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Shadows crept across the wall as Dani flipped through the books she’s torn from the shelves. She crouched lower between the bookshelves, hoping to find what she was looking for before they arrived. Page after page of long-forgotten information. Images of distant worlds she would never be allowed to see. Diagrams of mystical machinery that would never be built in time. Even recipes for potions that took far too long to brew. All useless.

She tossed the book to the floor and grabbed another. That jagged silver circle of light returned to her vision once more and slammed her against the piles of books strewn at her feet. Arms sprawled against the wall, she steadied herself, holding her breath. Hoping nothing toppled and cut the silence as the shadows grew ever closer.

The flashing light lasted longer than it ever had before. Her vision cleared just as the searing pain returned. The end was too close. She let her head droop and caught sight of it. The tattered ends of an orange piece of paper stuck out from a discarded book. Freedom was now within her grasp. Filled with a sense of euphoria, the shadows engulfed her and everything faded.


This is my entry for Rachael Harrie’s First Campaigner Challenge (of my Fourth Campaign, February 2012). The rules are as follows:

Write a short story/flash fiction story in 200 words or less, excluding the title. It can be in any format, including a poem. Begin the story with the words, “Shadows crept across the wall”. These five words will be included in the word count.

If you want to give yourself an added challenge (optional), do one or more of these:

  • end the story with the words: “everything faded.” (also included in the word count)
  • include the word “orange” in the story
  • write in the same genre you normally write
  • make your story 200 words exactly!

Open with “Shadows crept across the wall”  ✔
End the story with the words “everything faded.”  ✔
Include the word “orange” in the story  ✔
Write in the same genre you normally write  ✔
200 words  ✔

If you like this, please click the link and vote for #189

Also, if you liked this piece, please feel free to read some of my other works on my “Free Reads” link at the top of the page. Some have been published as well. Thank you for reading.

Let me know what you think! I love reading everyone’s comments!

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Posted February 23, 2012 By LadyJai
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Definitely NOT a typo! 😀

Hmmm, I’ve been tagged. Twice. I’ve heard the term “tagging” in many ways. “Tag, your it” from when I was a kid playing it/tag. Tail gating. Spray painting your class colors on underclassmen during Spirit Week. Spray paining gang symbols on public property. Gettin’ sum. Even tagging a recently taken picture with your GeoLocation data. You know…all those things went through my head when I saw that I was “tagged”. But, no. When I went to Yikici’sJacob Adams‘, Vickie’s, and Anna Mittower’s blogs tagging me, I quickly realized it was a quick way to get to know you, just asking random questions. I’ve been mulling this over in my head for a while now.

I’m not to keen on blog awards or things of this nature. But since Rachael Harrie’s Write Campaign is now in full swing, I guess it’s a good time to just give you all a piece of my personality. 🙂 So, here goes:


Questions from Yikici Questions from Jason
1.   Where did the inspiration for writing your WIP come from?
an image popped into my head of a girl and she just kept talking to me for WIP#1 and WIP#2, well, I just wanted to make a story about it.2.   Any interesting tales about your muse?
She took a 20 year sabbatical.3.   Your muse; fab/frustrating/inbetweener?
both, all three!4.   Why do you write?
therapy. Easier to listen to the voices and do as they say when I write it instead of “acting it out”.  If I don’t I’d go insane.

5.   If you could enhance one of your senses, which would it be?

6.   When you are not creating what do you do?
destroy? Is this a trick question?

7.   Ask yourself a question –now answer it.
Want some Redbull? Don’t mind if I do!

8.   How long is a piece of string?
as long as it needs to be

9.   What was the last dream you saw?
that’s gonna have to remain private! 😀

10.  In a film about your life, which actor would play you?
ha! who’d want to watch a movie about my life?

11.  What’s your motto in life and also your work ethics?
Keep Smiling. Everything happens for a reason. Take pride in everything you do, even when everyone pisses on it and moves up cuz they’ve EF’d up.

1.) What is one author you can’t refuse?
If it’s good, I’m gonna read it, and more from that author. But if it’s bad, once is enough. Doesn’t matter who.2.) Do you listen to music while writing or prefer silence?
Well, I’ve tried both. I work most of the time in silence…or background noise if you can call that silence. But I just researched something for one of my WIPs and found that I could complete the scene while I listened to what I was looking for.3.) To you, what is the hardest thing about writing?
kicking that little voice in my head that keeps telling me “You’re not good enough!”

