Wrinkled by the Sun
Still a beauty outdone by none
© Jade M. Wong 2014
The Liebster award? Aw shucks, floodingaugust, you shouldn’t have, but since you did, allow me to graciously accept your nomination.
Alright, let’s dot those i’s and cross those t’s.
Here are the rules for accepting the Liebster Award:
Hmm…that…is a lot of rules, and in times like this, the words of Jack Black tend to come to me:
*Flexes fingers* Here we go. Continue reading
*Note: Each Part is on a separate page. Page Breaks under “Like” button (I never used page breaks before, this is kind of exciting).*
Part I: The Choosing
The first few days, I was super excited. They told me, a teddy like me would be picked in no time. I had all the qualities of a great teddy too: soft brown fur, plush cottony underbelly, heart of a fighter. I knew any kid out there would be lucky to have me. That’s what they said.
After the first few weeks, they said not to worry, because the best teddies always get picked last. I wasn’t worried. I knew I would get picked soon. I could feel it in my seams. Continue reading
I remember Mrs. Pauley.
She had six boys, and she was a nice old lady
But Mrs. Pauley never had a girl,
She said that’s why she liked me.
I never met Mrs. Pauley’s boys
She said they’re all grown and gone.
And I only saw Mr. Pauley sometimes,
When he joined us on the lawn. Continue reading
She dug through the cardboard box that passed for the Lost and Found bin at the coffee shop. There was an empty mug of what used to be milk tea on the table in front of her, and she blew her hair out of her face in exasperation. She should have known better than to take some letter pinned on the coffee shop’s bulletin board seriously. Be here at noon, yeah right. Continue reading
My 12th birthday started with a conversation that might have been a dream. I was standing outside my parents’ room, ready to burst in with the news that today was My Birthday when I heard their voices.
“Do you think she’ll be okay?” That was my mom.
“Shh, let’s just wait. She’ll wake up soon.” That was my dad.
The rest of the day went by in a blur. My favorite pancakes for breakfast, my party in the afternoon, balloons getting popped accidentally, the piñata exploding with candy (that was on purpose), Continue reading
“So, word ‘round the shelter’s that you were adopted and then brought back. Didja throw up in the human’s shoe?”
A cackle of laughter came from the cage next to his. He didn’t even bother justifying that with a response.
“Didja eat the garbage instead of the food? Got too used to that stray life, didja?”
He rolled his eyes and stretched his long, lean body.
“Heard your name’s Joey. Imma call you J, can I call you J?”
Joey was the name the shelter decided on. But that wasn’t the name she gave him. “It’s Zing.” Continue reading