Traveling geologist, outdoor enthusiast and adventure seeker.
The Priority Box
I grab my phone. I open the camera app. I flip the camera to capture my face on the screen. I press the recording button. I observe the features of my face. I look worried, concerned, and even scared. I have my brown hair tied on a ponytail. My brown eyes are red with the lack of sleep. My caramel color skin seems pale with all that has been going on. I take a few deep breaths to calm my nerves before recording my story.
The Magical Land Beyond the Redwoods
The loud thunder woke the child in the middle of the night. The bedroom was pitch black with the occasional lightning illuminating through the slats of the blinds. The roaring rain was pounding the ceiling. The howling wind was creeping in between the joints of the window glass. It was nights like these that Elijah wondered if there were any shadows lurking in his room. The thought of it was too dreadful to bare. The fear too great to shout for the aid of his parents. All he could do was hide under the sheets and hope the shadows had not decided to pay him a visit that night.
Prince- The Royal Pain In My Butt!
“Once upon a time, not too long ago, two humans met in California and fell in love. And the first thing they did when they moved in together was to adopt pets. Or as I like to call it: 24/7 companions. The first companion they got was a parrot named Peachy. I’m not exactly sure how and when they got him, but I do know for a fact that he is a maniac!”
Flying Through Space on a Pegasus
“Nobody can hear a scream in the vacuum of space, or so they say. But if you are as excited as I am, ain't no space and ain't no vacuum going to keep us contained! As kids we grew up with the wonders of space, we were fascinated by it. We would dream of it, imagining what it would be like to explore the unknown. Travel as far as the light can travel. I know it may sound cheesy but when I was growing up, I loved to watch Star Trek the original series. Special effects was not that bad… okay scratch that, special effects were terrible! But the stories were wonderful! Exploring new worlds, new galaxies, new life! At one point we all wanted to be part of Captain Kirk’s crew onboard the Enterprise. That show was the beginning of our curiosity. Eye opening ventures into the unknown darkness of space.”
All is dark and silent. I see flashes of light in the dark. I can hear the cry of a baby. Wake up, the baby is crying! I try to move, but I am paralyzed. I try to open my eye and they feel heavy like a brick. My mind keeps shouting to get up. Why can’t I move? I concentrate on my index finger in my right hand. If I can only move this finger, I will be able to break free. Come on you can do it. Just move one finger. I concentrate. I notice that I can’t breathe. I’m suffocating! Breathe! I need air on my lungs. I try to move all my body but to no avail. I try to shout but I can’t make a single sound. Fight it! The baby needs you! Get up! With a jolt I finally wake up and break free from this terrible spell. I desperately gasp for air like a fish out of water. It fills my lungs. My heart is racing, feels like it is going to beat out of my chest. My vision is blurry. I rub my eyes with both my hands to improve my sight.