope
plummeting down
into a sense
of impending doom
quickly
she made
one
more
resolution
resolving
never
ever
ever
ever
to
make
another
resolution
again

acting as if

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

……I was also inspired to create the below Etsy Treasury…

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you can find the Treasury here:

https://www.etsy.com/treasury/MzMzNjUyNDV8MjcyNzI0MTUxNg/her-fear-of-falling?ref=pr_treasury

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the place from which tales are told…

It is always so exciting to get a new set of 15 words…..

…this week the words were chosen by Elizabeth for the Peppermint Creek Collective 24th Scavenger Hunt Game.

Here’s Elizabeth’s wonderful 15 words: stillness, contemplative, horizon, natural, earthy, forest, mist, glow, twilight, tranquil, vintage, warmth, soft, contentment, relax

…and here’s the story that I wrote using each word. Can you find where the words are located in the tale?

 

“the place from which tales are told”

as the golden glow of the sun
faded upon the horizon
and twilight softly fell
relaxing into stillness

she felt it’s pull

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as the darkness of the night
filled with her with it’s tranquil peace

she sensed the secrets that it held

as the crackling fire
of her tiny vintage cottage
filled her with warmth and contentment

she was lured by the adventure that it promised

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as she barely heard
the hoot
of a faraway owl
she knew she would soon be
irrevocably
immersed
in its irresistible spell

mesmerized
by a few glorious
random words
she became contemplative
as they beckoned her
to follow
wherever
they may
lead

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and as her mind
began to wander
down earthy forested paths
and the magical mist
began to rise
she held her breath
for she knew
the natural progression
of events
had just begun

the scene had been set
and the story was ready unfold
for she had just arrived
at the place where
all the tales
are told

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

 

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link to treasury:
https://www.etsy.com/treasury/MzMzNjUyNDV8MjcyNzIwODI0Ng/the-place-from-which-tales-are-told?ref=pr_treasury

link to the Peppermint Creek Collective Scavenger Hunt Game:
https://www.etsy.com/teams/20750/peppermint-creek-collective/discuss/15888910/?ref=team_page

link to Elizbeth’s lovely shop:
https://www.etsy.com/shop/PhotoClique

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