If I had to describe myself, it would be in a word that has many meanings with a complexity which falls off the tongue.
A word made up of many elements, is deceptive in appearance, and creates an illusion from the imagination.
My word would be Phantasmagoric. ~Summer Ross

Monday, February 28, 2011

A joke and an update

Its Monday I leave you with a joke to ease the pain of the beginning of the week and I have updated the blogfest page again so be sure to check it out. Have  a fairy wonderful day everyone!

Fairy Godmother Find this online click here

An old lady is rocking away the last of her days on her front porch, reflecting on her long life, when--all of a sudden--a fairy godmother appears in front of her and informs her that she will be granted three wishes. 

"Well, now," says the old lady, "I guess I would like to be really rich." 

*** POOF *** her rocking chair turns to solid gold. 

"And, gee, I guess I wouldn`t mind being a young, beautiful princess." 

*** POOF *** she turns into a beautiful young woman. 

"Your third wish?" asks the fairy godmother. 

Just then the old woman`s cat wanders across the porch in front of them. 

"Ooh--can you change him into a handsome prince?" she asks. 

*** POOF *** there before her stands a young man more handsome than anyone could possibly imagine.
She stares at him, smitten. With a smile that makes her knees weak, he saunters across the porch and whispers in her ear: 

"Bet you`re sorry you had me neutered."

Friday, February 25, 2011

Friday top ten

**Update** I am being interviewed today at Cerebral Lunchbox

This Friday Is fun pens for my top ten: 

I found all of them doing  a Google search of "fun pens" yes you should be able to find a place to buy them if you look hard enough :)










And finally my number one favorite fun pen:

Thursday, February 24, 2011

I am honored!

Hello fairy friends-
 I have reached 400 followers! This is so very exciting! There are so many of you, and I wanted to tell you all Thank you from the bottom of my heart to the tip of my wings! You all are truly amazing and I am thrilled to be apart of this writing/blogging community!

 When I started this blog- I really didn't expect to be read by very many people- mainly cause I'm a little odd :)

 Believe it or not- if you go back to my 2008 folder- you will find some strange posts because I started this blog for a college class my very first semester. The class was women studies. There are bad posts in there- really you don't want to look LOL. Most of those posts have something to do with what was going on with women.

 Anyway I will make this short and leave you with a picture-Have a Fairy wonderful day!
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Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Pen name help

Hello everyone-

The muse still has me, but I'm taking  a breather- so I can make a post and hopefully get around to some comments- YAY!

Todays post will be simple Well perhaps for you- but not me LOL

 I need some serious help with a pen name. I am only taking one because I'm writing a childrens poetry book and I don't want mothers or kids looking up my real name and finding other things (like those erotica pieces I did a while back). I'm not ashamed of putting my own name on those kinds of things- But I do think it will suit the needs better to have the pen name just incase.

 So here are the choices I have come up with, please help me pick one- I'd be most grateful!

1)Donella Night  (by the way Donella means brown haired elfin girl)
 2) Donella Roswen
 3)Jayde Clover
4)Victoria Night
5)Indigo Wolf
6)Jayla Bright

Thanks for all your help and have a fairy great Wednesday!

Monday, February 21, 2011

Life happens and writing

Hey everyone- 

 Just a quick note to let you all know I have a ton of homework, sick kids, and the writing Monster has me! I think The monster will give me back by Wednesday- (In the mean time check out new blogfests coming up on my blogfest page)

 Right now my fairy muse has me piled up in poetry- I'm not kidding I have completed over ten poems in the last week- and they keep coming for a chapbook I'm working on. 
See you Wednesday

Saturday, February 19, 2011

a Lie and a blade

Are you ready for my lie?

"I traveled ‘cross the ocean once
And drank some great white wine."

I have never been out of the US, not over seas once. LOL

Who got close to my lie?

Carol Kilgore said...

