WFMAD Day 21 – Welcome to the Write Fifteen Minutes A Day Challenge
Post of origin: Laurie Halse-Anderson

Today’s prompt: Start with this opening line: “I had never jumped out of a window before, but…” Don’t stop writing for fifteen minutes. Don’t think, don’t worry, don’t edit, don’t plot. Just keep the pen moving, or your fingers tapping the keys. Stand back and let it flow.

I never jumped out of a window before but that day I was so hot and I was sitting naked in a cool tub.  Suddenly my son came screaming in the house with yellow jackets following him.  He was covered with them.  I leaped out of the tub bare ass and all, grabbed him, threw him in the tub, turned on the shower.  I was hoping the colorful, mean suckers would drown.  The whole time Rob was screaming as bees crawled in his ears, up his nose and God only knows where else. As I turned the water to hotter, I felt burning sensations on my naked body.  I leaped up and did a stop stinging me dance while trying to kill the bees.  Finally I hopped under the shower too as I was getting stung over and over.  God, what else can we do to stop these bees? I thought as panic was beginning to rise.  Somehow I have to get us out of here.

I jumped out of the shower, slid on the wet floor, banged my head on the side of the toilet and forced myself not to pass out as I kept being stung.  Somehow I managed to pull myself up and throw open the window.   “Follow me Rob,” I screamed as I jumped out of the window and landed on my knees in the grass.  There we were naked on the ground outside our house. I started screaming for help.  The neighbor man next door heard my cries and ran toward me.

“What’s wrong Milly?” He asked.

“Call 911”

Luckily he was carrying his cell phone and so he dialed.  Then I heard him cry “Ouch”.  I saw him start brushing himself off as he hollered again.  “I’m being stung and I’m allergic to bee stings”, he cried in panic.

I felt bad for him but just then I heard the sounds of sirens and knew help was on the way. 

We were all taken to the hospital for numerous bee stings.  Luckily we didn’t suffer any bad after affects.   I called my husband, who called the exterminator and a bee keeper.  I wasn’t about to go back into that house unless I was sure there were no more stinging creatures inside.

Kim O'Neill Speaks about her experience with Angels

This is an interview with Kim O'Neill, who channels Angels. I have her paperback book How To Talk With Your Angels, which is a good book. This morning I was checking out Facebook and saw where someone had won a 30 minute reading with Kim. She offers this once a month, so I hopped over to her web site, signed up for the contest and saw she has a book called The Calling all about how she was disillusioned about her work, marriage and she wanted more out of life. This is her story on how her guardian angel connected with her. She now channels angels. Of course I had to buy the book, so as I read it I can talk about it more. In the meantime, I hope you enjoy this interview with Kim.


Meryl Streep Movie Club book

I've been reading the neatest book.  It's called The Meryl Streep Movie Club book.  I don't know about you but I love Meryl Streep movies.  My favorites are Defending Your Life,  Heartburn, Falling in Love, Bridges of Madison County, and It's Complicated.  I see I still have a lot more to watch yet.  Yay!

Two sisters and their cousin are called back to the Inn on the coast of Maine where they all once lived, for a shocking announcement. Each have complicated lives and they are hardly speaking.  Each week they gather together to watch a Meryl Streep movie and afterwards they talk about how the movie relates to their lives.  One's husband is having an affair, the other is looking for the father of her baby and the third is trying to decide who she really loves.  Since I love Meryl Streep's movies too I had to read it.  I couldn't decide whether I wanted to own it but when our library got it I put my name on the request list. When I started reading it, I knew it was good enough to read again - and I don't usually re read fiction books.  So I bought it for my kindle.  Funny, I've watched Defending Your Life, Heartburn, Falling in Love and Bridges of Madison County over and over.  I'm so glad Mia March wrote this book and I hope it will be made into a movie too.