David James


Location Atlanta
Website http://mhsclassof58thenandnow.blogspot.com/

About Me

Old

Why do you write?

Rarely write. Read... a lot.

Any favorite authors? Books?

Many, Many

David James's Wall

Ray Nessly – Jan 19, 2016

Hi ya. It's an oldie so you might not've noticed, but I loved Thank Ya J, and it happens to have an even twenty faves now. I know it's just a number, but ..."congrats!" anyhow.

Tabatha Stirling – Nov 26, 2015

<3 x

Arturo Ruiz – Sep 04, 2015

Thank you for your comments on my poem, David.

David Ackley – Jul 06, 2015

Thanks, David, for your generous response to "consolations."

Epiphany Ferrell – Jun 13, 2015

Re: Hygiene -- thank you! Your encouragement always means so much to me.

Epiphany Ferrell – Jun 13, 2015

Re: Hygiene -- thank you! Your encouragement always means so much to me.

Neil McCarthy – Feb 04, 2015

David! Thanks for reading and commenting. Hope this graffiti finds you well! best.

Misti Rainwater-Lites – Nov 03, 2014

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

James Robison – Oct 23, 2014

Benediction. Food word for a sonnet's ending.

David Ackley – Sep 26, 2014

Belated but sincere thanks for commenting on "Passing Past," David, a privilege to have you read my work.

Epiphany Ferrell – Jun 20, 2014

Thanks for your comments, David - I'm always so encouraged by them!

James Robison – Mar 30, 2014

Thank you, David.

David Ackley – Sep 18, 2013

Very gratified to read your comment on "Proximity," David. The day isn't over but already made.

Tina Barry – Sep 16, 2013

Hi David. Thanks for reading "3 Bedrooms..." and thanks for the star.

Michelle Elvy – Sep 04, 2013

Thanks for the note on Cornfield, David! Much appreciated. I think you're right - there's a whole whack of stories in here...

Nonnie Augustine – Sep 03, 2013

Thank you for reading "Let the Others Drool," twice!

Deborah Oster Pannell – Aug 16, 2013

David,
Thanks so much for the thumbs up on Strange Disconnect. I look forward to exploring your work!
:)
Deborah

Lillian Ann Slugocki – Aug 12, 2013

hi David, thanks for the *love*

Nonnie Augustine – Aug 05, 2013

Thank you for reading My Early Thirties and for your comment. It warmed me up this morning! Nonnie

Barry Basden – Jun 23, 2013

Thanks, David, for letting me know you liked 'Breaking in Print.' Don't see you around here much anymore. ????

Barry Basden – Jun 03, 2013

Thanks so much, David, for your comments about Instructions. You're turning my head...

Barry Basden – May 07, 2013

Thanks, David, for your comments on Night Moves. Nice that they touch you.

Paul Mahlum – May 07, 2013

Thank you very much, David, for your words about my story "Blue Skies."

Nonnie Augustine – May 01, 2013

Thank you for reading and commenting on The Most Beautiful Lady, David. I've been thinking about your comment "prescient at four," you know.

Gary Hardaway – Apr 04, 2013

Thanks, David, for your kind response to "Curious".

Nonnie Augustine – Mar 29, 2013

Thank you for reading Miss Jewel Eppinette, David. I'm always happy to see you've read and liked something of mine. I'll reciprocate soon.

Danica Colic – Mar 19, 2013

Hi, David, and thanks for your comment on "A Note Left on the Counter."

Gary Hardaway – Mar 16, 2013

David, you spoiled the introduction of my "Zen and the Art of Lawnmower Repair". Now, I have to wait so people won't think I stole the idea from you... Seriously, thank you for very kind words regarding "Metastasis".

Gloria Garfunkel – Feb 18, 2013

Fish Eye: All really interesting and wise thoughts to ponder, the similarities and differences of skill-building and sustaining in all these arenas. Earlier in life I was a painter and found that taking breaks and just looking for awhile improved my work more than constant practice. There also may be stages in the development of an art or skill requiring more or less "doing."

John Riley – Feb 11, 2013

David, thanks for commenting on "A Forest." It's great this one rang your bell.

Gloria Garfunkel – Feb 09, 2013

Mother-daughter boundaries are such an issue in eating disorder. You're right.

Gloria Garfunkel – Feb 07, 2013

It's true. Her daughter had the will power she would never have.

