Animal of the Day – Hamster

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Animal of the Day – Hamster

#AOTD – MOUNTIAN SHEEP  – SEPTEMBER 21, 2019

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I think this was a little white hamster. He has some black around his eyes, and tiny pink paws and ears, and is eating pellets from a silver bowl. We saw these at the pet store.

There was a cute sign by them with a cartoon hamster, and was saying, “My Cheeks are as big as my Heart”.

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International Day of Peace 9/21/19

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Grant Us Peace

International Day of Peace 9/21/19

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“Give Me Love (Give Me Peace On Earth), by George Harrison, was released from his album, “Living In the Material World”, in 1973. It was written by George Harrison, and is on the Apple label.

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“Peace Train”, by Cat Stevens, was released in 1971, and appears on the album, “Teaser and the Firecat”. It was written by Cat Stevens. The label is Island (UK/Europe, and A & M (US and Canada).

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Flower of the Day – Pink & Purple

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Flower of the Day – Pink & Purple

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This is a sweet little bouquet of pink and purple flowers, with a few green stems, and white buds.

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For Cee’s Flower of the Day:

FOTD – September 21, 2019 – Pampus Grass

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Two Souls: Into the Fire # 206

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Two Souls: Into the Fire # 206

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TWO SOULS: INTO THE FIRE

# 206

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As the afternoon wound down, Steve went to admire his car some more. By himself, he let the memories come. First of them was the last time he’d driven the car, before today. The day he had the wreck…so drunk with liquor and despair of ever seeing Ghost again… and then the older memories…the good ones…with Ghost. He smiled at those good times.

Up on the porch, Ghost was on the swing with Linda. He was making the swing rock, as he overheard Steve’s thoughts. Linda could tell there was something going on between them, at this very moment. Steve looked over to them, catching Ghost’s gaze with his own. She’d never seen anything like it, before.

Then, Ghost began talking…to her…to himself…she didn’t know, but she didn’t interrupt. She’d heard Steve tell their story, and now she listened, as Ghost told his.

“Steve saved me in that car. I think I was dead ’cause I saw it all from another place. He was so scared. But, I was so hurt, and because he was with me, I wasn’t scared…I was at peace. My soul was happy, because we’d finally found each other again.” He sighed, remembering.

“Later, we were always riding around in it. It sometimes would break down, but Steve knows how to fix it. I’d sing to him while he worked. He said it helped. And that big ‘ol back seat…uh…well, it’s big…and, we’ve been in that back seat a lot…” His eyes were closed, and he licked his lips, and smiled. “Well, he loves that car, and I had to find it for him.” He trailed off, then, curling up on the swing, with his head on Linda’s lap. As he softly hummed a song, Linda smoothed back his hair, and stroked his temples. He was almost asleep, when Steve came up the porch steps.

“Don’t go to sleep, Ghost, it’s almost time to go,” Steve said. “Linda, you’ve put a spell on him…ever since you’ve been here.” He smiled, shaking his head.

“No…he’s put a spell on me, Steve,” Linda said. “You’re magical, Ghost,” she whispered.

Ghost smiled, and sat up, hugging her. “Thank you for listening, Linda.”

“Okay, y’all, let’s get our stuff and get going,” Steve said, opening the screen door. Inside, he found a box, and Ghost and Linda put the gifts inside, to take over to the Yew. Then, they were on the road, headed for town.

Steve cranked up the radio, and they all sang along to the songs, on the oldies station. The car drove like a ship, floating on the ocean of the night’s darkness…it was so smooth. As they arrived at the club, they could see that Zach’s car was already there, and inside Zach, Trevor, Terry, R. J., and Kinsey were sitting at the bar, having a drink and telling stories.

“Hey, y’all,” Terry yelled over at them. “Just in time for story hour,” he laughed, already feeling his beers.

Steve carried the box of gifts over to the Christmas tree, adding them to the others under there. Linda and Ghost found a seat, and Kinsey got the drinks all around. The storytelling continued…each telling of when this or that happened, while they all chimed in with their own versions of the tales. Linda even told a few of her own.

