Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Shaken and Broken

"Quickly," the Temple Guardian said as the whole temple started to shake, "you must leave now, I have to enter the obelisk also."

"And is everything going to be okay?" he asked, barely keeping the tremble out of his own voice.

"That was the last Djinn left here on this plane, so all is well;  I will go through the obelisk to the other side, and this temple will become what your archaeologists will believe is an ancient worship site that was abandoned thousands of years ago, leaving no trace of the Djinn or their magic here."

"There will be no trace of any magic the Djinn worked in this world?" he whispered, a horrible sinking feeling in the pit of his stomach.

"There will be no trace in this temple, but every year when you find that perfect Christmas tree growing on your property, you will know that the wishes already granted last even after the Djinn is gone."

"Thank you," he said; the Temple Guardian smiled and shoved him into the corridor where he'd come in, and he turned to go home.

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


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.

Bamboo growing next to the fence may look nice.

But it can really damage the fence.

Today is:

Blow Bubbles for Your Cat Day -- internet generated entertainment urged for human and feline like

Cormorant Fishing Festival -- Nagara River, Gifu, Japan (traditional fishing with trained cormorants is celebrated nightly under the light of blazing torches through mid-October)

Eat What You Want Day -- since none of the "experts" can totally agree on what's good and what isn't, today, ignore them all! sponsored by Wellcat Holidays

Fairy Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Royal Humans Founded -- Fairy Calendar

Full Flower Moon / Corn Planting Moon / Milk Moon
     Buddha Day/Vesak/Waisak  -- Bhuddist's Buddha Day; date varies with many celebrating tomorrow, and some areas already started the celebrations yesterday; sometimes called "Buddha's Birthday"
     Heavenly Sage Bao Sheng’s Birthday -- Taoism
     Kasone Full Moon -- Myanmar
     Vesak Full Moon Poya Day -- Sri Lanka
     Waisak/Vesak Festival -- Borobudur Temple, Java, Indonesia (on the day of the full moon, a stunning and spiritual celebration of Buddha's birthday)

Holiday of the City of Miskolc -- Miskolc, Hungary

Hostess Cupcake Day -- the Hostess Cupcake, the first commercially produced cupcake, went on sale on this day in 1919

Lailat al-Bara'ah (Shab Barat) -- Islam (Night of Forgiveness, a preparation for Ramadan; begins at sunset, local custom dates may vary)

Lemuralia -- Ancient Roman Calendar (second day)

Lokadagur -- Iceland (Final Day, festival to mark the end of the fishing season in the south-west of the country)

Mom's Nite Out -- lets give mom a nite to herself with her friends! 

National Mocha Torte Day

National Technology Day -- India

Nisga'a Day -- Nisga'a (one of the First Nations of Canada [ effective date of treaty])

Root Canal Appreciation Day -- Dr. Chris Kammer, the 'rock and roll dentist', declared this day back in 2005 because he said the much maligned proceedure saves millions of teeth a year and needs an image make over 

St. Gengulf's Day (Patron of knights, separated spouses, victims of adultery or unfaithfulness; against unhappy marriages)

St. Mamertus' Day (first of the Ice Saints, whose days are supposed to herald the last frost)

Tubeless Tire Day -- B. F. Goodrich Company announced the development of a tubeless tire on this day in 1947

Twilight Zone Day -- no, it didn't premier on this day, nor was Rod Serling born or died on this day; it's today on the internet for no particular reason except that someone decided to celebrate it today

Witching Day -- Isle of Man (Mayday Eve based on the OS calendar, be careful of the spirits today)

Anniversaries Today:

Sammy Davis, Jr., marries Altovise Gore, 1970
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences is founded, 1927
Glacier National Park established, MT, US, 1910
Minnesota becomes the 32nd US state, 1858

Birthdays Today:

Corey Monteith, 1982
Jonathan Jackson, 1982
Natasha Richardson, 1963
Boyd Gaines, 1953
Robert Jarvik, 1946
Mort Sahl, 1927
Bernard Fox, 1927
Foster Brooks, 1912
Phil Silvers, 1911
Salvador Dali, 1904
Martha Graham, 1894
Irving Berlin, 1888
Charles Warren Fairbanks, 1852
Chang and Eng Bunker, 1811

Debuting/Premiering Today:

"Once Upon a Mattress"(Musical), 1959

Today in History:

Constantinople becomes the capital of the Roman Empire and is also called Nova Roma and Byzantium, 330
Peter Stuyvesant arrives in New Amsterdam, 1647
Captain Robert Gray becomes the first documented European to sail into the Columbia River, 1792
The waltz is introduced into English ballrooms, and becomes popular in spite of being called "riotous and indecent," 1812
William Lawson, Gregory Blaxland and William Wentworth lead an expedition westwards from Sydney, opening the interior of Australia for settlement, 1813
Indian rebels seize Delhi from the British, 1857
Luxembourg  gains its independence, 1867
U.S. Congress  establishes Glacier National Park in Montana, 1910
Mercedes-Benz is formed by Gottlieb Daimler and Karl Benz merging their two companies, 1924
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences is founded, 1927
Siam officially changes its name to Thailand  for the second time, 1949
Israel joins the United Nations, 1949
In Baltimore, Maryland, the first heart-lung transplant takes place, 1987
In New York City, more than 170 countries decide to extend the Nuclear Nonproliferation Treaty indefinitely and without conditions, 1995
IBM Deep Blue, a chess-playing supercomputer, defeats Garry Kasparov in the last game of the rematch, becoming the first computer to beat a world-champion chess player in a classic match format, 1997
In Nepal, Sherpa Apa Sherpa achieves a new record by climbing Mount Everest for the 21st time, 2011


Nilanjana Bose said...

I am going with eat what you want day.

Nice flash in six.

moon said...
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moon said...

Wonderful six sentences ,Mimi though I am yet to read the previous installments.
Also, I am going to try and celebrate mom's nite out , though it's only Thursday .😀😀😊
Best wishes

Paul Brads said...

Good six. I too like eat what ya want day

pilch92 said...

That is sweet that he will still have the perfect Christmas tree.

Gosia said...

Thanks for your fences love

Sandee said...

I've so enjoyed this story. Well written and very entertaining.

Have a fabulous day. ☺

Nancy Chan said...

Is this the ending or more to come? Bamboo plants can be hard to control. Pretty fence.

carol l mckenna said...

Hmm ~ thanks for info about bamboo ~ didn't know it could damage fences ~ neat shot ~ thanks,

Happy Day to you ~ ^_^

Anonymous said...

Love your story. The Christmas tree reminder is a great touch. Also: Bamboo is invasive for sure.

clark said...

nice hook on the ending (or post ending) to the story. The kind of story that leaves the reader feeling like all did end well.

Anonymous said...

I really love this story, Mimi. Nicely written.
The fence made me cringe, after just replacing ours (post-storm). I hope things are okay there! Hugs!

Josie Two Shoes said...

I wondered how you were going to leave things as the Djinn departed, this wraps it up perfectly, I loved the part about the perfect Christmas tree, a powerful symbol as a reminder. This whole series was just excellent, Mimi, I've enjoyed every week of it!

Christine said...

Though our fence hasn't been damaged by bamboo, it has weathered too many storms and we are in the process of replacing it, so I'm busy painting it now!

Nasreen said...

I enjoyed reading this. It hoped me right in as a reader.


I too enjoyed reading this.

Ida said...

The story has been fun to read. I do hope everything stays right. - The Bamboo looks pretty but I can see where it might cause problems with the fencing.

Pauline said...

Ahh, peace at last. Or have you lulled me into a false sense of security? You are so right about bamboo, I've battled with it in the past, stay well clear now.