My favorite letter in the alphabet is 'S'. So many wonderful, wonderful, words.
Snarky, snappish, screws, snorts, sojourn, somnambulism, sarcasm, spacious, supple, slovenly, slavish, swoons....
"Let be be finale of seem.
The only emperor is the emperor of ice-cream."
I write because I can. Because it's something I'm truly confident in. Good at it? Perhaps. Love it? Always.
All the little ramblings in my head need to be put down on paper. Language astounds me, music inspires and I love to twist words into newness.
Too many to remember...but here's a go...
Hunter S Thompson
The Electric Acid Kool-Aid Test
Fear & Loathing in Las Vegas
The Book Thief
The Mercy of Thin Air
The Mists of Avalon
As I Lay Dying
The Great Gatsby
The Lovely Bones
The Girls Guide to Hunting and Fishing
Glad you liked Brace :)
Thank you for your comment on Stella. I'm working on taking up a whole variety of non-human voices.
Thank you very much for reading and responding to "I'm Waiting". I welcome the encouragement.
Thanks for your comment on my little haiku. "Venus Transit."
Thanks, Jules XX
Thanks for comment on Street ;)
Thanks so much for reading and commenting on my poem, "Never Enough."
You're always most welcome ;)
Thank you for your comment on "The Anniversary." I like the word honesty--it's why we write fiction, isn't it, to be able to express honestly.
Thanks, Jules! Glad you liked "Babble.
Thank you for reading and commenting on "For the Lost Boys" and I'm happy you liked my squirrel tartare line--it was a bit controversial. I like it too.
Thank you for commenting on Human Trafficking. I'm glad it works for you.
p.s. I'm sitting at my dining room table cutting a holiday bedsheet into 350 thin strips for a school craft and listening to The Black Keys. Fictionaut is a nice diversion.
Thanks, Jules and GREAT suggestion. I totally took it. You're nice. And pretty. And your skin looks soft. And...I could go on and on.
Thanks for commenting on "That'd Kill Ol' Bob" Jules. Not too many smoky bars these days, although I have to admit, I don't miss that aspect of it.
Thanks, Jules, for faving "Fish Boil"! Always great to hear from you.
Jules, thanks so much for the kind words for "Baby, Baby..." I'm so glad you liked it!
Thanks so much for the commmentary and fave on "Happiness"!
Jules I'm glad you were affected by "kid" because that was my intention to write it scathingly painful.
gracias, Jules, for your comment on "Lettie"
jules, your comment on "ginger" is most gratifying. i love the energy you bring to your writing and to everything you do, and i'm happy to walk away with a slice of that source. cheers!
Jules, your comment on The Escapists was one of the best that I have ever received. Thank you so much for your encouragement!
Hi, Jules. Thanks for reading 'Mercury Unbound-5.' Your comments and suggestions are greatly appreciated.
Hey Jules. Glad you enjoyed "Spark and a Flash." Thanks for reading, and hope you're having a safe & happy Fourth.
Thank you for the comment for "Looking Both Ways." Much appreciated.
... I read Geek Love years ago - it's one of those books that lives in my imagination. Cool to see it on your list.
THANK YOU!! Dead chuffed xxxxxxxxxxxx
Hey Jules. Glad you read bliss, thanks for that and for the comment, too - I really appreciate both! fos.
Jules, thank you for the thumbs up for "Sweet Dreams." Always glad to get a vote from you.
We must be fraternal twins.
Jules, so glad you liked "The Disease"! I like you!
Thanks for faving "The Lost Boys," Jules. Glad you liked it!
good to have you back, jules, old girl. thank you for your comment on "under the apple tree". any "yowza" from you is greatly appreciated and will be put into the basket with the good apples.
Telling a writer their work is getting better at any stage is always one of the top three things anyone working this craft hopes to hear. Thank you for that, Jules. I'm so glad you enjoyed the story.
Jules. Thanks for your comment great about my "party" story. I'm afraid I'm more of an afternoon nap person than party person now!
Thanks for the comment on "On China not buying salmon from Norway". I should abbreviate that right? Glad you enjoyed it. I hope the humor came through. Free Liu Xiabo!
