J. Mykell Collinz


Location Detroit, Michigan
Occupation regeneration
Website http://jmcollinz.wordpress.com/

About Me

I live in Ann Arbor now. It's in the Detroit area so I can still claim to be a Detroiter. I grew up in Detroit, started my career as a self employed, petty bourgeoisie shop keeper there.

Why do you write?

Why do I write? I enjoy the writing experience, critical thinking, imagination stimulation, rekindling of memories.

J. Mykell Collinz's Wall

Gloria Garfunkel – Feb 18, 2013

Fish Eye: All really interesting and wise thoughts to ponder, the similarities and differences of skill-building and sustaining in all these arenas. Earlier in life I was a painter and found that taking breaks and just looking for awhile improved my work more than constant practice. There also may be stages in the development of an art or skill requiring more or less "doing."

Gloria Garfunkel – Feb 10, 2013

Thanks for your comment on Life's Meaning.

Gloria Garfunkel – Feb 05, 2013

Spring Fever: Thanks for your comment, J.

Gloria Garfunkel – Feb 01, 2013

Thanks for the funny comment on Amends.

Gloria Garfunkel – Jan 29, 2013

Thanks for the comment on Obama. It's not as crazy as it sounds. Obama has a website for writing him email letters, as do all the Congressmen. I see it as my civic duty at the very least.

Gary Hardaway – Jan 28, 2013

J. Mykell, your response to Black Bombers made me picture Chill Wills in Dr Strangelove. Thanks for both the response and the synaptic leap.

Mathew Paust – Jan 27, 2013

Mykell, if I'd have thought he could I'd have left out two of the first three sentences. ;-)

Mathew Paust – Jan 27, 2013

Thanks, Mykell, for the kind words for Shout to the Dead.

Gloria Garfunkel – Jan 27, 2013

Glad you liked Holiday Newsletter. It's really so humiliating compared to everyone else's great lives.

Gloria Garfunkel – Jan 26, 2013

I loved your interpretation of A Cozy Battle Station. Thanks so much.

Gloria Garfunkel – Jan 22, 2013

Thank you for your empathy for poor Ziggy in False Alarm.

Gloria Garfunkel – Jan 21, 2013

I loved your comment to Light.

Gary Hardaway – Jan 20, 2013

J. Mykell, thanks very much for your generous reading of Tics.

Gloria Garfunkel – Jan 19, 2013

Thanks for your funny comment on Maginot Line.

Gary Hardaway – Jan 18, 2013

Thanks, J. Mykell, for reading and responding to The Horror.

ABxx – Jan 18, 2013

Thanks so much for reading and continuing to comment on my work, J.:)

Barry Basden – Jan 17, 2013

Thanks J. for your comments on Aerospace. Yes, long story short. About all I have time for...

Mathew Paust – Jan 14, 2013

Mykell, thanks for sticking with Hemingway Test! You're about to move ahead of me on chapter count, as I've been tied up rewriting Sacrifice for the Amazon Breakthrough Novel contest. Posted my entry this morning.

Gloria Garfunkel – Jan 13, 2013

Thanks for your comment on Hagaddah.

ABxx – Jan 12, 2013

What a pleasure to hear from you, J. I am so glad you liked "The Swiss Lunch".

Gary Hardaway – Jan 11, 2013

Thank you, J. Mykell, for your very generous response to "Linear A".

Gloria Garfunkel – Jan 10, 2013

Thanks for your Forgiveness comment.

Gloria Garfunkel – Jan 07, 2013

Thanks for your sweet comment on Perspective. The "touch" comes and goes.

Gloria Garfunkel – Jan 06, 2013

EXCELLENT make or break commment.

Gloria Garfunkel – Dec 31, 2012

Happy you enjoyed my Conversation.

Gloria Garfunkel – Dec 31, 2012

Thank you so much for your wise comment on Attachment.

Gloria Garfunkel – Dec 31, 2012

Thank you so much for your wise comment on Attachment.

Gloria Garfunkel – Dec 28, 2012

Thanks for your kind comment on Thunderstorms.

Gloria Garfunkel – Dec 26, 2012

I have to admit that the level of noise of the air show raised my anxiety as well. I mean, was it really the right place to take a kid for "entertainment"?

Mathew Paust – Dec 26, 2012

Mykell, much gratified that your interest in Hemingway Test extends to catching up when you get behind! I know the holiday season takes a toll on many, and I hope yours was fruitful and happy.

Foster Trecost – Dec 26, 2012

Thanks for reading Eight States Away...again! I appreciate your time and comments.

Gloria Garfunkel – Dec 21, 2012

NINE: I basically wrote this as is in my head when I was nine.

Gary Hardaway – Dec 20, 2012

Thank you for your kind words regarding "Adagio".

Mathew Paust – Dec 19, 2012

Mykell, so happy you're following Hemingway Test. Your discerning comments are inspiring.

Gloria Garfunkel – Dec 19, 2012

Thanks for your comment on Turning Tricks. It takes so long to get to the bottom of your list there's time for at least two or three more tricks. That's why I just switched to messages. It's not easy having a fan club.

Trevor Abes – Dec 16, 2012

Appreciate you taking the time J.

Nicolette Wong – Dec 14, 2012

Thanks JMC for your kind words on Pastoral Hide & Seek!

Quirina Roode-Gutzmer – Dec 13, 2012

Thank you for your stunning comment and fave on my piece "Sending kisses".

Gloria Garfunkel – Dec 11, 2012

I know. I would have loved to teach the class too. I probably should have described how up-tight he was.

Quirina Roode-Gutzmer – Dec 09, 2012

Thank you for your comment on my poem "Regret". The stellar praise is very much appreciated. Laughter and sunshine are indeed vital ingredients in the broth of life.

Gloria Garfunkel – Dec 08, 2012

Thanks for EX!

Gloria Garfunkel – Dec 06, 2012

Thank you for a jewel of a comment.

James Robison – Dec 06, 2012

Thank you for writing about "Milly" and being nice.

Gloria Garfunkel – Dec 03, 2012

Thank you for your insightful response to Crime and Punishment.

Mathew Paust – Dec 01, 2012

Mykell, thanks for reading Chapter 4 of Hemingway Test. I'm putting it in the "novel excerpts" group to make room for a short story I just now finished. I think you'll get a kick out of it. ;-)

Gloria Garfunkel – Dec 01, 2012

It's true. I do love this Sukkos story. I've been working on it for years on and off. Only because of my Fictionaut sequencing method is it getting done. Thank you for your heartfelt comment.

Gloria Garfunkel – Nov 30, 2012

Gas Chamber: very validating that those passages reflected your own thought growing up in the Irish Catholic church.

Gloria Garfunkel – Nov 29, 2012

Bathroom: Love your comments

Mathew Paust – Nov 29, 2012

Mykell ~ Thanks for sticking with Hemingway Test. I'm happy that it still works for you. As to the "cat-clinker", I actually read that account in a news item some years ago. It wasn't really a cat, of course, but it reminded me of some of the oddly shaped chunks of dross in the ashes I'd remove from our coal-burning furnace as a yout'.

Foster Trecost – Nov 29, 2012

Hi John, huge thanks for commenting on a bar for all occasions. Thanks for reading! fos.

Gloria Garfunkel – Nov 26, 2012

Thanks for your comment on No Sanctuary.

Gloria Garfunkel – Nov 26, 2012

Thanks for your comment on Lifetime.

Gloria Garfunkel – Nov 25, 2012

Re: Mall. I feel that way almost all the time.

Carol Reid – Nov 25, 2012

Thanks for your read and comments on "Mountain", J. MC!

Mathew Paust – Nov 24, 2012

Mykell, I greatly appreciate your kind words for my little poem, Conjuring Love. I've been away several days getting my book uploaded to Amazon, and have probly missed your latest chapter of Assiduity. I intend to catch up!

Gloria Garfunkel – Nov 23, 2012

Time: J.M./S.F. Do you know how many times "crazy" days at the clinic are blamed on the full moon? Forty-five minute sessions with no break? In that way, my brain injury was a blessing. I'll never have to do that again.

Gloria Garfunkel – Nov 22, 2012

Re: Aflame I can't tell you how many children I've met like this.

Gessy Alvarez – Nov 20, 2012

Thanks, Mykell for reading "Belt." Not exactly the world I grew up in but the world I inherited through family stories and memories.

Gloria Garfunkel – Nov 20, 2012

Thanks for the soup.

Gloria Garfunkel – Nov 20, 2012

Thank you for your detailed and generous comment on Sitting Shiva.

Gloria Garfunkel – Nov 18, 2012

Thanks for your incisive comment on Mimsy.

Gary V. Powell – Nov 18, 2012

Thanks for the read and comment on "Casual Violence." Just needed to get that out.

Gloria Garfunkel – Nov 18, 2012

Thanks for the Matchmaker comment.

Nonnie Augustine – Nov 17, 2012

Thank you again, for your comment about Sudden Melancholy, J.Mykell. You gave me a boost! Nonnie

Cherise Wolas – Nov 16, 2012

Thanks JMC!

Gloria Garfunkel – Nov 16, 2012

Thanks for Beam. I love the dog Chloe too.

Gloria Garfunkel – Nov 15, 2012

I'm flattered by your enthusiastic comment about Hypochondriasis.

Gloria Garfunkel – Nov 14, 2012

Thanks for your hopeful comment about Hair. I wish.

Gloria Garfunkel – Nov 11, 2012

If I didn't laugh about Orwellian meetings, I would cry.

Mathew Paust – Nov 11, 2012

Mykell, I appreciate your following my serial, "Sacrifice", and the kind words you've left in comments.

Mathew Paust – Nov 09, 2012

Thanks, Mykell, for your comment on When the Buck Stops. I was hoping the story part of it would appeal to the judge, thriller novelist Brad Meltzer (with whom I was unfamiliar), but who picked a story -- a beautiful, artfully crafted piece -- about a dying man who thought he was "President Agnew", as told by his loving son. I had hoped recognition by Meltzer might interest an agent or two to look me up. I have no way of knowing if Meltzer even saw my story, as it was one of about 4,000 entries that were initially screened by students in graduate writing programs. Were I able to interest anyone in the traditional publishing industry I'd be happy to drop what I'm working on now and pursue Buck Stops as a novel. But I'm well into the sequel to "Sacrifice" and intend to keep that momentum going unless something else comes up. Thanks much for your kind words.

John Riley – Nov 03, 2012

Thanks for reading and commenting on "Muddy Creek." And the fav.

Gloria Garfunkel – Nov 03, 2012

Thanks so much for your interesting comment on Tribe.

Gloria Garfunkel – Oct 31, 2012

Thanks from the Running Accountant.

Gloria Garfunkel – Oct 28, 2012

re: Saratoga grief. The key is educating children to question authority and think for themselves. Where the hell is that happening?

Nicolette Wong – Oct 23, 2012

Thanks for reading and your generous comment on Embroidery. Much appreciated. Looking forward to reading more of your work around here!

Nonnie Augustine – Oct 23, 2012

Thank you for reading and commenting on "All is Ready." Truly appreciated. Nonnie

Mathew Paust – Oct 23, 2012

I appreciate your kind words for Doubting Thomas. It was mostly whimsy that let me to do the parody, altho Dylan Thomas's engaging poem, Do Not Go Gentle Into That Good Night, has seemed more and more off the mark reasonably the older I've gotten.

