I Was Right About

 

This past weekend, I had the weekend off, again. And my movie choice this time was, ‘The Free State Of Jones.’

I know it’s considered bad form to toot your own horn, but I was absolutely right about the choice of Matthew Mcconaughey for the role.

Now, I have to be honest here and say that what first attracted me to Mr. Mcconaughey was his voice (not his remarkable southern accent, but his voice). But as I worked the story over the year of 2015-2016, and watched him in Dallas Buyers Club, Interstellar, and True Detective, I was even more impressed with his acting range.

And I was stunned and grateful when I saw and heard a close approximation of my name in the film: EANK (in large letters on the side of a building).  And the man who owned Rachel was named EANKINS. Thank you Mr. Mcconaughey for that acknowledgment.

My only criticism of the film was that I could tell that the screen play was written by a man, (Gary Ross) even before the credits rolled. The film barely touched on the relationship between Newt and Rachel that I tweaked in my blogs:

https://rubyssanders.wordpress.com and https://rubysjared.wordpress.com

Here was a man able to get two women of different races to accept him as a husband. Usually, when you put a Black and a White woman in the same house with the same man as their husband, someone ends up cut.

And Miss Gugu Mbatha-Raw reminded me so much of Gloria Ruben, I had to keep reminding myself it wasn’t Ruben on screen.

Now the second thing that I got right was Alex Baldwin as Donald Trump.

 

 

Check out Chapter 10  and 16 of 24 –  The Hunt For Red November
https://24thehuntforrednovember.wordpress.com/2015/12/24/24-the-hunt-for-red-november-chapter-10/

 

and Chapter 16  
https://24thehuntforrednovember.wordpress.com/2016/09/30/24-the-hunt-for-red-november-chapter-16-2/

 

Alex nailed it. I’m still laughing.

 

A Tiny Kitten With A Big Mouth
By
Eliza D. Ankum
Author of
Flight 404
Ruby Sanders
Jared Anderson: A Novel
OneThreeThirteen – A Presidential Agent Novel Series Book 1
Dancing With The Fat Woman
Thou Shalt Eat Dust
STALKED! By Voices

 

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The Weekend Off

 

This weekend, I published my new ebook, Thou Shalt Eat Dust, and I celebrated by doing nothing.  Honestly, all I did was sleep, eat, drink (vodka and Sprite) and watch movies and TV shows (Major Crimes, Motive, and American Gothic) from Xfinity’s OnDemand.

And that’s what I’m writing about, today.  I had put off watching a certain movie for about three months, even though I’d heard it was excellently done by its young co-star, Jacob Tremblay, because I knew it would make me cry.  The movie I’m writing about is Room.

The movie was adapted from the book of the same name, Room byEmma Donoghue.  It is the story of a young woman who was kidnapped in her teens and held for seven years in a shed behind a man’s house.  She was repeatedly raped and gave birth, in the shed, to her son, Jack.  Jack grew up thinking that Room was all there was.  Until on Jack’s fifth birthday his mother realized that she had to get them out.

The movie goes on to show Jack’s awakening to the world and how some people can accept the unacceptable and some can’t.  The movie was definitely worth the $2.99 I spent.  And yes, I did cry.  I cried watching them move around in that tiny space.  I cried when they escaped.  And I cried the hardest when Jack’s mother took him back to Room.  “Is this Room.  Did somebody shrunk it?”

I knew I was to cry watching this movie because I remember how long I waited for someone to save me, (STALKED! By Voices) before realizing I had to save myself.  I also cried for the thousands of women still being held in sheds and basements all over America.  And those who appear to be walking around free but really aren’t.

A Tiny Kitten With A Big Mouth

By

Eliza D. Ankum
Author of
Flight 404
Ruby Sanders
Jared Anderson
OneThreeThirteen – Master Of The Day Of Judgment
Dancing With The Fat Woman
Thou Shalt Eat Dust
STALKED! By Voices
https:24thehuntforrednovember.wordpress.com

 

 

SCANDAL – “Big Dog”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Last night Olivia Pope had an abortion.

I know that’s what the internet is all abuzz about. But for me, that’s not the issue. The issue is why she had one.
We all wanted her to say yes to being the President’s mistress and to finally admit to the love that they shared.

There was only one problem with that.

They weren’t in love with each other. They were in love with the high they got sneaking around on Mellie and the Country. Or rather I should say they were in lust with the high they got sneaking around. As the songist says, “Sneaking is the best part.”

Remember when he yelled, “You don’t love me when I’m available.”

Her answer, “I don’t know you as available.”

They were both right. He never had to be anything but charming and erect and she never had to be anything but willing.

I saw last night’s show as being all about what we think we want versus who we really are. For instance, you might want a fifty thousand dollar designer wardrobe, but you have a job as a Policewoman or you work at Walmart. Both jobs require you to wear a uniform.  You get the wardrobe and it hangs in your closet gathering dust. It wasn’t the right thing for you.

