Estelle Bruno


Location LONG ISLAND
Occupation writer
Website http://ebcharlyme@optonline.net

About Me

I am a poet, essayist and humor writer.

Why do you write?

It's a nice pastime.

Any favorite authors? Books?

Hemingway, Carver, Trevor, Alice Munro, Walt Whitman, Edith Wharton, Anthony Trollope, Jane Austen, Anne Beattie.Charles Dickens, Susan Tepper, Gloria Mindock, Nathaniel Hawthorne, Henry James.

Estelle Bruno's Wall

David Ackley – Aug 03, 2013

Thanks, Estelle, for the comment on "Teddy Recalled." Nice to see you around.

Foster Trecost – Dec 26, 2012

Hi Ms. Estelle! I'm so happy you read and commented on my story, Eight States Away. Thanks for taking the time, it's much appreciated. fos.

J. Mykell Collinz – Oct 30, 2012

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

Mary Lane – Sep 09, 2012

Estelle! No, thank you. It means so much that the story is being received so well here. Thank you.

Gloria Garfunkel – Jul 21, 2012

Thank you for your comment on Pig Girl. I enjoyed Sons of Italy.

Foster Trecost – Jun 20, 2012

Hi Ms Estelle, thanks for reading Invisible Grime. And thanks for taking the time to leave a comment. fos.

J. Mykell Collinz – Jun 20, 2012

Hi, Estelle. Thanks for reading 'Global Arms-2.' I greatly appreciate your comments.

Bill Yarrow – Jun 14, 2012

Thanks for faving "Picking the Bark off Experience," Estelle!

Gary V. Powell – Jun 01, 2012

Estelle, thanks so much for your read and comment on my story D-Day. I've never been to Normandy, but I've experienced D-Day.

Barry Basden – May 20, 2012

Thanks, Estelle, for the read and comments on three more of my little war stories.

Michael Gillan Maxwell – May 20, 2012

Thanks for reading my Post Office piece. Haha ~ Really Estelle! I guess the DMV is the next Circle of Hell! Great suggestion. ;-) Thanks so much for your comment ~ much appreciated!

Nicolette Wong – May 04, 2012

Hi Estelle, thanks for reading and your kind words on "Throw." Looking forward to reading your work around here!

Foster Trecost – Apr 25, 2012

Hi Ms Estelle, thanks for reading 9 and 5, such a treat to get your thoughts. Will you be at KGB in June? fos.

Linda Simoni-Wastila – Apr 16, 2012

Estelle, thank you for reading and faving The Accidental Arsonist. I love when you drop by to read my words. And super happy to see you poking around here again! Peace...

Bill Yarrow – Apr 15, 2012

Thank you, Estelle, for faving "Not That Kind of Pain." I hope you can stay free of pain of any kind.

Foster Trecost – Apr 11, 2012

Hi Ms Estelle, thanks for spending a few minutes with Cactus - I really appreciate the read and comments! fos.

Bill Yarrow – Mar 26, 2012

Estelle, thanks for commenting on "The Hotel Where Esenin Hanged Himself."

Meg Pokrass – Mar 17, 2012

your youthful energy never ceases to amaze us here! happy St. Patrick's Day!

Bill Yarrow – Mar 11, 2012

Thanks for commenting on "Joan of Dark," Estelle. Pink birds--maybe heaven. More likely, too much wine!

Bill Yarrow – Feb 18, 2012

Estelle, than you for commenting on and faving "Rattlesnake Pancakes." What is melamite? I made it up--but I'm sure someone will attach the name to something one of these days!

Nathaniel Tower – Feb 14, 2012

Estelle, thank you for the comment on WWJRD.

Bill Yarrow – Feb 13, 2012

Thanks you for commenting on my poem "Babble,' Estelle.

Marcus Speh – Dec 31, 2011

dear estelle, thank you for your support and for commenting on "for carol novack". cheers from berlin and go well into 2012!

Marcus Speh – Dec 17, 2011

thank you estelle, for commenting on "fox", also on behalf of my daughter taffimai...she's already moved on i'm pleased to say. at her age, fame doesn't last.

Jules Archer – Dec 10, 2011

Hi Estelle- thank you for reading "Cloudy..." and commenting.

Bobbi Lurie – Dec 09, 2011

Estelle, thank you for reading and commenting on my piece, "Soliloquoy on Ma"--I appreciate it.

J. Mykell Collinz – Nov 25, 2011

Hi, Estelle. Thanks for reading, 'Lule of Raw-2.' I greatly appreciate your comment and fav.

Michael Gillan Maxwell – Nov 24, 2011

Hi Estelle,
Thank you so much for reading and commenting on Chicken on a Wire - I think getting tossed high into the air happens more often than not!

Jack Swenson – Nov 22, 2011

Yup, that's my story: a little bit of this and that. Flash fiction is great, isn't it? "Europe, 1960" is 3 1/2 months crammed into just two short paragraphs. Thanks for the read and the star.

Matthew Robinson – Nov 22, 2011

Thanks for reading, Estelle. Greatly appreciate the nice words.

Foster Trecost – Nov 21, 2011

Hi Ms. Estelle, thanks for reading chairs and mirrors, I'm glad you liked it. And thanks for the comments, too! fos.

