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Baby Powder in a Winter Wonderland

After breakfast I called my little brother June-bug into our bedroom. June-bug got his 
nickname when he turned three, when he tried to say Julian properly it came “”June” 
and it stuck. I adored my little brother we spent endless hours playing together keeping each other 
entertained. Our family consisted of Mom, June-bug and I.  My Father had left us long ago, 
leaving me as a role model for my little brother.  
Grabbing his large bottle of baby powder I puffed it into the air like a volcano, 
June-bug giggled as it settled like fine snow on our heads. His eyes grew bright as I puffed 
the bottle again and watched it settle on his upturned face. 
He laughed some more so I shook the bottle upwards more vigorously.
I spun around letting the powder settle everywhere in the room.
By now June-bug was hysterical with laughter. 
His eyes were the only visible part of his covered face and hair.
I launched a spray at Missy, our tortoiseshell cat.  She had made herself comfortable at the 
edge of my bed. At first she remained still as the powder covered her multi coloured fur. 
Then she decided she had had enough and bolted for the door. June-bug turned to watch 
her disappear in a flurry of dust.  Her small paw prints dotted the once clean carpet.
With the bottle now half full I lifted June-bug onto my bed and let him have the bottle. 
He puffed the bottle into his own face causing me to laugh loudly. 
He jumped up and down spinning the bottle around, spreading fine white powder all over
the room. We laughed and giggled as our room became our winter wonderland.  
Mom came to see what all the noise was about, and we grew silent when we saw the look 
on her face.  She just sighed and shook her head, closing the door behind her, without a 
She re-appeared some time later to give us a bath.  We got to camp out in the lounge 
room. We were so worn out that we slept quiet soundly. 
In the morning, upon our return we noticed the bedroom had been swept clean. 
Not a smidge of powder anywhere.  It was as if our magical day had never happened.
Even Missy was back to normal. 
“Come on June-bug let’s build a fort!” I said taking my little brothers hand and heading for 
the lounge room. Leaving him alone for a minute I grabbed one of the big sheets out of the 
closet and all the kitchen chairs. When mum finally appeared she smiled at us. 
The scolding we had anticipated never came in fact mom never said a word about it and 
only smiled as breakfast was served.

Collab. with Mystic Rose =)


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  1. Date: 4/9/2014 5:35:00 PM

    Just noticed this last post of yours was Dec. 1. gosh, are you ever coming back?? Sure hope so, thomas.
  1. Date: 2/19/2014 9:12:00 PM

    Thanks for this story makes all reminisce about their childhood. Good collaboration and well written! Verlena - Dark Sunshine
  1. Date: 2/14/2014 7:22:00 PM

    I thoroughly enjoyed your childhood memories. An excellent read. thank you Jan
  1. Date: 2/14/2014 6:32:00 PM

    Nice description of an experience which apparently took place much earlier in your life. Long, but worth the read.
  1. Date: 2/13/2014 8:02:00 PM

    Reading this one again Thomas, not asking for a hello. However, It's been a long while since I've seen you online. Anyways. I do hope you'll have a great Valentine's Day. Thanks for the story above... SKAT
  1. Date: 2/2/2014 6:34:00 AM

    - How are you, Thomas - Everything well??? - oxox // Anne-Lise :)
  1. Date: 1/29/2014 1:24:00 AM

    Miss you Thomas. Bev
  1. Date: 1/18/2014 3:52:00 AM

    just stopping by here again to say hi, What's up?
  1. Date: 1/15/2014 7:26:00 AM

    Heh Thomas, just noticed there are no new poems up, hope all is well with you, and I would love to read more poetry from you, take care, I just thought of you and decided to drop in to say hello, xxx
  1. Date: 1/10/2014 9:33:00 AM

    What a great story! I really enjoyed your story.
  1. Date: 1/1/2014 8:13:00 PM

    Thomas; This is a wonderful story/poem of your childhood. I enjoyed it very much. I hope that youhave a wonderful and blessed new year..... Luculla
  1. Date: 12/24/2013 1:29:00 AM

    Thomas,, Guess what? , The end of the year is approaching :) and there's no way I'm letting this year end, without dropping by with SMILES and CHRISTMAS CHEERS. Thank You for making this a great year for ALL OF US. --- May magic fill your days and all your dreams come true this holiday season. MERRY CHRISTAMS <3 Love Linda -The Sweetest Poet Destroyer
  1. Date: 12/21/2013 4:54:00 AM

    Thomas this is great writing Memory paintings on the canvas of forever! my respect,, chuck
  1. Date: 12/20/2013 8:34:00 AM

    Thom What a wonderful. fun, creative, sweet, and charming write. Full of love and silliness. You pulled me in with such detail, I feel like I was right there playing along and getting "dirty" white also. LOL Hugs
  1. Date: 12/20/2013 8:01:00 AM

    - Dear "one quarter" Norwegian friend Thomas! - Thanks for all the nice poem you have shared with me this year - I wish and all you love a nice Christmas! - oxox // Anne-Lise :)
  1. Date: 12/12/2013 7:24:00 AM

    wow this is a collab? Awesome! Sounds like fun... I think it might have been difficult to clean up. I love the ending with the kids moving on to the sheet fort :) my kids used to do that a lot :) I enjoy reading this, you two.
  1. Date: 12/11/2013 6:04:00 PM

    Wonderful story Mum's are the best! Great poem Thomas.
  1. Date: 12/11/2013 3:39:00 PM

    gosh this is so sweet. It makes me curious to know who was writing which parts because it all fit together so well. Great story telling you guys.
  1. Date: 12/11/2013 3:37:00 PM

    Hey thanks for seeing three of my latest. Now let me see this collab you had with Vie!!!
  1. Date: 12/11/2013 3:12:00 PM

    A very charming story that you have told here! This was a fantastic collaboration between you and Rose! It really is seamless, because I had no idea that it was a collaboration until I read the last line! Very well done to you both!
  1. Date: 12/11/2013 7:45:00 AM

    Really cool collaboration; you can tell the two of you worked well together on this piece. I very much enjoyed the story; kudos to you both :)
  1. Date: 12/11/2013 6:54:00 AM

    Though most of this was of your own doing Thomas, I am honored you included me in the venue of praise, don't worry about getting things done on XMas, it will arrive, ready or not, keep the spirit my beautiful friend, sending you love, and friendship xxx
  1. Date: 12/8/2013 10:30:00 PM

    Thomas, wow... A fine Collaboration. Sad, but well ended... I clap for both you poets... HUGS... Linda
  1. Date: 12/6/2013 4:30:00 PM

    What a lovely story, a warm way to start my Soup day. I didn't realise that this was a collaboration. Well done to you both.
  1. Date: 12/5/2013 7:10:00 PM

    Thank you for sharing these moments. Something here to tease and delight all the senses. How wonderful to rediscover the world through the eyes of children.
  1. Date: 12/4/2013 12:47:00 AM

    A seamless collaboration between two Titans! Yeah! Rose and Tom, you hit it out of the ballpark.
  1. Date: 12/2/2013 3:59:00 PM

    Nice little story you have written here Thomas, and rose. very enjoyable read....peter
  1. Date: 12/2/2013 7:43:00 AM

    a really beautiful story i enjoyed
  1. Date: 12/2/2013 3:01:00 AM

    Good work, Vienna, Tom, this is such an enjoyable read:)
  1. Date: 12/1/2013 8:56:00 AM

    - A enjoyable story Thomas - A good job from both of you :) - 1 DECEMBER .... have a nice Sunday - sends you real snow .... to Christmas. - oxox // Anne-Lise :)