“Anybody hungry?” Kinsey asked. “Let’s go get a plate; I didn’t cook all afternoon for y’all not to eat,” he said, leading the way to the kitchen. He’d made spaghetti for the occasion, and everyone filled their plate, gathering again at a nearby table. The stories continued, amidst laughter and jokes.

Linda had only met Zach and Trevor once, at the show, the night she arrived, so hadn’t gotten a chance to know them. And, they had a new listener to tell their stories to. She came to understand how they connected to Steve and Ghost. She was astounded at their story of the séance and the haunted house. She remembered the house…it had been a topic that many of her friends from school had talked about. Now she was hearing the real story.

They soon finished their meal, and Steve urged everyone to come see his T-bird, and so they all trooped outside.

“Never thought I’d see it again, Steve,” Terry said. “In fact, it looks a lot better now…there ain’t a bunch of trash in there,” he cackled.

“Yeah, well, I’m gonna keep it clean, now,” Steve said.

“Who’s ready for presents?” Ghost asked. He headed inside, and they all followed, gathering at the Christmas tree. “Hey, there’s a lot of presents here,” he said, getting excited. “More than what we brung.”

“Yeah, we put some under there,” said Zach.

“Me, too,” Terry said.

“Well, so did I,” Kinsey said. “Who’s gonna start?”

“Wait…I have to take a picture,” Ghost said, running to get his camera. Everyone posed, and acted silly for a few minutes. Then Terry grabbed a gift.

“This one says it’s to Kinsey…and what do you know…it’s from me,” Terry said, handing it to Kinsey.

When Kinsey tore off the wrapping paper, he found a photo album with all the pictures he and Terry had taken while on their vacation. “Hey, this is neat, Terry. We sure had a good time. Thanks, man.” He got up to find his present from him, to Terry. “Here ya go, Terry, open it.”

It wasn’t a very large package, but when Terry opened it, he seemed stunned for a second. “What? How? Look, y’all…tickets to the rock concert over in Raleigh next month. Wow, this has been sold out for awhile…how did you manage to get these, Kinsey?”

Smiling, Kinsey said, “Oh, I have my ways. The promoter is an old friend of mine.”

“Well, gee thanks…and there’s two of them. Guess I’ll have to find a date,” Terry said.

Now, Zach reached into the pile of gifts, getting one out. “This one is for you, Steve,” he said.

Steve took the package, opened it, and grinned. It was a set of guitar picks, in several colors, embossed with his name in gold. “These are so cool, Zach. I never had one with my name on it. Thanks.”

“I have something for you Zach,” Ghost said. He brought out the gift he’d bought at the New Age store awhile back. He then handed out all the other presents under the tree, for everyone to tear into.

Steve had held his gifts back for last. Then, handing them out, he said, “Y’all got the same thing from me, so open ’em all at the same time.”

They tore into them, each wanting to be the first to reveal what it was. For a second, it was a flurry of wrapping paper flying through the air.

“Oh, wow, look at this,” Zach said, holding up his keychain. Then, they all held up their own, so the others could see.

“Thank you, Steve…it’s just what I wanted,” Kinsey said.

“And, it’s so useful, too,” R. J. said. They all laughed at how corny that had sounded.

“These things real?” Terry asked, as he eyeballed the diamond chip.

Everyone got quiet at that statement, yet they all wanted to know.

“Hell, yeah,” Steve said. “So, if ya go pawning it, make sure they give ya good money for it.” He laughed.

They kept talking, after the gift-giving was done, then Kinsey went to get trash bags, for the clean-up. Ghost and R. J. went back for more dessert, and Steve and Linda went upstairs to get her suitcase.

“Steve, it’s been so much fun here with you and Ghost, and your friends. I have to get back to my kids, but I am coming back here…just as soon as I can.”

“Well, Sis, I’m glad you came, and I enjoyed it too. I was really nervous about it, but now, I can’t wait for y’all to get back here,” Steve said. She gave him a hug. “I think it’s almost time for the bus, isn’t it?” she asked, looking at her watch.

“Yeah, better get out there,” Steve said. “What time does your plane leave from Raleigh?”

“About an hour after I get to the airport, so I’ll have enough time to get checked in and all,” Linda said.

“You’re not afraid to fly?” Steve asked.

