Out of The Closet…


But first! Where were YOU last Thursday morning? Were you in a closet surrounded by clothes and shoes and cottony things, lifting a candle and trying to read whilst not setting your hair on fire?

Closet2I have quite the niftiest brothers possible. We’d just had our first meeting on publicity for Hazel Twigg & the Hollyhock Hideaway – with a bonafide publicity guy, mind you – and SWOOSH! The following morning my brother had put together an EXCELLENT 30 second YouTube video.

Dennis had done it with his own voice, so now it was my turn to record the few lines. He asked me, “Do you have any quiet, small room that you could go into?”

Hmm. I knew instantly. My closet. Gulp. That’s where the first bat was discovered. 

It’s right beneath the attic stairs! Perhaps the bat didn’t just fly in, perhaps there’s a pencil-hole-sized gap between the closet and the attic! I keep the door closed and have even blocked the gap beneath it nice and tight. I sleep better that way.

Even though it was just a few lines, and I’m the one that wrote them, fer’ cryin’ out loud, I had to have them on a piece of paper in front of me. Which means I needed to see. The light in there is broken, so it’s as dark as a tomb. Of course I couldn’t find my flashlight, I never can when I need it. But we’d recently had a power outage, so I knew where the candles were!

So there I was last Thursday morning in my closet, surrounded by fabric, holding a candle and a piece of paper. I informed my sister Julie beforehand in case my burnt body was discovered in there and the detectives were wondering why.

I was grateful to get out of the closet alive.

The video won’t be released elsewhere until tomorrow. But YOU get to see it today! And now, without further ado, here is the teaser of the teaser:

What do you think? Should we do more? Because I will! ‘Cept maybe next time I’ll take my fire extinguisher…or find my flashlight…


14 Commentsto Out of The Closet…

  1. Beth Pearson says:

    Bravo….more please !

    • Ruth says:

      Glad you like it, Beth! I’ve seen the mock-up for chapter 2. So excited! Hopefully I’ll be heading back to the closet soon.

  2. Lois says:

    I loved it all, the music, your mysterious voice and the picture. You are all so talented!

  3. Dennis Agle says:

    To get right to the point, why is the light in the closet broken? Is it a light bulb that no longer works or is the wiring loose what exactly is the problem? The reason I care, is you could set fire to your clothes and even perhaps to your self. Deal with the main problem and then record in the closet with a minimum of fuss!

    • Ruth says:

      It’s one of those pull-string things that the string was pulled DOWN instead of OUT. However! I HAVE FOUND MY FLASHLIGHT and I’m going to keep track of it for sure.

      I’ll get the step ladder out and see if maybe the chain is just broken high up and perhaps just needs to be lengthened.

      As always Dad, you look out for me!

      Love you!


  4. Dennis Agle says:

    By the way, after I wrote my post, I looked at the “Hazeltwigg”, youtube and it was great. You have a great voice for naration.

  5. McheleH says:

    Very cool! Glad you survived & found your inner voice. Fun to know what you sound like. Very well done all the way around!

  6. carmella schultes says:

    Perfect. Loved it.