Hello my name is Nickie Korpal. I want to tell you all about my new eBook I just release called Rum-Te-Tum-Tum Crunch…Kerplunk. It’s a fantasy novel all about the topic food. The good, the bad and the ugly. How do we as society think about food? Food can nourish us, we celebrate good times with it, it gives us good health but on the other hand it can causes allergies, addiction, illness or even death if we have it or not. What would happen if food was taken away? How would we survive? How does mass media relate to food? Do they show food as good or to scare us silly? So many questions and so many thoughts about something we all take for granted daily. FOOD! We all need food to survive. In my story Rum-Te-Tum-Tum Crunch…Kerplunk, I did a lot of research and found so may topics to discuss all about food. I believe I gained ten pounds as I wrote this novel. Thinking and writing about food can sure create appetite. I cover all aspects about food as I relay this incredible story. My two main characters brother and sister Barry and Rosemary. I show how they dealt with having food daily to having none at all. Dealing with Rosemary food allergies and sensitivities. Looking at food addiction to anorexia. The main characters even go to another world where food is alive when you can pluck delicious cinnamon rolls from enormous licorice trees. A place that even if you are allergic to certain foods… you can eat there without any reaction. You will meet and talk to live gingerbreads, spices and even invited to an ice “cream” social. Guess who is putting the party on but cows, pigs and chickens. You would not have a novel without lots of villains, I have a collection that would make anyone’s hair stands on ends like chow mien noodles. They are all doing anything and everything from taking food away, spreading poison on food or creating foods only seen in sci fiction magazines. It’s not until the children Barry and Rosemary must find a way to save the food globe and their own food back home. After reading Rum-Te-Tum-Tum Crunch…Kerplunk you will see all food in a whole different way. Bon Appetit and Good Reading.
Here is a scene from Rum-Te-Tum-Tum Crunch…Kerplunk.
Barry screamed, “RUN.” The children ran full force, when swiftly they noticed a big white something blocking their path.
“Hurry Rosemary, climb onto that big white mountain ahead.”
The children climb and climb, as they stopped at each tier, the army of beetles were coming closer and closer. The children were going higher and higher up the White Mountain, looking down they saw only the next tier.
Barry lost his balance, “This is scaring the jellybeans out of me.” he was holding onto the edge of the White Mountain onto an apple blossom two tiers down.
Rosemary climbed next to her brother, as she stepped onto the over piped borders of royal icing and reaching for the gum paste roses, she was just hanging, when a large hand pulled her up to the next tier.
The white soft moist dirt was in her eyes. In addition, all she could say was, “Thanks.”
Rosemary wiped the white soft moist dirt off her eyes. Whoever helped her, was gone. “Rosemary, help. I cannot hold on anymore.”
Barry was hanging onto the frosty border of the mountain below. He looked down at the beetles, coming up the first tier.
Quickly, Rosemary bent down from the third tier, to help pull her brother up. “Thanks sis.” Suddenly they looked down at the lower tiers as the beetles were crawling faster and faster up the White Mountain and eating and devouring everything in sight as they chased after the children.
Barry pulled his sister away from the edge, “Hurry Rosemary, let us get to the top. We sure cannot go down from this mountain. Only way out is up.”
They raced up the next tier, Barry climbed onto the gum paste that looked like a rose and small apple blossoms, “Rosemary these flowers are amazing. They are strong enough for us to climb on. Keep moving up.”
The beetles were getting closer. The children could hear the crunching it was getting louder and louder.
“We are almost to the top.” Barry and Rosemary looked around they could see the whole food globe from up here. It was such a lovely view. Rosemary wanted a better view she backed into two figures standing motionless. “Excuse me.” Rosemary and Barry looked at the two statues one was dressed in a lovely white dress holding bouquet of flowers while the other was dress in a tuxedo. “Barry this isn’t a mountain, it’s a wedding cake.”
Rosemary had an idea, “Lets stand still. You act like a ring bearer and I will act like the flower girl.” The children stood like statues. The head beetle came over, circled the bride and groom looked over the children and flew away.
Both children smiled, they outsmarted that hungry beetle. Barry sigh as he spoke, “They have gone. They scared the jellybeans out of me.” Just as he said that, the head beetles circled again over head.
The beetle spoke with a high pitch tone causing Rosemary to cover her ears, the sound was deafening. “There you are, I found you, the new king will be happy.”
Suddenly the top of the cake was covered with the munching beetles, looking hungry as they eyed the children.
The infestation of unloved bugs caused the bride and the groom statues to split. Both falling to different directions as the insects carried them away.
