Dear Readers

Fear not the Darkness, But What Lies Within, The recesses of our mind, The creepy cobwebbed corners,That lingers on and tickles us,With tingle feelings of alarm, The deep in the stomach, Pain we feel when we do warn, The fear is deadly it seeks, The deepest corner of our mind, It's just a story to alarm,Educate and provide entertainment for our minds. So read on dear reader, I hope you find the stories amusing and full of charm.






Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Three Word Wednesday~ Stray Bullet- Part 13

Three Word Wednesday~ Stray Bullet- Part 13

Prompts: Painstaking, adjective: careful, meticulous, thorough, assiduous, sedulous, attentive, diligent, industrious, conscientious, punctilious, scrupulous, rigorous, particular; pedantic, fussy.
Queasy, adjective: nauseous, nauseated, bilious, sick; ill, unwell, poorly, green around the gills.
Radiant, adjective: shining, bright, illuminated, brilliant, gleaming, glowing, ablaze, luminous, luminescent, lustrous, incandescent, dazzling, shimmering, resplendent, joyful, elated, thrilled, overjoyed, jubilant, rapturous, ecstatic, euphoric, in seventh heaven, on cloud nine, delighted, very happy.




Stray Bullet- Part 13


    I entered the intensive care unit and pulled back the curtain around Brad’s bed. Brad looked at me and mumbled, “Cop?”
I nodded and he blurted, “I didn’t know that it was Chuma White. We all just wanted to have a good time. I’m not a dealer. We just got some bad stuff.”
“I’m going to stop you right there and read your rights,” I interrupted.

I read him Brad his rights and he clammed up for a moment and then stated weakly; that yes he understood his rights and wanted to make a statement to me.

“We were partying; it’s the end of the year. There are my friends and they asked me for some smack. I said I didn’t have any, but I had some crack and pot. It didn’t taste any different it wasn’t tart but the high was different.”
“And where did you get the product?”                              
“Just some people I know.”

     I didn’t press him. I wanted more information then I’d get the name or names of his dealer.

“Why did you give only Ethan some marijuana?
“I’m not supposed to tell,” he answered, he then covered his mouth with his hand like he hadn’t meant to blurt that out.
“Who asked you to give Ethan only the marijuana? Was it his brother Reginald?” I pressed.
“No, Reggie’s a straight arrow. Reggie won’t do drugs. He preaches against them says it ruins lives and abilities to participate in real life a lot he knows. He didn’t even want to come to the quarry.”
“You can say that after you almost died?”
“I’m alive, ain’t I?”
“Are you aware that two students from the quarry have died?
“What? Not Melanie…not my Melanie,” Brad asked the first I saw his bravado slipping.

     I looked at Doctor Weldon, she nodded.

“Aw hell no…not my girl not my Mellie!!We was supposed to get married,” Brad wailed, “God damn those assholes. I’ll make them pay for killing Mellie and for trying to kill me. I’ll give you all their names.”
“Start now.”
“Charlie Watt works for them too and Tristian Hood. I've seen Omar Yeltzin hanging around too, and the main boss is…”he began and then had to stop before he started coughing up blood then his eyes rolled back in his head.
“Code Blue,” Doctor Weldon yelled and numerous staff arrived pushing me out of the way.

       I walked into the corridor to wait hoping I hadn’t cause this reaction in the young man. Gordon arrived with the coffee and I took a huge jolt of it filling it curse through my system and wondered if coffee too could be considered and addiction.

