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Sleeping-with-steve (8 stories) (448 posts)
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2 years ago (2018-11-01)
Hello CuriousDee,

My name was meant to be Miranda but was spelt incorrectly on my birth certificate. Lol My mother liked the sound of it and left it as Miandra. 😊

I saw that YouTube clip and read Meldas post. It was a good read and the clip was cute. Jubeele attached a link to it for me. I thought the little cat taking shoes from houses was funny. Lol

A couple of members think it may be a passing spirit or harmless spirit. I haven't heard of a nature spirit before. I will google it.

Thank you for reading my post and commenting.

Best wishes,
Miandra
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CuriousDee (8 stories) (631 posts)
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2 years ago (2018-11-01)
Hi there Miandra,

You have such a pretty name. 😊 Your account is interesting, on one hand, the sandals thief could be a playful spirit (maybe nature spirit?) or it could have been your eyes playing tricks on you. It's hard to say. I've experienced the same thing. I've known I've left something in a certain place and gone back to find it missing. Sometimes it turns up, sometimes it doesn't. It might be a good idea to keep a journal and document these happenings. Perhaps you'll find a pattern.

Your account reminded me of one of Melda's stories which had a pair of sandals mysteriously appearing:
Https://www.yourghoststories.com/real-ghost-story.php?story=24510

Another member, MaggieMay_Not, shared an account of missing items too:
Https://www.yourghoststories.com/real-ghost-story.php?story=25594

I know there are more, but these are the stories that came to mind. Hopefully, this was a one time incident, not to be repeated. If not, like I said, it could be a playful spirit or an elemental/nature spirit which means no harm. You never know. 😉

Thanks for sharing 😊
Dee
Sleeping-with-steve (8 stories) (448 posts)
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2 years ago (2018-11-01)
Hello Biblio,

Thanks for reading my post and commenting.

I appreciate your advise about putting submissions a side for a while in order to seeing the article from a fresh prospective.

I admire your writing skills. It's a talent I don't have. 😳

Nice to finally have a conversation with you.

Best wishes,
Miandra
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Bibliothecarius (8 stories) (1039 posts)
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2 years ago (2018-11-01)
Greetings, SWS.

With all of the grammar drama, it is important to note that I edit essays as part of my daily job. I spot errors in spelling, syntax, grammar, and punctuation in advertisements, news headlines, novels, public safety signs, etc.; however, this skill does not make me immune to mistakes. For example, the first sentence of my first YGS story contains an editing error that I caught *after* its publication. If other readers noticed my failure to complete the revision of the sentence, they were not bothered enough to point it out. The line, as published, reads: "...I realized that I'd written over half of a story which may be worth of submitting to YGS in its own right." I had originally written "worthy of submission," decided I preferred "worth submitting," and bungled the adjustment to the nonsensical "worth of."

The advantage to editing written work is having the opportunity to correct poor word choices or to clarify misleading descriptions. When reading a recently-written passage, the writer's brain sees exactly what it *wants* to see; it's usually best to type the ideas, print them out, and read them about an hour later. Looking at a printed sheet after having taken a break not only gives the writer a different format to review, but it also allows the writer's mind to "reset" and to see the text with a calm, critical eye.

My ego-shriveling blunder taught me a private lesson that I'll now share: I ignore minor errors that do not affect the clarity of the writers' point. If I can make sense of the narrative, the minor inconveniences are not important enough to anyone feel foolish or ashamed of their efforts to write down their experiences.

Just as flawed as everyone else;
Biblio.
Sleeping-with-steve (8 stories) (448 posts)
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2 years ago (2018-11-01)
Hello RSAChick,

Don't pull your hair out.

If anyone needs to pull their hair out it's me for starting this 'spelling' of 'sandals'👡 drama.

Good to see you again.

Best wishes,
Miandra

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Sleeping-with-steve (8 stories) (448 posts)
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2 years ago (2018-11-01)
Hello Rex-T,

I didn't know you surfed. Takes a talented soul to ride the Australian waves, that's for sure.

