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October Squares – Lines # 21 – Copper Spirals

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October Squares – Lines # 21 – Copper Spirals

Connecting Lines

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This is a fun, month long challenge, hosted by Becky of “The Life of B”. Thanks, Becky! 🙂

This month’s theme is Lines & Squares

We try to find & photograph anything with lines of any kind, such as straight, wavy, curved, etc.

The most important rule of this challenge is that your photo Must be Square!

To join in, find out the details, and see other entries, just click the above link. It’s fun!

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These are some copper piping coiled lines that we have out in the garage. I think you could also call them spiral lines.

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“Copperline”, by James Taylor

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Thanks for visiting! Peace ☮️

© 2019 BS

Laura’s Weekly Song Challenge # 35 – State/City/Country

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Laura’s Weekly Song Challenge # 35 – State/City/Country 

Weekly Song Challenge, Round 35

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Here we go with another round of interesting prompts and music, hosted by Laura! Join in and see other entries by clicking the above link. It’s fun! Thanks, Laura!

I tag anyone who loves music, prompts, and sharing what you find. 🙂

Rules:

Copy rules and add to your own post, pinging back to this post.
Post music videos for your answers to the musical questions.
Tag two people to participate!
Easy!

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Post a song that has either in title or lyrics the name of a state in the US.

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“Meet Me in Montana”, by Dan Seals & Marie Osmond.

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Post a song that either in the title or lyrics the name of a town.

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“Kansas City”, by Wilbert Harrison.

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Post a song that either in title or lyrics has the name of a country or continent.

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“Only In America”, by Jay & the Americans.

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Thanks for visiting! Peace ☮️

© 2019 BS

Sunshine Blogger Award

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Sunshine Blogger Award

Sunshine Blogger Award

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I would like to thank Paula Bianchi, of “This Weird Chick’s Blog”, for nominating me for the “Sunshine Blogger Award”.

Paula has a wonderful and interesting blog, where she delves into all kinds of subjects that really makes you think about the mysteries of what we encounter here on earth … and beyond.

Pay her a visit at the above link – you won’t be disappointed. 🙂

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The Sunshine Blogger Award Rules Are:

  1. Thank the Blogger who nominated you and provide a link to their blog.
  2. List the rules and display an award logo on your blog post.
  3. Answer the 11 questions the blogger asked you.
  4. Nominate 11 new blogs to receive the award and notify them by commenting on any of their blog posts.
  5. Ask the nominees 11 new questions.

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  1. What inspired you to write your blog? I don’t know how I even learned there were blogs before I started mine. I just knew I wanted a place to write about my true ghost stories, and also to post my fan fiction story, “Two Souls: Into the Fire”, and hope someone, somewhere would enjoy reading them.
  2. Are you an introvert or an extrovert? I would say I’m an introvert in most situations, except with my family.
  3. Do you have any siblings? I have one younger sister.
  4. Which is better, the book or the movie about the book? I almost always like reading the book, and then sometimes I enjoy the movie about it.
  5. Would you rather receive the gift of someone’s time or a material gift? I’d rather have the gift of someone’s time.
  6. What’s your favorite flower? My favorite flower is the Chrysanthemum. I even had these as my wedding bouquet.
  7. Do you have any hobbies? Writing, reading, art, jigsaw puzzles, and of course blogging.
  8. Where do you like to take a date or your spouse? We don’t go anywhere except out to a restaurant sometimes.
  9. What was your favorite subject in school? English, because we got to write themes and such.
  10. Do you exercise? I excercise my fingers when I’m typing or writing with a pen or marker. I excercise my brain by reading and playing games.
  11. What’s your guilty pleasure? I don’t have any guilty pleasures, because if I enjoy doing whatever it is, I’m not going to feel guilty about it.

