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  1. ProducerMax Carter

    Max Carter

    29/11/2016
    Peace Lords: The Arcturian Woman Captain Vyntek
    Peace Lords: The Arcturian Woman Captain VyntekWith Peace Lords I didn't want to limit myself to human only characters. I wanted to get out in the great expanse exploring the realm of what could be out there somewhere?Let me introduce Captain Vyntek.Council of Universal Peace Deep Exploration...
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    Max Carter

    27/11/2016
    Peace Lords introduces Tal Lyn
    Peace Lords introduces Tal LynThis is how I build my characters for my fictional projects. It allows me to get a sense of who they are before I ever get to the story they are going to be progressing. This particular character is my personal favorite and feel free to infer all...
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  3. ProducerVirag Gulyas

    Virag Gulyas

    27/11/2016
    Don't touch the piles
    Don't touch the pilesOnce upon a time you entered a bookstore where books were in piles. Not a Barnes & Nobel organized piles, but some random piles like a perfect play for hide and seek. Of course, only if you like playing hide and seek with random books. Among the...
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    Sara Jacobovici
    28/11/2016 #4 Sara Jacobovici
    Great find and great story @Virag Gulyas As a self-confessed bookaholic, I certainly can relate to the described experience.
    Virag Gulyas
    28/11/2016 #3 Virag Gulyas
    #1 @Pamela L. Williams yes me too! But here I managed to destroy a full pile. :-) They won't see me with smiles again ... haha
    Larry Boyer
    28/11/2016 #2 Larry Boyer
    A beautiful tale. I certainly remember those times and every once in a while find one of them.
    Pamela L. Williams
    28/11/2016 #1 Pamela L. Williams
    I can remember going into an old bookstore, sitting on the floor and just reading as much as I could before I was told to leave. Books were my treasures, my adventures. I loved those piles of books! AND I loved the smell of an old bookstore; that musty, dusty, ink infused aroma of knowledge just waiting to be unearthed from the book piles.
  4. ProducerMax Carter

    Max Carter

    24/11/2016
    Peace Lords: Tylestr Hedrym
    Peace Lords: Tylestr HedrymPeace Lords is a creative project I work on from time to time as I am inspired. It's Science fiction and it's a work in progress. This is one of six pieces I have written so far in this fictional world.  ...
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  5. ProducerVirag Gulyas

    Virag Gulyas

    13/11/2016
    Sometimes it takes time to set yourself free...
    Sometimes it takes time to set yourself free...This is me.After my first ever Gaga, dance class. After my 3rd dance class ever since I stepped away from the world that gave me a lot but perhaps hurt me more.I don't know about you, but I spent more than half of my life fulfilling demands,...
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    Sara Jacobovici
    14/11/2016 #21 Sara Jacobovici
    #14 #20 I couldn't be more impressed or grateful for your ability to "get it" and "communicate it" in your unique and powerful way @CityVP Manjit. It is because of what you have connected to that I went into the field of Music Therapy and trained in collaboration with Art Therapists and Dance/Movement Therapists. That was over 30 years ago. What has been exciting to witness is that using, in this instance, the body through movement and dance, and taking it out of the health and mental health institutional community and into the mainstream and flow of our lives, enables us to return to our organic nature and get our bodies "in sync" with our minds. Anyway, you said it better than me. Thanks again Manjit.
    CityVP Manjit
    14/11/2016 #20 CityVP Manjit
    #18 Virag, this is what Naharin is quoted as saying about fear :

    [ ..." I don’t think I’ve gotten rid of my fear. I’m actually aware of the fear. Sometimes I enjoy being afraid. It’s less a matter of getting rid of the fear and more a matter of knowing that it’s all right to be afraid "... ]
    from http://www.haaretz.com/israel-news/famed-choreographer-still-feels-the-fear-1.423779

    You have already confronted the primary fear and stepped forward, what I am enjoying tonight finding out about Naharin is that his thoughts recognize the body is alive and that he see's dance as a living expression. That is why when he says "sometimes I enjoy being afraid", he is so in tune and touch with his body that he reads and recognizes what his body tells him - this is a marvelous faculty. In discussing these things we use our head rather than our body - but when I think I notice most my fingers moving - my brain then serves my fingers and in that I know thoughts have traveled up both my arms to deposit thoughts.

    There are very few people who think of the body as vessel of intelligence, Bruce Lee was one of the rare people who understood putting great meaning to body and this is explored in The Art of Expressing the Human Body" http://bit.ly/2g4GuUb whereas Bruce Lee took that body intelligence into martial arts, Narahin has taken it into dance - and that is why I grasp his greatness.

