Maria Johnson

Maria Johnson

I am a new published author trying to make it in the world

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  • Maria Johnson
    Published 16 days ago
    Tarot Readings

    Tarot Readings

    I have had quite a few people ask what is a tarot card reader. Well, I am here to answer that question. A tarot card reader is a person who uses cards to show you a glimpse of your future. Now typically they have you think of a question, such as how can I advance my career or how can I strengthen the bond between me and my loved one. Typically you want to ask open-ended questions, also you never ask them out loud you always think of the question. As you think of the question the reader will have you shuffle their deck of cards. They will then have you separate the deck into three smaller decks and then have you put them back into one. After doing this the reader will take the deck, they will then start their tarot layout drawing the top ten cards and laying them face down in the layout. Once all the cards are laid-out the read starting with card one will flip over the cards and begin your reading. Normally the readings can last from thirty minutes to an hour depending on how the reader chooses to explain the cards and the curiosity of the client. And most people tend to freak out when getting a certain card, lets take a closer look at this card. The first card is the Death card, this card typically means that a dramatic change is coming perhaps the end of a situation. When getting cards such as the Death card or The Devil card the placement of the card means a lot if it is placed in the situation place, then typically means that your question has something to do with those cards. When laying out the cards remember to keep your heart open. The most common layout is, card one is the heart of the matter. Card two is what challenges the issue. Card three is an unknown influence. Card four is the past. Card five is hopes and goals. Card six is the future. Card seven is your self-image. Card eight is how others see you. Card nine is guidance and warning. And card ten is the overall outcome. This layout is the most common which makes it seem the easiest, which very well maybe but only if you keep working at it. The more you work with the cards the better your readings will be. Every reading is unique and different but trusting in the cards and what your heart is telling you is key in tarot reading. I have also had people ask what do the cards mean, and how does one get a tarot reading. Each card means something different things in each reading. So cards that people think are bad cards could mean something good depending on the reading and the reader. The most positive cards are the lover’s card means a new relationship may be coming your way, the Strength card means you have strength, the wheel of fortune means events are coming and bringing positivity. These are only a few of the positive cards. And as for the best way to get a tarot reading is to look into finding people who are tarot readers. The research will also help you find a tarot reader. Looking into tarot readings and knowing what you are wanting to know helps both you and the reader. I myself am an online tarot reader and if anyone is interested in looking into having me do a tarot reading for you check out my website at http://belliatarots.wixsite.com/readings. You can book an appointment online or if you are still unsure you can send me a message and I will respond ASAP to discuss with you about making an appointment.
  • Maria Johnson
    Published 4 months ago
    Child murderers

    Child murderers

    Many people wonder what drives a child to kill. There are many factors to why a child would kill. The most common reason people think of is the home life, a bad home life can do a lot to a young child. Either not having a family or a parent missing in the family. Or having abusive parents can also cause a kid to kill. Another reason is because they may have some sort of mental defect or illness. Alexander Crain was a teenage boy who had shot and killed his mother and father, then called 911 and was hysterical. Alex is a special case in the sense that he had full control over his hysterical outbursts. When he knew that the police were watching him he would be hysterical and upset, but when he did not know the police were watching he would be calm and collected. He ended up pleading guilty to two counts of manslaughter and was sentenced to 20 years, he is currently suring that sentence. Another interesting case is the case of two teenage boys who went off the scream movie. Mario Padillia and Samual Ramirez were cousins who were consumed by the scream movie that they both stabbed and killed Mario’s mother. They had planned to kill teenage girls but did not have the money for the scream costume so they decided to kill and rob Mario’s mother, to get the money for their costumes so that they could move forward with their plan but they were caught by the police before they could get the costumes. Padillia was sentenced to life without parole, and Ramirez will be up for parole after 21 years. Eric Smith is another killer but a different breed. Eric had decided to kill a 4 year old boy and had sotamiced his corpse after he had choked the boy until he had passed out and then dropped a big rock on his head multiple times. At his hearing Eric read an apology to the boy's parents. Eric was sentenced to 9 years to life and has been up for parole multiple times and has been denied every time, he still sits behind bars. Another kid murder is Joseph Hall, he was only 10 years old when he shot and killed his father as he slept on the couch. His father was a plumber and a religious leader of the National Socilaist Movement, he was also a neo Nazi who believed in fighting for an all white society. So Joseph learned how to hate at a young age, his stepmother had discovered that her husband was having an affair. She had woken Joseph up and told him that his father was planning to leave her and take him away, and that the only way to keep the family together was to shoot him. She handed him the gun and told him it would make his father a better person. This is the story he told the police but she could not be charged because of double jeopardy. He was sentenced to a juvenile facility until the age of 23 and will be eligible for parole at the age of 20. This next story is about a young serial killer, named Harvey Robinson. He was a 17 year old kill who raped and killed women ranging from 15 to 47. He was caught when he returned and tried to finish off a woman that had gotten away. The cops decided to set up and stake out and it worked or so they thought Harvey had returned and got into a shootout with the officer. He had broken through the window and escaped. The police asked all hospitals to be on the lookout for a man that is being treated for cuts or gunshot wounds, this is how the cops caught Harvey. He was sentenced to life and is sitting on death row in Pennsylvania. Most of the stories you have read the kids either had mental issues or were in a bad house. Harvey's father was an abusive drunk Joseph’s father and stepmother were both abusive and he also had mental issues. Mario and Samual were an odd case and so was the Alex Crain case. Though there were no confirmed cases of abuse of Alex Crain that is what most people like to say is why he snapped. The Mario and Samual case though went into motion because Mario could not handle rejection. And wanted to kill the women who had rejected him, but he wanted to do it in the same fashion as the scream movies. There are many more cases that have similar outcomes, but those I shall save for another time.
  • Maria Johnson
    Published 6 months ago
    These feelings

