First Time Here

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Hello, my Hoodians! If this is your first time here, welcome to my blog! I hope you enjoy all the feature posts and past here.

I am always somewhere in my imagination, whether its a real place or a fantasy place. I am passionate about writing and have strong wanderlust. Those two subjects are what this blog is about. If you would like to know more about me, just go to the Me and Myself page.

My art blog is autumnsongsdanielle.blogspot.com. If you love artsy things, you can go check that out!

Once again, thanks for stopping by!

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CPC Challenge #4

Hello peeps! I am getting my story in barely on deadline, but hey, I’m wrote it, right? The prompts are were super awesome, so I was super excited to write this. Onward! (This is a continuation of my last story.)

Prompts Used: 2

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Drawings: 1


I dreamt I was floating on clouds. I was just sitting there looking at the world beneath me, a smile on my fa-

Why am I dreaming? I’m supposed to be dead.

Clearly my conscience was waking at that point.

My eyes peeled open, letting bluefish light in.

Am I still underwater?

I shut my eyes again and let my conscience drift off again. Distant voices I hadn’t noticed before made way into my ears.

“You could have drowned her!” A boy’s voice said.

A woman’s voice replied, “Nonsense. I know when someone is about to drown, and she certainly wasn’t.”

“Whatever, get out of here, Hypatia. Next time we need a mermaid, you better send your sister because I don’t want to put up with you again.” The woman laughed, and silence followed.

After a long silence, I dozed off.

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Loud footsteps made me pull out of my sleep. I moaned quietly, annoyed to be awoken. The footsteps stopped.

“I think she’s awake,” a girl said.

The boy’s voice replied, “You sure?”

“Yeah. I think I heard her moan.”

“Really? K, you go check on her. I’ll get Rastus.”

One set of footsteps got quieter, while the other came closer.

I heard a curtain being pulled back and a voice say, “Hello!”

I opened my eyes and blinked several times. I then sat up and studied the figure before me.

It was a tall brown-haired girl with a bronze complexion and heart-shaped lips. Her most shocking feature was her eyes. They were as silver as the moon. She wore a hot pink, fashionably styled jumpsuit, and her hair was put up in a braided ballet bun with silver comb in it. A black choker hugged her neck, and brown sandals were on her feet. “Hello!” She repeated.

I answered reluctantly, “Hi?”

“My name is Isolde. I’m sorry our methods of getting you here were so disruptive and shocking. We are a bit on a tight schedule.”

I nodded slowly. Isolde talked quickly, but yet retained a sing-song tone. I hugged my knees to myself, confused.

The curtain was pulled back, and an old man (in a long deep, blue cloak) and boy entered the small corner my bed was in.

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The boy grinned at me, and I twisted my lips into a nervous smile in return.

He flipped his blonde bangs to the side of his face and stuck his hand into the pockets of his black jeans. His eyes were just as shocking as Isolde’s, but his were bright gold. “Hey. I’m Alma,” he told me.

“And I am,” the old man began, “Rastus, the great wizard. We need your help.”


 

I hope y’all enjoyed!

~Danielle

 

 

 

 

Wild Pennings (mini) Launch Tour!

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Hello, lovely Hoodians! I am participating in my sister Nicole’s mini launch tour for her new blog!

Behold…

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Wild Pennings! Isn’t it gorgeous? I watched her make that header from scratch. It took her hours…

Anyways!

I will be doing a quick interview with Nicole about her gorgeous blog.

Le Interview:

Why did you start Wild Pennings?

I love writing, and it was something I wanted to focus on as a blogger. So I created Worlds Beyond Words at first, then switched over to Blogger, and thus was created WIld Pennings.

What is your goal for Wild Pennings? What content do you plan on posting?

My goal is to inspire and encourage other young writers like myself. I am looking forward to posting book reviews, stories from my own hand, and writing craft posts that take a different angle at writing, because that’s sometimes what we as writers need in order to understand what we do. 🙂

What are you most excited about for your fabulous new blog?

I’m not sure. Pretty much everything, from writing the posts and sharing my thoughts to talking with y’all in the comments!

Thank you for reading, and go see Nicole’s new blog! Also, don’t forget to check out Nicole’s other blog, Mirror Me!

