The good, the bad and the ugly

Good: Yesterday and this morning on my beach walk I’ve found roses — long-stemmed roses — strewn on the shore. I understand there was a cruise ship that passed by over the weekend and passengers tossed roses into the water. I’ve gathered them up, rinsed them off and put them in a bucket with cut-flower food to see if I can revive them. But even if not, it’s been fun to start the day walking a rose-petal bedecked beach.

Bad: On this morning’s beach walk I encountered Tony Amos of the Animal Rehabilitation Keep. With the help of a bucket loader he was investigating the remains of a bottlenose dolphin that the low tide had revealed. A sad sight. The creature had apparently been in the water for quite some time. Its color had been so bleached out that it almost blended in with the sand.

Ugly: That poor dolphin was completely entangled in some netting. No doubt this will be an entry in Tony Amos’s Museum of Entanglement.

About Dee

"What if?" Those two words all too easily send Devorah Fox spinning into flights of fancy. Best-selling author of “The Redoubt,” voted one of 50 Self-Published Books Worth Reading 2016, and three other books in The Bewildering Adventures of King Bewilliam epic historical fantasy series. She also co-authored the contemporary thriller, Naked Came the Sharks, with Jed Donellie. She contributed to Masters of Time: a SciFi/Fantasy Time Travel Anthology and has several Short Reads to her name, including Murder by the Book, A Mystery Mini. Born in Brooklyn, New York, she now lives in The Barefoot Palace on the Texas Gulf Coast with rescued tabby cats ... and a dragon named Inky. Visit the “Dee-Scoveries” blog at
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