Erin Zulkoski

Location Nebraska, home of the Penis of the Plains
Occupation Goody-two-shoes, Arrhythmia Technician, and amateur wordsmith

About Me

I'm going to answer this with my dating website profile because I think that's funny:

Never one to be good at describing myself, so I'll make this brief: I love to laugh and am a fan of dumb comedies, but I'm also known to be serious when necessary.

I love to learn and am of the school of thought that no one stops learning, no matter how old you are. Fun science geek fact: every time you learn something new, your brain forms new wrinkles. These are called rugae.

I sometimes unfairly judge people based on whether or not they like the Canadian comedy sketch group "Kids In The Hall." Pro tip: bonus points if you do.

I'm looking for someone who can make me laugh, has a romantic streak but isn't too cheesy about it, who can offer me stability and put up with moods, which change quickly. If you have a quick temper, either don't bother with me, or be prepared for me to bring humor into the mix to diffuse the situation. Life is too short to let things make you that angry.

I want someone to come home to, yet will give me the space I need when I need it and understand this aspect of me. Sometimes a girl needs some alone time. I want a man who can follow a recipe and cook, but even better would be a man who is willing to cook with me because that's sexy. I require several hugs daily, and we're talking GOOD hugs, nothing half-assed. I want someone who is empathetic, compassionate to others, and generous.

That's pretty much it, I guess. Obviously there's more to me than what I've written, but that's up to you to find out, if you're so inclined.

Why do you write?

My creativity is fueled by the desire to change the world with my words.

Any favorite authors? Books?

Books and authors that make me want to be a better writer, and I hope I can reach at least some level of their brilliance for words:
Wally Lamb and "I Know This Much Is True."
Harper Lee and "To Kill A Mockingbird."
Dave Eggers and "A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius."
Chuck Palahniuk and "Diary."
John Steinbeck and "East of Eden."

These five books are the epitome of what writing should be me, anyway.

And off soap box.

Erin Zulkoski's Wall

Foster Trecost – Oct 23, 2012

HI Erin! Thanks for reading Dog Days. I would've thanked you sooner, but I haven't been back since I posted the story. fos.

Mark Stratton – May 03, 2012

Thanks, Erin. I intend to create fiction of the highest silly billie class I can.... :-)

A. W. Pafford – Nov 17, 2011

Erin, thanks for the help getting started on Fictionaut. I like that one you wrote about something about girls.

A. W. Pafford – Nov 16, 2011

You smell good like girls.

Robert Vaughan – Nov 16, 2011

If I'm awesomesauce then you are cottoncandypants!

Mary Lane – Nov 02, 2011

I'm a dummy pants and forgot to thank you for your comment and fave, so THANK YOU FOR YOUR COMMENT AND FAVE.

James Lloyd Davis – Oct 16, 2011

Santa indeed.

Jack Swenson – Jul 29, 2011

Thanks for your comment on and fav for my bike story, Erin. I know, I know--I'm a troublemaker!

Marda Miller – Jul 19, 2011

Erin, thanks you for your comments, and the fave, on The Escapists. I really do hope that it inspired you to drop your little habit :) Rock on!

Gill Hoffs – Jul 13, 2011

Your profile made me smile. Cool.

Jules Archer – Jul 01, 2011

Hey Bday girl - thanks for *ing Traitor.

Jerry Ratch – Jun 30, 2011

Thanks, Erin! Appreciated!

Robert Vaughan – Jun 26, 2011

Erin, thanks for reading, commenting and your fave on 3 Short Shorts! I appreciate your support.

Jack Swenson – Jun 01, 2011

Thanks for the star for "Reverie," Erin. Thanks for the read, also.

Thomas Pluck – Apr 23, 2011

I love the apocalypse stories. i think humor is a ghetto, where you have to be oh-so-clever. writers tend to get stuffy. The apocalypse stories are absurd and funny. I hope you make them into one good-sized story when you're all done and send it to humorous fantasy venues.

Foster Trecost – Apr 18, 2011

Hi Erin. Thanks for reading Books and Covers, and thanks for the comment, too - means a lot! fos.

Jules Archer – Apr 17, 2011

You, me and risque go together like kool-aid and cults. Eagerly embraced yet a bit kooky.

Larry Strattner – Apr 17, 2011

I forgot to mention in my comment, you might want to try reading Mort by Terry Pratchett. It is, in your words, the epitome of what writing should be about. (Plus it has definite Donkalypse tendencies.)

Mike Lynch – Apr 15, 2011

erin: an irrational fear of squid and burritos? HEAVENS TO BETSY I MUST HEAR THIS STORY! :)

thanks for the comments re: "burrito porn" -- glad you dug it!

Bill Yarrow – Apr 15, 2011

Thanks, Erin. Glad you liked "The Truth Will Out." I had fun writing it. (Less fun living it!) My goodness, you faved it! That was very kind of you. It's such a trifle.

Jules Archer – Mar 28, 2011

Hey Erin. Carl wants to meet you too. XO.

Jules Archer – Mar 22, 2011

Hello Future Cellmate - thank you for your lovely comments on Health Code. Much obliged. Mwah!