Hi Jules--Thanks for the fav on "The Mariner's Daughter". I'm looking forward to reading more of your work. On a side note love your profile pic!
Hi Jules, thanks for the great comment on Table Thoughts. I really appreciate your feedback. Fos.
Hello Jules. Thanks for likin' Wrong Nail Polish.
Glad you liked "Semi Tiresias." Thanks for commenting, Jules!
Hey you, thanks for reading "The Bed" and saying such nice things and for the fave!
Thank you for reading my thing. (Love your profile pic. + Geek Love - ever since I read that in the early 90's, stuck in my head.) x
Wow, I was reading Darryl's post at the bottom just above the comment box and typed his name. Bwahahahahahaha, sorry.
Thanks for reading "I will be a child again". Seriously though, you should compile a book of your Twitter posts. Peace!
Hi Darryl! Thanks for reading "I will be a child again". Glad you enjoyed it.
Thanks for the cool comments on Cashed :)
Jules, thank you so much for your nodding, wincing, and faving Tainted Love. I always appreciate whenyou take time to read my words. Peace...
Hi Jules. Thanks for reading Books and Covers, and thanks for the comment, too - means a lot! fos.
Thanks for the comment and star for "My Wife, My Love," Jules. I think I like section four the best, too.
Jules, thanks so much for your comment on "Miscarriage." It was and is very much appreciated.
jules - thanks for reading and supporting my story "Shrine" xxoo
Hi, Jules. Thanks for commenting on "The Truth Will Out." Glad you liked it. It was fun (kind of) to write.
Thanks for the encouraging kudos on "An Arm and a Leg"!
I like to picture you riding your newly purchased donkey.
Jules, thanks for your recent comments on "Watching Them." So kind of you!
Slattern is one of my favorite S words. (Thanks for your comment on Blizzard, btw.)
A big, big thank you for your nice words on "Christina Heppel"!
Thanks, Jules. Your comments make me happy. Thanks for liking "Disappearing Ink."
Hi Jules! Thanks so much for reading and liking my latest. I appreciate it muchly.
You complete me. And thanks for reading about how to pound my meat. Sassy!
Jules is Cools! Thanks for the comment on "Lunch Bird".
Hi Jules. Yup, it's kinda sad, Man on the Run - thanks for reading and commenting. fos.
Thank you for reading Tsunami. Glad you liked it.
I have a vision, and it is of you and me, years into the future, racing down the sidewalk in our matching Rascal scooters. Let's make this vision a reality, Jules.
Oh, and thanks for reading my shit and stuff :)
Sorry, Jules. No, nothing bad is going to happen in "Big." My dad was a hunter. He liked knives; I feel the same way. Objects of beauty. No more dangerous than an attractive woman.
Thanks Julie, always appreciate your comments!
Jules, thanks for your comments on my recent story, Dew Drop Inn, and poem, Tami Miami. I am grateful for your support.
Glad you liked my brutal little sniper satire, Jules. Thanks.
I adore your poetry Jules. You inspire me greatly. Thank you so very much for your comment on Too Late.
Hi Jules~ thanks so much for reading & commenting on Intricacies!
Jules I so much appreciate what you wrote about my poem Drip!
Thanks for the comment on 2010, What I Wanted, Jules. I appreciate the read!
Jules - thank you for the comment and the fave on 2006. You were my tenth * and that makes you very special to me. Well ... more than you already are :) xoxo
Oh, you. Thanks.
And as far as my "pretty points" are concerned, maybe in 1999 they were, but now? I'm thankful for push-up bras and that's all I'll say.
Most welcome, always ;)
Thanks, Jules. Yes, a nice quiet little travel story. Right out of the roto section. A favorite memory.
Thanks, Jules, for faving "In My Nephritic Dreams." So great to have you as a reader!
Hey sweet Jules! Thank you so much for reading and commenting on my Heart Snatch. It makes me happy you enjoyed it.
Glad you liked my story ("Surgery"), Jules. Thanks for posting.
Hey, Julia, thank you for reading "1991!" And commenting! And the star!
