Monday, February 13, 2012

Hook, Line & Sinker Blogfest!

Hey all! Long time no post, huh? Haha, anyway, here is my post for Justin's "Hook, Line & Sinker" Blogfest today! =D

<3 Tara

Oh! --- The sound of it. The record checking in the corner and the grain of the music as the orchestra played. A perfect sound; just glorious. The floor skips out from beneath my feet as I twirl around, my partner, a broom in reality, my love in thought, guides me along to the step of the beat. Sinatra’s voice is a dim, lovely whisper in my ear as I drift away.

We’re together again. His smile is sweet, endearing, as he holds me close. Nothing else matters, the war is in the past, and he is home with me. The music guides us, we let it take us. He spins me out and is there to catch me when I return. Laughter surrounds us, fusing with the music; there is not a care in the world anymore. Things are just the way they should have stayed. It is like he never left. As if the war never happened. He did not stop loving me; he is no different from my memory. The merriment in his eyes, the secret in his smile---it is all the same.

We skip, my skirt catching around our legs and we laugh as we sway to catch ourselves. He leans in and pecks a quick kiss on my cheek. The heat rushes to my cheeks and he brushes my hair out of my face before he guides me to the music once more. Yes, it is perfect.

The horns trill on the last note and he twirls me out once more. I stumble on his feet and only just manage to catch myself. I look down, embarrassed, but the straws need no apology. I look up, breath caught in my chest. His face is gone again, the dream is over.

The band, it’s done, the only thing left is the clicking of the point against the center of the vinyl. I lean the broom against the wall and cross the floor to fix it. I flip the record over and reset it for the next side. A knock, heavy on the door, interrupts me. I move into the hall and check the curtain. A tall man stands on the porch. I pull the door open. His dark suit is clean-brushed and he tugs at his cuffs before handing me an envelope. The address on it frightens me. It is not from him, it is from the capitol. Tears collect on my lashes and I look up at the man. He is disgruntled, avoiding my gaze as he clears his throat.

“Madam, it is my deepest regret to inform you that---“

I hear him no more. The letter in my hands is too much. It is heavy, pulling me down, though I remain upright in the doorway. Frozen. Frozen with fear. Fear to acknowledge it. I shake my head, the tears slipping down my cheeks.

Sinatra’s voice is soft again, the record starting up, swirling through the window to the world outside, where I am trapped with a stranger and an iron letter in my hands. A hand touches my arm and I jump. The man before me is finished speaking. He offers me his kerchief and I take it absently. The tears in my eyes don’t bother me. I loved him, after all. He tips his hat, and draws away. The heat of his fingers is gone and I am nothing but a cold shell in the warm sunshine and all I can wonder is what to do next.

Tuesday, September 20, 2011


So, I'm sitting in the hallway waiting for class to start in a few hours and I thought that I would do a post. Yay for some free time.

Five classes is really a lot of work, more than I thought, but I'm really enjoying the fact that I can be busy. I don't like to just sit around, often, and do nothing. I like to be doing something.

Anyway, I've been making some awesome progress on my book and I think that I can finally be done this revision by at least next month and that is so exciting. I honestly wasn't expecting it to take me all summer and some more time than that, but I think that the revisions that I have made are the best by far, so far. =) That makes me really happy when I think about it. Really what bums me out about it is that it's taken me this long to write this. Of course, I should expect this by now, after having it be my main project for almost 6 years now, I think.

Well, I am off to do some more writing until classes and stuff starts. Later!


Tuesday, September 6, 2011

The Start of a New School Year. =)

Hello all!

So, I realize that I haven't done this in a while. Tonight I found this really cool website. My friend had posted about it on Facebook (ah, yes, Facebook =P). It's called and they sell nothing but (that's right) Skinny Ties!

Despite the fact that I am a girl does not mean this isn't cool to me. I enjoy wearing the occasional skinny time with a nice blouse and possible v-sweater vest thrown over top for extra flair.

If you, also, enjoy skinny ties, I suggest that you check this out, too.

Today, anyway, I had my first class of the semester, and our professor let us out a whole half hour early. That was nice, but I was kind of bummed about that, too. Oh well. I have the class again on Thursday.

Well, for now, ta-ta!


(P.S. Disclaimer: I don't own the Ouran pictures that I post. They strictly belong to the creator of the manga, Bisco Hatori. =D )

Friday, September 2, 2011



First off, this is my 100th post. How exciting. =D

Okay, now on to business. I've only just remembered that I said that I would post today. Lately, I have been watching the BBC television series "Merlin". Actually, that is mostly all that I did today. I've just finished the second season tonight and just found out that the DVDs aren't available for streaming through Netflix. -sigh- Oh well. Eventually, I will get to watch the rest of the seasons.

So, that's it for now. The series is great. I love it. I think it's a great twist on an old, favorite Arthurian legend of mine. =)

I'll post again soon. Onward with great writing and inspiration, my friends! =D


Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Last Day of August, 2011

Hello everyone.

So, despite some area flooding due to Hurricane Irene, all is well. =D

I am moving forward with my book and have started a new WiP for a small writing group that I have joined. It's exciting, I think. I'm not quite sure where this new WiP will go, but I'll find out eventually, right? Haha!

Well, anyway, I'm going to get going now. I will post again Friday! =D


Sunday, August 28, 2011

Hurricane Irene

I am okay. The hurricane brought a lot of water and my backyard is flooded. We lost power last night around 8:30p and regained it around 11a this morning. Winds are slow but strong when they gust. I wonder if any of our tall pine trees will fall. In case of another power outage due to wind, or possible more rain, Dad is making beef jerky with our slightly new de-humidifier. Yum.

Well, I just wanted to give you all an update. I am fine. Also, Justin from "In My Write Mind" is fine, too. He visited me on Friday night, which I really liked. =)

Everyone, please take care!


Monday, August 15, 2011


So, it's been raining since yesterday, I think. I say I think because I wasn't home yesterday. I was in MD. My family drove down there to pick me up and bring me back home. The car ride took hours. The rain was pouring down and visibility was "eh" for quite some time. Here at home, roads are flooded, collapsing and bridges are washing away. Yeah.

Oh yeah. Where I am, it's been declared a "State of Emergency". And it's still raining....until the weekend, apparently.