The perfect wedding cake was no more. Rosemary and Barry held onto each other as the cake was being devoured and destroyed. No love just greed and betrayal has taken over.
The beetles separated Rosemary from Barry. They had Rosemary surrounded, “I smell it on this one. Take her to our leader.”
“HELP BARRY.” Barry crawled from one last rose to the next, tripping and sliding on the icing, “Rosemary, I’m coming.” Rapidly a fleet of flying meal moths swooped down and swept Rosemary away.
“Help Barry, Help.” Rosemary kicked and screamed, as she tried to free herself from those ugly moths. Barry looked up and all he saw was the sky full of meal moths. “Hold on Rosemary, I’m coming.”
Barry had a problem, the beetles had him circled and there was no way to go. Barry looked at them in terror, the head beetle looked so hungry.
Barry tried to get a hold of the mealy moth flying above. He reached up and grabbed one flying by…only he got bit by this nasty bug.
Swiftly a gang of flying meal moths picked Barry upholding him by his collar. Barry was thinking, just maybe they would take him to Rosemary.’
Barry was up in the air when he saw Rosemary ahead through the marshmallow clouds. “Rosemary I’m coming. It is scaring the jelly…. beans…...”
Barry kept wiggling, instantly they dropped him. Barry screamed only thing was below was the remains of the destroyed wedding cake. He fell down and down and he was caught by the head beetle.
Barry thought this was the end, he was knee deep in ugly bugs that swarmed and wiggled around him. Like quicksand he was falling into a pit of bugs. ‘Help me someone!’ Barry tried to scream but all the hideous bugs covered him.
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Type of Eating Disorders. The passage Helped Me I Hope It Will Help You..."Why are you down cast, O my soul? Why do disturbed within me? Put your hope in God, for I praise God my Savior." Psalm 42:5 Deception of LOvely the echo
–Weight varies usually normal weight or overweight
–Binges by eating large amounts of food in a short period of time, then purges by vomiting and or abusing laxatives. Cycle of binging and purging according to National Eating Disorders Assoc.
–Obsessed with weight and appearance
–Changes in weight, ulcers, sores in the mouth, sore throat, dehydration, dental problems, weakness, fatigue
–Depression, anxiety, feelings of guilt, self destructive behavior.
–Underweight BMI or less than 17.5%
–Takes few calories, may eat only a limited variety of foods Believe they are fat even when they are underweight. Obsessed with weight and appearance
–Extreme weight loss, low blood pressure, heart problems, kidney problems, hair loss, weakness, fatigue, nutritional deficiencies, cessation of menstruation
–Depression, anxiety, obsessive compulsive behaviors, denial that there is a problem, feat of gaining weight.
–Withdrawn, may refuse to eat in front of others.
–Not taken care of leads to heart attack to death
–WARNING SIGNS: excess rigid exercise regimen, dramatic weight loss, withdrawal from usual friends and activities, avoid mealtimes, frequent comments about feeing “fat”
Binge Eating Disorders
–They don’t usually purge after eating.
–Find comfort in food and react positively to enjoyable tastes or the physical feelings of fullness. Bings by eating large amount of food in a short period of time, may restrict food in between binges. History of weight stigma
–Maybe overly focused on weight and appearance
–Excessive weight gain, high blood pressure, diabetes, joint pain, fatigue
–Depression, feelings of guilt or self hatred. In such cases people have low self esteem that they simply think they lack the control to be discerning about what they eat, so they overly indulge at all times.
–Childhood trauma (abuse. Neglect, ect…)
–Maybe withdrawn, may seem overly sensitive
Other Specified Feeding or Eating Disorder (OSFED)
They don’t meet all the requirements or specific diagnoses. From restricting all foods to very special foods, amounts of food or binging in nontraditional ways. OSFED is the umbrella for any unnamed cases of disrupted eating.
When I wrote Deceptions of Lovely the Echo my intention was to show how having food disorder issues effected me. It was all a mind game seeing my body as not measuring up. The little voice inside of my head kept ringing in my ears. "Too fat...too ugly...need to lose weight so others will you..!" It wasn't until I fainted in school because of not eating. It was a wake up call for me. Always been a HSP (highly sensitive person with lots of allergies and sensitivities. I had issues eating for fear of reactions. So, I would prefer not eating. After my fainting spell, I found help. They helped me find myself and learn to accept myself as me. That lead me to write One of a Kind. Even today it's a daily struggle. It's a work in process. I hope you would get the chance to read Deceptions of Lovely the Echo. Food disorders isn't something to play around with. If you or a love one has food issues please seek help and talk to your medical provider they would guide you for assistant you need.
How to Get Help With Eating Disorders
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