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Even More Things To Add To Your Bullet Journal

Hello, my journalers! I am making another long list of bullet journal ideas. If you’d like to see my first list, click [here]. I had 30 ideas on that list, so be sure to check that one out! 

1. Books To Read

There are so many cute ways to create this section. 

2. All About Me Pages

These are some of my favorite pages to make. They can be simple and to the point, or colorful and complex. You do you and show off that you! Here’s a [link] to the post I made about my pages. 

3. Future Log

Having a yearly spread of what you are planning, need to plan, or just simply feel organized will help you feel less stressed about the coming year. I’ve seen a few ways how to set up a future log, but I chose the one that works best for my life. Mine has gotten a bit messy and only has the rest of 2016.

4. Movies to Watch

There are so many good movies coming out soon, and so many movies I just haven’t gotten around to see. If you’re like me and love coloring in blocks to show progress, then I suggest to set up the page sort of like mine. (But you can also do it any number of ways as well.) Here’s a [link] to my post about creating a movie/tv tracker)

5. Skills to Learn

I imagine a simple checklist can work. If you like to be more detailed oriented, you can make it more like a progress log. 

6. Important Phone Numbers/Addresses

Much like an address book, you can make pages in your bullet journal for the same function. Most people put numbers and addresses into their phones, but sometimes it’s just nice to have them written down someplace else. 

7. Year In Pixels 

If you’d like to see an explanation of this page idea, click this [link]. 

8. Fonts, Banners, and Frame Ideas

I think it’s convenient to have a few pages that act as a cheat sheet for your designing needs. 

9. Snail Mail Log

This is something that I am totally going to do soon, and possibly even include you all in on it. I want to start a mailing list for sending letters to more people. I love getting mail from family and friends, but it doesn’t happen often enough! 

10. Savings Tracker

This is such a lovely idea to keep in your journal. Be sure to stay on top of your finances! I like to keep an extra page for things I need to pay off or people to pay back.

11. Favorite Lists

This could also go in your “All About Me” section, but I decided it should be separate for me. You can list things like your favorite restaurants, meals, songs, classes, sounds, tastes, places, shoes, animals, colors, instruments, plays, games, etc. Get to know yourself better. 

12. TV Series Tracker

This is for those people who want to feel like they just want physical proof of how many times they’ve watched that series on Netflix. Here’s a [link] to my post about making your own. 

13. Monthly Challenges

These are so much fun to make for you all. If you want to add a challenge to your journal, click [here] for my master list of challenges. 

14. Music Playlists

You can make playlists on your phone with various apps, but there’s something sweet about writing out your favorite songs. You can create a workout, relaxing, studying, writing, etc. playlists.

15. Timeline of Your Life

Use two pages for this one because it will be filled by the time you are done. You can even use this for what you want to do in the future. 

16. Inspiration Page

Quotes, songs, people, pictures, charts, graphs, jokes, scripture, events, love, etc. WRITE THEM DOWN, BE INSPIRED, AND GO DO. 

17. Self Care List/Ideas

Sometimes we don’t know how to make ourselves feel better. Write a list of things you could try to do to help yourself become a healthier you. Examples: take a warm bath, go for a walk, drink a glass of water, watch a sad movie, etc. 

18. Monthly/Yearly Memories

It’s nice to have a page with all the memories you had that month/year. I tend to put a little doodle with each event/milestone in my life just to make it more memorable. (This was from my first journal. Please don’t judge.)

19. Sleep Tracker

I personally don’t use a sleep tracker because my sleeping habits are the worst and logging them might be upsetting to me. However, you can track the time you go to bed and what time you get up in the morning on a chart that is easy to read and compare with other nights. 

20. Me Time Log

Sometimes we all need a little time to ourselves. You can use this with the “Self Care List/Ideas” pages to log specific activities you do with yourself. You can keep track of the activity, when you do to, and how long your me time was. 

21. Tiny Adventures

Not exactly real adventures, but adventurous enough to get you out of your comfort zone. To see the original post about these adventures, click [here].

22. Word Tracker

For those authors and poets, keeping a goal sheet or tracker of your words helps a ton! 

anonymous asked:

Some time ago you talked about things that get you excited in games (like the dialogues in Uncharted 4). There are any upcoming game this year that are you looking for?

