Teaching English to young adults in Mexico. Have been writing since I was a teenager--in the last century.
I write because every time I finish a story I get a rush, then a big letdown. Then I write another to keep the cycle going.
David Lodge, Jose Saramago, Anita Brookner, Thomas Pynchon, James Salter, Richard Yates, Robert Sheckley, Raymond Carver, Paul Auster, Barbara Pym, Muriel Spark, Penelope Fitzgerald, Elizabeth Taylor, many others.
Thanks for reading Calm and Level, and always being supportive of my work. Glad to see you around. Hope all is well. Good work with the writing as always.
I really appreciate your comment on MOTEL, Michael. The exercise is so short, it's difficult to get in a fulcrum.
Thanks Michael for your comment on my contribution to the collective memory: we don't want to forget that moment of mass whatever it was ....
Hi, Michael, thanks for reading His Longest Day. I appreciate your insightful comments.
Thank you for reading My Rice Krispies Treat. Much appreciated.
MDB - Thank you for your incredibly kind words on The Bee King. An odd bit to share: my first, best, and only writing teacher's name was Michael D. Brown, so yr comment gave me an extra jolt.
Thank you for your great words on An Italian Lunch. I have done a revision called An Italian Lunch (II). I am really so pleased that the male POV read as really true.
I see I have several of your pieces to read, and I so look forward to it.
Michael, Thanks for stopping in and for the comment on Ghosts.
Glad you enjoyed my poem, From the Kitchen of my Childhood, Michael.
Hi Michael - Thank you so much for your comments on "I'm doing nothing wrong." I used to live in NYC (I'm from New Rochelle) & I love You Said Something for the same reason :)
Michael...appreciate your very kind words re: Mrs. Doyle...indeed, hard not to like a woman who takes her teeth out for the pleasure of young children! Glad to make your acquaintance here...thanks
Hi Michael, Thanks for your comments on Cactus. I'm happy you liked it.
Michael, Thanks for the kind words about my Paris story. Sorry for trying to be a comedian. That was silly.
Very glad to have come across your stories today. Really wonderful, concise, dense stuff you have up here. Kudos and I look forward to reading more.
Hey, thanks for dropping in and reading "For Rent." Been eagerly awaiting a new installment from you here.
Thank you for your comment on La Puta Gitana de Sevilla. (I'm assuming that you speak Spanish if down there in Mexico, no?) For something a little closer to your adopted home, you might like to read 'Last Chance at Normal.'
Full of Mexicans. Of the worst kind. I should know, I married him.
Thanks for reading me stuff, Michael, and the positive comment!
I'm so glad that you made it, now maybe we can get busy and write something really good!