Articles tagged with story
The Man Who Downloaded The Internet
Idea Suggested by Vincent Summers in his article here. This is just a start to a possible story. Story Starts Vince screwed the last cover into place and stretched out his hand to flick the main switch. He turned off the torch on his head and stood in s
What Did You Do When You Were Young Granny? That's a question I used to ask my granny when I was little and I now get asked it by my own grandchildren. I used to think my grandmother was talking about the middle ages, the idea of 40 years ago was just too
POTUS Dots on My Timeline: Bush Jr. and Obama
Final post in this series: Eisenhower to Kennedy to Johnson and Nixon to Ford and Carter to Reagan to Bush Sr. and Clinton to … * * * 43rd POTUS, George Bush Jr. (2001 – 2009) Not being disrespectful but there are line
POTUS Dots on My Timeline: Bush Sr. and Clinton
Eisenhower to Kennedy to Johnson and Nixon to Ford and Carter to Reagan to … * * * 41st POTUS, George Bush Sr. (1989 – 1993) Was working for the federal government in Washington, D.C., at the time. Bush Sr.'s years in office as POTUS &ndas
POTUS Dots on My Timeline: Reagan
POTUS Dots from Eisenhower to Kennedy to Johnson and Nixon to Ford and Carter to … * * * 40th POTUS, Ronald Reagan (1981 – 1988) Mr. Reagan truly desired or aspired to be the president. He spent years trying to accomplish this objective. Fi
POTUS Dots on My Timeline: Ford and Carter
POTUS Dots from Eisenhower to Kennedy to Johnson and Nixon to … Similar to my previous post, combining these next two POTUS Dots also. * * * 38th POTUS, Gerald Ford (1974 – 1977) Served as Vice-President with Nixon and was then elected
POTUS Dots on My Timeline: Johnson and Nixon
POTUS Dots from Eisenhower to Kennedy to ... Will have to combine these next two POTUS Dots. Not a lot to extract by way of recollection for one of them. * * * 36th POTUS, Lyndon Johnson (1963 – 1969) As Vice-President for John F. Kenned
POTUS Dots on My Timeline: Kennedy
Continuing to follow the dots on my timeline which started with Eisenhower. * * * 35th POTUS, John F. Kennedy (1961 – 1963) - What do I recall? The grown folks around me sure thought he was a good POTUS. Didn't know much but saw no reason to disag
POTUS Dots on My Timeline: Eisenhower
It's 2016. Another election year in the United States of America. Thought this might be a good time to look back. For those who may be unfamiliar with the process, American presidents are voted in by the people. Although if you believe in the gospel accord
Ancient Greek and Roman Statues Shown in Their True Colors
Found this interesting blog called: moco-choco. Coffee? Chocolate? Neither! First post visited was about a re-visualization of famous historical places and people based on "reality". For example, the pyramids of Giza were actually w
Gratitude Challenge Day #613
I'm a little behind on posting, yada-yada-yada the usual lol. Eh, I don't have much to talk about right now anyways. Babysitting, writing, getting ready for Christmas, etc. - it was pretty much business as usual today. I do want to get in the Gratitude Cha
Ghost Story Review: "The Tapestried Chamber" by Sir Walter Scott
General Richard Browne (as one Miss S. calls him) has just returned from the American War, or what we on this side of the Atlantic refer as the American Revolution. After Cornwallis surrendered at Yorktown, it was time to go home. He meets an old sc
Ghost Story Review: "The Shell Of Sense" by Olivia Howard Dunbar
Frances has just passed away, but she can’t pass over—not quite yet. She returns home to find it “intolerably unchanged.” Her sister Theresa, with whom she’d been on good enough terms, though they’d never rea
Review: Murdoch Mysteries
Binge watching a television series that revolves around the crime solving adventures of a Canadian-type #SherlockHolmes , “Detective William Murdoch of the Toronto Constabulary”. Love it when he says that! It's how he introduces himself to othe
Ghost Story Review: "The Drummer Ghost" by John William DeForest
The Thursday entry in my pre-Halloween ghost story countdown: Mr. Adrian Underhill has just graduated from Winslow University. He is friendly with one Miss Marian Turner, a young lady who says extraordinary things. Orphaned, she is a ward of h
Ghost Story Review: "The Thing at Nolan" by Ambrose Bierce
Between Leesville and Hardy, Missouri stands a house abandoned since the summer of 1879. The family of Charles May once lived in it. At the time, the family consisted of May, his wife, their adult son John and two younger daughters. Accor
Ghost Story Review: "The Mass of Shadows" by Anatole France
This is a story relayed to the narrator by the sacristan of the church of St. Eulalie of Neuville d’Aumont as they sit sharing a bottle of wine in an arbor at a tavern. The sacristan is the son of a gravedigger and accustomed to the habits of t