     An hour later Doctor Weldon came back out; she told Gordon and I Brad ad died but they had managed to revive him once. Asked her if Brad had said anything and Doctor Weldon replied, “Brad said, “She.” But I’m not sure what he was talking about. People have seen loved ones when they crossover.”
“You believe in that hooey, Doctor? Gordon commented, “So does my pal, Gee here.”
“I don’t believe I caught your name,” Doctor Weldon said finally noticing Gordon.
“Special Agent Gordon Chum of the FBI,” Gordon stated holding out his hand to shake.
“I thought the sheriff was in charge here?” Doctor Weldon exclaimed.
“He is the FBI helps out the Driftwood Police Services because his entire police force was murdered,” Gordon answered.
Doctor Weldon turned to me and stared then blurted, “What and awful day this has been.”
“I’m sorry, Tina it must be hard to lose patients,” I commiserated.
“Yes, it is. Thank- you, Gee.”

        Gordon noticed my growing attraction to the good doctor and hers with me and sat down on a bench nearby giving me some elbow room.

“You know Gee, you remind me of someone,” Doctor Weldon stated.
“Really?” I responded flirting.
“I’m not sure who… wait a minute I know you are similar in looks and face shape (though more masculine and rugged) to Louise Bullet. Of course why didn’t I put it together before you have the same last name since she took her last name back. Of course you’re related!”
“Yes, she’s my Aunt we’re living with her right now.”
“We’re living with her?”
“I’m divorced and have full custody of my almost four year old daughter. We live with my Aunt Louise,” I answered, “What did you mean when you said she took her last name back?
“About fifteen year ago or was it twenty…the mayor, John Calladen was murdered.”
“What does that have to do with my Aunt Louise?”
“Your Aunt Louise was married to him and someone murdered him. It was a real scandal because the present mayor, Ethan Calladen’s wife was knocked out by the murderer and found naked near the mayor’s bed. The Mayor was Ethan’s brother and Ethan was the deputy mayor at the time. Everyone was suspect but they found some drifter had broken into John Calladen’s house thinking no one was home and murdered John Calladen while Rita (that’s Ethan’s ex-wife’s name) was in the bathroom . When Ethan Calladen’s wife came out of the bathroom he hit her on the head from behind and left her for dead.”
“Poor Aunt Louise.”
“I probably shouldn’t tell you this since you didn’t already know, but everyone else in town knows. Louise Bullet lost the baby she carried; when she heard he had cheated on her with Rita. I heard the baby was a girl and she was devastated when they told her she never have a living child. She quit her job at the school and retired and became a bit of recluse until about four years ago.”

         I was astounded poor Aunt Louise. Her family hadn’t known about the marriage or the baby. To lose a baby was bad enough but to be told that was your last chance at one? How had she kept such a secret from me or her other family members? We would have been there to help her but maybe that was the point she didn’t want her brothers to know and be their mean selves but I would have helped her somehow. Wouldn’t I? I felt ashamed that she hadn’t turned to me. Poor Aunt Louise she was related to the mayor by marriage. Yet I even felt kind of sorry for the mayor. His brother had cuckolded him and then been brutally murdered that had to hurt, no wonder his sons lived with him and he was a bit of a dickhead. But this old story didn’t get me any further with my case. They’d caught that murderer. I needed to catch mine and Brad’s information wasn’t enough though Gordon and I could move on the names Brad had given me.

“I’m sorry. I’ve hurt you with this information. I’ve been told I have a terrible bed side manner. Maybe I could make it up to you with dinner, my treat?” Doctor Weldon asked. “Okay, what time?” I found myself answering.
“See you at the Double Dee diner at 5 p.m.,” Doctor Weldon stated smiling.
“Unless I’m called away to more business. I’ll need your cell number so I can text you if that happens,” I replied.
“That works both ways,” Doctor Weldon said then took my cell and tapped in her number then handed it back.
She then walked back into the intensive care unit.
“You’re asking for trouble buddy. You should stick to one woman at a time,” Gordon commented.
“I won’t hide anything from her. I’m attracted to her and Maggie both and it’s only dinner,” I answered.
“It’s never only dinner with you. Women just usually fall all over you and you never notice. Now you’re starting to wake up to that. Be careful buddy. I wouldn’t want this to backfire on you,” Gordon commented.
“It won’t,” I answered but suddenly I wasn’t as sure.

