I am a poet, essayist and humor writer.
It's a nice pastime.
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.
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.
Hi, Estelle. Thanks for reading 'Assiduity Four.' I greatly appreciate your comment.
Estelle! No, thank you. It means so much that the story is being received so well here. Thank you.
Thank you for your comment on Pig Girl. I enjoyed Sons of Italy.
Hi Ms Estelle, thanks for reading Invisible Grime. And thanks for taking the time to leave a comment. fos.
Hi, Estelle. Thanks for reading 'Global Arms-2.' I greatly appreciate your comments.
Thanks for faving "Picking the Bark off Experience," Estelle!
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.
Thanks, Estelle, for the read and comments on three more of my little war stories.
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!
Hi Estelle, thanks for reading and your kind words on "Throw." Looking forward to reading your work around here!
Hi Ms Estelle, thanks for reading 9 and 5, such a treat to get your thoughts. Will you be at KGB in June? fos.
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...
Thank you, Estelle, for faving "Not That Kind of Pain." I hope you can stay free of pain of any kind.
Hi Ms Estelle, thanks for spending a few minutes with Cactus - I really appreciate the read and comments! fos.
Estelle, thanks for commenting on "The Hotel Where Esenin Hanged Himself."
your youthful energy never ceases to amaze us here! happy St. Patrick's Day!
Thanks for commenting on "Joan of Dark," Estelle. Pink birds--maybe heaven. More likely, too much wine!
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!
Estelle, thank you for the comment on WWJRD.
Thanks you for commenting on my poem "Babble,' Estelle.
dear estelle, thank you for your support and for commenting on "for carol novack". cheers from berlin and go well into 2012!
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.
Hi Estelle- thank you for reading "Cloudy..." and commenting.
Estelle, thank you for reading and commenting on my piece, "Soliloquoy on Ma"--I appreciate it.
Hi, Estelle. Thanks for reading, 'Lule of Raw-2.' I greatly appreciate your comment and fav.
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!
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.
Thanks for reading, Estelle. Greatly appreciate the nice words.
Hi Ms. Estelle, thanks for reading chairs and mirrors, I'm glad you liked it. And thanks for the comments, too! fos.
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.
Right you are, Estelle. A big "ugh" for politics and politicians.
Yes, like no other, Cats do have a mind of their own...thx for the comment!
Estelle! I'm so glad "Freedom Can Wait" got you laughing. Thank you for your comment. All the best. Chris :)
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!
Hi. Estelle. Thanks for reading 'A Life of My Own-8.' Your comment and fav are greatly appreciated.
Estelle--no matter what, aren't women wonderful? Thanks for your lovely comment on "Feminists and Salamanders."
Thanks for faving "Gabrielle in Arrears," Estelle!
Estelle, if it's a guy, a scratched face means he's been up to no good. Chickens come home to roost. Always.
Thank you, Estelle, for commenting on "Love and How It Gets That Way."
thank you, estelle! moondog is one of those good shadows that hang above my lives. appreciate your commenting!
"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."
Thanks, Estelle, for your warm comments on "Sounds of Silence".
Hi, Estelle! Thank you for commenting on "Three-handed Bridge". Hope you're doing well. :)
Estelle, thanks for the nice comment (and the *) for my little tornado story.
Hi, Estelle. Thanks for reading 'A Life of My Own-4.' Your insightful comment and fav are greatly appreciated.
Estelle, you are a sweetheart to give my heron story such a nice review. Thanks!
Aw, you're too kind to me, Estelle. Glad you liked "The List."
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!
Sorry about the mice, Estelle, but thanks for the kudos for my story!
Hi, Estelle. Thanks for reading 'A Life of My own.' Your comment and fav are greatly appreciated.
Estelle, thanks for weighing in about "Flying." It's always nice to get your take on a story.
Thanks for your kind words about "Mother Lies!"
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.)
Thanks for reading The Pretenders, Ms. Estelle - I really appreciate the time, and I really appreciate your comments, too! fos.
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 *!
As always, I appreciate your comment and the time you've taken to read the untitled poem.
Estelle, Thanks for the comment and star for "The Wooden City." You are the best!
Hi Ms. Estelle, always appreciate your comments, thanks for leaving a few words on Eight States Away. fos.
Thank you for visiting "A Scattering Of Rival." I'm happy with Susan's chat, and very happy with your comment and fave.
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.
Estelle: Thank you for stopping by to read and comment on "The Rest Home." It pleases me that my work touched you.
