∼THE BLACK LAGOON – 3∼
She’d had a restless night, but managed to get a few hours
of sleep. Being alone in this place made things different.
There was no one to have your back. She was vulnerable.
Time to prepare for difficult times, she thought.
Time to be on the defence. Self preservation.
She gathered some branches to fashion into weapons.
She had a knife, now she knew why. Before anything else
she knew she had to fortify her camp.
The night had been fraught with terrifying sounds.
Sounds that made her shiver.
I should have gotten back on board, she screamed into the
silence. Tom told her to. Nan had warned her. The Captain
insisted he’d take no responsibility for her welfare.
Once the ship was gone, they wouldn’t be back. The crew
were the worst. They stared right through her with
In her despair she suddenly remembered The Chief.
He had hopeful eyes. On the Day of Evacuation
he’d taken her quietly aside and slowly placed an amulet
over her head laying it gently close to her heart, saying
softly, “She will guide you, she is in you, she is of you.
Listen to her my child.” Then he turned away. At the time
she really thought nothing of it, except that it was a
beautiful Amethyst. Yet she’d held it tightly in the palm
of her hand and hadn’t taken it off since. She looked
down at it hanging delicately between her breasts. It gave
her a sudden sense of calm and heightened awareness.
It strengthened her resolve and gave her a renewed feeling
of confidence. She felt a sudden surge of purpose. Whatever
her destiny was, it existed on this God Forsaken island.
She stood there fearlessly and in a kind of trance. “Take the
Path. You must find and take the path.”
For one mystifying moment, she was sure she saw the Chief,
as a shadow, amongst the trees.
©J.E.Goldie June 1, 2019
I don’t pretend to vouch for any of the following qualities of the Amethyst. However I don’t disbelieve any of them either. ©J.E.Goldie
Amethyst healing properties
The healing properties of amethyst mostly deal with the blood and breathing. Amethyst cleanses the blood, which helps with substance abuse and fevers. While breathing is helped by the calming effect of this gemstone. To get the most effect out of your amethyst stone or crystal it should be placed in the sun. Direct sunlight is best, be aware however that it can soften the purple color.
Legend and Meanings of the Amethyst
Another legend has it that the amethyst would protect the wearer from harm, but only if they showed bravery. This made amethysts a very popular stone for soldiers. This meaning of amethyst has faded with time and nowadays the protection it offers is on a spiritual and psychological level, rather than physical protection.
Amethyst meaning: amethyst is one of the most powerful crystals you can find.The first one is the use as a calming stone. It helps cope with stress by calming your mental state.The second amethyst meaning is protection, most notably protection from addiction. Wearing it calms the mind and puts off the need to feed addiction. It offers protection from poison and hostile spells as well. The last meaning of amethyst is spiritual. Amethyst stones symbolize chastity, piety and trust.
In 99 words (no more, no less) write a story without ice. It can be a world without ice or a summer camp that runs out of cubes for lemonade. What does the lack mean to the story? Go where the prompt leads!
“Want Some Ice With That?”
“Happy Birthday! C’mere gimme a great big hug!
Sorry I’m late. I just got in! Whad’ya get? How ya
doin. You look fantastic! A sight for sore eyes!”
“That’s all I get? Hey? Where is everybody?”
“Gone home I guess.”
“Did you bring any wine?”
“Who me? Only the best!”
“There’s a cork-screw on the sink.”
“I’m on it!”
“Wanna glass or is this a gimme the
bottle kinda thing.”
“I’ll use a glass, this once.”
“So, what the hell happened?”
“They forgot the icing on the cake.”
“Oh boy! Want some ice in that?”
©J.E.Goldie May 25, 2019
The sign of infinity in the space
😊 Many years ago a group of us were invited to a Birthday Party and were surprised to find that our host had invited a Reader, who charted our life numbers. She had been given pertinent birthdays and other info that we were not aware of. As it turns out mine is 11. Of course since that time I continuously see the digital clock as it turns to 11:11. My facination with that and the fact that my birthday happens to be 9/22 has nothing to do with this story. I have however an intuitive awareness, a sixth sense and am frequently surprised by it. AND NO! I don’t know what you’re wearing or want for dinner ©J.E.Goldie
YAH. WE’RE DONE.
