Monday, May 4, 2009

Love Stories

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Welcome to Monday! Mondays are notoriously dreaded days as no one ever wants to return to work after the weekend. What we all need is a little fun, a little enjoyment, and a little reading to brighten our day. Please read the following stories written by artists and writers who rose to the challenge and created a love story using only 20 words! Then, leave them a little love as this is just great work!(There will be one additional entry coming a later today so please check back :)






"With splintered joy, half-broken dreams, abraded courage, with skid-marked hope,fresh-splinted resolve, soft-bandaged care, I gasp. And still, I love."
~Maureen
http://aquamaureens.blogspot.com/




"He smiled for her. She lived for his kisses. He kissed her and left her to mend
her broken heart."
~Afrodite D



"Though she works at home, he still does his half of the chores. He loves her
books, not her vacuuming."
~Alison Kinney



"Loving myself, gently choosing between the many Paths I could take. Naudhiz. Raidtho. So many choices - I will choose rightly."
~Phoenix Ravenswing
http://www.crowtarot.etsy.com/



"My husband. Bright, shining star. Knows where to walk and what to say. And most importantly, what not to say."
~Phoenix Ravenswing
http://www.oneearthonetribe.etsy.com/



"Mike.
Wanted a ten-cow wife.
Found me, convinced me, married me.
Encouraged me to grow, blossom.
Received what he desired."
~Phoenix Ravenswing
http://www.kittyhawke.etsy.com/





"He wooed me not with roses, but Monty Python and rowing machines. Forget fairy tales--give me happily ever laughter."
~Amanda
http://persistentgreen.etsy.com/
http://persistentgreen.blogspot.com/



"For Love of a Rose universe. Unfinished, unfound. Now I get the joy of discovering you. How wonderful is that??? :-D"
~ Phoenix Ravenswing
http://www.catbirdcrystals.etsy.com/



"Because of you I smile. I am comforted and find strength. It is you, peanut butter, who I love most!"
~Judy Beedle
http://www.beedlephotos.com/



"He said, "It's always been you." They melted into each other trying to forget they'd soon have to part forever."
~Natasha


"I could never love anything more," Sara laughed, nuzzling the new puppy who tried desperately to nibble on her fingers.
~Natasha


"Our eyes met, tickled my heart. Dreams of us together, made me laugh. Want to make it official? We did!"
~Jenjen
http://www.gottalovemom.com/





The Boats Come In: A Non-traditional Love Story

"The boats come in, carrying seekers of myth, beauty, tradition, history; I am aboard. The boats go out; I remain. "


~Kelly
http://www.backwardglances.net/
http://www.backwardglances.etsy.com/
http://www.mackin-art.blogspot.com/


"His shaggy beard scratched as we clung together, laughed. He warned he wouldn’t stay forever. I clung to hope, cried."
~Felicia
http://anotherbrightidea.etsy.com/



"She flings open the door, heart beating, cheeks flushed, runs to the garden with anticipation. It’s love. It’s blooming spring!"
~Felicia
http://anotherbrightidea.etsy.com/

"Warm hand in mine, he makes me smile, my heart full of joy with a "simple" "I Love You, Nonnie""
~Kris
http://lisianblue.artfire.com/


Ode to Natasha

""Off to the insanity" she says, she gives us so much, a place to: play, cry, smile, rejoice, encourage, share."
~Kris
http://lisianblue.artfire.com/

20 comments:

Amanda (Blake) Fall said...

How fun! But if I'm not mistaken, there were several more who said they were going to try their hands at this... c'mon, guys... be brave... we want to hear it! :D

lisianblue said...

These are all great! little love stories!

Natasha said...

Amanda - your story was fantastic! I loved "...give me happily ever laughter." That was great...yes you are right there were others who wanted to try...I know that one had a show and ran out of time...but I think they should totally try their hand at it..if you guys are reading I will add yout stories if you send them today because we WANT to read them

Natasha said...

lisianblue - aren't they? I love that they are different types of love, little snippets of lives...it makes me happy...hey did you have an idea for one that you'd like to share??

Phoenyx Ravenswing said...

Greetings!

I'd love to see this continue, actually. :-) There are so many ways and places for love, as you point out, Natasha. :-) And it's a great way to remember all the things that each one of us, no matter our circumstances, has to love and to be thankful for.

For sheer poetry, my fave was Aquamaureen's. Such a powerful tribute to the Journey. :-)

Alison Kinney - "He loves her books, not her vacuuming." Love it, love it, love it!!! :-) What a wonderful partner you have, and what a wonderful way to state it. :-)

"Forget fairy tales. Give me happily ever laughter." What a wonderful sentiment and so wise! :-) Would that more folk would remember to choose their partners with that criterion in mind. :-)

BB & GF! :-)
-Bird

PS - Captcha = exhanthe. Seems a wonderful combination of exhilarate and breathe, with a wonderful spiritual misty kind of feel to it. Very appropriate. :-) -B! :bird

Natasha said...