Marcus Speh – Nov 20, 2011

thank you, estelle. he's a good chap indeed, as misguided as he may be at times. i like to think there's a little of the "serious writer" in every one of us.

Jack Swenson – Nov 17, 2011

Right you are, Estelle. A big "ugh" for politics and politicians.

Doug Bond – Nov 10, 2011

Yes, like no other, Cats do have a mind of their own...thx for the comment!

Christopher Allen – Nov 09, 2011

Estelle! I'm so glad "Freedom Can Wait" got you laughing. Thank you for your comment. All the best. Chris :)

Gill Hoffs – Nov 08, 2011

Thank you for taking the time to comment on 'Annie MacLeod' - and the interview, too. Susan was a joy to talk to. Glad you enjoyed it!

J. Mykell Collinz – Nov 02, 2011

Hi. Estelle. Thanks for reading 'A Life of My Own-8.' Your comment and fav are greatly appreciated.

Beate Sigriddaughter – Nov 01, 2011

Estelle--no matter what, aren't women wonderful? Thanks for your lovely comment on "Feminists and Salamanders."

Bill Yarrow – Nov 01, 2011

Thanks for faving "Gabrielle in Arrears," Estelle!

Jack Swenson – Oct 29, 2011

Estelle, if it's a guy, a scratched face means he's been up to no good. Chickens come home to roost. Always.

Bill Yarrow – Oct 27, 2011

Thank you, Estelle, for commenting on "Love and How It Gets That Way."

Marcus Speh – Oct 25, 2011

thank you, estelle! moondog is one of those good shadows that hang above my lives. appreciate your commenting!

Bill Yarrow – Oct 25, 2011

"I won't feed the pelicans if you don't feed the ducks bread."
It's a deal, Estelle! Thanks so much for commenting on "Satan and the Moon."

Andrew Stancek – Oct 19, 2011

Thanks, Estelle, for your warm comments on "Sounds of Silence".

Christopher Allen – Oct 18, 2011

Hi, Estelle! Thank you for commenting on "Three-handed Bridge". Hope you're doing well. :)

Jack Swenson – Oct 04, 2011

Estelle, thanks for the nice comment (and the *) for my little tornado story.

J. Mykell Collinz – Sep 29, 2011

Hi, Estelle. Thanks for reading 'A Life of My Own-4.' Your insightful comment and fav are greatly appreciated.

Jack Swenson – Sep 28, 2011

Estelle, you are a sweetheart to give my heron story such a nice review. Thanks!

Jack Swenson – Sep 18, 2011

Aw, you're too kind to me, Estelle. Glad you liked "The List."

Marcus Speh – Sep 11, 2011

good morning, estelle (my morning anyway)! thank you so much for your comment on "before the bloodbath", which is likely to disappear from view any day now...i appreciate it!

Jack Swenson – Sep 10, 2011

Sorry about the mice, Estelle, but thanks for the kudos for my story!

J. Mykell Collinz – Sep 07, 2011

Hi, Estelle. Thanks for reading 'A Life of My own.' Your comment and fav are greatly appreciated.

Jack Swenson – Sep 04, 2011

Estelle, thanks for weighing in about "Flying." It's always nice to get your take on a story.

Susan Rukeyser – Sep 04, 2011

Thanks for your kind words about "Mother Lies!"

Jack Swenson – Sep 03, 2011

Thanks for commenting on my tale "Flying." Estelle, you are a good friend. (P.s. My class got a big kick out of your fine story about your car troubles.)

Foster Trecost – Aug 22, 2011

Thanks for reading The Pretenders, Ms. Estelle - I really appreciate the time, and I really appreciate your comments, too! fos.

Jack Swenson – Aug 18, 2011

Darned if I know, Estelle. In the Lutheran church, it was wine. The only drawback to that that I can see is that they didn't give you nearly enough. Thanks for the *!

FM Le – Aug 16, 2011

As always, I appreciate your comment and the time you've taken to read the untitled poem.

- Felicia

Jack Swenson – Aug 12, 2011

Estelle, Thanks for the comment and star for "The Wooden City." You are the best!

Foster Trecost – Aug 10, 2011

Hi Ms. Estelle, always appreciate your comments, thanks for leaving a few words on Eight States Away. fos.

Beate Sigriddaughter – Aug 08, 2011

Thank you for visiting "A Scattering Of Rival." I'm happy with Susan's chat, and very happy with your comment and fave.

Jack Swenson – Aug 06, 2011

Estelle, I agree with you about animals. Our cats always know where I am going and what I am going to do before I do! Thanks for your wonderful comment about my zoo story.

Joani Reese – Jul 29, 2011

Estelle: Thank you for stopping by to read and comment on "The Rest Home." It pleases me that my work touched you.

Bill Yarrow – Jul 27, 2011

Thanks for your comment on the Euclid poem, Estelle.

J. Mykell Collinz – Jul 27, 2011

Hi, Estelle. Thanks for reading 'I Wouldn't Wanna Be Me.' I greatly appreciate your comment and fav.

Bill Yarrow – Jul 27, 2011

"it made my malady disappear."
If only poems could really do that!
Glad you're feeling better, Estelle.
Thank you for commenting on "Son of Goya."