Thanks for your comment on the Euclid poem, Estelle.
Hi, Estelle. Thanks for reading 'I Wouldn't Wanna Be Me.' I greatly appreciate your comment and fav.
"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."
Hi Ms. Estelle, thanks for reading Cactus, and thanks for the comment, too. Hope you're well. fos.
Miss E~ A million thanks on what you wrote about my poem "holding" and so glad you are back to read it!!!
Hi Estelle, thank you so much for reading and commenting on The Escapists!
Hello :) Thank you for reading my poem about the cats and I. (and commenting!).
Miss E~ thanks so much for reading and liking my poem Untitled.
Thanks, Estelle, for reading and commenting on Snapshot. Appreciate it.
Hi, Estelle. Thanks for faving "Black Ice." Glad you liked it!
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.
Hi, Estelle. I very much appreciate your comment and fav on Mercury Unbound-4:"music can do wondedrful things to your heart." Yes.
Hi, Estelle. Thanks for reading 'Mercury Unbound-3.' I appreciate your great comments, very much.
Thanks for reading and commenting on "The Lost Boys," Estelle.
Estelle, thanks for the kind words for "Sweet Dreams."
Hi Estelle, thanks for reading Bliss, and thanks for commenting, too. fos.
Estelle, thanks for the fave and the comment on "Midnight, Manhattan, 1952."
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!!!
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...
Estelle, I appreciate your recent reading and comments on 3 Short Shorts. Thanks a bunch!
Thanks, Estelle, for commenting on "Demolition Derby." Glad you liked the poem!
Thank you for the lovely comment and fave on 'Acceptance' - I really appreciate it!
All the best,
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.
Hi Estelle, so grateful for your comments and Fave on "Summertime City". Thanks for the read.
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?
Thanks so much for your comments and for reading my story Estelle!
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.
Thanks so much for reading my story and for your comment, Estelle.
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!
Thanks for the praise for my nutty Chagall story ("Reverie"). I appreciate the kind words and the star.
Estelle, thanks for you nice comment on my poem. Much appreciated.
Estelle, thanks for reading Retribution, and thanks for the comment, too - I appreciate both! fos.
Thanks, Estelle, for commenting on "Getting Godless."
Hi, Estelle! Thank you for commenting on "The Pain Taster." Hope you're doing well.
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. :)
Thanks for the read and comment, Estelle. This story surprised me, too!
thank you Estelle!
Hi Estelle, thanks for reading Table Thouthts - I appreciate that, and the comment, too! fos.
Thanks for the fav on "The Mariner's Daughter", Estelle.
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.
Ain't it the truth, Estelle. I'm a lucky man. Thanks for the good words about "Springtime."
Estelle - your comment on my piece is perfect, thank you so so much (on Traveling Companion)
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."
Thanks for your comment on "Addictions." I agree, Estelle.
Thank you, Estelle, for you comment on A Glimpse. Great list of fav writers!
Estelle: Thank you so much for your kind remark about my piece for my mother on mother's day. Made me smile!
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!
Estelle, when I read your comment, I threw out the egg timer. Now, that is truly a scarey thought!
Estelle, thank you for the fave and the comment on "David Foster Wallace meets the sage Lao Tse in a strange place."
Estelle, thanks for your recent comments on my story "Loneliness." I appreciate you and them!
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.
Thanks, Estelle, for your comments on "Shades of Gray" and the fave. I appreciate them!
Estelle: Thanks for your kind words about "A Letter From Your Sisters." I am happy you liked the poem.
Hi Estelle, thanks for reading and commenting on Ambiguity. Glad you had a laugh :)
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.
Kind of you to comment on "Worry," Estelle. Thanks a lot!
Estelle, thanks for the fave and the kind words on "She said."
Hi Estelle, it was so nice meeting you at KGB. Thanks for reading man on the run, and thanks for the comments, too! fos.
Thank you, Estelle! Appreciated!
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.
He did return. Thanks for the comment on and fave of the Translator poem, Estelle.
A belated thanks for your comment and fave on "1967, The things they wanted."
Thanks for the wonderful comment and fave on 2010, What I Wanted, Estelle. I'm very happy you liked the ending!
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
Estelle. Kind words for "Still Life." Thank you very much!
Hi, Estelle. Thanks for reading '1965, what I wanted-2.' I appreciate your comments and fav, very much.
I agree!! :)
Thank you, Estelle, for the fave and the comments on "Letter in the mode noir #43."
