Stories by Sherry


Children Stories:
Hopper Saves the Forest
The Wizard of Selena Island
Where Are Wini's Feelers

Young Adult:
Hybrid (The Egg Harvest)


Friday, December 19, 2014

A Charming Christmas Story/Phoenix Flower Shop

A charming legend of how the poinsettia was born. Wishing everyone a Merry Christmas.

A charming story is told of Pepita, a poor Mexican girl who had no gift to present the Christ Child at Christmas Eve Services. As Pepita walked slowly to the chapel with her cousin Pedro, her heart was filled with sadness rather than joy. I am sure, Pepita, that even the most humble gift, if given in love, will be acceptable in His eyes," said Pedro consolingly.
Not knowing what else to do, Pepita knelt by the roadside and gathered a handful of common weeds, fashioning them into a small bouquet. Looking at the scraggly bunch of weeds, she felt more saddened and embarrassed than ever by the humbleness of her offering. She fought back a tear as she entered the small village chapel.
As she approached the altar, she remembered Pedro's kind words: "Even the most humble gift, if given in love, will be acceptable in His eyes." She felt her spirit lift as she knelt to lay the bouquet at the foot of the nativity scene. Suddenly, the bouquet of weeds burst into blooms of brilliant red, and all who saw them were certain that they had witnessed a Christmas miracle right before their eyes.
From that day on, the bright red flowers were known as the Flores de Noche Buena, or Flowers of the Holy Night, for they bloomed each year during the Christmas season and thus, the legend of the poinsettia was born.

Friday, October 3, 2014

Eat chocolate daily . . .


"Sand between my toes"


                   What I think about when I walk in the sand.

                            Appreciation of my life, family, and friends.


I also think about how long, we'll be able to walk safely along the sea shore and feel the sand between our toes. How blessed we are to live on such a beautiful planet as Earth. We must do better as caretakers to keep our oceans clean, safe, and enjoyable. 

                                      "If we can shift are thinking, we can change the world"
                  "If we can change our thinking, we can improve our world."


Have a great day,

Sherry

Friday, September 26, 2014

Eat chocolate daily . . .



"Four Paws"

He/she is your friend, your partner, your defender, your dog. You are their life and leader. Always faithful and true to the last beat of their heart. You owe it to them to be worthy of such love and devotion. ---Author Unknown
                                                              
Woodrow Wilson once said: "If a dog will not come to you after having looked you in the face, you should go home and examine your conscience.



                                                        Sophie, Smudge, and their Dad. 
                                                       It doesn't get any better than this.
                                                                     

I've had pets all my life. From a rooster named, Henry to a goose named Mr. Pibbs. (that's a children's story in the making by the way) I can't imagine my life without them. Have you ever thought about all the weird and cute names we give our pets? I wonder, if it was the other way around, what name our pets would give us? Does your pet's name signify anything special? If so, why did you choose that particular name?

I sincerely hope if you're the caretaker of a furry friend, hug them daily, and loved them with all your heart. If you have a furry-friend story or picture to share, funny, uplifting, or even sad, I'd love to hear from you. 

Here's an informative website you may like to check-out. Lots of good stuff: www.pawcurious.com

Have a great day. And don't forget to hug your furry friend, today.

Sherry




Friday, September 19, 2014

Eat chocolate daily . . .

Work in progress

Cosmologists tell us that our world began as some sort of big bang. There was a moment, they say, just the barest instant of time, when from that bang there arose enough energy to create everything in our universe. From this stupendous beginning, billions and billions of galaxies spread across the universe. The cosmos is a work in progress and so is your writing.

Rainbow Rowell's wrote:
Remember that you're not writing for everyone. You're writing for the reader who connects with your style and perspective. Lots of people won't like your book; that doesn't mean you shouldn't write it. So keep those fingers on the keyboard and spin a great tale.

Have a great day.
Sherry/treehugger-peninhand.blogspot.com

Thursday, August 21, 2014

"Feelings"



"Steps for Writing Feelings"

You decide what's good and what's bad
You give your reader a character for a compass
You create a story world
You inject an element of change
You draw motive power from cause and effect
You pin down development to motivation and reaction
You make motivation-reaction units shape emotion
You measure copy length with tension (D. V. Swain)




So, my question today is how do we decide whether a thing is good or bad? Everything is good and bad, in varying degrees. Is a rainstorm bad or good? How about a bombing raid? A strike? A divorce?  A marriage? A cigarette? A chocolate bar? A job? A baby? A weed?

Because we're human, we measure each instance with cause and effect, pushed together with our feelings of the world we live in. 

You, the writer, decides how significant a rainstorm, a marriage, a chocolate bar or a divorce is to your fiction world. Whether we have a hand full of facts or three barrels full, we humans judge and respond with our feelings.

Happy Writing,
Sherry L White 









Friday, August 1, 2014

Eat chocolate daily . . .

Whose Stories?

Once upon a time, we sat around the campfire and told our stories. It united our clan and our culture inside the safety of our cave. Today's stories are instant, demanding, and in our face. The venues are numerous. Many stories encourage that we have value and a voice, others deflate our confidence in the human race. The question is: whose stories and what media can you believe? The world today is an ongoing story, and somehow, we have to sort it all out to a story that makes sense to us.

What's your view on story?

Sherry





Sunday, July 13, 2014

Eat chocolate daily . . .

Time: "What does it mean to you?"

Time: is constant
Time: it waits not for nobility
Time: plays heavy on wrinkles
Time: gives way to change
Time: multiplies flies
Time: fosters forgiveness
Time: nurtures children
Time: swallows up our sorrows
Time:  creates smiles
Time: is equal to all

Have a great Sunday watching the world cup.

Sherry