Persona 5 in two weeks, hands down, end of story. There are very few games I actively look forward to - the majority of games are usually more of a “Oh, that’s coming. I’ll probably get it” type acknowledgement than anything else. I know how much work goes into AAA game dev, and I enjoy my time with them, but they don’t really excite me much. I like playing them, and they’re interesting, but I don’t feel like I’m missing out if I wait a bit and pick it up later (or sometimes not at all, like how I never purchased a WiiU). My exception to this is the Persona series. I’ve been a huge fan since playing through Persona 3 on the PS2, and I love it from so many different angles. It is the one series I actually get excited about.

For those who are unfamiliar with this series, it’s an utterly bizarre combination of Pokemon-style battle and collection gameplay, Visual Novel Scheduled Dating Sim character and relationship building, and randomly-generated dungeon crawler all wrapped up in an urban fantasy JRPG setting, and it is wonderful. I didn’t think that such disparate core gameplay systems could work so well together, but they synergize like peanut butter and chocolate in a way that got me hooked from the get go.

The metaplot moves forward through day-to-day scheduled gameplay, where the player’s protagonist character meets and befriends characters in a Japanese high school setting over the course of a school year. Each character relationship is represented by a specific tarot arcana, and the strength of your friendship with that character also affects the strength of the pokemon you can collect and summon of that tarot arcana. The pokemon are necessary to battle the enemies in the randomly generated dungeons, which you must complete in order to advance the plot, which opens up access to more of the individual character storylines, which let your pokemon get stronger, which makes the dungeons easier, which lets you advance the plot… and so on. The relationships you build with your teammates translate into improvements in battle. The pokemon you collect also help build closer relationships with your friends. The money and items you collect in the random dungeons are used to buy better equipment, but also gifts for friends and toys and books for stat increases. It’s a fantastic multi-level synergistic feedback cycle that kept me playing for hours because of how many connection points there are between the different core gameplay systems. 

From a developer’s perspective, Persona 5 specifically has got me very interested in their presentation and user interface design. The game is highly visually stylized, and that extends to the UI as well. But it isn’t something particularly basic either - the fonts, the color scheme, the lettering are all highly stylized as well. Just thinking about how they managed to get the fonts to work with that kind of stylization must have been a huge design challenge… especially because they knew they had to localize it to a whole different writing system, while still maintaining the style of the game. I’ve done localization before - fitting stuff from other languages into limited text space is already a challenge, but doing so while adhering to this gorgeous visual style guide is a super daunting task. Are they only rotating or highlighting specific letters? Is there some kind of special preprocessing pass for the the text? Is everything drawn separately and simply treated as a texture? My mind is abuzz with possibilities.

As a player, I love great character development, story development, and deep RPG combat systems. As a developer, I really like seeing how different and deep gameplay systems interact and intersect with each other. The Persona series has managed to keep me fascinated as both a player and a developer for quite some time. Combine this with the totally addictive genre-bending fusion score by Shoji Meguro and I’ve got a game that I’ll easily sink 80+ hours into without blinking and still go back for more. Persona is the only game series I actively avoid spoilers and marketing for, because I know for certain that I will be buying it and I want to remain as unspoiled as possible. 

Got a burning question you want answered?