Willie Smith – Feb 04, 2013

Thanks kindly for reading and commenting on my piece LOSS OF A PET. Sure, that's fine you copied and pasted it; perhaps encourage those you send it to to consider at least a comment on my page or at most a purchase of NOTHING DOING? Pardon my overt salesmanship. Hey, have a splendid day, my man, and thanks again for taking the time to comment on my work!

Gary Hardaway – Jan 28, 2013

David, thanks for your great response to Black Bombers and for likening it to The Naming of Parts. I must re-visit that poem.

John Riley – Jan 26, 2013

David, thanks for reading and commenting on Winyah Bay. I'm glad you enjoyed it.

Gloria Garfunkel – Jan 25, 2013

I, Dr. Ditz, plan to take your recommendations for magazine subscriptions and TV watching. I hope i learn the answers to my penetrating questions. Thanks so much.

Mathew Paust – Jan 22, 2013

Thanks, David, for expressing your appreciation for Author Meets Unflattering Reviewer in Bar. I'm late getting back to you, having taken a couple of weeks off from the daily routines to get "Sacrifice" ready for the Amazon Breakthrough Novel contest and then to format it for a paperback edition with CreateSpace. Back now, with some serious catching-up ahead.

Gloria Garfunkel – Jan 21, 2013

Belated thanks for your comment on The Fly.

Foster Trecost – Jan 20, 2013

Hi David, thanks for reading Brick Walls, and thanks for your encouraging comment, too. fos.

J. Mykell Collinz – Jan 18, 2013

Thanks for reading 'Assiduity Twenty One,' David. I greatly appreciate your comments.

Carol Reid – Jan 17, 2013

Mr. James, thanks for reading my story.

Barry Basden – Jan 17, 2013

Thanks, David, for your neat comments on Aerospace. Circles the drain. Yes.

Gary Hardaway – Jan 16, 2013

David, I'm very grateful for you kind response to New Questions of Travel.

Gloria Garfunkel – Jan 14, 2013

Thanks for your comment on Beginnings That End. There must be thousands out there.

Trevor Abes – Jan 14, 2013

Thank you for reading and for the kind words, sir.

Gloria Garfunkel – Jan 13, 2013

Thank you so much re: Hagaddah. I plan to pull it all together into a storied memoir so thanks for the encouragement. I so appreciate it.

Gary Hardaway – Jan 11, 2013

I'm very pleased that you enjoyed "Linear A", David. Thanks for your generous response.

Gloria Garfunkel – Jan 10, 2013

Thank you so much for your thoughtful Forgiveness comment.

Samantha Memi – Jan 10, 2013

Thanks for the fave, David

John Riley – Jan 08, 2013

David, thanks for commenting and faving "Testimony." I'm delighted you enjoyed it.

Barry Basden – Jan 03, 2013

Thanks, David, for your enthusiastic praise of White Cliffs. I'm glad it put you there. That's most often what I'm striving for.

Gloria Garfunkel – Jan 01, 2013

Thank you for your helpful comment on Placebo. I don't know what you mean by pulling the poem out and using it as a stand alone or how to do that technically.

Gloria Garfunkel – Dec 31, 2012

Very funny comment about FINE. I even read it to my husband and he agreed.

Tina Barry – Dec 29, 2012

Thank you for such flattering words about "The High Line, NYC," and thanks for the star! You made my day, Mr. James.

J. Mykell Collinz – Dec 28, 2012

Hi, David. Thanks for reading 'Assiduity Seventeen.' I greatly appreciate your comments.

Gloria Garfunkel – Dec 28, 2012

Thanks for your very sweet comment on Thunderstorms.

Foster Trecost – Dec 26, 2012

Hi David, thanks for taking the time to read and comment on Eight States Away - I appreciate both very much. fos.

Gloria Garfunkel – Dec 23, 2012

DUO: Thanks for your comment. Experimenting with writing without punctuation has been eye-opening.

Barry Friesen – Dec 22, 2012

Aww! Very kind and generous comment, David!

I do appreciate it.

Gloria Garfunkel – Dec 21, 2012

BOXWOOD AT NINE: I basically wrote this in my head as is when I was nine.

John Riley – Dec 19, 2012

Thanks, David for reading and commenting on "Folly Island." I'm delighted that you enjoyed it.

J. Mykell Collinz – Dec 16, 2012

Hi, David. Thanks for reading 'Assiduity Fourteen.' I greatly appreciate your helpful and encouraging comments.

John Riley – Dec 09, 2012

David, thanks for faving my poem "Factory Girl in a Blurred Photograph."

