10.17.14

Switching our timing up a bit this week…and shifting to a more permanent “squishy” schedule. Life being what it is, with its pesky tendency to waylay the best laid creative plans, Going Public will now publish on Friday/Sat/Sun. So if you don’t see it Friday, rest assured that by Sunday, it will happen.

On tap for this week: a newcomer, 3 bits of original poetry and of course, Tom Jones to see us out.

 

Dictum, by kayemnic

Read by Xe Sands

 

Xe writes…

Been thinking quite a bit lately about damage – how past damage  in our lives continues to effect us long after the inner bruises have faded into funny little stories we tell our friends when comparing notes on our dysfunctional lives. But those stories have roots, and sometimes, they continue to bear poison fruit. We think we’re clear of it. We think it’s in the past, that we’ve named and claimed it, disempowered it, trivialized it so we can fold it away. But sometimes…well, sometimes we realize we’re still baking with poison apples.

So this one goes out to all those who’ve got that kind of damage buried deep, and are trying to disentangle from those roots.

My thanks to kayemnic for once again allowing me to record one of her powerful pieces. Full text can be found HERE.

 

 

 

Love Is a Light, by Wayne Gatfield

Read by Wayne Gatfield

A poem of mine with music.

 

 

 

i was born, by Susan Marie

Read by Tendai Mwanaka

i feel like
a delicate human
born without skin

the sky
my breath
dirt my feet
roots, veins
trunks of trees
my arteries and veins

i was born
knowing
nothing

knowing that i
was meant
to feel everything
intensely

from the kiss
of a lover
his breath upon
my cheeks
winters breath
diving deep
into my lungs
fierce
strong hands
upon my hips
ever
so gently
lying down deep
in green summer leaves
of grass

making love
to me
is God
the Great Creator
speaking
through my cries

and i exalt
on heavenly high
for my mouth
is but an instrument
only
and my cries
are the same
as pain
as life
and death
and love
and loss
and gain

you see
i feel
everything
simultaneous

and i was born
knowing
that
nothing

is everything

© Susan Marie

 

 

Tom Jones Book X Ch 8, by Henry Fielding

Mark writes…

Book 10 Chapter 8 of Tom Jones.

This is part of an ongoing project in which I will record and post one chapter per week of Henry Fielding’s Tom Jones over the course of four years.

This chapter takes the story back, and immediately picks up from Book 7 Ch 9, which I’m sure you all remember from February. Anyway, it deals with the immediate fallout of Squire Western discovering that Sophia has run away, rather than be married to Blifil. As with most conversations between Western and his sister, it devolves into an argument.

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10.10.14

 

Not, by kayemnic

Been grooving on these short, piercing bits from kayemnic for a while now. They have some wonderful pieces that utilize layering such as this one, layering that both enhances and subtly alter the meaning. Love playing with that in audio…and was very privileged that the author allowed me to play with and post this one.

Original text: www.kayemnic.com/?p=447

 

 

 

 

Late October, by Diane Havens

Read by Diane Havens

Sometimes it’s very difficult for me to stop my summer watering regime as my garden goes to seed. It set me thinking of so many things at this point in my life, and when it’s better to stop and “trust the rain.”

 

 

 

Tom Jones Book X Ch 7, by Henry Fielding

Read by Mark Turetsky

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Mark writes…

Book 10 Chapter 7 of Tom Jones.

This is part of an ongoing project in which I will record and post one chapter per week of Henry Fielding’s Tom Jones over the course of four years.

In this chapter, we finally conclude the events at the Inn at Upton. It turns out the mystery man who arrived at the end of the last chapter is Western! And he’s in hot pursuit of Sophia. He finds Jones and immediately wants to try him for theft (of the muff) and kidnapping. However, Susan the servant girl saves Tom’s neck by interceding and confessing all that Sophia did and told her. Western leaves in a hurry to find Sophia, Jones as well, and Mrs. Waters takes the coach to Bath with the Irishman Mr. Fitzpatrick.

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10.3.14

OK, first off…who stole September? Come on…fess up.

No?

 

Sigh. Alright. Guess we have to admit that we’re actually in the fourth quarter of the year, as impossible as that seems. This week, we’ve got some nifty original poetry/flash fic on deck, followed up by Tom Jones – back in the house!

Enjoy!

 

Blue, by Maevyn Davis-Rackerby

…recorded with permission of the author

When I first read this piece, it just pierced me. It’s so immediate, creates such a visceral experience in the reader, so that I couldn’t help but ride the hellish emotional rollercoaster along with the narrator of the poem.