my house headcanons
  • gryffindor: bonfires with friends, heart pounding and sweaty palms, being terrified but just going for it, leather jackets, combat boots, flannel shirts, holey jeans, cutting holes in old tees, tees w/bands or things you like, baseball caps + beanies, beat up converse, tank tops when it’s too cold out, weird outfits that end up looking great or terrible (but usually great), weeds (esp. the flowery ones), four leaf clovers, going apple picking, corn mazes + scarecrows, laughing at scary movies/haunted houses, goosebumps books, going all-out for halloween, stepping on crunchy leaves, the way everything looks when all the trees are different colors in fall, really intense/fast-paced relationships, abrupt endings, angry tears, not calling first, pride, songs that pump you up + make you think you can do anything, making everything a contest, skinned knees + bloody knuckles, raw emotion, really graphic/detailed tattoos, finger/foot tattoos, not giving a shit that everyone hates something if you like it, others’ dislike making you do it more, making a ton of plans but never following them + winging it, spontaneous road trips, long night drives, jumping in a lake in the middle of winter, walking on a frozen pond, short hair/pixie cuts or always keeping it back, borrowing chapstick (and always needing it), coffee w/lots of sugar half the time and black the other, only thinking in extremes, not thinking + just doing, always knocking shit over but managing to catch it/never breaking it, reading summaries of everything for class, journals half-finished, super chocolatey ice cream, not having a plan for life but taking a chance
  • ravenclaw: passing notes in class, love letters, astronomy, sweaters, anything knitted, poor patching jobs, mismatched buttons, ironed button shirts w/the sleeves rolled perfectly, dozens of cross-outs in handwritten work, paper painted w/tea, typewriter font, forget-me-nots, rainy/gloomy days, dresses w/tights, twirling in dresses, wearing stuff with pockets just so you don’t have to carry a purse, sunhats, mary janes, knee socks, shorthand notes from writing so much, telling jokes with your friends that make no sense to others, tons of blankets, singing really loud when you think you’re alone, indie/piano music, metaphors, a bunch of small random tattoos, one or two really deep loves, either going everywhere alone or with two best friends, braids, purposely messy hair, light brown hair, hair dyed bright colors, biting/picking your nails when you’re nervous, hot tea, overthinking/worrying + regretting, ballet, either really graceful or really clumsy, tripping but acting like you didn’t, classic literature, diaries, mint chocolate chip ice cream, being born into affluent families
  • slytherin: whispering and laughing with your friends, hair always looking perfect, black lace dresses, leather boots, studded clothes, thigh-highs, wearing heels even when it’s impractical but refusing to complain, wearing stuff without pockets + then keeping stuff in your bra/boots, organized desks w/nothing out of place, cursive handwriting, ivy, pine trees, black/white roses, white candles, upside-down crosses, one whole day spent in bed + overworking the next, locking yourself away for long periods, the calm as snow falls, falling asleep not touching but waking up wrapped around each other, vultures, angry songs, either no tattoos or a lot (of words/sayings), rolling your eyes but secretly identifying with things, being the dumper, short relationships, breaking up w/someone because you’re scared when it gets serious, black hair, blonde hair that’s almost white, purple/black lipstick, black coffee, always poised/collected on the outside, breaking down for .2 seconds in front of someone and berating yourself for it, acting like an asshole because you’re insecure/uncomfortable, feeling terrible for betraying someone years after + going to them in the middle of the night to apologize, edgar allan poe stories, russian poetry, everything typed, italian ice/gelato, working your way to the top no matter what it takes
  • hufflepuff: laughing so hard you can’t breathe and your sides ache, daisies + wishy flowers, sunflower seeds, watermelon, sundresses, polka dots, bright colors, jean jackets/shorts, rompers, patterned tights, snapbacks, taking the fall for someone, underdogs, smiling when you want to cry, not complaining because someone else is having a worse day, breezy spring days, hot summer beach trips, seed-spitting contests, guilt over something that’s not your fault, hugging stuffed animals/pillows, canaries, always humming + dancing around, upbeat pop/cute acoustic, one or two really meaningful tattoos/matching tattoos with someone, trying to walk barefoot outside but regretting it (then walking carefully on your toes), messy + super curly hair, golden blonde hair, freckles, dimples, a small gap in your teeth, fruity flavored lipgloss/light pink lipstick, cold drinks, being the first to text, grouptexts, twister, reading to little kids, shel silverstein, making scrapbooks/photo albums, vanilla ice cream w/rainbow sprinkles + whipped cream, sherbet ice cream, settling for the middle if being the best means cheating
Physics/Chemistry study advice

I was once told that physics is like being a mathematician except with more ego and concepts. Being in my second semester of physics, I decide to create a collection of study strategies for my subjects.

1. Study about a week in advance. Reduce the amount of cramming and stress. 

2. Make a study guide… this was a slightly issue I had earlier in the semester, I believed that I only had to understand problems… but that is not physics… it is understanding concepts and acing problems. So I made a Cornell note summary packet. For example

  • I will be tested on chapter 20-23, that is 4 chapters, so I forced myself to condense my notes for each chapter to one page of notes, condensing notes, and putting it in my own words is the best!
  • Redo most homework problems, using the equation sheet from the exam
  • Taking the practice exam, early enough to meet with the professor, and pin point my errors.

Other methods I have heard of is:

Section off by chapter/lecture//Cornell//Draw figures/ diagrams, color coding is your friend

3. Color coding, Equations in one color and concepts in other. Use different fonts: bold, all capital letters.

4. Physics is math mixed with information. I recommend taking it with Calculus. I wish I did. The subjects go hand and hand.

5. Be familiar with equation sheet, use it for your homework and practice problems. Understand the concept- when/why to use equations as well as - helping you ace the exam.