    When we are scared, it is the foundation of what we are walking into that matters, the foundation that you have had the courage to walk into is full of meaning and spirit, courage that takes us into emptiness is blind folly, courage that takes us into life is why I am happy for you - this form of courage has meaning and in that meaning one finds their freedom, and then sometimes as Narahin says he enjoys being afraid and that it is all right to be afraid.
    Irene Hackett
    14/11/2016 #19 Anonymous
    @Virag Gulyas - I can feel the sense of freedom you have drawn me into with this honest expression and if I could, I would give you a hug! You are beautiful and you are coming to realize it! Continue to live with your hair down and never stop dancing your own moves!! :-)
    Virag Gulyas
    13/11/2016 #18 Virag Gulyas
    #14 Ohad Naharin is a genius who goes against all mainstream. Making his dancers go out of the ballet training towards a movement that is fully pushing their bodies into unknown areas, is simply courageous. And it works. The video clip you've shared with me is incredible, and I have seen it before. Thank you for sharing. Going for a Gaga class for me was scary --- especially after 8 years of no training. But stepping into the 'scary' is where is start to grow.
    Virag Gulyas
    13/11/2016 #17 Virag Gulyas
    Thank you for all of your for reading it, and sharing your kind thoughts. Aren't we all in the same boat after all? :-)
    Milos Djukic
    13/11/2016 #15 Anonymous
    Dear @Virag Gulyas, Freedom of self-expression is worth fighting for, that is the essential meaning of the self - similarity concept. As we get older the desire for freedom is growing. Your concerns and decisions are a sign that you're on the right track. Congrats, I'm a semi-professional dancer, It is just that believe it or not :)
    CityVP Manjit
    13/11/2016 #14 CityVP Manjit
    Oh! Virag Gulyas what have you unleashed here ! You have just put the name Ohad Naharin smack bang into my vocabulary, for when you mentioned freedom, it overwhelmed me to know the extent of freedom as dance philosophy this is. Incredible! I just ran the film trailer for Mr.Gaga and a whole new world opened up https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F6gd8xpFMsM a world that I love where freedom is tattooed as a way, as an expression, as a force that is born from a rigid culture, freeing itself from a constraint.

    This reminds me of the antonym side of the movie Whiplash - where Whiplash dictates a passionate man who loves drumming and is grounded into submission by a ruthless teacher - and the antonym here is Mr.Gaga - a dance expression that releases the ruthless world of dance. We already know what it takes to become a professional ballerina, the immeasurable sacrifice, the dream that is chased by many girls but then funneled into a excruciating and demanding test to emerge with the few and not many. Cue the movie Flashdance - but Flashdance was not about creating something new, but another recital of the hero's journey. For sure it dealt with class but it was not a philosophy and it certainly did not offer any form of freedom.

    You should feel justifiably liberated because you are clearly an early adopter of this transformation, this giving dance back to the people, the loosening of rigidity, the renewal of form and function, to exercise what one actually loves about this passion. The more I read http://www.danceadvantage.net/questions-about-gaga/ and http://gagapeople.com/english/ the more I honour your post and I thank you for opening the curtain for me and I say kudos to you for embracing this, for this is truly freedom.
    Sara Jacobovici
    13/11/2016 #13 Sara Jacobovici
    @Virag Gulyas tells how she found her freedom.
    Sara Jacobovici
    13/11/2016 #12 Sara Jacobovici
    You are a great storyteller @Virag Gulyas and it always feels like it's coming straight from the heart.

    Because one of my pillars of life is movement (paradox intended), you made me think that it is not simply the freedom to move but how to move that makes the difference; the freedom lies in choosing the how.

    The other thing that I found "moving" in your story is when you say, "I understood more about my body today than during my whole rigorous dancer education.". Again, here the education lies in the freedom of movement and the understanding that results from that.

    Wow! Thank you for sharing your amazing life experience Virag and wishing you from strength to strength.
    Franci Eugenia Hoffman
    13/11/2016 #11 Franci Eugenia Hoffman
    Aww, I love this, @Virag Gulyas because you are living your life your way and being who you really are. Life is too short to not fulfill your dreams and just be YOU!
    Michael D. Davis
    13/11/2016 #10 Michael D. Davis
    Good move Virag! It sounds as if you are truly finding your "Smile" Many blessings to you.
    Michael Dowling
    13/11/2016 #9 Michael Dowling
    Go free...
    David B. Grinberg
    13/11/2016 #8 David B. Grinberg
    Kudos to you Virag, for taking that leap after so long. I think your conclusion nails it: "So many of us stay in that tight leotard we force on ourselves - because, we get used to it, we feel too comfortable to leave. But don't stay because you got used it; because it is too comfortable. Wear that damn loose t-shirt and go free."
    Life is too short to be running around on a hamster wheel road to no where. No one ever got anywhere by running (or dancing ) in place. Moreover, I think it would be great if you did a Live Buzz (when ready) from your dance studio. I'm sure you're very good. Remember, we are all our worst critics. Good luck and dance on...
    Virag Gulyas
    13/11/2016 #7 Virag Gulyas
    #6 haha. Nope. "Gaga is a movement language developed by Ohad Naharin in Israel to help dancers (and non-dancers alike) reconnect to the way they move."
    Nick Mlatchkov
    13/11/2016 #6 Anonymous
    What kind of dance is Gaga? Any link to the so-called Lady?
    Donald Grandy
    13/11/2016 #5 Donald Grandy
    Thanks for sharing @Virag Gulyas. Congratulations on setting yourself free! Never lose the song in your heart.
    Mamen Delgado
    13/11/2016 #4 Mamen Delgado
    Your freedom makes me happy @Virag Gulyas, and reminds me my own one and why I keep on fighting for it every single moment.
    THANK YOU!! 💝
    Andrew Goldman
    13/11/2016 #3 Andrew Goldman
    Always follow your passion. It makes you alive. And never give up! That makes us happy! @Virag Gulyas Thank you for being dedicated to your dream!
    Lisa Gallagher
    13/11/2016 #2 Lisa Gallagher
    What a beautiful message @Virag Gulyas. Im so happy you found not just your freedom but your authentic self. A good thing for all of us to keep in mind.
  6. ProducerDeb Helfrich