Bird, Bird, Bird...there were so many little parts of yours that I loved...but these two..."My husband, bright, shining star, knows where to walk and what to say and most importantly, what not to say." This was GENIUS...sooo well put!! Luckily I have that at home as well hehehe

"For Love of a Rose universe - unfinished, unfound. Now I get the joy of discovering you. How wonderful is that??? :-D" There is such celebration in this...

They were all wonderful...and I agree Alison's piece was excellent..I loved it as well and that line of Amanda's was fantastic...I loved it and wrote it down...

Felicia Kramer said...

Ooops - I wanted to try this but didn't know there was a deadline. I have been so crazy busy but I will still try. Any romantic ones will be bittersweet - I'm alone now - but with lovely memories. But there's lots of love relationships with family and others .... so I'll try!

Jenjen © GottaLoveMom said...

So cool! I think I'm in love again!
So hectic here I forgot to submit mine..

So here goes:
Our eyes met, tickled my heart. Dreams of us together, made me laugh. Want to make it official? We did!

Happy Monday to all!

Keep smiling =D

Natasha said...

Felicia - I am SO excited that you are going to try this out....you are a beautiful soul and anything you share will be incredible...I know it....hugs to you :)

Jenjen - I LOVE this...it's so filled with playfulness and happiness and wonder and love! I'm posting it in the post itself ...love it

Natasha said...

Kelly had sent hers in however I could not open the Word file for some reason. So here is here story and it is in the post as well!

The Boats Come In: A Non-traditional Love Story

"The boats come in, carrying seekers of myth, beauty, tradition, history; I am aboard. The boats go out; I remain. "

Kelly that is simply beautiful. The visual, the heart...it was so moving...fabulous work...loved it so much

aquamaureen said...

Loved them all . . .all time fav was Amanda's phrase "happily ever laughter" you should copyright that!!!

Felicia Kramer said...

What a wonderful treat! These are fantastic- especially Maureen (wow!); Amanda (happily ever laughter - brilliant); Natasha (puppy); JenJen (awww!); Kelly (REALLY poetic) - OH HECK - they're all great!! Sorry I'm so slow on the uptake this time.

giraffelabel said...

these are all so amazing! i'm sorry i didn't get one in, but i should probably try to do one anyway. just reading all of these was inspiring. thanks for sharing everyone!

Natasha said...

My house is a little insane today so I don't have a lot of time to respond but HAD to say...Maureen I LOVED yours...fresh-splintered resolve and I sill love touched me...beautiful work

Felicia - I have included your pieces now but will put them here as well...they are breathtaking...I loved the first one...who am I kidding I loved them both..."His shaggy beard scratched as we clung together, laughed. He warned he wouldn’t stay forever. I clung to hope, cried."

"She flings open the door, heart beating, cheeks flushed, runs to the garden with anticipation. It’s love. It’s blooming spring!"

Beautiful work!!

giraffelabel - thank you and you should definitely do one and send it along...I will include it here...I think we'd all love to read it...

Off to the insanity

lisianblue said...

well hadn't really thought of one!

I love all of these.

Kelly - "...the boats go out, I remain"
gave me goose bumps!

I'll give it a shot!

Warm hand in mine, he makes me smile, my heart full of joy with a "simple"
"I Love You, Nonnie"

Ode to Natasha

"Off to the insanity" she says, she gives us so much,
a place to:
play, cry, smile, rejoice, encourage, share.

twinklescrapbooks said...

Little love stories are the best!
:) tina

Natasha said...

lisianblue - I love these..I really do...first thank you for my Ode...you made my day on a day when I needed that ..and the one about your grandson touched my heart...please share that with him...beautiful, incredible work...and I agree with you...Kelly's boats spoke to my heart and left me with goosebumps as well!

twinklescrapbooks - how are you?? So great to see you here...are you going to give one a shot as well?? I hope so...and I agree little love stories rock

Mackin-Art said...

It's amazing how much feeling and atmosphere can be expressed by a mere 20 words.

I'm finding the responses to "The Boats" interesting; when I read it, it seems rather dark, which wasn't at all my intent.

I've always considered myself a primarily visual person, but working with words in such parameters was fun.

Natasha said...

Mackin-Art - I agree with you...the feeling and atmosphere in this pieces is fascnating especially because it's only 20 words...but look at the magic you created...I didn't think it was dark so much as moving, hopeful...it had a mystical feeling that I truly dig

lisianblue said...

Mackin-Art - mmmm not dark at all for me. the beginning of something so new, a bit of sadness perhaps, but joy and anticipation.

Natasha - thank you! They really were just spur of the moment! I had written the one about my grandson & was on my way to click on "publish your comment" and saw your "off to insanity" - and those words started a chain reaction so to speak!
I'm glad they brought you joy.

I think I will share that with Kai, - I think it might become something similar to the I Am idea -
Thank you!