6. It is easy to get intimated by problems. First break it down

  • Preform all of the lecture notes problems. That is core, the foundation from the professor himself. You want to understand these
  • Do all the homework once and check answers. Then do it again, then circle and make note of the problems you cannot solve by yourself. It is important to preform the step of redoing. If you miss a minus sign or even a slight error, is the difference between the strong and weak students. 
  • Write the formulas you may need when preforming your homework. It will help you memorize. A blogger by the name hexaneheels, recommends learning over time (best tip!)
  • Units are so important! 

My advice can be used for “Technical science - courses” like Physics and Chemistry

mage0flight  asked:

Could I get a follow up for my hufflepuff crush ask but with the papyruses from those AUs?


Papyrus Font

•always praising you because you’re awesome

•being there to be your “friend”

•like Sans, always blushing around you

Edge Symbol

•always talking about you


•love letters

Rus Pen

•B L U S H I N G

•Flowers, flowers that have meanings like “I love you”

•because he’s to shy to confess



You can reblog this and tag someone because this is so cute!

-Blue 💙💕

hot-tamali  asked:

Hi ! I love your work so much ! You've encouraged me to do some projects of my own :) I was wandering how you do your lettering ? It looks like it's typed straight from a computer it's so good ! Thanks in advanced xxxx

Hi! That is so awesome to hear! Hello and welcome to making my day amazing with your lovely words!

My lettering has evolved since the beginning. The very first thing I embroidered was hand-drawn onto the fabric, so it’s a little crooked and sloppy. Pretty much anything you see on my blog that I say was designed by my friend Libby has used a fancy font, which I traced onto the fabric using a light box which, as it turns out, still isn’t the best (for me) and things get a little caddywohmpus. I also have an iron-on pencil, but I find that getting it to work well is really complicated and the results are almost never quite what I wanted (the lines are too thick, there are rogue pencil spots that transferred, etc.).

I saw a technique about a year ago that involved hand-drawing the lettering on paper, pinning/taping the paper to the fabric, and stitching directly over it. When you’re done, you just gently rip the paper away (pro tip: maybe try it with some pointed tweezers to get the small bits!). Let me tell you, it’s a game-changer, especially if your artistic ability is such that takes multiple tries to get things right, like me. So now I pretty much only do that for my lettering, not only because I know it’ll look the way I want it, but mostly because I’m super cheap and don’t want to waste fabric on mistakes. I do, however, waste a lot of graph paper.

This method adds a bit of time to the process, but the results are deeply satisfying, especially once you’ve torn all the paper away. If you’re a confident drawer, go ahead and draw right on the fabric! But otherwise give this method a whirl and marvel at the results you get. 

And PS - for anyone who’s ever said my work has inspired them to start embroidering, I mean it when I say I want to see it! Please share it with me! :) :) :)


Troian Bellisario currently has only 2 tattoos.

Troian’s first tatoo is the word “Soeur”, meaning “Sister” in French in a script font on her left foot. She got the tattoo along with her best friend (and co-star) Lulu Brud at Shamrock Social Club on October 27, 2015. I believe they both got matching tattoos (since they both got tattoos on their foot), as a celebration of Lulu’s birthday. 

On October 27, 2016, Troian, along with Sasha, Janel, Lucy, Ashley and Shay, visited Shamrock Social Club during the night to get a finger tattoo. Each one of the girls got the first letter of their character from Pretty Little Liars’ name and a full stop tattooed on their fingers. Troian got an “S” for for Spencer on the proximal of her right index finger. The idea of the tattoo is that it’s only seen when the person raises their index finger to do a “Shh” motion and is a tribute to PLL - as each of the girls do a “Shh” at the end of the theme song.


Just My Type: A Book About Fonts by Simon Garfield.

Just My Type is a book of stories about fonts. It examines how Helvetica and Comic Sans took over the world. It explains why we are still influenced by type choices made more than 500 years ago, and why the T in the Beatles logo is longer than the other letters. It profiles the great originators of type, from Baskerville to Zapf, as well as people like Neville Brody who threw out the rulebook. The book is about that pivotal moment when fonts left the world of Letraset and were loaded onto computers, and typefaces became something we realized we all have an opinion about. And beyond all this, the book reveals what may be the very best and worst fonts in the world – and what your choice of font says about you.

