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August 15, 2019

The Back Story ~ Debra

When she agreed to be on top as the lookout, Debra didn't realize there would be such a strong breeze that day. She hated having her ears blown back, especially since she had just been to the salon.

Now that she had managed to climb to the top of this pack of imbeciles, Debra realized that she could spin any kind of yarn she wanted to about what was happening on the other side of the fence. How would the other three know what was true?

In that moment, Debra fully understood the meaning of faith.

She had faith that Louie, Bruce, and Herbert would not let her fall and they, in turn, had faith that she would tell the truth about what she saw.

As she stared at the neighbor’s house, suddenly a shadow stepped into the light from the porch.


Darnell J. Knauss, Author
Cornelia Wenoker, Illustrator
©08/15/2019
Vol. 1 Ep. 10
See The Back Stories tab above for all episodes.


44 comments:

Neet said...

Fabulous my lovely lady. I love the way you weave a story into your creations at times. Now I wonder, not so much about the shadow, but whether she told them the absolute truth about what she saw over the other side. Or even if we will find out about the shadow and that will become the decider in truth? I have no doubt that faith will win out, if only because the others are so bloomin' nosey that they will definitely not let her down.
Hugs, Neet xx
ps I love the card as much as the story. That pop of pink is fabulous!

KarinsArtScrap said...

cute and beautiful Darnell

Gr Karin

nwilliams6 said...

What a super fun story to go with this super fun card, Darnell. I am soooo glad I stopped by. I am so intrigued by your yarn - I know she is going to tell the truth but I wonder what the truth is! Love the purple too. Hugz

Dotty Jo said...

You are a natural storyteller, Darnell! Jo x

Lisa said...

Oh no, I need to know about the shadow on the porch!! This is fabulous, Darnell!! I love reading your stories :) Have a great day!! Big hugs :)

Lisa
A Mermaid's Crafts

Chris said...

More..more...you can't leave us here Darnell, the suspense is too much!
xx

cuilliesocks said...

What a fab story Darnell, and a little moral to it too, it's a great card with a super image, Kate x

I Card Everyone said...

That dude on the bottom? I'm sure his name is Cliff... and you left us all hangin' D!!!
Fabulous card... seems there is a trend toward animals this week! xx
=]

Pat said...

Well Darnell another great story to go with Cornelia's fun animals, and love tbe bright pink background, and you left us in suspense again. x

Bunny said...

Cute card. Love the pink and black. It's nice to know that Debra has morals. Now, we all want to know what they were doing scoping out the house and who the stepped out of the shadow. [Bunny]`

Em Louise Fairley said...

Love it, and want to know what happens next! xoxo

Jean said...

You are so very creative!

Robyn Oliver said...

Ditto ditto ditto ... all the comments .... you're just a brilliant storyteller Darnell and of course hope you two artists are planning the next card and tale, fabulous card Cornelia hugs Robyn

Mary Anne / MA54K said...

Brilliant!

Nan G said...

Great card Cornelia! Fab story Darnell...now when do we get “the rest of the story”? The Shadow knows! πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ Hugs to you both, Nan n the Girls

Cat Craig said...

Another fabulous collaboration...but what did she see...

Aquarius said...

Another great back story - but I guess there is more?

Daffodil Cards said...

Love the animals, their faces are full of expectation! WHAT did they see? I want to know more, I'm frightened for them. Are they OK?
Faith x

nancy littrell said...

Curious...did the illustration (card) come 1st or the suspenseful story? Loved the card and the story with a tale about being truthful:-) And next...for the rest of the story! TFS all your talents, my friend. Hugs...

BoΕΌenA said...

Hello,
I love your stories illustrated by Cornelia. My only regret is that these stories are so short and half cut off. Is it so that we can continue the story ourselves, or maybe these stories are longer, but on the blog you put only the abbreviation ...? I want more :-)
hugs,
BozenA

Marilyn said...

Cute story, but would love to hear the end! Love your card!
Have a great day!
Marilyn ❤️

Jeanne H said...

Love this story and card! Question - does the card come first or the story? Bet it could go either way. LOL

conil said...

I certainly hope you have a sequel to this mystery...I want to know what Debra sees over the fence. Just when are you going to get busy with Cornelia and publish a book of stories? Can't allow your talents to just linger.

Sarah said...

...and they all lived happily ever after!?? Come on...what happens!! xx

Sharron said...

Oh my, another cliff hangar! Will we ever know what is on the other side? Love Cornelia's adorable critters and your charming tale!!

Redanne said...

You had me hooked from the first sentence but now I just 'need' to know what happened! A brilliant story and I will assume that it has a happy ending... Cornelia's drawing is brilliant too... Hugs, Annie xxx

Verna Angerhofer said...

You two work so well together with the illustration and the story line. I love the ending....leaving us in suspense!

Bobby said...

I'm way behind on the back stories but this popped up today so I'm commenting. Love the story, hate the cliff hanger. :D

Kathleen said...

So I am now hanging on the edge of my seat to find out what the shadow is, better be a sequel to this tale.
Love the design and the colours.

Kath x

Shelly said...

So WONDERFUL, Darnell! And just what exactly did she see?!...Hmmm...

Lisa Elton said...

Cute card, cute story!

Heidi MyLittleStampingBlog said...

Very cute!

papierelle said...

Oh no ... a cliffhanger !! And what happens now?? Oh great, now I'm pestering my head here and can not sleep anymore.
At first I thought it would be the modern history of the Bremen Town Musicians.
Great story, great card !!

Marybeth said...

Love the purple shading for the background of this fun little card Darnell! Sorry missing in action here.
Thank you for my beautiful sweet card that truly warms my heart !
Marylou came for a visit and we got to spend a few days together, had a fun time in Laguna Beach last night as we said good by, she says hi as well.

Gerrina said...

A perfect break-story for inbetween with a cuppa! So much fun to read and see again! Both TFS! Hugs, Gerrina

Fikreta said...

Its beautiful card!

Mrs A. said...

Well you can’t just leave it like that!. What did she see or did she fall off. The suspense is killing. Hugs Mrs A.

Julia Dunnit said...

You are amazing. You make beeeyoootiful cards all the time. And then you write like I want to be able to. Xxxx

Cheryl W. said...

Hoo boy, I'm loving the drama of this one and the cliff hanger ending. My brain is all over the place with ideas for this one. I do love that bright pink as a backdrop for the "stacked animals." It adds to the drama of the story.

TK said...

Fun card, interesting yarn, and a lesson of faith -- wonderful!

kiwimeskreations said...

Oh Darnell, what a back story, and why did you have to stop there???, although I guess you made the point about faith in one another! BTW the kiwi is not an imbecile!! Don't you know that I am one??? ;).
Blessings
Maxine

Mac Mable said...

Such a cliff hanger....And a fabulous card.....x

Brenda in IN said...

A lovely lesson on faith and a fun image. Great job from you both.

Anita in France said...

What wise words you wound around Cornelia's fun critters, Darnell ... a sweet story with a wonderful message ... and we even get to make up the end ourselves!! LYAMYMCA ... SLFTCT! Big hugs and bisous, Anita :)