        I checked to make sure that none of the patients were the men Brad mentioned and then decide to head back with Gordon to the police station.
To be continued next week
©Sheilagh Lee August 24, 2016

Sunday, August 21, 2016

The Tragically Hip~ Gordon Downie poetry in motion

       Last Monday the 8th of August I was fortunate to attend the Tragically Hip concert in London, Ontario. It was incredible and filled with all of Gordon's joy in his music that he shared with us the fans. Last night the 20th of August all of Canada was able to see their last concert in Kingston,Ontario on CBC or YouTube Live. For those of you not familiar with The Hip as they are lovingly called, the lead singer and poetic writer of all their songs ,Gordon Downie was diagnosed in December 2015 with a brain tumour specifically a glioblastomabrain tumour ( atype of brain cancer) which is incurable. Gordon recently announced that and chose to undergo some medical treatment and then tour one short last time to sellout crowds swelling tee shirts to research a cure. This is my tribute to Gordon Downie for his courage and love shown to the fans. if you are able to please donate to The Gordon Downie fund for BrainCancer https://donate.sunnybrook.ca/braincancerresearch






Gord Downie thoughtful, kind
Bringing us great music
Poetry in motion
Lyrics with meaning         
Making people think
Bringing people together
For more than thirty three years
And now tonight
For all Canadians and YouTube viewers

One nation under Gord♡
Closed down for over three hours
Most of all we thank him
We love you Gord

You are the best of Canada
Grace in motion.
For Gord’s joy/joie
Merci beaucoup
Thank you from the bottom
Of all Canadian hearts


  Ahead by a century

Never disappointing your fans
You have us in the palm
Of your hands
Forever more

©Sheilagh Lee August 20, 2016
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Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Three Word Wednesday- Stray Bullet -Part 12

Three Word Wednesday- Stray Bullet -Part 12

Three Word Wednesday Prompts: 

Sadistic, adjective: cruel, barbarous, vicious, brutal, callous, fiendish, cold-blooded, inhuman, ruthless, heartless; perverted.

Scour, verb: scrub, rub, clean, wash, cleanse, wipe; polish, buff (up), shine, burnish; abrade, search, comb, hunt through, rummage through, go through with a fine-tooth comb, root through, rake through, leave no stone unturned in, look high and low in; ransack, turn upside-down.

Tentative, adjective: provisional, unconfirmed, penciled in, iffy, preliminary, to be confirmed, subject to confirmation; speculative, conjectural, sketchy, untried, unproven, exploratory, experimental, trial, test, pilot, hesitant, uncertain, cautious, timid, hesitating, faltering, shaky, unsteady, halting; wavering, unsure.


                                  Stray Bullet -Part 12


    Seeing a vending machine I picked out an orange juice to bribe the doctor to be nice to me. As I walked through the intensive care doors the team was in action and I had to sit down out of the way in the hallway outside the actual unit; while they attended a patient. Soon with dejected faces they came back through and I knew it meant someone had died. A cleaner came in immediately scoured every service cleaning the bed and floor as if nothing had occurred.
   They went about preparing notes and other details in a scurry but I could tell the toil this had taken them. I waited tentatively until the woman in a white coat went to leave then I approached her.

“Doctor?”

     I have to admit the doctor was a man’s fantasy. She was tall and leggy and wore cute little glasses for reading which she took off to look at me. Her eyes were a cat’s eye green that sparkled with intelligence. Her hair was red gold and looked to be long but she had it in a bun at the back of her head. I imagined myself taking her hair down and then reminded myself, one that was sexual harassment and two, I was on a job.

