What a start to the day! Hub calls it Simmons/Murphy Law. Some days are just like that.
Hub didn't sleep
much, and he gave up and got up around four a.m. By six a.m., he was ready to
lie back down for a nap. Of course, that woke me. I sat on the side of the bed
and stuck my foot in the Crocs I use for slippers.
The right one
was wet, a puddle of water pooled in it! I already had my foot in, so gritted
my teeth and walked into the bathroom to dry off and clean the shoe out. Now,
you'd think one of my animals did a bad;
if they get a mad on at you, cats are known for things like this. But there was
no smell, and believe me, I would have smelled cat urine — or dog urine, for
that matter. No color stained the tissue I wiped my foot and the shoe out with,
either, so it was clear water.
I took care of
this, then went to my office and turned on the computer. I drank my coffee as I
read email and woke up — not that the cold whatever
in my slipper hadn't given me a good start to waking up already. A while later,
I went back into the bedroom, headed for the bathroom again. I didn't turn on
the light, because hub was asleep. I tripped over one of our darned black dogs
lying on the floor! (Today I bought nightlights.)
That's not all
yet. Back in my office, my elderly cat wanted up in the chair with me. She
lunged … and missed, as she does sometimes now. But her claws didn't miss. They
dug into my tummy, all four of them on one paw. And they are still long and
Go ahead and
laugh. I know you want to. It's funny to me, also, on hindsight. It wasn't so
funny during the pain.
So where did the
title come from? I wanted to know what was in my slipper. After hub got up
again, I went back in and turned on the light. I even took the heavy-duty
flashlight over to my side of the bed. There was not a sign of any water.
Whatever had peed, if it was pee, or poured water, if it was water, had done it
completely in my shoe, without spilling a drop.
Maybe one of my
ghosts didn't make it to the bathroom? Maybe one of my paranormal residents deliberately
spilled some water to get my attention or as a joke? Your guess is as good as
mine. It's been an interesting day, and that isn't all of it yet. As I sat
griping to a friend in email about my horrible morning, Martha, the ghost who
stays here in my office, came over. She started stroking my forehead and hair.
I heard someone say, There, there,
darling. That helped a lot, and the stress started alleviating immediately.
That I know for certain was paranormal.
The rest of my
week was spent getting Dragon's Dishonor finished and up for sale. I love the
way the story came out. I knew the beginning and the ending when the idea came
to me. However, writing the rest was a lot of fun. Also, the cover Angela did
is one an author would die for.
I always try to
do a short story for Halloween and Christmas, and I think y'all will like this
one. Don't expect a book, though. As I say, it's a short story, about sixteen
It's up already
up for sale at several sites:
Keep an eye out
for ghosts the rest of the month. The Veil gets thinner and thinner the closer
we get to Halloween.