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#MayBookPrompts Challenge: Day 15

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Challenge: As I Lay Dying

There is an American metalcore band named As I Lay Dying and I wonder if they liked the book, As I Lay Dying. Yeah, the mind can be weird and wonderful when it comes to thinking.

I wanted to tell mother don’t cry

To ask father to wipe her tears

To reassure my sisters that I’m going to a better place

To kiss my boyfriend one last time

To tell my friends that I love them and I was

going to miss them.

I wanted to hug everyone to let them know

That everything was going to be all right

But as I lay dying on the cold gurney,

The only thing I could’ve thought to ask

Was forgiveness from the Most High

For the sinful life, I lived.

© La Petit Muse 2016

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#MayBookPrompts Challenge: Day 14

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Challenge: Warm Bodies

He was suffering from hypothermia and Annalise knew the blanket wasn’t going to help him. The only other solution left was taking off her clothes and joining him in the bed, so they can share body heat, but she wouldn’t hear the end of it if someone were to discover her in bed with her limbs attached to his.

© La Petit Muse 2016

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#MayBookPrompts Challenge: Day 13

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Challenge: When You Are Engulfed In Flames

Some of the stuff I’ve been writing for the challenge this month made me laugh and some will become new stories. For this challenge, I came up with two shorts.

I am actually working on a new character. He is tough, mean, and French. I thought I’d introduce him via this challenge.

Jean-Pierre Papin doesn’t speak much. He was already a threat with his shining bald head and piercing grey stormy eyes. But he enjoys scaring the cowardly bastard whenever the opportunity presented itself. He slapped and slammed a so-call hitman against a wall and looked into his eyes. “If you don’t tell me who sent you, I’m going to make it painful for you.”

The strapped blonde laughed right in his face. “Why would I tell you?”

“You afraid of fire, John?”

The blonde gulped. How did he come about this? Who told the lunatic about his phobia?

Jean-Pierre produced a lighter from his trench coat and smirked, “Because I don’t think you’ll rather tell me when you’re engulfed in flames.”

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And I don’t know where this one came from (it makes no sense!), but…

You’ll never know what it is

To love,

To live,

To lust.

To cheat,

To beat,

To lie.

Until you’re engulfed in flames.

© La Petit Muse 2016

fire, orange, emergency

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#MayBookPrompts Challenge: Day 11

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Challenge: Fifty Shades of Freedom

I thought it was a typo for Fifty Shades Freed by E.L. James, but I don’t know. Even so, I have never read E.L. James so-call ‘mummy porn’ and I have never seen this title anywhere before. Help me, Sarah?

No matter how hard I try, I keep falling back into temptation. I keep praying for deliverance, that one day, the good Lord will deliver me from temptation and grant me my freedom from these shackles.

© La Petit Muse 2016

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#MayBookPrompts Challenge: Day 10

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Challenge: The Winter of Our Discontent

This book was John Steinbeck’s last novel. It was written in 1961. The only work I’ve read from this author was the novella, The Pearl. I still own and love that book!

Annalise stood dumbfounded in the cozy, but cold barn slightly shivering. Her midnight black stallion snorted and trotted over to the semi-frozen bundle on the floor and nudged it. It didn’t seem to move and she briefly panicked about a dead body in her barn. Hands shaking, she slowly and carefully walked over to the collapsed bundle on the floor of her barn. It was a man. A white man in his late twenties. She felt for a pulse and received a faint response. His eyes slowly opened at the warm contact on his cold skin and when she gazed into the spellbinding blue eyes, she just knew she was going to do the forbidden thing by spending the harsh winter nursing him back to health.

© La Petit Muse 2016

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#MayBookPrompts Challenge: Day 9

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Taking two days away from the blog proved to be a good thing! I am anemic and during the past few weeks or so, I’ve been feeling weak and tired. I’m all rested now, but I still have to take things light. It feels good to be back though so without further adieu…

Challenge: A Thousand Splendid Suns

I read The Kite Runner from Khaled Hosseini and I thought it was good, but I have not read this book. I don’t know if I may read it though.

