Tiggerish Eeyore (Aaron Wood)
Simba and Binx
My wife and I have two cats, Simba and Binx. I got Simba about five years ago, a mewing little fur ball that was malnourished. Simba started affectionate towards people but as he grew older he became more and more distrustful of strangers. I attribute that to how his life started and could very well have ended, but I can't say for sure. When I picked up Simba to take home, I was watching my sister's cat Ninja. Ninja was a big black cat, very affectionate, and wasn't bothered by Simba as I was expecting but he did try sniffing Simba at first. Simba put up with it until he got to the base of his tail and then he turned around and “slapped” Ninja in the face. The look on both of their faces cracked me up so hard! Ninja and this tiny brown and black striped kitten competed for my lap too, they both wanted my full attention.
The Decisions We Make
Life is full of moments that change everything. Imagine if you will staring into a mirror, then smashing it with a hammer. You can try to piece it back together, but it's forever altered. Sometimes those moments are massive like a house fire. Other times they are so small and seemingly insignificant you might have missed it. Have you ever taken a moment to look back on your life and thought about the changes and challenges you have overcome? Allow me a bit of your time to tell you a few instances in my life that have shattered proverbial mirrors in my life that have changed everything. However, I feel the need to inform you, the reader, that this does deal with sexual abuse and a suicide attempt.
A walk down memory Lane
The best place to start any story is at the beginning, whether real or fictional. This story is the recounting of some of my memories with my best friend Dj.
Home, a simple concept. A place to lay one's head and rest. How then, would you define an emotional place of comfort and peace?
The Tale of Hiroshi
Hiroshi peeked out of the hole from behind a board in the storage hut, checking to make certain the coast was clear before leaving his current living quarters. While it wasn't the most comfortable of locations, it was warm and dry against the spring rains. Hiroshi adjusted his stolen robes that were a little big for him and made his way to the river that ran just outside of the sleepy village. Kneeling beside the river, the boy scooped the clear water up in his hands to wash his hands, face, and neck before drinking his fill. Standing and stretching, Hiroshi turned to look at the castle that sat on the hill.
October 31st, 2021 8 PM - The team has assembled, they are hyped up and ready to roll. Our tech specialist this evening is Kamila Holm, she'll be holed up in the van to monitor the equipment from a safe place while we do what we do. If we don't get much for activity, I may attempt to scare her to liven things up a bit. The youngest member of this ragtag investigation team Karl Omis and his older brother Theo Omis are set to make history with me, Ikara Thumbling as we set out to prove and document the impossible.
The Fall of Kardune
In the peaceful kingdom of Kardune, the great king Cadeyrn and his queen Camilla prepared to welcome their child into the world on a dark and cold winter night. The castle was caught in a whirlwind of activity as the maids scurried to gather bedding, water, and other things they needed for safe delivery. The king paced back and forth in front of the bed-chamber door, anxiously awaiting news of his beloved and his heir. The door burst open, Cadeyrn snapped his head up as the harried midwife hurried out, muttering to herself and shaking her head about madly as she went. With growing concern, King Cadeyrn rushed into the chamber to find his wife cradling not one, but two boys. One had shining blonde hair and the other had hair as black as coal.
The Pit "This way! This way!" Hissed the guide covered from head to toe in crimson robes that almost blended in with the light from the torch he waved about in front of him as he leads his five charges deeper into the cave. Stopping abruptly at the mouth of a spacious cavern beyond, the guide spun on his heel to face us. "Last chance to back down. Once you pass this threshold, it's not just a matter of life and death you should be concerned with, but your very existence. So few are about to make it out again, most just become lunch for the horrors. It's gotten worse in recent years, you lot with your fancy guns and cell phones, you have no clue what you're up against."