Ghost Story Review: "The Ghost Club" by John Kendrick Bangs
The narrator of this story interviews prisoner no. 5010 at Sing Sing Prison, a gentleman sent up for “sneak thieving.” As a gentleman, he’s incapable of the manual labor required of prisoners. “We can’t never do
Ghost Story Review: "The Middle Bedroom" by H. de Vere Stacpoole
The story begins by posing the question of whether men (human beings, rather), if left alone might revert to animal characteristics. For example, Sir Michael Carey, who built Carey House near Innis Town on the west coast of Ireland in the early 19th
Ghost Story review: “The Soul of the Great Bell” by Patrick Lafcadio Hearn
This story opens by describing a bell called Ta-chun sz’, “The Tower of the Great Bell.” The bell resounds in a tongueless voice, “KO-NGAI!” that shakes the little dragons on the high-tilted eaves of the green roofs.&nbs
Ghost Story Review: "The Bus-Conductor" by E. F. Benson
The narrator of this story and his friend, Hugh Grainger, have just returned from a couple of days in the country, when they spent time at a house reputed to be haunted. All the time they were out of town, the weather was dreadful, wind and rain bang
Fixing History's Mysteries
Unsolved mysteries finally solved. Link below is to a interesting article. The list is dated 2013. Love it when an unsolved mystery finally clears the air and removes a dark stain from a person's character or even the reputation of a nation of people
Sean Lennon Opens Up
The late John Lennon, original member of the Fab Four, known officially as The Beatles will always be a hot topic if you're discussing #celebrity #trivia , #popmusic #history , etc. Linking back to an old post published a few months back sharing MY unoffic
“What If” the Spies Lied to Rahab
For years this subject has been debated in Bible studies. Did Rahab lie? Read the story for yourself. You draw your own conclusions. For those unfamiliar with the biblical account, Rahab was a harlot (prostitute). Two Israelite spies were sent into Jer
Herb and Spice Spotlight : Capsicum (Red Pepper)
My late mother had a cabinet full of all kinds of herbs and spices in her kitchen. Cayenne pepper was always on her shelf. There were many of us living at home – mom and dad, my brothers and my one sister, and me. With so many varying taste buds to p
Ghost Story Review: "The Stalls of Barchester Cathedral" by M. R. James
While cataloguing manuscripts at [Blank] College, Cambridge, the unnamed narrator of this story comes across the obituary for the Venerable John Benwell Haynes, aged 57, Archdeacon of Sowerbridge and Rector of Pickhill and Candley, an alumnus of the same c
Ghost Story Review: "Through the Ivory Gate" by Mary Raymond Shipman Andrews
Philip Fairfield Beckwith is a northern son of a proud (if impoverished) southern family. He’s never seen the Kentucky home of his mother’s relatives, but he will inherit it one day. He has recurring dreams of a boy standing outside a gre
30-Day Song Challenge - Day 16 - A Song that Was Remade Better than the Original - "Singin' In the Rain"
Gene Kelly's umbrella-in-the-rain dance in the 1952 movie "Singin' In the Rain" is a cinematic legend. Anyone with even a casual interest in classic films is familiar with the fun, playing-in-the-rain song and dance where Kelly's character, Don Lockwood, c
From Shocking to Unconscionable
Human Rights Abuses – From Shocking to Unconscionable Sharing this here for a record of history. Hoping that one day breaking news will be reporting on something to rejoice about. The Guardian is a very informative publication that wears the name &
Ancient Places : Antonia Fortress
Ancient History : People and Places : Mark Antony and Antonia Fortress When you hear the name Mark Antony, do your #Cleopatra antennas go up? Mine do. It's because of that old classic #movie which starred #ElizabethTaylor and #RichardBurton . It was quite
Ghost Story Review: "Back from the Bourne" by the ever prolific anonymous
According to a letter published in the New York Sun in 1874 (what might have been called a “humbug” back in the day), Pocock Island is home to some 311 souls off the coast of Maine. The principal industry is fishing. One eccentric r
The India-Africa Cooking Connection
For me, a hearty stew has always been the ultimate family-style comfort food. Prepare a big pot, fill the bowls of family, friends and honored guests, break bread, and chow down!! Such a meal can unite family and friends, make strangers feel welcome, and c
Ghost Story Review: "The Ghost of Miser Brimpson" by Eden Phillpott
Jonathan Drake has spent his youth paying off the debts of his spendthrift father and grandfather so he could keep the land. His long-suffering mother has recently passed away. Now in his mid-thirties, Jonathan, though poor, has begun looking for someone t