Thanks, Jules, for faving "Staring at Waves." Glad you liked it!
Jules - your writing is like breathing; necessary for my survival.
Thank you so much for reading and commenting on Love Sick. You rock lady :)
Glad you liked my merry-go-round story, Jules. I love those wild & crazy wooden horses!
Jules. When do you think the our world domination will be complete? Soon, I hope.
Wow! Three goods! Thanks, Jules.
Thanks, Jules! Glad you liked "Sermon of Lilac."
Descanso says muchas gracias, Jules.
Congrats on the pub in Blue Fifth Review. Any story about bowling is all right by me. I’m a pretty serious league bowler (except we bowl candlepins up thisaway), and when my current girlfriend asked me out to go bowling with her as a first date, I nixed the idea because I knew I would be more focused on winning than on making a good impression. Your story reminded me of that.
Jules -I'm glad you enjoyed Perfect. And that is my real name. As a kid Swanson did cause me a bit of trouble in school so when I could I went by Rick, short for Ricky which my grandmother called me because of her love for Little Ricky on the TV show 'I Love Lucy.'
hey Jules...thanks for the read on Traces. Loved Liplorn..great character in Lucinda...An Empress of Ice Cream perhaps?
So kind of you, Jules, to read and comment on my poem "Wahrheit und Dichtung." Thank you!
Thanks for the comment on 10 Keys, Jules! I appreciate the read!
thanks for reading 'untitled' :)
Hey, Jules. Where ya been? Thanks for the great comments and star for my Val's Day story.
Thank you for your very kind remarks on fly and my veggie tale. You're so sweet, truly! Happy Valentine's. - Q
Hi Jules! Thanks for the comment and the fave on "Muse". Glad you enjoyed it.
Thanks for your own impetus ;)
Thanks for the sweet comments on Boxed ;)
Jules, I am flattered by your response to my "Carver" story. Do you think I was "hard bitten" enough? That is, like Carver as edited by Lish?
Hi Jules! Thanks for your nice words on my story "Nothing Good" - I'm really grateful!
Jules, you have been so nice to me and for that I am eternally grateful. Thank you so much for commenting on Starlight.
Aw, Jules, you say the nicest things! Thanks for your comment on "Happy Trails."
Thanks for forum comment on "Greyhound." Happy to see that one reprinted.
Hey, thanks for your comment, Jules! I had the misfortune of being dragged to The Green Hornet yesterday, and the one thing I did love about it was the flip-down record player installed in the backseat of the Green Hornet car. Sweet! Want.
Thanks, Jules. Glad you liked "Fate." Thanks for commenting.
Jules - belated thanks for your Smite the Hindmost comment. I appreciate it. LS
Thanks for reading 'Golden' Jules! Glad you liked it.
Hi Jules, thanks for reading "Squirrels". Glad you liked it.
Thanks, Jules. Appreciate the star & fave for "Madness."
Hi Jules, thanks for reading Just for Kicks, I appreciate the comments! fos.
Thanks, Jules for your nice comments!
Jules, thanks so much for the super nice comments about "Empty." I've been sick the last couple of days and your words were very welcome.
Thanks for the very kind words on Unheard, Jules. I might have to look at a longer version of this one!
Jules-I always worry about form when I write poetry or prose poetry. So thanks for your read of and comment on Headstone.
Jules thank you for "Hydra, 1980" I want to go there too, want to get out of this snow! Cheers
Thanks, Jules. Pleased you enjoyed "Whiplash Marriage."
Oh, cheese whiz, Jules! ;) Thanks for the read and lovely comments on “Oh, Fish Eggs!”
Thanks for reading Protest. Glad you liked it.
Jules, Thanks for the comment and the fav for "Mad Max." Hope this gets to you. I've been struggling with the site for a couple of days.
Thanks, Jules! Glad you liked "Great Moments in Blindness." Thanks for commenting.
Hi, Jules. Thanks for the comment on "Mussel Memory." Happy to be back. Happy New Year!
Thanks for the very kind words on Things Left Unsaid, Jules! I always appreciate your thoughts.
