Have edited and produced three magazines of various types; have two weblogs--'Spinning' is devoted to literature analysis and 'Hypercompendia' is new media writing and reading and a learning process of forms. Discovering new mediums of writing short stories, poetry, in traditional and hypertext form is how I hope to justify my existence.
I have poetry published in Bewildering Stories, hyperfiction in The New River Journal, and short stories in many fine literary publications. I've been honored to receive the 8th Glass Woman Prize for my story "Wanderer" in 2010.
A bad mood is often the oil that burns the inspirational flame. Not so strange, perhaps, when we think that emotion drives drama and story.
Marquez, McCarthy, Faulkner, Steinbeck, Atwood, Taylor, Murakami, William Gay
Susan, Thank you for your kind comment re Digging a Hole to the China Sea! Glad you like it.
Thanks for the kind compliments on my story "Dead End" Susan. I appreciate that.
Thank you, Susan. I agree that every book is used differently by its different reader.
Hello - thanks for your comments on my poem! always appreciate it. Get you some more posts out there! :)
Thanks for your comments on my story Wishing Fountain - very encouraging! :)
Thank you, Susan.
Thanks so much, Susan, for the 'wow' for Instructions.
Hi Susan. Thanks for the kind words on "The Bedroom Seems like the World." I'm glad you liked it.
Thank you for reading and commenting on The Most Beautiful Lady, Susan. I'm glad you liked the poem.
Thank you Susan. I appreciate the kind comments and the fav for "The Revival".
Thanks, Susan, for the fave and nice comments about W.P.A. It took awhile to get the voice where I didn't cringe when I heard it.
Thank you for the lovely compliment regarding "Blue Glass Star"! Yes, it's one of my longer stories - normally my readers complain that they're too short. I guess I'll do a mixture until I hit the right length.
Thanks so much, Susan, for your comments about the Aunt Madge story. I'm glad you liked it.
Thank you, Susan, for your generous response to "Curious".
Susan, thanks for the comment and the fav. I 'preciate it!
Hi Susan--thanks for the kind words and star for "Float to Water," and thanks for being such a supporter of my writing. Much appreciated.
Thank you for your comment on my Mama story. It means a lot to me.
Hi Susan! Thanks so much for your comment on Winter Blues.
Thanks for the kind words on Spring Uprising
Thank you for the comment on "Conjugal Love," Susan.
Thanks, Susan for commenting on "A Forest."
Susan, thanks for commenting. I'm so glad you enjoyed the hyperrealism page. I suggested it because it had so many examples, but check out the net if you want to see more. The example at the Museum Ludwig, I swear, I thought it was real until it refused to acknowledge my "oh, pardon me". :)
Hi Susan, thanks for giving Eight States Away a bit of your time, I appreciate the read and comments. fos.
Thanks, Susan for commenting on"Muddy Creek" and for the fav.
Thanks Susan. I'm sure some readers find my micro-fictions a bit cryptic. It always feels like a big risk when I post them. I'm happy you liked it.
Thanks from the Running Accountant.
HI Susan, I really appreciate your comments on Dog Days - I'm always happy to hear thoughts from you. fos.
Thanks for the kind comment and fave on "The Songs of Townes Van Zandt." Made my day. He touched and continues to touch many people.
Thanks, Susan for the fave on "Sabi Spies on the Boys." It made me very happy.
Glad you liked "Missing."
Thank you so much for your generous comment on Steam. It was beautiful.
Thank you Susan for your kind words on "IRON Meditations".
I read your "Change" and am reinforced about the fact that everything changes in life. That's what life seems to be about.
Hi Susan: Thanks for dropping by to read "Lex Talionis." I always appreciate your comments on my work.
thank you so much Susan, for your kind words about my story "Them"! That means a lot. I hope you are well.
Susan! Thank you for your heartfelt comment on Almost There. It means so much to me...
Much gratitude for your kind words on "Swimming Lessons."
Hi. So glad you enjoyed 'Something Wrong.' It had such an evocative feel as I wrote it. Thanks!
Thank you for reading and commenting on "The Wedding: Snow White." May 2012 bring many sparkling words into your beautiful word fountain.
Susan: I am always pleased when you like my work, as I like yours very much. Thank you for your comments about my Lennon poem.
Hi Susan, I'm always pleased when you read my work and like it. Thank you for commenting on and liking "For the Lost Boys."
Susan, you are too kind. Thanks anyway! I am thrilled that you liked the story about my youthful travels.
Thanks, Susan, for the kind attention to my little goof.
Hi Susan, thanks for reading Chairs and Mirrors, and thanks for leaving such a wonderful comment! fos.
susan, thanks for coming out to read & fave this...i know just what you mean "avoid the issues". there's a lot of news and a lot of it painful.
Susan- Thanks so much for reading and commenting on Chicken on a Wire.. Your observation is very helpful! I clicked "Follow" on your page and I'll be back a bit later to explore!
