Closing Up Shop for the Month of August

Closing Up Shop for the Month of August

Hi guys,

This is just a notice to let you know that I won’t be posting for the month of August. To those who have just started following me, I apologize.  I don’t think that there is ever a “good time” to do this.  Please feel free to check out some of my older posts, there are over 150 to choose from.  🙂

I’m hoping that all of you will stick around and maybe check out some posts that you haven’t read before (I have some handy-dandy key words on my main page to help you find topics that may interest you).

I’ve been posting non-stop since April 2016, and I think that I just need a break.

I’m going to cut back on my social media presence as well.  My courses are finishing up, and I won’t be starting again until the fall, so I’m going to focus on writing and family.

Until I return, I hope that everyone continues to enjoy their summer and I look forward to chatting in September!

I’m ending this post with one of my favourite songs of all time, from one of the best movies ever!

DON’T YOU FORGET ABOUT ME!   😉

 

 

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Space Oddities – 07.28.2017: NASA and Eclipse 2017

Space Oddities – 07.28.2017:  NASA and Eclipse 2017

In case you haven’t heard, August 21st is going to be a totally awesome day!

It is the day of the ECLIPSE OF THE SUN!!  Depending on where you are, it will either be partial or total.

NASA of course, has started a countdown.  Click here for links to the SCIENCE and SAFETY of this incredible event!

And speaking of countdowns, just ’cause it’s Friday, here’s 80s hair band Europe.   🙂

 

 

A big thanks to Candy of Sew Geek Mama for nominating me for Versatile Blogger Award.   We just recently started following each other.  You just have to see her picture on her about page (the site’s link above) to see why we just might have a few things in common.  🙂    Check out her site and the other nominees!

 

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Flash Fiction: Forever

Flash Fiction:  Forever

Hi everyone!

Here is another 300 word flash fiction story that I wrote for Simon J. Wood‘s biweekly challenge.  Hope you like it!

The first word had to be Not, with want and legend in the body of the story.

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Forever

Not that long ago, the mere sound of his name terrorized the world.

Well, that was then…

“I was bloody famous once.”  He stops and bursts into a laugh.  “HA!  Get it? “BLOODY famous?”  Stumbling around, he continues to mumble to himself.  I roll my eyes and down another shot.  I was always a simple man.  Didn’t want much.  Just immortality.  Well, forever isn’t all that it’s cracked up to be.  Abraham smirks and hands me another drink, shaking his head.  As far as he’s concerned, this life is exactly what I deserved.  Vlad’s mind has been gone for the past forty years now.  Before that, the world was ours.  But it stopped believing in a legend like him, and that’s what broke him.

I suddenly realize that I’m being watched.  “Back off you ancient windbag.” I caution, wanting to drink in peace.  He ignores me and continues to approach, black cloak raised.  I know what that look of his can still do to me, so I refuse to turn around. Realizing that I’m not giving in, he stops, lets out a hiss, and begins to slink around the bar.  He still thinks that he looks menacing, although they all laugh at him now.  I just don’t have the heart to tell him otherwise.

I finally finish my last drink and stand up, tossing a handful of bills on the counter.  Time to go.  “Come on, master,” I say halfheartedly.  Walking over, I take him by the shoulders and begin to steer him towards the exit.  “Night Abe!” I call out to the bartender.  “Night Renfield!” he calls back.  “See you tomorrow night?”  I nod.  Where else would we be? I sigh, watching as the carriage pulls up.  We climb in and make it home just before the sunrise.

 

 

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