ROKU Trending Twitter Tweets | #ChurchSigns | Looking For Questions


I faithfully watch Twitter everyday on ROKU with their Daily Trending Tweets. They alter as the day & night goes by . I believe I may be starting my own impromptu posting of one’s I find trendingly outstanding. The following is just one of ‘THE BEST OF THE DAY SO FAR’ . . . Great message. We’ll see. – j.kiley

Tweeted by Ainka Jess‏ @justbeingaj

This Week In Church Signs

#ChurchSigns are in no way related to my beliefs

Haiku Review | In a Heartbeat | a short film

HAIKU REVIEW CHALLENGE

The Challenge is to write a HAIKU REVIEW after watching the short film In a Heartbeat . Feel free to write in Single – Couplet – Triplet Haiku Verses using 17 syllables per verse . Lines in 5-7-5 . Try to Review the short film below as close to your interpretation of what you viewed and how all your senses responded to it. Think of it as looking at a moveable painting.

If you decide to take on the WEEKLYHAIKU REVIEW CHALLENGE . Leave your Haiku in the Comment Section of this post on ‘the secret keeper’ . so others will be able to view what you have created. I will be posting my own HAIKU REVIEW just above the video of In a Heartbeat.

 If this film doesn’t inspire . don’t worry. A new short film will appear every Friday for you to try your skills at the   WEEKLY HAIKU REVIEW CHALLENGE .

Here’s to engaging in the Haiku Review Challenge | Clinks & Cheers! – j.kiley

RISKING LOVE
by j.kiley

Innocent shyness
Heart beating . soaring towards love
Heart-breaking . hands heal

© j.kiley ‘17
Haiku

Best Viewing Experience Open Video Full Screen

In a Heartbeat | Beth David and Esteban

“In a Heartbeat” – Animated Short Film by Beth David and Esteban Bravo
A closeted boy runs the risk of being outed by his own heart after it pops out of his chest to chase down the boy of his dreams.

Ratings . . . G
Genre . . . Animation .
Length . . . 4m 5s

LGBTQ have always felt threatened but it felt like it was getting better. Unfortunately . we are starting to feel the threats again from those who should protect our Freedoms . Civil Rights . and Equality. Starting young is a great way to break the damage the world has done toward cultivating hatred toward those unlike the norm or ourselves if we are the right ourselves. I don’t fit in with any norms . never have . never will. The film creates the feeling of wanting Freedom to be Free for everyone. We need to #StopTheHate. We need to do it now. Every time we #StopTheHate the world gets a touch better. The healing needs to begin one moment at a time and the Time Is Now. – j.kiley

contact.inaheartbeat@gmail.com
Official Facebook Page – facebook.com/inaheartbeat2017/
Official Tumblr Page – inaheartbeat-film.tumblr.com/
IMDB – imdb.com/title/tt6969946/?ref_=tt_rec_tt
Produced at Ringling College of Art and Design by
Beth David
– Instagram: bbethdavidd
– Twitter:@bbethdavidd
– Tumblr: bethdavid.tumblr.com/
Esteban Bravo
– Instagram: @estebravo
– Twitter: @EstebanBravoP
– Tumblr: estebanbravo.tumblr.com/
– Website: estebanbravo.com/
Music by Arturo Cardelús youtube.com/watch?v=hFaXJffksZY
Sound Design by Nick Ainsworth ainsworthsound.com/

© Beth David and Esteban Bravo 2017

Video Appears on Off the Rails . Track 451 My partner discovered In a Heartbeat on YouTube & told me about her post. Not realizing it . I discovered In a Heartbeat the same day & decided I wanted to put it on ‘the secret keeper’ under the heading of ‘Haiku Review’ . writing a Haiku to draw out what I feel best describes the short film the viewer would see. Serendipitously . we were on the same psychic wave without even knowing we would end in the same place just half a day later. Cool. – j.kiley

John Gardner On Life and Writing #30

Quote about John Gardner: “The late John Gardner once said that there are only two plots in all of literature. You go on a journey or a stranger comes to town. Since women, for many years, were denied the journey, they were left with only one plot in their lives — to await the stranger. Indeed, there is essentially no picaresque tradition among women novelists. While the latter part of the twentieth century has seen a change of tendency, women’s literature from Austen to Woolf is by and large a literature about waiting, usually for love.” ― Mary Morris, The Illustrated Virago Book of Women Travellers

