Monthly Archives: June 2019

Feline Friday – Toys & Tunes

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Feline Friday -Toys & Tunes

Feline Friday

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Feline Friday – Toys &  Tunes

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Happy Feline Friday!

These are a few of my grand-daughter’s stuffed cat toys.

  • Two orange tiger striped toy kitties with white faces
  • All white toy cat with blue eyes and pink ears
  • Gray and white toy cat – green eyes, and pink ears

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Just happened across this little video and thought it was pretty cute! This guy has a bunch of stuffed toy cats lined up and is pressing on their backs. When he does that they play a tune. I’m thinking the tune is “Somewhere Over the Rainbow”.  Pretty fun idea to do this, and sounds funny with the cats meowing the tune. 🙂

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© 2019 BS

Flower of the Day – Dressed in Yellow

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Flower of the Day – Dressed in Yellow

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Several cup-shaped yellow flowers, surround a spiky green stalk, planted in clay pots.

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For Cee’s Flower of the Day:

FOTD – June 28, 2019 – Peony

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Thanks for visiting! Peace ☮️

© 2019 BS

Thursday Inspiration # 10 – Music

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Thursday Inspiration # 10 – Music

https://lightmotifs.wordpress.com/2019/06/27/thursday-inspiration-10/

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Thanks for the photo inspiration, Paula!

To join in this weekly challenge, just click the link above. 🙂

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This week’s theme is music and the picture is below.

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Music, at its essence, is what gives us memories. And the longer a song has existed in our lives, the more memories we have of it. ~  Stevie Wonder

Like sunshine, music is a powerful force that can instantly and almost chemically change your entire mood. ~ Michael Franti

Music has healing power. It has the ability to take people out of themselves for a few hours.  ~ Elton John
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“Tiny Dancer”, by Elton John, was released as a single in 1972. It was written by Bernie Taupin.

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© 2019 BS

Typical – One Liner Wednesday

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Typical – One Liner Wednesday

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One-Liner Wednesday – One of Those Days

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I went into a McDonald’s yesterday and said, ‘I’d like some fries.’ The girl at the counter said, ‘Would you like some fries with that?’ ~ Jay Leno

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© 2019 BS

 

Three Things Challenge The Warning

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Three Things Challenge – The Warning

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https://lightmotifs.wordpress.com/2019/06/25/three-things-challenge-pl132/

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These are the prompt words for today. Thanks so much for hosting this fun challenge, Paula! 🙂

Recent prompt words:

organ, attic, watermelon

kindergarten, oak, champagne

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They had been warned many times, but the kindergarten kids didn’t care. They thought it was just a joke, and so they kept on with their fun and games.

Every generation before them did the same, and it eventually became a yearly tradition for the town.

The Watermelon Festival was always held in the month of June, while the sun was hot, and everyone wanted a break…something fun to do.

And so they would gather under the old oak trees in the town park. The children would run and play, giggling at their elders warnings.

Soon, from the open upstairs attic window of the old mansion located there on the park grounds, the eerie organ music could be heard. It was the requiem they were waiting for…for the person who’d grown the largest watermelon.  It was time to cut them open. Those sun ripened fruits, sweet and red, and juicy begged to be eaten.

The mayor called for attention, wishing everyone a pleasant day, a profitable year, and again repeated the oft told warning.

The ceremony began with the popping of champagne corks, sparkling bubbles poured into the grown-up’s glasses, and toasts were made.

The children were given huge slices of the watermelons, and they ate, dripping juice all down their arms, with sticky smiles. The warning went unheeded.

Don’t eat the seeds! You may be the next person sacrificed for growing the largest watermelon in your stomach.

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© 2019 BS

Flower of the Day – Mixed Bouquet

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Flower of the Day – Mixed Bouquet

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Just a pretty little bouquet of mixed flowers … a yellow many petaled one, a bit of orange ones, and some white petals at the top.

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For Cee’s Flower of the Day:

FOTD – June 27, 2019 – Peony

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Thanks for visiting! Peace ☮️

© 2019 BS

Two Souls: Into the Fire # 169

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Two Souls: Into the Fire # 169

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TWO SOULS: INTO THE FIRE

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Steve drove up and down some of the business area streets, then in the residential areas. Finally coming around to the diner, they saw that it was open.

