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Just Out of My Grasp - Aquagenic Pruitis AquaWHAT????

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10/31/2013 Ahoy Fellow Fathomers, I’ve decided to use my blog not only to writing, music, and other facets of entertainment, but, also to share my journey. I found out on June 19, 2013 the reason for many of my ongoing health problems is because I have systemic lupus, also known as SLE. Thank you for listening, each week I will have a new installment chronicling my journey. Please, please feel free to comment, write, share. I hope to use this forum as a help to all of us, no matter what pain you are experiencing. You may also send stories to me via finlessbook at gmail dot com. I will respect your privacy and maintain your anonymity, if you so desire. Hugs for today … Aquagenic Pruitis Huh? A few posts ago I talked about this horrific sunburn itch that wreaked havoc with my body for a few days. I thought nothing could top that incredibly debilitating sensation. Until this past week…when I developed this mind ripping itch from taking a shower. What? Am I allergic to water now? This is nu…

Tuesday Tales - The Sweet Scent of....Blood?

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Ahoy Fellow Fathomers! For this week's Tuesday Tales, we are writing to the word prompt, "Sweet". Please see another excerpt from my paranormal thriller, Jerky. “I’ve seen the near impossible happen right before my eyes so you know I believe you Jo, and it’s hard to imagine some mortal human was capable of something like this.” Wylder pointed to the scene below them. “I’m going to make my way down there, just in case someone is hurt.” “I’ll follow you, just be careful, I don’t trust this rickety walkway.” Joelle slid both arms into the backpack straps of her crime scene go-bag. Wylder tentatively pressed with increasing weight before he finally took each step. The wood groaned and creaked, almost speaking the horrors of the room. A musty odor wafted from the dank wood railing to which they clung with gloved hands. The sweet, metal scent of blood lingered in the heavy air. Joelle closed her mouth tightly, breathing exclusively through her nose to keep from tasting the …

Saturday Sippers in The Locker Fitting for Halloween! Say Bloody Mary 3 Times.....

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Saturday Sippers in The Locker Ahoy Fellow Fathomers! Welcome to the feature here in The Locker called Saturday Sippers. Each week I’ll post a new, sometimes, skinny cocktail recipe for you to try. Many thinks to my Cali Bestie, Rhonda, for providing me with the deck of cards recipe book. J A good Bloody Mary is sometimes hard to find. It takes more than a splash of vodka into a glass of V-8- the best Bloody Mary’s leave a lingering blend of flavors on the tongue and is almost as filling as a light appetizer. I like to garnish with pickled asparagus or pickled green beans for a change of pace. I also add a bit of the pickled juice to the recipe itself. I haven’t yet tried this recipe, but, if I did would probably add a healthy dose of Louisiana hot sauce and some Cajun seasoning to the glass. BLOODY MARY COCKTAIL! Ingredients 1 ½ ounces vodka6 ounces tomato juice1 t lemon juice1/8 t celery salt3 drops hot sauce3 drops Worcestershire sauceDash pepperPinch horseradishGarnish of your choiceMi…

Flasher Fiction Friday - A Tainted Vampire?

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Ahoy Fellow Fathomers, this Friday I return to my first recurring blog contribution, the Friday Flash Fiction. A group of writers will write exactly 100 words, no more no less, to a picture prompt. After you read my contribution, please read what the other writers have to say, the links follow. Happy Friday!



“I’m not sure how much of a role I actually had, but, wow, I’ve seen a transformation.” Sarah didn’t want to reveal the heartfelt discussions of the past few hours. “I’m trying to marinate everything I’ve been through. When I met you, and you chose me, I can’t tell you what it did for me.”
“We chose each other, love, everything between us is a mutual act.” Isaac stood up from the couch and walked toward Sarah.

Sarah began withering in his presence, drawing away like desiccated fruit. “You don’t know what I’ve done in my life, Isaac. I’m tainted.”