4.) What is something that happened in your childhood that influenced your writing today?
can’t really answer that.

5.) Movie night: Comedy, Sci-Fi, Romance, or Horror?
Not big on Chick-flicks. Dig the Sci-fi and horror. Psychological thrillers too! Comedy…depends.

6.) What is your biggest pet peeve?
taking the “r” from Library and putting it in wash! My dad does this all the time! Grrrr

7.) Favorite Season?

8.) What was the first book you simply could not put down?
too many to say

9.) If could time travel (without the ability to influence the past), what time period would you visit?
any time, any where, just give me a Tardis!

10.) Would you live on the moon or Mars if ever given a chance? Why or why not?
Summer on the Moon, Winter on Mars. Just cuz!

11.) What is the biggest thing that scares you?
The downfall of our country. We’re closer than we realize! But that can be left for another post if anyone is interested.

Anna’s Questions Vickie’s Questions
1. What country is the home of the majority of authors you read?
England and America
2. An otaku is someone who’s obsessed with something (not necessarily anime/manga). What kind of otaku are you?
no clue
3. Ebooks vs. Paper: which do you like better?
can you compare apples to oranges? I mean, I have a love for tactile things. Fabric, I have to touch. Books, I touch and smell. But to keep books, you need space (which I don’t have) So, I have my collection of eBooks too.
4. Do you have a sweet tooth or are you a salty dog?
Since I had my son, it’s salt now…no sweets.
5. Would you ever dress up as a favorite character? If so, which one?
maybe…don’t know Cara is badass from TSoT series!
6. What upcoming movie are you most looking forward to?
I usually don’t go to movies but The Hunger Games is making me want to go.
7. “Cats rule, dogs drool.” Do you agree or disagree?
Darned skippy I agree!
8. What fictional world do you spend the most time in?
9. You are given a $1000 gift card to the store of your choice. Which store would you pick and what would you buy?
Too much to chose from…fabric, books, crafts, gardening….hmmmmm
10. Who or what encouraged you to pursue your current career?
career…just got stuck doing IT. No one encouraged me. I actually have an English degree.
11. If you could build your own house, what room has to be included and have the most money/care spent on it?
LIBRARY! or a library surrounding my sewing room/writing office. 😀
1. What thing have you written that you’re most proud of?
my first sell?2. What are you working on at the moment?
two novels and some shorts

3. Where would you like to see yourself in 5 years time?
novel finished, working on more. Agented & published.

4. You buy an old lamp, whilst cleaning it a genie appears…you know the rest lol. Your 3 wishes are?
that would take me forever to answer….but the last one would have to be to free the genie!

5. List 2 of your bad habits? Come on, we all have some.
lazy, and have to fight for motivation!

6. If you were a superhero, what special power would you have?
Invisibility…oh wait…I already have that (and not in a good way) :/

7. Tell us the name of one of your characters, one you really like?
um…maybe next time.

8. What scares you?
The downfall of our country. We’re closer than we realize! But that can be left for another post if anyone is interested.

9. Sum up your personality in 3 words?
geeky, goofy, and full of love

10. Name 2 of your vices?

11. Do you have a pet peeve/hate? What is it?
taking the “r” from Library and putting it in wash! My dad does this all the time! Grrrr


I don’t think I will tag anyone, but if you want to answer the questions for me here in the comments, by all means please do. I love getting to know everyone.

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#Writemotivation March 2012 – Sign Up

Posted February 17, 2012 By LadyJai

If you’ve been following me by now, either on my blog or on Twitter, you may have seen me talk (or tweet) about #WriteMotivation. If not, check out the hashtag on Twitter and see how we interact with each other. I promise, it is fun, exhilaration, and enjoyable! I am a very strong supporter of my friend, KT Hanna’s initiative. I whole heartily believe in the power of positive. And the more you surround yourself with positive, the more motivated (and happy) you feel. If you are interested in reading any of my previous posts from January’s #WriteMotivation check out these posts:

  1. An Epiphany
  2. 3rd Update
  3. Outlining a Novel Woes
  4. 4th Update

In them, I hope you will find some awesome positive energy, and see just how this small group has encouraged each other throughout the first two months of the year.

