Liebster Tag!

Ruleses:

  • Link to Global Aussie’s Award blog post. Comment with a link to your Award post. And put the official Liebster Award stamp on your blog. (borrowed the stamp from Hannah’s post)
  • Acknowledge and link to the blogger who nominated you. (Thanks Kinsey!)
  • Answer the 11 questions your nominator asked.
  • Nominate 11 more bloggers and spread the ‘new blogger’ love.
  • Ask them 11 fun questions of your own.
  • Let them know on their blogs that you have nominated them.
  • Optional Rules

Optional Rules:

  • Write a paragraph about what makes you passionate about blogging
  • List ten random facts about yourself

Onto the questions!

  • Why did you start blogging?
    I first started blogging to get more practice writing – something to kind of keep me accountable to write consistently. It’s also good exposure so there’s that 🙂
  • What is your favorite blogging memory?
    Oh! Definitely when my favorite author – Robin Jones Gunn – commented on a post where I had done a review on one of her books. I had gone to her blog and in a comment told her about my blog post, but I never expected in a million years for her to actually comment on it!
  • What is your favorite writing memory?
    Ah, that’s hard! Either the reaction my Pietro/OC fanfiction got on the TPS forums, or my creative writing class with TPS. So basically with TPS xD
  • If you could have any breed of cat or dog (or snake, or hamster, or horse, or whatever), what would it be?
    Ahhh, do I have to pick??? I’ve always thought Australian Shepherds were pretty dogs, and Ragdoll cats are super cute (my cousin has one!). Not sure what horse breed I would want…
  • What is your favorite memory of a pet or pets?
    We recently got a new puppy (I PROMISE TO POST ABOUT IT SOON), and he’s adorable. Doesn’t have coordination quite down yet, so that’s always funny. And any memory with my cat, Kit, is hilarious – she’s got a huge personality, despite her being a tiny cat.
  • What is the one book everyone in the world should read?
    Mere Christianity by C.S. Lewis
  • Do you like rain?
    I do like rain, as long as I’m not caught in it haha xD
  • Cauliflower or broccoli?
    Broccoli.
  • What is the longest book you’ve read?
    Oh dang, I’m not sure??? I never really think about the length when I’m reading. Maybe Emma by Jane Austen?
  • What is the longest book or story you’ve written?
    My current WIP (in order) is at 29K, but the longest one I’ve written has been 41K.
  • What do you consider your biggest passion or cause in life?
    My biggest passion is definitely writing, my pets, my family, and God.

Alright y’all! There you go!

My questions will be…

  1. Does your blog have a theme? If so, what is it?
  2. When did you know that you wanted to be a writer? Or do you?
  3. How long did it take you to decide on a blog name?
  4. If you’re having writer’s block, what inspires you?
  5. What is something that happens in your favorite book, that you wish didn’t? How would you change it?
  6. On the other hand, what’s something that did not happen, that you wish had?
  7. What genre do you like writing for best?
  8. Top three favorite book series’, go!
  9. How many pets do you have?
  10. What’s your Myers Briggs type? (if you know it, if not, describe your personality)
  11. Best writing advice you could give?

I nominate…Greta (When Almonds Blossom), Abby (A Glimpse of Starlight), Victoria (Through The Wasteland), my mom 😉 (Life on the Other Side), Dani (A Ball of Glass), Grace (Snowfall of Dreams), Shiphrah (Books and Crannies), BeautyBeyondBones, Naomi (Elsewhere),  Allyson (A World Within Worlds), and Elisabeth (Embassy Kid).

Have at it y’all! 🙂

~ Southern Dreamer

Brer Rabbit’s Trap

Note: For my Creative Writing class, we had to write our own story with the characters from the Brer Rabbit tales.

It was a mighty fine summer day, that day that Brer Rabbit got it into his devious mind to play a prank on Brer Fox. He’d been think’in, he had, on this prank of his for a long time. For they’d been rivals ever since, well ever! And he reckoned today would do just fine, just fine indeed.

Photo:

Brer Rabbit got as quiet as a mouse – he sure wasn’t gonna let that ‘ole Brer Fox hear him! No siree! He aimed to catch that Brer Fox in a mudslide. For the past couple of days, Brer Rabbit had been gather’in up pure bucketfuls of mud. He’d figured out how to make a right good trap that’d cause scores of mud to fall on Brer Fox.

And now he was fix’in to catch his ‘ole rival! Chuckling, Brer Rabbit grinned at the mess that Brer Fox would be in. That Brer Fox sure wasn’t gonna see this com’in!

‘Course, some may be a might worried about play’in such a trick. But not Brer Rabbit! He knew he was fit as a fiddle, and ‘sides, he’d never been beat before.

Suddenly, a rustling was heard. The leaves on the bushes started a-twitching. An almost inaudible pad, pad, pad was heard. Brer Fox was coming!

Looking at this picture I can totally see why the fox was always the sly little trickster in fables...he just looks like it here:

Brer Rabbit, with the good head he had, watched intently as his rival walked right on into his trap!

What's there? by Alexandra Truhacheva on 500px:

“I declare, it’s such a – ” began Brer Fox in his sly, foxy voice. However, he got shocked as ever when a bucketful of mud came a-splatter’in down on him. That dirty mud stained his golden red coat an awful shade and Brer Fox tensed in anger. “You better hightail it outta here, Brer Rabbit! Ain’t nowhere you can go, that I won’t find you!” shouted Brer Fox, tail whipping around as he sniffed out his rival.

Wet fox:

Well, Brer Rabbit skedaddled out of there lickety split! He sure wasn’t gonna stay after that! White feet bound’in through the grass, he hurried on – know’in, as he did, that Brer Fox was com’in on fast!

Riled up as ever, Brer Fox – still with scores of mud on’im – chased after Brer Rabbit. That no good Brer Rabbit, try’in to play a trick on him! “Can’t get away from me, Brer Rabbit!” hollered Brer Fox.

Now Brer Rabbit was realizin that he was in a heap of trouble! He hadn’t thought that Brer Fox would be mov’in that fast! “Good night a livin, that Brer Fox is com’in up on me fast!” mumbled Brer Rabbit, beggin to think that he was as dead as a doornail! He frantically jumped up on a white fence and turned around to see Brer Fox.

"You leave me in the dark, recounting all my sins. You put words in my mouth, but who is gonna mend these white fences?" ~Needtobreathe:

“This is my neck of the woods,” stated Brer Fox arrogantly, slow’in down since he seemed to think that Brer Rabbit was a goner. “You ain’t gett’in away now, Brer Rabbit!”

And it sure did seem like Brer Fox was right.

Brer Rabbit, however, looked on down – on the other side of the fence. Well, he saw what sure looked to be the best thing on God’s good green earth: a rabbit hole! Grinning with a cheeky expression, Brer Rabbit let his head bob up and down. “To be sure, I am in a pickle! I am!” he exclaimed, mak’in sure that Brer Fox heard’m.

Smirk’in, Brer Fox bended down to jump on top of that fence and give Brer Rabbit a good lick’in to.

But he never got his chance! Brer Rabbit done jumped off that fence and landed right in the rabbit hole. Too small for Brer Fox, but just right for Brer Rabbit.

The mountain. ~ "Keep on falling down...":

Brer Fox scowled at his rival. “You ain’t gonna escape forever Brer Rabbit!” he promised firmly, before slunk’in away.

Brer Rabbit, however, only laughed and laughed and laughed.