Pernisia and Rowan--a chapter in which Caleb gets kicked in the shins a lot

I know that I should probably write more of Katrina Bale's story... and Wyn's, and Arawyn's... but Poem Girl got her next chapter ready, so I just decided to post it. :) Pernisia's chapters are by her, and Rowan's are by me.

P.S. I wanna thank you guys sooooo much for being such wonderful friends!! :)


Pernisia

I leaned over to Rowan as we walked towards the mall. “You handled that like an expert, Rowan. I’d never guess that you didn’t belong here.” 

She shrugged modestly and glanced behind us; Caleb was sulking, his hands in his pockets and a face that looked like he’d eaten the sourest lemon on the planet. I giggled a little and he turned to me.

“Hey, I thought we were going to the park.” 

“Change of plans,” I said casually.

“Where are we going then?” he grumbled, kicking a stone at nothing.

“To the mall silly, didn’t you gather anything from out little conversation a moment ago.”

Caleb folded his arms and glared at me. “Well I’m not going.”

“Suit yourself, oh and remember to get out your best clothes; I’m not going with some weirdo dude so I guess weird dudes understudy’ll have to take me. 

Caleb’s frown deepened. “If you’re referring to me than you’re out of luck; I’ll take Rowan if she wants but definitely not you, sis.” 

I rolled my eyes. “Sure you won’t Caleb sure you won’t.” 

Caleb sauntered off towards home and I turned my attention back to Rowan, she’d been terribly quiet for awhile and that was strange even for a girl like her. “What is it Rowan? Is something bothering you?”

“Um… yeah, I didn’t want to mention it with your brother around but….that’s not a dog following us.”

I whirled around, and felt shivers descend down my spine as I stared into the icy cold eyes of a huge wolf that only me and Rowan appeared to see. Rowan grabbed my wrist and pulled me forward. 

“Hold on!” I yelled, spitting pieces of windblown hair out of my mouth. “Hold up Rowan shouldn’t I be leading, I’m the one who knows this place!” She murmured agreement and pushed me forward nearly throwing me off balance. I now found myself struggling to stay in the lead as I clearly wasn’t even half as athletic as my seasoned forest friend.

When we’d finally reached the Mall I was huffing and puffing. I couldn’t say the same for Rowan, who was taking something from her backpack. “That wolf he, he used to tail me when I was young he haunted my nightmares but I haven’t seen him in years he…he’s never shown so much interest in me before?” She looked down at the shiny Emerald Violet stone in her hands it pulsed strangely illuminating everything around us. 
“I don’t think you’ll need to worry about getting dresses for this “dance” anymore.” She grinned mischievously and held the stone out to me it glowed brighter.

And than Caleb ran into the store… 

Rowan

"What on earth is that?!" shrieked the Caleb boy.

I groaned. Why did he have to tag along with us? I couldn't go and explain what this stone really was--the stone that I'd always had, the stone that got me out of troubles beyond imagination. The one that had always saved me from the wolf.

Before I could do anything, Caleb snatched it away. I glared fiercely and yelled, "GIVE THAT BACK!!"

But Caleb, who happened to be about three inches taller than me, held it above his head so that I couldn't get it. Pernisia was even shorter than me, so of course she couldn't reach it. I glared fiercely at him. He was smiling smugly.

"Want it back, Rowan? Then you'll have to promise me something."

"I won't promise you anything," I spat. Then I kicked him in the shins.

He howled loudly and dropped the stone on the floor.

"IS THAT A DIAMOND?!" shrieked a woman who'd just come out of a store called Old Navy. (What a weird name...) She scrambled for it, but I managed to hit it underneath a bench before she could grab it.

"HELP ME!" I shouted over my shoulder towards Pernisia.

I managed to grab the precious stone and scramble out from underneath the bench. But before I could blend in with the crowd--one of my many instincts--Caleb grabbed my arm.

"Not so fast," he glared.