My first guess is that you recently gave up smoking OR that you've never traveled 'cross the ocean.
February 18, 2011 6:22 AM 

and now for some Blade dancing that some had said they were interested in. Naturally this is a video of some random guy on you tube- but I actually have a friend who does this with short swords, knives, ect. Its really neat to watch in person- specially in the starlight :)

Thursday, February 17, 2011

1st Crusader challenge and a birthday!

Hello every one- Its Friday (I posted early)

 Before I get to far into this post I want to highlight a wonderful Hobbit by the name of C.N. Nevets. It is his birthday and he has free gifts- because hobbits give out gifts on their birthdays. Go check it out and tell him Happy Birthday HERE

On to the crusader challenge! 

Getting to know me in 300 words or less

Noises come from both my hands
A bloviate of sound.
I cuddle into blankets
Akin to rabbit down.

I’m loyal to the nth degree
There is no fuliguline.
I traveled ‘cross the ocean once
And drank some great white wine.

I write with pen and paper
To bring my thoughts about.
I once saw a man blade dance
He really went all out.

Smoking is a nasty thing
But I can’t seem to quit.
I had fun creating this
And that’s the end of it.

I  have revealed something about me that isn’t strictly true, can you guess what it is?
I will reveal the Lie tomorrow...

A little of this and that

A fairy Joke:

Fairy wish Find it here online
A fairy told a married couple: "For being such an exemplary married couple for 35 years, I will give you each a wish." 

"I want to travel around the world with my dearest husband", said the wife.
The fairy moved her magic wand and - abracadabra! - two tickets appeared in her hands. 

Now it was the husband's turn. He thought for a moment and said: "Well this moment is very romantic, but an opportunity like this only occurs once in a lifetime. So... I'm sorry my love, but my wish is to have a wife 30 years younger than me." 

The wife was deeply disappointed but, a wish was a wish. 

The fairy made a circle with her magic wand and - abracadabra!

Suddenly the husband was 90 years old.

There are a whole slew of blogfests coming up this March, Click on my blogfests tab and go check them out. I'll try to participate in as a many as I can, but I found I have to limit myself when I'm taking classes this high in my academic life. There is a lot of pressure for grades which is waning on me.

Friday is the first Crusader challenge and I'm looking forward to it. Speaking of Crusaders I would like to give a warm heartfelt welcome to all my new followers! I'm looking forward to getting to know you all better and crusading with you. Currently I'm going down my reading list and reading about 20 crusaders a day, then I go down my list for all the blogs I'm following and reading more than 20 of them a day- So comments will come.

Have a fairy wonderful day everyone!

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Questionnaire blogfest entry

Nicole @ one significant moment in time Is hosting a famous questionnaire blogfest today.

 The rules:

"So, here's how the blogfest will work:

1.  If you aren't already a follower, click the button.  I can't wait to meet you!

2.  Sign up for the BPB Blogfest using Mr. Linky, below.

3.  Copy the questionnaire that follows these instructions and paste it, filled out, into your blog post on February 16.

4.  On February 16, we'll visit each other's blogs and get to know each other better, through read each other's answers.  Fun!

5.  On February 18, I'll announce the winners of the blogfest giveaway random drawing!

The questions with my answers:

What is your favorite word? 

My favorite word is Phantasmagoric : this word basically means- 
a shifting series of phantasms, illusions, or deceptive appearances, as in a dream or as created by the imagination.

What is your least favorite word?

My least favorite word is "Whore" Because I do not like the connotations society has put on it and how its labeled for women.
What turns you on creatively, spiritually or emotionally?

Creatively I am turned on by word play and writing prompts
Spiritually- I do not get turned on.
Emotionally- turn ons are a cumulative approach of flirtation and honesty.

What turns you off?

Turn offs are people who refuse to help themselves or stay clean, drugs are a big turn off for me.
What is your favorite curse word?

My favorite curse word- Fuck (think of all the things it can imply :)
What sound or noise do you love?

A cats purr is one of my favorite noise sounds
What sound or noise do you hate?

A whinny 6 year old throwing a temper tantrum

What profession other than your own would you like to attempt?

I always thought it would be fun to be a model
What profession would you not like to do?