Foster Trecost – Oct 23, 2012

Thanks for reading Dog Days. Thanks for commenting, too. Really, thanks for both! fos.

Darryl Price – Jul 16, 2012

Your generosity and kindness are always so welcomed. Thank you for so often supporting my work here.Much appreciated.

Meg Pokrass – Jun 28, 2012

John, thank you so much for your warm comment on "Them".

Meg Pokrass – Jun 24, 2012

J. thank you kindly for your comment on "Extinction". I love Ann Arbor!

Bill Yarrow – Jun 24, 2012

Thanks for the fave of "Low Dose Yoga," John. Great comment (as always)!

Andrew Stancek – Jun 17, 2012

Your support has always meant much. Thanks for your kind words about "Witness".

Dolemite – Jun 14, 2012

Thanks for the thoughtful read and comments on "Waves Toward Zero," J. I certainly appreciate it.

Bill Yarrow – Jun 02, 2012

Thanks for commenting on "My Books," John. Appreciate it.

Linda Simoni-Wastila – May 29, 2012

J-
Thanks for your kind words on "Outside Starbucks..." I hope I get my due in heaven ;^) Peace...

MaryAnne Kolton – May 24, 2012

JMC, thank you for taking the time to read the somewhat lengthy running Forward. Was so pleased by your comments.

Barry Basden – May 20, 2012

Thanks so much for your kind words about my three war micros. Much appreciated, Mykell.

Bill Yarrow – Apr 14, 2012

Thanks for faving "Not That Kind of Pain," John!

Steven Gowin – Apr 11, 2012

Thanks for the nice words on "Yogurt." I think you might have had some fun with it, and that's all it was for. I have no idea what got into me last night when I wrote it. I'll be looking for more from you.

Bill Yarrow – Apr 03, 2012

Thanks for faving "A Piece of Him," John!

Bill Yarrow – Mar 24, 2012

I dig having you as a reader and commenter on my works! Thanks, John, for faving "The Hotel Where Esenin Hanged Himself."

Linda Simoni-Wastila – Mar 24, 2012

Thanks for reading and faving SNOW JOB! Peace...

Foster Trecost – Mar 20, 2012

Hi John, thanks for reading and commenting on my bike story - I really appreciate that. You seemed to get the story just the way I meant it, nice when that happens. fos.

Meg Pokrass – Mar 19, 2012

John, thank you for your comment and warm support for "The Oyster Queen" story. Hope all is well.

Sina Mashek – Mar 15, 2012

Thank you for posting work online for people to read. I am thoroughly enjoying your writing.

Linda Simoni-Wastila – Mar 10, 2012

J, Thanks so much for reading and faving I Remember Kitty D--much appreciated! Peace...

Veronica Purcell – Mar 06, 2012

Thank you for reading and fav HarmonyX. Means a lot to me.

MichaelDickes – Mar 04, 2012

Thank you for the kind words on Beeko

Matthew A. Hamilton – Feb 17, 2012

Thank you for reading "Huffing." Much appreciated.

Bill Yarrow – Feb 17, 2012

Thanks for faving "Rattlesnake Pancakes," John. "Melamite"?--a word I misheard.

See ya – Feb 14, 2012

So very pleased you enjoyed my recent story here. Thanks so much for reading and commenting.

Neil McCarthy – Feb 14, 2012

Thanks for the words. Glad someone knows the magnetic force! :)

M.J. Robinson – Feb 13, 2012

On second thought, I'll answer my own question: I think it does befit it. Thanks again so much for the thoughtful read!

M.J. Robinson – Feb 13, 2012

Thanks, J. Myk, for the comments and fave on The Second Sun! I played w tense a lot during revision, and ultimately the switch at the end was a choice made by ear. As in, I liked the sound of it when read aloud. However, this isn't a cafe. Think adjusting the story to full past tense would befit it?

Michael Dwayne Smith – Feb 12, 2012

So appreciate your thoughtful reading & comments on "The Breakfast Tree."

Katie Moore – Feb 12, 2012

Thanks for the comment on my Eve piece!

Beate Sigriddaughter – Feb 11, 2012

Thanks for your comment on "The Anniversary." When I have more coherent text, I may have to run Kevin's sections by you for genuin-ification, because one third of the book is told in Kevin's voice; however, I safely make it his voice as he writes to a woman, because that's something I know about...how men present themselves to women. What they really think? I wouldn't know and would have to rely on all of your gender-mates' written words.

Nocticula – Feb 10, 2012

Thanks ever so much for reading "Immiscibility" and for your kind and thoughtful comments. Very, very appreciated.

Bill Yarrow – Feb 10, 2012

Wonderful comment on "Babble," John! Thank you!

Dolemite – Feb 09, 2012

"Rome Ants in the Sky"

Concept......A+
Execution....A++

Michael Dwayne Smith – Jan 21, 2012

My sincere thanks for your kind words about "Swimming Lessons." Greatly appreciated--

Bill Yarrow – Jan 21, 2012

Thanks for commenting on "Uncle Moscow," John! Your comments are always insightful.

George LaCas – Jan 15, 2012

Hi JMC, thanks for commenting on "Salmon of Wisdom" - GL

Beate Sigriddaughter – Jan 12, 2012

Thank you, J. Mykell, for your comment on "New Song of Innocence and Experience." A Kindle is, per my husband (and he should know) "an ebook reader, library, newstand, movie theater, alarm clock, music console, gaming device, and whatever else you want it to be, all in a few inches of electronics mechanism that's smaller than your average paperback." I admire from a safe distance, having given my heart irrevocably to paper books for many more years now than many people currently in existence have been a live. Talk about proudly old-fashioned . . .

Sylvia Petter – Jan 04, 2012

Thanks for reading The Burka and for your words.

sean m. poole – Jan 04, 2012

Thanks very much for reading 'The Explosions Sound Like Gunshots'. I'm pleased you enjoyed it!

sean m. poole – Jan 03, 2012

Hi JMC, Thanks for taking the time to read and comment on 'The Day The Music Died'. Glad you enjoyed it!

sean m. poole – Jan 03, 2012

Hi JMC, Thanks for reading and commenting on "Hobo Junction". I appreciate your input.

SMP

Bill Yarrow – Jan 03, 2012

Thanks for commenting on "Magritte," John. Glad you liked the poem!

Michael Gillan Maxwell – Jan 02, 2012

J. Mykell - Thanks so much for taking the time to read and offer a comment on Conversation at a Lunch Counter. I could almost feel my arteries hardening as I wrote this. The vegan diet sounds eminently more civilized and healthy! I'll be back later today to dive into your library!

Gessy Alvarez – Dec 31, 2011

Thanks for the encouraging words on Honorary Shaman...

Marcus Speh – Dec 27, 2011

JMC, thanks. Carol is a very special person indeed. I'm glad you liked this tribute.

Bobbi Lurie – Dec 25, 2011

Thanks, John, for your generous comments on my poem, "Homeless Outside The Church" --it's very much appreciated.

Bobbi Lurie – Dec 22, 2011

Thank you, John, for writing in response to my poem, "Daylight."--I appreciate it very much.

Marcus Speh – Dec 16, 2011

JMC, thank you so much, esp for finding that (to me, too) surprising connection! the story of gisela's son is a sad one, actually.

Michael Gillan Maxwell – Dec 14, 2011

Thanks so much for taking the time to read and comment on Odd Man Out! Gratitude and appreciation. You are right - nearly every word is true - except that I tweaked it from the Vietnam era to the present!

Joani Reese – Dec 12, 2011

JMC: Thank you for your response to my Lennon tribute. It made my day.

Beate Sigriddaughter – Dec 10, 2011

Thanks for reading "Escape Literature." One day I may just post my very old story "Hamlet and Juliet" (which, in current literature would more or less amount to Norman Mailer meets Georgette Heyer).

Jerry Ratch – Dec 10, 2011

Thank you for the fave, J!

Michael Gillan Maxwell – Dec 10, 2011

Thanks so much for taking the time to read my story and comment on it. I am also grateful for and appreciative of your input and excellent suggestions!

George LaCas – Dec 08, 2011

Hi JMC, thanks for your comments about my Jimmy Gollihue excerpt. Much appreciated.

Bobbi Lurie – Dec 06, 2011

Thank you, John, for reading and commenting on my "Soliloquy on Ma"--and thank you for the particular sentence you chose to quote. I appreciate it.

Meg Pokrass – Dec 02, 2011

thank you, sir! i am very silly! (this sillyness keeps me going).

Jack Swenson – Nov 29, 2011

J. Mykell, my friend woke up indeed when he hit the floor. Fortunately, he is a very broad-minded fellow.

Jules Archer – Nov 28, 2011

J - many thanks for the read and comments on "Cloudy..." Appreciate very much.

Oliver Hunt – Nov 27, 2011

Thanx for the comment. I actually know somebody who did pedicab in Detroit. He worked Tigers games. I hear there's sort of a resurgence in the area. I'd probably consider pedicabbing in Detroit over pedicabbing in Chicago, though I continue to pedicab in Chicago.

ABxx – Nov 27, 2011

Hello, J--Nice to hear from you. Thanks so much for your insightful commentary of "Happiness".

All best,
Isabell

Bill Yarrow – Nov 24, 2011

Thanks, John, for faving "Exercises in the A of B." Go mine that mine! Happy Thanksgiving!

Joani Reese – Nov 24, 2011

JMC: Thank you for your very kind response to "For the Lost Boys." I am fortunate to have you as a reader.

M.J. Robinson – Nov 22, 2011

Greatly appreciate the comment and fave on "Suburban Home," J Mykell!

Jack Swenson – Nov 22, 2011

Thanks, J. Mykell. I enjoyed putting the pieces together for "Europe, 1960." Glad you liked it.

Foster Trecost – Nov 21, 2011

Thanks for the kind words about Chairs and Mirrors. I always appreciate your comments! fos.

Marcus Speh – Nov 20, 2011

wonderful observations in your comment on "<a href="http://www.fictionaut.com/stories/marcus-speh/the-serious-writer-occupies-wall-street">the serious writer occupies wall street</a>", thank you. i am guilty of placing the events in said context. any confrontation like the one we're witnessing right now, between the power and the people, has the potential to turn ugly. keeping historical memories alive as a warning is a noble task of modern germans—even if they are possibly too strong. in the current situation, both government and governed are tense but personally, i'm very optimistic. pills are crutches.

Jack Swenson – Nov 17, 2011

Thanks, J. Mykell. I read the newspaper & think: if it weren't so sad, it would be funny. Not a lot of laughs, I'm afraid.

Kathy Fish – Nov 17, 2011

John, really appreciate your kind words and fav for "Baby, Baby..." Thanks!

Bill Yarrow – Nov 17, 2011

Thanks for your kind words on "Fish Boil," John.

Neil Serven – Nov 15, 2011

Hey, J. Thanks for the read & fave for "Welcome to the Occupation."

Bill Yarrow – Nov 09, 2011

Your comments are always the best, John. Thank you for faving "Before the Door."

Triplets? Yeah, surprised me too!

