Sharing Time – NaNoPoblano 2019 – Day # 11

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Sharing Time – NaNoPoblano 2019 – Day # 11

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According to the suggested rules of NaNoPoblano this year, we are to have days when we share other participants posts. 🙂

Here’s a few I’m enjoying reading:

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Caturday on a rainy day…  … Zombie Flamingos – Cool name! Lot’s of cute photos of her cats, and great photography of all subjects.

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https://vanessence.wordpress.com/2019/11/11/remembering-veterans-day-2/ – Vanessence (Essentially Vanessa) – Lots about journaling & fun quizzes

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https://bodhisattvaintraining.wordpress.com/ – Inner workings of an Untamed Mind – True stories of places lived & times had back then.

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You can find more at the ‘team’ link up top!

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In Remembrance

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In Remembrance

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Photos show:

  • Pixabay photo of U.S. flag & sign ‘Thank You Veterans’
  • U.S. flag, flying at local Armed Services Center
  • National World War I Museum & Memorial in Kansas City, Missouri
  • Local Silent Wings Museum entrance & flags
  • Red poppy flowers

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Flag Board Memory Pride Retro Signs Shield

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Flower of the Day – Purple Petals

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Flower of the Day – Purple Petals

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Maybe these are orchid petals? They are fairly large, and deep purple.

They were arranged in a white pumpkin, with some evergreen sprigs all around.

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For Cee’s Flower of the Day:

FOTD – November 11, 2019 – Clematis

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Two Souls: Into the Fire # 225

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Two Souls: Into the Fire # 225

Warning … adult content

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TWO SOULS: INTO THE FIRE

# 225

warning…adult content

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It was a quick trip to Raleigh, this time, and they got to the bank shortly before closing time. After taking out some cash from their safe deposit box, they stopped in at a fast food place, to bring something back for their supper. Missing Mile had a lot of good things about it, but not a lot of choices for take-out. It was always a treat, when they did stop in.

“I’m going to try to have good dreams tonight…about flying, and everything,” Ghost said.

“That’s a good idea,” Steve said. “I’m sure we will be fine, but that helps, I’m sure.”

After arriving home, they finished up their packing, and last minute details for the trip. Taking a break after eating, they tried to watch TV awhile, but couldn’t concentrate, so went on to bed…Ghost to dream, and Steve to toss, turn, and worry.

He kept thinking of all he had to do before they left…and they had to be at the Raleigh airport by ten a. m.  So, he was calculating all this, instead of sleeping. He could hear Ghost already asleep, and muttering in his dreams. At last, he did sleep for awhile.

Right before dawn, though, he woke from a dream, but couldn’t remember what it was about…it just left an unsettling feeling in him. He couldn’t get back to sleep, so got up to start the coffee. He looked in on Ghost, who seemed peacefully asleep in his blankets, so he joined him. He hoped he’d be calmed by snuggling with him.

Slipping into the warmth by Ghost, he threw his arm over him, burying his face into Ghost’s hair. He took deep breaths, trying to doze off, but Ghost was waking up, moving and stretching.

Noticing Steve in his bed, Ghost smiled, and gave him a kiss. “I know you’re awake,” he whispered.

“Mm-hmm,” Steve murmured.

“I want to kiss you some more…do you want to kiss me?”

“Mm-hmm,” Steve said, opening his eyes to find Ghost staring into his own. He smiled and they kissed again. “You still taste like molasses,” Steve said. Ghost laughed, and pulled Steve closer.

Their time spent together this morning was slow and sensual. Feeling totally relaxed afterwards, Steve twirled Ghost’s hair around his fingers. He’d almost forgot about his worries of the night before.

“I smell coffee,” Ghost said.

“Yeah, I made it earlier.”

“Ya want me to bring ya some?” Ghost asked.

“Yeah, would you?”

Ghost got up and went into the kitchen. He fed Spirit, and poured two mugs of coffee, bringing them back to bed, where they continued to talk and wake up.

