My about me page has been put off for too long now.
Indeed, The orples have a story to tell.
My name is Marcy C. King. I am an orplekeeper.
The creation of the orples was my attempt at closure over my father‘s death in 1986. Olivia and Oscar not only metamorphosed from oranges into orples, they transformed my internal conflict into resolution. When Dad died, I was overcome with guilt for letting the final two years of his life pass without visiting him when I had the opportunity to do so. It is a long and personal story, best saved for another time and place, as to why the circumstances of my misgivings were what they were. With Dad’s passing, the seed had been planted. I’d created these two imaginary characters to carry the conversations between my conflicting selves. Their conversations were recorded, shelved, and retrieved, to be reread—later—for reflection. Then life happened, and I got busy with other things, and my manuscripts got buried under other priorities. My story slept for approximately fifteen years, only to be revived when I moved from Dinwiddie, Va. to Danville, Va.—not a smart move in the long run, and another story, still. During my time in Danville, I added pictures to my words, adding character and visual impact to the story as told in my book, ‘How Orples Came To Be’.
When I first started this blog, I began posting a variety of topics in an effort to gain recognition in general, and all was good, until I took a break, then returned. Now, the orples and I have once again metamorphosed, giving attention to the Orples, and to Olivia’s dismay, my newest book series, ‘Brides” mentioned here and there throughout some of the orple’s skits.
At this point in time, it is time to shift gears one more time, and dedicate this blog, from here on out, to Olivia, Oscar, myself, and anyone else who would like to leave a request to be included in our ‘Visiting the Neighbors’ category. To date, several of my friends have shared their photographs and postings for the orples to wander through, adding their two cents, while giving recognition my fellow bloggers. See the ‘Rules of the Game’ with links of our participating bloggers should you want to see who has moved to Orpleland—feel free to pick up your Orplekeeper’s Badge from my side margin, should you so desire. If you’d like to set it up as a widget to add back to me, please do. My link is: http://orples.net/. This is a way for everyone to win and have fun at the same time.
I work spontaneously, so I never really know who will be the next participant to be featured, and neither will you. Feel free to read through the comments and/or my previous posts for a better idea of what this blog and the orples are all about.
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“The “Orples Make A Tree Home” . paperback via Amazon.com HERE .
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Brides . Books 1&2 Available now.
To take a peek into what my new adult trilogy, Brides, is all about click here.
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