    Deb Helfrich

    09/11/2016
    The Downward Search for Nuance
    The Downward Search for NuanceLooking down on it, as I so often do, the room seems alive. A bit dark, but that's only because the man who lives there has went out to get dinner and has shut all the windows and doors, save mine, so as to guard against burglary. Normally it is...
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    Deb Helfrich
    13/11/2016 #32 Deb Helfrich
    #31 Thanks for that spot-on comment, @Praveen Raj Gullepalli. It was indeed a story about many stories floating around simultaneously as I was in that turbulent transition to adulthood.
    Praveen Raj Gullepalli
    13/11/2016 #31 Praveen Raj Gullepalli
    That's a lot of stories in there dear Deb. You do make us look through your eyes in such clear detail! Great share!
    Fatima Williams
    10/11/2016 #30 Fatima Williams
    #16 Thank you Deb I should say your attention to detail is spectacular. And its proven with this buzz you quote "Where what unfolds is tidy and planned and deeply full of meaning." It's up to us to unfold the meaning that opens up a different world than what we are accustomed to.
    jesse kaellis
    10/11/2016 #29 jesse kaellis
    #28
    Yeah, it lit me up. Did I wonder, why? A dog. So what? But they were kids. Just playing. I like kids -- lots of energy. Thanks, Deb.
    Deb Helfrich
    10/11/2016 #28 Deb Helfrich
    #27 Electric is a good word for the feeling when those first few words auto-translate in your brain? I've never studied Spanish. I just went to Madrid based on a friend, worked in an International Development Bank where 90% of the work going on around me was in Spanish, and now I copy and paste buzzes and increase my vocab daily....
    jesse kaellis
    10/11/2016 #27 jesse kaellis
    #26
    I've never been anywhere Deb. Just the USA and Canada. Going to Mexico will be my first time in a country where the native tongue is not English. I was taking Spanish lessons when I lived in LA, for a little while. I lived in a Hispanic neighborhood. I walked by an alley where kids were playing in the back of a house. One kid -- "Perro!" Dog. I was electrified, illuminated. A jumble of Spanish and a word came through. I'm committed to learning Spanish when I get back. Finally. I like the language.
    Deb Helfrich
    10/11/2016 #26 Deb Helfrich
    #24 #25 An intricate non-American....those words really make me smile! In both France and Spain, on my first trip out of the country, I was comically thought to be Irish on a few occasions... the red hair does tend to create the illusion, but I am quite proud to not sound like an American when it comes to an openness of mind and willingness to observe how to be as local as feasible....and lately the Hondurans and Brazilians have also been a bit confused as to my origins since I wield a great copy and paste!

    It's all down to books - to reading giving me the gift of being a citizen of the world.
    Dean Owen
    10/11/2016 #25 Dean Owen
    I thought you were American, but the writing suggests a bit of England and Australia for some reason. HE sure sounds a bit like Mark Rothko....
    jesse kaellis
    10/11/2016 #24 jesse kaellis
    #23
    Your piece was intricate, Deb. Totally different than what I do but I appreciated it just the same. It was good and you are a very good writer.
    Deb Helfrich
    09/11/2016 #23 Deb Helfrich
    #22 It is great to know that construction grabbed you, @jesse kaellis. I meant to force a sense of dislocation and blur the vantage point. Was she dreaming, lying, writing, watching - perhaps all at the same time.
    jesse kaellis
    09/11/2016 #22 jesse kaellis
    I like this, Deb. "I decided it needed a name besides 'there,' so I started calling it home." That's a surprise that grounds the reader.
    From my interview: "I’m looking for that payoff, and it could be one sentence or even a word."
    See the genius there, Deb? It can be something simple, the right word in the right place.
    Deb Helfrich
    09/11/2016 #21 Deb Helfrich
    #19 Thanks so much, @David B. Grinberg. One never knows what might be lurking in mementos of the past...
    Deb Helfrich
    09/11/2016 #20 Deb Helfrich
    #18 Timing! Ohhh, I dwell in that saying. Most especially because I was trying to highlight the life that occurs in the process of a painting on a wall or a book on a shelf or a career in the making. But then certain works transcend their own time... life is so many things all at the same time.
    David B. Grinberg
    09/11/2016 #19 David B. Grinberg
    Very interesting and well written, Deb. Why am I not surprised? Buzzing onward and upward!
    Laura Mikolaitis
    09/11/2016 #18 Laura Mikolaitis
    #7 @Deb Helfrich, thank you for the mention and your kind words. They say that timing is everything so I am glad that my most recent pieces evoked emotion in you; and brought you here with this beautiful piece of artistry. The imagery and narration is captivating and you transport the reader to another place in time. There's magic in selecting just the right colors for your palette and then mixing them together to bring a canvas to life. The richness of the pigment - and sometimes the dullness of it - can combine together to create something completely different than the artist may have intended. That's the beauty in pigments, and in life, the mediums that we can add to it to create a tapestry that we come to know as life. Thank you, Deb. This piece brought me to a special place today. One that was much needed.
    Deb Helfrich
    09/11/2016 #17 Deb Helfrich
    #15 Much obliged, @Sarah Elkins. It is about trying on various ways of taking part in the world, especially from the vantage point of someone with the opportunity to reflect on the jumble of things going on around us.
    Deb Helfrich
    09/11/2016 #16 Deb Helfrich
    #13 It is incredible to hear, @Fatima Williams, that I was able to transport you to another time in your life. Most of us have had those transitions where we felt an outsider, a watcher and not a participator. And in my case, being a spectator invokes that sense of being in the cheap seats watching a magnificent performance spread out below, where what unfolds is tidy and planned and deeply full of meaning.
    Sarah Elkins
    09/11/2016 #15 Sarah Elkins
    I felt like I was right there with the narrator, @Deb Helfrich, I fell deeply into her fantasty! Great story.
    Irene Hackett
    09/11/2016 #14 Anonymous
    #11 Yes, Art is like that. The one who views it perceives something quite meaningful, sometimes worlds apart from its original expression, and yet deep in feeling. I am SO looking forward to that Paris piece!!!
    Fatima Williams
    09/11/2016 #13 Fatima Williams
    I second Irene's comment This is almost a masterpiece. I felt like the girl in the balcony and I was transported to another time in my life. Thank you @Deb Helfrich Keep them coming . I need to reread this again These memories we have are treasures and we all have something to learn from every place that created the memory.
  7. ProducerVirag Gulyas