“Yah, I’m 9 and 22, my birthday, I mean, and
hers is 2 and 22, but 9+2 =11. I’m in heaven,
because 11 + 11 equals 22. So there ya go!
Seems I always know her moves, even her
rustling in the night. Somehow her vibes come
to me anytime night or day. I can forecast her
“What do you mean?”
“Oh Doc! You know.”
“Why don’t you explain.?”
“I dunno, it’s strange. Like I know she’s
“Yah. Or! Maybe she knows. I can’t explain.”
“Just give it a try.”
“I just remembered something important.”
“Yah, my Dad was 11 and 22.”
“Why is that important?”
“Because I’m pretty sure he loved me.”
“Isn’t that a good thing?”
“Oh yes. But he never told me. Not really.”
“He took me places he liked. He took me
“Oh yes and he drove me to tournaments
and stuff like that. But he never really, said
“What about your mother?”
“Oh, she was 3 and 8.”
“Isn’t that 11?”
“I guess. But in her case it negates.”
“Well yah. 3 and 8 don’t fit, like 11, 2 and 22.”
“What about your Sister?”
“Naw. She’s 3 and 16. I think. Mom and her, made
a better link.”
“The numbers say it all Doc. Is the session over?”
“If you want it to be.”
“Yah. There’s enough here to think about.”
“Well if that’s it. We’re done for today.”
“Yah. We’re done.”
©J.E.Goldie May 25, 2019
I added this, just for fun
ONCE UPON A TIME
Once upon a time there lived a Princess. Princess
Penny. Princess Penny didn’t like her name because
people made fun of it. They called her Penny Pincher
because she never spent a dime. They called her
Henny Penny because it rhymed.
Then on a starry night there came a shining knight in
glorious armour. He’d heard of Princess Penny from
reading the Daily Rumour, which he regularly read
and bought from a local caravan and a minstrel named
Kenny who happened to know Penny through a band of
travelling produce sellers, on their way to Rome, which
was actually their home when they weren’t on the road,
which gave them the nickname of Road Vendors.
But I digress.
Penny met this Knight who knew of Penny on a starry
No I meant, The Knight bumped into her on his way
passing a fruit vendor on the way home.
I’m really trying to remember this.
One starry knight, I meant night. A shiny knight bumped
into a bunch of locals who told him about a Princess,
who’s name they couldn’t remember, Penny I think,
which happens to be the one we’re talking about.
I meant I’m writing about.
©J.E.Goldie May 22, 2019
I almost forgot the knight. Took awhile to find it too, So I figured I’d use it,
it was free 🙂 So were the others by the way.
I meant think….:)
Image courtesy of Aron Jäger@unsplash.com.
The Pizza Joint
“So, Dick what’s your take?” said the Inspector,
stroking his scruffy beard.
“Well” he pondered “The door’s been smashed
open with a lot of power behind it. Glass everywhere,
a real mess.”
“And a lot of violence behind it.” added the Inspector
as he lit up a smoke.
“That’s for damn sure Boss.”
“Did you find any blood splatter?”
“You sure?” questioned the Inspector.
“Yah” the Sargent said chewing his wad of gum.
“Got an extra gum?”
“Good. And by the way, next time get that hot
Cinnamon flavor gum. I like it better.”
The Inspector demanded while unwrapping his gum.
“Sure.” Dick said, quickly making a note.
“I think we have a case of murder, a violent gruesome
bloody murder, or.” He concluded. “A kidnapping.”
“Could be both” added the Sargent.
“Ok. I think we’re done here. Get the squad in to
see if there’s anymore clues. I’m hungry.”
“There’s a great little pizza joint down the street.”
offered the Sargent.
“Pizza! It is! Dick? Did I ever tell you the one about
the mass murderer and the pizza joint?”
©J.E.Goldie May 21, 2019
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