Mark Reep – Mar 21, 2011

Hi Erin, thanks for your comment on Snowdick, much appreciated. You know, I thought about adding a neighbor calling the cops, decided I'd done enough harm already :) Did they make you take your snowman down?

Robert Vaughan – Mar 21, 2011

Hey Erin,

Thanks for your nice comments about my strange little story, "Dew Drop Inn." I appreciate that and the fave, too.

James Lloyd Davis – Mar 14, 2011

Thank you for the fave and the enthusiastic comments on "1967, The things they wanted."

Soon to be deleted – Mar 03, 2011

Glad you like 2089, thanks for comments :)

Susan Tepper – Mar 01, 2011

Erin I'm so glad you like the new What I wanted Group, it's fun and kind of intimate. I'm glad I started it..

Soon to be deleted – Mar 01, 2011

hey glad you like Chopped. I'll put the tomatoes away. :D

Marda Miller – Feb 28, 2011

Erin, thank you so very much for your kind words on 2006. I learned than when you are open, the words seem to write themselves. I look forward to reading your all your stories here! Cheers :)

Jack Swenson – Feb 27, 2011

Erin, I'm so glad you liked my merry little tale. And thanks for the fav!

Catherine Davis – Feb 27, 2011

Thank you, sister in the Sisterhood-of-Up-in-the-Nostril. I love your fat fav on my 19__.

Keith U. – Feb 27, 2011

Thank you, EE!

Keith U. – Feb 27, 2011

Thank you, EE!

Jules Archer – Feb 24, 2011

Hey my little partner in crime -- So glad you liked Jake Baker. Always love a review from you.

Mary Lane – Feb 23, 2011

Thanks, Erin! Besos.

Meg Pokrass – Feb 23, 2011

Erin - I am sorry I ruined your birthdays, however it was awfully nice of you to be kind to me after doing so! Ha! Thank you very much for your nice comments about "Tip".

Bill Yarrow – Feb 23, 2011

Thanks for the fave of "Sermon of Lilac." I appreciate it very much!

Jules Archer – Feb 14, 2011

Erin, my kindred soul, thanks for reading "Liplorn".

M – Feb 13, 2011

Thank you for your very kind remarks on ash, Erin. I hope you're having a great weekend. - Q

Jules Archer – Feb 12, 2011

Thanks Erin. You excite me with your fave.

Soon to be deleted – Feb 08, 2011

Thanks for reading me ;)

Soon to be deleted – Jan 28, 2011

Damn glad I ran across you here.

Kim Conklin – Jan 25, 2011

Thanks for the very kind words and fave on Heart Line, Erin. You can tell your co-workers it's my fault...

Keith U. – Jan 22, 2011

Thank you so much for reading (re-reading?) and commenting on my ass!

Keith U. – Dec 16, 2010

No you didn't.

Shelagh Power-Chopra – Dec 08, 2010

Erin, thanks so much for commenting on the rockwell story. As far as comments go, simple always serves it purpose and tends to sound so much better, right!?

Jules Archer – Dec 07, 2010

Hi again. Yes, totally agree. We share deep with strangers. But it's all cool. I dig it. :)

Jules Archer – Dec 07, 2010

Erin! Nice to meet you - and thanks for commenting on "Help Me Own You". Shhhhh. I'll never tell if I'm nice or mean when drunk.

Robert Vaughan – Dec 01, 2010

Your writing has that exact, shocking, off-putting humor that I love. Ain't it grand to live in the USA?

Lynn Beighley – Dec 01, 2010

Erin, Erin, Erin. Thanks for the fave on the meat stuffed in meat stuffed in meat thing!

Fred Osuna – Nov 22, 2010

Thanks for reading and commenting on "Brian Wilson Says," Erin. And thank you for the fave!

Jerry Ratch – Nov 22, 2010

Thanks for the fave, Erin!

Darryl Price – Nov 19, 2010


C. Thomas Murray – Nov 18, 2010

Thanks! It's good to know there are people in the world willing to read what I write. (also it's good to know that there are people who read [period, implied emphasis]. I know too many people who don't read and it's disheartening -- fictionaut seems to disprove this quite nicely).

I'm glad we're finally fictionaut friends (I'm not sure that "finally" is a relevant qualifier, but I like alliteration... in moderation, of course).

Thanks again!

Kathy Fish – Nov 16, 2010

Thank you for the nice comments about "Tenderoni" Erin. I look forward to reading your work!

Matthew A. Hamilton – Nov 16, 2010

Thanks for reading color coded pills. Much appreciated.

Keith U. – Nov 15, 2010

Thanks for the favs. I like you.

Keith U. – Nov 15, 2010

Glad you changed the picture.

M.H. – Nov 15, 2010

Thanks for reading my story "She spread her legs and flew away" - I'll always save the dog :)

Cherise Wolas – Nov 14, 2010

Meant to mention - I love your About Me section. You have some serious power there!

Cherise Wolas – Nov 14, 2010

Erin, thank you for the fav on Heartbreak Waiting To Happen!

Keith U. – Nov 13, 2010


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