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.
I write because it is the only thing I've found that gives me ceaseless satisfaction.
I love everything from Melville to Chang-rae Lee, from "Moby-Dick" to "Native Speaker." Was that helpful? Not really.
thanks again for your comments on the grocery girl story--
i admire your work. so glad you are on this site--
Thank you so much for your encouragement!
Hi John, thanks for taking the time to read and comment on Eight States Away - I really appreciate it. foster.
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.
John i found that piece on computers but its on paper. i can fax it to you if you like. let me know!
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.
John, that's the nicest thing that anybody as ever said about my scribblings. "As usual." Thanks for the kind words about "Quitting."
John, thanks for your comments about "Victory." A Carver story got me started writing fiction again.
Thanks for your kind words about WINCE, John.
John, thanks for reading and commenting on my story, A Very Quiet Evening - I really appreciate your time.
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!
Glad you like my "bugs" story, John.
Thanks for reading "Praise."
""This is really funny, and yet shockingly realistic.""
(sounds as if you've read the book in question...)
Flattery will get you everywhere. Thank you.
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.
Thanks for the favorite on Party Line.
Hi John. Thanks for the read and comments. foster.
I appreciate the read and comment, John.
Hi, John, and thanks for the read and comment, greatly appreciated!
John, thanks for reading "Havana" and posting your nice comment!
Ha! Will do on the creepy.
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?
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!
Great job with "A Letter to the Girl...". I'm looking forward to reading more of those letters.
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!
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."
Hey John, thanx for your comments on my piece "The Dark". Appreciate it!
Happy to have found your blog today! Best to you in 2010!
Thanks for your comment on Jack and Jill. My goal is your laugh. Cheers and have a good time here.
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.