the tempest

….here’s my final story before the holidays……..created with a few words picked at random from my “story snippet kit”….…

……..I wish you peace and love during the holidays and throughout the new year!

……………here’s the words: adventure, amulet, cast, gossamer, grotto, hare, illusion, keyhole, midsummer, ring, tempest, water, waxing, web, worn…..

…………………………………..and here’s my story snippet……………………………………..

“the tempest”

it was twilight
at the peak of midsummer
when the sun tipped from its fiery height
into its annual descent into darkness

she felt the power

as the waxing moon began to rise
she gazed into the water
seeing beyond the illusion of calm
into the truth of the approaching
tempest

as she touched
her worn amulet
she could sense

a fern grotto

a ring of power

an invocation spoken

she saw
a white hare
stiff and still
its tiny heart
beating fast
sniffing
sensing
the unnatural silence
of the forest

she felt
a wide web of magic
light as a whisper
of gossamer

cast out into the air

drifting

floating

out upon the breeze

pooling
flooding
into the village
where each door
was safely locked
and bolted

or so the villagers thought

she saw
the mist
of the evil spell
passing through each and every
open keyhole
into each and every
cottage
except

one

she knew what she must do
and she knew
the adventure
had just
begun……

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

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snippets

…………..just having a bit of fun taking my “story snippet kit” for a test run…..

…..here’s the words that I randomly picked…………..

……………………………….from my fairy tale themed “story snippet kit”……

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…the story snippet is in process….stay tuned, i’ll post it here once it’s complete…………….

 

Best Wishes,
Susan Eileen Jizba
Weaver & Wordsmith….the Weaver of Words……….

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writer

…this week the words came from Jessica Miller, an extremely talented Reiki Master and Teacher at http://www.reikimastery.com

…..here’s Jess’s 15 words: discard, neglect, devil may care, three fourth ass, defiance, cocoon, phoenix, perseverance, dynamic, rejuvenate, compassion, beautiful, essence, joy, serenity

and here’s the “story snippet” that i wrote using her words…..

“writer”

she tried to discard it
tossing
away
each
and
every
word
before it even touched the page

she tried to release it
through a casual intentional neglect
trying on a devil may care attitude
as a three fourth ass attempt
at defiance
that just wouldn’t
stick

the urge
persevered
the dynamic flow
moving within her
like a phoenix rising
from flames
that couldn’t be
quenched

it was her essence
her joy
her beauty
her compassion
her serenity
within the cocoon of her creations
she rejuvenated
the truth of who
she truly
was

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

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the story

..since it’s the final days of the soon to be extinct “Etsy Treasury”, I just had to use my chosen words for the final Peppermint Creek Collective Scavenger Hunt game to create one last Etsy Treasury and story snippet…

………………before I move on to making Treasuries on Polyvore……….

Here’s the words:
sacred, sage, sanctuary, shadow, silence, simple, sketch, solid, soul, sparkle, stone, story, strong, symbol, moon

Here’s the story snippet & treasury:

“the story”

she craved
the moonlight

and in the simple
stillness
of its silent shadow

she found sanctuary
under a sparkling scattering of stars

and as the smoky scent of sage
rose
up
into
the
air

as she held within her hand
the solid strength
of her favorite
stone

she created
a sacred space
within

and
within
that place
she could sketch
the ethereal outline of
the story
spoken

so
very
softly

so
very
deeply
from the truth
of her
soul

in a tale told
with symbols
and images

in a tale told
without speaking
a single

word

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

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gone

I was very saddened to discover that Etsy has decided to end treasury lists in October 2016. Over the years I really loved creating “story snippets” from people’s chosen words from the Peppermint Creek Collective’s, and other Etsy teams, treasury list Scavenger Hunt Games.

I will really miss the art of treasury making when it is gone.