    Virag Gulyas

    01/11/2016
    Because Halloween means something else for everyone...
    Because Halloween means something else for everyone...Up until three years ago Halloween and all the buzz of trick or treat were something I only saw in the American movies. As naive as it sounds, Halloween is not a festive everywhere. In fact, it is not even a 'thing' everywhere.While its roots are in...
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    Virag Gulyas
    01/11/2016 #6 Virag Gulyas
    #5 Thank you for reading it, @Kevin Pashuk. Indeed, living in a multicultural requires not only tolerance but also an open eye and open heart. At least, this is what I believe in :-)
    Kevin Pashuk
    01/11/2016 #5 Kevin Pashuk
    What a great post Virag! It is a delight to see a culture through new eyes, and even more delightful the perspective you have gained when you consider those who are less fortunate. Welcome to North America... at least one small corner of it.
    John Rylance
    01/11/2016 #2 John Rylance
    To me it is the first in the new "Bah Humbug" season. I shall continue in that frame of mind until I experience my "Tiny Tim" moment and embrace Christmas. This will be around December 19th.
    debasish majumder
    01/11/2016 #1 debasish majumder
    lovely post @Virag Gulyas! enjoyed read. thank you very much for sharing such lovely post.
  8. ProducerVirag Gulyas

    Virag Gulyas

    13/10/2016
    I Most Probably Did It Wrong But I Did Yom Kippur
    I Most Probably Did It Wrong But I Did Yom KippurThis article was originally published on Times of Israel--------------------I'm not here to offend anyone. If you read my past writings, you’ll know I’m not here for that. And if you’ve ever read anything from me, you’ll also know that I am a...
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    Virag Gulyas
    15/10/2016 #10 Virag Gulyas
    #8 @Aurorasa Sima I am so thankful for your kind comment, it's been a journey, and I am far from the finish line. But I grew to enjoy it. Thank you for reading!
    Irene Hackett
    15/10/2016 #9 Anonymous
    @Virag Gulyas - such an interesting, lovely buzz! I have participated in Christian denominations that deeply respect their Judaic roots and yet to experience Yom Kippur personally, cannot compare. This is a beautiful account, deeply personal, and I appreciate that you shared your experience with us.
    Aurorasa Sima
    15/10/2016 #8 Aurorasa Sima
    I think you are a talented writer. Thank you for sharing your internal thoughts. I do not know much about Judaism, but I am sure that - should there be a final judgment - it will be based on if you were a "good person" in relation to your potential. Some people make your time on earth harder though, if you do not follow their rules.

    I applaud your braveness and I could feel how torn you were.
    Josh LeBlanc-Shulman
    14/10/2016 #7 Josh LeBlanc-Shulman
    Hm why did my comment get deleted? :) I was asking Virag about how she associated Judaism and Israel. @Javier beBee would you know?
    Virag Gulyas
    14/10/2016 #6 Virag Gulyas
    #3 @Deb Helfrich if my posts touch one person, it was worth all my bravery to put these on paper! Thank you for your kind comment
    Virag Gulyas
    14/10/2016 #5 Virag Gulyas
    #1 Thank you for reading, @Sara Jacobovici and giving me more insight into Yom Kippur
    Josh LeBlanc-Shulman
    14/10/2016 #4 Josh LeBlanc-Shulman
    Thanks for this thoughtful post @Virag Gulyas. You offend nobody by being curious.

    By the way, you seem to have an interchangeable attitude toward Israel and Judaism which is great :) Many people feel like these are antagonistic to each other, and I personally agree. Would love to hear your thoughts!
    Deb Helfrich
    14/10/2016 #3 Deb Helfrich
    This post has helped me step up to my own choices, my own need to come to terms with fasting and feasting and the cycles of life, learning, love, and the truth, to me, that if we don't make a ritual of reflection we will often go astray.
    Matt Sweetwood
    13/10/2016 #2 Matt Sweetwood
    Thank you for sharing your unique perspective.
    Sara Jacobovici
    13/10/2016 #1 Sara Jacobovici
    Thank you @Virag Gulyas for sharing your journey. One journey started with Abraham and led to a statement of free will. God tells Avraham to "go to the land with" ְversus at the beginning telling him, "alone, to go from the land of his father" Both are father and son relationships; at first Avram is to go (to himself) away from his father's land, and now Avraham is to go with his son to the land of Moriah .