J. Mykell Collinz – Dec 08, 2012

Hi, David. Thanks for reading 'Assiduity Thirteen.' I greatly appreciate.

Robert Vaughan – Dec 08, 2012

Thanks for your recent comments on "What Some Boys Do," David!

Gloria Garfunkel – Dec 04, 2012

Re: Suicide. Having been through graduate school, I understand the pain.

Foster Trecost – Nov 29, 2012

Hi David, thanks for commenting on a bar for all occasions! I really appreciate your thoughts. fos.

Gessy Alvarez – Nov 27, 2012

Thanks, James for your comments on "The Good Cancer." This was the last of the four stories at CP. I feared most would stop reading after the first or second.

Barry Basden – Nov 26, 2012

Thanks, David, for your kind words about 'What the Future Holds...' Tiny but dense. That's my motto...

Gloria Garfunkel – Nov 25, 2012

Thank you so much for your generous Lifetime comment, James.

Yasmin Elaine Waring – Nov 25, 2012

Thank you David for your response to "Texas Route 29."

Mathew Paust – Nov 24, 2012

David, your kind words for my little poem, Conjured Love, are more than welcome. Thank you much!

J. Mykell Collinz – Nov 24, 2012

Hi, David. Thanks for reading 'Assiduity Nine.' I greatly appreciate your comment'

Roberto C. Garcia – Nov 21, 2012

Thanks David. Your comment on "Elegy..." Is much appreciated.

Gloria Garfunkel – Nov 20, 2012

Thanks for your comment on Shiva. I want a book of my stories, too.

Gloria Garfunkel – Nov 16, 2012

Re: Hair. I am so grateful for your comment and a bit of your own history. Thank you. I love your writing just as much. There is such depth in your small pieces.

John Riley – Oct 28, 2012

Thanks, David for reading and responding to "Muddy Creek." I always look forward to your response when I post a story.

Barry Basden – Oct 26, 2012

Thanks, David, for your nice comments about 'Listening to Neil Young...' Now if I could just get this song http://bit.ly/Xti3xg to stop playing in my head.

Nonnie Augustine – Oct 23, 2012

Thank you for all your encouragement in these last few weeks. It has helped me work on this $%#& book of poems I thought were finished. xxoononnie

J. Mykell Collinz – Oct 21, 2012

Hi, David. Thanks for reading 'Assiduity Four.' I greatly appreciate your helpful comment.

Gary V. Powell – Oct 21, 2012

Thanks for the kind comment and fave on "The Songs of Townes Van Zandt." He touched and continues to touch many people. I know that Steve Earle quote. Steve Earl is another personal favorite. He can stand on my coffee table anytime.

Nonnie Augustine – Oct 18, 2012

Thank you for your faving my poems, David, and especially for commenting. I have a lot of reciprocal reading to do and I'm looking forward to it.

Foster Trecost – Oct 14, 2012

Hi David. Thanks for reading through my three micros. Appreciate the comment, too. fos.

Joselia Hughes – Oct 12, 2012

Thank you for your very kind words. Looking forward to reading your stories!

J. Mykell Collinz – Oct 07, 2012

Hi, David. Thanks for reading 'Assiduity Two.' I appreciate your comment and fave.

Gloria Garfunkel – Sep 19, 2012

David, thank you so much for your novel encouragement. I had a medical disaster in June and will spend the next year not working and my goal is to work on my writing and by the end of the year, hopefully, have a complete manuscript of stories and then learn the skills of how you get something published. Your kind and persistent encouragement has been invaluable after so many story rejections.

John Riley – Sep 13, 2012

I appreciate the comment and fave on "Honor Grade."

Barry Basden – Sep 05, 2012

Thanks, David, for your comments about my Afghanistan story. Yes, maybe a movie. I hadn't thought about it. Quite a compliment...

Mary Lane – Sep 03, 2012

Thank you, David. Means much that you read and enjoyed Hungtingtons. I appreciate your thoughts so much.

Barry Friesen – Aug 28, 2012

Very generous of you about "Zack Time," David. Means a lot, coming from you.

Gloria Garfunkel – Aug 04, 2012

David, thank you for your comment on Fairy Tale In Dachau. It means a great deal to me.

Gloria Garfunkel – Aug 03, 2012

Thanks for your fine comment and fave of There's Going to be a Test at the End. I also left you a comment there. I adored and faved Quittin' Ain't Easy. It's quite brilliant.

