Friends of the Secret Keeper, I am writing this for Marge – or, as many of you know her, Jennifer/jennifer kiley/jk – because she cannot.

Marge’s stay in hospital and then short-term care has turned into hospice care. I am hoping to bring her home when she is able – and when I can be sure home is the safest, most comfortable place for her to be.

Until then, we take it one day at a time, treasuring every moment we have together.

The posts she had scheduled will continue to be published….

Good energy, thoughts, and, if you are so inclined, prayers are welcome.

Thank you.

Shawn MacKenzie



La Nuit Je Danse avec la Mort | a short film | Haiku Review

Haiku Review Challenge

After watching the short film La Nuit Je Danse avec la Mort . If you take the Challenge . Write a HAIKU REVIEW leaving your Haiku in the Comment section of this post . Express the views you feel about the ‘Moveable Painting’ [as I like to refer to GREAT short films.]

If this short film doesn’t inspire . A new short will appear next Friday in our Weekly Haiku Review.

The way I write Haiku is using the 5-7-5 syllable combination . I also often write more than one verse. It is an option . not a rule. Enjoy the fun and creativity of 1st) viewing the short film . 2nd) looking for your Haiku and creating it 3rd) sharing it if you so desire.

Here’s to the Haiku Review Challenge
Cheers! – j.kiley

Journeying Higher
by j.kiley

Monster from the dark
Jolting the heightened senses
Orgasm til death

© j.kiley ’17

Best Viewing Experience Open Video Full Screen


La Nuit Je Danse avec la Mort | Gibaud Vincent

The psychedelic, violent and liberating experience of young man who takes a drug at a party.

Ratings . . . R (Content . Drugs . Sexuality)
Genre . . . Romance . Drug Experimentation . Horror . Animation
Length . . . 6m

The Cranberries | Dreams | a Tribute song

RIP Dolores Mary O’Riordan : Born: 6th Sept 1971 – 15th Jan 2018

The Cranberries | Dreams

Oh my life is changing everyday
In every possible way
And oh my dreams
It’s never quite as it seems
Never quite as it seems

I know I felt like this before
But now I’m feeling it even more
Because it came from you
Then I open up and see
The person falling here is me
A different way to be

I want more, impossible to ignore
Impossible to ignore
And they’ll come true
Impossible not to do
Possible not to do

And now I tell you openly
You have my heart so don’t hurt me
You’re what I couldn’t find
A totally amazing mind
So understanding and so kind
You’re everything to me

Oh my life is changing everyday
In every possible way
And oh my dreams
It’s never quite as it seems
‘Cause you’re a dream to me
Dream to me

Songwriters: Dolores Mary O’riordan / Noel Hogan
Dreams lyrics © Warner/Chappell Music, Inc

In Memorium for Sue Grafton “A – Y”

Detective novelist Sue Grafton has died in the night of 28th December 2017. The news brought tears to my eyes. I was in shock. She was only 77. Being a mystery lover makes me feel a strong writer for the Mystery Force has been taken away. R.I.P. Sue Grafton. You will be missed and we will be sad you were never able to complete the alphabet. As for “Z” it will forever remain a mystery.❣💨🎭🌹💔

Sue Grafton, a prolific author of detective novels known for an alphabetically titled series that began in 1982 with “A Is for Alibi,” has died. She was 77. Ms Grafton had cancer. Her daughter Jamie announced her death on the author’s website and FB page.

“The alphabet ends at ““Y is for Yesterday”” She was adamant her books would never become movies or TV shows. No ghost writers to finish the alphabet.”

“Out of the deep abiding love and respect for our dear sweet Sue, as far as we in the family are concerned, the alphabet now ends at Y.” She did how ever name the last book “Z Is for Zero” but lacked the energy to work out her plans for her final venture.
“Ghosts don’t haunt us. That’s not how it works. They’re present among us because we won’t let go of them.” ― Sue Grafton, M is for Malice
“Except for cases that clearly involve a homicidal maniac, the police like to believe murders are committed by those we know and love, and most of the time they’re right – a chilling thought when you sit down to dinner with a family of five. All those potential killers passing their plates.” ― Sue Grafton, A is for Alibi
“We all need to look into the dark side of our nature — that’s where the energy is, the passion. People are afraid of that because it holds pieces of us we’re busy denying.” ― Sue Grafton

Y Is for Yesterday (Kinsey Millhone – Detective) Sue Grafton was born in Louisville, Kentucky 24th April 1940 – 28th December 2017. She was a #1 New York Times bestselling author. Best known for her “alphabet series” featuring private investigator Kinsey Millhone in the fictional city of Santa Teresa, California. The following is a description of her last book “Y Is for Yesterday” by Sue Grafton

The darkest and most disturbing case report from the files of Kinsey Millhone, Y is for Yesterday begins in 1979, when four teenage boys from an elite private school sexually assault a fourteen-year-old classmate—and film the attack. Not long after, the tape goes missing and the suspected thief, a fellow classmate, is murdered. In the investigation that follows, one boy turns state’s evidence and two of his peers are convicted. But the ringleader escapes without a trace.

Now, it’s 1989 and one of the perpetrators, Fritz McCabe, has been released from prison. Moody, unrepentant, and angry, he is a virtual prisoner of his ever-watchful parents—until a copy of the missing tape arrives with a ransom demand. That’s when the McCabes call Kinsey Millhone for help. As she is drawn into their family drama, she keeps a watchful eye on Fritz. But he’s not the only one being haunted by the past. A vicious sociopath with a grudge against Millhone may be leaving traces of himself for her to find. . .

Remember John Lennon 💔

Remember JOHN LENNON Oct. 9th, 1940 to Dec. 8th, 1980

I will always remember John Lennon. He is a profound effect on me. My eyes still tear up when I hear his voice and see his beautiful presence. The good die young is a lot of BS . they are assassinated . and the bad continue on. j.k

John Lennon | Woman

John Lennon | Imagine

Imagine there’s no heaven
It’s easy if you try
No hell below us
Above us only sky
Imagine all the people living for today
Imagine there’s no countries
It isn’t hard to do
Nothing to kill or die for
And no religion too
Imagine all the people living life in peace, you
You may say I’m a dreamer
But I’m not the only one
I hope some day you’ll join us
And the world will be as one
Imagine no possessions
I wonder if you can
No need for greed or hunger
A brotherhood of man
Imagine all the people sharing all the world, you
You may say I’m a dreamer
But I’m not the only one
I hope some day you’ll join us
And the world will be as one

Songwriters: John Winston Lennon