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.

em1

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

em2

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

em3

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

em4

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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requiem

….this week the words were the ones that I chose for the Peppermint Creek Collective’s Scavenger Hunt Game…

…My chosen words: maiden, male, manor, manuscript, marble, mare, mark, masterpiece, meadow, medieval, mess, moss, mountain, movement, mythic…..

……and here’s the story snippet that I wrote using those words……

“requiem”

she had loved him every since
she was a very young maiden
chasing him in
the vast gardens
of the medieval manor
playing hide and seek
in the stall of the great grey mare

his mark was everywhere
in the pages of manuscript
she couldn’t help but touch
the letters written
in his messy male scrawl

she felt his presence
in the soft cool moss
at the edge of the meadow
on a hot summer day
they would watch the clouds
drift
across
the high mountain passes

she felt his strong arms
wrapped around her
in the final movements
of the strain of a waltz
they had danced so very close
in the marble courtyard
under the silvery mythic moonlight

each memory of him
was a single stanza
in the magnificent masterpiece
played so deeply within
her aching
heart

Written by Susan Eileen Jizba
Weaver & Wordsmith….the Weaver Of Words

requiem

link to the Etsy Treasury:
https://www.etsy.com/treasury/MzMzNjUyNDV8Mjg2NDg2MTMyOQ/requiem

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3am

this week’s “story snippet” was inspired by and written using Kimberly’s 15 beautiful chosen words in the Peppermint Creek Collective’s Scavenger Hunt Game.

Kimberly’s words: Body, Soul, Life, Emotions, Mind, Original, Eternal, Divine, Precious, Universe, Earth, Animation, Dimension, Intricate, Simple

“3am”

it had always been
a precious part
of her life
it added depth and dimension
and meaning to her existence on earth
it gave her a unique voice within the vastness of the universe

31

it engaged her emotions
it challenged her mind
with original thoughts

32

from the simple to the intricate
whenever she did it well
it put an extra spring in her step
as it uplifted and animated her daily routine

33

and in her most sublime moments
she was able to touch
the divine
and know the eternal truth
of who she was
body & soul…

a writer.

34

Written by Susan Eileen Jizba
Weaver & Wordsmith…the Weaver of Words

Link to the Etsy Treasury:
https://www.etsy.com/treasury/MzMzNjUyNDV8Mjg2NDg0NTUyMw/3am?ref=pr_treasury

Link to the Peppermint Creek Collective’s Scavenger Hunt Game:
https://www.etsy.com/teams/20750/peppermint-creek-collective/discuss/17698901/page/1?ref=team_page

Link to Kimberly’s lovely shop:
http://www.etsy.com/shop/AFrogsKiss

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the dance of sunbeams

…this week’s “story snippet” was inspired by and written using Paula’s lovely 15 words for the Peppermint Creek Collective’s Scavenger Hunt Game

…here’s Paula’s chosen words: tulip, water, summer, silver, translate, dance, women’s, cozy, kitchen, bridge, family, lapis, lush, bright, sunlight…

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

“the dance of sunbeams”

it was her version
of a simple
solitary
women’s retreat
from the everyday hustle
of family life
sitting in the warmth of her
bright cozy kitchen
she splurged on two dozen
lush lapis colored tulips
placed in a large glass vase
which formed a watery bridge
translating summer sunbeams
cast from the open window
into a silvery fairy dance of sunlight
twinkling across
the kitchen
table

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

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

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

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reborn

…I’ve been very busy lately, but managed to write a this story snippet at 2am…….

…….the words came from Kim in the Peppermint Creek Collective’s Scavenger Hunt Game…..

…..Kim’s lovely 15 chosen words are: dreamer, spring, rain, contrast, home, circular, soft, natural, Easter, texture, bloom, white, morning, cotton, urban…..

……….and here’s the story snippet that I wrote using them……

“reborn”

she woke
so very early
on this Easter
morning
to the soft sound
of a pattering spring rain

r 1a

she cast aside
her featherweight white cotton sheets
with the texture of a whisper
leaving her lover
lost in the world of his dreams
as the circular path of the garden
beckoned her
beyond the French doors

r2

she always felt at home
in the natural world
so very far away from her daily urban grind

r3

and as she reached
her garden
with raindrops
dripping
weighting
buds and blooms
fresh with new growth
in stark contrast
to the long winter
past

r4

she found solitude
and the space to go within
and breathe so very deep
and with the first hint
of the glowing
early morning light
she was enveloped by an expansive
profound peace
in her quiet sacred space
as her world was reborn
once again

written by Susan Eileen Jizba

Weaver & Wordsmith…..the Weaver of Words

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

 

link to the Peppermint Creek Collective Scavenger Hunt Game:

https://www.etsy.com/teams/20750/peppermint-creek-collective/discuss/17558998/page/1?ref=team_page

 

link to Kim’s lovely shop:

https://www.etsy.com/teams/20750/peppermint-creek-collective/discuss/17558998/page/1?ref=team_page

link to the Etsy Treasury:

https://www.etsy.com/treasury/MzMzNjUyNDV8MjcyODM0NjU4Ng/reborn?ref=pr_treasury

 

 

 

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under the influence of moonlight

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

…..here’s Lisa Anne’s lovely words: possibilities, moonflower, dappled, luck, erosion, weave, imagery, poetry, swoon, urban, muse, gypsy, veil, nomadic, parallel………..

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

“under the influence of moonlight”

there was something about
the soft moonlight
in the garden
she couldn’t help but swoon

m1

the possibilities were endless
as the veil between
the parallel worlds
of what was real
and what was imaginary
eroded away

m2

as the push and hustle of her
urban life became a
distant
memory
in the silence
of the dappled silvery light

m3

and when the nomadic moon
in her fullness
had reached
the very peak
of the heavens above

m4

with a bit of luck

she felt her gypsy muse
dancing about the garden
weaving imagery
and enchantment
into poetry
as she set each moonflower
aglow with magic…..

 

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

Link to the Etsy treasury:
https://www.etsy.com/treasury/MzMzNjUyNDV8MjcyODI5NDQyMA/under-the-influence-of-moonlight?ref=pr_treasury

Link to Etsy Peppermint Creek Collective Scavenger Hunt Game:
https://www.etsy.com/teams/20750/peppermint-creek-collective/discuss/17484369/page/1?ref=team_page

Link to Lisa Anne’s lovely shop:
https://www.etsy.com/shop/JanePlain

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