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Two Souls: Into the Fire # 268

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Two Souls: Into the Fire # 268

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TWO SOULS: INTO THE FIRE

# 268

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As Linda and Melody were trying to set up the tents for their overnight camp-out, Linda had an idea.

“Why don’t us girls share one, and the guys can share the other one?”

Steve shrugged. “Sure, it’s fine with me, Sis.” He began to set up the fire-pit, then lit the fire with the wood he’d bought at the store earlier. They all gathered around , watching the orange flames.

“This is so neat, y’all,” Melody said. “Camping is fun.”

“Well, it may be fun, but we still need to eat. Where’s those weenies?” Steve asked.

Linda got the package from the cooler. Ghost and Melody giggled, and Stevie and Mandy started chanting, ‘weenies, weenies, weenies’.

Steve had a smile on his face, as he and Linda cooked the food. “What a night, and it’s only seven o’clock.”

“I know, and it’s already dark. When is the time change, or did it already happen?” Linda asked.

“Hell if I know,” Steve said. “I don’t even know what day or month it is anymore.” He looked up into the trees. The campfire was sending little sparks up into the night sky, along with the aroma of wood smoke, and weenies. “Sometimes I think we’ve fallen into a time warp or something. This trip has taken so long. I think we may be trapped, and will never get home…just keep traveling forever.”

Linda gave him a look. “That’s the weirdest thing I’ve ever heard you say, Steve,” Linda said.

“But, what if it’s true?” Ghost asked.

“God, y’all just gave me goose bumps,” Melody said, rubbing her arms.

“You know what I mean, Steve,” Ghost said. “The mist…”

“Oh yeah, that’s right,” Steve said. “Now, that was weird.”

Looking around, Ghost asked, “Have you seen any around here?” The woods were in shadows, now.

“Naw, I didn’t see anything. Did you?”

“Not yet, but it’s out there, waiting for it’s chance to come back.” Ghost moved a little closer to Steve, and took hold of his arm.

“Okay, enough talking about it,” Steve said. He brushed a few strands of hair from off Ghost’s forehead. “We’re gonna scare the kids, if we don’t stop…and us, too.”

“I want to hear it,” Melody said. “What happened with this mist thing?”

“I want to hear it, too,” Linda said. “Tell us after the kids go to sleep.”

“I will,” Steve said. “Anyway, these hot dogs are ready. Get your plate, and dig in.”

Linda took a paper plate for each of the kids, and fixed their hot dogs, then one for herself.”

They all sat in a circle around the fire, and were quiet for a little bit.

“These are really good, Steve, thanks for making them,” Melody said.

“Have another one,” Steve offered. She took another, and so did Linda and Ghost.

They soon finished, and Ghost got out the bag of marshmallows. “Look, marshmallow time. We need sticks, though.”

Steve gave Ghost his pocket-knife. “Here, go cut some branches. Get the flashlight, too, it’s in the truck.” Ghost went on his errand, and when he got back, Linda and Melody put the marshmallows on a stick for each of them. She showed the kids how to hold them over the fire.

“They look melty now, but be careful, they’re hot,” she instructed the kids. Stevie and Mandy thought it was great fun..

Just as many marshmallows fell into the fire, as were eaten, and every time, they’d all say ‘awww’, and laugh. Eventually, the package was empty.

“Well, kids, it’s time to get ready for bed, in the tents,” Linda said, getting up. The kids began yelling ‘yay’ and running around.

“Great way to get them to settle down, Sis,” Steve said.

“Oh, I have something that’ll do the trick,” Linda said. She went to the van and brought back the kid’s pajamas, and the portable DVD player. “See, I’ll put in a movie, and they’ll be asleep in no time.”

While she tended to the kids, Ghost and Melody cleaned up the camp area. Steve made sure the U-Haul was secured, then got a beer out of the cooler.

“Ahh,” he sighed, after the first swallow.

“Did you get my wine?” Ghost asked.

“Oh, no, I forgot…and if you want a cup, they’re in the truck.”

