January Squares # 25- Carousel Lights

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January Squares # 25 – Carousel Lights

Seven days to see the light

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

This month’s theme is “_____ light”.

We try to find & photograph anything with a word ending in light.

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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I’ll also be adding a song to go along with the photo in one way or another.

Enjoy!

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This is a fun looking carousel or merry-go-round that is in our mall. It has lots of little lights above the carousel horses.

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“On a Carousel”, by the Hollies, was released in 1967. It was written by Allan Clarke, Graham Nash, and Tony Hicks, and is ont the Parlophone/Imperial label.

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Flower of the Day – Spider Mum & Daisies

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Flower of the Day – Spider Mum & Daisies

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Here’s a few white daisies, and a fairly large hot pink & white spider mum.  Spider mums remind me of cheer-leading pom-poms. 🙂

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For Cee’s Flower of the Day:

FOTD – January 25, 2020 – Dahlia

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Thanks for visiting! Peace ☮️

© 2020 BS

Two Souls: Into the Fire # 257

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Two Souls: Into the Fire # 257

Warning … adult content

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TWO SOULS: INTO THE FIRE

# 257

warning…adult content

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The biker, who was talking to Steve, hadn’t noticed Ghost with a gun. He kept smiling, but he gave a subtle signal to his friends. They slowly began to separate, some going behind Linda’s van, and some over toward the U-Haul.

“We don’t want trouble. We just are going,” Steve said. He clenched his hands into fists, though, ready for anything.

“Dude…we’re not bringing any…just a friendly conversation,” the biker said. He took a couple of steps closer toward Steve.

Linda revved the engine…a warning. Steve turned and walked toward the U-Haul. “We’re leaving. Tell your guys to back off,” he said. Inside his head, though, he was sending Ghost frantic mental thoughts. Steady, Ghost, don’t shoot anybody, it’s okay. He saw that Ghost was in total concentration. Either that, or he was reliving the time he’d shot Nothing’s head off. Oh please don’t let him think this dude is a vampire …He walked by the guy who was on the driver’s side of the U-Haul, and said nothing to him. The guy just gave him a nasty look. He’d not gotten a signal to attack from his biker friend.

Opening the truck’s door, Steve climbed in. Okay,  now what? He was panicking. Ghost was still outside the passenger side door. Get in, get in, get in…He hoped Ghost would hear him think. The guy Steve had just passed, slowly walked around to the back of the truck, still on alert for the go signal. As he came around the end, he came face to face with Ghost’s gun.

“Oh, Jeeze,” he said, and stumbled backwards. “Don’t shoot, please don’t shoot. I’m backing up…oh shit, dude.”

Ghost hadn’t moved, or said anything, but his eyes were staring the guy down, and he was pushing hard with his mind, giving orders mentally, Get away from us…tell the others to back off…give me a reason to shoot…

“Wait hold on, I’m going, take it easy,” the guy said. He turned and ran to the others. “Oh, God…there’s another one of ’em, and he’s got a gun. Shit, he had it right up in my face. Let’s get outta here.”

“What, a gun? Where?”

“Over there, look.” They both turned toward Ghost.

Linda revved the engine again, and pulled forward a little. Steve had opened the passenger door of the truck, and was now standing by Ghost.

“Easy, Ghost, they’re backing off. Don’t shoot,” Steve said.

“Can I just scare ’em a little?” Ghost asked.

“No, they could go report us or something,” Steve said.

Ghost snorted. “Hah, these ones? They’ve got outstanding warrants on ’em. They ain’t gonna tell nobody. I want to shoot my gun.”

“No,” Steve said.

The two bikers were now joined by their other riders, and were getting on their bikes. “One thing before we go,” said the leader of the gang. “Have a nice day…see ya in hell.”

That was all Ghost needed. He stepped out from the truck, and pulled the trigger. The bullet struck the ground right in front of the guy’s motorcycle.

“Fucker,” the guy hollered, then they all roared out of the rest area, spraying gravel and dust behind them.

“Damn, Ghost, ya had to do it, didn’t ya,” Steve yelled.

“Yeah, I did,” Ghost said, grinning. “Felt good, too.”

Steve shook his head, and let out a big breath. “Ok, they’re gone, now put it away. We gotta go, too.” He walked over to Linda’s car. She had turned off the engine, and was comforting the waking kids.

“The shot woke them up,” she said, as Steve came up to the car door. She’d given the kids a juice box to sip on, so she got out to talk to Steve.

“What the hell was all that?” she asked. She grabbed hold of Steve’s arm, and he pulled her into a hug. He could feel her shaking.

