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In My Life of Birds

April 24, 2021
By Lydiaq ELITE, Somonauk, Illinois
Lydiaq ELITE, Somonauk, Illinois
138 articles 42 photos 997 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Let the disappointments pass
Let the laughter fill your glass
Let your illusions last until they shatter.
Whatever you might hope to find
Among the thoughts that crowd your mind
There won't be many that ever really matter.
But take good care of your mother
And remember to be kind
When the pain of another will serve you to remind."
--Jackson Browne


Summary:

When she is fourteen, Pepper's doting grandmother, who wants her to be an English dutchess and a teacher, enrolls her in a rigorous boarding school called Normal Prep Academy in Flamingo, California. Agnsty teen Pepper tries to act cheerful, but finds herself in trouble with the school right away. She meets and befriends the Fearful Foursome: Bird, Beanie, and Freon.

The town of Flamingo is full of strangers and strangeness. Pepper stalks out and spies on two freakish old women, Mrs. Waffle and Mrs. Key. She and Freon explore an abandoned hotel and get kidnapped by a mysterious bum who hides out there. Her foolishness will catch up with her--but Pepper doesn't know how many disasters it will take her, how many hard lessons will be forced down her throat, until she becomes a worthy and grownup woman.


Lydiaq

In My Life of Birds


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on May. 1 2021 at 12:41 pm
SparrowSun ELITE, X, Vermont
200 articles 23 photos 1053 comments

Favorite Quote:
"It Will Be Good." (complicated semi-spiritual emotional story.)

"Upon his bench the pieces lay
As if an artwork on display
Of gears and hands
And wire-thin bands
That glisten in dim candle play." -Janice T., Clockwork[love that poem, dont know why, im not steampunk]

that was cool
my pen name and almost everything else is sparrow because I literally feel like I have a sparrow in my soul or on my heart. its really weird but kinda cool. i generally keep that information to myself, when I told firststeps she wouldn't speak to me for a week, but there were other factors at play. anyhow, on my wall I have a flock of sparrows, one in a mural and some others painted on wood or paper and other stuff. i love sparrows. i also had a real sparrow in my room for about a week but I felt to guilty and let her go. i named her hazel.

on May. 1 2021 at 12:28 pm
SparrowSun ELITE, X, Vermont
200 articles 23 photos 1053 comments

Favorite Quote:
"It Will Be Good." (complicated semi-spiritual emotional story.)

"Upon his bench the pieces lay
As if an artwork on display
Of gears and hands
And wire-thin bands
That glisten in dim candle play." -Janice T., Clockwork[love that poem, dont know why, im not steampunk]

maybe she and beanie would work better, tho that would make her feel way to guilty

on May. 1 2021 at 12:17 pm
SparrowSun ELITE, X, Vermont
200 articles 23 photos 1053 comments

Favorite Quote:
"It Will Be Good." (complicated semi-spiritual emotional story.)

"Upon his bench the pieces lay
As if an artwork on display
Of gears and hands
And wire-thin bands
That glisten in dim candle play." -Janice T., Clockwork[love that poem, dont know why, im not steampunk]

poor bird...

on May. 1 2021 at 12:01 pm
SparrowSun ELITE, X, Vermont
200 articles 23 photos 1053 comments

Favorite Quote:
"It Will Be Good." (complicated semi-spiritual emotional story.)

"Upon his bench the pieces lay
As if an artwork on display
Of gears and hands
And wire-thin bands
That glisten in dim candle play." -Janice T., Clockwork[love that poem, dont know why, im not steampunk]

ickkk he was nasty

on May. 1 2021 at 11:27 am
SparrowSun ELITE, X, Vermont
200 articles 23 photos 1053 comments

Favorite Quote:
"It Will Be Good." (complicated semi-spiritual emotional story.)

"Upon his bench the pieces lay
As if an artwork on display
Of gears and hands
And wire-thin bands
That glisten in dim candle play." -Janice T., Clockwork[love that poem, dont know why, im not steampunk]

you can just casually trade boyfriends? what would freon have thought? is that how dating works? i haven't a clue.

on May. 1 2021 at 11:11 am
SparrowSun ELITE, X, Vermont
200 articles 23 photos 1053 comments

Favorite Quote:
"It Will Be Good." (complicated semi-spiritual emotional story.)

"Upon his bench the pieces lay
As if an artwork on display
Of gears and hands
And wire-thin bands
That glisten in dim candle play." -Janice T., Clockwork[love that poem, dont know why, im not steampunk]

at first pepper reminded me of 2 of my characters, jay(who didn't work out because she was part of a book about racism and I couldn't write it) and Rachel(who fixed an identity crisis and changed her name). only read the first chapter ill comment more when I read more.