Meeting of Souls….Part 1

 

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I sat at my office desk,  staring at the screen before me whilst typing a comment to  Mike  on WordPress, and as my hands hesitated for a split second my nostrils suddenly caught a faint scent of tobacco smoke.  The NO Smoking rules adhered to on pain of death with a quick sneaky cigarette  in the toilets, meant that it could only be one person,  Fyrespike and I slowly glanced about the room, but saw no sign of the Green Dragon anywhere. Shrugging my shoulders I glanced back at the screen and very carefully continued typing. “Huh Hum” said a smoky gravelly voice and a ready smile formed on my lips as I glanced up at the smoky circle which now appeared  above my untidy desk. ‘Thank goodness the blinds are closed’ I thought.., ‘or anyone seeing this would think I’d taken up the Hookah…’  ”Lady Pen… are you coming for a Meeting of Souls?”  He growled, and suddenly he was there, floating about 3ft from the floor whilst smiling broadly and waving his red pipe at me in a ‘come hither’ circling  motion.  I quickly finished my comment to Mike and smiled broadly at Fyrespike…

Smoky Trail

“Boy oh boy am I glad to see you”  I said excitedly “Things are so frantic round here and ….”  He grinned, a full flashy mouth-filled-with-deadly-teeth grin, and butted in “Oh Yes, I can see you’re so busy keeping your site going and answering comments,  franticly working are you? ”    I flushed slightly and coughed, “Um, well I was just catching up with….”   He gave a full throated roar of laughter and warned with a slightly sly glance “Lady Pen, I can hear your thoughts, so no hiding anything from me, and as I could see you’re NOT busy,  I thought Why Not, Why Not invite the little mortal to the Meeting of Souls…”   I stared and then gulped and kept quiet, waiting patiently whilst thinking ‘Meeting of Souls, I wonder if Death’s involved?’

Smoky Trail

Another deep roar of laughter, accompanied this time by a stray lick of fire then a curling cloud of smoke, which my eyes automatically followed as it twisted slowly and ever so lazily upwards on it’s way to the ceiling.  ‘Any more of this and the fire alarm will go off’ I thought worriedly,  but his wide toothed grin appeared again as he queried “Well? Are you willing to come?  You know you have to agree verbally”   What do you think reader?  I swivelled my PC chair round and round and let out a yelp of laughter, ‘Oh yes, indeedy I am, try stopping me’  and suddenly at the same time as there was a hesitant knock at my office door, with a female voice querying “Pen, are you ok?” … a puff of smoke suddenly surrounded Fyrespike and myself, then everything went dizzy, a kaleidoscope type dizzy,  leaving a slightly sickening feeling at the back of my throat and a burning smell pervading my nose. Ugh,  it smelt horribly sulphur-like  or maybe just what you’d imagine Brimstone to smell like if you’d ever visited Hell …  “Funny you should think that Lady Pen” the Dragon growled, “Welcome to Hell” ……

Smoky Trail

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34 responses to “Meeting of Souls….Part 1

  1. Was work the impetus for hell, or was it the blogging? It seems you’re ready to tackle anything that comes your way, even a Meeting of the Souls.
    A cloud of smoke and the smell of sulphur, and no fire alarms going off? Interesting story, Lady P, and where are you going with it now?

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    • Um, now there’s a question Dan, I think it was just my vivid imagination taking me places I haven’t been (Hell being one of the many places.. 😉 )
      as to where we (Fyrespike and myself) are going, my imagination hasn’t let me in on the twist in the tale yet!! Many thanks for your comment, my friend, much appreciated…xx
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  2. summer breeze

    I love your little Dragon… whats he smoking…LOL 🙂

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    • I love him too Summer, as to what’s he smoking? He hasn’t let me in on the precise blend, he just calls it “Dragon Smoke Plus” and laughs…I have no idea what the extra ingredient is? Your guess is as good as mine… 😉 . xx
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  3. i wish i could really read what you have written here, but i’m kinna’ drunk right now…i will re-visit when i’m not drunk, sorry Pen.

