In an Intimate World of Women

Ed Pilolla—don’t you just love what that last name does to the tongue? Go on, say it aloud *waits.....* it feels wicked, isn’t it? Sorry for the tangent, I have a thing for words… Well, after reading an excerpt from AlmaMia Cienfuegos, the man with the last name that does things to the tongue, said, “I’m in a different land as I read this, in an intimate world of women.”

Those words stayed with me for a long time. The imagery they evoked came out to play as I was writing The Strong Women in AlmaMia Cienfuegos’ Life, my guest post at Green Witch with Sprinkles. Don’t laugh at me, but can you believe that I had no idea AlmaMia’s world was a small jungle of females? I mean, there are some men, two are even alive! but Ed is right, the short story takes the reader to a world of very strong women.

Finding this out through someone else was surprising; it left me chuckling, too. Now I’m wondering what else has sneaked into my fiction without me noticing…What do you do when your work surprises you? How do you feel when someone’s art takes you to places you didn’t expect?  
Stop by Green Witches with Sprinkles to read about 
The Strong Women in AlmaMia Cienfuegos’ Life.

Ah, you thought I had forgotten about the Miniature Witchy Book contest, didn’t you? You thought right, but I remembered at the last minute *grins* The winner of my All Together Now miniature witchy book giveaway is…

Cameron from Paint Myself Pretty!
Hence I the whole bit about me lurking around her blog earlier,
and finding her Raven Song while looking for her email address ;-)
Congratulations Cameron!
Please check your email for my message with details.
 
If you haven’t yet, fly by AlmaMia Tours with Charm and comment on the first 5 stops for more chances to win 1 of 13 ebooks and AlmaMia’s charm bracelet. By the way, my Wicked Luvs, answering any of questions in this post gets you an extra entry. Gina, AlmaMia is coming your way next… 

AlmaMia Cienfuegos’ Blog Stops
Day 1 – May 15th - Capturing a Moment in AlmaMia Cienfuegos’ Life - SunshineShelle
Day 2 - May 17th - Frogs, Books and Skulls – Miniature Witchy Book - Pagan Culture Weird, I know
Day 3 – May 19th - Truth in AlmaMia Cienfuegos’ Tale - Magic Love Crow
Day 4 – May 21st - AlmaMia Cienfuegos’ Wild Magic - Laura DeLuca  
Day 5 – May 23rd - Grandmothers Are Magical Creatures - Olde Baggs ‘n Stuft Shirts
Day 6 – May 25th - The Strong Women in AlmaMia Cienfuegos’ Life - Green Witch with Sprinkles  
Day 7 – May 27th - AlmaMia Cienfuegos’ Mango Tree - Daydream Believer

First image: New Moon Gatherings from Mystic Mamma.

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25 comments:

  1. Sometimes my work surprises me too!! I always chuckle and then just enjoy the new vision!! Then I start asking questions of myself...like...where else can this go? What more can I add? Or take away?
    Fun times for sure
    Hugs
    SUeAnn

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    1. I know exactly what you mean, if the work wants to go somewhere why not let it, right? The results are usually pretty good ;-0

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  2. 1st, congrats to Cameron :D 2nd, so excited about AlmaMia coming to visit, she'll love watching the tadpoles in my ponds....and 3rdly....I sSO want to be in that picture...the one where all the painted ladies are dipping their feet in the cooling waters :D Don't care if I'm "jiggly", that picture makes me want to run wild and naked through a shady glade :D XXX

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    1. If you paint my back, I'll deep my feet in the cooling waters and we can jiggle together ;-) That is such a wonderful picture!

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  3. "The intimate world of women" -- what a wonderful place to be! We need more of that kind of energy in this world.

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    1. I had a Marine friend who used to say, "There is no better place like the center of a circle of women who love each other." I miss him...

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  4. thanks for the mention and link! i'm looking forward to reading your book. it's a gift when our characters surprise us a little, when we organically make them more multi-dimensional than we might have originally thought. i happen to think that when an author does this, he or she is writing about something they know about, which, as twain and others have said, is what a writer should do. congratulations on your book and story. your stuff reminds me a little of danticat's, the author of dew breaker and others, and who is of course awesome. but it's also authentically different too. yeah, my last name is a crazy one to pronounce sometimes. haha:)

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    1. Okay, I lost all sense of reality when you said my writing reminded you of Edwidge Danticat's writing. I fell in love with her words through Krik? Krak? and then The Farming of Bones and I, too, think she is absolutely awesome. So I'll sit around for a moment and feel awesome lol

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  5. I love when my writing or the work of others surprises me; predictability is boring! The best things, I think, are the pieces where the more you read or look at them, the more you learn about them!