“Get me a cup, Ghost,” Melody said. “I want to try it.”

Ghost smiled. “Okay…” but he knew it wouldn’t be long until they both wouldn’t care about cups; drinking from the bottle would be just fine. He went over to the truck, found the cups, and then felt around under the seat for his and Steve’s stash of weed. He wasn’t sure if Steve knew he had it. The last time they’d smoked, Steve said to get rid of it…no more until they got home. He stuffed the bag into his jeans pocket.

Back at the fire, Steve and Linda were talking about Missing Mile, and where she might find a job.

“I wish I could see it, already,” Melody said. “It sounds so nice there.”

“Steve,” Ghost said, “let me see the phone a minute. There’s some pictures on there.”

“Oh, yeah…here,” Steve said, and fished the phone out of his pocket.

Ghost found the photos, and showed them to Melody. “We took these ones before I got my good camera. There’s more on there, too.” Ghost said. He kept scrolling through the pictures. “Hey, here’s one of our house.”

Melody took the phone to see. “Oh, I love it. It’s so cool looking. And, the porch…do y’all sit out there much?” she asked.

Ghost nodded. “All the time.” He flipped through some more pictures. “Aww, there’s Spirit. I can’t wait to see him,” he said. They continued looking at the pictures for a few minutes.

“What’s the mist?” Linda asked. “You said you’d tell us, but did I hear about it before?”

“Maybe, but I can’t remember what stories we told you, now,” Steve said, and laughed. “But anyway, Melody hasn’t heard them.”

“Is it real scary?” Melody asked.

“Yeah, we were scared, huh, Steve?”

“You better believe it,” Steve said. He told the story of the mist, and the earthquake, with Ghost adding to it every little bit.

“That’s the creepiest thing I’ve ever heard,” Melody said. She got up and walked to the van, bringing back a couple of blankets for her and Linda.

Linda and Steve started another conversation about schools for the kids. Ghost was getting bored.

“C’mon, let’s go,” he said. He and Melody went off past the next unoccupied camp site, and sat under a tall pine tree. They were in the shadows, but had the flashlight with them.

“I brought the wine,” Ghost said, and took a swig from the bottle. “I forgot the cups.” He handed it to Melody. She giggled, and put it to her lips, tilted her head back, taking a long drink. Only sputtering a little, she said,”Mmm, that’s good wine.”

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Next part coming soon!

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Thanks for visiting! Peace ☮️

© 2018 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.

warning      warning      warning      warning

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.

Color Your World – Goldenrod & Granny Smith Apple

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Color Your World – Goldenrod & Granny Smith Apple

 

Color your World: Goldenrod & Granny Smith Apple

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Today’s CYW has the color Goldenrod and Granny Smith Apple as the topic. Thanks, Jennifer (of Tourmaline) for hosting this fun colorful challenge.

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Photos show:

  • Goldenrod Crayola Crayon
  • Goldenrod Facts – Hue Family = yellow, Year Introduced 1957
  • Yellow painted pumpkins with funny faces
  • Yellow Astronaut suit – early years
  • Goldenrod word colored in

   

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Photos show:

  • Granny Smith words in colored in square
  • Granny Smith apples
  • Granny Smith Apple Crayola Crayon
  • Granny Smith Apple Facts – Hue Family = green, Year introduced 1993
  • Metal bird green with yellow wing and red head

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Thanks for visiting! Peace ☮️

© 2020 BS

Love Is In Da Blog 2020 – School Days

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Love is In Da Blog 2020 – School Days

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Love Is In Da Blog 2020 Day 19 : Love song when we left school & Prompt for Day 20

Love Is In Da Blog 2020 ~ “A Music Festival” is back!

Bee, of The Bee Writes, has a fun month of prompts for February! It’s all about love & music. Sounds fun…thanks, Bee!

To find the posting rules and details, just click the above links.

❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️

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There was lots of good music back when I was in high school. This is one I remember and like a lot, from the year I graduated.