Fast food
If Heaven exists, what would you like to hear God say when you arrive at the Pearly Gates?
pain doesn't exist here

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

The Bear with Two Shadows

Today I am highlighting a very unique Blogger buddy Roland Yeomans
If you don't know who he is- click and get to know him- he is a very talented writer and friend!

He has a new Debut novel out on amazon. While I have not been able to read it yet- I want other to know about it!

Congratulations Roland! Spreading love and support your way.
Stop by his blog, give him a shout.
about his book:
 In his words:
"And to tell the tale my mother whispered to me in the cold shadows is why I wrote the 80,000 word Native American/Celtic children's fable, THE BEAR WITH TWO SHADOWS.

His world is one that you cannot reach by car. The mind is the only vehicle that will take you there. The only fuels you need are imagination and the ability to still dream."

Click here to order his book!

Monday, February 14, 2011

Show me the love blogfest entry

Hello ladies and Gents- I truly hope you are ready for a great holiday for love. I hope romance strikes you!

 Alright- I'm participating in Stephanie's show me the love blogfest

 Must answer her questions and post before 10am on Feb 14th.

Here are my answers:

1- What is the most romantic thing anyone has ever done for you?

The most romantic thing anyone has done for me was my best friend bought me a rose in high school, senior year, and sent it into my class because my boyfriend at the time was in the army in Germany and couldn't be here.

2- What is your favorite love song?

"Smile" by Uncle Kracker

3- Do you have a favorite romantic movie or book?

I have both- My favorite romantic book is "Scarletti Curse" By Christine Feehan
My favorite romantic movie well I have 2 "Gone with the wind" and "A knights tale"

4- Do you have any romantic plans for Valentine's Day this year?

Not that I'm aware of. Honestly with as busy as my schedule is, I just want to have a nice dinner for two at home cuddled up watching movies.

5- What's your favorite romantic treat? (candy, chocolate, edible body paint, etc...)

I like the green candy hearts that have little sayings on them in a box called "sweetheart" or Hershey kisses.

Have a fairy happy Valentines Day!

Friday, February 11, 2011

Random Blogfest Entry

Loralie is hosting a blogfest called the Random blogfest

The rules:
  • Find your favorite random story idea. Find it on your hard drive, find it on a scrap of paper on your desk. Find it on your digital recorder. Wherever.
  • If you don't have such a thing, feel free to create one. Everyone needs a new story idea to whisper in the back of their head when their minds aren't occupied.
  • On February 11, post the document title if there is one, and then the idea. Once sentence or two paragraphs. Up to 500 words (more than that and it surpasses the 'loose idea' stage). You're welcome to post an explanation if you have one, but it's not neccesary.
  • Include your Twitter name either in your reply below or on your own blog if you'd like. I'm @aszreal and on February 11, we'll also do #RANDOMfest blurbs all day long. So you can tweet your shorter random story ideas or titles, or just follow along and see what everyone else has come up with.
  • Go read and comment on everyone else's random ideas the day of the blog fest
So here is my entry short and sweet like:
 This is from a note book I keep beside my bed because story ideas always assault me right before I fall to sleep-

 "Don't burn the flowers. Don't hurt the flowers" Dally said over and over again to the reflection of the small pale girl with dark eyes in the window. The girl was concentrating on Dally's pink lips and the floating white blossoms.

 Blossoms are people?
Dally- Fairy?
 Blossoms turn back to people when they reach water.

**Check out my blogfest tab up top for more blogfests to participate in**

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Rock and Roll Facts from Class

I have one weekend left in my History of Rock and Roll class and I wanted to give you all a quick run down of a few key things.

 Rock and Roll developed in 1955.

 What are its influences?

 There are two separate ways we came to Rock and Roll

 1) Blues + Gospel + R & B + Country = Rock and Roll

 This way was associated with Chuck Berry, Fats Domino, Little Richard, and others.

2) Country + Blues = Rock and Roll

 This way is associated with Elvis, Jerry Lee Lewis, Buddy Holy, and others.

 What do you notice about this?