Here’s this week’s story snippet and treasury from the Peppermint Creek Collective’s Scavenger Hunt game; it was inspired by and written using Carolina’s lovely words: hip hop, street, dance, people, style, fashion, rap, graffiti, New York, Warhol, movie, love, music, art, peace

“gone”

she wondered
would her presence
be
missed

would the lively hip hop dance
of the street
still go on
would the people
stop
in a moment of peace
to remember
her love
of the art of Warhol
of going to the movies
and her cutting edge sense of fashion
of her street smart style

would the rhythmic rap
belting out
the rush and hustle
the musical soul
of the New York grit grime and graffiti
stop
and skip a single
heart beat

would the city
stop
and remember

or would she
simply be

gone

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

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Link to one of the last treasuries (Etsy is ending treasuries in October 2016):
https://www.etsy.com/treasury/MzMzNjUyNDV8Mjg2NTA2MjQ3OQ/gone

Link to Carolina’s wonderful shop:
http://www.etsy.com/shop/3buu

Link to the Peppermint Creek Collective:
http://www.etsy.com/teams/20750/peppermint-creek-collective/

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Paris

This week the words came from LeeAnn in the 79th Peppermint Creek Collective Scavenger Hunt Game

Here’s LeeAnn’s lovely words: pink, chocolate, peony, tea/coffee, intellectual, woman, whirling, champagne, bokeh, diamond, evening romance, dance, kiss, Paris, water…

And here’s the story snippet that I wrote using her words…

“Paris”

she was an intellectual woman
except when she thought of Paris
her memories
filled her mind
like the blush
of her evening romance

it began
with a simple dance
gliding across the stone floor
whirling
swirling
with the rise
and fall of each measure
her pink petticoat rustling
ruffled like peony

it ended with
a long late night kiss
she could still taste the chocolate
and a bit of champagne
on his lips

the city lights sparkling
on the water of the river Seine
like a thousand diamonds

in the morning
over coffee
she would remember
each out of focus image
a set of precious bokehs
each and
every
one

written by Susan Eileen Jizba
Weaver & Wordsmith…The Weaver of Words

Link to the Peppermint Creek Collective Scavenger Hunt Game
https://www.etsy.com/teams/20750/peppermint-creek-collective/discuss/17817627/page/1?ref=team_page

Link to LeeAnn’s lovely shop:
https://www.etsy.com/shop/StudioGauthier

Link to the Treasury:
https://www.etsy.com/treasury/MzMzNjUyNDV8MjcyODUwNzc3OA/paris?ref=pr_treasury

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the elusive muse

….this week, I couldn’t resist Paula’s lovely words chosen for the Peppermint Creek Scavenger Hunt Game….

Here’s the wonderful alliteration of Paula’s L words: lush, leaf, lean, leak, leap, lust, lemon, aloof, lily, lavender, lips, luck, little one, languish, lift

……..and here’s the story snippet that I was inspired to write using each word….

“the elusive muse”

she could feel
their presence
the cluster of words were
almost there
almost appearing
on the tip of her lips….

almost.

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as she languished
in the wee hours of the morning

leaning against her desk
with her pen

lifted

poised upon a single leaf
of her well worn
well loved journal

waiting

for the words to flow
but not even

one

drip

not even

one

drop

of prose
would leak out
onto the blank page

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the little one
was playfully elusive

the little one
was somewhat aloof

in the early morning hour

so she
simply

let go

of the struggle
of the strain

of the push
of the pull

and she wandered

out

into the peaceful

hush

of her lush green
garden

lit by a sliver

of silvery
moonlight

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she passed by the tart refreshing scent of the lemon tree
and as she stopped to pause
at a clump of calm lavender
her luck turned
and the muse revealed herself

in one

lusty

leap

from patch of lilies
and the words began
to pour forth
once again

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

Paula’s lovely shop:
http://www.etsy.com/shop/Bylala

Link to the Etsy Treasury:
https://www.etsy.com/treasury/MzMzNjUyNDV8MjcyODQ1NjQ3Ng/the-elusive-muse?ref=pr_treasury

Link to the Peppermint Creek Collective’s Scavenger Hunt Game:
https://www.etsy.com/teams/20750/peppermint-creek-collective/discuss/17736479/page/1?ref=team_page

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