My Day as a Dog – Short Story

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My Day as a Dog

By Talin Mari

                I watched my mommy looking at me when she came down the stairs.  I was too tired to lift my head.  I only opened my eyes and followed her movement.  She came over and stroked my head like she had always done in the morning.  Fine, I’ll wake up!

I watched my neighbor’s dog through the transparent fence.  The dog was not very nice to me.  He would growl and show his teeth whenever I peaked over to his side.   I think he needs some behavior training to mind his manners. Stop, I’ll growl back!

I watched my squirrel running up the walnut tree.  I don’t know if it’s a girl or boy.  All I know is that if I try to get close, the squirrel throws green hard balls at me.  My mommy calls it walnuts and had to nurse my aching back leg from it one time.  Stay, I’ll play ball!

I watched my mommy as she gave me clumps of food mixed in with hard pieces of cookies.  I really enjoy eating the softer food because I can swallow it before I even chew.  The cookies don’t taste like the ones I swipe off the coffee table.  Wait, I’ll have some more!

I watched my toy as it rolled away from me.  It’s a mixture of a ball and a furry piece of cloth.  It looks like a beaver that has a ball stuck in its stomach.  I wonder if beavers really do roll around on the floor like the one that I have at home.  Fetch, I’ll get the beaver before you can!

I watched my mommy turn off the light.  She stroked my head one more time.  She sat next to me and gave me a hug.  Then, she slowly walked up the stairs.  I was too tired to lift my head.  I only wagged my tail with happiness.  Good night, I’ll see you in the morning!

Katrina’s Diary – Entry 6 (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

November 20

My mom spent the entire day crying today.  As I walked in to her room this morning, she was sculpting away with tears in her eyes.  I sat on her bed trying to console her, but I also started to cry.  I miss my father.  I know she misses him as much as I do.

I really couldn’t do much.  My mom spent her day in her room sculpting her tears into unique creations.  I spent my day in my room too.  I was too heartbroken to go outside and explore.  I can’t believe he hasn’t been with us for three months now.  I keep waiting for my dad to open the living room door, but I know that will never happen.

*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 5 (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

November 11

I’ve been really busy filling out my college applications.  I didn’t realize that it is so hard to get into a college.  It was really funny when I asked my mom for a recommendation letter for college.  I couldn’t stop laughing!

Today, I visited the cave with the dandelion.  The funny thing is that there was another dandelion that had grown in the place of the one that the wind had blown away.  I still felt hesitant to go inside the cave, but I decided to take a peak inside.  I could hear the crinkling noise of water echoing in the cave.

Just as I was about to gain the courage to walk deeper into the cave, I heard a noise coming from the distant trees. I didn’t know if it was from the footsteps of a bobcat or some other animal.  I started to panic.  As I ran away from the cave, Robbie jumped in front of me.  I screamed!  He couldn’t stop laughing.

We walked back to my house. Robbie told me that he followed my trail to the cave.  He had come to my house with his dad for dinner.  I wish my mom would have told me.  I nearly had a heart attack!

I hadn’t seen Robbie for a couple of weeks. My mom didn’t let me go to the beach with him.  She keeps on telling me that she wants me to stay close to her.  I don’t know why she’s so excited about me going off to college if she doesn’t even want me to go to the beach with Robbie.

*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 Unknown” Poetically

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“The Unknown”

by Talin Mari

Stillness in the night,

Stillness in my soul,

Coldly, I stroll along,

The path unknown.

 

The dark night kissing,

The dark willow tree,

Fearful, I begin to run,

Pushing away its leaves.

 

Swallowed by the tree,

Swallowed by its embrace,

Unwillingly, I succumb,

Listless, I ask for grace.

 

Motionless, I cannot give in,

Motionless, I no longer wait,

Anxiously, I begin to shake,

I tear the leaves to my escape.

 

Finally, I feel the freedom,

Finally, I see the horizon,

Happily, the golden sun rises,

The darkness withers away.

 

My sun, the golden sun,

My hope, the lighted road,

Eagerly, holding my hand,

Guides me to my path.

 

The End….

Katrina’s Diary – Entry 4 (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 24

Today was the best day ever!

I was on my usual hike when I ran into Robbie. I hadn’t seen Robbie for over a month!  He was hanging out next to the creek.  I couldn’t believe anyone was there.  He hugged me so tightly that I could hear crackling noises from my bones.

He said that he drove up to my neighborhood so that he could see me. Robbie figured I would be next to the creek.  It’s my favorite hang out spot after the rains.  It only seems to rain a few times a year and I like to take advantage of the streams it produces near my house.

We sat next to the creek and talked about college. I told him that I planned on applying to UCLA, Occidental College and Pepperdine University.  I don’t want to go too far from home.  I want to stay close to my mom, especially after everything she’s gone through.

Robbie promised to take me to Malibu this weekend. He’s going to have his dad run it by my mom.  I hope she says it’s ok.  I really need a break.  I think that the next time he stops by I will take him to the cave that I discovered a couple of days ago.

*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 3 (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 21

It was such a beautiful day today.  I can’t believe it finally stopped raining on Sunday!  The flooded creeks from the horrible rains last week have just produced the most beautiful streams.  I spent most of my day reading next to the creek near my house.

I also got a chance to explore a new trail.  It took me to a hidden cave.  I was hesitant to go inside because no one was with me.  I have never seen it before.  Outside of the cave, there was this beautiful dandelion.

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As I held the dandelion in my hand, a gust of wind gently blew away all of its seeds.  I closed my eyes and made a wish.  I hope that it will come true.  I’ll make sure to write it down if it does.  I don’t want to jinx it now!!!

*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 2 (Fantasy Fiction)

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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.