Sunday, March 21, 2010

New Story Blog

So I started this project a while back as a writers challenge, and have done nothing with it, so I am going to add it here and just write it as a short story collection. See how that goes.

Here is the link
The Wandering Soul
Only the newest story will be present on the home page, but if you look to the right there is a list from oldest to newest. If you just starting to read the story, you will want to start with the "introduction".

There is also a link to the site under the Page section of this blog. I hope you take a min. to look at it and I hope that you enjoy it. Remember that it is very raw and unedited. It is simply a way for me to continue to write on it and not care about perfection.

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Do Ghosts Have Sex?

OK, this is an odd topic, I will admit, but Sherry and I were brainstorming writing ideas the other day and somehow got on this topic...

There is so much media attention on "other world" things right now. Vampires, werewolves, shape shifters, even witches, and they are all getting a lot of press and a lot of action in the lovin' department. Just walk down the book isle of your local Walmart and you can not find less than 5 books related to one of the previous mentioned "beings". Most of which have descriptions of them getting into some pretty steamy adult situations. Then there is the movies and TV shows: Twilight, New Moon, Underworld, etc. Oh and let us not forget the hot and sexy HBO hit True Blood based on the Sookie Stackhouse novels by Charleen Harris. Whew! They tend to leave nothing to the imagination. If you haven't seen it or don't get HBO, season 1 is out on DVD and season 2 is scheduled to be out be May 2010.

Don't get me wrong, I love all the movies, books, and I can't get enough of True Blood (mainly because I have read all the books and think the actor that plays Eric is one of the most beautiful men I have ever seen on screen), but it makes wonder why they are not including ghosts in the mix. I live in Charleston, SC, easily one of the most haunted cities in America. The battles fought in and around this city played major roles in many historic wars. The blood spilt in the harbor alone could feed a entire coven of vampires for at least a century. Our tourism department prides itself on the many tours of local haunted buildings, so we at least think they are here.

We have all heard the accounts of people who are haunted by an angry spirit, or teased by a playful one. There is even a ghost in Charleston who has taken up residence in a local bed and breakfast. He has been seen by guests (women only) laying in bed next to them - So is he horny? Anger, playfulness, horny, these are all human emotions and/or states. If they do feel them, it would be safe to assume that when we die we do not lose our humanity. We carry it with us to where ever we are headed.

Which brings me to my question and wonder for day: if they exist and continue to have human emotions and urges - Do they (cue some Barry White) "...get it on"?

We have (or at least I do) the idea what ghosts are human spirits that have some kind of unfinished business here on earth. Spirits, obviously, if they exist, are on another plane of energy which is not able to be seen by living, human eyes, and if we take our lead from movies like Ghost with Patrick Swayze, or even the TV show The Ghost Whisper, we can maybe think that a spirit can focus enough of that energy to move physical things. Could that power be harnessed enough to maybe caress a living human?

I think an even more viable option would be for a spirit to find another partner. One which finds themselves in the same particular state of existence; i.e.: another ghost. After all they would have a lot in common as far as where the best haunts to hang out would be and what local cemeteries the young kids are hanging out in - I would think that if I were a ghost that would be one of my favorite things to do you know scare the pants off the hotshots that take their new girlfriends to a cemetery at night to show how macho they are, but I digress...

Lets assume that boy ghost meets girl ghost and a spark were to ignite. They are energy, the sparks might even be real, who knows - maybe like touching the ends of jumper cables together. So we have two new souls in love, quite literally floating above it all. Would they be able to hold hands, or better yet other more exciting parts? Or would their phantom hands simply pass through the targets of their admiration? How awful for the lonely ghost that can not find his spark!

What about the physical act of sex? Would one just sink into the other becoming a completely merged mass of energy? Perhaps with a merging such as this, the connection would be quite intense...Or maybe just confusing as you may not know which hand belongs to who.

One last question - If the living feel earthquakes, and see fireworks at the height of pleasure, what would a spirit feel/see? It seems to me that since they could no longer feel physical pleasure, due to lack of nerve endings, that the feelings would have to be emotional. This could be very difficult and eye opening for the ones who were very closed off emotionally when alive. As far as what they see, my guess would be the many layers of bedding, flooring, concrete, earth, etc as they would not be able to physically stay on top of a bed.

So this is what I am wondering...

Monday, March 8, 2010

Freelancing it....

I've now begun my journey into what I hope to become a fun and creative way for me to express myself through writing ( and maybe get paid a little something for it). For the longest time I have been writing for others and not for myself. This is what I hope to change, not only with this Blog, but with the articles I write and submit for publication.

Along with my best friend and co-hort, Sherry, we hope to bring to you works of both a fictional and non-fictional nature. Please take note of the name that is signed under each entry to see to whom each blog post belongs. While we have similar interests and writing styles, and between the two of us you will find a wide variety of topics, we do want to make sure that credit is given to the correct creative genius.

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We hope you enjoy The Orbs of Wonder Blog!