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Retro News Wednesday Just For You

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

1) Prozac: Revolution in a Capsule

2) 10 Tragedies Caught on Film

3) Space Shuttle Challenger Disaster: Major Malfunction

4) World’s 10 Most Mysterious Pictures Ever Taken

5) Three Mile Island Documentary: Nuclear Powers Promise & Peril

6) The Reason NASA Never Returned To The Moon

7) Power Line Fears

8) 15 Biggest Unsolved Mysteries in the World

9) 15 Things You Didn’t Know About Earth

10) Wolves at the Door

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Retro News Wednesday Just For You

Wednesday, December 03, 2014

1) McMartin Preschool: Anatomy of a Panic

2) When a Bridge Falls: Disaster in Minneapolis -The New York Times

3) American Blackout 2013 – National Geographic

4) The Day After (1983) American Nuclear Holocaust

5) Surviving in the Siberian Wilderness for 70 Years

6) Woman Burned by McDonald’s Hot Coffee

7) 50 most influential, powerful and brilliant songs ever made in the music’s modern history

8) Top 50 Greatest Songs of All Time

9) Top 10 Inventions of All Time

10) 12 Worst Inventions of All Time

Home on Como Road called “Halloween House”

Don’t go into the woods© – A Thriller Short Story by Felina Silver Robinson

Deep in the woods 16-year-old Jessica was hiding behind the biggest elm tree she could find. The ground was completely covered with a blanket of thin shear ice due to the recent drop in temperature. Jessica had lost her way when she missed her bus stop and the substitute driver not knowing his own way and nervous about where he was, demanded that Jessica leave the bus so that he could head back the way he came in the hopes of finding his way home. He just didn’t want to have to deal with Jessica any more. Being told not to fight with adults and not feeling comfortable around a stranger, Jessica listened, and vacated the bus. She didn’t realize that it was already getting dark outside and had no idea where she was. Within minutes whatever light left in the day was gone and Jessica was terrified. She heard the ice cracking underfoot with every step she took. But she couldn’t just stand there it was cold outside. All she could do was walk. Twenty minutes later she could see a light glimmering in the distance. She followed the glimmer and as she got closer and closer a terrible odor surrounded her but she couldn’t make it out. Just feet away she saw a small cabin, but after thinking about it she suddenly no longer felt safe with the idea of knocking on the door. Before she could process any alternatives someone or something had knocked her out cold.

Jessica had no idea how long she had been unconscious. She wasn’t tied up, just tossed in a ball on the corner of a cold kitchen floor. The cold stone made her just quickly to her feet. The one thing she knew was that she had to think fast to find a way out of this place or she might end up as the foul odor she had smelled outside. Jessica could hear the faint sound of a saw coming from the basement followed by muffled screams and clawing as if someone or something was trying to make its way in or out. The front door started to shake frantically and just burst open as if struck by the wind of a tornado. Standing before me was a disfigured man draped in a brown torn garment and what looked to be thick tights. He was dripping with blood that didn’t seem to be his own. He held a blood covered sword in one hand and a lit torch in the other. He frantically spoke to me as if trying to warn me of what was to come.  The words just wouldn’t formulate to anything Jessica could understand. Eager to protect me I was quickly picked up and thrown across the back of his horse and what an amazing horse it was. As white as snow with a golden mane. Not a drip of his owner’s blood spilled anywhere upon his skin. His eyes were as dark as the night, but not in a scary way. There was a gentleness about him. Come to think of it, although dripping with blood his owner too possessed that same soft quality about him. No words were spoken. We drove for what felt like hours through a bone covered path with a random skull tossed here and there. With each step the horse took the darkness behind us slipped quickly away. No more bones, no more skulls and no more odor.

We came to a halt and there was a sudden sense of warmth and a feeling of safeness. The disfigured man quickly jumped down from his horse and extended his hands to me. Jessica jumped gently into his arms so that he could place her on the ground. She stared into his black eyes that slowly seemed to be changing with every second that passed. Once she was safely on the ground, Jessica reached up on kissed him on the cheek thanking him for saving her. As her kiss sank into his skin the disfigured man began to slowly change. The blood evaporated into thin air. His ragged clothes turned into tan khaki pants and a baby blue polo shirt. His horse turned into a sky blue perfectly kept Chevy mustang. Jessica just couldn’t stop staring. She couldn’t believe that one minute she felt left for dead in the deep, dark woods and now she stood before the man of her dreams. He reached out to place her hands in his and said my name is Jason. Thank you for breaking my curse. Jason went on to tell Jessica that five years ago he too had gotten lost in the woods on a school trip and was left behind. No one ever found him. He told her that if you stand under the biggest elm tree it releases the beast called the “Innidenti” of the woods. If you are ever left to stand by that tree when night falls you will be trapped here inside the curse. It changes your form and turns you into a dead, heartless soul. If you are lucky the curse is all that will happen. If you are not so lucky you’re chopped to pieces and fed to the beast to keep it living, but it only likes the blood of the young. Only a kiss from the one you risked your life to save will return your soul to your body and make you whole again.

Jessica was in shock and grateful at the same time. She was speechless. James just wanted to get them both out of this place before anything else could happen. Jessica was afraid to ask why his sword was dripping with blood. Jason didn’t say that he had killed the Innidenti but was just as eager to leave the wood as she was, but she would forever wonder. They stopped at the 7 eleven as they entered their hometown. They both called their parents and waited to be reunited. As she waited, Jessica began to think that maybe just maybe the “substitute” bus driver intentionally left her right at there at that spot in the woods. Was he maybe the Innidenti who had changed from to capture his prey?

Will You Be My Queen?© by Felina Silver Robinson

I fear that I will not see tomorrow
I know they are coming for me and I’m powerless to stop them
My aging vessel is on the decline
I’m clearly running out of time
I’ve been told to stay out of the light
For my skin surely cannot bear it
But I yearn daily for the view of human life and activity
That has not been a part of my daily life for centuries
I may not breathe the air as you do
The land I live on is not that of the living
I stop here just to steal glances of what I’ve never been
And what I yearn to be
If you’ll share your blood with me I’ll gladly take it
It will buy me a little more time
But it won’t last for long
So if there is anything you have to say
Just say it
If you care to join me
Say the word and I’ll gladly make you my queen
And we can walk the land of the undead together
All it takes is a little nibble here and a little nibble there
Then I’ll forever adore you

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Til We Meet Again© by Felina Silver Robinson

Late one night not knowing the score
I opened the door trying to find you
Little did I know that something beastly beat me to it
His trail left clearly for all to see
There’s no word yet on where you might be
If only I had listened and stayed home instead of fishing
Maybe I could have saved you
But now I fear that the grim has come to take you
And now you’ll have to wait until he comes to find me
Til then just wait for me patiently for we’re sure to meet again

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Where have you gone© by Felina Silver Robinson

Bloody footprints on the floor
In a trail out the front door
Broken glass scattered about
The TV blaring meant to block out your screams
No one know where you’ve gone
Still alive or are you dead
How much time till we know
I grow impatient sitting here waiting
Then I hear footsteps at my back
I feel the hair stand atop my neck
I turn slowly and to my surprise
You stand there grinning asking if I liked your surprise
I don’t know if I should be glad or mad
My heart itself is still shaking

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Note to my new readers: About my “Poem Bursts” – I give myself 30 seconds to one minute, and then write what comes to mind. This is a fun writing exercise I give myself to come up with something different from what I might usually write. I hope you enjoy the outcome.