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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…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……………..


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


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


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
of her soul


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


even though
she couldn’t

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

link to Cristina’s shop:

link to the Peppermint Creek Collective Scavenger Hunt Game:

link to the 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


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


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


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


written by Susan Eileen Jizba
Weaver & Wordsmith….the Weaver of Words

link to the Peppermint Creek Collective Scavenger Hunt Game:

link to the Treasury:

link to Christine’s wonderful shop:

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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


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


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


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


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

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

link to Mariana’s lovely shop:

link to the Peppermint Creek Collective’s Scavenger Hunt Game:

link to the Etsy 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.


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
fully present
in the magnificence
of the moment
fully awake
fully aware
fully immersed
in this adventure
called life


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!

The bags on his bike:

The shirts he’s wearing!


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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
and then she began
quilting quips and quotes
with quick strokes
and no regard for quality
it wasn’t about that


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


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


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


under the luminous light
of the blue moon

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

link to the Peppermint Creek Collective’s Scavenger Hunt Game:

blue moon treasury

link to this Etsy 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…. 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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