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Choices… Dreams… Passions… Pursuits… Decisions… Hopes… Creations… There’s Just Not Enough Time In A Day, Lol

Posted in Chess With Agatha, Editorial, Film Making, I Died Once, Life, Novel, Novella, Poetry, Writing with tags , on May 31, 2012 by darkjade68

So Soon The Line Editing Will Be Complete for My Novella “I Died Once“… And then the Daunting Pursuit of Finding An Editor for it Shall Begin…

I’ve Come to realize that My Previously Lofty Goal of Self Publishing Something Every 3 or so Months, may not at the Present be Attainable…

Now That isn’t a Complaint, it’s just a “Mathematical Truth”, Lol

 

 

I Published My First Ever Work, “Winter, Lust, And Wonder” (A Book of Poetry) back in January, Got it into a Bookstore in February, and Created a Kindle Version in March or April, I forget which.

I Then Created This New Black Cover (Because This Blog Design is Black, You can Only See the Purple Font, Lol), With Purple Font, at a less Expensive Price of $5 for My Readers/Follows, and/or Comrades in Ink.

 

In January I started My Fantasy Novel, “Chess With Agatha… And The Dark Fortress Of Doom“, and am still Hoping to Get it Edited, and Self Publish it sometime in the Fall.

I had Hoped to Get “I Died Once” Edited by My Eldest Sister (Who Edited My Poetry Book) in April, but Alas, that did not happen… And thus, I am going to start looking for an Editor for it in June.

What the Delay from My Sister Not Editing “I Died Once” basically means is, I may have to Publish My Second Poetry Book, “Dream Shift“, sometime after I Publish My Novella, and Fantasy Novel (The Cover to the Right is Both Back and Front).

Once again, not a Complaint, just “Math”.

But in the Middle of all of this, I find that I’m being Drawn Back to Film Making as well, Lol

Not as a Profession this time, but as something I might like to do on “YouTube”… As I am a Film Maker, as much as a Writer… And Frankly, I just Miss it.

I Actually Created a YouTube Chanel Here James Mahoney YouTube Chanel

So Far I’ve Just Posted My Short Film from 2002, and Today I just Added some of My First “Messing Around” Footage, that I did just after I got My First Ever Video Camera in 2000… Now Keep in mind, The Footage from 2000 is just My Brother and I messing around with Action Figures… It’s Not Edited or anything like that… It’s just us Messing Around with Action Figures, with the Soundtrack of “Conan The Barbarian” playing from a Boom Box in the Background, Lol… But you might get a Laugh at some of the Footage, it’s Pretty Hilarious. Check Out The Link, and you can see em Both. Also, Follow The Page if you like, as I may be Uploading some More Old Footage just for fun.

But the Reality of it is, I’m actually Considering starting to Film/Produce Videos of Shakespeare Plays, and Posting them on YouTube…

As Lofty as that may Seem, I actually did some Theater Acting when I was in My Teens, and also in My Late Twenties, and I have to tell you I Just Loved it.

I was very Shy when I was young, but My Brother wanted to be a Professional Actor, and thus Convinced me to Join Him in a Community Theater Group… I went on to do 3 Years of Plays, 3 Shakespeare, 2 Children’s Plays and “The Christmas Carol”…

Now I always had Small, and Multiple Roles in these Plays, but none the less, I Fell in Love with Theater…

And in My Late Twenties I returned to Theater, Acting in a Production of “Hamlet”, and then “Measure For Measure”…

And I have to tell you, “Shakespeare” is My All Time Favorite Writer, and “Hamlet” is My All Time Favorite Piece of Writing.

I’m not sure that I’ll do any Acting in These Productions, should I decide to Pursue them, Most Likely I’ll just be Directing, Producing, and Editing them.

Anyway, Like I Say… There just isn’t enough Time in The Day… So I will have to continue to get More and More Organized as I Move Forward.