    If ever there was a great response to the affirmation that we have free will it is Yom Kippur and choice. Throughout Torah God tells us to choose. But during Yom Kippur services we read Isaiah 44:22

    "I have blotted out, as a thick cloud, thy transgressions, and, as a cloud, thy sins; return unto Me, for I have redeemed thee."

    How humbling can it be?! Here God is letting us know what He has done for us and then He says, so now you can return to Me. He is giving us a choice. Not only that, but He has literally cleared the path. But it is still our choice to take that step. Reminds me of even when we were facing life and death at the sea, as a people we didn't choose to go right in and choose faith and life, we needed a leader who took that first step in to model for us. God was generous then because He took into account our predicament and state of shock. On Yom Kippur we are not only choosing as a people but as individuals. So it is literally up to our individual free will.

    We, as individuals, are a work in progress. We make choices every step along our journey. Thanks again Virag for sharing yours.
  9. ProducerJohn White, MBA

    John White, MBA

    10/10/2016
    Beach Wolf Fairy Garden (Guest Author)
    Beach Wolf Fairy Garden (Guest Author)"It was a fairy dream and a monster dream and there was a bear. The helicopter saved us from the monster. It took us to the beach. It has shells and it has an ocean for us to swim. I had to have my floaties on so I don't sink. Now I can go!"The...
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    Javier beBee
    23/10/2016 #8 Javier beBee
    Very good one ! Best one !
    Teresa Gezze
    13/10/2016 #7 Teresa Gezze
    So cute!! Is she your niece, John?
    John White, MBA
    13/10/2016 #6 John White, MBA
    New talented writer for beBee! 😉

    CC: @Javier beBee @Cepee Tabibian @Teresa Gezze @Chema M. del Hoyo
    Donna-Luisa Eversley
    13/10/2016 #5 Donna-Luisa Eversley
    The fruit does not fall far from the tree... Delightful 😇🌹🌹 thanks for sharing @John White, MBA..early recruiting !
    Dean Owen
    10/10/2016 #4 Dean Owen
    That is actually very cool! I hope she discovers this in her teens. A precious gem.
    Milos Djukic
    10/10/2016 #3 Anonymous
    Wow, @John White, MBA, I think you should be very proud. Great :)
    David B. Grinberg
    10/10/2016 #2 David B. Grinberg
    Cute kid, John. Does she have a beBee profile yet? (lol)
    Pamela L. Williams
    10/10/2016 #1 Pamela L. Williams
    Sign that Bee up! Where you been hiding her John! She's brilliant.
  10. ProducerJavier beBee

    Javier beBee

    04/10/2016
    beBee gives you instant reach, engagement comes from your followers
    beBee gives you instant reach, engagement comes from your followersbeBee gives you instant reachbeBee allows you to reach your target audience (despite having no followers) through the hives - affinity groups -. But this does not result in a direct engagement with professionals. Engagement comes from your organic...
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    Andrew Porter
    06/10/2016 #10 Andrew Porter
    I must say from day one on beBee I had instant engagement, including being made welcome by many bees, never have I had this on any other platform! another informative buzz with plenty information for all the new bees!!...sharing.
    Mohammed Sultan
    06/10/2016 #9 Mohammed Sultan
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    Mohammed A. Jawad
    04/10/2016 #7 Mohammed A. Jawad
    Without beBee you lack something. Join beBee and get social!
    Loribeth Pierson
    04/10/2016 #6 Loribeth Pierson
    Shared!
    Aaron Skogen
    04/10/2016 #5 Aaron Skogen
    Shared to twitter. I'll schedule this to run there for a few days @Javier beBee!
    Javier beBee
    04/10/2016 #4 Javier beBee
    @Ali Anani exactly, engagement comes from your organic followers
    Javier beBee
    04/10/2016 #3 Javier beBee
    #2 @Ali Anani exactly, followers comes from your organic followers
    Ali Anani
    04/10/2016 #2 Ali Anani
    Quite interesting buzz this is @Javier beBee. I like your build up of the buzz. Followers are a source of engagement only if they are truly engaged. A key role of beBee is to ensure exposure to published buzzes to followers. BeBee is ably doing that in many ways, including publish to followers only without limits. I hope that followers will be active and give this buzz due attention.
  11. ProducerVirag Gulyas