Yes, indeed; glad my Christmas contribution warms the cockles of your heart, Jules. Ho ho ho!
You're the best, Jules. Thanks for your review of "Wipe Your Feet."
Jules, I appreciate the "Great" on my poem, "You Are." I taught junior high English: The Outsiders was always an up for us all. That and the grisly stories of Raold Dahl like "The Landlady."
Thanks for the comment and fave on A Question of Choice, Jules. Glad you liked it!
Jules thanks for "body" that you read it and liked it is enough for me!
Jules, You're a goodie. Thanks so much for reading Whipping Post.
Must be a good story if it gets a star from you, Jules. Thanks for the good review of "War & Peace."
Must. Form. Posse. Now. (until then, thank you, as always!)
Thank you for reading, Jules. I'm fonder of some people more than I am others (the favorites know who they are). Please consider yourself a favorite. Your words mean a lot.
Thanks for reading Admission. Glad you enjoyed it.
Thank you reading and commenting on "Dog" - and for the fav! It means a lot to me that you read me. And take the time to comment. And are generous with your stars. Thank you!
Hi Jules! Pleased to meet you in the annonymous internet sort of way :) That's a lie--we probably all know each other better than our own friends and family--we're writing, and by doing so, we divulge our insecurities, passions, hopes, etc, without speaking a word.
Ouch. That got a little heavy for a second. Sorry. Anyway, good to be here, and eager to read more of your work!
P.S. I'm a nice drunk. Mostly.
Jules, thanks for once again giving me a boost with your nice comment about my "fishing" story.
Thank you, Jules for commenting on my SR piece, really like your writing!
Hey Jules, Thank you for your lovely comment on It Stops. It means a lot. Just back at fictionaut after mad busy time. Lovely to have a warm welcome back!
Hey, Jules, thank you for your kind words on Ping Pong! And I owe you an email! Love Poe vs. Poe.
Jules thanks so much for your read and comments on "oasis" so kind as always and I appreciate
Aw shuckins Jules. Great comments on god's man! I look forward to reading more of your own beautiful work. Have a terrific weekend. -- Q
Thank you, Jules! I really appreciate your reading and your generous comment and I look forward to reading your stories and so many others here as well!
Jules, I have reading to catch up on, and I think I missed a poem of yours that's at the top of the recommended list!, but I wanted to say thanks for your insightful comments on Gin And A Cowboy. I've cut more words since its original posting, and I think you were right about the "Luthers". Initially intended for effect, then perhaps to keep clear the speaker, but ultimately unnecessary... a great thing about asking for actual feedback! So thank you, fellow Poe!
So glad you liked loon, Jules, and I really liked your comment. You're awesome! -- Q
Thank you, Jules, for reading "Willie Nelson" - I'm so glad you liked it! I love your profile pic - it rocks :)
Jules, I'm so glad you like my story. Always glad to get a good review from you. Thanks!
Jules thanks so much for the kind words for "Repair Man." I'd say, as magical realism it has its own reality, so it's a little strange. But I appreciate your having a look and commenting!
I'm so glad you liked fly, Jules. Thank you for your kind remarks and for the fave. Have a great weekend. -- Q
Jules, thank you for your lovely comment on my tale of magic and the guitar, “The Duende.” Much appreciated, and happy my story hit the right notes with you.
Thank ya for Crow comments, Jules
Hey, I'm writing on your wall AGAIN! This time in lipstick. Not my one, of course.
Thanks for reading and commenting and faving "Ex-husband" - since when did * come to mean fav? I'm just sad I didn't get the memo. And it took me a long ass time to figure out. #oldman
Thanks for the compliments and FAV on "Cape Town". It's nice to have positive feeback on this very non-traditional structure. I look forward to reading your work. Love the profile pic!
Hey, there. Thank you for your reading and commenting, also for answering my message earlier. You've been helpful in getting me used to how things work.
thanks for the read and comment on ant heap. it's all about the sentences.
Thanks for the kind words on Eat, Pray, Network, Jules. Glad you liked the ending!
