D'Arcy Fallon teaches journalism and creative nonfiction at Wittenberg University in Springfield, Ohio. She is an award-winning journalist who has published a memoir, "So Late, So Soon," about living in an isolated commune in Northern California in the early 70s. She is working on a novel and a series of essays.
Books, love, pain, my family and a good cup of coffee fuels my creativity. I write to make sense of my life and to celebrate the connections between people.
Joan Didion ("Slouching Towards Bethlehem"), Jo Ann Beard ("The Boys of My Youth"), Lorrie Moore ("Who Will Run The Frog Hospital"), Bernard Cooper ("Maps to Anywhere"), Tim Cahill ("A Wolverine is Eating My Leg,") Scott Russell Sanders, Pablo Neruda, John McPhee, and many other writers who continually teach and amaze me.
Thanks, D'Arcy, for your kind comments on "Low Dose Yoga." Much appreciated.
d'arcy, thank you for your comment and encouragement on "in the nude". what an interesting suggestion, too. both our lives certainly provide background for a novel...but don't all lives lend themselves to fictional treatment?
Merci, D'Arcy. You may visit chez moi anytime!
Thanks, D'Arcy, for reading my Ninety. It's wonderful to get a reaction like that!
Thanks for the comments on "Road Work '92." I am especially fond of Carla myself. Welcome back. I was wondering why you had completely dropped off the Fictionaut world.
Thanks, D'Arcy! This is a cool place, for sure.
Thanks again for the invite
D'Arcy, hope you are enjoying your retreat! & many thanks for your sweet comments on Little Peebles
thanks for the read and comment on "white" d'arcy. what you said prompted me to see the piece differently...
Thank you for reading Phantom Soldiers. Yes, I agree. I had a full page, but didn't like it, so decided to see how it would look as a 55 word story. Will battle the longer version these next few weeks.
D'Arcy - thank you for reading "the loudest loud" and your fine comments.
Very kind of you to read "Looking for Samuel Beckett" just as you're preparing to leave for Wyoming, D'Arcy. Thank you. Have a great, great time.
D'Arcy, thanks for the great words about Heartbreak Waiting To Happen! Much appreciated. Your new photo is terrific!
Hello D'Arcy. Thanks for your read of "Confession". Loved your feedback.
D'Arcy - thank you for reading/commenting of "Way of the Woman". Love your descriptions!
D'Arcy thanks so much for reading and commenting on "Snow!" Much appreciated.
Thanks for the generous comment on If Wishes Were Horses! I appreciate the read!
D'Arcy, thank you for the kind words on Johnny Mercer's Pier.
D'Arcy, so glad "Texas Was Better" works for you.
Thanks, D'Arcy, for commenting on "Son of Uncle Sam." So glad you liked it.
Hi D'Arcy! Thanks for reading and commenting on Riposi ... I'm pretty new to Fictionaut so I'm just catching on to seeing comments and replying, but I love interacting with other writers, so your comment means a lot!
Thanks for Snake Eyes, D'Arcy. I was going to name it Seven for the losing roll against the point - Snake Eyes seemed so much more sinister.
Thank you for reading Rivals. I'm glad you liked it.
D'Arcy, I'm really glad you liked my poem "At Home". Thanks so much! -meg
thank you D'Arcy! Always good to meet a fellow Ohioan here.
D'Arcy, nothing like extreme jet lag to bring up the really crazy stuff! So glad you liked this, thank you!
Hi D'Arcy - I loved "How to Have a Sabbatical"!
Thanks, D'Arcy for comment and fave on "Ashes." I'm taking up skydiving, so if my short-term memory goes...
Thanks for your positive comment on my story, "Gateway Love". I always aim to entertain.
Thank you for writing and sharing Other People's Houses.
It was beautiful...
Thanks for your take on "They say the neon lights are bright..." Glad you liked the voice. That's what I worried about. It's hard to write in the voice of someone who's flawed in ways that are detestable, but then, if I look in the mirror ...
Hello, D'Arcy, and thank you for your comments on Morning. Looking forward to your work.
Thank you D'Arcy for your comment on Inheritance. I appreciate it. Regards.
