books in the bath
Anyone else want this as badly as I do???! :)
Morgan sat at her vanity with the brochure for Loredo Ranch. She was debating whether or not to agree to the idea of spending a whole month there. Paul had tried convincing her, but she still wasn’t sure.
“Honey, if you don’t enjoy yourself within the first couple days, we’ll head right back to L.A.,” Paul promised. He came up behind her, wrapping his arms around her. Morgan’s ice blue eyes stared back at him warily. He could see that she still wasn’t persuaded. He sighed, took a few steps to the bed and flounced on top.
“Alright, alright, we can go. I’ll give it a try. I’m sure I’ll love it just like you say I will.” Morgan still sounded skeptical, but knew Paul Nicholas would be satisfied. She picked up her brush and combed through her straight, jet black hair. It reached down below her shoulder blades with streaks of red blazing through. It was an odd sight that she’d always had with that made her unique in the tough world of acting. With her slightly tan skin, and taller, curvaceous frame, Morgan was impossible to miss in a crowd. Not to mention her breathtaking white smile. Morgan walked over to their four post, king size bed, kicking off her white slippers underneath the bed. Gracie pounced on the bed before her, gnawing at her white lace night gown. The beagle was sharply told no, before being given a short belly rub and kisses.
“She never learns,” Morgan chuckled. Absently her hand went to her heart shaped gold locket. She thought out loud, “I’ll call Luke in the morning to arrange it.” With her and Paul both being celebrities, her manager Luke handled most every aspect of their lives.
“Thanks and goodnight to the future Mrs. Nicholas,” he wore a smile only for her. Placing a kiss on her forehead he wrapped his arms around her then closed his eyes. ‘The perfect ending to a fabulous night’ she thought as she admired her ring. ‘Being twenty-three with a career and the perfect fiancée is just incredible.’
Faye stood in front of the all-too familiar dark oak judge’s podium. The judge was looking down at her with the disapproving eyes of a parent. ‘Which you’re not,’ she thought to herself as she rolled her warm, dark honey eyes. They stood out against her light skin and blonde shoulder length hair.
The judge ignored this display of disrespect and continued to read the list of Faye’s misconduct. Faye had served out each punishment and for this new one, well, she wasn’t about to be surprised with what the judge had to say. Faye’s eyes roamed around the room while her hand remained on her heart locket. Her eyes settled on a young man who was also waiting to hear what his punishment would be. He had a tall, built figure, standing a few inches above six feet and had the most intense brown eyes she had ever seen. ‘Damn, I’ll serve out whatever punishment they want with him,’ Faye thought to herself as she continued to study the guy who was dressed in jeans that settled low on his waist, and a white t-shirt which contrasted against his tanned skin. He had more of a clean shaven face with full lips and his hair was cut short with the ends flirting with the top of his ears. Faye knew she had seen him around a lot lately, but couldn’t place who he was exactly. Faye was quickly brought back into focus as the girl seated next to her accidently nudged her in the ribs with her elbow.
“Jesus, watch it,” Faye hissed at the girl. Faye was extremely irritated at having to be here for the… well, whatever time it was now. She tuned in and listened to the woman relay the rest of the list.
“Two of you will be working at a ranch for the next school year. Hopefully it will show you responsibility and will straighten you out a bit. Faye Jessup and James Parker, You two will be going to Loredo Ranch to work,” Faye tuned out again as she saw who she meant by James Parker. It was the guy she had saw earlier. Her wish had come true. She would be spending a whole year with him, which meant, she was going to get to know him a whole heck of a lot better.
“Where is this ranch again?” Faye asked; her attention still on James Parker. He leaned over the two people who were between them.
“Wyoming,” he stated with a deep velvety voice Faye instantly fell in love with.
It was just past dusk when he finished closing up the barn. All the horses were put away for the night along with the dogs he was herding into the oversized laundry room. Byron started to pull the door shut when he felt it; the slow rumble and a small shift in the earth beneath his feet. Panic struck his chest, but he quickly pushed it aside. Finally time to start training his charge and get her prepared for the battle ahead.
He didn’t want to, but almost against his will he stepped back outside and made his way to that high hill behind the house. Before he knew it he was running without thinking, leaping without thinking, landing on all fours without thinking. He raced freely up the mountain side with no problems; he had the area memorized. It was as if instinct drew him here and he wondered if his brothers had felt it too. There was no doubt that Luke would know something was up. It was baffling how in tune to this situation Luke was. Always removed, never getting – or rather allowing – himself to get closer than need be. But Parker, Parker he wasn’t so sure about. He sent up a howl that was such a different tone that no other wolves could recognize. Parker never seemed to be involved with this at all, always distracted. The youngest, Parker had never been able to mature like the rest of them had when the change took place. He was still hot-headed, rash, too nonchalant, and always went to extremes.