Thanks, Estelle, for faving "Staring at Waves." I appreciate it very much.
Hi, Estelle. Thanks for reading '1965, what I wanted.' I appreciate your wonderful comment and your generous fav.
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!
Thanks, Estelle, for your comment on and fave of "Sermon of Lilac." I always appreciate your reading my work.
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 :)
Estelle, thank you for the fave and the ocmment on "A heart that is not broken.."
Hi, Estelle. Thanks for reading 'Stupiditās.' I appreciate receiving your comment and fav.
Estelle, yes indeed I had fun writing "Happy Trails." How did you know?
Thanks for commenting on my story Dream House
Hi, Estelle. Thanks for reading 'Woman on Top.' Your comment is right on the money. And I appreciate the fav.
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."
Hi, Estelle. Thanks for reading 'Creeper.' I appreciate your great comment. And the fav.
Estelle - thank you for commenting on Kill Allan. Yes, I hope he is too - it took writing this to make me realize it.
Estelle, Thanks for the read and comment for my crazy story "Mad Max." You are the best!
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.
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...
Thank you Estelle! I missed you at last week's FIZZ reading - next time, I hope?
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.
Estelle, my dear Mom, thank you for the beautiful comment on my story "oasis". Sending you love
Estelle, thank you for the kind comment and fav for my story "Repair Man". I really appreciate it!
Hi Estelle, thanks for reading Familiar Things, and thanks for commenting, too.
Thanks so much, Estelle, for commenting on The Chair.
Estelle: I'm so glad you liked my dog is. Go team dog, I say. Cheers. -- Q
Thanks for your comments on "Cadaver Chris" and for your fave. I appreciate the support, Estelle!
Hello, Estelle. Thank you for the lovely commentary on "Amahle and I". I look forward to reading your work.
Thanks for the awesome comment and fave on Rats, Estelle! I couldn't agree with you more!
Hi Estelle - Thanks so much for reading "She spread her legs and flew away"!
Thanks for reading Color Coded Pills. Much appreciated.
Estelle -- I love what you wrote on Two Trees. Thank you so much; your comment made my morning!
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.
Estelle, thanks for reading, commenting on and faving my story "Moro". I really appreciate it.
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.
Appreciate the kind words and fave for "How Elm Trees Die" Estelle. Thank you!
Hi, Estelle. Thanks for reading 'Fifty Five Words or Less.' I agree: "less is best."
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.
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.
Estelle, thanks so much for reading and faving my story "Dream Girl."
Thanks for the fave of "Knot Eye," Estelle. I'm pleased you liked it.
Thanks very much for the read and fave on 4P28, Estelle! I'm so glad you liked it, and I appreciate the read.
Hi Estelle, thanks for reading and faving "Searching for Samuel Beckett."
you are so kind, Estelle. Thanks for your comment on "Specimen"!
Thank you for reading Mafia Girlfriend. Much appreciated.
Thanks for reading Sometimes Its Hard to Forgive. Much appreciated.
Thanks, Estelle. I appreciate your comments on "Son of Uncle Sam." He's definitely a guy who never grew up.
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.
Hi Estelle - Thanks so much for your kind words on "Origin" - I'm glad you liked it!
Never thought of that, Estelle. Maybe he was thinking about making a threesome into a quartet!
And thanks for the fav, I should add.
Hi, Estelle. Thanks for reading 'Unfit-VI.' I appreciate your insightful comment.
thanks so much for reading & commenting on my work!
Thanks, Estelle, for the comment on Ordinary Boys.
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.
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.
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!
Thanks for the comment and the fave on Telephone! I appreciate the read.
Thank you for reading The Lottery. Much appreciated.
Thanks again for your comment and fav on "Leak Soup."
Thank you for reading Afghanistan. Much appreciated.
Thank you, Estelle, for your comment on "Parabola Tango."
Thank you for reading Three Haiku and for the fav.
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!
Hi Estelle, thanks for reading, commenting on, and faving Burger and Fries - I really appreciate that.
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!
Thanks, Estelle, for the heartfelt "no comment" which spoke volumes, whose sentiments I share.
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.
Hi Estelle, thank you for your comment on "Poleward" - George
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.
Thank you for reading Arlington Cemetery: Section. I'm afraid Paris Island will never go away.
Thanks for your comment on my Gay-Paree story, Estelle. I can't decide which of you is the nicest, you or your daughter.
Hi Estelle, Thanks for the read and the fave on Black Swans! I really appreciate it.
