Your parents go out of town for the weekend and you have the house to yourself. What happens?

Well I am fairly boring and I wouldn’t actually do anything. However I know people who have had this happen. They threw a party.

We went to Marks house because he was having a party and because he was letting my boyfriend Sam’s band play, along with his and one other.  So I am just hanging out in the back yard because Sam’s band is setting up. I am not sure exactly what happens but things escalate quickly. It appears that a fight has broken out. It escalates to the gun shots inside the house. I didn’t witness any of this but we quickly pack up our stuff and took off. We were there when the cops got their but because we didn’t see anything because we were outside. Most of the members of the three bands were outside. They let us leave the scene. They could also see that none of us were under the influence, even if I was I think hearing a gun shot would have sobered me up real quick. So we flee the scene as fast as we can. The next week on Monday I ask Mark what happened and if everything was ok. He said that he was fine but the house wasn’t really. Someone had shot a lamp and there was a hole in the wall along with other things that got broken in the fight. Luckily no one was injured but the cops did call his parents. So he was in serious trouble.

That is one of my only experiences of a high school party.

-B

Image from google image

Taylor the Sailor

This is the story of Taylor the sailor. She is a young crab who joined the sailor academy when the humans started to collect her people. They knew they had to fight back and they knew that it would be impossible without all hands on deck. That is why Taylor decided to join the Sailor Academy.

She wanted to be a part of something bigger than herself. She had also lost a few crabs close to her in the human invasion. They were used to humans in the tidal pools and had never really had any issues. Then one day humans decided to start collecting crabs at random. Soon the population was cut by a third. One thing they learned at the academy was to use their claws effectively and with precision.

Despite being a cadet still in training she was required to go on guard duties and attack any and all humans who entered their water, their home. She became very skilled at hiding and striking the humans. She was one of the most effective guards they had in their tidal pools. Taylor knew she had made the right choice when she decided to join. She knew she would be effective at stopping the loss of crab life. She knew she could make a difference.

She was already making a difference. In the time since she had started the academy the loss of crabs slowed to only 1 missing crab every other day. They were already making their neighborhood tide pools safer. It wasn’t just the crabs that were effected, the snails and the fish who also lived in the tidal pools were being snatched. They didn’t have the protective measures that the crabs naturally had. Thought they were still helping in the protection. They were making sure the crabs on patrol had food. The fish in the area also patrolled and would swim ahead and alert the crabs if they sensed danger.

When the humans came around after the patrols started every time they left their was a wisp of blood in the water from where the humans were injured. Everyone in the tidal pools thought that this was going to make a difference. They all hoped that it would anyways. They wanted to scare off the humans so they could live in peace.

This didn’t last. The humans came back with nets and these things on their hands the the crab claws couldn’t break through. While some of the crabs were able to cut the nets and escape the grasp of the humans, they knew that their time would come also. With the advancement of human weapons what chance did they have to defend themselves. Taylor had an idea that changed the game. Taylor who had just graduated and was a full fledged sailor, had a plan. She suggested that some of the crabs and maybe some of the snails follow the humans to see where they were taking their friends. This way they could break them out of whatever hell they were in.

This didn’t go over very well with a lot of the animals. They couldn’t imaging what this would solve. They didn’t know if they even wanted to know what their fate was. Taylor was determined to put her plan into action. She knew she could make something of this. Maybe if all of the crabs escaped then they would stop collecting them because they would realize that they couldn’t keep them. Maybe it would prevent more from being taken. at least it would bolster their numbers and make them have a decent chance at surviving.

So one night after they were attacked Taylor and a snail named Larry left their little home and followed where the humans had gone. They followed the trail until it led into a big concrete building. They could smell sea water as if they were right at the ocean even thought they weren’t. Larry and Taylor managed to sneak into this building. They looked around in awe at whet they saw. All of their friends and family that had been lost and other species of fish that they knew were all swimming happily and having a great time.

Taylor asked the crabs “what is this place” they responded “its an aquarium, they feed us and take care of us and all we have to do is hang out and let humans stare at us. It is awesome.” Taylor was shocked. She said “we cam to rescue you, don’t you want to be rescued?” The crabs one by one all shook their head and said “No we like it here”.

Taylor and Larry went back to the tidal pools that they had called home their whole lives. Taylor was dismayed. She didn’t know what to think anymore. She and Larry got to talking and they decided to tell the animals of the pools what they had seen and how happy everyone was.

Once back in the pools Taylor and Larry called a town meeting. Taylor started “we found all or our lost friends and family. They are in a better place. A place called an aquarium. They are all really happy there. They didn’t want to be rescued.” Larry added “They get fed in regular intervals and they get care when they get sick all they have to do is sit and let humans stare at them.

The town went into a discussion on what to do with this information. The mayor said “We have decided to stop fighting back and let them take as many of us as they want. We all have more food now with less competition and it seems like we would be going to a nice relaxing place where we would never have to worry about anything. Either way is it a win win for all of us.” With that the meeting ended.

Taylor was dismayed. She didn’t want to live her life caged up. She didn’t want to have humans stare at her and use her for their amusement. She left a note for her parents and headed into deeper waters to try to make it on her own.  She knew they pools had made the safest and best decision for them  but she was not ready to give up the fight. She became a rebel sailor and lived the rest of her life in the wide open ocean. Thinking of her family often. She did miss them but she knew she made the right decision for her.

-B

Image is from google image. Please don’t copy as a tattoo. It is not the tattoo this story is based upon. The story is based upon my tattoo and I don’t want people to see it and try to copy it.

Change in Schedule

Hey everyone. I feel like posting 5 days a week is to much for me to deal with at this moment in time. I mean I know that it isn’t much but I am having a hard time keeping up with this and my puzzle blog and work and I also have St. Jude Play live coming up. I don’t want to keep going at this pace and wing up putting out crappy stories. Instead I would like to post less often and put out slightly better stories. I feel like I am going to start with 2 days a week. Either Monday and Friday or Tuesday and Thursday. Once I get that under control then I might add a third day and  maybe I will work back up to five or maybe even seven days but I just don’t think I can make decent stories five days a week at this point. Thank you guys for being understanding, at least I hope you are understanding. Alright I will see you next week.

-B

I am sorry about this but I think it is best.

If you could shrink until you were the size of a mouse, where would you go?

I don’t know what I would do. I would probably try to find a mouse hole or something and go exploring. Being so small I don’t think it would be smart to try and sneak onto an airplane. I don’t know if I would go outside for fear of being eaten by something. I might try to go to Washington and spy on politics, see what goes on behind the scenes and figure out how to fix the problem. Maybe I would be undercover as a journalist. That would be fun. I mean it would all probably be illegal and not usable in like court or something but I think it would be interesting. Honestly the first thing I would do would be to try and ride my guinea pig. It is totally ridicules but I think it would be really funny.

-B

That is all I have for you today guys. Image is from google image

You realize your crush is following you home. What do you do?

Amber was a typical middle school student. She had the usual celebrity crushes and crushes on some of her classmates. She really liked this one kid. His name was Syd, he was named after Syd Vicious. He was mysterious and brooding. All the girls had crushes on him.

One day Amber noticed that Syd was following her home. She knew he lived on the other side of town, so it was weird to see him on her street. She continued walking pretending not to notice him. Then Syd called her name. Amber turned around and said “What? Why are you following me, it’s sorta creepy.”

Syd replied “I’m sorry. I am not trying to freak you out. I just can’t go home and was hoping maybe I could hang out with you. I just didn’t know how to ask.”  Amber responded “Why can’t you go home and why me?”

“I can’t go home because well we don’t really have one. I can’t hang out in the shelter so I have to find something else to do during the day. I get really lonely. I chose you because you seem really nice and understanding. I mean you’re not like those other girls who just have a crush on me. You seem to actually pay attention to me.”

“Oh ok. I’m sorry you don’t have a place to stay. Yeah you can hang out with me as much as you want. My mom will be more than happy to feed you too.” She walked toward him and they began walking together back to her place. She understood what he was going through. She grew up in a similar situation, her family just managed to get out of it and make it far enough out of poverty that they had a house.

Amber’s mom was completely accepting of Syd and offered to feed him. She even offered Syd and his Dad a place to stay. They eventually moved in with Amber and her family. Amber and Syd grew really close over the years and became best friends. All they girls were jealous of Amber because they all thought that her and Syd were dating. When in reality they were just really good friends, she initially was attracted to Syd but that morphed into caring about him the was she would a brother.  Also Syd was gay and no one else knew that.

-B

Image from google image

St. Jude Play Live

Hey everyone this is a little different today. I just wanted everyone to know that I am going to be streaming for St. Jude’s Play Live event that starts basically tomorrow. I will be attempting to stream daily except for the first day. You can find me at twitch.tv/vanillalicks . And you can donate here https://fundraising.stjude.org/site/Donation2?df_id=3560&PROXY_ID=3466821&PROXY_TYPE=20&FR_ID=58984. My goal is to raise $100 for St. Jude during the month long event. Thank you for all your help.