I like to monkey around with words.
It's how I play.
Peace ~ Rene
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.
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..
Hi, Rene. Love your comment! Thanks for faving "My Books."
Sweet Rene - thank you for the boost and encouragement with "Sit in Here"!
Rene, this 40-something late bloomer thanks you!
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.
Great comment on "Ribs," Rene.
"and honestly, I'm really wanting some ribs now.
St Louis...dry rub"
That really made me laugh!
Hi Rene, thanks for your comment on Snowdick :) And for the fav, too. Was a fun piece to write, glad you enjoyed!
Hi Rene! Thanks so much for reading and commenting on my story.
Thank you, Rene for the lovely comment and fav! Glad to find you on here.
Rene, I so appreciate your wonderfully generous comment about my simple narrative "1993, What I Wanted." Thank you!
Thanks, Rene, for your kind comment on and fave of "Staring at Waves." Love hearing from you.
Rene, thanks for reading and commenting on "Dear What I Wanted"!
Rene, Well, that's not quite ALL it takes, but ya gotta start with that. Thanks for reading & faving "Merry Go Round."
Rene - you are awesome. Thank you so much for the comment and for the fave on 2006. It made me smile :)
Hi, Rene. Thanks for reading '1965, what I wanted.' Your comment and fav are greatly appreciated.
Thanks for joining the TrainWrite group! I look forward to reading your work.
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!
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 :)
Thanks, Rene, for reading and commenting on and faving "1991!"
Hey Rene - thanks for reading and your keen observation on "Liplorn". I think you're the first to point that out.
Rene I'm so happy you liked Past Edible and wish you a great week ahead!
Happy Birthday, Rene!
Rene, oatmeal is oatmeal as far as I'm concerned. Yuk! Thanks for the great comment about my story, though!
Thanks for faving "Fate," Rene. Always love hearing from you.
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.
Rene, thanks so much for what you wrote about "angel"
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.
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!
Rene, thank you for your kind comment on EIGHTY-EIGHT - lovely to meet you on Fictionaut. Martha
Renee, thank you for your wonderful comment on "Self Alaska." You're very kind.
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
Hi Rene, thanks for your "Godot" comment - and of course you can start quoting me :-)
Rene, cukes while camping between the mountains. Is that real cukes or a metaphor? Thanks for reading and liking Organic BJ's
Thanks, Renee, for faving "It's Like." Glad you liked it!
Hey thank you for your very kind words about "contortionist love" and please tell me about your relationship with Gary Busey!!!!!!!!!
Rene, thanks for the comment on "The man who killed Molly Bloom."
Hi Rene, thank you so much for your comment and for reading my piece! You are very kind.
Hi Rene, thanks for your comments on "The Burning Gulf".
Rene, I do love the word 'jazzed'. Feel free to scribble any old thing on my wall anytime.
Rene, thanks so so much for the read/comments/favs on my two latest stories, much appreciated!
Love your comment on "Violet Rivers." Thanks, Rene!
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.
I love your profile info up there too, by the way! :)
Thanks for reading After Dinner, etc. and leaving your thoughts. Much appreciated!
Thanks, Renee, for your kind comments about "The Sky is Simply White." Much appreciated!
Thank you for the comments and ‘fav’ on Miss! Raisin bread does sound fantastic right now…
NH! Me too! I loved Sugarfoot Pond and can't wait to read more of your work.
Thank you for taking the time to read the extract from "James the Least." Your comments made my day.
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.
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.
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
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.
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).
Welcome to Fictionaut! I look forward to reading your work.
I just read your wall, and I laughed a lot! I wrote the best notes, all from Dr. Pepper, in my senior year!
Thanks Rene for your beautiful words about Lake Chelan.
You are new here! Welcome!
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.
thank you, Boudreau!
Okay, now you're just embarrassing me. What a wonderful feeling- thank you for all the favs!