I have no idea...
Fernando Pessoa, Christopher Hitchens, Franz Kafka, Paul Celan, Rimbaud, Lorrie Moore, Annie Ernaux, Gabriel Garcia Marquez, Gerard de Nerval, Paul Auster, John Berger, David Foster Wallace, Jeff Harrison, Alice Sebold, Olena Kalytiak Davis, Bei Dao, Etty Hillesum.
Love in the Time of Cholera, Shame, A Season in Hell, The Almost Moon, The Book Of Disquiet...etc. x 1,000,000...etc. including a number of people on this list...
What a lovely comment you left for me on my poem "A Thousand Books"! And for the fave! Thank you, Bobbi! I'm thrilled.
Bobbi, thank you for all your kind words on Fairy Tale in Dachau and everything else. Your words, including your stories, are very special to me.
Hi, Bobbi! Thanks for commenting so favorably on "I am Not a Corpse" and "The Separation." You make me very happy!
Bobbi, glad you like "Twedes." I owe the pressure in it to release a soprano note -- do you hear soprano or alto there? -- to Gloria Garfunkel.
Thank you for your generous comment on The Miracle of My Father's Hat. I also loved Soliloquy on Ma.
Bobbi, thanks for commenting on "Three Stories of You." It's great you like it. Means a lot.
Hey Bobbi, thanks for the kinds words & faves on “The Wreck of Me” and “The Violent Kind.” Nice to connect on here. I’ve already enjoyed “Milkshake and Fries” and look forward to reading more.
Hey Bobbi! I think I totally missed the comment you made on The Fashion Police, dated Dec. 28. Apologies! I'm blaming it on Christmas. That seems like as good a scapegoat as any a month later! Thank you so much for reading it and taking the time to comment. Very much appreciated!
So glad to see your name here again.
Hi Bobbi, thanks so much for reading The Frozen Tear and for your fine words. Really appreciate it.
Thanks so much for reading my stories, Bobbi, and your lovely comments, nice to meet you!
Thanks, Bobbi, for your technical support. This is me writing on your wall. Oooh, and I was always taught never to do this. Naughty me. Blame Fictionaut.
Likewise, message me any time.
Bobbi, regarding 'The shadow on the wall' Thank you once again for your comments - What you said makes perfect sense and it's much appreciated.
Bobbi, thank you for reading my December story!
Thanks for commenting on and faving "Magritte," Bobbi!
Ha! Part of my comment was stolen after clicking the 'post' button. Anyway... Nice to meet you and I will enjoy reading more of your writing.
Hi Bobbi, thank you for your lovely comments on my writings <a href="http://www.fictionaut.com/stories/laerrus/the-coded-feather-in-the-glass"</a> and <a href="http://www.fictionaut.com/stories/laerrus/carnival--3"</a> - Very kind of you.
I knew immediately, as I was reading your pieces "He Was Slim And His Eyes Were Wrong" and "I’m tired of being timid." that I was reading surrealist automatic writing. Wonderful to see indeed.
Merry Christmas to you and yours and best wishes for the New year.
Thanks, Bobbi for reading and commenting on "Pirate." The fav means a lot.
Thank you for your kind welcome, Bobbi!
Bobbi: Thanks for reading YELLOW SHOES... and thank you for the sweet comment. As a matter of fact, thanks for all the nice comments you have left. Have a wonderful, peaceful Christmas and New Years.
Thanks, Bobbi, for your comments on 'So Nice by the Fire.' Not everybody's holidays are happy.
thank you, i'm glad the beer list was fun to read... i need one too. in a big way.
Thank you for reading The Burka, Bobbi. And for your words.
Bobbi, thanks so much for your direct and responsive comments on "Tortillas."
new words are up. will try to do this every day.
my god you are amazing. may i ask if you are on facebook? i put up prompts every night there.
Thanks so much, Bobbi, for your kind words and fave for 'Tomorrow.'
thank you, bobbi, for your comment on "<a href="http://www.fictionaut.com/stories/marcus-speh/fox">fox</a>" and for confirming the change of title: it was originally called "black arts", which struck me as too obvious in the end.
thanks for your comment, much appreciated. james
Thank you so much for your kind comment on my story, Bobbie. I'd only just joined and posted it and was greatly relieved to receive your comment so quickly! What a lovely community this is!