Here are the other blogs that are helping Nicole launch WP:

Carol @ Peeking Through a Kaleidoscope

Mirra @ Colours Beyond Dreams

~Danielle

 

CPC Challenge #2

Hello, lovely Hoodians! I am here with my CPC entry! So we’ll just go on with that.

Prompts Used: 2

Artwork: 1

Photos: None


I walked slowly, scanning the grass. I held a jar in my hand, ready to strike any moment.

A flurry of movement in the grass caught my eye. I turned to it, arm ready. It moved again, and I brought the jar down. “Yes!” I said. I knelt down and looked at the tiny figure inside of it.

The fairy squealed and banged her little fists on the side of the jar. I could almost hear it screaming, “Let me go you mortal scum!”

I rolled my eyes and told it, “calm down, I just want two study your wings for a few minutes.”

The fairy stopped screaming at me for a second. Then it went wide-eyed, pointed at me, and screamed loud enough for me to hear.

I rolled my eyes again, but then I realized it wasn’t pointing at me. I turned around and my eyes went wide as a hand grabbed my arm and yanked me with force enough to pull me into the water I had forgotten was behind me. I dropped the jar in the grass, and I watched the fairy scream as I was dragged beneath the surface of the water.

Water seeped into my skin, and the mermaids hand gripped me so hard it hurt. The world was dimming around me.

No.

This can’t be happening.

I kicked and tried to yank free from her, but I knew it was a pointless fight. And so did she.

I needed to breathe. I couldn’t stop myself from inhaling water. Black started to replace the greenish tint of water.

I am going to die.

Darkness completely surrounded me.

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MWAHAHAHA!!!! ahem

Also that digital artwork. agskdfhlfa. I’m so proud of my smol bean self. (Even though it’s nowhere near done. I ran out of time -_-)

Don’t worry, I’m going to try to make this a short series if that comforts you. 😉

I hope you enjoyed it! (>;) )

~Danielle

 

Places My Wanderlust Reaches

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I know. Original title. XD Anyways! I decided to compose a list of places I have always wanted to visit, and now I am going to share it with y’all! Onward!

(also, apologies for the poor graphics)

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Numero uno! New York City! Now that I think about it, I’m not exactly sure why I want to go there XD . I guess it’s because I like big cities. Plus, I really want to see the Empire State building, so I guess that’s a good reason XD.

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Numero dos! Niagara Falls! It just seems so cool to see all that water. And it would make a lovely painting with that beautiful turquoise color. Seeing it in person would just be amazing.

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Numero tres! The Washington Monument! I know. I am very specific about the sight. The White House and the Lincoln Memorial would be cool to see too, but something fascinates me when it comes to the Washington Monument. I guess I like tall things. XD

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Numero cuatro! Mount Rushmore! This place just looks super cool. And you can climb inside George Washington’s eyes! Like, how cool is that? I like climbing. Heights don’t really bother me unless I nearly fall from them (or actually fall from them). Maybe that’s why I like tall things?

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Numero cinco! The Redwoods! Haha, yet another tall, big thing. XD They’re just so aesthetic and photogenic, though! Plus, I’ve always wanted to hug one, Don’t ask why. XD

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Numero seis! Bolivia! I have a few personal reasons for wanting to visit Bolivia, but also the scenery just seems so breathtaking. They have prairie, some mountain, and city. The whole package! 😀

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Numero siete! England! Not only do I want to go there to see all of the sites, but if I go, I’ll be surrounded by the awesome accent! I really like british accents, as you can tell. Nicole thinks my fake accent is really bad, but personally, I think it’s better than hers.

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Numero ocho! New Zealand! Oh my goodness, it just looks so gorgeous. And I really want to stay in the Hobbit Hole Hotel place *grins sheepishly*. IT’S JUST SO AESTHETIC AND UGH. I really want to go there.

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Numero nueve! France. You probably saw this coming XD. Who doesn’t want to see France? Not only do I want to see Paris, but from what I’ve heard, the countryside is gorgeous.

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Numero diez! Egypt! Also, sorry ’bout the wrong numbers on the last two. But I’m too lazy to fix it, so oh well. Anyways, back to Egypt. Something about Egyptian history really interests me. Would love to see the different pyramids and The Sphinx. It would super cool to go there.