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“Pick an apocalypse, any apocalypse. A sea of black oil and dead things. No wind. No light. Nothing stirring, not even an ant, a spider. A silent universe. Such is the end of the flicker of time, the brief hot fuse of events and ideas set off, accidentally, and snuffed out, accidentally, by man. Not a real ending of course, nor even a beginning. Mere ripple in Time’s stream.” ― John Gardner, Grendel

Quote about John Gardner: “It was [John Gardner’s] conviction that if the words in the story were blurred because of the author’s insensitivity, carelessness, or sentimentality, then the story suffered from a tremendous handicap. But there was something even worse and something that must be avoided at all costs: if the words and the sentiments were dishonest, the author was faking it, writing about things he didn’t care about or believe in, then nobody could ever care anything about it.” ― Raymond Carver, Call If You Need Me: The Uncollected Fiction and Other Prose

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John Gardner (1933–1982) was born in Batavia, New York. His critically acclaimed books include the novels Grendel, The Sunlight Dialogues, and October Light, for which he received the National Book Critics Circle Award, as well as several works of nonfiction and criticism such as On Becoming a Novelist. He was also a professor of medieval literature and a pioneering creative writing teacher whose students included Raymond Carver and Charles Johnson. When I worked at Bennington College in Southern VT I would often see him walking across the campus during the Summer Writing Workshops. Or when his white hair was flowing as he rode his beloved motorcycle on campus or away. – j.kiley

Weekly Writing Prompt #108

Weekly Writing Challenge
Poetry and/or Flash Fiction
September 25th 2017 | #108

DOOR Template Instructions=====================

(5) Words: | ROLE | SHAPE | QUIET | SPIRIT | YOUTH |

*A brilliant idea has been brought to my attention regarding the (5) word prompt. Please feel free to substitute any of the words with a synonym.🎈 🎭 ✨

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Poetry Suggestions
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Haiku (5 – 7 – 5)
Tanka (5 – 7 – 5 – 7 – 7)
Shadorma (3 – 5 – 3 – 3 – 7 – 5)
6 lines – no rhymes – multiple stanzas [your choice] – just follow meter
Villanelle (19 line poem[no word limit]–2 repeating rhymes & 2 refrains)… Excellent example is Dylan Thomas’s “Do not go gentle into that good night”
Nonet (9 – 8 – 7 – 6 – 5 – 4 – 3 – 2 – 1) progression downward of syllables
Cinquain (2 – 4 – 6 – 8 – 2) five-line poem on any theme – syllables
’28’ Form (4 x 7) or (7 x 4) lines & syllables or lines
Free Verse – No Limitations
See [POETRY PAGE] for further instructions

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Fictional Suggestions
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Flash Fiction (500 – 300 words)
Any Genre: Mystery – Sci-Fi – Fantasy – Horror – Literary

SUGGESTIONS FOR FLASH FICTION
***One main character
***Room for one scene
***Main conflict in first sentence
***Room for a single plot
***Room for a single, simple theme
***SHOW anything related to the main conflict
***TELL the backstory; don’t “show” it
***Save the twist until the end
***Eliminate all but essential words

Use your best judgement
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R.E.M. | Everybody Hurts


R.E.M. | Everybody Hurts | In Concert

“Everybody Hurts”

When your day is long
And the night, the night is yours alone
When you’re sure you’ve had enough
Of this life, well hang on

Don’t let yourself go
‘Cause everybody cries
And everybody hurts sometimes

Sometimes everything is wrong
Now it’s time to sing along
When your day is night alone (Hold on, hold on)
If you feel like letting go (Hold on)
If you think you’ve had too much
Of this life, well hang on

Everybody hurts
Take comfort in your friends
Everybody hurts
Don’t throw your hand, oh no

Don’t throw your hand
If you feel like you’re alone
No, no, no, you are not alone

If you’re on your own in this life
The days and nights are long
When you think you’ve had too much of this life to hang on

Well, everybody hurts sometimes
Everybody cries
Everybody hurts sometimes
And everybody hurts sometimes

So hold on, hold on
Hold on, hold on, hold on, hold on, hold on, hold on
Everybody hurts

Writer(s): William Thomas Berry . Peter Lawrence Buck . John Michael Stipe . Michael E. Mills

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“Just don’t let go. . .” – j.kiley ’17

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