Ivan Reyes

Location Ohio
Occupation Desk Job
Website http://

Why do you write?

Enjoyment, purely for pleasure at the moment. Its exhilarating some days, when you feel you've painted a picture still warm and smelly, with all the deep, dank shades (the lemon-florid lights) of your mind... I have given up on placing life on the page... it's beyond me. It's too gigantic and inexplicable. But I have these dreams that might be comparable; that's what's the fuel, if I had to pick something.

Because its great.

Some years / later

Well still I scribble in these empty journals till they're pooling, and I must say the motivation is to simply get better, if that isn't circuitous enough. Perhaps in the deepest level of my subconscious it satisfies some deep holy, burning mechanism

Any favorite authors? Books?

Herman Melville, Moby Dick. Ernest Hemingway, The Sun Also Rises. James Joyce, Ulysses. Graham Greene, The Quiet America. Vladimir Nabokov, his short stories.

C S Forester, The Good Shepherd. Jack Kerouac, On The Road. Gunter Grass, Cat and Mouse. Ryszard Kapuscinsky, The Shadow of the Sun.

Ivan Reyes's Wall

J. Mykell Collinz – Feb 19, 2012

Hi, Ivan. Thanks for reading 'Teacher' on Jul 22, 2011. I missed your comment until now, somehow. It is a brilliant take on the story. I enjoyed reading it and I greatly appreciate.

Marcus Speh – Oct 30, 2011

thank you, ivan, for complimenting, albeit briefly, "The Sodomized Dictator", during one of your internet escapes! cheers from berlin!

J. Mykell Collinz – Sep 13, 2011

Hi, Ivan. Thanks for reading 'A Life of My Own-2.' Your comment and fav are greatly appreciated.

Joani Reese – Jul 29, 2011

Hi Ivan: Thank you for your response to "The Rest Home." I have yet to achieve closure, but I'm still writing out my loss in hope of achieving some peace. Thanks again.

J. Mykell Collinz – Jul 27, 2011

Hi. Ivan. Thanks for reading 'I wouldn't Wanna Be Me.' I appreciate your excellent comment. And also the fav.

Gill Hoffs – Jul 19, 2011

Aw I had a cat called Cricket in my teens.

Gill Hoffs – Jul 12, 2011

I love your profile pic - what's s/he called?

Susan Tepper – Jul 05, 2011

Ivan I'm happy you enjoyed Dear Knife, and hope you have fun on the site! All best, Susan

Christopher Allen – Jun 23, 2011

Hi, Ivan! Welcome to Fictionaut and thank you for your comments and encouragement on my story "A Literary Separation."

Robert Vaughan – Jun 21, 2011

Welcome to Fictionaut!

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