T-6 Passing By
Fort Sumter is a place you have probably heard of. If you live in eastern North Carolina you may have heard of Fort Macon. Both of these forts were built in the early nineteenth century as part of America's coastal defenses and both figured in the Civil Wa
Ghost Story review: "The Man of Science" by Jerome K. Jerome
In opening, the narrator tells of meeting a man in the Strand he knew well though he’d not seen for years. They walked together to Charing Cross, shook hands and parted. The next morning, he happened to tell a mutual friend of meeting the man. The mu
My Father's Ship
This morning after a nice breakfast of pancakes, biscuits with sausage gravy, scrambled eggs, and bacon, K and I went out to the Naval Aviation Museum onboard Pensacola Naval Air Station. 2LT Son1 had a professional development seminar to attend this
Review: 'The Romanov Sisters' by Helen Rappaport
“The Romanov Sisters: The Lost Lives of the Daughters of Nicholas and Alexandra” written by Helen Rappaport, is the nonfictional historical account of the lives of the four daughters of the last czar in Russia, Nicholas II. Rap
The Phone Call
Story prompted by a real incident I was walking through the village when an odd engine noise alerted me to a lorry moving slowly and weaving on the road. I realised the driver was texting and not paying attention to his driving, so got the compa
Happiest Countries in the World
March 2015, shared this historical marker: Countries Most Worried About the Future Found another historical marker. 20 Happiest Countries in the World - As of 2015 Funny that Switzerland tops the list. Decades ago, my late sister insis
Searching for Chinese Treasures
Planning a trip to China? Hoping to find hidden treasure from the ancient world? Students who compare civilizations in world #history are aware that like the pharoahs of #Egypt , the Chinese #emperors and #leaders buried treasures with them for their after
Movie Review: Mr. Peabody and Sherman
As a young child in the early 1960s, I used to love to watch "The Rocky and Bullwinkle Show." It was a cartoon, which was set up as a variety show, of sorts. It used to feature several different "shows" within the show. My favorites were "Fractured Fairy T
Ghost Story Short Story Review: "The Haunted and the Haunters" by Edward Bulwer-Lytton
The unnamed narrator of this story is happy to hear of a haunted house in London that no one seems to be able to spend more than a night or two in. He takes his servant F—— and his dog (oh, just put a red shirt on the poor wee beastie!) and eng
Ghost Story Short Story Review: "The Room in the Tower" by E. F. Benson
The first-person narrator of this story has been plagued by a recurrent dream since he was about 16. At the time of the story, he’s about 30. He finds himself visiting an unpleasant family, that of his schoolmate Jack Stone, whom he barely knew and d
Ghost Story Short Story Review "The Shadows of the Dead" by Louis Becke
This story is set in the south Pacific of the 19th century, an unusual setting for most published ghost stories. A Mr. Denison, supercargo (i.e., officer in charge of cargo and commercial concerns on a merchant marine ship) of the Leonora, is out fishing w
Good morning or whatever part of the day is for you. Today is Saturday May 30, 2015. The temperature is 61.5°F and the humidity is 89% at 4:40 a.m. PST (-8 GMT). Weather Underground shows sustained winds at 0 mph with gusts of 1.6 mph. It was ove
Ghost Story review: "A Shady Plot" by Elsie Brown
John Hallock has just sat down to write the ghost story that his editor ordered him to produce. It’s what the public wants and, since his magazine is the only one that’s been printing his work, Hallock is not going to argue. In the past, he&rs
"What If" Your Ancestors Did Things You Were Ashamed Of
If your ancestors owned slaves would you ask other people who knew that fact, to keep it quiet? There was a buzzing on Facebook that Ben Affleck asked PBS to hide the fact that his ancestors owned slaves. Read a couple of remarks. Some folks seems
Short Short Review: "In the Barn" by Burges Johnson
The narrator of this story, a teacher, and his wife bring a group of students into an old barn that has been unused for some 30 years to tell them a seasonal ghost story. The girls arrange themselves in a circle on the hay. The teacher, already suspicious
Best Harrison Ford Movies
Most people remember Harrison Ford for his roles in Star Wars, or as Indiana Jones, or as the mature CIA intelligence analyst Jack Ryan. Yes he is loved for his portrayals as all of these memorable and admirable characters. But if anybody ever asked me &he
Are You on Pinterest?