Hi Bobbi, Thanks very much for your generous comment on my piece "The Day The Music Died". I appreciate the input and support!
Hi Bobbi, Thanks for the welcome.
Thanks for the welcome & your encouraging words re "Max." I am so pleased to be joining this community & look forward to reading your work. Take care, BETH
Bobbi--Pleased you liked my Lennon tribute. Thank you.
Thanks for reading "Escape Literature."
Hi Bobbi - thanks for the kind comments on "Cloudy...". Much appreciated.
thank you Bobbi! I am so sorry I haven't been here reading a lot, maybe I can remedy that during the holidays, and it was kind of you to read "Summer Gun" I am so glad you liked it!
thank you for your encouraging comments!
Thanks, Bobbi, for your thoughtful comments and * for The Lonely Heart Hunts.
Thanks, Bobbi, for your comment on "Professor." The endless elusiveness of thoughts. . . .
Thanks, Bobbi, I appreciated the comment on "The Last Chance...Story Contest."
Hi Bobbi! Thanks so much for the read and fav for my story, "Baby, Baby..." I really appreciate it.
Thank you for your kind words on my story, Bobbi.
Thanks so much for reading "Three Stories of You" and taking time to comment.
Thank you so much, Bobbi! I'm pleased you like "Before the Door." Thanks for the star.
Bobbi, thanks so much for stopping by my short stuff. Glad you liked Summer as Seven. All best.
Thank you so much for your comments on "The End of the World." I appreciate them!
Hi, Bobbi. Thanks for reading 'A Life of My Own.' I greatly appreciate your comments and suggestions.
Thanks, Bobbi. I think you're right--ketone. Somehow I thought there was also a keytone (relating to printing colors) but since I can't find it on the Internet, it must not exist!
Thanks for the fave of the poem. Glad you liked it!
Bobbi, thanks for reading & giving a star to "Boo!" Yup, lots of good holidays coming up, but there's no rest for the wicked. That means you'll probably be okay, but I'm gonna be in trouble! (Lumps of coal in my Christmas stocking again, I bet.)
Thanks for faving "Gabrielle in Arrears," Bobbi! Always appreciate your reading and comments.
Thanks for your comment on "Feminists and Salamanders." Unicorns always hit nerves, don't they? Sometimes, alas, with a hick of the hoof.
thank you, bobbi, for commenting on "The Sodomized Dictator" — i appreciate it!
Bobbi, thanks for liking The Queue, and for the fave!
I am so pleased Mirko spoke to you.
Thanks so much for stopping by my work, Bobbi! Very glad you liked Requirement.
Bobbi: It's great to get a positive review for a story, in this case "Hot Dish." It's even better when the commentary is given by a wonderful writer. Thanks!
Thanks for your kind comment on and fave of the Dali poem, Bobbi!
Bobby, I really appreciate the kind words on Power Outage. Means a lot. Thanks so much.
Great comment about "The Law...", Bobby. Thank you very much!
Thanks, Bobbi, for reading and commenting on "Movie Night."
Thank you :) I have lots of private poems on here..slowly making them public again.
Thanks for commenting on and faving "We Must be Carefully Taut." Gracias, Bobbi!
Thanks for commenting on "Maine," Bobbi. I'm glad you like it!
Thanks, Bobbi. I appreciate the kind words about "Don't Grieve for Fish"!
Thanks, Bobbi, for your comment and the fave! Glad you enjoyed "Bogdan."
Bobbi, Thanks so much for reading and faving Tree Car Crash.
Hope all is going well with you.
Hi, Bobbi. Thanks for reading 'The Yin Yang of Corporate Execution.' I greatly appreciate your perceptive comment.
thanks so much for reading and commenting on my venice story
thank thee, bobbi. i appreciate your comment on "ginger". i'm a little unsure about the "stuff" in there but there are places where the rather dull embrace of such words is just right, "dickless" further below is another, and this one strikes me as one of them...i hope.
Bobbi: Your comments on "The Rest Home" were straight on. Thanks for reading and liking the poem.
Thanks so much for checking out "Flatlander's Suite" and for your kind words about it! Greg
Hi Bobbi! Thank you so much for reading and commenting on the first chapter of The Empty City. I appreciate it a lot. :)
Hi, Bobbi. Thanks for reading 'I Wouldn't Wanna Be Me.' Your comments and suggestions are appreciated.
