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pink sky

It was during a thunderstorm. I don't know why, but the sky was pink. Pink. The whole sky. I had completely forgotten that it had even happened until this morning, when I was going through my pictures from May. And again I was struck with awe at God's ability to make the sky whatever color He wants. I like blue skies. But a pink sky? Now that is cool.
And you know what? My God is even cooler. He's freaking awesome.
He made the sky turn pink. Heck, He made the sky. He made everything. EVERYTHING.
I am astounded.

Bekah Joan


goodbye, tree

still upright...
still falling...
almost there...
After the tree fell, a whole bunch of branches broke off and flew up. I managed to just stare at it (hey! it looked cool!) instead of take a picture of it.
So, basically, whenever I'm not writing or finishing up school (which I did on Friday. Yippee!) or reading or doing whatever, I'm outside stacking wood that my dad chopped up/split, throwing all those branches into one of the hottest fires EVER, or roasting hot dogs over said fire. (<—— super-duper long sentence!) Oh, or I'm getting my little finger smashed between some logs. It's now all bloody under the fingernail, but I'll stop describing it to you, because I highly doubt you want to read about that.
And now I need to go and stack some MORE wood and throw some MORE branches into the fire that's not there yet (coals, though, will be. It was a big fire.)

Bekah Joan


slowly, this book will get written

40,000 words, guys. That's how far I've come in this whole novel thing.
The first thought that went through my head: I can't believe I've made it this far.
The second thought that came less than a split-second later: That's it?
So here I am with forty thousand words, seventy-six pages (font: Times New Roman, size: 11, spacing: 1.15), three worlds, and two emotionally-broken characters. Also, a dragon, some snow, a portal (okay, okay, a lot of portals), and a hospital. How do all of these things relate to each other? Well, it's a long story.

This is my fourth book.
Well, my third.
No, my fourth.
*Deep breath.*
It all started out as a NaNoWriMo novel. And I finished it. But then I scrapped all of it except the first couple chapters and started over again. So now I'm trying to finish it. Again. And then I'm going to have to go back to the beginning and change that, because it starts out in an awful way and it needs to be changed.
So it's the second version of my third book.
I'm calling it my fourth.
What's it about?
Good question. Let me try (try) to explain.

There are three worlds. Earth, Abif, and Monosaccre (yes, for any of you super-smart people out there who remember your Biology, I got that from "monosaccharide").

(Oh, hey. Random rabbit trail. Spell-check thinks that "monosaccharide" should be "Saccharomcyes," which is, according to Google, a genus in kingdom Fungi.)
ANYWAY! There are three worlds. The two that you've never heard of—Abif and Monosaccre—are magical. So, like, magic exists in them. And people can perform magic, and there are dragons (like the dragon Elimelech. You could say he's pictured above) and unicorns and all that awesome stuff.
And then there are the two main characters: Drew and Alexa (the emotionally-broken ones). They were brought to Abif by some awesome magicians, not because they needed Drew and Alexa's help, but because Drew and Alexa needed them. They just hadn't realized it yet (but they have now). Anyway, they agree to join the magical form of a government (although it's more of a police force. But it's a government too. But it's not. You know what? I'll figure this out later. I hope you get the idea). Then there's training, and then there's a war (which I have yet to write about.)
And now I'm just going to stop. I don't want to give any more of the plot away at the moment, even though I've given away just about nothing. But I need to stop because I'm rambling and I have no idea if this makes any sense and I'm SUPPOSED to be studying for my Biology exam that's due tomorrow. So I'm not even going to edit this and fix the awful grammar that I know is hiding in here. Please, just excuse this whole post. I'll fix it up AFTER this exam is DONE. (When I do finish it, by the way, it means I'm officially done with school.)

Bekah Joan

p.s. i'm begging you, forgive the overuse of parentheses in this post. (please.)


harrisburg trip // on the road & around town

There was street art all over the city, and it was fascinating.

I'm pretty sure this is the last post from the trip. I hope it is. I'm getting sick of editing all of these photos. :p Even with these ones I only did the auto edit unless it really really needed some proper editing.
The trip was fun. I actually like car rides. They're fun and a great time to let my mind wander to the far-off places of Nothing and Everything.

Bekah Joan

p.s. i edited my more about me page, so if you would like to check it out, feel free to.


the pennsylvania state capitol building

"There may be room there for such a holy experiment.
For the nations want a precedent.
And my God will make it the seed of a nation.
That an example may be set up to the nations
That we may do the thing that is truly wise and just."
-William Penn

The quote at the top by William Penn (the founder of PA) is written across the walls of the main room, going all the way around the room. The whole building is awesome and magnificent, and cost a lot of money to build. Touring it was amazing. Most of the pictures from the House and the Senate and the Supreme Court were too dark, but I got a couple up there.
And the paintings. Oh my goodness the paintings. They're huge, and they were created with so much talent. They were amazing.
I don't remember the details of the tour, but I do recall that the chandeliers weigh tons (like, literally, tons). Apparently all of the gold is real gold. The quote by William Penn that you can see in some of the pictures is made out of teeny tiny tiles all put together. Amazing, right? There was some kind of stone from Ireland, and a lot of the desks are made out of mahogany (yes, I remembered that because of The Hunger Games).
The whole place is huge, and I felt very small inside. Still, though, it was amazing.

Bekah Joan
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