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    Hello! My name is Laura, welcome to my blog! I write weird stories, collect dragon plushies and stay up too late with my nose in a book. I am a wife, mom and child saved by grace. My hope is that you find encouragement here or at least a smile or too.
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  • “Now go, write it before them in a table, and note it in a book that it may be for the time to come forever and ever.”
    ~Isaiah 30:8.

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    We have come from God, and inevitably the myths woven by us, though they contain error, will also reflect a splintered fragment of the true light, the eternal truth that is with God. Indeed only by myth-making, only by becoming 'sub-creator' and inventing stories, can Man aspire to the state of perfection that he knew before the Fall. Our myths may be misguided, but they steer however shakily towards the true harbour, while materialistic 'progress' leads only to a yawning abyss and the Iron Crown of the power of evil.
    ~J.R.R. Tolkien

    "The only just literary critic," he concluded, "is Christ, who admires more than does any man the gifts He Himself has bestowed."
    ~J.R.R. Tolkien

    “Fantasy is escapist, and that is its glory. If a soldier is imprisioned by the enemy, don't we consider it his duty to escape?. . .If we value the freedom of mind and soul, if we're partisans of liberty, then it's our plain duty to escape, and to take as many people with us as we can!”
    ~J.R.R. Tolkien

    "Writers who see by the light of their Christian faith will have, in these times, the sharpest eye for the grotesque, for the perverse, and for the unacceptable. To the hard of hearing you shout, and for the almost-blind you draw large and startling figures."
    ~Flannery O'Connor

    You write to communicate to the hearts and minds of others what’s burning inside you. And we edit to let the fire show through the smoke.
    ~Arthur Polotnik

    Words - so innocent and powerless as they are, as standing in a dictionary, how potent for good and evil they become in the hands of one who knows how to combine them.
    ~Nathaniel Hawthorne

    "There are forms of insanity that condemn people to hear voices against their will, but as writers we invite ourselves to hear voices without relinquishing our hold on reality or our right to control."
    ~Writing Fiction by Janet Burroway

    Christians have sometimes been suspicious of stories, because they really can influence you. If you read the Twilight novels once a month for a year, I think you'd be a different human afterward—and not a sparkly one.
    ~Nate Wilson

Stephen of Scarborough (Part Twenty-Two)

Because you guys are just so awesome… I’m giving you another SoS part. 🙂  (If it works out, I may post a second part every Saturday.  But emphasis and the may.)

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I kicked at a pile of leaves, anger and frustration boiling through my blood.

“A Norman.” Kick. “De Lacy.” Kick.  “Father!” I grabbed a long stick, nocked it on the bow string and fired at an unsuspecting squirrel.  The creature squealed, darting away seconds before the make shift arrow splintered on the branch it’d been sitting on.  With an oath I flung the bow down and sank to my knees beside it.

“This isn’t how I wanted things to be,” I whispered wringing my hands.  “I didn’t want this!”

I looked over at William, “You don’t blame me, do you?”

William leaned against a nearby birch tree.  He stroked his chin, head slightly tilted to one side as he studied me.

“Should someone blame a person for the consequences of their actions?  You’re past choices of caused this Stephen.  Whether or not you meant them to.”

I groaned, fighting back the guilt and shame as they rose up, warring with my pride.

Silence followed.  A faint glow appeared towards the East.  Day had come.  I looked through a gap in the trees where the morning light peaked through, casting sun rays over the brightening forest.  I gazed on, it was so beautiful.  Each leave become a transpired green as the sun kissed them with its gentle touch.  The forest seemed to come alive in the dawn twilight, filled with the hope of a new day.     I closed my eye, shutting out the captivating sight.  It was then, I made my choice.  Taking up the bow I stood to my feet.            

“If father is going bankrupt because or me, then reasoning with him will do now good.”  I paused.

“What do you intent to do?”  William said, searching my face.

“I’m going to give him back what I have taken from him.”

William stared at me, “How?”

I grinned, “One arrow at a time.”

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3 Comments

  1. Garret Maytum

     /  June 26, 2010

    Ok you got me hook again. 🙂

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  2. Daniel

     /  June 27, 2010

    “One arrow at a time.”
    Meesa grinned too.. 😀

    Reply
  3. storygirl308

     /  June 27, 2010

    Glad you’re enjoying it. 😀 🙂

    Reply

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