Foster Trecost – Jul 26, 2011

Hi Ms. Estelle, thanks for reading Cactus, and thanks for the comment, too. Hope you're well. fos.

Susan Tepper – Jul 24, 2011

Miss E~ A million thanks on what you wrote about my poem "holding" and so glad you are back to read it!!!

Marda Miller – Jul 19, 2011

Hi Estelle, thank you so much for reading and commenting on The Escapists!

FM Le – Jul 18, 2011

Hello :) Thank you for reading my poem about the cats and I. (and commenting!).

Susan Tepper – Jul 18, 2011

Miss E~ thanks so much for reading and liking my poem Untitled.

Maura Fitzgerald – Jul 15, 2011

Thanks, Estelle, for reading and commenting on Snapshot. Appreciate it.

Bill Yarrow – Jul 08, 2011

Hi, Estelle. Thanks for faving "Black Ice." Glad you liked it!

Foster Trecost – Jul 07, 2011

Hi Ms. Estelle, thanks for reading and commenting on Hidden Reminders. I really appreciate the time you took for both. You always seem to get my stories just the way I mean them - that's comforting. fos.

J. Mykell Collinz – Jul 02, 2011

Hi, Estelle. I very much appreciate your comment and fav on Mercury Unbound-4:"music can do wondedrful things to your heart." Yes.

J. Mykell Collinz – Jun 28, 2011

Hi, Estelle. Thanks for reading 'Mercury Unbound-3.' I appreciate your great comments, very much.

Bill Yarrow – Jun 28, 2011

Thanks for reading and commenting on "The Lost Boys," Estelle.

Jack Swenson – Jun 28, 2011

Estelle, thanks for the kind words for "Sweet Dreams."

Foster Trecost – Jun 27, 2011

Hi Estelle, thanks for reading Bliss, and thanks for commenting, too. fos.

James Lloyd Davis – Jun 26, 2011

Estelle, thanks for the fave and the comment on "Midnight, Manhattan, 1952."

Meg Tuite – Jun 25, 2011

Thank you so much, Estelle, for your great comments on "Couple Busting" and "Leader of Men." I so appreciate your taking the time to read them!!!

Marcus Speh – Jun 24, 2011

thank you estelle, for reading and commenting on "under the apple tree" and for saying this about the drawing. as excitable as her mother and i, lucia is quite excited about all this attention for her art and keeps asking every day if there's another comment. so there. god knows where all this will lead but i'm sure it's a good and honorable end since art and creativity stood at the cradle...

Robert Vaughan – Jun 19, 2011

Estelle, I appreciate your recent reading and comments on 3 Short Shorts. Thanks a bunch!

Bill Yarrow – Jun 18, 2011

Thanks, Estelle, for commenting on "Demolition Derby." Glad you liked the poem!

Gill Hoffs – Jun 17, 2011

Thank you for the lovely comment and fave on 'Acceptance' - I really appreciate it!
All the best,
Gill

Foster Trecost – Jun 13, 2011

Hi Estelle, Thanks for reading Thoughts from a Bus - I really apreciate the read, and I especially appreciate the time you took to comment - thanks for both! fos.

Roberto C. Garcia – Jun 13, 2011

Hi Estelle, so grateful for your comments and Fave on "Summertime City". Thanks for the read.

Marcus Speh – Jun 07, 2011

thank you for the comment, estelle, on "in the nude". that's an interesting observation, too - i suppose it was good to walk down memory lane?

Jason Henry McCormick – Jun 06, 2011

Thanks so much for your comments and for reading my story Estelle!

Foster Trecost – Jun 02, 2011

Hi Ms. Estelle, Thanks for reading my telephone story, and thanks for the comment, too - I appreciate both. The story's too heavy, too thick, but I had to get it out. fos.

Jason Henry McCormick – May 31, 2011

Thanks so much for reading my story and for your comment, Estelle.

Jane Hammons – May 30, 2011

Estelle-Thanks for reading The Uninvited Guest. I really appreciate your comment on the realism of it. It's really a challenge to write this kind of story and not go too far with it, or have it fall short in some way!

Jack Swenson – May 28, 2011

Thanks for the praise for my nutty Chagall story ("Reverie"). I appreciate the kind words and the star.

Jim V – May 27, 2011

Estelle, thanks for you nice comment on my poem. Much appreciated.

Foster Trecost – May 26, 2011

Estelle, thanks for reading Retribution, and thanks for the comment, too - I appreciate both! fos.

Bill Yarrow – May 24, 2011

Thanks, Estelle, for commenting on "Getting Godless."

Christopher Allen – May 23, 2011

Hi, Estelle! Thank you for commenting on "The Pain Taster." Hope you're doing well.

Christopher Allen – May 23, 2011

Hi, Estelle! Thank you for commenting on "The Pain Taster." Hope you're doing well.

Jim V – May 23, 2011

Hi Estelle! Thanks for commenting on my birthday poem! Why do mothers get all the blame? Because without them, none of this nonsense would be going on. :)

Jack Swenson – May 21, 2011

Thanks for the read and comment, Estelle. This story surprised me, too!