Hi Bobbi, thanks for taking time to read and comment on 'Reasons'. Glad you enjoyed.
Bobbi, Thank you for commenting on "Suzanne". it was greatly appreciated.
Hi Bobbi, thanks for your comment on Blackout, very much appreciated!
Hi, Bobbi. Thanks for reading 'Mercury Unbound-7.' I greatly appreciate your comments and suggestions.
Bobbi a fav from you, one of my fav poets, means a lot, thank you!xxx
Thanks, Bobbi, for reading and commenting on "Pieces." And thank you much for the star.
Hi Bobbi - thank you so much for reading and commenting on The Escapists!
Thanks, Bobbi, I'm very happy you found 'that ringing' to your liking.
Hiya, Bobbi. Glad you liked my story "Old Age." Thanks.
Hi, Bobbi. Thanks for reading 'Mercury Unbound-6.' I appreciate your comments and suggestions.
Bobbi, thank you so much for your kind comment on "Arbitrary Dilettante."
Bobbi, thanks for reading and commenting. . .if only it was just a body thing. . .
Hi Bobbi: Thanks so much for stopping by to read and comment on "Release." I appreciate it and also for making "Release" a favorite of yours.
Bobbi, I love what you wrote about "Idiotsky"-- the author note being integral, etc, is an astute observation, one that I didn't pick up on till you mentioned it! Thanks for all you said about the story!!!
Thanks for your comment on "Alternate." Very much appreciated.
Hi, Bobbi. Thanks for reading 'Mercury Unbound-5.' Your comments are greatly appreciated.
Thank you for reading and fave-ing on 'Riding the tube to work'. Hope it proves useful should you ever visit bonny Scotland!
Thank you, Bobbi, for commenting on and faving "Black Ice." I'm please you liked the poem.
Thank you for reading, commenting, and fave-ing on 'A bottle of raspberries' - much appreciated!
hello. thanks for reading and commenting on mutant. i think of words in musical terms so was particularly pleased that you heard them in those terms. i look forward to reading your stuff...
Hi, Bobbi. Thank you for reading "The Pain Taster" and for your encouragement. :)
Thank you, Bobbi, for your thoughtful comments on "Oh, Fish Eggs!" Very much appreciated.
Thanks for the wonderful comments on my story! Very encouraging and insightful! Again, thank you!
Hi, Bobbi. Thanks for reading 'Blues, Away.' I greatly appreciate your comments and suggestions.
I appreciated your commentary on "Novembre". I look forward to reading your work. As for my choice of brutally "departed", it felt like an appropriate word choice for the voice. Good to hear from you.
Hi, Bobbi. Thanks for reading 'Fifty Five Words Or Less.' And for also reading 'Along Came Doreen.' I very much appreciate your comments on both.
Thanks for digging up "A New Tattoo" and for your kind words. Tina
Bobbi, thanks ever so much for the fave and the lovely comment on "The man who killed Molly Bloom."
Hi Bobbi, thanks for your "Godot" comment, which makes me think that maybe there is a Godot after all.
Bobbi, so happy to be in TLW with you -- your story quite sterile and horrifying in a marvelously quiet way. Hope all is well with you -- I think of you often. Peace...
Thank you, Bobbi, for your comment on "Staring at Waves."
Thank you for your comment on my story. :)
Bobbi, thank you for commenting on my nasty little satire, "Madness."
Thanks, Bobbi, for reading and commenting on "George."
Bobbi, so glad you liked "blinking, blinking" which I wrote at the height of the Gulf oil spill. Of course the waters are still destroyed but the media has moved on. It's great having you back on the site!!
Thank you for reading Three Haiku. Glad you it enjoyed them.
Hi, Bobbi. Thanks for reading 'Woman on Top.' I appreciate your insightful comments.
Bobbi, thank you for reading and commenting on my poems "Whiplash Marriage" and "I Am Not a Corpse." I appreciate that very much.
Hi Bobbie! Thanks for reading my story. Wish I were "live from Albuquerque",too!
Thank you Bobbi for reading and commenting on I Like It. Very kind.
