Welcome back to Weird, Wild, & Wicked Tales for the Top Ten List. Each month we do one of these top ten lists to give you an idea of what we're thinking of; as authors, as people, as random lists we've put together. This month is Disney Movies. For the record, I'm including Pixar films as well because I actually like them a lot better than the old Disney movies.
10. Toy Story. This was the first time snark was added to a film so beautifully. "You're mocking me, aren't you?" :D
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9. Finding Nemo. This story really showed friendship and courage in the face of big-time fears. "Good feeling's gone."
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8. Cars. I loved the way Doc Hudson reminded Lightning McQueen that a little hard work and generosity made everyone win in the end. "This grumpy old race car once told me it's just an empty cup." Glory, it makes me tear up just typing it.
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7. Planes: Fire & Rescue. Okay, it doesn't get more perfect than a heartfelt story about never giving up and firefighters, and my personal love of helicopters. Dusty learned to be a firefighter to help the old firetruck at Propwash Junction, and he gave his all to save the old honeymooning couple on the bridge. Oh, the feels!
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6. The Jungle Book (1994) starring Jason Scott Lee. Who can resist that handsome "Indian" prince?
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5. WALL-E. I loved the story of love and connection between EVE and WALL-E. And EVE was badass. No one messed with her.
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4. Enchanted. This was the first time Disney made fun of themselves with the woman who sings and gets the woodland creatures to help her. Bring that to the jaded New York businessman and it worked like a charm. Plus this was the first Dauntless Romance put out by Disney - Giselle saves him from the dragon in the end.
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3. Mulan. This is a woman who will do what she can to save her father from having to fight. But in the end, she saves a lot more than just him. "Let's go kick some Hunny-buns!"
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2. Tangled. Not only is the heroine determined and helps the hero get away, but she uses her abilities to help all sorts of people. And Flynn has to be my favorite Disney hero, ever. "I don't do backstory."
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1. Moana. Okay, when I saw the previews I wasn't convinced I wanted to see it, but when the kids begged me to rent it, I was surprised at how much Disney had pulled in reincarnation and women helping women into this tale. Maui had hurt Te Fiti, but only Moana could heal her. This wasn't a romance, it was empowerment and it was magnificent. But Grandma was my favorite character by far. "Or else I chose the wrong tattoo."
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There you have it. My top ten list. What are your top ten Disney movies? Check out the other authors have similar lists below:
Welcome back to Weird, Wild, & Wicked Tales for Snippet Sunday. Are you ready for President's Day Weekend? This is a great title to enjoy for the holiday. BURNING YULETIDE is out now, though, so that's good. It's a paranormal firefighter holiday romance set in Three Lakes, Michigan.
In this snippet, Estelle Three-Hearts has finished up the first photo shoot, and everyone has gone. Well, almost everyone.
“What can I do for you, Mr. Redfeather?” She gave him a warm smile.
“First, you can call me Mark.” He rested a hip against her desk as he looked down on her with those smoldering chocolate eyes. “Second, you can let me take you out to supper for your hard work today. You were amazing.”
She raised her eyebrows. “Are you asking me out on a date, Mark?”
“Yes, ma’am, I am. I’d like to spend some more time with you.”
“You were with me all day today.” She saved the downloaded images into a folder and shut down the computer as she returned her gaze to his. “You haven’t had enough?”
“Not hardly.” His eyes flared with arousal. “And I wasn’t really with you all day. I watched you work. There were too many other people here to be ‘with’ you.”
Heat curled through her chest and she shivered. “How did you want to be ‘with’ me?”
He pulled her to her feet with one hand then brought it to his lips to kiss. The heat of his lips against her fingers sent pleasure shooting straight to her groin.
“To be brutally honest, I’d like to see what you look like without a shirt.” He grinned. “But I’ll settle for supper at a local place, my treat.”
Estelle Three-Hearts has one goal for the holidays – finish her charity calendar for the ‘Smoke Detectors in Every Building’ program to provide fire safety for the citizens of Three Lakes. Luckily, her uncle is a captain for the fire department who’s recruited volunteers to pose for the sexy firefighter calendar. There’s nothing more fun to look at than half-naked firefighters all year round.
Mark Redfeather, a Firebird shifter, has learned to use his birthright for firefighting rather than fire-lighting. When his captain asked for volunteers for the charity calendar, he had no plans to participate – until he meets Estelle, and recognizes her as his mate.
Estelle is human and knows nothing about the Elder Races, but when an arsonist strikes her home and studio, Mark is forced to reveal his secret. Estelle must decide if he’s the monster she fears or the man who sets her heart on fire.
This title is now available from Three Lakes Books. Click on the links below to grab a copy today.
Week 304 of #ThursThreads had many fantastic tales. I'm honored to see all the writers come to tie a tale in our fifth year. Thank you. May you come back again and write more great flash. Thousand thanks to Muirlette #2 for judging this week. Check out the #ThursThreads #flashfiction group on Facebook or the #ThursThreads Community on Google Plus to keep up with news, etc.
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Silver James | @SilverJames_ Muirlette #2 says: What made me so happy about this story is that the woman decided to help the little boy even though she was scared.
Kel J. Heinen | @Aightball Muirlette #2 says: The whole story that Aightball wrote made me feel so happy. I loved that the kitty's name was Waldo and how he hid all the mice under the refrigerator.
Siobhan Muir lives in Cheyenne, Wyoming, and writes kick-ass adventure with hot sex for men and women to enjoy. She believes in happily-ever-after, redemption, and communication, all of which you'll find in her romance stories of all genres.