“Everything Exists in the Word…” Malleable

Mal·le·a·ble[mal-ee-uh-buhl] adjective
1.  capable of being extended or shaped by hammering or by pressure from rollers.
2. adaptable or tractable: the malleable mind of a child.
Origin: 1350–1400; Middle English

Now, the same word as defined 151 years ago:
Malleable, a. That may be drawn out and extended by beating; capable of extension by the hammer; a quality of metals, particularly of gold. Newton.
Malleable iron is cast iron, which, by a peculiar process, has been deprived of its carbon, and thus freed from its brittleness.

Yes, my malleable travel plans allowed me to return a couple of days early. And after raising an eyebrow at how words lose their “beating” violence with the years, I’ll tell you about my trip to Pre-Chaos… spending extra time with Luna, Leo and a couple of their friends was enlightening, and more emotional than I had expected.

I learned a lot about their world and wants, but the most important bit of recon I gathered—I think—was that “The Haunting” will be a lot longer than I thought. I figured I could ‘craft’ a closing in two more postings, but no, Luna and Leo want the beginning of their tale to be a novella. I want to be malleable and fair, and give the sexy, dark and bloody pair what they want. What about you, do you wanna give it to them?

The first installment of “The Haunting,” will be published at the beginning of June—after my spring semester is over. May is for AlmaMia Cienfuegos. I’ll tell you more about her mañana… at my Writing Site.

What did you do while I was gone, my luvs? 

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  1. YOU WERE GONE???????

    he he...

    I missed you, & I went to a wedding on the beach, & I went to the $2 shop where NOTHING is $2... Frayz pointed out it's called 'Gone Bonkers' & never has been called the $2 shop... so I don't know why for the past 6 years no one has pointed this out to me before... & I wonder when I've announced 'I'm off to the $2 Shop' why no one has ever questioned me...

    I bought some stationary & canvas & needles for the sewing machine because Big F needs new ones, he's making new boardies out of the curtains that had been hanging in my mum's house since the 70's... & yes they are paisley... & like I BET you wished you hadn't asked what did you do while I was gone, because I answered... there is more, but I gotta go... get a drink & clean up the kitchen & tell my babes they probably need to clean their room...

    Oh yes & out hot water tank caught fire on Wednesday & we have had no hot water for almost a week & we HATE taking cold showers, it is getting fixed tomorrow... we ordered a tank... & a plumber... I hope...

    & listen to Luna & Leo, those guys know what they want... make sure they get it!! x

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    1. I just had a flash of your Big F sewing and grinned--how sexy ;-) Don't feel too bad about the $2 shop, the world is full of ironies that won't ever make sense and some of them aren't even funny or have cool names.

      "paisley," huh? I hope they are shades of brown and pink...

      I like cold showers. I know, I'm weird.

      And yes, yes, yes, I'm listening to the Luna and Leo, after seeing Luna's KA Bar and glancing at Leo's everything, I would do anything they ask.

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  2. I agree with Sunshineshelle: listen to the guys! :)
    During the past week I have been drawing (how strange, eh?) and had some amazing sales in my Etsy Shop! I'm really happy with it.
    Have a great weekend. Mine is lasting until May 1st. It's holiday time here in Italy!!!

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    1. I need to go and check out your sales! And guess what? While I was gone, I worked on my 13 Goddess in 13 Weeks, which has become a "story" that is leaving me grinning and surprised, in the best of ways. I might wait to publish it on the last day of the project...

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  3. Must listen...sounds like you are leaning that way anyway. Good
    Missed you
    Welcome home
    Hugs
    SueAnn

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    1. I will. I so missed you, too. It was hard to stay away. I might be addicted to you all ;-)

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  4. Tell me about it...the kids use words in a way that makes my old ass cringe:S Fortunately my youngest always checks words out with me before using them :D Could happily read about Luna and Leo on a weekly basis FOREVER :D XXX

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    1. You just made me grin. A lot. I'm very happy you want to read about them forever, because it seems you'll get quite a bit of them; seriously.