Susan, thank you so much for your encouragement on "Freedom Can Wait." It made my day. Hope you're doing well.
Thank you so much for your encouraging words on "The Shoes, the Girl and the Waves that Washed Them Away." Hope you're doing well. Chris :)
not better, differently. i enjoyed <a href="http://susangibb.net/blog3/?p=616">your story</a> very much. it's in the realistic tradition, while i'm really more of a fairy tale man. alas, these days reality reads like the cruelest of fairy tales. thank you.
thanks for the comment and fave for Rustle of Millions!
Thanks for commenting on "Gabrielle" poem, Susan. Glad you liked it!
Thanks for your kind words on "Clovertown"--much appreciated, Susan!
Thanks for your response to "The List," Susan. Actually, I did it in reverse order: I quit the advertising biz, went back to school, and got my MA and a teaching credential. Never once regretted it, either.
Thanks for reading and commenting on "Black Eyes", Susan. I appreciate your comments!
Susan: How does one render thanks for a word like "exquisite?" Coming from someone as talented as you, that's quite an accolade. Thank you.
I prize your comment about "The Law...." Thank you so much.
Thanks, Susan. The Lost Children challenge has brought out the intense in everyone!
Susan G, you are a dear heart and I very much appreciate your comments on "kid"
Thanks for the lovely comment on 'Annie MacLeod' - really appreciate it!
Thank you for taking the time to read Firework Sand - and for your very kind words. So glad you enjoyed it - and grateful to you for taking the time to come on here and say so. Means a lot to me. Gill
Thank you so much for taking the time to read and comment on 'Insatiable.'
Thanks Susan. X
Thanks so much for commenting on 'Rain' - I really appreciate your kind words.
Ah, Susan, thank you for both the fav & comment. "Sisters" has created quite a controversy! Thank you for restoring sanity. However I think I'll throw some gasoline on the fire with my next post, a piece titled "Tots."
Hi Susan, thanks for reading and commenting on Hidden Reminders. I really appreciate the time you took for both. As you noted, I didn't make the ending a complete surprise - I wanted to leave just enough clues. Glad you liked it. fos.
Thanks for your comment on The Devil's Advocate, and for that matter for all the reading you do, and for that matter for all the writing you do.
Thanks for the compliment, Susan, and thank you for the tip about Bartelby Snopes. I am going to slough off my work and go check it out right now.
Thank you for taking the time to read and comment on 'The wrecking of the Tayleur' - much appreciated, as ever.
Susan - thank you so much for your kind words about my story Strawberry Trees! I hope you are having a great weekend! xoxo-meg
Hi, Susan. Thanks for reading 'Mercury Unbound-4.' I appreciate your insightful take on the story, very much.
Thank you for taking the time to read and comment on 'The Ghost Of A Smile' - hope it helped put a smile on your face, lovely lady!
Susan, you always have an angle on my writing that I hadn't thought of before. Thanks for your comment about "My Way."
Susan, thanks for the fave and the comment on "Look in the empty mirror ... tell me what you see." Glad you saw the merit of the worms.
Thanks very much for the comment on 'Love.' Really liked your comment - and the phrase 'family script.'
Great comment on "Paradise Island," Susan. Thanks!
"I'm not as understanding of poetry as I'd like to be"
No one is!
Hi Susan, sorry I've not stopped by sooner to say thanks for reading 'Berthier Door'- Loved your comments, much appreciated. I had some good coffee that morning, and I'd been reading M. John Harrison, and, well... :) Saw in your profile you enjoy William Gay- Have you read The Iceman? Now there's a strangeness to aspire to :) All best!
Susan! Thanks for reading "If You Give A Hobo A Hamburger!"
Hi Susan. Thanks for reading Bliss, and thanks for taking the time to share your thoughts. fos.
Thank you for the comment and fave on 'The Gaps Within' - yeah, I kinda hope we've all got a little dash of quirky inside. Keeps things interesting! All the best, Gill
Susan - thanks for the words on Paper House! Getting back a little here at the ole f'naut, just don't know how much, will look for yours when I am around, for sure!
Thank you for the super-kind comment on 'This Story' - much appreciated.
Yuh. Emotion drives drama and story, all right. Very fun for me that you liked "Hat Trick." Thanks for the generous comment!
Thanks, Susan, I'm glad you think I'm mellowing. There are others (ahem!) who think I'm just old & cranky. I'm afraid, however, that I have acquired a Chagall obsession. Sigh.
Thanks for taking the time to comment on 'Shoot first', Susan! Much appreciated, Gill [the innocent Scottish lassie ;)]
"Human nature hyperbolized." Susan, how you have a way with words!!! I love your comments and am loving reading all your work that's coming out!!! Keep it coming and thanks again for reading "Couple Busting."
Thank you for commenting on "The Lost Boys," Susan. Love hearing from you.
Many thanks for the comment on and star for "The Violinist," Susan. Check out the Chagall painting by the same name.
Susan, thanks for commenting on Sleepless #3, I appreciate it greatly. Now get back to your gardening.
