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Had you stayed the way you were

Originally posted on Vampire Maman:
Had You Stayed The Way You Were Had you stayed the way you were The night would have seemed brighter The day would have seemed longer The stars dimmer _______________ Had you stayed the way you were Another would have loved you As tradition required Married and content Yearning for…

Gala

Originally posted on musing:
“Where’d she come from?” Tag said, to himself. Tag usually wasn’t taken in by a pretty face, but this girl was beyond pretty. She was down-right gorgeous with her wavy blond hair lying gently over he shoulders. He didn’t recognize her, and Tag met most of the people in town walking…

We are not alone…

Originally posted on poetry and then some…:
It may be uneasy times but we are not alone. The wonder and the steadfastness of the human spirit shows us this every day. There are times we may come close to falling in a wee world of neurosis designed to rob us of our own strength and resolve, making us feel uncommonly alone. At…

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Strange Strangers on a Full Moon Night

Originally posted on Vampire Maman:
Halloween is around the corner. Aside from the election and toxic clown sightings (same thing), there are strange things in the air. Werewolves, Ghosts, Witches, and all sorts of folks come to mind. Some we know, and some will remain mysteries. It make me think of this post from 2014. …

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My Short Dress

Originally posted on A Buick in the Land of Lexus:
? My short dress is not an invitation. It’s not a political statement. it’s not feminist; it’s not slutty. I’m not even sure it’s fashionable. My short dress is one of the only dresses I own. I’m not a ‘dresses’ kind of girl. I prefer…

So, Which Is It?

Originally posted on It's Fine.:
I’m scared to post this. I’m afraid of alienating people I love, people I interact with on a daily basis, people whose friendships I value. I wouldn’t say this if it hadn’t been weighing heavy, like a 50 pound weight on my tongue every time I open my mouth…

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An alternate universe of memories

Originally posted on Vampire Maman:
Even Vampires have members of “the sandwich generation.” We are those who take care of both our young and the ancient members of our families. We go between cultures and centuries, trying to keep up with the needs of all. It can be both exhausting and rewarding. The biggest reward…

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A Drive With Marilyn

Originally posted on Vampire Maman:
Mono Lake  – A sight to behold on Hwy 395 ? I’m a little under the weather (even Vampires get under sometimes) so rather than trying to make up something fictional for today I’ll just tell you a story about my brother Val and me, then give you some high-minded…

The Glory

Originally posted on Pen of the Damned:
His first cognizant thought was how oddly comfortable he felt. The old football injury didn’t ache in the background like it had for seemingly countless years. And the city was quiet…  Since when was the city quiet? Kurt’s eyes opened slowly and he found himself looking into the…

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Short Story Sunday: The Alley

Originally posted on Vampire Maman:
Taking a short cut through a downtown alley wasn’t always like it was in the movies. He’d rarely witnessed crimes, or found dumped bodies among the dumpsters and rats. The smells were close to death but not quite. Urine and sun roasted garbage were the aromas of the night. No night-blooming jasmine for…