5 Things I Like About Myself Tag

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I was recently tagged for this by fellow blogger, Jannat. You can find her blog at the following link. Thanks so much, Jannat, for thinking of me for the tag. 🙂

https://jannat007.wordpress.com/2018/04/15/5-things-i-like-about-myself/

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This is what we’re supposed to do:

  • Thank the nominator.
  • Display the picture on your post.
  • List 5 things you like about yourself
  • 1 thing must be a physical attribute.
  • Tag 3 or more people

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Here are my 5 things:

  1. My writing ability … I’m not saying I’m the best writer ever, but I do like what I write. I’ve been writing in one form or another from my earliest memories, because I can’t not write.
  2. My artistic/creative ability – I love doing all kinds of art, and have done tons of crafts, drawings, and paintings (even on rocks), and making scrap books have been a constant over the many years.
  3. My sense of humor – I like to laugh. I sometimes laugh so hard, I have tears, and my stomach hurts from laughing. The simplest things can get me laughing.
  4. My knowing how to touch-type on the keyboard – I learned how to type on an old manual Underwood typewriter when I was a kid. Once you learn how to type without looking at the letter keys, you pretty much never forget.
  5. My long hair – Yeah, I just like it. 🙂

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I don’t usually tag/nominate people, as I can’t keep up with who does these challenges, or who has already done them.

So, if you want to grab the cute badge and tell a little about yourself, feel free to participate! 🙂

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Thanks for visiting! Peace ☮️

© 2018 BS

A to Z Blog Challenge 2018 – Letter S

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A to Z Blog Challenge 2018 – Letter S #AtoZChallenge 2018 S

http://www.a-to-zchallenge.com/

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Welcome to the 2018 edition of the A to Z Blogging Challenge!

All through the month of April, the challenge asks us to blog every day (except Sundays), and to go through the alphabet A to Z, connecting our posts to the letter of each day.

My idea for this time, my 5th to participate, is to showcase a book or two each day, and provide a tiny bit of information about them. These will not be a full book review, but just saying what it is about, and if I liked the book or not.

These books are mostly books that I already have on my shelves, and have read, or are on my to be read stacks. There will be a very few of them that I don’t already own, or have read.

I will also post a quote each day that has something to say about books, or reading.

Hope you enjoy, and maybe see a book or a few that you might want to read, too.

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“Shut Up and Eat Your Snowshoes!”, by Jack Douglas is a really fun book to read. I read it long ago, then several times after. The author, his wife and young son, and their menagerie of animals, decide to move from the city, to the wilderness backwoods of Canada. He duly wrote down, in hilarious fashion, all the adventures and misadventures they had. Being city slickers knowing nothing of how things worked out in the boonies, is his true fish out of water story.

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“Serpent in Paradise”, by Dea Birkett, is the author’s journey back in time. She travels to tiny Pitcairn Island, to find out what happened to the ancestors of the mutineers who sailed with Captain William Bligh, on the ship called Bounty.

She chronicles her own voyage to the island, cut off from civilization for all these years, and talks with the villagers, while she learns how the survivors managed to live in such isolation, after that ill-fated, and famed event with the mutiny on the Bounty.

This book is easy to read, even as it tells the history of the times, but in a personal story kind of way.

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Mystery Box Chickens

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Join the MB Chickens on Monday (no post on Sunday) for the opening of the next book title box. The letter will be T.

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Thanks for visiting! Peace ☮️

© 2018 BS

 

Stream of Consciousness Saturday – Spoke

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Stream of Consciousness Saturday – Spoke

The Friday Reminder and Prompt for #SoCS April 21/18

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The word of the day, chosen by our fearless leader, Linda G. Hill, is ‘spoke’. Thanks, Linda!

We get bonus points if we ‘don’t’ begin with the word ‘spoke’.

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What do I know about the word of the day…not a whole lot.

When we talk out loud, we say we have spoken. Sometimes that would bring an end to a conversation or argument or debate. Someone gets tired of talking about whatever it is, so they say, “I have spoken, that’s the end of it.” But…is that really the end of it? Probably not in the mind of the other person, as they go away muttering how their opinion or point is better.

Now, there are spokes on a bicycle. I don’t know what their purpose is, but we used to put a bit of cardboard clothes pinned onto the spokes so it would make a rattling sound when we rode around. That was always cool.