Remember the movie “Pay It Forward?” That was such a beautiful movie. It is something I strive to live by every day. I never ask for people to owe me anything. Just pay it forward because there are so many more people out there that can benefit from the kindness given. It starts off with one person doing something nice for another. Then it spreads. Exponentially. THIS is the way we will get peace…not by expecting people to pay us back. Owing someone or something makes them resent the kindness given, the person who gave it. Owing someone does not perpetuate kindness. It just feeds the

#WriteMotivation, I believe, is a way of paying it forward. We all have that little voice in our heads that whisper, “You’re not good enough. Why are you even bothering?” or “I’m just too tired today.” It really is easy to fall into the habit of not writing, and listening to the negative. It’s so much harder to be positive. But soooo much more worth it in the end. To make it a little easier, our cheer squad will help you through those hard times, when we need a little kick in the butt, or a thwap on the head, or just a hug because our day isn’t going exactly as planned. We are there for each other, because we have been there ourselves. Sharing makes it easier, and bearable. We will trudge through that negative sludge! 😀

Please sign up at KT Hanna’s site. Registration is open until the 28th. Last time, the rewards were simple: a cheer here, a hug there, a kick in between! But this time, we have some other rewards (not prizes, since this isn’t a competition). The rewards are a way of saying thanks. And most of them are good ol’ honest critiques that will hopefully help your writing become stronger, and encourage the good within.

With Rachael Harrie’s 4th Writers Campaign, I’m hoping we can spread the word farther. The more people cheering you on, the more positive energy you surround yourself with, the more motivation seems to build within you! It really is an awesome endeavor and you get to meet so many wonderful people.

Hope to see you on Twitter’s #WriteMotivation!

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Rachael Harrie's Writers' Platform Building CampaignYesterday Rachael Harrie started sign-ups for her 4th Writer’s Platform Building Campaign. I’ve been taking part in these since the beginning and have met some wonderful people. The traffic this generates for your blog, your twitter, your facebook, Google+ and the like is tremendous. However, nothing  better can be said for the support, the encouragement that comes along with this campaign. Some actually stick around after the campaign is over. Take KT Hanna, she’s been a really good friend and a great vessel of support and encouragement.

Encouraging others helps motivate her, she says. But really, I think it’s just that she has a kind heart. I’ve also been taking part in and supporting her efforts with #WriteMotivation on twitter since she had the idea. This has led me to being more productive in my own writing efforts.

I’ve actually started to tackle not just one, but two novels. This has always been my fear. I’ve always written shorts and when I try to go about the novel, it overwhelmed me. I’ve tried to get my mind set into writing a novel based on it being broken up into shorts. So now I am attempting to overcome that fear.

Despite my low word count each day, I am making progress. And progress is good. I’ve written something, or done something writer-ly, every day since the 1st of January 2012. Yesterday, though, I spent most of the day with my husband at the VA. With the travel, the waiting, the smoke from wild fires, and the allergy induced headaches and itchy eyes, I really had no energy to write. I did read (along with a couple of naps), though. I finished up the second book in The Hunger Games series. So maybe that can be chalked up to “something writer-ly” since you can’t be a writer without reading, right?!

I don’t want to make excuses as to why I didn’t write yesterday because that will just lead to a very bad habit. I am writing this blog post first thing this morning, even before a full can of caffeine, in hopes to get my fingers and brain back in that writing habit. I’ve got TWO novels to write!

So let’s get our butts in gear and sign up for Rachael’s Campaign. When you’ve completed the sign up, don’t forget to add your name to the different groups specifying the genres you write.

Once you’ve completed that, maybe you need some motivation and support to help you plow through that little voice in your head that screams “YOU’RE NOT GOOD ENOUGH”? Well, let me tell you…DON’T LISTEN or you will NEVER get anything done! And it’s easier to accomplish when you have loving friends to support you and THWAP you on your head to get it to quiet down. Check out, sign up, join the hashtag on twitter for #writemotivation!

See you there!    *\0/*

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3rd Write Campaign Challenge

Posted October 19, 2011 By Jamie Dement (LadyJai)

And here we are wrapping up the 3rd and final Campaign Challenge. Rachael Harrie is one amazing woman to do this. I want to thank her for her hard work and dedication. This undertaking sure has made it a challenge just for her. Please stop by her blog and thank her too.

Here are the rules for the 3rd challenge:

Write a blog post in 300 words or less, excluding the title. The post can be in any format, whether flash fiction, non-fiction, humorous blog musings, poem, etc. The blog post should show:


  • that it’s morning,
  • that a man or a woman (or both) is at the beach
  • that the MC (main character) is bored
  • that something stinks behind where he/she is sitting
  • that something surprising happens.