I wrote on your wall. With spraypaint.
thanks Jules for reading
and commenting on
Please forgive my lack of sophistication. Is * a typo, or I'm not sure what. All these sideways faces and such are confusing to me. I am not sure why you are clearing your throat ("Ahem."). Sorry. I think you are being nice, and that is nice, too.
Thank you Jules! Happy Thanksgiving! -- Quenby
What typo? (Just kidding. Thanks.) Five stars! Wow! Jules, you are the best!
Jules thank you for reading my work tonight - so glad you like them. Let's talk soon and so happy about your MB story, congrats again!
Jules I'm glad that "rug" struck you that way, thanks so much
Jules - thank you so much for your kind words about my work in "Blue Fifth" - I'm glad you liked it and thank you for telling me so! xo
Thanks, Jules. Glad you enjoyed the poem at Blue Fifth. Thanks for telling me.
Thanks for reading and commenting on "Raw Salt," Jules. Love having you as a reader.
Thanks so much for reading "She spread her legs and flew away"! Love the profile pic!
Thanks for the read and comment on Rats, Jules! I'm glad you liked the last line!
Glad Color Coded Pills had an affect on you. Thanks for reading.
Like the way you think Poe,
Thanks, Jules! Really glad you liked "I Am Not a Corpse." Thank you for your wonderful comment.
My pleasure, Jules, "Mama's Mass" is superb storytelling. It's so moving. You have the confidence to be subtle in your storytelling. You just paint the scene and your characters so vividly and naturally. I will not soon forget that image of the mother and daughters walking to mass in the dark wearing their black coats and black gloves on a snowless night. I can see it like a film. Gave me goosebumps. Truly, I love your story.
Hey Jules, fellow drunk Poe writer, thanks for the great "awesomeness abounds" on Unpacking Sentences! Much appreciated. I think I have a story of yours to catch up on!
Jules thanks for the kind words & fave for "Moro". I love your work, too!
Ah Jules, so lovely to hear from you and read your comment on Two Trees. Thanks so very much.
Jules, thanks. That's a great idea about "Welcome Back." I could write more stories about those two (three?) indeed!
Well, I guess you could call it love. Thanks, Jules. Glad you enjoyed "Pixie."
Don't know about "life lessons," but thanks for commenting on "Convictions," Jules. Glad you liked it. Reading anything 50 times though sounds like a punishment to me!
Jules - thank you so much for your comment on "Zelda" and yes, you pinned it, glad you liked that detail and I like the way you read my work. It's helpful and I very much appreciate it.
Aw, Jules, you are always so nice to me. Thank you for your commenting on "The Party."
Thanks for faving "Florid Psychosis," Jules. Glad you liked the piece.
Jules, thank you for the nice comments and fave for "Stampede." I'm so glad you liked it!
Jules: I'm so glad you liked shades of a young miss zorita. Thanks for your comment. It means a lot. -- Q
Thanks so much for your comment on the bird poem ;)
Hey Girly, sent you an email, I've been having that same Q.
Jules, thank you, thank you, for your nice comment about my "strange" story.
Glad you liked "Knot Eye." Thanks for commenting, Jules.
Hi Jules. Thanks for the read and comments on Sunrise - I really appreciate both. foster.
Thanks so much for reading "Wake Up" Jules. Glad you liked it!
Thank you very much for the encouraging comments you have sent over the last few weeks. Being new to the site, I appreciate your helpfulness in making me feel welcome and comfortable with things here.
Hi, Jules. Glad you enjoyed the Orange Julius poem! I had fun writing it.
Jules, thanks for the nice comment on "Searching for Samuel Beckett."
Thanks, Jules. "Water, Water" is just more disconnects. Disconnects and echoes.
Thanks for your comment on "Law of Averages" - it made me smile. ~Cheers
Thanks for the comment on Phantom Soldiers. Glad you liked it.
Why thank you, Jules, glad you dig "Da Tung" - GL
Jules, I am picturing you in your t-shirt and starting to drool.
Thanks, Jules. Relish your positive reaction to "Precipice of Questions."
