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Patricia Rice
The Notorious Atherton, August 2013
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ohhh wow, a 13th c crypt! That in itself would be scary. Patricia Rice http://patriciarice.com
Toggle Commented 4 days ago on Things That Go Thump in the NIght at Word Wenches
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You speak truth. We all cut our literary teeth on tales of "other." It's just so very appealing to the creative mind!
Toggle Commented 5 days ago on Things That Go Thump in the NIght at Word Wenches
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Yes, Gettysburg is one of the battlefields I mentioned in an earlier comment. It's oppressive. You can feel the dead and the sorrow and the horror. You must be wonderfully sensitive to notice your house ghosts! I've only ever found one, and it was more a matter of her finding me. ;)
Toggle Commented 5 days ago on Things That Go Thump in the NIght at Word Wenches
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it's hard to tell when that "intuition" is picking up on another's brain waves or just knowing them too well. But yes, sometimes you just have to listen to it.
Toggle Commented 5 days ago on Things That Go Thump in the NIght at Word Wenches
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ooo, that's spooky enough for me. Wonder if there might have been a graveyard in that spot at one time? Or if a much-beloved house had been taken down on that lot? Glad it's not malevolent!
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I'm not certain that ghosts as portrayed by movies are believable, but I, too, have felt the unhappy energies on battlefields. And I do think that humans have an essence, an energy field, that connects us, which is why people talk of the power of prayer. But beyond that, it's hard to speculate.
Toggle Commented 5 days ago on Things That Go Thump in the NIght at Word Wenches
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I shall leave machines to my more scientific friends!
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Thanks, Sue, it's good to know our readers agree with us. ;) Mercedes may need a genre all her own, literary fantasy perhaps. And I love the term "co-instances"!
Toggle Commented 6 days ago on Things That Go Thump in the NIght at Word Wenches
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Susanna does suck us in beautifully, doesn't she? And it's because of her beautifully grounded characters and settings and as you say, the plausible scientific possibility.
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I enjoy a good steampunk story that's written with characters and a plot that make sense with reality as I know it. But the ones that go far out on a limb, inventing people and monsters, go too far into fantasy for me. We need to do a poll sometime to see how many romance readers read horror. I'm thinking the numbers are slim.
Toggle Commented 6 days ago on Things That Go Thump in the NIght at Word Wenches
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I'm with you, Mary. The potential is there, but I'd rather read it in humor than horror!
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Quantum, I'm sorry, I meant to scrub any reference to gender but I tend to lean toward "she" rather than awkward constructions like "s/he." Or as one of my transgender friends said "it." I want to develop a single gender pronoun but so far, we haven't found a good one yet--just some very funny and not so funny combinations. And with almost no understanding of physics but just a mind that soaks up bits and pieces, I think we can develop interesting theories about time existing in different spatial interfaces. I'm not a time travel fan, per se, but I can see potential for different versions of time living in the same space.
Toggle Commented 6 days ago on Things That Go Thump in the NIght at Word Wenches
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Do you believe in things that go bump in the night? Do you fear the paranormal? Enjoy reading it? Continue reading
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That's good to hear. Sometimes, when the world is chaos around us, it's good to take a look back in time--and read a good book. ;)
Toggle Commented Jan 27, 2017 on Marching in Protest at Word Wenches
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I have always thought men ought to pay their fair share of hanky panky and the results! And I'm thrilled that a new generation is stepping up where we leave off. Something good is coming out of this mess.
Toggle Commented Jan 26, 2017 on Marching in Protest at Word Wenches
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I like that, but I'm going to guess there is a whole generation of people who have no understanding of "reactionary." I think I'd prefer "backward" ;)
Toggle Commented Jan 26, 2017 on Marching in Protest at Word Wenches
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Yayyy, and amen, sister. Knowledge and leadership can do it. We need more of both.
Toggle Commented Jan 26, 2017 on Marching in Protest at Word Wenches
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well-said. The first tactic of tyrants is to muffle free speech. Our founding fathers understood this well.
Toggle Commented Jan 26, 2017 on Marching in Protest at Word Wenches
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Australia has done some very smart things when it comes to voting. Unfortunately, here, we have a tendency to try to keep people out of the polls. It's historical, from the very founding of the country, and there are certainly times when I can see the point! But equality demands all people have equal rights and responsibilities.
Toggle Commented Jan 26, 2017 on Marching in Protest at Word Wenches
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I'm glad you see the message that history must always repeat itself unless we learn from it!
Toggle Commented Jan 26, 2017 on Marching in Protest at Word Wenches
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On the positive side, it is forcing a generation who never fought the good fight to understand how quickly they can be deprived of rights if they're not paying attention. Maybe we need that constant reminder. We have been in danger of complacency but freedom must always be defended.
Toggle Commented Jan 26, 2017 on Marching in Protest at Word Wenches
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The Ukrainian situation is so sad. I wish protest were enough to make a difference.
Toggle Commented Jan 26, 2017 on Marching in Protest at Word Wenches
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yeah, you think they're sending stock replies? ;)
Toggle Commented Jan 26, 2017 on Marching in Protest at Word Wenches
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Yes, I've been told the same, but the congress critters tend to let the voice mail fill up so we can't get through. It takes a lot of patience and determination. Marches are more fun. ;)
Toggle Commented Jan 26, 2017 on Marching in Protest at Word Wenches
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oh thank you for standing out there for all of us! I wish I knew how effective those online petitions are.
Toggle Commented Jan 25, 2017 on Marching in Protest at Word Wenches
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