Saturday, April 21, 2018

Jane Austen, Smokejumper?


"Helping fight wildfires is part of my duties as a park ranger," said Jane Austen, Action Doll. "Being trained as an aerobatic pilot, I thought I'd be able to handle being a smoke jumper. Hence, when an opportunity became available, I signed up."

"Fighting fires in the remote areas is very frightening. That's a good thing, I believe. At least for myself. It keeps me from doing disingenuous bravado things that could lead to injury or death of my teammates or myself."


My theme for this year's challenge is Jane Austen, Action Doll, Seeks a New Career.

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Friday, April 20, 2018

Jane Austen, Ranger?


"I am truly in my element," exclaimed Jane Austen, Action Doll, walking along a path at the Pinnacles National Park, one of the newest parks in the U.S. National Park Service.

"Being a park ranger is definitely my favorite job thus far."

Jane took another deep breath as she looked around her. She threw her arms up in the air. "Delightful!"



My theme for this year's challenge is Jane Austen, Action Doll, Seeks a New Career.

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Thursday, April 19, 2018

Jane Austen, Quantum Leaper?

Hello friends from ABC Wednesday. This post is for the Blogging from A to Z April 2018 Challenge. You can find the O post for ABCW here.

Quantum Leaper Jane has jumped in time to February, 1967. She is looking at herself, well, rather at 15-year-old Arrmac (the future husband of Su-sieee! Mac) in the bathroom mirror. She wants to make sure Arrmac looks good before the trombonist lines up with his high school marching band.

If all goes well, Quantum Leaper Jane as young Arrmac shall avoid colliding into the behind of a policeman's horse as the band marches in the Chinese New Year Parade in San Francisco.

"May success prevail!" exclaims Jane, picking up Arrmac's trombone.

Note: Quantum Leap was a TV sci-fi show (from 1989 to 1993) in which physicist Sam Beckett, played by Scott Bakula, travels back and forth through time to help someone and fix a historical error. While he is in the other time, he temporarily resides in someone else's body.



My theme for this year's challenge is Jane Austen, Action Doll, Seeks a New Career.

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Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Ofelia the Octopus, The Marriage Officiant

Hello Visitors from the Blogging from A to Z April 2018 Challenge. This post is for the weekly ABC Wednesday. You can find the letter P post for the April Challenge here.

"Go forward with joy, love, peace, and happiness," said Ofelia the marriage officiant. "I now pronounce you wife and husband, husband and wife."

In the side rows near the bay, Agathe, Edwina, Hazel, Davey and Judge Jennifer sighed in unison as they applauded loudly for the young wedded couple. Hazel the Hammerhead Shark and Davey Daffodil the Dolphin trilled Hurrah, Hurrah as they jumped in and out of the water.

"Dears," said Agathe the Aardvark, shaking her body of water, "I did not bring my umbrella."

"Sorry!" Hazel and Davey said, balancing on their fins. "We'll head over to the wet zone. See you at the reception."

Edwina the Egret contemplated flying with the sea animals, thinking perhaps Iago the Iguana may be there. Agathe nudged her, as she said,"Come back, come back from where ever you are."

"Oh, that was a delightful ceremony," said Edwina. "No overbearingness nor overcloyingness. No obsolete notions. No omission of wonder."

Judge Jennifer the Jack Rabbit jumped in, "Precisely what I was saying to Agathe. Don't you think Ofelia would be the perfect officiant to marry Thomas and Winnie?"

Edwina looked at Agathe. A barely obvious nod assured Edwina of her answer. "Let's go ask Winnie and Thomas then."

"I see them over there with Charlie the Camel and Guy A. Gator," said Agathe, heading in their direction.

"Oh my." Edwina giggled. "Listen to Charlie and Guy crying."

"They get that way at weddings," said Judge Jennifer.

Agathe sighed. "I knew I should've brought my umbrella."




O is the theme for this week of ABC Wednesday. Check out the meme here and the list of this week's participants here. Thank you much, ABCW team!

Jane Austen, Pearl Diver?


"Pearls are a girl's best friend," said Jane Austen, Action Doll, sitting on the edge of the small boat. She took a deep breath and dove back into the sea.



My theme for this year's challenge is Jane Austen, Action Doll, Seeks a New Career.

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