“Thank goodness,” Steve said. “I was beginning to feel like we’re the last people on Earth, it’s so empty around here.” He half-heartedly laughed.

“Let’s go in…I need to see people,” Ghost said.

As they entered, they could see the waitress and the cook at a table, talking. They looked startled, then relieved to see Steve and Ghost come in.

“Hey, guys,” the waitress said, as she came over. “You have your choice of tables, today, and we’re glad you came in. We thought we’d never get any customers today.”

“It’s weird in this here town,” Ghost said.

“I know, right?” she said. “It’s deserted and that’s just impossible. Where is everyone? Did y’all see anyone on the way here?”

“No, even the hardware store is closed,” Steve said. “We know Terry and Kinsey left on their vacation, this morning, and we’re checking on their places, but we’ve not seen anyone else, at all.”

Shaking her head, the waitress said, “All I know is we we opened up this morning, and not a soul has come in, until ya’ll showed up…not even the regulars. I’ll tell ya, it’s weird. So what can I get for y’all?”

“I want a cheeseburger, and I don’t like it,” Ghost said.

“Huh?” Steve asked.

“What? I said what I wanted,” Ghost said.

Steve shrugged, then said, “I’ll have one of those too, please, and Ghost…what don’t you like?”

“Oh, the empty town.”

“Now it makes sense,” Steve said. “I thought you were talking about the burger.” He laughed, then looked out the big picture windows of the diner. “Ya know what, Ghost, it’s like some creepy movie, where every person was told to get out of town, except we didn’t get the message.”

“Yeah, or zoomed up by a UFO, or something,” Ghost said, getting really interested in talking about it.

Steve knew if they kept on, Ghost would have him believing any number of strange and magical stories. He loved it, though, and so threw out possibilities, just to hear Ghost run with them.

“You know that happened one time, where a UFO snatched up a town, for like a whole day, and then put them back,” Ghost said.

Steve smiled. “Where was this?”

“I think I heard it was over in Georgia…in the swamps. It was in the summer time.”

“Um-hum, and, well…did they report it when they got back?” Steve asked.

“Well, yeah, how do you think I heard about it?”

“Maybe you had a psychic revelation or something…however that works?” Steve kept on asking.

“Naw, it wasn’t that…it was on tv. I thought it was talking about a movie, but turns out it was real.” Ghost said. “They talked to the people when they came back.” He sounded pretty sure of the facts.

“How big a town was this anyway? You said everyone was beamed up?” Steve tried to keep a straight face.

“It wasn’t very big. You know how those swamp people are…they stick together in little communities. And, besides, how many could fit in a UFO? Not that many, so it would still be able to fly around. You know how it is with these things,” Ghost said.

“Uh-huh, sure do,” Steve said. “Oh, here’s our food.”

They began eating, and Steve figured the story was over, but then Ghost said, “It wasn’t a UFO that got Missing Mile, though.”

“Really, how do you know that?” Steve asked.

Ghost gulped down some of his coke, taking a minute to look out the window. “Ya see that out there…the misty, fog stuff?”

“Yeah, so what? There’s some cold, rainy weather moving in. That’s what I heard,” Steve said.

Ghost shook his head. “No, they don’t really know, over in Raleigh, what’s gonna happen here. And, it already did, anyway, early this morning.” He narrowed his eyes, still looking out the window.

“What did?” asked Steve.

“The fog. It’s just a pretend fog, Steve. It’s just now creeping it’s way over to this street. See?” Ghost shivered.

“Is that bad?” Steve asked, actually getting a little creeped out now.

“Yeah, ’cause it gets in everywhere…in the doors, and windows, and through the little cracks and stuff. And, whatever it touches, like living, breathing things, it disappears them.” Ghost was getting nervous, now. He stood up, wringing his hands.

“Sit down, Ghost…you’re scaring me,” Steve said.

Ghost gave him a look. “Well, you should be. Where’s the waitress? We need to seal up this place, before it comes in,” Ghost said. He went to find her.

They came back, holding a roll of duct tape. “Steve, Ghost insists we tape up the windows and doors, before the fog gets in,” the waitress said, looking worried.

Steve gave Ghost a look. “It’s time to stop, now. That was a cool story, but you know it’s not real. You just made it up, for fun.”