    Phranque wants me to tell you that i’m with him and he “has plyed me with plenty of wine”.

    it is pretty good wine – wish you were here with us sharing this red red wine.

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  4. Oh, Pen, Hell…!
    Nice to see Fyrespike again, but I’m sorry to say I’ve visited without gifts again… I promise to do better next time!
    I’m intrigued as to what this meeting of souls is all about.
    Great first part… I can’t wait to read more!

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    • ah, Hell indeed, and no gifts at all Sir Aquatom?… Fyrespike says that’s ok, you brought yourself , but he’s smiling quite broadly… I wonder what he’s upto?… and Meeting of Souls, yes I’m wondering too, whatever could be in the next chapter? We shall have to wait and see!! 😉
      many thanks for your comment my friend, and sorry about the smoke damage to your Armour, will it rub off? I’ve got some metal polish somewhere…..oh you’ve scarpered!! xx
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  5. So, you’re either hiding part 2 from us or you’re still considering which of your bosses is the devil 😉

    Great to see Fyrespike again, I just love that smoking dragon.

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    • I’m not saying a word, Sir Trevor, on the grounds it could incriminate me… 😉
      Glad you’re enjoying the tale as it unfolds…and Fyrespike says he’s sure he’d love you too… many thanks for your comment too, greatly appreciated..xx
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  6. I love your dragon Pen and I will wait patiently for the next chapter.

    xoxox

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    • That’s great Beth, I’m so pleased you’re enjoying the storyline, and Fyrespike too of course. (he nudged me then…as if I wouldn’t give credit where credit is due!!) ..
      many thanks for dropping by my friend. and for your lovely comment… Part 2 will be ready as soon as he (Pen points at the smiling/smoking Green Dragon) lets me out of this place .xx
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  7. Feeling dizzy at work eh?:P Must talk to your boss… Liked the idea of a dragon smoking… Hadn’t noticed his toes before… Its giving a mixed feeling that he s kinda shy but still upto something… Wouldn’t it be so great if our imagination turned real…? Looking fwd to the next part…:) Love n hugs… Take care Pen…

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    • Oh yes, Sunshine, happens quite often you know? Helps pass the time !! 😉
      and shy? Huh!! he’s always upto something…and um, maybe not at the mo for reality wishing, maybe a bit later on in the storyline perhaps? …. I’m sure it’s going to get much more scenic than a visit to Hell and back, or at least I hope so.. Many thanks for your wonderful comment my friend…xx
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  8. You’ve trapped me, now, as I see this is Part I!

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    • ah so you’re hooked Leslie? Grrreat, I’ve got a captive audience…and Fyrespike has another victim…er…friend to tag along with!! Glad you’re with me on this journey of imagination and adventure…(Did you bring any chocolate ? I forgot mine!!) 😉 xx
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  9. oh Pen! this is awesome! love Fyrespike and can’t wait to see how things go at the Meeting of Souls! don’t want to be even a little patient for Part 2. i’m sure there is something around this place to try and bribe you with…

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    • Bribery? It could work you know Bex, any chocolate? or perhaps there’s a smidgen of wine left? 😉 … Hope you two had a wonderful evening… and so glad you’re enjoying the adventure so far,… part 2? hmm, wait and see… 😀
      xx
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  10. Hmmm a telephathic Dragon with bad breath??? LoL!!!

    Nice start Pen – now let’s see where you take it…

    Love and squishy hugs!

    Prenin.

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    • HIya Sir Prenin,
      Who said anything about bad breath?… Now you’ve gone and hurt his feelings… and he said he brushes his teeth every evening without fail, then finishes with a handy Knight to floss, any volunteers? 😉 … Glad you’re enjoying the storyline, My friend, Part 2? hot on the Pen-presses as I type… Phew!!
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  11. Ahhh the surfacing of Ye Olde Fyrespike I wondered
    where this cheeky chappie was hiding? And a lovely
    new breath of fire to go with it too, you have a wicked
    imagination Lady Pen, one wonders how wicked…
    Sometimes? lol A delightful little offering and I thank
    you for sharing your adventures here with us all… What
    a treat having you as a fellow Adventurer and Myth making
    wonder of Ye Olde Dragon with Red Pipe himself… lol

