Today was the day Yuri Gagarin became the first person in space in 1961. And in 1981, we would have the first flight ever of a space shuttle -Columbia- with Robert Crippen and John Young
A Night OutShe laid there, quietly, alone in the dark. How many times had she secretly wished on a star she couldn't see through her curtained window. She couldn't take it any more. But for some reason, it felt like tonight everything was going to change (silly as that might seem.)A Night Out by Historybuff262
All of a sudden, she heard a thud coming from the closet, and some muffled cursing.
Heartbreak HotelVolterra, sometime in the 1950'sHeartbreak Hotel by Historybuff262
Aro paused a moment (he had been busy gazing out the window planning his posse's next move. A group of Scottish vampires had spent the last few months giving lip: not to be tolerated at all!) because he thought he had heard music drifting up from the lowest of the underground levels of the Volturi fortress. The only person (though some might debate the appropriateness of calling a vampire a "person", but that's beside the point...) to have rooms down there was his brother in law.
Aro let out a sigh of regret.
Marcus had simply never really recovered from the loss of his dear wife Didyme. How they all missed her....
But back to that strange sounding music. What was it?
Aro crept down, down three floors, til he found himself in front of a thick, mahogany door. locked.
"Marcus, brother, are you alright in there?"
"Leave me alone, Aro. You know what day it is."
An Exchange of CorrespondenceNovember 17, 1981An Exchange of Correspondence by Historybuff262
Dear Aro of the Volturi,
You may be surprised to learn of a recent change of my circumstances. Of course, you were one of the few people I thought I could turn to for advice.
You see I have become the guardian of a youngling: a small, male 1 year old of the name Harry Potter. You may remember me mentioning the prophecy and the necessity of me "taking care of him" so to speak, but I had a change of heart. He looked so sad there... all alone in the world. Don't you dare start laughing at me now; I can just imagine it, and can still hex you into the next millennium. What are you supposed to do with one of these? I've got got Bellatrix changing his nappies, and Narcissa helps feed him sometimes and gives him his bath (But she and Lucius are of course quite busy with their little one.)
Your compatriot in evilness,
RandomubbleShe looked at the map on the wall, trying not to let out a sigh. So many places she wanted to see. But would she ever? (Don't even get her started on those other dreams that she thought would probably never come to pass.) She picked up her laptop to drown out those thoughts. The video made her smile with its ridiculousness, bobbing her head along with the beat (It was the kind of song you would be embarrassed to be caught listening to). But she changed it, not being able to settle on a video. Why did everything seem so pointless? (Sort of Solomony from Ecclesiastes... What did he do to get out of his funk?) Why was she feeling restless? The music lingered in her thoughts. Oh great! Now that song will be stuck in my head. Ughhhh!Randomubble by Historybuff262