Two Loves

This weeks updates include two things I love and frequently post about: books and music. I’m super busy at the moment, so I’m gonna make this short and simple 😉

YAY Books:

Remember this little contest? Well, I won! I won, I won, I won! Sorry, don’t mean to gloat, but I mean I won! See 🙂

The cover is so much prettier in person than the picture I saw online. Thanks Patricia (aka poseiwriting)! Also, she’s so cool that she lent me the first book in this series knowing I didn’t have it yet. I’m so excited!

YAY Music: This Wednesday On Repeat is brought to you by Beyonce & Shaq?

Okay, so the actual song is really good and there’s a real video for it, but below is the video that turned me onto the song. It’s far funnier than the real one. The song is by Beyonce and it’s called “Sweet Dreams” The first video stars Shaq as “Shaqeeta” performing it for Halloween. Pure Comedy.

Hat Tip to HipHopChampionship

Now that you’re done laughing here’s the real video in case you just loved the song and need to hear it again (like me).

I know many of you are so busy with NaNo right now that you probably won’t be checking other LJ’s for a while, but on the chance that you do, tune in tomorrow for my monthly goals report where I might actually get my first ‘A’ if I can just wrap up the last goal tonight!

Peace – Sarah



The Princess and the Pea – A Contest of Epic Proportions!

Ok I never enter competitions (especially not writing ones), but I thought I’d give it a shot for once.

Sponsored by Merry Sisters of Fates, here were the instructions and the prompt picture: In the spirit of giving away free fiction on the internet (a cause we firmly believe in), all you have to do is write something to the following prompt. A story. A poem. A flash fiction. A paragraph vignette. Anything creative that involves words. Post it to your blog and link back to us.

Hopefully this qualifies – I tried to put a slight twist to the original…


The princess eyed the bed before her skeptically, twenty mattresses tall. “Are you kidding me? This is my room? You expect me to sleep on that mountain of mattresses? Are you insane?”

Before I could even answer she whipped around with even more questions. Her voice laced with self-righteous arrogance.

“How do you suggest I get up there? Is there a ladder? Do you intend on hoisting me up there yourself? And what if I have to relieve myself in the middle of the night? How on earth would I even get down?”

I had a couple of questions of my own -Do you ever shut up? Are you always this ungrateful?– but I kept them to myself. “I assure you princess; this bed is the best our castle has to offer. You will sleep better than any of us in that bed.”

She laughed at me, “Ha! Surely you’re joking.” She waited for me to agree that I was, but I didn’t.

I exited the room, forcing a smile, “Sleep well princess, see you at sunrise,” and closed the door behind me. I could still hear her scoffing over her sleeping arrangements from beyond the door.

Mother waited for me in the hall, her hopeful expression faded once seeing my face. “What is it son?”

I linked my arm through hers to escort her to her room and sighed, “This is a waste of time.”

“But how can you be so sure? She’s quite beautiful and if she is truly the princess she says she is…”

I stopped her, “I don’t care if she feels the pea or not Mother, or how pretty her face is there is no way I’ll commit my life to someone like her. Just five minutes alone with her gave me a headache. No thanks.”