    Anyway, congrats Cameron!

    Oh, and I posted about your giveaway on my Facebook yesterday, and posted about it again on my blog today; just thought a nudge for anyone interested who hadn't gotten around to it yet would be nice. :)

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    1. Thanks so much for spreading the love!

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  6. Wow, that last name is delicious, isn't it? I love what he said as well. What an insightful and poetic love, he is.

    I want to thank you once again for the honor of posting a day of AlmaMia's tour on my blog. I hope you know how truly excited and humbled I am by this beautiful gesture. You are awesome, My sweet Magaly.

    And sending a HUGE congrats to that lovely artist, Cameron. Yay!

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    1. I just started reading his short fiction. I love the way he rewrites myths. If you have a chance check him out, it's quite a treat.

      And my heart is full of yumminess right now. So many great things have happened this last few days... and my good friends, my witchy family, has been there the entire time. That is an amazing feeling ;-)

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  7. Cameron - lucky bugger - Congrats ;)
    You know this is an interesting insight & love the idea of this jungle of female at best & worst...
    in answer to your question, Amy who's art I am constantly amazed by said she could learn a lot about skin colour by studying a painting I did, that blew me away, I guess because I never question while I'm doing something, it's sorta intuitive, the fact that someone thought I had done something worth looking at made me (actually humble)... now I sound like a wanker, but it's amazing how many comments make you look & grow as an evolving artist... OK... now I definitely sound like a wanker!

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    1. You are such a wanker... just kidding. I think I understand what you mean, the best compliment we con receive is when someone says that our art inspires in them things we didn't know we had put in it. At least, it is to moi. And I'm pretty awesome, and always right, and hot... gods, I'm such a wanker!

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  8. Women in large groups scare the vagina out of me.

    Which is how I became the only gay in this village.

    I have this terrible paranoia if I become trapped in a confined space with too many women their pheromone's will somehow invade my body via spore like effluvium and my beautiful penis will begin a journey to inversion from which there can be no return.

    Also I see your "trashy" buttons now move.

    "Trash" in motion, LOVE this. Wonder if the person who needs to see this the most took note. I hope she get's motion sickness and urps up whatever she ate last all over her key board.

    Messy . . .

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    1. You need to get together with a bunch of wild Witches. Trust me, your vagina will be quite safe and very happy. Um, your penis, too. It is a different feeling, but there must be trust, and that takes a long, long, long time to find.

      You just made me laugh! I'm pretty sure you are right, at the moment Mrs. "Buttons make your blog look trashy"/"True authors don't call themselves just writers" is probably losing his lunch. Too much movement for her little box lol

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    2. I was being playful before but seriously I would love that I think. Never ever participated in any kind of group energy raising or anything else. Being raised by a very unbalanced female and surrounded by men who needed constant caring for and attention I've never really experienced any sort of real female energy that wasn't totally deranged.

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    3. There is something incredible that happens in a circle during energy raising. You know that euphoric feeling you get when you are dancing with the right partner, the music is perfect, the temperature couldn't be better, and happiness is in the air? Multiply that by the number of people raising energy... the feeling can be explained, but can only truly understand it when the energy if flowing through the veins and feeding the soul.

      Talking about energy, soul and all that good stuff, I'm almost done charging certain item, for certain individual *grins*

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    4. YAY!
      I am expanding my metaphysical education on all things esoteric and spiritual and have been having some really great success with crystal meditation and conjuring positive AND amusing things into my life.
      Can't wait to see my little Adam.

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    5. I think he'll make a great roommie ;-)

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  9. Ed is a cutey ;o) I enjoy his blog and his writing! I have never really thought about saying his last name, until you mentioned it Magaly ;o) Only you! You are fantastic! I love the post you did on Mina's blog and I love being apart of this intimate world of women ;o) I think it's a honor when someone takes my art, where I didn't expect! Makes me feel all giggly inside ;o) Hugs ;o)

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    1. Hey, words are fun and they like to be said ;-) And my intimate world of women wouldn't be as wonderful without my Crow Girl ;-)

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  10. I forgot to say, congrats Cameron ;o)

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  11. Wonderful country here. Actually it is more like a universe, Magaly, or two or three universes. It will be great fun following!

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    1. So happy you like our universe, Francie (what a pretty name, by the way). I like your galaxy quite a bit, too. Fun, informative, and so very versatile ;-)

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