Friday, February 11, 2011

RANDOMfest Blogfest Entry

At Loralie Hall's blog, we've got yet another fun blogfest. Look through your hard drive, find those random story ideas/snippets you started way back when, and enter through the end of TODAY! Yeah, I'm a last minute girl, what can I say? Anyway, here's my entry. It's a story idea I got from the song "All I Wanna Do Is Make Love To You" by Heart. It's the opening paragraph I thought up on the fly. And it's gone no where since. Enjoy!
File: All I Ever Wanted.rtf

New story:  Potential title--All I Ever Wanted, inspired by the song, "All I Want to Do is Make Love to You".

 One of the first things I ever remember my mother saying was, "Children are a blessing, a gift from God."  All throughout my blissful childhood, I could see the truth in her words.  My seven brothers, three sisters, and I, filled her days with joy and busyness.  Hardly once did she ever raise her voice above a firm tone.  She loved us all equally and, though we each had our own childhood playmates, all of us siblings were the fastest of friends.  As each one grew and left home, I longed for life as it was when we still clung to our mother's skirts.  I realized as soon as my oldest sister gave birth to her first child, that the only way to recreate that idyllic seting was to marry and have children of my own.  So, when Angus Callaway, twenty years my senior, came calling, I pleaded with my father to allow our marriage.  He was hesitant, as Angus was so much older, and he, I can see now, whereas I did not back then, understood my impetuous nature.  He feared I would regret my decision, but as so often was the case, my stubborn charm won him over, and Angus and I were married on a lovely April day.  


  1. Sounds interesting- makes me wonder if she did end up regretting it.

  2. Wow. Big family. I like how it's starting and the character seems like she could be an interesting one.

  3. I'm glad you found the blogfest and decided to participate. I've always loved that song and what you've got to go with it sounds really intriguing ^_^

    Thanks for stopping by and I'm looking forward to reading more of your work in the future :-D

  4. There's a sense of foreboding here that makes me want to know more.

  5. I like it so far. That impetuous nature is sure to get her into trouble. I have a feeling that ideal big family isn't going to work out quite as she hopes. ;)

  6. Thanks all of you. Jean, that's what I had in mind :)


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