Meshe and You Have to See This

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Meshe was not an ordinary child. She did not play the usual games little girls play and for that matter hated dressing like a little girl. On any given day she heard the words, “that is not lady like,” and in her own defense would snap back, “Well why not?”

All throughout her childhood she defied girly things and when the adolescent years hit nothing really changed. Meshe could have cared less about what other girls thought or what she should have been wearing to fit in. Meshe was a fun junkie.

The fun did not end when adulthood came a calling. Like a dandelion seed riding the wind she flew from one adventure to another. Always happy with where the wind had brought her; it was, riding the wind.

At some point a stranger spoke those words to her. It was a casual sentence, no malice or harm intended and Meshe thought nothing of it. But as the nights grew long and the days grew short the words of that sentence lay in wait.

First they came as a whisper, over and over the wispy words come but Meshe paid no mind. As the days passed the words grew louder and stronger, the voice would not let go. It spoke directly to her soul.

It became apparent; heed the soul speaking words or silence she would never know. In a valiant effort to quite the voice Mesha broke down and obeyed. Why did the stranger speak those words to her?

That small sentence uttered in concern, had made poor Meshe give up riding the wind. No longer was she that dandelion seed, the adventures now but that of memories. Her little girl curiosity had been forever tarnished. 

Sorry no end to this story yet. The questions I hear you asking; “What words?” and the answer, “You have to grow up.” Why the name “Meshe?” Come on think about it… me is she, Meshe.

Now on another note… I’d like you to check out this book trailer. My blog buddy Jessica Bell has release her new book and all she asks is that we fling this little video out there… that I can do. You can also check out blog,
The Alliterative Allomorph.

Have a great hump day!



Bossy Betty said, 

I enjoyed this tale so much. Yes! I do want to hear more.

March 30, 2011 at 9:47 AM  
Velvet Over Steel said, 

Yes, I want to hear more too! I've known many a little girls like this one. Today at least two of them are the strongest, most non-follower, young women! The girl in your story has it Right, I think! Hopefully those 'words' won't make her conform to other people's vision of what she 'should' be like. My post today is about 'being yourself'. So funny how we seem to think alike on the same post days. :-)

March 30, 2011 at 9:52 AM  
Summer Ross said, 

I like the dandelion seed riding the wind metaphor. Growing up is hard to do. Thanks for posting Jules.

March 30, 2011 at 10:06 AM  

I agree with Summer Ross. Like a dandelion seed riding the wind is a beautiful metaphor.

Very nice. More!!

And thanks for stopping by MY blog.

March 30, 2011 at 10:15 AM  
Matthew MacNish said, 

Jessica is the best! It's so great to see her finding success, and having her trailer all over the web.

March 30, 2011 at 11:32 AM  
N. R. Williams said, 

I'd love to be able to relive my childhood sometimes too. Like your dandelion, I used to dream that I was a kite. Soaring above it all. Nice post, Meshe.
N. R. Williams, The Treasures of Carmelidrium.

March 30, 2011 at 11:35 AM  
Hilary Melton-Butcher said, 

Hi Jules .. love the way you draw us ... I too would like to read more; great name!

Jessica's book trailer is just a lovely listen .. and I'm sure the book will be equally as enticing ..

Cheers Hilary

March 30, 2011 at 11:48 AM  
Blasphemous Aesthete said, 

MeShe shoul not have listened. If growing up was to leave riding the wind and having fun. If it were to grow old and cold and die in regrets, MeShe should not have listened.
Not just her, but we all shouldn't.

Nice concept.

Blasphemous Aesthete

March 30, 2011 at 12:23 PM  
welcome to my world of poetry said, 

Most enjoyable to read Jules.

Thanks for the visit and the "Wedding Day" ? like the engagement non existance.


