Attending the Crow King part 1The blizzard has ebbed from a scream to the gentle whisper of a flurries. The snow alights upon the roof of an old inn where two crows have taken shelter, huddling together near a shaft of warm air wafting up from the fireplace.More Like This
The younger of the pair glances upward at the change in weather and gives himself a well needed stretching. "Look, there. The wind is dying down. Where shall we dine, Karasu? I'm getting hungry."
Karasu does not answer right away. His head twists to the side as he hops with his twisted old leg down and along the signpost of the inn. He stares off towards the West Winds for what must be the twelfth time since sunrise and clacks his beak fretfully. "Krage," he says, "We should go."
"Well, yes, of course we should go. That's what I just said a moment ago, if you were listening, and I'd expect you weren't. You've been staring at the clouds all morning when you should have been looking downward for something to eat. I don't understand why not, we've no
WitchThe black cat purred, arching into her caress behind the ear, its little nose twitching adorably. She smiled, contentedly waving her wand and letting the dishes do themselves.More Like This
Outside her humble abode, the rain was falling, a steady pit-pat. She could hear a hum of voices.
The villagers were here to call her a monster. A witch. They spat the word as if it was dirty.
At least there wouldn't be any torches today.
"Why don't you just turn them into mice?" The cat asked, with a sly grin.
"I prefer to think I'm not as unreasonable as them."
It's Easy to Blame Someone ElseI am not necessarily a disciplined person. When I set out to do one task I get distracted by the thought of 100 others. I worry about time management, am at times anxious about the future, and at other times prefer to do what I want instead of doing what I need to do.More Like This
Recently in the news Heisman trophy winner Johnny Manziel apologized for missing a meeting. He eventually was asked to leave a football camp he was asked to help at. He claims that his alarm didn't go off while others were wondering if the 20 year old was out drinking or something else. Whatever the truth may be his comments were more revealing. He was a young man thrust into the spotlight because of his abilities and seemingly annoyed that such a big fuss was being made over what seems like a small event to him (there were, of course, other events surrounding this).
He commented that he's "just 20 years old" and that he's "going to live his life to the fullest." He said he apologized to one of his coaches for, basically,
Should I speak among the starsShould I speak among the stars;More Like This
What tales would I find?
Assemble dust and gas
A nimbus molded into light.
Should I snare the sky;
What mysteries unfold?
Mounds of air and water
Create tranquility and force.
Should I strip the mountain to the roots;
What secrets would I find?
Ancient headstones rest above
The molten pool below.
Should I tread into the mind;
What discoveries await?
Thoughts that form worlds
And design to weave our Fate.
Should I fathom all my faith;
What hope shall I obtain?
Through Narrow paths and lofty heights
To where Perfection lies.
The music of the spheres
Dwells with Knowledge and Fear.