Friday, October 31, 2008

23. Nanowrimo

So, I tried Nanowrimo last year as mentioned in my conversation with Marshall under post 19. I am trying again this November, unsure yet of my story so I won't tell what it is. I thought I'd give you a glimpse of last years story though. It's a fairy tale, mostly based on snow white with mish-mashed bits of others in it. Also, pardon my... (I forget what word I want.) the way I phrase things. I'm sure it's noticable in my blogs, but it's even more noticable in my unedited fiction. I don't speak that way so I don't know why I write that way. Also, I just randomly picked names, so... yeah.

I know there’s been many fairy tales, and some of them claim to be rightly true, but sometimes we can just tell they aren’t. I make no claims; you may judge for yourself if my tale is truth. It begins long ago in a land far, far away (as it must), and hopefully ends happily ever after, but I cannot give away the end before the full beginning.

Long ago in a land far away there ruled a beloved king and queen. If this is a surprise to you, remember that this tale might be quite old, and more oft than not, if the rulers are generally good and just, the wrongs will be forgotten and they will be remembered as beloved. So it was with King Bob and Queen Marilynn. The citizens of this small kingdom, which we shall call ___ (no sense telling where, else you figure whether this tale be truth or tall), have long forgotten the tragedy in favor of the beloved memory.

King Bob and Queen Marilyn wanted a child and after many years of waiting they had a daughter. As many kings and queens are to do throughout history, they avoided inviting the person they should have never skipped. The evil wizard The Great “peter”.
He arrived before the party began, just barely, as you watched out the castle tower you could see the man pushing through the crowds on his horse. Just as he arrived, minutes ahead of the crowds, he forced the gates closed and rode into the throne room alone.
“All hail the stupid king. Good morning madam.” He bowed.
“Four leaf clovers and whimpering dogs! What are you doing in my castle!”
“To curse the cursed, to bless myself, and all in all to rid the world of a grand family such as yourself.
“Cursed to wander, cursed to roam, this place shall never again be your home. Your child, though small she be, will walk in circles for eternity.”
So, though known only for a short time in this story, the king and queen were remembered with love. Their daughter the wizard locked in a tower. She shall enter our story again after a while...

A bit strange, eh? And kind of hard to see how snow white fits in. Any guesses? There are dwarves, woodsmen, mines, an evil queen, a magic mirror and a princess in a glass coffin. Promise. Not that you're likely to ever see any of it. :)

Thursday, October 9, 2008

22. Stnj Ensacq

Pehot ai alaf kail itarmluj ui Ealon. Wa'ai otu itarmluj uhe-ytlug rtyom eparluj, wisarod ai. It onh nraigf nto etym isyt zehs, esalad atl aw omuk. If nlpom aq oloc it aouaows sala amuk etym ai esm ehsluj. If zi lexarluj, avaromy, of itarm zrpom etyt euam ylugotu of ouauhe ntq onh. Lam, dosands ai etyt onh uto'p lhaer raec upe syim isyt esm arvo, zo, tilun tarel... Pqhaog.

Wednesday, October 8, 2008

21. Job 1:6-7

Job 1:6-7
Now there was a day when the sons of God came to present themselves before the LORD, and Satan also came among them. And the LORD said to Satan, "From where do you come?"
So Satan answered the LORD and said, "From going to and fro on the earth, and from walking back and forth on it."

These "sons of God" come to present themselves, why did Satan come among them, and why did God ask where Satan had come from?
God knows all things, therefore He knew from where Satan came, and why, assumably He also knows how and all the rest of the questions. With all the pacing Satan is doing it's a wonder the earth isn't worn clear through.
Lord, protect me please from the wondering path of the Adversary. Keep my path straight along Your road with my focus only on You. Give me the knowledge I need to answer questions about You, but let me keep relying on You for the answers because You are the answer. Lord, increase my faith and help me to hold fast to my trust. Let me walk always in Your way.

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Saturday, October 4, 2008

20. September


I really didn't mean to not post in September. I keep forgetting how quickly time passes! I couldn't slip you any of my notes on Job for a while there either (just so it looked like I hadn't forgotten you) because I couldn't find the notebook it was in. Never fear though, I have found it today and you shall suffer again in the near future! [Evil laugh]

I might tell you about the details of my September vacations if I get around to it later, but for a short summary of the month: Awana started (I began a post on this, but obviously didn't finish.), BSF also started (studying The Life of Moses this year), the college group at church went on a camping trip, then there was women's retreat the next weekend, and for my sister's birthday we went to the coast the last weekend.

I don't know that I have ever been gone from my church that many weekends in a row! Wonder if anyone missed me? It's nice to be home (wasn't really feeling quite so lonely this month, was ready for a day off by myself.)