Thanks, Bobbi, for your kind words about "Blossoms and Buds" and for the fav!
Thats, Grey. Or Gray. I forgot which one I used. :)
Thank you for reading my piece over again.(Wrinkles, Men and Shades of Grsy). You forgot to fave it, like you said you would. :) I'm rarely here because I'm working on a novel, but since I've joined a writing group I should be here more often, with shorter pieces.
bobbi, that last comment wasn't me being inscrutable, it was me being slip-fingered. here's the content - big thanks for your recent kind words.
Thank you so much, Bobbi, for your words for "Eddie Says"!
Bobbi, just want to thank you again for what you wrote about my poem. It means a lot to me
Thank you for taking the time to read 'a memory of worms'. I'm really grateful for your comments and for engaging so closely with it. Hope this finds you well.
Bobbi, thanks for reading Poetipedia and commenting and fav! As for the syntax in "Listening", not a matter of right but fit, to me. It is quite a good work, and I am pleased to have had the chance to review it in workshop, and honored you agree.
I'm flattered you considered my reactions, Bobbi. I like the work very much.
Thanks for the read, and the fav-ing! -K
Thank you so much for your comments of Blue Grass. Glad you enjoyed the poem.
I have read a few of your pieces and also enjoyed them.
thank you so much for your kind commments on "Culinary". Greatly appreciated!
Hi Bobbi! Thanks so much for your comment on 634. I'm glad you enjoyed it.
I do indeed live in Spain. I am a Spaniard, and I've lived here for practically my entire life, so it doesn't seem like such a special place to me. The beaches do come in handy on particularly humid days, though. :))
I loved your comment on the high school years - sometimes I feel like I see things much more clearly than adults! I love being in high school. My classmates hate it, but I'd like to think that these are the days that will really mark my life, so I try to make the most of them.
Em dash is indeed a pseudonym, but only the "dash" part! You can call me Em.
Thanks again for your lovely comment!
Thank you, thank you, thank you Bobbi! I'm so glad you liked the story :)
Bobbi, Thank you for taking the time to read "Jew." It is a tough piece, so I really appreciate your comments -- and I'm so happy it worked for you. Your prose poem blew me away; I look forward to reading more.
Julie, I'm glad what I wrote sparked another idea. I really miss New York. I don't like seeing the chalk marks. I live in a place with so much crime. New York has become a safe place.
Thanks for your comment on Sanctuary, Bobbi. I wrote this before living in NYC, but certainly there's something about such tight quarters that invites distance, whether between people or from terrible events. Not sure. Your comment has given me something to think more about. Which may lead to a new piece -- thank you!
Bobbi, thanx for the comments and the Fave! I responded to your comments on the storys wall.
Thanks, Bobbi. Yes, A Body Divided is a memoir about growing up with Polio, just published, and now available from amazon.com, and as a kindle book too.
Glad you like "Old Wounds," Bobbi. Thanks.
Glad you liked "Forever," Bobbie. It's the result of an avoidant personality under stress!
thx for digging my story and stopping by my place. always nice to connect with another writer!
Thanks for giving the thumbs up to my "buggy" story.
Thanks so very much for your kind words about Friction! I greatly appreciate the encouragement. -cm
I'm saving your comment on my "bridge" story for my scrapbook. Thanks very much.
Bobbi, thank you so much for your kind words on my piece "What She Remembers" Actually, the change in font was a mistake!!! But sometimes mistakes just work! And thank you for faving this, it means alot to get a bit of recognition. And thanx for your understanding.
Hi Bobbi - Well, welcome to Fictionaut. I hope you find it to be as supportive and inspiring place as I do. I look forward to reading more of your work - Strange Light is wonderful :)
Thank you for your welcome and for your answers to my questions re: your wonderful piece. Is the earlier story you mention on this site?
Thank you also for your kind comments re: interview.
Very kind of you--
hi bobbi, welcome to fnaut and thanks for your close reading of my 'obituary' piece: 'What happened to the mother if the father was a casanova?' - she suffered. the mother's backbone is, in its entirety, subject of an earlier story of mine - when i first wrote this, it served as a reference. i'm glad the truth of this piece came through for you.
i greatly enjoyed your interview with writer's almanac that i just found and i'm looking forward to read your texts! cheers ff