Thanks, Jules. I always look for your comments. Glad you liked my post 9/11 story. You are a sweetheart.
Much thanks, Jules, for reading Sweet Sour and saying cool things. Notice, of course, the words "sweet" and "sour" both begin with that wonderful letter S, as does my name. Just saying. Stay wicked.
Thanks for the great comments on "Son of Uncle Sam." Love the flag insight.
Jules, thank you for the close read! That line def. doesn't work with the typo. Where you at, girl? I need to buy you a beer.
yeah there's a vagina girl in every group! so glad you liked this and thanks Jules for your read and comments
Thanks for your comment on Amoco Cadiz, Jules. Much appreciated!
what a wonderful thing to say (about 'La Pointe Courte'), jules, thanks ever so much.
Oh no, the girls thing, not yours Jules! I claim lack of sleep although it is brilliant so there's an implied compliment! Now I'm going to see what you *have* posted lately!
Thanks Jules for all your attention to my flurry of posts this week. Of course I'm happy you liked Godfrey, but even more pleased with your lovely comment on the more serious Anything Again and the fave! Much appreciated! I'v read your extended 'Girls' but was in too much of a flap to comment properly. I'll be back for a second read! x
Jules, I am happy that you liked my shrink story. That guy was a piece of work, believe me.
Well, in real life, my neighbor does love his cats, & I know that at times, he gets pretty peeved at his wife, so, well, maybe....
Thanks for commenting on "Epithalamion," Jules. Glad you liked it. Yes, not much else to say about it. I agree.
Thanks, Jules, for the comment on Escalation. Very much appreciated!
Thanks for the great comment on No Goodbyes! I appreciate the read.
Thanks for commenting on and faving "Cure" Jules!
Thanks, Jules, for the comment on Ordinary Boys. Nice to see you there on my story...
Hi, Jules. Thanks for your great comment on "Black Squirrel Poem." Really appreciate it.
Hi, Jules. Thanks for reading 'Number Nine.' I appreciate your helpful comment and encouraging fav.
Hi Jules, glad you liked Ripe, thanks for the read and comment. foster.
Glad you liked "Bone density." Thanks for commenting, Jules.
Jules, thanks for your lovely comment on “Sono Canadese” (I am Canadian).” I’m glad you had fun tagging along with a Canuck in the Italian Riviera.
Thanks so much, Jules, for finding and commenting on "Parabola Tango." It's a rushing stream of stories these days!
Jules, many thanks for stopping in to read "We Have Eskimo Bars" and for your nice comment on my use of language and humour. As I know from your blog that you read Payboy in your spare time, I am especially glad you enjoyed it!
Enjoyed your comment on "Parables for Rodin," Jules. Thanks for reading and commenting.
"Especially the way the words flow and linger after each section." Yes, for me, it's all about the sound of words. Section 4 is just names, but I love how those words in that order roll off my tongue.
You are also right ("...linger") that the stanzas are all periodic in the sense that the last line in each intends the smack.
Thanks for the vote of confidence, i was a little scared to post that story! :)
Jules, my eyes always light up when I get a note from you. Thanks for saying such nice things about my party story.
You got it Jules. We know what to do at Wal-Mart...Always. Thanks.
Thanks for reading No Instructions. Very cool of you.
"flow-y"--makes perfect sense. Thanks for commenting on "Self Alaska," Jules. Glad you liked it.
Jules, You are my kind of person! Thanks for your kind comment about my story "Worry." And you have been nominated as "Favorite Human" of the day by our nine cats!
Hey, Jules. Thanks for faving "Theorizing Salsa." Glad you liked it!
Thanks for reading and commenting on Infinity Pool. For me, at the end, she's drowning. But is the ending her reality, or is the pool really an infinity pool? I like the fantastic version...
Not wrong! Not wrong! Thanks for commenting on "Something, He Wrote."
"With your poems - even though I may not get all of them…I get a gist and I love the writing.
Just had to tell you."
Lovely of you to say and wonderful to hear. Thanks, Jules!
re: ending of "Small Potatoes." Don't have a specific idea in mind except to say something totally unexpected, unpredictable. Something with the effect of an icepick to the gut. Unleash your imagination on us. When you figure it out, it will feel exactly right.