Julie Innis – May 16, 2011

thank you Estelle!

Foster Trecost – May 16, 2011

Hi Estelle, thanks for reading Table Thouthts - I appreciate that, and the comment, too! fos.

ABxx – May 16, 2011

Thanks for the fav on "The Mariner's Daughter", Estelle.

Jack Swenson – May 16, 2011

Estelle, I'm sure cribbage is still popular, but I haven't played the game in years. Thanks for the star for my story. Always enjoy your comments, my friend.

Jack Swenson – May 03, 2011

Ain't it the truth, Estelle. I'm a lucky man. Thanks for the good words about "Springtime."

Meg Pokrass – Apr 29, 2011

Estelle - your comment on my piece is perfect, thank you so so much (on Traveling Companion)

Meg Pokrass – Apr 29, 2011

Estelle - your comment on my piece is perfect, thank you so so much (on Traveling Companion)

James Lloyd Davis – Apr 26, 2011

Estelle, glad to hear you got the Book of Tao. Keep with it. It has more layers than Vidalia onions. Thanks for the fave on "The Rising."

Bill Yarrow – Apr 25, 2011

Thanks for your comment on "Addictions." I agree, Estelle.

Jen Knox – Apr 24, 2011

Thank you, Estelle, for you comment on A Glimpse. Great list of fav writers!

M – Apr 23, 2011

Estelle: Thank you so much for your kind remark about my piece for my mother on mother's day. Made me smile!

Andrew Stancek – Apr 19, 2011

Estelle, I much appreciate your comment on "Parrot". I fear not only for Mirko but for the parrot now as well. Both are headed into the eye of the storm. Stay tuned!

Jack Swenson – Apr 19, 2011

Estelle, when I read your comment, I threw out the egg timer. Now, that is truly a scarey thought!

James Lloyd Davis – Apr 19, 2011

Estelle, thank you for the fave and the comment on "David Foster Wallace meets the sage Lao Tse in a strange place."

Robert Vaughan – Apr 17, 2011

Estelle, thanks for your recent comments on my story "Loneliness." I appreciate you and them!

Meg Pokrass – Apr 10, 2011

Estelle - thank you for your supportive comment on my poem "What the Rains Bring" - It still makes me sad to read it. I wrote it a very long time ago.

Meg Pokrass – Apr 10, 2011

Estelle - thank you for your supportive comment on my poem "What the Rains Bring" - It still makes me sad to read it. I wrote it a very long time ago.

Robert Vaughan – Apr 05, 2011

Thanks, Estelle, for your comments on "Shades of Gray" and the fave. I appreciate them!

Joani Reese – Apr 04, 2011

Estelle: Thanks for your kind words about "A Letter From Your Sisters." I am happy you liked the poem.

Mark Reep – Apr 03, 2011

Hi Estelle, thanks for reading and commenting on Ambiguity. Glad you had a laugh :)

M – Mar 28, 2011

Hi Estelle. I am thanking you belatedly for your kind remarks on what I wanted in 1968. I'm sorry for this delay. I was taking a little break. Cheers.

Jack Swenson – Mar 28, 2011

Kind of you to comment on "Worry," Estelle. Thanks a lot!

James Lloyd Davis – Mar 28, 2011

Estelle, thanks for the fave and the kind words on "She said."

Foster Trecost – Mar 27, 2011

Hi Estelle, it was so nice meeting you at KGB. Thanks for reading man on the run, and thanks for the comments, too! fos.

Jerry Ratch – Mar 26, 2011

Thank you, Estelle! Appreciated!

Jack Swenson – Mar 24, 2011

Thanks for your comment about "Big," Estelle. You're right, too. It made me sad when I wrote it. My dad was quite a guy.

Bill Yarrow – Mar 23, 2011

He did return. Thanks for the comment on and fave of the Translator poem, Estelle.

James Lloyd Davis – Mar 14, 2011

A belated thanks for your comment and fave on "1967, The things they wanted."

Kim Conklin – Mar 12, 2011

Thanks for the wonderful comment and fave on 2010, What I Wanted, Estelle. I'm very happy you liked the ending!

Mary Lane – Mar 09, 2011

Thank you, Estelle. I love that you took the time to read and comment on my 1999 piece and look forward to reading some of your pieces! Take care. HM

Jack Swenson – Mar 08, 2011

Estelle. Kind words for "Still Life." Thank you very much!

J. Mykell Collinz – Mar 08, 2011

Hi, Estelle. Thanks for reading '1965, what I wanted-2.' I appreciate your comments and fav, very much.

Soon to be deleted – Mar 03, 2011

I agree!! :)

James Lloyd Davis – Mar 01, 2011

Thank you, Estelle, for the fave and the comments on "Letter in the mode noir #43."

Bill Yarrow – Feb 26, 2011

Thanks, Estelle, for faving "Staring at Waves." I appreciate it very much.

J. Mykell Collinz – Feb 26, 2011

Hi, Estelle. Thanks for reading '1965, what I wanted.' I appreciate your wonderful comment and your generous fav.

Jack Swenson – Feb 23, 2011

Sorry about the limericks, Estelle. Yes, they are not something that I do. I flat out stole them. Just felt like playing yesterday. It sometimes happens when I get done reading the doom and gloom in the news. Those old songs put a smile on my face!

