Martha Williams

Location By the seaside.
Occupation ... Right... er...

Books by Martha Williams
  • by David Gaffney, Jonathan Pinnock, Tania Hershman, Vanessa Ge...
    National Flash-Fiction Day/, 2012.
  • About Me

    Now writing as T Upchurch.

    Any favorite authors? Books?

    Alice Walker - The Color Purple
    ...and many, many more.

    Martha Williams's Wall

    Greg Davis – Jul 29, 2011

    Hi Martha,
    Thanks for your kind words about "Flatlander's Suite." The experience that inspired that piece was itself sort of ghastly so I'm very glad that mood came through. Thanks again for the feedback!

    Christopher Allen – Jun 09, 2011

    Hey, Martha! Thank you so much for your encouragement on "The Number 4". Hope you and family are doing well.

    Jack Swenson – May 02, 2011

    Martha, many thanks for the kind words for "My Wife, My Love."

    Kathy Fish – May 01, 2011

    Thanks so much for the lovely comments & fav for "The Bed", Martha!

    Penny Goring – Apr 24, 2011

    Thank you! XXX

    Frank Vander Rasky – Jan 06, 2011

    Thanks, Martha, for the read and your lovely comments on “Oh, Fish Eggs!” Will see what I can do about getting you a sunbonnet made for two! ;)

    Roberta – Jan 02, 2011

    Thank you for the comment on 'Tasted Like Apples,' Martha. Much appreciated.

    Walter Bjorkman – Jan 02, 2011

    Martha - thanks for the comments on Kill Allan - your reading of it is exactly what I hoped for. From what as an adult is a humorous anecdote but was real feelings at the time, to the hate building up as the years & incidents got worse - to a realization that he was harmed worse than me, with the absolute impossibility forced on him by circumstances - no kid could or should have to cope with it, He always protected me too, fiercely at times, at that shows his true love. Thank You again!

    Bill Yarrow – Jan 02, 2011

    Martha, thanks for reading and commenting on "Great Moments in Blindness."

    Julie Innis – Dec 15, 2010

    Martha, thanks for checking out "My First Serial Killer" - here's hoping!

    Jane Hammons – Oct 22, 2010

    Martha, Thank you for allowing Friend of the Week to haunt you.

    Meg Pokrass – Oct 20, 2010

    thank you, angel, for shadowing my curdy rabbit!:)

    See ya – Oct 11, 2010

    Mustard green mouth...yeah, I got myself a little sick on that one...Thanks, Martha, for reading. You're a treasure.

    Keith U. – Sep 16, 2010

    Hi, Martha! Thank you so much for taking the time to read and comment on my rejection letters that I totally made up because they never ever really happened, and if they had, not to me, nosiree bob. Which is an expression, like 'knee slapping funny,' that I will never understand.

    And that you for the fav!

    Kim Conklin – Sep 10, 2010

    Thanks for the comment on Telephone, Martha. I appreciate the read.

    Matthew A. Hamilton – Aug 31, 2010

    Thank you for reading Afghanistan.

    Foster Trecost – Aug 30, 2010

    Hi Martha, thanks for reading my snail story. And thanks for the comment, too. foster.

    Jack Swenson – Aug 12, 2010

    Martha, I agree with you about the poor girl. It was clear, too, that she HAD been a very pretty girl. I don't know. I just want to shake my head. Glad you like cats!

    Claire King – Aug 12, 2010

    Hey Martha, hope you're drying off. Thanks for the comment on Upstream and watch out with frisbees. Claire.

    Ramon Collins – Jul 30, 2010

    Thanks, Martha, where ever you are, for the read and comment on POSEY'S POND. I appreciate it.

    Michelle Elvy – Jul 28, 2010

    Thanks, Martha, for the comment and Fav on A Night of Not Knowing. You know what fearless is, girl.

    Myra King – Jul 28, 2010

    Yes, that's where I'll see it! Glad 'Leaving' gave you a laugh.
    Thanks Martha.

    Mary Lane – Jul 28, 2010

    Thank you for your kind words, Martha.

    Michelle Elvy – Jul 28, 2010

    Hey Martha -- thanks for the comment and fave on Bedtime Story! And now you are off sailing, you lucky girl! See you when you are connected... :)

    James Lloyd Davis – Jul 27, 2010

    Martha, I'm so glad you liked "The man who killed Molly Bloom." It was an experiment and it seems not to have failed. I love it when that happens. But you know all about that, I am sure.

    Claire King – Jul 26, 2010

    Wish I'd thought of tripe. Liver with tubes in...maybe she's not that cruel after all.

    Kari Nguyen – Jul 23, 2010

    Thanks for reading Requirement, Martha! So glad you liked it.

    Meg Pokrass – Jul 19, 2010

    you are a sweetheart. I will write fukfukfukeeeeee for you whenever you ask! ha! Thanks, you!