Up next, is the word ‘bespoke’. I’m thinking it means, in fashion, some clothes that were specially made for a person. One of a kind type of clothing can be said to be bespoke.

That’s about all I know to speak about the word spoke.

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Enjoy your weekend! May it be a bespoke, one of a kind day, made just for you. 🙂

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Thanks for visiting! Peace ☮️

© 2018 BS

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Two Souls: Into the Fire # 298

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Two Souls: Into the Fire # 298

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TWO SOULS: INTO THE FIRE

# 298

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Steve felt himself scooting backwards on the sand, away from Ghost, but didn’t know how he was doing it. He didn’t know how he could move at all. How could he be afraid of Ghost? Why was Ghost doing this to him?

He heard a muffled scream…where was that coming from?

“Steve, Steve…wake up,” Ghost said. He pinched Steve’s arm, hard. It made Steve scream. “Wake up,” Ghost yelled, right up in Steve’s face. Steve felt Ghost’s hot breath on him, and dared to open his eyes, again. Ghost’s long hair was hanging in his face, tickling his cheeks. He blinked, trying to clear his eyes.

“Ghost?”

“Wake up…you fainted,” Ghost yelled, and shook Steve’s shoulders.

“What? Wait…you did something to me…stay away,” Steve said, cringing.

Ghost sat back, “Huh? What are you talking about?”

Steve pushed himself up on his elbows. Looking closer at Ghost, he saw that he looked normal now, not with the weird eyes from before. “You made me see things,” he said. “Nothing was normal, and you were mean and scary.”

“Why would I…” Ghost began, but Steve interrupted him.

“You mind controlled me. You gave me a nightmare of every bad thing I ever did, and you were laughing about it. I can’t explain it, just don’t do it again, please Ghost, don’t do it again.”

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By this time Linda and Melody had ran over to see why Steve was screaming. Out of breath, Linda said, “What’s the matter? Are you hurt?”

Ghost looked at her, then back to Steve. “Yeah, we’re ok. I think Steve fainted, and he had a nightmare, or something.”

Steve tried sitting up, but was still groggy. “That was no nightmare. That was you…you were doing things in my head.”

“Calm down, Steve,” Linda said. “We don’t know what you’re talking about. Ghost said you fainted, and we heard you scream. What were you dreaming about?”

Steve pointed to Ghost. “Ask him, he did it. He made me see things…bad things.”

Ghost reached over to touch Steve’s arm, to reassure him, to let him know he didn’t manipulate his mind.

“Stay away from me,” Steve said, as he dodged Ghost’s hand. “You’re the craziest son-of-a-bitch I ever knew. I don’t know why I ever saved you in the first place. I had a feeling, way back then, that nothing good would come of it. Now, it’s finally here,” Steve was breathing hard, and now narrowed his eyes. “You’ve held me prisoner of your damn fantasy world long enough. I’m done with it. I’m done with you. Go away…go away…I’m commanding you, devil’s spawn…be gone.”

“Steve…Steve…” Linda tried to get his attention, to break his train of thought. “Come here. Come over here with me,” she said. Grabbing Steve’s hands, she pulled him up, and led him away down the beach.

“I mean it, Linda. I’m done. I’ve had enough. Get him away from me…from me…from me…” He was sobbing now. Linda held onto him, letting him cry it out.

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Melody sat down in the sand, next to Ghost. “What the hell was he going on about?” she asked. “Why was he saying those mean things?”

Ghost was stunned speechless, at Steve’s outburst.

“Ghost, answer me,” Melody said.

He looked up in confusion. “I…uh…I don’t know. He thinks I controlled his dream? He thinks I put bad things in his head? I don’t know why. I didn’t do any of that,” Ghost said. After a few seconds, he looked Melody in the eyes, “I didn’t do that to Steve, but something did. Something had ahold of him…something bad. That must be the omen, you remember, from before? Maybe…now, Steve thinks he hates me. I know he doesn’t, but right now, he does.” He took Melody’s hands. “We have to get it off of him.”

“Shut up over there. Quit talking about me,” Steve yelled.

“What can we do, Ghost?” Melody asked. “It’s so late, and we’re not even home, and Steve has to drive us back.” She thought for a minute. “I guess I could drive his car back. I don’t know what to think, what to do. Besides, he really does hate me, and he wouldn’t let me drive his car, anyway.”

