Trouble Cooking for Nara

18 Aug

Black white

Bonjour, mes amis. I’m not here to cook today. There is something already cooking and I think it has a bad smell.

That aside, Nara has put me in charge of blogging here while she does something about plot bunnies and their tails. I don’t know what this means. I do know I am ready to make plot bunny stew. They are hopping all over the house. I hear them coming and quick as I turn to grab one it’s gone. I never see more than their shadow. I think it is wearing Nara down.

She worries me. She barely sleeps or eats. She lives at the computer, muttering, cursing, typing this and that but throwing it all away. I don’t understand. Writer’s block she says. I think it’s something more. Look what I found written on a notepad by her bed. I think, maybe, she needs help.  What do you think? I worry too much?


Shadow Facts:

A shadow is a void, an impenetrable absence.
There are the dark puddles cast by forms light can’t penetrate.
Mountains cast the rain shadows we call desserts.
Vacuums cast sound shadows, pure pockets of silence.
Death is a shadow the living can’t penetrate.

Shadow Being Aliases:

Old Hag
Crushing Demon
Umbra (darkest part of any kind of shadow)
Pressing Ghost
Orgun Oru (nocturnal warfare)
Common theme here–malevolence

Shadow Being Facts:

They slink into the world from the earth’s umbra,
from the umbra of the night (that still, silent time before dawn),
from the umbra of the room where their intended sleeps.
The source, or void, that casts a shadow being remains a mystery.

Shadow Attack Facts:

By the time the intended is aware,
it’s too late.
Fang-like cold pierces bones,
immobilizing the body,
sucking warmth,
sucking light,
sucking sound,
muting screams.
Weight, like a mountain on the chest,
crushes breath.

Shadow Survival Guide:

Petrification turns wood to stone;
shadows do the same to victims.
Movement equals survival.
Moving mountains would be easier.
Start small.
Move a pinky. Bat an eye. Win you.
Movement fractures the ice-lock,
sends the beast scurrying
back to the pit that spawned it.

Shadow Defense Strategies:

Keep watch.
Keep a light on.
Sleep in the day.
Know how to tell good shadows from bad–
bad ones have eyes.

4 Responses to “Trouble Cooking for Nara”

  1. Marilyn Campbell August 18, 2011 at 1:21 pm #

    Oh mon dieu, I hope Nara gets well soon just so you can get back in the kitchen!

    • Bond August 19, 2011 at 7:31 pm #

      Me too, cherie. I love cooking for you.

  2. shannonemmel August 19, 2011 at 10:09 am #

    Thanks for “pitch hitting” for Nara!

    As far as her bedside notes…Just sounds like more plot bunnies leaving their little presents…albeit dark, shadowy plot bunnies…but nothing to worry about.

    (Of course, this IS coming from the gal with 3 vamp stories in the works, so my mind set might be a bit…skewed. 🙂 )

    • Bond August 19, 2011 at 7:34 pm #

      Merci, Shannon. I will trust your expert assessment. Three Vamp stories? Tell me one stars a female vamp. mmmm

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