“It’s okay, hon, they’re gone. I didn’t know what was gonna happen…and then Ghost had to go shoot at them. Oh, Lord, this could have gotten serious real fast,” he said.

She nodded, and brushed away a few tears. “I know, Steve, and the kids…I was so scared, but I would have run over that guy if he’d come for you. You know that?”

“Um-hmm, and I’d be glad you did.”

“And, Ghost?,” Linda said. “You know he’s a wild card. You just never know what he’s gonna do, Steve.” She was calming down some.

“I know,” Steve said, “but he wasn’t gonna really shoot them. He said he just wanted to scare them a little. Maybe you don’t know, but he knows what he’s doing with a gun. He never misses what he’s aiming for.”

“I had no idea,” Linda said. “Didn’t even know he had a gun…all this time?”

“Yeah, Sis, and so do I.”

“What?”

“Yeah, Ghost taught me how to use it, and I’m pretty good, too.”

“Good grief, I’m here with two outlaws, and I feel safe,” she said, and laughed away some tension.

“Ya got that right. We’ll protect you and the kids. Don’t worry.” He looked at his watch. “So, you ready to get back on the road?”

“Pretty much,” she said, “but I want to take the kids over there to the rest room, and wash off a little. Then we’ll be ready.”

“Ok, we’ll do the same, and then go find somewhere to eat breakfast, on down the road,” Steve said. He headed off to the truck. Linda got the kids out of the van, and got them a fresh set of clothes to wear.

Back at the truck, Steve saw that Ghost had already changed, and freshened up, so he grabbed his own clean clothes, and did the same.

“Did you put it away?” he asked Ghost, when he returned.

Ghost nodded. “Yeah, back where it was. Are we going, now? I’m hungry.”

“That’s the plan,” Steve said. They all drove out of the rest area, heading east.

“I’m glad you didn’t shoot those guys, but I’m glad you had your gun. It scared them off. Linda was really scared,” Steve said. “Oh, she didn’t know either of us had a gun with us. I guess I never mentioned it.”

“Are you mad that I shot it?” Ghost asked.

“No, not really. You weren’t aiming for them, anyway,” Steve said, laughing.

“I know, and if I was, I’d have hit ’em,” Ghost said. He was smiling again.

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Next part coming soon!

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© 2020 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.

Just Jot It January # 24 – Change

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Just Jot It January # 24 – Change

Daily Prompt – JusJoJan the 24th, 2020

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Today’s prompt comes to us compliments of Wendy. Thanks, Wendy!

Your prompt for JusJoJan January 24th, 2020, is “change.” Use the word “change” any way you’d like. Enjoy!

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The first thing I think of for the prompt word ‘change’ is money – as in coins.

Seems like we always have some loose change around here. I can usually find a few coins in the bottom of my purse. Sometimes I find one or two nickles or dimes in the washing machine – because somebody didn’t empty their pockets before their clothes got washed.

I have a thing about finding loose change, either pennies, or dimes, or quarters out in a parking lot. I always pick them up, too.

I also have several little change purses. I keep a lot of coins in them, because when I go to yard sales it is good to have some change to pay for small items I might want. Sometimes though I put a change purse somewhere , then forget I put it there until some other day, then I find it again — yay! lots more change!

Sometimes we’ve saved up lots of change coins to later cash in for dollars, or to save up for a fun meal at a restaurant. It’s gotten up to around $200 before.

I like change – how about you? 🙂

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© 2020 BS

 

 

Escapist Coloring Club – January

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Escapist Coloring Club – January

The Escapist Coloring Club Prompt – January 1, 2020

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I haven’t done a lot of coloring the past month or so, but I did do this one.

I received as a Christmas gift from my daughter, this new book. It has lots of interesting pages to color in.

On this one I used only markers, because I got a new set. I needed some that had a small or fine tip, because regular ones won’t do on these tiny designs.

The only bad thing is that they soak through to the other side, which ruins the picture on the other side. I’ve been trying to figure out how to fix the pages so I can put a blotter page in between.

Did you know that on most paper like this, and others, you can separate them? It takes a bit of careful doing, but it does work. I learned to do this while making scrapbooks and wanted both sides of an item to show.

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This is a rhinoceros that I used several colors on. Green, aqua, orange and yellow. I’ve left some parts white.

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© 2020 BS

 

January Squares # 24 – Bare Bulb Light

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January Squares # 24 – Bare Bulb Light

Bars of sunlight

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

This month’s theme is “_____ light”.

We try to find & photograph anything with a word ending in light.