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I almost never name anyone for nominations, so if you’d like to answer the same questions, go ahead and claim the award. 🙂

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Thanks again, Paula, for the nomination. It was fun answering the questions! 🙂

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Thanks for visiting! Peace ☮️

© 2019 BS

Two Souls: Into the Fire # 216

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Two Souls: Into the Fire # 216

Warning … adult content

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TWO SOULS: INTO THE FIRE

# 216

warning…adult content

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After Jimmy had left for the station house, Terry and Kinsey started to clean up the glass shards left on the floor. “Here, I’ll help with the windows,” Terry said. Kinsey got out the broom and dustpan, and began sweeping. Terry went downstairs to find some cardboard boxes that beer had been delivered in. He cut some up to fit in the broken window.

“Guess that will do for now,” Kinsey said, shaking his head. “I’ll call the repair shop in the morning for another window pane to be put in.”

“Okay then, I’m heading home,” Terry said. “I’ll catch up with you tomorrow.”

“Yeah, I’m turning in, too,” Kinsey said, as he went downstairs with Terry. He locked the back door, then headed back up to his apartment. First, he called Zach to let him know what had happened, and let him know he was staying at home now. Next, he fixed himself a snack, then went to bed. It seemed strange to try to sleep, in the late afternoon, but he was still sick and exhausted. Rest seemed the best medicine right now.

Jimmy got back to the police station, and filed his report of the crime, and put the brick and note into the evidence room. After more paperwork, he sent out an APB for every police headquarters from Missing Mile to the west coast. Someone would spot Maxy sooner or later.

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Steve and Ghost had slept for several hours. Waking that late afternoon, they were hungry, so worked together in the kitchen to fix a meal.

“Something happened,” Ghost said. “I think it’s over at Kinsey’s”

Steve stopped chopping onions…”What do you mean?”

Ghost shrugged. “I’m not sure, but it wasn’t good. When Terry got to the club, he found something.  They all know about it, now…Terry, and Jimmy, and Kinsey. Maybe you could call them?” he asked.

“Yeah, I will after we eat,” Steve said. “If it was really important, they would have called us.”

He finished up cooking their supper of tacos, and they both sat down to eat. Spirit sat on the table, begging for slivers of cheese, which Ghost tossed to him now and again.

“Hey, Steve, what’s gonna happen next?”

“Next? Like when we finish eating, or farther down the road?” Steve asked.

Ghost looked puzzled. “What’s down the road? Are we going somewhere?”

“No…I just wanted to find out what you meant,” Steve said. “What we’ll be doing next, like tonight, or later on…next year?” he laughed, since it was almost next year, already.

“Oh…well, later I guess,” Ghost said. “I mean, there isn’t a show coming up, and we aren’t having a party, and we already did our CD and book…so, now what?”

“Good question,” Steve said. “I haven’t really thought of it much…just about Linda and her kids coming to live here. That will be so cool.”

“Yeah, that’s right…when?”

“She said after New Year’s she’d get things going. She’ll probably have to see if Lisa will come, too. Then, there is the kid’s school…maybe sell the house. It’ll take awhile before she can come,” Steve said. “Did you have something in mind you wanted to do, like a vacation, or work on another CD?”

“No, I didn’t know anything,” Ghost said. “But, I think we’ll be bored, so I want something to do, ya know.” He looked bored already.

Steve eyed him. “Bored already? Do you have to be doing something fantastic all the time?”

Ghost nodded, “Yeah, or I’m bored.”

Steve laughed, “Well, when you think of something, let me know, ’cause doing nothing sounds good to me.”

“But, I’m so tired of doing nothing,” Ghost whined. He got up and looked out the back door. “I don’t like this part of the days. It’s like it’s cold, then warm, then boring, because Christmas is over.”

“Ya want to go for a drive, or go shopping?”

“No, nothing sounds good or fun,” Ghost said.

“Well, Dude, I’m gonna go relax…maybe read, or take a nap. You’re on your own…figure it out,” Steve said. He went to the living room, got his book, and stretched out on the couch.

Ghost sighed. “I’m going to the graveyard. Maybe the guys will have a suggestion.”

“Okay, y’all have fun out there,” Steve said.