ABxx – Nov 03, 2011

Thanks so much for your kind input, J., on this, "16th Arrondissement" and "Innocence". You're one of my most loyal commentators!

Bill Yarrow – Nov 03, 2011

Great comment on "Ketone Deficiency." Thanks, John!

Jack Swenson – Oct 27, 2011

J. Mykell, Thanks for the star for my Madame C. story. I 'preciate it.

Bill Yarrow – Oct 27, 2011

Thanks, John, for commenting on "Love and How It Gets That Way."

Marcus Speh – Oct 26, 2011

thank you for reading JMC and for commenting. your idea about the villains growing old together in a cage: wonderful. i'd love to see that written up...cheers from berlin!

Joani Reese – Oct 23, 2011

Thanks for your astute comments on "2008..." JMC. I'm afraid the whole mess isn't anywhere near a healthy resolution even now.

Jack Swenson – Oct 22, 2011

Thanks, J. Mykell. Yes, the Tigers make an interesting story. This one is true; I've got another one that is not so much. Don't know if I'll post it, though. Don't want get into trouble with the ghost of Madame Chaing.

Bill Yarrow – Oct 22, 2011

Thanks, John, for your words on "Gabrielle." Great comment, as always.

Andrew Stancek – Oct 19, 2011

J. Mykell,

I hugely appreciate your support of my Mirko series.

Larry Strattner – Oct 17, 2011

JM
in #6 - woman?

Regards LS

Bill Yarrow – Oct 13, 2011

Great comment on "Satan and the Moon." Thanks, John!

David Ackley – Oct 12, 2011

Thanks, J , mightily pleased "Offramp" worked for you.

Jack Swenson – Oct 12, 2011

Thanks for the star for "World of Hurt," Mykell. Wish I'd had your luck. Of course, you probably have more sense than to run out onto a rain-slick deck.

Foster Trecost – Oct 12, 2011

John, I smiled when I saw you drew comparison between We All Have Wings and Stepping on Snails :) Thanks for taking the time to read and leave a comments - means lots to me. fos.

Bill Yarrow – Oct 05, 2011

Thanks for your insightful comments on the Dali poem, John!

Jack Swenson – Oct 05, 2011

J. Mykell, thanks for the comment and fav for "Hot Dish." You are a good friend.

Jack Swenson – Sep 30, 2011

Glad you liked "Twister," J. Mykell. Yes, living in the Upper Midwest could be an adventure at times. Saw one twister up close & personal; don't want to get that close again.

Bill Yarrow – Sep 30, 2011

Great comment on "Getting Home Alive." Thanks, John!

Joani Reese – Sep 27, 2011

JMC: Thanks for coming back for seconds on "May You Live in Interesting Times." You're a jewel!

Bill Yarrow – Sep 22, 2011

Thanks for your comment on "The Sum Above." It was perfect.

Meg Pokrass – Sep 20, 2011

thank you for your comment/favorite for "Throwing Back" it is strongly appreciated J!

Jack Swenson – Sep 20, 2011

You got that right, J. Mykell. Thanks for your kind words & for the * for "The Heron."

Roberto C. Garcia – Sep 20, 2011

Hi J., love definitely! Thank you for your comments and fave on "Submission guidelines".

Bill Yarrow – Sep 15, 2011

Thanks for commenting on "The Knitting Needle," John. Always value your reactions.

Jack Swenson – Sep 13, 2011

Telling detail? Why, whatever do you mean, J. Mykell? Ha ha! Thanks for the read, the comment, and the star.

Christopher Allen – Sep 08, 2011

Hi J.!
Thank you for your comments on "Husk of Hare." Much appreciated. :)

Bill Yarrow – Sep 08, 2011

Thanks for commenting on Chattanooga poem, John. Perfect? Nah. Nice of you to say so though!

Joani Reese – Sep 06, 2011

JMC: Thank you for your kind words about "The Lost Boy." I hope I am a good teacher. I know I am a lucky human being to have such interesting students.

Jack Swenson – Sep 06, 2011

J. Mykell, I enjoyed your comments about my biology teacher story. Thank you!

Susan Tepper – Sep 05, 2011

John thanks for reading "kid" and letting me know if affected you. The end lines were the worst part for me, too.

Jane Hammons – Sep 05, 2011

Thanks, J, for your comment on "Lettie in the Ozarks." I agree that we could be headed that way again. This time, though, people will probably be leaving CA instead of coming to it!

Marcus Speh – Sep 01, 2011

thank you, j, for commenting on "before the bloodbath". had not thought about reading it but i think now i will. cheerio!

Bill Yarrow – Sep 01, 2011

Thanks for commenting on the visa poem, John.

Bill Yarrow – Aug 26, 2011

Thanks for commenting, John, on "The Empty Bed." Provocation is what I'm after. Poet as agent provocateur.

Jack Swenson – Aug 26, 2011

J. Mykell, you are a prince of a fellow. I always say that, and it's true. Thank you so much for your comment on and star for "Visiting Sally."

Penny Goring – Aug 24, 2011

Thank you! X

Foster Trecost – Aug 22, 2011

Hi John, thanks for reading and commenting on The Pretenders, I really appreciate you taking the time. Yes, we're all pretending, to some degree, all the time. fos.

Joani Reese – Aug 21, 2011

JMC: Thanks for stopping by to "play" and for the *. I appreciate it.

Jack Swenson – Aug 19, 2011

J. Mykell, thanks for your great comments on my WCTU story. Thank you for your support.

Bill Yarrow – Aug 17, 2011

Love your pun, John! Thanks for commenting on "The Grave of Rimbaud."

Bill Yarrow – Aug 12, 2011

Thanks for the fave also!

Bill Yarrow – Aug 12, 2011

Always love your comments, John. Thanks for responding to "We Must Be Carefully Taut."

Susan Tepper – Aug 12, 2011

John, thanks so much for what you said about Luxury. Thankfully it turned out ok!!

Jack Swenson – Aug 12, 2011

J. Mykell, Thank you for your very, very insightful comments about "The Wooden City." It is indeed a miracle what language can do sometimes. Me? I just play around. The words do all the work!

Foster Trecost – Aug 10, 2011

Hi John, Thanks for giving Eight States Away a bit of your time - I appreciate the read and comments. fos.

Roberto C. Garcia – Aug 09, 2011

Hi J., its always so good to hear from you. Thanks for the comments and fave on "Ghost writing".

ABxx – Aug 07, 2011

Hi J, you are too kind! So glad you enjoyed the excursion into "Madeline"-land. Thank you for your support and continuing to keep pace with me on this little journey:)I.

Tina Barry – Aug 04, 2011

Thanks for commenting on "Don't Grieve for Fish," J., and thanks for the star. It's funny, long before I started writing I was a textile designer. I guess my background emerged in this poem.

Jack Swenson – Aug 04, 2011

Great comment about "Zoo Story," J. Mykell. Yes, we're all just waiting for feeding time!

Randal Houle – Aug 04, 2011

Thanks, J. Glad "Nature of Things" worked for you.

Bill Yarrow – Aug 03, 2011

Great comment on "Bogdan"! Thanks, John.
"Why didn't he ask Bogdan to help him with his dying dad first?"
Yes, exactly. First we think of and take care of ourselves. Others are an afterthought.

Mark Budman – Aug 03, 2011

Thank you for your comments, Mykell.

Foster Trecost – Aug 03, 2011

Hi John, sorry I'm so late with this, but maybe better late than not at all. Thanks for taking the time to read and comment on Cactus - I really appreciate both! fos.

MaryAnne Kolton – Aug 03, 2011

JMC, thanks so much for reading Tree Car Crash. And for the kind words.

Marcus Speh – Aug 01, 2011

gosh, JMC, it took me AGES to get to the bottom of all the comments of this wall—and i'm not surprised, because yr comments are generous & to the point. i suppose swallows brought the apparent ease with themselves. this piece began as an experiment with repetitive phrase structures...and ended up elsewhere. thank you!

Gill Hoffs – Jul 30, 2011

Thank you for the comment and fave on 'fiction ought' - much appreciated!

Jack Swenson – Jul 29, 2011

Thanks for your support, J. Mykell. I'd be tempted to change the ending of my bike story; I respect Bill's opinion. You hit the nail on the head. It's a matter of "viewpoint." It's a character speaking at the end and not the author.

Joani Reese – Jul 28, 2011

JMC: Thank you for taking the time to read and comment on my poem, "The Rest Home." Yes, it is why we learn to dance...

Jack Swenson – Jul 28, 2011

Hey, J. Mykell, Helluva good idea. I think I'll get a car without tires. Park it in the driveway. No more paying four bucks for gas!

Berit Ellingsen – Jul 28, 2011

Hi J.! Thanks so much for your comment and suggestion to Early Summer. I think I considered what you suggest a long time ago, but the idea vanished before I could test it out. I forgot to play, and it grew maybe overly serious.

ABxx – Jul 28, 2011

Hi J,

Thanks again for reading and commenting on "Fish". So glad this story continues to inspire and capture your interest. All best.

Bill Yarrow – Jul 27, 2011

Thanks, John. Good comment. Glad you liked the Euclid poem.

Cherise Wolas – Jul 26, 2011

JMC,

Thank you so much for you lovely words on The Lake Husband, and for the fave. It is part of a novel in progress, but one that I have temporarily halted work on while I revise a novel I completed a while back. Be back soon. Miss reading your work!

Susan Tepper – Jul 25, 2011

John, those are beautiful words to express my poem "holding", many thank, susan

Jack Swenson – Jul 22, 2011

J. Mykell, I very much appreciate your generous and thoughtful comment about my story "Sisters."

Jane Hammons – Jul 20, 2011

Thanks J. for your comment on Mapping the Territory.

Susan Tepper – Jul 19, 2011

John thanks for what you wrote about my poem Untitled. Inspired is a word I value, thanks so much for your close read.
Cheers! susan

Jack Swenson – Jul 16, 2011

Thanks, Mykell, for your more than generous comment about "Old Age." It's always fun when really good writers give a story of mine a nod.

Susan Tepper – Jul 11, 2011

John, thanks for what you wrote on Idiotsky. Am hoping to mount this as a theatre piece (expanded, of course). Chekhov just knocks me out. I saw his play The Seagull on b'way a few years ago and it was mesmerizing.

Christian Bell – Jul 11, 2011

John, thanks for reading and commenting on "Shoot." Much appreciated!

Susan Tepper – Jul 09, 2011

John what you wrote about "afternoon" was really lovely, I appreciate so much, and you nailed my favorite part at the end about the dog. Hope you're having a nice summer! susan

Bill Yarrow – Jul 08, 2011

Enjoyed your comment on "Black Ice," John. Thanks!

Beate Sigriddaughter – Jul 08, 2011

Thank you, J. Mykell, for your reading and commenting on The Devil's Advocate. I hope the pendulum will swing indeed, but I'm not convinced it's just an economic issue (unless everything is an economic issue, which it may very well be--what do I know?)

Jules Archer – Jul 05, 2011

J- thanks for reading Burn, Baby, Burn. Your comments made me very happy. Have a great 4th.

Bobbi Lurie – Jul 02, 2011

John, thank you so much for instructing me in how to use this wall.

