Rene Foran

Location New Hampshire
Occupation Education

About Me

I like to monkey around with words.
It's how I play.

Peace ~ Rene

Why do you write?

Life and my experiences during my time here on earth are what fuel my creativity.
I write about what I know, but more importantly, I write about what I want to know.
And what I really want to know is...???
I am also less of a trainwreck on paper.

Any favorite authors? Books?

David Sedaris,because he is a master storyteller.
David Foster Wallace because he made me feel hip & rich when I earned his words.
F Scott Fitzgerald because of his mastery at creating a moment and setting a scene.
Beverly Cleary because she created characters and situations that became instantly real to her readers.
Mindy McCowan because she wrote the most excellent notes and excuses to keep me out of gym class for most of my Senior year.
To name just a few..

Rene Foran's Wall

Bill Yarrow – Jun 04, 2012

Hi, Rene. Love your comment! Thanks for faving "My Books."

Meg Pokrass – May 22, 2011

Sweet Rene - thank you for the boost and encouragement with "Sit in Here"!

Julie Innis – May 01, 2011

Rene, this 40-something late bloomer thanks you!

M – Mar 28, 2011

Thank you for my birthday wishes Rene and your very kind thoughts about my piece what I wanted in 1968. I look forward to reading your work.

Bill Yarrow – Mar 23, 2011

Great comment on "Ribs," Rene.

"and honestly, I'm really wanting some ribs now.
St Louis...dry rub"
That really made me laugh!

Mark Reep – Mar 17, 2011

Hi Rene, thanks for your comment on Snowdick :) And for the fav, too. Was a fun piece to write, glad you enjoyed!

Misti Rainwater-Lites – Mar 13, 2011

Hi Rene! Thanks so much for reading and commenting on my story.

Mary Lane – Mar 13, 2011

Thank you, Rene for the lovely comment and fav! Glad to find you on here.

Frank Vander Rasky – Mar 03, 2011

Rene, I so appreciate your wonderfully generous comment about my simple narrative "1993, What I Wanted." Thank you!

Bill Yarrow – Mar 03, 2011

Thanks, Rene, for your kind comment on and fave of "Staring at Waves." Love hearing from you.

Christian Bell – Mar 02, 2011

Rene, thanks for reading and commenting on "Dear What I Wanted"!

Jack Swenson – Mar 02, 2011

Rene, Well, that's not quite ALL it takes, but ya gotta start with that. Thanks for reading & faving "Merry Go Round."

Marda Miller – Mar 01, 2011

Rene - you are awesome. Thank you so much for the comment and for the fave on 2006. It made me smile :)

J. Mykell Collinz – Mar 01, 2011

Hi, Rene. Thanks for reading '1965, what I wanted.' Your comment and fav are greatly appreciated.

Karen Eileen Sikola – Mar 01, 2011

Thanks for joining the TrainWrite group! I look forward to reading your work.

Susan Tepper – Mar 01, 2011

Rene, me too, just a simple kitchen door. Send more work whenever you feel like, I'm glad you are enjoying the What I want Group!

Doug Bond – Mar 01, 2011

hello Ms. Foran...thanks for your comments on my Adam & Eve piece. Quick perusal of your page...two things: Sedaris...YES! and if you haven't you should check out the fable book Squirrel Seeks Chipmunk, actually get the CD... wonderful performed aloud (Elaine Stritch is amazing)and belated birthday greetings...i'm 9 days older than you :)

Keith U. – Feb 28, 2011

Thanks, Rene, for reading and commenting on and faving "1991!"

Jules Archer – Feb 20, 2011

Hey Rene - thanks for reading and your keen observation on "Liplorn". I think you're the first to point that out.

Susan Tepper – Feb 20, 2011

Rene I'm so happy you liked Past Edible and wish you a great week ahead!

Soon to be deleted – Feb 20, 2011

Happy Birthday, Rene!

Jack Swenson – Jan 19, 2011

Rene, oatmeal is oatmeal as far as I'm concerned. Yuk! Thanks for the great comment about my story, though!

Bill Yarrow – Jan 19, 2011

Thanks for faving "Fate," Rene. Always love hearing from you.

Bill Yarrow – Nov 17, 2010

The first two sentences of "Raw Salt" wanted me to tell you they are very flattered but they are married to the rest of the poem. :)
Thanks for your wonderful comment! Made me smile.

Susan Tepper – Nov 17, 2010

Rene, thanks so much for what you wrote about "angel"

Bill Yarrow – Sep 27, 2010

I think everyone knows the guy in "Son of Uncle Sam" but I bet everyone's specific picture is different!

Love your comment about the capsized ship. Thanks for commenting, Rene.

Frank Vander Rasky – Sep 04, 2010

Rene, many thanks for stopping in to read "We Have Eskimo Bars" and for your musical comment. I enjoyed teaming up with you in our AmeriCanuck duet!

