A Vampire in Vegas Part III: “It’s Lonely Out There” – 2018

In Christine on The Scene by Christine McKellar

(Each week in October as a “treat”  I post a segment of this four-part “fictional” short story. Happy Halloween!) A Vampire In Vegas Part III by Christine L. McKellar “It’s Lonely Out There” Since my original self died and I became a new and revised entity on October 1, does that mean I am no longer an impulsive, optimistic, happy-go-lucky Aries? Am …

A Vampire in Vegas Part II: A Midnight Mid-Death Climacteric Crisis

In Christine on The Scene by Christine McKellar

(Each week in October as a “treat”  I post a segment of this four-part “fictional” short story. Happy Halloween!) A VAMPIRE IN VEGAS PART II: “A Midnight Mid-Death Climacteric Crisis” by Christine L. McKellar   Following my disastrous tryst at a Vegas nightclub last week, wherein I allowed myself to be seduced into immortality by a beguiling younger man, an entire plethora of …

TBT: Slowly I Turned…And So Did They!

In Christine on The Scene by Christine McKellar

Being the youngest of six children wasn’t always a picnic. The three older siblings were within a decade each ahead of me so I didn’t share their interest in music and entertainment. It seemed we were two camps: the “big” kids and we three “little kids”. Those were the days of limited network TV, no computers, no cell phones and …

A Vampire in Vegas Part 1: “The Gift That Keeps on Giving” Oct 2018

In Christine on The Scene by Christine McKellar

(Each week in October as a “treat”  I post a segment of this four-part “fictional” short story. Happy Halloween!) A Vampire In Vegas by Christine L. McKellar Part I “The Gift That Keeps On Giving” I became one of the undead a week ago. It happened at a nightclub on the Las Vegas Strip where I really had no business being—not at …

Far Out Friday: ‘Alien’ Gargoyle Not So Alien After All

In Christine on The Scene by Christine McKellar

For all the alien enthusiasts out there, sadly this isn’t the original gargoyle at the Paisley Abbey in Scotland. Twelve of the 13 original 12th century gargoyles were refurbished in the 1990’s. The stone mason who took the liberty of redesigning this original must be a devoted fan of Ridley Scott’s epic “Alien” series. I know I am! I wonder …

Throwback Thursday: Pet Rocks, Mood Rings and Funky Things

In Christine on The Scene by Christine McKellar

  Poop-less and Portable Pets In 1975, after listening to his friends’ endless complaints about their various pets at a bar one night, advertising executive Gary Dahl conjured up the perfect, low maintenance, poop-less and portable, non-canine, feline or fowl, rodent or reptilian companion, the “Pet Rock”. Dahl packaged the smooth stones he harvested from Rosarito Beach in custom cardboard …