Jack Swenson – Jul 01, 2011

J. Mykell, wow, I don't know what to say. Guess I'll just say thanks. I appreciate your kind words for "My Way" and for me.

Jules Archer – Jul 01, 2011

Thank you for reading and commenting on "Traitor". Appreciated.

Susan Tepper – Jun 30, 2011

John, I love your "pools of implication" as I saw blood in pools while writing this! Thanks so much!!

Bill Yarrow – Jun 24, 2011

Thanks, John, for commenting on "The Lost Boys." Happy you stopped by.

Berit Ellingsen – Jun 21, 2011

Thank you so much for the nice comment on A June Defection! I'm glad to hear you liked it. I was worried I overdid the adjectives, but then I thought I could allow myself one adjective-heavy story. :)

Berit Ellingsen – Jun 20, 2011

No worries about missing a comment! :) I love it when the cats jump like that too. They must think our sudden bursts of laughter is strange and odd-looking.

Jack Swenson – Jun 19, 2011

Mykell, you comment on "The Violist" has more literary merit than the story! Thank you very much.

Bill Yarrow – Jun 19, 2011

What a great comment on "Demolition Derby"! Thanks, John.

"Even the livestock have lawyers?"
Haha!

Jane Hammons – Jun 19, 2011

Thanks for your comments on Mothering in Real Time, J. Yes. I hear you. All women are not the same. I can think of several I would not want leading the way. But, even including them, more representation in seats of power diversifies the pov!

Robert Vaughan – Jun 19, 2011

J., thanks for your recent comments about 3 Short Shorts. I really appreciate them, and you.

Jack Swenson – Jun 12, 2011

Re: "Mercury Unbound." Bitter. Exasperating. Needs to be said. *

Mark Reep – Jun 12, 2011

J, thanks for your comments about 'Bukowski'. Always looking to be spare and succinct, and wrote this one after watching a Buk documentary- So it's good to hear your take about some Buk rubbing off. Much appreciated.

-Oh, and your profile comment, 'I write despite not being too bright'? Not my business, but two (probably contradictory) responses- (1) I'd cut that, it's obviously not the case, and (2) Yeah, me too :)

All best.

Jack Swenson – Jun 11, 2011

J. Mykell: Glad you enjoyed "Ants." Thanks for the comment and the star!

Foster Trecost – Jun 09, 2011

JMC, thanks for reading my bus story, and thanks for the comment, too. Strange how this one hit so close to home! fos.

Larry Strattner – Jun 06, 2011

You've got a little typo in the last line of destiny knocking...

Roberto C. Garcia – Jun 05, 2011

And we need more protest J Mykell! Please join me in writing a poem for Liu Xiaobo. Thanks for your comments on "Feng the chef realizes China's not buying salmon from Norway".

Jack Swenson – Jun 04, 2011

J. Mykell, thanks for the kind words and the star for "Snapshots." I'm glad you liked the story.

ABxx – Jun 03, 2011

Hi J, so nice to hear from you again. Glad to still have you as part of my reading audience. Best, I.

Misti Rainwater-Lites – Jun 01, 2011

thanks for your kind words, much appreciated

Jack Swenson – May 30, 2011

J. Mykell, thanks for your feedback for my Chagall inspired story. Really appreciate it.

Jane Hammons – May 28, 2011

Thanks so much for you comment on the expressive language in Headstone III.

Bill Yarrow – May 27, 2011

Thanks for commenting on "Mad Love," John.

"pithy poem"--thanks for clarifying! I was wondering!

Re: "clues." What have you been looking up? The madness of marriage is each partner seeing the other as a Galatea capable of being shaped. The film "Mad Love" is about grafting.

Julie Innis – May 22, 2011

thank you for your generous comment - Istruggled with this story and so am glad to hear that my handling of the subject matter worked for you.

Susan Tepper – May 19, 2011

JM, so happy you enjoyed "Tool" and thanks for all the nice things you wrote! Cheers! susan

James Lloyd Davis – May 17, 2011

Thanks, J., for the commment and the fave for "On the train to Otsu Station."

Ajay Vishwanathan – May 17, 2011

So happy you enjoyed reading the story, Mykell!

M – Apr 23, 2011

J. Mykell: Thank you so much for your fantastic remarks on for my mother on mother's day. What beautiful feedback!

Roberto C. Garcia – Apr 20, 2011

Hi J.! Glad you liked "Egypt is Wisconsin". I too wonder about the inevitability of dissension. Let's keep our fingers crossed.

M – Apr 16, 2011

Dear John: Thank you so much for reading, faving, and commenting on alys. This encouragement means a lot. Take care.

L. R. Styles – Apr 16, 2011

I haven't clocked in for so long I neglected to see--or thank--you for your gracious comments on Looking For Olivia. Said remarks and tips were of much use to me. Thank you.

Bill Yarrow – Apr 15, 2011

Thanks for faving "The Truth Will Out"! Not sure it deserves it, but much appreciated anyway. The back story--yes! Love to know that myself. Did discover the email came from Nigeria.

Bill Yarrow – Apr 13, 2011

Love having you as a reader, John. Your comment on "Son of Goya" was wonderful. Thanks for that and the fave.

Matthew A. Hamilton – Apr 13, 2011

Thank you for commenting on The Dancing Lady. Glad you liked it.

Susan Tepper – Apr 13, 2011

JM, I have a feeling Henry will never accept the pink cupcakes, but thanks for being optimistic!!! And for reading my story!

Marcelle Heath – Apr 12, 2011

Thanks so much for your generous comments on "Christina Heppel" - I'm glad you liked the story :)!

Jack Swenson – Apr 12, 2011

Mykell, thanks for your generous comment about "Men Are Beasts." High five, sir.

Susan Tepper – Apr 06, 2011

JM, thank you so much for your word "fresh" on my story gum. Fresh is such a great word, I appreciate!
Cheers! susan

Jack Swenson – Apr 01, 2011

Great review of "Tatters," Mykell. Thank you.

Bill Yarrow – Mar 31, 2011

John, thanks for commenting on and faving "Disappearing Ink." Always great to hear from you!

Jules Archer – Mar 30, 2011

J - thank you for your cool comment on "Hog Heaven". Glad you liked and thank you for reading.

Pamela J. Parker – Mar 29, 2011

Many thanks for your kind comments on "Waiting." I so appreciate them.

Jack Swenson – Mar 28, 2011

Thanks for your comment on my birds 'n cats story. I know. I leave out kibble for the skunks, too. Wish the owls would stop leaving their calling cards on the back deck.

M – Mar 28, 2011

I'm sorry this thank you is so belated, but I want you to know how much I appreciate your generous remarks on my piece what I wanted in 1968. They meant, and mean, a lot to me. - Meg

Misti Rainwater-Lites – Mar 26, 2011

Hello J.
Thanks so much for complimenting my latest and for making it a favorite.

Frank Vander Rasky – Mar 25, 2011

JMC, thanks for your nice comments on “God Bless You, Mr. Rinsewater.” Appreciate your taking time to read. And I enjoyed our dialogue!

James Lloyd Davis – Mar 25, 2011

J, thanks for the fave and the comment on "She said." You da man. Check's in the mail.

David Ackley – Mar 24, 2011

Thanks, J, for the kind comments on the food, service and other amenities of "Tortillas."

Matthew A. Hamilton – Mar 24, 2011

Thank you for reading Tsunami. Glad you liked it.

Bill Yarrow – Mar 24, 2011

Great comment on the Translator poem. Thanks for the fave! We're all waiting for the light. (Perhaps that's what we're writing for.)

Bill Yarrow – Mar 23, 2011

Glad you liked "Ribs," John. That's enough for me.

Penny Goring – Mar 18, 2011

XXX

Larry Strattner – Mar 17, 2011

Thanks for your comments on Home Invasion (Johnny Dangerously) which I renamed Hello Kitty.
I will not republish with the new title to save you re-reading saying to yourself,” haven’t I already read this damn thing? Like some stupid Tom Clancy paperback in the airport where they changed the cover causing you to get halfway to St. Louis before you realize you’ve already read it.
LS

Meg Pokrass – Mar 08, 2011

thank you for understanding "Popcorn". thanks for your warm words.

Frank Vander Rasky – Mar 03, 2011

JMC, what I like is your remark on "1993, What I Wanted." My sincere thanks for taking the time to read and comment. It's very much appreciated.

AMTL – Mar 02, 2011

Hello, and thank you for your comments on "1999, what I wanted." Much appreciated!

Doug Bond – Mar 02, 2011

J --

you made my day! thanks for the generousness re: the Adam & Eve story. I just now see that you're a Detroit man...have some great memories of times thereandabouts during my years in Ann Arbor...you a Tigers fan?

Catherine Davis – Feb 27, 2011

Thank you so much for reading and commenting on my 19__. I appreciate your comments about the narrator's age - child writing can be tricky, so it's good to hear.

Susan Tepper – Feb 27, 2011

JM, so much appreciate that you read and liked "Loves Jimmy Ray" a story that is dear to my heart.
Cheers! susan

Bill Yarrow – Feb 24, 2011

And of course those two minds are both me! Thanks for the bulls-eye comment on "Staring at Waves" and the sweet fave.

Jules Archer – Feb 20, 2011

J - thanks for reading and your kind comments on "Liplorn". So appreciated.

Jane Hammons – Feb 19, 2011

Thanks J for commenting on the implications of Descanso, and always for reading.

M – Feb 17, 2011

Dear John: Thank you very much for your great remarks on to reggie, antarctic baby daddy. So glad you liked! Cheers. - Q

Katherine Nabity – Feb 15, 2011

Thank you so much for the comment on "Orange Box." Very much appreciated!

M – Feb 13, 2011

Hi John. Some really great comments on my veggie tale! Thank you truly. Happy Valentine's Day.

M – Feb 13, 2011

Dear Mykell: Thank you for your very kind words on ash. I hope you are having a most excellent Sunday. - Q

Matthew A. Hamilton – Feb 12, 2011

Thanks for reading Second Chance and for the kind words. Much appreciated.

Bill Yarrow – Feb 09, 2011

Another excellent comment. Thanks, John, for reading and faving "The Assassination of Sadat."

Kim Conklin Hutchinson – Feb 09, 2011

Thanks for the great comment and fave on 10 Keys, J.! I appreciate the wise read!

Lacey N. Dunham – Feb 09, 2011

Thanks for your comment on "Safa's Hair." I appreciate it!

Frank Vander Rasky – Feb 08, 2011

Hey JMC, I’m happy you enjoyed “Badabing Badaboom.” Your comment and fave are much appreciated! Franco :)

Matthew A. Hamilton – Feb 07, 2011

Thanks for the * for Mama's Funeral. Glad you liked it.

Jack Swenson – Feb 04, 2011

Pick of the litter, my friend: best comment about my bug story. Thank you, thank you!

James Lloyd Davis – Feb 03, 2011

Thanks for the fave and the comment on "Sic transit Gloria Mundy." You're a fine fellow.

Carol Reid – Feb 03, 2011

Many thanks for reading my long story and your kind comments!

Bill Yarrow – Feb 03, 2011

John, your summary of "Wahrheit und Dichtung" was spot on, as they say around here. Thanks!