Thanks so much, Susan - much appreciated!
All the best,
Hi Susan! Thank you for being a consistent reader of my work here and at 52/250! Your comments are always thoughtful and meaningful. Best wishes always,
okay, it took me 45 seconds to get to the bottom of your page. this must be the wall with the most comments anywhere on fnaut. thank you for commenting on "in the nude"!
Thank you Susan for your comments on "For Liu Xiabo". I want to spread this far and wide so that we don't forget about this man. He is a modern revolutionary for non violent change.
Thanks, Susan. What a great way of describing these stories: slideshows. On the nosey!
I'm happy you came away with something I was trying to get at with this first section, the history and the simple pleasures. Thanks for the close read, Susan.
Susan, loved hearing what you wrote about my story Tool, a million thanks!
Susan, your comment on "black tulips" is appreciated. It's nice to now be part of this site! Have a great weekend.
Susan, thanks for your kind comment on "Bumper Repair." I'll be looking for you more here on Fictionaut, now that our year at 52/250 has ended. Fred O.
Susan, thank you for reading my story, greatly appreciated!
Susan, many thanks for the fave and the comment on "The complete, unabridged contents of an abandoned diary found in Memphis." I may run a little further with the form.
Hi Susan, thanks for the great comment on Table Thoughts. I really appreciate your feedback. Fos.
Susan, thank you. You are such a doll. I am still thinking about "Another Mother's Day." It's such a powerful story.
Thanks, Susan. The old folks at the Broen Home in Fergus Falls, MN, thank you, too.
Hi, Susan! Thank you for reading "Substitute" and leaving such thoughtful commentary. See you soon.
Susan, thank you so much for reading "Check." I'm looking forward to checking out your work.
Hi Susan, you know, Ramon has a nice ring to it but I prefer Roberto. :O) LOL, thanks for your comments on "I will be a child again".
Susan - thank you so much for reading and commenting on Woman. I truly appreciate.
you are always so thoughtful, such a great reader. Thank you.
Thanks so much for your kind words, Susan. They meant a lot to a Fictionaut rookie.
Susan: Your comment on my piece for my mother on mother's day is gold to me. Thank you.
Thanks for the kudos (and the star) for "My Wife, My Love." I value your opinion and marvel at your insight as a reader.
Hi Susan. Thanks for reading Books and Covers, and thanks for the comment, too - means a lot! fos.
Susan, I'm deeply grateful for your comments of "Miscarriage." It's a tough poem, but I'm glad you liked it.
Susan, thanks for all of your support, and particularly your generous and lovely comments about my recent story, "Loneliness." As always, I am grateful.
Susan I thank you for what you wrote about my story "Leaning" so glad you like it!
susan: your kind words re: "burrito porn" are very appreciated. thank you!
Thank you for your kind words on How Slavery Ruined My Vacation. I'm 'reading' Maude Nichols now... brilliant idea.
Thank you, Susan, for reading, commenting on "David Foster Wallace meets the sage Lao Tse in a strange place."
Your kindness is unbounded. Thank you!
So glad you liked "The Truth Will Out." Thanks for commenting, though it hardly deserves a fave! Yes, very fun--and cathartic!
Your support of my work is truly heart-warming.
Thanks for the encouraging note on "The Grape." Looking forward to reading more of your work.
Glad you enjoyed The Dancing Lady. Thank you for reading.
Hey, Susan! Thank you for your encouragement on "A Literary Separation". Hope you're doing well. :)
Susan, thanks for the wonderful comment and fave for "Men Are Beasts."
Susan thanks for what you wrote about Leaves, so sweet and true!
Susan, thank you for your lovely words on my very odd story this morning! I think i need to get out of the house more. But you are so kind!
Thanks again for your support of my work, especially Mirko's adventures.
p.s. Your website is amazing!! You are truly a renaissance woman. I've just discovered it but I'll be commenting more. So glad I've found you here and there.
Thank you Susan for your kind comments and the fav on His Laugh is My Yellow. I appreciate the insights.
Thank you for your reading of alys and your generous comments, Susan. I very much appreciate it! Best -
Loved your comment on "Son of Goya." Thank you, Susan!
Susan, thanks so much for your comments about "Watching Them," both here and at 52/250. Your insights are so meaningful to me.
Susan, thanks ever so much for the fave and the comment on "Women? Don't get me started." Keeps me going.
Susan - thank you for the nice comment and fave on "Where You Lay Your Dreams"!
Susan, thanks for your recent comments on "Anemia"!
Susan, I am always flattered when you give one of my stories a thumbs up. You are such a good reader. Thanks for star for "Tatters."
Hey thanks for commenting on "Rowdy," Susan. Yes, the gap between reality and pretty wishes is exactly what I was thinking of. I guess this story is my expanded version of Hemingway's great summation line: 'Isn't it pretty to think so?" with Mal infantalizing his wife, and his wife daydreaming her way through life, and the innocents in the whole deal, the two dogs, left to face reality. My husband says it's a bad story because none of the characters are likeable. : )
Susan - thanks very much for your read and fave on "Secrets." Appreciate it!