Thanks, Darcy, for your comments on "Circling." It's always been a favorite of mine. The opening story(Prologue) of R & B is when Carla and the woman who lives in the cabin(Del) meet, then the novel flashes back to alternate pivotal moment stories for these two woman. I see that you liked "Rescue" as well--an earlier Carla R & B story where she doesn't get the abortion, the baby who turns out to be Tess. "Circling" is #12 of 34 and it's just before the stories shift to the present and goes forward in time from there. R & B is Book 1 of a trilogy (and finished, but not sold). Book 2, Night Navigation, was published. It focuses on the log cabin woman, Del, and her family. Now I'm working on Book 3, Common Descent, which is about Carla, Tess, and Rudy.
I just read your Point of Intoxication. 55 words. The few seconds before it all happens. the lighting of the fire before the flame flares up. Flash-flash fiction. Your profile says you're working on a novel: such a long trip, ehh
Thanks for your comments on "Making it Right," D'Arcy. I love your essay in The Final Draft, and the interview, too. I'm sure I must have read your journalism in the Examiner in the 80's. I moved to the Bay Area in 81. Especially thanks for the encouragement to get cookin' on that novel!
Thanks for the welcome to your home town. Wittenberg, eh? Whatever happened to Rosencrantz and Guildenstern? Anything new nailed to the door? (That's the end of my Groucho routine).
And in my haste, I neglected to thank you for the fav, it's much appreciated.
Hi, D'Arcy. Thanks for reading 'Private Security in 55 Words.' Your helpful comments are always greatly appreciated.
D'Arcy, thank you for your comments on In the Lake, and for your impassioned and wonderful analysis of the piece and my writing of it. I was so impressed and really appreciated your need to respond to another's comments! Thank you, it was selfless and generous of you.
Hi, D'Arcy, thanks for reading and commenting on Halfway to the Top.
Thanks for the great comment and the fave on Limboland, D'Arcy. I appreciate the read!
D'Arcy, thanks so much for the kind comments about my micro, "Foundling." I really appreciate it!
Thanks for the wonderful comment and the fave on Midnight Riders. I appreciate the read!
Thanks so much for your comment, D'Arcy!
Thanks, D'Arcy, for your kind comment on "If Dogs Should Come."
Where have your stories gone?
I've left a comment under yours (ta) on Bone Dust.
Thank you D'Arcy. I wrote For Those Who Asked Why 2 months ago when I actually did it, and am grateful for your support, which also works on many levels.
Thanks for the comment on Good Home Wanted, D'Arcy. *slobber*
D'Arcy-- I am blushing. "Exquisite" is so very kind of you!
I'm glad you liked my advice column, D'Arcy!! Thanks! -meg
D'arcy! Thank you SO much for your reading and providing feedback on my latest.
Thanks, D'Arcy, for writing about and faving "I Wonder About the Trees." I'm shocked people like this poem.
Thanks, D'Arcy! Glad you liked "The Death of Sherwood Anderson." Thanks so much for faving it.
D'Arcy, I'm afraid all the valium is used up. My wife took it; she claims it was me and not the cat that drove her to it. Thanks for your comment on "Cats"!
And next time I will use the apostrophe correctly. Sorry, D'Arcy...
Thanks for the kind words on Flesh & Blood, Darcy. Glad it tickled you!
D’Arcy, thank you for your comments and fav of Requirement!
Thanks, D'Arcy. Nice comments.
Thank you D'Arcy for taking time to read and comment on Non-Renewable. And yup, we have our work cut out for us.
Thanks, D'Arcy, for the thumbs-up on French Kiss. Maybe I can go into journalism, write racy headlines...
Thank you, D'Arcy, for your very kind comments. M
Wow, thank you so much. I am incredibly humbled by your enthusiasm. :)
Your comments have put a spring in my knackered step & I like this 'fav' lark on here. Thank you x
In case you didn't see my post, thank you so much for your commentary on "Leaf". I read a sliver of your memoir on Amazon--absolutely gorgeous and inspiring. Can't wait to read the entire book.
What a great comment about "Evil Humors"! Thank you so much!
Thank you, D'Arcy!! Your comment on Bedtime Story is terrific! :)
Thanks for reading & commenting on my story, D'Arcy!