David Ackley – Feb 02, 2011

Thanks, J. for the comment and the encouragement re Express.

Mark Kerstetter – Feb 01, 2011

Thanks for checking out Bring it On. Glad you enjoyed it.

Robert Vaughan – Jan 30, 2011

Thanks for reading and your insightful comments about "Summer of '66." I appreciate it!

Kait Mauro – Jan 29, 2011

Thanks for the nice comment on Snowdrops. :)

Jack Swenson – Jan 28, 2011

Thanks, Mykell. I don't know if they were "good" women exactly, but some of them were shall we say cooperative? Yes, indeed.

David Ackley – Jan 27, 2011

Thanks, J. for noting and faving " Hellgate," so glad it appealed to you.

James Lloyd Davis – Jan 27, 2011

Thank you, J. for the fave and the comments on "A heart that is not broken..." When it takes a long time to get down to the bottom of someone's comment wall, you know that those people are wonderful boosters of the work of others. Yours is longer than most. It's telling.

Bill Yarrow – Jan 27, 2011

John,
Your comments are so great. Thanks for what you said about "Hope's Amanuensis" and for the kind fave.

Frank Vander Rasky – Jan 25, 2011

Thanks, JMC, for your nice comments – especially your remark that it stands on its own as poetry – and the fave on “Jump Shots.” Much appreciated!

Jules Archer – Jan 25, 2011

Wow, thanks so much for reading and the awesome analysis of Solar Plexus. You got it. Really appreciate it, J. Thanks again.

Jack Swenson – Jan 21, 2011

Mykell, thanks once again for reading, commenting, etc. Glad you liked "Happy Trails."

Larry Strattner – Jan 21, 2011

J Mykell - belated thanks for your comment on Smite the Hindmost. I appreciate it. LS

David Ackley – Jan 20, 2011

Thanks, J. Glad you approve of poem and modifiers( er, which ones were those, again?)

Bill Yarrow – Jan 19, 2011

John, thanks for your comment on "Fate." Your comment caught its essence. Glad you liked the poem.

Kim Conklin Hutchinson – Jan 19, 2011

Thanks for the kind words and the fave on Sins of the Father, J. I'm very glad you enjoyed reading it!

Mark Reep – Jan 17, 2011

Hi J- Thanks for faving Last Bell, and for the extremely kind words. Made me laugh, got the day off to a good start :)
Much appreciated!

Marcelle Heath – Jan 16, 2011

Thanks so much for your nice comments on my story!

Susan Tepper – Jan 16, 2011

JM, so many thanks for your good words on Doug. You're like a close friend stopping by for a visit. I appreciate!

Matthew A. Hamilton – Jan 16, 2011

Thank you for the * for Dubai on Ice. Much appreciated.

James Lloyd Davis – Jan 16, 2011

J. Thanks for the fave and the comment on "Foreplay."

Jack Swenson – Jan 14, 2011

Mykell, great comment about the narrator in "Madness." On the money. Thanks.

Jules Archer – Jan 13, 2011

Thanks J for reading and commenting on "I Like It". Always appreciate a kind comment from you. Cheers!

Bill Yarrow – Jan 12, 2011

John, another great comment! Thanks for reading and faving "George." Perhaps we've all worked with George.

Matt Dennison – Jan 12, 2011

My daughter and I found a Luna moth cocoon years ago. Big fat strong thing with its own beauty.

(but then, I'm the kind of guy who collects dead insects, spray-paints them and arranges them old wasp nests. Once I sprayed about 30 wasps crawling on a flat nest. The next day I saw they were still on it, so I sprayed the whole thing with gold paint.)

Left it on the mantel and forgot about it until one night there was suddenly a HUGE luna moth flying around the house.

Absolutely gorgeous. Would have been great to watch it coming out, drying wings, etc.

See ya – Jan 11, 2011

I'm happy you enjoyed "Buckaroo". I'm in love with Fights with Earth, too. Really. She's the only character I've ever fallen in love with. It's sort of strange and sick, I think. Oh, well. Thanks for reading.

Jack Swenson – Jan 07, 2011

Thanks for the kind words about my vanishing bugs story, my friend.

Kim Conklin Hutchinson – Jan 07, 2011

Thanks for the great comment and fave on Unheard, J! I'm so glad you liked it!

Jane Hammons – Jan 06, 2011

Thanks for letting yourself "be there" with Headstone and for commenting on the motivation.

Frank Vander Rasky – Jan 06, 2011

Thanks, JMC, for the read and your salty :) thoughts on “Oh, Fish Eggs!” Much appreciated.

Bill Yarrow – Jan 05, 2011

John, your comments are just the best. Thanks for faving "Whiplash Marriage." So glad you liked it.

Marcus Speh – Jan 05, 2011

you're welcome! new story: great! - indeed, i hold a ph.d. in theoretical particle physics. that's essentially slightly more grounded higher mathematics, very much like music actually. ex: even the title of my dissertation is a mystery to me today. i burnt out on science when i was young. the passion of writing saved the man.

Susan Tepper – Jan 05, 2011

JM, thanks so much for "east to west" I grew up among horses and cows and so they get into my poems a bit.

Kathy Fish – Jan 04, 2011

J., thanks for the close read and kind words for "Empty." Appreciate it so much.

Matthew A. Hamilton – Jan 04, 2011

Thank you for the * for Homeless. Much appreciated.

Larry Strattner – Jan 03, 2011

Thanks for the encouragement on A Life, J. Mykel. I appreciate it.

Marcus Speh – Jan 02, 2011

just read your "fifty-five words or less" again and enjoyed it, again. i'm such a sucker for minimalism especially because i can't really do it myself. cheerio!

Jack Swenson – Jan 02, 2011

J. Mykell, Thanks for your great comment about "Mad Max." No, the music stops some time, but it's a great ride while it lasts!

Frank Vander Rasky – Dec 26, 2010

JMC, thank you for your generous comments on my interdenominational story “The Boy who killed Christ.” Much appreciated! Wishing you a serene holiday season, Frank.

Bill Yarrow – Dec 23, 2010

J,
Thanks for comment and fave of "Mussel Memory." I always find your comments revealing and insightful.

Susan Tepper – Dec 21, 2010

JM, thanks for your lovely poetic comments on body. Have a great holiday and new year! susan

Kim Conklin Hutchinson – Dec 14, 2010

Thanks for the great comment and fave on A Question of Choice. Good coffee is one of the joys of life, isn't it?

L. R. Styles – Dec 14, 2010

Many thanks for the encouraging remarks on my story.

Kim Conklin Hutchinson – Dec 05, 2010

Thanks very much for the comment and fave on Heart Line. I appreciate the read, and I'm happy you caught that some dogs, like people, are just special.

ABxx – Dec 01, 2010

Hi J, thanks for the feedback and love the fact that you went back and read "From HCMC with Love". Been off Fictionaut for a while but looking forward to catching up on your latest. Best, I.

Susan Tepper – Nov 28, 2010

JM, really appreciate your close read and indepth comments on my story "um-hm", and wishing you a nice post-Thanksgiving weekend!
cheers! susan

Kathy Fish – Nov 28, 2010

J., you're such a deep, excellent, and generous reader around these parts. I hope you post something new soon so I can return the favor!

Frank Vander Rasky – Nov 28, 2010

JMC, I really appreciate your thoughtful, insightful comment on “The Duende.” Many thanks!

Kim Conklin Hutchinson – Nov 23, 2010

Thanks for the comment and fave on Eat, Pray, Network, J. Re: pretending--LOL! Don't try this at home, kids...

Jules Archer – Nov 22, 2010

J - thanks for reading "Lay on Me". Appreciate your read and comments.

Lena Vanelslander – Nov 21, 2010

My pleasure J., thanks for commenting too: I grew up in Belgium so I really appreciate it!

ABxx – Nov 19, 2010

Good to hear your thoughts, J. Thanks!

ABxx – Nov 16, 2010

Hi J, thanks so much for sticking with this story, reading. All best, I.

Bill Yarrow – Nov 15, 2010

Your comments on my poems are great, J. I really enjoy them. Thanks for the fave on "Raw Salt."

Jack Swenson – Nov 15, 2010

You are indeed a prince, J. Mykell. Thanks for reading, commenting, etc. on my latest post.

Bill Yarrow – Nov 11, 2010

Many writers would pay to have readers like you, J. Thanks for commenting on and faving "I Am Not a Corpse."

Jules Archer – Nov 11, 2010

J - thanks for the generous comments & the fave on "Mama's Mass". Cheers.

Matthew A. Hamilton – Nov 10, 2010

Thank you for reading Color Coded Pills and for the *. Much appreciated. Yes, a hard choice to make.

Kathy Fish – Nov 09, 2010

Thanks, J., for the great commentary and fave for my story "Moro". I really appreciate it!

Michelle Elvy – Nov 09, 2010

Thanks JMC for the comment on Two Trees. Glad you liked the Sunday morning biscuits. Appreciate your read. Will come find you again soon!

Marcelle Heath – Nov 09, 2010

Thanks J. for reading "She Spread Her Legs" and faving the story despite your confusion :). I was going for restraint.

Cherise Wolas – Nov 08, 2010

John, thank you kindly, good sir, for your lovely comment about my packing sentences well in Unpacking Sentences, and for the fav. You are a kind and generous reader!

Jack Swenson – Nov 06, 2010

Thanks for the fave for "The Party." You are invited to the next one!

Larry Strattner – Nov 06, 2010

San Francisco - You are too kind. Thanks for the encouragement. I've been looking for a good airport in southern OR. Water approaches make me nervous.

ABxx – Nov 05, 2010

Hi J, thanks again. "Avenging angel"? You are too kind!

Susan Tepper – Nov 05, 2010

JM-- so glad you like "fractured" particularly the opening stanza, thanks for reading

Roberto C. Garcia – Nov 04, 2010

Yes! J. Mykell! Glad you liked "Jazz". I've been rewriting this for years. A tweak here a that there. O' Jazz.

Bill Yarrow – Nov 02, 2010

Your comment on "Convictions" made me smile. Thank you!

Jules Archer – Nov 02, 2010

J-
Thanks for reading and commenting on "Romance Writes". Hope I didn't make you jump too much. ;)

Kim Conklin Hutchinson – Nov 01, 2010

Thanks for the very kind words on The Point. And I loved 55 Words or Less!

Sara – Nov 01, 2010

Thanks so much for your thoughtful feedback on Tomorrowland. I really enjoyed your note -- it's so cool to learn how you read it, and what worked for you.

Kathy Fish – Oct 31, 2010

Thanks for the comment & fave for "Sidereal", J. And I'm glad you kept your one-worder up after all. It generated a lot of intense discussion! ;-)

Cherise Wolas – Oct 31, 2010

My pleasure JMC. Amazing the response one word can get... and its punctuation! Congrats to you!

Matthew A. Hamilton – Oct 30, 2010

Thank you for reading Drinking Homemade with the Saint and for the *. Much appreciated.

Roberto C. Garcia – Oct 25, 2010

J, thank you for the kind remarks on "Searching for a poem".

Bill Yarrow – Oct 18, 2010

Thanks, J, for commenting on and faving "Knot Eye." Always welcome and value your reads.

