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pursuing the upward call with fear and trembling

just a 44 year old man seeking to share my meanderings with the world at large or the blogosphere at small

Saturday, October 18, 2008

Burning Embers- A Fictional Ongoing Tale

Somewhere deep in the woodland of the USA, lies a community of people. They came from all over, some from distant countries, all seeking a place where they could feel at home,grounded and established. They knew well the history of how the USA came to be and wondered if they could form a new colony that would emblazon freedom and secure them amongst each other for the general welfare and common good of the entire community. Bold ideals and different thoughts for the current generation they found themselves in, but solid ones nonetheless. Burning Embers quickly came to be and its residents would create a scintillating history of their own, as time will tell.

Wanting to distinguish themselves, the community members decided that they would be a gated community, visitors would need a password to gain entrance. Though freedom was of utter priority, safety and protection stood equally alongside in importance. Houses and condos were built with blistering speed and all the essentials of a closeknit community became quickly established. Located on the outskirts of a huge forest, the nearest city was a bit of a distance, but close enough to satisfy everyone. Hospital,supermarkets,firehouse as well as the police were all enclosed in the city. Smaal little shops competed with the huge chains for dollars, and of course a few bars and pubs were scattered here and there. Churches were also central inhabitants within the city. A lil bit of everything as the members liked to say.

Charles was one of the founders of the community. In his early 30's, he had long hoped to belong to a community which would be welcoming of all and provide a sense of personal family. He had a bit of empty space within due to losing his father at a young age. He had not found it easy to gauge the ups and downs and sideways swipes life often threw at him, but he had gone to college and made a career for himself. He had bright optimism for the future.

Angela had come to Burning Embers seeking a place of solace and rest. She had been through so much as single mom, her 2 kids,joey and velvet living with her. She knew Charles somewhat and found him to be a decent man with whom she felt comfortable. many families in the community took her under their wing and supported her and the kids, helping them to feel like they had a good home their.

Lusinda wasn't sure just how she ended up there. She was not your typical community member. Working as a stripper in the only adult club within the city boundaries, she found herself somewhat ostracized by people. One of the men who established the community took seriously the ideals which were to be held by all inside of it. He saw the woundedness inside Lusinda, regardless of how bawdy and cantankerous she appeared to be. many conversations and displays of true caring led her to become a community member. Lusinda watched Angela closely, envying her and the life she thought she had. Little did she know how truly alike deep inside they both were.

Cole. Cole as ice, black cole. He was the villain of the lot. He lived a ways away from the community but found ways to visit. He happened to be the owner of the club where Lusinda danced. No love lost between them. Cole saw dollar signs everywhere he looked, and he seemed to have a bit of a Midas touch. He amassed a small fortune in his business ventures, although he was a wreck personally. He sought to blot out the outside world with liquor, money and girls. Still, a tiny bit of his heart wished to be rid of his demons. Maybe, just maybe one day.

So has begun my attempt at storytelling. These characters will represent the entirety of the story being told. I want to speak on themes that happen to these characters in ways that I don't feel as free to do when writing personally. All actions and occurrences have a basis in actual reality but i will take dramatic license as I see fit in order to make for a more compelling read. I surely intend to deliver the goods to you who read here. Stories are only as good as they impact the imagination of those who read them. I have been gratefully rewarded by many who found my personal story to be compelling and interesting. I most assuredly hope this attempt will be met with equal anticipation and enjoyment. Hope its a good ride!!!!


At 1:06 PM, Blogger Gypsy said...

Well you know I'll be along for the ride Robert. I am already looking forward to the next instalment :)

At 6:23 PM, Blogger Robert said...

I know and i thank you so much sweet gypsy girl!!! I will have next installment soon. Btw, can you send me a lil email i lost yours somehow :( I want to be able to send you some every now and then xoxo

At 10:22 AM, Blogger Gypsy said...

Hi robert

My email address is

At 8:26 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

...please where can I buy a unicorn?


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