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Thursday Doors – Double & Gated

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Thursday Doors – Double & Gated

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Here are a couple of doors I saw while out and about recently.

First, a many paned double door on the front of a house. The frame is black, and there are white full length curtains. At least I think they are curtains. The side of the house is red brick, and there is a brown/gray half barrel planter by the steps.

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This is a door to the thrift store we went to. It is made of a red metal frame, with mesh wiring. It has hinges, so it will swing shut across the doorway opening.

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Two Souls: Into the Fire # 166

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Two Souls: Into the Fire # 166

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TWO SOULS: INTO THE FIRE

# 166

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Terry had never seen Ghost this mad and upset before, and this argument with Steve, right after hearing the songs they’d done. His mind was reeling. “Does he get like this very much? In all these years, I’ve never seen him like this, Steve,” Terry said.

Steve sighed, “Yeah, sometimes. You know his problems, Terry. It’s out of his control, mostly…he just has these fits when he gets frustrated that he can’t do something. We deal with it.”

R. J. had gone to the door of the break room to peek in. He was shocked to see Ghost looking like a psychotic person. He’d seen Ghost in many moods over the years, but this was way more serious. “Dude, y’all better get in there. He’s gone crazy.”

Steve and Terry rushed over to the doorway. The room was in total chaos, and Ghost was still trying to find things to throw. His hair was flying out in all directions, and by the look in his eyes, it seemed he’d totally gone over the edge into some strange, other world, and didn’t even know what he was doing.

Steve went in first, dodging the folding chair that Ghost threw at him. He grabbed hold of Ghost, wrestling him to the floor. He didn’t let go, even as Ghost fought him. Steve kept talking him back to reality, saying anything he could think of to calm him down.

Terry and R. J. just stood there, taking in the wreckage. Finally Ghost quit struggling, and breathing hard, he came around. He seemed to not know what just happened. As Steve held him, they both sobbed. “You’re okay now, and nobody’s mad at you.” He stroked Ghost’s hair back.

“Steve, what happened? I don’t feel good, and I don’t remember stuff…where are we?” He looked around the room.

“We’re at Terry’s studio. You kinda messed up the kitchen, but we’ll get it fixed. Don’t worry about it.”

“I’m sorry I don’t listen, Steve. That’s all I remember you saying.”

Steve nodded into Ghost’s hair. “Yeah, I’m sorry I said that. I’m not mad at you at all, though. I want you to feel better.”

Ghost noticed Terry, then. “I remember you, now…you’re Terry?” he asked. “I didn’t mean to tear up your place. I’ll clean it up,” he said, as he tried to get on his feet, with Steve’s help.

“It’s no big deal,” Terry said. “How are you feeling, now?”

“My head hurts, but I’ll fix all this,” Ghost said, then swayed, almost falling down.

“Steve,” Terry said, “take him home…or to a doctor, or something. He’s in no shape to be hanging around here. We’ll talk business another time.”

Steve agreed, and helped Ghost out to the car. Ghost leaned his head back on the seat, closing his eyes.

Terry spoke to Steve, there outside the car, “Steve, I didn’t know it got this bad with Ghost. If I can help, in any way, you let me know.”

“You know, he’s usually fine and can go months, then something sets it off. He’s seen doctors about it, but they just say there’s not much they can do, and just give him medicine. He’s supposed to take it every day, but forgets sometimes.” Steve breathed deep, and rubbed his hands over his face. “We deal with it. It doesn’t last long.”

Terry gave Steve a hug. “Well, stay strong. And, by the way, those songs…man…beautiful. Um…R. J. didn’t want me to say anything, but I have to say, anyway…we were both wiping our eyes after hearing them.” He cleared his throat. “And, it’s all finished, except packaging.”

“Thanks, Terry, I appreciate everything you do,” Steve said. He looked in at Ghost. “I’ll talk to ya tomorrow.” He got in the car.

“Later, Dude,” Terry said, and went back inside.

R. J. had started to pick things up in the break room. He looked up as Terry came in. “They gonna be okay?”

“I don’t know, man, Steve says it will.”

“I’m not lying, Terry…Ghost scared me half to death,” R. J. said.

“I know, me too…” Terry said, as he began straightening things.

“They coming back tomorrow, ya think?”

“Steve said he’d call. Guess we’ll just wait and see.”

They worked awhile longer, putting things in order.

“R. J., why don’t you go on home. You’ve done enough for now. I appreciate you staying, but I’m beat. This is good enough for now,” Terry said. “I think I’m going over to see Kinsey.”

“Sure, and I’ll come by in the morning…see what’s happening,” R. J. said, as he gathered up his things.

Terry locked the door behind them, as they left. He walked down the block, to the club. Kinsey was in his office, as he heard Terry knocking at the back door.

“Hey, Terry…how’s it going?” Kinsey asked. “I was just thinking of coming over there.”

Terry went into the office, and sat on the couch.

“What is it, Terry,” asked Kinsey, as he noticed Terry’s down mood.

Terry shook his head. “Kinsey, I don’t even know where to start.”

Kinsey waited for more information.

