charred trees

SPAIN, Sant Salvador de Guardiola : An area transformed into a cemetery of 200 crosses made with charred trees set up by firefighters after a wildfire is seen in Sant Salvador de Guardiola, near Igualada on October 6, 2015. A wildfire raging on July 27, 2015 in Spain’s northeastern region of Catalonia threatened some 1.000 hectares of forest and farm land and forced the evacuation of some 800 people.    AFP PHOTO/ JOSEP LAGO                        



Castiel is a firefighter, always has been, always wanted to.  Knew the job was for him since he was a kid playing in the sandbox.  It just felt right, you know?  He knew his calling was in saving lives, keeping calm and getting people to safety.  What he did not expect, was to fall in love on the job.  

It was an average Wednesday, he had just come back to the station after putting out a simple bonfire gone bad.  No one hurt, a few trees charred and a few too many marshmallows lost.  Ready for a quick nap, Castiel started stripping down out of his heavy suit when the Chief called a quick “Novak!”.  Castiel turned as the Chief was approaching him, looking pitifully at him.  

“Castiel, kid, I’m really sorry, but all our volunteers are out now, the last two just got called out half an hour ago.  I need you to go out for a quick run.”  Castiel was already strapping his jacket back up and grabbing his helment.  

“’Course, Chief, what is it?” 

“…”  A moment. “A cat.”  Castiel tilted his head in confusion.  “In a tree. I’m sorry.  The guy sounded panicked, I suggest you hurry your ass out their kid.”

When Castiel arrived on the scene, there was a man, tall and built strong, short brown hair reaching desperately for a cat at least twelve feet up.  “Sir!”  

The man turned around, taking the air out of Cas’s lungs for a split second.  He had bright green eyes and plush lips, a stern chiseled face now concerned and worried for a black kitten.  “Oh thank god you’re here, listen, the little shit got out, he’s not mine- he’s my brothers, you gotta get him before Sammy comes home and skins me for hurting his new cat!”

“Slow down, sir, it will only be a minute.”  Quickly, in less than five minutes actually, Castiel is holding the black ball of fuzz in his arms and climbing down the tree carefully. He hands the cat over with a smile, taking a long glance at the man’s lips.  Damn.

“Oh! Thank you so much, man! You have no idea how happy I am to see this cat in one piece!”  Castiel had never seen a cat give a dirty look until now.  “Thank you again, you were so great- I mean, at saving the cat.  Thanks man, this was really cool of you.  I mean, it’s your job, but it was still helpful.  You were really… umm… sorry, dude. What I mean is, do you wanna grab a coffee sometime?”  Castiel is temporarily baffled, before accepting with assertion.  

Six months later, they adopt a kitten.  When it gets stuck in trees, Castiel fetches it with ease and Dean uses the height to check out his boyfriend’s ass.

Back In the City: A Newtina Fanfiction

Chapter One

Tina sat at her desk, quill in hand. She had no idea how she was going to do this. She chewed the end of her quill in nervous thought. Maybe if-

Her thoughts were interrupted by a paper airplane colliding with her head. She rubbed her scalp where it had hit her as she watched it unfold itself on her desk.

Ms. Goldstein,

There is a dangerous creature loose in central park. It needs to be captured and relocated before it can cause more damage. Please attend to this at once.

Tina sighed. Even though she was back on the investigative team, she was still given meaningless tasks. It was as if she had never been promoted again in the first place.

She stood, hurriedly stuffing her papers back into a drawer and locking it with her wand. She would have to deal with that later.

A dragon was loose in central park. Tina could tell by the charred tree trunks and the patches where the thick layer of snow had melted. Following the trail, Tina made her way towards the center of the park.

All of the sudden, the dragon came into sight. It was gigantic, with bright yellow eyes and large bronze horns. Tina drew her wand from her coat pocket as she hurried closer.

The dragon was crouched down on all fours, staring intently at something in front of it. Telltale smoke was rising from its nostrils. Tina could make the a familiar, sandy-haired, lanky figure the dragon was staring down. She smiled, relaxing her outstretched wand hand.

