Hex the UnknownAlfred and Briony were both part of the Witches’ Council.More Like This
In the Town Planning section.
“Good morning, young Briony!” said Alfred, as they rendezvoused in the park for the first job of the day. “Isn’t it lovely weather?”
Briony glowered at him. “Can we just get on with it?”
“Gracious, what enthusiasm!” teased Alfred, but he produced the list and checked the first item. “Right. We need to move the swings, five yards to the left.”
He engaged the failsafe spell, and nodded to Briony.
Briony sighed. “Oh, great mage. How do we move the swings five yards to the left?”
Alfred rapidly wrote down some calculations. Non-witches often assumed spells involved archaic English, or Latin, but of course magic is all mathematics.
There was a puff of smoke, and then the swings were in their new position.
Briony waved the smoke away, coughing. “Is that absolutely necessary?”
“No, to be honest,” sai
A Saga of CerealLet us sing of Albert Braithwaite and his quest! His voyage to the supermarket! His mission to buy cornflakes!More Like This
And so he approached the supermarket and gained entrance.
Everywhere there were temptations that sang to him. But his wisdom was strong. Do not look directly at the showy sirens who would take your gold. Rather look down towards the own brand items. For they are better value.
He travelled on.
In his path were clusters of creatures with tongues to talk, but neither eyes nor ears to perceive him. His many requests of “Excuse me, please. I’d quite like to get through” went unheeded.
Temporarily defeated, he retreated and found another way through the maze.
But the glamour was becoming stronger. He felt his reason starting to leave him. Taking shelter by the cheese and onion crisps, he produced pen and ink and captured the words as they floated from his mind.
And lo! Albert strode forward, looking neither to the left or right, but keeping his path straight and tr
(33) Handpicked: Nature, Musings and Carmalain7:iconhello1plz::iconhello2plz: :iconclearheartsplz:More Like This
can you sit still and just be in awe of nature?
here is a journal page for pieces of art that might inspire you the way they inspire me.
thank you for taking the time to bask in their beauty.
Nature and Musings
poems inspiring me to write my own
Matins by Carmalain7Penumbra by Carmalain7
L'exil et le Royaume: Les Muets by Carmalain7
homemade grits and peaches"it's savory," he argues, and i am inclined to agreeMore Like This
until i pop a peach slice into my mouth and wince,
painfully. i pick up another one anyway.
he grew up eating peaches
i grew up eating grits-
doused with brown sugar and cream and
the whole milk that school cafeterias are so afraid of;
my family calls it wholesome.
i used to stir the sugar in until it dissolved completely,
watching cascades of molten sweetness seeping into hominy
one day i threw up.
he grew up eating unripened peaches not because
they were the only option left but because he somehow enjoyed
i ask him why.
he says he used to think the sourness would counteract the effect
of all the sugar he ate, sugar that wreaked havoc
on his poor baby teeth. he ate peaches but he got cavities anyway.
"i've never had a cavity in my life," i tell him, and he nods because he knows.
we sit in silence, doused in the morning sunlight for a while.
"i think we both grew up with t
The Know Database Round-Up 25Our original journal can be found here. It states the aims of TheKnow more fully.More Like This
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THAT Woman First they said, "No wind chimes outside the cottages. Three warnings will be given, then you are subject to eviction."More Like This
My Granny said, "Humph. I like my old bamboo windchime. I can't even reach it no more to take it down. It's gonna stay, dammit, and I will too."
I told Granny, "Not if they evict you, you won't. I can take it down."
She looked at me over her reading glasses, with that Look she has.
"If anyone's evicted, you can go with em, Sonny. I'm stayin put. Me and that damn windchime."
I said, "Granny, I don't even live here. C'mon. It's just a windchime."
She said, "And we're just a buncha old senior citizens in a QUOTE retirement community END QUOTE, and I, for one, am gonna keep whatever I want right here. Me included."
I sighed. I know Gran
The Great Water Debate There was a war going on at the senior complex.More Like This
I visited the place to see how my Granny was doing, but she'd left a note on her door that said:
AT REC ROOM - COME SEE ME
That got me worried right there. Granny wasn't your ordinary person. I could think of a million reasons why she'd be evicted, and not one that would make her cheerfully go that close to the office. She had sort of a love/hate relationship with where she lived. As long as things went her way, she was happy. If they didn't, well, she was a force to be reckoned with.
I walked along the cement path between greenery and sent up a little prayer.
"No eviction, please," was all I asked.
I hated the sign beside the office because it said "Welcome Home," and it just didn't have a homey feeling anywhere. Except inside my Granny's apartment and garden. I walked through a mysteriously empty office to the rec room, where I heard
Elements of Danger“I knew your parents, of course,” said the chemist, setting her mug down.More Like This
NaCl smiled politely. “Really?”
“Oh, yes. In fact I introduced them to each other.” The chemist grinned. “Sodium and chlorine, what a pair. There were some fireworks when they met, I can tell you.”
“I see,” said NaCl, its gaze wandering. “How interesting.”
The chemist’s expression became wistful and she shivered a little. “You know, they were just that tiny bit dangerous…” She shook her head and looked affectionately at NaCl. “But you’re completely different. So… stable.”
NaCl’s attention snapped back to her and it frowned.
“I’ll never need to keep an eye on you, will I?” The chemist laughed and twisted round to find a chocolate hobnob.
She turned back, and her brow furrowed on seeing that NaCl had gone. But she shrugged and took a swig from her mug, immediately