Just as being the President’s wife, and mother of his child, wasn’t the right thing for Olivia.
Olivia loves power. Not so much Fritz. As was evident when she talked over her problems with Jake and not Fritz.

Being First Lady, although, dazzling and something to aspire to for some of us, was for Olivia Pope, a powerless position, i.e. “talking to housewives.”
So she aborted Fritz’s child, packed her bags, and moved out of the White House, so she could be ‘A Big Dog’ again.

Being somebody, A Big Dog, was more important than being a wife and mother. But at least, she had the guts to admit it.
Most women don’t and end up torturing some kid, for ruining their lives, until the kid is old enough to move out and even then the torture continues, in more subtle ways, that ends with a grown child who has a permanently scared soul.

 

P.S. Did you catch the part where she yelled at Fritz, “You’re a woosy president.” Or something like that. I was more shocked at that statement than I was about the abortion.
If I’d been Fritz, I would have helped her pack her bags.

 

 

A Tiny Kitten With A Big Mouth

By
Eliza D. Ankum
Author fo
Flight 404
Ruby Sanders
Jared Anderson
OneThreeThirteen
Dancing With The Fat Woman
https://24thehuntforrednovember.wordpress.com
https://thoushalteatdust.wordpress.com

 

 

How To Get Away With Murder

Amy Okuda as Catherine Hapstall

 

I’ve always thought that Catherine Hapstall (Amy Okuda) was the one who killed the Hapstalls. Well, she and her boyfriend.
She was painting away the night their aunt was killed, but when her brother came into the room, she remarked, “I didn’t know you went out.” How would she have known that he went out unless she went looking? And since she wasn’t sleeping with him why was she looking for him?

 
And for sure, when Frank jumped on Annalise as the nurses and doctors were wheeling her down the hall, he’s going to frame her for the ADA’s and Annalise’s shooting. But I don’t think she shot them. I think it was someone close to Annalise who shot her. And someone who had reason to shoot the ADA who shot her. In other words multiple killers.

 

PS.  All you Scandal lovers, I think the President is about to be a single man (No Mellie or Olivia).  It’ll be interesting next season to see the girls fight it out over him.

 

A Tiny Kitten With A Big Mouth
By
Eliza D. Ankum
Author of
https:/thoushalteatdust.wordpress.com
https://24thehuntforrednovember.wordpress.com

Walking Dead – What Happened and What’s Going On

Chad I. Coleman as Tyreese

Right from the start, I’ll admit that I was already crying well before last night’s season premier of The Walking Dead.

Knowing The Dead’s writers as I do, I kept repeating to myself the phrase, ‘there will be blood’.  And, I was right.  Last night we, The Walking Dead audience, said farewell to Tyreese, aka Chad I. Coleman.  The big guy was one of my favorites on the show.

I admit to clicking the TV off as soon as Noah got to his feet and started running.   But then, I said to myself, here is an actor about to pay tribute to his craft by giving an outstanding performance in a dying role.  So, I clicked my TV back on but closed my eyes for the bite scene.  Good thing I kept them open for the rest.

And I was brought to tears again, as the scenes of Tyreese’s friends running down the road carrying him so closely echoed Corey Ankum and Edward Stringer’s friends and fellow firefighter’s running down a Chicago street in an attempt to save their lives.  It was a fantastic episode.

Now let me share with you a bit more of what had me crying before the show even started.

As a fan and a writer, I have a bet going with myself about two things.

One, finding out who, what, and why will NOT satisfy Rick especially with regards to all he has lost.  I mean, when have you ever heard anyone say, “Well, that makes everything alright.”

And two, only three, maybe four, of the cast will survive and I was mourning their loss.

But as a writer, I’m not going to spoil the tension by telling you who I think will survive.

 

A Tiny Kitten With A Big Mouth

By

Eliza D. Ankum
Author of
Flight 404
Ruby Sanders
STALKED! By Voices
OneThreeThirteen – Master Of The Day Of Judgment
Dancing With The Fat Woman
And coming soon Jared Anderson

 

 

 

 

Cliff Huxtable, A Rapist?

The Women

I wrote the following post back in October of 2014, but decided to use it again with the above picture.  The only thing I’d add is, “how sad to reach a time in your life when you should be graciously accepting bouquets of roses from your peers and instead you’re being pelted with rotten eggs.    Job 13:26

Bill Cosby. This afternoon, I was asked what I thought about the allegations against Bill Cosby and I answered, that I’d heard them before around the time that his son Ennis was killed. There was so much speculation over who might have killed Bill Cosby’s son and why, that the Press dug deep into both father and son’s past. And that is when I first heard about the rape allegations against Bill Cosby. Continue reading