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Hey, everybody!!!

I just want to give a big, warm welcome to all my new followers!! I really appreciate and love you all for choosing to follow my blog!😊 You all are automatically awesome for following me!! If you want to know more about my blog, I have finally figured out how to create an ‘About’ page (just haven’t gotten around to figuring out how to put it in the control bar alone the top of the blog next to ‘Home’) and you can check it out by clicking here.

Anyway, this isn’t a story post. I have gotten several followers of late – of which I just LOVE!!! – and decided it would probably be prudent to do an index post giving a guide for everyone to all of my posts for ease of navigation and all that.

And I will be constantly updating this post whenever I do a new post! And this will be from now on the featured post on this blog.

So, to all my new followers who want to start from the beginning – or if you have been following me for a while and just want to read some of my posts and can’t find them or whatever – read on!

Who You Are

This does not define you

The pain

The fears

All your tears

 

This is not your end

 

Like how new growth comes after a fire

You’ll get the peace your heart desires

You’ll find the light

Just please hold on

 

Cry

Scream

Let it all out

I’ll still be here holding your hand

 

Cause this is NOT your end

 

You’re going to rise like a phoenix

Stronger and more beautiful than ever before

Your scars do not define you

They just show what you’ve gotten through

 

You may have forgotten who you are…

Think you’re just a wasted space

But that is not the case

Cause you are going to soar so far

 

Just hold on


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The Outstanding Blogger Award

Hey everybody!!!!

A friend of mine called Dee who runs the blog Sixth Seals Ministries recently did and Outstanding Blogger Award post and she left it an open nomination, so I decided that I’d do it but answer it in video form!!!!

Here’s the video:

Thanks Dee!

https://sixthsealministries.wordpress.com/2020/06/04/the-outstanding-blogger-award/

And the pingback to the award’s creator’s original post:

https://coltonbeckwithrpc.wordpress.com/2020/05/08/the-original-outstanding-blogger-award/

The Liebster Award

So, Shahashel from Crazy Ideas With Crazy Fun did this Liebster Award post and, while I wasn’t amongst her nominees that she listed, she did then add that anyone else who wants to do this can do it, so voila! Challenge accepted 😄

Thank you Shahashel for my non-nomination 👏

https://crazyideaswithcrazyfun.wordpress.com/2020/06/25/the-liebster-award-2/

She’s a great blogger – go check her out!

THE RULES:

  1. Thank the blogger(s) who nominated you.
  2. Share 11 facts about yourself.
  3. Answer the 11 questions the blogger(s) gave you.
  4. Nominate 11 bloggers that deserve the reward.
  5. Create 11 original questions for the nominees to answer.
  6. Let them know they’ve been nominated.

Okay 11 facts about me:

  1. I get really tired with this section of the award
  2. I like to explore the darker reaches of my imagination sometimes.
  3. I won’t apologise for that
  4. I’m an eclectic writer (i.e. – can write a variety of genres fairly well even if I do say so myself)
  5. I love to write characters who are tormented/depressed/dealing with something terrible as it provides really solid drama and emotion to the story and just makes things overall even more interesting (that’s not to say I cannot write other types of characters as well – as I can – but the ones with the inner demons are the ones that, to me, are quite interesting to write as they challenge me a little as a writer more so than other types of characters).
  6. I love writing roleplay
  7. I love emojis
  8. I’m running out of things to say
  9. Oh! Last week, I finished another one of my Year 12 courses! 😎
  10. I love The Greatest Showman – most of all, I love the songs (I even sung one of the songs in it recently, which you can find if you click here)
  11. Yay! This part of the award is finally over! 🥳

SHAHASHEL’S QUESTIONS:

  • Would you rather stay at home and continue online classes or go outside and take classes??

Stay at home and study. While I do love going out, I’d rather study at home.

  • Candy or Chocolate???

CHOCOLATE!!!!! Hands down!!!!!

  • Have you ever done or asked someone something that after doing that you became paralyzed???

You mean with fear? Yes. Yes, I certainly have. A few times. Or sometimes the mere thought of doing/saying something can practically paralyze me with fear as well.

  • Have you ever believed something as a child which you don’t believe now???

Haven’t we all?

  • What’s the best quote you remember right now???

Actually, Shahashel, it’s from your blog. It’s this one:

Failure is the back door to success.
Failure is the true test of greatness. We must learn to become the kind of person who plans things but who doesn’t fall apart if that plan doesn’t work out.