    Virag Gulyas

    29/09/2016
    I AM FROM…
    I AM FROM…Silence. Confusion. Dilemmas. I am from all over and nowhere. The guilt towards my parents, who think I abandoned my country. The joy what I feel every time I return to it. I am from all over and nowhere. The sooner you start your journeys, the more...
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    Irene Hackett
    02/10/2016 #21 Anonymous
    Such a wonderfully written and relevant buzz! I too can relate to this in a very small way, having lived in only 3 different American States that are thousands of miles apart from one another. The upside is gaining perspective; the downside may be a loss of community depth as a result of shallow roots. I love the idea of being part of a community no matter where I live, which is described as: "an open world without borders" @Javier beBee - bravissimo!
    RAM SINGH NISHAD
    02/10/2016 #20 RAM SINGH NISHAD
    I am from india but I'm in dubai on job as eng.
    RAM SINGH NISHAD
    02/10/2016 #19 RAM SINGH NISHAD
    Its facts
    Chas Wyatt
    02/10/2016 #18 Chas Wyatt
    @Virag Gulyas~ "I am from all over and nowhere. I am not sure if I ever would be from anywhere and not just all over. But I am from Hungary, living in Belgium, with an Israeli man while dreaming of New York without a catch of breath."~ I find this to be very poetic.
    Brian McKenzie
    02/10/2016 #17 Brian McKenzie
    I am from nowhere - looking to go everywhere else.
    Milos Djukic
    30/09/2016 #16 Anonymous
    #15 @Javier beBee, fractals without borders forever :)
    Javier beBee
    30/09/2016 #15 Javier beBee
    #14 I am now from beBee , an open world without borders
    Virag Gulyas
    29/09/2016 #14 Virag Gulyas
    #13 @Javier beBee or where your hear is :-)
    Javier beBee
    29/09/2016 #13 Javier beBee
    We say " Uno no es de donde nace sino de donde pace " that means "You are not from where you born, but from where you spent you life at" ...
    Pascal Derrien
    29/09/2016 #12 Pascal Derrien
    my grand father was Austrian, I was born and raised in France and my kids are Irish I think I am confused :-)
    AJ Powell
    29/09/2016 #11 AJ Powell
    I really like this. It offers a nice insight into the lives of many who travel and move across borders more than a few times in their lives. I am an American, but I have never identified with American Culture. I am a member of the Warrior Class, born and raised into a life of service to a nations people for the sake of defending life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. My grandparents immigrated to the US and served during WWII, my father and mother both served careers in uniform too. Aunts and uncles have done time, and I too have served a career in uniform. Children who grow up in the military culture (often called "brats") more than ANYONE in America know what it is to "be from somewhere and from nowhere." They move constantly, are frequently "the new kid" in schools, and are often forced to grow up and mature faster than most children in that society. As such, they are often more intellectually developed and wiser than their years than their civilian peers, and they suffer for it too... Never having a true place to call home. As a child who was born and raised in the US military culture, and who served a career in uniform as well after becoming an adult, I have never lived in one place longer than 3 years in my entire life. To date, I've lived in 8 nations, I stopped counting how many nations I've visited at 60 (the number has grow since then), and my work has allowed me to circumnavigate to globe on three separate occasions so far. Ive seen many cultures, shook hands with many people, made many new friends, have witnessed some of humanities greatest achievements, and unfortunately some of its worst horrors... And all I dream of, is when my career has finally slowed down, is to finally, for the first time in my life, have a place to call "home". A place to say where I am "from" when someone asks. Like I said, this piece really speaks to me, as I'm sure it does many other Veterans and world travelers.
    Virag Gulyas
    29/09/2016 #10 Virag Gulyas
    #8 @Deb Helfrich thank you for reading. And yes, an absolute push-pull...not yet sure which is stronger ;-)
    Virag Gulyas
    29/09/2016 #9 Virag Gulyas
    #7 emailing you tomorrow, I have an early flight to catch. ;-)
    Deb Helfrich
    29/09/2016 #8 Deb Helfrich
    Belonging has many benefits and many challenges. I think you have captured the pushme-pullyou quality of pinning down a person to a single country, religion, or ancestry. It matters tremendously and yet not at all. Engaging read, @Virag Gulyas
    Josh LeBlanc-Shulman
    29/09/2016 #7 Josh LeBlanc-Shulman
    #4 What has the price been for you?
    Virag Gulyas
    29/09/2016 #6 Virag Gulyas
    #5 haha been there myself! @Josh LeBlanc-Shulman
    Josh LeBlanc-Shulman
    29/09/2016 #5 Josh LeBlanc-Shulman
    #4 Everything comes at a price :) For me the price has been an identity crisis that lasted for quite a while. Though I'm not sure that it's been any worse than other people.
    Virag Gulyas
    29/09/2016 #4 Virag Gulyas
    #3 Indeed. Our generation is blessed, but I often think that this whole freedom of be from wherever also comes at a price. Don't you ever feel like that @Josh LeBlanc-Shulman?
    Josh LeBlanc-Shulman
    29/09/2016 #3 Josh LeBlanc-Shulman
    "Where are you from" is by far one of the hardest questions many of us are asked today. My best retort so far has been to talk about where I am right now and where I'm headed.
    Virag Gulyas
    29/09/2016 #2 Virag Gulyas
    #1 Gratitude is inevitable. There is a lot of gratitude here :-)
  12. ProducerDean Owen