Today we can imagine no simpler everyday artistic freedom than the pull-down font menu. Here is the spill of history, the echo of Johann Gutenberg with every key tap. Here are names we recognize: Helvetica, Times New Roman, Palatino and Gill Sans. Here are the names from folios and flaking manuscripts: Bembo, Baskerville and Caslon. Here are possibilities for flair: Bodoni, Didot and Book Antiqua. And here are the risks of ridicule: Brush Script, Herculanum, Braggadocio and Comic Sans. Twenty years ago we hardly knew them, but now we all have favourites. Computers have rendered us all gods of type, a privilege we could never have anticipated in the age of the typewriter.

Yet when we choose Calibri over Century, or the designer of an advertisement picks Centaur rather than American Gothic, what lies behind our choice and what impression do we hope to create? When we choose a typeface, what are we really saying? Who makes these fonts and how do they work? And just why do we need so many? What are we to do with Alligators, Accolade, Amigo, Alpha Charlie, Acid Queen, Arbuckle, Art Gallery, Ashley Crawford, Arnold Bocklin, Auriol Vignette Sylvie, Andreena, Amorpheus, Angry, and Anytime Now? Banjoman, Bannikova, Baylac, Binner, Bingo, Blacklight, Blippo, Bebedot Blonde, Beach House or Bubble Bath? (And how lovely does Bubble Bath sound, with its thin floating linked circles ready to pop and dampen the page?) There are more than 100,000 fonts in the world. But why can’t we keep to a half-dozen or so familiar faces? Or perhaps we should just stick to the classic Garamond, named after the type designer Claude Garamond, active in Paris in the first half of the sixteenth century, whose highly legible Roman type blew away the heavy fustiness of his German predecessors, and later, adapted by William Caslon in England, would provide the letters for the American Declaration of Independence.

Typefaces are now 560 years old. So when a Brit called Matthew Carter constructed the now-ubiquitous Verdana on his computer in the 1990s, what could he possibly be doing to an A and a B that had never been done before? And how did a friend of his make the typeface Gotham, which eased Barack Obama into the Presidency? And what exactly makes a font presidential or American, or British, French German, Swiss or Jewish? These are arcane mysteries and it is the job of the book to get to the heart of them. But it begins with a cautionary tale, a story of what happens when a typeface gets out of control.

Just My Type from Pentagram on Vimeo.

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Hogwarts Acceptance Letter

So I just recently started reading the Harry Potter series and I absolutely fell in love with it. I started reading it after a good friend of mine, who is obsessed with it, recommended it so to show her my appreciation I made her a little gift.

I spent several hours trying to actually figure out what the letter looked like but I ended up just typing the whole thing up myself.

(For letter- Font: Baskerville Old Face Size: 15 Italics)

I printed the customized letter, the supply list, and the envelope

The supply list is pretty easy to just find on the internet.

Because my handwriting is awful, I opened the envelope file in Publisher and I filled in the ‘To’ and 'From’ slots so I wouldn’t actually have to write it.

I recommend printing everything on cardstock. Regular printer paper rips too easily when wet and cardstock looks more official. 

I cut out the envelope and the seal from the template before staining. 

To stain the paper I poured brewed coffee into a baking pan and fully submerged each piece of paper (how long they were submerged didn’t seem to affect the color) then laid them out to dry on some paper towels. You can place them in the microwave for anywhere from 15 to 30 seconds incase you need them to dry quickly.

Once everything is dry I folded up the envelope accordingly and folded each sheet of paper in half 3 times (make sure the folds are crisp especially if using cardstock!!)

Once I fit everything into the envelope I used real sealing wax and placed the paper seal on top but it you can’t do that, you can use regular glue or double sided sticky tape to secure it shut.

 The envelope template is not mine however I found it to be the easiest and best looking template to use.

What's In A Name? (Everlark Drabble Challenge)

I am honored to be tagged by allhailthehutch for the Everlark Drabble Challenge. I’ve been reading the stories and they have all been so good!

I don’t want to spoil this, so I shared the prompt for which this was written after the story. Hope you enjoy!!

Rated M for sex and language

* * * * 

“That’s it, Mrs. Mellark, just like that,” Peeta’s dark blue stare hones in on his ravishing bride as she gyrates above him. His gaze doesn’t know where to stop, flitting about her body like it will vanish in an instant if he doesn’t memorize it perfectly.

Keep reading

Merome: Something to Remember Me by


Warnings: angst, death.


Summary: Jerome pays a visit to an old friend.




I trudged up the grassy hill, my feet constantly catching on the gnarled, unkempt weeds.

At my pace, I soon reached the tall rod-iron fence and a eerie stone sign that read: Cemetery.

