Writing is taking life and distorting it, turning it sideways, tilting it on its axis just slightly, and capturing that. Sometimes, the ending in stories is better, however. And sometimes not.
My biggest influences are Kurt Vonnegut and Neil Gaiman.
Welcome to the Monkey House was the first book I read that stirred something in me that turned into a need to write. I will relentlessly try to capture even a fraction of the wit and charm of Vonnegut.
And Neil Gaiman is the truest, purest voice that has ever existed. His stories breathe air into my lungs.
Hi Marda, thanks for reading through my micros - i appreciate your time and your comments, too. Hope you get some NHL soon. fos.
Re: What do we talk about. Of course we stubborns count. It's our scoring system.
Thank you so much, Marda! Your comment on Getting There really, really made my day.
Thanks for reading, Marda! Aloha.
Marda: Nothing to do at Work: Oh! There are so many other options if the days drag on!
Thanks for the Nothing to do at Work comment: You got to work with what you have around an office. It's not much.
Thank you so much for reading and commenting on my silly Les Stroud bit. And the fav. :)
Hi Marda, thanks for reading Table Thouthts - I appreciate that, and the comment, too! fos.
Marda, on behalf of me, Mr. Snickerdoodle the donkey, Death, Evil and Bob: you're my favorite. :)
Hi Marda, thanks for reading More Important than Money, I really appreciate that. And thanks for the comment, too - means a lot to me. fos.
Marda so nice what you wrote to me, thank you, and glad you like "leaves"
Thank you, Marda, for your lovely comment on and fave of the Translator poem.
Hi Marda, thanks for your recent comments and fave of "Watching Them." I am happy that you enjoyed it!
Marda, thanks for reading and commenting on "San Pedro de Macoris"!
Marda, thanks for reading “God Bless You, Mr. Rinsewater.” Your sweet remarks and open and honest enthusiasm are greatly appreciated.
Marda - thank you for the kind comment on Cuffless. And I am so happy that you like my poetry. I really love that. XO.
..the freedom to create something out of nothing..very cool!
Thank you for reading The Musical, and taking the time to comment! I'm glad it made you laugh.
Thanks for the comment Marda -- glad you enjoyed the story! If you enjoyed that one, here's another you might dig (http://www.mikealynch.com/ice-cream.html) -- the style is very similar. Also, I dig your list of fave books! Breakfast of Champions was like my bible when I was growing up, and Murakami is one of my all-time favs. I think about his books all the time. :)
Take it easy,
Hi, Marda! Thank you so much for the kind words and favorite on my Heart Snatch. You are, quite literally, lovely.
Marda, thank you so much for reading, commenting, and faving my kid books! And 30 Seconds. And pretty much everything else of mine. To say the least, you flatter me.
Marda, I so appreciate your wonderfully generous comment about my simple narrative "1993, What I Wanted." Thank you!
Marda, thank you for reading and commenting on "Dear What I Wanted"!
Marda really happy that you are enjoying the
What I wanted Group and hope you will send more..
Hi, Marda. Thank you so much for reading and commening on my aerobics class thing. Honestly, I've discovered yoga and pilates is how I play best with others in the world of exercise. You're just peachy.
Marda, thanks for the fave and the comment on "Foreplay." It's always a nice surprise.
Marda, thank you for your kind words on "1991" and for the star!
Hi Marda, thanks for reading A Boy and His Tire and A Life Twice Told - I really appreciate your comments.
Marda, thats so kind of you to dig up "a serious writer considers a pimp" and thanks for what you had to say. I had fun writing it! best, susan
Thank you again for reading "Help Me Own You". Very appreciated.
Marda, you are a generous soul to say such nice things about my story “Behind Blue Eyes.” Thank you so much for your lovely comments and fave.
Oh, my girl Marda, thank you for reading and commenting on "Solar Plexus". You rock.