Ghost seemed to be still in his fantasy world, for a minute, then shook his head, and took a big breath. “Guess so, Steve, but I think it was real to me, and it could happen. I mean, everyone is still gone away.”

“Well, maybe, but not today. I’m sure people are in their houses, as usual,” Steve said.

The waitress, sighed. “Okay, guess we don’t have to use the tape then, huh?” She looked relieved, as she went back to work.

Ghost sat back down. “Ya sure it isn’t real, Steve?”

“I’m sure…but I loved the story you told. I was getting a little scared there, myself.”

“Yeah, me too,” Ghost said.

Steve wasn’t sure if Ghost was still kidding, or had truly believed the story. All he knew, was he wouldn’t look at fog again in the same way.

“So, where is everybody, then,” Ghost asked.

“I don’t know. I’m going to call Zach, and see if he knows anything about it,” Steve said. He dialed the number.

“Hello?” Zach answered.

“Hey, Zach, are y’all at home?”

“No, we’re in Raleigh, at the grocery store. Why…what’s going on?” Zach asked.

“Well, we’re at the diner, and it’s just us and the waitress and the cook…and the whole town looks empty. It’s just weird, ya know,” Steve said. “What time did y’all leave? Did you notice anything going on?”

Zach took a minute to think. “We’ve been here a couple of hours. I didn’t see anyone around, when we left. I don’t know what’s going on, but we’ll be back home pretty soon. Oh, and we want you and Ghost to come over tomorrow around noon. Does that sound ok?”

“Yeah, we’ll be there. I think Ghost and I are gonna hang around here, see if we can find anyone,” Steve said, ending the call.

“Well, Zach and Trevor are in Raleigh, so they didn’t disappear,” Steve said.

“I know, let’s go knocking on doors, and see if anybody answers,” Ghost said.

“Like what, just random houses?”

“Yeah, why not?” Ghost got up, ready to go.

Steve shrugged. “Sounds crazy, but we might as well.” He paid their bill for the food, and they left.

“Okay, Ghost, you lead the way…pick a house,” Steve said.

Ghost looked around at the nearby houses.

“Why can’t you use your special senses to find out what’s going on?” Steve asked.

“I did…that’s how I knew it was weird, but it didn’t say why.”

They’d been walking up the block, and chose a house with Thanksgiving decorations in the yard, and a fall wreath on the door. Ghost rang the doorbell. They could hear a tv on inside, and then the door opened. It was a middle-aged woman, who answered, and they could see a couple of teens inside, watching a movie.

“Can I help you?” the woman asked.

“You didn’t disappear?” Ghost asked.

“What?” she asked, confused.

Steve cleared his throat. “Sorry, we just wondered where everybody is. The town is sort of empty today. Thought maybe you’d heard something about it.”

“Oh, we’re home, and the kids are out of school for the holiday. I expect most people are inside getting ready for tomorrow,” she said.

“Yeah, probably. Well, thank you,” Steve said, as he and Ghost left down the sidewalk.

“That’s all it is then, Ghost. The stores are closed, and everyone is cooking and stuff.”

“Yeah, guess so, but it’s still weird,” Ghost said. “There’s something else, like a puzzle piece, that I’m not quite getting.”

“Well, you keep thinking about it then,” Steve 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 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 pairingsreligious themes, and fantasy horror.

Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge – 3 or Three Things

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Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge – 3 or Three Things CFFC

Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: 3 items or the number three

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Cee has asked us to find things in threes for the prompt. It can be three things in a photo, or the number three. Thanks, Cee! 🙂

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Here’s mine:

  • Three horses in a lake by our house
  • Three riders on the horses
  • The number 3 – large brown number on tan background (store aisle marker)
  • Three little goats – page from a book
  • The three Billy Goats Gruff kid’s book – cover page is aqua blue and white, with red title letters

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© 2019 BS

Flower of the Day – Buds & Bloom

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Flower of the Day – Buds & Bloom

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Here’s a couple of dark pink rose buds, one not quite open, one showing more petals, and a fully bloomed out pink rose. They are surrounded by dark green leaves.

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For Cee’s Flower of the Day :

FOTD – June 26, 2019 – Peony

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Thanks for visiting! Peace ☮️

© 2019 BS