“Well, we have a lot of stuff to do, today,” Steve said, and started listing them out loud.

“I know, and tonight we’ll be at Linda’s house. That’s so weird,” Ghost said.

“I’m getting excited about the trip,” Steve said. “So, guess we better get ready, close up the house, and take Spirit over to Zach’s.”

“I’m gonna miss him,” Ghost said, stroking the cat, who had jumped up on the bed.

“Yeah, but we’ll be back pretty soon…a few days, really,” Steve said. He got up to take the mugs back to the kitchen. “Are you hungry? I can make something.”

“Not really, my stomach is all jumpy,” Ghost said. “Maybe just a cereal bar would be ok, though.”

They both nibbled on one, as they gathered up their suitcases, got dressed, and put Spirit’s food, bowls, blanket, and toys in a box. “Must be like if you have a kid, and have to take a bunch of stuff with you,” Steve said, laughing.

With the house locked up, they all three piled into the car. They were quiet on the drive, arriving at Zach’s pretty quick. “Are they even up, yet?” Steve asked. He knocked on the door, and after a few minutes, Trevor opened it.

“Oh, hey, y’all are here already,” Trevor said. “Sorry, we were still asleep, but come on in. Hey Zach, they’re here,” he hollered. “Get up already.” He turned back to Ghost. “You can let him run around and get used to the place.”

Ghost let the wiggly cat down, and he began exploring. “I’ll get his things,” Steve said.

Zach came into the living room, pulling on a t-shirt. “This is gonna be fun,” he said, watching the cat.

Steve lugged in all the cat things, litter box included. “Where ya want all this?”

They situated everything, and said their good-byes. Ghost was getting teary eyed, so Steve urged him toward the door, before it got too emotional. “Well, we’ll be back in a few days…have fun cat sitting,” he said.

Back in the T-bird, Steve saw Ghost brushing away a few tears. “He’ll be fine…” he said.

“I know, just…it’s happening,” Ghost sniffed. “I’m okay with it, but it’ll change now.”

Steve frowned, wondering what Ghost was getting at. “Change? Oh…because Linda and her kids will be here and be part of our lives now?”

“Yeah,” Ghost nodded. He sighed, and leaned his head on Steve’s shoulder.

“It’ll be different, sure, but they’ll have their own place, and we’ll see them a lot. You know how much I always missed them,” Steve said.

“Um-hmm, and I’m really glad you found them,” Ghost said, but then sobbed, wiping his tears on Steve’s sleeve.

“Ghost? What is it? This is really upsetting you.” He pulled the car over to the side of the road. “Look at me. Tell me why you’re so sad about it.” He took Ghost’s face in his hands, kissing away some of the tears.

“I just…I’m happy for you, really. I just feel lonely or something. It’s a weird feeling, like I’m empty inside, and alone, and it hurts me…so bad, Steve.” He continued to cry.

Steve still couldn’t get what Ghost meant. He just held him close, letting him cry, trying to soothe him.

Ghost began again, “Steve…I got nobody. I mean I got you, but I got nobody else…no other family. I feel so alone sometimes. Why don’t I? Why is it like this? Am I the only one in the whole world that is part of me? All by myself? It shouldn’t be that way, and it makes me scared, and small, and so lonely,” he cried.

Steve cried too, for Ghost’s pain was his own, and his heart was breaking for Ghost’s sorrow. He rocked back and forth, holding Ghost close. “Aww, Ghost, I hate that you are feeling so sad. I don’t know why things happen like they do, but you aren’t alone in the world. You have me, and I’m your family. And, my sister, and all our friends. We all are connected forever. Maybe not by blood, but in the best way that counts…we love each other. We stand by each other, no matter what. That’s more than some people who are blood related do.”

Ghost nodded. “I know,” he whispered. “It just gets me sad sometimes.”

“Um-hmm, and when you do, just come to me and I’ll help you through it, okay?” Steve said.

