alisa alering

Writer of fantasy and other fictions


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Weekly Photo Challenge: Color

Green is the color of the spring that has finally arrived here in Indiana, but blue is one of my favorite colors. On yesterday’s afternoon walk around town with the dog (who is, sadly, brown) I focused on anything blue*. In some areas, I had to stop every few feet for yet another thing blue. Then I’d walk blocks and nothing was blue.

*OK, I cheated with the hot pink spray paint that spells out ‘lime’, but I needed to have that picture.
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Sometimes the cat wins

In the alley after a snowMarch 26, 2013

In the alley after a snow
March 26, 2013

Apologies if this kind of gruesome, but some pictures have to be taken.

In an odd way, I think this does fit the Weekly Photo Challenge: Future Tense.

Just like Mr. Cardinal, we never know what’s coming.


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6 Things You Might Not Know About Me

Photo: Rob Boudon, via Flickr, CC-BY 2.0

Photo: Rob Boudon, via Flickr, CC-BY 2.0

1. I can read and understand Hindi (speak, not so much) Not as well now as I did five years ago. But I can still write my name! This isn’t much of an accomplishment for someone from India, I realize, but in the US it qualifies as a “less commonly taught language.” When I sing along to my favorite filmi songs, I mostly know what I’m saying. (I regret that this knowledge does nothing for the quality of my singing).

2. Twenty years ago, an old woman in Spain thought I was a beggar and gave me money. She insisted I take it. I meant to save that coin for the rest of my life, because I felt guilty and because I didn’t really need it. I spent it a few days later.

3. One of my front teeth is completely turned around. The inside surface faces out, and what should be the front points back towards the inside of my mouth.

4. When I was in high school, I was a cheerleader. If you don’t know me, this isn’t an exciting revelation. But if you know me now, you never saw that one coming.

5. If I scratch a particular spot on my right rib, I feel a sharp twinge in my right elbow. Without fail.

6. When I was in high school, I used to work at a circus/amusement park/farm/petting zoo. I washed horses, braided manes, fed the pigs, got spat on by the llama, put the harness on the Clydesdale, and painted glitter on the unicorn’s hooves.

Daily Prompt: Far From Normal