I like to read and write stories.
I edit Wigleaf, an online journal of very short fictions, and I'm the author of American Gymnopédies, a collection of micros.
Scott, I recall your withering FB update about Esquire's questionable fiction of late. Check out James Franco's WITHERINGLY BRILLIANT piece in the new print issue, with lines like: "Then we sit for awhile not saying anything. I can feel their mind-killing slime thought rubbing on me and corroding me and killing me." Do I feel an SG FB retraction coming? Ooh, burn! And there are no typos above...what does "mind-killing slime thought" look like and how does it rub on someone, let alone corrode? And it apparently kills twice!
I just checked out my story in Wigleaf. I had to pinch myself when I saw it there at the top of the list. Your journal is #1, in my humble opinion, and now I can brag that I have a story in there, too! Thanks so much. You've made an old scribbler very happy.
hey, thanks for joining the deckfight group! will try to get some more stuff going on over there.
The answer to your question at matchbook is YES. Having linked stories all in a row on a page doesn't give it the same feel as clinking deeper into the story. The connections here are integral, almost streamed. A lot of the hyperlink fiction I remember from the 90s was horrible, choose-your-own-adventure kind of stuff. This is it done right. Nice.
I loved About Me and My Cousin at Matchbook & esp. enjoyed the experience of reading it - very innovative and interesting.
Friday. 1pm. You + Nanoism = Love.
read Amelia Gray's "How He Felt"!!!!!!! http://wigleaf.com/
Thanks so much, Scott.
I've been here how long and this whole wall-writing thing still throws me?
maybe we could just say,
sex in the first
Hey, Scott. Thanks for telling me about this. Haven't had a chance to figure it out yet.
thanks, Scott, like I need any incentive to post a story. wow, thanks for suggesting i add that one. i owe randall brown huge on it...as i posted a much longer version years ago on zoetrope and randall was like uh yeah i like this but nothing really happens (the story was literally just about ordering a cheeseburger over lunch).
If so, I should unjoin the group. :(
is Sex in the First line like Sex on the First Date?
Hi, Scott. Thanks for the read/comment on "Sectioned." I think you're right--this hasn't really been written about. But I'm a birth junkie, so writing about these untold stories excites me. Glad you enjoyed it.
oooh, it's like a whole new world in here...
Ha! Oh jeez, remarkably simple. Thanks for offering Broken shelter. ;)
Thanks! But I'm embarrassed to say I don't know what you mean. Am I supposed to post a story from Fictionaut on the group page? I'm not sure how to do that yet, but I'll figure it out.
Thanks, Scott, kindly for the read and comment on the craigslist story. Now if my wife finds an open craigslist page I can say I'm researching a story.
No one wrote or is likely to write about articulations under pressure but it's an observation of such acuity I'm going to use it, in exactly your words, in the next class I teach. Thank you. Tell your wife I will pre-friend her on Facbook. She has a friend circling and waiting--wait, that sounds like a stalker.
thanks, scott, for the read and the comment. good to see you here.
Thank you so much for your kind comments on "Cracking Open." I'm a huge fan of Wigleaf, and am thrilled you'd take the time to read my work and comment.
Wigleaf continues to be terrific. Just read Boxers. Excellent story. Thanks for being such a great editor, Scott.
Hey, Happy Year of the Micro!
Yay! Thanks, Scott!
Just wanted to be where all the cool people are hanging out.
yes, this wall is a place of business. i will now head over Lydia's wall, which i hope will become another place of business.
Hey! There's been a lot of activity on Scott Garson's wall lately...
Just returning the favor, Gail. :)
Oh, Dave Clapper, you make me laugh.
If recent activity sleeps with beard-boy at AWP Vancouver 2003, does she acknowledge it at check-in years later?
really? your comm. on this wall registered on my 'recent activity'. so did mine: i got an email: 'Scott Garson wrote on your fictionaut wall.' i was like, damn that Scott Garson! always writing on my wall!
Hard to know, for those keeping score. Since my comment on your wall didn't register on the "recent activity" list, yet yours did. The question is, does all activity appear on the "recent activity" list? Just a subset? Just a ratio of your activity? Just a randomized search of "recent activity". If "recent activity" falls in the forest but nobody is there, is it "recent activity"? Many questions to ponder in arriving at the truth (and beauty) of records and record-breaking "recent activity."
yeah i was trying to set a record. did i set a record?
You were busy here yesterday.
I just read your story "In Lieu of My Final Paper" in Avery. It's wonderful! Minus -- I hope -- the creepy stalking parts, I feel like I've had that guy in class before.
Thanks for the comment, Scott!
Another wall post for you, Scott (please don't hate me for this)!
Jason Behrends, of What to Wear During an Orange Alert, presents:
Special Orange Alert AWP Reading
Wednesday, February 11, 2009
S. Craig Renfroe
Allison Eir Jenks
THE BOOK CELLAR
4736-38 North Lincoln Avenue
Chicago, IL 60625
scott -- thanks for liking things i write. i like things you write and i like wigleaf -- both very much. i'm going to buy a thesaurus so i don't say "like" so much. i still think you're a 0% a**hole.
Scott, Thank you! That is awesome news. Really, really pleased to be a part of wigleaf!
Hi Scott! Happy New Year...love Wigleaf. David
Thanks for the invite. I like the whole setup here.
Scott, thanks for your comments on Officer Friendly. I really respect your opinion and am glad you like the piece.
Good to know the rules. Heh.
Thanks for the notice! I am very, very happy you like that piece, one of my faves. Maybe I'll re-post it here? Maybe.
I checked out Wigleaf and thought it looked great. I also liked the Top 50 you put on there. Good choices.
Hope you're doing well.
I do! <(*#*)> , <(*u*)>, <(*&*)> (various pig expressions - from my daughter! : ( :O :D (in order, sad, surprised, joyous)
I might write on my wall. Well, or you could write on my wall and then there would be no need for me to write on it.
I deleted my Facebook account and kept my MySpace. Tom is always a friend in MySpace. Your wife could be my MySpace friend.
Maybe your wife would prefer it on Fictionaut! Now I have written on your wall, too, and I used an exclamation point.
This is sad. Now everybody will want to write on your wall. Wait, it's not sad, it's genius!
Scott, I am writing on your wall, too! First I typed in a poem wherein your name rhymed with parson and Johnny Carson. But then I thought better of it. Instead: nice to see ya!
I'm writing on my wall so I don't have to read, 'No one has written on your wall.'
This is like my wife, who won't join facebook because she doesn't want to read that initial 'You have no friends' line.