    These feelings

    With a horrible feeling of being alone,
  • Maria Johnson
    Published 6 months ago
    USA Mythical Creatures

    USA Mythical Creatures

    Mythical Creatures that may possibly exist. Number one is the Alabama White Thang. The Alabama White Thang is a creature who wanders in the north Alabama woods. This creature has been described in a few different ways but one of the strangest is a seven feet tall being with the body of a kangaroo and the head of a cat. It has also been described as an albilno bigfoot. Though this creature is tall it is known for moving fast, it stands on two legs but is said to run on all four. It is not hard to tell if one is around because many say that there is a foul smell, like that of a dead animal. Number two is the Alaska Tizheruk. This is a snake-like creature that inhabits the waters near Key Island. It has a seven foot head and a tail with a flipper. The Tizheruk has taken people from peirs without them noticing the creature. Number three is the Arizona Mogollon Monster. This creature is seven feet tall with big eyes that are said to be wild and red. It is covered in black or reddish brown fur except for its chest,face, hands, and feet. They also have a bad odor some say it smells like dead fish others say it smells like a skunk with bad body odor still others say it smells like decaying peat moss and the musk of a snapping turtle. This creature is said to be nocturnal and omnivorous. They are very territorial and can be violent. They walk with wide strides, they can mimic the wildlife around them. This creature builds a nest as well, they emit odd sounds such as whistles and what sounds like a woman in very great distress. They decapitate deer before consumption and throw rocks from places hidden from site. Number four is Arkansas Fouke Monster. This monster is said to be described as being a humanoid-like creature covered in long dark hair. It is seven feet tall and an estimated weight of two hundred and fifty to three hundred pounds. Its chest is said to be about three feet wide. It moves swiftly like a gallop and swings its arms the same way as a monkey. This creature is also said to smell like a combination of a skunk and a wet dog, it also is said to have red eyes the size of silver dollars. Number five is Tahoe Tessie. Tahoe Tessie is similar to Nessie of Loch Ness but she is living in Lake Tahoe. She is a sea serpent type creature. Number six is the Colorado Slide-Rock Bolter. This is a whale-like creature that lives in the Rocky mountains. This creature sets itself up on a high cliff and waits for something or someone to come wandering by, that is when it strikes it releases its tail and slides down the mountain at high speeds with the help of a liquid that comes from the corners of its mouth. It demolishes everything in its path before consuming the unsuspecting prey. Number seven is the Connecticut Melon Heads. There are two tales of this myth: one is about an asylum for the criminally insane which burned down in the fall of 1960, killing most of the staff and inmates. It was said that ten to twenty inmates escaped the fire and survived hiding in the woods. The melon head is supposedly from turning cannibal to survive the harsh winter, and from inbreeding. The other tale of this myth, is that the melon heads are a colonial-era family who was banished for accusations of witchcraft and took refuge in the woods as for the melon head it is also said to have happened because of inbreeding. The melon heads are said to prey on people who enter their territory. Number eight is the Delaware Zwaanendael merman. They have a wide toothy mouth and large, ridged eye sockets that dominate their face. With hands that are clawed like reptiles, its body is covered in bone ridges. It’s skin and scales are a ashy black-gray. It is not very big, only a foot or so in length and is more closely resembled to its cousin the Fiji mermaid. Number nine is Florida's Skunk Ape. This is a creature that is said to inhabit Florida, North Carolina, and Arkansas though most of the reports come from Florida. This creature was named after it’s appearance and odor. This creature was said to be an ape-like creature covered in hair and ran up right on two legs. And finally number ten is the Georgia Altamaha ha also called Altie. This is a legendary creature that is said to inhabit the shallow streams and abandoned rice fields near the mouth of the Altamaha river. Many reports of this creature have surfaced but most say that the creature is just an alligator gar. There was a report in 2018 of a body washing up on a beach, but was made out of a stuffed shark and paper mache.
  • Maria Johnson
    Published 7 months ago
    should whales be in captivity?

