Hello Readers, Writers, and Precious Patrons and thank you for visiting All Authors Blog. For the next two weeks, we will be meeting the participants of the third installment of the Concordant Vibrancy collection, entitled “Lustrate”.
Today, we present Da'Kharta Rising, who will discuss why she decided to participate in Lustrate, along with a small excerpt from her work.
What inspired you to be a part of Lustrate?
Inspire may be a bit too strong of a word. I was actually threatened bodily harm if I didn’t participate this time around. No, I’m just joking.
Seriously, though, a few cats missed “me” (of all people) when Vitality came out and asked if I was going to be a part of this one. Since I have been more in “anti” than “social” mode, I figured “Why not?” just to switch the tide.
The name of my contribution is “The Bunny”. It is about the act of checks and balances placed in alignment by an unlikely source.
Excerpt from “The Bunny”
Today was a day when the angels on earth played. Not a cloud interfered with the hue or expanse of the sky. The sun tap danced on the pores of one little girl taking the scenic route on the way to school.
Eden trekked carefully—holding a steady pace, not allowing much dust to get on her brand new red shoes. It was almost a direct match to the color of the hearts which decorated the puffed sleeves and bottom ruffles of her white dress. Not to mention an adorable complement to the lace ruffles on her ankle socks.
Every so often, one of the shoes—mainly the left one—got untied. Normally, she would just leave it, but her mother’s words of caution altered that tendency. If there was an image associated with accident prone, it would be Eden’s. She got that from her father, or “sperm donor” she’d often overhear her mom mutter. Eden had not seen him in many years.
Eden was fixing her loafer for the umpteenth time when she saw him. Well, she assumed it was a he. It was hard to tell. The bunny sat in the middle of the pathway.
She finished tying the shoelace and came closer. The bunny remained still. His head tilted to the side, as if he were examining her. Eden was fascinated. Most cottontails fled at the sight of a human. Not this bold specimen.
As the gap closed between them, a puff of wind stirred his brown fur. Eden’s gaze fixated on the bunny’s nose—light brown with splashes of carnation pink. It twitched excitedly.
If I didn’t know any better, I think the bunny wants to be touched. This thought made Eden chuckle and her hands stretched towards him before caution could stall her movements.
Eden’s impromptu aggression stimulated the bunny’s instinct—the instinct to flee. Baffled by the mixed signals, Eden followed him, tossing away her mantra to be careful with the new wardrobe.
Eden was fast yet the bunny was faster. The chase was a tease at times. The bunny often let Eden get within victory, then accelerate his feet.
“Bunny … wait,” Eden panted, putting one hand over her chest and the other on the tree, to steady herself.
For more of The Bunny and other contributions in Concordant Vibrancy 3: Lustrate, rush and acquire on January 17th.
Oh, and although I’m not in it, please show support by grabbing a FREE copy of Concordant Vibrancy 2:Vitality. Rumor has it that there’s not many days left in the promotion—two days, if that!