And when we get to the end…god, the end. Well.

Honored that the author allowed me to record it and post it publicly. Enjoy.

Blue is licensed under Creative Commons 3.0 Share Alike licensing.

Image credit: Blue Dock, by dimage

http://dimage.deviantart.com/

 

Swap, by A is 4 Advocate

 

Tom Jones Book X Ch 6, by Henry Fielding

Read by Mark Turetsky

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Mark writes…

Book 10 Chapter 6 of Tom Jones.

This is part of an ongoing project in which I will record and post one chapter per week of Henry Fielding’s Tom Jones over the course of four years.

In this week’s chapter, Partridge, without realizing just what he’s done, reveals to Jones that he has sent Sophia away the previous night, while Jones was with Mrs. Waters. This upsets Jones to no end, especially when he finds Sophia’s lost muff.

In the meantime, the two Irishmen who’ve been staying at the inn decide to head, out, but before they can, a mysterious man arrives.

There is also, within this chapter, what seems to be an honest advertisement for a coachman called Mr. King of Bath.

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9.26.14

Last of the Going Public spotlight on Six Minute Story, the wonderful li’l site for jumpstarting your creativity with a 6-minute flash fiction/nonfiction writing challenge. Had a great time playing around with it, and was thrilled that a couple folks decided to join me!

Also new pieces from Wayne Gatfield and Cathleen Bailey, and a new chapter of Tom Jones.

 

 

Six Minute Story Retrospective…with music!

Read by Xe Sands

As I said in the intro to the piece, Six Minute Story is a place I return to again and again for GP pieces, and to round out our 2014 promotion of the SMS project, thought I’d revisit the earliest SMS pieces I did, from 2011-2012…see how they might come out of me a couple of years down the road.

Oh. And add music. I mean…why the heck not?

Music bed credit: Circles by Peter Biedermann is licensed under a Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike 3.0 United States License.

 

Consultation, by Jane Cortez

Read by Cathleen Bailey

 

Your Song, by Wayne Gatfield

Read by Wayne Gatfield

A poem of mine with added music

 

 

Tom Jones Book X Ch 4, by Henry Fielding

Mark writes…

Book 10 Chapter 4 of Tom Jones.

This is part of an ongoing project in which I will record and post one chapter per week of Henry Fielding’s Tom Jones over the course of four years.

In this chapter, the chambermaid to the young lady makes many demands of our heroic innkeeper. She won’t eat mutton, because she’s not a horse (she clearly has some amazing ideas about animal diets), won’t eat in a kitchen with post-boys in them, and generally acts above her station. Her demeanor changes rather suddenly, however, when she hears that Tom Jones is in the inn.

 

 

 

 

 

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9.19.14

Continuing with our spotlight on Six Minute Story, the wonderful li’l site for jumpstarting your creativity with a 6-minute flash fiction/nonfiction writing challenge. Want to join in the fun? Cruise to Six Minute Story, write something, and shoot me (Xe) the link via email at voxology(at)xesands(dot)com. Easy-peasy. If you want to record it, even better! Upload it to SoundCloud and shoot me the link, and I’ll include it in next week’s post!

This week, we’ve got a piece from kayemnic in audio, and these gems in print:

 

Tree Nymph, by M.v. Freeman

Epistemophobia, by Galen Sanford

Dawdling, by Seeingmore

Finishing up with some original poetry from Wayne Gatfield.

 

 

The Border, by kayemnic & Six Minute Story

Read by Xe Sands

In a fit of pique, we cross it – that line, that border, into The Bad Place, a place of self-torment, but we think we’ve got control of the journey, that we can return anytime…we chose to cross, right? We can always find our way out of that hellhole because we always have before.

But sometimes, well…sometimes we suddenly can’t. The way gets muddled, as if the path has moved, or we’re walking in circles. And suddenly the so hated/desired Bad Place, the place we stormed off to in bitterness or sadness…or sometimes just drifted into passively…sometimes that place seems to become the ONLY place.

And when that happens, you have to ask yourself, ‘If I no longer had a choice about being here, would I still want to stay?’ If the answer is a resounding NO, you have no choice but to metaphorically pick yourself up, or drag yourself, or freaking crawl in a direction, until the border comes to you.

And it will. It always will.

Original story can be found here:
http://sixminutestory.com/stories/the-border
Recorded with permission of the author.

 

Wonderland, by Wayne Gatfield

Read by Wayne Gatfield

Two original poems of mine “Wonderland” and “Pearls” with music

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