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“What happened out here, Steve?” Linda asked. “What were y’all talking about right before all this yelling started? Do you remember?”

Steve nodded. “Hell, yeah I remember. I told Ghost it was over with us…for real…for good. Then he started doing something to my head. He didn’t want to hear what I said, and he made it worse, and he knew it, and wouldn’t stop. It wasn’t a dream, Linda, it wasn’t.”

“Okay, so why on Earth would you break up with Ghost?” Linda asked. “You love him, Steve. It’s not right.” She stopped to take a deep breath. “You didn’t mean it, did you?”

“Yeah, ’cause I know I’m no good for him. I make things worse. He could have been happy all these years, but I kept him for myself, and I did bad things, and I just now figured it out. So yeah, it’s for the best.” He rubbed his face. “But, now he’s gone all crazy about it. It’s all messed up. I think it’s the other way around, now. He made me  stay with his mind powers,” Steve said.

Linda was so confused. She knew they all were, at this point. “Ok, so we all need to calm down, and talk it out…like now. You need to quit being…” she stopped. She didn’t want to say what she was thinking, which was that Steve was being ridiculous about the whole thing.

“Steve, you’ve done the best you can. I know you never meant for Ghost to be hurt, or you either, but you both have been. Now, it’s time to put it right. But, listen to me…we are exhausted. We are away from home, and we have to get back. The kids might wake up, with all this noise. We have to call a truce, or something. Do you understand?”

“I’m not taking him home with me, Linda…no way…not yet,” he said, shaking his head.

“Fine, then he can ride with me, but we are not just leaving him here. He can stay with us at Kinsey’s, but in the morning, it has to be dealt with.”

“Yeah, sure, whatever…” Steve said.

“Okay, then, let me go tell them how it’s going to be, and then let’s go home,” Linda said.

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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.

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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.

Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge – Seating of Any Kind

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Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge: Any kind of seating

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  • Waiting room chairs
  • Bench for sale
  • Pedicure chair for kids
  • Saddle
  • Electric cart
  • Chairs in a row

    

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Thanks for visiting! Peace ☮️

© 2018 BS

A to Z Blog Challenge 2018 – Letter R

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A to Z Blog Challenge 2018 – Letter R

http://www.a-to-zchallenge.com/

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Welcome to the 2018 edition of the A to Z Blogging Challenge!

All through the month of April, the challenge asks us to blog every day (except Sundays), and to go through the alphabet A to Z, connecting our posts to the letter of each day.

My idea for this time, my 5th to participate, is to showcase a book or two each day, and provide a tiny bit of information about them. These will not be a full book review, but just saying what it is about, and if I liked the book or not.

These books are mostly books that I already have on my shelves, and have read, or are on my to be read stacks. There will be a very few of them that I don’t already own, or have read.

I will also post a quote each day that has something to say about books, or reading.

Hope you enjoy, and maybe see a book or a few that you might want to read, too.

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“The Ruins”, by Scott Smith, is a book I’ve read more than once, and I’ve seen the movie made of it, and it was good, too.

Starting out, we see the characters on a lovely vacation trip in Mexico. When one of their friends goes missing, they go look for him, which leads them deep into the jungle. They come upon some ancient Mayan ruins, and this is when their nightmare begins.

This book is so good, and yes scary! It sure makes you look at your garden plants in another way, after reading this book. The vines…omg…the vines!

If you like horror tales, check it out!

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“Roller Girl (Totally True Tales From the Track)”, by Melissa “Melicious” Joulwan, is a fun book to read. It’s all about the sport of competition roller skating, as in Roller Derby.

As a founding member of the Texas Rollergirls Rock-n-Rollerderby the author takes us on a wild ride, telling us how Roller Derby works, how she became involved, and some of the long, fascinating history of the sport. She takes us to the competitions, and also talks about her life when not on the rink.

I like hearing about the names she and her team mates choose for themselves, and the fun and funky costumes they wear, too. All this takes place in Austin TX, and there are photos included.

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Mystery Box Chickens

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Join the MB Chickens tomorrow, and they will open the next book title box. The letter of the day will be S.

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Thanks for visiting! Peace ☮️

© 2018 BS