Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Birthstone ~ December

It is December! 
If you were Born this month you are a Tantalizing Turquoise!
Turquoise  " The Stone Of Guidance"
I blend the energy of the Heaven and Earth.  I am the shaman’s stone who heals the spirit, and induces wisdom, trust and kindness.



Turquoise History & Lore



Turquoise has long been a magical stone in the eyes of our Native Americans. It is said that after a long drought when rain finally came it melded with the Indians tears of joy to form the tranquilizing blue stone known as Turquoise, The Fallen Sky Stone.

This stone is found in it's beautiful Turquoise color, but also can be found in greens and light blues. For over 7000 year this intriguing stone has been thought to bring blessings, good fortune, protection and long life.

It's positive healing was so strong that the Native Americans believed that if you were wearing Turquoise and it cracked the stone had taken the blow that was meant for you.



Give Me Love ~ Part 34

“You understand if you lie to me then I will see to it that Gerwyn gets banished.” Tris narrowed his eyes. “Who is this Charlie? Is he the man you’ve been seeing?”
“I understand that Gerwyn is in trouble because of trying to help me,” said Amorette as she hugged herself. “I’m telling you the truth because I don’t want him to be banished to the outer world, even though I don’t know what that is.” Amorette knew she had to choose her words carefully regarding Charlie. “Charlie is the EMT who was there when I was found. His sister owns the bar and is letting me stay with her. We’re friends.”
“Well a little birdie told me that you and this Charlie fellow are a lot more than friends,” accused Tris. “Lucky for you I’m a forgiving type of fellow. Tell me where the arrow is and we can fix this mess you’ve caused.”
“I don’t know where it is,” said Amorette. “Not only do I not know where it is, I don’t know how it works or what it does. Gerwyn said I used to be magic, but I’m not anymore. If I knew where the arrow was I’d give it to you, just so you would go away.”
Tris’s eyes widened. “You really don’t know do you?”
“How many times do I have to tell you?”
“Not just about the arrow, any of it,” Tris said more to himself than to Amorette. “You’re human.”
“What else would I be?” asked Amorette, annoyance dripping from her voice.
Before Amorette could react, Tris pulled a black arrow from his back and grabbed her hand. He sliced across her palm. Amorette expected to see blood and feel a sting, but she felt nothing. He yanked her forward and forced a kiss on her lips.
Amorette thrusted up with her knee, landing between Tris’s legs. As he doubled over in pain she pushed him away. “Get away from me, you jerk!”
“I don’t believe it,” said Tris, regaining his composure. “The black arrow should have worked. I cut you, then kiss you, and then you fall in love with me.” He snapped his fingers and shook his head before giving Amorette a wicked grin. “You naughty girl you. You not only pricked yourself with a gold arrow, but some poor fellow was cut by the same arrow. You’re under the cupid’s spell. That’s the only way the black arrow wouldn’t have made you love me.”
“I could never love you,” spat Amorette.
Tris’s eyes narrowed. “Oh you will love me. If a kiss didn’t work, then I’ll just have to be a little more forceful to break the spell.”
Amorette ran for the stairs, but Tris was in front of her in a flash. He grabbed her shoulders and pushed her against the wall. Covering her mouth with one hand, he began to pull at her shirt with the other.
Fear raced through Amorette’s veins. She tried to knee Tris again, but he had her pinned so tightly she could barely raise her foot, much less her knee. She tried to stomp on his foot, bite him, claw him, but no matter what move she made, he was faster.
“No!” screamed Amorette, hoping Emma would hear and call the police.

Tris clamped his hand over her mouth as he assaulted her neck and chest with his lips. Amorette tried to fight but it was as if Tris had the strength of ten men and a million arms to hold her down. She closed her eyes and felt the tears stream down her cheeks. She prayed that Tris would feel them dropping on his hand and have a change of heart, but she feared he had no heart.