Please visit these other authors for their creative, and possibly edgy, interpretation of this gorgeous netherworld couple. 

Naomi Shaw: www…

Just Out of My Grasp- How High is Your Pain Tolerance?

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10/24/2013 Ahoy Fellow Fathomers, I’ve decided to use my blog not only to writing, music, and other facets of entertainment, but, also to share my journey. I found out on June 19, 2013 the reason for many of my ongoing health problems is because I have systemic lupus, also known as SLE. Thank you for listening, each week I will have a new installment chronicling my journey. Please, please feel free to comment, write, share. I hope to use this forum as a help to all of us, no matter what pain you are experiencing. You may also send stories to me via finlessbook at gmail dot com. I will respect your privacy and maintain your anonymity, if you so desire. Hugs for today … Although most of you do not know me personally, I will share something with you that you can accept of your own personal volition against the strength of my word: I have a high pain tolerance. A regular momma grizzly. I also have a low complaint tolerance. Therefore, friends, I could be in pain and not gripe about it. My m…

Tuesday Tales - Railing Into Hell

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Hello Fellow Fathomers and welcome to Tuesday Tales. Each week our group gets together and writes to a word prompt or picture prompt. You never know what you might come across but, it's sure to entertain you. This week our word prompt is "railing" and I went with a Halloween theme. This will be from Book Two of the Blue Ink series entitled, "Jerky". I hope you enjoy...

"Holding onto the railing for support, Joelle’s stomach lurched. The macabre scene in the room below her tested the very limits of humanity. Wylder reached his hand around her waist to steady her uneasy stance. “I need to call for back-up, are you going to be okay?” “Dear God, just when I think I’ve seen it all, something even worse happens.” She gagged at the end of her sentence. The smell of decay and chemicals finally wafted up to her sensitive nostrils. Wylder reached for his cell phone with one hand and pressed a speed dial button. “I’m here, Jo, and you can go outside anytime you nee…

Saturday Sippers in The Locker time for Hayrides and Fires!

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Saturday Sippers in The Locker Ahoy Fellow Fathomers! Welcome to the feature here in The Locker called Saturday Sippers. Each week I’ll post a new, sometimes, skinny cocktail recipe for you to try. Many thinks to my Cali Bestie, Rhonda, for providing me with the deck of cards recipe book. J Getting close to Halloween, hay rides, and bonfires! Here’s a drink to warm your tummy and bring that glow to your eyes. FIRE GLOW! Ingredients ½ ounce spiced syrup*½ ounce orange liqueur2 ounces bourbonLemon slices and twist for garnishCombine first three ingredients, stir, and strain over ice into glass. Stir and garnish with lemon slices and twist. *Spiced syrup: Mix equal parts water and sugar. Add clove and cinnamon. Place in airtight container to infuse the syrup with flavor. 194 Calories per serving

Flasher Fiction Friday Do These Daisies Cover Me Well Enough?

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Ahoy Fellow Fathomers, this Friday I return to my first recurring blog contribution, the Friday Flash Fiction. A group of writers will write exactly 100 words, no more no less, to a picture prompt. After you read my contribution, please read what the other writers have to say, the links follow. Happy Friday!



“Did you know some people put flowers in their salad?” He took a large bite of endive and arugula. He put the bowl down and picked his video camera up.
“Are you gonna share that? I’m starving, I’ve been going over these notes for hours and can’t find a single common denominator in the case.”
“Sure, I’ll share, but, baby…” He began unbuttoning her blouse, “There is a caveat.”
She smiled, “Which would be what?”
“You’ll get naked and let me put this vase of flowers to a better use.”
“Will you eat daisies from my nipples?”
“Most certainly darling.”