“Yeah, I will,” Ghost said, sitting up and drying his face. He took a deep breath. “I love you so much, Steve,” He gave him a hug.

“I love you, too, Ghost,” Steve said. He started the car again, and they continued their way to Raleigh.

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Next part coming soon!

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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.

Sunday Trees – NaNoPoblano 2019 – Day # 10 – Autumn Scenes

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Sunday Trees – NaNoPoblano 2019 – Day # 10 – Autumn Scenes

Connecting with Sunday Trees, also! 🙂

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Fall Foilage Photos:

  1.  Our front yard tree with fallen leaves (mostly still green/brown/dried/frozen) and a weathered wooded bench underneath
  2.  A large evergreen tree showing it’s many, tiny blue berry/seeds (at my aunt’s house)
  3. Orange, yellow, and green trees seen today by a business.

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© 2019 BS

She Loves You – Song Lyric Sunday – would/could/should/might

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She Loves You – Song Lyric Sunday – would/could/should/might 

https://jimadamsauthordotcom.wordpress.com/2019/11/09/modal-verbs/

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Today, for SLS, Jim Adams of ‘A Unique Title For Me’, has given us a prompt he calls modal verbs – would/could/should/might. Thanks, Jim.

To join in this fun weekly musical challenge, and see other entries, just click the above link.

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I read the whole Wiki article about how this song came about, and it’s pretty interesting. You can find it … here

But, here are a few tidbits:

  • …They began writing the song on {a} tour bus, and continued later that night at their hotel
  • …unusually for a love song, the lyrics are not about the narrator’s love for someone else; instead the narrator functions as a helpful go-between for estranged lovers
  • The “yeah, yeah, yeah” refrain proved an immediate, infectious musical hook.
  • In November 2004, Rolling Stone ranked “She Loves You” number 64 on their list of the 500 Greatest Songs of All Time.

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“She Loves You”, by the Beatles, was released as a single in 1963. It was written by John Lennon and Paul McCartney, and is on the Capitol – Swan, and Parlophone labels.

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[Chorus: Paul McCartney & John Lennon]
She loves you, yeah, yeah, yeah
She loves you, yeah, yeah, yeah
She loves you, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah

[Verse 1: Paul McCartney & John Lennon]
You think you’ve lost your love
Well, I saw her yesterday
It’s you she’s thinking of
And she told me what to say

[Refrain: Paul McCartney & John Lennon]
She says she loves you
And you know that can’t be bad
Yes, she loves you
And you know you should be glad

[Verse 2: Paul McCartney & John Lennon]
She said you hurt her so
She almost lost her mind
But now she said she knows
You’re not the hurting kind

[Refrain: Paul McCartney & John Lennon]
She says she loves you
And you know that can’t be bad
Yes, she loves you
And you know you should be glad, ooh

She loves you, yeah, yeah, yeah
She loves you, yeah, yeah, yeah
With a love like that
You know you should be glad

[Verse 3: Paul McCartney & John Lennon]
You know it’s up to you
I think it’s only fair
Pride can hurt you, too
Apologise to her

[Refrain: Paul McCartney & John Lennon]
Because she loves you
And you know that can’t be bad
She loves you
And you know you should be glad, ooh

[Chorus: Paul McCartney & John Lennon]
She loves you, yeah, yeah, yeah
She loves you, yeah, yeah, yeah
With a love like that
You know you should be glad

[Outro: Paul McCartney & John Lennon]
With a love like that
You know you should be glad
With a love like that
You know you should be glad
Yeah, yeah, yeah
Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah

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Lyrics found on Genius Lyrics

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Thanks for visiting! Peace ☮️

© 2019 BS

Flower of the Day – Mum Bud

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Flower of the Day – Mum Bud

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That’s fun to say – Mum Bud – 🙂

Anyway, these are yellow chrysanthemums with buds & fuzzy green leaves.