    Jack Swenson – Jul 05, 2010

    Martha, You must be psycho! You really nailed the character in "Camp 7." An anxious child indeed. (And guess what? That child was me!) Thank you so much.

    Brianne Fidgety – Jun 24, 2010

    Thank you for reading "The Nightly Dance". I am much better now -- medication and proper sleep have done wonders. I wrote that piece two months ago; I vowed to write something every day to capture the experience, even when my hands were shaking too hard to type properly. It was such an awful time, and I'm glad I'm not there anymore.

    Roberta – Jun 23, 2010

    Thank you so much for the comment on 'Love,' Martha. Glad it rang true for you.

    Have you read 'Possessing the Secret of Joy?' I loved The Colour Purple, but found Possessing the Secret of Joy powerful on a whole different level.

    Christian Bell – Jun 22, 2010

    Martha, thanks for reading and commenting on "Catatonia"!

    George LaCas – Jun 21, 2010

    Hi Martha, thank you for your comments about "Peanut Time" and "Minerva Gets Pierced by Love." Don't worry - that peanut is right under your sofa, or behind your stove.

    Ramon Collins – Jun 15, 2010

    Martha: Thank you for reading a commenting on my latest story. Recipping to you is easy because I enjoy your work!

    Julie Innis – Jun 12, 2010

    Martha - thank you! I really appreciate your thoughts on Bee King. Hope all's well, Julie

    Kait Mauro – Jun 04, 2010

    Your story 'Can a Hummingbird Sing?' was published on Like Birds Lit .com today. :)

    A. Pseudonym – Jun 04, 2010

    Thanks for you comment on 'You,' Martha. Nice to make your acquaintance.

    Ajay Nair – Jun 03, 2010

    Thanks Martha, for your comment on Knowing. Hardness disguised in curves is always interesting, no?

    James Lloyd Davis – May 27, 2010

    I go back to Texas for a few weeks every year. I'm overdue for the trip. Thanks for the comment.

    James Lloyd Davis – May 27, 2010

    I've been reading more of your work here and I do hope you're getting a book published. I'll buy it immediately.

    Myra King – May 26, 2010

    Martha, glad you had a laugh - it was fun writing it :-)

    James Lloyd Davis – May 26, 2010

    Oh, yes, and here's that other "m" I left outta the word "comments." sheesh, I am such a clutz.

    James Lloyd Davis – May 26, 2010

    Martha, thank you ever so much for your coments on "Things you remember..." It made my day.

    Ramon Collins – May 26, 2010

    Thank you for reading and commenting on TWO FOR THE ROAD; I appreciate it. I've never posted like this, but apparently, it's the way it's done on Fictionaught. I usually just recip -- this seems like Advertisements For Myself.

    Michelle Elvy – May 25, 2010

    Martha! Thanks for your exclamation marks on my Elephant. Glad you liked the stomp!

    Johnsienoel – May 24, 2010

    Hehe...I saw your message to me on FB! 'distinctively' - sorry. Finger slippage. Thanks for pointing that out. I stared at this so long I am surprised there aren't more egregious errors. And yes, please always comment candidly. If something isn't working, tell me. I want to GROW in this craft.

    Stephanie Bobo – May 16, 2010

    Thanks, Martha, for your thoughtful comments on "Mind You Don't" and the fave!

    Myra King – May 08, 2010

    Thanks, Martha, for your kind words on my poem. It brought back memories for me as I wrote it.

    Lori Lou Freshwater – May 07, 2010

    Martha, thank you for reading This Girl in That Shirt. Looking forward to getting to some more of your work asap.

    Michelle Elvy – May 05, 2010

    Martha! thanks for reading Celebrating Difference. Thanks for the comment about my voice, nice to hear that.

    Foster Trecost – May 03, 2010

    Hey Martha, thanks for reading and commenting on Nine and Five - much appreciated. foster.

    J.B. Lacombe – May 02, 2010

    Thanks for reading my story, Martha. I was egg-static to get some positive feedback, heehee ;)

    Walter Bjorkman – May 02, 2010

    Martha, thank you for your very poetic comment on 'a night on the f'naut'!

    M.H. – May 01, 2010

    Hi Martha - Thank you SO much for your generous comments on "Three dreamers" - I'm so glad you liked the story :)

    Stephanie Bobo – May 01, 2010

    Many thanks, Martha, for reading "Hammer Nail Nail" and your kind words!

    J.B. Lacombe – Apr 30, 2010

    Thank you, Martha! I am really excited to be on Fictionaut :)

    Kathy Fish – Apr 30, 2010

    Thanks so much for reading and commenting on "Delivery" and "Moth Woman" Martha. I really appreciate the kind words!

    Martha Williams – Apr 30, 2010

    Hi, Ramon - I've changed it back :) Good talking to you. M

    Ramon Collins – Apr 30, 2010

    Your new Profile pix doesn't do you justice!

    Julie Innis – Apr 29, 2010

    Martha - thank you for your kind words on Sanctuary - much appreciated!

