OLD MAGIC, Chapter 36Chapter 36: Traps within Traps
Drinking a cup of tea with his feet up, Snape stared into the flames within his fireplace. He’d just finished the onerous task of grading papers, very few had passed his rigorous standards. His mind, though, wasn’t on the dismal efforts of his students. A special guest had dropped by leaving him an important message. Wine had appeared at his side with a missive in his jaws. How he’d gotten into Snape’s quarters, he knew not nor cared. The warning he’d brought was far more important. After saying farewell to the kneazle who had wasted no time departing, Snape contemplated what this night would mean to him for the future.
At last. Freedom is near at hand and when the rest of his minions are arrested or dead, I can finally reveal the game I was forced to play in this ruinous war. I cannot wait to see the guilty looks on all those sanctimonious faces who thought I wa
SK: Winning a City's HeartA/N: A simple piece that has finally broke the logjam over my creativity. I haven't written anything for months until this little gem jumped at me when I was listening to a singer I hadn't heard in a very long time. The songs mentioned are sung by Roger Whitaker. I know this isn't a very exciting piece and is similar to one I'd written before but I don't care. I needed this little exercise to get back into writing. And, for the first time in two years, I wrote without stopping much, in one sitting something I used to do regularly until I began editing too much.
"You're unpopular," newly elected Mayor Briggs stated bluntly.
The tom she launched this against stared at her nonplussed.
"I protect the city. I'm not supposed to be popular, only respected," he stated, equally blunt.
Briggs shook her head. She knew this wouldn't be easy. Feral simply wasn't aware he was on thin ice retaining his position as Chief Enforcer. Of course, he could be forgiven for thinking he'd been rehired b
Let's Hear it for an Enlightened Man!I must say, I knew about all the philanthropic activities of ex-President Carter but this last item truly epitomizes this man's strength of character and beliefs. Too sad he isn't still our president. Would have been interesting to see what he might have done if he'd been in office after the damage the Bushs had done to the US's reputation worldwide. Perhaps we wouldn't be in such deep doo with everyone now.
Anyway, I really hope his message on the treatment of women gets more than lip service by the world. Right now I'm sick and tired of being treated like second or third class citizen ... as if we weren't as important as a male in the scheme of life. It seems males need something to dominant and women are the convenient target. And using religion as a reason for their bad behavior is even more heinous.
I'm going to give this man's book a read. Perhaps you should to. (This is my opinion so don't get your panties in a twist if you don't agree w