My stories range from the whimsical to the down and dirty of a serial killer. A balanced left and right brain with my varied life experiences make me an eccentric bird. I have been blogging two years now. I hope you enjoy my stories.
Past life - a child of the woods
Like my mother and two grandmothers, I had the devil’s kiss on my outer thigh. I shared their knowledge of woodcraft, knowing which bark cured a cough or a headache. I danced in the moonlight of the meadows with the fairies around me under the twinkling stars. Their knowledge of the future shimmered into my mind, and I shared it freely with my neighbors.
ETSY/PRINTIFY Business Model
Most of us are looking hard for side hustles. If we can set it up and let it run to generate passive income, that’s the best. Youtube videos showing how to make money seamlessly are prolific and pop up constantly on my social media. I watch, read, take notes, research, and consider multiple options. One that continuously pops up for passive income is using original designs and a print-on-demand service.
Review of the Skyview App
The stars fascinate me from my earliest memories of camping and star gazing with my Dad. In college, I was lucky enough to be the teaching assistant for the Astronomy class. My main job was to set up and put up equipment. As this was dozens of years ago, my memory of the star names and constellations has dwindled in time to my sorrow. My grandchildren ask, and I would only know the big dipper and a few more common constellations. I remember my Dad saying how amazing the stars would be if they only came out once every 100 years, and we get to see them every night.
Cemeteries of New Orleans
With over 20 cemeteries in New Orleans, I was intrigued and recently took an evening bus tour to six of the cemeteries. The next day, I walked around the outskirts of several others, as most there are gated and require an admission fee. New Orleans fuels my imagination with a history of pirates, horrific murders, devastating fires and hurricanes, plagues, and culture of decadence. Having traveled to New Orleans many times, the cemetery tour was on my checklist of things to do. I will save Mardi Gras experiences and my airboat gator hunt stories for another time.
Protect yourself from IRS and SSA scams
The following stories are mainly fiction; however, the circumstances are often very real. My characterization of the situations can help you protect yourself. Today, I will focus on scams related to the Social Security Administration and Internal Revenue Service.
Love like the Galaxy
Hello, Asian Drama Fans. I have completed both seasons of Love like the Galaxy. I watched some of the episodes more than once. The intricate relationships between the noble families required my full attention. Billed as a romantic drama in some places, this is more of a battle-oriented show. Blood splatters home screens or house side panels as a lawbreaking, unethical family is eliminated by one man - the God of War - our male lead Ling Buyi. If blood being slung off a blade bothers you, this is not the drama for you. There are numerous battle scenes where legions of men are violently killed with close-ups of throat cuttings and gut stabbings.
- Top Story - September 2022
Daebak! K-drama is teaching me HangulTop Story - September 2022
I took Spanish during high school and French in college, and languages confuse me greatly! What tense do I use? Is that a masculine or feminine object? Does the subject go first or last in the sentence? Why does a pronoun have a different verb form than the actual object? I am all mixed up in languages. Then, I decided I wanted to learn Korean/Hangul. It is one of my student’s fault. He said - I think you would like this show that is on Netflix. Hooked at Asian drama, I joined Viki and binge-watched multiple shows.
Nobody can hear a scream in the vacuum of space, or so they say. I read that somewhere when we still read. The memory popped up from my external memory feeder as I reminisced over my school days in my third retirement. As every older person must do since the dawn of time, I like to bore my offspring’s clones with tales from my childhood.
As a child, we often camped in the Northeastern part of Georgia. Nestled there in the mountains was a small town with architecture inspired by Bavaria, Germany. I was intrigued by the lake for swimming and boating. One of my favorite waterfalls, Anna Ruby Falls, is a short drive and hike up the road from Helen.
A drop of blood
“Darn, homeless people just drop their crap in our way.” Gregg Braden scurried past when an odor hit. Looking closely, Gregg realized it looked like a body. A quick 911 call and police presence confirmed a 5’ 6”, dark-skinned blonde, about 30 years old, DOA, under the pedestrian bridge. The credentials from her purse identified Stephanie Mace. Crime scene evidence suggested she was killed elsewhere and dumped under the bridge.
Serial killers have always held a fascination for me. I watched all the movies, devoured the novels, and followed the news faithfully when reported. I have a horrid fascination for the Ted Bundys of the world. I have no desire to ever met one, yet they seem to pop up in my stories from time to time. Having given a massive spoiler in the introduction, I will stop here. I hope you enjoy my short story - The Mover.