Martha Williams – Sep 03, 2010

Rene, thank you for your kind comment on EIGHTY-EIGHT - lovely to meet you on Fictionaut. Martha

Bill Yarrow – Aug 24, 2010

Renee, thank you for your wonderful comment on "Self Alaska." You're very kind.

Claire King – Aug 21, 2010

Hi Rene, thank you for coming by to read Upstream, so glad you liked that little piece! Looking forward to browsing through your work (possibly when I can get these kids back to school!). Claire

George LaCas – Aug 15, 2010

Hi Rene, thanks for your "Godot" comment - and of course you can start quoting me :-)

Susan Tepper – Aug 07, 2010

Rene, cukes while camping between the mountains. Is that real cukes or a metaphor? Thanks for reading and liking Organic BJ's

Bill Yarrow – Jul 29, 2010

Thanks, Renee, for faving "It's Like." Glad you liked it!

Meg Pokrass – Jul 26, 2010

Hey thank you for your very kind words about "contortionist love" and please tell me about your relationship with Gary Busey!!!!!!!!!

James Lloyd Davis – Jul 26, 2010

Rene, thanks for the comment on "The man who killed Molly Bloom."

Kari Nguyen – Jul 23, 2010

Hi Rene, thank you so much for your comment and for reading my piece! You are very kind.

George LaCas – Jul 21, 2010

Hi Rene, thanks for your comments on "The Burning Gulf".

James Lloyd Davis – Jul 21, 2010

Rene, I do love the word 'jazzed'. Feel free to scribble any old thing on my wall anytime.

Susan Tepper – Jul 16, 2010

Rene, thanks so so much for the read/comments/favs on my two latest stories, much appreciated!

Bill Yarrow – Jul 15, 2010

Love your comment on "Violet Rivers." Thanks, Rene!

See ya – Jul 14, 2010

Thanks, Rene, for reading my latest story here. I'm especially glad you linked to the Shelby Adams photograph. In looking at again myself just before writing you, I'm thinking I might edit the story to more clearly show the advanced ages of the brothers. Thanks again.

Kari Nguyen – Jul 13, 2010

I love your profile info up there too, by the way! :)

Kari Nguyen – Jul 13, 2010

Thanks for reading After Dinner, etc. and leaving your thoughts. Much appreciated!

Bill Yarrow – Jul 13, 2010

Thanks, Renee, for your kind comments about "The Sky is Simply White." Much appreciated!

Kari Nguyen – Jul 12, 2010

Thank you for the comments and ‘fav’ on Miss! Raisin bread does sound fantastic right now…

Kari Nguyen – Jul 12, 2010

NH! Me too! I loved Sugarfoot Pond and can't wait to read more of your work.

James Lloyd Davis – Jul 11, 2010

Thank you for taking the time to read the extract from "James the Least." Your comments made my day.

Michelle Elvy – Jul 03, 2010

Rene! thank you for your comment on New World! I will come back here and read your story (stories) in another day or so; right now I'm writing in an airport with a dying battery! Nice meeting you here; looking forward to reading you too.

Rene Foran – Jul 01, 2010

I may appear to be over eager with the favoriting. It is because everything thing is just so shiny and new...come aboard we're expecting youuuuuu.

Juhi Kalra – Jul 01, 2010

Rene, Thank you for your lovely comment on "Touching Jim". Welcome to Fictionaut and enjoy your time here. Feel free to read and critique the rest of my submissions. ~ Juhi

Rene Foran – Jun 30, 2010

I want to thank everyone who has taken time out of their day to read my stuff and welcome me as a Fictionaut "in training". I am truly and most ridiculously jazzed.

Cherise Wolas – Jun 30, 2010

You are so kind Rene, really! I think you meant to write this on my wall. Thank you for reading An Italian Lunch as well! I have a revised version up called, originally An Italian Lunch (II).

Robert Vaughan – Jun 30, 2010

Welcome to Fictionaut! I look forward to reading your work.

Cherise Wolas – Jun 30, 2010

I just read your wall, and I laughed a lot! I wrote the best notes, all from Dr. Pepper, in my senior year!

Cherise Wolas – Jun 30, 2010

Thanks Rene for your beautiful words about Lake Chelan.

You are new here! Welcome!

Darryl Price – Jun 30, 2010

I like the monkeys with words image very much. So glad you put David Sedaris--he's one of the few writers who can make me laugh out loud. And David Foster Wallace is just genius. We're glad you're here. Hope you have fun.

Rene Foran – Jun 30, 2010

thank you, Boudreau!

Keith U. – Jun 30, 2010

Okay, now you're just embarrassing me. What a wonderful feeling- thank you for all the favs!

And welcome!

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