Jules, your comment melts me. I'm humbled. Thank you.
Jules, thanks for the read/comment on forest in the early morning, I found it interesting that you sensed them as kind of polar opposites, thanks
Thanks, Jules, for commenting on "Par Delicatesse." Hunger, yes, but for what?
Thanks for the great comment on Allergic to Love, Jules. I appreciate the read.
I have no editor but the folks on fictionaut and I thank you for it. It is a much better sentence/and story now. I am in your debt. LS
Hmm. Are you a feline lover, or do you love felines? Very interesting. Thanks for your comment on my cat story, Jules.
Jules, thank you for your kind comment about "The Semaphore of Civilization" and my poems in general. Your generous reading of my work means a lot to me.
i only wish the people who truly did hate me would just say it! You're wondrful. Thanks for your nice words about Contortionist Love!
Indeed - the nerve of her, turning off Tom Waits! Thanks for the comment on French Kiss, Jules!
Glad you liked "Processes," Jules. Thanks for commenting. I absolutely agree with you that life is much easier in writing than in living.
Jules, thanks for reading and commenting on my story All Credit Rescinded, yes, she was very smart to get out of his car!
Thanks for your comments on my Tea Time Story and Bookmark. And have I mentioned I love your profile pic - I'm envious of it actually. Cheers.
Thanks for the kind words and fave on "Down Cellar," Jules. So glad to hear you enjoyed it.
Hi, Jules, thanks for reading Unoriginal Sin. I appreciate your comments. It's encouraging to know when story elements work.
Hi Jules. That is completely bizarre that you would dream of my name! But so glad you reached out to tell me. Given the odd connection, I must immediately hit you as a contact and read your work!
Jules, thanks so much to the comment on "Prime Time." It is gratifying to know someone GETS IT. Awesome, and the fave is much appreciated.
Glad to hear I have your favorite letter in my name; and story. Thanks for your comments. Maybe I should replace my f words with s words... now there's a thought!
Jules, always nice to get a comment from you. You give good comment! Thanks for the note about "Extracurricular."
I bet you read Superman (or was it Superwoman?) comics when you were a kid.
Jules, a yay and two goods. Wow! Outstanding! Thank you for commenting on "Extracurricular."
Hi Jules. Thank you for saying you like my work, it is great to hear it. Very kind of you. I'll see you around Fictionaut! -meg
Hi, Jules. Really appreciate your comment on "Magritte." Thanks!
Jules, A late thank you for reading and commenting on 'Flash'. I wrote it much too fast, I just went back and edited it. Added another S word too, just for you (slash). x
Oh, I like "J" as well!
Cheers, and I'm so glad my blog post was noteworthy for where you're at. I'm getting the feeling that these sort of feelings are going around in writers circles.
Jules, Thanks for your comment on "Naked Ladies." And thank you underscoring that transition. I liked it, too.
P.s. I "S" really your favorite letter? Ahem.
Jules, thanks so much for your read and nice words on my poem
Solitary, much appreciated
I'm so glad my comments helped, although I really didn't have any criticism for you. I was only able to point out the guidelines of The Glass Coin - which only apply to us.
Jules, Thanks for the nice comment about "Secrets." But what a coincidence--S is my favorite letter, too!
"As I stepped out into the bright sunlight, from the darkness of the movie house, I only had two things on my mind: Paul Newman and a ride home."
I love SE Hinton. I read everything by her when I was in High School. She got me into Robert Frost (my favorite poet) and she was the first book I read twice.
I LIKE THE IDEA OF WRITING TO ANNOY. But probably any writing is going to annoy. You can't get away from it it seems like.Someone out there is bound to be rubbed the wrong way. I think Abe Lincoln probably summed it up best with that "can't please all the people all the time" thing but if you're shooting for annoying all the people all the time,well, that's a mighty interesting undertaking. It treads dangerous water--that doesn't mean it doesn't have its rewards--so be careful what you put on your card. Although I thought it was rather funny and I wasn't annoyed at all.