Wednesday, September 28, 2011

RIVER-Chapter 3- River goes blind

RIVER-By Ruth M Garcia-Marmolejos
Chapter 3-
River goes blind
Yamarah returned home to see if River was there, but Ines and Nano had returned and did not find him either.
"Where could that boy be?" Yamarah asked.
"Maybe he wandered off." Nano replied. "River is very curious, maybe he went chasing a wild rabbit. I will go out again to see if I can find him. Ines, you stay here in case River comes home, he may be young, but he is smart and knows his way around."
Yamarah and Nano went out again to look for River.
River had walked down the road behind a big rock near the water well, saw a wild rabbit, and ran after it. River continued to run after the rabbit, not realizing that there was a grassy hill ahead, he tripped and fell, rolled down the hill, and hit his head against a big rock, rendering him unconscious. Blood was gushing out of is head.
A pair of big hands appeared, picking River up, and carried him. It was a giant man, who was over 7 feet tall, muscular, had very light complexion, deep green eyes, and had long fiery red hair. The giant man cleaned River's head and carried the boy home.
On their way looking for River, Yamarah and Nano saw the giant man carrying River.
"Oh my god, what happened to my baby." Yamarah asked. "Is he alive?"
"Yes, he is hurt."The Giant man said with a deep voice." "I found him unconscious, he fell down the hill, and hit his head with a rock. You must tend to him fast."
The giant man placed River in Nano's arms and left.
"Wait!" Yamarah said. "Who are you? Where are you from? Thank you."
"Tend to the boy first." The giant man said." "You will see me again."
Yamarah and Nano took River home, put him in bed, and put ice on his wound.
A little later, River moved his head and opened his eyes. When Yamarah saw that River opened his eyes, she was happy. "River my baby." Yamarah said. "You are finally awake, you gave us quite a scare."
"Mommy, turn on the lights." River said. "Why is it so dark here?"
Surprised and confused, Yamarah asked. "Honey, what is the matter? The lights are on."
"No mommy, I can't see, it is dark." River said. "Mommy, where are you? I am scared, turn on the lights."
Yamarah picked her little boy up with fear in her heart, and hugged him saying. "Shh, my darling. I am here, do not be scared. Maybe when you hit your head, you hurt something inside, and that's why you cannot see. You will be alright, Mommy will take care of you."
River lost his sight when his head hit the rock. The next day the Giant man returned to see how River was doing.
" Do you have a name Mr.?" Yamara asked.
" My name is Drone." The giant man replied. "I have lived in the mountains for many years. I remember when all of you got here. There are others who live here, over the hills, no one bothers anyone. I live in the mountains because I enjoy the fresh air and the privacy. I can also see everyone from the top of the mountains. I watch the boy play all the time
"You mean to say that yo have been here all these years?" Nano asked. "Why did you not come by to tell us you were here?"
"I did not want to be bothered with outsiders from the other side of the cave." Drone replied. "I have been there, and they cause nothing but trouble. I saw your wife with child and knew you had escaped like the others who live here have done. When I saw that the boy was hurt, I had to help him."
"He can't see." Yamarah said. "He says everything is dark."
Drone walked toward River, sat on the bed, gently touching the boy's head. "The rock must have injured the boys head so hard, that it may have caused him to lose his vision." Drone said. "He may have a concussion, or it may be permanent, only time will tell."
Years passed and River did not recover his eyesight. Drone taught River how to use his other senses. River ran all over the mountains, he learned to swim, fish, and was friends with all the animals. River had a special friend named Brutus, a big black bear who lived in the mountains.
Drone had saved him from being swept away in a mudslide on the other side of the cave. Brutus was a baby bear, and Drone fed and took care of him, until he grew up. River met many animal friends in the mountains.
River also met the other people on the other side of the mountains, he also made friends with Paulie, a young boy his same age. Paulie was a little nutty at times, he enjoyed having fun and acting funny and crazy. Both friends enjoyed each other's company, but their parents have not met.
Stay tuned for River-Chapter 4

Sunday, September 18, 2011

Novelas: RIVER-Chapter 2- Memories

Novelas: RIVER-Chapter 2- Memories: River By Ruth M Garcia Marmolejos Chapter 2 Memories River was now five years old, and loved to wonder on his own, Yamarah had to be...