"Caleb!" cried Pernisia. Then she kicked him in the shins.

life's been catching up...

sorry that i didn't post earlier, didn't post yesterday on any of my other blogs but this one, and haven't commented on any of your blogs in ages. =P life has finally caught up with me..... and i'm not sure i was quite ready!!! today i got to go to the dentist. that all went well. and then the library. and then back home again.

excitingly, i got to design a blog!! please check out Patiently Waiting and tell me how you like it. :)

i have a question--about the story/design contest. i'm not exactly sure how to say who wins. i mean, there's going to be people doing stories and designs and both. i'm thinking i'll just like judge them all. like if i feel more inspired by the designing than the story, than the person who made the cover will win the person-spot in their story. (yes, i chose. if you win, i'm making a story where you're the main character!! *warning* you're going to have to tell me what you want your character to look like, what her name is, and how old she is. if you don't have your own name in public, that is....)

random question: would you rather have green eyes or violet eyes? (just to say, green eyes are one of the most rare eyes of the word. i LOVE them!!!! :))

if you've heard of/follow my blog Generation Gazette, then you'd know all about Danielle Panabaker and her friends. well, guess what?! i'm doing a story about them, though the world's kind of different than the one that i present in the story. the world seems a lot more... how should i say?... maybe dangerous. but i really like it. i almost have 100 pages. :)

i'm thinking of doing a quiz sometime soon.... random question: if i did a quiz would you show me your results?

random question: do you guys really hate poems??

i'll catch ya'll later. ;)

~The Keller Girls~ Interview!!

I got to interview ~The Keller Girls~! They're such a sweet group of sisters, and I've loved getting to know them through comments. :) Go and check out their blog!!! They're awesome!!!

The interview:

(It's unedited. :))


Hi Storyteller! 
Here is our interview! Thanks for having this! 

1. What is your favorite type of story? (fantasy, mystery, etc.)

Hannah~ A nice mixture of fantasy and non-fiction.

Ruth~ Mixture

Sarah~I do not really read that much but I like fantasy


2. What is your favorite season?

Hannah~ Definitely Fall.

Ruth~ Spring

Sarah~probably spring


3. What is/was your favorite subject in school?

Hannah~ I LOVE History

Ruth~ Math

Sarah~ Math


4. What do you want to be when you grow up/or already are?

Hannah~ A stay at home mom.

Ruth~ A stay at home Mom

Sarah~ Me too


5. If you could have a pet--any kind, even magical, mythical, not real...--what would you have?

Hannah~ A Dog

Ruth~ A horse 

Sarah~ A HORSE


6. What do you think I look like? (hair color, eye color, etc.)

Hannah~ I think you have dirty blonde hair and brown eyes

Ruth~ Dirty blonde hair and blue eyes

Sarah~ brown hair and brown eyes


7. What is your favorite eye/hair combination?

Hannah~ Black hair green eyes

Sarah~ Brown hair blue eyes

Ruth~ Red hair and green eyes


8. What's your favorite type of blog? (a story blog, random blog, etc.)

Hannah~ Either random or picture blog

Ruth~ Random

Sarah~ Random


9. What is your favorite color?

Hannah~ Blue

Ruth~ Green

Sarah~ Purple


10. What are some of your favorite foods?

Hannah~ Hamburgers, Cinnamon Toast, Nanimo Bars.....

Ruth~ Chicken soup, Rosemary chicken....

Sarah~Hamburgers,pumpkin pie,chili....


11. What's your favorite thing about blogging?

Hannah~ Meeting other young Christian girls.

Ruth~ Meeting other Christian girls

Sarah~ The same.


12. If you could change your name, what would you change it to?

Hannah~ Lily or Karen

Ruth~ I have no idea

Sarah~ I like my name =D


13. If you could live anywhere in the world--or magical worlds--where would you live?

Hannah~ Somewere in America

Ruth~ Oklahoma

Sarah~In Arkansas


14. What is your favorite blog?

Hannah~ There are too many to pick from to have a favorite.

Ruth~ I love them all!

