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April 9th, 2015


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07:15 am - Installment Story, Part Six: Tea History Magic
Oh, joyous Thursday, so close to Friday!

And because my Thursday will be slightly insanely busy, here's the next part of the story, perhaps a bit shorter than yesterday's--

Yesterday's last line was The sliding glass doors cracked, and the past came in..

Long-gone storm was reflected in the china, in the hurricane glass over the candles. It smelled like ozone and decay. She closed her eyes.

In her mind she saw a boat, battered, breaking apart, coming toward the shore. A horse whinnied in fear. Thunder, ocean, wind.

“I can’t get there,” Jake said, choked, in another man’s voice. “I’m gonna die.”

In her mind she saw a man, battered, breaking apart, coming out of the boat. It was the sea bringing him in. No, it was the sea going to take him.

And she felt compulsion in her fingers, felt a strange nervy energy release, felt words form in her mouth. “Let him pass,” she said, clear, in another Carr’s voice, “let him be saved. Air and earth save him.” It was a prayer. It was a spell.

In her mind she saw the man lift over the waves, touched by the sea but not engulfed by it. The man was there at her feet, his broken chains gleaming wet against his skin –

“Jesus,” Jake said in that nearly drowned man’s voice, and still holding on to her with both hands, went to his knees, coughing as if he’d swallowed the Atlantic entire.

But in her mind she saw something else darting in and out of the waves, almost but not quite dashed apart by the force of storm and sea. She couldn’t tell what it was.

“Beware,” Jake said, hoarse, not himself. “That could kill you.”

Melinda Jane didn’t know if the warning was for then or now --

But the box Jake had brought flew open, and she knew it was both.

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From:mamculuna
Date:April 9th, 2015 12:40 pm (UTC)
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Can't wait for more!
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From:laurawise
Date:April 9th, 2015 05:20 pm (UTC)
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Thank you! More will be along tomorrow. :)

I really appreciate your reading, Mamculuna.
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From:gwynnega
Date:April 9th, 2015 05:37 pm (UTC)
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Eek! :-)

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From:laurawise
Date:April 9th, 2015 09:26 pm (UTC)
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Thank you! :)

Cheers for your Thursday, too.
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From:paratti
Date:April 9th, 2015 09:00 pm (UTC)
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Loving it.
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From:laurawise
Date:April 9th, 2015 09:26 pm (UTC)
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Thank you thank you, mate!

Happy almost-Friday. :)
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From:stateless82
Date:April 10th, 2015 12:16 am (UTC)
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Ack!!!

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From:laurawise
Date:April 10th, 2015 11:00 am (UTC)
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I'm glad that moment was worthy of an 'ack.' :)

Hugs hugs!
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From:janus_74
Date:April 10th, 2015 03:08 am (UTC)
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Intriguing :) Can't wait for more.
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From:laurawise
Date:April 10th, 2015 11:01 am (UTC)
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Thank you thank you, T! And happy Friday, too.
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From:stevie_carroll
Date:April 15th, 2015 09:23 pm (UTC)
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Oooh...
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From:laurawise
Date:April 20th, 2015 11:45 pm (UTC)
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[beams at you]

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