As you know, the last several days have been filled with unimaginable grief over the horrific killings in Orlando. I have watched countless hours of news coverage of this terrible tragedy, and I still can’t even begin to make sense of it. I know this poem won’t bring any of those victims back to their families or take away any of the pain the survivors are feeling, but I just needed to get some thoughts out of my head…
Wow, I can’t believe it’s been over a year since I last added to this series! I apologize for that, but the past year has been filled with a lot of stress and exhaustion, which left me with next to nothing in my writing tank.:( Thankfully though, my tank got a partial refill this week, and I was able to add another part to this ongoing saga. I love the characters in Clyde, and it always feels like “coming home” when I’m able to write something new for them.:)
To get you up to date, when we last left the Clyde family, Jo had met a new man, Sam Bailey, who owns the new bookstore in town called The Book Mark. When she fell on the ice on the sidewalk in front of his store, he helped her out, and now she can’t stop thinking about him. This newest story continues where Clyde 18: A New Day left off. Below is the link to the ENTIRE Clyde series if you need to refresh your memory, and Clyde 19: Sparks is in blue print at the end so you can find it more easily. I hope you enjoy it and would love to hear your thoughts on the story so far or your suggestions for possible stories I can add to this series in the future.:)
I originally wrote this silly interview fifteen years ago, but upon rereading it, I decided to add another Mulderbabe to the mix. For those who read the original version all those years ago, can you guess which Mulderbabe joined the interview?;)
I had so much fun writing this, and it is my hope that while reading it, you laughed out loud at least a few times. I know I did!
In Home Again, I was struck by Scully’s desperation to go back to work after her mother died. She usually doesn’t let Mulder (or us) see her so vulnerable and out of control with her emotions, and I found that rather refreshing.:) Anyway, this little tale is about the time in between leaving Mulder standing there in the hospital and when they were discussing the case with another agent back in Philadelphia. Enjoy…
I can’t begin to tell you how thrilled I am to see new episodes of the show! Having Mulder and Scully back on the screen is absolutely wonderful to watch. Although the characters are beaten down and aren’t together the way I’d like them to be, I think it’s realistic for them to be like this after all they’ve been through. I also think it’s great material for fanfic writers.:)
Of the two episodes so far, I enjoyed Founders Mutation more. It was an actual case, it had a great opening teaser, an emotional punch to the gut final scene, and it gave us some insight into how both Mulder and Scully have been feeling about not having William in their lives. Over time, we’ve sort of gotten bits and pieces about how Scully feels about it, but this was really the first time we’ve gotten some insight into the pain Mulder’s been feeling about losing their child. I loved the scenes of him envisioning what it might have been like to be a father to William and the end scene of him sitting all alone at the kitchen table with a photo of his son really got to me…which is why I wrote this little tale. I hope you like it.
Over the years, I have written many Christmas vignettes. I have written so many that for the past several years, I’ve been choosing one each holiday season to repost to Ephemeral and my mailing list. This year I chose “Work of Art”, which I wrote way back in 2006. I could picture the entire scenario as I was writing it, and I not only like it because of the way that Mulder and Scully interact with each other, but because it depicts a different kind of relationship with Mulder and his mom than what we saw on the show. I hope it warms your heart when you read it, and I hope you have a fabulous Christmas with your loved ones.:)