Please visit these other authors for their creative, and possibly edgy, interpretation of this gorgeous woman.
Michelle Howard: www.mich…

Just Out of My Grasp - Two Less Common Forms of Lupus

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10/17/2013 Ahoy Fellow Fathomers, I’ve decided to use my blog not only to writing, music, and other facets of entertainment, but, also to share my journey. I found out on June 19, 2013 the reason for many of my ongoing health problems is because I have systemic lupus, also known as SLE. Thank you for listening, each week I will have a new installment chronicling my journey. Please, please feel free to comment, write, share. I hope to use this forum as a help to all of us, no matter what pain you are experiencing. You may also send stories to me via finlessbook at gmail dot com. I will respect your privacy and maintain your anonymity, if you so desire. Hugs for today … The third and fourth types of lupus I’ll explain together, as the first is usually not a permanent condition and neonatal lupus is so rare. Drug-induced Lupus Erythematosus Drug-induced lupus is a lupus-like disease caused by certain prescription drugs. The symptoms of drug-induced lupus are similar to those of systemic lu…

Tuesday Tales and a Pet Cemetery

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Ahoy Fellow Fathomers! This week's Tuesday Tales prompt is the monthly picture prompt. We write 300 words to the chosen prompt. Please see how I use this photo in my new WIP sweet Young Adult romance, Finding Love in a Black Lagoon.  Our heroine, Pearl, has secrets. Will she ever let Owen in on them?


“Just down that lane is a pet cemetery.” Pearl pointed in the direction of a heavily treed road.
“A pet cemetery? I’ve buried my fair share of pets, but, always on my property. Seemed more personal that way.” Owen reached down to pet his dog, Aggie.
“It’s a beautiful place, serene and sacred. It’s the only graveyard for pets that I’ve ever seen.”
“I think we have one back in Oklahoma. The guy that runs it is weird, so, I stayed away from him.”
“Weird is in the eye of the beholder, Owen.”
“Weird is a guy who spends too much time studying death.”
“Maybe he is trying to learn about it, solve the mystery of the great beyond.” Pearl knelt to pet Aggie behind the ears. “What if I told you…

Saturday Sippers in The Locker

Saturday Sippers in The Locker Ahoy Fellow Fathomers! Welcome to the feature here in The Locker called Saturday Sippers. Each week I’ll post a new, sometimes, skinny cocktail recipe for you to try. Many thinks to my Cali Bestie, Rhonda, for providing me with the deck of cards recipe book. J Fall continues to stir cravings of soothing, filling drinks. Always a sucker for a good martini, this one sounds delicious. VANILLA VODKA CREAMTINI! Ingredients Cocoa powder2 cups ice cubes1 cup vanilla vodka½ cup Irish cream liqueur1 T orange liqueurChocolate shavings for garnishCoat glass rims with cocoa powder. In a cocktail shaker with ice, combine ingredients. Shake vigorously. Strain mixture into martini glasses. Garnish with chocolate shavings. Serves 4-6 232 Calories per serving

Flasher Fiction Friday

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Ahoy Fellow Fathomers, this Friday I return to my first recurring blog contribution, the Friday Flash Fiction. A group of writers will write exactly 100 words, no more no less, to a picture prompt. After you read my contribution, please read what the other writers have to say, the links follow. Happy Friday!

"Andrew jumped in the shower in time to soap Bea’s back and massage her shoulders. Bea took her turn to scrub his manly chest with a soapy pouf and stood on tiptoes to shampoo his hair. Andrew slathered conditioner all over her wet trusses and helped rinse her clean. Before he attained a full erection, room service knocked at the door. “Their timing sucks.” Andrew kissed her full on the mouth. “Think of it as fuel for later, Andrew. We need it.” Bea’s stomach growled in Pavlovian response to the door. “I’m coming, hold on.” Andrew rushed on rumpled shorts..." 

