Melanie Yarbrough

Location Cambridge, MA
Occupation Assistant Community Editor
IM (GTalk) yarbrough.melanie

About Me

I write, but mostly I read. Short stories are my favorite medium, and I'm in a constant state of writing them. The truth is, fiction makes me feel warm inside, and each community of fiction writers I come across further instills in me a respect not only for the genre but for the people behind it.

I want to hear what you think about my stories, so be honest above all, if not kind.

Why do you write?

I write to make sense of other people, to push myself to understand and see other perspectives that challenge my own.

Any favorite authors? Books?

Raymond Carver, Jincy Willett, Kevin Wilson, David Foster Wallace, Gabriel Garcia Marquez. I love The Collected Stories of Lydia Davis, Will You Please Be Quiet Please?, 100 Years of Solitude, Tunneling to the Center of the Earth, Jenny and the Jaws of Life. To name a very select few.

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Jules Archer – Dec 18, 2010

Melanie - Thanks for commenting on Help Me Own You. Appreciate!

Kathy Fish – Dec 16, 2010

Super kind of you to write and tell me you'd read "Disassembly" Melanie. I'm so glad you liked the story! Thanks also for the fave for "Repair Man". You truly have made my day. Thanks!

Julie Innis – Dec 13, 2010

Melanie - you are the best, really -thank you!

Meg Worden – Dec 13, 2010

Thanks Melanie, for your nice comments on Do You Dream. It is a bit of a paradox, the relationship and how we mirror each other and therefore maybe never really fully know who we are with. I have been playing a lot lately with these awful narcissistic male voices and trying to make them relateable. Thanks for noticing. :-)

James Lloyd Davis – Nov 14, 2010

Thank you for the lovely review on "The things they read" covering my story, "The Color of Mangoes." Check's in the mail.

Robert Vaughan – Oct 16, 2010

Welcome to Fictionaut! Dive in, the water's warm!

Melanie Yarbrough – Oct 15, 2010

Thanks, Darryl!

Darryl Price – Oct 15, 2010

Love that smile!

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