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Masterlist: Holiday - Christmas

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In Panem Christmas:

12 Days of Whatmas? - Author M. Austin

A Capitol Christmas - LadyCissyMalfoy

A Christmas Wish - MissBunburyHope

A Gift from the Heart - knottedenergy

A Perfect Winter’s Day - dispatchesfromdistrict7

A Very Hunger Games Christmas - Aphrodite-Venus-u.k

A Very Hungry Christmas - WritersBlockDillema

All I want for Christmas - crazydreamerforever

All I Want For Christmas Is You - anayalovedisney

All i want for christmas is you! - WeasleysRangaWife

Always Winter but Never Christmas - dracoisalooker76

An Everlark Christmas - Heyitscatnip

An Everlarked 1st Christmas - mega-aulover

Apples and Cloves - titania522

Christmas Baby - MissBunburyHope

Christmas Behind Closed Doors - Miss_Scarlett

Christmas Blessings - ella_rose88 

Christmas Cookies - titania522

Christmas for Us - frakit

Christmas Frenzy - clarkewayne

Christmas in District 12 - sydthekidhollis

Christmas in District Twelve - Winterowl312

Christmas Miracle - burkygirl

Christmas Rolls - mockingnightlock

Christmas Wishes - primroseeverdeen12

CHRISTmas with the Mellarks - MellarkandArt

Christmas’s Return to Panem - kleeklutch

Dear Santa, All I want for Christmas - xDarkDesiresLightx

Effie’s Christmas Visit -

Fifteen Years Later - MagicFireTiger

Gingerbread Cookies - mockingjayflyingfree 

Glove Buddies - thesagaciousowl

Happiness is a Gift - ayounintervention

Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas - notanislander

Home This Christmas - Firstlight21

I’m dreaming of an early Christmas - jennagill

Katniss’ First Christmas - xforeverdeen

Katniss’s Christmas - crazydreamerforever

Lean In Closer - Writerswand

Let Me Go - merciki 

Lux Brumalis - QuirkyChameleon

Magic - r0ck-y0ur-s0ul

Merry Christmas! - Acacia Fynn Mellark

Merry Christmas - Tobias’ Heart

Merry Christmas, Katniss - mikaylaluv

Merry CHRISTmas, With Love - thamockingjayandpeeta

Not So Secret Santa - whatifellinlovewith

Oh Peaceful Night - HordeFighter

Paint a Sky and Stars - authoresskika

Reminiscence - pudgy-unicorn

Shall I Sing For You - passionately_curious 

Silent Night - LadyCissyMalfoy

Stockings - ohez

The Comfort We Never Knew We Needed - char-thelove

The Fine Art of Giving and Receiving - eala-musings

The Tree of Bright Lights - embracingmyobsessivetraits 

The Twelve Christmas Days of Peeta Mellark - abagail_snow

The Winter Season - sponsormusings

Three Christmases - AULOVE

Toastbabies and Gingerbread Houses - mega-aulover

‘Twas The Night - ghtlovesthg

When the Darkness Comes -hinkeeverlark

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Charred Leaves and Blackened Trees

You enter my mind and my heart catches fire
It burns down the woods in which I hide
Among the charred leaves and blackened trees
Left exposed, I am yours to find

But you’re not seeking are you?
Summer came and burned away
Winter will try to chase me home
But in these woods I shall remain

The last of the leaves have fallen from the trees
Still of you there is no sign
Good sense has long since deserted me
The wind tells me to give in, I pay it no mind

A reasonable man might admit defeat
But I have claimed to be reasonable
So as these snows engulf me
My hope remains, impenetrable


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  • 001. vengeful.
  • 002. suicidal.
  • 003. melancholic.
  • 004.  empathy.
  • 005. cautious.


  • 001. black.
  • 002. royal blue.
  • 003. slate gray.
  • 004. crimson.
  • 005. violet.


  • 001. burning fire wood.
  • 002. charred flesh.
  • 003. forest trees.
  • 004. various flowers and plants.
  • 005. dirt.


  • 001. a longsword.
  • 002. a torn veil
  • 003. leather bound book.
  • 004.  a blue rose.
  • 005. the family crest stashed away.


  • 001.  hands clasped in front of waist.
  • 002.  being taken aback.
  • 003.  a relaxed, yet poised posture.
  • 004.  tucking hair behind her ear.
  • 005.  the gentle raise of her shoulder as she sighs.


  • 001. an abandoned church.
  • 002.  crosses.
  • 003.  a forest scenery at night time.
  • 004.  blue roses.
  • 005. warmth seeping into a cottage from the fireplace.


There’s a park by my parents’ house that I love to visit. There used to be a cabin back in the woods that scared me growing up but as I got older that spot became a serene safe place for me. At some point within the last two years the cabin burned down (I never found out what happened) and left behind two very charred trees still trying to grow. Since the weather was so nice today I went to my spot to sit and just relax and while there I found a piece of the charcoal left from one of the trees being burnt. I decided to use the charcoal to write love on both the trees because I felt like they needed the extra care and extra energy.

Okay, so I rarely do these because it’s just so time consuming, but in honor of the new year and reaching 4,000 (FOUR THOUSAND) of you guys, I’ve decided to try this out! This is a shout out to every blog that I love coming to again and again, whose content I enjoy, and who I appreciate as a person, regardless if they follow me or not! And to those of you who are following me: thank you, from the bottom of my heart. You can also blame just about everyone here for making my blog the way it is.



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