Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Happy Halloween Everyone!!

A Treat

The darkness in the sky took over the city, bleeding it's presence, and making itself known. A cool wind blew, fluttering the dead leaves off of the ground; withered, as a decaying corpse. Birds had long been silent with the falling sun in the west, escaping the last hours of the day. The last hours of the evening that had turned as black as the insides of a coffin buried deep within the soil.
But movement coursed the ground...
Creatures with hideous faces and silhouettes in bone-white sheets flocked into the streets in search of treasure, visiting each house along the way. Each finding sweet innards - the bowels and intestines - in bags and bowls while jack o' lanterns screamed expressions of fear and horror on the porch steps.
Hark!
I hear them on my threshold, knocking away at my door....

Friday, October 26, 2007

Rain, rain, and more rain

Well, the Ohio Valley survived a long week of rain. Unfortunately, some of us out there (me included) had to work outside in it. Fun, fun. I will say that since we have been in a drought all summer, so it did help my lawn - I hope. It was beginning to look like the Mohave desert.

Saturday, October 20, 2007

Trouble with Caprice

I own a 1994 Chevy Caprice Classic. Velour seats, power windows, power brakes, tilt steering - basically, the works. But I have a problem: it likes to break down to often, causing it to nickle and dime me.
And that is not good, folks.
Unfortunately, I think that I am going to have to sell the old girl (anyone out there have a tissue?) and it sucks because I like her. A lot.
My trouble started last week and had kept it's hold on me. First, the upper ball joint wore off. Now (I think) I either have a busted radiator hose or a stuck thermostat. I don't know which. I won't know until Monday when the shop opens up.
So, now I wait...

Friday, October 19, 2007

Congrats!

Congratulations to Chuck Lewis and Susan Wilhite for publishing their second novel called Friends Forever. The book signing is tomorrow evening, October 20, in New Albany, IN at Destinations Booksellers.

So come one, come all...

Thursday, October 18, 2007

The Ohio Valley Under Siege

A large dark cloud hovered over the city, it's shadow blocked out the sun.
Black.
Foreboding.
Lightening ravished the sky; the strong resemblance of human veins, branched-out white vertical lines, wanting to attack anything in it's path; whether it was filled up with blood or hollow as a cave. The terror out of the sky was draping it's dread upon us.
People ran.
People screamed.
No one was safe. No one was out of reach from the horror that nearly touched our flesh. That nearly touched our human existence.
But we hid...
We were hidden away. Safe. Safe from the oncoming storm that poured it's wetness - it's slime - on the ground, quickly running down through the grates and into the sewers.
Into the sewers with the hungry rabid rats with their beady little eyes, their long tails, their teeth as sharp as needles....

Actually, folks, this evening Louisville, Ky had a severe thunderstorm with tornado warnings. Luckily we weren't hit by any, but some surrounding areas were. Although a funnel cloud was sited over the city. But it did not develop.
Thank goodness.