I have long admired the short story and began trying to write stories of my own some years ago. Fictionaut provides a forum for us scribblers. I for one am grateful. I write micro fiction for the most part, but sometimes I write flash. I like short races; I'm no miler! I am looking forward to posting my stories and commenting on the posts of others.
It's fun and it's a challenge.
Hemingway, Steinbeck, Faulkner, Carver, the prose of the poet William Carlos Williams, Isaac Babel. Also the short fiction of Kathy Fish, Carol Reid, Katrina Denza, Marcelle Heath, Jeff Landon, James Claffey, and many more.
Jake, I juxtapose. Thanks for reading the rainbow!
Jake, thanks for reading and commenting on "Safe". Plus - I love your profile picture!
Jake, thanks for your comment re: "Oh, what's this?" she"
Actually, regarding the ending, I did have a discussion with my wife. She feels the male is "kidnapping" the female. Putting himself into her space without a clear invitation. I had meant this to be a technique shared by family members only if it became adopted as a new
tradition. The ending came to me as my fingers were pounding the plastic and I left it. Perhaps a new ending would be better. Your thoughts?
Thanks for commenting on my story, Jake. I had in mind those new diseases and disorders that make it into Time Magazine and then later turn out to either not exist or just be a variation on something basic. Have you noticed how every child in school is ADHA?
Thanks for your comments on, "I Ask You, Erin Burnett…is it fair?" Good advice!
Thanks for commenting on Rotary.
Hello Jake, thanks for lovin' my latest.
Thanks for the comment on Pane.
Hey Jake. 'Bloody tools' all the way.
Thanks, Jake. I've actually grown a bit tired of Fictionauters these days who are quite stingy with comments. Time to retire this account. Appreciate hearing from you.
Jake, thanks for the note on "Old or Fat." Carl's was better.
Thanks much for the fave and nice words on my story.
Jake: Your comments on BY THE BEACH were the nicest kick-in-the- fatty-part-of-the-brain I've ever received. Thank you. I'll reciprocate and try to not get it on the rug.
As well you should blush! Thanks, Jake.
Oh, thanks, Jake. I rewrote it this morning. My ears popped when I read yesterdays's version. What? Where's the cadence? What was I thinking? Well, I know—it was a rush to post on the Solstice. Bad Nonnie.
Thank you for reading and liking Something About Your Mother. Means a lot to have you stop by. All the best,Lucinda
Thanks for the growl, Jake. Hope it's not ominous or through chipped teeth!
Thanks, Jake, for the comment on "Christmas in the Big Easy."
Thank you for your kind comment about "Security Notes to the Museum of Winter", Jake. Hope this finds you well.
Love your avatar BTW.
Thanks for reading "Happiness", Jake. I hope and pray that I will never have kidney stones.
Hey thanks Jake
Jake, thanks so much for your generous response to "Urgent Care."
There are many pieces I'm sorting out. When I find one that gives me a shout, I give it a go. Thanks for reading, Jake.
Thanks for your feedback on Cruelty, Jake. I'm glad you liked it... :)
Jake, thanks for reading and commenting on "On the Roof."
Thank you, Jake. Yeah. A day in the life...I've fallen for the company of ghosts.
Hi Jake. Thanks for your lovely commentary on my writings. I am on and off Fictionaut, so it really is nice to have someone around who remembers some of the things I post.
Jake, thanks for your comment on DOING TIME OUTSIDE, an excerpt from my new novel written by you way back on 9/12. I haven't been on Fictionaut for a while--too busy promoting. I see you are still as prolific as ever. I'll get back to reading your work soon.
Thanks for checking in on Seriously?
It's good to hear from you. My presence here has been spotty lately...
Thanks for you comment on 'Affair.' No thighs it is.
Thanks, again Jake—for your comment on "Reprisal."
Thank you for reading "Otillie," James. Yes. Many mothers for us all. I'm going to read something of yours right now.
Jake. Thanks for the comment on Scar. That's my favorite part, too... :)
Thanks for checking in on Strangers on a Train.
Yeah, sometimes a nice connection that could have been, just doesn't happen...
Thanks, Jake. Glad you liked "Proximity."
Thanks for the comments on "Why?" They are appreciated.
Jake, thanks for your comments and fave on "Coast to Coast." Don't get me started on Alexander Graham!
Thanks for commenting on "Kittens and the Hands of God"!
Jake! Thanks for the very thoughtful words on Mornings!
I would respond in detail but it would be way too much like work--Maynard Krebs says hi!
Although, I am sorta obsessed with numbers.
Thank you Jake for your comment on the midnight short :>) ---Wolfe.
Thanks for reading and commenting on "3 Bedrooms," Jake. Thanks, too, for the star. You've been so supportive of my writing.
Thanks, Jake, for commenting on "The Last Thing" and your fave!
Thanks for the positive vibes on Cornfield -- much appreciated! Will get to that discussion about the lost narrative soon... Great seeing more of your work here, too.
Thanks for reading, Jake. Nightmares can be sort of fun, though.
Hi Jake, thanks for reading and commenting on Sliding Windows, both mean lots. fos.
Thank you Jake for reading - A Little Lotion Talk - and leaving comments.
Nothing beats a surprising real-life gem.
Just gotta be in the right place at the right time with a pencil in hand!
Thanks for your comment on "Cache." This poem came to me one day when I was taking out the garbage and I was knocked back by realizing how vulnerable I had become by loving someone.