    Androgoth XXx

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    • HI there Andro, it’s taken a while and a bit of encouragement from the Green Dragon himself… and a touch of baccy methinks…OH yes, my imagination knows no bounds…at least I haven’t encountered any yet…We’ll have to see…
      Moi’ wicked? never… it’s this Dragon you know? Leading me astray… 😉
      thanks for your great comment and compliment, my Gothic friend… much appreciated…xx
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  12. It appears that your little dragon is trying to lead you astray Pen, Meeting of Souls, shudder, I don’t like the sound of it, take Bess with you for protection, in
    fact if you wish I’ll send Tango as well ,just for company, he’s no good for protection, LOL I await with bated Thanks for popping by blogspot, I’ve been a bit busy and haven’t got onthe poota much. will catch up though. Love to Bess, from me and snuzzles from Roobs and Tango X – snuzzles ? don’t ask kidstalk.

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    • HI Arlene, Fyrespike is very affronted that you’d believe he’d lead me astray … 🙂 apparently he’s on his best behaviour… even trimmed his claws for me!! Um, I don’t ferzackerly know what he means by that…but anyway… Thanks for the offer of Tango as protection but that’d leave you without any other than Ruby, so I’ll just set Bess on guard… Thanks for dropping by and love ‘n’ hugs to you and the clan….xx
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  13. So happy to meet Fyrespike again – the deep-throated laugh, the stray lick of fire, and the journey to ?? Safe travels, Pen!

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    • Many thanks Monica, and glad you enjoyed the read…journey to?? who knows ? certainly not the author my friend…Fyrespike has the reins, and is leading this one to who knows where. ;-)… Help!! xx
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  14. Great story Pen.
    Like others who have commented I am looking forward to Part 2.
    Thanks for the mention in this tale – much appreciated. I hope that doesn’t mean I have to accompany you to the ‘Meeting Of The Souls’ – I think I would prefer to stay behind – maybe you could send me the minutes of the meeting so that I can see what I missed!

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    • I’m glad you enjoyed the read Mike, and Part 2 is in the pipeline, (as in :- it’s in my mind…sort of 🙂 ) … and of course you don’t need to attend the meeting, Fyrespike wouldn’t wish to place you in mortal danger, as he would me 😦 I think you’re quite, quite safe…unless you had a gold edged email recently? NO? ok..you’re fine!! xx
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  15. Oh, come one, talk about a cliff hanger?!! You know you will need to write more for us, Meeting of the Souls Part 2… you can’t draw us in to your splendid creative writing and NOT solve our curiosity. 🙂 You wouldn’t want the reputation of a tease now do you? Bwahahaha!

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    • Heh!! gotcha Seth!!! Part two will be along before you know it….Fyrespike is proof reading it as I type this comment reply… 😉 …Tease? moi? never in this lifetime .. xx
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  16. Well hey, I think this is the first time I’ve met your dragon! He reminds me of the Cheshire cat from Alice in Wonderland what with the floating and toothy grin. And maybe a bit of the caterpillar with the smoking. Hopefully not the opium though! 😉 glad that I only read this now so I can go on to part 2 without the suspenseful wait!

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    • You’re very welcome, Andini, (so says Fyrespike 😉 ) and no, not opium, but then he won’t tell me what his ‘special’ blend contains!! So your guess is as good as mine. 🙂 I hope you enjoy the two part-er, as much as I enjoyed writing it. Many thanks for your comment my friend..xx
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  17. Oh I love this! Very very good piece, will go on to read Part 2 now. 🙂

    ‘Meeting of Souls, I wonder if Death’s involved?’ love that line a lot, somehow just struck out at me 🙂

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    • you made me laugh, dp, (which at the moment is very painful…got a chesty cough which makes me sound very,very abnormal !!) … but It appealed to me too … So pleased you enjoyed the tale of Fyrespike, and his appearances, I enjoy them too, very, very much!! xx
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