I write because I can. I read because I must. I'm not married to a genre, preferring an eclectic blend of words. I'm not a submission junkie, so I have a few stories published here and there but not a ton.
As the fiction editor of Gloom Cupboard, I do a lot of reading of others' stories and have learned a lot from that.
I'm married to a newspaper editor and writer (the same person; I only have one husband) and have a young toddler.
Odd tidbits: I wrote a 200 page book in under 30 days, including edits (not for nanowrimo, but those folks impress the hell outta me). My husband and I wrote a screenplay; am working on another solo.
I get ideas from life by asking, what if? and keep asking until I get something bizarre or original then write that story.
My stuff can be read at Disenthralled, Boston Literary Magazine, Words That Lift (children's), Blink/Ink print issue 1, Deuce Coupe, Everyday Poets, 55 A Day, Snow Monkey, Metazen, and as a contributor to the Candy Sangria legacy.
Michener, Frost, Salinger. Stan Lee, Tom Waits. Some modern authors like Kingsolver, Rowling, Pete Hamill.
Thank you for your comment on my story - really appreciate your insights!
Thanks so much for the great comment on Telephone! I appreciate the read.
Thanks so much for the comment on Time to Rest -- that was a cool thing to say. Maybe it'll start something...
Thank you so much for your comment about my 'cancer' poem :> It means a great deal!
Thanks for commenting on Coleridge urine poem, AJ. I can't exactly take credit for the images since all belong to Coleridge, but I'm glad you liked them!
Allie, thanks for the read and comments on Stickers and All Credit Rescinded! Glad you like the quirk in those stories
Thanks, AJ, for your comments on "Tips for the Prospective Superhero"!
AJ, thanks so much for your good words on my story Cockroach, most appreciated!
Thanks for your nice comment. It's definitely a spoof. The whole saga begins with the post "My Idea of Romance" at my humor/parody site, http://dailybrass.blogspot.com/. The latest post is called "Greyhound to Sexville."
ha! thank you for your funny comment on Kumquat Soda! Hooboy. I know i am Pam...
Thank you, Allie. Your comment gets at exactly why I love flash fiction so much, particularly when it "works." "STILL", as I worked at it, just wanted to stay short and keep things unsaid. But, yeah, you read precisely into what I intended and I'm happy to see that.
Hey Allie! Good to see you here. Cheers!
One by one, I'm tracking you all down! Just wanted you to know that someday, I hope in the near future, I will be submitting to Gloom Cupboard!
How's your novels coming along? I'm just finishing my proposal package to my first one...now comes the scary part!
See you around.
Howdy and thank you for commenting on my story! And belated welcome to F-naut:)
THANK YOU! I am thrilled you liked Horned Heads and its style/approach. It's the first thing I've written in over a month. I had committed to writing about the year 1524 way back when and then suddenly it was "due" and I felt like I was in school and needed to turn in my homework or fisk failing! I worked on the story for a few days after reading about the synagogues burned over pepper in 1524!
Thanks for the Robert B. Parker comment. You like it take a look at one of his books. He was a lot better at this routine than I am.
This'll be longer than your average wall post - but is just too funny (at least to me)because you're the same Allie Dresser.
First. Thank you for your comment on 6.5. It is in fact a story, although I have family in Eureka and it was a real person who rooms with them who ran outside during the quake.
What's funny is; I sent what I thought was a clever piece to gcfiction and it came back with a very nice note but didn't get accepted. The note said it wasn't really a story. So I said to myself "OK" and submitted a considerably longer writer's fairy tale I was sure was a story. (How good a story no one knows)
Anyway, I then get this little "attaboy" on 6.5. You may be able to guess the rest.
One of my '10 resolutions was not to be such a wiseguy and it never seems to work out for me.
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Hi Allie, thank you so much for your comments on "When It Finally." I take it as a huge compliment that you compare to a movie recap. I really try for such strong imagery in story but rarely (if ever) get it. This is one of the few stories I wrote where I can "see" it unfolding. I won't say who I see playing the role of narrator. Uh, no one I know.
I love that you put Tom Waits in the favorite author category!
I spent a week in Dominican Republic and almost got broken up with b/c I couldn't stop reading the Poisonwood Bible.
Really like Gloom Cupboard and the New Jersey Turnpike (we head up from Annapolis all the time to Edison/exit 9 to see my in laws).
welcome allie! don't be stuck. get unstuck, enjoying the fnaut.
Hey Allie - back'atcha ... Gotta spiff my profile pizazz up as definitive as you spin ... Glad you're only married to one husband, as it seems like you have a pretty full mind and plate of possibilities/potentials.
Then again, a double romance could genre up your market.
Appreci'kate the notice-welcome.
Did you see that photo at 6S? It's classic! Check out Air Jaws: http://sixsentences.ning.com/profiles/blogs/my-favorite-dinosaur-1
Yo! They get the coolest people here!