 Interesting facts: 

Most of the early (1920's-1950's) US music comes from down in the south- Louisiana

 A lot of the 60 and 70's Rock and Roll came over from Europe because they were infatuated with our original Rock and roll from Buddy Holy who had moved to Europe to sing instead of staying in the states.
Another part of our Rock and Roll came from Surf Music like Dick Dale, Duane Edding, and the beech boys.

We got the term "Rock and Roll" from popular song lyrics where singers would use words like rock and then roll ex: "Shake, Rattle, and Roll"

There are several different types of rock:

Folk Rock  (Bob Dylan created this style)

Country Rock (Eagles, Creedence Clearwater Revival, ect...)

Southern Rock (Allman Brothers, Charlie Daniels Band, ect..)

Jazz Rock (Miles Davis, Carlos Santana, ect..)

psychedelic Rock (Jimi Hendrix, Janis Joplin, ect..)

 Brittain hard Rock (AC/DC, Queen, Led Zeppelin, Scorpions, ect...)

American heavy metal (Iron Butterfly, Aerosmith, Van Helen, ect...)

Speed metal/ thrash (Metallica, megadeath, ect)

Death metal (Slayer, ect...)

(Please note these are all in a book called Rock Music Styles a history 6th edition By Katherine Charlton)

  On a last side note: I really heart my followers and commentors. Jules @Trying to get over the rainbow Gave out a cute and swwt little button award.
This is free and clear- I'm passing it on to my followers because I want to show you I notice you!
This award is just for you, help Jules pass it on, showing her the hearts as well she is  such a fantastic and friendly blogger buddy.
Here it is, take it and pass it around.

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

around the blogs

Lynda at "Wip it" had  a very helpful post on plot and making your story better. you can check it out Here

Jessica has a blog I recently started following and I'm very impressed with her thus far. I'm highlighting her because she gave out some great information and a helpful tool on word repetition. Please check out her post Here

Over at "The other side of the story is a really helpful post for point of view and character development click Here 
and another helpful post about Goal-conflict-stakes

Clarissa Draper usually has some really good writing advice, why don't you hop on over and test yourself on adjectives...Click Here

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

I'm a crusader!

Hello everyone,

 I had to tell you about this very creative thing I found at Rach Writes. It is her second annual writer's platform building crusade

Basically its to get out there and start making your platform as a writer. It's about meeting other writers like you and getting to know them. She will even have challenges. This is my first time, Come join me.

She has great reasons to participate, go check it out if you are interested.

Have a Fairy wonderful day!

Monday, February 7, 2011

Author Interview

Today I am interviewing Stephanie Haefner author of A Bitch Named Karma.
 If you have any questions for the author please place them in the comments section.

 Stephanie's Bio:
Stephanie Haefner is a wife, mother of two and novelist from Buffalo, NY. Her debut, A Bitch Named Karma, is available from Lyrical Press. Her shorter works have been published in Nickel City Nights: Erotic Writing in Western New York, Flash Me Magazine, Chicken Soup for the Soul, and Voices from the Herd. She is a member of the Buffalo Writers Meetup Group and when not writing, she enjoys dance, scrapbooking, and Disney World. Visit her at www.stephaniehaefnerthewriter.com.

Summer:  Many people find writers to be "Odd" or "eccentric"- are you? If so how?

Stephanie: I honestly don't think I'm eccentric, but I guess you'd have to ask my family and friends! I think everyone has their quirks and mine happen to be that I am anally organized and I like things to be in their exact right spot! But other than that, I'm kinda boring!

Summer: How do you juggle your family life and writing?

Stephanie: My daughter is in school, so with only one child home during the day, I can usually get some work done. But on the weekends, no so much! One of my New Year's resolutions was to find more time to write and one major change we've made is Tuesdays. That is my work day and when hubby comes home, the kids are his for the rest of the evening. He makes dinner and gives them their baths, then gets them into bed. It's only one day, but I can usually get some decent work done.

Summer: When you created A Bitch Named Karma what kind of feedback did you expect, what kind did you get, and what was your honest reaction to them?

