Designated Survivor Skeptics

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To all my skeptics concerning my last post, Designated Survivor, I’d like to offer this.

But before I do, let me say this about writing.  As I started to learn my craft, one of the mantras that I always heard was, “Play to your audience.”  Or “Write for your particular audience.”   And knowing that, I know exactly why what I wrote was ‘damped down’.  Continue reading

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Grey’s Anatomy:  Jo’s decision to contact her ex-husband was seriously flawed.  You never want a psychopath to know where you work and live.  Trust me.

Scandal:  I don’t think I like this new Olivia.  She’s a promiscuous bitch.  Hopefully Gwen’s abduction will get her back to wearing the White Hat.

How To Get Away With Murder:  Two.  As a writer, I couldn’t figure this one out because I know Annalise is definitely not in the market for a baby, no matter how much she’s graving the loss of her first child.  So, I’m thinking two different things must have happened that night.  Father – obvious.  Ex-wife and wronged co-worker.

By
Eliza D. Ankum
Author of
Flight 404 – A Novel of Aviation Disaster
Ruby Sanders (The Ruby and Jared Saga Book 1)
Jared Anderson (The Ruby and Jared Saga Book 2)
OneThreeThirteen – A Presidential Agent Novel Series Book 1
The Hunt For Red November – A Presidential Agent Novel Series Book 2
Dancing With The Fat Woman
Thou Shalt Eat Dust – A Second Chance Love story
A Woman’s Voice: A Little Book of Poems
STALKED! By Voices

A Tiny Kitten With A Big Mouth
https://mystalkingblog.wordpress.com

 

 

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

 

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