    Dean Owen

    13/09/2016
    The Bronx
    The BronxGrowing up in the Bronx has many advantages. I highly recommend raising a family there. They will have friends for the rest of their lives who they will never lose. Probably because they stick like crazy glue and constantly remind you how they...
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    jesse kaellis
    28/09/2016 #11 jesse kaellis
    #10
    You're welcome, Karen. The kind of experiences you relate here are a real blessing on you. I was at the Bronx Zoo in 1984 or '85 with my then GF. We went to NY in both '84 and '85 in the summer. The second summer she went to a seminar in Toronto and met me in NY afterward. But I went to Prospect Park by myself. I was stopping people and asking where was downtown Brooklyn, but they looked mystified. I ended up in Bedford–Stuyvesant, by mistake, and I KNEW that I didn't belong there. Dark hostility vibes.
    jesse kaellis
    23/09/2016 #8 jesse kaellis
    We lived in Brooklyn when I was a kid. My father's mother lived in Brownsville but at the time it was a Jewish neighborhood. We ended up living on Ave. Z across from the Coney Island Hospital. When I was 12 we moved to central NJ. Nice story, well written -- you have good cadence and rhythm, Karen. Your story is interesting because you have great style. And something to say.
    Randy Keho
    13/09/2016 #4 Randy Keho
    If you're ever in Chicago and want to test your nerves, drive by my former office at 4200 S. Halsted. The facility is built on the grounds of the former Chicago Stock yards, which is only a few blocks from Sox park. It's a beautiful neighborhood. But, don't stop. It's much harder to hit a moving target, even when they're using an assault rifle. @Phil Friedman
    Gert Scholtz
    13/09/2016 #3 Gert Scholtz
    @Karen Anne Kramer ~ CNN Women Leaders 2015 Baseball cap backwards, no laces, giant sneakers - yip, sound like just the place for me (not!). Thanks for an entertaining post Karen. Good to hear such a view of the Bronx.
    Dean Owen
    13/09/2016 #1 Dean Owen
    Love the narrative. Love the Bronx. I wear loafers everywhere, even up mountains, but I think I'll take your advice next time I'm there. Now where do I wire the $10? Opp, sorry, someone just stole my card....
  13. ProducerVirag Gulyas

    Virag Gulyas

    06/09/2016
    That Jewish Man Who Made My Grandfather a Priest
    That Jewish Man Who Made My Grandfather a PriestThis article was originally published on Times of IsraelI haven’t seen my grandfather for the last five years. But it wasn’t his fault. And it wasn’t my fault either. It was life and all its complexities around it.I moved away from Hungary for the...
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    RAM SINGH NISHAD
    02/10/2016 #27 RAM SINGH NISHAD
    #21 you welcome
    Virag Gulyas
    12/09/2016 #26 Virag Gulyas
    #24 Thank you so much @Matt Sweetwood & everyone!
    Donna-Luisa Eversley
    11/09/2016 #25 Donna-Luisa Eversley
    @Virag Gulyas beautiful and inspiring.. You are rich in heritage and awareness. Thanks for sharing this..
    Matt Sweetwood
    11/09/2016 #24 Matt Sweetwood
    Congratulations to @Virag Gulyas for having her inspiring article featured by the Times of Israel.
    Lisa Gallagher
    08/09/2016 #23 Lisa Gallagher
    #20 I agree @Virag Gulyas. Such a devastating time in history. Something no one should forget.
    Virag Gulyas
    08/09/2016 #22 Virag Gulyas
    #17 Thank you @Karen Anne Kramer ~ CNN Women Leaders 2015. I appreciate you reading it, and your feedback, coming from a writer, is flattering. :-)
    Virag Gulyas
    08/09/2016 #21 Virag Gulyas
    #18 Thank you Ram Singh!
    Virag Gulyas
    08/09/2016 #20 Virag Gulyas
    #19 @Lisa Gallagher, thank you so much for reading. I think it is not only my story, but so many other families. Something we should be talking about more often, before the people who still remember, leave us.
    Lisa Gallagher
    08/09/2016 #19 Lisa Gallagher
    Such a heart warming story @Virag Gulyas. You grandfather, so admirable. I have a feeling you may be a bit like him. Thank you so much for sharing this story. I had tears when I read it.
    RAM SINGH NISHAD
    08/09/2016 #18 RAM SINGH NISHAD
    #16 its heart touching
    Virag Gulyas
    07/09/2016 #16 Virag Gulyas
    #11 Something I have never imagined from my grandfather.... @Julie Hickman
    Virag Gulyas
    07/09/2016 #15 Virag Gulyas
    #12 Thanks for reading Robert!
    Virag Gulyas
    07/09/2016 #14 Virag Gulyas
    #13 Yes, @Ben Pinto. That era in the Easters part of Europe is something most nations would not comprehend. Things happened that for the West is only a story in history books. Hiding Jews was one such acts when you need to risk your life. But Hungarians were obliged to report and spy on other Hungarians as well. It was not only about religious freedom, but yes, it played a huge role!
    Ben Pinto
    07/09/2016 #13 Ben Pinto
    We can see into a glimpse of history and wonder why so many do not realize that choice of religious freedom does not make a person. Europeans that were successful in hiding people with Jewish beliefs did so because they made a vow to themselves to never tell a soul. They could not share their secret with the closest of relatives. This was especially difficult to do if one had children. All it took for those in hiding to be caught, was your child sharing a secret with a close friend. Bless your ancestors for their compassionate humanity. Those that ask themselves WWJD can see the outcome here. Let's us not forget this concept of Freedom in the USA. Our forefathers caught for this right. Let the vetting of immigrants start with something other than their religious beliefs.
    Robert Cormack
    07/09/2016 #12 Robert Cormack
    Sad but interesting story. Nice work.
    Julie Hickman
    07/09/2016 #11 Julie Hickman
    Your personal story tells of such brave and loving acts within your family and yourself @Virag Gulyas.
    Virag Gulyas
    06/09/2016 #10 Virag Gulyas
    #8 @Donald Grandy thank you for reading it!
    Deb Helfrich
    06/09/2016 #9 Deb Helfrich
    What a compelling story of the twists and turns of history as they wind through your paternal lineage, @Virag Gulyas, creating both a great deal of love and a lot of torment, too. It is curious how sometimes we can care for strangers while hurting the people who are close to us and who we could so easily lift up in joy. And then because we aren't fully loved and acknowledged by our family we take that out on others in the world who are different than us.

