Song of the Day: Kiss of Life – Friendly Fires

Wow.

Can you actually believe 2013 is now saying bye-bye this quick? Seriously, it still feels like October or a few months remaining still. Maybe that’s just me? Anybody else think that 2013 has gone by very quickly?

2013 will forever be close to my heart even though it has had many ups and downs, I came out in flying colours! What I mean to say is a better and happier me, the girl who has transformed into a butterfly and stopped hiding from the world.

In 2013 I learned that I could care for someone and handle a big responsibility, I finally understood myself and what I want in life, I tackled my lack of self-esteem and self-confidence by going to a confidence building group, I have come out of my shell quite a bit. I have conquered some of my fears. I still have plenty more to face and that is what 2014 is for!

Enough about 2013.

To welcome 2014 I have the perfect tune!

Song: Kiss of Life

Artist: Friendly Fires

This is one of my favourite songs and it makes me want to dance and be care free and leave the negativity well behind!

Maybe I should ask the lead vocalist for some dance lessons, he’s got  moves! I just love how he dances like he doesn’t care.

So let’s dance ourselves into 2014!

To all my followers and Friends: Happy New Year and may it be the best year filled with love, joy, happiness and may your dreams come true!

It’s Alive!

Just a quick message to let everyone know that my new blog (just for writing stories and writing related stuff only) is now set up and ready to be viewed!

The address to the blog is:

echoesofawriter.wordpress.com

or Click Here to go directly there.

After Christmas I shall put some more content up, and as promised I will finish off the Here With Me story also on this blog, but please do be patient on the story front as at the moment I’m currently experiencing a mental block, but I am rereading what I previously done and hoping to continue where I left off in the story.

But yeah, hope to see you guys there and here! 🙂

Season Greetings!

Hello Everyone!

How are you today?

I cannot believe how quick the year has gone by. Can you? It feels as if it has whizzed past and time has slipped away without thinking about it.

To all my friends and followers Merry Christmas and a Very Happy New Year to you all!!!! I pray that the new year brings each and everyone one you joy, happiness and love!

Lots of Love

The Lost Girl Has Finally Returned! :)

Hello my dear friends and  followers,

How are you?

It appears that I took a wrong turn and ended up getting so lost I couldn’t find my way back. Somehow, I finally managed to get back on track and here I am, again.

Firstly, I would like to apologise to all of you, for such a lengthy disappearance act. Well you see a few months ago I had to drop everything and take care of the household and whilst looking after my mother (who is much better now). Then things ended up getting crazy over the past months due to work searching, CV’s and covering letters, courses, job interviews and not getting anywhere and only now have things settled down.

As always though, I am still busy – just the way I like it – but I’m going to maintain this blog.

A few thoughts occurred during the phase and I wasn’t proud of it. It was like a game of tug of war (if that is the correct name, I’ve forgotten lol) a part of me was saying, I would never have time for the blog anymore and that I should delete it; but then another part of me thought that you have worked so hard to make this blog survive and all the hard work and effort will be a waste, You need to go back! Your followers are missing you, can’t you not see that?

Eventually the voice that said I need to go back eventually won. And here I am.

So here’s what I am planning to do:

  1. I have created another blog which will be just for my stories.
  2. I am keeping this blog as a thought journal, or songs of the day that is related to life in general.
  3. The stories on this blog shall remain here, but I will also upload them onto the new blog as well.
  4. The Here With Me story I shall continue but upload onto the new blog!
  5. On the new blog I will continue to do the 5 word writing challenge, I heard that it helped, or inspired some others to write also.
  6. I will also be doing a word a day, this is just to help me to broaden my vocabulary.
  7. Lastly, on the new blog I will do songs of the day that relate to my stories or characters.

Once again I wish to take the time to apologise for my absence and I hope you can truly forgive me and know that I really truly have missed everyone from this blog. Especially my followers and the friends that I made.

I will give the link to the new blog when it is ready to be fully launched!

P.S. I have changed my username to Gurmeet Kaur rather than Misguidedghost86. I wanted to come back with a new sense of positivity. Gurmeet Kaur is my alias now 🙂

Anyway, I better go now.

