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April 15, 2019

The Back Story ~ Liane

Every dozen years the Topzwellers poked their heads through the loamy soil near the entrance to the baseball park. As Liane had turned 12 during the last phase, it was her first time as lookout.

Nervously, she looked to her left which caused her left eyeball to pop out of her head. It was like a turn signal or if she wasn’t moving, like a zoom lens.

When she saw that the target was already in place and all systems were GO, her little arms locked into the straight position, fingers splayed, and her underbelly turned yellow.

Keeping her position trained on the target, Liane gingerly touched each of the others with her tail, a signal that they could emerge. She knew that when they were all in position, this would be the greatest night of her life.
Darnell J. Knauss, Author
Cornelia Wenokor, Illustrator
©04/15/2019
Vol. 1 Ep. 2


Vol 1 Ep. 1



51 comments:

kiwimeskreations said...

... and then what happened - did it all go to plan???? Was it the greatest day of her life?? Can't wait to hear, Darnell.
What a fun and slightly other-worldly card too.
Blessings
Maxine

Marilyn said...

Cute story!
Have a great day!
Marilyn❤️

papierelle said...

Nice, that she has shown herself again and after such a long time, you can not be too careful.
Sweet story and great designed card.

Sandra H said...

Super story Darnell and card enjoy your day x

Chris said...

Fabulous card, love the story...but NEED to know what happens next..!
x

oldpunca said...

And the epilogue? Everything like planned? :-)
Great story and amazing illustration.
Have a nice day!
Hugs, Sonja

Thelma Wickwire said...

So I also need to know what happened next. When and where can I purchase the book?
Love you,
Diana

Birgit said...

Eeep! You left us hanging on pins and needles here!! So cute!!!!

Em Louise Fairley said...

Great beginning, can't wait to see what happens next xoxo

Jean said...

Such a fun story! And.......

Bunny said...

If someone came along and chopped those up and cooked them with their steak my teddy bear is not going to be happy.

Cute story and lovely illustration. [Bunny]``

Brenda in IN said...

Are they at the World Series game and who is playing? What is Liane leading her Topzwellers to do? When will we find out? What happens on the greatest night of her life? Next chapter, please. The picture captures the story or vice versa. Great job ladies.

Celeste Goff said...

Can't wait to hear the rest and that illustrations if fabulous! Loving this new series you ladies have created!

cuilliesocks said...

What a brilliant illustration and as for the story.....what happened, need to know if the day was the best ever!!, fabulous stuff Darnell, Kate x

Carol L said...

OK ladies, this was fun, but how does it end? Chewing fingernails in anticipation of the outcome :)

Mary Anne / MA54K said...

More,more, more please!

Birgit said...

Love the story with your very cute card. I love Edgar( I named him, hope you don’t mind) is right to be cautious and being near mushrooms is a good idea. Love the colours and how you created the images.

I Card Everyone said...

Another darling collaboration!
=]

Verna Angerhofer said...

You two make an amazing team. What a fun design and story. Keep it going as I love this!

conil said...

You really need to write a book, girl. Cornelia could illustrate...what a best seller it would become.

Christine Alexander said...

wonderful collaboration of word and illustrations :)

Lisa said...

This is so fun!! Can't wait to see what happens next!! Have a great day!! Big hugs :)

Lisa
A Mermaid's Crafts

Becca Sadler said...

Well, you've got me hooked into the story, Darnell!!! Very creative!

Linda W. (ScrappinBari) said...

I get such a kick out of your stories with Cornelia's illustrations, Darnell. Can't wait to you do a whole book!!

jimlynn said...

I'm SMILING!!!!!!!!!

Lynn

Glittered Paws said...

Loving the story - and the design to go with is so appropriate. Anxious to read what is next.

Jeanne H said...

Too fun!! What a hoot...I agree, you two should do a book about Liane. Hugs to you, Darnell.

Kathleen said...

What fun, a really super card with super fun images and gorgeous colours, great storty too.
Sorry Darnell, I can't not remember if I have thanked you for our lovely card, it was really super and thank you so very much.

Kath x

Pat said...

Fancy leaving us with a cliff hanger Darnell, can't wait to hear the next episode, and love Cornelia's great illustration. x

Bonnie said...

You and Cornelia should put together a book, my friend! BTW, thanks for the beautiful Spring card. If it keeps raining I'm going to need to find a pair of boots like this, except a little bigger! mwah!

nancy littrell said...

Fun, clever and suspenseful story, Dolly! Love Cornelia's colorful artsy illustrations! Is there a book in your future? Hugs...Nancy

Sharyn Polesel said...

What a fun story! You never cease to amaze! Hugs. Sharyn

Cheryl W. said...

That Liane is a daring one! While she does have her own brand of super powers (that popping eyeball, for example), she still needs to be mindful of the mushrooms that grow in the woods. While beautiful to look at, they can be deadly.

Leslie Miller said...

Oh, stop! This was hilarious, Darnell! I know Rich wonders what could be so funny about a stamping blog... I laughed out loud. Tee hee hee hee!

Maria - Ivyleaf Crafts said...

Brilliant story Darnell... can't wait for the next episode xx

Linda said...

Love it! Can't wait to hear what happens next xx

Lisa T said...

Love it! And that eyeball 😃😃😃. Intrigued to hear what’s coming next. Love this new series Darnell! Xx

Neet said...

I adore this set of images ... and the cute story is something else!! Amazing! Love it. Truly Wonderful. Keep them coming.
Hugs, Neet xx

Anita in France said...

You've woven such a splendid story for the Topzwellers, Darnell ... and especially for our heroine Liane, on her first outing! So ... we're on tenterhooks ... what happens next?? LYAMYBLMA! Big hugs and bisous, Anita :)

HilaryJane said...

Wonderful story wonderful card, well done. I have started to look forward to these xx

Redanne said...

Oh how I love this Darnell!! The illustration is superb and the story is so wonderful - I love it because it leaves me wondering what comes next - oh the anticipation! You two are an amazing team, so clever and so talented! Hugs, Annie xxx

Mac Mable said...

To be continued.....love it x

Sarah said...

Can't wait for the next episode!! xx

Bobby said...

I can' wait until the book comes out.

Ustvarjalni utrinki Tamara P. said...

Great story, you are so talented
love the ilustration too
hugs Tamara

Gerrina said...

So curious what happens next...Text and illustration are beautiful! Hugs, Gerrina

Brenda said...

OMGOsh, you both make quiet team! I loved the story and I loved the illustration! You have a talent with your words Auntie but we already knew that before you started telling the stories! Hugs, Brenda

Fikreta said...

great story!

Cat Craig said...

What a fabulous combination...you an amazing story teller and Cornelia a fabulous colorist. Love this series.

Sharron said...

Love this little cliff hangar! You all are quite the creative pair! Wonderful story and adorable featured star--she's adorable!!

TK said...

Cute card and story! I didn't catch your anagram but I should've known you had an "easter egg" hidden in that post! Adorable