Sarah~ I don't have a favorite

Awesome, girls! Thanks so much for taking!! I loved seeing just how God's blessed all of you with different personalities.




Here's a pretty little button for you guys to pull off. :)

Thanks so much!!!!

By the way, if you want to get interviewed, just visit the page Interview and follow my instructions. ;)


I feel like a complete nut...

I TOTALLY FORGOT ABOUT THE AWARD FOR THE CONTEST!!!!!

OK, ideas....

Would you guys like to win a blog design?

Have a whole book about yourself?

Please give me ideas.

Over and out.

Some Awards

I got tagged both by Purple Pixie and by Laura Ashley. (Actually, it's the same award, lol, but I'll answer everything. :) Just probably not award a whole bunch of people!! =D)

From Purple Pixie....


Rules:

-You must answer the eleven questions the tagger has given you and make eleven questions for the people you are going to tag

-Next, tag eleven more bloggers

-Tell the people you have tagged that you tagged them

-No tagging back!


OK, here are PP's questions with my answers:

1) Do you like One Direction? (lol I always ask that one)

Well, I don't know, because I've never listened to them, and I'd never even heard of them until your blog!! =D

2) If you answered yes to #1, then who is your fav out of the band? If not, then who is your favorite celeb?

I really like MercyMe and Britt Nicole. And of course Owl City. :)

3) What is your favorite TV show?

We don't have TV, but one of my favorite movies is How to Train Your Dragon. :)

4) What is one of your favorite books?

Hmm... just one... hmm.... ;D I really like A Life of Faith: Millie Keith series. I can really identify with Millie.

5) What is your favorite sport?

VOLLEYBALL!! =D

6) What do you do for fun?

I write. lol Or play volleyball with my family. Or laugh my head off with my friends. Or read a book. Or watch a movie. Or play the piano. Or go walking.

7) How do you post on Blogger? (mobile app, laptop, desktop, etc)

My computer. =D

8) Who is your favorite actress? (not actor or singer)

Hmm..... I don't really know.

9) Taylor Swift or Selena Gomez?

Neither. =P

10) Cat or Dog?

Cat.

11) Bird or Horse?

I don't know.......

OK, now MY questions. :)

1. Would you ever get a Wordpress blog?
2. Who do you think is the most horrible actor that you've seen?
3. Who's the worst actor in Star Wars? (All the movies.)
4. What's worse--having somebody singing off-key while you're all in the car, or wearing tight shoes all day?
5. Would you rather fall off the stage in the middle of a play and land right on the most popular kid in school or would you rather be in the middle of a huge dialogue and totally forget what you're supposed to say?
6. What would you do if you started to get bullied in school?
7. What's the most annoying habit of teachers?
8. What are your political views? (Republican, Democrat, etc.)
9. Do you believe that life is precious? Or do you believe in abortion? Explain your reasoning. (I, personally, believe that abortion is wrong. But I want to find out what you guys think.)
10. Would you rather stay outside all day and pick up rocks or go and clean the entire house?
11. What's your dream?

OK, so this is how the tagging's going to. Five people are going to have to answer the questions to this, and then six people will have to answer my next questions. My first five tagees are:

Hadassah@A Girl After God's Own Heart
Jenna@A Beautiful Heart
Ireland@A Pearl of Great Price
Britt@Encouragement for Everyday Struggles
Jess Leigh@Colors of the Rain
(You guys have such awesome blogs. I'm so glad I'm following. :))

From Laura Ashley:

