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A to Z Blog Challenge – 2018 – Theme Reveal


A to Z Blog Challenge – 2018 – Theme Reveal 2018 A to Z Challenge 2018 A to Z blogging challenge


a-to-z theme reveal 2018

It’s that time of year! Today we have our Theme Reveal for the A to Z Blog Challenge. A to Z starts up on April 1st, and this time will be my 5th year of participating. It’s lots of fun! If you’d like to join in, just click the above link for details. The challenge is to blog something every day in April, except for Sunday. You don’t have to have a specific theme to join in, but it makes it easier, I think. So, go check it out, see how it works, and also read other entertaining blogs.


Mystery Box Chickens


My theme this year will be about books, and daily quotes about books and reading. Every day I will feature one or two books. This will not be a book review, but just a tiny bit of information, and whether I liked them or not. They are all books I own, have read, want to read, or in my stack of to be read soon books. Hope you’ll join me on April 1st for my first post for A to Z 2018!

The Mystery Box Chickens will be back, too, of course! They still think they are the stars of the show! 😉


Thanks for visiting! Peace ☮️

© 2018 BS

Two Souls: Into the Fire # 284


Two Souls: Into the Fire # 284

Warning…adult content



# 284

warning…adult content


Linda stirred three teaspoons of sugar into the hot coffee she was going to bring out to Ghost.

“Come on,” she said to Melody.

They walked through the living room, and out to the front porch, the screen door slamming behind them.

“Here, Ghost, drink this. It’ll calm you down.” She handed Ghost the mug, and he gulped half of it right down, not waiting for it to cool.

“Ahh, thanks Linda,” he said.

Melody was watching from just in front of the door. She’d not come any farther out. Ghost noticed her hanging back, and knew she was upset, and a bit fearful.

“Melody, it’s okay. I didn’t mean to scare you.” Ghost looked up at Steve. “Tell her, Steve. I never mean to, it just happens.”

“Do you do this a lot?” Melody asked.

“Yeah, but I don’t plan on it.”

“Are you gonna find out what it was this time?” Steve asked.

Ghost shrugged. “It will be more clear later, when it wants to reveal itself.” He drank more of his coffee, now feeling he was done talking about the vision he’d had.” The others were wanting to hear more, though, but the only thoughts Ghost was picking up on were Melody’s. He didn’t want to. He didn’t like what he was hearing from her.

He tried not to stare at Melody, as he was concentrating on what she was thinking, but she was staring at him, and the look on her face was scaring him. He kept sending reassuring thoughts to her, but it was hard getting through, now. Her own thoughts were too loud. She seemed to be afraid of him…wary. She was overwhelmed at all the new people, ideas, and weirdness that she’d been exposed to the last week or so, since meeting Ghost, and his…now her family. She was surprised that it felt she’d known these people a long time, but a short time, also.

“Melody?” Ghost said, aloud. “I’m not…stop saying it.”

“I can’t,” she said, then ran back inside the house.

Frowning at Ghost’s and Melody’s sudden outburst, Steve asked, “What’s the matter with her, now?”

“I’ll go see,” Linda said, and followed Melody inside.

“Well? What’s the deal,” Steve asked Ghost. “What did you want her to stop saying?”

Ghost looked confused. “She was saying I’m crazy and scary, and why did she even have to meet us, and she wished she’d never met any of us.”

“Damn, I thought she liked us,” Steve said.

“Why would she say that?” Ghost asked. “Why now? I don’t understand.”

Steve could see Ghost truly seemed bewildered. He never seemed to remember that he had a way of appearing to others as strange, and yes, a bit crazy. It was just normal for him…he was who he was, but it took people awhile to get used to him.

“She’s just getting to see us the way we are at home. The traveling and all was fun, and exciting, and new. It’s just sinking in that we are her real family now, and there’s no going back, now that she knows.” Steve said, trying to explain, hoping this was the truth, and this was all that it was.

