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A Meeting of Minds

The club was busy tonight, packed with the usual heavenly bodies and a few out-of-towners looking for a holiday fling, or perhaps just a casual one-night encounter. Barry shimmied onto the dance floor, the rhythm of the latest Eurobeat making it impossible for him to stand still. He was sure some of the old queens would be watching, they always were, and hoped the sculptured blond was too. He’d spotted the visiting Adonis from his perch at the bar when said Adonis had sashayed down the stairs.

Barry knew the effect his favourite jeans had on some of the regular crowd and hoped they were having the same effect on his quarry.  He was too cool to look round as he moved centre-stage  but once he started to move to the music he casually looked that way to check.  He was watching.  Barry worked his way through his repertoire of dance moves, giving the object of his desire the occasional look.

Coming out of a rather demented spin Barry noticed the stranger take to the dance-floor. ‘Let the games begin,’ he thought to himself as he moved in that direction, idly wondering what his new dance-mate’s name was.

Step by step the two moved closer until they were dancing close enough to touch.  Barry looked up and was greeted with a reciprocal smile.  ‘This guy really knows how to move,’ he said to himself wondering if he moved as well horizontally.

As the song ended Barry nodded towards the bar. His dance partner nodded in agreement and followed.

It was slightly quieter at the bar allowing conversation at a normal volume without shouting.

“What’ll you have?” Barry asked.

“Besides you?” Came the reply, “GT, no lemon, Jim.”

“No. My name’s Barry,” Barry replied as he ordered slightly flustered at the obvious come-on.

“I know. Mine’s Jim,” Jim told him.  “You were wondering, weren’t you?”

“Err, yes,” Barry replied even more distractedly as he paid and handed Jim his drink.

“Cheers, and if you want to find out, I’m willing.” Jim told him.

“Find out?” Barry was having trouble keeping up with the conversation.

“If I move as well horizontally.” Jim replied. “Isn’t that what you wanted to know?”

“Oh jesus wept, I didn’t say that out loud did I?” Barry blushed.

“No, you’re okay.” Jim told him.

Sitting at the bar they sipped at their drinks and chatted, though nothing of consequence. Each time Barry tried to find out more about JIm he either ansered his question before it was out of his mouth, or avaoided them completely.

Barry couldn’t beleive his luck. He had managed to grab the best looking guy in the place. He tried to check Jim out as casually as he could. He was seriously interested but didn’t want to overplay his hand. He knew he was ‘punching above his weight’ he thought was the expression.

Jim leaned forward and whispered in his ear. “You should trust in yourself more. I’m not the best looking here, seriously, have you got a mirror at home?”

Barry blushed again, thrilled at the compliment which was clearly over the top, but also surprised that Jim had pretty much read his thoughts again. ‘Could anyone read thoughts really’ he considered.  He took in all Jim’s features and imagined himself kissing those moustache topped lips.

“I can and I did,” Jim said leaning into Barry. “And I’d love to kiss, if you’d like.”

Barry leaned forward and gently brushed his lips against Jim’s.  Inwardly he sighed. He wanted him badly.  Jim pulled him in for a tighter embrace and a deeper kiss.

Jim abruptly broke off their kiss replying to Barry’s thoughts again. “Let’s go then,”

“Are you a mind reader or something?” Barry asked with a laugh.

“That and so much more,” Jim  replied. “If you’ll just give me chance to show you.”

“Yes please.” Barry replied.

Jim took his hand and led him out of the club into the cool night air. Their futures sealed.

26 glitter ball WIrtey ho



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Terlaine, Guardian.

The first part of this story can be found here: Terlaine 


“Guardian,”   Terlaine liked the sound of the word in his mouth. He had always thought that his sister would take the scared office ahead of him, but she had been dispatched long before her time. How well he remembered that day, and still his emotions remained mixed.

20 -Jewel box

20 -Scrolls

Kneeling beside his mother’s prone form Terlaine turned to survey the bedside table. First he touched the box. To everyone else it appeared to be just a decorative jewel box. Terlaine knew different. He knew its power and in that knowing was cautious and removed his hand, picking up instead the scroll-bearers. These, too, looked little like their true nature. For most they looked like hair-bars, but in each, tightly wrapped, was a ancient scroll. Each scroll covered with the magic that was now his. He rolled the scroll-bearers around in his hands and could feel their knowledge, a knowledge that would soon be imparted to him. First he must complete the five tasks that proved him worthy of the title of Guardian. First he must cross the bridge.

