Two Souls: Into the Fire # 30

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Two Souls: Into the Fire # 30

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Steve sat at the old woman’s kitchen table, listening to what she had to say.

“He told me everything, Steve…about everything, his whole life poured out in front of me…the good times and the bad. The death of his grandmother was especially hard for him. She was my best friend back then, Steve. I told her not to take Ghost away, but she wouldn’t listen. He told me about you, too. What you did to him…Steve, when my husband found him out there by the graveyard, and brought him here,” she let a tear fall, “he was dead, Steve. I’m convinced of that. We carried him inside and laid him on the bed. There were a couple of last breaths, and he whispered your name. We were frantic. We didn’t know what to do, but we gave him CPR as best we could. It took so long, but he finally came back to us.” She paused for a moment.

“He wasn’t right, Steve. He was out of his mind, didn’t know where he was, who he was, only mumbled gibberish. He had these awful shaking fits, saw visions, screamed in the night. And then his injuries were taking so long to heal. There was infection and high fevers. I gave him all the medicine I could. It finally started to work. Slowly, he began to recover. At least his body did…his spirit, his life force was almost completely gone. He had no real will to live, was kind of upset that he did live…kept begging me to just forget about him, to let him go. But, I could never do that. I loved him already…he was my best friend’s grandson. I’d never let him will himself to die.

He got well enough. I urged him to get out in the community to get to know people, to learn some of his heritage. It was okay for a while, but then it started with the others. I was afraid for him…and he knew he should leave…and so, he did. I’ve not heard anything from him since. I pray every day for his safety. Steve, if anyone can find him, it’s you. I know that when he is ready to be found, he will let you know. His gift is so strong, he will make himself known, and I’m sure he will someday,” she paused again.

Steve could not stop sobbing. She reached over and wrapped him in her arms. He needed someone to care about him as much as Ghost did. “What will become of these two,” she wondered, “these two who are meant to be together for all of time?” She didn’t know, but she had faith that somehow it would work out, if not in this lifetime, maybe in the next. She knew in her heart that their souls were intertwined since the beginning of time, and they’d had many meetings before…and here they were again, struggling to make it work.

Finally, Steve could form words, again. “Why would Ghost even want me now? He hates me, he put a curse on me! He’d never let me find him!” he despaired.

She was surprised to hear that Ghost had put a curse on Steve. How did he even know about things like that? It must be an innate knowledge, passed down for generations.

“Don’t fret about it, Steve. I know you are a good person, deep inside. Something evil possessed you beyond your control that night. It was decided many lifetimes ago, that both of your souls would have strife, that you and Ghost would meet and part many, many times over the millennia. Ghost is always meant to be your soul-mate, and you are his. It was written in the stars. Ghost will never forsake you, Steve. That is the one thing you can count on. He will come back to you…when the time is right.

Ghost loves you, a love so deep and pure, that he would die for you, he would die because of you, he would die without you. He’s already proven that, in so many ways. Have faith, Steve. I can tell, you must think I’m just an old, crazy, raving lunatic, talking gobbledygook, but trust me, I’m speaking the truth.”

Steve nodded, and said he’d try. “So, what now? Do I just wait around for a mind message from Ghost to come get him, or what? How am I supposed to do that? I need to do something..it’s killing me!”

She smiled, and told him that’s all he could really do. “Be open to any feelings you get, anything strange or out of order…it could be a message from Ghost. You think it’s impossible, but just let go, Steve. It’s more difficult when you try too hard to figure it out. Relax and let the messages come and guide you. You can still search for him, do what you can, leave your flyers and information everywhere you go. It may help.”

Steve jumped up from the chair, and paced around. “Don’t tell me again ‘when the time is right’! The time is right for me to find him right now!”

She could understand his frustration. “Then go…go do everything you can, Steve. He needs you just as much as you need him. I’ll pray for your success and safety, as I will for Ghost’s.” She squeezed his hands.