“I want her to like us, not be scared of us…of me…” Ghost said. “I don’t mean to be scary. And, she wanted me to show her how to talk to the spirits.”

“I know, Ghost,” Steve said. “It just got a little too real for her all of a sudden. She can’t help what her thoughts are. And, she didn’t actually say any of that out loud.”

“Oh, yeah…but I heard them real loud.” Ghost sighed, and rubbed his face. “Sometimes I wish I didn’t hear things.”

Steve didn’t have an answer for that, so he said, “Why don’t you go in there and talk to her?”

“About what?”

Steve rolled his eyes. “About what we just talked about. Show her you’re not scary…weird, yes…but not scary. She don’t need to feel afraid of you, I mean, you’re twins, for God’s sake. Don’t even have to talk. Just do that mind meld thing you do. I don’t know.”

Ghost made a face at Steve. “Mind meld thing?”

Steve shrugged. “Yeah…now go on in there.”

Ghost went to the door and peered in through the screen. “They’re not in there.”

Steve just pointed to the door, giving Ghost a look.

Ghost went in. He could hear Linda and Melody talking in the kitchen. He sidled in, poured himself another mug of coffee, and sat at the table. He nervously stirred sugar into it, making the spoon clink on the cup.

Linda had stopped talking, as she saw him come in. It was an awkward silence, that she felt needed to be broken. “You two need to talk,” she said, then left them there, as she went out to join Steve, on the front porch. Ghost was on one end of the table, Melody was on the other.

“Well, they talking?” Steve asked, as Linda came outside.

“Nope, not when I left.”

After a couple of minutes spent rocking back and forth on the swing, Steve asked, “You think she’ll fit in here?”

Linda was a bit surprised by the question. “Why wouldn’t she? She’s family.”

Steve shrugged. “I know, but I get the same damn feeling that I get from Ghost…that she could just up and disappear at any time.”

Linda nodded. “Oh, yeah, I see what you mean. I kind of feel it too, at least about her. She seems a bit flighty.”

“Um-hmm, that’s it,” Steve said. “She should at least give us a chance before taking off, if she does.” He closed his eyes, shaking his head. “God help Ghost, if she does take off. He’d be a total wreck. He’s always wanted to find some kind of relative, and she looks to be the only one he has.”

Linda looked worried. “We have to make sure she sticks around, then.”

“Yep,” Steve agreed.


Inside, at the table, Ghost took a drink of his hot coffee, just as Melody spoke, startling him so, that he spilled half of it onto the table. “Shit, you scared me,” he blurted out.

Melody giggled. “I’m sorry.” She ran to get a towel. Ghost watched, as she mopped up the spill.

“I don’t want you to be scared of me. I’m sorry if I do crazy things, and I never mean to.”

Melody sat back down. “I know, and I didn’t mean what I said out there.” She put her hand over his. “I’m just trying to take in everything that’s happened to me, since I met y’all. I’m really glad you found me, and that we’re twins, and I have a for real family.”

“Me too,” Ghost said. “I always wanted to find someone, but never thought it would happen. Are you mad at me?”

“Mad? No, are you?”


Melody smiled. “Then can we start over?”

Ghost nodded. “Yes.”


Next part coming soon!

Peace, Love, & Writing


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© 2018 BS


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.

Shadow of a Ghost – Song Lyric Sunday


Shadow of a Ghost – Song Lyric Sunday

Song Lyric Sunday Theme for 3/18/18


Today, for SLS, Helen has challenged us to find songs that have to do with shadows. Thanks, Helen!

This really was a challenge for me, because I couldn’t just think of one right off. I know there is the Moonshadow song by Cat Stevens, and I love it, but it seemed too obvious a choice. So, I looked on google for songs about shadows, and didn’t recognize any of them that were listed.

I then thought of typing in ‘ghost shadows’, because when do I not ever think about ghosts. Anyway, this song popped up, and I listened to it. I’d never heard of the singer, or the song. I was pleasantly surprised. This was a really good song, and it has great music.

