Windy MagicI shiver slightly as I sit on my bed, knees drawn up against my chest, with my eyes squinted up behind my glasses to better watch the raging windstorm taking place outside. Through the slanted skylight, towering cottonwood trees sway back and forth from the bases of their trunks like over-ambitious grass stalks, waving in the breeze. These are no small trees; if I were to walk outside right now- well for one thing, I'd be immediately blown halfway across Colorado- and tried to put my arms around their trunks, I would just barely be able to wrap them completely around the skinniest one. They tower up at least four stories high, and I tremble as I watch them bending until they resemble those funny-shaped straws you buy at Wal-Mart.
I've never seen it this windy before, at least as far as I can remember. Well, perhaps that is a lie- when we've had tornados, years and years ago from the last one of those, it was this windy. Perhaps that's why I feel such a clenching in my gut as I stare ou
Boiling Point_1I run a dry-cleaning shop, down on Fifth Street. It's a small venue, but it brings in enough money to keep food on my table and a roof over my head. There is no denying, it is a tiny little store- three employees below me, all working fulltime, and a mere 1,000ft of floor space total- nevertheless, it keeps me happy, and it's all I need. I'd lived in this city all my life, and I'd no intention of changing that.
It was a Tuesday, I was working late. As a habit and a partial policy, I never pay too much attention to my customers… but there was something about this girl that just caught your attention. She was small and scared looking, probably around 17, with hollow eyes and dark, stringy hair that fell about her face in a manner that caused her to resemble a badly malnourished housecat. You could practically see the long pointed ears swiveling around on top of her messy head, the twitch of the whiskers as she scanned the area for danger-
She handed me a trench coat, so dirty and mud sta
Free Plushie Patterns Online
Here's a collection of links to sites outside of DeviantArt where you can find free plushie patterns. There are well over two hundred choices, so you're sure to find something you like.
Remember, if you can't find exactly what you're looking for, try adapting one of the patterns. For example, a tiger can easily be turned into a lion, an elephant into a wooly mammoth, an elf into a goblin, or combine the upper half of a mermaid with the lower half of a pony to get a centaur.
Night Garden Studios Jointed and Rag Bears
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