Well…my brain is so jam-packed with images of cake, I decided to start this week with a re-blog of one of my posts from last summer. It took me ages to complete this post – you might see how much effort was involved in putting it together when you see the format. But it was fun!
I have been nominated for a challenge by talesfromthemindofkristian as you can see in his post below:
He has tagged me in this challenge: One Day with a Star. I have not see this challenge before. I believe it is the creation of raynotbradbury. Have a look over her post explaining the challenge:
‘One day with a star’ Challenge
The rules are:
- Describe a very famous person (preferably historical, or well known – to everyone!). Include the details in your story so people can guess who is that STAR, but do not mention the real name.
- You can add 1 photo-detail (non obligatory).
- The style and the genre of the writing – any.
- Pingback to this post (not to the page!), so I can read and comment.
- Spread the word around, up to 3 – 5 blogs. Have fun!
- The followers should guess in the comments who is ‘your star’.
SO HERE IS MY STORY – PLEASE FORGIVE ME FOR A BIT OF HOPELESSLY LIGHT-HEARTED POPCORN CANDY-FLOSS FICTION – I AM NOT VERY GOOD AT THIS. BUT IT MAKES A CHANGE.
Caramel was rather lost after the pressure she had buckled under from her ex-flatmate’s behaviour. She wished she could speak with him and ask him what went wrong. “Didn’t we almost have it all?” she wondered to herself. She vowed to herself that she would never love another and whispered into the night to him, “You’re still my man, my love is your love and I’m saving all my love for you?”
Night after night Caramel wept herself to sleep. broken she tearfully asked herself: “Why does it hurt so bad?”
All at once, the door was flung open and a mysterious figure appeared in the room. Caramel had never seen her before and was bewildered by both the stranger appearing and the stranger’s appearance.
“Why are you so emotional Caramel?” the stranger asked, “Don’t cry anymore! Dry your tears and get yourself dressed – we are going out to dance!”
“Who are you?” gasped Caramel astounded by the outfit the stranger was wearing.
“Whatchulookinat? Why! I am the Queen of the Night. I heard you were kind of blue and decided to myself I’m gunna call you tonight. But then, I looked in my business diary and saw I had the evening free. Although I don’t often make home calls, I know you are worth it…so here I’m knockin’ on your door. And tonight I am going to help you to get your mojo back on! Believe me honey you really need to get it back!”
Shaking her head, Caramel replied, “It’s impossible. I can’t go out, I have nothing to wear”.
“Hold on. Help is on the way!” declared the mysterious stranger. Rooting through her wardrobe the stranger pulled out a dress she saw and threw it towards Caramel telling her to put that on while she found some matching shoes.
A little shy in front of the stranger, Caramel went into her bathroom explaining, “I want to try it on my own.” Once Caramel had the dress on, the stranger looked at her and nodded in approval saying, “It’s not right but it’s okay“.
“I don’t think I can do this,” cried Caramel. “I’m not ready to go out and face people after everything that has happened.”
“Don’t tell me no after I came here on my evening off! Certainly it’s possible. When you believe in yourself, you can face anyone, the whole world. You will be fine Caramel…relax! Step by step we will get you back to being you!”
Comforted by the stranger, Caramel smiled, “How will I know if I am ready to fall in love again?”
The stranger shrugged her shoulders, “I ain’t no fairy god-mother! Look Caramel, the greatest love of all is loving your Creator (somebody bigger than you or I), loving yourself, loving your family and friends and loving life. When you start smiling again then a lovely guy might see, fall for you and then run to you! But that ain’t gonna happen while you are feeling sorry for yourself!”
“Where do broken hearts go Susan?”
“My name is not Susan! It isn’t , it wasn’t, it ain’t never gonna be” snapped the stranger. “I know there ain’t no Heartbreak Hotel.”
“Oh I am sorry, you just remind me so much of one of my workmates. She is the only one I know who could get away with wearing an outfit like that. What is your name, I still don’t know who you really are Queen of the Night?”