With regards to your questions... I do a full cleansing once a fortnight on a Saturday now. I've done a self cleansing as Jubeele suggested once.

When I go to the beach with my neighbour for cappuccino, I usually wear a variety of different sandals. I have a few. The sandals that went missing from the french doors and found outside the front door, were house sandals. I wear them to go on the balcony and downstairs to empty the bin.

Who knows what's going on. 😭

Thanks for reading my post and your comments. I hope your brother is recovering well.

Best wishes,
Miandra
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Sleeping-with-steve (8 stories) (448 posts)
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2 years ago (2018-10-31)
Hello AugustaM,

I never thought about it like that. 😕 (That the spirit was suggesting I go somewhere)

I haven't seen my mum in a few weeks. Since my brothers funeral in August. Perhaps that's the message the spirit was trying express.

My grammer and spelling is terrible. I really do need someone like biblio here to help me. Lol

Thanks for reading my post and commenting.

Best wishes,
Miranda
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Sleeping-with-steve (8 stories) (448 posts)
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2 years ago (2018-10-31)
Hello Jubeele,

Lol... I watched the link you posted. Funny little cat.🐈

I love everything about this flat/unit and refuse to move.

As pointed out by you, it must be a harmless passing spirit.

Thanks for reading my post and the link.

Best wishes,
Miandra

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Sleeping-with-steve (8 stories) (448 posts)
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2 years ago (2018-10-31)
Hello Valkricry,

I'm sorry you had to take time out of your busy day to deal with the issue of clarifying the editing process.

It must be hard on you as it is with everything else you have to do.

You truly are appreciated and I will triple check my posts in future so as not to cause any dramas.

Once again I apologise. (apologise spelt with an 'S' intentionally the Australian way and not 'Z' the American way.) Lol 😊

Best wishes,
Miandra
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RSAChick (115 posts)
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2 years ago (2018-10-31)
I appreciate the clarification, Val 🌷
And I also now appreciate what an onerous task the editing can be.
I would probably be bald from pulling out my hair in frustration if I had to do this, or any kind of editing job. Or it would take me a month per story.
Keep up the good work!
Rex-T (5 stories) (268 posts)
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2 years ago (2018-10-31)
Miandra,

Jubeele and Augusta have sparked my (limited) intuition about the sandals. So, here is a question to consider or discard.

Did the sandals go missing before or after you went to the beach to conduct your self cleansing?

I'm wondering if you either have a well meaning spirit that wanted you to make sure you were bare foot when cleansing or a mischievous sprite trying to stop you from going down the beach.

Certainly, for me, going down the beach or walking in the bush is definitely cleansing for my old surfie soul.

Rex-T
AugustaM (5 stories) (971 posts)
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2 years ago (2018-10-31)
Thank you to the moderators for all you do - truly, there is no YGS without your dedication. And RSA, from one flawed but faithful grammar stickler to another -cheers! ❤

Maybe, Miandra, one of your spirits wants your attention - perhaps there is some place they want you to go. Were your sandals (lol I didn't notice the misspelling either - spelling is absolutely not my strong suit) facing in towards the door or out towards the street? Is there an important task or journey you have been avoiding? An aging family member or friend of the family who might be in need of a visit but too proud to ask?

Or maybe one of your regulars (spirits, that is) has developed a rather juvenile sense of humor 😄 If so, I find a stern talking to does best. I frequently have to remind mine not to scare the cats!
Jubeele (20 stories) (823 posts)
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2 years ago (2018-10-31)
Hi Miandra

I wouldn't have noticed sandles or sandals if you hadn't pointed it out. But language contains evolving trends. If enough people choose to spell a word an alternate way, it eventually becomes the norm.

Interesting about the missing sandals, especially when you look at it in context of the other happenings. Rook's cleansing is meant to repel any entity that means to do harm. If you've been regularly cleansing, then all that remains should those that bear no ill will.