RIVER-Chapter 2- Memories

By Ruth M Garcia Marmolejos

Chapter 2

River was now five years old, and loved to wonder on his own, Yamarah had to be after him all the time. Yamarah often wondered if she could go back home. The memories of her life began to unfold. Yamarah is the oldest child, born in a small village, her parents lived modestly in a small cabin, with three other children, Caldron, Imar and Noelia.
Yamarah remembered the day a handsome young man appeared from the desert, he said he was a wanderer, looking for new places. Yamarah’s father Jacob, was very strict and did not like his daughters being friendly with strange men.
“I am very tired.” The young man said. “My name is Jon, May I stay here and rest for a few days? I do not have any money, but I can earn my keep by helping you. I am very handy with all kinds of work. I will leave soon and try not to be in your way.”
“We can offer you food, and you can sleep in the barn.” Jacob said. “ I do need some help to finish the roof before it starts raining again.” Jacob introduced his wife Ines, his sons, and his daughters.
Jon agreed, and helped Jacob finish the roof.
Yamarah was very attracted to Jon, and when she saw him go in the barn she followed him and asked, “When are you leaving?”
Jon replied. “I will be leaving soon, do you want me to leave?”
Yamarah Looked at Jon and asked. “ Do you want to leave? You said you are a wanderer. Where are you going next?”
Jon got close to Yamarah, kissed her, slowly leading her to lay down on the hay, and made love to her. After they finished making love, Yamarah went back to the cabin and went to bed. When Yamarah woke up, and went outside, Jon had left. Yamarah was heart broken, she could not understand why Jon left without saying good-bye. “Father, why did Jon leave without saying good-bye?” Yamarah asked.
Jacob looked very satisfied and with a smirk on his face said. “Jon had to leave, he wanted to continue to wander.”
Yamarah went to her room and began to cry. Three months went by and Yamarah began to feel nauseous and dizzy. Inez was curious and asked her if she had sex with Jon. Inez then told Yamarah, that she was pregnant. When Jacob found out his daughter was pregnant he wanted to kill her, but Ines convinced him to accept it. All his life he wanted the best for is daughters and now one of his daughters was going to have a baby without a father. Jacob was very resentful and acted very cold and cruel toward Yamarah.
One day, there was a big storm and the rain flooded the village. Yamarah’s memories were awaken when she felt a small hand gently touch her face, It was River.
“Mommy.” River said. “ Are your sad? Don’t be sad, I love you.” Yamarah kissed and hugged her little boy and said. “No my love. I can’t be sad with a precious son like you. I am going to get some vegetables for dinner do not wonder off.”
Yamarah went to the garden and picked some vegetables. “River come let’s go home.” Yamarah said loudly.
Yamarah called River, but he did not answer. Walking and looking for her little boy, Yamarah began to worry, frightened Yamarah yelled. “River where are you? Stop playing, please we have to go home. Yamarah could not find her little boy and ran to see if River had gone home. River was not home either. Nano and Marcela went out looking for River.
Stay tuned for Chapter 3

Sunday, September 11, 2011

Novelas: RIVER-Chapter 1-Escape from The Storm

Novelas: RIVER-Chapter 1-Escape from The Storm: RIVER By Ruth M Garcia-Marmolejos Chapter one Escaping the storm The storm became intense, it quickly turned into a killer hurrica...