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For Cee’s Flower of the Day

FOTD – November 10, 2019 – Peony

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Thanks for visiting! Peace ☮️

© 2019 BS

What Happened to Old Clothes? – NaNoPoblano 2019 – Day # 9

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What Happened to Old Clothes? – NaNoPoblano 2019 – Day # 9

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You know, sometimes I get to thinking about some of the clothes I’ve had over the years, and wondering whatever happened to them. I don’t still have them, so where did they go?

If they were totally worn out, I’m sure I threw them away. If I was just tired of them, and they were still good, I know I donated them to the thrift stores collections.

But others, I just don’t know.

I remember some for liking them a lot, or because of some memory they hold. For two examples, I had a couple of dresses I hated. This was back when I was in elementary school. I didn’t have much choice in my clothes back then, as my mom bought them, so I wore them.

One was a pretty sky blue shift type dress, with shoulder epaulets of a multi-color fabric. It was okay, but I got teased from other kids that it made me look like a football player with big shoulders. I tried not to wear it very much.

Another was blue and white, dropped waist with plaid. It had a little collar and a plaid tie in front. That was another I didn’t like, because I figured girls didn’t wear ties. I (in secret) yanked on that tie until it ripped the whole thing apart. Never had to wear it again.

Years later, I sewed my own clothes after I learned how. I liked all of them, as they were my own creation. I got to choose the pattern and fabric. I even combined patterns to make original, new kinds of clothes.

I had one dress I really liked, but it got stolen. This was after I was married. I wore it to a relative’s house we were visiting for a week or so. I know who did it – my husband’s cousin – but I couldn’t prove it.

Another thing got stolen off the clothesline. It was a black t-shirt that I’d done fabric painting on, of feathers, and added embellishments of real feathers and beads. A neighborhood kid stole it. Couldn’t prove that either, but his sister told me he did.

Anyway, it’s interesting what remains in our memories.

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Word Fun – Stream of Consciousness Saturday ‘ght’

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Word Fun – Stream of Consciousness Saturday ‘ght’  

The Friday Reminder and Prompt for #SoCS Nov. 9/19

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Today, for SOCS, our prompt is to use words with the letters, ‘ght’ in them. Thanks, Linda!

To join in this fun weekly challenge, just click the above link for details. You can see other entries, also.

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Your Friday prompt for Stream of Consciousness Saturday is “ght.” Find a word that contains the letters “ght” in that order, and use it any way you’d like. Bonus points if you use three or more different words containing those letters. Have fun!

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I’m fraught with thought to think I ought to post a post of laughter

Caught within the ‘ght’ a night of fright

Bright ideas did not delight

Right about midnight I was taught

A regular post might be better

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Yep, that’s me trying to cram a bunch of words with ‘ght’ into something … something …

And that was 13 of the ‘ght’ words. Oooh number 13!

Is that still the height (or heighth) of superstition, now that Halloween is past?

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And now I’m back from a breakfast break. I look at the ‘ght’ words and they look funny. Seems the more you look at a word, or repeat a word it gets to being strange. Does that happen to you? Then you question whether it’s spelled right.

Height doesn’t look right, but I looked it up, and it is. I thought a rule (most of the time) was that i comes before e, but it doesn’t in this word.  Hmmm Still looks wrong.

Oh yeah, I was reading in my book while eating breakfast. It’s the 6th of a series called the ‘Gone’ books, by Michael Grant. The title of this one is “Light”.  A good case for serendipity! 🙂

Have a lovely weekend!

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Flower of the Day – Ornamental Pepper

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Flower of the Day – Ornamental Pepper

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This little potted plant is called an ornamental pepper. There are red, orange, and darker peppers, and green leaves. I read that it does produce white flowers. Also, the peppers are edible, but are extra hot.

I saw this in the floral department at the store, so hope it counts as a flower of the day.

I know my mom had one of these a long time ago. It was a cute and interesting plant.

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For Cee’s Flower of the Day:

FOTD – November 9, 2019 – Daylily

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