It could be that your place with all that's happened there in the past, plus the life energies emitted from people living there, might be attracting an occasional 'visitor' passing through. Wonder if your sandals were taken as a holiday souvenir? 😲 Hmmm, maybe on some other ghost site, someone will be posting a story about a mysterious pair of sandals that just appeared on their doorstep.

Or maybe, you were yet another victim of the neighbourhood cat burglar... 😜
Https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vNxkQZ1a224
valkricry (45 stories) (3092 posts) mod
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2 years ago (2018-10-31)
🤔 Hmmm, perhaps I should clarify my comment a bit. Mods can't change a comment or story once it has been published. To do that the webmaster has to be involved. I suspect that was the case in the title, RSA pointed out. These 'alterations' are done at his discretion, so I can't say he will or won't mend something, and it can take awhile. It could be the same with the email Miandra sent. Life and all that.
I can't speak for all Mods, only for myself, when it comes down to the actual editing of a story, although I would imagine it is fairly much the same for all of us. Let's forget for a moment that we work, have family and homes to care for, and lives beyond YGS.
I'm one of those optimists, who keeps hoping folks have read the Submission Guidelines, and know they should proofread and correct their story before submitting. This never fails to disappoint. An error free submission is a great rarity, most are so fraught with basic writing blunders it can make your eyes cross and bleed. For myself, rejecting a story is not easy (which is an option we have for submissions requiring extensive editing, or other reasons) because I know how badly that can sting. I might spend 30 minutes editing a single story, if it seems worth the effort. After all not everyone is a writer or English major. I also try to be aware that my changes do not change the flavor or author's voice, or their intent. Just for the record, I'd estimate that more than two thirds of submissions include syntax, spelling, and punctuation errors. Along with spelling you have to consider archaic spellings, nonstandard spellings, and country of origin. For example colour and color are both correct. Nother or 'nother is an example of the nonstandard spelling of another. If you google sandles, many ads will show up spelling it that way instead of sandals. In fact, even spell check doesn't catch it. (At least mine doesn't.) Spell check also isn't good for too,to,or two or other homonyms. Add to all this, you then need to check for plagiarism. So yes, a 'glaring mistake' as you put it, might sneak through now and then, perhaps because it paled significantly against the editing we already did. I can't say for certain, because as RSAchick so aptly pointed out, "no one's perfect."
Sleeping-with-steve (8 stories) (448 posts)
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2 years ago (2018-10-31)
Hello RSAChick,

I don't mind you using my thread to comment.

I noticed my error on SANDALS after submitting it and quickly sent a follow up email explaining my errors and requesting for them to be fixed. At the end of the day a lot of posts are submitted daily and there probably isn't time to go through every single one with a fine tooth comb.

I'm the world's worst speller and if it wasn't for spellcheck, I'd be at a complete loss.

Biblio, I need you to edit for me. Lol. (your comments and posts are 100% perfect) I admire that about you and others who know how to write.

Anyway, thank you for stopping by.

Regards,
Miandra
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RSAChick (115 posts)
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2 years ago (2018-10-31)
Finally I can get my gripes about the 'editing' by YGS mods out of the way. See the (c) comment at the end of each story just above the search function.

By the way, Miandra, I did not even notice your spelling mistake until you pointed it out.

But many times there are glaring mistakes that could have easily been 'edited' by whoever approves a story for publishing. It makes for a more enjoyable read if obvious errors are not there. Especially from non-native English speakers (like me).

I am talking about the there, their, they're or to vs too, or lose vs loose, of vs off, and my personal favourite could/would/should OF instead of HAVE 😣. Etc...

I distinctly recall reading a freshly published story earlier this year:
Https://www.yourghoststories.com/real-ghost-story.php?story=25629

The heading started off with 'Wwii' and I thought 'what the hell?!'. Only to later realise it was referring to world war 2. And then later seeing the heading changed to all caps for the WWII bit. Great improvement for clarity, but... How did that happen after publishing, Val?

Thanks, got it off my chest now.