For a variety of takes on this picture in just 100 words, please visit these other authors. Heat levels will var…

Just Out of My Grasp - My Personal Journey with SLE

Ahoy Fellow Fathomers, I’ve decided to use my blog not only to writing, music, and other facets of entertainment, but, also to share my journey. I found out on June 19, 2013 the reason for many of my ongoing health problems is because I have systemic lupus, also known as SLE.
Thank you for listening, each week I will have a new installment chronicling my journey. Please, please feel free to comment, write, share. I hope to use this forum as a help to all of us, no matter what pain you are experiencing. You may also send stories to me via finlessbook at gmail dot com. I will respect your privacy and maintain your anonymity, if you so desire. Hugs for today …

This autoimmune disease that takes on several forms and can affect any part of the body. I found the following information from the Lupus Foundation of America- Lupus.Org The four main types include: Systemic Lupus ErythematosusCutaneous Lupus ErythematosusDrug-induced Lupus ErythematosusNeonatal LupusI will talk about each of the f…

Tuesday Tales Among the Evergreens

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Ahoy Fellow Fathomers! This week's Tuesday Tales writing prompt is "evergreen". Please see how I use this in my new WIP sweet romance, Black Diamond Hearts are the Most Difficult. Our hero, Matthew, faces a difficult and sad task.

The drought left the pasture as dusty, dirt colored cement.  Huge cracks revealing a depth of at least a couple of feet spread here and there across the barren surface.  However, Matthew Hughes prepared for his grim mission, expecting success no matter the difficulty.  His friend deserved his full attention this one last time. He looked out upon the barren meadow and blinked back a few tears.
He normally enjoyed his visits back to the family ranch in Oklahoma. Although Matthew’s parents raised him in the grandeur of the Rockies-granola hippies who loved the crisp smell of the evergreens and bluebird days on the fluffy slopes of snow.  He enjoyed the best of both worlds as his grandparents and various aunts and uncles lived in Oklahoma from birth …

Saturday Sippers in The Locker

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Saturday Sippers in The Locker Ahoy Fellow Fathomers! Welcome to the feature here in The Locker called Saturday Sippers. Each week I’ll post a new, sometimes, skinny cocktail recipe for you to try. Many thinks to my Cali Bestie, Rhonda, for providing me with the deck of cards recipe book. J A bramble brings memories of a hearty cobbler made with peaches, berries, and other yummy stuff, so, the name of this drink intrigued me. JALISCO BRAMBLE! Ingredients ½ ounce lime juice½ ounce grapefruit juice½ ounce agave nectar1 slice ginger4 blackberries1 dash peach bitters1 ½ ounces tequilaLime wedge for garnishPour lime juice, grapefruit juice, and agave nectar in a cocktail shaker filled with ice. Muddle ginger with liquids then strain. Add blackberries, bitters, and tequila. Shake with ice and strain, add crushed ice and garnish with lime wedge. 120 Calories per serving

Flasher Fiction Friday

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Ahoy Fellow Fathomers, this Friday I return to my first recurring blog contribution, the Friday Flash Fiction. A group of writers will write exactly 100 words, no more no less, to a picture prompt. After you read my contribution, please read what the other writers have to say, the links follow. Happy Friday!

Just Out of My Grasp - My Personal Journey with SLE

Ahoy Fellow Fathomers, I’ve decided to use my blog not only to writing, music, and other facets of entertainment, but, also to share my journey. I found out on June 19, 2013 the reason for many of my ongoing health problems is because I have systemic lupus, also known as SLE. Thank you for listening, each week I will have a new installment chronicling my journey. Please, please feel free to comment, write, share. I hope to use this forum as a help to all of us, no matter what pain you are experiencing. You may also send stories to me via finlessbook at gmail dot com. I will respect your privacy and maintain your anonymity, if you so desire. Hugs for today … The second type of lupus is: Cutaneous Lupus Erythematosus “Cutaneous refers to the skin, and this form of lupus is limited to the skin. Although there are many types of rashes and lesions (sores) caused by cutaneous lupus, the most common rash is raised, scaly and red, but not itchy. It is commonly known as a discoid rash, because t…