Molly Bond is a sixteen-year-old high-school student at the Ruth Asawa San Francisco School of the Arts. Her work has appeared in the San Francisco Chronicle's "Kids Put their Best Rhymes Forward" for National Poetry Month, Metazen, Dogzplot, Newport Review, Used Furniture Review, Vox Poetica, Up the Staircase, The Weekenders Magazine, Orion Headless, and Bicycle Review. Molly lives in San Francisco with two cats, a dog, a rat, a bearded dragon lizard, a betta fish, and her parents. Molly's favorite animal is the sheep.
Prompts help me a lot. When I write, it splashes on the page and I don't always have much control over what comes out.
I really love Raymond Carver and Lydia Davis. I am also very fond of Richard Ford and J.D. Salinger.
Thanks for your comments on "Arctic" - it is truly special knowing that you saw the wolves. They were a magical sight in the dog park. I'm really glad you liked the story.
Hi, Molly. I really like your work here. Raymond Carver is in my top three fave writers. I have all his books except the most recent collected works, and just finished reading a bio.
I Molly, I am friends with your Mom and Dad...how cool is it that your entire family are writers! My fantasy life. So happy that you are here on Fictionaut.
Molly, Thanks so much for your comment on "The Birds"--and for the fav! Thank you, too, for being one of my teachers.
Hey Molly, fellow teenager! Really enjoy your stuff. Keep on at it!
I just reviewed CHICKEN BONES -- you knocked my socks off! At 13, you don't have to be that good. Just think what might fly out when you're 14 . . .
Hi Molly! Just read your story "Sometimes It's Best to Keep Your Mouth Shut" and I'm so impressed! Very nice to read you here! Hope to catch up with more of your stories very soon. All the best, Michelle
You should check out my group, Like Birds Lit! I really adore your work. :)
Hi :) I'm Kait.
Loved your "every other line" story, Molly. See my comment on that page.
I really do like the form of your poetry that I've read so far, Molly. Wonderful use of word choice and lines.
It is very nice to have you with us. You'll find a lot of friendly folks here willing to listen and admire your work.
I love Carver's stories, too. In fact, reading Carver's story "Where I'm Calling From" got me started writing short fiction again after many years of writing only non-fiction.
Again, I think your poem is wonderful.
you are a talented writer. i'm glad you are here at FN. Keep posting your stuff.
Molly, thanks kindly for reading and commenting on my story. Welcome to Fictionaut!
Welcome to Fictionaut, Molly. "The Tile" is an amazing poem. Carver and Davis are two amazing writers and great choices to read.