Happy to hear from a fellow/sister (?) lapsed somethingorother. Thanks for reading Baptismsl!
Thank you! :-)
Yes, A Dream... hmmm... I don't know, was it?
Thanks for taking a read of the poem Jake!
Jake, thanks for your comment on OCD man, much appreciated, looking forward to reading your work
Hi Jake, I really appreciate you giving Crossties a few minutes of your time; thanks for reading and commenting. fos.
Thanks, Jake, for your comment on Eleventh Hour. It's those damned sutlers.
Jake, thanks for your comment on Details. :)
Hi Jake--thanks for reading and commenting on "Her Hair, a Braid," and thanks for the star!
Thanks, Jake. Thanks for reading and commenting on My Early Thirties. I'll catch up with what you've been doing tomorrow. Cheers. Nonnie
Thanks for your comments about "Legacy," Jake. --Going back into hiding now ;)
Thank you, Jake, for your comment on "Encore." I like harrowing... :)
Thanks so much' Jake, for your comment on "Blood or Kisses". I appreciate your opinion!
Jake, thanks for your comment on "Strange Disconnect." I'll take nifty anytime... :)
Thanks for your comment on Milk For Free, Jake. It made me happy!
Hi Jake. Thanks for reading and commenting on Coffee Shop. I was trying to be all William Carlos Williams but I didn't have a red wheelbarrow, so the coffee shop sufficed. Thanks for indulging my addiction.
Thank you for commenting on "Out of Uniform"!
thanks for the comment, Jake. You fished the Irati recently?
Thanks for taking the time to read Jake.
Thanks for the kind words on "Sylvia" Jake. Never did anything that short before so I wasn't sure I pulled it off.
Thank you for reading my cattywampus poem. love your profile pic !
Thanks for your comment on "What the Doormat Said". We've all had lousy jobs, I think.
Jake, your commentary on "Practice" was perfect. Absolutely perfect. Thank you.
Thank you for your comment on "Sof a". I had done the perspective of an exercise bike, so I figured I'd go for the opposite.
And also for your comment on "So freaking tired." You've got it good... :)
Hi Jake. Thanks for checking in at "Washing the Dishes." :)
Thanks, Jake, for letting me know you liked 'Breaking in Print.' I'm trying to do more and more with less and less...
thank you, Jake, for your comments on my poem.
Thanks for your comments about 'The Worst Girl's Best Day.' Much appreciated!
Jake! I love your photo! Thank you so much for your kind comments on "bird." I am rather new to this community, but it seems like a great one. Looking forward to reading you!
Thank you for your comment on "Toothed and Thorny". It's part of a series I'm working on that takes the perspective of various objects.
Thank you for reading "bird," and for your kind and wonderful comments! Much appreciated. I look forward to getting to know your work. Many thanks.
Thanks for your kind words on "Carver", Jake. It's a surreal experience reading realism around kids/teeenagers. It makes you think, "How did I go from Raymona Quimby to this?"
Jake - Thanks for the comment on Becoming an Author. We're heading in opposite directions on word count but hey, string together a pile of micros and you've got Finnegan's Wake! Welcome to fictionaut. LarryS
Thanks, Jake, for your words of praise about Instructions. Belated thanks also for your comments and fave of Wild Horses.
Hi Jake. Thanks for the kind words on "The Bedroom Seems like the World." I'm glad you liked it.
Thank you for your comments on "Break". I'm really flattered that it blew you away.
Thank you so much for your support of "Letter for K", Jake. It wasn't emotionally easy to write, so your comments mean a lot.
Like yer pic dude
Thanks for your response to my story.
Hey, Jake -- thanks for the read and comments on THINGS THAT GO POINK! I've studied Micro & Flash writing for over a decade and honestly think it's fiction's future. As a teacher, you'll probably agree. (thnx *)
Hi Jake, thanks for your kind words about Only Dreams. Much appreciated.
Thanks for the read and the fav on "Losing Marlene," Jake.
Thanks for the comment and fave on my cicada thing. :)
Thanks for letting me know how Night Moves touched you, Jake. All good.
Thank you for reading and commenting on The Most Beautiful Lady, Jake.
Hi Jake. Thanks for the kind words on Berets and Fish. I really appreciate you taking the time to read and then taking more time to make a comment. fos.
Thanks, Jake, for the kind words on "Pyromania". High praise coming from one of the more Carveresque writers, since the person I'm writing about is a lot like that.
Thanks so much for reading and commenting on "Chimera". I'm so glad you liked it!
I have a rather warped sense of humor sometimes. Thanks for the comments, Jake, and the fav for "Night Sounds." I'm not sure this is one of my wife's favorites though. :)
Welcome to Minnesota, land of the Dakota Sioux. The Objibwe helped with the volume on the history of that war. Where are you? Let's drink a beer, with olives in it, green, if you're up for it. Otherwise, tea or smoothie or coffee. Do you teach English? I do when I remember to do it. ~Ann
Thanks for stopping by and commenting on my poem, Moment to Moment. Much appreciated!
Thanks for the comment and suggestion on "A Collection of Fragments."
Than you, Jake, for your response to my little cat poem, "Curious".
Thanks so much for the heaping praise for The Bookshelves. It was really nice to receive that... :)
Thanks, Jake, for your kind comment on "Poem for Danny."
Thanks for the Clonopin tip, Jake.
Hi Jake. Thanks for the kind words about "Float to Water," and thanks, too, for the star! Welcome to Fictionaut. I look forward to reading your work.