Thanks For Listening/Reading

DarkJade-*

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Posted in Entertainment, Loss, Love, Music, Poem, Poetry, Scribblings with tags , , on May 30, 2012 by darkjade68

Emote

You’re Unreal…

The way you move your hair

The way you say you care

Your Heart…

My Life

Your Dreams

My Strife

If I could Let You Go

Know I would

If I could Forget you…

I Know I Should

Be Mine

If only You Could

DarkJade-

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Song By Daft Punk

Paramount

Posted in Entertainment, Inspiration, Life, Love, Poem, Poetry, Scribblings with tags , on May 29, 2012 by darkjade68

Paramount

There is a Battle Before us…

Be Not Fooled by its Common Attire

Fears to be Battered Down…

Passion… To be Called Upon

But we Are Study…

Yes… We are Strong

Armed with Mercy…

And Kindness…

And Love

And The Willingness of Heart…

To Unleash Great Blows to Our Enemies…

Our Pains…

Our Regrets

Our Disappointments

And It is Paramount…

That We Rise Above all that we know

And All that we Feel…

And Seize What We are Capable of Achieving

Our Stories are Unwritten…

Our Meanings… Untold

Be Bold

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Allure… The Night Will Come

Posted in Writing on May 28, 2012 by darkjade68

Allure… The Night Will Come

by DarkJade

“So Cold The Night… As All Nights Were Without Your Company… When Shall You Return To Me… Or Am I Destined To Live The Rest of My Days… Alone”

A HOTEL IN A NORTHERN TOWN

Arram has fallen asleep with her Mother’s Book, “Vampire’s Lust”, in her hands…

She is asleep, but moving and mumbling some form of words.

Seth is finally awoken by it, as he sleeps in the other twin bed.

The Room is Dark, accept for the Moonlight that peaks through a slight opening in the Drapes.

“Arram, wake up” Seth says in a sleepy state, then tosses one of his two pillows over on Arram’s bed… But this does not wake her.

Suddenly, for some unknown reason he is drawn to the window…

He rubs his eyes a bit, takes a drink of Warm Orange Soda from a can on the small table by his bed, and approaches the drapes…

He’s sleeping in boxers that are to big on his very lean body, and a long white t-shirt with Pokemon on it.

He’s about to reach for the drapes when suddenly Arram sits straight up, sweating.

“The Man Outside  The Diner!!” she speaks, scaring the hell out of Seth.

EARLIER THAT DAY

BARNEY’S DINER

Arram and Seth pay their bill, and go outside to see what the man by Arram’s car wants.

“Hello! Hello!” he says excitedly as he shakes each of their hands.

Seth notices that the guy’s hand was sweaty “Yuck” he says under his breath, and wipes his hand off on the back of his ever white jeans.

Arram, however, is wearing dark emerald green mittens, and so doesn’t notice.

“My Name is Bob Brayers… I’m a Government Agent” he says to their surprise.

Arram puts her Bright Blue Hair back into a ponytail as he talks.

“I won’t take too much of your time… We’re looking for a handsome young fellow, in his late twenties, with black hair.” says Bob.

“Picture?” Seth asks.

“Uhh… No… Sorry, we don’t have a picture” replies Bob.

“Well then… That’s a bit vague man” Seth reaches into the back of the Mustang window, which was left open, and pulls out his Gameboy… And starts to play it.

“Why are you asking us?” asks Arram as she sets the sack of leftovers from their dinner into the passenger seat of her car.

“Well, Ha Ha… There aren’t all that many people in this town, as you may, or may not have noticed…” he explains unconvincingly.

“Here” he hands each of them one of his cards.

“Just give me a call if you see someone matching that description… I’d really appreciate it” Bob then wanders off to a Brown Buick parked nearby, and drives off.

“Ok, that was just strange…” Seth states as the two of them get into the car.

THE PRESENT

THE HOTEL ROOM

Seth runs over to Arram’s bed, and sits by her.

“Are you alright Arram??” he then notices that she’s sweating, and shaking.

“You’re all sweaty” he wraps her blanket around her as she stares vacantly ahead at the wall…

Her eyes then get heavy “Sleep…” she says as she falls back against her pillow, and is fast asleep.

Leaving Seth there confused.

Howwwlllll!!

Suddenly there’s a great howl from outside somewhere.

Seth looks up in surprise, then starts to approach the window again.

He reaches towards the drape, but suddenly feels that cold feeling again, like that night in front of Hillside Manner, and “The Man’s” Home.