Her questions:
  1. Fave Movie? Um, I don't know. I like LOTR a lot, and Star Wars, and Narnia, and lots of others. :)
  2. Would you rather go back in time,or go into the future? Go back in time. The future has to be a pretty scary place. =P
  3. What is your favorite blog? Hmm... all of the ones I follow!! :)
  4. What's your favorite thing to cook? Oh, wow... spaghetti, maybe? ;)
  5. Which is better,pink or purple? PURPLE!
  6. Favorite Musical? Sound of Music.
  7. Favorite Disney Princess? Don't have one. Maybe Mulan or something. =P
  8. Nancy Drew fans, who would you rather be, George or Bess?If you haven't read ND, who is your fave book character? I would wayyyyy rather be George. GO GEORGE!! =D
  9. What do you do when you're bored? Try and try and try to write stories. Or read the Bible. :)
  10. Favorite TV show character? We don't have TV. =P
  11. Would you rather wear a clown suit or dress in a giant banana costume? For what? Let's say it's for a day. Hmm. Clown--at least you have makeup so that people won't recognize you! =D
OK, so, here are MY eleven questions:
1. What do you think about the idea of Eternal Security? Where do you get your facts for that? Explain.
2. What's the most annoying song put out by your favorite music artist?
3. What's your least favorite song?
4. Would you rather not have to do school or keep on doing school? Explain.
5. If you had been back before the Civil War, what would you have done about slavery? Would you have joined the underground railroad? Helped slaves escape, but not with the underground railroad? Explain.
6. Would you rather design your own blog or have somebody else design it for you?
7. Who would you rather be--Frodo from LOTR or C-3PO from Star Wars?
8. Who do you like better--Aragorn from LOTR or Luke Skywalker from Star Wars?
9. Who do you like better--Arwen from LOTR or Princess Leia from Star Wars?
10. Who do you like better--Eowyn from LOTR or Padme from Star Wars?
11. Who (in your opinion) is the worst actor of the Pevensie children in the Narnia movies?

OK, so I'm tagging six more people.

Piano Bookworm@Ramblings of a Real-life Ranch Girl
Aidyl@Noveltea
Audrey@Fond Memories
Natalie@Uniquely Natalie Forever
Anna@Anna's Life in the Country
Hannah Elise@Simply Hannah Elise

Congrats, guys! I'm not going to have time to tell you all that I tagged you at the moment, but I'll tell you guys as soon as possible.

Some stuff

Hola, lovely friends!

First off, I want to thank you all for the 82 followers. You're the best!!! I love talking with all of you!!! :)

Second of all, I have a few updates.

Here is a giveaway blog button for ~The Keller Girls~ and their 40 follower giveaway!! Grab the below code and insert it in a Java script gadget on the side of your blog, girls. :)



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And then, I also want to tell you guys that I'm going to be doing a blog design for their giveaway!!! So go and enter, and maybe you'll win!!!!!!! :) You can enter to win by clicking here. I hope you do enter!!!!! :)

Third of all, I finished Connie 2. (If I you hadn't heard. =P)

Fourth of all..... how ya'll doing? ;D

Later gator. ;)


Story and Design Contest


What:
A story and design contest. You can either write a story story and make a cover design for it, make a book cover design for my book Letters to Jo, or write a short story.

How:
Put your story/design in a blog post on your blog and then leave the link in a comment on THIS POST. If it's not on this post, it won't be counted.

Other Rules:

This contest ends the 20th of February.

You may only enter once. If you enter more than once, you're disqualified.

You must take off the above advertisement and put it on your blog for how long the contest is going on. When the contest ends, you can take it off.

(If you're allowed to) Share this post on Google.

Do not in any way, in your story, copy my stories. (Or Letters to Jo.)

Have a great time and glorify God in the highest!! :)

I get inspired...

...and then suddenly I just want to write, write, write. But there's no depth ever to those stories. I wish there were, because I just feel this urging, this calling to right about something like that.

Like right now, I have been inspired about these things:
1. Some kind of pirate adventure story.
2. A story about a quiet, reading girl who finds magic through books.

I'm currently working on the second one. It's really not that bad. I've already done pretty good, and it's already really funny, and there's lots of good characters. I think I named the name character Janie Penhaligon (don't know why......). And I really have to work on the pirate story. I keep on getting ideas and then.... down the drain.... zilch..... byebye.

But I'm working on it.