See everybody around!

Here With Me – Chapter 2

Hello Everyone!

How are you?

Here is the new chapter for the new story. I hope you enjoy it! 🙂

Here With Me

Chapter 2

Darkness. That is all that can be seen behind closed eyes.

Suddenly, it appeared. A flicker of light like a sparkling star in the distance. It grew brighter and brighter eventually consuming everything in its path. The warmth of the light brushed against the skin awakening every cell in the body.

Sounds. The sound of blood pounding in the ears. The heart beating feverishly.

A prickly feeling rushed through the entire body, resurrecting movement in a lifeless body.

My eyes opened gradually, but my vision was blurry. I couldn’t make out where I was. My throat was parched. I needed water. All I could hear was many strange beeping sounds of machines surrounding me. Then I heard it…a distorted voice…speaking in a devilish tone.

“Oh thank God! She’s awake. Get the doctor!”

Somewhere in my mind an unknown voice lingered. It spoke to me, ‘It’s time to wake up Keisha. I’m waiting for you.’

Suddenly everything disappeared and I was lost to the world once again.

~X~

The Next Day

When my eyes opened, I took in my surroundings. The walls were pure white, and the room smelled like disinfectant spray and it wafted throughout the whole building. Beside me was a small bedside table, and on that table was a vase of flowers and a cup of water which was covered by a coaster.

Adjacent to me was a chair and I noticed it was occupied. My brother Cole was sprawled out on the chair, sleeping. When he couldn’t get comfortable, one of his eyes popped open, and he instantly sat up and yawned.

He checked his watch and with a cheerful smile he said, “Good afternoon, Nicola Allyson! You’re finally in the land of the living!” He got up from the seat and hugged me tight like a bear trap clutching to its prey.

“You know, we were all worried about you,” he said as he went and sat back on the chair, he sat at the edge of the seat, his arms resting on his knees as he leaned forwards, “we thought we had lost you forever.”

“Why?” I asked him. I was utterly lost.

“Wait, you don’t remember, do you?”

“Remember what?”

Cole sighed and looked straight into my eyes, “long story short…you had a stalker. You witnessed him killing your best friend because she found his ‘so called’ shrine dedicated to you, she called and asked you to meet her there so she could show you. Afterwards, you went to the police and filed a report, but they could never catch him. He then started to threaten you and almost killed you…hence you went under witness protection because no matter what he would always find you.” Cole lowered his eyes, I think he saw the I-don’t-know-what-you’re-talking-about expression playing on my face; and Cole stood up, “I’ll be back in a moment.” He left the room.

I was alone for quite some time. I watched the entrance of the room hoping Cole would return as I began to feel unsafe, as if unknown eyes were spying on me. Out of nowhere someone else appeared in the entrance to the ward room, someone I didn’t know or never seen before. When my eyes landed on him, my heart skipped a beat.

“Who are you?” I asked, sitting up in my hospital bed.

“My name is Justin.” He said resting against the door frame with his arms folded.

“Do I know you?”

“Of course, you know me, Keisha. I’m your fiancé.” I could tell my expression was of pure bewilderment.

“Excuse me, what did you just say?”

Just like that he smiled and left. It was uncanny to explain but, it felt like my heart wanted to jump out and land straight in his hands! Why did I feel this way? We only just met! I began to panic, I couldn’t figure out what was happening to me…maybe, it was a dream and I’m just waiting to wake up. I pinched my skin and it hurt. Nope. This was not a dream.

I ripped out the wires that were connected to a drip and scrambled out of my bed, only to fall on the floor. My legs felt stiff and numb, I was unable to move.

“Nicola!” Cole rushed up to my side and hoisted me back on my feet again and tucked me into bed. My breathing was rapid; I was distraught.

“What are you doing? You should be resting!” Cole was angry at me.

“I don’t know what is going on! I don’t even know why I’m in hospital! I don’t know why this complete stranger came and told me he was my fiancé!” I cried into his shoulder and I couldn’t stop myself. I felt him tense as he pulled me away at arms length.

