Author has written 5 stories for Fire Emblem, Fossil Fighters, and Kingdom Hearts.
A teenage girl about 17 had gone to visit some friends one evening and time passed quickly as each shared their various experiences of the past year.
She ended up staying longer than planned, and had to walk home alone. She wasn't afraid because it was a small town and she lived only a few blocks away.
As she walked along under the tall elm trees, she asked God to keep her safe from harm and danger.
When she reached the alley, which was a short cut to her house, she decided to take it.
However, halfway down the alley she noticed a man standing at the end as though he were waiting for her.
She became uneasy and began to pray, asking for God's protection.
Instantly a comforting feeling of quietness and security wrapped round her, she felt as though someone was walking with her.
When she reached the end of the alley, she walked right past the man and arrived home safely.
The following day, she read in the newspaper that a young girl had been raped in the same alley just twenty minutes after she had been there.
Feeling overwhelmed by this tragedy and the fact that it could have been her, she began to cry.
Thanking the Lord for her safety and to help this young woman, she decided to go to the police station.
She felt she could recognize the man, so she told them her story.
The police asked her if she would be willing to look at a lineup to see if she could identify him.
She agreed and immediately pointed out the man she had seen in the alley the night before.
When the man was told he had been identified, he immediately broke down and confessed.
The officer thanked her for her bravery and asked if there was anything they could do for her.
She asked if they would ask the man one question.
She was curious as to why he had not attacked her.
When the policeman asked him, he answered, "Because she wasn't alone. She had two tall men walking on either side of her."
You're never alone.
I was walking around in a Target store, when I saw a Cashier hand this little boy some money back. The boy couldn't have been more than 5 or 6 years old. The Cashier said, "I'm sorry, but you don't have enough money to buy this doll."
Then the little boy turned to the old woman next to him: ''Granny, are you sure I don't have enough money?''
The old lady replied: ''You know that you don't have enough money to buy this doll, my dear.''
Then she asked him to stay there for just 5 minutes while she went to look a round. She left quickly. The little boy was still holding the doll in his hand. Finally, I walked toward him and I asked him who he wished to give this doll to.
"It's the doll that my sister loved most and wanted so much for Christmas.
She was sure that Santa Claus would bring it to her."
I replied to him that maybe Santa Claus would bring it to her after all, and not to worry.
But he replied to me sadly. "No, Santa Claus can't bring it to her where she is now. I have to give the doll to my mommy so that she can give it to my sister when she goes there."
His eyes were so sad while saying this. "My Sister has gone to be with God. Daddy says that Mommy is going to see God very soon too, so I thought that she could take the doll with her to give it to my sister.''
My heart nearly stopped.
The little boy looked up at me and said: "I told daddy to tell mommy not to go yet. I need her to wait until I come back from the mall."
Then he showed me a very nice photo of him where he was laughing. He then told me "I want mommy to take my picture with her so she won't forget me."
"I love my mommy and I wish she doesn't have to leave me, but daddy says that she has to go to be with my little sister."
Then he looked again at the doll with sad eyes, very quietly.
I quickly reached for my wallet and said to the boy. "Suppose we check again, just in case you do have enough money for the doll?''
"OK" he said, "I hope I do have enough." I added some of my money to his with out him seeing and we started to count it. There was enough for the doll and even some spare money.
The little boy said: "Thank you God for giving me enough money!"
Then he looked at me and added, "I asked last night before I went to sleep for God to make sure I had enough money to buy this doll, so that mommy could give It to my sister. He heard me!''
"I also wanted to have enough money to buy a white rose for my mommy, but I didn't dare to ask God for too much. But He gave me enough to buy the doll and a white rose.''
"My mommy loves white roses."
A few minutes later, the old lady returned and I left with my basket. I finished my shopping in a totally different state from when I started. I couldn't get the little boy out of my mind.
Then I remembered a local news paper article two days ago, which mentioned a drunk man in a truck, who hit a car occupied by a young woman and a little girl.
The little girl died right away, and the mother was left in a critical state. The family had to decide whether to pull the plug on the life-sustaining machine, because the young woman would not be able to recover from the coma.
Was this the family of the little boy?
Two days after this encounter with the little boy, I read in the news paper that the young woman had passed away.
I couldn't stop myself as I bought a bunch of white roses and I went to the funeral home where the body of the young woman was exposed for people to see and make last wishes before her burial.
She was there, in her coffin, holding a beautiful white rose in her hand with the photo of the little boy and the doll placed over her chest.
I left the place, teary-eyed, feeling that my life had been changed for ever.. The love that the little boy had for his mother and his sister is still, to this day, hard to imagine.
And in a fraction of a second, a drunk driver had taken all this away from him.
It was almost Christmas time
Standin right in front of me
And his clothes were worn and old
Sir, I wanna buy these shoes
He counted pennies for what seemed like years
So I laid the money down
Sir, I wanna buy these shoes
I knew I caught a glimpse of heaven love
Sir, I wanna buy these shoes
I want her to look beautiful
Christmas Shoes by Alabama
Every Abortion Is Just . . .
If you're against abortion, re-post this on you're profile.
