Thursday, December 22, 2016

Six Sentence Stories: Threats

"'You mark my words!' he snarled, his face only a few inches away from mine.  'Your family got everything they have by some means of treachery, and if I die trying, I'm going to figure it out and do whatever I have to do to reverse it!'"

"Yes, I thought he would start stalking you, but I had no idea he would confront you directly this soon; the fact that he couldn't find anything when he got in here posing as a cable worker must have really frustrated him," the Djinn said, looking a bit pensive.

"As much as I've enjoyed our conversations, and as much as I want to know the history of what my Grandmother and Grandfather did with your help, this is getting out of hand and I'm going to have to ask, how do I get rid of you and not let you get into the hands of someone else?  I mean, I'm assuming I probably shouldn't just wish that you would never be found by him, or wish you away, right?"

"You are sadly correct, the proper way to permanently get rid of a Djinn from this plane of existence is not a small matter," the Djinn sighed, then added, "it involves a blood sacrifice."

Linking up with Uncharted Blog and Six Sentence Stories, where the cue is Mark.

Today is:

Beetle Banquet and Badger Ball -- Fairy Calendar

Chipmunks Day -- the date, in 1958, when Alvin, Simon, and Theodore hit #1 with "The Chipmunk Song"

Day Sacred to the Lares -- Ancient Roman Calendar (household gods)

Hari Ibu -- Indonesia (Mother's Day)

Icelandic Yuletide Lad of the Day, Gattapefur -- Sniffer, who uses his big nose on hlakkandi ("looking forward" day, when you begin to look forward to Christmas) to sniff out a cake or two to snatch

Khoiak Ceremony for Raising the Djed Pillar -- Ancient Egyptian Calendar (Osiris festival, the pillar represented his spine, and so stability and strength; date approximate)

National Date Nut Bread Day

Santa Claus Flight Clearance Day -- US FAA (they make sure he's cleared to fly, with his de-icing system, Terrain Avoidance Warning System for low-altitude flight, and special seat belt extension in good working order)

St. Frances Xavier Cabrini's Day (Mother Cabrini, the first US citizen canonized; Patron saint of emigrants, hospital administrators, immigrants, orphans; against malaria)

Unity Day -- Zimbabwe

Birthdays Today:

Jordin Sparks, 1989
Ralph Fiennes, 1962
Maurice Gibb, 1949
Robin Gibb, 1949
Steve Garvey, 1948
Diane Sawyer, 1945
Steve Carlton, 1944
Hector Elizondo, 1936
Joe Pyne, 1925
Barbara Billingsley, 1922
Gene Rayburn, 1917
Claudia Taylor "Lady Bird" Johnson, 1912
Dame Edith Margaret Emily "Peggy" Ashcroft, 1907
Edwin Arlington Robinson, 1869
Giacomo Puccini, 1858
William Ellery, 1727
James Edward Oglethorpe, 1696

Debuting/Premiering Today:

The Graduate(Film), 1972
"Ding Dong School"(TV), 1952

Today in History:

A serious earthquake strikes Innsbruck, 1689
The Turkish fortress of Izmail is stormed and captured by Suvorov and his Russian armies, 1790
The first freight train is operated in Roorkee, India, 1851
Jules Janssen flies in a balloon in order to study a solar eclipse, 1870
The first string of Christmas tree lights is created by Thomas Edison, 1882
Ito Hirobumi, a samurai, becomes the first Prime Minister of Japan, 1885
French officer Alfred Dreyfus court-martialed for treason, triggers worldwide charges of anti-Semitism (Dreyfus later vindicated), 1894
Colo is born, the first gorilla to be bred in captivity, 1956
Berlin's Brandenburg Gate re-opens after nearly 30 years, effectively ending the division of East and West Germany, 1989
Richard Reid attempts to destroy a passenger airliner by igniting explosives hidden in his shoes aboard American Airlines Flight 63, 2001
An important peer-reviewed study of the spatial memory of bumblebees is published in the Biology Letters journal of the Royal Society by a class of 25 8- to 10-year-old children at Blackawton Primary School, 2010


Anonymous said...

Ooooh. A blood sacrifice. Do tell, Mimi, do tell.

pilch92 said...

This is getting more interesting every time.

Paul Brads said...

...nice twist...I like where these words take the story each week...

Sandee said...

A blood sacrifice? Yikes. I can't wait to see how this turns out. This story is most delightful.

Have a fabulous day my friend. ☺

Josie Two Shoes said...

I like that he is realizing having the Djinn is not the blessing it appears to be on the surface. A blood sacrifice... waiting anxiously for next Thursday to see what this involves!! :-)

stephen Hayes said...

Blood sacrifice? Oh my!!!!!

Clark Farley said...

ok when the Djinn himself (herself?) is feeling pensive, something big has got to be brewing

Pat B said...

Blood sacrifices and different planes of existence. . .this story could be going in a lot of different directions and places.

Old Egg said...

That's an interesting turn in the story! I had always imagined djinns to be far more tricky; in control..and dangerous. Yours seems to have a benevolent streak.

Stella Carousel said...

Oooh, a bit scary!