“Good thing you didn’t come over. The place is a wreck…well, R. J. and I cleaned it up, but damn…you wouldn’t believe how violent Ghost can get.” He looked up at Kinsey, who was frowning.

“What? What are you talking about?”

“Ghost…he was mad at Steve for some silly reason, and he went in the break room and destroyed it. He threw shit everywhere, broke everything he could get his hands on…I’m telling ya, Kinsey, I’ve never seen him that way…ever.”

“Is he ok?”

“Yeah, Steve finally got him calmed down, and took him home.” He paused a minute, shaking his head. “I think that kid’s got more problems than Steve can handle. When that fit, or whatever it was, was over, he kinda woke up, and didn’t even know what he’d done. He didn’t know where he was, or even who I was. He scared the crap outta me and R. J.”

“Sounds like he had a pretty bad one,” Kinsey said. “I’ve seen a few…scary as hell, but he snaps out of it pretty fast. Steve knows how to handle it.”

“Um-hmm, I guess so, but still in the back of my mind…and I hate thinking this…but I think Steve caused it to get worse, ya know…since that time…” Terry said.

Kinsey nodded, and said, “Oh, I know he did, Terry, but that’s water under the bridge. What’s done is done, and we all go on, one way or another.”

“Yeah, well, I feel so bad for Ghost…he never asked for any of it. And then, I feel bad for Steve, too…’cause he has to remember every day what he did. I admit, he’s taken responsibility, and is doing the best he can, but damn, I just wish things were easier for them,” Terry said.

“Me and you both,” Kinsey said.

After a moment of silence, Terry said, “I’m almost done with their CD. I’ll probably finish it up tomorrow, then I’m free to take off. How ’bout you?”

“Any time, just say the word, and I grab my bags, and we’re out the door.”

“Great, I’m ready to get outta Dodge,” Terry said.

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Steve drove home much slower than he’d driven over to Terry’s, earlier. He kept looking over at Ghost, who was rubbing his face, around his eyes. “You gonna be sick,” he asked.

“No, I don’t think so. I’m just hungry,” Ghost said.

“I’ll fix us something when we get to the house, then,” Steve said. He’d not eaten all day, and Ghost had only had the biscuit and bacon at Kinsey’s, this morning. As Steve went into their kitchen, to find something to fix, Ghost curled up on the couch, with a blanket. Spirit joined him, purring. Steve took a second to look in at them, smiling as he saw them cuddled up together.  He finished the simple supper of toasted waffles, and scrambled eggs, and brought Ghost a plate.

“Here ya go, Ghost,” he said, setting the full plate, and a glass of milk, on the coffee table. He brought in his own plate, too, and sat beside Ghost, who had already started eating.

“This is so good, Steve”

“Glad ya like it,” Steve said. After a few minutes, he asked, “Have you been taking your medicine the doctor gave you?”

Ghost shrugged, and frowned. “Sometimes…but I don’t like it.”

“But, you’re supposed to take it every day. It helps you to feel better, and not have so many of your spells, and headaches.”

“I know,” Ghost said, sighing. “But, it makes me feel weird too, and I really do forget to take it. You’re just mad because of today, aren’t you?”

“I’m not mad. I can’t be mad that you have a spell. I just worry about you.”

“I know, and I’ll try to be better…”

“And take your meds?”

“I guess so.”

“How ya feeling now?”

“Better, now that I got to eat.”

“Good,” Steve said. “Oh, Terry said he was done with the CD, except for packaging it. He liked all the songs, too.”

“He did? I’m glad, but you know what? I knew they would, and I know they cried…him and R. J. … Those songs make me cry too, Steve. Not in a bad way…just ’cause they mean so much to me…to us.”

“I know, me too,” Steve said. “Well, if you’re up to it, we’ll go in and help put them together tomorrow, then. How’s that sound?”

“Yeah, I want to do that,” Ghost said. “But, Terry might not want me to come back, ya know…after…after I wrecked the place, but Steve, I didn’t mean to. And, I didn’t want to be mad at you either, but it just…I don’t know, something just made me do it.”

“Yeah, I know, and Terry understands…he’s not mad, though. So, don’t worry about it,” Steve said, getting up. “I’m gonna clean these dishes. You just take it easy. Go take your medicine, too.” He carried the dishes back to the kitchen.

Ghost went to get his meds, Spirit galloping behind him. On his way to get a glass of water in the kitchen, their phone rang. Steve didn’t hear it, as the water was running in the sink. Ghost stared at the phone. It was on the table by the couch. He was afraid to touch it, after all that had happened today. It kept on ringing, so he finally did pick it up, and ran to give it to Steve.

“Here, I don’t know which button to push,” he said in a rush.

Steve grabbed it…”Hello? Oh, hi Zach…yeah, that’s great…Thanksgiving? Sure, sounds good.” He hung up. “That was Zach. They finished moving into their new house, and want us to come over for Thanksgiving dinner. You want to?”

“Oh, yeah, I wanna go,” Ghost said.

“It’s settled, then.” He went back to finish up the dish washing.

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Next part coming soon!

