What Do You See – Redo – Princesses at Play

wdys 2.19.20 - more moments

OK so I don’t normally do “redos” … but I’m making an exception for the What Do You See Challenge this week. Although I needed to write “Moments for Choices” it’s tragic and well… sad. So here is a different take on What I See. You can read another short take on Mrowl in the 2/9/20 WDYS challenge.

Princesses at Play

Princess Willowhair dashed through the corridors of the castle, giggling and screeching with wild toddler delight. Behind her ran her guardian, a large cricat known as Mrowl, Princess of the Crystal Paws Clan. Cricats were a large species of feline with silky fur and crystalline eyes. Many of the cricat clans were bound to the great houses of the Davarian Empire and Queen Subilliet loved them for their sheer beauty and intelligence. She watched with amusement as her only child streaked naked through the halls. With two final great bounds, Mrowl was within distance and pounced on the little princess bringing her down on the padded carpet outside the royal nursery. Willowhair wriggled and laughed as Mrowl dragged her rough tongue across the little princess’ nose. “Gotcha!” Mrowl purred in her silky voice, gently herding the wayward princess back to her mother.

word count 142

Lavender’s Blue Dilly Dilly – Cinderella 2015

Til next time ~Peace ~JPP

Crimson’s Creative Challenge – Eyes that See

CCC 2.6.20

For Crimson’s Creative Challenge

Eyes that See

Oh ancient statue
of carven stone
speak to me of wonders
you have always known

Marvels have you seen
ages that have passed
memories of what has been
and vision of what may be

Your spiral eyes
look far ahead
do you see a future
of promise or dread?

word count 50

Eyes that See in the Dark ~ Kenny Rogers

Til next time ~Peace ~JPP

What Do You See Challenge – Princesses

wdys 2.4.20

For Sadje’s What Do You See challenge

Princess Mrowl was bored. It was such a bother being a princess, she was never allowed to roam or chase mice or climb trees or have any fun at all! Mrowl was currently hiding from a delicate Calico who was her watcher. She delighted in hiding from the old nurse, deep in the castle. Walking along dusty old windowsills, leaving nary a trace of her passage so light and delicate were her pad steps. She stared out the window longingly when a fairy appeared and seemed to beckon her. Mrowl wriggled through the small opening and followed out to the edge of a magnolia branch. There she stopped and stared into an opening blossom. Ethereal light began to glow within it’s petals and Mrowl was entranced.

“Welcome to my kingdom princess Mrowl,” came the dulcet tones of the fairy, “I am princess Aalyiah.”

word count 143

Til next time ~Peace ~JPP

2020 picoftheweek # 4 – By the Book

2020-pic of the week

For Maria Antonia’s 2020 picoftheweek challenge week 4. Yeah I’m still catching up … grumble grumble stupid pain meds … my prompt for week 4: By the Book

I’m a reader. I read prolifically, voraciously, and well, a LOT. When I saw this urban artwork in Taipei, Taiwan I was delighted.

1.29.20 by the book

Fairy tales are more than true: not because they tell us that dragons exist,
but because they tell us that dragons can be beaten.”
~Neil Gaiman

Theme from The Neverending Story

Til next time ~Peace ~JPP

Picoftheweek 2020 – 1 Peaceful

2020-pic of the week

Maria Antonia has the new 2020 picoftheweek challenge up.  Please join us by posting your own photos with #2020picoftheweek.  Here is mine for this week, I have chosen to follow along in order this week’s theme is “Peaceful.”

moon over Bryce
Peaceful Moon over Bryce Canyon, UT

PEACE

Each morning, I ask for peace
Every night I give thanks for peace
Every moment in your arms
I know peace

 

 

Peaceful Easy Feeling ~The Eagles

Til next time ~Peace ~JPP

A Strange Pet – Crimson’s Creative Challenge

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Cris over at Crimson’s Creative Challenge has provided us a fabulous image prompt and I seem to be on a bit of a raptor kick this week.

A Strange Pet

The guardian stood proud above the entrance to the sanctuary. It looked so real, every feather, talon and beak cast in perfection. Verdigris of age and winding ivy only serving to make the old monument more awe inspiring. Faelynn stood back gazing at the stone eagle ten times the size of a modern bird of prey. She began to wave her ironwood wand in an complex series of swoops and swirls while she chanted her counter spell.

With agonizing slowness color began to return to his feathers, as he stretched them out to their three meter span. Landing next to Faelynn, his head coming past her waist, he bowed gracefully.

Faelynn smiled, one dark spell undone. She turned to leave when the giant eagle nudged her with his enormous head.  “Oh great,” she thought “what am I going to do with a giant bird?” Faelynn smiled at the possibilities.

Word count 149

Fly Like an Eagle – Steve Miller Band

Til next time ~Peace ~JPP

Wine and Gossip – a Twittering Tale

TT 7.12.19

Gossip flowed more freely than wine amongst the friends.

“So what’s up with Ted and Sue?”

“She left him”

“Oh too bad.”

“That’s not all, he claims she cursed him, he can’t perform at all now.”

As tittering laughter filled the air, Sue walked in. “Never mess with a witch,” she smiled.

character count 278

For Kat’s Twittering Tales

Til next time ~Peace ~JPP