Remember when Pinterest first came out and it was all the rage? I do!! Started March 2010; 5 years later, now it's worth over $3 billion. I've been with Pinterest almost from the beginning and they have allowed me to grow along. People used to say you had
Brief Bio-Sketch: Adolph Hitler
Adolph Hitler is by far one of the most notorious political leaders in the history of mankind. Ya think? How could you not think that? Have you any idea how many different documentaries about this man have been televised? That's just the documentaries. Add
Making Ancient History Accessible
In school, history was not one of my favorite subjects. Thought it was boring. Met my husband while attending the University of Miami, and his enthusiasm for recounting historical tales rubbed off on me. He got me to like it! Been active on Googl
Short Story Reveiw: Ghost Story: "The Specter of Tappington" by Richard Harris Barham
This story opens with Lt. Charles Seaforth looking under his bed. Seems his pants have gone missing. Seaforth, visiting some cousins, is on three years’ furlough from his regiment of Bombay Fencibles in the Hon. East India Company. He’s trying
Picking Up on Some Really Good Vibes
There is a really nice vibe at this website. Sure coins are earned for #comments and an outsider might be tempted to say – "Y'all get paid to blab!” But only 30 characters are needed to make a “qualifying comment”. So if that were
Silence (Short Story)
Nothing but silence surrounded her, but the young woman wasn´t scared of that total absence of sound. She was happy because, for the first time ona while, she had a little bit of time just for herself. There was no more noise that tried to fill her m
Personal Development, Character Study and Biography
Whether delving into the #Bible and/or researching the #history of #mankind from non-secular sources and records, for my own personal development, a character study always proves to be invaluable. For example, my explorations have led me here. &
Bubblews - Status Report
Not writing this in the hopes of dividing and conquering. Not trying to get anybody to back me up. Not seeking out PROs or CONs either way. Just reporting the facts and opinions. My facts. My opinions. There are writers that are either done with #Bubblews
Almost everybody has heard of the Dead Sea. It is the lowest point on earth: 1,294 feet below sea level. Two things come to my mind when this lake is mentioned: scrolls and salts. • In 1947 scrolls which were writings of ancient biblical texts w
History of Mexico 101
Educated in American schools for my entire life. Any course with a number 101 is always an introductory class. Not intense. Just an overview. Hence the post title: History of Mexico 101. Don't know much about the history of Mexico except for two #
Countries Most Worried About the Future
Sharing this historical marker: 3 years ago Fox Business News RE-reported content published by 24/7 Wall St, that the 11 countries listed below were very “pessimistic” about their future. Each country's “doom and gloom fears” were c
Question to Married Men – What's Your Fantasy?
Inspiration comes from strange places. Can't vouch for its historical accuracy as my knowledge of the history of Russia is extremely limited, however, based on a movie about Katherine the Great * – evidently she needed to attract her husband enough t
Do You Know What Your Name Means?
According to Jewish tradition, a child has to be named after someone in the family; or at the least, their names should begin with the same first letter. That's what one of my Jewish friends told me. When she said that it immediately struck me that the sto
A View from an Archway Bridge- a Spectacular Route to a Moldavian Citadel
The photo above, which is taken at the proximity o the entrance to the mighty Neamt Citadel, one of the symbols of Moldavia, illustrates one of the aspects which impressed me the most when I visited the fortress last year : the fabulous archway bridge buil
Blogging About Controversial Topics - YAY or NAY?
