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31 Days of Halloween – Moon

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Moon rock (painted orange with a face), added decorations of bats.

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The moon at the start of an eclipse.

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My attempt at a photo of the super moon one year. Deep midnight blue sky & the moon over the fence silhouette.

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Glitch – March Photo Prompt

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Glitch – March Photo Prompt

March Speculative Fiction Prompt

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This is the photo given to us by Diana, of Myths of the Mirror, to write about. Thanks, Diana!

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pixabay image by Natan Vance

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Glitch

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I was bored.

I was sitting in my bedroom that weekend morning, waiting for the much ballyhooed total eclipse that was to take place later that day to be over. My family had been talking of nothing else for days, and I was sick of hearing about it already.

“Don’t you want to come outside with us, Jaycee?” My mom held out some special eclipse viewing sunglasses things made of cardboard.

I rolled my eyes. “No, mom, y’all go ahead. I have homework to do. I’ll watch it on the internet after while,” I said.

“Suit yourself, but if you change your mind, we’ll be out back,” mom said. I nodded as she left the room.

On my laptop I pulled up Twitter, just to see if something interesting was being said, but all the tweets were about the eclipse. You’d think it was the end of the world by the way everyone was carrying on about it.  Just as I was about to shut it off, I caught a photo someone had posted. I thought it was a cute GIF, and I always liked seeing them, but this looked different.

Wait…wait just a minute…that was…me? No way. Who tweeted a picture of me? I didn’t recognize the gravatar or name. I couldn’t look away. It was me. I was running from…what? The eclipse? That’s what it looked like, but why?

Other people were tweeting responses to the photo.

Run

Run, Jaycee, Run

It’s getting closer…run

It went on along this thread for maybe a hundred or more responses.

Now, I tell you, I was getting scared. Was this real? Probably some kind of weird glitch.  For a test, I chimed in with my own tweet.

This is Jaycee. What am I running from?

After a short pause, the next onslaught of tweets were dire warnings for me to get away. They said if the eclipse caught up with me, I’d be vaporized.

Frowning, I took a few steps over to look out my window. My heart twitched, as I  saw the afternoon light growing dim, as if a cloud had passed by, but I knew that wasn’t it. It was the eclipse starting already. My knees felt like rubber, as I walked back to my desk. With shaking fingers, I tweeted once more.

Whoever started this had better delete it right now. It’s not true.

No one responded. Good.

Just as I went back to the window to call down to my family, total darkness descended. Only the faint glow of the computer screen lit the room. The picture was flickering, and it showed me still running.

Hah! The eclipse didn’t get me…I’m still here! Told ya so, stupid tweeter.

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“Jaycee…Jaycee…” my mom yelled as she came up the stairs. “You should have seen it. It was amazing! Jaycee? Where are you?”

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STREAM OF CONSCIOUSNESS SATURDAY

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STREAM OF CONSCIOUSNESS SATURDAY

The Friday Reminder and Prompt for #SoCS Aug. 26/17

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Todays SOCS is supposed to begin with the prompt word ‘When’. Join in the challenge and see other entries by clicking the above link.

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When I saw this on FB I wanted to save it, because what a week it has been. Actually, less than a week from the eclipse to the hurricane. Wild!

I hope anyone in Hurricane Harvey’s path is staying safe.

from “Texas Country Music Concerts” https://www.facebook.com/TxCMC/

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When we looked at the sky on Monday, we thought we might see a bit of the eclipse. We were supposed to have about 75 percent of it here. But, the day was overcast and the clouds were pretty thick. We took a photo, but there was just a bright spot in amongst a bunch of clouds. We have since had some rain, with thunder and lightning, but not from the hurricane. We’re a bit too far north to get any effects from it. Now, we do get some of the outflow from hurricanes, when they are on the west side of Mexico. They usually bring a lot of rain to us here.

When we were in south Texas, close to Corpus Christi, there was one predicted to hit, but it changed directions or something. Everyone was getting prepared beforehand, though, just in case.

When we were in south Texas, too, there was an eclipse. We were on the edge of totality, I think. This was 1984, if I remember. That time everything got pretty dark that mid morning, and the streetlights came on. It looked very eerie.

When we were in Japan, we were in a Catagory 5 Typhoon. That was Typhoon Tip. We had trees blown down, and lots of rain.

When extreme weather is happening anywhere, I really am interested in it all. I think that is because of the F5 Tornado I was in here, in 1970.

When I looked out the back door just now, I see that it is pouring down rain!

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ONE LINER WEDNESDAY – DID I JUST HEAR THAT?

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ONE LINER WEDNESDAY – DID I JUST HEAR THAT?

“The sun is being regurgitated.”

“The clouds will start to coagulate…”

“…wear your rain sufficient dressing…”

I’m lumping these one liners together, because they all came from television weather newscasters in the last couple of days. What they said really made us do a double-take, and ask, “Did I just hear that?” We had to laugh!

On viewing the eclipse, one national weather news person remarked, “The sun is being regurgitated.” This was after totality, and the sun became visible again.

Our local weather person, just ad-libbing during the weather report, said the following on two different days. “The clouds will start to coagulate together to bring us rain.” and “Make sure you wear your rain sufficient dressing today.”

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For One Liner Wednesday – https://lindaghill.com/2017/08/23/one-liner-wednesday-were-wild-here/

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SOLAR ECLIPSE – AUGUST 21, 2017

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SOLAR ECLIPSE – AUGUST 21, 2017

Happy Eclipse Day!

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“Moonshadow”, by Cat Stevens, was released in 1970 (UK) and 1971 (US), from the album, “Teaser and the Firecat”. It was written by Cat Stevens, and is on the Island (UK) and A&M (US) label.

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