believer in fairytales
resident of Berlin
lover of New York
or, if you prefer sentences, and third person
Jane Flett is a philosopher, cellist, and seamstress of most fetching stories. Her poetry featured in Salt’s Best British Poetry 2012 and is available as a chapbook, Quick, to the Hothouse, from dancing girl press. Her fiction—which Tom Robbins describes as “among the most exciting things I've read since social networking crippled the Language Wheel”—has been commissioned for BBC Radio and performed to general whooping at Shakespeare & Co, the Edinburgh International Book Festival, and other, seedier, places. She is a recipient of the Scottish Book Trust New Writer Award and is going to finish writing her book, any day now...
"Writing is being able to take something whole and fiercely alive that exists inside you in some unknowable combination of thought, feeling, physicality, and spirit, and to then store it like a genie in tense, tiny black symbols on a calm white page."
- Mary Gaitskill
Richard Brautigan, Tom Robbins, Miranda July, Mary Gaitskill, Barbara Gowdy.
hi jane---thanks for reading on commenting on my new york poem--i just noticed---very kind of you. ciao---g
Hello there, Jane! I'm on here as well now. It's pretty damn good, eh?
Thanks, Jane, for your words of praise about my Neil Young piece. I keep trying to get these old songs out of my head...
Thanks for your comment on Leviathan
Psychic larceny: you knew it was going to happen.
Thank you, Jane (belatedly!), for your kind comment & fave for "The Wreck of Me." I don't think I caught it when you posted it and just saw it now.
Jane, thanks for reading and commenting on Daddio.
Thank you very much for your kind response to "I'm Waiting", Jane. I am most pleased that you enjoyed it.
Jane, I'm delighted you found "Listing" a yummy poem! Your comment fed me.
Thanks for the comment, Jane. I Live In The Woods looks really neat :)
Jane, thanks for spending time with my story. Really appreciate it!
Hi Jane, thanks for your comment and fave on "Gravity," means a lot!
Jane, thanks for comment about the koi and bonsai. It's true about notebooks but typing comes more easily than handwriting these days and so I can catch the thoughts more easily. It's true, with a blog, life goes on and on with no chapters.
Thanks for your great comment on Amends.
never been one much for poetry, but im really enjoying yr work!
thanks Jane, for reading and commenting on The Color of Sound.
Thanks for the response and the read! (She Wasn't Always Like This)
thank you Jane!!! for your comment on Silver Corvette!
This is just to thank you more formally for your useful commentary to my story at the Bear Pit forum. A more lengthy response is posted at the site. Glad to make your acquaintance. I have Salt 2012, so I'll go enjoy your poetry now. (I saw above that you were there. Congratulations.)
Thanks, Jane for reading "The Restless Animus (or My 2013 Manifesto." These lines are blunt but they do the trick for me. Glad you enjoyed them.
Thanks, Jane for the comment on my birthday piece. I'm tickled that you liked it.
Hi Jane, thank you for your comment on my story, very much appreciated!
Hi Jane, thanks for spending a few minutes with Eight States Away, and a big thanks for the comment. fos.
Bonjour Janet! Thanks for the comment on "Geneviève's Voice".
Thanks so much, Jane, for looking through my stories.
Thanks for your kind words regarding We invented stillness.
I loved your "Quitting" piece on your blog:
"where the dirt and the ground are the same."
Thank you for your comments on "Drinking Calamine"...and put some screens on those doors of yours, will ya!?!!
I love that Mary Gaitskill quote. I appreciate the kind and funny comment you left about Pig Girl and I faved your wonderful story A Course in Positive Thinking. I'm so glad to have discovered your work.
Richard Brautigan, Tom Robbins, Miranda July? 'Nuff said.
Jane, your comment on "Do you remember..." is greatly appreciated. I like the rawness, too, and posted it as such. Left to my own devices I will overthink and chew a piece to sawdust. The concensus seems to be to leave it as is.
Thank you for reading and commenting on "Cloudy...", Jane!
Hi Jane - Thanks so much for your nice words on "Nothing Good Can Come of This" :)!
I must add killer bio to my killer phrase comment.
Jane, thanks so much!
Jane - thanks so much - so glad you liked the leg. Love your profile photo.
Thank you so much, Jane!
Hi Jane, thanks for the nice words on my wall and for reading my stories. I'm glad you like them and like "Wake Up" in particular. You have made my day!
Thank you Jane, for your kind comment on Postcards from Penelope. I truly appreciate it.
Jane, thank you for the comment on the SHUBA story, I hope that you have expereinced the wonder that is Below the Root! Peace and writing, Amy
Thanks, Jane, for the fave and the comment on "David Foster Wallace meets the sage Lao Tse in a strange place." In between the wars, rumors of wars, petty crime, jealousy, heartreak and murder that I usually write about, I try to add just a tablespoon or two of peace and hope into the mix. I'm happy that it worked.
Jane, thanks for reading and commenting. Having married into a Scots Presbyterian family without an artistic instinct in three generations, good to find a Glaswegian (?) aesthete.
thank you jane for commenting on "rites of spring" and welcome to fictionaut!
Yes, glad you are here as well.
Welcome to Fictionaut, Jane! I admire your list of authors above.