Do you pick controversial topics to discuss via blog posts? I lean more toward non-controversy myself. You seldom see posts about #politics or #religion at my blogs unless it's #history. But there is certainly a value-add to mentioning a controversia
Happiness In A Box - Blast From The Past
This is the first of my #BlastFromThePast series, read the full post here, http://www.personapaper.com/article/26168-blast-from-the-past---my-belated-musings . ==========Back in the day, there are things that as a child, I look forward to during
Fun Challenge for readers and writers
Right now I am reading a short story collection. I'm not going to give you any details (no genre, authors, titles etc). But one of the stories I just finished had a very interesting and very vague ending. When I read the closing line just something about i
Happy Birthday, Nebraska!
The road to Nebraska statehood ended March 1st of 1867 but it wasn't a smooth journey. The beginnings of the state of Nebraska came with the Kansas-Nebraska Act of 1854. The population of white immigrants continued to explode with the Homestead Act of 1862
Seven Wonders Plus One (or Two)
My late sister was an avid reader. She read anything and everything – books, newspapers, magazines, encyclopedias, dictionaries. My appreciation for the joys of reading did not come until my university years. My sister's brain was a repository of all
Florida Flowers in Texas Gardens
Florida was discovered by Ponce de Leon. When he first arrived he saw nothing but gorgeous flowers everywhere. Hence he named the state “Florida” which is the Spanish word for flowers. Everybody has a memory of their elementary school
Heir Hunters, BBC 1 - Barrie William Hassnip, Sleaford, Lincolnshire, 1937-2012
Today's episode of Heir Hunters was looking into the estate of Barrie William Hassnip, who lived in Sleaford, Lincolnshire, England. Barrie had died suddenly, aged 75, on 28 July 2012 and had left no will and had no immediate family. He'd spent his life wo
Did 9-11 End Conventional Aircraft Hijacking Forever
Prior to the terrible events of 9/11 2001, when suicide bomber terrorists used four hijacked commercial jet liners to attack the US, aircraft hijacking, or sky-jacking, was a very different beast. In the 1970’s it seemed that barely a month
Heirhunters, BBC 1 - Valerie Hatton, Grantham, Lincolnshire, 1924-2013
A new series of Heirhunters started today on BBC1. When people die without a will and without any known relatives, their name is advertised on the Bona Vacantia list - and many estates sit there, unclaimed, for years, decades. Ultimately, with
'Sorry Dave' - WRITING Category Challenge
Another short story from yours truly. Been dabbling at writing fiction... at least what passes for one. LOL! Would love to read everyone's comments, rants, and otherwise violent reactions to this piece. ===== 'Sorry Dave. We did what we can. The tumor
Love Me Some Nachos!
Florida gal who is a Texas transplant. Found an article this morning published by a fellow contributor at Writedge.com, titled “Creative Toppings for Nachos”. Love me some nachos!! Don't know about the 7-11 convenience stores in other
How Many Kings of France Were Named Louis?
Do you enjoy British comedy TV shows? My spouse introduced me to BBC programs back in the 70s. Fawlty Towers was one of my favorites. Fortunately for me, many of these shows are available through Netflix.com streaming. My sons are subscribers. Unf
Are You a Wizzler Too?
Once heard the late Gene Kelly (1912 - 1996) describe the late Michael Jackson (1958 - 2009) as being “eclectic”. The word “ec·lec·tic” is an adjective and it means, in the sense that it was used by Mr. Kelly, that Mr.