From this post here: https://crazyideaswithcrazyfun.wordpress.com/2020/06/25/daily-motivation-20/

  • Did you ever try to prank someone that backfired on you???

Not that I immediately remember as I’ve never been one to really pull pranks as I’m terrible at them. I may like to verbally “pull someone’s leg” (which has backfired on me a few times) but that’s the only real extent of my pranking life.

  • Is there a subject that you would remove from the world??

Hmm…will have to think on this one a little bit 🤔

  • Could you ever imagine a world made out of chocolate???

YYYYYYYYEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEESSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS!!!!!!

AS WILL ANYONE ELSE WHO LOVES CHOCOLATE AS MUCH AS I DO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Is there something you always wanted to do but never could do???

Gymnastics

  • What’s your favourite colour?????

Blue.

  • Are you afraid of a specific animal????

Yes.

MY NOMINEES:

Anyone who….

*drumroll please*

…loves romance!!!

MY QUESTIONS FOR MY NOMINEES:

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What is the most romantic thing that you have read? (i.e. – from a novel)

A morning or night person?

How do you have your eggs? (If you eat them)

Is there something about award posts that annoys you? If so, what is it and why?

Do you like surprises?

Conspiracy theories or no?

What are your personal opinions about reading fiction? Yay/Nay and why? (I recently got into a debate with someone about the merits of reading fiction, so am curious what everyone else’s opinions on it are)

What is some music that you would recommend to me?

Do you like medieval stuff like dresses/outfits/weapons, etc?

Have you ever participated in a roleplay group in any way? If so, how?

If I was to ask you to join me on a ride on the back of a dragon, what would you say?

The Black Iris Chapter 3

I know I haven’t updated this story in AGES, but I have decided to go ahead and update it. Hope you all enjoy and you can read the previous two chapters here:


Esther kept her head down as Gabriel led her through the town. She would’ve preferred walking behind the man – she was the type to prefer being behind than in front – but Gabriel was determined that she walked beside him instead, keeping a firm grip on her arm to make sure that she didn’t get away.

She ignored the stares.

The murmurs.

Some of the insults and other more solid and literal objects being thrown at her – it appears that she wasn’t as beloved around town as she would’ve liked.

But that could be because everyone insists that she owed them money.

But at least I keep this town safe from the Mijloc abominations…or at least did before-

She quickly banished those thoughts from her mind and then held her head up, opting to glare, curse or give her mockers the middle finger – or a combination of all three.

They didn’t know what happened, nor did they need to know.

She then turned her glaring eyes to Gabriel, who so far was ignoring her. “How much fugging longer?” she snarled.

He simply raised his eyebrow and still ignored her.

Maybe it was due to her foul attitude…

Nah.

After a few moments and she realized that he had no intentions of speaking to her, she rolled her eyes and huffed and then opted to stay silent.

When the fugging hole are we going to get there?


Just a couple notes: since this is set in a fantasy world, I decided that instead of using our swear words, I’d try out having it that they have their own set of curse words – such as ‘fugging’ and ‘fugging hole’. I don’t think I need to explain what they are in place of…

And yes, Esther has an attitude with a big, huge, painful, capital A. But…she’s been through hell and back, so I hope you can excuse her and that you are looking forward to seeing what her character arc is.

Until next time!

Overturned Chapter 14

Beeping.

Constant beeping.

It filled Mia’s ears.

Why isn’t the alarm turning off?

She tried to reach up to turn her blasted alarm off when she screamed in agony.

Tears spilling from her eyes which had now shot open, she screamed again.

But this time due to the fact that she was in a strange room, on a bed with white sheets and hooked up to a strange machine.

“Wh….what?!

The door burst open and in rushed all these people with needles and white coats. Her breath came quick and fast. Everyone spoke fast, she couldn’t catch a word.

They all touched her, prodded her, pricked her.

The quilt was pulled back and she saw her legs.

Her right one was missing.

She then passed out.


So, yeah, I know it’s not my best chapter, but I hope you all enjoy!

So, which team are you all? Team Charlie or Team Virgil?

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The Bookish Bucket List Tag

So, I have been nominated by the great Elisha McFarland for The Bookish Bucket List Tag.

Thanks Elisha!

https://elishamcfarland.com/2020/06/27/the-bookish-bucket-list-tag/

THE BLOODY RULES:

  • Link to the tag’s creator (Madison’s Inkwell).
  • Link to the person who tagged you.
  • Tag as many people you want.
  • Answer the questions asked by your nominator.
  • Create 10 new questions for your nominees.

