TODAY WE CELEBRATE THE RELEASE OF "FROM WHENCE JASMINE BLOOMS" BY C. DESERT ROSE.
The Garden of Life does not thrive by concept alone—it takes the right ingredients to fertilize it, so it can rise to its fullest potential.
In order to bloom into her fullest life, Jasmine first needs to learn the components of living a fulfilling life. The seven core elements of becoming are divulged to Jasmine in a fashion she would have never conceived.
In the coming of age novelette “From Whence Jasmine Blooms”, Jasmine will embark on a journey into magic, mystery, and most of all, knowledge.
Julian had a large smile on his face, his eyes beamed with pride. “I hear that you did well in your last lesson …”
“I literally just walked out, so how did you hear that?”
“News travels fast here.”
“Yeah, I can see that. At any rate, thanks.” Jasmine smiled. Picking out her crumpled schedule from her backpack she looked to see what the next lesson was. Furthermore, it was an unexpected but gratifying thing to notice that she only had three lessons left.
Strolling down the hall to the next class Jasmine fully expected another ginormous door with another shiny sign. Ready for the next lesson she trolleyed down the walkway with a mellow swagger that she hadn’t previously had.
Shortly thereafter she and Julian had reached their destination. Only, something was incredibly amiss and suspect. Jasmine quickly found that there was no door or sign here. What there was, was an opening which led to a diving board that was approximately one hundred feet above a small tub of water. Above the opening a glowing red arrow was directly under the word JUMP.
Jasmine’s eyes nearly popped out of her head. “I am not jumping!”
“Oh?” Julian asked in faux shock. “Why not?”
“Nope! No. No, no, no, no, no! I can’t even swim! I am not jumping!”
“Hmm … do you need a push?” Julian scratched his chin.
“Absolutely not! Julian, this is not happening. Period.”
“Alright,” Julian said then turned his back to walk away. Before leaving, however, he said one last thing. “Unfortunately, you cannot graduate unless you complete this course. To complete this course you have to jump.”
Jasmine conjured up myriad cuss words in her head. None of which were nice.
She paced, then stopped, then paced again. This went on for five or so minutes. Jasmine struggled with the having to and the wanting to. She couldn’t tell which one would win. Every so often Jasmine would glance up at the sign.
JUMP … JUMP … JUMP … blink, blink, blink.
Damn it! This is ridiculous!
Jasmine scratched her head, took two deep breaths then taking five steps back and a running start she dove off the board. Jasmine held her breath the whole way down. The only thought in her mind was that she better not die. One-one thousand, two-one thousand and plop.
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