March 30, 2011 at 1:17 PM  
Mary Vaughn said, 

YOU! I thought you were writing about me and I need to know how I turn out.
Any help! LOL

March 30, 2011 at 2:26 PM  
Pk Hrezo said, 

I really like the start of your story. So many possibilities! Keep writing it!
And such a great trailer for String Bridge!!

March 30, 2011 at 3:37 PM  
li said, 

It's sad how comments like that can have such an enormously deadening effect on children. Clever twist, "Meshe". :)

March 30, 2011 at 4:35 PM  
Clarissa Draper said, 

It's sad that many have heard those words. Kids are growing up too soon in this world.

March 30, 2011 at 8:39 PM  
Madeleine said, 

Loved the writing. Want to read more. I was always being told that I must be ladylike.

Gosh that trailer seems melancholy.

BTW in answer to your question, my followers are at the top of my blog :O)

March 31, 2011 at 3:29 AM  
Jessica Bell said, 

Love the tale! Will we get to read the end at some point? Thanks for the shout out! :o)

March 31, 2011 at 3:57 AM  
Green Monkey said, 

you sucked me right in! thanks meshe will check out the video next. you're such a good blogger friend! xox

March 31, 2011 at 4:54 AM  
Talli Roland said, 

I want more, too!

And Jess's trailer rocks. :)

March 31, 2011 at 7:50 AM  
Elle Strauss said, 

Thanks for sharing your childhood tidbit!

March 31, 2011 at 12:29 PM  
Tiger85 said, 

I enjoyed this a lot, thanks for the book trailer, this story seems very interesting. =)

March 31, 2011 at 1:32 PM  
M Pax said, 

I enjoyed the read. Thanks for sharing it :)

March 31, 2011 at 2:30 PM  
L'Aussie said, 

Hi Jules. I loved the story and that it hasn't ended yet. 'Fun junkie' - I like that.

Nice trailer of Jessica's.


March 31, 2011 at 5:21 PM  
Tammy said, 

I think when she grew up, those dandelion seeds turned into words. So she still rides the wind. ;)

March 31, 2011 at 7:21 PM  

I came back to comment again since you just commented on my post--with my new header, a craggy mountain scene. They look like the Wasatch Mountains in Salt Lake City where I grew up. Glad they impressed you.

March 31, 2011 at 7:55 PM  
RosieC said, 

Oh, don't we all feel like that at points. Grow up! Hmph. No way, man. Grown ups are boring! :)

March 31, 2011 at 8:05 PM  
Arlee Bird said, 

What is this "to be continued stuff"? And the analysis? Now I'm left hanging. The story of my life. Next chapter--the alphabet.

Tossing It Out
Twitter hashtag: #atozchallenge

March 31, 2011 at 8:24 PM  
OJ Gonzalez-Cazares said, 

lovely!! why do we need to grow up? what for?? the moment we start taking us to seriously the fun ends. We don't have to stop having fun to be responsible. Meshe - Sheme..

March 31, 2011 at 9:29 PM  
Katie Gates said, 

I can relate to Meshe, and I want to hear more of this story!

March 31, 2011 at 9:49 PM  
Jemi Fraser said, 

I hope none of us are expected to grow up completely!

LOVE Jessica's trailer!!!!

March 31, 2011 at 10:18 PM  
Jeffrey Beesler said, 

I have some hopelessly immature characters dwelling inside of me which may prevent me from growing up completely.

March 31, 2011 at 11:19 PM  
Charmaine Clancy said, 

There's growing up? I didn't get that memo.
Looking forward to your A-Z posts.

Wagging Tales - Blog for Writers

April 1, 2011 at 12:52 AM  
Jayne said, 

Jules - This is great! Of course I want MORE! Have you ever read Anna Kavan? Your writing reminds me a bit of hers. The themes you take on... See if you can get a hold of "Julia and the Bazooka" - I think you'd like it.
Love the video. I follow Jessica, and saw it when she first posted. :)

April 5, 2011 at 8:27 PM  
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