Friday, July 27, 2012

Some things you can catch with a net

1. Peachicks.
2. Fish.
3. Small house cats.
4. Slow rabbits.
5. Goslings.
6. Butterflies.
7. Birds that get stuck in your fireplace.
8. Small objects.
9. Roosters.
10. Leaves.

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

The Djinn and The Vartija: Ignorance


"Oh," the girl's ignorance showed further with each passing moment.
How she had survived so long was becoming a miraculous feat. How could a Vartija without even the most basic of training have survived with such a powerful aura?
Now due to my betise, I would have to protect her until I was free.
"Well, at least one of us knows what is going on." The girl said. Then the shrill whistle from the hunt pierced the silence. She pulled a small device from which the noise originated out of her pocket. She pressed her finger to its surface then held the device to her ear.
"Hey mom, sorry about missing your call earlier… Yes, I'm on my way home, I'll see you soon. Bye."
The girl put the device away, then looked at me.
"Stay here."
Her command washed over me, but had no persuasiveness compelling that I yield to her will.
"Why should I stay in this deficient shanty?"
The girl shook her head. "Because I can't come up with a reasonable explanation for why I've brought home a Djinn."
She grabbed her bag and began down the wood ladder. "Just make the tree-house work for now."
I listened as she walked away, feeling the bond stretch to connect us despite the distance forming. The bond constricted against me as the distance between us lengthened. I waited until the girl's movement ceased, then took account of my senses.
It will be nearly impossible to sustain a distance from her for long. The further apart she moves, the more lethargic I become.
I shook my head and focused on my confinement. It appeared that this would be my abode for the present. But that did not mean I would have to consent to dwelling in a single layer.
Like the other higher species, the Djinn are capable of traversing and manipulating the dimensional layers of Earth. Lesser beings were confined to a single layer; only traversing between layers in places where they overlap.
Partially immersing myself in the potential of the layers, I shifted their position within the tree-house.
After curving the layers to my desire, I stood upright and surveyed the new interior. Plush red carpets covered a wide stone floor. Golden spiral columns towered throughout the room, rising to melt into the gold ceiling high above. Flickering lamps hung on the walls, spreading light tinted with a rose glow.
I walked over to a low couch and sat down. The Ifrit decor brought a longing for home, and for those few I had considered friend. It also spurred the desire to end my exile, to return home. To do that, I needed the girl.
My first attempt may have failed, but I will succeed in killing the Vartija.Her ignorance will work in my favor.

Friday, July 20, 2012

Why Perspective is Important

1. It provides a point of reference for the viewer.
2. Depending on the type, it allows a person to place themselves into the story.
3. Done well, we learn along with the character in such a way that we do not realize we have been taught.
4. We are given the opportunity to connect with personalities and cultures that we otherwise might not have attempted to understand.
5. Various angles are able to be shown, giving the viewer insight that the main character may not have.
6. The same surroundings can come to life  in vastly different ways based upon the perspective.
7. Whether the character is hero or villain can be disguised.
8. Important knowledge can be veiled from the beginning.
9. The meaning behind  actions can be misinterpreted or plainly understood.
10. The same story, told from a different perspective, changes entirely from what it was.

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Fears: II

You wake from sleep, body itching. You lift a hand and turn on the lamp. Movement from the corner of your eyes causes you to look at the bed. Your legs tingle, so you take off the blanket.
And scream.
Hundreds of tiny brown spiders skitter across your body as you slap your legs. You jump up, crushing spiders under your bare feet. You run to the door, cringing as you crush more of the tiny arachnids as you try to open the door.
Only to find it locked.

Friday, July 13, 2012

For a surprise party

1. A marriage proposal. (Not recommended for people who faint easily.)
2. Anniversaries. The theme for this surprise can surround nearly any event.
3. Pets! You come home from the vet and an exciting treat -filled time awaits!
4. Business engagements. congratulate those with promotions with a doughnut celebration!
5. Success. Won a soda? Scored the winning point at the tournament? Come join the party!
6. New encounters. Just tried squid with peanut butter as you met the in laws?
7. Food. Found the missing ingredients to make your  meatloaf recipe a family favorite?
8. Finishing school. Kindergarten, high school, collage, the surprise is sure to be fun!
9. Good weather. Whether it be rain, sun, or snow, weather is a wonderful thing.
10. Spontaneous fun! (Note: some folks do not enjoy spontaneous things. Surprise with caution.)

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Fears: I

You are blinded by shadows, trapped where many monsters are said to hide. Unable to find light, you cower near the floor, heart beating rapidly. A sound comes from your left, the tap of claws on stone. You turn toward the noise, only to hear it from the right. Then it intensifies, echoing throughout the room.
But you see nothing.
Trapped in the dark, your mind shatters at even the slightest noise.
Imagination fills the void of ignorance, bringing forth terrors far worse then the reality.

Friday, July 6, 2012

Interesting things that happened on July 6th

1. In 1189: Richard I "the Lionheart" accedes to the English throne. 
2. In 1484: Portuguese sea captain Diogo Cão finds the mouth of the Congo River. 
3. In 1560: the Treaty of Edinburgh is signed by Scotland and England. 
4. In 1785: the dollar is unanimously chosen as the monetary unit for the United States. 
5. In 1885: Louis Pasteur successfully tests his vaccine against rabies. 
6. In 1919: the British dirigible R34 lands in New York, completing the first crossing of the Atlantic Ocean by an airship.
7. In 1933: the first Major League Baseball All-Star Game is played in Chicago's Comiskey Park. The American League defeats the National League 4–2.
8. In 1947: the AK-47 goes into production in the Soviet Union.
9. In 1957: John Lennon and Paul McCartney of the Beatles are introduced to each other when Lennon's band the Quarrymen performs at the St. Peter's Church Hall fête in Woolton.
10. In 2006: the Nathula Pass between India and China, sealed during the Sino-Indian War, re-opens for trade after 44 years.

Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Fourth of July

Light, shattering the darkness.
Colors splattered across the black canvas of night.
The crackling pops and booming thunderclaps.
Hazy smoke smothering each breath.
Shrill laughter, sparks leaping from the pavement.
The celebration of a historic moment remembered through pyrotechnics.
Fireworks are grand, but are not the reason for this holiday. 
 Happy Independence Day