“Aesop had some hidden tales…”

'a' to 'z' writing prompt poster #6
A-Z Writing Challenge #6
“Aesop had some hidden tales…”

child-in-magical-forest young girl enchanted forest

Aesop had some hidden tales, one was told
Beginning always at the start
Come to hear what Aesop has to say
Darkness will be rolling in soon
Everyone needs to be in their places

Far away, a young maiden was lost
Going out for a walk one day
Her senses were all aflutter
Identifying her path became impossible
Joining her on her way the sounds of animals
Killer animals, she felt they might be
Lions and Tigers haunted her lands
Multiple species could be walking with her
Never would she see their faces
Only hearing the sound of their voices
Prepared she was not to protect herself
Quite alone was she among the wolves of nature
Retracing her steps she turned about in circles
Soon she was more lost than before
Tales such as this one does have a moral
Under no circumstances wander in the wild alone
Very important to bring a brave fighting companion
Wilder are the animals when smelling her fear
Xenophanes, with no thoughts to the outcome
Yelling out would be futile, only arousing appetites
Zach, would do; but in carelessness, she left him behind

The End

© jk 2015

“5 mètres 80″

I have never exactly seen giraffes in this light before. It is quite amusing. Enjoy!

5 mètres 80 – Nicholas Deveaux


J’ai réalisé il y a presque 10 ans “7 tonnes 2″ un court-métrage mettant en scène un éléphant sur un trampoline. Je voulais faire une suite, cette fois-ci avec des girafes … La création de ce film s’est étalée sur 1 an et demi.
Merci à Orange, Arte, ville de Paris, CNC, Procirep sans qui le film n’aurait pas pu voir le jour !


“…I once did a short film featuring an elephant on a trampoline. I wanted to do a sequel, this time with giraffes … The creation of this film was spread over 1½ years.”

Fifth Person; One Flat Note; and Progress Excellent


Haiku Writing Challenge #55
Words: “Five” & “Thrive”

#55 usual-suspects FIFTH PERSON

Shot from scene in film “Usual Suspects”


Murder was in mind
The fifth person from the left
No one survives death

© jk 2015


#55 string quintet ONE FLAT NOTE

String Quintet – Boston Symphony Chamber Players


Except one flat note
Playing the violin in a quintet
Performance excelled

© jk 2015


#55 Mary_Pickford at desk writing PROGRESS EXCELLENT

Actress & Co-creator of United Artists with Charlie Chaplin & Douglas Fairbanks Sr., Mary Pickford writing at desk


Five pages to finish
Chapter’s progress excellent
Thrives the one who writes

© jk 2015


Ronovan Writes Weekly Haiku Challenge #55: “Five” & “Thrive”

Anne Rice: The Writing Process [Part 1]

Anne Rice – The Writing Process [Part 1]

But, what is her writing process? Does she plan out her stories or let the characters take her where they will? The “Anne Rice Examiner” decided to ask the author these questions and more. Her answers, as always, are honest, insightful and provide the reader and fledgling writer with a treasure trove of useful information and a greater sense of Anne Rice, the writer.

And now, Anne Rice:

1 – Do you plot out or story board your ideas for a book before you begin or just let the characters take you where they will and correct plot issues later?

anne_riceI have never had any one hard and fast method. No storyboard, no. But I do think a lot before “plunging,” and do work out a crude road map of sorts, but I revise constantly, moving back and forth in the growing draft as I work, and sometimes throw out great chunks of material and start over when I feel I should. But I have written whole books with no real plan —- just a concept or a character —- at the beginning. —- There’s just no hard and fast rule at all. Whatever works, whatever causes the prose to flow, the characters to begin talking and walking, whatever makes a world slowly form all around the characters.

A-Z Writing Challenge #6 “Aesop had some hidden tales…”

The A-Z Writing Prompt Challenge I recreated a writing challenge I found on a fellow blog mates Post. I modified the Challenge. The First Challenge was ‘A’ to ‘Z’ Writing Prompt Challenge #1 – ‘A dark and stormy night…’ A new phrase will appear every Monday with a new #. With the new weekly phrase write a [Story, Poem, Essay, Flash Fiction, etc…] using the prompt as the beginning of the first sentence and each following sentence is to begin with the next letter of the alphabet.’B’ and ‘C’ and so on. I hope you will find this a fun Challenge and a Good Time Playing with the alphabet and awakening the creative in all of us.

'a' to 'z' writing prompt poster #6

‘A’ to ‘Z’ Writing Prompt Challenge #6: “Aesop had some hidden tales…”



A new Writing Prompt will appear on Mondays on ‘the secret keeper’ & posted in your email early Monday @2:05am EDT East Coast USA. The Challenge will close Late Sunday Afternoon @5pm NYC Time. Then the next Challenge will be Posted at  above time.

THE LIST OF THE CHALLENGES for ‘A’ to ‘Z’ I have written & the CHOICE WRITER OF THE WEEK [when there is one] will be on the designated pages under WRITING CHALLENGE.

CHALLENGE #1: The first of The ‘A’ to ‘Z’ Writing Prompt Challenge #1 – ‘A dark and stormy night…’ and all others will be Posted on ‘the secret keeper’ Available on Mondays @2:05am EDT East Coast NYC USA Time.


“Universal Illumination”


The first words measured the time
The last words came with the rhyme
In between the words passing quickly
Circled the words of love
Fearing to be spoken
Scared they will be understood

No walking but forward
Further into your life
Walls faltering
Threatening to crash in
Just keep pushing toward the Light

The Light that brightens the Sun
Not the voice calling out
Notifying the end is done
Hold in your thoughts instead remembering
Near is as far as you want it to Be

© jk – just now 2015

#11 universal kaleidoscope (c) jkm 2015

#11 universal kaleidoscope (c) jkm 2015

Remembrance: Marcel Proust – Part 3

Remembrance: Marcel Proust

Moments from
“Remembrance of Things Past”


Part 3

“We don’t receive wisdom;
we must discover it for ourselves
after a journey
that no one can take for us
or spare us.” ― Marcel Proust

“Let us leave pretty women
to men with no imagination.”
― Marcel Proust
The Captive & The Fugitive

“It comes so soon,
the moment when there is nothing
left to wait for.”
― Marcel Proust

“If a little dreaming is dangerous,
the cure for it is not to dream less,
but to dream more,
to dream all the time.”
― Marcel Proust

“The true paradises
are the paradises
that we have lost.”
― Marcel Proust

Marcel_Proust_(Père_Lachaise) side by side hotel - grave