Jesus had no servants, yet they called him Master...
Captain Lu-shan rubbed at what seemed to be a headache. "I don't know you at all, do I?"
"What? Sir, of course you-"
Scarlet feathers swooped down.
"...Um." Huojin looked at the hawk perched on one unwary wrist, yellow eyes glinting. Looked at the captain. "I've never seen this bird before in my life?"
Lu-shan raised an eyebrow, amused and wary at once.
Embers by Vathara (Chapter 30)
“We can’t rule anything out,” he said. “And I’ve been examining how everyone reacts to this. No one’s acting suspicious in any way.”
“Maybe none of us did it. Maybe someone’s a good actor. Maybe you’re lying.”
“If I did it, I would implicate someone else. Unless, of course, I thought you knew that I would implicate someone else and so implicated no one.”
“Or if you knew that I knew that you thought that I knew that you would implicate someone else and so didn’t implicate anyone.”
Ienzo looked like he was trying very hard not to smile. As it was, he adopted that annoying superior expression of his.
“Don’t try to out think me, Braig,” he said.
“No kidding. I have no idea what the hell I just said.” Braig and Ienzo from Precint XIII by Oni-Gil
A trucker walks into a dinner. He goes up to the counter and orders: A soda, a hamburger, and a slice of apple pie. Just as he is about to eat his lunch, three bikers drive up and walk into the dinner. One of the bikers walks over and grabs the hamburger, he then proceeds to take a huge bite out of it, the second guzzles down his soda, and the third eats his apple pie. The trucker doesn't say anything to the bikers, he just gets up with a shrug, pays his bill and leaves. After he's driven away, the bikers congratulate each other on being so bad. "He ain't much of a man, is he?" one of the bikers snicker. The cashier, who overheard them, pauses and looks over at them from the front counter. "He's not much of a driver either. He just backed his eighteen wheeler over three motorcycles."
The white man said, "Colored people are not allowed here." The black man turned around and stood up. He then said: "Listen sir...when I was born I was BLACK, When I grew up I was BLACK, When I'm sick I'm BLACK, When I go in the sun I'm BLACK, When I'm cold I'm BLACK, When I die I'll be BLACK. But you sir, When you're born you're PINK, When you grow up you're WHITE, When you're sick, you're GREEN, When you go in the sun you turn RED, When you're cold you turn BLUE, And when you die you turn PURPLE. And you have the nerve to call me colored?" The black man then sat back down and the white man walked away...
Today we mourn the passing of a beloved old friend, Common Sense, who has been with us for many years. No one knows for sure how old he was, since his birth records were long ago lost in bureaucratic red tape.
He will be remembered as having cultivated such valuable lessons as: Knowing when to come in out of the rain; why the early bird gets the worm; Life isn't always fair; and maybe it was my fault.
Common Sense lived by simple, sound financial policies (don't spend more than you can earn) and reliable strategies (adults, not children, are in charge). His health began to deteriorate rapidly when well-intentioned but overbearing regulations were set in place. Reports of a 6 year-old boy charged with sexual harassment for kissing a classmate; teens suspended from school for using mouthwash after lunch; and a teacher fired for reprimanding an unruly student, only worsened his condition.
Common Sense lost ground when parents attacked teachers for doing the job that they themselves had failed to do in disciplining their unruly children. It declined even further when schools were required to get Parental consent to administer Calpol, sun lotion or a band-aid to a student; but could not inform parents when a student became pregnant and wanted to have an abortion.
Common Sense lost the will to live as the Ten Commandments became contraband; churches became businesses; and criminals received better treatment than their victims.
Common Sense took a beating when you couldn't defend yourself from a burglar in your own home and the burglar could sue you for assault.
Common Sense finally gave up the will to live, after a woman failed to realize that a steaming cup of coffee was hot. She spilled a little in her lap, and was promptly awarded a huge settlement.
Common Sense was preceded in death by his parents, Truth and Trust; his wife, Discretion; his daughter, Responsibility; and his son, Reason.
He is survived by his 3 stepbrothers; I Know My Rights, Someone Else Is To Blame, and I'm A Victim. Not many attended his funeral because so few realized he was gone.
If you still remember him, pass this on. If not, join the majority and do nothing. (This is so sad because it’s true.)
For those interested, I have a Deviantart account under the same name. There I have various bits of fanart ranging mostly from my stories but from other sources as well.
Unexpected Compassion A picture inspired by Lost Soul's Keeper's story "Compassion can be found in unexpected places"
Iva and Anakin SkywalkerA picture of my character, Iva Skywalker and Anakin Skywalker.
Qualifying Match The battle in the first chapter of Dark Horse Gambit
Meeting the Paragon Seekers Clip from the 11th chapter of Dark Horse Gambit
Rising Tension Clip from the 26th chapter of Dark Horse Gambit
Conflicting InterestsClip from the 30th chapter of Dark Horse Gambit
Turnabout Clip from the 30th chapter of Dark Horse Gambit
Sable Study A picture of Sable from Foreshadowing Rancor with her whip and Struggle Club
Sable-versus-Saix Clip from the third chapter of Foreshadowing Rancor