Friday, December 8, 2017

Give Me Love ~ Part 33

“I’m Tris. The man you’re to marry,” said Tris.
“Tris,” Amorette whispered. Gerwyn’s warning rang through her head as fear crept through her body. She took a step towards the stairs as Tris approached the bar. She wanted to scream for Emma, but she couldn’t find her voice.
“Ahhh,” said Tris with a wicked smile. “I see my reputation has preceded me. Yes, I am the one and only Tris, your intended, your partner, your match. Come along now dear, this little game has gone on long enough. It’s time you get back to where you belong … with me.”
“I’m not going anywhere with you,” said Amorette, hating that her voice wouldn’t go above a whisper. She hurried toward the stairs, ready to call for Emma, when Tris’s hand clamped across her mouth as his other arm pulled her close to him.
“I was hoping to do this the easy way,” Tris sneered in her ear. “But it appears you remember more than you have let on. I’m guessing it was your friend Gerwyn and I’ll just have to make sure he explains why he aided you to the elders. Of course, his helping you after you made the grievous mistake of pricking your own finger with the arrow will most assuredly mean his banishment to the outer world. He’ll have to roam alone, in a world of gray and despair, but I guess that’s a small price to pay for helping your friend.”
Amorette frantically shook her head. Gerwyn had risked his freedom to warn her and she couldn’t let him be banished.
“Oh you don’t like the sound of that do you?” teased Tris. “Good, I’m going to release my hand from your mouth and then we’re going to talk like two civilized beings. Will you scream?”
Amorette shook her head. She wouldn’t do anything that would jeopardize Gerwyn. He had come to help her, even though it meant putting himself in danger. She would do what she could to save him.
Tris removed his hand and let go of Amorette. He gestured for her to move away from the stairs. She walked to the center of the bar. All she needed to do was buy time and then either Charlie would come by or Emma would come downstairs to see what was taking Amorette so long with clean up.
“I’m going to cut straight to the chase,” said Tris. “Where is the arrow?”
“I honestly don’t know,” said Amorette, skimming the truth. For all she knew Gerwyn had the arrow and had moved it from the warehouse, so she honestly didn’t know where it was. “If I knew I would have told Gerwyn when he asked. Charlie said that I had it with me when I was found in an old warehouse downtown, but that is all I know of it.”
“You understand if you lie to me then I will see to it that Gerwyn gets banished.” Tris narrowed his eyes. “Who is this Charlie? Is he the man you’ve been seeing?”

“I understand that Gerwyn is in trouble because of trying to help me,” said Amorette as she hugged herself. “I’m telling you the truth because I don’t want him to be banished to the outer world, even though I don’t know what that is.” Amorette knew she had to choose her words carefully regarding Charlie. “Charlie is the EMT who was there when I was found. His sister owns the bar and is letting me stay with her. We’re friends.”

Tuesday, December 5, 2017

Give Me Love ~ Part 32

Cupids had rules and the number one rule was that they didn’t have relationships with mortals and never, under any circumstances, were they to fall in love with one. It was a relationship that was doomed from the beginning. Amorette had committed sin after sin, first by pricking herself with the arrow and second by falling in love with the mortal man.
Her mind flashed to Tris. His intended was kissing another man and breaking the laws of the cupid ways. She had to be stopped and Tris could not only stop her, but keep her from being thrown into the outer lands. As Amorette’s chosen, he could make her see sense and even if he didn’t, Priya would be there to mend his broken heart after Amorette was gone. 