He heard an unmistakable howl in return, Luke’s. ‘Thank God,’ he thought. ‘Speed is definitely one of the perks. I’d be here all day otherwise.’ He heard the thundering of paws sounding like a full herd of racing horses which is why they could never fully let loose during the day. He saw the all too familiar figure of Luke’s gray wolf form breaking the top of the hill. He greeted his older brother and lay down.
‘You know we’ll be waiting a while,’ he thought.
‘Have more faith, Byron. Parker just might surprise us yet,’ but Luke lay down as well. Together they let out anther howl as a reminder. It wasn’t long before the massive black form of Parker’s reached that hill.
‘All strength,’ Luke thought. They watched Parker spot the lake and he barked a warning. The black wolf stopped in mid-step and looked up. A faint growl/whimper was heard in protest, but he turned and made his way up the mountain, slowly. ‘You know he loves this place,’ Luke said almost sadly.
‘And you know what needs to be done,’ Byron snapped back. ‘I’m surprised you aren’t more concerned.’
Luke just shrugged his shoulders, as much as a wolf could. Parker made it to where Luke and Byron were, almost immediately lying down after hearing Byron’s warning growl.
‘Aw man, I hate that the wolf in me does this,’ he complained.
‘We are the alpha,’ Byron thought.
‘Not both of you,’ Parker challenged. ‘So what is so important that I couldn’t take time for-‘
‘You didn’t feel the shift in power, not only around us, but in us?’ Byron asked angrily. It was no secret that he thought Parker wasn’t taking his charge and duty seriously.
‘It was a minor shift and he’s further than either of us are,’ Luke reasoned.
‘It was hardly minor; the powers shifted greater towards Kaven and a bit more of ours was lifted.’
‘Not ours, theirs,’ Luke reminded. ‘They aren’t ours to keep.’
‘Yes, but losing them means Kaven is more powerful, resurfacing.’
‘Plus we can’t even use the powers,’ Parker commented receiving an exasperated growl in return.
‘They’ll be realizing an odd connection between their powers and their lives. They don’t even know they have them yet,’ Luke stated.
‘Shouldn’t we bring them together to start training? They’ve been in the dark too long,’ Byron protested not liking the idea of them still not knowing who they were.
‘No, it will work itself out and we’ll all come together when we’re supposed to.’
‘Well, now that it’s decided we go back to doing nothing but wait again…’ Parker got up and stretched. ‘I want to go enjoy that lake.’ Luke’s wolf mouth twitched as if to smile. Byron and Luke watched Parker’s big wolf form trot down the mountain without, it seemed a care in the world.
‘He’s too young.’
‘He’s over five hundred years old.’
‘It’s his charge that needs to be prepared.’
‘Who can’t be prepared unless he trains her properly.’
‘It’ll all come together in time,’ Luke thought as they trotted down the hill after Parker. All three enjoyed the lake in the summer heat.
Now in my hometown of Quakertown, Pennsylvania. So excited because I really needed the refresher and nothing brings you back to where you were like being home. Nothing reminds you more of those dreams you dreamt, the work you put in, and the goals you are working towards like being home. Like the Miranda Lambert ‘house that built me’ song about going home, “out here it’s like I’m someone else, I thought that maybe I could find myself”.
So in spirit of just that look for the beginning of my book ‘Tuwa’ TONIGHT that I will be trying to get published (and when it does, the first thing I’ve ever had published!). It’s about three sisters who have the power to control the elements to defeat the villain Kaven. But, they don’t know they’re sisters and they don’t know they have this power. It’s about their journey. Enjoy and share!
Lazy Saturday mornings when I don’t work. I love writing! Always have to write all of it out in notebooks first before typing. Just can’t sit at the computer keyboard and feel inspired. Side note, Phillys Sweetzels ginger snaps are the best!
Firstly about me: I’m a 22 year old, turning 23 in May, student majoring in creative writing. I’ve moved about ten times within my life, parents divorced, one sister and a few step siblings. I have a dog and cat even though I’m allergic and want a horse desperately. I love being outside, horseback riding, walking, hiking, hunting, fishing, and whatever else I can try. I love reading and writing (hence the major). I always have a story running through my mind or dialogue between characters so I often ‘zone out’ or ask ‘what?’.
Secondly about this blog: I am going to use this blog to showcase my life. It will include my thoughts on any issue that interests me, happenings in my daily life, and of course to showcase my writings. I hope one day to become a published writer and right now am working on a book from which excerpts will be posted. My biggest wish is that other people will be able to relate to what I write no matter if it’s truth or fantasy; my life or a character’s that I make up.
And lastly: Thank You for reading :)