“What was his name?” He asked.

“He said his name was Justin.” I sobbed. I could see the shock on his face, and as quickly as it arrived he made it vanish. He embraced me again and stroked the long length of my hair.

“It’s okay Nicola. You’re safe. No one can hurt you any more…” His voice became mute.

What did you guys think? Confusing right? Well everything will get clearer as the chapters come down!

This reminds me of when I was in college and the strange ideas I used to come out with 🙂

5 Word Writing Challenge: The Game of Life!

Hi There!

Before I begin, I would like to say that this is not 100 words this time, it was too difficult to condense down. In fact I found myself adding and adding. I tried to make it 100 words, but it didn’t sound as great. So this is a short story near enough to 200 words instead!

The words that got selected this time were:

  1. Internship
  2. Tune
  3. Atmospheric
  4. Dress
  5. Searing

Here is my story I wrote:

Amanda was an internship at a company that created video games. They were making a RPG game.

She stared at the main menu of the game when she saw an avatar clad in armour approach the screen. His hand came through the screen and pulled her in.

Amanda whirled around finding herself stuck in a dark forest. The trees were menacing as they looked ready to claw her to death.

When she looked down at her attire she gaped.

“A dress? I hate dresses!” She moaned.

Out of nowhere an eerie and an atmospheric tune began to play. The kind you hear in horror movies.

Something caught her attention. It sounded like a sword being drawn from its sheath.

Amanda turned around and came face to face with a menacing creature with horns, red skin, almost like a bull, but not a bull. In its hand was a sword covered in spitting flames, the temperature was searing!

“It’s time to fight!” Its voice was deep and demonic, even as it laughed fiendishly at her, showing its superiority.

What did you guys think? I’ll be honest, I had fun writing this one!

What is it? – Chapter 8

Hi There!

How are you?

Here is the latest installment of the story. I think the next chapter will be the last one or the one after that. But we shall see! 🙂

What is it? Chapter 8

Damien stood alone in the living room, looking at the photographs that sat proudly on the mantelpiece. He picked up the family photo and held it firmly in his hands. He allowed his fingertips to brush the glass trying to remember this day. He burst into tears and hugged the photo close to his chest.

He felt a hand land on his shoulder as he put the photo back from where he took it, and took a sideways glance and saw it was Jake.

Damien remained silent, looking abashed that his elder brother saw him crying. Jake stepped closer and hugged his brother. Damien was insecure, his defences were down, but he automatically embraced Jake.

“I’ve been waiting for so long to be reunited with my family again. I missed you all so much!” Jake said.

Damien didn’t say anything back in response. He just wanted to savour this moment.

“Ahem!” The two boys startled and stood apart from one another, Damien wiped his face clean from the tears, “am I missing a family reunion?” Chelsie said with her hands on her hips, now sulking.

“A family reunion wouldn’t be complete without you. Get over here!” Jake ushered her over and Damien smiled.

Chelsie’s face lit up like one hundred LED light bulbs and she skipped over to them happily, “Group hug time!” and she threw her arms around their shoulders squeezing them tight. Jake felt like he was getting squished by a bear!

“It seems my little sister has the strength of ten men in her!”

Damien chuckled, “You’ll get used to it.”

Chelsie stepped away with sheepish smile as she apologized, “Sorry, I guess I don’t really know how strong I can be.”

“It’s okay!” From the display of strength, Jake now knew his sister was capable of looking out for herself.

Oceana and the other’s came into the room looking half asleep, “Good Morning!” Stone yawned, “sorry, sharing a bed with Damien is an equivalent of having night terrors!”

Damien scowled, but then a playful grin spread across his lips. This was the perfect opportunity to have fun with the team leader!

“Let me guess, constant tossing and turning, kicking his right leg out, putting his smelly feet in your face, taking the duvet all for himself and you’re almost falling off the bed. Am I right?” Jake asked.

“Yes, and let me tell you, this is my first encounter with someone who sleeps, but doesn’t stay still whilst sleeping!” Everyone burst into a fit of laughter as they went to the kitchen.

