It’s coming …

  
It’s almost here. Just in case you thought I forgot about it…I’ve been working on it all year. 

I’m talking about Haunted October.  All month long I post short horror stories and poems. I like summer just as much as the next person. But I am passionate about October. 

I also want to add. 

I have updated my About Me page. 

I know I write dark things humorously sometimes. But I want you to know, I care deeply about Mental and Emotional health. 

If you are ever here and you laugh from something you’ve read. I count this a success. I want to write things so you can relax and escape. The real world doesn’t always have to apply. You can do anything with fiction. You can make your own rules. Your own endings. Batman doesn’t have to face Superman. What if he faces Wolverine instead? 

If you’re ever on here and you’re struggling with anxiety,depression,thoughts of self harm or helplessness, It’s ok. There’s a link in my About Me page. and it’s always  There . 

Also…as you know, I write about my good friend Simon. If you want to look into adopting shelter pets. There’s always a Link for that too in my About Me page. 

Thank you all for your support and for sticking with me for these few years. 

You. Are. Awesome. And beautiful people. 

Take care. 

I’ll be seeing you. 

Sincerely, 

-Ethan. 

Beagle in the City #68

Ethan: Today is National Dog Day. Also…. I have a picture of the day we brought you home. 

Simon: I’ve always been here dad.  

 
Ethan: Look at how small you were… 

   
Simon: I have some pictures too dad. From our Dogue sessions…

     

   
 
Ethan: well, just the same. What do you think of these roses?  

 Simon: yup. Those are good ones. You didn’t have to get me flowers dad. 

 
Ethan: oh, well, they’re actually for mom.  

 Simon: My dog day and mom gets flowers…I should have known you’d ruin this for me. 

Ethan: you woke me up at 5am. And what did we do today?

Simon: we went to Lawes…

Ethan: Lowe’s

Simon: I saw some light fixtures and some plumbing…a person with a shiny vest. This one guy was really excited about a hammer….

Find out more about adopting furry friends Here.

Beagle in the City #67

Simon: ahh morning. Time for my meditations. I will be in a good mood for my walk today. 

Let’s see. Opening the restaurant, good morning funny man. 

Mailman! Hey pal! Good luck on your walk. I hope it doesn’t rain. I hate the rain. Maybe I’ll be a Mail man one day… I wonder if they have a Paw division? I bet I could make it through the training.

 

  

The Magnificent Seven

Perhaps I was just about to be seven and paying attention to sevens. Maybe it was because we lived in Georgia at the time and the ’96 Summer Olympics  were in Atlanta.

I felt they were really close.

Maybe it’s because of the terrorist pipe Bomb going off. 

There were a lot of things that really scared me and a lot of things that I just find I remember. 

 7 time Olympic medalist. Shannon Miller. Photo Origin

  Kerri Strug 

It was the summer of The Magnificent Seven.

The women’s team was poised to make history winning Gold. 

It’s the Olympics I remember over any. 
  
I remember this vault. 

Kerri Strug  on two torn ligaments…

She injured her ankle on the first Vault…but she had to land it on the second one…someone had fell on their set before her and this was the only way their team would secure Gold over Russia.

  

I just know I’ve always remembered.

Maybe some part of me took comfort in knowing the world was just as displaced 20 years ago…

It was ’96 and I was six about to be seven. Now it’s ’16 – I’m 26 and we’re all looking at seven’s again. 

I know it hurts.

Fear and not knowing…

This feeling of getting old. 

This place we are in.

Hurting is not losing,

Not getting up is. 

Look at your talent 

What you’ve achieved 

And your goal. 

And you can run towards it. 

You can face it. 

And you can land it. 

It’s supposed to be hard. If it wasn’t hard, everyone would do it. The hard… is what makes it great. 

-Tom Hanks 

Beagle in the City#66

Simon: Dad! Why are you in the floor? Are you ok? What’s the number for 911!!

Ethan: Hey…

Simon: Hold on dad! I’m calling mom to get the number. . .yes, Hospital? Put mom on. 

Ethan: Simon. I’m fixing this drawer on the bed.  See?

 Simon: What. . . gee dad,You sure lead an exciting life. 

Simon: What’s under this bed anyway? I bet it’s monsters. Hey, there’s my ball. Hello ball. 

Ethan: if you get stuck again I’m not helping you.

Gulls on the Coast

  
Gull: Do you see anything yet?

Gull 2:  you actually see something in these waves? 

Gull: I have a confession…Usually I just stand here until someone throws some chips or something…

  
Gull: Oh wait wait wait…here comes a big one… This is the one…

Gull 2: This is it guys! 

Gull 3: This is the one. 

Gull 4: The one…

Gull 1: Nope wait no false start… 

Gull 7: Maybe the next one?

Gull 1: Yeah maybe the next one: 

Gull 2: Get ready guys it might be the next one! 

Beagle in the City #65

  
Simon: This isn’t going to look good on your polls, dad. You kind of look like a thermometer…

Ethan: it’s not as bad as it looks…

Simon: Can I touch it?

Ethan: Don’t touch it, agh!!

Simon: How did this happen again?

Ethan: We went to the beach while you were at grandmas. 

Simon: Wait a minute…whaaaat?

Ethan: Now smile…