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dVerse — Madness — Possessed

Mr. Jones tells about his childhood friend, a boy who lived with his mother, stepfather and brothers and sisters. The boy and his sibs never knew who would be chosen to “ride along” with stepfather, but they all knew what it meant. Years later, the boy, who is now a man, still lives at home… Continue reading dVerse — Madness — Possessed

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Trouble in Paradise

DJ said caller number nine I speed-dialed the station, ninth on the line Winner of a trip for two to the tropics Choice of trip-mate became a hot topic Jax was da man, so sexy and raw. Dreamed on the plane of his chiseled jaw Hawa'ii, like always, perfect time of year Jax and I… Continue reading Trouble in Paradise

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50 Word Thursday — The Tale of Thomas

“What had happened to him at that moment was what happens to people when they are unexpectedly caught in something very shameful.” – Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy. The Tale of Thomas is still told around campfires in these parts. St. Horatio's Seminary shut down every spring so the students could go help the needy. … Continue reading 50 Word Thursday — The Tale of Thomas

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It’s Showtime! (mature audiences only)

image link You know those nights you find yourself in the middle of a dream that you can't wake up from and have no control over? I found myself in one and it is by the grace of God that my story is reaching your eyes. I was with my friends, Irma and Myra, walking… Continue reading It’s Showtime! (mature audiences only)

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#FF — Bingo!

PHOTO PROMPT © Randy Mazie Miriam had been taught to take good care of her skin. She knew that sun, cheap soap, and crankiness would result in wrinkles, age spots, and blemishes. Miriam stood out in a crowd, especially at bingo. Although seventy, people said she looked forty. At the weekly bingo game, a middle-aged… Continue reading #FF — Bingo!

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dVerse – haibun – Hiroshima –Hibakujumoku

Looking way back at the Jurassic period ginkgo trees flourished across the Asian continent. Over millions of years, their fossils began to diminish. Two and a half million years ago, only a “handful of ginkgo lineages” remained, in the forests of Central China. At some point 1300 to 1400 trees made their way to Japan.… Continue reading dVerse – haibun – Hiroshima –Hibakujumoku

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Coloring Club Plus — 8/4/19

The coloring has nothing to do with the post, except that it is a place I would like to take my mind to right now; a peace-inducing lily-covered pond. I was going to pick a song randomly, as usual. Then I heard about the maniac in El Paso who fired into a busy store and… Continue reading Coloring Club Plus — 8/4/19

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Hungry (mature audiences only)

image link WARNING:  THIS MAY BE TRIGGERING FOR THOSE WITH PTSD Father Jones had been sent by the church to the far reaches of Alaska to convert the Alaskan population to Christianity. You see, Father Jones was a weak man. He'd been bounced from parish to parish for years, as his weakness of “infatuations” with… Continue reading Hungry (mature audiences only)

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BPS

image link When Miriam Blaylock was transformed into her ghoulish vampire self, she not only took on the hunger for blood and gained immortality. Miriam gained what resembled vampire body GPS, or for her purposes it would be better called BPS, or Blood Positioning System. With her glamour vision, she can see the body illustrated… Continue reading BPS

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Twittering Tales # 147 – 30 July 2019 — Ants

Photo by enriquelopezgarre at Pixabay.com Crom, an interstellar vagabond parasite, was told to, “Get out of Dodge” with an uncanny regularity. Crom entered the Milky Way and saw edible bugs on Earth. As a shape shifter, he became clouds and waited to guzzle. Today his huge nozzle lowered; he began to eat the “ants.” [276… Continue reading Twittering Tales # 147 – 30 July 2019 — Ants