Matthew A. Hamilton – Oct 15, 2010

Thanks for reading Hustling at Starbucks. Glad you liked it.

ABxx – Oct 13, 2010

Thanks again, J.

Bill Yarrow – Oct 11, 2010

Thanks, J, for your comment on the Orange Julius poem. Glad you liked it. It was fun to write.

Carol Reid – Oct 11, 2010

Thanks, J. for your kind comment on Lavender.

ABxx – Oct 09, 2010

Hi J. Thank you for the heartfelt and wise thoughts. I share your sentiments and really appreciate the value you seem to sense in this character and this piece of writing overall. So glad to have you as a commentator. Best, I.

Matthew A. Hamilton – Oct 08, 2010

Glad you enjoyed Mafia Girlfriend. Thank you for reading.

Susan Tepper – Oct 08, 2010

JM-- so glad you liked Litte Peebles. It is a departure, I have no idea what or why. Thank you JM

Cherise Wolas – Oct 08, 2010

JMC,
Thank you for your incisive comments and wonderful compliments on Redux - Things I Should Have Done #4 - now called Heartbreak Waiting to Happen. I am thrilled it is fresh on multiple readings and that the form works well! And thanks for the fave!

Jack Swenson – Oct 07, 2010

Tactless? I don't know, J. Mykell...I think I brought it on myself.

Susan Tepper – Oct 07, 2010

JM-- that is such a wonderful compliment, thank you, and thanks so much for reading "gutter"
cheers! susan

ABxx – Oct 07, 2010

Hi J., thanks for the read of "Confession".

Matthew A. Hamilton – Oct 04, 2010

Thank you for reading Sometimes Its Hard to Forgive and for the title suggestion. Also, thank you for the grammar suggestion. I've seen "asked" in published stories, so maybe it is editor's choice.

Bill Yarrow – Oct 04, 2010

J,
Always love your take on my poems. Thanks so much for the insightful comment on and fave of "Precipice of Questions."

Matthew A. Hamilton – Sep 30, 2010

Thank you for reading The Dancing Lady. I've received so many great suggestions for this story. Thank you for sharing yours. I'll work on it a little more.

Meg Pokrass – Sep 30, 2010

Thanks you J. for your nice words about "The Drunk Elephant"! Thanks for reading it.

Jack Swenson – Sep 30, 2010

Thanks, Mykell. I always enjoy your thoughtful comments, this time on "Only in America."

Marcelle Heath – Sep 27, 2010

Thanks so much, J, for your generous comments on "Origin"!

Bill Yarrow – Sep 27, 2010

Thanks, J, for commenting on "Son of Uncle Sam." Always appreciate your visits.

Johnny Dantonio – Sep 27, 2010

Hi J! Thanks for reading and commenting on Egypt... I'm pretty new to Fictionaut so I'm just catching on to seeing comments and replying, but I love interacting with other writers, so your comment means a lot!

Larry Strattner – Sep 26, 2010

Thanks for Snake Eyes, JM. My motto is always chose a smiling god.

Susan Tepper – Sep 26, 2010

JM, so glad you had fun reading my vagina girl story (Centerpiece) Thanks!

James Lloyd Davis – Sep 24, 2010

Thanks, J., for the fave and your comments on "Another, as Icarus..."

Martin Dodd – Sep 24, 2010

Thanks, J, for your comment and fav on "Ashes." I'm thinking of taking up sky-diving. Then if my short-term memory goes...

Larry Strattner – Sep 23, 2010

Thanks for the Fliud Life. It's a work in progress - already two edits on the post. Cheers

Jack Swenson – Sep 23, 2010

Thanks, JM, glad you read and commented about my shrink story.

Cherise Wolas – Sep 21, 2010

JMC,
Happy sad end of summer! I feel I have been gone a lifetime. Thank you for your lovely comments about Sisters At The Lake. It is so gratifying when one's work resonates for others! And thank you for the fave. I have much reading to catch up on here at fictionaut!

Martin Dodd – Sep 21, 2010

Thanks, JMC, for comments on AMTM. Do you have any suggestions for submission of this story?

ABxx – Sep 20, 2010

Thank you so much, J. Such a pleasure to get your commentary.

David Ackley – Sep 18, 2010

Thanks. J. for the kind treatment of "The H.D. Chronicles.." Very much appreciated.

ABxx – Sep 15, 2010

Thanks, J. for your comments on the latest chapter of my novel. I haven't read or commented on anyone's work for ages. So I'm looking forward to checking out your latest.

Bill Yarrow – Sep 14, 2010

Thanks, J. Great comment on "Black Squirrel Poem." Thanks for being the tenth fav!

Larry Strattner – Sep 12, 2010

Thanks for the Falling In Love Again comments. I personally do not own a gun. People who own them fascinate me. Perhaps an imbalance?

Matthew A. Hamilton – Sep 12, 2010

Thank you for reading Awake. Glad you liked it.

Jules Archer – Sep 11, 2010

JM - uber-thanks for reading "The Ace". Your comments are always appreciated.

David Ackley – Sep 11, 2010

Thanks, J. for the comment and fave for "Tens" which was on its way to oblivion until you stepped forward to rescue it.

Bill Yarrow – Sep 07, 2010

Loved your comment about "Bone Density." Thanks for that and for the fav, J.

Matthew A. Hamilton – Sep 06, 2010

Thank you for reading The Secrets of the Dead for a second time. Glad you liked it.

Martin Dodd – Sep 04, 2010

You are welcome for my comments, J. I like your writing. Yep, I married at 17, 48.5 years when she passed in 2000; interestingly it was the 49th anniversary of when "I saw her standing there." Martin

Frank Vander Rasky – Sep 04, 2010

JMC, thank you for reading "Monsieur Editor and Madame Malaprop." I very much appreciate your generous comment. And thanks for the fave.

Susan Tepper – Sep 02, 2010

JM, so glad you liked my poem "blank" thanks a million! hope all is going well with you...

Kim Conklin Hutchinson – Sep 02, 2010

Thanks for the comment and the fave on Responsible! Glad it captured the essence for you.

Robert Crisman – Sep 01, 2010

J. Thanks for your comment on The '08 Elections. Glad you enjoyed the story.

Matthew A. Hamilton – Aug 31, 2010

Thank you for reading Afghanistan. Much appreciated.

Bill Yarrow – Aug 31, 2010

Thanks, J, for fav of "Parabola Tango." Much appreciated!

James Lloyd Davis – Aug 30, 2010

J., thanks for reading "Snowlands..." Like all good Penny Dreadfuls, it keeps on going, though who knows where.

Matthew A. Hamilton – Aug 25, 2010

Thank you for reading First Ones It. Glad you liked it.

I read that before the Wonsan landing, four minesweepers were sunk. I'm assuming a few frogmen went down with it.

Bill Yarrow – Aug 25, 2010

Thanks, J! Appreciate the read and fav of "Parables for Rodin."

Susan Tepper – Aug 25, 2010

JM, thanks for read/fav on Busy at Work. Your comment made me laugh so hard. It's a true story-- for real. I've had some strange work experiences

ABxx – Aug 22, 2010

J, thanks so much for following "The Forgetting Room" and reading. Let's stay in touch. Best, I.

Matthew A. Hamilton – Aug 21, 2010

Thank you for reading Secret Love Glad you enjoyed it.

Kim Conklin Hutchinson – Aug 20, 2010

Thanks for your very kind words and the fave on Corner. I always love your comments!

Kim Conklin Hutchinson – Aug 20, 2010

Thanks for the generous comment and the fave on Paradox! I'm so glad you liked the story.

Michelle Elvy – Aug 19, 2010

Thanks, JM, for the comment on Between. Much appreciate the read! I started reading a longer piece of yours a while back, got stuck with other projects... looking forward to returning here soon.

Matthew A. Hamilton – Aug 17, 2010

Thank you for reading Dream Catcher. Much appreciated.

Larry Strattner – Aug 17, 2010

Thanks Mykell. I try to do the right thing at Wal-Mart...Always.

Bill Yarrow – Aug 17, 2010

Thanks, J, for the great comment on "Self Alaska." Thank you for the fav as well.

Kim Conklin Hutchinson – Aug 17, 2010

Thanks for the wonderful comment and the fave on Midnight Riders! Funny what three bottles of wine can fuel, isn't it?!

David Ackley – Aug 16, 2010

Thanks, J. for your comment on "Paris..." etc. One of those
" lest we forget" moments.

James Lloyd Davis – Aug 15, 2010

J. Thanks for the fave and the comments on "From the Fotomat - print # 1." I appreciate it.

stephen hastings-king – Aug 15, 2010

thanks much for reading & commenting on the baronness of the perimeter.

Kim Conklin Hutchinson – Aug 14, 2010

Thanks for the wonderful comment and the fave on 3 a.m.! We all have those nights....

Matthew A. Hamilton – Aug 13, 2010

Thank you for reading Summer. Glad you liked it.

Jerry Ratch – Aug 13, 2010

Thanks for reading, J. and for the comments!

Cherise Wolas – Aug 12, 2010

JMC, thank you so much for reading, commenting and the fav on In The Lake. So glad that they ending worked for you. I am actually moving forward with the story, past this initial piece!

Kim Conklin Hutchinson – Aug 11, 2010

Thanks for the great comment and the fave on Limboland, fellow Detroiter! And hey, I'm still around. I'm just across the river...

Claire King – Aug 11, 2010

Thanks for your comment on Upstream. I saw a wonderful documentary on Detroit recently. Heartbreaking really. Good point that even when 'home' hasn't changed, we do.

Kathy Fish – Aug 08, 2010

J., I really appreciate the kind read of "Foundlng." I have printed out your longer piece to read when I have a quieter house. I'm always kind of excited to see longer stories posted here! Thanks again.

Susan Tepper – Aug 07, 2010

JM, thanks for your comments on forest in the early morning-- much appreciated, as always. Hope you're having a good summer

ABxx – Aug 06, 2010

Thanks again, J. Good to hear from you.

I.

Jack Swenson – Aug 05, 2010

Thanks for your comment on my latest story, Mykell. Actually it's two stories squeezed into one. Two adventures I vaguely remember.

Matthew A. Hamilton – Aug 05, 2010

Thank you for reading Arlington Cemetery: Section 60. Your comments are always appreciated.

Kari Nguyen – Aug 04, 2010

Thank you so much for your comments about Requirement. Thanks too for the words on my wall! I’m thrilled you like Star Anise and Miss – they’re my favorites too of what I have up here, so I’m so pleased you said that. You’ll have to let me know if you post more of the Private Security piece. I’m looking forward to reading more of it.

ABxx – Aug 03, 2010

Thanks, so much J. I really appreciated your commentary. I look forward to reading your work.

All best, Isabell

Larry Strattner – Aug 02, 2010

Thanks for the comment on Birth of a Tiger. She's hoe the Girl with the Gun got started. Maybe she'll grow into something truly awful :-)

Bill Yarrow – Jul 29, 2010

Thanks for commenting on Flaubert piece, J.

Michelle Elvy – Jul 28, 2010

Thanks, JMC, for the comment on A Night of Not Knowing. I appreciate all the support for writing non-fiction too, which is sometimes harder but oh so rewarding, too.

