OTF Chapter 008 - Preparing for Winter
OTF Chapter 008 - Preparing for Winter
While there are a lot of things you can do to prepare for winter, sometimes you'll have to adapt as issues arise. Still, I think it's good to be over-prepared than stuck in a losing battle.
Last winter, our province had one of the coldest & longest lasting winters in recent records. All the preparations I had done months before seemed trivial when I was knee deep in snow carrying buckets of feed & water up/down two small inclines.
We had over 6 months of this. Bone-biting winds with snow drifts nearly as high as some houses. You'd shovel the snow & by the next day it was a foot higher - seemingly just to spite you. Much of the winter went into -25C/-13F, down to -30C/-22F, and worse with the windchill. But inside the coop would average around -18C/-2F during the day, slightly colder at night. Cold, but not outside-cold!
Unfortunately, we lost our oldest hen (an elderly BSLW) but the other birds (a mere 3 total) made it through a
The Deal of a LifetimeThe Deal of a Lifetime
Warning: There is pure awesomeness ahead.
Yes, I am paying homage to Shrek Forever After with that title there. No, I am not saying that I'm all that either. Just thought it was a funny title ha-ha! Anyway...let's get to the fun, serious stuff!
EDIT: There is only two days left for the contest so for those who'd like to join, come on up! We already have two great deviants who've submitted their entries!
I have recently had a little surprise/cool idea/chance come into my head that I wanted to try out with anyone willing to participate. We as writers try to come up with many different ways in which to write, create, imagine, and think of ideas and stories that we could write about. While I haven't had the greatest of energy to do this, I'm always full of ideas. I am also always wanting to give back to my watchers/fans (I don't even know if I have fans. I'm not hot-headed, I swear!) for always supporting my work. With this, I never want t
TTNG: Ch. 1 Lost. Pt. 1.Titans Tower, fifteen years later. It looks the same, but, inside it's all too different.
" Where are you, you little bug!?" A voice cries out. " There you are."
A ferret has been cornered in a window sill in front of a lunch box. It's hair is standing on end and it's hissing.
" Alright, just give me the box and I'll forgive you."
The violet and blonde haired girls name is Lexion, Daughter of Raven and Leon Euton. The ferret tries to bit her.
" Ah. Oh, are you sure you want hold that up?"
Lexion forms a telekinetic sword. The ferret is trembling, then morphs into a little blondie named Dakota. Daughter of Garfield and Terra Logan.
" You already had your lunch today," she says, still scared. " This is mine."
" No, " Lexion responds. " That one is mine. You stole it from my room, so give it back."
" I haven't eaten a thing all day."
" That's a lie, I seen you eating it, not twenty minutes ago."
" Then, why am I still hungry?"
" Because you're a glutton."
Dakota becomes frustrated.
101 Themes to Challenge Your Writing1. Origins
2. Realizing the truth
5. The blood of the covenant is thicker than the water of the womb
6. Primal instincts
7. Home is where the heart is
8. Guilty pleasures
10. Coming to love thyself
12. Wish upon a star
14. Skeletons in the closet
15. Jealousy of another
16. In the face of certain danger
18. No pain, no gain
19. Pursuit of happiness
21. Childhood memories
22. Two wrongs don’t make a right
24. Treasured keepsake
27. Hidden talents
28. Tell me something I don’t know
32. Discretion is key
33. Importance of details
35. Untimely entries
37. Can’t always get what you want
39. Lessons learned
42. Taking a leap
44. Beggars can’t be choosers
46. Remaining respectful
47. Remembering where you came from
Vita da Dalton - Penso io a te...Erano le tre del mattino, e Niky non era ancora tornata. Joe Dalton e i suoi fratelli erano molto preoccupati.
> domandò William >
> aggiunse Jack > disse, tirandosi su le maniche del pigiama.
> disse Joe, rispondendo al primo >
> sospirò Averell.
Dopo pochi minuti, sentirono qualcuno bussare alla porta.
> esclamò Joe, arrabbiato. Si stava già per precipitare alla porta, ma William lo trattenne.
