Monday Mischief: Livvie Travels to the Land of Sepia Sleepia

This definitely qualifies as Mischief.

This post is inspired by Marian Allen, a fantastic writer who is dedicated and inspiring. We are only starting A Story A Day May on May 24th, so…well, at least we’re trying. Mom has never written a story. Yes, she’s written blog posts.

Katya Graymalkin (cat who owns Marian Allen), wrote a story about traveling to Italy, and the prompt to other companion animals was: If you could travel, where would you go?


I slipped into a land I didn't recognize

I slipped into a land I didn’t recognize



                          Livvie Travels to the Land of Sepia Sleepia

by Terry Cramer, via Livvie Cramer, rat terrier

One evening, as I was waiting for Mom to come home, I slid into a kind of sleep that felt like enormous, furry bear paws enveloping me in an umber plushness. My body was plummeting through blue fuzz, yet held firmly by this muscular embrace.  I landed  in a rich, green-sienna  canopy filled with tiny beige creatures hopping about like caffeinated bunnies.

“Errrrr”! I expressed a sort of growl to test the waters. “Errrr”!

“Allo der”! a tiny squishy voice answered.  “Allo der, are yew lost, white creature with spots and pointy snoutie”?

“Aaaaoo”! I answered, stymied about language protocols.

I did a little eyeball of the surroundings, and  saw mocha-colored cottony tree-like things sprouting from the rich, mud-colored ground. I could sense a cookie somewhere close.

“I’m SupposeEd, your Ersatz Bunny-Like Guide,” the tiny being blurted. S/he was java-and taffy- striped with a pentagram-shaped body, and rabbit legs galore.  “‘Ere, ‘ave a likkle treat”!

Chomp, chomp chomp, the flavor of sepia, yum.

“Wherrrr am I?” I growl-spoke to SupposeEd.

“‘Ere in Sepia Sleepia Land, of course. Didn’t you know? ”

“How errrrr did I get here? Errrr,” I still growl-spoke, in my hyper-snout-vigilence.

“Your mum has been participating in one too many Sepia Saturday Blog Hops, and this time you actually slipped right through the portal”!

I began to cry. “Eeeeee  Eeeeee Eeeeeee”!   “Mommieeeee”!

“Ok, likkle Pointy Spotted Snout! We will send you back. You’re too discombobulated to stay this time. But do us a favor, and tell the world about us, the Sepia Erzatz Bunny-Like Guides”! (SEBELS)

“Ok SupposeEd, OK SupposeEd…………URUFFFFIEO!”

Whoosh. Whoosh. Smoglespurtie. Ooglesmarth. Whoosh……….




Sepia Erzatz Bunny-Like Guides

Sepia Erzatz Bunny-Like Guides


We are participating in Monday Mischief Blog Hop, hosted by Snoopy’s Dog Blog, Alfie’s Blog and My Brown Newfies. An enormous thanks to them for hosting.


14 thoughts on “Monday Mischief: Livvie Travels to the Land of Sepia Sleepia

  1. Wonderful! Loud, approving meows! Sepia Sleepia sounds like a wonderful place to visit, especially if you get treats. :) Great story! >^..^<

  2. Emma says:

    What cute stuffies in the last photo. We never heard of the story a day thing, but can’t do it right now anyway. Cute story!

    • Terry Cramer says:

      Thanks! Just what everyone needs…More pressure…to write a story a day! To those writers doing it, it is a fun challenge, I guess. So far, that is the only story we’ve come up with.

  3. Sleepia Sepia! That’s so creative!!!!
    Thanks for sharing on Sepia Saturday- Ruckus the Eskie

  4. Terry Cramer says:

    Thanks for planting the seed. It may be a story that continues on.

  5. Bailey says:

    Love the stuffy. Great story.

  6. Sue says:

    Very cool story – love it!

  7. It sure must have been confusing to end up in Sepia Land, quite an adventure! It’s great to read your Mom’s story :)

    I hope you’re having a fun day,

    Your pal Snoopy :)

  8. Stacey says:

    I love writing stories but am not sure I could do one a day. I don’t join the challenges because then I get too stressed out with meeting the goals.
    It’s great it inspired you to write your first story though and a very good one too boot. Enjoyed it and hope you had a wonderful holiday weekend :)

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