Ann Bogle – Aug 01, 2012

David, there is a photo album at FB of my grandparents and a few other forebears. Grandma a gold. The lore was pretty live, the people still living though not talkative. "Twedes" is a child's perception, but your comment made me think.

Gessy Alvarez – Jul 31, 2012

Love is a tricky bitch To pin down. Thanks for reading "This Is Not A Love Poem."

Gloria Garfunkel – Jul 30, 2012

I hope you return to group. Have you ever read Tillie Olsen's I Stand Here Ironing? It's not microfiction, but I think by your work that you would like it and I'm sure it's available to read online.

Bill Yarrow – Jul 27, 2012

Thanks for commenting on "Annulling the Future," David. Glad you liked the poem!

Gloria Garfunkel – Jul 25, 2012

Thank you for your kind comment and fave of Binge Painter. I loved your tender story Old Friend.

Gloria Garfunkel – Jul 23, 2012

Thanks for the comment and the fave for Birds of Prayer 2 and the wise advice. You won't recognize me when my really micros start down the line.

Gloria Garfunkel – Jul 22, 2012

Thank you for your enthusiasm for my writing in Pig Girl, The Miracle of My Father's Hat and Birds of Prayer. I'm a fan of yours as well, most recently, Thank ya, Jesus. What concise beauty.

Gloria Garfunkel – Jul 21, 2012

Thank you for your comment on Birds of Prayer. I left you a note there. I also loved One Mississippi, stunning in so few words.

Bill Yarrow – Jul 21, 2012

Love your comment on the Tapeworm poem. Thanks, David!

Barry Basden – Jul 20, 2012

Thanks, David, for commenting on 'Used Rainbows.' Glad you liked it. P.S. I'm a Shiner Bock guy, too. Long neck, of course.

Roberto C. Garcia – Jul 20, 2012

Hi David and thank you. I'm happy you enjoyed "Out of no way, way".

Gary V. Powell – Jul 19, 2012

David, thanks so much for the read and kind comments on "Tongues." I know you read most everything, so coming for you this is special.

Gary V. Powell – Jul 19, 2012

David, thanks so much for the read and kind comments on "Tongues." I know you read most everything, so coming for you this is special.

Gloria Garfunkel – Jul 17, 2012

Thanks for your lovely comment on Pig Girl. I really resonated with your story No More Dogs and left a comment.

Ann Bogle – Jul 09, 2012

Thanks, David, for favoring "Unmailed Letter to B'go." I always appreciate that harmony when you read me.

Sarah E. Alderman – Jul 07, 2012

Thank you so much for your kind words. I am just starting out publishing on Fictionaut and you adding me to your favorites is just the encouragement I needed.

Bill Yarrow – Jun 16, 2012

Thanks for faving "Under Commiseration," David. Glad you like the poem.

DJ Young – Jun 15, 2012

Thank you so much for reading and commenting on 'Letter, Unsent.'

Larissa Shmailo – Jun 11, 2012

Thank you, David, for faving my strange Aging Fib sequence. I appreciate your comment!

Adam Strong – Jun 09, 2012

David, thanks for the kind words for my story, Proper Grammar, looking forward to reading some of your work also.

Bill Yarrow – Jun 09, 2012

Thanks for faving "Picking the Bark Off Experience," David. Glad you liked the poem!

R-C-V – Jun 06, 2012

Thanks very much for the lovely comment on "White."

Bill Yarrow – Jun 02, 2012

Thanks for commenting on "My Books," Savid. Thanks for the fave.

James Claffey – May 30, 2012

thanks david!

Barry Basden – May 26, 2012

Thanks, David, for your comments and fave for 'Ray's People...' Means a lot. Memorial Days make me more and more restless.

Barry Basden – May 14, 2012

Thanks, David, for your kind words about 'We Continue to Evolve.' Wistful--a good word.

Linda Simoni-Wastila – Apr 16, 2012

David, thanks so much for reading and faving The Accidental Arsonist--so appreciated! Peace...

Jim V – Apr 13, 2012

David, glad you enjoyed my Cupid poem. Thanks for the star.

J. Mykell Collinz – Apr 13, 2012

Hi, David. Thanks for reading 'Wattle and Daub.' I greatly appreciate your fave.

Roberto C. Garcia – Apr 09, 2012

Hi David, glad you enjoyed my translation of "Ode to Federico Garcia Lorca"! Thanks!