“No, why? I love flying on a plane.”

Steve shrugged. “Oh, well, Ghost and I was gonna do that one time, but we got too scared, and so we didn’t. It was a mess.”

She laughed. “Well, someday maybe, y’all can try again.”

They went downstairs, and she told everyone good-bye. She and Steve went out and over to the hardware store’s porch, to wait for the bus. The bus did arrive on time, and Steve hugged his sister one more time, then waved, as she looked out the window. He stood there a few minutes, wishing she was already moved here.

Ghost came out of the club, and walked over to Steve. He hugged him, and put his head on Steve’s shoulder. “Can we go home, now?” he asked.

Steve nodded. “Yeah, looks like you’re pretty tipsy, and about to fall asleep, Ghost.”

“Yep,” Ghost giggled, and swayed, as they began to walk back to the club.

“Go on and get in the car. I’ll get our stuff, then we’ll go home,” Steve said.

“Okay,” Ghost said, as he climbed into the car, shut the door, and leaned back, half asleep already.

Steve went in, and gathered up their gifts. “We’re going, guys. Linda got on the bus, and Ghost is already asleep in the car. Thanks for supper Kinsey, and everyone for the presents,” he said.

“Y’all get home safe…and Merry Christmas,” Kinsey said.

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Next part coming soon!

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Thanks for visiting! Peace ☮️

© 2019 BS

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This is a work of “fan fiction” based on the novel, “Lost Souls” by Poppy Z. Brite. All credit for the original characters, places, and some backstory mentions, belong to Ms. Brite and her publishing affiliates. Only newly introduced characters, places, and original elements of this story are entirely from my imagination. Character descriptions are a blend of the original book descriptions and my interpretation of them.

All songs included in this work will be solely owned by the original performers/writers and will be credited. Creative liscense is taken in including them in this story.

No harm is intended toward author, muscians, or people and situations to whom there may be a resemblence.

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The content herein is rated by me as being at the high end of MA (Mature Audience). It includes strong language, violence, sexual themes, including same sex pairings, religious themes, and fantasy horror.

Feline Friday – Baby Wow Wow

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Feline Friday –

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Feline Friday

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Baby Wow Wow.

This little kitty we call Baby Wow Wow, or Wee Wow, because she is Mama Wow Wow’s baby.

She is white, black and brown, and very soft. I get to pet her sometimes. 🙂

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Flower of the Day – Lilly

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Flower of the Day – Lily

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This is a pink lily, and then a close photo of the middle of the flower. It has some green & yellow, and a black bit, too.

I never can remember if you spell it with one letter L or two LLs. I think it can be either way. 🙂

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For Cee’s Flower of the Day:

FOTD – September 20, 2019 – Dahlias

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Fan Of … & CFFC – Pens/Pencils/Crayons/Markers

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Fan Of … & CFFC – Pens/Pencils/Crayons/Markers

Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge – Pens/Pencils/Crayons/Markers CFFC

Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Pens, Pencils, Crayons, Markers

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Fan Of… Challenge #33 — Arbroath Harbour

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Here’s a new fun challenge! Just post something you like and are a fan of. 🙂

It’s hosted by Jez Braithwaite, and you can find his blog at the above link. Thanks, Jez!

How To Join In

  1. Create a Fan Of… Photo Post.
  2. Add a link to your Fan of… blog post in my comment box.
  3. Title your post Fan Of… or add Fan Of… tag

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I use my crayons, markers, pencils, and pens all the time. 🙂

Photos show a box of 120 Crayola Crayons, Some of my colored pencils, a bunch of my all colors of markers, and last is a set of scented pens that have sugar skull decorations on them, plus a writing notebook with the skulls. The ink pens smell really good, too. 🙂

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Color Your World – Burnt Sienna

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Color your World: Burnt Sienna

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Thanks, Jennifer, for bringing back Color Your World!

To join in, just click the above link for details!

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This color is a little bit confusing. The crayon shows a more brown color, while the color tab shows it more reddish/orange brown. I showed a little of both in the photos.