Bill Yarrow – Feb 20, 2011

Thanks, Estelle, for your comment on and fave of "Sermon of Lilac." I always appreciate your reading my work.

Doug Bond – Feb 15, 2011

Estelle, thank you for reading Traces in the Winter Sky. I've been thoroughly enjoying your riffs with the one and only Madame Tishka at UFR and hope Elba is nice this time of year :)

James Lloyd Davis – Feb 02, 2011

Estelle, thank you for the fave and the ocmment on "A heart that is not broken.."

J. Mykell Collinz – Feb 01, 2011

Hi, Estelle. Thanks for reading 'Stupiditās.' I appreciate receiving your comment and fav.

Jack Swenson – Jan 21, 2011

Estelle, yes indeed I had fun writing "Happy Trails." How did you know?

Joe Hartley – Jan 21, 2011

Thanks for commenting on my story Dream House

J. Mykell Collinz – Jan 18, 2011

Hi, Estelle. Thanks for reading 'Woman on Top.' Your comment is right on the money. And I appreciate the fav.

Jack Swenson – Jan 18, 2011

Estelle, I would never shoot a squirrel--esp. if you tell me not to. My "friend" does, however. What a jerk! Thanks for reading and commenting on "Madness."

J. Mykell Collinz – Jan 09, 2011

Hi, Estelle. Thanks for reading 'Creeper.' I appreciate your great comment. And the fav.

Walter Bjorkman – Jan 04, 2011

Estelle - thank you for commenting on Kill Allan. Yes, I hope he is too - it took writing this to make me realize it.

Jack Swenson – Jan 02, 2011

Estelle, Thanks for the read and comment for my crazy story "Mad Max." You are the best!

J. Mykell Collinz – Dec 23, 2010

Hi, Estelle. I appreciate your wonderful comment on 'I'll be Home for Christmas.' A marvelous mystery, you called it. And that's music to my ears. Thanks for reading and for the fav.

Marcus Speh – Dec 14, 2010

estelle, thanks for your comments on both stories for the 1000 penguins - looking forward to reading some of your recent work, too...haven't been reading as much but xmas is near...

Julie Innis – Dec 13, 2010

Thank you Estelle! I missed you at last week's FIZZ reading - next time, I hope?

Robert Vaughan – Dec 07, 2010

Hi Estelle,

Thanks for your astute comments of "The Wedding March." I love to get feedback, and how the story reminds the reader of a personal memory. Nice. Thanks for the fave also.

Susan Tepper – Dec 04, 2010

Estelle, my dear Mom, thank you for the beautiful comment on my story "oasis". Sending you love

Kathy Fish – Dec 03, 2010

Estelle, thank you for the kind comment and fav for my story "Repair Man". I really appreciate it!

Foster Trecost – Nov 30, 2010

Hi Estelle, thanks for reading Familiar Things, and thanks for commenting, too.

Michelle Elvy – Nov 22, 2010

Thanks so much, Estelle, for commenting on The Chair.

M – Nov 17, 2010

Estelle: I'm so glad you liked my dog is. Go team dog, I say. Cheers. -- Q

Robert Vaughan – Nov 17, 2010

Thanks for your comments on "Cadaver Chris" and for your fave. I appreciate the support, Estelle!

ABxx – Nov 16, 2010

Hello, Estelle. Thank you for the lovely commentary on "Amahle and I". I look forward to reading your work.

Kim Conklin – Nov 16, 2010

Thanks for the awesome comment and fave on Rats, Estelle! I couldn't agree with you more!

M.H. – Nov 16, 2010

Hi Estelle - Thanks so much for reading "She spread her legs and flew away"!

Matthew A. Hamilton – Nov 09, 2010

Thanks for reading Color Coded Pills. Much appreciated.

Michelle Elvy – Nov 08, 2010

Estelle -- I love what you wrote on Two Trees. Thank you so much; your comment made my morning!

Bill Yarrow – Nov 08, 2010

Not quite ready to cross over, but thanks for reading and commenting on and faving "I Am Not a Corpse," Estelle. I appreciate it very much.

Kathy Fish – Nov 08, 2010

Estelle, thanks for reading, commenting on and faving my story "Moro". I really appreciate it.

Jack Swenson – Nov 08, 2010

Thanks for connecting with "Welcome Back," Estelle. Yes, a story like that is, well, memorable to say the least. It's a more or less true story, too. That poor woman! I had nightmares about that kind of thing when I was a kid: causing something awful--and irreversible.

Kathy Fish – Nov 01, 2010

Appreciate the kind words and fave for "How Elm Trees Die" Estelle. Thank you!

J. Mykell Collinz – Nov 01, 2010

Hi, Estelle. Thanks for reading 'Fifty Five Words or Less.' I agree: "less is best."

Jack Swenson – Oct 28, 2010

Estelle, I spent a month in Paris when I was a young man. I had a good time. I was interested in the gaudy ladies indeed, but only to look at. I was a good Lutheran boy. Now I am a bad ex-Lutheran boy. Things have changed.