“#@#@ this!” he says with attitude, and opens the drapes…

THE NEXT DAY

Arram wakes sometime after 9am, and looks to see that Seth isn’t in his bed.

She gets up, stretches, and pulls on a warm, fuzzy Dark Blue Sweater, and slides on her Pink Converse High Tops.

She then shuffles over to the drapes, and opens them.

“AHHHHH!!!” Seth yells, as he stands outside the window waving around McDonalds Bags of Food, scaring the hell out of Arram…

“BREAKFAST!!” he yells through the window.

Arram smiles slightly, as Seth comes in… She then picks up one of the cards “Bob” gave them from the table, as Seth lays out the food.

“Bob Brayers… G.S.N.I….” she says as she sits down, folding her feet under her on the seat.

“Government… Somethen… Somethen… Somethen” Seth blurbs out as he stuffs food in his mouth.

“Thanks Seth… Big help” she replies.

SCREAAAAMMMMM!!” suddenly there’s a scream from outside, and the two of them run outside to the Hotel Parking Lot.

Standing next to Bob Brayers Brown Buick, which is parked outside, is a Hotel House Keeper “SOMETHING TOAR OFF HIS HEAD!!” she yells frantically, and passes out.

Seth looks at Arram, and then the two of them run over to the car.

Behind the wheel of the Buick is the headless body of Bob Brayers… His Head is sitting on the Passenger’s side seat.

“G.S.N.I… What a joke” a voice comes from behind Arram and Seth…

She turns around, everything seems to slow down, standing behind her is a Six Foot Something late twenty something year old man… He has shoulder length sandy blond hair, an unshaven face, and is wearing a Large Fur Coat, as if made from some sort of wild animal. Strapped to his back are Two Shot Guns.

“G.S.N.I??” Arram responds.

“Government Super Natural Investigations” replies the man, who than takes out a Cigar and lights it.

Seth gives the man an odd look.

“Looks like they’re doin a “Real Bang Up Job”, eh?” he says with an uncanny smile.

Arram just sits there staring at him “Come on Seth, we gotta call the Police” she says, grabs Seth’s arm, and walks away.

“The Names Roy… Roy Millon” the man says as they walk away, but she does not look back.

DarkJade-

PICTURE CREDIT – Who Is Ur Fave Color

Part One – Daisy Arram

Part Two – No Invitation Needed

Part Three – Uncle Tom

Part Five – Tall… Light… And Armed

Part Six – Cold Night

Part Seven – Guests With No Breath

Part Eight – Wolf, Man… Vampire

Part Nine – The Escape

Part Ten – Too Late

Part Eleven – The Wounded

Part Twelve – The Hunt

 

Pondering…

Posted in Editorial, I Died Once, Inspiration, Life, Love, Novella, Writing with tags , on May 28, 2012 by darkjade68

Pondering…

I spend a lot of time just Pondering… You know… Reflecting

Do you?

You know on things like, Dreams, Family, Love… You know… Things.

In about 3 Weeks it will be a Year since I split up with My Girl Friend of 4 1/2 years…

I hear from her from time to time… She seems to be doing ok.

SHE’S GOT MY DAUGHTER!!

Her name is Kara… We got her shortly after we moved in together back in 2010… She was in a Shelter… I don’t think I’ll ever quite get over losing her… We were close…

I have to admit, I am happy that I am Writing again… I’ve actually been Writing over my Goal of 1,000 Words a day lately… Which may be why I finally decided to take some time off this Weekend… Even though I still fit in some Writing.

It was a Good, but Difficult Weekend… When you’re not keeping busy, sometimes things come up… Things you don’t even necessarily recognize…

I figure I broke up last June, and Started Writing pretty much none stop Last August… I have so much Material that needs to be Edited, I can’t begin to tell you, Lol

But, one Project at a time… And for now, that’s My Novella “I Died Once…” I don’t have an “Actual Editor” yet, but I do have someone doing some what’s called “Line Editing” for me… A term I had never heard of, but they offered to do it for me after Writing a Review of My First Draft… And I basically Jumped at the opportunity to “Clean it Up” a bit.