Photos are:

  • Burnt Sienna Crayola Crayon
  • My art – words burnt sienna in black surrounded by crayon marks
  • Burnt Sienna color fact – hue family is brown
  • Dinosaur bones (Triceratops?)
  • Jar of cinnamon cookies
  • Wall decorations (sign says Relax on burnt sienna wall, and a driftwood branch)
  • Squirrel salt & pepper shakers

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Two Souls: Into the Fire # 205

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Two Souls: Into the Fire # 205

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TWO SOULS: INTO THE FIRE

# 205

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“Sit in your car, Steve,” Ghost said, “the keys are in there…start it up and let’s all go for a ride. Come on, Linda.” He opened the passenger side door.

“Yes, let’s take a ride in this beautiful car of yours, Steve,” Linda said, as she climbed into the back seat. Ghost got in the front, and closed the door.

Suddenly, Ghost had flashes of memories coming to him. The car felt exactly the same as it always had, and he remembered all the rides he and Steve used to take…all the times he’d fallen asleep in here, all the music they’d listened to, and played…and…all the times they’d made love in the back seat. He glanced back at Linda, and blushed a bit, thankful she couldn’t read his mind.

Steve started the engine. “Listen to that…perfect,” he said, and they began to move down the driveway. They drove around for awhile, up and down the highway. “I’m driving this baby into town, tonight,” Steve said, laughing. “I love it, Ghost. You brought her home to me.” He leaned over and kissed Ghost, as soon as they got back to the house. “I don’t even want to get out, now.”

Ghost and Linda got out, though. “Wait…I’m gonna take your picture, Steve…hang on a minute.” He ran into the house to get his camera. Then, after taking several pictures of Steve and the car, and Steve taking pictures of Ghost and Linda with the car, they decided to go in for a cold drink.

Linda motioned to Steve to come with her into the kitchen, while she got glasses of soda ready for them. Ghost had flopped down on the couch.

“Steve,” she whispered. “It’s time to give Ghost his present.”

“Oh, yeah…I’ll go get it,” Steve said.

“I’m going on out front,” Linda said. “Y’all need to be alone for this one.” She gave Steve a hug. “Take your time, hon.” She smiled, then went on outside.

As she passed by Ghost, he said, “Hey, where’s my drink?” He started to get up from the couch, but Steve stopped him.

“Ghost, wait a minute. I’ve got something for you to open, too. Stay there, I’ll be right back,” Steve said. He went into his bedroom and got the dark blue, velvet box out of his closet. Opening it, he smiled. He hoped Ghost would like it. He came back to the living room…Ghost was wide-eyed, waiting in anticipation.

Kneeling down, Steve clasped his hands with Ghost’s. He cleared his throat, then said, “Ghost, I love you so much. You’re everything to me. I’ve loved you since the day we met…probably before that even…and I’d die if you ever didn’t love me back. Well, I’m not real good with this, but I feel it…inside. I hope you feel it, too.”

Ghost nodded, and Steve continued. “So, this is something I want you to have. Please know I give it to you with all the love in my heart.” He reached into his pocket, bringing out the box.  “For you, from me…open it.” He smiled, even as his heart was pounding.

Ghost carefully took it. “Steve…” he whispered, looking into Steve’s eyes. Steve nodded, “Go on…”

Slowly cracking open the box’s top lid, he saw the beautiful, silver ring inside. It was polished until it shined, and there were two small diamonds set into the top, with tiny engravings of their names…one on each side of the diamonds.

“It’s beautiful, and so shiny, Steve,” Ghost said, in awe.

“Look inside the band,” Steve urged.

Taking the ring from the box, Ghost read the inscription. It said ‘forevermore’ and had a heart on either side of the word. “It says…it says…” Ghost closed his eyes, and began to cry, he was so overwhelmed with emotion.

Steve reached up, caressing Ghost’s face, and kissing him. “Do you like it, babe?” Steve asked, brushing the tears away.

Ghost looked up, with water soaked eyes, and nodded. “Yes, Steve. I love it, and I love you…forevermore.”

“Put it on…I think it’s the right size.”

Ghost held out his hand, and Steve placed the ring on his finger. It fit perfectly. “I’m never taking it off,” Ghost said. “Come on…let’s go show Linda.”