Sorry about butting in here on your story SWS.

And I am sure someone like Biblio can tear my whole post apart for terrible spelling, language or grammar - no one's perfect... Just a bit pedantic about certain things 🙈🙊
Sleeping-with-steve (8 stories) (448 posts)
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2 years ago (2018-10-30)
Hello Lady-glow,

Thanks for popping by and thanks for your valued feedback.

Yes, You're right, I think I'm just not thinking straight with what all is going on and started presuming the worst. 😭

Thank you for your comment and yes it's far more important to focus on keeping 'Steven the stubborn' away.

Best wishes,
Miandra
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lady-glow (12 stories) (2687 posts)
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2 years ago (2018-10-30)
SWS - I hope it was only a distracted action from your part... It must be annoying to have to deal with little things that, though not scary, make you wonder if it is you or if something else is going on.

Be persistent fighting against Steven-the-Stubborn.
Sleeping-with-steve (8 stories) (448 posts)
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2 years ago (2018-10-30)
Hello Valkricry,

Shame... Thanks for getting back to me.

_ (ツ) _/¯

Oh well.
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valkricry (45 stories) (3092 posts) mod
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2 years ago (2018-10-30)
Sorry, but once published a story or comment can't be changed.
Sleeping-with-steve (8 stories) (448 posts)
+2
2 years ago (2018-10-30)
Hello Melda,

Good to see you. Hope your well.

Thanks for reading my post.

You're right, 'stranger things have happened'. Especially in this unit/flat.

Thanks for the link to your post. I'm going to read it now. I have my cappuccino ready for a relaxing read.

Best wishes
Miandra
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Melda (10 stories) (1295 posts)
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2 years ago (2018-10-30)
SWS - Stranger things have happened. Perhaps you had a lapse in memory, perhaps not.

I too had an experience with sandals (in South Africa the particular type I have in mind is "sloffies".)

If you would like to read my experience on that the link is https://www.yourghoststories.com/real-ghost-story.php?story=24510. In my case I believe it was definitely supernatural but some of the members commenting didn't agree!

Regards, Melda
Sleeping-with-steve (8 stories) (448 posts)
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2 years ago (2018-10-30)
Hi Haven,

The self cleansing and unit/flat cleansing is working and has been since my last post (8th October).

I'm not scared. My dad, brother, grandma, and few uncles have passed away. I know they are looking after me. 😊

Thank you for stopping by and reading my post. Excuse my spelling mistake with 'Sandals'

Miandra
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Sleeping-with-steve (8 stories) (448 posts)
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2 years ago (2018-10-30)
Hello RCRuskin,

I don't have a cat or any pets. I don't have a roommate either. 😳

Yeah, maybe I did deviate slightly. 😕

Good to see you pop by. Thanks for your comment.

Miandra,
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Sleeping-with-steve (8 stories) (448 posts)
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2 years ago (2018-10-30)
Hello Everyone,

OMG, OMG, OMG. I spelt SANDALS wrong in my title and first paragraph.

OOOOOOOOOOOOPS! Sorry about that. If the moderators can fix that for me, I'd really appreciate it.

¯_ (ツ) _/¯

Miandra
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Haven (19 stories) (304 posts)
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2 years ago (2018-10-29)
Hi,Miandra -

Hopefully it's nothing and you just forgot you moved them. I know it's kind of hard to accept that when in your mind your absolutely positive you didn't. Keep track of these little things and see if they keep occurring. I personally will take the explanation that it was me that forgot I did or did not do something but when they keep happening then that's when I don't believe in coincidences.

If it is something paranormal then I'm sure it's not something evil because of the cleansings you have been doing. Please keep up posted.

Haven
RCRuskin (8 stories) (637 posts)
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2 years ago (2018-10-29)
<silly> Do you have a cat? </silly>

OK. I really don't know how it would happen that your sandals would not be in their usual spot unless you deviated from your usual routine just a little teeny tiny, itsy bitsy bit. I'm assuming you have no roommates. Is that correct?

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