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Happy Diwali! +++ The Butterfly Dragon III: The Two Dragons Act III +++ [Updated 30/9/2022: 6:00 PM EST]

Introduction This story which is the third book (or Act as I'm calling it) is the conclusion of the Butterfly Dragon trilogy. This book will wrap up all the loose ends created during the course of the adventures of Heylyn, Alicia, Monique and Valerie over the three books and several short stories involving the characters. It will also bring back a number of characters from the previous two books to assist in overcoming the forces with which they're about to clash. Hidden forces whose presence I've been building up over the course of the first two Acts of the Dragon Butterfly story. As is the case with my previous Butterfly Dragon books, science will play a big part, especially in this book with the return of some of fan favourite characters, though the challenges they're about to face might be too much even for the legendary Butterfly Dragon herself. I hope that you enjoy what's in store. Bare with me as this story is written (mostly) live, with edits coming after I

Visions Of Toronto...

Here are some of my pre and post COVID-19 photos taken in the City of Toronto...

This is the Allen Gardens Botanical Garden. This building served as the design inspiration for 
The Sanctum in my A Lady's Prerogative series of books...

Out for a night walk somewhere along or near the Esplanade...

This is beneath a bridge near south Jarvis. The City and Skate boarders have turned it into an amazing  Skate Park. You should see the tricks the skaters do...

This is one of the amazing coffee houses in my community. A very unique crowd used to come here for coffee pre-pandemic including philosophers, artists and misfits. The other great coffee place in my community being True Love Cafe. I'll try to get a picture of it as its an awesome place. I really hope that it doesn't close down. It even has a piano. There's never too many places like these.

I'm a big fan of aircraft and jets, having been a flight simulator buff since the very first flight simulators appeared on computers. I tend more towards air combat and simulators than I do recreational flying, but I always loved to see the air show at the Toronto Exhibition. Last year, I got a front row seat from my balcony as most of the aircraft did close flybys in our area in Toronto.

This picture is taken at night walking south along Sherbourne Street (my residential street). Just a nice colourful scene on a quiet night. I really love my Huawei camera.

This picture was taken inside of the Allen Gardens Botanical Garden building. These are turtles that live inside of the gardens and are cared for by city employees. Some of these turtles I myself used to hand feed when they were wee little baby turtles and before they arrived here.

Magenta is one of my favourite colours, hence its strong presence on Shhhh! Digital Media. This flower is brimming with it and that's without altering the saturation or hue of this photo which was also taken in the Allen Gardens Botanical Garden.

This amusing photo I took during the first lockdown when I'd gone grocery shopping down on Front Street. This is Richmond Street in the midst of 10 AM traffic. At any other time other than the arrival of the pandemic, this street would have been packed with traffic.

A great picture, showing the support of the local construction workers for causes like Breast Cancer. Currently, many Toronto charities and organizations are focusing on Mental Health and the stigmas that often accompany such a label. I donated a lot this month, but I missed the ball on supporting Mental Health but at least many workers and other Torontonians rose to the occasion.

These are some of the things that pass through my filters when I'm out and about and I'm not being stalked or harassed by nasty people.

I'd rather think of myself as being part of those trying to make a difference rather than trying to make trouble or conflict by stealing other people's identity or replacing their identity with someone else's. I'm not really a blue meanie kind of guy. Too smart for that.

Brian Joseph Johns