“I’m sorry I’m just going on break can this wait? I really need a drink.”
“I’m the new sheriff, Sheriff G. Bullet and lucky for you I picked you up a drink. I hope you like orange juice.”
“You’re a lifesaver. Orange juice will hit the spot,” she said taking the orange juice then she offered her hand, “I’m Doctor Tina Weldon. This has been a horrific day with all these students coming in. Some sadistic, money grubbing drug dealer has made my work even harder. We have three other doctor’s taking care of patients but we’re really short staffed.”
“How are they Doctor Weldon?”
“You have to understand that it’s only because they got here so quickly that they are alive at all. Someone mixed fentanyl with cocaine and the kids took it. Cocaine, marijuana, oxycodone, ecstasy and heroin are some of the drugs often cut with fentanyl in pill, powder or liquid form. They are using it as a way to create a cheaper high and increase addiction not to kill but you can’t see it, smell it or taste it, but if your drug of choice is cut with fentanyl, it can kill you… sometimes immediately.”
“Wow,” I exclaimed.
“You know that fentanyl is a synthetic opiate typically used to treat severe pain?”
I nodded.
“When used recreationally, the high can be similar to heroin but with deeper respiratory depression and stronger sedative effects, making it extremely dangerous. Those without a tolerance for opiates, unlike addicts, will experience stronger and more lethal effects. Street names used for fentanyl include Apache, China girl, China white, dance fever, friend, goodfella, jackpot, murder 8, TNT, as well as Tango and Cash. Users who knowingly or unknowingly take fentanyl may experience severe sleepiness, a slow heartbeat, trouble breather, slow or shallow breathing, cold and clammy skin and trouble walking and talking,” Doctor Weldon explained.
“I heard that it’s out there, but this could be an epidemic,” I stated.
“An epidemic none of us are prepared for. I hope you can cut off the source for this in our town, sheriff because if you don’t were going to see a lot more deaths.”
“More deaths?”
“Here’s your example sheriff, we had sixteen students come in to emergency. One died on route here, another girl just passed away a few moments ago and one ingested something else. The others are in grave condition and could all die except for one Brad Harris. They also ingested alcohol, Brad did not.”
“Ingesting alcohol made a difference for Brad then?”
“Ingesting alcohol increases the risk of overdose. Brad smartly ingested less of the drug than the rest and is now in serious, but somewhat stable condition. And the boy, Hamoud Al Khaled who died yesterday? He was also a fentanyl victim. Hamoud ingested pot laced with fentanyl though we originally thought it was something else.”
“Can I question Brad?”
“I don’t know; the boy is still not out of the woods completely. Can you be gentle?”
“I can!”
“Fine then, I hope you realize I’m only doing this so you can stop this before more kids and other people in this community die. And I have to be nearby to stop if my patient is at risk.”

“I wouldn’t have it any other way.”

To be continued next week

©Sheilagh Lee August 17, 2016

Saturday, July 2, 2016

Happy 4th of July





To my American followers on the occasion of the 240th Birthday of Independence Day



Happy birthday America and have a great holiday and enjoy the fireworks and fun.


and enjoy..

Ray Charles singing America The Beautiful


and Mariah Carey singing The Star Spangled Bannner

Thursday, June 30, 2016

Happy Canada Day!!


2016


Canada a mosaic of people
Standing proudly free
Celebrating 
The one hundred and forty-ninth birthday
Of confederation 
When we all came together
At first under the flag of Britain 
Then finally to be one under a flag
With a field of red on each side
red maple leaf
 In a subject of white
In the centre
A symbol of our hearts
We love our country
Its people and traditions
We love the freedom of speech
Movement and freedom to vote

Some days just quietly
Thinking we are Canadian
How we are so lucky
To be in this country
To live strong and free
To enjoy our country
So beautiful far and wide
Riches of nature to behold

We love our symbols such as
The beaver and the moose
Hockey, toques, Timmies coffee
Butter tarts and maple syrup
To name a few
But most of all we love that
We can raise our families
In peace and tranquility
Proudly saying we are
CANADIAN
Blending cultures and families 
TOGETHER
For only together
Can we be one great nation
Proud and free

So we raise our flags today
And celebrating proudly our birthday
Shouting
Happy Canada Day!!
Smiling at our neighbours
Offering thanks to the heavens above
For peace as we
Get together to party
As one
Singing


¸¸.•*¨*• ♫♪Oh Canada we stand on guard for thee ♪♫ *¨*.¸¸¸¸
and ¸.•*¨*• ♫♪Happy Birthday♪♫ *¨*.¸¸¸¸.*¨* 

©Sheilagh Lee  July 2, 2016

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♡ Happy 148th Birthday Canada! 


