Happy New Year

All across the world and in nearly every civilization people will be celebrating the new year. Wishing the old a farewell, fond or otherwise and hoping the new one is better than the last one.

We’ve had an interesting few years and one day after my story is written down for the late 2010’s I’d like to pick AJ’s brain and see how the supernatural world faired in your times. I am grateful to not have to deal with such things. I’m grateful for limited use of cell phones in my childhood. I’d probably never have been the kid I was if Dorian could find me by my phone every time I disappeared to do whatever it is I was doing.

But I hope that 2022 for all of you lot – and those all around the world is a better one. The past few have been tough. We look up for the future.

Almost Forgot

AJ almost forgot to post today. It’s almost a sickness. But honestly, AJ started her support run, then started trying to make a dragonborn character with photo manipulation and then forgot all about my post. I mean come on!

Who could forget me?

Apparently, AJ can. All the fucking time.

I am eager to get back into my world though, even if we are back at the beginning.

The new year is quickly approaching. AJ’s eldest daughter had her 16th birthday.

Wishing everyone a happy new year and hopefully a much better one than the last two.

Cat’O’Nine Tails

Today’s word bend doesn’t exactly fit any words we are going to talk about today. AJ has been watching Outlander. The male role lead, Jaime was strapped before she met her. Which pulled at some heart strings for me and my story and the brutality of what was done to me.

But first the train of thought bend went to willow reeds bending in the wind. Another name for cat tails and then that lead to the whips and thus we end up on this topic. It was horrific watching the beating on the screen. AJ turned away when flesh fell from his body. The imagery was intense. And AJ had a pang of guilt for putting me through it.

There are no scenes in my story that ever evoked that sort of response from AJ, she was never able to put the actual horror to words. And I am grateful we don’t dwell on the imagry of those whips of light coming down upon my back so that I spark or don’t spark based on my control. For a year I went through with just a dream — no mark on my five year old body. It wasn’t until that fear was no longer controlled by Garrett that the scars took my body.

My own mind formed the whips that buried into my back leaving the marks. It was the demon/nightmare that hurt me and I blamed Garrett for many a year. I didn’t know about the other until Alex saved me from it. My fear was far more appetizing when it was my own body causing the damage. I am not surprised it didn’t want to let me go.

I’m looking forward to the rewrite of book two — Taking Back Erebus. It’s contents will be different but the story of defeating my own personal demons is not. I don’t know if AJ will in corporate more graphic scenes when we go to add in details. We will only know for certain when we get there. But this next year is all about The Call of the Dragon.

MaGic Words

There are just some words that invoke imagery so vivid you can’t think of anything else. The word thrust is one such word. I know the definition. And AJ uses it regularly, but my twelve-year-old boy mind goes to the immediate images of sex.

The word itself means exactly what one would do with a phallic object or body part into another body part. Yes I’m being vague on purpose. Trying not to break a PG-13 rating. Might be hard. But AJ’s trying to keep me clean — it’s hard job (pun intended).

push (something or someone) suddenly or violently in the specified direction.

definition of Thrust

The definition doesn’t say it’s not sex…

I thrust my hands into my pockets. Or more so Alex thrust his hands into his hair and tried relentlessly not to pull at it with frustration.

We won’t be quoting or writing what other things Alex thrusts into but you all know my meaning.

Words are meant to convey meaning, but some words are just so much better at conveying them than others. I give props to an ordinary words such as thrust for provoking inappropriate images with being 100% clean but yet so dirty.

Tissues

I don’t suppose I’ve every said AJ is a sap. Not only does she sometimes make herself cry living in my world — her words or stories running in her head will put her in tears.

She tortures herself with sappy shows and movies knowing fully well she’ll cry. We really should buy stock in tissues or keep them around or something. Right now AJ and her love are watching Outlander. It’s been a good show, there are a few characters types/personalities that might one day inspire a character in my world.

I suppose I’m a sap too — though I don’t cry at commercials like AJ. I do like heartfelt and sentiment though. AJ’s going to be tackling the rewrite of book 1 and I’m most eager to return to my own world with this new variation. I don’t know as if you’ll get to see this one. We will see. AJ’s considering Patreon or some other form like that if we share another potentially published story. But I don’t intend to not give you new words here. I think Weekends might consist of drabbles or short stories, or some such — maybe snippets we really want to share. Hopefully you won’t need tissues.

Next Year

So in January, AJ’s going to attempt to use The Daily Spur prompts to give us something to talk about. At least for January weekdays. The weekends will be something prewritten and we’ve not decided yet.

AJ’s planning on finishing up the rewrite on The Call of the Dragon, and work on getting that through the edit flow. The rewrite will cause book 2 to be a bit different too, and all other books that follow. But AJ hopes that they will go smoothly.

There are some pretty big changes. AJ keeps making changes. Don’t we love it. But it’s fun and Alex and I are good with the changes. Anyway. We are always open for suggestions on things you’d like to see.