Susan, I'm glad you like The Couple. Thanks for the comment.
Thanks, Susan, for commenting on "Disappearing Ink."
You know, I think that's why the Slender Man myth is so scary. It's not clear who he is or what he wants, but he's still so menacing. I wish more writers would pick the topic up. The filmmakers have had enough fun; it's our turn now.
Thank you so much for your kind words on "Christina Heppel" - I'm thrilled you liked it!
Hi Susan. Thank you for your comments about my story "Union"! Sorry it took me so long to get back, have been underwater so to speak! xo-meg
Thank you for reading Tsunami. Glad you liked it.
Thank you for your kind words about "Jack". They're very much appreciated.
Thanks, Susan, for commenting on the Translator poem. Yes, shutting down and opening back up. Exactly.
Thank you for your kind words about Inanimate Objects!
Thanks Susan, so glad you enjoyed "Old Salty." Having lots of fun with the site.
Great comment, Susan. Thanks for the good words about "Big."
Hi Susan! Thanks so much for commenting on Cooter Shorts and for making it a favorite.
Thanks for your comments on Home Invasion (Johnny Dangerously) which I renamed Hello Kitty.
I will not republish with the new title to save you re-reading saying to yourself,” haven’t I already read this damn thing? Like some stupid Tom Clancy paperback in the airport where they changed the cover causing you to get halfway to St. Louis before you realize you’ve already read it.
Thanks, Susan, for the invitation and your thoughtful comments on my work, including "Moving On", posted here.
Thank you, Susan, for the fave and the comment on "Letters in the mode noir #43." You always make my day when you do that.
Thanks for the comment on my quasi Jack London Robert Altman (McCabe and Mrs. Miller) piece. It seemed timely. I hope you too are surviving the winter. A friend of mine in Fairfield has begun talking to himself this winter. He used to ask me why I lived in WI. This year I get to ask why he lives in CT. :-) Cheers LS
Thank you for the thoughtful comment and the fave on Unheard, Susan. I always appreciate your take on my stories, and I love that you saw the aspect that never seems to change.
Susan, thank you for your generous comment on my interdenominational story “The Boy who killed Christ.” Much appreciated! Wishing you a serene holiday season, Frank.
Thanks for your comments on Shana!
Thanks you for the comment on "Bouncy with Anticipation."
Thanks for your comments on Transference!
Hi, Susan! Thanks for reading and commenting on "le Misérable!" Cheers!
Susan, thanks for your comments on "Starting Over." "The return to reality": I hadn't ever quite thought of that life that way, but compared to the mall trip...yes.
Susan, thanks for "body" what you wrote, I appreciate
Susan, thank you for your continued support. We must spur each other ever onward!
Hi Susan, Loved your note on Whipping Post. Thanks so much for taking the time to read it. I appreciate it, S
Susan G, thanks so much for "Body" and what you said, it was written in a moment of deep despair
Susan, thanks so much for reading and commenting on my short "Cholo." I greatly appreciate it.
Thank you so much for your comment and fave on "The Boy I Didn't Grow Up With." It means a lot, Susan.
Thank you for the kind comment on 'Arms of the Forest.' It being read as 'dark' 'strong' and 'soft' works for me!
So glad you enjoyed Androgyny.. a quirky, smirking rant. Cheers!
Thanks for the nice comment on "Lines," Susan! You are always so supportive, please know that you are appreciated by many. :)
Thanks for your dynamite comments on it's just death, so what. For me, this is one of those I'm-going-out-on-a-limb kind of a piece and your remarks cheered me greatly. Blessings. -- Q
Thanks so much for your read and comments on "The Wedding March," both at 52/250 and here. I value your input and wisdom, and our blossoming friendship, too.
Susan, thank you so much for reading 'Bigger dog' - and for the fav! Your comment means a lot to me, I've struggled to fix what seems wrong with this piece, but haven't been able to - maybe I'll move on. If you like it, I should just move on.
Thanks so much for reading and enjoying Lost in the City. Ironically enough my gal & I spent a quick 48hrs in NYC to get some of your famous holiday buzz - Mission Accomplished. Also thrilled to have you leading off MICROW in our winter edition. I've recv'd much praise on the issue and lots of props for your work. Cheers!
Thanks for the very kind words and the fave on Heart Line. I hadn't thought if love as having a life cycle before, an astute observation that I'll ponder for some time.
Thanks for the kind comment on "Dog Medicine," Susan. It's a (re)telling of a slice of a larger true story. Car had broke down after driving west through the Rocky Mts. My friend and I camped out on that hillside while waiting for a part to arrive for our car. I thought the dog, looking as it did, was coming up the hill to kill me(!) So the relief was immense when, basically, it put me to bed, so to speak, covered me and protected me all night.