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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I’ll also be adding a song to go along with the photo in one way or another.

Enjoy!

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This is just a bare light bulb shining it’s light in our pantry area of the house. It was new bulb we had to put in, as the other one had burned out yesterday. You just don’t realize how much we depend on electricity and light bulbs, until it all goes dark. I’m very appreciative of the light. 🙂

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I just found this new song to me, and I love it. I like the music, and especially the lyrics, as they are very uplifting and hopeful.

“The Light”, by Disturbed

“… sometimes darkness can show you the light …”

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Thanks for visiting! Peace ☮️

© 2020 BS

Flower of the Day – Anthurium

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Flower of the Day – Anthurium

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Here’s a couple of these shiny red  Anthurium flowers, with elongated yellow green middle parts, and some green leaves.

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For Cee’s Flower of the Day:

FOTD – January 24, 2020 – Dahlia Macro

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Thanks for visiting! Peace ☮️

© 2020 BS

Dear Diary – June 1 – 4 , 1961

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Dear Diary – June 1 – 4 , 1961

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For those who haven’t seen my Dear Diary posts before, a little explanation. This is my actual diary I wrote in for a full year, when I was 10 years old. I wrote every day, sometimes a lot, sometimes a little, sometimes funny, sometimes boring, but it was all recorded. Names of relatives are only first initials with relationship in parentheses. I’ve typed the entries just as I wrote them, misspellings and all, but corrected in parentheses. More posts of Dear Diary can be found by using categories, or search box. Hope you enjoy reading my childhood diary! 🙂

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Dear Diary,

6/1/61 – I played. It was mother’s birthday. We went to town. I got her  box of powder, and a vace (vase) of flowers. P (sister) got her a bottle of perfume. N (aunt) got her a perfume bottle. J & D (cousins) got her some flowers. I spent the night over J’s.

6/2/61 – I played all day. J (cousin) and I played in the water. Then we went to the driving Range (at the golf course). B (aunt) went with us.

6/3/61 – We played. We went to get Dusty (our dog) and Toro (grand-ma’s dog) vaxanatied (vaccinated). then we went to Grannys, T (uncle was over. Granny went home with him. We went to the dime store. We got a 101 Dalmation set.  (I think this was one of those plastic Colorforms boxes)

6/4/61 – I played. We went to Grand mas. Then we went to B’s. (aunt). Daddy and H (uncle) went glofing (golfing) at night. Grand pa came over and ate supper with us.

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This is the end of the series “Dear Diary”. I’ve done the whole year’s worth.

If you would like to read earlier entries you can find them tagged ‘Dear Diary’.

Thanks so much for stopping by, reading, and leaving your likes and comments. I appreciate it very much. ❤

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Thanks for visiting! Peace ☮️

© 2020 BS

 

Just Jot It January # 23 – Drive

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Just Jot It January # 23 – Drive

Daily Prompt – JusJoJan the 23rd, 2020

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Janet gave us our prompt word for today. Thanks so much, Janet!

Your prompt for JusJoJan January 23rd, 2020, is “drive.” Use the word “drive” any way you’d like. Have fun!

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Trying to think of something to say about ‘drive’ or ‘driving’.

I never liked to drive very much, though I did it for years. Makes me too nervous. I don’t even remember the last time I actually did any driving at all … maybe for a year or two.

There isn’t anywhere I want to drive to anyway, and the mister drives us to the grocery store, or to a restaurant. I’d much rather be the passenger so I can look out the windows, and take photos of things I see. I do a lot of ‘drive-by photos’.

Do you remember those old TV shows, where the family would get in their car and go for a drive – just to drive around – maybe on a Sunday? I can’t remember us ever doing that. Maybe people stopped doing that when gas prices went up so much.

I do remember one time my sister and I took a  26 mile drive around the newly constructed loop around the city. That was just for fun. Back in the day parts of it was way out in the boonies, but now the city has built up all around and past the loop. Now I cringe whenever we drive on the loop, as people drive so awful and so many wrecks happen on it.

Well, that’s about all I have for today. Have a good one! 🙂

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© 2020 BS

Flower of the Day – A Happy Birthday Bouquet

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Flower of the Day – a Happy Birthday Bouquet

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This is a cute little coffee mug with pink and purple flowers in it. The mug words say Happy Birthday, and along the top is multi-colored triangle banners.

This would make a lovely gift for someone.

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For Cee’s Flower of the Day:

FOTD – January 23, 2020 – Two different Dahlia Photos Today

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Thanks for visiting! Peace ☮️

© 2020 BS