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Numero once! Italy! I REALLY want to go to Italy. I want to see the coliseum, aqueducts, the Leaning Tower of Pisa, and the countryside. I also want to try TRUE italian pizza gelato. My dad lived there for two years, and he says true gelato is very different from American ice cream.

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Numero doce! Russia! Now you probably think I’m weird. But I’ve heard the cathedrals there are gorgeous, and a pro is that it’s cold almost all year long. (I know you think I’m insane now) I LOVE cold weather. It’s much better than heat. *glares at home state*

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Numero threce! Greece! I am a mild (understatement) Percy Jackson fan, so no further explanation is needed.

That wraps this post up! I hope y’all enjoyed reading! Have a wonderful day, Hoodians!

~Danielle

‘My Life In Words’ Blog Tour!

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Hello there, fellow Hoodians!  I am participating in Anya’s blog tour, so here I am with my part of the tour! So…

Introducing Anya’s NEW BLOG…

‘My Life In Words’!

Three awesome things about Anya and her new blog:

1. Anya is SO sweet and sincere!

2. Her header is uber cute and pretty

3. Her title is so creative! (Tell me your secrets, Anya)

So go check out her new blog here!

Follow the Tour:

{23rd September}

Mirra @ AYoungWritersDream
Mukta @ BornFree
Angela @ AWritingRose
Maryam @InfinitelyDaydreamer
Saanvi @ A Notebook, One Pen, & Me
Emmie @ AmericanGirlWorld
Hannah @ CraftsofallSeasons

{24th September}

Zielle @ MyHomeschoolNotebook
Arunima @ Dreamer’sDreams
Hazel @ ZellaBooks&Blog
Saanika @ SaanisDiy
Eliza @ WritingWonderland
Danielle @ AutumnSongs and NearbutFar
Tanisha @ BothSidesoftheEquation

{25th September}

Starling @ Starling7
Enni @ HoovesandPens
Neria @ Writing4Fun
Rachel @ NancyDrew and MessyBun
Yashvi @ BornFree

Smiles!

~Danielle

Library Book Haul

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Hello again, everyone! I know it seems like I haven’t been posting for a while, but I have actually been putting up CWWC stories, so technically that’s posting, right? Also, please ignore the awful graphic. I just made it really fast, and I’m not exactly skilled in computer things. Anyways, I went to the library a few days a go, and I got quite a few books. I decided to do something a little different and post what books I’m reading! *smiles happily because, well, books!*

Total Number: 10     From the Library: 9     From Home: 1

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1. Echo, by Pam Muñoz Ryan, TBR

First off, we have Echo. I actually started this book a while a go, but I never finished it, so I decided to give it another try 😀 Hopefully I can get it done this time. 😉

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2. Lost In a Book, by Jennifer Donnelly, TBR

I also checked out this book a long time a go but never got around to reading it, and then I completely forgot about it. I just remembered it when I saw it on the self and decided to get it. I have been been feeling more motivated when it comes to reading lately, so I’m hoping I can read it cover to cover. 😀

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3. The Eighth Day, by Dianne K. Salerni, HF (half read)

This book has been super good so far, and it’s clean! The concepts are super interesting, too.

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4. A Dragon’s Guide to the Care and Feeding of Humans, by Laurence Yep, HF

This was also started a while back. I just picked it up because (a) it was in the children section and (b) it looked cute. It really is very adorable and I’ve actually enjoyed it so far.

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5. The Witch’s Boy, by Kelly Barnhill, TBR

This looked super interesting, so I just got it. Also, I really like the cover XD

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6. Pride and Prejudice, by Jane Austen, HF

My mom told me to pick a book from our classics collection, so I chose Pride and Prejudice because I’ve seen several movie versions, and Jane Austen’s books look very interesting. Progress has been slow, but I’ve enjoyed thus far.

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7. Rules of the Road, by Joan Bauer, R (read)

This book was REALLY good. I enjoyed it a lot and wish I hadn’t read it so fast. -_- I would HIGHLY suggest it.

