Friday, June 17, 2011

The elephant story in the room


Today I shall break my nine month silence for no other reason than-- Heeh, why not? It wasn't like I was monking it (the verb) on purpose or anything.

I guess it's possible, however, that I've lost my more flowery presentation style while off non-blogging. But I figure now that it's been this long, very few will see my soft re-entry into posting and I can quickly slip back into the blog waters like a svelte Olympic diver-all pointy toed and serious. Bloop.

Aaaand, now that I've managed to liken myself to an olympic monk in a few short sentences, I guess I'll get to the real reason for being here. Showing off my offspring!!

Yes, I wanted to post a blurb of Big G's writing on my blog so I'll have a mini journal of this stuff and also so grandmas and friends alike can take a peek at what he's working on this summer. I read the first 15 pages of his book (on his laptop-not by feather pen) this morning and really loved it! Forget, I do that he has such a way with words and vocabulary! He's just thirteen but already can really describe and develop characters and events that seem so mature. I shall make great effort to cheer him on to completing this one.

Here's the very beginning of his book which I'm not sure if he's named yet, but is about a group of elephants who practice "Timbo-Kwon-Do" and are called upon to use this ancient elephant art form for the greater good or something totally awesome like that. Teeheehee.
I'm going to say goodbye for now up here because below this cut-and-paste-in my font gets all messed up if I try to type and it looks like a continuation of the story. It's fun being back though! Hope to see you 'round the blogs this summer!! ~Shan

Prologue

Dawn was arriving in the jungles of Africa, awakening wildlife to its majestic scenery. Monkeys were screeching, birds were squawking, all unaware of the events of the day. In a sun filled clearing, a lone male elephant treaded through the lush, green grass, searching for a drink. His long trunk guided him with the scent of clean, life-giving water. The elephant pushed on, unaware of the figures surrounding him. Hidden by the thicket, they closed in on the unsuspecting mammal. They stopped at the edge of the bracken, and paused. All was silent, except for the distance sounds of wildlife. Sensing that danger was near, the elephant froze. Their was a moment of silence... and the elephant hurled his five ton bulk into the bracken, accurately sending a man flying with a thrust of his foot. He was perched on his back feet, his front feet still outward from the strike. He backflipped through the air, with impossible agility for the largest land mammal in the world. When he landed he struck again, knocking another two figures away with a double punch. The male elephant was more than twice the men's height, and they stood no chance against the amazingly powerful animal. One by one they were sent flying from a kick or punch, their weapons cast away into the dense African woodland. Once his work was finished, the male elephant relaxed his bulky frame, and continued his search for water.


** Jamey just shared cloud technology with me so now I can put up the first six chpts. he's gotten done ;) Here's the link: http://cl.ly/312J1N1D0L320A233q2Q

8 comments:

Scout said...

Welcome back.

I really like the beginning of this story, and I can't wait to hear what the elephant does next. The word "bracken" makes any story wonderful.

Shan said...

Thanks Robyn. It feels nice to be a proper member of Bloglandia again. I'll admit I hadn't heard the word bracken before. He said they called the brush that a lot in one of the book series he's read. We should work on some vocab this summer...or maybe just me.

savannah said...

I'm glad you're back, sugar!!!

I till have the books the coconut krewe did in grammar school! (and the photos, vhs tapes and films thye did over the years!) good luck to Big G and keep on writing! xoxoxox

Soaring High said...

He is honestly a good little writer! What brave use of vocabulary like "bracken" and such. That's neat to see you encouraging his writing skills.

Paul Phillips said...

Enjoyed seeing you back. Your boy will be giving you some real competition very soon, it appears. I couldn't help wondering how your lack of blogging had anything to do with that OCD plagued detective (Monk) of television fame, until I was able to change gears and focus. All in all, a very graceful "bloop" of re-entry.

dive said...

Yay for Big G and Timbo-Kwon-Do!
This would make an awesome 3D movie!

Great to see you back in Blogville, Shan. More please!

Petrea Burchard said...

Thrilled with your monkish bloop, and that of Big G as well. Peas in a pod, the two of you.

Tabbitha said...

Well...I expect nothing less from you and Jamey; two super talented and gifted people, yourselves! Tell G that I took the bait and now I'm hooked! Yeah for cloud stuff :P I'm still learning about this.