Steve helped Ghost up, and they went out on the front porch. Linda looked at them, knowing they were so happy to be together. “Look, Linda,” Ghost said, holding out his hand.

She took his hand, admiring the ring. “Oh, Ghost, this is so beautiful,” she said, looking up into his shining eyes.

“I know, and it’s from Steve, and I love him so much, Linda,” he said.

She gave him a hug, and held out her arm to include Steve, too. “I love you both, so much.”

Then Ghost remembered something. “Oh, wait here,” he said, then ran back inside.

Linda sat down on the swing, while Steve leaned on the porch rail, looking out at his car. Ghost came back, holding a gift, wrapped in foil paper. He handed it to Linda. “This here present is for you. It’s from me and Steve. Open it.”

Steve had no idea of what it could be…he’d not found anything at the drug store, earlier, even though he’d really tried to find something. He looked at Ghost, who just smiled a sneaky kind of smile, and Steve knew Ghost had read his mind, or his feelings, of wanting to give something to Linda…and had done something about it. “Ohh…” he thought, and Ghost gave him a nod.

“You guys shouldn’t have,” Linda said, as she carefully unwrapped the box. Inside she pushed aside the tissue paper, then caught her breath. “Oh…oh…it’s so pretty…and look…oh, I love this. Thank you both, so much.”

She first drew out a necklace. It was a pink Quartz crystal, on a silver chain. Ghost had drilled a small hole through it, with an ice pick, and had taken one of his grandmother’s silver chains, to make it.  Putting it around her neck, Linda listened, as Ghost explained.

“It’s a pink Quartz crystal, Linda. It means love…so you’ll always have our love.”

“Yes, I will, and strangely enough, it feels warm…I can feel the love it brings,” she said, smiling up at Ghost and Steve. Then she looked in the box at the other gift, and picked it up. It was an antique, silver picture frame, that had been Ghost’s grandmother’s…newly polished, so it gleamed. Inside, Ghost had put a picture of himself and Steve, taken not too long ago. There was also Ghost’s hand lettered poem/song lyric, written on parchment, at the bottom of the picture. It said…’Beautiful Love…Lost and Now Found… Linda means beautiful, and Love is in the hearts of these two Lost Souls…to have found our sister…at long last…Love…Beautiful Love’. She read it, and then Ghost sang the simple tune, in a pure, clear voice to her. By the end, she was in tears, for such a heartfelt, personal gift.

She grabbed them both in a hug, and said, “This is the best thing y’all could have given me. I love you both.”

They sat in silence for a minute, with their own thoughts and feelings. Then Ghost got up. “I’m getting my drink…y’all want one?” They did, so he went inside to fix them. Steve went to look at his car, but Linda stopped him.

“Steve, you have the love of a very special young man.”

“I know, Linda, I know. And, something else…I wanted to get you something, really bad, and I just wasn’t finding any old thing this afternoon at the drug store. Ghost must have felt it all the way out here, and made this stuff for you while we were gone. I hope you know I feel exactly as he wrote. It’s from me, too.” he said.

Linda stroked his cheek. “I know it is, Steve. You are both so attuned to each other, there’s part of both of you in these.”

Steve nodded. “Yes…”

Ghost came back out. “Here ya go,” he said, handing out the sodas. “When do we go to the party at Kinsey’s,” he asked.

Steve laughed. “Pretty soon, Ghost, pretty soon.”

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Next part coming soon!

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Thanks for visiting! Peace ☮️

© 2019 BS

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This is a work of “fan fiction” based on the novel, “Lost Souls” by Poppy Z. Brite. All credit for the original characters, places, and some backstory mentions, belong to Ms. Brite and her publishing affiliates. Only newly introduced characters, places, and original elements of this story are entirely from my imagination. Character descriptions are a blend of the original book descriptions and my interpretation of them.

All songs included in this work will be solely owned by the original performers/writers and will be credited. Creative liscense is taken in including them in this story.

No harm is intended toward author, muscians, or people and situations to whom there may be a resemblence.

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The content herein is rated by me as being at the high end of MA (Mature Audience). It includes strong language, violence, sexual themes, including same sex pairings, religious themes, and fantasy horror.