December 14th, 2007

BTiLC The Needle of Love

Freaky Friday Fiction - A Proposal to Remember

David stood in a heart made of rose petals and smiled at her. He started to speak even before she stepped into the heart with him. "Leanne, you are my life and my love. You are everything a man could want and more. I don't think I could live my life without you. I don't want to." By the time he was going to his knee with the ring box in his hand, Leanne had tears of joy flowing freely down her face. "Leanne, the love of my life, will you marry me?" He opened the ring box and presented her with a one carat diamond solitaire engagement ring.

Leanne was stunned for a moment at the brilliant clarity of the diamond before she realized that David was anxiously awaiting her response. "Yes! Oh, yes!" She let him slip diamond ring on her finger before she threw her arms about his neck and kissed him passionately as she murmured "I love you!" over and over.

"I love you, too." He said when they both came up for air. "Do you like it?"

"I do. It's so wonderful and ... large. Honey, I hope you didn't spend too much on it."

"You're worth it. You totally deserve it."

She looked around at the rose petals. "How long have you been planning this?"

"About six weeks. I had to get the ring resized. My previous wife had larger fingers than you."

Leanne paused in her admiration of her new ring as the words registered. "Previous wife? You were married before?"

"Twice. But don't worry I've talked to both of them, Sarah and Tanya, and they both like you. They both approve of wearing their rings." He hugged her. "I made sure first."

"You got permission from your ex-wives to give me their engagement rings?" She didn't try to keep the frost out of her voice. For her, this dream proposal was turning into a nightmare.

" You misunderstand me. They aren't my ex-wives they're my dead wives." He gave her that puppy dog look of his. "They both died in car accidents. In each case, there wasn't enough of them left for a proper burial. So, I turned them into LifeGems. It was Tanya's idea for Sarah. They were best friends and Sarah always wanted to be beautiful and an object of adoration. Making her LifeGem into an engagement ring was perfect. Tanya always said that she felt like Sarah was watching over her."

"Oh my God, this ring is made from your dead wife?!" Leanne looked at the ring on her finger in horror.

"The engagement ring is Sarah and the wedding band diamonds are Tonya." He produced another ring from his front pocket and showed it do her before putting it on her finger. "I figured you'd want to see them." The two smaller diamonds fit perfectly around the large center diamond. Together, the two rings were a beautiful set. "See? They fit your perfectly. They will always be there to watch over us and our marriage because a diamond, like marriage, is forever."

Sent to my room

I finished unpacking the kitchen. Jeff and I decided it was the priority because we need to eat or we get cranky. There's pantry stuff left. Tomorrow, I'll start on the bedroom. Jeff and I have a LOT of stuff. I was looking at it, getting overwhelmed and started spinning my wheels. There was too much stuff. We need to get rid of it. I couldn't figure out what needed to go. Or where. Or when.

Jeff sent me to my office to write. Then, he brought me my drink I had left behind.

I love that man. He knows me so well.

The Edge of Propinquity - Volume 24, December 2007

Volume 24: December, 2007

Hello everyone!

Volume 24 of The Edge of Propinquity has been published! December, the heart of winter, is often the darkest time of year for people to bear - metaphorically and physically. For those who dwell at the edge of propinquity it is no different. This month, to end out Year Two: Consequences, we have effort in vain, a pyrrhic victory, peace at a cost, a final showdown and a dearest wish granted. None of which is as good or as bad as it seems. In some cases, it is worse. Here, we close the year with the lesson learned that consequences for actions - intended or not - are felt long after the fact.

Kendrick - Too Little, Too Late by Jennifer Brozek AKA gaaneden
The clock is ticking down to an inevitable end. Although Karen and John can gather the rest of the supernatural groups together to rescue the Abbot from the Children of Anu, they are far too late and more than lives are lost.

Luminations - An Accounting by Rick Silva AKA shaharazad
Nancy Mateo walks away from the carnage of the failed ritual, and from the loss of someone dear to her. She walks into the cold darkness of a snowy New Hampshire night to settle affairs with former friends, and with the dark figure of the hunter who has haunted her dreams for the past year. The time has come for an accounting, and it's one in which the price that must be paid could very well be Nancy's own life.

Santa Maria - Battles by James M. Sullivan AKA sylvan
It's all coming down to the final battle. Enid and Mac attempt to convince the Council Dictum they must act against the Ghost Lords, who are enacting the final part of their plan - with Acolyte Garcia and Duncan in tow. Meanwhile, an injured Bree must convince Rodrigo and Ant to allow her to go to battle against the Ghost Lords.

Vorare - Into the Gloaming by Ivan Ewert AKA ivan23
A decision is made, and a peace is struck - even if it is only for a single evening, a family is reborn, and a refuge found.

Guest Author - Seasonal Work by Peter Friend
Brian and Henry are second rate Santas who work through the holiday season. Unfortunately, ever store in the whole area seems to have found new "super-Santas" to work for them. When confronted by Brian and Henry, one of these "super-Santas" gives the men exactly what they ask for.

Have you ever looked over the edge and seen something looking back at you?

Chief Cat Herder
The Edge of Propinquity