Victorian Farm TV Programme
Watching Victorian Farm on the TV, the programme is quite interesting as I've been looking into my family history and most of my ancestors on one side were agricultural labourers, so it is interesting to see how they might have lived their lives. However,
short story review: “The Ghost that Got the Button” by Will Adams
This is a story within a story, told by a group of military men around the newly-installed steam radiators in the room of one of them after supper. They share tobacco and swap insults and tall tales. Whitehall, between puffs on his battered pipe, talks abo
Scary Early Photo Challenge
I don't have access to my scanner tonight, so I'll have to draw from photos I have already scanned. The one you see here will prove that I loved books even before I could read. The man reading the book to me is my father's Uncle Ike. Uncle Ike missed a gre
review: ghost story: "At Chrighton Abbey" by Mary Elizabeth Braddon
The narrator of this story is a poor relation to the ancient Chrightons, a wealthy landed family whose mansion, Chrighton Abbey, has portions dating date back to the reign of King Stephen (12th century). Sarah Chrighton, left unprovided for at her father&r
Record Your Stories of Local Buildings Before It's Too Late
As we get older, the community we live in tends to change. Parts that were once popular become neglected or their usgae changes over time. There are so many buildings wherever we live that have already gone, demolished. Then, as the population gets older,
What to Do With Old Family Photos
It's sad that each time an elderly person dies, their photos are left behind, often without anybody knowing who is in them. But these are a treasure you need to retain and share. Each time somebody dies, there are usually 2-3 children or family
Why Are You Helping Him?
Previously, in this series, East and West are busy talking in one of the many rooms in East’s Winter Palace. And we find out that something’s been going on in the Spades Kingdom and the Diamonds Kingdom but we don’t know exactly wha
I Know Something You Don’t
What, thought explanations were going to be had already and you’ll finally find out what’s really going on? Yeah, right. Eh, hate to break it to ya (actually, no I’m quite pleased to tell you), that ain’t gonna happen anytime
Why Are You Here?
Don’t you think that it’s about time we go see what East and West are up to and find out what’s been going on with them? Yeah, thought so too. Right then, to the Winter Palace, East’s domain or place of residence located
I'm Not Blushing, Okay?
Previously, in this series, North and South want to prevent a World War and try and fix whatever’s going on between East and West and some of their eastern and western Kingdoms that are near the Visible Demarcation Line. But they have no i
How To Fix A Problem?
Previously, we learned a bit more about the Superheroes and The World and how things work there. We know there’s a problem and where this problem is situated but we still don’t know all the exact details. It seems even North and Sout
What Is A Superhero's Job?
Why, yes, North and South are still busy talking and, no, we still don’t know exactly what’s going on between East and West and some of the kingdoms that are located near the borders of the Visible Demarcation Line. But, don&rsq
Do You Really Need To Start A World War Over This?
Previously, in this series, we ended on a rather gloomy note while still not knowing much at all. Well, at least, we now know that The World is actually divided into 4 equal parts and the mark of this division is known as the Visible Demarcation
How To Reassure Someone?
Okay, so we still don’t know exactly what is going on with regards to why East and West are having a Lover’s Quarrel but, hey, at least we know a bit more than we initially did. Previously, in this series, North attempts to reassure
Don't Worry. Does That Sound Reassuring Enough For You?
Previously, South visits North in the Spring Mansion. They talk and we find out that there is a problem as West and East are having what North calls a Lover’s Quarrel. According to South, this is a very serious problem though and isn’
An Explosive Lover’s Quarrel
Wondering where North and South were and why they weren’t around when the Evil Enemy showed up? Eh, the two advice you to forget that and move on. We have a new saga to catch your attention now and this one promises to be quite explosive, t
What's Wrong With Cocoa?
Oh, what, were you expecting a fight scene in the last post complete with copious descriptions of action and magic and powers and the like? Yeah, about that. Well, East and West were so quick in defeating the Evil Enemy that there was no tim
In Which Evil Is Finally Defeated (Wish It Was As Easy In Real Life?)
Now that East and West have responded to the Evil Enemy’s words, it’s now time for them to defeat and get rid of said enemy.“All right,” West says, “Come on East. It’s time for the ‘super special awesome’ Sup
Don't Call Me Darling
It’s finally East’s turn to give a response to the Evil Enemy’s words in previous posts. What does East have to say to the Evil Enemy? Let’s find out: The eastern Superhero then turns to the Evil Enemy after addressin
What, You're Still Here? Get Lost Already!
Previously, the Evil Enemy finally had the chance to speak up and he made sure to give a very, in his own words, ‘riveting speech’. But since he’s not any of the main characters, well, who cares about him or that, huh? Let’s ge
It's My Turn To Talk And You Will Listen
The Evil Enemy has finally had enough of being ignored and insulted and talked about as if he isn’t there. Don’t you think that it’s about time that he finally decided to speak up and retaliate?“Now, about our plan-” East
Since When Is A Croissant An Insult?