    should whales be in captivity?

    Should killer whales be captive? Some think yes some think no today I will be talking about some reasons why captive whales and animals do not do very well in captivity. Whales are typically caught and brought in from the wild, there are some whales that have been bred in captivity but have been separated from their mothers at a young age. This is one thing that really messes with the way whales live they live in pods with their family these captive whales are put into an artificial pod, and when they have babies they’re taken from them. This causes what seems to be a depression with the whales. Captive whales are kept under bad conditions with an unnatural diet of dead fish that is thawed. This causes the male whales to have a bent or collapsed dorsal fin. Captivity causes these animals to endure so much. These creatures deserve to be left in the wild. There are at least 166 orcas in captivity, 129 of these whales are now dead. There have been about 166 deaths of orcas in captivity including miscarried and still born calves. There are 20 whales in captivity at the three United States SeaWorld parks and at least 49 whales have died at SeaWorld. The whale capture of 1970 is probably the most infamous, this capture concluded in 7 whales captured and 5 whales died that day. There is only on captured whale still alive in captivity, she is at the Miami Seaquarium. There have been 19 orcas taken from the wild and placed into captivity. There were 10 whales illegally captured whales in Russia in 2018, but where released in the summer of 2019. These creatures are not meant to be held in captivity and made to perform for our amusement. Though many people either do not care what harm can come to these animals and their trainers, there are some who think and fight for these animals to stay in the wild. The owners of the brand SeaWorld are the people who need to realize that these creatures are dangerous. They can and have killed their trainers, these whales are powerful and have a very smart brain. They work out problems and take out their frustrations on whatever they want. SeaWorld has always blamed the trainers and not the whales for the trainers deaths. The most famous whale for killing his trainers is Tilikum. Tilikum has killed 3 people in his 3 decades of being in captivity before he passed on. There has been one whale that was released. Keiko also known as free Willy who captured many hearts in the free Willy movies. He was released but as many believe this was not for his well being, but for the well being of places like SeaWorld. SeaWorld and many people who work with SeaWorld want these animals to stay in captivity and continue to perform for our amusement. SeaWorld thinks that these animals are just for show and amusement, though this is not true. These animals are beautiful creatures who belong in the wild and should stay in the wild. Though there is no laws keeping people from capturing these whales but you do need a permit to capture them and take them into captivity. These laws are specifically put into place for entertainment and scientific reason. Though some believe it should be illegal there is little they can do. As stated previously orcas and many other animals do not do well and are not able to adapt to the life of captivity. These are just some of the many reasons that orcas and other animals should not be held in captivity. This also shows that SeaWorld and other ocean animal parks do not think about the well being of their animals.
  • Maria Johnson
    Published 8 months ago
    Gaboon Viper

    Gaboon Viper

    The Gaboon Viper, or Bitis Gabonica, comes from the rainforests and savannas of Sub-Saharan Africa and is one of the fastest striking snakes. They also have the longest fangs of any venomous snakes with fangs that are 2 inches long. Gaboon Vipers are considered to produce the most venom out of all the venomous snakes; a single adult has enough venom to inject lethal doses into 30 individual men. These snakes have enormous venom glands which produces the lethal amount of venom. Although a bite from a Gaboon Viper is rare because of their unaggressive nature; the Gaboon Viper normally does not bite unless they are stepped on and sometimes even then they may not bite. These snakes, like most venomous snakes, can lash out when scared.