> disse, sapendo com’era il fratello quando era arrabbiato >
Jack corse alla porta, le maniche ancora sollevate, pronto per il lavoro, e l’aprì. > disse in tono severo >
Ammutolì, quando si rese conto che la sorella non era in piedi di fronte a lui, come si aspettava. Invece, era addormentata tra le braccia di Cristian, un suo amico.
> esclamò Jack > domandò al ragazzo.
Cristian entrò in casa.
Joe, William e Averell entrarono nell’ingresso. Non appena videro la scena, corsero verso di loro.
> ordinò Joe.
Averell prese la ragazz
Of trees and branchesThey say that magic isn’t an explosion of sound or light. No, it’s when the world slows down around you like the very end of the carousel ride and you look up into the sky that you’ve seen round after round, spin after spin but this time, when the world slows down and everything freezes like a snapshot, something beautiful begins to happen.
People look up and in the clouds they see fairies and silver linings and look daddy right there is a unicorn, but clouds have always been a little too far away from me.
I look a little closer.
I see arms and hands stretched out to the silver skies, I see slender twigs dancing on tightropes, ready to leap like an astronaut jettisoning off in search of some new land. They grow like veins and arteries from the heart of a tree, becoming finer and finer as if they know someday, one day, they’ll be light enough to just break off from the roots holding them down and float away into the unending sky.
There is something
Vita da Dalton - In ritardo (Parte 2)Niky scavalcò il cancello della casa e si nascose nella siepe. Fece capolino dal groviglio di rami , per sbirciare la casa: tutte le luci erano spente, e c’era un gran silenzio. Corse verso l’albero che cresceva sotto la finestra della sua camera e vi si arrampicò. Quando raggiunse la finestra si allungò, la aprì, e si arrampicò sul davanzale. Infilò la gamba ed il braccio sinistro all’interno, e poi il resto del corpo. Era appena entrata nella stanza, quando la luce si accese. Si voltò, abbagliata dalla luce improvvisa, e vide suo fratello William, seduto sul letto.
Fece un passo indietro > disse, con voce strozzata.
> disse lui, guardandola severamente.
Lei sussultò > balbettò.
> domandò William in tono di rimprovero.
La ragazza abbassò il capo >
> domandò lui, alzandosi in piedi.
> disse lei con voce tremante.
> domandò ancora William, muovendo qualche passo verso di lei.
Niky lo guardò con gli o
Vita da Dalton - Fiducia>
William Dalton stava correndo per casa, arrabbiato.
Niky, la sorellina, stava correndo più che poteva per sfuggirgli. Si lanciò nel soggiorno, e corse attorno al divano. Non appena si rese conto che il fratello stava per prenderla, si lanciò sul divano scivolando lungo lo schienale e rotolò sul tappeto. Approfittando del rimbalzo, si lanciò nel corridoio, pronta a nascondersi nella sua camera, quando andò a sbattere contro qualcuno ed entrambi cadde sul pavimento.
> esclamò Joe, cadendo sul pavimento a sua volta. Si sfregò la testa > domandò, accigliato.
Niky si mordicchiò il labbro inferiore >
William la raggiunse proprio in quell momento > esclamò. Stava per afferrarla per un braccio, quando Joe si rivolse severamente alla ragazza.
> disse la ragazza, ma Joe la interruppe.
William annuì e prese Niky in braccio, sollevandola da terra. > rispose, e portò la ragazza di sopra.
*** *** *** *
I was sick of their mind games. Anubis’ plan was to get me caught… so that I could sneak in and retrieve the Alpha’s new weapon. Only things didn’t turn out the way we thought. I was caught, but they didn’t take me to the prison they usually take phantoms, they took me to a new facility, one in the center of Jamaa, where they tested the boomseed poisons they used on our race.
But boomseeds aren’t the only thing they test here. Hallucination inducing drugs that only affect phantoms are one of their favorites; they use it as a new torture device.
The door to my hospital room opens, and in steps my despair. It was the alpha, Cosmo. He wasn’t exactly scary looking, he was short, with large glasses and a lab coat, he looked a bit silly, really, but I feared the things inside his head, he knew out every weakness, and our every desire.
“Time for another dose, Riot.” Says Cosmo, preparing the needle with the drug,
It appears you don't have PDF support in this web browser. Download PDF