West responds to East’s words in the previous post and the 2 have yet another discussion. Is this the reply that East is looking for?“Uff, chill East, okay? Our talk’s totally over now. You’re just supposed ta seat there o
Who Likes Being Ignored?
So, how do you think East manages to get West’s attention? Aren’t you also wondering just how patient East is? I mean, who wants to be ignored? Wouldn’t you say that East has been very patient for the last few posts?Unfortunatel
Hey, Pay Attention To Me And Stop Rambling
What, did you actually think West was paying attention to East’s protests and objections? Said Superhero wants you to know that making awesome and heroic and cool plans totally takes up a lot of time and energy and that there’s still
Your Protest Has Been Rejected
Also known as “in which West makes even more awesome plans that unfortunately doesn’t involve East”.Previously, West made a totally awesome and great plan (that’s said Superhero’s words, by the way) on how to beat the Evil Ene
How To Be Heroic?
Previously, in The Adventures Of The World’s Superheroes, we meet West, East and the Evil Enemy. The 2 Superheroes are busy talking about such topics as the whereabouts of their fellow Superheroes (North and South), the nicknames and terms of en
Short Story Review: "The Devil of the Marsh" by H. B. Marriott-Watson
The narrator of this story is in love, so utterly besotted that he’s willing to meet his ladylove in the marsh at night. He’s hoping that this is some kind of test he’ll pass to prove his loyalty and that the young woman will “be hi
Short Story Review: "The Transplanted Ghost" by Wallace Irwin
This is a silly little tale about a man with too much money who has transplanted a Norman castle from England to Perkinsville, Ohio. Thaddeus Hobson, so word on the street is, also, in keeping with ancient autocrats of old, keeps his daughter Anita locked
How I Chose My Screen Name Old Roads Once Traveled
I've written novels ever since … actually, I have no idea. I can't remember not writing them. I've never actually completed one, but I've started tons. I've always been drawn towards writing a #trek story, and that theme has wormed its way into a n
Television - The Subtle Instructor...
Television can be seen as a powerful teaching tool, by means of it we learn about lands and people we may never visit. We #travel to tropical jungles and polar ice caps, to mountain peaks and ocean depths, we peer into the intriguing worlds of both atoms a
Of Spies and Strawberries
Strawberries have been known since ancient times. These luscious red fruits have been cultivated on both sides of the Atlantic for centuries, and have even been used medicinally. Strawberries are associated with the goddess Venus for their deep red colour
Christmas Songs Project - "Mele Kalikimaka"
"Yesterday, December 7th, 1941 -- a date which will live in infamy -- the United States of America was suddenly and deliberately attacked by naval and air forces of the Empire of Japan." And so began one of the most well-known speeches in American
Film Time 2
This time, I watched "If I Stay". The #story of the two #young-adult #musicians who belong to the different world of #music. One is playing #classic and the other is playing #rock music All that unite them is #Love. This is a sort of #family #drama #film/
Anime as a Teaching Tool
My oldest daughter's best friend is a huge fan of anime. She watches the programs, writes fan fiction, cosplays, sews her own chibi versions of the characters, and just generally celebrates anime in every area of her life. One of Roxy's favourite shows is
Cherokee Trail of Tears Beans
When I started my little garden the last couple years we were in Quebec I discovered the wonderful world of heirloom plants, and the seed catalogues that sell them. About 75% of all food plants on earth have been lost over the last century, so I was surpri
"Patton" (1970) - What Wasn't In the Movie
I know I’m not the first to say this, nor will I be the last, but here it is: the internet has changed the way we watch movies. I was watching the George C. Scott movie, “Patton” last night, and I don’t believe I&rsqu
Sudo Makes Sandwich
Going right through it. This is a part of the story that I'm currently writing right now. Here it goes... ===No one knew how or why it started... some say it was God's wrath... others say it was the Earth's way of healing itself... others say, it was alie
The Unanswered Calls
Stacy Smith is a graduating college student. She is a Math major and in the last week of her exams. 'Three more exams to go,' Stacy thought to herself. Two of those exams she can skip as she has earned enough credits to get a high grade for both subjects.
My white rabbit story
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