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8. Robert E. Lee, by Manfred Weidhorn, TBR

My mom is making me read this, and so far in the past week I’ve only read one and a half chapters. -_-

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9. The Curious World of Calpurnia Tate, by Jacqueline, R

GUYS, I LOVE THIS BOOK SO MUCH!!! Ahem, I was super happy to hear that there was a second book to The Evolution of Calpurnia Tate , so naturally, I read it. Five stars! Five Grammies! Five Oscars! XD Anyways, I read it in three and a half hours on Thursday. 😉

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10. Anne of Green Gables, by L.M. Montgomery, TBR

I love the movies (the originals, thank you very much. Not that awful remake), so I decided to read the book. I plan to enjoy it. 😉

As you can tell, I tend to read several books at once (😏). Anyways, I plan to be occupied this next week or two. Then I plan to stock up again. I hope you enjoyed, and have a lovely day, Hoodians! ❤

Camp NaNoWriMo Recap/My Project

Hello, Hoodians! I’m here with a short recap of Camp NaNo and what my project is!

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I lost, in case you were wondering. But it’s chill.

I had some awesome cabin mates! Some of them are: Madi, Charis, Sarah, Chloe, Nicole, Josie, and Alyse. I was in the cabin my sister was in 🙂 . It was super fun to roleplay (<3), chat, and sprint with everyone!

My original goal was 30,000 words, but as the month came near to an end and I began to understand I probably would not reach that goal, I lowered it to 20,000. Bu then I lowered it to 18,000 (followed by the pitiful number of 15,000)

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Ha ha ha. Ha ha. Ha.

I technically wrote only five thousand words, but the meter shows higher because I counted from where I left off of NaNoWriMo (the 8000/9000 word range, some was not written during NaNoWriMo, buuut…).

Now that I have shown you my pitiful results, onto explaining my project!

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Don’t try to read it, I’ll post an excerpt and the blurb 😉 .

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(Ignore the corny cover) I chose to (try) to finish my novel, “The Forgotten”.

Le Synopsis:

Zoel, Brent, and Tessa have a problem. For decades, specific people, mainly children, have been wiped from the minds of everyone around them. No one remembers them. They have become known among this group of people, as Forgottens. One day, Zoel finds a notebook in the possession of her enemy/friend/frenimy. The notebook leads them to some of the most dangerous places in the world. There hopes are that this dangerous quest will lead them to be remembered once again. Will they accomplish the hope of being known?

Le Excerpt (aka the entire prologue):

Once upon a time, as they say, there was a boy with an imagination so strong, he could make anything he thought of, real. His name was unknown to many, as he never told anyone and his parents were the only people who knew besides him. But his parents were dead. And no one could do anything about that. Not even this young boy. You might think, why can’t he reimagine them back? Well, he never knew them. He didn’t know what they looked like, what qualities they possessed, and how old they were. They had no place in his mind. Besides, he never felt the need for them.

He called kind women “nice lady” and nice men “kind man”. He ran around his small village freely and hopefully. Everyone was nice in his village, and everyone shared despite their poor conditions. He could go up to the pretzel lady and get a pretzel for a cent he found on the ground. He could go to the apple stall and get some apples for helping to pick them. He was such a happy boy, and he was such a mature child. But we all grow, and that’s what he did. So did his imagination.

One day he was eating a pretzel, wishing he could have some cinnamon sugar on it. He loved cinnamon bread but could seldom get it. He could just see the little grains of sugar and golden dust specks on the pretzel. He could smell the spicy sweet fragrance. He closed his eyes imagining this so loved luxury. He imagined so hard, he thought he could actually smell it from beneath his nose. When he opened his eyes and looked at his still warm pretzel, he had to blink several times. There before him was sugary brown grains sitting on his pretzel. He shook his head and looked at his pretzel again. He hastily bit into it, thinking he must be hallucinating. He wasn’t. And that was very clear when he felt the sweet grains on his tongue. He could taste the sharp bite combined with wonderful sweetness. How? He thought. He knew that before he had closed his eyes it had been a plain pretzel.

The boy closed his eyes again. He thought of a new pair of shoes. He imagined their size, shape, materials, their shininess, and even smell. When he reopened his eyes, sitting before him was a pair of shiny new shoes. He wondered if the other villagers were like this. Could they imagine something and it would be there? When he asked the pretzel lady the ‘hypothetical question’, she merely laughed and said, “We wish. But nobody has an imagination that strong.”

