We all have someone or something we'd like to bury a hatchet in. I originally set out to talk about people who didn't use their blinkers or something like that (man, that drives me crazy!), but it has been one hell of a summer and fall here in Colorado, and I'm feeling like not using a blinker pales in comparison to the crimes that have been perpetrated in Colorado these last few months.
I'm going to hack a few people to pieces. Then maybe we'll be done making national news for a year. Preferably a few years.
1. Whatever twisted, disgusting, person or persons took little Jessica. And every other person out there who perpetrates crimes against children or others who can't defend themselves, who insures that parents must watch their children every moment of every day or risk something terrible happening to them and the tremendous guilt that must come along with it. I will not describe the things I'd like to do in return (and believe me, I could). We'll leave it at burying a hatchet in them.
2. The Aurora movie theater shooter. Movie theaters are about escapism, about hiding from the very real horrors of real life, and that sanctity has been taken away. And to every person who takes out life's ills on strangers or people who never hurt them, taking pot shots at anyone who happens to be in the wrong place at the wrong time.
3. Whoever caused the Waldo Canyon Fire. Two lives were lost, hundreds of homes lost, and children and adults alike were traumatized. Our gorgeous foothills, instead of being speckled with the gold of changing leaves amongst the evergreens, bear the blackened skeletons of trees destroyed by the flames. And our fears can't rest, as rain and snow melt will threaten us for years to come with the risk of floods and mudslides. And to every arsonist out there, every idiot who throws a cigarette into the dry underbrush, every person who thinks it's their right to misbehave and not listen to precautions because they're above the law.
Yeah. My arms are going to be tired.
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Armed only with an ancient family journal, her rifle, and an Apache tomahawk, Jenny must save her grandfather’s life and embrace her dangerous heritage. Or be devoured by it. Blood Fugue, by E.J. Wesley, is the first of the Moonsongs books, a series of paranormal-action novelettes.
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Who or what would you like to bury the hatchet in? Participating in the Bury the Hatchet Blogfest? Read Blood Fugue? Your area made national news lately? For what?
May you find your Muse.