Saturday, April 2, 2011

A is for... A little late

I still cannot believe I missed the first day. The *FIRST* day!!!!!
Anyways, I'm posting this a day late. I'm going to continue what I had planned for *yesterday.*

A is for....
(Today's research assignment)
So, first off... I don't like snakes very much. You have to admit, they're a little bit creepy. (A LITTLE BIT?!?!?!?!?! What the heck are you talking about?!?!?)
ANYWAYS, they're freaky when they're really close to you. Not so much as long as they are:
a) locked away... *anywhere*
b) a cartoon
c) just pictures on the Internet (although some of those are... o: )
But here's what I found out about the anaconda (yes, I looked it up on Wikipedia):
1. They are not venomous.
2. They are found in tropical South America.
3. The term "anaconda" can refer to any snake that constricts its prey.
4. They do not regularly hunt humans. (somehow that doesn't make them any less freaky...)
5. (and this would be why...) "Encounters between humans and anacondas *may be* dangerous".
Well, I don't know about you, but I think we're done here. *shudder*

If you read *Watching Time Pass* PART TWO, then you should know who I am talking about. If not, go read it! (By the way, sorry about the sucky format. It would not let me put spaces between, well, the paragraphs. Sometimes you really worry about technology...)
Well, here's a short little scene:

Somewhere in South America
Stopped keeping track of time

I crouched low, hidden behind the tall bushes. The sun was just beginning to sink under the horizon. The shadows made it difficult to see, but that wasn't the problem. It didn't really matter if I could see or not, as long as I was able to hear perfectly. I could not hear perfectly with the chattering of hundreds of animals; or the sound of a waterfall, somewhere in the distance; or that stupid clicking noise...
I froze, willing myself not to breathe, for just this second. I recognized that clicking. That stupid clicking...
It was like my mind split into two parts. One was screaming at the top of its internal voice every single reason why it was completely impossible for this clicking sound to be here. The other was more quiet, but much more insistent. It knew exactly what to do. I listened carefully. The clicking slowed down. There was a long pause. Long enough for me to become suspicious. And to have those suspicions confirmed.
A low voice, soft and haunting. A voice that I could not forget, despite the distance and time.
"Andrea," the voice whispered, softly, almost like a caress. I mentally cursed at her. Every word I knew, and even some that I made up on the spot. "We both know that it's pointless for you to pretend that you're not here..."
A cold feeling spread throughout my body. One that I recognized and despised.
Against my will, I stood up. I heard her careful footsteps, her quiet breathing. All other noises were mysteriously gone. I stared accusingly at Beatrice. I should have known she was behind it. That she was behind it all.
"How did you find me?" I spit out, anger making my vision blur.
"Oh, but aren't you happy to see me? I thought maybe we could be friends again. No, that wasn't it. You said, 'we shouldn't be enemies.' And followed with: 'until we find them all'. Yeah, that was it." Her gaze was cool and calculating.
"If I recall correctly," I threw back at her. "You threatened my right after with that exact thing." I pointed at the object in her palm. The Speider.
She shrugged off my response.
"I couldn't use it now even if I wanted to." I opened my mouth, but she kept talking. "I'm going back to Tenalp, for more supplies." She paused, measuring my reaction.
"Why are you telling me this, exactly?"
"Because you're going to be playing this game by yourself for a while. I don't want you to think that I've just given up. I will be back. And I will be more prepared. And I will win."
"So this is just a game?" I asked her, even though I knew her answer.
"Isn't everything?" She stepped back, blending into the trees. But I knew she was still there.
"I guess so," I said quietly, waiting for her to leave. Though nothing had changed, I knew she was gone now. She just had that sort of presence.

So, this isn't a memory, so much as an explanation. I really like that I am relatively anonymous. (I say relatively because Arlee Bird and Stephanie actually know *who* I am. You know, us being related and all.) And I like that no one (other than those mentioned above) knows my age. It makes me more mysterious, right? (That was supposed to be a joke.) And I like this because I don't feel like I have to hold back. I feel like I can openly express my opinions without someone nagging that I'm too young or too old. Yet another reason why I love blogging so much.
Now I know that not a lot of people are anonymous in this Bloggy World. (At least, not as far as I can tell.) And maybe you don't necessarily share my opinions. But hey, you can't kill me for it if you don't know who I am. 0_o
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  1. we all need little zombies in our lives, even if they bite... a little.
    jeremy [iZombie]

  2. better late than never! Good luck with the rest of the alphabet

    stopping in from the A to Z

  3. Better late than never I say!
    Just stopped by from the A-Z Challenge!!

  4. Glad to see you got in the running here. Can you believe all the blogs signed up for this? If you make your rounds through them and leave comments you should be able to get at least another 100 followers. Good luck.

    Tio Lee
    Tossing It Out
    Twitter hashtag: #atozchallenge

  5. Fellow "A to Z" participant here. I look forward to reading more from you.

  6. I will have to go find more on Andrea... Sounds intriguing.

    And being anonymous can be fun. ;)

    And yuck for snakes. Bleh XP

  7. iZombie: I totally and completely agree. Thanks for stopping by and I'll follow you, too. ;)

    baygirl32: Thank you! And I'll be sure to use the link. :D

    Giggle, Laugh, Cry: Thanks for the link so I can follow you back! :)

    Arlee Bird: It's amazing how many more people signed up this year! And thank you for the tip :)

    Charmaine Clancy: Thank you! (For the comment and the link :D )

    Sylvia Ney: Thank you so much for stopping by. I'll be sure to visit and follow your blog as well. :)

    Naomi: Snakes are definitely bleh >.<
    Being anonymous is pretty cool. And Andrea is a very interesting chracter, if I do say so myself ;)


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