Stephanie: The story has gone through many changes, and for the most part, everyone's reactions were positive. Lexi, my main character, is very sassy and says what's on her mind. Some of her thoughts and actions, the sex scenes and language, was a little shocking to people. The reaction that bothered me the most was my mom's. She had a hard time accepting that "her daughter" wrote such descriptive sex scenes and used such language. It hurt me that my mom could not separate the book and the writing from me as her daughter. I wished she could just read it and enjoy it and not think of me as she read it. But in the end, mostly everyone loved Lexi.  It was a real struggle to find a home for the story, and many of my friends and writers group members just could not understand why no one wanted to publish it.

Summer: Has this experience changed how you will write future books?

Stephanie: No. I write what I feel and I have to stay true to myself. I'm not going to change my style for anybody.

 Summer: What can we expect from you next?

I actually have two short novels releasing this year from Lyrical Press. The first is Paradise Cove in March, and then Soap Dreams in June! I am also hard at work on the sequel to A Bitch Named Karma, titled Karma Kameleon. It's finished, I'm just perfecting it before I submit it to my editor!

 Summer: Finally do you any advice for aspiring authors?

Just keep writing. Practice really does make perfect! And find a supportive critique group. I would be no where without my writer's group!

Thanks so much for interviewing me! It was lots of fun!


And thank you Stephanie for being such a good sport with my questions. It was really great to see your view point on your book and family life.

If you are interested in A Bitch Named Karma you can check it out HERE
Stephanie also has her blog which you can take a look at HERE

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Friday, February 4, 2011

Friday top ten

Here are the top ten signs you have a bad relationship with your pen.

 10) The pen has  a break down (you have lost it's spring)

 9) It never writes the right word for your sentence.( make sure you are not taking the pen for granted)

 8) the pen bleeds through to the back of your paper.(pretending to cry for a guilt trip is never a good sign)

 7) it explodes in the wash machine (trying to escape your hand)

 6) The pen gets lost in a back pack or purse (you know it is really trying to hide if it pulls this one)

5) It allows someone else to use it, (sounds like trouble in paradise)

 4) It actually punctures holes or scratches into your paper (never stay with a bully pen)

 3) It has miniature replicas that do not belong to you ( a cheating pen, is  bad pen)

 2) It runs out of ink (a fake death is a really bad idea)

 and the number one sign you and your pen are having outs:

 1) The pen is never where you can find it.

If you and your pen have experienced more than three of these signs, I'd say its time to trade it in.

Check out my blogfest tab for upcoming blogfests

Thursday, February 3, 2011

Word to the writer: "Metamorphosis"

This is the fifth and final post in my series- If you have missed one of the posts check out my upper right hand corner side bar for the others and click ------------------------->>

 Revision can be hell! But the process can be fun as well. Use this step to go back and play with your writing. Car enthusiasts re-due cars, make them shine and run, and then show them off to people. Writers rework sentences, we construct, we create new things.

 So here is my final advice:

 What can you do with your writing?

 Use some great writing expressions: Similes, metaphors, alliteration, personification, juxtaposition, puns, hyperboles, and idioms.  I dare you to say that ten times fast. LOL

 Here are some examples: Be careful with cliches try to come up with something new that goes with your story.

 Simile: (like is usually used)
     Emily swims like a fish moving up stream.

Metaphor: (Shows a likeness of two separate things)
      Love is a rose

 Alliteration: (Use of the same letter ongoing)
      "Peter piper picked a peck of pickled peppers."

Personification: (the giving of human traits)
      The window winked at me.

Juxtaposition: (placing things side by side)  In writing this one is hard for prose. Its kind of like two objects that are opposite one another hence the 'side by side' almost like an oxymoron. It works better in poetry though.
      She felt pleasantly angry.   (pleasant and angry oppose each other)

Pun: (I'm not good at these so I got this off a site that gave examples)
     "They called him the king of the dentists because he specialized in crowns."

