August 26, 2013

Blogfast - Magical Fantasy Land

It seems the challenge I set was a little harder than I thought!
Having been totally busy for the last week, with sick children, sick friends and a Surprise Baby shower planned that turned around completely with the birth of babe 7 weeks prem, the night before the shower.  An all nighter (1.5hrs sleep between 6.30 and 8am) Friday night due to the baby arriving at 11pm, playing Taxi (LOVINGLY) for the support people and family Saturday morning, cooking and cleaning for all those in need, I collapsed into bed at about 8pm Saturday night and fell fast asleep until about 8am Sunday morning! But I still didn't get up! ;)

So what is a Magical Fantasy Land?
And Descriptive Writing? Did I really? OMG!

In reality my Fantasy Land, involves Miracles not magic! The miracle of winning lotto, so there is money available to build a new house and set up our 30 acre property to be our dream!

But we are not talking reality here are we?

So lets leave the house, with it's leaking roof and float up through the ceiling, attic space, and roof, into the heavy mist and rain that pounds loudly on the tin, but hardly touches your skin and instantly dries on your clothes.  Higher you float through the Thick grey clouds pushing past the restrictions of heavy moisture laden air to burst forth into the blinding sunlight.  Hovering gently, eyes closed slowly adjusting to the new source of warmth and light before you, absorbing the heat gifted to you by the sun.  you turn your back to the sun and slowly open your eyes allowing the pupils to contract and adjust to the bright expanse of yellow light reflecting off the surface of the clouds now beneath you.
Staring around in wonder at the world around you, you notice behind you just a short way it a towering castle, it appears to be made of an intricate network of stone masonry, a huge tower in the centre, with 5 smaller towers around forming the points of a star.  Moving under the arch in the circular outer wall you reach out a hand, expecting the rough texture of stone to reach your finger tips, you find only wisps of mist swirl around and between your fingers returning to stone as they pass.
On the inside of the outer wall, you stand and survey your surroundings, far off to your right and left are walls slowing closing in on you, as you move closer to the centre tower.  There is no sign of an entry here and no way to turn off in the walls of stone.  Remembering the mists of the arch way you reach out tentatively and find your hand engulfed in mist, you take a brave step forward, feeling a rush of warmth when you never realised you were cold, completely surrounded by mist, you begin to feel constricted, but edge your way forward hoping to find...

Thanks for reading ;)
Join in with The Blogfast Club, thanks to KateSaysStuff, hosted this week over at Mummalish!
Check out the other writing pieces for the week and take a trip back through the posts to find some other challenges we have done!

August 19, 2013

The Blogfast Club: New Shoes and a new Challenge!

So this week is a hard one for me, not only because I don't really do children's writing and this is my first EVER link up so it HAS to be good!  But because to me a children's book is all about the PICTURES!
Which is totally wrong! But it is how I think!
So with no pictures to work with I am going to see those in my mind and just give the whole thing a shot anyway!

Please try and picture a little girl, or boy dragging mummy to the shoe shop, bright and colour pictures with a single line per page!

Here Goes:

Blogfast Club:  New Shoes!

Mummy, Mummy, time to shop,
Hurry, Hurry, can not stop.

Here, Here, I like these
Squish, Squish, Squish and Sqeeze.

Tears, Tears, just to small
Shhhh, Shhhh, try them all.

Green ones, Red ones, Blue ones too
Purple ones, Yellow ones, Which fit you?

Pink ones, White ones, Orange ones too,
These ones fit, I love new SHOES!

Next week we will be heading over to MummaLish to link up your Descriptive Writing about a Magical Fantasy Land.    

August 16, 2013

Fat-buster Friday??

Bought to you by Syrenex, Katesaysstuff, and MyBlackmores.

I am in Week 9 of the MyBlackmores program, I have just changed my weigh in Day from Monday, to Friday, to coincide with the OpMove check in post, and to prevent clashing with the new development of The Blogfast Club. 

So this week I did a weigh in Monday and sat at an even 100kg! That is a nice loss for the previous week of 0.8kg.  I was very happy with that because I didn't have the best week when it came to calorie counting or portion control!

This is me!

left - taken 17th June, middle - taken 15th July, right - taken 12th August. 

Then as today is my NEW weigh in day, I jumped on the Scales this morning and was AMAZED at the 99.6kg that showed up!  A loss of 400grams since Monday! Not only that I have breached the 3 figures that I haven't seen the other side of for about 6 years!

It has given me some inspiration to kick start my Diary keeping at MyBlackmores properly and caused me to really think about how much I am NOT actually doing! 
If I actually put 100% into this effort I can't imagine where I would be by now...
I want to put in more effort, I want to get myself fit and healthy and although I am making progress, I am not putting in 100 percent of what I could put in... I really need to kick it up a notch and put in my all. 

Thrilled that I have reached my first personal goal to be in double figures, I would like to reach the 10% loss goal of 94.1 before the MyBlackmores offer I am taking advantage expires.  I am pretty sure I am over reaching, however, I am seriously considering signing up for another 3 month stint!

August 12, 2013

Blogfast Club: Mirror - Reflected Pain

Background image credit

With thanks to Kate, I will be hosting next weeks Challenge!
So pop over next week with a link to your 'Children's Story' about 'New Shoes'

This is going to be a hard one for me! It will take me all week to come up with something!

This is a new challenge for me, as, not only have I never written a Children's story, I have never hosted a Link up! So if everything goes to hell next Monday, Please forgive me!

August 4, 2013

Drowning in Darkness

The distant rumble woke her instantaneously, wearing only a summer slip, and grabbing a towel as she ran through the door to the beach.  Driven by an unknown force, knowing her way by memory and experience, the complete darkness did nothing to impede her passage. 

Knees huddled to her chest, she sits on the sand, the chill of the summer nights breeze permeates her clothes and raises her skin to goose flesh.  The depths of her body not reached by the chill air, are drowned by the intense darkness the moonless night shrouds her in.
The cold fear of exposure she feels out here on the pitch black beach is only a pin prick compared to the anticipation that the distant roll of thunder promises to bring.

Head turned into the wind, toward the sound of the rushing surf, waiting, patient in the dark.  She feels the static increasing as the promised storm moves towards her, the reason she is here now, dragged out of the warm comfort of her bed, into the cold air.

Feeling the pressure change in the air around her, as she sits huddled on her towel, the rain starts to fall, soaking her to the bone.  She feels her soul start to tremble, just moments before the almost blinding flash over the ocean before her, illuminates the night.

This is it, her reason for being.

Thunder crashes in deafening throbs tearing her soul apart.  The static that fills the air holds the pieces close to her, hovering, as though waiting for something.
As her body slumps in the darkness, a new flash of lightning brings with it the promised completeness... it strikes with certainty lifting her soul-less body into the night, charging the very heart of her being and bonding her soul and body together again.

Somewhere far from here is another body, one who contains the very power to charge her and hold her together.  Setting his own energy force free, began the very storm she anticipated. 
The promise that one day they will meet and give her the wholeness she feels on this night alone,  keeps her grounded until that distant rumble threatens to break her again.

This fictional piece has been brought to you by:
Me, aka Katie aka Syrenex, as part of:
Kate Says Stuff's Blogfast Club.