Ghost put on his old Army jacket, and striped scarf, just in case it got cold, then went out the back door. Trudging through the back yard, he watched Spirit bound ahead of him. Wherever the cat stopped, that’s where he would stop, too. Spirit was used to their favorite spot, so he did stop there. He leapt upon the crooked headstone, looked at Ghost, and meowed.

“Ya sure this is the place?” Ghost asked. He stroked Spirit’s soft fur, then sat down, leaning back against the cold granite marker. He knew the stories of all the Civil War dead out here…heard them talking all the time. This time maybe they’d say something different if he asked them a question.

To get in a better frame of mind, he pulled out the tin box he and Steve had hidden back behind the marker. It held a candle, matches, rolling papers, and weed. He took a few minutes to roll up a joint. He’d never had a whole one to himself, before…having always shared with Steve, but now…why not? He lit up.

Immediately, he could tell that this was some of Terry’s good stuff. He let the drug take over for awhile, just relaxing, and thinking of nothing special. As his mind drifted, he giggled at the thought, that here he was, still doing nothing, but feeling ok with it. He began talking out loud to himself about all they’d been through, lately. It had been a lot.

“We did our book, and CD…and we had a big show…that was fun.”  He smiled, remembering it. “And, Linda was here, and we were so nervous to see her, but she’s real nice. Then, there was that crap with Maxy and the cameras…God, I hope I never see him again.” He frowned, then shook it off, wanting to talk only about good times. “

“Steve liked the present I gave him…that Thunder-bird car is his baby. And, I love my ring.” He stopped and looked at it. He loved shiny things, and never wanted to take it off.  The smoke was finished, so he drifted some more. Half awake, half asleep, he asked the spirits what he should do next…not really expecting an answer.

Then, he sensed a strange message. He couldn’t tell if it was in his head, or out loud, that the spirit talked. “Oh, hell no!” he said out loud, as he sat up and looked around. “Who said that? That’s crazy. I’m not that bored,” he said, looking out into the shadows of the graveyard. But, the message kept pestering him. He heard over and over…”Dig us up…set us free.” He’d never heard anything like that, before, and it spooked him.

“Stop saying that,” he said, but then, he’d think…what if I did do it? Would it really set their spirits free…for real? He rolled over to look further into the cemetery, looking for any apparitions. His eyes sharpened, as he focused on a grave, way back in the shadows of the pine trees. A misty form was taking shape.

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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 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.

October Squares – Lines # 20 – Colorful Metal Lines

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October Squares – Lines # 20 – Colorful Metal Lines

Natural lines

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This is a fun, month long challenge, hosted by Becky of “The Life of B”. Thanks, Becky! 🙂

This month’s theme is Lines & Squares

We try to find & photograph anything with lines of any kind, such as straight, wavy, curved, etc.

The most important rule of this challenge is that your photo Must be Square!

To join in, find out the details, and see other entries, just click the above link. It’s fun!

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This was in the library one time. It is metal, painted yellow and blue, and in the shape of a child. I think it was made to hold notices for upcoming events at the library, but at the time it was empty.

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“Jump In the Line”, by Harry Belafonte (from the movie “Beetlejuice”)

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© 2019 BS

There Stands the Glass – Song Lyric Sunday – Lean/Sit/Stand

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There Stands the Glass – Song Lyric Sunday – Lean/Sit/Stand

https://jimadamsauthordotcom.wordpress.com/2019/10/19/posture/

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Today, for SLS, Jim Adams, of “A Unique Title For Me”, has given us the prompt words of Lean/Sit/Stand. Thanks, Jim.

To join in this weekly musical challenge, and see other entries, just click the above link. It’s fun! 🙂

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This way back old classic country song has always been a favorite, as I’ve heard it many times over the years. My mom & dad loved it, and so does my husband. I hadn’t heard it in a long time, but isn’t it funny how song lyrics and tunes come back to you. I could almost sing the whole song.

Anyway, in reading about this song, I found that it got banned by lots of radio stations. That’s because it was a drinking song. It tells the story of someone lamenting over a lost love relationship, and drinking to ease the painful memories.