RIVER-Chapter 1-Escape from The Storm

By Ruth M Garcia-Marmolejos

Chapter one
Escaping the storm

The storm became intense, it quickly turned into a killer hurricane blowing everything in it’s path. Trees were uprooted, small creeks turned into rivers, the animals ran looking for shelter, but could not find any. Thunder was heard and lightning was striking whatever was in its path. The ground opened up swallowing the plants and everything around it. The rain caused mudslides sweeping and covering whatever was in front of it. Where was anyone to go? Yamarah was running, trying to find shelter, she was with child. “Father, help me, where are you?” Yamarah. Screamed.
“Hurry, go into the cave.” Yamarah heard a strong voice say. Yamarah saw a cave appear in front of her, and ran inside, seconds before mud rushed behind her. Yamarah was relieved to have escaped the wicked storm. Exhausted from running, Yamarah fell asleep in the cave.
Hours later Yamarah opened her eyes, everything was dark, she looked around and saw a ray of light. “I wonder where that leads to?” Yamarah whispered. Walking toward the light being careful not to stumble on anything, when she looked out, Yamarah saw a road leading out of the cave. “What is this?” Yamarah asked. “Everything seems to have cleared up, the storm has gone. But wait? This is not the same place. Where am I?”
Yamarah walked out side, she saw a deserted road, dry bushes and far ahead she saw mountains. Yamarah walked toward the mountains, there was an entrance leading to the mountains. Entering the mountain, Yamarah saw a river, rocks and berry bushes.
“Oh how wonderful.” Yamarah said. “I am very thirsty and hungry. I can at least drink water and eat berries.” Yamarah picked berries, sat down on a rock, drank water and ate. Yamarah had finished eating berries and went to wash her hands in the river, while trying to get up, she felt a sharp pain. The pain stopped for a moment, but when she began to walk the pain started again. “Oh no, not now.” Yamarah exclaimed. “I think I am in labor. I am all alone here, I don’t know what to do.” The pain stopped, but Yamarah felt wet, as if she was urinating on herself. Her water bag had broken, Yamarah went to clean herself in the river, and felt an excruciating pain, then felt like pushing, and felt something between her legs. Yamarah got up, but when she tried to walk, she tripped over a rock and fell in the river, losing consciousness.
Waking up, Yamarah found herself in a bed, and an older woman sitting on a chair next to her. “You gave us quite a scare young woman.” The woman said. “My name is Marcela, we saw you floating in the river and my husband, Nano, saved you.”
Yamarah then remembered that she was in pain, fell into the river and cried. “What happened? I remember being in pain and felt like pushing, I felt something between my legs, when I tried to walk, I fell into the river”
“Yes child.” Marcela said. ”When my husband jumped into the river to save you, he also saw a baby attached to your umbilical cord, and took you both out.”
“Baby?” Yamarah exclaimed. “I had the baby in the river? Did it drown? Where is my baby?”
“No child,” Marcela replied, “When a baby is born in the water it does not drown. The baby breaths air when it is introduced to the air, besides the baby was still attached to the umbilical cord attached to you. Nano cut the umbilical cord and saved you and the baby.”
Marcela picked the infant up from a cradle she had, that belonged to her now grown son and said. “ Here is your baby , you had a beautiful, healthy baby boy.”
Yamarah held her baby close to her breast. “What a beautiful boy you are my son.” Yamarah said. “I have to give you a name. You were born in the river, I will name you River. My darling baby.” River began to get restless and started wiggling and crying. “You must be hungry my little boy.” Yamarah said. “What am I going to feed him?”
“Breast feed him my dear.” Marcela said. Take your breast out and let him suck the milk out of your breast.”
Yamarah took one of her breast out, placed the nipple in River’s mouth, who immediately started sucking. It was the most wonderful sensation Yamarah felt. When he was full, River fell asleep on his mothers chest. “My baby was very hungry” Yamarah whispered.
Marcela gently picked up the infant and placed him in the cradle.
Yamarah got up and walked toward the door in the room. “Where am I?” Yamarah asked? My name is Yamarah. I remember running away from a big storm and heard a voice tell me to go in the cave . I ran to the cave before the mudslide got to me. Everything was dark and I fell asleep from exhaustion. When I woke up I saw the light on the other side of the cave and it led me to the road near the river. Thank you for saving me and my baby.”
“You are welcomed child.” Marcela said. “You are safe in our home. We actually do not know the name of this place, we have lived here a long time. We got lost one day while on vacation on the other side of the cave, it began to get dark, loud thunder was heard, Lightning was falling from the sky and the showers began to flood everything. I was also with child, and like you, heard a voice that told us to go in the cave. We ran to the cave and walked toward the light on the other side, that bought us here. Nano build the cradle, River is now using, and built a small a small hut with tree leaves. I then gave birth to my son Ian. We loved the peace here and decided to stay. Nano then built this cabin and everything that you see. Being an architect and being a handyman, Nano dug a well, and together we transplanted flowers and trees from the surrounding areas. Ian grew up and wanted to know what was on the other side of the cave. We knew that would someday happen and he left with our blessings. He said he would be back some day. I want so much to see him. Maybe he found his way out and may now has his own family. Why don’t you go out, take a walk and look around.”
Yamarah walked outside, to the porch. There was a big swing on one side of the porch and two rockers next to it. Small and big plants in pots were hanging on top of the porch. Yamarah walked down the short stairs and walked outside. The scenery was breath-taking, the mountains ahead had flowers of different kind and colors. There was a small creek near the side of the Cabin where Nano loved to go fishing. Different kind of fruit trees surrounded the vegetable garden on the other side of the cabin and the vegetable garden. Ducks, goats, rabbits and chicken ran around freely. The smell of fresh air and the feeling of peace overwhelmed Yamarah, for it had been a long time since she felt at peace.
Time flew by and River was now walking and being mischievous. River loved to chase the ducks and the chicken. Many times he tried to help Nano milk the goat, spilling the milk all over him. Pulling the goat’s tail and trying to bite it, throwing rocks at the rabbits. Yamarah adored her little boy, who now slept with her in the bed. River loved to hug and kiss his mother. River loved to get up to poke Nano in his eyes, who loved to nap on the sofa. Everyone loved and enjoyed River.
The happiness was about to end.
Stay tuned for Chapter 2

Friday, September 9, 2011


Welcome to my Novela blog.
I will start posting my first blog novel soon. I hope you will enjoy it, it will be a series of chapters. I will keep all posted when I start and give you updates. God bless