Matt Potter is an Australian-born writer who has spent the last two years (2008 - 2010) living between Adelaide, Australia and Germany (particularly Berlin) ... perhaps following the summer.
After long-held dreams of becoming a psychiatrist, an historian, a gynaecologist, a gymnast and a singer came to nothing, Matt became a social worker and an English language teacher.
Matt is inspired by the discipline of others and their sense of enjoyment and adventure, and wishes these would rub off on him.
Matt also edits 'Pure Slush': http://pureslush.webs.com/
I write because it makes me happy, it keeps me interested, and I so often think, oh God, that would be such a funny story!
Ellen Gilchrist (adult fiction / short stories); Annie Hawes (travel); Christine Harris and Margaret Clark (children's).
Matt, thanks so much for loving "A Killing in the Market," and of course, for giving it a good home.
so glad you chose writing such great stuff, instead of that other (medical) But then, I'm sure you would have been great in any field.
Matt - thank you so much for what you said about 'Snow Go'. We got there in the end, and I'm extremely glad we did. I have your 'crib' email sellotaped to the inside of my notebook. I'm very grateful for the compliment and the help. Gill
indeed, matt: "What is a nail. A nail is unison. / Sweet sweet sweet sweet sweet tea." (from gertrude stein, <a href="http://www.poetryfoundation.org/poem/175775">susie asado</a>.
"And you know, if it really only took 3 or 4 minutes, more power to you, Estelle!" loved that comment, matt. power is the key term here. it grows over time but once you have it, you have it and you can summon it outside of time.
thank you matt for unearthing the secret treasures in "<a href="http://www.fictionaut.com/stories/marcus-speh/secret-brush-strokes--2">secret brush strokes</a>" when commenting!
Matt, Thank you so much for your comment on Movement. I really appreciate the feedback!
Why do you have to live so far away? I'd like to go out with you for beer and pizza, I know we'd be very good friends. Thanks soooo much for getting my work the way you do, re Swastika, and gum.
Hey Matt, I haven't checked Fictionaunt in months and I just saw a pages of stories you shared with The Glass Coin. I'm sorry I've been incommunicado. We are actually in the process of a completely new design for The Glass Coin, which is taking up much of my metal space. Hope you'll come check it out. I'm hoping to have the new format up and running April 1. Cheers, Jo
Hi Matt. Thank you for the very generous remark on ash, the reference to Ellen Gilchrist. Wow! Have a great day.
Thanks, Matt, for your comments on “Oh, Fish Eggs!” Glad you enjoyed it.
Glad you enjoyed "No Sweat". One never knows....
Oops, I forgot you were already a part of Thunderclap! on Fictionaut. Silly me, I must have been at the bar ordering us another round. Drink up!
Thanks for the Slushie invite. I needed refreshment.
Thanks for your salient comments on "The Wedding March." Glad it resonated with you, and I appreciate your read.
Hi Matt, thanks for the read and comments on MVMR, I really appreciate it. foster.
Matt, those are such nice words on my story Centerpiece, thank you thank you!
Hey Matt, thanks for finding Dreaming in Mink and reading it. And for liking Sally :)
Hey Matt -- so glad to see you here! I am 'following' you now, which I always laugh at, since it makes me sound like a stalker. But you already know how I feel about a man who spends his time betw. Berlin and the South Pacific....
Welcome to Fictionaut, Matt.
Matt, it must've been a thrill to get personal responses from Ellen Gilchrist. I wonder why her best writing is behind her? She has a rich source stream, it should still be flowing.
Matt--it's good to have you with us.
Matt, thanks so much for your read and great comments on Shrimp. Why is Gluck called Gluck? I don't know, exactly, I think it came in my mind as "Yuck" (like oily shrimp). I grab whatever name appears first when I write a story. I see you like Ellen Gilchrist, I love her work, especially the Rhoda stories
To have someone become a contact, you click on their name, look at their profile, and then click "follow" near the upper left-hand corner. I find this site painful to navigate at times, but I'm not a very good sheep.
Welcome to Fictionaut, Matt!