P.S. I know...
Oh, D'Arcy. You picked out the best line in my story! Thanks for your rave review of "Goodbye."
Thank you, D'Arcy!
D'Arcy, thanks ever so much for your gracious comments on "Walking in Beauty."
D'Arcy, thanks a million for your wonderful comments on my story Summer in the City. That line you spoke of: it does sum up who Mickey is--
& thanks for the fav
D'Arcy, Thank you for your comment on the poem "Nine". I hope you get to read the rest of the Sunday Morning Series and send me your input.
D'Arcy, so much appreciate that you laughed over Mixed Dominance! Have a great 4th!
D'Arcy: thank you for your beautiful words about Lake Chelan!
D'Arcy thank you again for the warm welcome!
D'Arcy--thanks for reading. My wife will be glad to know I'm wasting somebody's time besides my own.
Thanks for your recent comments on my stories. I appreciate your insights. Hope you have a wonderful weekend.
D'Arcy, thanks. I spent 7 years in Catholic school, and have more fond memories of nuns than most lapsed Catholics. When I get to hell, I'm sure I'll find Sister Mary Joseph Arimathea there, however.
D'Arcy, Thanks for the kind review of "Only a Memory Away." Like you, I enjoy writing about the interactions between people.
Thanks for your kind words about my story, D'Arcy! I was delighted to see you teach at Wittenburg -- my grandparents went there!
D'Arcy, So glad you liked "The Celebrity." Your Wonderbra comment cracked me up!
D'Arcy, many thanks, so glad you enjoyed Who Sent You?
Thanks, D'Arcy! And speaking of communes in the 70's, when you get a chance check out my late chapters from my novel The Great San Francisco Poetry Wars.
Thanks, D'Arcy for your comment on Noreen and her birthday lunch. She would be delighted!
D'Arcy -- wow, thank you for your lovely comment on Elephant. I am shocked and honored that this made your day. How very good to meet you here... I'll be back around to read more soon.
D'Arcy, thank you so much for your kind words and favoriting "Proposal"!
merci! merci D'Arcy I'm really glad you liked it. enjoy your thursday night and friday afternoon. thanks for the comment
D'Arcy, thanks so much for the read and comment on my poem/story Ever Have Breadfuit~
Thank you for your kind words about The Other Day. I am flattered that a writer such as yourself read my work.
Thanks, D'Arcy, for reading and responding to "Mt. Harmonica." I really appreciate the "fresh" comment.
Thanks, D'Arcy, for reading and commenting on my Breadfruit story!
Thanks for making the memoir group, D'Arcy. We CNF'ers have to stick together! :)
Thank you, thank you for you comments. Here's to books, love, pain, and coffee!
PS Id change the title to "Children In Hell Want Ice Water". It's a grand title.
I titled my piece "Read Me" because I wondered if it would cause more people to read it. I am very interested in why people read things. (but Chlidren in Hell... is a better title)
Thanks for the nice comments on my story "Training Exercise." It's much appreciated.I'm looking forward to taking a look at your work.
Thank you so much for taking the time to comment on my story. Really, you made my day. And the next day too. When I figure it out, I'm putting you on my contact list and look forward to reading all your stories.
D'Arcy--thank you very much for your kind comments. Much appreciated.
Thank you so much for your comment, D'Arcy! I am new around these parts and it's always great to meet new people.
Thanks...D'Arcy for your prescient comments on "Bye"! I am going to review/revise this piece in light of the wonderfully helpful comments from you and Roxane.
Incidentally, I went to Ohio Wesleyan and nearly went to Wittenberg. Cheers, David
Thanks for the comment, D'Arcy.
thanks for your kind comments, d'arcy! a treat to meet you!
Thanks so much for popping by to comment on my new piece D'Arcy. I love your reading taste. Looking forward to checking out your work! :)
All warmest and best,
D'Arcy, I love your books! Didion, Beard, Cooper, Neruda! Am busy managing Facebook, so I just logged in now.
I have not read that, nor have I even heard of it! Is it a short story by him?
Any friend of gary's is a friend of mine!
This is the writing on D'Arcy's wall. Hi D!