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“Baby I Love You”, by Andy Kim, was released in 1969. It was written by Phil Spector, Jeff Barry, and Ellie Greenwich, and is on the Steed Records label. It was originally recorded by the Ronettes in 1963. Kim’s version became a US Top Ten hit, reaching number nine in 1969 and earned a gold record.[9]

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Thanks for visiting! Peace ☮️

© 2020 BS

Love Is In Da Blog 2020 – Travel

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Love Is In Da Blog – Travel

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Love Is In Da Blog 2020 Day 18 : Love that travels or a love song about travel & Prompt for Day 19

 

Love Is In Da Blog 2020 ~ “A Music Festival” is back!

Bee, of The Bee Writes, has a fun month of prompts for February! It’s all about love & music. Sounds fun…thanks, Bee!

To find the posting rules and details, just click the above links.

❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️

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“Hitchin’ a Ride”, by Vanity Fare, was released in 1969. It was written by Mitch Murray and Peter Callander, and is on the Page One label.

“Hitchin’ a Ride” sold a million copies in the United States alone, and it became a gold record.[2]

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Thanks for visiting! Peace ☮️

© 2020 BS

Love Is In Da Blog 2020 – Sweets

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Love Is In D Blog 2020 – Sweets

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Love Is In Da Blog 2020 Day 17 : Find a love song with or about sweets & Prompt for Day 18

Love Is In Da Blog 2020 ~ “A Music Festival” is back!

Bee, of The Bee Writes, has a fun month of prompts for February! It’s all about love & music. Sounds fun…thanks, Bee!

To find the posting rules and details, just click the above links.

❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️

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Today’ prompt is by Paula of “Light Motifs II” and is “Find a love song with or about sweets”. Thanks Paula, for this great suggestion.

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“My Boy Lollipop”, by Millie Small, was released in 1964. It was written by Millie Small and Johnny Edwards, and is on the Smash label.

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Thanks for visiting! Peace ☮️

© 2020 BS

Two Souls: In to the Fire # 267

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Two Souls: Into the Fire # 267

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TWO SOULS: INTO THE FIRE

# 267

warning…adult content

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“Yes, it worked,” Ghost said.

“What worked?” Melody asked, as she watched Steve go into the little convenience store.

“The message I sent Linda…she got it,” Ghost said, and grinned. “I said to her, ‘camping would be fun, and save us money’.”

“You did? I didn’t hear anything. I don’t think Steve did either.” Melody frowned, as she thought for a minute. “Oh, I get it, you sent her a mental message? Can you show me how to do that?”

“I can try,” Ghost said. “Just think of something real hard, and about the person you want to send the message to. Let’s try one on Steve.”

“Okay, so I just think really hard for him to do something?”

“Yeah, then when he comes back out of the store, we’ll see if it worked. Maybe he’ll say something about what you were thinking. So, try it now, before he comes out, but don’t say it out loud, ’cause I want to see if I get it, too.”

“This is fun; here goes.” Melody said, and she began thinking, with her eyes closed. She thought it over and over.

Ghost smiled. “I got it,” he said.”

Melody opened her eyes, looking at Ghost. “What do you think it was?”

“It was, ‘get some popcorn and beer’, right?”

“That’s right. Oh my God, it worked,” Melody said. “Well, it worked on you. I hope it worked on Steve, too.”

“Let me do one on him,” Ghost said, and closed his eyes to better think of a message. After a minute, he asked Melody if she got any message from him.

“Umm, not sure exactly, but the word ‘wine’ came in my head,” she said.

“That was it. You’re getting good at this.”

“Was that what you said? Just the word ‘wine’?” Melody asked.

“Yeah, that’s all. Steve will know it’s for me, and what kind, if they have it in the store. He don’t drink wine, just me…Scuppernong, so if he comes back with all that we ordered, well, cool,” Ghost said. He looked toward the store. “Uh-oh, here he comes.”

Steve came out of the store with several bags. He went to the van, and dropped it all in the back. “The guy said about a mile farther, there’s a road that will take us to the KOA campsite,” he told Linda. “Follow me.”

