Blog Fest Day 3!!!

1:36 PM Elizabeth Seckman 13 Comments

Last day of the Blog Fest. Nothing left to do but clean up the confetti and go home...

Well, that's not totally true. I was also tagged by Kyra Lennon in a quick game of tag. It's not the sweaty tag, it's the get to know you, then make up my own questions, then tag others with questions, tag. It's all good sneakerless fun. :)

First the tag:

1. If there was only one food you could eat for the rest of your life, what would it be?
     potatoes. I've heard a potato has all the nutrients needed for survival. And you can cook them multiple        ways. 

2. What was your favourite TV show as a child?

       Wonder Woman. There was nothing she couldn't do~ even hide her air force suit in her spandex girdle.       Amazing.

3. What movie do you dislike, that everyone else seems to love?

      Titanic...just too freaking depressing. 

4. What was the first record/cassette/CD you ever bought?

     Ahh, good times. Prince '1999'...bought the LP for the full spread half naked Prince. Yep, good times. 

5. What would songs would be on the soundtrack of your life?
     "If I Only Had a Brain"...from the Wizard of Oz. I'd like to think it'd be something cool, but I'm betting if my life were put on film, it would be a montage of me tripping and walking into walls.

6. If you could excel at one thing, what would it be?

     Picking winning lottery numbers

7. If you could choose your own first name, what would you choose?


8. Can you remember the first story you ever wrote? If so, what was it about?

     Yep. A tragic 2 page love story with the amazing line of  'her busted lip didn't sting half as much as her pride' the 7th grade. Ah, if only I could rekindle my blue ribbon winning PTA days.

9. What is your favourite snack?


10. Do you have any pets, and what do you have?

I have too many. I'm a sucker for kids who swear they'll take care of them. I have two dogs, a cat, 4 fish, a frog, and a hamster...and they are all up for adoption...just kidding...sort of

11. Who or what inspires you?

My husband. He's always my biggest fan even when I suck. 

Now that you know 11 things more about me than you wanted...let's move on to Bella. 

She's sweet, well usually, but you see, Jack has over stepped himself. Seems he refused Bella's marriage proposal then acted like he 'owned' her in front of some very randy men.

 Silly Jack, you can't own a woman like you can a puppy.

Jack grabbed the flour and Bella took her paper wrapped parcel and offered a sickeningly sweet smile at the men as she passed. For Jack who held the door for her, she cast an icy glare.
He followed right on her steps. “Bella, I…”
“Get in the wagon.”
Her head whipped and the muscles in her jaw twitched. Jack shook his head and threw the flour and a sack of beans he grabbed into the bed. Bella climbed into the driver’s seat and snapped the reins. Jack stood, mouth hanging open in the cloud of dust kicked up from the horse as she drove away. Once he realized she wasn’t slowing down or turning back, he ran after her hurling himself into the bed. He maneuvered to the front trying to get in the seat as she aimed for every bump and hole in the road.
Bella never looked his way. She rode out of town with her head high evidently not noticing that Jack teetered on the back of the seat like a tight rope walker. She smiled and waved to people as she passed, but they ignored her.
 Jack settled in beside her coughing and shaking his head, “I was only trying to help you.”
Bella snapped the reins and the horse moved faster.
“Slow down before you kill yourself.”
“Don’t tell me what to do!”
 Jack grabbed the reins and pulled Nero to a stop. “Thought you said you would be obedient?”
“I suppose that’s why I’m not the marrying type.”

Now I guess I have to tag 11
Ashley Nixon                                                    Kelly (Between the Bookends)   
Jess Stork                                                         Emily King
Tasha Seegmiller                                                Amber
Sara (Cutest Landing)                                        Melodie Wright
Cassie Mae                                                       Valentina Harper
Kristen Pryzb...screw it...just go with Kristen

And here's your questions ladies.....

1. Favorite Christmas present?
2. Cat person or dog person?
3. What's your biggest pet peeve?
4. If you could hire only one...would it be a driver, cook, or house keeper?
5. Date with a celebrity...who would you pick?
6. Favorite drink?
7. Favorite holiday and why?
8. Scariest moment in life?
9. Kindle or paper book?
10. If you could only get one tv channel for the rest of your life, what would it be?
11. If you could have only one...which would you pick...perfect weight for the rest of your life or 1 book on the best seller list?

It's been real. Now I better get a house cleaned before the health department calls. :)


  1. Great answers to the questions. Your answer to number 5 made me laugh a lot!

    Also an excellent way to end the blogfest! I love how feisty Bella is! :D

  2. The last line of your flash fiction piece made my laugh. I think I may have had a similar discussion with my husband at one time. Ha!
    Good job!

  3. I really like Bella. She is such a dynamic character. I love the dynamic between her and Jack :)

    And fun answers to the questions. But potatoes? Really?

  4. I love the relationship these two have! Great piece and totally pictured her anger and his guilty puppy dog face, lol.

    And now I need to come up with some answers... hmmm... :)

  5. Haha. 'If I only had a brain???' You are too funny.

    Thanks for the tag! I'll be passing on the love on Sunday :)

  6. Haha, I'll have to remember this when I get married. What a line :)

  7. Oh, I love these questions! Thanks for tagging me! I almost missed it, I'm so glad I decided to blog hop tonight.

    Your answers just affirmed my belief that we'd get along like a couple of crazy people if we ever hung out!

  8. This was an overall great post to find. I enjoyed your flash fiction and I also loved reading your answers. I think you questions you chose to pass on were cool as well.

    I am a new follower.

  9. Love the "thought you said you would be obedient ?" Line. Bella seems like a strong woman.

    Thanks for tagging me in the 11 question thing! I'll be sure to get those up.

  10. wonder what he did that pissed her off! he better learn how to apologize or pretend to be sorry!

    nice piece of anger =)

  11. @Kyra and Emily~ Thanks! As an obsessively insecure writer, I love having people like you.
    @Angela, of course potatoes...I love em fried, mashed, many varieties, it's a winner.
    @Cassie Mae, Kelly, and Sara~ hope you have as much fun with the questions as I did.
    @Jess~ glad I could help, let me know how that line works on the would be hubby
    @Kristen~ oh hell yeah
    @Melissa~ Yay!!! Welcome and glad to meet you!
    @Tara~ he was being an all manly and strong and defending her tarnished honor...what a

  12. I just love this story!!
    OHHH!! Thank so much for tagging me! I get to answering these soon!

  13. Your welcome Ashley. I wasn't sure if people would enjoy a tag or not. Looks like they do!


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