John Woodington

Location Minneapolis, Minnesota

About Me

I'm a writer and reader living in Minnesota, and I'm here so I can post some things for people to read and enjoy, and to read some things to enjoy myself.

Why do you write?

I write because it is the only thing I've found that gives me ceaseless satisfaction.

Any favorite authors? Books?

I love everything from Melville to Chang-rae Lee, from "Moby-Dick" to "Native Speaker." Was that helpful? Not really.

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Gary Percesepe – Apr 28, 2010

hi john

thanks again for your comments on the grocery girl story--

i admire your work. so glad you are on this site--



Meg Pokrass – Apr 02, 2010

Thank you so much for your encouragement!

Foster Trecost – Apr 02, 2010

Hi John, thanks for taking the time to read and comment on Eight States Away - I really appreciate it. foster.

Finnegan Flawnt – Apr 01, 2010

thanks for your comment, john. i would like to encourage you, on fool's day as on any other day, to use your cubicle as if it were your own office. continous disregard, olfactory and otherwise, of your cubicle neighbours might help complete the illusion that you're all on your own.

sara t. – Mar 24, 2010

John i found that piece on computers but its on paper. i can fax it to you if you like. let me know!

Jack Swenson – Mar 22, 2010

John, it's always good to hear from you. How are things in my old haunts? Hear you are having a pretty nice spring. Glad you like the bird's story.

Jack Swenson – Mar 10, 2010

John, that's the nicest thing that anybody as ever said about my scribblings. "As usual." Thanks for the kind words about "Quitting."

Jack Swenson – Mar 05, 2010

John, thanks for your comments about "Victory." A Carver story got me started writing fiction again.

Barry Basden – Feb 26, 2010

Thanks for your kind words about WINCE, John.

Foster Trecost – Feb 24, 2010

John, thanks for reading and commenting on my story, A Very Quiet Evening - I really appreciate your time.

Jack Swenson – Feb 22, 2010

I am very pleased that you liked my little tales. A thumbs up from a fellow member of the Gopher Nation is especially nice. Thanks!

Jack Swenson – Feb 15, 2010

Glad you like my "bugs" story, John.

Matt Dennison – Feb 15, 2010

Thanks for reading "Praise."

""This is really funny, and yet shockingly realistic.""

(sounds as if you've read the book in question...)

Tia Prouhet – Feb 03, 2010

Flattery will get you everywhere. Thank you.

Jack Swenson – Feb 03, 2010

Hey, John. Thanks. Nope, no Minn. references this time. However, when I lived in Minneapolis, a famous poet jumped from the Franklin Ave. bridge. It was big news at the time.

Jane Hammons – Feb 02, 2010

Thanks for the favorite on Party Line.

Foster Trecost – Feb 02, 2010

Hi John. Thanks for the read and comments. foster.

James Robison – Feb 01, 2010

Thanks, John.

Sam Rasnake – Jan 31, 2010

I appreciate the read and comment, John.

Carol Reid – Jan 28, 2010

Hi, John, and thanks for the read and comment, greatly appreciated!

Christian Bell – Jan 28, 2010

John, thanks for reading "Havana" and posting your nice comment!

David Erlewine – Jan 28, 2010

Ha! Will do on the creepy.

Jarrett Haley – Jan 27, 2010

Thanks for your note a while back, John. Glad you liked that interview. Haven't yet read the story you posted but looking forward to it. How about something for the site?

David Erlewine – Jan 27, 2010

Thanks...John for commenting on my NF piece. I write tons of stories about kids and that kind of thing. Many of my "twisted" stories are about bad things happening to kids...and reading articles about people like the good Dr. keep me going.

Ha, thankfully, I had many good things to think about in 2009 but of course I always end up writing about the bad stuff. Maybe in 2010 I should take my mom's advice as well as my wife's advice to write something happy!

Patrick Wensink – Jan 19, 2010

Great job with "A Letter to the Girl...". I'm looking forward to reading more of those letters.

David Erlewine – Jan 17, 2010

Hi John, thanks so much for checking out the Joe Henry-inspired story. Glad you liked it. I feel the same way (creepy/graphic) about the story. My wife said it's one of her favorite things I've written. A happy marriage I guess!

Jack Swenson – Jan 15, 2010

Don't feel sorry for her husband. He didn't mind. I mean, that is to say, er, he wouldn't have minded if this were a true story. Thanks for the kind words about "Menage."

sara t. – Jan 13, 2010

Hey John, thanx for your comments on my piece "The Dark". Appreciate it!

Julie Innis – Jan 08, 2010

Happy to have found your blog today! Best to you in 2010!

Larry Strattner – Dec 23, 2009

Thanks for your comment on Jack and Jill. My goal is your laugh. Cheers and have a good time here.

Paul Steven Stone – Nov 26, 2009

John, glad you enjoyed "Island of Final Regrets." It was one of those stories that surprise the writer as well as the reader, which is why, I guess, I chose it for my first Fictionaut submission. Keep your eye out for a 'sequel-of-sorts' written a year so later. Thanks for taking the time to comment.

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