 

This video was made a few years ago by some of my hometown people the song is 'Canadian Please'. I love this video.

Song & video produced by

Julia Bentley & Andrew Gunadie


& Bobby Gimby's Canada Song from 1967


Sunday, June 19, 2016

Rose Moon, Strawberry Moon




The Strawberry Moon occurs in the northern hemisphere on Monday the 20th of June 2016. The sun will rise at 4:45 a.m. and sunset will be at 10:34 p.m. but the moon turns on  
June 20 at 7:02 a.m. Eastern Standard Time,  It's the longest day of the year and Summer Solstice. Both of these will not coincide again until June 21, 2062 so enjoy tonight.





Rose Moon, Strawberry Moon 
Strawberry moon
A deceptive name
For it's amber
In its colour
Hot Moon, Honey Moon 
Long Night Moon
A Rose Moon by any other name
For Summer Solstice
Seventeen hours of sunlight
Followed by bright lit sky
The sun super high
The moon super low
Coexisting in one sky
Fragments of light
Across the spectrum
Creating amber glow
Filling the sky
With warmth
Bringing a feeling
Of peace and love
Look up, enjoy
For the Strawberry Moon
Will not be again nigh
Coinciding with Summer Solstice
Until June 21, 2062
So seek out its warm and guiding light
Let go of all the inner fight
Hold on to the peacefulness 
Of the night

Embrace the energy 
Dance and rejoice 
Eat and be merry
In the waning hours
Of the moon


                                                     ©Sheilagh Lee June 19, 2016

Sunday, June 5, 2016

D-Day 72 years later

D-Day 72 Years Later

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The sky was dark
The wind grew strong
5000 ships lay laden
With equipment and troops galore
Under heavy fire from guns
Whizzing over head 
Into burden limbs
Shells landing
Bursting through bodies
Blood and bodies lining the waters
A cacophony of sound
Reverberated through the hearts and minds
As the overloaded boats  
Overlooking sanding beaches
Once the crown vacation spots of Europe
156,000 American, British and Canadian forces
Landed on five beaches in Normandy
Some killed before they reached the coast
Drowned with all equipment on
Their boats short of their goal
Others fought to swim to shore
Losing guns and equipment to survive
The big guns picking some of them off
Some still bravely made to shore
Shores mined, covered with wooden stakes
Metal tripods and barbed wire
Tanks and men on foot
The troops trying to clear them
Most difficult and dangerous
Added to the pain and horror
Two battalions of Germans
And a Panzer division
Awaited the Canadians on Juno beach
The Royal Winnipeg Rifles and
The Queen’s Own Rifles of Canada
Fought strong and hard
Casualties amongst them highest
In the opening waves of battle
The Queen's Own Rifles of Canada
And all our Canadian troops
Scrapped, tussled and clashed
As did all the other troops
Proving their mettle
They reached their D-Day objectives


The Canadians took 
Juno, and so the villages needed too
They made us truly proud
Canadian landings on Juno Beach
One of the most successful
But we never forget
The sacrifice of those
Who gave their all
So we could end the war
To have peace again
And enjoy the fruits of life
So on this day 72 years later
We remember their sacrifice
And every day
For their love of country
And home they forfeited
Peace of mind, fear and life

We shall never forgetImage result for d'day- Juno beach
Their sacrifice 

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And remember them forever
American, English and Canadian

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One and all
Forever more



 ©Sheilagh Lee June 6, 2016
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