Now, I don’t quite know what to say about the video. It is strange. There are zombies roaming around. First the singer is on stage singing, then there are zombies chasing her. Why? It’s like a horror movie type deal, but interesting to watch, and I wanted to follow the story to see what happened.

For a brand new to me song and singer, I give it a 10 out of 10. You know, I love horror stories, movies, and all things ghosts, so yeah, I liked this one a lot.

Anyway, give it a listen, see what you think.


“Shadow of a Ghost”, by Emma Lee, was released as a single from her album, “Backseat Heroine”, in 2012. It was written by Emma Lee and Karen Kosowski.



Red light, red light please turn green
Do you know what you’re doin’ to me?
Don’t you know I’ve got somewhere to be?
Midnight, midnight please come clean
Give me brand new air to breathe
Don’t you know I’m struggling?
When I need you most you’re a shadow of a ghost
You’re sleeping on the job
My slumbering god
When the whistle blows you’re a cinder in the smoke
So quick to disappear
I wonder are you even here?
Taxman, coming to collect
I’ve overpaid my debt
Don’t you know I’ve nothing left?
Thunder, thunder over head
Are you finished with me yet?
Don’t you know I’m soaking wet?
When I need you most you’re a shadow of a ghost
You’re sleeping on the job
My slumbering god
When the whistle blows you’re a cinder in the smoke
So quick to disappear
I wonder are you even here?
Even here…even here…even here…even here…
Goodbye, goodbye mystery
You’ve lead me to believe
My only hope is me


Lyrics found on Genius Lyrics


Thanks for visiting! Peace ☮️

© 2018 BS

Green Malarkey – Stream of Consciousness Saturday – SOCS


Green – Stream of Consciousness Saturday – SOCS

The Friday Reminder and Prompt for #SoCS March 17/18


This is your Saturday Stream of Consciousness post. It happens every Saturday, and is brought to you by the always imaginative Linda G. Hill. The prompt suggested today is… Green! Find out details of how you, too, can join in the fun, by clicking the above link. Thanks, Linda!


green st patrick’s day the color green green green grass of home little green apples our neighbor’s name is green the trees are turning green it’s not easy being green why are we green with envy why is envy green why not blue?

this is a green stream a green stream of consciousness streaming post and the photo above is of a green stream which is appropriate hey I spelled that the right way the first time yay green and stream rhyme and I’m writing this on Friday morning, because Saturday morning comes too early for me to think of something for these prompts haha

is this getting to be too long,

well okay then what else can I say about green today which is St. Patrick’s Day where you’re supposed to wear green for some reason, or you get pinched by someone and they think it’s funny why I don’t know green for shamrocks/clovers I guess because it’s Irish and I’m part Irish and

are you having a hard time reading this because I’m not using much punctuation or capitals yeah I spelled it capitols first then went back oh no! and corrected it then explained what I did

you can stop reading this if you want to but I would like for you to leave a like or comment on this silly looking post can you? we just got one of those annoying phone calls from another area code (not green) and the caller ID said it was not in use…huh? haha so weird.

Well, I type pretty fast and this has taken me about 5 minutes so far, and I suppose this is enough for today, or…..naw, I won’t keep going even though I could, I could type all day because I like to type but my keyboard isn’t green have a happy Saturday! 🙂 Yellow smiley face/not green.

One more note…I finished this, then went to see how it looked in the preview page, and it was just a big block of print, so I came back and put some space in…much better!

Enough of this malarkey …

Happy Saturday & St. Patrick’s Day! 🙂


Thanks for visiting! Peace ☮️

© 2018 BS

Color Your World – Maroon


Color Your World – Maroon

This Week’s Challenges: March 11 – 17 (OWPC, WW & CYW)


The more I looked through my photos, the more maroon things I found. I had to make myself stop adding to this. 🙂




Thanks for visiting! Peace ☮️

© 2018 BS