Jack Swenson – Oct 27, 2010

Dunno, Estelle. I did a lot of looking at ladies of the evening when I was in Paris years ago. It stuck in my mind, I guess.

Jack Swenson – Oct 22, 2010

Estelle, thanks so much for reading and faving my story "Dream Girl."

Bill Yarrow – Oct 22, 2010

Thanks for the fave of "Knot Eye," Estelle. I'm pleased you liked it.

Kim Conklin – Oct 20, 2010

Thanks very much for the read and fave on 4P28, Estelle! I'm so glad you liked it, and I appreciate the read.

Kathy Fish – Oct 15, 2010

Hi Estelle, thanks for reading and faving "Searching for Samuel Beckett."

Meg Pokrass – Oct 09, 2010

you are so kind, Estelle. Thanks for your comment on "Specimen"!

Matthew A. Hamilton – Oct 08, 2010

Thank you for reading Mafia Girlfriend. Much appreciated.

Matthew A. Hamilton – Oct 04, 2010

Thanks for reading Sometimes Its Hard to Forgive. Much appreciated.

Bill Yarrow – Oct 03, 2010

Thanks, Estelle. I appreciate your comments on "Son of Uncle Sam." He's definitely a guy who never grew up.

Jack Swenson – Oct 03, 2010

Thanks for your comment on my post 9/11 story, Estelle. And for the congrats. Isn't the Istanbul Review a great site? It's so different, so interesting, and it's packed with good stuff.

M.H. – Sep 23, 2010

Hi Estelle - Thanks so much for your kind words on "Origin" - I'm glad you liked it!

Jack Swenson – Sep 23, 2010

Never thought of that, Estelle. Maybe he was thinking about making a threesome into a quartet!

J. Mykell Collinz – Sep 20, 2010

And thanks for the fav, I should add.

J. Mykell Collinz – Sep 20, 2010

Hi, Estelle. Thanks for reading 'Unfit-VI.' I appreciate your insightful comment.

Gary Percesepe – Sep 19, 2010

hi estelle,

thanks so much for reading & commenting on my work!

gary

Michelle Elvy – Sep 19, 2010

Thanks, Estelle, for the comment on Ordinary Boys.

Walter Bjorkman – Sep 19, 2010

Hi Estelle, thank you for rading The Last Time. Yes, in the original the dream didn't end, guess I felt I wanted to place a source to the vision.

Loved your flash you have on 52|250 on Red Meat - was looking forward to more, but ?. It was so wicked.

Meg Pokrass – Sep 19, 2010

Estelle - thank you for your comment on Separation. I was especially pleased that you feel that way, that it feels real. Thank you for saying so.

Bill Yarrow – Sep 16, 2010

Thanks, Estelle, for your comment on "Black Squirrel Poem." The squirrels (non-unionized) in my back yard eat all the bird food we put out!

Kim Conklin – Sep 15, 2010

Thanks for the comment and the fave on Telephone! I appreciate the read.

Matthew A. Hamilton – Sep 07, 2010

Thank you for reading The Lottery. Much appreciated.

Randal Houle – Sep 01, 2010

Thanks again for your comment and fav on "Leak Soup."

Matthew A. Hamilton – Aug 31, 2010

Thank you for reading Afghanistan. Much appreciated.

Bill Yarrow – Aug 31, 2010

Thank you, Estelle, for your comment on "Parabola Tango."

Matthew A. Hamilton – Aug 28, 2010

Thank you for reading Three Haiku and for the fav.

Michelle Elvy – Aug 27, 2010

Thank you, Estelle, for the fave and comment on Time to Rest. Glad you liked it - I've had such a nice morning on Fn!

Foster Trecost – Aug 23, 2010

Hi Estelle, thanks for reading, commenting on, and faving Burger and Fries - I really appreciate that.

Jack Swenson – Aug 12, 2010

Estelle, you keep feeding those cats! We leave out food for anything that shows up: cats, raccoons, skunks, etc. If I croak, they will just move on. Besides, our neighbor feeds them, too!

David Ackley – Aug 12, 2010

Thanks, Estelle, for the heartfelt "no comment" which spoke volumes, whose sentiments I share.

Jack Swenson – Aug 10, 2010

You and your daughter are two my favorite people. Top o' the list! Thank you, thank you for the comment and fav for my "Peace" (ha) story.

George LaCas – Aug 09, 2010

Hi Estelle, thank you for your comment on "Poleward" - George

Michelle Elvy – Aug 07, 2010

Thank you, Estelle, for your read of A Night of Not Knowing. I really appreciate how you connected to that piece. And I can't wait to come back here and read more of your stories -- I see Oil Oil Oil and I will look forward to coming to it soon.

Matthew A. Hamilton – Aug 05, 2010

Thank you for reading Arlington Cemetery: Section. I'm afraid Paris Island will never go away.

Jack Swenson – Aug 03, 2010

Thanks for your comment on my Gay-Paree story, Estelle. I can't decide which of you is the nicest, you or your daughter.

Kim Conklin – Aug 02, 2010

Hi Estelle, Thanks for the read and the fave on Black Swans! I really appreciate it.

Matthew A. Hamilton – Aug 01, 2010

Thank you for reading Over Breakfast and for the Fav. Much appreciated.

