I always carry a pen and a notebook.
Contribute to 52/250, Istanbul Literary Review, and Pure Slush.
My experiences fuel my creativity; I only write what I know or what I have lived to some extent. Sometimes I feel that is limiting, but then I look around and realize my how much I still have to write.
But why write? I don't know anything else.
John Cheever, John Steinbeck, Raymond Carver, Benjamin Percy, and Ernest Hemingway. I read Cannery Row and For Whom the Bell Tolls once a year.
Thx for enjoying my fish story! Glad it resonated w/you..
Matt, thank you for your enthusiastic comment on Binge Painter. I really loved The Perfect Day.
Matt, thanks so much for your comments today on my work, "Bombs Keep Falling," and "3 Short Shorts." I am so flattered, and honored that you enjoyed them.
Matt, darn, I missed the zoo in Amsterdam when I was there. The one where the action in my story takes place is in San Francisco. Thanks!
I am remiss in not thanking you for the comments on "Give Me Fifty Words..." Thanks for taking the time. I appreciate it!
Hi Matt! Thank you so much for your wonderful comment on my story, "A Visceral Affair"! I'm so glad you enjoyed it. Looking forward to reading more of your great work.
HI Matt! Thanks for your comment again on "Ghost Searches Downtown." Congrats, also, on the publication in Istanbul Literary Review! Very impressive! I look forward to reading your work. Best of luck in your endeavors! Michael
thanks so much for reading my story, and for your thoughtful comment--
And thank you so much for your comment on my piece Oh Conductor. I welcome feedback of all sorts and it's great to hear what you have to say! Thank you again!
Thank you for the welcome comment on my page! Yes, being young and already knowing I want to be in the writing world is pretty great, it gives me so much to look forward to. I'm so glad I am a part of fictionaut!
Matt - thanks for your comment and support of my story "Union". I'm very appreciative!
Thanks, Matt, for the comment on "Disappearing Ink." Thanks also for the fave!
Matt, thanks so much for Ringing, Ringing!!
Matt, thank you so much for reading "1991" and for your kind comment!
Thanks for reading my piece and for commenting, Matt.
Thanks Matt, appreciate the read on "Two Sides".
Wow, Matt. Fantastic yourself! Thanks for the great comment about my bug story.
Thank you for your comment on "Bleached Mutiny." I really appreciate it.
Hey, thanks for reading Admission. Glad you liked it.
I see your from Point Pleasant. I had a life saving experience in that town. I still love it.
Thanks for reading Cognizance!
Thanks for the kind words on my recent post. That's awesome you're in Point! I didn't know anyone in the literary community was so close. We should definitely grab a beer sometime. Let me know.
Matt, thanks for commenting on and faving "George." Appreciate it very much!
Matt, Thanks for your comments on Fourth World. Appreciated. Of yours I read up from Chickenshit to Daisies then skipped to Baghdad. You get a little dark yourself here and there. Good luck in you quest to write. I took a turn away from it once and it took a long time to get back. Cheers Larry
Last line in Caprice did you mean brake lights?
Thank you so much for commenting on "Sage". I look forward to reading your work!
Matt, thanks so much for reading and commenting on It's True What They Say -- much appreciated! Peace...
Matt, thank you for finding "Rock, Roll, et al," and hearing smooth within the choppy. Hard to know, you know, sometimes after much rendering. I know Point Pleasant! Wonderful. Well, mostly the antique shops I know, strange to say. A fav escape, going there.
Hi Matt, thanks so much for reading my story and for commenting! :)
Glad you liked "Mad Max," Matt. I love putting these little pieces together. Thanks for the read(s).
Thanks for reading and commenting on "Three Questions for any Doctor." Much appreciated.
Matt - thanks for your comments on "Help Me Own You"! Thanks for taking the time to read a piece of mine.
Thank you for reading Blue Grass. Much appreciated.
Matt - thanks for reading and commenting on "John & Cathy Come Home". Appreciate it!
Thanks for your warm welcome, Matthew, and for reading and commenting on "while we sleep." I've enjoyed reading about your career aspirations and wish you the best of luck. Also, I second your taste in authors. Take care -- Quenby
Thanks for reading Peace of Mind and kind remarks.
Hey, Matt. You can compare my writing to Hemingway anytime. Thanks!
Thanks for reading and the fave, Matt! Appreciated very much!
Thank you for reading Afghanistan and for the fav. Much appreciated.
Thanks for the comment on This is Something She Would Miss. Nice to meet you on FN!
Thank you for reading Qean and the fav. Much appreciated.
Hi, Matt! Thanks for stopping by and for being intrigued. Your profile is equally intriguing. After dipping into screenwriting, myself (without the success you had) and writing my own fiction, I too am now writing book jacket copy, writing some pages/chapters for non-fic self/help books (ghostwriting company), and will soon be editing children's books. How strange. :) But, it's fun, and like you say, it's challenging. Different every day, too, which is a bonus. I don't know about any brass ring, though. I'll just have to read more about yours.
Thank you for reading and commenting on Union of Opposites. Much appreciated, as always.
Thank you for reading and commenting on Body Double. Glad you enjoyed it.
Thanks for stopping by my wall, Matt. I'm just dipping my toes into Fictionaut, but I think I'm about to jump in. It seems great.
I lived and worked on LBI for a couple summers and my job took me up and down Route 9. Still go down but no longer local.
Matt, thanks for your crazy nice comment (even if my mother made you say it.)
Matt, Many thanks for reading and commenting on 'Flash'. I've been busy with day job but I just went back and edited it at last. Now have a break so looking forward to reading your pieces very soon. Cheers,
Thank you, Matt!
Matt, thank you for such high praise for Lake Chelan. So thrilled it resonated for you!
Matt, thank you for reading Tea w/Mrs. Doyle and for encouragement to reprise the characters...i've got a rough draft on another story...started to feel like chapters, so maybe's there's something there. Your "About Me" is a great story too!
Glad you enjoyed Tarawa. Thank you for reading.
Glad you liked Caning. Thanks.
Thx Matt for enjoying my cookout!
Thank you for reading and commenting on La Tomatina. Glad you enjoyed it.
Thanks for reading and commenting on The Knocker. Glad you enjoyed it. Read your bio. Very interesting. I thought about being a screenwriter, but never got the opportunity. Partly my fault. I could never settle down anywhere. That's changing, though. I'm working on my MFA next year and really psyched about it. And hopefully I'll try living in a place longer than 2 years at a time.