Chapter 14


Amorette hummed as she cleaned the bar. It had been a long, busy night at The Whistle, but even though Amorette feet hurt, her heart still buzzed from the kiss she and Charlie had shared the night before. She couldn’t help but smile and her heart did a fun flip every time she thought about Charlie’s lips on hers. After their kiss, they had walked back through the crystal art, hand in hand, all the way back to The Whistle.
At the foot of the stairs leading up to Emma’s apartment, Charlie had kissed her again, very softly and told her goodnight. Amorette might not know what her past had been like, but she hoped her future had a copious amounts of Charlie. She couldn’t imagine never being able to kiss those lips again, hold his hand, or just gaze into his beautiful blue eyes.
“Hey Amorette, are you sure you don’t mind finishing the closing?” asked Emma as she came out of the office. “This headache seemed to come out of nowhere and hit me like a bat over the head, but I hate leaving you with this mess.”
“Really, I don’t mind,” said Amorette. “You just go upstairs and feel better. Leave the rest to me.”
Emma walked up and kissed her on the cheek. “You dear are a God send.”
As Emma went upstairs, Amorette started washing the collection of beer mugs, glasses, and shot glasses that had accumulated behind the bar during the rush.  She hadn’t lied when she said she didn’t mind cleaning the bar area alone. Emma’s wait staff had taken care of cleaning the floor and tables, so it wasn’t as much work as Emma seemed to think it was. Plus, Amorette’s feet might be tired, but her heart was singing and her mind raced with anticipation of seeing Charlie again. He had said he was only working a half-shift, but he had failed to mention when his half-shift ended.
The bell over the bar door jingled and Amorette twirled around, hoping it would be Charlie. She couldn’t imagine anyone else walking in at almost three is the morning, but the man who stared back at her wasn’t Charlie, even though he was familiar to her.
He glided across the floor towards her and Amorette couldn’t help but take a step back.
“Amorette, I’m so glad I found you,” said the man. “It’s me. You’re beloved.”
Amorette shook her head. “I’m sorry, you did seem familiar, but I don’t remember you.”
“I’m Tris. The man you’re to marry,” said Tris.

“Tris,” Amorette whispered. Gerwyn’s warning rang through her head as fear crept through her body. She took a step towards the stairs as Tris approached the bar. She wanted to scream for Emma, but she couldn’t find her voice. 

Tuesday, November 28, 2017

Give Me Love ~ Part 31

“The next thing I know, I’m no longer getting wet,” said Sara, grabbing Harold’s arm. “I looked over and there sat Harold in the rain, holding his arm straight out so the umbrella would cover me. At that moment I forgot why I was mad.”
“And when she scooted next to me and slid her arms around me, I forgot why I was mad,” said Harold. “We just sat in the rain and held each other.”
“For about two minutes, then we smartened up and got out of the rain,” laughed Sara.
“What a wonderful story,” said Amorette. “I would love to be loved like that. It’s what I’ve always desired.”
“It is?” said Charlie, a rush in his voice.
She glanced at him and could feel her cheeks burning.
“You kids have a lot of time to love each other,” said Harold.
“Oh we’re not …,” started Amorette in a chorus with Charlie as he said, “We really just met …”
Harold and Sara laughed.
“Harold has a feeling about these things,” said Sara as she stood. She turned and helped Harold to his feet. “Trust in love, put each other first, and the rest will fall in place.”
“So nice to meet you,” said Amorette as couple said their goodbyes. She turned to Charlie and sipped her hot chocolate. “Do we need to head back to The Whistle?”
Charlie shook his head slightly. “Not yet.” He cocked his head. “Did you mean what you said … about having a love like Harold and Sara?”
Amorette looked into her hot chocolate and nodded. “I know you’re going to ask me if I remember anything, but I don’t. The minute I heard their story, I just knew that’s what I wanted … what I’ve always wanted.”
Charlie slid closer to her. “I wasn’t going to ask you about your memory. It’s just that …” He shook his head, smiled and looked away. “Never mind, forget it.”
Amorette laughed at his shyness. “No, tell me. Come on, I’ve just shared my greatest desire with you.”
He looked back at her, his lip curved just slightly into a sexy smile. “Because I had the same thought when I heard their story. I want someone to love me so much, they’ll hold the umbrella for me even though they’re getting soaked.”
He gently brushed Amorette’s hair behind her ear, and let his hand linger on her cheek. Amorette instinctively leaned into his palm and closed her eyes as skin tingled and her heart raced with anticipation. His touch was so warm and tender, she wanted to surrender her entire body to it. The light from the crystal droplets danced around them and Amorette felt as if she were kissing among the stars.
She looked at him from under her eyelashes and as he leaned forward, she met his advance. As their lips met, Amorette felt her body soar. The way his lips danced over hers made her feel intoxicated, as if she were falling but knew she could fly.
Charlie caressed her cheek with his thumb. “Wow… that was amazing.”