Bill Yarrow – Apr 06, 2012

Thanks for liking "Chapel Access," David. And thanks for all your support on Facebook.

Don't follow you re: the November reference, however. What did you mean?

Steven Gowin – Apr 06, 2012

Thanks for the nice note on "Daddy Walked the Pits." I wish I could write one like that one every week.

Foster Trecost – Apr 06, 2012

Hi David - just a thank you for reading Cactus, I really appreciate it. And thanks for the comment, too. fos.

Barry Basden – Apr 04, 2012

Thanks for commenting on 'Checkout,' David. I must have known there were two when I broke them apart. Now I need a title for the 2nd one. ;-)

Steven Gowin – Apr 04, 2012

I too am old and feeling older all the time. Screw it. I'm following you now. I loved no more dogs, and it made me think to write "Car Dumb Dogs." I think we had a spate of dog stuff there. Meg Pokrass had a dog piece up about that time too.

Michael Gillan Maxwell – Apr 02, 2012

David- Thanks so much for visiting and sharing a few reflections and comments- much appreciated!

Sam Rasnake – Apr 01, 2012

Thanks for reading my ant poem, David. I appreciate your comment.

Meg Pokrass – Mar 31, 2012

thank you for saying you get high on my sentences. I like your description "Old" - you 31 year olds shouldn't feel that way. I remember when I was your age I felt old but really, wait until you hit 32. Anyway, chin up about the age thing. It goes fast but so does chocolate cake for gods sake.

Linda Simoni-Wastila – Mar 30, 2012

David, thanks for your super kind comment and fave on After he failed to wake up. So glad you like my spare writing. Amy Hempl is my hero! Peace...

Barry Basden – Mar 30, 2012

Thanks, David, for your comments on 'My Last Hunts.' There were no high 5s.

Nicolette Wong – Mar 28, 2012

Thanks a lot for your comment on "The Watchman". Much appreciated!

Michael Gillan Maxwell – Mar 26, 2012

Hi David! Thank you so much for taking the time to read "Watching TV by Candlelight" and for your thoughtful comment - I really appreciate it!

Linda Simoni-Wastila – Mar 24, 2012

David, thanks for your generous read of SNOW JOB. Much appreciated! Peace...

Bill Yarrow – Mar 24, 2012

Thanks, David, for commenting on and faving "The Hotel Where Esenin Hanged Himself." I appreciate it very much!

Foster Trecost – Mar 21, 2012

Hi David, thanks for reading my bike story, glad you liked it. fos.

Barry Basden – Mar 21, 2012

Thanks for reading 'Saved, Nevertheless.' I appreciate your letting me know you like my little pieces, David.

Barry Basden – Jan 22, 2012

Thanks for liking 'Reynolds and Me,' David. Love your blog...

Beate Sigriddaughter – Jan 12, 2012

Thanks for your cool comment on "New Song of Innocence and Experience." I liked your fire quotes as an extension of things. The story continues. Always.

Sam Rasnake – Dec 10, 2011

I'm glad you enjoyed Woman in Tableaux, David. Always appreciate your reading my work.

Sam Rasnake – Oct 30, 2011

Thanks for reading the poem on Mizoguchi's Ugetsu monogatari, David. Glad you liked it.

Sam Rasnake – Oct 22, 2011

Thanks for reading my ekphrastic film piece, David. I'm glad the poem worked for you.

Joani Reese – Oct 08, 2011

David: Thank you for your kindness in liking my work as of late. I do appreciate it. Best--

Sam Rasnake – Sep 27, 2011

Glad you enjoyed The Poet as Planemo, David. Thanks for reading the piece.

Susan Rukeyser – Sep 17, 2011

Thanks so much for your comments on "Spray-Tans in the 70s."

Joani Reese – Sep 06, 2011

Hi David: Thank you so much for liking my story about my student "The Lost Boy." I appreciate you.

Meg Pokrass – Sep 02, 2011

Mississippi Story is such a hit. Damn good writing.

Kathy Fish – Nov 17, 2010

Pleased to meet you, David!

David James – Aug 01, 2010

Thanks, folks.

Robert Vaughan – Jul 31, 2010

Adorable dog! And welcome to Fictionaut, David!

Darryl Price – Jul 29, 2010

Welcome aboard.

Meg Pokrass – Jul 29, 2010

YOU ARE NOT OLD!! (do not fool these people)

Meg Pokrass – Jul 29, 2010

Hi, David! Welcome. I love love that puppy.

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