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© 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 – Two Things or 2

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Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge – Two Things or 2 CFFC

Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: 2 items or the number two

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  • Store sign price $2.00
  • Two XX Dos Equis Beer (green box 2 big red exes XX
  • Two novelty salt & pepper shakers (white chickens, yellow beaks, wearing blue head bonnets)
  • Blue sign in store for aisle 2 b

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Question Fun – Musically Attired

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Question Fun – Musically Attired

Question Fun

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Rory, of “, A Guy Called Bloke and K9 Doodlepip has asked some more fun questions…this time about Music We can answer them any way we want! Thanks, Rory!

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The Topic Today Is – Musically Attired!

What was Madonna’s first UK top ten single?

Holiday – 1983

Yes or no, Miley Cyrus is the daughter of country singer Billy Ray Cyrus?

Yes

The Stratocaster is a model of which guitar maker?

Fender

Who were the famous backing singers on most of Elvis Presley’s early hits?

Jordanaires

Who is Robyn Fenty?

Rihanna

Fingertips was a childhood hit for who?

“Little” Stevie Wonder

Who has sung variations of the song Hank Panky?

Tommy James and the Shondells & also Madonna

Dionne Warwick had a famous cousin who was it?

Whitney Houston

What is Memphis famous for in 1977?

A UFO sighting (triangle shaped) and Wrestling (War for Memphis)

Dolly Parton achieved twin success in 1981 from these six numbers – 529925 – Why?

Because of her song 9 to 5

In 1967 which singer achieved success whilst barefoot with the song Puppet on a String and where was this success achieved?

Sandie Shaw – 1967

What Do You Want to Make Those Eyes at Me For – means what to you and why?

A song about flirting

In 1962 the Cryptkickers and good ol’ Bob made a huge hit what was it?

The Monster Mash

What is The Big O?

New Orleans? … Outer Space? … Texas slang that we say all the time, as in – “Did you see that big ‘o tree?” 🙂

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Study this picture above and provide three song titles as suggestions to what they might be playing?

“Dust in the Wind” – Kansas

“William Tell Overture”

“Flight of the Bumblebee” – David Garrett

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What inspired Edwin Starr to record the hit single Streets Of Philadelphia” (From Philadelphia) in 1994?

Edwin Starr recorded the song, “War”. Bruce Springsteen recorded the song, “Streets of Philadelphia”.

What truly silly song do you thoroughly enjoy listening to?

Purple People Eater and also “Love Potion Number 9”

What is your favourite group for evening listening?

I don’t usually listen to music in the evening, but if I did it would be any oldies Rock

In your eyes what are three all time greats in so far as Musicals? [Provide links]

“Annie” – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Annie_(musical)

“Grease” – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Grease_%28musical%29

“Sound of Music” – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Sound_of_Music_(film)

Best quote that sums up music in your eyes [only one quote]

“Music is the strongest form of magic.” ― Marilyn Manson

Has your musical tastes changed significantly in the last twenty years and if so what do you prefer to listen to now and what were you listening to as a favourite in 1999?

Nope…I listened to rock music when I was a kid, as teenager, and still listen to it today.

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Color Your World – Atomic Tangerine

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Color Your World – Atomic Tangerine

Color your World: Atomic Tangerine

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Puffy orange clouds

MAJESTIC

Drift across the sky

Atomic tangerine clouds

Majestic glory

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© 2016 BS

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  • Atomic Tangerine Crayola
  • My drawing of the word with a flower
  • Orange succulent plant flowers with green leaves
  • Ghost note pad – white ghost, orange background
  • Atomic Tangerine Color Information = Hue family: Orange, Introduced in 1972
  • Orange dish towel with applicayed white ghost wearing a black & orange necktie

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I Found a Kindness Rock!

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I Found a Kindness Rock!

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We had lunch today at the Dairy Queen here, and as we came out, there was the pretty cool rock right by the door. Someone must have just left it. I was so happy to find it! I do find one every now and then, and also paint my own to leave for others to find around town. I posted my find to the FB group “West Texas Rocks”.

This rock is palm sized, and is swirly painted with greens, blues and orange.

Now, I’ll re-hide this one next time I’m out and about. 🙂

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Carry out a random act of kindness, with no expectation of reward, safe in the knowledge that one day someone might do the same for you. ~ Princess Diana

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Laura’s Weekly Song Challenge # 18

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Laura’s Weekly Song Challenge # 18

Weekly Song Challenge, Round 18

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Post a video of a song that makes you think about unconditional love.

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“Not Fade Away”, by Buddy Holly and the Crickets, was released in 1957. It was written by Buddy Holly and Norman Petty.

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Post a video of a song that reminds you of your dad.

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“Forty Hour Week”, by Alabama, was released in 1985. It was written by Dave Loggins, Don Schlitz, and Lisa Silver. It is on the RCA label.

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Post a video of a song about being a good man.

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“Simple Man”, by Lynyrd Skynyrd, was released from their album, “Pronounced Leh-nerd Skin-nerd”, in 1973. It was written by Ronnie Van Zant and Gary Rossington, and is on the Sounds of the South label.

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