I didn't begin to want to write until relatively late in life. Something was missing the first 28 years. Then I found myself (yes!) to be one of the few lucky: a love for writing short stories, but I think I enjoy the craft, in large part, because perfection is forever out of reach. That no matter how many good stories I hope to write (or think I have written), what continues to propel me is a healthy dose of inadequacy. (I always feel slightly inadequate when I read a terrific story.)
Turning a single phrase can make my day. Heck, my year.
It's the one place I feel I can be most honest.
Richard Ford, Jennifer Pashley, Mary Miller, Raymond Carver, Leonard Cohen, Amy Hempel, Gary Moshimer
you made my day. thank you so much.
Billy, thanks for the fave and the insightful comment on "The Rising."
Hi Billy - Thank you so much for your nice words on "The Last Swim" :)!
Thanks, Billy, for your comments on "Jump"!
Thank you for your overly kind comments on Put it Where it Doesn't Belong :)
Billy, thanks for what you wrote about "gum", it made me feel really good!
Hi Billy, thanks for reading Snowdick, and for your comments on the language in the piece. Much appreciated!
Billy thanking you for the comments you made on "forest in the early morning" and wishing you a good new writing year!
Glad to help! Have fun on fictionaut!
Thank you for the kind and perceptive reading of 'Gift,' Billy. I was absolutely aiming for a 'meter' that echoed the footsteps and forward movement of the scene itself. So..I'm glad that came across, and thank you for noticing it!
Thanks for the lovely comment on Things Left Unsaid, billy! I'm glad you liked it, and welcome to fictionaut! There are a lot of cool people here.
Welcome to Fictionaut, Billy!