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I’m baaaaaack

I know It’s been 18 months since I updated this blog. I’ve been sucked into other things in other locations and let’s face it……life gets busy.

I wanted to come back here and update this because this blog means a lot to me. I guess you could say it has sentimental value. It was my first. Many times I thought to just delete it, because I wasn’t using it. Obviously, I couldn’t do that. It would kill me.

That said…..I’m off to find images for my next post.

Stay tuned

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Fiction Friday

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It’s Fiction Friday what are you writing?

Here’s some of what I am working on…

Epilogue

The sun was beginning to set low on the horizon when I made my way to the campground I had chosen for my hunt. I always chose my hunting ground carefully.  When my clan and I settled in this small town we agreed that we would not hunt in town or close by. I always went to a bordering county, sometimes farther. I chose my prey carefully. Usually choosing secluded cabins in the woods or campgrounds.

It was the middle of fall and the night air had a chill. This night I chose a campground I’d been to a handful of times.  With the nights getting colder and the first snow only weeks away there weren’t many campers and soon there would be none at all. Tonight it didn’t take me long to find what I was looking for.

A man sat on a log beside his campfire, cleaning his shotgun. Having had centuries of practice, i was the master of silence.  I crept behind a tree and took a deep sniff, I only caught one scent. Again, I crept closer, like a cat stalking an unsuspecting mouse. All my senses were on alert.  The cool breeze blew my prey’s scent to me. I inhaled deeply. His scent made my skin tingle and my mouth water in anticipation of the taste of blood. Suddenly i was very thirsty and could wait no longer.

Creeping silently behind him, I grabbed the hunter, covering his mouth so he couldn’t scream and alert any campers that may be nearby.

“Don’t try to fight. It will only make this worse for you.” I said to him. My voice low and predatory. “You won’t remember any of this so just relax.” The hunter relaxed and went limp. I sat with him in my arms and ran a finger up and down the vein in his neck.  Feeling his blood run through it.

In my feeding I am different than most vampires. Others stalk their prey, feed and leave them for dead. However, feeding to me was as satisfying as any sexual act. I took my time when i fed. I took great care to cause as little harm as possible. I treated my prey with as much respect as I could under the circumstances.

Tonight my heart was pounding, it had been too long since I’d last fed. With my breathing low and heavy I sank my fangs deep into the hunter’s throat.  I was filled with ecstasy the moment his blood flowed into my mouth. I groaned with pleasure. As I drank I thought about the girl in the park. I didn’t know her name but I knew one day she would be mine. I thought of her beautiful long red hair. I thought of what it would feel like to take her to my bed and make love to her until we were both spent of any and all energy.  I imagined it was her blood I was drinking. I was so lost in my thoughts that I didn’t realize the blood had stopped flowing. It was my first kill in decades.

Integrity

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Never compromise your integrity.

I never have and never will do anything out of personal gain.

I get nothing out of the things I do and I don’t want nor expect to.

and any thought to the contrary is insulting and wrong.

Blog Action Day

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It’s coming again! Blog action day is scheduled for October 16.  Last year’s topic was “The Power of We”. I can’t wait to see what we’ll be writing about this year.  If you went to register and participate just follow the link on the sidebar.  You can also visit their Facebook page and vote for or suggest topics for this years BAD13.

https://www.facebook.com/questions/10151279841382016/

You can also follow on Twitter for updates.

@blogactionday12

See you all there!

A Short Promo..

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Do you enjoy scrapbooking? Do you download digital kits? Then you need to check out this site.

http://rachelsexpressionz.blogspot.com/

New stuff is coming soon! If you are on Facebook check out the new page there as well.

http://www.facebook.com/RachelzExpressionz 

Rachel is a dear friend. We’ve known each other for a long time. She and I ran MSN Groups together back when they existed. So check out these sites!  You won’t be disappointed.

Goodbye 2012

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2012 started as uneventful as any other year.  In February my niece and I started talking about going on a trip. At first we thought about going to Atlanta to see the set of The Vampire Diaries but that was going to be a little too expensive. So then we started talking about going to Comic-Con International in San Diego. Just a short 6 hour drive away. No problem. I said cool lets do it.  From February on our lives were all about Road Trip 2012 and what a road trip it was.

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Our first stop when we arrived in San Diego was at the convention center and of course we had to take our pictures with the sign. Who wouldn’t?

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Then we drove up to hotel circle and picked up our badges a day early. These are the epic bags you get for free. I think she traded for her Hobbit bag (I can’t remember). I got VERY lucky and got a TVD bag . You don’t get to pick what bag you get. They don’t even show you the front of it when they hand it to you and there are a dozen different bags so I was lucky to get the only bag I wanted.  Ok I would have settled for a Supernatural bag.

The next day started bright and early. We got in the Hall H line at 6am to see the cast of Twilight at 11am. Some people find it a little crazy to get up at the crack of dawn to sit in a line half the day but until you’ve done it and experienced it you will never understand just how much fun it actually is. We met so many cool people and lets face it we’re all a bunch of geeks there for the same reason. Not to mention the fact that if you aren’t in that line by at least 8am you won’t get into the hall.

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Hall H line palls.

Here are some other pics from our trip

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Saturday at SDCC was freeking AMAZING! We didn’t have badges for Saturday but I’d found out (on Twitter) that the Extra TV show was setting up a stage right near the convention center and was having celebrity panel interviews every day of the convention. It took forever to find out what day which stars would be interviewed. So we got to the Extra TV stage at 7am, we were determined to be in the front row…and we were. Although we sat there all day, it was a lot of fun. We met some really nice people. Talked to the really cool security guards and met the stars from the Extra TV show.  We also watched actor Kevin Bacon’s brother Michael do sound checks with their band.

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Also at the Extra TV stage

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Sunday was another super early day. We were in the Hall H line at 4am. We had several panels we were going to see that day and once again met some great people.

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After Comic-Con I didn’t expect much to happen for the rest of the year.

I’d been a financial supporter of ISF, Ian Somerhalder Foundation, for a while, then I got involved in supporting this amazing little company called Built Of Barnwood. Owned by Ian and his brother.

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check them out http://www.builtofbarnwood.com/  http://www.facebook.com/reclaimedbythesomerhalders

I got involved in this little group called the BOBArmy. We are a small group who all work together to support and promote this little company and it’s owners. I’ve made some amazing and lifelong friends. One of my co-volunteers/best friends/sisters and I started a blog for the company which became the only official blog for the company. We’ve done a few fundraisers as well. It’s a labor of love. We love our Somerhalders and we love each other.

Other things that happened in 2012…

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Weight loss. I started in February at 265lbs in a size 26/28. Now at the end of December and the end of the year I am down to 188lbs and in a size 18.  33 more to go til my goal. The only problem with losing weight is that it sucks for the pocket book, however, buying new clothes is fun.

So that’s about it. On to 2013