I Promised I Would Write This Story
In response to the Joanna’s Thematic Links Post WritingChallenge, I promised I would use the titles to write a story. Here is the story that I wrote.
Lorelle’s Blogging Birthday Quest
Once upon a time, a sweet young lady called Lorelle set out to celebrate her blog’s birthday. She went on a quest to find her passion. Seeking knowledge, success, and wisdom, Lorelle went to to the lighthouse at SuccessCREEations. There she saw Chris, the wizard, she had met at SOBCon07. Lorelle was sure that he could help.
In her swirling teal green dress that matched the logo on her blog, Lorelle timidly knocked on the lighthouse door. A very tall, but kindly, Chris pulled back the huge and creaky door. He held a Klondike bar as he looked down, down, down to see the young lady in the swirling teal green dress that matched the swirling logo on her blog. She was looking up, up, up at him.
She noticed that her neck was getting a little crick and stepped back a step.
“I’ve decided to take on more — show people real Blog writing with a purpose,” Lorelle said.
Chris questioned whether he should Fan the Flames. He listened as she spoke.
“I’ve done The Recommended Weekly Readings (2007-08-18). Project Management, ” Lorelle said, sounding like a cross between an encyclopedia and a librarian.
“I was just about to do a blog myself,” Chris said. “It’s called ‘Weekly Wrap-up: War on Clutter.’ Would you like to watch? First of course, I have to clean up the clutter.”
Lorelle caught on right away. “You want me to help you clean your lighthouse. No way!!”
“Perhaps, then . . . ” Chris said, thoughtfully. “Frankly Lorelle, I worry about Google and the Privacy Dilemma. We shouldn’t be in the lighthouse alone. Maybe you should go out to play.”
But our little Lorelle was not to be stopped.
Everyone who knows, knows that you don’t get in the way of a determined Lorelle. She crossed her arms across her chest firmly and stamped one foot in a lovely black patent-leather shoe (that looked so elegant with the teal green dress that matched her blog.) “Why go out and Play when you can be Inside Blogging?”
As the two stood on the doorstep of the lighthouse, several bloggers walked by.
“There you go!” Chris said, seeing opportunity. “Hey, Jon!”
Jon and Brad walked over. Jon said, “Yeah, Chris?”
“Lorelle here wants the “How to Best Pitch Bloggers – a Virtual Group Interview” Speech. Are you the guy who does that?”
“Nope,” said Jon. Brad said, “That would be Jan. He’s out showing GP Why Writing a Link Post Should Be Like Planning a Party. I don’t think you’ll be finding him for a while.”
“What do you guys do that’s a cool blogging trick?” Lorelle asked, stomping her other lovely black patent leather shoe that looked so elegant with her teal green dress that swirled in the same color as her blog logo.
Together the two men said, “We know How to read feeds without driving yourself mad.
“I already know that.” Lorelle said.
A woman named Anastasia walked up to offer Lorelle A learning whirlpool.
Lorelle immediately backed off protecting her lovely black patent leather shoes that looked so elegant with her teal green dress that swirled in the same color as her blog logo.
“Error Retrieving What You Wished For! Retry? Y/N?” asked Alina.
“What are you talking about?” Lorelle asked, not at all sure these ladies were talking about blogs.
“Shared Answers – Final Roundup & the Winner” said Yvonne.
“You should rest. After all next week is A New Week. You might feel differently by then.” Chris finally said to Lorelle.
As Chris walked Lorelle back to her blog, the teal green one with the swirly logo down the road — the one that matched the dress that looked so elegant with the lovely black patent leather shoes. The two travelers were passing a tiny blog when they heard a woman’s voice say, I’m just writing to say thanks.
“Who’s that?” Lorelle asked.
“Can’t tell.” Chris said. “It’s either Liz or Joanna. They’re both always saying stuff like that.
–ME “Liz” Strauss
Work with Liz!!