And then I get other inspirations. Design inspirations, this time. I have two people whose pinterests I really trust (like NO BAD PICTURES, THANK GOODNESS! =P) and so I've been using pictures off there, but then I don't have anybody to design for..... *sadness*..... anybody want a blog design? :) (Please say yes, somebody...............)

What are you inspired about?

Pernisia and Rowan--a chapter in which it's decided that our heroes are going to a dance.....

(Sarah/Poem Girl got this to me really quickly, so here's the next part--Pernisia by her, Rowan by me)


Pernisia

I gaped at her for a few moments before I burst out laughing, “Caleb,” I gasped between fits of giggles. “Caleb, as you can see she can take care of herself.” 

He frowned still clutching his stomach, not believing his own sister was supporting this. “Nisia I’m hurt.”

“Come on Caleb it looks like you need more protection than we do…but if you want to go than by all means come on.” I stepped out the door gesturing for Rowan to follow me, and Caleb if he dared which strangely enough he did, I heard Rowan groan behind me. 


“What?” I asked her. 

She turned to Caleb. “All right I see you’re coming and since I’ve already slugged you once I won’t do it again but don’t you dare try to take leadership of this.”

Caleb shook his head at Rowan and than turned back to me. “Honestly Nisia this girl has less sense than you and I didn’t think that was possible.”

I punched him in the arm, Rowan did the other one for good measure.

“Ow! Would you guys cut it out already seriously I’m black and blue all over here.” 

I rolled my eyes. “Stop being a baby Caleb, come on.”


We started off down the sidewalk Caleb attempted to take the lead but Rowan pushed him behind us and urged me to pick up the pace a bit I sighed and complied.

A noise drew my attention away however and I glanced over and….”Oh no, hurry, hurry quick before they see us!” Before Rowan had even a chance to ask who it was, we were surrounded.

“Hey Nisia who’s your friend, Is she a cousin?” My fellow students bombarded me with questions.

Caleb leaned over and whispered in my ear, “Nisia, I thought you said she was a new student.” I shot him a glare.

"Hey Nisia?" One of the girls began. "Why aren't you dressed up come on over to my house that's where we're all headed anyways why don't you join us." 

I pulled a few excuses to get us away, but it didn’t work and I ended up being forced to follow my friends leaving Caleb staring after us.

They were getting ready for the annual school dance. 

Great, just great I’d been avoiding this.



Rowan

"Dance?" I questioned. "What dance?"

Caleb shot a look at Pernisia like "I THOUGHT YOU SAID SHE WAS A NEW STUDENT?!"

One of the girls, one with lots of makeup and flowing blonde hair, snorted and turned towards me. "Yeah, it's a really big thing. All of the middle school's going to be there for it."

I frowned, but before I could say anything--("middle school?")--Pernisia spoke up.

"We're not going to the dance."

Caleb snorted. "Of course we are. Do you think I'd miss it?! Besides, you can't decide for Rowan."

"No, I think that..." I started to say.

"No, no." He shook his head, looking up at me with those bright eyes. "Rowan, you can't let my sister run your life. You've got to come to the dance."

I glared and raised my fist. "I can slug you again, you know."

"Come on," groaned the blonde girl. "Are you coming, Pernisia, or not? Because you'd better be at the dance."

Pernisia groaned, too, but for another reason. "Fine, fine, we'll be at the dance. But Rowan, uh, didn't really know about it, since she's pretty new, so we're going to have to go shopping and get her a dress and everything."

"Yeah," agreed Caleb, glaring at Pernisia. "But what I'd like to know is why Rowan doesn't have nice enough dresses already to wear to the dance."

"It's BECAUSE," I glared fiercely at him, "all of my clothes are at my house! And I never go to any dances, either. And...and..." I paused. "And my parents, well, they're friends with your mom and dad, so while they're off shopping for a new home, err, house, they dropped me off here. You just didn't know because you're obviously not smart enough to handle it." I crossed my arms.

Caleb looked astounded.

Pernisia snickered. "Come on, let's go."

We walked away from the girls.

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