blogspot counter

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

The Origin of Tea Leaf Tales

I blame this new endeavor, like I needed another task to occupy my time, on a ceramic mug I recently purchased to enjoy extra large cups of my favorite mocha tea. Holding a generous sixteen ounces of the steamy concoction, my owls mug stayed on my writing desk for extended periods…apparently long enough for it to feel like a regular of the environ.

Without warning from the purveyor, I was surprised when the etched owls contorted their glazes in unconventional manners and began to hoot. The pair along one side sang a perfect choral harmony to the lone owl on the opposing side. 

Alarmed, I touched the handle. The trio instantly hushed, but only for an instant. Tentatively, they began again, trusting my presence.
Weeks later, the parliament continues their serenade freely while I type. Quite interesting and practical—the more they sing, the warmer the tea remains. The artist of the handmade mug should have told her distributor about this remarkable attribute she incorporated—would be a tremendous selling feature.
~~~
Tea Leaf Tales is a series of original ten-sentence fantasy short stories by Marsha A. Moore, relating to photos/scenes that resonate with her. 

The tales are tagged and listed as a collection on the page at the top for easier reading.
~ ~ ~
Marsha A. Moore is a writer of fantasy romance. The magic of art and nature spark life into her writing. She is the author of the novel, TEARS ON A TRANQUIL LAKE, the first in a trilogy. Part two, TORTUGA TREASURE is contracted for release in January, 2012. Look for her first of an epic fantasy romance series, SEEKING A SCRIBE: ENCHANTED BOOKSTORE LEGENDS ONE, to be available March, 2012. For a FREE ebook download, read her historic fantasy, Le Cirque De Magie.
Share

0 comments: