Foreshadowing

And that “something big” was not a “sales event” by Toyota or Volkswagon or Nissan, either. 🙂 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W3rVk9yWd0Q

Heartstring Eulogies

I woke up as the sky began to lighten in the mid-November sky. I was shivering. But I wasn’t cold. And it wasn’t fear I felt, either. It was an anticipation that something was coming. Something big.

© Sarah Doughty
A quote from Just Breathe,
book one of the
Earthen Witch Novels.

For the Word-High July Prompts
of Filipino words,
hosted by Rosema and Maria.

Yugto – (n.) transition or development of a story

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Author: Grandtrines

Like so many people, I am a paradox. I am a politically conservative vegetarian. I am from a Christian background, and still tend to like those values, but am a metaphysical astrologer trained in science who has an interest in the magic of ancient Egypt and a weird belief that some piece of our essence can live on a server. I live in Texas, but like chatting with my international Wordpress pals the best. I learn by teaching. Technically, I am a "Leo," but I am very, very Aquarian with a dose of Scorpio. I bitterly complain about Algol (and Algol personaliites), yet it is the one star that defines me most (other than Regulus). (Which, oddly, makes me an Algol personality.) I am a reclusive lover of peace and quiet who has the Ascendant in the Via Combusta (the most conflict ridden part of the zodiac). I am an incredibly private person with a blog with over 800 followers and 50 to 150 regular daily visitors. I could go on, but I think you get the picture.

76 thoughts on “Foreshadowing”

    1. I thought you might appreciate my wry sense of humor (along with my disdain for the years of monthly “biggest event ever” automobile ads that have peppered the mainstream media)! One might think that a manifestation of Cthulhu was a routine monthly event. 🙂 P.S. https://cthulhuforamerica.com

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      1. What catches my attention (both in general and for purposes of creating a story) is this: “However, Bateson also emphasised that while double binds can be triggers for LIII, `even the attempt at LIII can be dangerous’ (1973:277), leading to psychosis instead of enlightenment It is again the projection of a hierarchical, goal orientated mind-set to see LIII as some kind of `holy grail’ of learning; it is not guaranteed to be either benign or transcendent. ” So, we have great potential for modern Frankenstein or Jekyll/Hyde type stories where the protagonist seeks an enlightening transformation but upon achieving it is perceived by others to be psychotic… …he becomes a “psychotic avatar.” 🙂

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      2. Haha, something like that. I can’t keep it straight. For a long time we were on DST, and then they stopped, but then they added it again. And they keep arguing about it. The people in my state are crazy.

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      3. I heard about the Indiana time zone thing years ago. I think it used to drive astrologers crazy, but now it just drives the guys who develop the astrology software crazy. The rest of us just use the tools to get our forecasts done and move on. (See, also: https://alabe.com )

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      4. I like living in Dallas. It seems as close to “right” as I am likely to get on this planet for a scruffy old bubba like me. (Central time zone)

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      5. Yes, though not as hot as Arizona. I think that Hell is probably hottest, then parts of the Middle East and Death Valley, then Arizona, and then Texas. I grew up in the “oil patch,” and I laughed when I lived other places and they thought it was “hot” when it was in the mid to upper 80’s. 🙂 Upper 90’s are common here. 100’s are not rare.

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      6. It is. In a weird kind of Texas way it is like that Stephen King style “fog” (New England) that he talks about. Not necessarily fodder for a story, but it could be part of a story line. (I really like the Stephen King fog thing.)

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      7. So, I suspect the same MIGHT could apply to a “sufficiently heavy” thunderstorm. I am talking about the kind of downpour where all the traffic on the Interstate pulls over except the truly insane people.

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      8. I was, but then one of my dogs woke me at 4:06 AM (5:06 your time). Been up for over five (5) hours but I think I will attempt a nap again. And, yep, it does take a bit of juice to do those. Many good ideas coming to me at this time, and a fair number are from you!

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      9. A nap helped. I think another one is calling. I had a vivid dream, and I think I might post it on the dream blog.

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      10. They are almost always a sign of REM deprivation (and are consequent to REM rebound) and maybe overall sleep deprivation. They are probably part of memory consolidation (apparently a debate exists about this, but I am on the “pro” side that thinks it is part of memory consolidation). That said, their content says much about what is “going on.” Mine had a character similar to Robert Kyosaki (“Rich Dad, Poor Dad”), and he was a serial entrepreneur trying to give me tips. He was very emphatic that much of the capital assets (chairs and tables in his restaurants) would wind up as unsalable junk and that “many people will steal from you.” Although he was a bit negative in these ways, he seemed to still be determined (persistent) after years of efforts. Needless to say, I think this is just part of my own psyche trying to warn me about what to expect but not to let that deter me or cause me to quit.

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      11. Nah. I think it is what I said: a lack of sleep / REM allowing expression of some inner part of me wanting to talk about “monetizing the blog.” It was a good message. Really, it was “just right.”

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      12. Well, early bedtime was a failure. In bed by midnight but awake for hours after that. Sigh. Probably the same tonight!

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      13. I call it a curse. But if I can monetize the blog(s) / my writing then I will not care. Enough money to have a good living (and retirement fund!) and it will not matter.

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      14. I think so, too. I really do. I keep having this feeling that it is “just around the corner.” Tonight I was in a Whole Foods market. They had an upstairs area for diners, and I saw a young lady (I am old enough to say that now) working on a laptop. It hit me that I could go hide there and focus myself to crank out publishable work. Maybe a short story a week to begin with and eventually one per day. If I could reach a point where I could produce a book of five short stories per week and make at least $1,000 (maybe several) from it….

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      15. You mean like setting up a special blog and then reblogging a ton of content that serves as a repository of writing ideas, methods, and techniques. Hmm, that sounds like a GREAT idea!

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      16. I use OneNote for everything, including plotting my books. I started using that before I was gifted scrivener and I actually prefer it. You can compile all sorts of information into one place that’s easy to navigate and see what you need at a quick glance. I didn’t like how I had to open each index card in scrivener to see my plot points.

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      17. I like OneNote, too, but I probably have not used it as much as you. I certainly need to get “up to speed” for using it with online captures and compare it to Evernote. I am a bit of a “tools” junkie, and sometimes wonder which ones are “best” and what is the best way to use them. Have you ever used The Brain (https://www.thebrain.com) or XMind (https://www.xmind.net)?

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      18. 2013 has a convenient Web clipper that works much the same as Evernote. Also, I received 2013 free since I had 2010 installed on my computer. I did a ton of research and developed a system for plotting novels. It’s worked like a charm every time. I’m considering making a free ebook with a bunch if info and tutorials (and free downloads of templates) about what I do with my plotting and writing. And no I haven’t used either of those, but I can definitely check them out!

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      19. I have added OneNote into my tools and blogging process (and improved my Evernote capture). (Thanks for the tips / ideas.) I like your e-book idea. And, also, this window of time (July / August of this year) is a VERY good time for writers to hone / develop / expand their skills. Some amazing careers (and people) will be born at this time.

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      20. I like the name. Are you one of those people who somehow can seem to come up with great names? (I have heard that can be a profitable skill to sell.)

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