J. Mykell Collinz – Jul 28, 2010

Hi, Estelle, thanks for reading Unoriginal Sin-IV. I appreciate your comment and fav.

Kevin Myrick – Jul 24, 2010

Thanks for the comment Estelle! It's funny that I have never eaten an oyster - raw or steamed - in my life.

Jack Swenson – Jul 22, 2010

Not to worry about Simba, Estelle. He has recovered and is as bossy as ever! Thanks for reading & commenting on "Evil Humors."

Kari Nguyen – Jul 22, 2010

Thanks Estelle! It is so sad…

George LaCas – Jul 21, 2010

Hi Estelle, thanks for your comment on "The Burning Gulf".

Rene Foran – Jul 21, 2010

Actually, I meant to say a lot of action.

Rene Foran – Jul 21, 2010

Thanks Estelle for reading and commenting on Non-Renewable.
A little anger is good but what we really need is a little action. :)

Michelle Elvy – Jul 21, 2010

Thanks for the comment on Bedtime Story, Estelle. So glad you liked the ending. Happy endings are necessary sometimes.

Susan Tepper – Jul 15, 2010

Estelle, glad you liked All Credit Rescinded. Funny how you nailed him as a "sharpie" (the author is the last to know-- I actually believed the ads had been switched). HA! I must be naive despite some peoples thoughts to the contrary...

Jack Swenson – Jul 12, 2010

It's twoo! It's twoo! Sorta.

Susan Tepper – Jul 11, 2010

Estelle, so glad you enjoyed my story Summer in the City

J. Mykell Collinz – Jul 10, 2010

Hi, Estelle, thanks for reading Unoriginal Sin. I appreciate your comments and also the fav.

Sara – Jul 08, 2010

Estelle, Thanks for your note. You're exactly, exactly right.

Jack Swenson – Jul 07, 2010

Estelle, loved your response to "Extracurricular." Thanks!

Juhi Kalra – Jun 28, 2010

Thank you Estelle for your comment on "Pets". Unchecked male aggression has indeed made a mess of the world. I keep working to counter that with remembering and love.

Jane Hammons – Jun 24, 2010

Thanks, Estelle, for your note on "Pleiku Jacket."

JM Prescott – Jun 22, 2010

Thank you for your comment on my story, Daddy, can I have a puppy? Cheers.

Jack Swenson – Jun 16, 2010

Oh, no! You and Susan together and on the loose? Look out world! Seriously, I'm going to add your name to my Favorite People list. Susan's already on there.

Michelle Elvy – Jun 14, 2010

Estelle -- thank you for your read of my story X. I am glad it moved you, sorry it brings back memories that are not so good. We all have those; writing about them is one way to remember and honor the dead. Thank you so very much for reading.

Matthew A. Hamilton – Jun 02, 2010

Thank you for reading The Burning Bed.

Jack Swenson – Jun 01, 2010

Estelle, thanks for commenting on my bad dream story. Thanks for the fav as well!

Jack Swenson – May 31, 2010

Estelle, you are always so supportive. Thank you for your comment on my rehab story. I needed that!

Larry Strattner – May 31, 2010

My comment on "writing for you" was because you identify yourself as a humor writer. Most members here don't think of themselves in this context.
I write mostly humor or its derivatives; then a little bit of something else, but not much of it.
I was glad to find a humor person here. It was that simple.
Cheers.
PS. I'm also going to work on not writing cryptic posts.

Larry Strattner – May 30, 2010

Thank you for the read/comment on Addict. After reading your profile a bit I suspect I may have written it for you.

Myra King – May 30, 2010

ps I feel doubly honoured seeing that you write humour. (Aussie spelling)

Myra King – May 30, 2010

I'm really pleased you enjoyed Purple Patch, Estelle, - it was fun writing it.

Jack Swenson – May 30, 2010

The officer was probably making a very, very lame & offensive joke. My Dutch friend did everything he could to make life miserable for the occupiers. He was a brave--and lucky--guy. Thanks for the read and fav for "The Star of David."

Myra King – May 28, 2010

Glad you liked Red Fox Rampant, Estelle :-)

Susan Tepper – May 26, 2010

Estelle, I've always loved the myth of Leda and the Swan, and of course the sculpture in the Met is so stunning. The story came out of that. Thanks for your kind read and comments

Bill Yarrow – May 18, 2010

Estelle,
Please don't misunderstand me. I was very grateful for your comment on "Blossoms and Buds." I found it very helpful. I really appreciate the reading and the response. Thank you.
Bill

J. Mykell Collinz – May 18, 2010

Estelle, thank you for reading Doreen - III. Your comments and suggestions are very helpful and greatly appreciated.

Bill Yarrow – May 18, 2010

Thanks for your comment on "Blossoms and Buds." I meant "feel" literally, feeling the powder of the crushed petals on your fingers.

David Ackley – May 14, 2010

Thanks, Estelle, for your comments on "Pacific Light" ...very happy it connected to something real in your life.

Jane Hammons – May 14, 2010

Thanks, Estelle, for commenting on Pleiku Jacket.

Jack Swenson – May 13, 2010

I figure my stint of apartment living was good preparation for assisted living, which for me may be next.

