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A shooting threat – at our high school today

the secret keeper:

This is disturbing and it should be. Read and listen to what is suggested. Good Suggestions. Peace and may no harm come to anyone.

Originally posted on Vampire Maman:

Halloween is almost here so…

I’d seriously planned, and still do, to post a story about my usually collection of Vampire friends and musings, but right now I have to talk about high school and what is happening today.

This isn’t going to be a post that changes your life. It isn’t especially written well or entertaining. It is just my own feelings about today.

On Friday tragedy stuck a high school in Marysville, Washington in the form of another senseless and tragic school shooting. This morning I heard on the radio that another student had died from her injuries.  My heart breaks for her and her parents. There was no reason for this to happen.

Then around 7:30 am this morning my phone rang. It was my daughter’s school. In a recorded message the school principal said there had been a threat. A threat that there would be a…

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[Final Chapter] Private Writings: Chapter #85 A Momentary Pause

private writings a novel of true fantasy by jennifer kiley [shawn's 2d blue name]

“A Momentary Pause”
Private Writings #85
Written by Jennifer Kiley
Post Tuesday 28th October 2014

Not Suitable For Children.
Anyone Resembling Anyone Living or Dead
Is Purely Coincidental.

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Crypticistic Synopsis:

private writings to dr. annie haskell psychoanalyst

I am the storyteller using imagination fantasy feelings & thoughts

to discover self soul eternal serenity & bliss

but to most importantly tell the best tale ever after upon a time.

see you down the rabbit hole.

Private Writings: Chapter #84 — “A Momentary Pause”

Tuesday 21st April 2009

Dear Maria,

Homecoming for Me. Scottie is throwing me her most outrageous party to date. All is well  but only temporarily. Nightmares need to be traveled through to get to the lighter side. I look forward to working with you, Maria Lopez Falcón. I need time to  recover. With your help, I will find my world again and get back to my future time to come and enjoy my new growth. Working on my play and then my screenplay. That will be a tell all. The play about a transsexual in transition. Fun times. If we remember how hard it is to be alive. 

The end is near. No more to write today. I want to join the party. So for now Good Night.

Su Loca Cliente


© Madison Taylor 2008

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Coming Back To Life – David Gilmour – Royal Albert Hall


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“A Dream
The beginning always starts out
With a dream.
It is all a dream
In our own nightmares”
— Madison Taylor

Le Chateau de Rocher - Home to Madison & Scottie   Their Cats & daughter Alison. She has her own place on the estate

Le Chateau de Rocher – Home to Madison & Scottie
Their Cats & daughter Alison. She also has her own place on the estate

play is not just play meryl streep“Pretending is not just play.
Pretending is imagined possibility”
— Meryl Streep

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Private Moments: #85 “Horrors of Waiting”

private moments in paintings & poetryPrivate Moments #85
“Horrors of Waiting”
Poem Written by Jennifer Kiley

Post 27th October 2014
Poem for Private Writings
Chapter #85 “they hear nothing”
“Backing Off from Death
Painting by jkm

“For that fine madness still he did retain,
Which rightly should possess a poet’s brain.”
~Michael Drayton~ (1563-1631)

coming back to life by jk mccormack (c) jkm 2014

Backing Off from Death (c) jkm

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“Horrors of Waiting”
By Madison Taylor
22nd April 2009

The horrors of waiting for death
It claims us in its own time
In the time between time
Torture wracks the body with tension
Shatters the nerves
Until all rattles apart.

soothing starts when letting go
Leaving the body behind
Setting the mind free
The soul will sail out
on wings like a bird of love
Finding peace after waiting
when time disappears
Release is found.

© jkm

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Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini - Composer Rachmaninoff – Pianist Maksim

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“Doorway to a Place of Enchantment”

“Creating is having the courage
to allow the seer into the private
moments of our imaginative lives.”

— jkm the secret keeper
aka Jennifer Kiley McCormack

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(c) jennifer kiley 2014

Happy World Dragon Day!

the secret keeper:

I Love this Post of Brilliant Quotations and absolutely delightful & playful images to go with each one. <3 jkm

Originally posted on MacKENZIE's Dragon's Nest:

Four years ago, none of us at WAFDE would have guessed that World Dragon Day would fall within our annual Month of the Dragon celebrations. We are delighted beyond words!

Which brings me – of course – to words.

In honor of the day, I present you with some of my favorite Dragon quotes and pictures. For fun and the glory of Dragons!

Weyrworld - Pern Dragonriders

Weyrworld – Pern Dragonriders

I desired dragons with a profound desire.

I do not care what comes after;
I have seen the dragons on the wind of morning.
…Ursula K. Le Guin1390480_227082264119248_1389350472_n

 It is conventional to call ‘monster’ any
blending of dissonant elements. . . . I call
monster” every original inexhaustible beauty.
…Alfred Jarry423816-bigthumbnail

No, I would not want to live in a world without dragons,
as I would not want to live in a world without magic,
for that is a world without…

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Amazing Visions: Première Impression – Cathédrale de lumière

amazing visions
Première Impression – Cathédrale de lumière

Post by Jennifer Kiley

Post Wednesday 22nd October 2014


Fun with Lighting Images in Artistic Motion. Laughter of children at some points. The Impressionists being represented in this Light Show of the Impressionistic Art Form.  <3 Jennifer

“Première Impression”, Cathédrale de lumière, Rouen 2013

Video mapping show on Impressionism onto the façade of the Rouen Cathedral.
From 1 June to 29 September 2013. Mind blowing artistry. Cathedral of light and Normandy Impressionist Festival. Mind blowing artistry. Never have I seen anything as Unique & Beautiful.

Kid-friendly Dragons and Their Tales….

the secret keeper:

A delightful presentation to tantalize the dragon’lover in everyone.

Originally posted on MacKENZIE's Dragon's Nest:


Over the years, I have spent delightful hours talking about Dragons, telling Dragon stories. There is no more receptive audience than children. Wide-eyed with wonder, they have an innate understanding that, not only are Dragons real, but that they are all around us, just waiting to be seen. Is it any wonder that there are a slew of marvelous Dragons in the annals of children’s literature? They crop up in Narnia and Middle Earth, in the faerie tales of the world that taught us such important lessons long ago.grimm dragon 1912 illustration

And their number keep growing – some good, some bad – an ever present influence during our formative years. Teaching us to be brave and full of wonder, to believe in the seeming impossible and always treasure the rare and unusual.0aba483fbfdc3c319aebd30951a87f93

Today I want to focus on just a few of my favorite Dragon books for kids – and their grown-ups…

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Tell A Dragon Tale Week…

the secret keeper:

Dragon Green looks to be in the middle of a muddle at the moment. What an exciting post for Month of the Dragon. Extremely impressive. <3 jkm

Originally posted on MacKENZIE's Dragon's Nest:

Dragon Blossom - Laura Diehl

Dragon Blossom – Laura Diehl

Few creatures wend their way across the length and breadth of the literary canon with the brazen panache of Dragons. From Medieval allegory to modern fantasy, from bedtime stories to the spark of nightmares, Dragons in literature are as varied as they are in real life and quick a bit easier to find. With new works on and about our friends coming out with fiercesome regularity, it is only just that we devote a week to their tales, old and new.

Today, I begin with some personal favorites – and for those of you who know me, I beg your indulgence for having spoken of these books before.

drg greenJ.Bissell-Thomas.The Dragon Green (London: Robert Hale Ltd., 1936).

This was my first Dragon book ever, so it naturally has a special place in my heart. It is a tale of rare and wonderful Dragon Green, born…

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