And I Love how the Cover’s come out… I’m not sure I’m going to mess with it much more, though I do need to figure out what Color The Back of the Book is going to be.

Yeah, I feel pretty good about all of My Writing… Meaning, the fact that I’ve Written So Much… It was My Goal, and I really am in the “Habit” of Writing on a Daily Basis… About anything really… Just to keep Writing… And even when I take a break like I did this weekend… I still ended up hitting my Daily Goal.

As far as the Love Department… Now that’s not really something you can control… Now is it.

I’ve been alone before… It’s really not a Huge Deal… But sometimes, you do just feel Blue…

Family and Friends has actually been a bit frustrating lately… Mostly because I miss my Brother, who I am very close to… As it turns out, I haven’t seen him in a Year and a Half.

Which is definitely surprising.

He texts me maybe a dozen times a day, Lol… But it’s not really enough.

And I miss his Boys/My Nephews… Boy do they look Propped up in this Photo, Lol

Neither of them Wearing a “Yankee” Jersey, which is basically a Crime… Actually, what’s really a Crime, is Wearing that “Red Sox” Jersey, Lol

But Bostons got enough Problems this year, what with “Firing” their Great Coach… Boneheads. One bad Play off Season, and WHAM!, he’s gone.

I asked my Bro if the Boys would like to come down for a week or two, as My Bro lives maybe 8+ hours North of me…

And he said that I would be better off Texting the Oldest… So I did… He says they would like to come down once school is out, so hopefully that will happen… Really miss them.

But enough about me… What do you Ponder about? What’s going good, and what could be better in your world?

Definitely interested to hear about your guys Worlds

Nuff Said

Thanks for Listening/Reading

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Allure… Uncle Tom

Posted in Allure, Blog Series, Entertainment, Fiction, Story with tags , , on May 27, 2012 by darkjade68

Allure… Uncle Tom

by DarkJade-

Part One – Daisy Arram

Part Two – No Invitation Needed

“Something seemed Strange about La Fon today… As if he knew… This couldn’t last.”

Arram stands in a phone booth, reading her “Vampire’s Lust” Romance Novel, as the phone rings on the other end.

“Yeah… Uncle Tom??” she sits the book down in the phone booth.

“Uh huh… Uh huh… Yeah… I’m fine… I–” she tries to speak but Uncle Tom fills her ear.

“Sure… Yeah… $300 is fine… Yeah… Yeah… Ok… Thank you Uncle Tom” she’s about to hang up, but continues to speak.

“Oh and Uncle Tom? You were right about bringing the Crossbow… Uh huh… Ok” she hangs up.

Meanwhile Seth is sprawled out in the back seat of Arram’s Mustang, his feet sticking out the window, Ipod blaring, while playing a hand held video game.

“Do you really have to sit your feet on my window sill?” Arram says in her “annoyed” tone, as she gets into the car and starts the engine.

VROOOM!!” though the car looks run down, its engine purrs.

They make their way down the road, Arram seems lost in thought.

“SHOOT!!” she suddenly hits the breaks…

SCREEECH!!

Seth slides off the back seat, and on to the back seat floor.

“WHAT THE HELL ARRAM!!??” he yells.

Meanwhile Arram swings the car around and drives back to the phone booth

“I totally forgot my book!!” she explains in panic.

As she approaches, she can see that it’s still inside the phone booth.

“So what?? What is it with you and that trashy book??!!” Seth says.

She pulls up to the phone booth, gets out, grabs the book, and gets back in the car.

SLAM” goes the door.

“This isn’t just a trashy Vampire Romance Book…” she steps on the gas, as Seth is climbing up to the front seat of the car.

VROOOOMMM

“This is a Trashy Vampire Book that My Mom Wrote!!” she explains.

With this Seth looks at the Author Page of the book.

“Miranda Bloom??” he says.

“That’s a Ghost Name…” she replies.

“Ghost Name??” Seth looks at her confused, as they make their way North up the Expressway.

“You know… A fake name that Authors sometimes use, as opposed to using their real names” she explains.

“Oh… But this picture isn’t your Mom?” he holds up the book, and there’s an older woman in the picture.

“It’s a Ghost Photo” with this she grabs the book, and sits it back on the bench seat.

