Thursday, July 28, 2016

Goodbye, Blogger


Hey everyone!
So, I guess that you are all wondering about the title, huh? Yeah, well.... I'm saying goodbye to Blogger...............................................
and HELLO TO WORDPRESS!!!!
I, like so many other bloggers, have switched to Wordpress.com. It was a pretty hard decision, because I knew that it would be a little difficult to switch with all my followers, and pages and stuff. But I did it! Here is the link to the new and improved Anika's Avenue!

Well, I won't abandon this blog forever - I may come back to Blogger someday, but until someday I fly with Wordpress.

See ya!



Thursday, July 21, 2016

The Blogger's Fantasy Notebook Challenge 3 & Fantasy Vs. Fiction Writing Camp Challenge 3 (and some really exciting news!)

Ya for long titles! Hehehehe. So, I have two stories for you right now: TBFN Challenge 3 and FFVWC Challenge 3. So, I will start with my FFVWC story and end with my TBFN story. :)

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By the Candle Light

Rosaline stepped swiftly through the hallway, holding her candle out in front of her. Pictures covered 
the walls. Pictures of her family, all of them either dead or dwelling in a different country. 

She stopped to stare at one picture of a teenager with wild brown hair. Her blue eyes sparkled happily - joyfully.

Rosaline touched the glass tenderly. "Becca," she whispered hoarsely.

Rosaline turned away from the picture of her deceased sister and walked down the hallway more. The candle lit up a picture of her uncle Ben. He was all the way over in Europe, not in the same old white house in Washington like he usually was. Everyone was gone.

She walked down longer and finally came to the last picture - a framed photograph of her parents. Her father's white toothed grin made her heart flutter and her mother's beautiful face framed with golden curls brought a smile to her lips.

Rosaline's father had died in the war, and her mother was a missionary in Africa. 

For a year Rosaline's heart and her head had fought a war over going to Africa to be with her mother, or staying with the old white house which brought faded memories of distant relatives and long deceased family members.

"This is my war, and I don't know what side I'm on." Rosaline took the picture down and pressed it against her chest. Her heart seemed to beat faster at being close to her mother and father.

 Tears slipped down Rosaline's cheeks as she dashed into her room and pulled out a suitcase. 

"I'm coming for you, Mother."

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Long Lost -  Part 1

Jake and Hayden, two boys, tramped through the woods. Well, they weren't boys, but eighteen-year-old "men" who were out on an adventure in the midst of the Brazilian jungle.

Jake and Hayden set up camp and sat around the fire together. 

Jake pulled out his backpack and unzipped it. He took one look inside and then grabbed Hayden's collar, pulling his nose close to Hayden's nose.

"Did you eat my sandwich?"

"Yeah, why?" Hayden pulled back from Jake and sat back down, shrugging his shoulders like it didn't matter.

Jake's face turned red. "Dude, that was our last sandwich! Now we have nothing to eat!" He kicked his backpack, stubbing his toe on something hard.

Hayden rolled his eyes. "Um... Jake, I was hungry."

Jake pulled his boot off and massaged his stubbed toe. "You're impossible, that's what you are."

Hayden rolled his eyes again and stirred the fire.

Jake pulled out a piece of paper and a pen, and wrote on the paper. He held the piece of paper up in front of Hayden's face.

"See this paper?"

"Uh, yes. You're holding it an inch from my face."

"It represents your life."

Hayden shrugged his shoulders. "Uh... okay."

Jake tore the paper in two. 

Hayden made a face. "Hey! Why did you tear a piece of paper up that had my name on it?"

Jake shrugged his shoulders. "For fun."

Hayden glared at Jake and crawled into the tent, pulling his covers over his head. 

Jake pulled out his guitar, strumming the notes to a  song softly.

A ways away a  girl named Harmony sat in a tree listening to the sounds of the jungle.

The notes floated from Jake's guitar, up, up into the sky all the way to Harmony.

She could hear their song. 

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Harmony jumped up and to the window. The large  jungle loomed out before her.

She walked outside and across the swinging bridge that connected Harmony's tree house to another tree that had a ladder to climb down from.

She climbed down and started walking towards where she had heard the music from the night before. Little did she know, that she was walking right to her brother. To her only hope.

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Well, I hope that you like that! Now, for the the really exciting news!

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I'm getting my story published in a magazine!

Yes, you heard me right! My story is getting published in a magazine! The magazine is called Stone Soup. 


Well, that was pretty much it! :) I am getting published in their November/December issue! So,  I guess I'll see ya!

Have you ever heard of Stone Soup?

 



















Sunday, July 17, 2016

I MADE MY OWN GAME!!!

Hey guys! So, I just wanted to tell you that I MADE MY OWN GAME! Here is the link to it!