Just for fun, see if you can involve all five senses AND include these random words: “synbatec,” “wastopaneer,” and “tacise.” (NB. these words are completely made up and are not intended to have any meaning other than the one you give them).


A Proposal

“Couldn’t you have found another program?” Liz rested her chin on her knees as she drew them to her chest. With her finger, she swirled the black sand at her feet. 

Patterns of chaos mimicked the pinks and purples that bled from the sky into the water. The first sun was about to peek over the horizon. Liz watched as the water swelled across the distance, gaining momentum but not height, until it tingled their feet and fizzled away her marks. A small sigh escaped past her lips. 

A BUZOT! from behind made them both jump to their feet. A thin stream of white smoke filtered through the sand dune, exposing a control panel. Salt mixed with burnt sulfur danced at the back of Liz’s throat and almost made her gag. 

“Synbatec westopaneer tacise?” Matt shook his head. 

“What?” Liz cocked her head and scrunched her brow.

“Synbatec westopaneer tacise?” Matt’s face began to flush. He fidgeted with the silver plate embedded behind his right ear. As his finger slid over the plate, the hologram squelched and flickered. He clapped both hands around his head and squeezed his eyes shut. “Fheskkha!” 

Liz knew that pain all too well. Her universal translator was always on the fritz. 

“Here, let me.” Liz scooted closer and took her tiny sonic screwdriver out of her belt. It clicked on and a blue light coursed with the high pitch whirl. She touched it to the plate behind Matt’s ear. “Now, keep talking.” 

“Synbatec westopaneer tacise? “Synbatec westopaneer tacise?” 

Liz upped the pitch of the screwdriver as Matt continued. “Synbatec westopaneer tacise? Will you westopaneer tacise?”

“Almost got it.” Liz hit the screwdriver against the palm of her hand. 

“Will you westopaneer me?” 

Liz added a second frequency and the screwdriver sung.

“Will you marry me?”


300 words, excluding the title. I think I’ve covered all 5 senses. Did you know they were on a beach? It was morning? Could you tell Liz was bored? At first at least? And did you notice the stench behind them? And how about that ending? Was it a surprise?

Hope you like this. If you do, please vote for #62. And if you want to read the other entries, don’t forget to visit Rachael’s blog post. I’m sure there will be plenty more before the challenge closes. 
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Psycho Imago – 2nd Write Campaign Challenge

Posted September 22, 2011 By Jamie Dement (LadyJai)
Rachael Harrie has done it again. Here are the guidelines:


“Write a blog post in 200 words or less, excluding the title. It can be in any format, whether flash fiction, non-fiction, humorous blog musings, poem, etc. The blog post should:



  • include the word “imago” in the title
  • include the following 4 random words: “miasma,” “lacuna,” “oscitate,” “synchronicity,”



If you want to give yourself an added challenge (optional and included in the word count), make reference to a mirror in your post.


For those who want an even greater challenge (optional), make your post 200 words EXACTLY!”


Completed all the above, including 200 words exactly AND used the mirror!
Here’s my entry into the 2nd Campaigner Challenge if you like it, please vote for #24!


            I bashed my foot against the dresser as I moved across the bloodied room. A sharp, glorious pain seared through my ankle. A smile crept across my face.
I leaned against the edge of the dresser to get a better look in the shattered mirror. Her listless body reflected back with many angles to investigate. I licked the coolness of the glass that reflected her untouched breasts,slicing my tongue on its sharp edge.
Like the mirror, she was shattered, broken. Blood pooled in the lacuna my cleaver created. Her hair matted. Her porcelain face caved in. Exposed bones peeked through her jacket and jeans. It teased me from all directions. My daughter was now perfect.
Time had stood still in my dance. I didn’t care. I could do this forever. Shivers of pleasure pulsed in the pit of my groin and my lust got the better of me. I played the death scene out—perfect synchronicity between memory and motion. I danced with death again and again.
Her body began to decay. I drew in a deep breath. The stench of her miasma rose from her battered body. I fell on the bed in exhaustion and began to oscitate
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First Writer’s Campaign Challenge – Explained!

Posted September 9, 2011 By Jamie Dement (LadyJai)

First of all, if you haven’t already, I would recommend you read my challenge entry before you continue as it will probably make more sense 😀

Thank you all for playing!


The first idea that came to mind when I read “door” was to have it a gateway between life and death.

The “choice” came to me from an episode of “Being Human” when the ghost was presented her door to the other side. She didn’t know what was on the other side. She didn’t even know if she chose to stay would she be presented the door at another time.

