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[sticky post] A Few Reality Milestones and My Stories

Welcome to my journal. I'm putting this at the top so folks can find things easily. There's so many years worth of stuff on this journal that it's not that easy to find things. I started out just journaling, but then got into writing fiction as well.

The complete list of my stories and a few old adventures as I can index them...Collapse )
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Open Road

On the Outer Banks

It was interesting, this time around, that "going on vacation" actually meant a great deal more than usual. Ever since the flood, John's been working a pretty steady work week, sometimes even including Saturdays when local churches offered work parties for jobs that were available. So these last two weeks were really "time off" when it hasn't been that way for a long time.

As a quick starter: these enormous Filley-Rostykus reunions started way way back, and had their roots in the times when Isabel and George would take their four boys across country in a station wagon to go back to Isabel's mother's home. Walt, John, and Isabel were all sibling and they would gather whenever the Rostykus clan made its way to the East Coast. One of the earlier ones I knew was when Isabel's mother turned 100, and as much of the clan as possible would gather. This particular reunion started about a year ago, and had its seeds within the reunion that myJohn organized in the Rocky Mountains a couple years ago.

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Edge of Tomorrow

I went by myself, for the first time in a long time, to a movie theater to see Edge of Tomorrow. John's mother is in town, as she's going to be traveling with us to North Carolina on Saturday, and Jet and John were working at a flood house. I'd read the original book All You Need is Kill, translated from the Japanese, and I was so haunted by the book that I actually got rid of it once. I've since bought it again, reread it, and needed to see the movie.

So I went. Alone. Probably for the first time in a few decades. *laughs* But I really needed to see it, and I liked the adaptation, and it is, indeed, an adaptation. It was fascinating to see how the changes really made it an American movie instead of the genre Japanese SF book with its intricate and haunting plot. I recommend it as a fun action movie, especially for those of us who are story choice-based video game addicts, and there were a few visceral hits for me as a twitch video game addict. I'd recommend the book, though, to those looking for something darker, deeper, and more complex.

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A Surprise Harvest

I pulled my sticky board from the screened bottom board and found that there were a pretty good number of mites stuck to it, so I knew I wanted to treat the girls with more of the powdered sugar. (You can see them in the close up of the picture under the cut that they're pretty thick on the "sticky board". It's actually a piece of cardboard with petroleum jelly smeared on it to make the mites stick). I'll probably stay with powdered sugar for most of the summer, and after all the honey supers come off, I'll probably treat with a miticide in the late fall.

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Twin Souls: Postlude: Of Love

Title: Postlude: Of Love
Arc: Twin Souls
Characters: Shunsui and Jyuushiro
Rating: R
Warnings: Implied M/M
Word Count: 6800
Summary: Shunsui gets to follow through with his plan and unexpectedly confesses what he's never been able to say before to Jyuushiro.
Disclaimer: I do not own nor make money off these writings. And I decided for this one chapter to not have a beta, so apologies for any mistakes.

Three weeks later, Shunsui awoke to the sound of lark's singing.Collapse )
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Twin Souls: Chapter 40: Spring

Title: Spring
Arc: Twin Souls
Fandom: Bleach
Word Count: 4000
Summary: The Clan Lords and Yamamoto come to an agreement on how to protect Soul Society.
Beta: incandescens has been constant as my beta throughout this entire, enormous story. Thank you so much for all the work, effort, excellent ideas, and pointing out all the points where the story could be made better, the characters more themselves, and the language clearer.
Author's Note: I can't believe I wrote the whole thing. Finally. There's also a postlude that I've written, edited, and I'll probably post it Monday and everything took so long because I didn't want to post this part without that part already done and ready to go out the door. This is the actual *story* ending and hopefully provides a satisfying plot ending in the Shonen Way. *laughs* Thank you, so much, for sticking with me for six years. Wow.

First Chapter: Introductions
Previous Chapter: Politics and Bath Partners

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Rough Hands

Had a really straightforward day today. I mostly dug weeds out of the raised beds in the garden, shopped at the local farmer's market, planted my last four tomato plants, and went swimming with the boys. The spice of the day was making clay pot rice for lunch for Jet and I, it was simple enough now that I have an actual clay pot to cook it in and the rice on the bottom was good and crunchy. I have to say I loved that it was raining while we swam.
Of course the week previous wasn't quite so simple...Collapse )