Susan, your comments are always so thoughtful and unique. Thanks so much for the kind words about "A Little Fishing."
Susan, your comments are always wonderfully insightful. Thank you for reading Ping Pong, and Gin And A Cowboy: Redux, and for the stars on both!
Susan thanks so much for liking oasis, and for alerting me to the fact that it might actually be a prose poem (something i hadn't considered). cheers!
Thanks for the lovely comments and fave for "Repair Man" Susan. You read and comment on so many stories. I really appreciate your generosity.
Thank you so much for your kind words.
Susan, thank you for the double read of It Stops, and for posting it up on Facebook. This one has a lot invested in it so I really appreciate that you liked it. Gone to find you on facebook...
Thank you for your very generous comments about god's man, Susan! What a way to start the weekend. And thanks for the well-wishing too regarding the judging. Yes! Cheers. -- Q
Thanks for reading!
Susan, your comments about "East Memphis" counteracted my one rejection today. Thanks, much.
Hi Susan, Thank you for reading and the kind Comments!
Hi Susan! Nice photo, I need one like that! Thanks for your comments on the SR piece, really appreciate it.
Thanks so very much for reading How To Burn Years and giving comment. You put me in much too fine company by comparison, though, I'm afraid. However, it is flattering. Thanks, again.
Susan, thank you! My rejection count is up to THREE today, so your kind comment has def. lifted my spirits.
Hi Susan, thanks for reading and commenting on Sunrise. foster.
Susan, the way you take the time to cite a specific strength in a piece is perhaps the best form of praise one writer can offer another. Thank you for reading "Swift and Precise".
Susan, the way you cite specific strengths is possibly the best kind of praise one author can give another. Thanks for reading "Swift and Precise".
Thanks very much for the generous comment and the fave on 4P28, Susan. I'm so glad the story felt real to you.
Susan, thanks for reading Check Engine, and for your comments and fav.
I expect we'll be hearing more from these two. Much appreciated- All best.
Susan, thanks for the kind words and fave for "Wake Up." I like your picture!
You have made several comments on my work, Susan, and they have encouraged me greatly. Thank you.
Glad you enjoyed Cowgirl. Thanks for reading.
Thank you thank you for the kind words on "Cost", Susan. Really means a lot to me!
Susan G, thanks ever so much for your response to Little Peebles. Am glad to hear it falls into magical realism category--
I like that kind of writing and never tried it before. It's quite freeing
Susan, as always thank you for your great comments on Redux - Things I Should Have Done #4 - since renamed Heartbreak Waiting to Happen. So glad that time period for you is over! I thought your comment about the ending was incisive, and I have honed the ending. Thank you for the close read, very much appreciated.
Hi, Susan. Thanks for reading 'Working the City.' I greatly appreciate your comments.
Susan, Thanks for visiting my story, GoodFather's Notes.
I appreciated your kind comment.
Thanks, Susan. Deflater indeed. Took the wind out of that old boy's sails all right.
Hi Susan. Your read of "Confession" was most appreciated.
Thank you Susan for reading Sunset in the Hills, and your kind words and all.
Thank you for your kind remarks about Free Space.
Thanks, Susan, for commenting on and faving "Precipice of Questions." Appreciate it!
Susan, I really appreciate your kind words for my story, "Snow." Thanks!
Thanks Susan, for Captains of Industry. All my longer work contains strong women. I like speculating about how they think. Appreciate your comments.
Susan, thank you for the comments on Dishwater Panacea and for appreciating the darkness of Penumbra. It means a lot.
Thanks, Susan. That's so nice of you to say! (Re. "So You Want to Write a Screenplay ..."
Glad you liked my "America" story, Susan.
Thanks for the comments today. I hope you take the time to look at some of my other stories. You could give me enough self confidence to get through the rest of the year. haha.
hi again susan...i was just looking through the pieces i put up here and noticed that you commented on "she knows everything about number" which is still one of my favorite pieces, one of the few that almost makes me cry when i read it. thanks for that.
Thanks for the kind words on If Wishes Were Horses. I appreciate the read!
Susan - ah, thank you for catching that typo...and reading...and commenting. Much and always appreciated!
Thank you, Susan. Glad you liked "Son of Uncle Sam."
Ah, you also commented on Calluses! So kind! I am new to Fictionaut and just learning the formalities :) thank you again!
Hey Susan! Thanks for reading Cory's Carousel... Not to worry; it's all fictional, but glad that the tone came across!
Thanks for Snake Eyes, Susan. The God thing is always iffy. I like ones who smile.
Susan G-- glad you enjoyed my vagina girl story (Centerpiece). Nothing like being jet lagged to bring up the real crazy stuff-- ha ha
Thank you for your comment on "Possum Woman"!
Thanks, Susan,for the comments as usual.
Susan, thanks for your lovely thoughtful comment on Anything Again. Much appreciated!
thanks very much for the read and comment on rodeo, susan. i'm glad that some of the pathos of bill markee's situation came through. sometimes it's a problem when one starts shaving off information to shape a small piece what feels as though it ends up going away. i put a short comment about his story by the story. i likely wouldn't have were it not for your comment. so thanks.