“If I told you that, I’d have to kill you! You don’t need to know my name, just know that I’m every woman and I look out for women who have had their hearts broken and give them a bit of a helping hand! Wait up a moment, I think my phone is ringing…uh no…it’s just the lonely talking again that I hear”
Caramel thanked her. Poor Caramel, all dressed up but still no smile. The stranger sighed, “My love, I guess it might take a while with you and a lot more than a helping hand, perhaps you need a miracle. That’s fine. You can count on me. So come on kiddo the moment of truth has arrived, are you going to tell me about him, the one that did this to you? Who do you love?”
“He…he….well, I know him so well, and, well…he is all the man that I need and although things have gone terribly wrong, well, I just know for certain that I was made to love him!”
The stranger smiled and gave Caramel a hug. “It’ll be okay Caramel. You will love again girlie! No doubt about it! I believe in you and me. We are going to get you back on your dancing feet. I got you. You can’t be so emotional without having a heart full of love. You are going to be just fine! Never give up. He was one man, that was all but one moment in time. You will always hold him dear, but you are a woman who thrives on love and you will love again. Love will save the day.”
“Thank you, I will be thinking about all the things you say. Maybe, I didn’t know my own strength. I don’t believe there is really someone for me, a lover for life, someone who will take good care of my heart. Well, I don’t know if I am really ready for love again quite yet…but I will obey you and go out tonight. Oh yes! Not because I want to go out and find someone else to fall in love with, but just because I do know for sure that I wanna dance with somebody. I am kind of excited now to know where you are taking me.”
“That’s it Caramel. Do you hear what I hear? There’s music in you alright. Now let’s go out and celebrate. I go to the Rock club every third Friday of the month. Let your hair down and dance on tables unashamed! We’ll be dancin’ on the smooth edge of the stage! I know the DJ personally, I’ll ask them to play a song for you. You are takin’ a chance, you’ll never regret. After tonight, I’ll be thinking about you. And I will keep on checking in on you until you come back to being your old self…or even better, a new you, full of joy and with a smile to break hearts! I look to you to show your true voice. Remember, you’ll never stand alone! Let’s go!!!”
TA DA!!! THAT IS MY ATTEMPT AT COMPLETING THE CHALLENGE!!! SORRY KRISTIAN!!!
I AM NOT VERY GOOD AT THIS KIND OF STUFF SO FORGIVE ME…NOW FOR ANYONE WHO WOULD LIKE TO GUESS (BECAUSE I DID NOT MAKE IT OBVIOUS AT ALL WHO THE STAR WHO INSPIRED THIS TALE IS DID I?!?!) THEN PLEASE DO FEEL FREE TO POST A COMMENT WITH YOUR GUESS.
FOR THOSE WHO ARE STILL NOT SURE…ERR, I DON’T KNOW WHAT TO SAY REALLY – WELL, JUST TO BE HELPFUL, SCROLL DOWN AND I WILL THROW IN SOME MAJOR CLUES (WELL THE VIDEO IS WAY MORE THAN A CLUE REALLY)
Now I am going to nominate three more bloggers for this challenge, which I hope you will enjoy as much as I have:
I have enjoyed your posts and am very grateful for your support. There’s no obligation to carry out the challenge if it doesn’t fit with your blog-site. But this is a way of recognising great bloggers.
So the songs in the story that were highlighted in pink are all listed below…you can click on the link and it takes your to a website where you can watch these videos.
The songs in the story highlighted in green are also songs she recorded but I could not find a video link to them.
And there were even more songs…I just could not squeeze them all in!
|It’s Not Right But It’s Okay Video|
|When You Believe Video|
|I Have Nothing Video|
|I Will Always Love You Video|
|I’m Every Woman Video|
|One Moment In Time Video|
|Queen Of The Night Video|
|Run To You Video|
|Why Does It Hurt So Bad Video|
|I Was Made to Love Him Video|
|My Love Is Your Love Video|
|Step by Step Video|
|All the Man That I Need Video|
|I’m Your Baby Tonight Video|
|My Name Is Not Susan Video|
|Didn’t We Almost Have It All Video|
|I Wanna Dance with Somebody Video|
|So Emotional Video|
|Where Do Broken Hearts Go Video|
|Greatest Love of All Video|
|How Will I Know Video|
|Saving All My Love for You Video|