Shannon Stacey

Summonings and signs

So the boys and I just took a cruise to Dunkin Donuts in the Mustang.

(Oh wait…pause for obligatory backstory: Jaci’s been struggling to find a title for the sequel to Surviving Demon Island.)

So in the course of a discussion with the short kid (who’s in the backseat), two title suggestions pop into my head. And dammit, we’re not in the truck. The truck is fully equipped for these moments of clarity while driving. The Mustang is not, unless I want to use the end of the oil dipstick to write on a Dunkin Donuts napkin.

So I’m muttering them to myself over and over quietly. Too quietly.


Not quietly enough, actually. At some point I become aware of the tall kid (in the passenger seat) looking at me funny. When I ask why he says “You’re chanting about demons, Mom.”


And you’ve all seen the supposed religious and/or Beatles images in everything from toast to skyscraper windows. Look at the chip I got:

12 comments to “Summonings and signs”

  1. Jaci Burton
      · June 16th, 2006 at 8:44 am · Link


    Nice to know I’ve created an obsession on the title amongst my friends, too.

    Uhh…a chip?


  2. Charlene
      · June 16th, 2006 at 9:24 am · Link

    I see the new title now…Surviving Demon Chips! :lmao:

  3. Sharon
      · June 16th, 2006 at 10:20 am · Link

    Uhm it kinda looks like Texas, if you cut off the panhandle.

  4. Shannon
      · June 16th, 2006 at 10:25 am · Link

    If I’m the only who sees a heart…then I’m not telling I see a heart. :crazy:

  5. kate r
      · June 16th, 2006 at 10:48 am · Link

    wisconsin with a tail! spooky.

  6. Mel
      · June 16th, 2006 at 11:16 am · Link

    first I thought it looked like a heart, then I thought a diaper, THEN I saw a deformed Texas–all before I looked at the comments.

    My prediction, your youngest child will find love in Texas.


  7. Anna Lucia
      · June 16th, 2006 at 11:36 am · Link

    I was trying to find the demon connection first…. el tenedor del diablo??? Then I realised it was a heart. :oops:

  8. Anne
      · June 16th, 2006 at 6:39 pm · Link

    :dance: I saw the heart right away.. are we alone in this??? LOL :clap::diva:

  9. Daisy Dexter Dobbs
      · June 17th, 2006 at 5:32 pm · Link

    I see a heart that looks like it’s got some faint lettering on it. Maybe you should put it up on eBay and it will get snatched up by that casino that bought the sandwich with the image of the Virgin Mary on it for $28,000. They bought lots of other weird stuff too. If you tell them that you chant about demons they might up the price. ;-)

  10. Mel
      · June 17th, 2006 at 8:22 pm · Link

    I think Daisy’s right, it DOES look like lettering…. does that say JINX?

  11. Charlene
      · June 17th, 2006 at 9:01 pm · Link

    It looks just like the demon head from Cameron’s Closet. Bet you could write a story about it for The Enquirer. :nod:

  12. Shannon
      · June 17th, 2006 at 9:12 pm · Link

    OMG, it does say JINX.

    A jinxed heart chip?


    Only me.

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