I DON'T WANT A MATE, CH 32Chapter 32: SWAT Kats Undercover
Leaving their orders from Feral on the desk for Burke and Murray to see, Chance went out the office door and locked it behind him then joined his partner who was waiting in the small, slightly beat up sedan they used for errands.
"Okay, we're set."
"Roger." Jake was the driver and took off through the gate which had to remain open for Burke and Murray to deliver the city's salvage.
"Feels weird doing undercover work and being back in the Enforcers," Chance muttered, staring at the passing scenery.
Jake snorted. "That's because you love being your own boss and you don't get to fly yet with them. Also, this was the way we began our career in the Enforcers, remember?"
The tabby rolled his eyes. "Yeah, yeah, of course I remember and that's not what has me uncomfortable about this whole thing. This isn't like when we joined ... we've got a rep of being bad apples so no one will trust us which will make this a nightmare until they do."
Jake sighed and shook h
I DON'T WANT A MATE, CH 31Chapter 31: Getting Legal Advice
Monday morning found Callie knee deep in projects, (the city's and her secret ones) and the normal workload of running the city. That was after she'd run a bug check first, got some coffee, then locked her door and warned her secretary she was not to be disturbed.
For the next blissful and busy hours, she managed to finish the normal morning correspondence, did some research on her special projects, and was presently working through the calls she had to make. What made things infinitely easier, was his honor, the mayor, had already left to go golfing by late morning and hadn't brought anything to her. She counted that as a huge blessing.
Just before lunch, a satisfied, Callie hung up the phone on the last call of the morning. Studying her two lists, she quickly recapped what was discussed, adding notes where required, for her records.
The first list was city business and took her only minutes to finish up and place in her suspense file. The second list,
Stop Whining!This article in today's yahoo news[link] got me to thinking seriously about the future of my kids and what I and my husband need to do to survive this new tech world.
Unfortunately, the comments below the article were the exact opposite of my reaction and is the symptom of why we're not moving forward as a society. Too many people keep wanting to go back to the way things were but that's never going to happen.
People! Instead of whining about how low-level jobs are gone or going, get ahead of the wave of tech instead and figure out what you can do to be a part of it.
I know it's common for people in older generations to be afraid of tech but that's only because they don't get educated on how to use it (like cell/smartphones, computers, software, apps, social networking, blogging, etc). Many of those whiners I spoke of are indeed afraid of tech,
OLD MAGIC, CH 32Chapter 32: Late Night Visit for Draco/Snape's Return
Draco jerked awake and stared around with frightened eyes. The medical wing was dimly lit and silent, Madame Pomfrey apparently already abed. His heart thundered in his ears but he saw nor heard anything that could have awakened him until a soft meow brought his attention to something on the floor by the bed.
He leaned over and stared owlishly down at... "Oh, Wine...it's you...bugger...you scared me!"
"Mrr," Wine said, ears back a little, an apologetic look in his yellow-green eyes.
"S'alright, just really tired. Checking up on me for Harry?" He asked, exhaustion making his voice slur a bit. He laid his head on his hand and stared sleepily at the kneazle. Now that he knew what had scared him, his body was beginning to relax. It definitely wanted to go back to sleep but he knew his friend needed reassurance that he was alright.
The kneazle gave a short bob of its head in response.
Draco smiled. It felt good to have people who truly c
The Healing Gift -Synopsis-
In a world where the main classes are all about summoning, fortune-telling, and magic; where a letter in your name can mean the difference between success and failure and healing is considered the greatest gift amongst all the pain, some fight to survive.
Zan, a girl in her 12th year, struggles to live. People around her hate her just because of her name and title. Her powerful gift does nothing to help that, but gives nothing to defend herself with. And with her power, a mysterious force is at work, plaguing her conscience, forcing her to the brink.
She has to succeed, her life depends on it. But how can she when everything seems set against her?
NaNoWriMo Synopsis: Iris Sunset
Iris Sunset represents the story of Iris' inner struggle to stay sane and live a normal life after a series of unfortunate events. She's a troubled teenager whose life is more than what a 17 years old can normally handle.
The story begins when she meets with a mysterious school mate, Aeneas, but the true trial for her sanity starts when she witnesses the death of Andreas, her ex-boyfriend who still was a strong presence in her life. She is tormented by the guilt of not saving him and she blames herself for his death.
Things will get even more complicated when she starts realizing she's falling in love with Aeneas, the one who protected her after Andreas' death. The inner struggle gets so intense that she's on the edge of losing contact with the real world.
She has her best
Days of NanoWrimo
Day One: This is so going to work! Kiss everyone goodbye, except for the voices in your head. They'll help you along the way, really! Make sure you are fully supplied with coffee and chocolate. Word Goal: 1,667
Day Two: You don't really have a plot, but that'll come in time, you say. Don't be afraid to stay up a little late. DO NOT EAT ALL THE CHOCOLATE TODAY OR YOU WILL DIE! Word Goal: 3,333
Day Three: One tenth there, you tell yourself happily. Life is still good. Try looking at depressing poetry for more plot ideas, and read Shakespeare Cliff's Notes. If you've already read most of Shakespeare's works, constantly reference it in your novel, and smile because whoever you have read it first will either a: not get them and wonder where that came from, or b: think you are such a cool person because you've read Shakespeare. 5000
Day Four: Try explaining NanoWrimo to an outsider. Find some way to discreetly place a similar scene in your novel. Be sure the outsider is not a first reader. W