Katrina’s Diary – Entry 2 (Fantasy Fiction)

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This diary depicts fictional events that have occurred a year prior to “The Diamond Guardians”© by Talin Mari… coming soon

October 17

I went on a hike today.  It was a bit muddy because of all of the rains that we had in the past few days.  I’m glad it cleared up.  I was starting to get a little claustrophobic from staying indoors.  My mom didn’t seem to mind.  She was too busy painting.  I wanted to paint too, but I still felt upset with her for not letting me go to town.  She didn’t think I should go alone.  Anyway, I was stuck doing nothing except for my school assignments.

I was so excited when I woke up this morning and the clouds had moved away. It was still cold when I went on my hike.  I think it was mostly due to the slight wind and cold wetness of the muddy dirt.  That hour of exploration was exactly what I needed!  It helped stop me from being completely and eternally bored!!!

*Katrina is a fictional character in The Diamond Guardians by Talin Mari, to be released.   All entries for Katrina’s Diary are the property of the author, Talin Mari.  Events in the diary have fictionally occurred a year prior to the events depicted in the young adult fantasy fiction book, The Diamond Guardians by Talin Mari.  Twitter @TalinMariWriter, www.talinmari.com, www.talinmariblogs.com, Facebook Fan Page: Talin Mari – Writer.

Katrina’s Diary – Entry 1 (Fantasy Fiction)

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This diary depicts fictional events that have occurred a year prior to “The Diamond Guardians”© by Talin Mari… coming soon

October 14

My senior year in high school should really be a fun year, right?  I surfed the internet and saw all the fun things other teens are doing this year.  I wish my mother would let me go to the high school in town.  It’s not like I don’t know how to drive!  She keeps on telling me that I can’t go there because it’s too far.

In the past, my parents have also given me other reasons why I should be homeschooled. Sometimes, they’ve told me I can’t go to the local high school because I’m not used to being in a real school.  Other times, they insisted that I’m smart and special and need to learn at my own pace.  Maybe I should act dumb so that I can go to a real school.

Why did my parents have a normal high school social life? I have none at all!  Mom told me that it’s for my own good.  How can being homeschooled be for my own good?  I’m stuck inside a forest of loneliness.  I don’t even have a best friend that I can talk to about all of my feelings.

I guess it doesn’t matter anymore because I’m stuck doing my Calculus homework that my mom gave me all by myself. No group studying for me!

*Katrina is a fictional character in “The Diamond Guardians” by Talin Mari, to be released.   All entries for Katrina’s Diary are the property of the author, Talin Mari.  Events in the diary have fictionally occurred a year prior to the events depicted in the young adult fantasy fiction book, “The Diamond Guardians” by Talin Mari.  Twitter @TalinMariWriter, www.talinmari.com, www.talinmariblogs.com, Facebook Fan Page: Talin Mari – Writer.

The Truth? About the Letter V

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There are many meanings to most words, but how many letters are there in the English alphabet that have numerous meanings? I suppose the letter A is notorious for being placed on the top of every list.  I can’t imagine a world without such an A-list type of letter that seems to be the most wanted grade by most school children.

What about the other letters? There are the standard grade letters from A through F, with F seeming to position itself as the least liked of all the letters… unless you really mean to fail!

One of the most visible letters in our everyday lives seems to be the unknown that has inched its way up to the top of the alphabet. The letter V has managed to position itself as an A-list letter.  Unlike the letter A, the letter V does not get as much valor when it comes to being known as being the best.  However, the letter V has somehow managed to creep up to become its own sensation.

These are some of the many meanings of the letter V:

  • Peace: When people make a V with their index and middle fingers with their palm facing outwards, it often represents peace and a hope for prosperity.
  • Victory:   With the same hand gesture as the one made for peace, the V shape is interpreted as meaning victory.
  • Insult: In some countries, the letter V with the palm facing inwards (the opposite of the hand gesture for peace and victory) is an insult.
  • Science Fiction Television Series: The letter V made its debut as a television series in the United States in 2009.
  • Verified: How many people on Twitter want to be verified? The letter V or, as some call it, the check mark is a desired goal for many Twitter users. V, in this instance, represents more than the ability to access Twitter analytics. It is an exclusivity that draws people to follow someone’s Twitter account.
  • Verisign: The letter V has become a logo for the internet domain and security company, Verisign. It’s not uncommon to see this letter on the bottom of many websites marketing goods for sale.