Thank you, thank you, my friend. And thanks for catching the typo in my therapy story.
Thank you for the Fluid Life, Susan I find it hard to capture NorCal even though writing a book set here. Fluid Life has already had three edits to the post. Your words are always encouraging.
(Nice new photo BTW -)
Hi Susan - Thanks so much for your generous comments on "Origin"!
hi susan. thanks for reading and commenting on my stuff, but in particular on the imagination factory.
Thanks for the generous comment and fave on No Goodbyes! It means a lot.
Susan, thank you. I appreciate your sharp eye and kind words.
Thanks for the nice comment re "First Contact."
Susan, Thank you for the comment re: Penumbra. Much appreciated.
Susan, many thanks for your gracious comment on "Just a Mountain".
Thanks for the fave and the comment on "Class of '65." Love your new picture.
Susan, thank you for your great comments and the fave on Sisters At The Lake. I am so pleased the expanded version resonated with you. It is quite possible that I will continue working on that story, seeing what ultimately happens...
Susan, thank you for your generous fav of "Epithalamion." I value you as a reader.
Susan, thanks for reading and commenting on "Touch".
Susan! Thanks for the read and * on Escalation. I am coming back soon to do a sweep on stories posted to the 52|250 group! Can't wait -- how I'm spending my afternoon. I love being able to read them there during the week I'm posting, then here again, with more time and care. It's a double-pleasure.
Hi Susan. Just wanted to say thanks for the glowing comments about "Claudine." I'm a fan of your writing, so your kind words mean a lot.
I appreciate your comments on "Enid's Hat, Joyce's Youth."
Hi, Susan. Thanks so much for commenting on 'Falling'.
Susan, thanks for commenting on "Firecrackers"!
It's interesting that you say that, about whether or not the ending surprises you (the writer) Left at the Tracks was largely a "gift" story that came to me all at once, give or take a few details. Geisha Doll, by contrast, was a slow slog and I really had no idea where it was all going until I got to the end of it. Anyway – good discussion.
Look forward to reading more of your work.
Hi again, Susan. Wanted to expand a bit on "doin' the twist." I have to confess that twist endings are still a drug for me, I'm afraid. I grew up on them, reading the likes of O Henry and when I dove into fiction – Left at the Tracks was my first serious stab at short fiction – I steered toward familiar terrain. But I'm in rehab now, trying to avoid the easy, intoxicating buzz of the delicious twist that I still love...
Oh yes, and the fave too. And that's "Three Houses Down." Must have been the long day w/ a toddler! I'm forgetting my own titles ...
Thanks so much for your lovely comments on "Third House Down," Susan! Much appreciated.
Thank you for reading Dark Water. Always appreciated.
Susan, I should have known that it would be you who would plumb the dark depths of my L.A. story. You are the best reader! Thanks so much. Reading your comments this morning gave me a huge lift.
Hi Susan. Thanks for your kind comments on my story "Life Experience". I'm dipping my toe in Fictionaut and I'm glad to find a supportive community.
hi susan: thanks for reading "the re-enactments" and for your comments. i'm pleased that you enjoyed the piece.
Thank you, Susan!
Thank you very much for the comment & kind words on "Jeremy", they're much appreciated :)
Thanks, Susan, for your insightful comments about "Black Squirrel Poem." I really appreciate them and the fav!
Susan, I do so appreciate the fave and your comment on "Night Letters to Saint Jude." Thank you.
Thanks for the comment on 'Genesis.' I think it was literal pregnancy -> birth I had in mind when writing it - not consciously anything mythological.
Hi Susan, thank you for taking the time to read my story and leaving feedback. I really appreciate it as I am working hard to be a better writer and value constructive critique from other writers very highly. I don't have time today to return the favour but will be back to read some of your work later in the week. Regards, Robyn
Thanks for the Falling In Love Again comments. I appreciate them. They encourage.
Hi Susan - just wanted to drop by to thank you for leaving some very kind comments about "At the back of the crowd".
Hello. Thanks for the comment on Six Down. My first ever Fictionaut favourite, too.
Thank you for your comment on 'Freckle,' Susan - you always give such lovely comments on writing!
The person it's about is indeed really special in a really quite amazing way.
Hi Susan, glad you liked Ripe - thanks for the read and comment. foster.
Thanks for the great comment and the fave on Telephone, Susan. I always appreciate your thoughts.
Hi, Susan! Thank you so much for taking the time to read and comment on "Thirty Seconds" - and for the fav!
Thanks for reading and faving Making it Right.
Thanks for the comment on "Text Adventure". I appreciate you taking time to read it!
Susan G, you are a sweetie to take the time to read Bottom, I so much appreciate! Hope you're having a nice summer
i really enjoyed your latest piece, why bother!
Hi, Susan, thanks for reading Halfway to the Top. I appreciate your helpful comment very much, and the fav.
