The daughter of sacrifice

I hope you will forgive the delay in this blog, if you didn’t see my instagram post @jrmanawa, then you’ll never know why ^_~ Our penultimate topic is the one you have all been waiting for. Thank you Sam, for the topic of love. (If you are joining Emmeline’s story today, welcome! It might help…

A universe without magic

I saved my most beautiful topic for today, the final entry in Emmeline’s tale. It’s been an intense 31 days, possibly the most consistently intense 31 days in my life. But I’m glad I’ve done it. It proves a point that in the strangest and simplest of words, topics and themes, that there is always…

Anagrams and attitudes

My topic for day twenty nine, with only three days to go until our journey together is over, is the only one given to me by someone I don’t know personally! To Donia’s boyfriend, thank you for keeping the positivity in this tale! (If you are joining Emmeline’s story today, welcome! It might help for you to…

Sweet like chocolate

I almost missed this topic, given to me by the amazing Caryn! But here it is, and one of the best topics to cover when you are feeling down, chocolate. (If you are joining Emmeline’s story today, welcome! It might help for you to begin here.) Sweet like chocolate. J R Manawa. “Something is wrong,”…

Patience is not one of my virtues

For the 27th day of my writing challenge, Natasha gave me the topic of patience. Patience is something I personally have always struggled with, and I think Emmeline agrees with me! (If you are joining Emmeline’s story today, welcome! It might help for you to begin here.) Patience is not one of my virtues. J…

Beneath the Necropolis Railway

Wires and cables, an interesting topic. Sometimes events need to get darker before they can get better. So, thank you for the topic Rian – let’s see where this takes us. This one has actually been written since last night but I was out late to get the photo above, of the real Necropolis Cemetery…

What’s in a name?

Our theme tonight was a grand and classically epic one. I’ve decided to turn it on its head, just a bit. Thank you Elliot, for The hero’s journey. Yes, our heroes will be going on a journey, but it’s the kind of journey you and I take more often than we would like – the…

Piloting the Iron Maiden plane

For today I was given the topic of “Piloting the Iron Maiden plane.” I would love to do this! And thank you Ray for getting so creative with the theme (Both Ray and I have a shared heavy metal fan history that goes way back. Raawwwk!) The problem here is the simple fact that we have…

On the edge of the woods

Jayne is my #bff from way back. I learned recently that she takes really awesome photos of Eels, and couldn’t pass up on the opportunity when she gave me my next topic. So here were are counting down to the finish line with Eels as the topic for day twenty three. (If you are joining…

Tombstones in the night

Today I have a curious topic from my sister, Sarah, who was helping a friend get ready for her wedding. Garters. Well I guess this story will have to move to a Victorian location for a bit then… (If you are joining Emmeline’s story today, welcome! It might help for you to begin here.) Tombstones…

Maraehakao

I loved Maraehakao as a child. It was my second favourite place to go camping, and it was somehow always magical and strange, as the location would suggest. It is also my topic for day twenty one, given to me by my dad, Charles. (If you are joining Emmeline’s story today, welcome! It might help for you…

After midnight

Stephanie gave me some great observations, and the excellent topic of stereotypes after being obliged to endure the evening at an awkward house party. Having found a neat little way to utilise such a topic, I now need to pop out at 11pm and jump on a bus to snap the cover photo for this one……