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  5. Deff give it to them.
    I'm hooked.
    Keep it coming.

    I'm sad this word wasn't related in some way with our dear abbreviated friend Shak.

    '(

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    1. My dearest Militant Queer, I was thinking of you when I saw Newton's name next to the example, and thought, Newt. would have been much cooler, but nothing can match Shak. ;-)

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    2. Or were you thinking of me because you knew I'd like this word since I like anything that can be made longer by drawing it out and beating it?

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    3. When are you moving on your again? lol

      You just made me laugh so loud!

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    4. OMG not soon enough. Send me clarity. Lot's of confusion in my head.

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  6. My daughter is too lazy to use the correct word, & when I correct the grandchildren she gets irritated...esp. when I point out that sloppy word usage makes a person look stupid (when they're not).
    While you were away the winds irritated my sinus', I helped Grandchild #1 make a 'not so bummer summer' poster (from the Judy Bloom movie) to encourage her smiling face. & got my seeds started (indoors)...now to motivate soninlaw to clean up the yard in preparation!

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    1. I don't understand why people get upset when someone corrects them in a nice way. Seriously, if most of our mistakes were corrected in time we might not sound as foolish when it counts.

      Judy Bloom? Is it Judy Blume? If it isn't thanks anyway! I really like Tiger Eyes and I would have never searched for it if you hadn't mentioned this. I can't wait to see how they portray the landscape!

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  7. If Luna and Leo have a tale to tell, you must let them tell it! If they feel it needs to be longer than you planned, then so be it; I don't mind reading a bit more of their story. ;)

    What did I do while you were away? Well, I've been trying to promote my book, and have written a very rough first draft for the rest of Paige's story, which will be told in 5 chapters. I've also started discussing cover designs with someone who might (if - after getting someone to give me a description of the image - I consider myself happy with their work) will be designing the cover for said book. On top of that, I made a couple of cards, did a few rows of knitting on a glove while listening to some Agatha Christie stories, and pottered about doing the everyday things I usually do (walking Kero, housework, blogs, and that sort of thing). Not bad for a week's work. ;)

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    1. Busy bee doesn't quite describe you. Wow! Now I feel lazier than ever. All I did was schoolwork, research, read, edit and rewrite *sigh* I need to add some dog walking to my schedule. Can I borrow Kero? ;-)

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  8. Yes, Magaly is back ;o) Yes, let Luna and Leo be free ;o) After reading Shelle's story about the $2.00 shop, I don't know what I was going to say? LOL!
    I have been doing lots of gardening! Getting very dirty in the wrong ways! LOL! But, I know my butt is thanking me for all this exercise ;o)
    You wrote on my blog, that you changed something on your blog? You said it looked like bars? Sorry my friend, not sure what you meant?
    Big Hugs ;o)

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    1. Shelle is very good about leaving people speechless, or laughing so hard that words or typing is impossible. No wonder we love her so much ;-)

      My butt needs some gardening. With the end of the semester and deadlines looming over me, I haven't been as active as I would like, so garden for both of us, okay?

      I was talking about my writing blog. I used to have a sidebar on each side and found it a bit distracting. After seeing your blog and reading your post, I realized why it felt so funny.

      Hugs right back!

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    2. I understand ;o) Thanks my friend ;o)
      I will garden for the both of us, promise ;o)

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  9. I forgot to say, I was very malleable doing my gardening ;o)

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    1. I need to be more physically malleable these days ;-)

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  10. Well you've heard all about where I've been. :) I would love if this grew into a novel. Especially to get more backstory on both of them. More of all the story, I'm greedy. lol

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    1. I hope things are going better and you and the family are getting some rest.

      And the idea is get the story into a novel... I just have to work on it. But I have to finish AlmaMia's novel first. Don't tell Luna, she gets needy.

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