But, after studying his fan base, Webb Pierce figured most of them liked to drink, so went ahead and promoted it. He was right. It became a big hit.

This song has been recorded by many other artists over the years. I’ve included one that George Strait did. Still, I prefer the original.

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“There Stands the Glass”, by Webb Pierce, was released in 1953. It was written by Russ Hull, Mary Jean Shurtz, and Autry Greisham, and is on the Decca label.

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There stands the glass that will ease all my pain
That will settle my brain it's my first one today
There stands the glass that will hide all my tears
That will drown all my fear, brother I'm on my way

I'm wondering where you are tonight
I'm wondering if you are all right
I wonder if you think of me in my misery

There stands the glass fill it up to the brim
Til my troubles grow dim, it's my first one today

I'm wondering where you are tonight
I'm wondering if you are all right
I wonder if you think of me in my misery

There stands the glass fill it up to the brim
Til my troubles grow dim, it's my first one today

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Thanks for visiting! Peace ☮️

© 2019 BS

 

 

Flower of the Day – Pumpkin Bouquet

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Flower of the Day – Pumpkin Bouquet

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This is a ceramic orange pumpkin holding a flower bouquet of oranges, purples, and green flowers.

I think this would be a nice temporary centerpiece if you used a real pumpkin, too.

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For Cee’s Flower of the Day:

FOTD – October 20, 2019 – Dried Hydrangea

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Thanks for visiting! Peace ☮️

© 2019 BS

October Squares – Lines # 19 – Fence Lines

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October Squares – Lines # 19 – Fence Lines

The Salt Lines

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This is a fun, month long challenge, hosted by Becky of “The Life of B”. Thanks, Becky! 🙂

This month’s theme is Lines & Squares

We try to find & photograph anything with lines of any kind, such as straight, wavy, curved, etc.

The most important rule of this challenge is that your photo Must be Square!

To join in, find out the details, and see other entries, just click the above link. It’s fun!

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A photo I took the other day of a black, metal fence line. There is also a large spiky plant with the leaves arranged in lots of lines.

Actually we were at the Drivers License Renewal building here in town. We had to wait in line, of course, but we had chairs to sit in. 🙂

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“Borderline” by Madonna

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Thanks for visiting! Peace ☮️

© 2019 BS

Oh No – Stream of Consciousness Saturday – Oh

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Oh No -Stream of Consciousness Saturday – Oh

The Friday Reminder and Prompt for #SoCS Oct. 19/19

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Your Friday prompt for Stream of Consciousness Saturday is “oh.” Use it as a word or find a word that starts with “oh.” Bonus points if you start and end with “oh.” Enjoy!

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Today for SOCS, Linda G. Hill, has prompted us with the word ‘oh’. Thanks, Linda!

If you’d like to join in this weekly challenge, and see other entries, just click the link above. It’s fun! 🙂

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Oh, my word!

I say this a lot, and probably more than once a day. I don’t know why, just when something is cool, funny, astounding, weird, or even when something is not good – I say, “Oh, my word!” So does my daughter. We both go around “Oh, my word – ing” all the time. haha

Is this a southern saying – I don’t know, but we’ve always said it.

Why is it we say – my word? – what is ‘my word’? Why don’t we just say what our word is? Some people say, “Oh, my stars!” That’s a good one, too.

I have too many quotation marks and dashes in the above sentences, don’t I? Not gonna change it.

I’ve heard people say, “Oh, snap!” too. What does that mean? Is snap a milder word that you can say instead of a bad one? Maybe.

Another thing I write a lot is the elongated, “Ohhhhh’. That’s when I’ve realized something – I got it – what ever it was. “Ohhhhh, yeah!”

Sometimes instead of just saying “oops” or “sorry”, you can just say, ‘Oh, no!” – or “Uh-Oh!”

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So that was that, and I started and ended with the word, “Oh”. 🙂 Yay for bonus points!

Wishing you a fun weekend! 🙂

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Thanks for visiting! Peace ☮️

© 2019 BS