“I didn’t know your Mom was a Writer?” Seth explains.

“Yeah well…” she looks over at him “Neither did I”.

A NORTHERN TOWN

A couple hours north, they pull into a town, and she pulls up to a bank.

“I need to grab some cash out of my account, then we’ll get something to eat” she explains, jumps out of the car, and takes cash out with her bank card.

Meanwhile Seth peers around the town suspiciously, noticing how quiet it is.

Arram jumps back in “Ready?” she says, and Seth nods.

BARNEY’S DINER

The two of them have Burgers, Fries, and Milk Shakes on the table as they feast away… Arram’s Shake is Strawberry, and Seth’s is Chocolate.

SLUUURPPP… SLUUURRPPP” Seth finishes his with a Slurp.

“That dude had claws Arram…” Seth suddenly says.

Arram looks at him, not really knowing what to say “I know.”

“And he was super strong… Like… Unnaturally” he continues, but Arram just kind of nods in agreement.

“And his eyes glowed red…” she finishes…

SLUUURPPP… SLUUURRPPP” she finishes her shake as well.

“Kinda like a Vampire… Or somethen” he replies.

She shakes her head… “Yeah… Kinda like a Vampire.”

Seth knows better than to continue the subject, so he switches it.

“This is a really quiet town Arram” Seth says, and with this Arram looks around the Diner, where there is basically one other person sitting at the counter, smoking a cigarette and drinking coffee.

“You’re right…” she replies.

“Do you think he’s already here?” Seth asks.

Arram lets her Bright Blue Hair out of her Ponytail “I don’t know… Maybe”.

“Didn’t he say to stop following him?” Seth says nonchalantly as he dips three french fries into a great dollop of Ketchup.

“Seth… If you want to go home… Go home… I’m not stopping you” she says to him with a stern look.

He looks up at her “Nah… This is way too much fun.”

“HaHaHa” They both laugh.

Suddenly without even hearing him, the man who was at the counter stands at their table, cigarette in mouth, drinking away at his coffee… He’s maybe a 60 something year old, warn out dude.

“I recon you two are the reason that young, slick fellow is standing out in the parking lot looking in here?” the man says.

Arram and Seth look at one another not wanting to look out the window.

Finally Aram does…

And there’s a well dressed thirty something year old man in a very nice suit standing by Aram’s car, looking in at them, and waving for them to come outside.

“Phew!!” they both let out sighs of relief when they see that it isn’t… Him.

NEXT TIME… “HERE TAKE MY CARD… YOU MAY NEED IT”


DarkJade-

Part One – Daisy Arram

Part Two – No Invitation Needed

Part Four – The Night Will Come

Part Five – Tall… Light… And Armed

Part Six – Cold Night

Part Seven – Guests With No Breath

Part Eight – Wolf, Man… Vampire

Part Nine – The Escape

Part Ten – Too Late

Part Eleven – The Wounded

Part Twelve – The Hunt

 

World In His Eyes

Posted in Dreams, Entertainment, Fiction, Inspiration, Life, Poem, Poetry, Scribblings, Story, Writing with tags on May 27, 2012 by darkjade68

World In His Eyes

Outside The Second Floor Hotel Room…

A Flickering of Blue Light can be seen in the otherwise Darkened Hotel Window…

Within, The Dark Haired Man sits on the end of his Much Too Large King Sized Bed…

His Hands to his Face… Fingers through his Hair

In Something Less than Misery

Upon the Coat Stand in the corner, His all too Accustom Long Black P coat…

Draped to the Floor Like Some Deep Black Cascade…

Still in its Transgression

Within his Darkened Eyes, the Flickering Blue Lights of his Unquiet Mind…

Conjuring Something barely short of Madness

Tall… Or Short

Long… Or Tapered

Abstract Story Workings of a Tale Yet to be Told…

And yet these Oh So Tormented Contemplations

Nothing Short of a Ping against the Silence of the Night…

Can Not Sleep

No… No Rest For The Wicked

His Lips Move, but make no sound

And Yet the Message is Clear

“There Will Be Plenty of Time For Sleep when I am Dead”

He Rests

“Who Said Writing is Easy…”

DarkJade-

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