Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Surviving the Apocalypse

She had survived the zombie apocalypse.  This year it was particularly gruesome.  The zombies had teamed up with other demons in their reign of terror.  Her advance preparations had been key to her survival.  Teaming up with friends, they fended off the merciless creatures who came at them from all directions.

For days the zombies and their minions had been working themselves into a frenzy, awaiting the moment when they ventured out into the world in search of victims.  They got them every time.  Time and time again, the fools left themselves open to the predations of the horde.

But even worse than the apocalypse was the aftermath.

The screams... the cries... the whines...

The horror!

Nothing strikes fear into the hearts of teachers more than the prospect of the sugar-induced meltdown on the day following Halloween.

Wish me luck... I'll need it.

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Sunday, October 13, 2013

Time Marches On: A Magpie Tale

He sits on the bench, waiting for the inevitable.

There is no longer joy in his world.  That has long since disappeared from his life.  The things that used to give simple pleasures are also gone.  Waiting for something... anything... to happen has left him immobilized.  

As he contemplates his life, he believes his dreams of "someday..." are not going to happen.  He has become frozen in time, waiting to see how much time is left... and accomplishing nothing. 

If only he would just look up, raise his head to see what might be in front of him, he could forget the past and start anew.  He could make it happen.  If only he would just look up.

It doesn't take much more than a friendly voice to drown out the echoes of the past and the ticking of the clocks.  Hope remains for those who seek it.  There is still time.

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Tess over at Willow Manor has been providing inspiration for bloggers with her photo prompts on a site called Magpie Tales.  Stop over to check out who else was inspired this week.

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