Angela Kubinec

Location Southeastern US
Occupation I don't know anymore.

About Me

My hometown is about the size of a monopoly board, but the game we play here has no upscale neighborhoods or high priced real estate. Our homes are the little red square houses, and there is one hotel. I don't know which marker I am, since it is so hard to choose between the hat, the iron, and the little dog.

Why do you write?

There is an element of longing in nearly everything, a yearning to know or be known, a feeling of anticipation married to dissatisfaction. That is what I feel and see, so I write about it.

Any favorite authors? Books?

My favorite author is John Updike, and I am most fond of his short stories, as I have been since the early 70's when I first read "Museums and Women". I just finished rereading "A Month Of Sundays".
Lydia Davis is another favorite. I am impressed by the way she works the short story form in so many different ways.
I read "The Grapes of Wrath" every two or three years to maintain my Leftist tendencies.
Short stories interest me more than novels. I like the challenge of a restricted form.

Angela Kubinec's Wall

Smiley McGrouchpants, Jr-Esq-III – Jun 03, 2019

I'm glad you came through with me on my "Nobody but Paust reads me anymore" whine.

I'd buy you a glass of alcohol-something to toast with, if I could scrape together some scraps of scrip.

Cheers! (clink)

Keith U. – May 28, 2019

Thank you for reading and commenting and fav-ing my years-abandoned "Indestructible." I am so glad to have found your work!

Amantine B – May 23, 2019

Thank you Angela for reading and commenting on Uncommon Solitude x I am glad you liked it.

Christopher Bowen – Feb 18, 2019

Thank you for your commentary on my work!!

Carl Santoro – Nov 09, 2014

Hi Angela,
Thank you for the encouraging comments on my "The Phone Call and The Green Murk Crisis". I'm very pleased that you liked it.

Misti Rainwater-Lites – Nov 03, 2014

Hi Angela, thanks so much for reading and liking Wet Rainbow.

Hazem Tagiuri – Nov 03, 2014

Thanks for your kind comment on 'Salem the Dead'!

Lori Lou Freshwater – Apr 10, 2011

Hi Grey, this is months and months late, but thank you for reading my work. I really appreciate it.

Bill Yarrow – Dec 26, 2010

Great comment on "Mussel Memory." Thanks, Grey!

Rick Rofihe – Dec 26, 2010

Thanks for liking "Designer Jeans" -- and you're right, it's not easy being ahead of your time.

Roberta – Dec 23, 2010

Thank you muchly for the comment (and *) on 'Gift,' Grey. 'Dreamlike' is good...

Looking forward to reading some of your writing.

Susan Tepper – Dec 22, 2010

Grey I love what you wrote about "chocolates" thank so much and best of holidays! susan

Jen Knox – Dec 22, 2010

Updike's my favorite, too. One of them. I like your work. It's fun.

Robert Vaughan – Dec 21, 2010

Hi Grey, thanks for your read and wonderful comments about "Arrival." I have given this piece much thought about continuing the bus ride, so your comment resonated about it possibly being Chapter One. Thanks for the fave also.

Marcus Speh – Dec 20, 2010

yr welcome, grey - this is one undervalued poem in my view...really like it. have been back even.

stephen hastings-king – Dec 20, 2010

Hello Grey---Thanks for the read and comment on "Amelia"...much appreciated.

Jack Swenson – Dec 20, 2010

Hope you have a great Christmas, Grey. Thanks for the read.

Meg Pokrass – Dec 17, 2010

Grey, thank you for your kind words about "Tada!" a few days ago. Much appreciated!

Gary Percesepe – Dec 16, 2010


thanks so m,uch for reading and commenting on my work--really.

i love your name, grey.

keep it.

Gary Percesepe – Dec 16, 2010


thanks so m,uch for reading and commenting on my work--really.

i love your name, grey.

keep it.

Marcus Speh – Dec 15, 2010

hey, thank you, grey, for your comment on "cahiers du cinema". one can never get enough positive comments, i say. check out the full story at BFR if you wish.

Marcus Speh – Dec 14, 2010

thank you for your comment on "electric eyes", grey. i'm full of tricks. i loved "mutual respect" just now. great mastery of the form here. looking forward to read more!

Lynn Beighley – Dec 14, 2010

Grey, thank you for the kind comment! I look forward to reading your work as well.

Julie Innis – Dec 13, 2010

Grey - warm thanks on a cold day, hope you are well, enjoying your work here!

Cherise Wolas – Dec 13, 2010

Grey, thanks for the kind words and the star on Ping Pong!

Jules Archer – Dec 13, 2010

Thanks for the "*" Grey on Help Me Own You.

Jules Archer – Nov 22, 2010

* = fave.
I cleared my throat because I accidentally called you Gret. Not as nice a ring as Grey.


Michelle Elvy – Nov 22, 2010

Thanks Grey! What a nice comment to see on Two Trees. I really appreciate the read.

Brian Michael Barbeito – Nov 22, 2010

thanks Grey!

Jules Archer – Nov 22, 2010

Ahem. *Grey.

Jules Archer – Nov 22, 2010

Thanks Gret for commenting on Mama's Mass. I love your comments.

Jerry Ratch – Nov 22, 2010

Thank you, Grey!

Kim Conklin – Nov 21, 2010

Thanks for the kind words on Rats. I appreciate the read and the comment.

Bill Yarrow – Nov 21, 2010

Thanks for reading "I Am Not a Corpse," Grey. I appreciate your taking the time to comment.

JM Prescott – Nov 15, 2010

I'd love to see you win the Rannu contest, it's a new one and not well known, yet. So, there are great odds to winning the $500!

