It's a sad, sad matter, Frankie. Thanks so much for reading and for your kind words.
Thanks for your comment on "Wild Origin" Frankie; seeing that rubber band was the trigger for the whole piece.
Thanks for the kind critique, Frankie. Now, if only it were fiction.
Thank you for your comments on "Violence, Interrupted". That piece means a lot to me.
All I can say is I like your style!I enjoyed the website. Keep it up.
Yes, I am NaPoWriMo-ing! Are you? It's the most fun.
I don't think he lets birds rent out his houses. And God knows why he puts his clean clothes in the the tub. I think he simply enjoys being an eccentric. Thanks for read & the star.
Thanks for reading and commenting on "The Lost Solicitors", the first story I've posted. It was the highlight of my day, which should tell you much.
Thanks so much for your great comment on "Gonad"!
Thanks for the kind words on "Fistfights!"
Thank you Frankie. Kind comment :)
Dear Frankie, thanks for your note on Demons. Stay tuned for further developments. Fav'ed your poem, I would like to be cowboy too.
Right, Now I'll have to dig out the Clash myself, since I can't remember any lyrics. Thanks for reading and commenting on "Place," though.
Thank you very much for your comments on Mama.
thank you for your insightful comment on my Mama story. Indeed much below the surface.
Thanks for the invite to your sooper sekrit kave. Can't wait to foray into the darkness beyond the stalagmites.
Hi! This is me writing back to thank you for the welcome and tell you that you rock. 'Cause you do :)
Thanks, Frankie. I think - I hope - I've got it all set up right. I'm only posting one story for now... sending Jayne out as a scout once more as I tend to do with the poor girl...
Once a vegetarian always a vegetatian Thanks for the comment
Thanks, Frankie, for tasting Hemingway Test. I've put links in the author's note of each chapter to the previous, the next and the first. My inner marketing manager tells me you'll like this, altho, admittedly this particular chapter hasn't drawn the usual mob of aficionados.
I see you made quite a splash when you started here (looking at the comments from Marcus and Jeffrey Callico above the composition window. You must've mention Gass in your first post -- or somebody did in a comment. I came to Gass after reading a piece decades ago about his feud with John Gardner. I bought "The World Within the Word", I believe it's called. Enjoyed his dry style but decided there and then never to submit so much as a shopping list to him for approval. And I haven't!
Hello again, Frankie Thank you for reading and commenting Metamorphosis. I am esp. grateful to hear about lines that worked as I'd hoped they would, so thx also for that mention.
Thanks for your comment on Tolstoy. I hesitated on the last sentence but decided to wrap it up.
Can totally relate to your comment on Conversation.
Frankie, thank you for reading and commenting a newbie's microfiction. You want to see it in Swedish? OK. I haven't yet figured out all the options here. What is the best way to get it to you?
Glad you enjoyed Break.
Thanks. It's a constant tread between Scylla and Charibdus with Lithium.
Thanks, Frankie for reading "The Fire Escape." And yes, there's an element of self-flagellation in Sunny. I'm glad you picked up on that. As much as I deny my Catholicism, it always creeps into my work.
Thank you for your comments on my poem about the squirrels. Sometimes small rodents just gotta have fun!
Frankie, I appreciate the feedback. I'm glad you said that about #3; I'll take a closer look. You're fair and honest and I dig it.
Thank you for your comment on Him and his father; it was much appreciated.
DUO: Thanks for your comment. Experimenting with writing without punctuation has been eye-opening.
Thanks for the kind words about "The High Line, NYC", Frankie, and thanks for the star!
BOXWOOD AT NINE: I basically wrote this in my head as is when I was nine.
thanks much for the lovely comment on "life during wartime." it meant alot to me. as subtext-level experiment i was running with this piece had to do with the effects of introducing a proper name into it (i don't usually work with them)...the steps that separate the main character from the band frank s. are there, you have to know to look for them. which is interesting to me. mostly, "he" is a voice. pleased you enjoyed the piece. and thanks again for the lovely comment.
Hi, Frankie. Thanks for reading 'Assiduity Ten.' I greatly appreciate your astute comment.
Just wanted to let you know that I agree with you about my story not making any sense.
Thanks so much for your comment on No Sanctuary.
I agree. Lifetime is dangerous, putting a lot of bad ideas in the heads of women with a lot of time on their hands.
we both know that quiche and salmon have plenty of feelings:) Salmon quiche is even more emotional. It is damn serious!
thx for your funny comments and read. ha.
Thanks for your comment on Aflame.