20 -The Bridge

Thanks to Melva for the photo prompts

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The Sky

Lying in the grass looking up at the wide blue sky everything seemed possible. Just seeing the huge expanse of blue stretching out forever into infinity was inspiring. It made such a change to the dreary grey sky of home. Even the clouds seemed brighter than those he was used to.

Peter looked to his right where the love of his life was sprawled enjoying the warmth of the sun, such a rare treat for them on the first day of the year. Back home it would be below zero and venturing out would not be a happy option, especially as if they had been back in London  they would most definitely been at the club to celebrate the new year and would both be nursing hangovers from Hades. Last night’s dinner in the hotel had been perfect.

“I know what you’re thinking,” Alex whispered reaching for Peter’s hand.

“That the sky is so blue,” Peter replied.

“Well not quite what I thought,” Alex rolled over. “About our future, is what I thought.”

“Well that too.” Peter sighed. “The New Year always makes me think of the past and the future all at once.”

“I know.” Alex sat up and moved into Peter’s embrace.

“But the sky is so big, so blue, so amazing,” Peter reiterated. “And… oh my …. look.”

Alex looked up too. The sky was indeed blue but not only that it was shimmering, but not from heat from something else.

“What the…”?! Peter exclaimed. The air around them was changing. It felt highly charged; vibrating almost.

“Look,” Alex pointed

Peter’s gaze followed the direction of Alex’s pointing hand. For a moment he could say nothing. His mouth had dried up and his tongue felt like it was stuck to the roof of his mouth. Even his thoughts stopped as he tried to take in what he was seeing.

“Is this for real?” he eventually managed to ask. “Is this for real?”

01 Sky blue

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Thoughts from Next Year

This post is in response to the third part of Michelle’s challenge:

3. Imagine it is the final week of 2015. What does your world look like? Describe it with as much colour and image and beauty and celebration as you can – no limit to length but you may want to focus on just ONE part of your year’s achievements eg. publishing a best seller novel or finding the love of your life.

So this is my fantasy of how if will be….

Hi all, this is what’s been going on for us this year, 

As the calendar turns another page closing another year I sit here looking back over yet another glorious year enjoyed. 

The flow of visitors through our doors matched other years, and it was wonderful to see the familiar faces, and the ones that haven’t been for so long, and one or two surprises too.  We love hosting friends and family -be it for a meal, a day or for a week or so, in our cozy home and wonderful town. Thanks to everyone who managed a visit. Spending time with each and every one of you has been a pleasure. To those of you that haven’t got over here yet, don’t forget we are always open for business! Any rumours of our moving to larger premises are still just that – you all know how much we love our little place. We love each of its nooks, crannies and special places both inside and outside in the garden which incidentally is still thriving. Any bigger place would mean more cleaning etc and that just isn’t on our to do list! 

March opened the floodgates on my burgeoning career as a successful writer and author.  Book two of the cousins series was published just before World Book Day, and got some rave reviews from the faithful ‘cousins’ followers. The ‘schools tour’ for World Book Day was an amazing success with books selling out amazingly quickly at each of the schools and the amount of orders taken and fulfilled surprised and delighted me. Later this year I finally got the reply I had been hoping for. A well-known (name withheld for now) director had read book one and has petitioned for the rights to it and any sequels with the view to making the film of the book(s).  A trip to the States in the New Year with our, recently brought on board, legal team (doesn’t that sound grand) will be to draw up the final contracts. Apparently a well-known actor of similar age to me has already been rumoured to be favourite to play the part based on me.  What a laugh all of this is. 

I’ve already written book four and book three is about to be published. It’s always around this time of year that I’m stressing about the illustrations and pulling everything together. Thank goodness for Nanowrimo for keeping me focused on the initial writing stage. 

As usual Tony and I have both had ongoing health issues, but are still fighting strong and making the most of our lives. We had a great trip to London in January and of course had our usual Mediterranean cruise in September. The summer was like most others with trips here and there, and time spent with our furry family, who are also doing well, even though they are aging and that always scares me. 

So that, in a nutshell, was our year. 2016 is going to be truly amazing, I can tell, just like last year. Things are always on the up and up. I am forever grateful that I read ‘The Secret’ so long ago and started practising  within the laws of abundance and attraction. Just look where it’s got us!  

So for now -A very Happy New Year

with the usual hugs and love from Casa TulStig 



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