ELISHA’S QUESTIONS:

1: Who are, in your opinion, the ten greatest writers in history?

  • James Rollins
  • Suzanne Collins
  • Steve Barry
  • James Dashner
  • Myself (haha)
  • A friend of mine whom I shall only refer to on here as Shadow
  • My brother and fellow blogger J-M’s History Corner – he hasn’t written any stories on his blog as far as I’m aware, but he has written some stuff on FanFiction – and they’re pretty damn good ones at that!
  • Louisa May Alcott
  • The one who wrote Heidi, though I can’t remember the author’s name
  • Trenton Lee Stewart

2: Have you written a book? If so, describe it in under 140 characters.

Yep! A few, actually. Under 140 characters???????

Alright….Overturned described in under 140 characters….

It’s a romance.

3: If you stand up from your desk, close your eyes, spin around three times, then open your eyes again, what is the first book you see?

The Gulf Wars With Iraq (Which is part of a Living Through non-fiction book series).

(I swear I am never doing this again for a tag…made me soooo dizzy)

4: What was the worst book you have ever read (mine was probably The Great Gatsby)?

The 13-Storey Treehouse series.

5: Are you currently working on a book?

Yep. At least 5 at the moment (could be more – I can lose count so easily)

6: Who is your favorite modern-day writer?

I’ve got a few.

7: Do you have a specific place for your reading? If so, describe it.

Anywhere!

8: Are Kindle EBooks superior to printed books?

Nope! Nothing beats an actual, physical, printed book!

9: If I published a book on Amazon Self-Publishing, would you read it?

Well, it would depend on the book and what it was about.

10: Who is, in your opinion, the most underrated author currently writing today?

Karen Bao.

MY NOMINEES:

Ugh! I hate this part cause there’s so many I wanna nominate! Since I’m busy, I’m gonna have to say that anyone reading this is nominated.

MY QUESTIONS:

  1. What’s your favourite book quote?
  2. Which two book characters (they can’t be in the same book – one has to come from one book and the other has to come from another book) do you think would make a true couple?
  3. What’s the best book you’ve ever read?
  4. Do you like history books?
  5. Which do you prefer to read – fiction or non-fiction?
  6. Why do you think people read fictional books?
  7. Do you prefer short, sweet chapters or long chapters?

And I can’t think of any more!

Enjoy!

Overturned Chapter 13

Here is the next chapter of Overturned (FINALLY!!!)


What the *&^%(%$ is he doing here?!?

Mia’s vulnerability instantly evaporated and was replaced with a stern glare.

“What do you want!? How did you get here?! How did you even know I was here!?!”

She would’ve continued with her rant, tears starting to threaten to spill again – this time hot and angry – but Virgil stepped forward.

“Hold up,” he said, looking at Charlie with some level of anger across his features considering that when he had been talking to Mia before on the phone, she seemed to really hate him and had almost been reduced to tears. “You the bastard on the phone before?”

Charlie looked at the man in shock. “Eh?” he then looked to Mia. “What the hell did you tell him?!” and here he pointed at Virgil.

Mia rolled her eyes. “Oh, so I’m the victim here?” she then laughed, albeit a humorless one. “You dump me in favour of that cute little blondie, go running off and doing whatever the hell you two were doing with that new career of yours, leaving me to help Dad with his restaurant which is now falling to pieces which Dad refuses to see and I am not able to go and get that job in London like you planned to help me do before you met that crapping blonde. And now when I’m on a date and have made it perfectly bloody clear that I want nothing to do with you after you showed up after three years, you intrude on my alone time and then blame me?!”

Virgil just took a step back and then Mia almost burned with embarrassment as she realized she had revealed more about herself to Virgil than she should’ve at this point and had just revealed to Charlie just how much he had hurt her.

Great! Now he’s going to use this against you.

“Mia, I came here-”

Mia just turned on her heel and stormed off back towards the city.

“MIA! It was Emily!”

Huh?

Mia paused, but didn’t turn around to look at him.

“I got Emily to call you while she drove me here!”

I’m going to kill Emily.

“Why?!” Mia shouted, whirling around to face him, clenching her fists a little.

“To apologise!!!!”

“AS IF THAT WOULD MAKE A LICK OF A DIFFERENCE!!!” And Mia turned off and stormed off the beach and began crossing the road that ran parallel next to the beach.

She failed to hear the screech of a tyre and was only aware of crashing into the ground and the last thing she saw before fading out was blood.


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The Kiss

So, as promised, today I am going to sit down and do some story and poetry posting! (Hope to get a few posts done today on here) This post is a poem {And it’s a LIGHT POEM} so enjoy!!!!!

