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worth the century-long year wait.

Oh, I’m going to have to keep an eye out for this one!

I didn't have my glasses on....


100 Years Later,

Beatrix Potter’s Tale Of A Fanciful Feline To Be Published

At long-lost Beatrix Potter book, The Tale of Kitty-in-Boots, is set to be released this fall, 150 years after the beloved author’s birth.

The tale about a sharply dressed feline has “all the hallmarks of Potter’s best works,” editor Jo Hanks, who stumbled upon the story, says in an interview with Penguin U.K., which will publish the book.

At the time Potter was writing Kitty-in-Boots in 1914, she told her publisher that the story was centered on “a well-behaved prime black Kitty cat, who leads rather a double life.”

Hanks says she “stumbled on an out-of-print collection of her writings” and saw that reference to the story in a letter from Potter to her publisher.

This led her to the publisher’s archive, where she says she found “three manuscripts, two handwritten in children’s school notebooks and one…

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The Fantastic – One-liner Wednesday #1linerWeds

In honor of the return of the X-Files:


“When convention and science offer us no answers, might we not finally turn to the fantastic as a plausibility?” – Mulder


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This post is part of One-liner Wednesday:

One-Liner Wednesday – It really sucks


Master – Tuesday Use It In A Sentence #tuesdayuseitinasentence

As Igor stood off to the side and watched his master spill his master plan once again to the hero in yet another foolish monologue, he shook his head and promised that, this time, he’d make sure to show his master the list of things an evil mastermind should avoid doing.



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Keeping Secrets – One-liner Wednesday #1linerWeds


“To keep a secret, tell it to everyone you know, but pretend you are kidding.” – Lemony Snicket



This post is part of One-liner Wednesday:

One-Liner Wednesday – It’s not what you think



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Late – Tuesday Use It In A Sentence #tuesdayuseitinasentence

“Better late than never,” Alfred said apologetically as he walked through the door of the doctor’s office.

“Maybe so,” said the nurse with a frown. “But not this time. You’re 3 hours late. You’ll have to reschedule your appointment.”



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Have You Ever Wondered?…

Now that you mention it…

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Why isn’t the number 11 pronounced onety-one?


If 4 out of 5 people SUFFER from diarrhea…does that mean that one out of five enjoys it?


Why do croutons come in airtight packages? Aren’t they just stale bread to begin with?


If people from Poland are called Poles, then why aren’t people from Holland called Holes?


If a pig loses its voice, is it disgruntled?


If it’s true that we are here to help others, then what exactly are the others here for?


If lawyers are disbarred and clergymen defrocked, then doesn’t it follow that electricians can be delighted, musicians denoted, cowboys deranged, models deposed, tree surgeons debarked, and dry cleaners depressed?


Do Lipton Tea employees take ‘coffee breaks?’


What hair color do they put on the driver’s licenses of bald men?


I thought about how mothers feed their babies with tiny…

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What do we do now? (untitled story part 8) – Stream of Consciousness Saturday #SoCS




“What do we do now, Lucy?” Mike Evans asked his partner as they sat at a table at a diner near the police station. “We don’t really have many leads. The neighbors all say the saw nothing, and the surveillance camera photo was too blurry for a positive ID of the man in a hoodie. All we know is that it wasn’t Jared Martin.”

“I know, Mike,” Lucy said, setting down her sandwich to take a sip of her Pepsi. “This is turning into quite a stickler of a case. What do you think we should do? Go back and look over the crime scene again?”

“We could dot that, I suppose. But I don’t know that we would find much more than the CSIs have already found. Maybe we should take another look at the anonymous call that sent us to that house in the first place, telling us that Jared Martin had been hiding out at that house.”

“Not a bad idea, Mike. I think the call was recorded. Maybe it could be analyzed to see if the voice could tell us anything. But that’s still something for the lab techs to do. We need to do something ourselves, or the captain will have our hides.”

Mike nodded. “I guess that only leaves us with the option of looking over the crime scene again.”

“That’s what I thought.” Lucy sighed and set down the last bite of her sandwich. “I think the CSIs are done with the scene for now, anyway. So let’s head back and take a look around. Maybe we’ll get lucky and find something they missed. Or if we’re really lucky, the old adage will prove true and the criminal will return to the scene of the crime.”

“We can only hope he’s stupid enough.”

Detective Lucy Johnson and her partner left the diner to return to the scene of the grizzly double murder, Mike making a call along the way to ask to have the recording of the anonymous phone tip analyzed.

When they arrived at the house, it was taped up in yellow crime scene tape. Lucy pulled the tape away from the door and she and Mike entered the house.

Across the street, sitting in a car parked a couple of houses away, a man in a hoodie watched them with a frown.



This post is part of Stream of Consciousness Saturday:

The Friday Reminder and Prompt for #SoCS Jan. 16/16


Previous parts:

part 1

part 2

part 3

part 4

part 5

part 6

part 7


RIP Alan Rickman

On the heels of the tragic loss of  David Bowie comes the loss of another great Brit, actor Alan Rickman. I will miss him so much. I loved him in so many roles. I will always love and remember him as Severus Snape in  Harry Potter, of course. And as Hans Gruber in Die Hard. Also as the Sheriff of Nottingham in Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves. And as the voice of Marvin the robot in the Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy movie. And – one of my most favorite of his roles, next to Snape – as Alexander Dane (Dr. Lazarus) in Galaxy Quest.

RIP Alan. You will be terribly missed 😦




Without Love – One-liner Wednesday #1linerWeds


“You can have everything in the world, but if you don’t have love, none of it means crap.” – Jim Butcher, the Dresden Files (said by Thomas Raith in Blood Rites)




This is part of One-liner Wednesday:

One-Liner Wednesday – This may become a regular “thing”


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