Steve closed his eyes and nodded, “I know,” he whispered. He turned to leave, but she stopped him.

“Steve, wait, I just remembered something.” She went upstairs. When she came back down, she had an envelope in her hands. “This is yours…from Ghost. He said he knew you’d be here someday, and to give this to you. You would know it was from him, and no one else.

Steve opened the sealed envelope. Inside was a short note, in Ghost’s handwriting, in sky blue marker. It said,

“I’m so lost, Steve. I still love you. Ghost”…and with the note was two crumpled up silver stars that had been in Ghost’s back pack. They’d come from the ceiling in Ghost’s bedroom in Missing Mile.

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Next part coming soon!

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Thanks for visiting! Peace ☮️

© 2020 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 license is taken in including them in this story.

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

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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.

Fibbing Friday

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Fibbing Friday

This weekly challenge presents some questions that we are to give wrong answer to. It’s all in fun.

To join in this weekly challenge, and see other entries, just click the link below:

https://pensitivity101.wordpress.com/2022/08/12/fibbing-friday-12th-august/

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More funny definitions for today’s Fibbing Friday. Thanks, Di! 🙂

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1. What are you if you are Mabsoot?  … You are a manager of a men’s clothing store in India.

2. What does it mean to nidificate?  … You procrastinate doing anything.

3. What is a pabouch? … It’s a rare species of baboon with a pouch to carry it’s young.

4. What is quab?  … This is a goopy kind of mud, kind of like quicksand.

5. What is tacenda? … This is a grocery store in Mexico.

6. What does it mean to be ulotrichous? ,,, It means to be a person who gives to charities.

7. What is waftage? … It is a mobile food truck that sells breakfast food like waffles.

8. What does it mean to yaff? … It means you sort of half laugh with a breathy sound.

9. What is to yuke? … It is to grow cucumbers in your vegetable garden. ‘

10. What is zabaglione? … This is when you are going through security at the airport and you stand in the baggage check line.

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© 2022 BS

Throwback Thursday – Skills

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Throwback Thursday – Skills

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Today’s questions to think about is about our early skill learning experiences. Thanks, Lauren!

https://lssattitudeofgratitude.wordpress.com/2022/08/11/throwback-thursday-51-learning-new-skills/

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1. When did you learn to ride a bike? Were you self-taught or did someone teach you? Any major injuries on the way? Did you master the skill? Do you still ride? If applicable, did you teach your kids?

I can’t remember actually learning to ride a bike, but I remember having training wheels on for a time. Eventually they were removed and I was riding. I do remember my first bike (I think), and for some reason it was a boy’s bike. Then I got a girl’s bike that was way too big. I tried riding it around in the kitchen, but that didn’t work. Then I got another one which was a better fit. I only remember one injury when I fell off, and I cut my knee. I still have the scar.

2. Did you learn to play a musical instrument? At what age? Who taught you? How often did you practice?   Were you in band at school? How good were you? Do you still play? If applicable, did you encourage your kids to play?

I think I tried to play the plastic recorder horn, but no lessons. In 6th grade I got a violin and we did have lessons at school. I took orchestra classes from then on through high school. I played in concerts, and also competitions. I still have my violin, and can still play it. Every once in awhile I do take it out of the case. Both my girls play band instruments, and were in school music classes. Plus later on they learned to play guitar on their own.

3. Did you sing in a choir in church or at school? At what age? How often did you practice? Did you enjoy it? How good were you? Do you still sing with others?

I was never in choir at school or anywhere else. I can’t carry a tune for anything – it’s bad. But I sing around the house on occasion along with songs on the radio.

4. Did you have formal instructions on speaking a second language? Were you fortunate enough to be raised in a house with two or more languages? Did you learn a second language in school? Are you fluent in more than one language?

I took French classes at school for a couple of years, and can remember a few words. I know a bit of Spanish, just by hearing it a lot where we live. I picked up a few words and phrases in Germany and Japan, too. I remember some of that.