Thanks for the wonderful comment and the fave on Limboland, Susan. I appreciate the read.
Thanks so much for your comment and fave on Upstream. I'm so pleased you liked it!
Susan, thanks for reading, and for the nice comment on "Postman". I'm glad you enjoyed it!
thanks for the comment and fav to she knows everything about numbers.
Susan G, glad you enjoyed my story forest in the early morning! cheers from S to S
Hi, Susan. Thanks for the comment on "Sister (pt. 1)." It's great to connect with you!
Thanks so much for the great comment and the fave on Midnight Riders!
Thanks for the fave and your comment on The Devil's Inkwell, Susan.
Thanks for faving "Bosch's Last Words," Susan. It's a curious piece, but I'm glad you liked it.
Susan - your "Things" is just great. I'm here updating 52|250, was not planning to stay, but this caught my eye, and now I'm here, as it happens, happily reading so much good stuff. Thanks for pulling me here tonight. Off to wander now...
Susan, thanks for the thoughtful and kind comments on "I know everything's broken, but still I pretend." I'm definitely thinking now about the word "cos." "Because" takes too long for me, but now I can see how "cos" might be jarring. Hmmmm.
Thanks for your comments on Birth of a Tiger. I'm going to work on making her a more complete person. Cheers.
Thank you for reading Over Breakfast. Much appreciated.
Thanks for the comment on Allergic to Love! I appreciate the read.
Thanks for commenting on "Ahead of the Game". I'm glad you enjoyed it. Look forward to reading your stories.
SusanG: Thanks for the read and comment on POSEY'S POND. I appreciate your time and expertise.
Susan, thank you! As always, you say such nice comments!
Thanks for commenting on the Flaubert piece. Glad you liked it!
You made a great point on Sharp Corners, thanks so much! I will have a go at a version 2!
Susan -- thanks for that. The sound of silence was pretty scary in this case. Really appreciate your heartfelt comment on my non-fiction story.
Thanks Susan, for Girls with Guns. I have three novels in final edit. They each have a woman protagonist. I love strong women.
Thanks for commenting on "Penny Arcadia," Susan. I like your focus on sensory experience. I guess you could say childhood itself is a sensory experience. Or maybe, there's no real memory without a sense memory.
Thank you for your kind words, Susan.
Thank you for reading Peace of Mind. Glad you liked it.
Hi Susan, thanks for reading 'Strawberry' and for the thoughtful comment. Martha
Hi, Susan, thanks for reading and commenting on She's Out.
Thanks for the kind words on Black Swans, Susan. I appreciate the read.
Thank you, Susan, for your comments on "Hotel Chelsea - Intercut 9" - I appreciate it.
Susan, I'm so glad you liked my story "Cats."
Thanks Susan, for your nice comments about Leaving.
Thanks for your comment x
Your comments are always so insightful and astute, Susan. I'm always grateful for them. Thanks for commenting on and faving the Sherwood Anderson poem!
Thanks Susan for being the first to read & comment on Flesh & Blood. Much appreciated!
Loved your comment on "God's Vial." Thanks, Susan!
Thank you for reading White Death. As always, much appreciated.
Hi Susan, thanks for your comments about "Unutterable" - I appreciate it.
Narrative poetry--AWESOME compliment for Prologue. Deep deep thanks, Susan.
Susan, thank you so much for the comments and ‘fav’ of Requirement. So kind of you.
Thanks, Susan, for your comment about "The Burning Gulf"
Thank you, Susan, for reading and commenting on "The Semaphore of Civilization." Blake is one of my favorites. We're all minor leaguers compared to him.
Thanks, Susan, for your very perceptive comments about Broken Mirrors. This is part of a larger piece and the doctor's concern is brought up later. Thanks too, for the fav!
Hi Susan, thanks for taking the time to read my piece, "Fractured Memories of Hope." I appreciate your comments!
Susan, what a lovely comment you made about "Processes"! Thank you very much!
Thank you for reading Ocean Front Epitaph. Yea, I'm going to chop off the last stanza.
Thanks, Susan, for your mini review of "Evil Humors."
Thanks for reading, Susan.
Thanks for the comment on French Kiss, Susan. I so appreciate your read -- and look forward to catching your 52|250 stories as they show up here too!
Thank you for my first comment on fictionaut. I'm dead chuffed x
Thanks, Susan, for your gorgeous comment on Bedtime Story. Much appreciated!!
Hi Susan, Thanks for your read and comment on "Shower". We write what we know. Peace.
Thanks for commenting on the Veronica Lake poem, Susan. I always enjoy reading your thoughtful reactions.
"Sensory overload at its best." Ha! Great comment! Thanks, Susan, for writing about "Violet Rivers."
Thank you for reading and commenting on The People I Thought I Knew. Much appreciated. I'm glad you enjoyed it.
Susan, thanks so much for your comments on "Live Wire." Much appreciated!