    Lori Lou Freshwater – Apr 28, 2010

    Martha, I think I owe you a thanks and a reply to your nice message on FB. So, thank you for your comments on my poem, and for your nice message. I'm quickly becoming a big fan of your work and I'm looking forward to reading more.

    Cherise Wolas – Apr 27, 2010

    Oh, and thank you for the fav on Things I Should Have Done - #2!

    Cherise Wolas – Apr 27, 2010

    Thanks again for reading Things I Should Have Done - #2. I'm really pleased that it rocked.
    I look forward to reading your work!

    sara t. – Apr 26, 2010

    Martha, thanx for your comment on "i cant do this anymore". Much appreciated!

    Sam Rasnake – Apr 25, 2010

    Martha, thanks for your read and comment on "Raking Leaves with Billy Collins". I appreciate it.

    Walter Bjorkman – Apr 25, 2010

    Martha, thanks for reading 'Strange Tantes', appreciate much.

    Beate Sigriddaughter – Apr 23, 2010

    It's lovely to discover and connect with other voices, isn't it? Yours is lovely!

    Jane Hammons – Apr 23, 2010

    Thanks for wanting to reread Pleiku Jacket.

    Tania Hershman – Apr 22, 2010

    Hi Martha,
    really lovely to meet you, especially since I see you're a former science writer too. Let's talk about science and fiction sometime!

    Linda Simoni-Wastila – Apr 21, 2010

    Hey thanks for reading When a Bowl Hits a Tree and your kind comment. From one newb to another -- welcome to fn! Peace...

    Samuel Peralta – Apr 20, 2010

    Hi Martha, thanks for the warm welcome! Still finding my way around here, so I'll be back when I've got my bearings. Just posted my first piece on Fictionaut, 'Letter to Neruda'. Cheers!

    Matthew A. Hamilton – Apr 20, 2010

    Thanks for reading Garden Light. I happy to see it brought back some happy memories for you.

    Susan Tepper – Apr 20, 2010

    Martha, thanks so much for your read of my story Little. I'm glad it made you laugh

    Lori Lou Freshwater – Apr 20, 2010

    Hey fellow newbie, I wanted to thank you for your comment on Bill Franklin. It means the world.

    Sara – Apr 19, 2010

    Martha, thanks so much for reading and commenting on Girl. I look forward to getting to know you through your work.

    Michelle Elvy – Apr 18, 2010

    Hi Martha - thanks for the comment on Love, Story. Glad it made you laugh. This came from a real conversation in which a guy actually said that! The arrogance of some people -- harrumph! :)

    Michelle Elvy – Apr 17, 2010

    Hey Martha - love seeing you here! Will catch up with your writing even more now... -michelle

    Meg Pokrass – Apr 16, 2010

    Thank you for favoriting Picnic! Glad you are here, and yAWPing!

    Jack Swenson – Apr 15, 2010

    Martha, Thanks for your comment about my little story. And you didn't say the story needs an ending, thank God!

    sara t. – Apr 12, 2010

    Thanx for your comments on "Toothbrush". Much appreciated!

    Finnegan Flawnt – Apr 11, 2010

    sometimes i wish i could be "new and lost". a little like not ever being small and innocent and young again. i miss it and i don't. it's good to have young children around to be reminded. when they, too, grow up, what's left is memories. aww must write about that, i think. you stirred something up!

    Finnegan Flawnt – Apr 11, 2010

    gosh, martha, you're digging deeply in the archives of humanity with your reading of "tickled pink"...this is the first story of mine ever published, in an early issue of metazen. underread and underrated, a text suited for your vows on this page "dense and absurd" both...thanks! if we ever travel to cuba together i'll buy you a mojito!

    Myra King – Apr 10, 2010

    Thanks for your kind words about cake tin rusted. Love your sense of humour (Australian spelling) Welcome too!

    Matthew A. Hamilton – Apr 10, 2010

    Thanks for reading Back in an Hour. Glad you enjoyed it.

    Finnegan Flawnt – Apr 10, 2010

    woohoo martha! thanks for reading "Flatulence". i'll tell nicholas. he'll be overjoyed. all this attention for a ...simple motion of the bowels. smashing! don't think i'm only farting around on the fictionaut...actually that is EXACTLY what i'm doing. welcome!

    Susan Tepper – Apr 10, 2010

    Martha, want to thank you here, too, for your read and great comment on How I Learned to Cook. And welcome to this terrific community of writers

    Darryl Price – Apr 09, 2010

    I like all your answers very much!

    Foster Trecost – Apr 09, 2010

    Hi Martha, welcome to Fictionaut and thanks for reading Eight States Away. foster.

    Tracy Lucas – Apr 09, 2010

    Hi, Martha. Welcome to Fictionaut!
    You're going to love it here.

    Martha Williams – Apr 09, 2010

    I am very excited to be here. Thank you, Meg Pokrass.

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