He came back up to the U-Haul, and got in, telling Ghost and Melody the plan to go to the camping area. After a minute, he mentioned what he’d bought in the store.

“I got us some hot dogs and chips for our cook-out. Oh, I thought he kids might like some popcorn, too, so I got some.”

Ghost and Melody smiled. “What else? You had a lot of sacks,” Ghost said.

“Oh, well, I got us some cold beer. I feel like a drink tonight, it’s been such a long day and all. I just need to chill for awhile. They had some of your favorite wine, too, Ghost, so I got you a bottle.”

“Cool, that’s great, Steve. I haven’t had any in so long.”

“Yeah, now I’m in a camping out mood. Y’all ready?” Steve asked.

“Let’s go,” said Melody. She raised her hand for a high five from Ghost, then they started laughing.

“What’s so funny?” Steve asked.

“Nothing, just feeling good,” Ghost said.

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They drove to the camp ground, about two miles after they’d turned off on the road they were told about. It was nothing fancy, just several camp sites, with hook-ups for RVs, some metal BBQ grills, and a restroom/shower building. Steve went as far back as he could on the gravel road, avoiding the few other campers. There were two RVs and one tent set up. The RV people were inside; Steve could see the flicker of their TV set. The tenters were cooking, and looked like they were a family, gathered by the grill.

“Mmm, that wood smoke smells good,” Melody said. “Now, I’m hungry.”

“Me, too,” Ghost said. He was hanging his head out the window, hair fluttering in the light breeze. “It smells like home, Steve. The pine trees…”

“I know,” Steve said. “We’re getting closer. I never noticed it before, but you’re right, Ghost. Things smell different in different places. These trees are home trees.” He stopped, and they got out, stretching their legs. Walking around felt good.

Linda and the kids were right behind them. She, Mandy, and Stevie, joined them.”

“So, what do we do?” Melody asked. “Do we need to gather some wood?”

“Naw, not tonight,” Steve said. “I bought some at that store. We can set up a little campfire.” He looked around, seeing a cleared area, where a fire could be lit. “C’mon, Ghost, let’s get the supplies.”

Stevie and Mandy were running around chasing each other and laughing. “Stay right here,” Linda said. “I’m going to help Steve unload. Can you keep an eye on them, Melody?”

“Sure, no problem,” Melody said. She decided to join them in their game. They shrieked, when she tagged them.

Steve was handing supplies from out of the van. “Here, hold this, Ghost,” he said several times.

“I can’t hold any more, Steve. I’m taking it over there,” Ghost said. He lugged several grocery bags, and the package of wood.

“Here, give me some of that,” Linda said to Steve. “She took the cooler, and started back. The rest of the camping equipment was in the U-Haul. Steve opened it up, and took out the tents and cooking utensils. Ghost came back for another load, taking the sleeping bags. He was humming a song.

“This sure is a lot of trouble, when we could have stayed in a motel,” Steve was thinking. “Money isn’t an issue, after all,” he reminded himself. He still forgot sometimes, though.

Linda and Melody were trying to set up the tents. They were the easy pop-up kind, but still a bit unwieldy. Ghost laughed. “Hey, Steve, remember the big old Army tent?”

“Yeah, I remember,” Steve said. “Good riddance to that old thing.”

“And, to spiders,” Ghost said.

“Oh, God…don’t let me see a spider,” Melody said. “They scare me to death.” She shivered at the thought.

Steve rolled his eyes. “You, too?” he asked.

“Yes, I can’t stand them,” Melody said.

“Did a spider make a web on you, too?” Ghost asked.

“I don’t think so, but just running into a web is creepy. Are there any out here, around us?” she asked, looking around.

“Oh, honey, they’re everywhere, but they don’t bother you. They’re scared of us,” Linda said.

Melody wasn’t too sure of that, and shook out a blanket, just in case.

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Next part coming soon!

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Thanks for visiting! Peace ☮️

© 2018 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.

warning      warning      warning      warning

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.