Thank you for reading Over Breakfast and for the Fav. Much appreciated.
Hi, Estelle, thanks for reading Unoriginal Sin-IV. I appreciate your comment and fav.
Thanks for the comment Estelle! It's funny that I have never eaten an oyster - raw or steamed - in my life.
Not to worry about Simba, Estelle. He has recovered and is as bossy as ever! Thanks for reading & commenting on "Evil Humors."
Thanks Estelle! It is so sad…
Hi Estelle, thanks for your comment on "The Burning Gulf".
Actually, I meant to say a lot of action.
Thanks Estelle for reading and commenting on Non-Renewable.
A little anger is good but what we really need is a little action. :)
Thanks for the comment on Bedtime Story, Estelle. So glad you liked the ending. Happy endings are necessary sometimes.
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...
It's twoo! It's twoo! Sorta.
Estelle, so glad you enjoyed my story Summer in the City
Hi, Estelle, thanks for reading Unoriginal Sin. I appreciate your comments and also the fav.
Estelle, Thanks for your note. You're exactly, exactly right.
Estelle, loved your response to "Extracurricular." Thanks!
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.
Thanks, Estelle, for your note on "Pleiku Jacket."
Thank you for your comment on my story, Daddy, can I have a puppy? Cheers.
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.
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.
Thank you for reading The Burning Bed.
Estelle, thanks for commenting on my bad dream story. Thanks for the fav as well!
Estelle, you are always so supportive. Thank you for your comment on my rehab story. I needed that!
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.
PS. I'm also going to work on not writing cryptic posts.
Thank you for the read/comment on Addict. After reading your profile a bit I suspect I may have written it for you.
ps I feel doubly honoured seeing that you write humour. (Aussie spelling)
I'm really pleased you enjoyed Purple Patch, Estelle, - it was fun writing it.
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."
Glad you liked Red Fox Rampant, Estelle :-)
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
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.
Estelle, thank you for reading Doreen - III. Your comments and suggestions are very helpful and greatly appreciated.
Thanks for your comment on "Blossoms and Buds." I meant "feel" literally, feeling the powder of the crushed petals on your fingers.
Thanks, Estelle, for your comments on "Pacific Light" ...very happy it connected to something real in your life.
Thanks, Estelle, for commenting on Pleiku Jacket.
I figure my stint of apartment living was good preparation for assisted living, which for me may be next.
Thanks muchly for your nice comments on FTKOMC!
Estelle, thank you! I've been thinking about your cat since the reading. Hope you had a wonderful Mother's Day!
Thanks for reading and commenting on "Color Wheel." You're right about Dolly, of course.
Thank you for reading, appreciating "Night Letters ..."
I appreciate your nice comments about my story "Real Estate." Thanks, Estelle!
Estelle, thanks for commenting on Four Thousand. It was different for me, so I appreciate the eyes.
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.
Thank you for commenting on Thunder Snow. I'm glad you liked the poem.
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.
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.
Jack, glad to hear your group are lively. Some I hear about do nothing but play bingo. ugh
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.
Oh, no! I've got to write an ending? How about a "chapter two"? (See my latest post.)
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."
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
Thank you here for your kind "A Lot of Things to Tell You" comments.
Hi Estelle, I'm glad you liked Eight States Away - thanks for reading and commenting. foster.
thanks estelle, what a sweet poetic thing to say.
thank you for your nice comment on my "The Serious Writer and Her.." Greatly appreciated!!!
thank you Stephanie, Sara and everyone for your lovely comments.
Thank you, Estelle, for reading "Eddit Says" and your kind words!
Estelle, Thank you for your kind note on my story. It's so nice to hear it worked for you.
Estelle, I'm so glad you liked my "birds" story. Thank you for your note.
Happy Green Day to you all
I appreciate your warm welcome, Estelle.
Hi Estelle - thanks for reading Cactus. Based on your comment, I think you got just what I was going for.
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!
Estelle, Thank you for the kind and gentle review of my Paris story. I appreciate it.
thanks for commenting on my poem "Illicit"
thank you for your comment on Swatted Like Flies.
thank you D.P. I'm also glad to be here.
We're glad you're here!
Thank you all for the welcome.My pleasure
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
Estelle, welcome to the Prick of the Spindle group. Nice to have you with us.
Well I hope you are having fun on you wall!
thank you Susan, for putting me on my wall
Hi Estelle & welcome to Fictionaut!