For this challenge, I went with a lyric. I do write song lyrics from time to time and although this is not my best, here we go…

I woke up  

With the future on my mind

And that’s when I made the painful decision

to leave the small city for the big town

Packed my bags to leave for the bus station,

But something in this town won’t let me go

And just like every other day when I think about leaving,

I put the bags down and turn up for my 9 to 5 at Tom’s

(Chorus)

Another day gone

Another day wasted,

As I watch my dreams disappear

Into a thousand splendid, a thousand splendid suns!

© La Petit Muse 2016

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#MayBookPrompts Challenge: Day 8

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Challenge: Midnight in the Garden of Good & Evil

This title has such a Shakespearian feel to it don’t it? This non-fiction work was written by John Berendt. Another Southern Gothic book I have to read. Yesterday, I posted an excerpt from my new yet to be titled story. For this challenge, I’ll post another from it.

Mama Grimshaw was keen on getting the white man away from her kin. When midnight struck, she shed her clothes save for a girded loincloth around her wide hips as she evoked spirits in the garden of good and evil. She used her voodoo magic to call upon the wickedest spirits hoping to cast the right spell and drive out the Frenchman.

© La Petit Muse 2016

magic pink smoke...  casting a strong spell in the vapors....leaves one in A state of confusion.:

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#MayBookPrompts Challenge: Day 7

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Challenge: The Sound and the Fury

I’ve never read William Faulkner’s The Sound and the Fury, but would like to at some point in my reading life. The Southern Gothic genre is alluring be it the violence, Civil War, social issues, the paranormal, the grotesque and the macabre.

ANNNNNDDD I’ve been working on my very own Southern story in which the love between a white man and a black woman can either shake, break or open hearts in Stamps, Lafayette County, Arkansas. Although since my visit to Paramin I’ve been thinking of relocating. Either way, I’m super excited because I’ve already used the book title (kind of) in the draft.

The meeting created lots of sound and fury. The blacks wouldn’t stand for one of their own taking the side of a white man. Not just any white man, a Frenchman who was claiming to be amnesiac. He had collapsed in Annalise’s barn one wicked cold morning and she took him in and nursed him back to health while trying to unsuccessfully hide him.

“Sister, you should think about what you’re saying,” old Mrs. Grimshaw rested her wrinkled paw on the young girl’s shoulder.

The door opened letting in the cold harsh wind and the Frenchman with the devilish blue eyes, angular features, and dark hair. He was wrapped in a blanket. His eyes wandered around the room and landed on the shaking Annalise. A small smile came to his face as he made to cross the room to her. “There you are! I’ve been worried about you!”

A scandalized scream was let out from the back as some strong black men moved to prevent him from meeting Annalise, who shrugged Mrs. Grimshaw’s hand off her shoulder and darted forward. She grabbed his hand and some of the blacks could only look on in horror as dark caramel and vanilla entwined.

© La Petit Muse 2016

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#MayBookPrompts Challenge: Day 6

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The beauty of doing this challenge was discovering that my brain is wired all sorts of weird. I never know what to expect whenever I decide to write something down. Sometimes I write whatever comes to mind without editing it (as you’re about to see with this challenge). It may not be the best, but it gets me thinking where the heck my mind was while writing!

Challenge: Butterfly Effect

I have not read any book call Butterfly Effect nor have I seen the movie of the same title with Ashton Kutcher. However, there is a poem by David Hernandez of the same title and I liked it.

He watched as the life he tried hard to build

Fall before his very eyes.

Like a house of cards,

Like domino blocks

His wife called it the butterfly effect.

© La Petit Muse 2016

black-and-white, decoration, decor

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I was thinking an awful lot about Michael Jackson’s honey smooth voice on Butterflies, so for your listening pleasure…

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