5. Did you to play on a sports team or learn martial arts? At what age did you start? Did a parent become a coach? Did you practice at home? Do you still play sports? If applicable, did you encourage your children to play on a team?

I don’t do sports. I never liked sports. I failed in PE class. My girls tried a couple of sports I think, like gymnastics, soccer, or something for a little while. They weren’t too into them much. My oldest did like and become a cheerleader, which is actually a very demanding sport. She did this from kindergarten, through elementary, junior and senior high school and was very good at it.

6. Did you ever take dance, tap, ballet, baton, cheerleading, etc. lessons? When did you start? How long did you take lessons? Did you practice on your own in addition to the lessons? How skilled did you become? Did you encourage your children to do the same?

The only out of school lessons I took along these lines was baton twirling. I liked it and can still do a little of it. I just took it for fun when I was a kid. My girls both did the same with baton, also dance, tap, and ballet for a little while.

7. Did you learn to roller skate or ice skate? Did someone teach you or did you take lessons? At what age did you learn? Did you become skilled  quickly? Can you still skate? Did you teach your children.

I first used those clamp on our shoes type roller skates with a key to tighten them. I imagine I just skated around in the kitchen, or out in the street, as we didn’t have sidewalks. Later I got my own shoe skates and go to the roller rink every Friday with my friends. I was pretty good, and had lots of fun. Both my girls did the same, and they liked it a lot, too. They did have a regular Saturday morning skating class they went to.

*** Here’s me on my first bike (a boy’s!) when I was 7. The bike was okay but embarrassing because it was a boy’s and also I hated those ugly shoes I had to wear.

Thanks for visiting! Peace

© 2022 BS

 

 

Flower of the Day – Little Pink

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Flower of the Day – Little Pink

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Aww, just because you’re a couple of tiny flowers in a big flower bed, doesn’t mean you shouldn’t be recognized and admired.

There are some large green fronds, and below are a couple of very small pink flowers.

 

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For Cee’s Flower of the Day:

https://ceenphotography.com/2022/08/10/fotd-august-11-dahlia-2/

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Thanks for visiting! Peace ☮️

© 2022 BS

Share Your World

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Share Your World  SYWbanner319

https://pensitivity101.wordpress.com/2022/08/09/share-your-world-8th-august-ish/

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1. When you’re on holiday, do you prefer self catering or a hotel/B&B?

Well, we don’t ever go on a holiday or vacation. But when we used to, it was only to a family member’s house where we stayed. If we took a vacation now, I’d want to go with all the fancy hotel things. I’d not have to do any cooking or cleaning.

2. Do you have a favourite meal you cook for yourself or order when out?

I like home cooked meals best, but don’t do much of that these days. We both like our old family recipe way of making tacos. I also like my own version of egg rolls made from scratch. When I go out I usually get the same thing as always at whatever restaurant. Mexican food, or chicken fried steak I’ll never turn down.

3. In the current fuel crisis, have you made a conscious effort to use the car unless absolutely necessary?

Since the Mr. retired we don’t use our truck much. We get groceries and go to Dr. appointments. Doesn’t take much gas to do that.

4. If you were to compare yourself to a plant, what you be?

I’d like to be one of those mammoth giant sunflowers. They are tall, very bright and happy looking, and bring joy to those who see them. Also I’d provide sunflower seeds for people and the birds. 🌻 🌻 🌻

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Thanks for visiting! Peace ☮️

© 2022 BS

Flower of the Day – Geraniums

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Flower of the Day – Geraniums

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These red colored geraniums were in a hanging basket. It shows the flowers, leaves, and some background red bricks.

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For Cee’s Flower of the Day:

https://ceenphotography.com/2022/08/08/fotd-august-9-dahlia-3/

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Thanks for visiting! Peace ☮️

© 2022 BS