Priya watched from behind a large fern and narrowed her eyes. Amorette was kissing a mortal, not only was she kissing a mortal, Priya could tell they were falling in love, if not in love already.
Cupids had rules and the number one rule was that they didn’t have relationships with mortals and never, under any circumstances, were they to fall in love with one. It was a relationship that was doomed from the beginning. Amorette had committed sin after sin, first by pricking herself with the arrow and second by falling in love with the mortal man.

Her mind flashed to Tris. His intended was kissing another man and breaking the laws of the cupid ways. She had to be stopped and Tris could not only stop her, but keep her from being thrown into the outer lands. As Amorette’s chosen, he could make her see sense and even if he didn’t, Priya would be there to mend his broken heart after Amorette was gone. 

Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Give Me Love ~ Part 30

As they came to the end of the tour, Amorette sighed. She wished she could spend all night in the magical feel of the garden.
“Would you like some hot chocolate or tea?” asked Charlie as they approached a little area of the park that was full of benches and picnic tables.
“Hot chocolate sounds nice,” said Amorette.
She spotted two empty benches out of the way of the picnic tables and walked over to one. Faceted clear glass teardrops hung from the trees hung over the benches, catching the light from the picnic tables and twinkling. She was thrilled to see that she could still see a lot of the glass display from the bench and wondered if she could convince Charlie to stay until closing. She had never been to a more magical place and something about the shimmering light and color made her feel at home.
An older couple sat on the other empty bench beside her and gave Amorette a friendly smile.
“Lovely, isn’t it?” said the woman. She looked to be in her eighties and Amorette couldn’t help but smile as her gentleman, put his arm around her.
“It is,” said Amorette. “I’ve never seen anything so beautiful.”
“I have, my wife,” said the man giving his wife a loving look.
“Oh hush,” said the woman, giving him a playful pat before snuggling into his shoulder.
“She doesn’t believe it,” said the man, giving Amorette a wink, “but my wife is the most beautiful lady on the planet.”
The woman kissed her husband on the cheek.
“You keep saying it and maybe one day I’ll believe it,” she teased.
“Here you are,” said Charlie, coming over with two wax cups of hot chocolate. “I was worried when I turned around and couldn’t see you.”
“Sorry,” said Amorette, taking one of the cups, “I didn’t mean to worry you, but who could resist sitting under the stars.”
She gestured up and Charlie sat releasing a low, “Wow.”
“I don’t think I’ve ever seen anything so amazing,” said Amorette.
The man opened his mouth to speak, but his wife put a finger on his mouth.
“Harold Andrew, if you say I’m more amazing that the crystal droplets, this poor couple is going to throw up on their shoes,” the woman playfully scolded.
“I’m just speaking the truth, Sara,” said Harold.
“I think it’s wonderful,” said Amorette. “Why not express how you feel about each other?”
“Oh we have no problems expressing how we feel,” said Sara with a laugh, “in good times and in bad.”
“I can’t imagine you two having any bad times,” said Charlie. “You look like the perfect couple.”
“Son,” said Harold, “when you’ve been married sixty years there are definitely some bad times. It can’t be avoided.”
“What was it?” Sara looked at Harold and then nodded before he said anything. “Yes, about twenty years ago we had one heck of a fight. It was a doozy. What was it about?”
Harold shook his head. “I don’t remember.”
Sara shrugged. “I don’t either, but what I do remember is we were at the park just outside this exhibit when the fight happened. I huffed right over to a bench to sit and Harold sat on the bench, but just as far away from me as the bench would allow. We both just sat there sulking, backs to each other, being stubborn.”
“And then it started to rain,” said Harold.
“Harold had the umbrella,” said Sara, “but I wasn’t about to scoot closer to him. I was too mad and stubborn. I’d rather be wet and miserable.”
“I knew she was too mad and stubborn, too,” said Harold. “But I wasn’t about to scoot closer to her because I was feeling the same way.”
“The next thing I know, I’m no longer getting wet,” said Sara, grabbing Harold’s arm. “I looked over and there sat Harold in the rain, holding his arm straight out so the umbrella would cover me. At that moment I forgot why I was mad.”

“And when she scooted next to me and slid her arms around me, I forgot why I was mad,” said Harold. “We just sat in the rain and held each other.”

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Perryton Show

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