Thursday, April 28, 2011

X MARKS THE SPOT...

Happy X day everyone. This letter by far is the most challenging. With only two more posts left of the challenge the difficulty level rises. But first, I would like to thank Brooke Busse for hosting interviews with our group from Rach's Crusader challenge all month. Today she is featuring me.... blushing.... So if you have a chance hop over to paper mountain.


I would also like to invite all of you to my birthday bash tomorrow featuring DE-LI-CI-OUS virtual cake. How fun that  Y will be featured on my birthdaY.... other memorable events tomorrow. Kate and Williams wedding AND the final shuttle launch at the Space Center in Cape Canaveral. Plus I'd like to wish Happy Birthday to all the Taurus' this month!

I hope you enjoy another mythical entry.


A fine mist caresses a mountain spring as a lonely nymph’s voice coasts on zephyr winds. Orchids, wisteria, and birds of paradise soak in Orseis’ melodic tones.
Approaching on a glistening white stallion, the king of Phthia pulls the reins and slows to a stop. He cups his ear, listening to the captivating siren.
Off in the distance shimmering light glistens on emerald leaves. He dismounts, weaving his way on foot. Peaking behind a mighty oak, the vision overpowers him. A creature of exquisite beauty locked her violet eyes on his.  Blinded, he passed out, falling onto the hard ground.
Orseis giggled and dances over to the unconscious king. Waving her delicate arm, an opalescent mist envelops them and she kisses him on the lips. Their bodies glow in rapture. 
For the first time in the northern Greek province of Thessaly a king was born: Xuthus, King of the Peloponnesus.



23 comments:

  1. ooo... very beautiful. X for the spot and X for the kisses. Nice~ :o)

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  2. What the--? LOL my post on From the Shadows to the Page has the very same title. But quite a different post :)

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  3. Michael, you and my Grandad share the same birthday! He'll be 90 tomorrow! I hope you have an awesome day...filled with cake,silliness, and joy. :)

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  4. Another beautiful post.

    And I never turn down virtual cake. I'll be back tomorrow!

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  5. another beautiful flash.
    I'm amazed at how you could write little things to fit every post, without missing a beat. O.O

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  6. Lovely little piece, Michael. My sister's birthday was the 27th.

    See you tomorrow, just a small slice though, I'm watching my weight.

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  7. This one is new to me. I hadn't heard of Xuthus. Thanks for introducing us to him in such an eloquent way.

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  8. Another great story. Look forward to the last 2 days!

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  9. I agree the end of this challenge is really hard. lol

    Love your piece Michael.

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  10. I admire your determination to write flash fiction for the entire blogfest. You mentioned your story compared to my little silly children's story. So just wanted you to know it is silly and probably the comparison ends with woods.
    Nancy
    N. R. Williams, The Treasures of Carmelidrium.

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  11. Ooh, another post with X marks the spot! Well done for finding an X name :-)
    PS. Happy birthday for tomorrow in case I forget to pop around here! You know, what with the Royal wedding and everything ;-)

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  12. Love post.

    And haha ... I chose X marks the spot, too.

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  13. Xcellent post.

    Happy early birthday!

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  14. Great post I look forward to the virtual B-Day Cake especially since it will have 0 calories:)

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  15. Xuthus! I think I came across him when I was looking up words for my "X" post--though I certainly didn't guess it what him you were writing about.

    Happy Early Birthday!

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  16. Happy early birthdaY! Hope you have a wonderful daY! :)

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  17. Sorry that I'm later than usual, but viruses invaded my computer. Merde! But I'm mostly back.

    Happy Birthday!! Roland

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  18. I just read on a children's book editor's blog that if you write alphabet books, you'd better have a stellar X page, because they'll flip to that one first. ;)

    I thought for SURE you'd post about Xerxes. Oh, well.

    HAPPY EARLY BIRTHDAY!!!
    erica

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  19. so excited for the cake! (if you're up at midnight, pop over to our blog for a special treat! if i scheduled it correctly.) christy (your mia friend as of late. well, more missing than usual.) christy PS my goal for may is to stop here EVERY DAY!!!!!

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  20. Hi Michael. Just caught up on all the posts I'd missed whilst travelling. You've done so well. I love the sound of your first novel. Thanks for sharing those teasers with us. The illustrations are so beautiful.

    Looking forward to Y and Z. Just finished writing up my Z. Woo hoo. I'm so glad this is then over!!!!

    Denise<3

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  21. I'll wish you an early Happy Birthday Michael :) I'll be gone pretty much all weekend, and won't be making any blog rounds.

    This was a beautiful excerpt. But I'll visit your last post before leaving for the weekend.

    ........dhole

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  22. You write beautiful description. Really.

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