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Frank checked with each Security station, the dungeon master, his partner James, double checked that Nat and Jake had indeed left and walked out the door.

He made sure that his phone was on. Every now and then something happened and he had to go back. Rarely as he was more the silent partner. He was growing tired of the games. Tired of trying to find a little innocence in the fresh faces that came in with each new crop.

He’d given the training of the subs and Masters over to Dirk, their new Dungeon Master. Upgrading security and hiring someone, that someone being a long time friend of all of theirs and his security firm. Well that had been a stroke of genius and a little luck. He could use a little luck, he seemed to be spending more time in the shop running herd on the boys there, watching over his friends.

Frank was ready for love to come his way.

Frank saw the screen on his phone flash. Dirk.


“Frank, we have a problem.”


Share Your World 2015 – Week 13

Yet again Cee has brought us brilliant questions.

I fear my answers do not do them justice.

What was your favorite subject in school?

Art, math… Anything not PE or lunch. Loved English as long as we were reading books and not taking horrid spelling tests. Even better? English classes where you had to draw to go along with what you were writing.

“Life is not measured by the number of breaths you take, but by the moments that take your breath away” (George Carlin). When have you had such a moment?


What’s your choice: jigsaw, crossword, or numeric puzzles?

Oh number puzzles please. They are kinda fun. Though jigsaw puzzles are great too. Just messy and not as easily put away.

If you found an obviously abandoned car with $50,000 in the back seat, what would you do?

Not touch it! Back away slowly, call the police and wait. $50,000 in an abandoned car? Um… Have you seen the crime shows??? NCIS?

Bonus question:  What are you grateful for from last week, and what are you looking forward to in the week coming up?

Of all things overtime. Not that I had to do it, but that it’ll put a little more in the bank next payday. 😀

Out of order – Share Your World 2105 – Week 11

List 2 things you have to be happy about?

I have a job and my car is running.

Do you prefer ketchup or mustard or mayonnaise?  

Mustard please.

If you were to paint a picture of your childhood, what colors would you use?

red, black, maybe white

Do you prefer a bath or shower?

Shower or bath? Can’t I have both???

Bonus question:  What are you grateful for from last week, and what are you looking forward to in the week coming up?

ummm… Okay, this post is a week late. Last week I just wasn’t doing anything and now I have made up the two posts. So I am current and up to date with the Share Your World weekly posts.

Arg… I still have to do tomorrow’s post…. hmmm

Share Your World – 2014 week 46 (for me- still lost count lol)

Yet again I am participating in Cee’s Share Your World weekly prompt. I love these prompts. I am finding my voice and my joy in writing again. 😀

On a vacation what you would require in any place that you sleep? 

A bed! A bed that I do not have to share. Well, maybe a cute bear to keep me warm? But really a nice bed with blankets that I could snuggle down into and pretend that I didn’t have to get. up. Hey, wait I would be on vacation I wouldn’t have to get up. I could snuggle down with a good book and maybe a warm body(?) and just relax. 😀

Music or silence while working?

Music, noise that I can control so I don’t hear what is going on around me so I can work. If there is something on that has a beat I find that I type faster and can get more work done whether it be getting a post done, working on my latest project or actually getting real life pay me work done.

If you were to move and your home came fully furnished with everything you ever wanted, list at least three things from your old house you wish to retain?

My tub of stories: written, in-progress, to be done, research. I could not leave with out that tub it has decades of information in it. My books and my pictures. Needless to say, my son would be coming with me and whatever it is he would need.

What’s your least favorite mode of transportation?

Oh, boy. That is a complete toss up- plane or ship. I do not like the take off or the landing of the planes, it just feels unnatural. It’s that queasy sea sick feeling in the back of my ears that makes the plane so hard. Then I just get plain seasick on a ship. (Even the little motor boats make me sea sick.)

Bonus question:  What are you grateful for from last week, and what are you looking forward to in the week coming up?

Well I’ll just say I am grateful for last week and leave it at that. This week? Well, not so much looking forward but wondering how I can start incorporating my virtual life with my corporeal life.

Thursday Thoughts

Okay, Thursday Thoughts on Saturday. I am currently sitting waiting for the inspection on my car to be done. Six years of owning the poor thing and I am finally bringing it in for a tune-up, antifreeze, coolant oh, all those things that are never included in the every other month oil-change that the commute requires of my poor car. Sticker shocker?? Well, it is. It is however a good way to avoid having yet one other car go under. Yes, in my 15 years of owning and driving vehicles I have in fact been responsible for driving two into the ground. My first car was in fact not mine, it was my boyfriend’s and not in the best of shape. A 95’ Corolla with extra wide tires and a gasket for a gearshift knob. It was temperamental at best, a pain in the butt at worst. But I did learn how to change the oil, and change the brakes and rotors. I also learned how to completely get lost in San Diego. Yes I meant to go north and ended up on a whole other interstate heading to Nevada. I eventually found my way home to Point Loma and learned how to traverse between San Diego, Le Mesa and Lemon Grove without ever touching the freeway. The patience of traffic jams and the presence of vacuums were also lessons learned while I developed my deplorable driving skills. My second car, this one I actually owned, was while I was in San Diego also. That was a cute little blue Ford Escort. Also a stick shift and yes this one I could work on myself. However, teaching a boyfriend how to drive a standard was probably this poor car’s downfall. Eventually the poor thing would no longer turnover, and I had to sell it. It really was a cute little car. The next car I had any responsibility for was my son’s father’s car. That one, well… it may have fared a little better since I was not the one responsible for its care. But my next purchase, a Toyota Camry? Well it lost its drive shaft, the sun roof leaked and there were a few tears in the upholstery. When it started making weird noises? I traded it in for the poor little car now in the shop. And not even owning the not so little thing for two weeks, a Malibu really isn’t that small, ran into another car putting a dent in my trunk.  Well 140,000 miles later the car and I are still together, going in for checkups and trying to find the money to replace the a little windshield. Altogether, I think six years is the longest I have ever owned a car and hopefully it will last a little longer. Well until I can pay it off, then I think I want a purple Honda Fit.

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