Kim Conklin – Nov 14, 2010

Hi Grey, Thanks so much for the comment on 4P28. Sorry I missed it earlier; I truly appreciate the read.

M – Nov 08, 2010

Thank you for reading shades... Grey and for your very generous remarks. I look forward to reading more of your work. Sincerely -- Q

Kim Conklin – Nov 08, 2010

Thanks for the kind words on 4P28, Grey. I appreciate the read.

M – Oct 24, 2010

Interesting tidbit about Konstancja. I wrote a long story about a man who buys a Steinway and learns to play a Chopin nocturne, no. 9 in B flat major, I believe. But more research into the piece revealed this would need a longer time to master and more experience for my character than I could allow. (I love Chopin.) So I switched to Beethoven's Moonlight Sonata, which still worked. There is unrequited love in the piece and love realized too late. Basically I like the idea of Chopin + love. Goes well together. So, that's all to say it was so fun to read your piece. It was as ethereal as a Chopin nocturne.

Kathy Fish – Oct 23, 2010

Thanks, Grey, for the kind comment on "Wake Up."

M – Oct 20, 2010

Grey: I very much appreciate your comments on "it's just death, so what." I appreciate the fairy tale aspect as that's where I'm leaning, or prefer to lean. Hope you are good on this Wednesday. -- Q

Jules Archer – Oct 20, 2010

Grey- cool reference to "Alpha & Omega". Appreciate the read and great comment on "John & Cathy Come Home".

Bill Yarrow – Oct 20, 2010

Thanks for commenting on "Self Alaska." Glad the poem worked for you, Grey.

Jules Archer – Oct 19, 2010

Grey-thank you for commenting on "Pussy Love".

Michelle Elvy – Oct 16, 2010

Grey -- thanks so much for finding X and Pi in the Sky. I am glad the details worked for you in the story X. And that you appreciate Pi as you do, especially with your background as a mathematician. I really appreciate your comments. Coming back here soon... looking forward to finding out more about your own stories.

Roberto C. Garcia – Oct 15, 2010

Thanks for the read Grey! Glad you enjoyed "12 Steps".

Meg Pokrass – Oct 15, 2010

Grey - thank you for your kind words about Crisp. I'm glad you enjoyed the prompt. I do this kind of thing, prompt word/freewrites on Facebook with friends if you are on there. Let me know. I have them posted every night.

Darryl Price – Oct 15, 2010

Thank you for the kind words. They really made my day. Much appreciated.

Cherise Wolas – Oct 15, 2010

Grey - thank your for reading Things I Should Have Done - #3, and for your insightful comments!

M – Oct 13, 2010

Thank you for your very kind remarks about my story "while we sleep." I like your bio. I also have a liking for Lydia Davis stories. And I like the thimble in the Monopoly board game, though I don't sew a stitch. I live in a much bigger town, though, where properties, at least until recently, have been bought and sold with all the fever pitch capitalism can inspire.

Jerry Ratch – Oct 13, 2010

Thank you for your comments, Grey! Very much appreciated!

Meg Pokrass – Oct 07, 2010

Thank you, Grey, for commenting/faving The Big Dipper!

Jules Archer – Oct 05, 2010

Thanks for commenting on "Halo". Happy/glad you enjoyed it.

Bill Yarrow – Oct 05, 2010

Thanks for your interesting comment on "Son of Uncle Sam," Grey. Glad you stopped by.

Cherise Wolas – Oct 05, 2010

Thanks so much for finding Lake Chelan and for your lovely words about it.

Julie Innis – Oct 03, 2010

Grey, consider yrself FAVed FORever. Thank you!

James Lloyd Davis – Oct 02, 2010

Thank you, Grey, for the fave and the generous comments on "From the Fotomat - Print # 27."

Jules Archer – Sep 22, 2010

Again, thank you for reading another story - "Chatty Cassie".
Cheers! Jules

P.S. Have I told you that I really love your name...?

Jules Archer – Sep 21, 2010

Grey - thanks so much for reading and your lovely thoughts on "Just a Mountain". Always appreciated.

James Robison – Sep 21, 2010

Thank you about my poem. Thank you.

Jerry Ratch – Sep 19, 2010

Grey, I looked it up. That piece is called: "Pharaoh...Pharaoh."

Jerry Ratch – Sep 19, 2010

Thanks for reading, Grey. These pieces are from Voice of the Past, a series I'm working on. The JAM reference is explained in an earlier piece. I think they're all posted under the Unpublished Flash group, which makes it easier to find, if you join that group and go in there.

Meg Pokrass – Sep 18, 2010

Grey - thank you kindly for reading my story and for caring about the outcome. That feels good to me. -Meg

Ian Ayris – Sep 15, 2010

Hi Grey. Thanks for taking the time to read and comment on my story 'Sundays'. Glad you enjoyed it. Warmest regards, Ian

Stephen Stark – Sep 14, 2010

Thanks, man. Nicest thing anyone has said about me or my work all week, if not all year. Fave it, if you would be so kind. And your birthday is exactly one week after mine. 7-17-58.

Robert Vaughan – Sep 14, 2010

Hi Grey,

Thanks for your insights about Part of Life: Two Ways. I appreciate your kind words and comments.

Lorenzo Sewanan – Sep 12, 2010

thanks for the comments so much!

Jules Archer – Sep 12, 2010

Grey - thanks for reading and commenting on "Small Potatoes". Much appreciated and welcome to Fnaut!

Mike Handley – Aug 28, 2010

Welcome, milady.

JM Prescott – Aug 27, 2010

Welcome to The Glass Coin Group. Cheers

Darryl Price – Aug 23, 2010

Hello Grey--welcome!

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