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"GROW"

"GROW" said she on a midnight bright
When the moon was glowing with a dangerous light
And the seedling shook and stood upright
And opened its leaves to the sky.

"GROW" said she when the world was dying
But no more came though it was trying
And the aging witch was weeping, crying
Tears of glass and stone.

"GROW"
but the old ones did not save them--
"GROW"
but the wildness still prevailed and--
"GROW"
through that whole forsaken land the--
"...grow?"
moonlight seemed so cold.

but now here the sun was rising--
bright and clear and gold and shining--
and the wind in the rushes now was sighing--
and the grow, the grow was done.

"GROW" was called throughout the forest,
"GROW" was cried throughout the land.
Youngest, oldest, richest poorest--
hand in hand in hand in hand--
....

as the flower grew the the sun.

-Ilse the Imaginer 4/23/17

Noses and Other Traits

Hello, Imaginers! I haven't posted much recently and I'm sorry. You know the drill--I was busy and I was just barely traveling for a week.

But! I have a post now to share with you. Enjoy.

I don't smell well. No, that's not a grammatical mistake; it's not that I smell bad, I'm just bad at smelling. I can't really distinguish any scents. Except maybe a little bit lemon? And really bad smells. But mostly, I am not the world's best sniffer. At all. A toddler of the age of two years can probably smell better than I can.

So why am I telling you this? It's just one of those things that doesn't come up often in real life but would come up if you were a book character. These little traits make characters so much more real. It's like if a character is allergic to wheat, or if they're always hungry, or if they have really dry hands. (By the way, SHOUTOUT TO MAGGIE STIEFVATER for being the one to finally write a character who had dry hands. Thank yo…

Spring

Hey guys! *waves*

Did you notice my NEW DESIGN?!! I'm kinda in love with it. I mean, I might not keep it, because it's fancy and scary and also no headers. But still. <3

I'm sorry. I have been inexcusably absent. However, I was busy; I had 2 weeks worth of visitors and Gilmore Girls and a birthday. (mine! :))

So I've not posted for a while and I'm sorry.

I just want to talk about Spring now. I think it deserves capitalization. I've been outside for, oh, two hours now? Just reading and doing homework and reading blog posts. It's so nice out here. Well, it was until the sun stopped shining.

This weather makes me want to bike up to the little park/mallish area near my house and get gelato. It makes me want to lie in the sun and breathe deeply. It makes me want to run around in the woods playing Capture the Flag.

It makes me want to grow a flower. It makes me want to grow a dream. It makes me want to write, but also to read, but also to do nothing at all.

It…

Beautiful People| Emma/ Hester/ Dandelion

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NOTE: When I originally posted this, some of the answers didn't save, but it's all fixed now. :) Thank you for your patience!

Hey y'all! I am doing the unheard of this month and:

a) doing Beautiful People TWO MONTHS IN A ROW
b) doing THE SAME NOVEL AS LAST TIME, and
c) doing three characters at once. I'm crazy, I know.


For those of you who don't know, Beautiful People is a monthly writerly link-up for characters hosted by super-bloggers Cait and Sky
So, I introduced you to James and Emma last month, and now I'm here to show you the whole protagonist triumvirate: 
EMMA: You know her. She's a quirky, (Rapunzel retelling!!) bookish, sort-of-Persephone-from-the-Raven-Cycle-by-Maggie-Stiefvater-but-saner character. She owns a bookstore. She's the main character.
HESTER: If Emma's Persephone, Hester is Calla. She's sarcastic and American (oh yeah, the book is set in London by the way) and has a tragic backstory (very tragic, actually. involving an i…

A Poem For You

Beautiful People| James & Emma

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Helloo, Imaginers! Today is as good a time as ever for a Beautiful People post, so I shall write one and my words are off because tired and I don't know and bleh that was a bad sentence.

Okay!

Beautiful People is a linkup hosted by the fabulous bloggers Cait and Sky, linked to in the pictures. (visit their blogs! you will like it!) I have a notorious history of participating exceeding infrequently and using a different writing project each time, which I will continue. :)
James and Emma are two peoples in a magic realism story story with spirits and fairy tales set in modern-day London. There are bookshops and insane little girls and retellings of Rapunzel, Rumpelstiltskin, Beauty and the Beast, and a teensy bit of Cinderella. So... yeah.
Emma is the quiet much-haired owner of Shelby Lane Bookshop, which is not on a Shelby Lane. Think Persephone of the Raven Cycle but less ethereal and more bookish. 
James is the imaginary son of Princess Di, born a year before she died. (You can t…

Nostalgia and Ridiculous 9-Year-Old Behavior

Hey guys! I apologize I haven't been posting much. I'm working on it, though!

I was looking through an old blog by family used to have, which had all of 12 posts. One of them I wrote (long ago, when I was only 9 3/4 or something of the type) was an old-timey letter my mother "insisted" I post. Here it is, for nostalgia's sake. (Remember, it's a 9 year old messing around, so don't judge. :))

Dear Friends, family, neighbors, and all ye old gossips,    We are very sad to find ourselves able to truthfully tell you that our lovely (Though she has a large wart on one of her abnormally large feet and a rather embarrassingly noticeable mole on her neck) daughter Lucinda Jane-Marie Thompson Greene has decided to be one with a disgustingly handsome country tramp by the name of Harris Hartford, with only a quarter of a million dollars to speak of, and no parents, as both died from the plague. It is a pity, as they could have knocked some sense into his head, though we…