May 7th, 2016

sapphire and steel together

Written for Element Flash May's challenge

Title: Hard Day's Night
Rating: G
Word count: 1059
Prompt: Hard Day's Night

My thanks to Kittenmommy for another great prompt and to Sparky for her beta help.


The wind whipped Sapphire’s hair, a whirlwind of icy blasts that snatched tears from her eyes. It plucked at her dress, chilling her to her core. She staggered back a step from the force of the gale. Sensing that she was weakening, it increased.

“I command you. Be gone. Be silent!” She tried to stand her ground, but she was tiring rapidly. The wind paid no heed, its howling mocking her voice. She took another breath and tried again, her eyes glowing blue with concentration. “I command you as I command Time. Bend to my will!”

For a moment nothing happened and then the wind abruptly stopped and Sapphire would have collapsed had not Steel caught her at the last minute. The familiarity of her partner gave her solace, for she knew she had failed.
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Annoyed Napoleon

a fun brainteaser




1.How many tourists are staying at this camp?
2.When did they arrive: today or a few days ago?
3.How did they get here?
4.How far away is the closest town?
5.Where does the wind blow: from the north or from the south?
6.What time of day is it?
7.Where did Alex go?
8.Who was on duty yesterday? (Give their name)
9.What day is it today?


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Thoughtful David McCallum

Getting it off your chest

I did this about a year ago and it seemed a welcome chance for a lot of people, so I thought I'd open it up again.

Have you ever wished you could just say something, but you can't because you might hurt a friend's feelings or incur wraith of someone by being totally honest about something. To those ends, I am opening up my journal to anyone who wants to get something off their chest.

Post your comment anonymously, but please do not use any names, user's or otherwise. Please, do not be hateful, hurtful, or intentionally nasty. That's not what this is for. This is for having your say, not reaming someone else. Comment like that stand the risk of being deleted.

You might want to follow this example, I just wish________ and you fill in the blank. Such as: I just wish everyone knew how much pain I'm in and would leave me alone (no, I'm not, this is just an example).

What you say is up to you, but if there's something you want to get off your chest, I am offering you the chance to do it in a neutral environment.