Embrace Courage

Izabo returned with the box and Fibble. Yes, Fibble. I almost forgot Fibble! He played such an integral part of my plagued plot. I shall deliver my plagued plot to Godfrey . . .

11.EmbraceCourage “Courage is resistance to fear, mastery of fear – not absence of fear.”

Mark Twain



Here I am, live with Godfrey Goodfellow and his son, Bartholomew Peach, who I turned into a frog that I dated. Gulp . . .

11.FirstPeach“Gee, Godfrey, um . . . I’m really sorry about this. He looks pretty healthy though. He’s been living in my swamp. We hung out together for a while but there was no hanky-panky. Honest! So, would you mind giving me back my poofing power so I can turn him back into Peach?”

“You never gave up your power. You merely gave up the choice to use it.”

“So, I can just POOF! – and he’ll be Peach again?”


“All this mecca stuff, delivering Peach and my plagued plot to you was – ”

“Just more plagued plot . . . ”

“So, I really am in control here?”

“You’re the author – ”

“Why do I keep forgetting that? OK, then, I’m not going to change Peach back. I like him as a frog. I’ll take him back to the swamp. He can live happily ever after there. He’ll be harmless, and I can keep an eye on him. Problem solved.”

“Above all, be the heroine of your life, not the victim.”

Nora Ephron