Definitely, people have problems with change. They find comfort in the familiar and are terrified of the unknown. I had to incorporate that in there because no one knows what happens after we die.

I also wanted to incorporate winter/cold and spring/warm. Winter/cold usually means death, dying, and aging. Spring/warm is rebirth, life, and youth. Cold is not something people find comfort in, but warmth is. One side of the door was “winter cold”–his life he forced to give up, if he chose to stay, he’d be a ghost forever more, walking the plane of nothingness, clinging to the life he could no longer have. The other side of the door “warmed to the soul”–this was my idea of heaven. I imagined heaven like the movie “What Dreams May Come” and tried to express how vibrant the colors were swirling and juxtaposing one another but finding balance.


I really enjoyed each interpretation. It intrigues me to see how people think. And everyone does not see things the same way. That’s why I love to discuss stories in this manner.

Each one of you brought a smile to my face. I loved how it brought peace to you. How you saw Narnia in there. I love the portal to another world or dimension or school or a tropical paradise! How awesome!

This just shows me everyone’s mindset, everyone’s philosophy! Love it. Thanks for playing with me!

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First Writer’s Campaign Challenge

Posted September 6, 2011 By Jamie Dement (LadyJai)
Short Story/Flash Fiction Challenge from Rachael Harrie’s 3rd Writer Campaign
“Write a short story/flash fiction story in 200 words or less, excluding the title. It can be in any format, including a poem. Begin the story with the words, “The door swung open” These four words will be included in the word count.If you want to give yourself an added challenge (optional), use the same beginning words and end with the words: “the door swung shut.” (also included in the word count)For those who want an even greater challenge, make your story 200 words EXACTLY!”
Here’s my entry (double the challenge: 200 words, opening and closing sentences):
If you like it, Please visit and click the like. I’m #157. Thank you!
I also want to see how the reader interprets this piece. How I envision this “door” is one thing, but the intent of this piece is to get the reader to think of their own interpretation of what that door represents, and did the person go through it, or not?! Let me know in the comments how you interpret it. I find other people’s ideas fascinating! Thanks!
The door swung open. I had a choice to make. There was only one chance to walk through. My time had come and if I did not chose I would be stuck here forever.
 One world I’d known all my life. It was quite,comfortable, safe. My friends and family had long since passed through their doors. There was no one left for company. I’d fallen into an habitual life. But it was mine. Something I was used to. Change scared me.
The other offered the unknown. It was new, exciting, terrifying. What was on the other side? Would there be others waiting for me? If I stayed here, I would never know. But if I went, it may be worse than what I already had. Is my life over? Or just begun? There were so many conflicting questions racing through my mind. But I knew I must choose, and choose quickly.
The sun shone on both sides of the door. One side was winter white and chilled to the bone, while the colors began to mute. The other warmed deep into the soul as vibrant colors swirled,contrasting, balancing equity.
I made my choice as the door swung shut.
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Second Crusader Challenge

Posted March 24, 2011 By Jamie Dement (LadyJai)

The Challenge:

Write a flash fiction story (in any format) in 100 words or less, excluding the title. Begin the story with the words, “The goldfish bowl teetered” These four words will be included in the word count. 

If you want to give yourself an added challenge (optional, and not part of the judging criteria), see if you can write the story in your own genre (eg if you’re a horror writer, write a horror story; a romance writer, a romance story, etc).  (want to read more? visit Rachael Harrie’s Blog)

My Entry:

The goldfish bowl teetered
          tumbled and toppled
Oh dear! Oh my!
  bumbled and boppled

What to do? What to do?
  flailing and flapping
grasp this! grasp that! 
          whirling and wobbling

I only made matters worse 
  smacking and smashing 
off the table top
  battered and bashing

The goldfish paniced inside
  splishing and splashing
This way and that! 
  darting and dashing

I watched it dance, spellbound 
  coiling and circling
Round and round it went 
  Whirling and waltzing

                    Watching it 
  careen and plunge

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Who am I Revealed

Posted February 25, 2011 By Jamie Dement (LadyJai)

This was my first ever blog challenge so I wasn’t sure what to expect. I loved everyone’s different takes on the challenge and felt so inadequate with mine. But thank you all for stopping by, reading, and guessing! It was soooo much fun! And every guess put a smile on my face! And I am sure you are wondering what exactly is that little fib??

Ask me a question, and I tell you no lie. I never had a problem as a child, but quickly I learned as a teenager how I hated the lies told to me. The Golden Rule seems to have been drilled into my head forever. So, I struggled with this challenge, to come up with a “lie”.

