Thursday, March 23, 2017

What's the Point and Entry Gate

"What's the point of knowing he has a Djinn in the house if it's well guarded and we can't get to it?"

"There's always breaking and entering, but I like to save that as a last resort, and only when a family is on vacation so I have plenty of time to search, but this time, I don't think we have to."

"You have an idea?"

"More than that, I've been monitoring his activities as well as talking to the town gossips, and he's made reservations on a flight to Amman, Jordan; that means he's trying to take the Djinn back to its place of origin."

"So we follow him there, but why is he taking it to begin with?"

"From what I've gathered about him, he's the kind who is taking it to go return it to the temple and perform a sacrifice to get it out of this realm of existence -- I'll bet you credits to navy beans he knows you want it, and he wants to get it out of your reach."

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


Gosia, of Looking for Identity, has taken over Good Fences, and it's now Good Fences Around The World.  Post a picture of a fence or gate, link back to her blog, and go visit others to see what interesting fences there are out in this big world.

One of several entry gates to horse farms on the highway north of here.

Today is:

Ancient Roman Calendar Celebrations on this date
     Day of Mouring -- leading up to the festival for Hilaria
     Invocation Day of Mars and Saturn
     Tubilustrium -- Ancient Roman Calendar (ceremony to purify the trumpets used in sacred ceremonies)

Cuddly Kitten Day -- because the cats can't let the dogs get all the attention

Dandelion Dance -- Fairy Calendar

Day of Hungarian-Polish Friendship -- Hungary and Poland

Day of the Sea -- Bolivia (Dia del Mar)

Liberty Day -- today in 1775, Patrick Henry said, “I know not what course others may take, but as for me, give me liberty or give me death.”

Lieldienas -- Ancient Latvian Calendar ("Big Days" or "Long Days", four day celebration of spring, each day devoted to a different deity)

National Chip and Dip Day

National Letting Go of Stuff Day -- see for details

National Melba Toast Day

National Puppy Day -- encouraging you to adopt a shelter pup today

Near Miss Day -- commemorates the mountain sized asteroid that was a near miss on this day in 1989

Rally for Decency Day -- Commemorates the first Rally for Decency, prompted on this day in 1969 by Jim Morrison

Republic Day -- Pakistan

Savannah Tour of Homes and Gardens -- Savannah, GA, US (tours of Savannah's historic homes; through Sunday)

St. Turibius de Mongrovejo's Day (Patron of Latin American bishops, native rights; Peru)

Toast Day -- supposedly for the invention of Melba toast; a recent article says it takes 6 steps to toast bread "right"; i say if you can't put bread in the toaster and butter it when it comes out and need long sets of instructions, you shouldn't be let loose in society!

World Meteorological Day -- UN

Anniversaries Today:

The University of California is founded in Oakland, California, 1868

Birthdays Today:

Michelle Monaghan, 1976
Keri Russell, 1976
Richard Grieco, 1965
Amanda Plummer, 1957
Chaka Khan, 1953
Louie Anderson, 1953
Roger Bannister, 1929
Wernher Von Braun, 1912
Akira Kurosawa, 1910
Joan Crawford, 1905

Debuting/Premiering Today:

"The Bold and the Beautiful"(TV), 1987
"Detective Story"(Play), 1950
"Truth or Consequences"(Radio), 1940

Today in History:

Eighteenth recorded perihelion passage of Halley's Comet. 1066
The first dated edition of Maimonides "Mishna Torah" published, 1490
George Frideric Handel's oratorio "Messiah" premieres in London, 1743
Patrick Henry delivers his famous speech – "Give me Liberty, or give me Death!" – at St. John's Church in Richmond, Virginia, 1775
After traveling through the Louisiana Purchase and reaching the Pacific Ocean, explorers Lewis and Clark and their "Corps of Discovery" begin their arduous journey home, 1806
Elisha Otis's first elevator is installed at 488 Broadway New York City, 1857
The Boers and Britain sign a peace accord that ends the First Boer War, 1881
President Benjamin Harrison opens Oklahoma to white settlement starting on April 22, starting a Land Run, 1889
The Wright Brothers apply for a patent on their invention of one of the first successful airplanes, 1903
Pakistan becomes the first Islamic republic in the world, 1956
NASA launches Gemini 3, the United States' first two-man space flight (crew: Gus Grissom and John Young), 1965
Archbishop Óscar Romero of El Salvador gives his famous speech appealing to men of the El Salvadoran armed forces to stop killing the Salvadorans, 1980
Taiwan holds its first direct elections and chooses Lee Teng-hui as President, 1996
The Russian Mir space station is disposed of, breaking up in the atmosphere before falling into the southern Pacific Ocean near Fiji, 2001
In Tokyo, the Metropolitan Government Bureau of Waterworks reports that radioactive iodine in city tap water is two times the recommended level for infants, 2011


  1. Breaking and entering it is always best served as a last resort. Great job

  2. I love the expression "I'll bet you credits to navy beans". How unusual, it adds such a colorful edge to your story.

  3. Things are about to get intense here I see. I am so hoping that he is able to free the Djinn before it falls into the wrong hands! I love the way you are building suspense, Mimi!

  4. Always a fun post and neat photo of the horse farm entrance and fence ~ thanks,

    Wishing you a Happy Week ~ ^_^

  5. Great read :) Thanks for sharing.

  6. Very interesting. I can't wait to see what happens next.

  7. I'm loving each post on this ongoing story. I hope it has a happy ending.

    Love the gate/fence. Since I've seen so many posts about fences, I've been noticing them around here.

    Have a fabulous day. ☺

  8. now that's a bad guy... not only getting the plan to form but messing with the other guy's head, (" get it out of your reach.")

  9. Jealousy and covetousness is quite a characteristic of humnanity isn't it? Even in possessing something that might be ultimately dangerous.

  10. Hello!:) I like the entrance gate to the horse farm, and the fence.I enjoyed reading the famous dates and days, and had to smile at the National Chip and Dip day, and the National Melba Toast day!! What next!!:=)

  11. a great gate, high enough for most truck too.


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