    I think tears and words are equally healing in different ways, but the spread-ability of words makes them more useful in uncovering a dose of healing for many people struggling with the tenants of the religion they were born into or unable to understand the rigidity of feeling that locks us away from members of our families.
    Donald Grandy
    06/09/2016 #8 Donald Grandy
    Thank you for sharing this emotional story written from your heart.
    Virag Gulyas
    06/09/2016 #7 Virag Gulyas
    #6 Dear Sara, thank you for your heartwarming feedback and I appreciate you taking the time to read it! @Sara Jacobovici
  14. ProducerAmy L Thome

    Amy L Thome

    18/08/2016
    Beautiful Disintegration~
    Beautiful Disintegration~"On a day when the wind is perfect, the sail just needs to open & the world is full of beauty. Today is such a day"~ Rumi Never in my life have I felt at home living in a house, a solid unmoving structure. Most girls grow up desiring a...
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    Amy L Thome
    06/09/2016 #4 Amy L Thome
    Thank you Lisa !!#1
    Amy L Thome
    06/09/2016 #3 Amy L Thome
    Thank you Virag !! #2
    Virag Gulyas
    19/08/2016 #2 Virag Gulyas
    Thanks for this great story Amy!
    Lisa Gallagher
    18/08/2016 #1 Lisa Gallagher
    Great story @Amy Tome and kudos to you for not fearing life cages in order to further seek fulfillment!
  15. Max Carter

    Max Carter

    09/08/2016
    Max Carter
    Fictional Short Stories: TDC Meet Wrath
    thechurchofrocknroll.org When lightning strikes twice it comes at a cost. When it must strike over and over again, well then my friends you have truly fucked yourselves beyond saving. An effort was made to save you all,...
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    Virag Gulyas

    27/07/2016
    When everything else falls...
    When everything else falls...After 2,5 hrs delay, my flight stands ready for boarding.My flight is the last one from the airport today. The only café place at the airport has already shut down an hour ago. You think to use this time for catching up on work. But no, you're at...
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    Virag Gulyas
    01/08/2016 #7 Virag Gulyas
    #3 Lisa, thank you so much for reading. Yay, I feel you: I have a bracelet I am always wearing when flying. You story is funny when looking back but I'm sure you had some excitement :)
    Virag Gulyas
    01/08/2016 #6 Virag Gulyas
    #5 @Deb Helfrich thank you so much for reading. And yes, I'm still amazed myself ;)
    Deb Helfrich
    31/07/2016 #5 Deb Helfrich
    @Virag Gulyas - you perfectly captured the feeling of both being crowded in a group of people and watching that tumble of a valuable object in slow-motion as it finds the tiniest crack. It is as if our senses are so dulled and then sharpened in a new way. So amazed to find that the phone still worked!
    Aduke Layefa
    31/07/2016 #4 Aduke Layefa
    I JUST LOVE WHAT I JUST READ THANK YOU VERY MUCH FOR SURE A WONDERFUL STORY, I DEFINATELY LOVED IT........
    Lisa Gallagher
    30/07/2016 #3 Lisa Gallagher
    I loved this story @virag gulyas!! When I read this it reminded me on the time I flew to Arizona and I was already nervous about flying. I have a pair of earrings I consider good luck. I'm not sure why but in my frantic state I removed my earrings and put them in the basket. When I went to retrieve my basket of goods I was missing an earring. Immediately I thought, Oh no... this is NOT GOOD LUCK. I frantically searched and could not find my one earring. I then called on the employees who work for the TSA and told them why I needed that earring. They searched frantically and finally told me I could come behind the belt to look. Well, I forgot that I used 2 bins because yes, I removed just about everything except for my clothes to show I was an honest traveler. FINALLY after 10 minutes with their undivided help, I found my earring in the second bin, lying there by itself. It missed me and was calling my name LOL. I had a renewed respect for TSA workers and I also felt at ease to step on my plane. Loved your story. Amazing how one story can inspire thoughts of another. Thanks for sharing this!!
    Virag Gulyas
    28/07/2016 #2 Virag Gulyas
    #1 Thanks for reading :) You know I still have no idea how my phone survived 7 meter free-fall but it was a certain sign to switch perspectives :)
    Catalina Serrano
    28/07/2016 #1 Catalina Serrano
    Virag!! you made me laugh! It's a funny story, I know when everything is going wrong and you just want to wake up the day after... It reminded me a similar day I had and at the end when I finnally got home and felt safe,... my keys fell through the tiny line of the elevator of my house... Horrible hahaha