Oh, and to fully enjoy this particular poem, imagine it’s you with your crush. Trust me on this 😉


The softest touch

The gentlest brush

Of our hands

As we are all asked to stand

 

Butterflies dancing inside

The music gently swaying

Looks to you

Ask you, can I?

 

You give me a nod

And your hand rests on my hip

Making my breath hitch

As your other hand intertwines with mine

 

Softly swaying

Twirling around

Always in sync

Your eyes never leaving me

 

Soft candlelight

Is the timing right?

Gently dancing

The climax commencing

 

Leaning forward

Our lips brush

A million thoughts run through my mind

Too toward?

Will you push me away?

But my worries you gently shush

As our lips dance together once more


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All novels and short stories on this blog are the works of @rue202 and Racheal’s Novels Unauthorised use and/or duplication of this material without the express and written permission of the author is strictly not allowed. You may use excerpts and links or reblogs of this material provided that complete and clear credit is given to rue202 and Racheal’s Novels with clear directions to the original content.

The Food Award!!

Food glorious food

We’re anxious to try it

Three banquets a day!

Our favourite diet!

 

Sorry, sorry – couldn’t resist throwing in the song Food Glorious Food from the movie Ice Age 2.

So, in all seriousness, I have been nominated for the food award by the fabulous Lydia Potter! Thanks, Lydia! She’s a great blogger – go check her out!

https://inhisserviceandlovingit.wordpress.com/2020/06/23/food-award-3/

I’m actually getting tired of seeing this image as the only image we can put up in these food award posts, so I’m going to throw in some more images as the award logo so that my nominees can then pick which one they want and that way it spices things up.

Here are the other images you can use to put at the top of your post for this if I nominate you and you choose to do it:

Food - Wikipedia

Easy recipes | BBC Good Food

Coronavirus and obesity: Doctors take aim at food industry over ...

There! Now you can choose and we don’t have that same boring old picture all the time.

In fact, I’m going to tweak the rules a little as well here:

THE NEW AND TWEAKED RULES:

  1. Thank the person that nominated you.
  2. Pingback to the creator, Elisha at https://elishamcfarland.com/Click here for the pingback
  3. Use the same featured image as your nominator. But if you are tired of that same image, you are allowed to pick another one, or use the same one as your nominator but also throw in others for your nominees to choose from.
  4. Answer the five questions.
  5. Create five questions about food.
  6. Nominate five people.

LYDIA’S QUESTIONS:

 

  • Do you like dried fruit?

Yes, if it’s dried sultanas or raisins.

 

  • Have you ever eaten squirrel?

NOOOOOO!!!!! But I know a guy who’s eaten some crocodile before…and I’m not kidding!!!!

 

  • What is your favorite soup?

I don’t remember what it was called, but I had it at my grandmother’s while visiting her for month earlier this year – it had meat (I think it was beef) and some certain types of vegetables (don’t remember specifically what) and a few spices and herbs. It was really delicious!

 

  • How do you like your steak cooked?

Properly!

 

  • When was the last time you ate a pasta dish and what was it?

Um…I had pasta and cheese a couple nights ago for dinner. Does that count?

MY NOMINEES:

Shahashel

Britchy

Bible Blogger

Ryan

 

 

 

 

Elisha (Yeah, I know he’s the creator, but I’m allowed to have fun and nominate him, too)

MY QUESTIONS FOR MY NOMINEES:

Have you ever pulled a prank on someone involving food? If so, please share if you want to

What is a food you absolutely hate?

What is a food you can’t live without?

Ever cooked a combo dish?

Would you consider a career as a cook in a restaurant?

enjoy!

And I would like to apologise for my lack of story posting on here. Have been busy with studies and whatnot. Since tomorrow is the weekend, I’ll try and get some story posting done.

Thanks for reading!

 

Tightrope

Hey everybody!!!

I’m back with another singing video!!!!

The one and only Shahashel challenged me to a solo singing video! This is the second time I’ve been challenged to sing a solo, the first time being challenged to sing a silly song by the awesome Brother’s Campfire – I really love doing the solos! So if anyone has any song challenges for me or me and J-M, send ’em through in the comments below!!!!

But I disgress.

The song Shahashel challenged me to sing was some song called If Only from some movie called Descendants. But I found this one hard to sing, so instead I opted to sing the song Tightrope from the movie The Greatest Showman, which was far easier to sing!

Anyway, here is the video:

Enjoy!