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What do you see # 42 — The Muse

She'd been held hostage in the rustic cottage for weeks. The daughter of a wealthy international businessman, the kidnapping had happened when the family was on vacation in South America. Her captors were brusque but they treated her with care as she was worth a lot of money to them. Every day she made a… Continue reading What do you see # 42 — The Muse

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What do you see # 41 — Orphan’s lament

  Mama and I one sunny afternoon were climbing in the branches of the pomegranate tree and savoring the sweet juicy fruit when we heard a rustling in the bushes below. Mama carried me on her back to a higher limb and put me on a thick part where I could cling and gave me… Continue reading What do you see # 41 — Orphan’s lament

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What do you see # 40 — A message from heaven

As the monk rang six notes on the gong in the garden, six holy figures single-filed into the room, their long hair and silken robes of many hues flowing together as they moved. The only sounds aside from the now-fading sixth note of the gong were the stream tinkling outside of the window and the… Continue reading What do you see # 40 — A message from heaven

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What do you see # 39 — Vermin

Voraciously consuming as much and as quickly as I can. Everything is fair game for my appetite. Regrets? I don't know the meaning of the word. Me me me; I'm the center of attention, Instinctively and incorrigibly driven to dominate. Never going to stop. One of us will fall. Humans or Earth. Sadje is the… Continue reading What do you see # 39 — Vermin

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What do you see # 38 — M & M (and H)

Mercutio's legs felt of stone as dusk of the seventeenth day convened. How much longer would it take. He unloaded the patient donkey, Horace, put a feedbag of oats over his fuzzy grey ears, then built a small fire for dinner. He wouldn't starve, certainly, with all of the stock the donkey carried, but his… Continue reading What do you see # 38 — M & M (and H)

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What do you see # 37 — Prayer Blessing

Poised and ready to be Receptive to light As it warms and refreshes Years of cloudiness fall away Erased like morning mists in sun Replaced by unutterable joy Be with me always, kind and generous Living within my soul Energizing my heart Singing with songs of nature Sending out ripples of benevolence In a never-exhausted… Continue reading What do you see # 37 — Prayer Blessing

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What do you see # 36 — G3 in 2050

The year is 2050 and the plot for the next movie in the Ghostbusters series will pull the teams in from the first two movies to fight the worst villain they've confronted to date (in the film world, anyway.) Dr. Peter Venkman, Dr. Raymond Stantz, Dr. Egon Spengler, and Winstone Zeddemore from the 1984 film;… Continue reading What do you see # 36 — G3 in 2050

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What do you see # 35 — Soul Suckers

The people of Marchini had been under attack for months. The dark wraiths traveled like mist under doors, no matter how well stuffed with rags, and sucked the souls from dreamers. Instead of waking, the dreamers would be found in a comatose state, their bodies looking shrunken as if they had been mummified. People tried… Continue reading What do you see # 35 — Soul Suckers

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What do you see # 34 — Mother Bear

Mother Bear wandered these woods for a good hundred years. Her cubs were many and had populated the region, valleys and mountains, and beyond. Mother Bear was tired. It was time for her to rest. One day in early fall, she fell asleep under a majestic beech tree surrounded by oak and did not wake… Continue reading What do you see # 34 — Mother Bear

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What do you see # 33 — The Wayback

Professor Charlton William Green has devoted his career to two major paths of research. One path focuses on time travel and one path focuses on reversing the aging process. Professor Green had his 106th birthday today. He's running out of time. After his six children, twelve grandchildren, eighteen great-grandchildren, and twenty-four great-great-grandchildren held a birthday… Continue reading What do you see # 33 — The Wayback