Myra King – May 12, 2010

Thanks muchly for your nice comments on FTKOMC!

Julie Innis – May 12, 2010

Estelle, thank you! I've been thinking about your cat since the reading. Hope you had a wonderful Mother's Day!

Chalon Emmons – May 02, 2010

Thanks for reading and commenting on "Color Wheel." You're right about Dolly, of course.

James Lloyd Davis – May 02, 2010

Thank you for reading, appreciating "Night Letters ..."

Bonnie ZoBell – Apr 30, 2010

I appreciate your nice comments about my story "Real Estate." Thanks, Estelle!

Matt DeVirgiliis – Apr 30, 2010

Estelle, thanks for commenting on Four Thousand. It was different for me, so I appreciate the eyes.

J. Mykell Collinz – Apr 29, 2010

Thank you very much, Estelle, for your comment to Drug War Snitch. And I appreciate you listing it with your favorites. I'll attempt to keep that same intensity as the story progresses.

Matthew A. Hamilton – Apr 24, 2010

Thank you for commenting on Thunder Snow. I'm glad you liked the poem.

Estelle Bruno – Apr 17, 2010

Dan, thanks for responding about Carver and his wife. I had a feeling ------- I think I baught 3 of his books when I first read him. One for each of my kids. Very nice read.

Daniel D'Arezzo – Apr 16, 2010

Thank you for your comment on "The Letter." I notice that you list Raymond Carver among your favorite writers. He and his first wife, Maryann, inspired this story.

Estelle Bruno – Apr 13, 2010

Jack, glad to hear your group are lively. Some I hear about do nothing but play bingo. ugh

Jack Swenson – Apr 13, 2010

Not to worry, Estelle. The folks at the Senior Center are pretty lively. The people in my class are amazing. They range in age from 60 to 90. Some are spry; some are not. I have a 90 something woman in the class who has taught the yoga class at the center for thirty years. She's a fine poet, too.

Jack Swenson – Apr 12, 2010

Oh, no! I've got to write an ending? How about a "chapter two"? (See my latest post.)

Jack Swenson – Apr 10, 2010

Estelle, you are always so kind! Thanks for the positive review of "Snowed In." As you point out, I was greatly influenced by Hemingway (and Carver) early on. I loved E.H.'s "Forty-nine Stories."

Walter Bjorkman – Apr 10, 2010

Estelle - Mailer would probably have laughed after trying to kill me. Then he might've gone ahead with further the joke by appearing on air in a pink tu-tu, depending on his mood and medication.

Thanks for the read

Rick Rofihe – Mar 31, 2010

Thank you here for your kind "A Lot of Things to Tell You" comments.

Very best,
RR

Foster Trecost – Mar 31, 2010

Hi Estelle, I'm glad you liked Eight States Away - thanks for reading and commenting. foster.

Finnegan Flawnt – Mar 30, 2010

thanks estelle, what a sweet poetic thing to say.

Meg Pokrass – Mar 28, 2010

thank you for your nice comment on my "The Serious Writer and Her.." Greatly appreciated!!!

Estelle Bruno – Mar 28, 2010

thank you Stephanie, Sara and everyone for your lovely comments.

Stephanie Bobo – Mar 27, 2010

Thank you, Estelle, for reading "Eddit Says" and your kind words!

Sara – Mar 20, 2010

Estelle, Thank you for your kind note on my story. It's so nice to hear it worked for you.

Jack Swenson – Mar 17, 2010

Estelle, I'm so glad you liked my "birds" story. Thank you for your note.

Estelle Bruno – Mar 16, 2010

Happy Green Day to you all

Ramon Collins – Mar 14, 2010

I appreciate your warm welcome, Estelle.

Foster Trecost – Mar 14, 2010

Hi Estelle - thanks for reading Cactus. Based on your comment, I think you got just what I was going for.

Jack Swenson – Mar 13, 2010

Estelle, I got a kick out of your comments about "Quitting." Actually, I don't blame my wife for not quitting. She's a nurse and she knows how hard it is and why, and also she saw how nuts I was after I quit!

Jack Swenson – Mar 13, 2010

Estelle, Thank you for the kind and gentle review of my Paris story. I appreciate it.

Nora Nadjarian – Jan 20, 2010

hi Estelle.
thanks for commenting on my poem "Illicit"

Drew – Jan 19, 2010

thank you for your comment on Swatted Like Flies.

Estelle Bruno – Jan 19, 2010

thank you D.P. I'm also glad to be here.

Darryl Price – Jan 19, 2010

We're glad you're here!

Estelle Bruno – Jan 18, 2010

Thank you all for the welcome.My pleasure

David Erlewine – Jan 18, 2010

Hi Estelle, thanks for checking out my story. By all means, I agree it's not a fun story. I'm not sure how I'd categorize it but fun is way off. D

Cynthia Reeser – Jan 18, 2010

Estelle, welcome to the Prick of the Spindle group. Nice to have you with us.

Susan Tepper – Jan 17, 2010

Well I hope you are having fun on you wall!

Estelle Bruno – Jan 16, 2010

thank you Susan, for putting me on my wall

Susan Tepper – Jan 16, 2010

Hi Estelle & welcome to Fictionaut!

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