Although the letter V may not be at the top of its class, it has managed to squeeze its way to the top.  With its many meanings and wide usage in society, the letter V symbolizes that anything or anyone at the bottom of the list can truly climb up to the ladder of success and recognition.

Confessions of a Reader

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Confessions of a Reader

by Talin Mari

I’ve read you,

I’ve read you a million times.

I’ve read you,

I’ve read you without your rhymes.

Why is it that I can’t seem to stop reading you?

Why is it that all I want is to keep you to myself?

Why should I share you if I bask in my selfishness?

Why should I let you leave the warmth of my hands?

I’ve read you,

I’ve read you when I was alone.

I’ve read you,

I’ve read you when I needed a friend.

You helped accompany me when I was deserted.

You helped occupy my time when it felt endless.

You saved me from drowning in my hopeless tears.

You saved me from dreaming away all those years.

I’ve read you,

I’ve read you to revive my soul.

I’ve read you,

I’ve read you to show me the world….

The End

“If” in a Different Perspective

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By Talin Mari

If

If I could…

If I could fly, I would soar high into the sky. I would fly over the Empire State Building.  I would touch the pointed needle on the building to see whether it is really sharp or just an illusion.

If I could climb without any tools, I would climb the trees in the rainforest. I would climb to the top effortlessly and confidently.  I would peer into the rainforest like any jungle monkey and grab a vine to swing from tree to tree.

If I could sing with an angelic voice, I would perform in an opera house. I would sing in every language, understanding and feeling all the phrases that float like bubbles out of my mouth.  I would rise to the tips of my toes as my voice gently flows into the room with no form of shyness.

If I could be a flower, I would be a rose. I would smell so sweet that no one would resist putting me on display.  I would listen and hear the love that surrounds those that gave and received the rose.  I would hear their story and it would be mine to keep in the calm tranquility of my beautiful vase.

If I could be, I would be me. The flying, the climbing, the singing, the flower are all a part of me.  There is no if….

A Writer’s Freeway of Thoughts

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I sit at my desk writing with an orderly freeway of thoughts, continuous and in beautiful synchronization.  These thoughts magnify with each second that passes.  They create a beautiful harmony of words.

Then, all of a sudden, amidst the flowing freeway of thoughts, there is the one distraction that causes the thoughts to rapidly move into chaotic directions.  I try to hold on and find my way back to the normalcy of my orderly freeway.   I start to think back to the time when the distraction was a mere car driving in its own path.

How can I divert the distraction to the take the right path?

Thinking… thinking… thinking.

Nothing seems to work.  I start to enjoy letting my mind wander in its blissful chaos of thoughts.

Should I let the chaos consume me?

The euphoria of the distraction hinders me from reaching my destination.  Driving circles in my mind, the thoughts overpower my desire to do anything.  “It’s fun!” shouts out the distracting thought.  I sit and let my mind wander into its colorful world.

Wandering… wandering… wandering.

They cause me to procrastinate, these thrill loving freeway of thoughts….

Poetry for the Silent

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“Poetry for the Silent”

By Talin Mari

 

I sit in the shadows waiting to be noticed,

My silence makes me invisible, an unknown,

I cry with desire, my only effort to be heard,

My voice waits patiently to scream a word.

 

Let me have a moment to speak,

Let me have a moment to be heard,

Let me have a moment to be free,

Free to captivate everyone I see.

 

I may be in the shadows eagerly waiting,

I may be listening to the noises around me,

When I break free, everyone will be in awe,

When I break free, my voice will amaze all.

 

My voice will be there to help,

My voice will be there to inspire.

 

Patience…

My voice can be heard.

Patience…

My voice will be heard.

Patience…

My voice has been heard….