Special Interests

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35 thoughts on “Special Interests”

  1. Well, it didn’t take long for me to start laughing out loud…

    ““Give him time”, Sweet Darn said to me, placing an arm with big hands and long fingers in a drawer labeled Possibly a Pianist.”

    What can I say? I’ve loved all of Drusilla’s letters, and I’ll be whispering with her for that 7th installment to be published! ♥ ♥ ♥

  2. It seems we both have “big hands” on our minds lol…though I doubt the ones I see play much piano 😀
    Loved this revelation about Llanelli’s past mistakes…and that others were wise enough to see she should not use them to shape others XXX

  3. I loved it of course, but the line that really made the story for me was this one: “My rage felt good, Raven. I wanted to keep it. But I did not. I would not give anyone or anything that much control over me.”

    I can relate to the heady cocktail rage can be, and yes it can feel quite good to drink it in. But like all strong drinks, you can’t let it go to your head or allow it to rule you. Drusilla is quite wise.

  4. Oh you must publish the seventh installment soon!❤️💙💛 I just loved the way you described how one should accept their children the way they are 🙂 and how people must grow up, before they can be parents.” Sigh.. a most thrilling write!❤️💙💛

  5. Loud Howling for Drusilla’s courage! The labeled drawers for appendages cracked me up, and that the arm with the hook that Drusilla put in a drawer, she so perfectly used it against her mother…I guess an old pirate arm can be used for threat with or without the pirate. And the underlying use of the boxes, labeled drawers, steel box all around Drusilla just as she finds her mother planning on making her fit into a socially acceptable box. Great letter to Raven and I hope we hear more about Drusilla’s new friend in upcoming letters/stories??? Excited to hear the stories of her new life at Camp Cute, Creepy and (Quite Conveniently) remote!

    • “an old pirate arm can be used for threat with or without the pirate.” This made me laugh sooo hard (I think I scared a few nurses, but they will recover, lol).

      I love Drusilla’s letters very much. I am also curious about the other campers and their families. I suspect that if the letters get enough love, I might try to make it a weekly thing. She makes me laugh. She seems to make many of us laugh… and think. And that makes me happy. So we’ll see, about more tales…

  6. Love that Great-Grand- Papa arrived on time saving Drusilla from imported limbs :- She is a sweet little thing the way she is – looking forward to more of her adventures 🙂

  7. I’m so happy that Drusilla got to remain her true self. Grandfathers can be so important in a girls life, passing on wisdom from another time. I’m happy that he has the confidence in his granddaughter ability to navigate life as she is, something that her mother sadly lacks currently. I’m sure Camp Cute, Creepy and (quite conveniently) Remote will provide a good rather of further education options in a range of curious subjects.

  8. I finally got around to reading all the letters as I wait for kids to get out of school. I love that Drusilla is related to Vladimir thats my husbands name but with a B. We often joke with the kids no wonder they are slightly mad with a witch for a mother and vampire for a father. Hope all goes creeply as planned for Drusillas stay at camp.

  9. I’m sure Raven was happy, and relieved, to know that Drusilla was still her perfect limbless self. I know I certainly was! Although I had absolutely no doubt that she would stand her ground. And I’m certainly looking forward to many creepily cute and gleeful days of the girls together at camp. Oh the stories they’ll have! I can’t wait!!!

  10. I say my middle initial B is for Bathory, so now I can say I’m related to darling Dru too! I’d love to be a permanent resident at Camp Cute, Creepy and (quite conveniently) Remote with her. Thanks for attending the Soiree again!

  11. Love, Love, Love!!!!
    “placing an arm with big hands and long fingers in a drawer labeled Possibly a Pianist”! LOL! You are adorable Magaly!
    This letter had so much meaning!!! Really touched me! Thank you! I love Drusilla!!
    Big Hugs 🙂

  12. I was rereading the letters again, there are so many little pieces that I usually miss on a first read.
    Like “the Tepes family rejected games like Two Legs and a Bloodied Stump Races and Stick the Stiletto in the Urbanite’s Eyeball”…I sat here cracking up, once again! “Stick the Stiletto in the Urbanite’s Eyeball”…I guess I was stuck on the pirate’s arm last read. Thanks for another good laugh. I hope Drusilla writes from camp soon.

    • I do a lot of rereading–of my own work and of the works I love. I find that I always discover new things when I revisit a story, or see something in a new way…

      You know, I’ve been thinking about creating descriptions (maybe rules) for the games and the lessons in the stories.

      I suspect they will be a laugh. 😀

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