It was a cloudy day, maybe with the tiniest hints of rain, perfectly suiting the grim atmosphere for the home of the deceased.

The wind buffered me as I walked a meandering, loose gravel path, a bouquet of bright flowers in hand.
I chose my path skillfully, accustomed to this strange place from my routine visits.

I reached an all too familiar clearing where a lone tombstone stood. I drew a shuddering breath and grudgingly paced towards the grave.

It read in bold font:


Mitchell Donald-Ralph Hughes
Father, YouTuber, Best Friend


I held back a choked sob and gently ran my fingers over the engraved letters that were forever branded into my mind.

My fingers automatically snaked to my neck, where a glinting, silver dog-tag rested against my chest. A first anniversary gift from my lover, to match his. Engraved on it was my name and a heart.

My eyes were misty when I laid the bouquet on the tall grass, the bright colors seeming too cheery.

“H-hey buddy.” I whispered, to nobody in particular but Mitch.

My throat welled and I found it hard to talk. Clearing my throat, I continued

“I miss you so much.”

Already, my tears fell freely, I didn’t try to stop them. To distract myself, I attempted telling a story, some memories.

“I remember the first day I met you.” “The second day of fourth grade?” “You were all alone and I was too. Who knew you would become the idiot I love so much, huh?”

I gazed longingly at the gloomy sky.

“And remember the first time we went paint-balling, Mitch?”

Utter silence was the answer.

“You nailed me right in the balls, I was sore for an entire week.”

I chuckled, a cold and humorless laugh, wiping the mistiness from my eyes and sniffing.

“Do you remember the first time we met Adam irl?”

I was rewarded with more silence.

“He snuck into our hotel room with Ty and stuffed a juice box down our toilet.” I smiled a little at the memory.

I wanted Mitch so bad, to be here next to me, arms wrapped around each other, me sitting on his lap, fighting the impending depression together.

“And all those videos on YouTube where we joked about merome.”
I sobbed.

Quickly composing myself, I continued the memories.

“That amazing day we brought Betty home from the adoption center…”
I trailed off, my heart throbbing.

“I was ecstatic but you were the happiest dad in the world. You wouldn’t stop smiling for weeks.”

I wished I could see his beautiful smile now.

“Then there was that day.” Grief and guilt wormed into my heart.

“I don’t even remember what we were arguing about, it should’ve been important.”

“You slammed the front door and stormed off in your car.”

“I waited for you to come back. I was sorry. You always came back because you’re my best friend.”

Anguish registered on my face, recalling this horrible day.

“I got a call from the hospital after a hour. They said you had gotten yourself into a car accident.”

“I called Betty’s babysitter and raced to the hospital.”

I sank to my knees in defeat.

“I-I was never fast enough.” “You died before I even reached the hospital, I didn’t even have a chance.”

My voice broke and I grasped the clumps of grass on the ground tightly.

“I never got to say sorry.”

“Maybe if I was faster, maybe if I had just taken Betty with me instead of calling her babysitter.”

Regret filled my voice.

“It’s all my fault, Mitch.”

“I don’t know how to live anymore without you but I can’t leave Betty here alone.”

My tears dripped onto the tombstone, deepening the gray.

“If I had one last chance, I would’ve made things right. I would’ve held your hand, hugged you and told you that you meant the world to me.”

I was venting almost a year’s worth of guilt, agony and regrets. My tears cutting trails on my face.

“God dammit Mitchell.” “Why did you leave me so early?” I banged my hand against the hard stone to no avail but bruised fingers.

“You said we would be there for each other. Forever and always.”

“Mitch, I love you so much biggums.” I used our old nicknames.

I almost expected an answer but was greeted with that awful silence again.

I could imagine him here next to me, draping his strong arms around my shoulders, resting his head on mine, keeping me warm.

I hesitantly rose from the ground, running a hand through my dark hair now streaked with gray.

“I guess this is good-bye now, buddy.” “I’m sorry.”

I gave the grave a lingering touch and walked back on the same gravel path, my shoulders drooping. I wish he had heard everything.

As i turned, I felt a strange tingling sensation on my upper arm. Almost like a touch, leaving warm trails all over my arm and shoulder. I almost faintly smell Mitch’s signature cologne, or was I hallucinating?

No. It couldn’t be. The moment while the wind stopped howling, I heard a distinct voice. Warbled and distorted but unmistakably the deep, pleasant voice of my lover. It sent delightful chills down my spine.

“It’s okay. I love you too… biggums.”