Catching the Moon

This is part of an ongoing story, continued each day using the Daily Spur’s word prompt. I’ve moved the previously published parts, rearranged to run as a normal story, HERE in case you are interested in reading it in it’s entirety. Today’s word is: Rung.

Catching the Moon (#10)

While Bob was trying to grasp the idea of Anastasia having a daughter that he knew nothing about, he was also trying to do the math. He wasn’t the sharpest knife in the drawer, but he knew how long it had been since he’d been away, and he knew how long Anastasia had been gone before that. The fireworks show came to an end while he was working on his calculator. 

“Oh look,” someone yelled. “She’s trying to catch the moon!”

There she was, standing high up on a rung, so high that it looked as though she could almost touch it. Bob knew that it was the same moon that he and Anastasia had become spellbound by that night years ago, and he knew that it was magical.

His calculator lit up, flashing the sum that he had been waiting for. He looked quickly at the girl, and then to Anastasia. She smiled, gave him a warm wink, and nodded.

The End

I thought that I could keep it going to 15 prompts, but my teeny tiny attention span says it’s time for something new. I learned a couple of things, however, that I think are important to think about when doing this kind of story.

  • Don’t focus too much on a backstory, there’s not enough time.
  • Stick with a genre. My mind moved back and forth between comedy and drama, depending on the word (and my mood) each day. That made it a bit muddled.

I guess Bob the old football star has a daughter that he didn’t know about. How do you like that? It seemed like the perfect place to end. Who knows what he’ll do next? It will remain a mystery, that’s all I can say. I think this was an awesome experience though. And I’ll definitely keep my day job (oh, do I have one of those?). For now.

Anyway, I made my first ladder in Illustrator and I’m happy about that. I’ve noticed that each illustration has things I’d like to change, now that it’s all said and done, so I think that my next project might be that- editing them and reusing them for something totally new.

That’s about all for now. Thank you for reading!

I hope you enjoyed the story or the illustration, or both…

Peace & Love!

Valentine's Moon

Valentine Moon

Moving on with The Alphabet Game, it’s ironic that I caught up with the letter “V” just in time (well, almost) for the Big One…

Valentine’s Day.

I’ll start with a confession. I haven’t liked Valentine’s Day for many moons (no pun intended ha-ha). It’s funny. I’m an over-the-top optimist, and SO happy-go-lucky that I’m sure it wears on people—but… when I hear that old “V” word—I’m overpowered by the urge to pucker up (my nose) and cringe.

Here’s the thing though. Valentine’s Day may be about love, but love isn’t JUST about romance. I’ve managed to list a few of the things that I love (from A to U), and so far I’ve barely scratched the surface! I guess what I’m trying to say is that I really DO love LOVE.

Maybe the bigger point to be made is that no matter how I feel about Valentine’s Day, or how it compares to how you feel about it, something we can celebrate here is the fact that we can VOICE our thoughts freely (whether they are good, bad, or indifferent), and we can do it with love.

That being said… I thought I’d show some love to Valentine’s Day by making it the centerpiece of my image. The backdrop is from my front yard… it’s the Snow Moon that I was lucky enough to capture last night. I have to include a disclaimer though—the real deal was much more majestic!

That’s about all for today. Thank you for reading!

I hope you enjoyed “V,” and I’ll see you soon for the letter “W.”

Spoiler Alert: It’s a biggie!


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