GHAWG-- God's Hog: A Watchful Guardian-- LeoThreads Zapfic Entries 348-354

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GHAWG-- God's Hog: A Watchful Guardian-- LeoThreads Zapfic Entries 348-354

Read the Zapfic serial #GHAWG on LeoThreads to follow the transformation of a courier into a Harley-riding tool of God.

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TL;DR

● What is GHAWG?

● Zapfic Entries 348-354

Β  Β  3️⃣4️⃣8️⃣ 2024-February-03 00:09:15

Β  Β  3️⃣4️⃣9️⃣ 2024-February-04 00:21:42

Β  Β  3️⃣5️⃣0️⃣ 2024-February-05 00:42:30

Β  Β  3️⃣5️⃣1️⃣ 2024-February-06 08:44:24

Β  Β  3️⃣5️⃣2️⃣ 2024-February-07 19:47:03

Β  Β  3️⃣5️⃣3️⃣ 2024-February-08 14:47:18

Β  Β  3️⃣5️⃣4️⃣ 2024-February-09 00:13:30

● Story Arc So Far

● Next Week (2024-March-5)

Β  Β  ● Zapfic Entries 355-361

Β  Β  ● At LeoThreads

● GHAWG Navigation

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What Is GHAWG?

#GHAWG is short for "God's Hog: A Watchful Guardian." This fictional story tells how David Guardia, a courier and business owner from Bayonne, New Jersey, US moved into the next phase of his life after spending the final ten years of his ailing father's life helping him.

More details can be found in the first post of this weekly recap.

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Zapfic Entries 348-354

3️⃣4️⃣8️⃣ 2024-February-03 00:09:15

"We have much for which to be thankful," said Rhonda; I nodded.

"And prayer has more impact when it's shared"; she nodded. We alternated our intentions for ourselves, for each other, for those we know, and for those we knew.
🏍️ Even though David Guardia had been touched by The Lord to be used as His tool to deliver news of hope for the less fortunate and caution for those in power, he himself remains the flawed human being he always was (and will continue to be, far into the future). Although Rhonda Bella Guardia was a wild child compared to her husband and had lived a much more varied life, she has a strong spirit wanting to align with good. It's one reason she was ready to drop everything in her life to follow David after meeting him at the bar in Davenport, Iowa, US.

3️⃣4️⃣9️⃣ 2024-February-04 00:21:42

"Lord, please give us the strength & wisdom to align our activities with Your will," I prayed. "If they don't align, please give us the grace to accept Your will with peace & understanding. As You will, not as we will. Amen."
🏍️ This was just David Guardia making the standard request of The Lord to have his prayer requests granted. During Mass (for Roman Catholics like him, or for weekly services for other Christian demoninations), we are always reminded that whatever we request will be granted-- or not-- in accordance not with our will but according to the Will of God the Father.

3️⃣5️⃣0️⃣ 2024-February-05 00:42:30

"Lord," began Rhonda, "You already know that I've made my share of mistakes, many of them against You. When I make mistakes again, please let them be in Your favor so they work our for us all. I pray this in Your name. Amen."
🏍️ Rhonda Bella Guardia recognizes that The Lord knows her and her history, and she acknowledges that she is a flawed human being. (Other people would just call her a sinner, but that describes all of us and is too general a description of her.) She follows David's lead in making her prayer requests, and she takes hers a step further by asking for misfortunes or delays to work in The Lord's favor.

3️⃣5️⃣1️⃣ 2024-February-06 08:44:24

After we reunited at the California Route 66 Museum, we rode north on D Street until it became North D Street. After lunch at Emma Jean's Holland Burger Cafe, we rode and saw that North D St. turned into National Trails Highway.
🏍️ This zapfic entry could be considered free advertising for the businesses mentioned in it. It can also be considered another example of Our Heroes living out the tourist experience of countless people who had traveled along the legendary Route 66 over the decades.

3️⃣5️⃣2️⃣ 2024-February-07 19:47:03

We knew we were on the right track on National Trails Highway when we saw it marked with "66" road signs. Along the way Main Street overlay National Trails Hwy. When we reached THE Barstow, we checked in at the Route 66 Motel.
🏍️ When most people hear the name of Barstow as a place name, they think of Barstow, California, US thanks to the iconic song "(Get Your Kicks on) Route 66". The first time I heard the name Barstow in 1988, it was because of that song. However-- and purely by accident-- I discovered Barstow, Illinois, US during the early stages GHAWG when David Guardia had the uncanny Manny Rey as .

3️⃣5️⃣3️⃣ 2024-February-08 14:47:18

Kingman, Barstow, San Bernardino-- That's what the song says. Kingman is in Arizona, and we have 6 more places of note in California along Old Route 66: Newberry Springs, Ludlow, Amboy, Fenner, Goffs, and Needles.
🏍️ This zapfic entry is educational more than anything else. When most people outside California think of The Golden State, they usually think of the major West Coast cities (San Franciso, Los Angeles, and San Diego) along with the state capital of Sacramento. We tend to forget that California has much to offer on its eastern side, especially close to Nevada and Arizona.

3️⃣5️⃣4️⃣ 2024-February-09 00:13:30

We stayed on Main Street until its name reverted to National Trails Highway. We passed Dagget and then the Barstow-Dagget Airport. NTH crossed over I-40 near Newberry Springs. We saw 2 Route 66 Markers before we reached Ludlow.
🏍️ This zapfic entry serves as the visual equivalent of a graphic scene in a video, in a photograph, or on film. Should this zapfic entry ever be realized into film, video, or other form of multimedia, the scene would be so short that if you blink you miss it.

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Next Week (2024-March-5)

Zapfic Entries 355-361

Our Heroes travel east through California between the towns of Barstow and Needles. On reaching Needles, just a short distance from the state line of Arizona, they take a day to refuel and rest. It's the first time during David Guardia's Epic Ride that they pass by a South Indian restaurant, so David thought it was a good idea to let the crew have a meal cooked in the style of Sanjay Rampersad's native India. Overall it was a good experience for the crew, although for himself he may want those 2 hours of his life back.

At LeoThreads

Our Heroes travel far enough into Arizona to check off these lyrics from the iconic song "(Get Your Kicks on) Route 66": Flagstaff, Arizona / Don't forget Winona. Before that, they checked off the other Arizona town mentioned (Kingman).


NOW AVAILABLE! -- GHAWG, Uninterrupted for those who want to binge-read the daily zapfic serial one Act (or Interlude) at a time.

ALSO AVAILABLE! -- The GHAWG Diaries for those who want to witness the formation of The GHAWG Universe and how it's taking place. Published on Mondays when there is no GHAWG, Uninterrupted post (or, for that matter, any other post).

PLUS! -- GHAWG Behind the Scenes to see how elements of The GHAWG Universe take shape, from graphics to spreadsheets and other research. Included is a subseries called "Fun with Maps" showing the interesting things I find as I map out the David Guardia's ride. Curently "Fun with Maps" is at South Bend, Indiana, US.


Catch the latest zapfic entries for GHAWG at LeoThreads. Get caught up with GHAWG with these weekly summaries at InLeo.

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GHAWG Navigation

To find other weekly summary posts such as this one-- or to read the serial without annotated commentary-- use the post GHAWGnav: Navigating The GHAWG Universe.

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