Tag Archives: Storm

What I’ve Been Reading

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What I’ve Been Reading

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Now, I don’t like living in a time when there is a pandemic viral disaster, but I sure like reading about fictional ones.

I’ve read this first series of books several times.

“Quarantine” (the Loners), by Lex Thomas, is so good. This is the first book in a series of YA novels, which are set in a high school. Some catastrophic event causes a horrible virus to spread, so the whole school is quarantined. Unless help from the outside comes along to eradicate the virus, the teens are stuck until they reach, I believe, age 18, and then they graduate by being able to leave. The contamination is over for them. Meanwhile, they gravitate toward groups of like-minded students to form gangs. The first we read about are the ‘Loners’. Each gang is out for themselves, and they have battles for survival against the others.

In the next few books, another gang is featured in each one, but they all interact. You want to keep getting these books to find out how it all turns out.

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This two book series is good, too. I’ve read the first one twice, and am about half way through with the second one. I don’t know if there will be more.

The setting is in England, present time. Something causes a virus to be unleashed into all water, especially the rain, which contaminates every other water source. If even a drop of bad water touches you, you die a horrible death.

Some people have so far survived, and the book is told through the voice of one high school girl as she manages her life now, alone.

It is eerie how this book is so much like what we have going on right now in the real world, except the virus comes through the rain, though it is contagious person to person. How the people are told to shelter in place – stay home, how the people that are left begin raiding stores, and hoarding, how the government is looking for a cure, but not really helping, and more similarities.

These were written by Virginia Bergin in 2014 & 2015.

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So, that’s what I’ve been reading. How about you? 🙂

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© 2020 BS

 

Bonked on the Head

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Bonked on the Head

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Picture of dark skies, and a bright streak of lightning I took a few years ago.

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So, I was bonked on the head last night.

Here’s what happened…

The ferocious thunderstorm, with crashing lightning and thunder, buckets of rain, and hail pinging off the windows woke me up around midnight. As usual I’d fallen asleep in the recliner chair while I was reading, but after the loud noise woke me up, decided I’d better go on to bed. First a visit to the bathroom.

Just as I went in there, I was bonked on the head by something falling from the ceiling! Still half asleep, I fumbled around trying to find what it was. I looked down at the floor and saw the overhead, plastic light fixture cover was the culprit. Good thing it was only plastic, as the other light we have over the sink, has a glass cover.

Anyway, I set the cover off to the side. But, then that light went out. At least I had the sink light on, too. At first I thought maybe the lightning or the rumbling thunder that was shaking the house had made it all happen. Who knows…could have been.

I finally made it back to bed, and Cricket and I watched the storm some more out the west windows…flash boom ping –  flash boom ping! The storm was over by the morning.

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Thanks for visiting! Peace ☮️

© 2019 BS

Thunderstorm – Weekly Weather

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Thunderstorm – Weekly Weather

This Week’s Challenges: September 24 – 30 (OWPC, & WW)

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This week we are featuring thunderstorms.

Here’s some dark storm clouds, and then the rain came pouring down.

A thunderstorm is how it feels and looks like when you are in a car wash.

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© 2017 BS

STORMY

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STORMY

I named him Stormy, King of the World

My best friend, when I was a girl

I cried and cried when Stormy died

No longer was he by my side

Now, nothing could ever be the same

Never more to call his name

Stormy

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for dVerse Poets – use the word storm or any variation in your poem

https://dversepoets.com/2017/06/05/quadrille-34/

Thanks for the prompt De (Whimsygizmo)

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© 2017 BS

I AM NOT AFRAID

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I AM NOT AFRAID

Listen…silence is broken

Lone lobo laments his lonliness

In the still of the sultry night

I am not afraid

Moon flowers look to the stars above

Heat lightning foretells the future

Storm a’coming; I feel it in my bones

I am not afraid

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For dVerse Poets – Quadrille (44 words) # 31 – Still

Use the word ‘still’ in any form we’d like, in a poem only 44 words long.

Quadrille #31

Thanks for hosting, Grace!

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© 2017 BS