Wednesday, May 5, 2010
Hello, this is taylor johnson...=) I have been working on a book for the past three years and I have finally decided that the introduction is how i want it, but i need opinions, please!..=) After you read it i would apreciate it a lot if you would leave comments and let me kow what you think!..thanks....here it is: My head was spinning and I was surrounded by darkness. I looked around me wondering where I was and how I had got here. This place felt oddly, sickeningly familiar, though I couldn’t remember being here, ever. I walked forward holding up the silky dress that wrapped around my body, clinging to me uncomfortably. Sliding my hand against the wall I tried to find my way around. The wall was rough and dirt fell off with a sizzling sound as my hand barely grazed it. I felt as if the whole place would crumble on top of me. My bare feet were cold against the dusty floor. All of my insides seemed to be twisted and knotted with anticipation of what was ahead. The possibilities flew into my mind as fear climbed in menacingly, trying to convince me to go back. I turned a corner and little circles of light filled the hallway granting me partial vision. I clutched my stomach feeling uneasy and kept walking. Sweat trickled down my face despite the coldness I felt. My hand slid across nothing and I froze. I faced the room trying to look past the growing darkness. There was rattling and clanking noises coming from inside. I turned around and grabbed a candle from the wall holding it up high in front of me. Don’t go in there! Stop! My thoughts screamed at me. Ignoring my mental plea my feet continued forward into the unknown. I turned another corner and stopped frozen in shock. My heart accelerated and I thought I was going to throw up. My hand shook and I looked around only to find more and more of them. There had to be at least eight or more in here. I knelt down in front of one of the cages. I looked at him, he was curled up in the corner. He suddenly turned and faced me. He stared at me with blank, dark chocolate eyes. His face was dirty, with smears of dark red. His hair was matted and filled with dirt as was the torn and tattered clothing. Like it had been ripped up by an animal. I put my hand on the cage and an awful snarl came out of his throat. I dropped the candle terrified and the last thing I saw before everything went black was a wolf. this is all i have for now, i would appreciate it if you commented, thanks...=)
Sunday, December 20, 2009
time has flown by these past few months, katie has had her christmas bear play, where she was the most beautiful ballerina teddy bear. yes, i am partial. taylor has finished her fall production, where she played "virginia" in the canterville ghost. ashley is plugging along with basketball season, lots of games and practice. julia is working her way through 7th grade and doing a great job. she and joshua just had their christmas band concert. i was very proud of their accomplishments. they worked very hard. we are trying to get ready for christmas, the lights are hung and the tree is up...
Sunday, August 30, 2009
it seems as this summer has passed, backpacks are lying on the floor once again. school is in full swing, yeah! the children are getting older, as am i, and the calendar seems to be whizzing by us in the blink of an eye. i don't recall my childhood being over as quickly as i do that of my children. but, i am sure while i was "in the midst" of my childhood it seemed to drag on forever. how i loved just playing outside, drinking out of the water hose, and loving the only obligation i had was to be home when it started to get dark.
once when i was little i was playing outside at my grandparents house, i made a completely fabulous mud pie. i put grass on the top, to make it look more appealing of course. i had little rocks in it, to mimic chocolate chips. after i was done with this masterpiece, that i had been slaving over all afternoon in a deep hole in the ground with just the right amount of water in it and my handy whisk (which was actually a stick). i then proceeded to take it into the house and show my Gee what i had done, she quickly told me to not bring "mud" into the house. was she blind could she not see that this was the work of a chef, who had been hard at work choosing her ingredients carefully? so, i took my masterpiece outside, humph! i then thought maybe something is missing from this dessert? i soon realized what this pie was missing, dog food sprinkled on top! well what else would add to the beauty of this? i trotted myself over to the dog food bowl, grabbed a hand full of kibble and proceeded to go back to the "kitchen". i very systematically placed the pieces of dog food on top of the pie. PERFECT!!! the dessert was ready to be feasted upon. then i realized, who is going to eat this, not me....no wait. the dog! yes it was perfect, Sheba, the german shepard will eat this. i am told that when i was little, this dog was very protective of me. she would do anything that i told her to, mind you i was only 8 or so at the time of this mud pie baking. i called for the dog, "Sheba, come here". she did, "look girl, i made you a pie". without missing a beat, she saw what i was trying to show Gee, a tasty looking dessert that should not be wasted. Sheba gobbled it up and even licked to pan. i couldn't have felt more proud. TADA!! i was truly a wonderful chef!! my day was complete, i could go inside and wash my hands, change my clothes, knowing i had fulfilled a very daunting task that day. it is very hard for any chef to come up with a recipe that is beautiful, let alone tasty!! exhale. hands are clean, clothes are changed, time for some cartoons. with Sheba on the floor beside the couch that i was sitting on, we relaxed. it wasn't until a few moments later, that i realized something was wrong, Sheba didn't look so good. long story short, the dog was very sick from my "pie", i got into trouble and never made another mud pie again.
this all being said, i do miss those days of lazy summer and mud pie making. backpacks are all around me and another school year is underway. so, i am appreciating a lazy weekend, watching kids play and having no other obligation except to put my kids to bed when it gets dark.
Monday, July 20, 2009
Tuesday, July 14, 2009
Friday, July 3, 2009
as i sit here and i looked at the last date of the last post.... good grief. well we have had lots of changes going on with our bunch. since march, well here goes the update. we have moved into a much larger house for us... YEAH!!! the situation arose where we had to move out of our previous house, gasp. then the lord spoke clearly to me, "find a house." then with all of my rationalization of "what's" and how's" we found this house, and thanks to god, we are making it a home. double smile. the kids have finished school. we will have 2 in high school. eek, they are growing so fast.... mega fast. taylor and ashley just had their birthday a few days ago. 14 and 15. they are wonderful girls. joshua has poison ivy, we are almost done going through the 2 week cycle with it. amen, this time it hasn't spread like it did last time. my little man is highly allergic to it. it has stayed on his arm, and not spread like last time to cover his whole body. keith's nephew got married in may. congratulations..... we love you brad and may. keith neice is having baby number 2, which this little booger is making her very sick. :( keith's other nephew b.j. is in the military, and he is having a baby as well. our family is growing like crazy. keith's sister melissa has moved to ohio. our little town feels just a little more empty with her and shianne gone. i love you girl, and i still cannot believe that you are already moved. i am very happy for you though, keep on growing in your adventure. i still love my job. i am very blessed in that aspect of my life. VERY BLESSED. my wonderful husband surprised me wednesday with buying my flowers and having them delivered to my work. this is why i love this man and have for 16 years now.... these are just a snip-it of the new adventures we have been on the past few 4 months. i will not wait this long between posts in the future. there is way to much to keep up with. try remembering .... :)
Sunday, March 8, 2009
we are just plugging along these days, time is marching on. i am working lots, and staying pretty sleepy these days. for some reason i keep waking up at 3ish. this isn't good for the circles under my eyes :) yesterday was the last day for basketball with julia and joshua. tonight is the awards service. i must say that i am glad it is over, maybe our saturdays won't feel so rushed. to end on a high note, joshua scored a basket in his last game yesterday, after he made the shot, he turned to look at me... then smile. priceless....