The boy nodded. But he knew she was wrong. Somebody had that though. How could his imagination be so different then others? How could he come up with a perfect understanding and picture of what he wanted, but nobody else could? He pondered upon it. It clashed with reality, and it made no sense.

He kept his little secret to himself for a very long time. But one day the pretzel lady ran out of flour. The boy was sad. Not even he could imagine up such good pretzels. He imagined up a bag of flour. He made sure it was the fluffiest, softest, best flour there could ever be. He even imagined a bag for it to come in. He left it on her doorstep for her to find. He then decided to use his “power” for good only.

But sadly, greed overcame this boy. And, as you know, when somebody is overcome by greed, their heart turns to stone. This boy no longer used his secret for good. He only used it for himself. But with this power, he never accomplished anything great. He only accomplished the bad. He envied those who were greater then him. He was jealous of those who were everything he wasn’t.

The boy, now a young man, one day envied someone else so much; he imagined that they would never be remembered. Ever. From then on, that person was known by no one.

The boy was so overcome by jealousy; he imagined that everyone who was ever what he wasn’t would disappear from everyone’s minds. They would seemingly be wiped away from existence. He would make them suffer in their lonely state. He, for some unknown reason, made them remember each other, but no one else would remember them. And he call them The Forgotten.

Ignore it’s cringiness and typos. I wrote that last year (hint to how long writing this novel is taking me).

I hope you enjoyeed my pitiful results and learning some about my novel 😀 . Have a fabulous day!

P. S. I’m doing Loren’s CWWC! If you want to read my entries, click here or go to the page labeled ‘CWWC’ on the menu bar 😀

 

Haitus and… More Haitus

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Uh, I’ve been gone. And now I will be gone even more. Hehe.

Hello again, my fellow Hoddians! Yes,  have not posted in who knows how long. But y’know, it’s summer. Yes, I am very sorry. I mean to post a whole ton this past month, but that did, erm, not happen.

Soo, now that I’ve apologized, the actual intent of this post is to tell y’all I am going on another hiatus.

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Yeah.

I have a very busy month ahead. July includes the following:

~ Camp NaNoWriMo (help meeeee. I need to wriiiite)

~ Family trip across the West of the U. S. A. (HAPPY INDEPENDENCE DAY FOR THOSE AMERICANS READING THIS!!! *party horns*)

~ other… stuff. Ok, well the trip takes up more then half the month.

So yeah. Don’t worry though. I will take plenty of photos of the Grand Canyon and all that jazz for my other blog as well as post a recap of Camp NaNoWriMo on this blog. Also, I have taken pictures and planned for plenty of posts, but I’ve haven’t gotten around to writin them (😬).

So please don’t unfollow me. Just thought I would warn you.

I might even post quick lil’ things as the month goes on. Maybe. Who knows.

Thanks for being just plain amazing! Bye for now!

 

Charis Rae Blog Tour!

I wasn’t sure what to title this, so I just wrote the name of the tour. As you probably know, I’m taking part in Grace’s/Charis’s new blog tour! I am too excited, so let’s jump in right away! (just in case you didn’t know, I’ve never done this before, so it’s probably not very good)

Charis included an image we are allowed to use, so here it is!

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It’s so pretty!!!

ABOUT THE AUTHOR:

Among many things, Charis is a dreamer, dancer, writer & photographer, blogger, bibliophile, and daughter of the King. She enjoys blogging and is excited to move my her to the next level.

ABOUT CHARIS RAE:

Charis Rae is a self-hosted, more professional version of Charis’s former blog, The Girl Upstairs. After blogging for quite a while, she decided to switch to a more professional platform and share more about herself, her life, and her name. 😉 On Charis Rae, she’s going to be sharing her interests, abilities, and journey through life and blogging, with all of you along for the ride. 

CHARIS’S HOPES FOR CHARIS RAE:

Charis’s hope is that Charis Rae will become just as successful as The Girl Upstairs, but will reach more people, and eventually grow into something beyond her wildest dreams. She’s also excited to “learn the ropes” of self-hosting, coding, and WordPress.org. She can’t wait to see what the future has in store!

I hope y’all are as excited as I am! Make sure to follow the rest of the tour:

 
 
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Have a fabulous day, fellow Hoodians!