Larry Strattner – Jul 28, 2010

Thank you for commenting on Girls with Guns. It is, perhaps, a fetish. Cheers. LS

Matthew A. Hamilton – Jul 28, 2010

Thank you for reading Peace of Mind. Glad you liked it.

Bill Yarrow – Jul 28, 2010

Thanks, J. Pleased you liked "Penny Arcadia." The penny arcade was a magical place--from the outside! If you worked in one--not so magical!

George LaCas – Jul 27, 2010

Hi J., thanks for reading "Hotel Chelsea - Intercut 9" - I appreciate your comment.

Myra King – Jul 26, 2010

Thanks John, for taking the time to comment on Leaving and for the fav.

Bill Yarrow – Jul 26, 2010

Thanks for comment on and fav of Sherwood Anderson poem, J. Poem is largely factual, but I made up the toothpick being green.

Matthew A. Hamilton – Jul 24, 2010

Thank you for reading White Death. Glad you liked it.

George LaCas – Jul 24, 2010

Hi J., thanks kindly for your comments about "Unutterable" - I appreciate it.

Bill Yarrow – Jul 23, 2010

Really funny comment on Spicer found poem! Thanks!

Bill Yarrow – Jul 21, 2010

Thanks for faving "The Semaphore of Civilization." Appreciate, as always, the careful read.

Myra King – Jul 21, 2010

Thanks, John, really pleased you were moved by Broken Mirrors. I haven't been on here for awhile - I've been pretty busy. Happy writing!

George LaCas – Jul 20, 2010

Hi J., glad you liked "obverse".

Jack Swenson – Jul 19, 2010

Glad you enjoyed "Evil Humors," Mykell. Thank you.

George LaCas – Jul 19, 2010

Thanks, J., for your comments about "Hotel Chelsea - Nanette 8" - more to come.

Rene Foran – Jul 18, 2010

Thank you for reading and commenting on "fire and ice". I am honored. As I am just getting started, finding my voice and all that jazz, I really do appreciate your comments, advice and suggestions.

Michelle Elvy – Jul 17, 2010

Aw, thanks JMC, for the generous comment on Bedtime Story. Glad you liked the story AND the writing. That is saying heaps.

George LaCas – Jul 17, 2010

Thank you, J., for your comments on "Hotel Chelsea - Intercut 8" - glad you liked it, and there's more to come.

Matthew A. Hamilton – Jul 15, 2010

Thank you for reading and commenting on The People I Thought I Knew. Much appreciated. Glad you enjoyed it.

Susan Tepper – Jul 15, 2010

J, glad you enjoyed All Credit Rescinded, thank you and hope you're having a good summer

Jules Archer – Jul 12, 2010

Thanks for the read and the comment!

Kari Nguyen – Jul 12, 2010

Thank you for stopping by my short stuff! It means much.

George LaCas – Jul 12, 2010

Thanks a lot, J., for your comments on "Hotel Chelsea - Nanette 7" - I'm glad the story-within-story thing is working for you.

Jules Archer – Jul 11, 2010

Hi J-
Thanks for looking up and reading my stories. Appreciate it!

Susan Tepper – Jul 11, 2010

J, I really appreciate your read and nice comments on Summer in the City, thank you

George LaCas – Jul 10, 2010

Hi J., thanks for your comments about "Nanette 6".

Kari Nguyen – Jul 09, 2010

Thank you so much for reading Star Anise. I enjoyed your comments very much!

Marc Lowe – Jul 09, 2010

J.,

Thanks for the comment. Glad it made you laugh.

Kari Nguyen – Jul 08, 2010

Thanks for the 'fav' of Miss!

Veronica Purcell – Jul 08, 2010

Hi J. Thanks so much for continuing to read my Seriphyn Knight story. I do hope it maintains an interest. Cheers.

Larry Strattner – Jul 07, 2010

Thank you sir, for My Stuff comments. Stay tuned for a rewrite. This one was the product of a few cocktails.

George LaCas – Jul 06, 2010

Thanks, J., for your comments about "Chelsea Hotel - Intercut 7" - appreciated!

Michelle Elvy – Jul 03, 2010

J - thanks for the comment on New World! Your enthusiasm is much appreciated. I love the ideas there, working on the execution more, as I think it could use some real refining. Will show up here with next draft soon... as of now, I have just enough battery in an airport to send this quick hello and thank you! Will get back to more JMC stories soon!

Matthew A. Hamilton – Jul 01, 2010

Thank you for reading Blindness. Much appreciated, as always.

Cherise Wolas – Jun 30, 2010

Your comment to Lake Chelan was so beautiful. You made my day!

Laurel Landis – Jun 27, 2010

Thanks for the comment on Faceless, J.

Susan Tepper – Jun 26, 2010

J. Mykell, I always appreciate your thoughtful comments on my work, thank you for reading Insertion Hole

Matthew A. Hamilton – Jun 24, 2010

Thank you for reading, My Eyes Don't See the Truth. Glad you liked it.

Alice Gray – Jun 24, 2010

Thank you for your comment and endorsement of my recent post.

~Alice

Matthew A. Hamilton – Jun 22, 2010

Thank you for reading Allah Akbar. I'm glad you enjoyed it.

Jack Swenson – Jun 22, 2010

J., Any club with a team batting average of .215 has got to have a break out game sometime.

George LaCas – Jun 22, 2010

J., thank you for your comments about "Hotel Chelsea/Intercuts 1&2".

George LaCas – Jun 18, 2010

Thanks, JMC, for your comments about "Minerva Gets Pierced by Love." Glad you liked it!

Ramon Collins – Jun 15, 2010

Thank you for reading a commenting on my latest story, J. Mykell. Now that you're fiddling with the intensity of Flash, I'll get on one of yours with some concise, pithy comments (be sure you read it as "pithy").

Matthew A. Hamilton – Jun 15, 2010

Thank you for your comments on Urumqi. Your suggestion is very helpful.

Myra King – Jun 14, 2010

J, it just seems like a lifetime ago - about four years. I rewrote(edited and added words) from the original before posting on here so, no, the language would not be more explicit. Thanks for your nice comments. Much appreciated.

Matthew A. Hamilton – Jun 13, 2010

Thank you for reading Tarawa. Glad you liked it.

Bill Yarrow – Jun 13, 2010

J, thanks for your comment on "The Meaning of Life."

Mark Reep – Jun 13, 2010

Hi J- Thanks for your comment & fav. Good stuff!

Myra King – Jun 12, 2010

J, such lovely comments, you are so kind :-)

Michelle Elvy – Jun 12, 2010

JMC! Thank you for your lovely comment on my flag day challenge piece, X. This piece is special to me; I appreciate you reading it.

George LaCas – Jun 12, 2010

Thanks for your comments on "Chelsea 5" and for reading all the way to the end of the saga!

George LaCas – Jun 11, 2010

Thanks for your comment on "Chelsea 4"!

Myra King – Jun 10, 2010

Re Mind Games J, yes you are right.
The main problem with perpetual motion is the friction so I used it against itself and the rest yes, as Rendine says, "it's not that simple". Some of the games facts are taken from real psychology that I have gleaned over the years but I have put my own slant on them of course. The law of (perhaps still a theory?)Gravity is being questioned now with the expansion of the universe. I really love science - so fascinating. Thanks so much J. Let's watch out for cell phones you can wear on your finger! Hard to type texts and they would need to be waterproof!

Claire King – Jun 10, 2010

Thanks for the comment and the fav on School for Clowns. I just loved that writing prompt!

George LaCas – Jun 09, 2010

Thanks for your comments on "Chelsea 3" and the fav!

Myra King – Jun 09, 2010

Thanks, J. You really got into it didn't you. I so appreciate your comments.
Re the gold bands, I liked the fact that Rendine actually tried to chat up his own wife but, because of the Chloether, he did not remember.
I'm pleased you liked the mind games portions. As far as setting the scene, working out how to explain perpetual motion was the hardest!
'Micromobs' are in reference to cell phones - we call mobiles here.

George LaCas – Jun 09, 2010

Thank you for your comments on "Hotel Chelsea" which I'm glad you liked, and of course I'm even more glad you're curious about what happens next. This thing is shaping up to be a longer work, maybe of linked New York stories. Stay tuned!

Bill Yarrow – Jun 09, 2010

Thanks for your kind words about "Raymond Chandler and His Wife." The main details in the poem are true.

George LaCas – Jun 08, 2010

Thank you for your comments about "Hotel Chelsea 2," and don't forget to check out part 1!

Con Chapman – Jun 08, 2010

Thanks for reading and commenting on my parsley story. I am slowly converting my Amazon Shorts to Amazon DTP. It is user-friendly so you don't you make some money.

James Lloyd Davis – Jun 08, 2010

J. Thanks for the fav and comments on "Driving with ghosts..." I took it off, but not before noticing. Thanks.

Molly Keegan Kuhn – Jun 07, 2010

i was reading your about me. you said "ups" keep you going...and at that exact moment i was watching a film where the depressed man said, "but downs are the shit man" which seemed ironic...so i decided to tell you this.

thanks for the comment!

Larry Strattner – Jun 07, 2010

Thanks for the good words on Flashback. Appreciate them. Cheers.

Matthew A. Hamilton – Jun 06, 2010

Thank you for reading Afshan. Glad you liked it.
Your ferryboat story is hilarious. I see a story coming out of that experience. Would love to read it. Were you in the Korean War? My grandfather was. I recall you wrote a story about the war.

I have not been to China but would love to go one day, but not the large cities. I want to go up into the mountains and experience the village life.

Michelle Elvy – Jun 06, 2010

Thank you for your comment on Rock On JMC. Been out all week, now catching up! Back to being philosophical, or silly, or both...

Myra King – Jun 04, 2010

J, yes, you understood what my poem, Weakest Link, was all about. I've always said we are only as good as our readers, and you are one of the best as well as a damn good writer. Thanks so much.

Susan Tepper – Jun 04, 2010

J. Mykell, thanks again for your fav and comment on Soup

Matthew A. Hamilton – Jun 02, 2010

Thank you for reading The Burning Bed. Much appreciated.

Myra King – Jun 01, 2010

I'm really pleased to get your lovely comments, J, they are always so insightful. Thank you so much, and for the fav too.

Kevin Myrick – Jun 01, 2010

Thanks for the comment.
-Kevin

Matthew A. Hamilton – May 31, 2010

Thank you for reading Young Journey. I'm glad you enjoyed it.

Michelle Elvy – May 30, 2010

Thanks again JMC! Appreciate the second comment!

Susan Tepper – May 30, 2010

J. Mykell, thanks again for your comments on Who Sent You? I still get the chills when I hear Janis perform

Michelle Elvy – May 30, 2010

Thanks JMC for the comment on Rock On. I had a Three Dog Night tape back in high school (not an 8-track, but it nearly could've been) that I used to crank up loud during my drive to school (along with The Low Spark of High Heeled Boys). 'One' and 'I never been to Spain' and all those other hits are stuck in me good. I love writing stories around song lyrics, it's fun and perhaps silly, but as you point out, even sometimes philosophical. Thanks for the read.

Larry Strattner – May 29, 2010

Thanks for the note on Addict - great suggestion about the Play!