Hi, Frankie. Thanks for reading 'Assiduity Nine.' I appreciate your comment and fav and, in answer to your question, I have added links to the story page in the Author's Note.
go ahead. we can name more bands. Why not?
Note to myself: Fictionaut friendly pubs - http://fictionaut.com/forums/general/threads/976
Thanks, Frankie, for taking " The Last Chance...Story Contest" exactly in the intended spirit.
yes, (s)he does, because the serious writer can be you, me, anyone...thanks for the great comment on "a href="http://www.fictionaut.com/stories/marcus-speh/the-serious-writer-occupies-wall-street">the serious writer occupies wall street</a>".
Frankie, thanks for the love on "Welcome to the Occupation." I suspect Mark was still around for the evacuation last night, but Carly and the others went back to Toledo.
Thanks for your kind words about "Rainier," Frankie.
Thank you, Frankie, for commenting on "Freedom Can Wait". All the very best! :)
Thank you so much for your comments on "The End of the World." I appreciate them!
Thanks for your observations on "The Price of Empire." I appreciate your insights.
Thanks for reading and commenting on Feminists and Salamanders. It is indeed good to have a inner unicorn even it if is opinionated.
Thanks, Frankie, for the fave and the comment on "The Rising." Glad you liked it.
Thanks much, Frankie.
Frankie, thank you for the comment on Migrant Workers.
dug your fish poem. nostalgia! i used to heart inventing characters and developing social media accounts for them -- a man stuck in the branches of an apple tree or a robot that enjoys digging holes and collecting wicker furniture. i befriended a boat and a toaster, and we collaborated on ms paint drawings. good times! ;)
Frankie, yes, the circular in Leaves, you got it, and thanks so much, Frankie
you know that fish poem is something else!
Just to make it official; all rights and privileges pertaining to "wolverine poets" are officially yours including use of the designation as you see fit/ There are no others with standing.
Thank you, Frankie!
Thanks, Frankie, for commenting on "Dorothy's Parker House Rolls." I'm following you now on Twitter.
Frankie - thanks for reading Hog Heaven.
Frankie, thanks for the fave and the comment on "Women? Don't get me started." It got me started, eh?
I submitted a story for your book of poems and flash/ stories for Japan today. I hope you like it. Of course, I am open to edits and suggestions, too. Thanks so much for this enormous undertaking. Best to you and Lou on the book.
Frankie, thanks for commenting and empathizing and favoriting. I am the queen of search words. I've had much practice at lulu.com.
Thanks for reading three shorts, and the comment.
Hi, Frankie. Thanks for reading 'Made in Japan.' I appreciate your efforts with 'New Sun Rising: Stories for Japan.' Your encouraging comments and fav are also greatly appreciated.
Thanks, Frankie, for commenting on "Disappearing Ink."
Thanks. Creepy is exactly what I was going for.
thanks for the comment and for reading! cheers.
hey frankie - thanx for the read and comments on my blueline train poem - welcome to the 'naut
Frankie, thank you for reading Conjugal Visit.
Hi Frankie - thanks for the fave - it's much appreciated :)!
Thanks so much for your kind words on "Waiting." I really appreciate the read and the encouragement.
Frankie, thanks for the comment and the fave on "Oh where have you gone, Norma Jean, Norma Jean."
Thanks for the comment and fave on Humpty Dumpty 2011, Frankie. I appreciate the read.
Of course I meant there aren't a lot of people who DO like to wade into it. Oh my weary eyes.
Frankie, glad you liked Heart Jar. It is dark, so I know there are not a lot of people who don't like to wade into it. Thank you.
Or did I take you too literally?
Oh heavens, I didn't mean to say anyone was rude! I'll be honest, I find writing "thank you thank you" on 10 people's walls a bit of a nuisance, while at the same time I'm really grateful they took the time to read and comment. Just some people probably do get their noses bent out of shape (I'm not one of them!).
thanks for reading & tweetin my stuff babes x
glad ya dug the beer, frankie. good times.
thanks for the comment (and the compliment), I'm gonna have to hunt down that girl.
Frankie, thanks so much for the kind comment and suggestion--quite right--for "Tortillas"
william gass, not a mean or mediocre writer, has confessed to a similar motivation to write, i just read that the other day in the book by betsy lerner for editing writers...i welcome you to fictionaut and i'm looking forward to your work, frankie. i do admire the speed with which you responded to the japan disaster & i'm looking forward to seeing "new sun rising" come to live. this is a special place with space for many talents and views, i think. shake 'em up.
I guess you enjoy offending others.