As if the gale force winds weren’t bad enough, turning her favorite umbrella inside out and ruining her ponytail, now the skies had opened up and Genevieve was being splattered by giant white globs of God-knew-what.
Genevieve knew there was only one way to extricate herself from this yucky situation. She hated to use her super power right out in public, but she was never going to get there in time if she didn’t act now.
She stretched her arm straight out in front in a line parallel to her shoulder.
She stood with her legs slightly akimbo so the lines of her stockings were matching each other.
With her left arm, she slowly removed the belt from her raincoat and stood patiently until the lines of the coat hems were parallel with her blowing hair and her inside-out umbrella.
Keeping her breath as shallow as possible, Genevieve could feel herself being slowly lifted off the pavement. With every inch she rose, she shrunk. In seconds she was barely visible.
It all happened so fast that no one noticed the little spot of red heading south, carried on the wind to save the children.
Darnell J. Knauss, Author
Cornelia Wenokor, Illustrator
Vol. 1 Ep. 7
See The Back Stories tab above for all episodes.
Vol. 1 Ep. 7
See The Back Stories tab above for all episodes.
Fantastic story. I enjoyed reading it. And also fantastic illustration. You both are a real dream team. :-)
I do enjoy your little 'background' tales, as well as your beautiful cards. You really should think about penning a book for young people with the beautiful illustrations.
Ahhh - so that's why the blob on my car windscreen was red not the usual white.... :) :) :).
Wonderful story telling Darnell, and a great card to do it with! Love your attention to detail with the stripes on her socks and the hems parallel ..
Hugs to Hammy
Blessings to you and the Mister
this is very beautiful Darnell
Completely hilarious Darnell!! Love this!@
Have a great day!
Inventive and entertaining story to go with this fantastic stamp! You should get published!
Great story, there's a lot of magic in it and the desire to have those skills as well.
Another fun story to go with Cornelia's great illustration Darnell, and I want to know what happened next. x
LOve this fabulous card, and fun story line! It kept me coming back to the card so I couldn't miss one little darling detail!
Gorgeous story and great illustration. Congratulation.
Well, thank goodness Genevieve has that super power and is willing to use it! Otherwise, oh the poor children...
Wonderful story, Darnell xoxo
This made me smile!
Made me laugh. Great story, great card! Love, Lolly
Love it!! Totally makes me smile!! Have a great day!! Big hugs :)
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You two creative ladies are having a wonderful adventure together. So glad your friends can join your journey.
Such a worth while visit, your collaboration is fantastic. Great story Darnell, lovely illustration Cornelia.
Fantastic design and story. I sure hope she is successful in saving the children. Will we ever hear the end result?
Great Story Darnell, and Cornelia's card is wonderful (that stamp's on my wish list)
Hi Darnell, I loved this. I want to know does she save the children??? Sue
I love this image and I love your little tale behind it xx
I have no idea why, Darnell, but I'm put in mind of Mary Poppins ... p'raps it's to do with that brolly! Brilliant backstory for Cornelia's super illustration! LYAMYLMA ... LFTCF! Big hugs and bisous, Anita :)
Genevieve is on an awesome adventure and just a "little puff of wind?" got her to go on it. Oh! how wonderful, you really should get some of these stories into print. I LOVE the card too, it has great atmosphere.
Those are the exact same winds we had here nearly two weeks ago! Poor Genevieve! Straight line winds, they're called, and our neighborhood was hit hard, though our block was on the very edge of it, and didn't get slammed like a bit north of here. This image is amazing and your story is fascinating! Well done you two! I'm always looking for the next one! xo Bev
Love this, don't we all wish we had a super power now and again especially one that would make me disappear! xx
What an imagination, Darnell. Did you make up stories for the grandsons?
She knew just what to do! Thanks to you and Cornelia! So much fun!
It's a good thing no one noticed Genevieve's transformation. Really think you need to write that children's book and have Cornelia illustrate it.
Great card, great story.
You are such a wonderful storyteller Darnell and it goes so perfectly with the beautiful image by Cornelia - once again I love it! Hugs, Annie xxx
A brilliant story! It amazes me, how your mind works!
Love the story, love the image. A fabulous read and a fabulous illustration dear Darnell. Certainly "smile" material this morning.
Hugs, Neet xx
Your brilliant story really made me laugh Darnell you really should write a book
I think you and Cornelia need to publish a book. I can see best seller written all over it. This is adorable and a fun tale. What a great super power to have and I hope Genevieve got the job done.
Love it all!
Another great read and fun too! Darnell made me lol take care xx
Your best back story yet! Love it. You should have been a children's librarian or an elementary school teacher! It's a fabulous card too - wonderful sense of movement and storminess!
I love this stormy story and the accompanying illustration. I am sure there is a book in you somewhere!! xx
Such a fun and fabulous read with great illustrating and stamping....from Cornelia x. I think she might have a little OCD with all the parallel's going on x
Okay, I certainly have been living under a rock! lol How did I not see any of these Back Stories until now?!...This is fabulous! Love it!
Haven't had a chance to read one of these for a while... so glad I had the chance to read this one! It makes perfect sense, too. :D
Fun story, great imagination and LOVE that she saved the children!
I love that she had to have her stockings lined up. And heading south to save the children -- thank goodness for Genevieve. Good luck to her. The evil forces at work are very strong. The stamp and Cornelia's coloring are fantastic.
Even this is about rain...this story and illustration gave a bit of sunshine on this -here- warm but cloudy day! Hugs, Gerrina
Beautifully illustrated and I love the backstory!
Darnell and Cornelia - a terrific team!
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