Hyperbole: (Mostly used in poetry, it helps make a point)
     The bag weighed a ton

Idiom: ( we have an idom blogfest coming up check out my blogfest tab, this is word play probably better for dialogue, I also found one online because I am not good at these kinds of examples either.)
     idiom: "He really went to town on that issue."
     Idionatic usage: "he not only went, he apparently hasn't come back yet."

Toy with your sentences and have fun with them! When you are done playing- think about one more submission to a critique partner/group and then try for publication if you are so inclined.


Wednesday, February 2, 2011


Hello Bloggie friends,

I am exploring nonfiction right now due to my nonfiction class. I have written two short stories (woot) so far. We are going to be writing at least one more, but it will be a long one 10-25 pages, its our big assignment that we will revise through out the semester. But I wanted to share the experience of writing in the genre, since it is something I have not done much of in my writing endeavors. So here are two beginnings to the exact same story. 
 This first one is in 3rd person omniscient: it is an imitation of Truman Capote's style from the book of In Cold Blood (If you have not read the book, I'd recommend it).

 My first paragraph:From -A Few Drinks More-

“A few Drinks”
The city of Casper booms in the windy depths of Wyoming, a far west area that other Wyomingites call “windy city.” The vast open space stretches for miles with oil rigs jutting out sporadically like metal teeter-totters, except on the South side where Casper Mountain takes its rocky blue shape. Coming into the city buildings are constructed with the robust enthusiasm of 1964 and awaiting the arrival of newcomers. Along the streets snow races to the ground, many of the white flakes taking detours with traffic or have been pinned one on top of the other over homes, cars, bikes, and fences. 

In this next one I had to take the same nonfiction piece and write it as if I were a character in it, from first person point of view:

 My first paragraph from- Lessons-
My grandmother, Leona, always has fascinating stories from her life. I tucked myself into a chair beside her oval kitchen table set securely in the corner beside a blazing fireplace like an egg snug in its carton. She made us some hot tea to fight the chill from the wind.
“I’m going to tell you about our night with Santa Claus,” Leona snuggled into a chair in front of the fire. Excitement rose in my chest when I realized this was not going to be a piece of her past I’ve heard before. It was like I was ten years old waiting for her to tell me about her life. I took a sip of my tea, placed the recorder between us, and she began.

Its very interesting to see the way this same story took on different meanings depending on the way I wrote it. If you have not tried this before, I'd suggest doing it to play with it.

 Take a short story you have written in 3rd person and rewrite it like an interview
 Or take a first person story and rewrite it in 3rd person.

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Downfall found.

 Before I get to my post today- check out what BET did to my fairy sentence on her Blog
Ok- back to the regular scheduled writing:

At my desk I stare at the screen with a smile on my face, proud that I have included myself in the online class discussion for creative nonfiction. I worked hard to read and reread my peers posts and our materials for discussion. I spent my valuable time creating a post that I had hoped would connect with other people in the class. I click my mouse over and comment on every one of my fellow classmates posts. By weeks end I have posted in every discussion forum, I have commented on every one of my fellow peers, the teacher has given me a 100% in discussions, and yet I find myself disappointed.

 I sat down today to figure out why and I have decided I'm so used to commenting on other peoples blogs and getting comments back that I had not realized it doesn't apply to class discussions. I simply expected it because it was a class discussion. With those expectations came my disappointment, which in turn gives me a small level of excitement when some one finally does comment on one of my posts. This also makes me grateful to the community all of us have built online. We have created something that's hard to find in a class room.
 If a class room applied half the things we have applied to ourselves online here in this community, then students would get a great deal more out of the education they pay for in college.

My History of Rock and Roll class has been more productive, and I'm getting along better with people in the class, perhaps it is due to the fact I can see them face to face, unlike in creative nonfiction- where all discussion is online. I'm learning quite  a bit from it as well. I didn't know that Elvis did not write his own songs. I had never realized there was so much Country in rock music, and that a guitar could be used in so many different ways. I am enjoying figuring all of this out, plus its giving me creative ideas- which is always a bonus. When I have more time I'll highlight some points of discussion in my class so you can see what I'm up to my ears in...(literally).

Have a fairy wonderful day!

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