They all went and huddled around each other in the kitchen, as they searched for food to eat. They sat on the stools around the kitchen counter top when their eyes landed on the small device.

“What are we going to do about this device? Hey, I have an idea, how about we smash it to pieces!” Chelsie sounded thrilled at the idea of destroying alien technology.

“We won’t learn anything about it if we smash it to smithereens.” Stone said.

Without warning the device lit up, with blue lights that flashed on and off, all up and around the device, it began to shake and rattled against the marble counter top. They all moved in closer observing it when they registered that it had begun to morph as it took the shape of liquid metal like mercury. When it transformed, it was a live mechanical bug. It had the ability to fasten onto its prey. It sprung out its wings and began to take flight.

“Run NOW! If this thing gets hold of you, it will give the aliens the ability to control you.” Excell darted off, “RUN!” he repeated and everyone else in the room ran into different directions.

Chelsie stood there and scanned it with her biometric system, but it returned no results, this was a fairly new invention. She wasn’t afraid as it carried on hovering above her, but when it swooped down towards her at speed, she ran like her life depended on it. She caught sight of the baseball bat near the front door and she grasped hold of it. She spun around and whacked the bug with force, making it crash into the wall. It tried to take off again, but Chelsie proceeded with her attack until sparks began to spit out; in every way destroying the system’s core.

Chelsie was breathless. she threw the baseball bat away from her and she tidily placed her loose hair that escaped from her pony tail behind her ears.

“Remind me to never get on your bad side.” Jake was thunderstruck.

“This takes care of one problem at least!” Excell was glad. He remembered when the aliens allowed it to attach itself to the base of his neck and the pain that he had experienced was excruciating!

“There is one more thing we need to do. Find my parents.” Oceana wanted answers. She needed to find the secret that the aliens are trying so hard to hide. She wanted to know why this secret is worth killing her for. She despised the aliens right now, how they manipulated human kind to do their cruel bidding!

“If you tell me your parents names and the area where you used to live, I can ask my friend in the police for one small favour.” Jake winked.

“Thank you,” Oceana said, “I was born and raised in Canterbury. My father’s name is Raymond Davidson and my mother’s is Danielle Davidson.”

~X~

It had been hours since Oceana had given him the details he needed; he called his friend from the police and politely demanded him to find out the information. After a lot of “sorry I can’t help you” type sentences, he gave up against Jake’s stubbornness.

Eventually the phone rang and it was his friend. He was rapid in answering the call and listened intently; during the conversation his eyes were downcast; hiding them away.

“Thank you, Brad.” He disconnected the call. He felt a wave of sympathy; as there was good news and bad news. Jake went into the living room and found everyone sitting close together on the seats watching a game of football. Stone spotted him standing behind them, lost in deep thoughts; he switched of the TV and the room fell silent.

“I take it that you heard back from Brad. What did he say?” Stone asked. Oceana stood up, her eyes contained a faint glimmer in them.

“There is good news. And there is bad news. Which would you prefer to hear first?”

She reflected on this for a few moments, when she finally decided to speak, “The bad news.”

“I’m sorry to have to tell you this, but, Raymond Davidson died a few years back due to an accident.” Jake felt like a bearer of bad news.

“And the good news?”

“Danielle Davidson, still lives at the Canterbury address.” He said with a small smile.

She smiled, but the sadness lurked in the background, “You have done so much for us. I don’t know how to repay you.” She said. Jake had noticed she had a dismal expression, he disliked seeing her unhappy, he liked it when she smiled because that was what he loved about her…her smile!

“Don’t worry about it. It’s what friends…are for.” He said. Deep down inside he knew the attraction between them was a bit more than friendship. There was a spark!

“Can we go and see my mum, tomorrow?” She asked. He could hear the restraint in her voice, it sounded teary. She wanted to be alone to cry alone.

“Yeah, sure thing.” He gave her a smile as she turned her back on the group and went out of sight. The sound of soft footsteps going up the carpeted floor filled the air.