Veronica Purcell – May 29, 2010

I've linked your blog to mine. Thanks for reading and commenting on my works so far. You've made this fictnaut newbie welcomed.

Matt Dennison – May 28, 2010

Thanks for another quality read-comment, my friend.

Jack Swenson – May 27, 2010

Mykell, Thanks. Your thumbs up for "Falling Out of Bed" put a smile on my face. I really appreciate it.

Cherise Wolas – May 26, 2010

John,

Thank you for reading An Italian Lunch. Your comments always make me grin with delight.

Michelle Elvy – May 26, 2010

Thanks for reading and commenting on Elephant, JMC! I guess sometimes unpolished is polished enough... I'm so enjoying meeting you here!

Myra King – May 26, 2010

Thanks again, J, it was fun writing it (Purple Patch)

Ramon Collins – May 26, 2010

Thank you for reading and commenting on TWO FOR THE ROAD; I appreciate it. I've never done a post like this, but apparently, it's the way it's done on Fictionaught. I usually just recip -- this seems like Advertisements For Myself.

Susan Tepper – May 26, 2010

J.Mykell, thanks so much for commenting on The Fall of Love. What you wrote about Charles Manson was interesting, I didn't know that there were plot-scenarios at the time...

Claire King – May 25, 2010

Thank you for coming to read Peach, twice! I really appreciate your comments. It's a touchy subject in shades of grey...

Jack Swenson – May 24, 2010

Indeed. Five bucks a day in 1960. Wonder what it costs now?

Matthew A. Hamilton – May 24, 2010

Thank you for reading and commenting on Nothing to Do. Glad you enjoyed it.

Larry Strattner – May 23, 2010

are you suggesting I delete the word aceeding? You're not the only one who writes that's not too bright.

Cherise Wolas – May 23, 2010

JMC,

What can I say? I got captured a ways back! I love reading how your writing is morphing!

Jane Hammons – May 23, 2010

Thanks for letting me know that "Beatnik Blonde" works on its own for you. Sometimes with this short things that are meant to go with other pieces it really is hard for me to tell.

Carol Reid – May 22, 2010

Thanks for the read and kind comments, J.

Myra King – May 22, 2010

J, I really love the way you take the time to write so much about my work. I was worried this piece may have been too long for fictionaut (I know everyone has busy lives)but your comments have dispelled this concern. Thank you so much :-)

Myra King – May 21, 2010

J, you really are a very insightful person/poet/writer. Thank you so much for your lovely comments about , About Poetry!

Matt Dennison – May 20, 2010

Thanks for the quality read of "Failure," J. Deeply appreciated.

Matthew A. Hamilton – May 20, 2010

Thank you for your comments on Tsalagi. Glad you liked it.

Michelle Elvy – May 20, 2010

Thanks, JMC, for your comment on From The Doctor, With Love. I appreciate it, and I'm looking forward to perusing your stories too. Nice meeting you here!

Jack Swenson – May 20, 2010

Mykell, Thanks for spotting the undercurrents in the story. I really appreciate your comments about "A Little Fishing."

Myra King – May 19, 2010

J, I love the way you take time to dissect the meaning of my work and I'm really pleased that the cover note set the poem up for you, too. Thanks, you are a wonderful writer and I feel honoured every time you comment on my stuff.

Matthew A. Hamilton – May 19, 2010

Thank you for reading The Other Day and for the fav. Glad you liked it.

James Lloyd Davis – May 17, 2010

Thanks, J. And you're right about war stories.

Jerry Ratch – May 17, 2010

Thanks, J.

Myra King – May 16, 2010

I really don't know much about Model T Fords but I wrote that in a fictive state and the 'wings forever stalled' came to me. I found out later they are on the speedometer. Weird how that happens. I do remember the one we had in our paddock, in South Australia - it was too far gone for restoration. Thanks J, for your insightful words and you live where Model T Fords are made in Detroit - wow another thing I've learned.

Matthew A. Hamilton – May 16, 2010

Thank you for reading my girlfriends birthday. Glad you liked it.

Ryder Collins – May 16, 2010

Thanks for your kind comments, especially about Sergei...

Jack Swenson – May 15, 2010

J., Thanks for the read and the comments on "Black Orchids." I'm glad you liked the story.

James Lloyd Davis – May 14, 2010

Thanks again, J.

Larry Strattner – May 14, 2010

Thank you for your comments on Eli. Eli thanks you as well. We get a large charge out of getting mail. :-)

Amy Geeleher – May 13, 2010

Thank you for reading my short, dig the style.

Cherise Wolas – May 13, 2010

Okay, JMC. I posted the First Date Questionnaire. Wildly inappropriate, it's hard to believe it spurred me to write Things I Should Have Done #4. I blush, I hope you won't!

Bill Yarrow – May 13, 2010

Thanks, J.

Matthew A. Hamilton – May 13, 2010

Thank you for reading and commenting on John Hamilton's Reflection. As far as the dialogue, can you think of a way I can make it smoother?

Jane Hammons – May 13, 2010

Thank you for your comment on "Giving Notice." I am moved by your response to it.

Myra King – May 12, 2010

J, thanks for reading my peom, Father, and for your very insightful comments, much appreciated.

Julie Innis – May 12, 2010

Wait - you also have an "Atonement" story? Will be back to read it, mate. Best to you.

Matt Dennison – May 11, 2010

"Usually alone, thinking, reading, writing, contemplating, meditating, playing the guitar."

yep yep yep...

Jack Swenson – May 11, 2010

Your comment about "At the Faire" is better than the story! Thank you!

Matthew A. Hamilton – May 11, 2010

Thank you for commenting on Caning. Glad you liked it.

James Lloyd Davis – May 11, 2010

Thanks again, J.

Myra King – May 10, 2010

Thanks Michael, such insightful comments :-) it's my daughter's all time favourite (Australian spelling)too!

Jack Swenson – May 10, 2010

J., Thanks for the thumbs up for "Secrets." It was an interesting place to live, that's for sure.

Tina Barry – May 09, 2010

Hi Mykell. Thanks so much for reading and commenting on "I Like it This Way." I'm glad you like the story. I see you're a fan of Joyce Carol Oates. Me too, and I often look to her for inspiration.

Matthew A. Hamilton – May 09, 2010

Thank you for reading Tatev. I questioned the footnotes, too. Without them, though, I'm not sure if most people would understand the poetry project as a whole. Also, translating Tatev within the poem would be difficult. I'm hoping to add photos to this chapbook, which I hope will supplement the footnotes.

Bill Yarrow – May 09, 2010

Thanks, J, for your kind comments about "Dis-Ease."

Ryder Collins – May 09, 2010

J. -

Thanks for your comments on "I will be your girlfriend, Sam Pink." I'm glad you enjoyed the piece - hoping it was as much fun to read as it was to write.

Cheers, Ry

Matthew A. Hamilton – May 08, 2010

Thank you for reading and commenting on Artsakh. Do you recommend any changes?

Stephen Carter – May 07, 2010

J.,

Thanks for reading an commenting on the naked man of barcelona. I've taken so long getting back to you that you may not even remember...but i appreciate the kind words.

Like the avatar, by the way. My copy of Dorian Gray has the same cover.

Cherise Wolas – May 07, 2010

Love your (picture) portrait by the way up here on your wall.

Cherise Wolas – May 07, 2010

Your comments about Things I Should Have Done - #4 really thrilled me. Thank you for them, and for the fav!

Matthew A. Hamilton – May 04, 2010

I'm glad you enjoy my poems. Thank you for taking the time to read and comment.

Cherise Wolas – May 04, 2010

JMC,

Thank you so much for taking the time to read a lot of my work and for your fabulous comments!

Ramon Collins – May 03, 2010

Thanks for the read and comment on Smell of Rain, Mykell. I claim the other Michael Collins, Ireland's Greatest Hero, as a long-lost uncle.

Matthew A. Hamilton – May 03, 2010

Thank you for commenting on Youth. Yes, indeed. We are not that bright in our youth, are we. I should have died a thousand times over. Who really knows why one lives and the other one dies?

Gary Percesepe – May 02, 2010

i really appreciate your kind comment on my updike piece--

thanks

Matthew A. Hamilton – May 02, 2010

Thank you for reading Otherworld. I changed it around based on Mr. Swenson's comments. I'm still working on it, though. Not happy with it quite yet.

Matthew A. Hamilton – May 01, 2010

Thank you for reading and commenting on My Rice Krispies Treat. Most of my stuff is serious, so I'm glad to share a bit of my humor.

Bill Yarrow – May 01, 2010

Thanks for your comments on "Full of Mad Hope."

Martha Williams – May 01, 2010

Thank you very much for reading and commenting on Yeah.

Matthew A. Hamilton – Apr 30, 2010

Thank you for commenting on The Turkey that Couldn't Gobble.

Larry Strattner – Apr 29, 2010

Thanks, likewise. Larry S

Matthew A. Hamilton – Apr 28, 2010

Thank you for commenting on Leaves of Yesterday. The "faithful" can be anyone, any religion. As long as one believes and lives with love toward all others, then I believe one has done all that is required of them.

H-M Brown – Apr 27, 2010

Thank you for reading and commenting my Arcana Magi Series. I'm glad you are enjoying the series.

Matthew A. Hamilton – Apr 26, 2010

Thank you for reading and commenting on Blue Light.

Gary Percesepe – Apr 25, 2010

j,

thanks for commenting on my story, man--

tigers? well, ok.

got nothing against them.

red sox? another matter, entirely--

peace,

gary

Walter Bjorkman – Apr 24, 2010

J. - glad you stopped by 'night on the f'naut'. Saw Nell Shea II out there, have mentally book-marked to read.

Matthew A. Hamilton – Apr 24, 2010

Thank you for your comments and keen observations on Thunder Snow.

Matthew A. Hamilton – Apr 23, 2010

Thank you for reading and commenting on Death Watch. Glad you liked it.

Lou Freshwater – Apr 23, 2010

Hello there, thank you for reading and commenting on In the Path of Mary. I appreciate it more than you know. And as another existentialist of sorts, I have added The Tragedy of Existence to my list of things to do.

Walter Bjorkman – Apr 23, 2010

Thanks J. for reading my work and commenting on "Watts". I started reading Nell Shea a while back and said let me get back to this one when I am not hurried. Will take a look.

Martha Williams – Apr 22, 2010

J - thank you for your kind words on 'All's Well', Martha.

Jane Hammons – Apr 21, 2010

Thank you for your comment on Pleiku Jacket.

Matthew A. Hamilton – Apr 21, 2010

Your welcome. Please do. I definitely want to see another version of your story, "At War." I think it will be a good one.

Matthew A. Hamilton – Apr 21, 2010

Thanks for reading and commenting on Urumqi. Yea, crazy things happening over there.

James Lloyd Davis – Apr 21, 2010

Thank you for your generous comment.

Yours truly, Picasso

Meg Pokrass – Apr 19, 2010

J.-

Thank you for your kind comments about my "Serious Writer" pieces. Greatly appreciated.

Matthew A. Hamilton – Apr 19, 2010

Thanks for reading and commenting on Humility. I'll see what I can do to make the transition of the poem smoother.

Jerry Ratch – Apr 19, 2010

Thanks, J.

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