'I inhale and a zephyr enters my body. The earth tilts its axis, changing my view of the heavens. Two clouds appear in the shape of trumpets. They part and rays of sunlight burst in. The sunlight speaks, 'Seek a new experience.' -Lawren Leo
'If you want to be a good writer, internalize the good writers; absorb them; integrate with their souls; embrace their minds; mingle with their life stories; in short, merge with them, lose yourself in them!' -Mehmet Murat ildan
'Sibling relationships outlast marriages, survive the death of parents, resurface after quarrels that would sink any friendship. They flourish in a thousand incarnations of closeness and distance, warmth, loyalty and distrust.' - Erica E. Goode
'If I cannot forgive myself For all the blunders That I have made Over the years, Then how can I proceed? How can I ever Dream perfection-dreams? Move, I must, forward. Fly, I must, upward. Dive, I must, inward, To be once more What I truly am And shall forever remain.' – Sri Chinmoy
I got up at 3 a.m. this morning just to get a post in before I have to go back on duty taking care of my mom, hope you all are well, I have a few hours right now but after that I will have to sign back out again.
Greetings and salutations to all of you marvelously, majestic, magical Mirakeeans!! Little bit of alliteration for ya right there. I hope everybody had a wonderful weekend. I got to attend a Masquerade Ball at my handsome hubby's place of employment, where we were regaled with the delightful sounds of the local symphony orchestra. Due to my physical health and the fact that I'm a homebody by nature, we don't get out all that much, so it was fun to get all dressed up and head out with my best guy. Such an enchanting evening it was, that I was led to the following idea for Monday's challenge. It's still early Sunday evening for me, here in the southeastern U.S., but I know that it's already Monday for many of you, so I figured I'd forge ahead.
CHALLENGE RULES: You are to write a magical tale of enchantment (can be a short story or a poem, not a really short piece or a quote). This should be a positive/happy piece (and rated PG please, as far as words and image), that leaves the reader feeling dazzled, mesmerized and spellbound. Posts must be written in English please.
HASHTAG INFO: Please be sure to include the #ceesmonmagic hashtag in your caption area (be sure to spell correctly) so that I can easily find your submission.
IMAGE INFO: An image isn't mandatory for this challenge, but it is preferable. Something dazzling and of course magical would be particularly wonderful (and again a reminder to keep it PG please).
DURATION: This is posting at approximately 7:30 pm (eastern standard time), and will run for approximately 24 hours. The challenge is over when I mark it as 'closed' in the image and caption areas.
*SIDE NOTE: Members who aren't actually participating in the challenges have started using the hashtags, so to save on my time and frustration levels, I'd really appreciate it if you could MENTION THAT YOU'RE PARTICIPATING IN THE CHALLENGE. Sometimes it's hard to tell whether it's an actual challenge piece or not, and I certainly don't want to overlook anyone. Thank you.