I will tell you all the truths in my previous post

I really do have a fairy tale marriage. I did met my husband (at the age of 20) and five days later, he asked me to marry him. A month later we were married. Twenty-one years later and we are still going strong.  We are currently on our 22nd year of marriage. Although, we do have 2 anniversaries. We were married in the eyes of the law on December 22, 1989. He deployed on a military exercise to Korea a few weeks later while I planned our wedding. We were married in the eyes of the Lord on May 12, 1990. He was only supposed to be gone for 3 months, plenty of time to come back and chill before the big day. Things happen and you get used to it with the military. He came back with 6 days to spare. And what’s a fairy tale without a “wicked witch”? We do have one, she’s called “Chronic Pain” and we thank the Army for that. (Thank you all who say I look too young! My body feels like it’s 80. But my mind is that of a 16 year old! My age is comfortably in the middle somewhere! LOL)

I really wear my heart on my sleeve. My feelings have been trampled because of it since the day I was born. I used to weep openly, now I bottle it in. I have so much love to share, and it seems so many people want to take advantage of this, that my feelings STILL get hurt. I continue on in my quest to share my love. But the lack of true, close friends is evident. There are so many who have touched my heart and I hold dear…I just chose not to express it for fear of losing their friendship on a multitude of levels. 

I do really have a bad habit when I sit idle. I grab my hair by the ends and look for those nasty split ends. They do so bother me, and fascinate me at the same time. It’s like a hunt for the elusive 4 leaf clover (for which I have found many!) to find that one that has 10 split ends on it. 

However, after several horrifying experiences at the salon and  hating the short haircuts that I had to get….I only get my hair cut, even just a trim, maybe once every 5 years…if not more! (my secret AND my annoying habit rolled into one…at least to my husband who was the only one know knows!)

And last, but not least, I really am an introvert! Coupled with living in Florida and the HEAT of the stiflingsummers I really don’t enjoy going outside! (my fib was saying that was my favorite thing to do) Although, now that our pool is being built, we may just be outside everyday. 🙂 

I do enjoy nature, though! Always have. And, yes, we’ve had an alligator not 100 yards from my house in the retention pond. Or what about the one down the street from where I work….just moseying along…. (he’s peeking out on the sidewalk there in the picture above). We also have our friendly armadillo digging up our yard. NOT! And I LOVE dragonflies! So, watching nature is always fun to do! And oh! The things you see! I’ve once seen deer the size of dogs, and rabbits the same size! Amazing! An owl swooped down in my front yard to grab a snake once..or was it a glass lizard…too hard to tell. And then there was the dancing bald eagle on the flight line on base! Nature is wondrous!

(Isn’t this the most awesome picture of a dragonfly?)

And yes, I DID look up what a fuliguline was…but I am still so confused on it’s proper definition and usage! It wasn’t in any dictionary I had come across and I had seen so many people use it so vastly different from one another.  I don’t think the question was a “fib”! 😛

Now that I’ve exposed myself, I hope you will continue to read me. Although I am still learning this blog business and I may not know what to blog about, I do so much appreciate your following! 

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Who am I?

Posted February 22, 2011 By Jamie Dement (LadyJai)

This is my attempt at Rachael Harrie’s 1st Crusader Challenge.

Asking a writer to come up with a bio in less than three hundred words is definitely a challenge! But I do love to write. Writing about me is NOT one of my favorite things to do, either. I do not bloviate. But I will attempt to give you one secret and one lie, while I describe an interesting quirk, my best character trait, and a favorite thing to do.
I have a fairy tale marriage. I met my husband and five days later, he asked me to marry him. A month later we were married. Twenty-one years later and we are still going strong.
I think my best character trait is also my worst. I wear my heart on my sleeve, and because I care so deeply about my friends and family, I rarely let people in.
I have a nervous tendency to play with the ends of my hair, checking for split ends. I so hate split ends, and the longer my hair get’s the more I play with it. I should go to the salon and have it touched by the blade every now and again. But, I just can’t bring myself to even a trim.
One of my favorite things to do is go outside and watch nature at its best. We watch the bees, the birds, the dragonflies, the rabbits, the armadillos and even the alligators. Someone told me I should add fuliguline watching to my outdoor activities since I like watching nature all the time. What is a fuliguline anyway?
I may have revealed something about me that isn’t strictly true. Can you guess what it is?
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