Tell the Story – Marceline’s Stage Fright

Inescapable
Nowhere to turn but the now
Moon is spotlighting

After meeting with lobbyists from various advocacy groups all day, Princess Marceline attempted to sleep. Despite residing in the comfort of her castle, she was entangled in her sheets and unable to rest in her bed as she tossed and turned. In her dream, she was supposed to pitch several ideas and initiatives to help her country recover from the damage caused by war by presenting a speech in front of the people she served. Wearing a brilliant blue gown designed by fashion designer, Pierre, she marveled at the beauty of the intricate lacy French brocade near her wrists.

She pulled the curtains aside and stepped forward out to the balcony. As her subjects’ eyes attentively stared back at her, Marceline’s typical poise was disturbed by her inability to speak. She suddenly remembered something that a dear friend once shared with her which elevated her spirit.

Surfing in crowds is like mind over matter. If I don’t mind it don’t matter.”

Brodus Rogers

Her trembling was imperceptible from such a far distance, but she refused to be daunted by the anxiety of her temporary muteness. She drew in strength from her loyal, dedicated audience and smiled. She turned to her interpreter on the right and began performing sign language. The interpreter read her hands and began speaking into the mike and out to the crowd before her, “Thank you for coming out today. Contrary to a popular critic’s prediction that the crowd will not come out due to the cold and rain, it seems like today is quite the exception!” Marceline slowly felt the anxiety melt away as the crowd cheered in unison.

Lucid dreams present
A chance to change the outcome
Dignity and charm

Inspired by the prompts below:

27 Comments Add yours

  1. Lovely story to complement Jenna’s beautiful artwork.

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    1. theresaly520 says:

      Thank you! I enjoyed imagining it!✨

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      1. You are so welcome.

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    1. theresaly520 says:

      Thank you! Fun write!😊

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      1. Sadje says:

        You’re welcome πŸ˜‰

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  2. Mr. A says:

    This reminds me of Marceline from Adventure Time! =)
    Cheers Theresaly!

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    1. theresaly520 says:

      Vampire princess! Might be a great genre to explore!πŸ˜„

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  3. Fandango says:

    A well-told tale.

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    1. theresaly520 says:

      Thanks Fandango. Appreciate your word contribution!

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  4. Lwbut says:

    Very well crafted,Sa! πŸ™‚

    And thank you so very much for this: http://www.sapphyr.net/largegems/afterawhile.htm
    and your kind comments at my now ex-blog.

    Live happy! πŸ˜€

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    1. theresaly520 says:

      Thank you! A fun fairytale for me to imagine! Life’s too short not to be happy. 😊
      Ex-blog? Are you going to the brain blog now full time?

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  5. An excellent combination! Thanks for the inclusion

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    1. theresaly520 says:

      Thank you, it was incredibly fun to incorporate your words!πŸ˜„β€

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      1. I’m glad you had fun with your composition. πŸ™‚

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  6. Wonderful story Sa, it’s definitely up to us how we choose to perceive a situation and how we choose to feel and respond. 😊 ❀️ Some great lessons tied into your story! 😁 πŸ€—

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    1. theresaly520 says:

      Thank you Jenna, its something I think about as I go about my day! Hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving! πŸ˜Šβ€πŸŒ„πŸ

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      1. You’re welcome Sa, you have a wonderful Thanksgiving as well! πŸπŸ‚β€οΈπŸŒž

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  7. The story and the addition of your poetry were fabulous. Well done. ❀

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    1. theresaly520 says:

      Thank you so much, Colleen! Your word pairing was lovely to work with. I enjoyed the story that came from it very much. ❀

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      1. Excellent! ❀️

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  8. judeitakali says:

    Lovely lovely story

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    1. theresaly520 says:

      Thank you! I enjoyed writing it so much. It’s as clear as a movie clip in my head. πŸ™‚

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  9. iScriblr says:

    The story and the image compliment and complete each other!πŸ™Œ

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    1. theresaly520 says:

      Weaving a story from the setting of Jenna’s castle was a dream come true! πŸ™‚ ❀

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  10. Hairstyles says:

    Right now it looks like Expression Engine is the preferred blogging platform available right now. (from what I’ve read) Is that what you’re using on your blog?

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  11. theresaly520 says:

    Thank you! I don’t really feel like an expert. I’m just having fun with the prompts! πŸ™‚

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