Stella’s Visitor – Act 1

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Stepping into the house, Stella heard strange noises.  And they were not emanating from the grate of the garage door or the rumble of the air conditioner.  Grasping the edge of the door, she gently slid her key out of the lock and quickly pocketed it. 

She stood still in the pantry and cocked her head to listen.  Listen to what Stella heard >>

Stella’s mind raced as she heard a rustling, a rat-a-tat, and a clinking.  

She wondered to herself, “Is an injured bird bird fluttering around the dining room?  Is my husband rooting through his desk? Is a rodent of unusual size scampering from the closet under the stairs?”

Her curiosity piqued, she decided to investigate.

Warily, Stella entered the kitchen.  She looked around to spot a broken window over in the dining room.  Her gaze traced a trail of scorch marks and shards of glass to find a smoldering mass lodged in the floor boards of her dining room. 

Befuddled, she muttered out loud, “Huh. Look at that.”

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Today’s post was inspired by the following prompt: “When she returns home, your character finds the window broken and a meteorite burning a hole in the rug.”  See Writing.com at http://www.writing.com/main/writing_prompts.

I composed this post last night while watching TV in bed. I created the image using the ArtRage app on my tablet. Then then I recorded the sound effects by holding my mobile phone in one hand and stirring a bowl of popcorn, a TV remote, and the stylus from my tablet with my other hand.

Let’s go, #NaBloPoMo!

Western Beheld

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A state of mind. We live with an eye towards the future. We live to behold the wonders of the world. It’s a state of mind.

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I wrote this brief bit in 60 seconds after seeing the word “western”. That was my one word prompt at www.oneword.com—a website designed to provide the user with a prompt to write something in 60 seconds.

This is my post for the Day 12 of #NaBloPoMo.

Campaign Contrived, Segment of Voters See Red

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A segment of voters are seeing red after realizing a contrived campaign may have been made by a major political candidate.

The alleged controversy seems to involve the natural effects of a solar eclipse. The eclipse has passed, yet the candidate continues to distract voters. See below for a summary of the exchange between the candidate and the voters.

“You won’t believe this!” exclaimed the candidate. “The sun is gone!”

Rolling their eyes, the voters commented, “What’s the big deal? The moon is simply…”

“Wrong! And I don’t care about the moon’s position, ” snapped the candidate.

Taking umbrage, the voters retort, “Well, have you considered…”

“I don’t have time. You need to come with me. We are all going to die.”

Appalled, the voters parlayed, “Perhaps we can work together to find a remedy…”

“No!” interrupted the candidate. “I know all about this,” the candidate insisted. “I think I can find the sun. I can use my flashlight. Believe me, I’ve got the best flashlight.”

“Really?” the voters replied, “What kind of flashlight?”

A segment of the voters have reported to be seeing red after staring into the flashlight’s strong beam before realizing they have only been distracted by the candidate.

With the election just days away and many voters having yet to respond, the affect on the campaign remains unclear.

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Wednesday, November 2, 2016. This story is a work of fiction, an exercise of artistic expression, and meant for entertainment purposes only. The next solar eclipse isn’t expected until February 26, 2017. I doodled the image using ArtRage.  I wrote this story with my tongue in cheek. Silly? Yes. Offended? Laugh it off.

Sun Sets Seasoned

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Tree Fall by Steph Abbott

The sun sets seasoned
from curled husks detached alight
Gusts grieving morrow

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Sunday, October 4, 2015. I wrote this haiku and created the image “Tree Fall” while listening to cellist Gautier Capucon play Antonín Dvořák – Cello Concerto in B minor, Op. 104, B. 191 (via YouTube at https://youtu.be/FVKb3DwPFA8). This movement reminds me of when the season starts to change from summer to fall (but summer doesn’t want to leave).

Desert Solstice

Desert Soltice by Steph Abbott.
Desert Soltice by Steph Abbott.

Hard pan heat rises
Parched landscapes, sharpened
A desert solstice

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Saturday, June 21, 2015. Inspired by the Summer Solstice, I created this image and haiku this morning in the cool airs of my home before braving the desert heat to run errands around this desert locale. I created the image using ArtRage 4.

Fishy Love—A Hearty Tale for Two

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©2015 Stephanie Abbott. All rights reserved.

When life’s blood flows
To capture tales reflected
A cupped love grows

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Wednesday, June 17, 2015. I created the image “Blue Fish Heart Patch” and wrote the haiku “Fishy Love: A Hearty Tale for Two” to celebrate dual anniversaries for my own mended heart—my open heart surgery and my marriage. I created the image with ArtRage 4.