Susan, thanks for reading Unoriginal Sin-II. I appreciate your encouraging comments, and fav.
Susan, so glad you liked All Credit Rescinded. I am having one helluva time with those 52/250 challenges, you should come on over. Thanks for liking this, and hope your summer is going nicely...
Oh, Susan--you are too kind to me. I'm glad you liked "Extra-curricular." Thanks.
Thanks for commenting on West Side of the Tracks.
Susan, thank you for your lovely comment on Crystal.
Yup. In Pia Ehrhardt's words, "pain and sex and disconnection." I'm not a big fan of disconnection, either, but I figured maybe I could learn something here. The disconnects aren't really disconnected, if you know what I mean. Every once in awhile I take a stab at this kind of thing, though, maybe because I'm lazy. I appreciate your comments anyway. Your notes on a story are always clear-eyed and refreshing. Thanks!
Thank you, Susan, I'm glad you liked Pitt Bull!
You know what? You're not the first person who has ever said that. Flashes of things appear in my head, and I put them on paper -- it's a weird process I can't really describe, but that's how I write. Anyway, thanks for reading the opening to "Woolgathering". I wish I didn't have to leave for work because I'd really like to spend the night working on it.
Susan, Thank you for your comment on "One". I hope you continue to find recognition in the rest of the series. And the occasional prose I post.
Somebody I knew once thought it would be funny to submit a haiku I had written about a zombie bunny to a horror zine back in 2004. That's the extent of my publishing experience. I have nothing but fear for publishers.
Thank you for the kind word regarding My Eyes Don't See the Truth. Much appreciated.
Thanks, Susan, for your kind comment on "The Assassination of Sadat."
I'm still very new to Fictionaut, so whenever I get a comment, I make this sound -- true story. I'm sure I'll get over it eventually, but until then, I'll continue to sound like a guinea pig trapped in a piano.
Thank you so much for your comments on "The Nightly Dance" and "Though the Heart be Still as Loving". This is the first time in my life I've ever been brave enough to share my writing in a public forum, and I'm floored that I'm getting positive feedback. Thank you again. (I'm not sure if I can say that enough.)
Hi Susan, thanks for your comments about "Lick My Blahniks, she said".
Hi Susan, Thank you for the welcome comment on my first contribution to Fictionaut. Beginning of a poetry series has been posted today. Looking forward to hearing your thoughts on them. I love that I'm already familiar with some of your pieces here. ~ J
Thanks, Susan. Your "Well done" means a lot to me. The bailing out part of the story is true. Ouch!
Susan, thanks for sending me the link to your 100/100 project. I read the second one today. It was a wow, all that was there, and what you didn't include.
I am so impressed with your self-set exercise, 100 pieces of micro fiction in 100 days. You are on my contact list, so I do hope you'll keep posting!
Thanks very much for your heartening comment on my flash "The Forsaken"
I Susan! Thank you for finding my wacky Alpaca story fun!
Thanks for your comment on "Not Drowning," Susan. I appreciate it!
Susan, I'm pleased you liked that image! Thanks for reading RFR :-)
Appreciate your comments on "Tails." Glad you seemed to have liked it. I'll have a look at some of your work. You've posted quite a bit!
Hi Susan and thanks for reading the scenes from the story. I always appreciate your time and support.
"The language of women that transcends words"-- Susan Gibb
That is so well put. I thank you, Susan G, for reading and commenting on my Breadfruit piece
Thanks so much, Susan!
susan, thanks much for the comments on 'mary'...i'll be doing a rewrite soon and keep your suggestion in mind...much appreciated...
Susan, Thank you for wonderful comment about "Black Orchids." One of my teachers once told me to write about cardinal issues. I try.
Thanks very much for the kind words about 'Blue Pinto.' All best.
Thanks for you insightful comments on "Blossoms and Buds," Susan!
Thx for enjoying and commenting on my Sunday Cookout story!
Thanks for the comments on Eli. I get a huge kick out of dogs. Never owned one - if I ever do it will be one of the working breeds. Some of them are so smart it's scary.
Your attaboys are very encouraging.
Susan, thanks ever so much for your comment and fav on "Things you remember..." I'm really looking for a voice for that particular time and place. This helps a lot.
Thank you for your kind words on Atonement! And as far as submissions go, you my most excellent writer-friend have NOTHING to worry about.
Thanks, Susan, for commenting on "Boolean Muteness"!
susan...thanks for reading...i'm glad you enjoyed the story...
Susan, thanks so much for checking out "The Boyfriend" and commenting. Much appreciated!
Susan - thanks for your nice comment on my story "The Happiest Mall in America"! Appreciated greatly.
thanks, Susan, for the read and the comment...much appreciated.
Susan, thanks for the good words on The Why Boy. This is one that I like more as I read it more, often I go the other way.
It's great to wake up to words of praise about "I Like it This Way" in my inbox. Thanks and thanks for the star, too. I workshopped that piece in a class, and the students went back and forth about keeping or omitting the ending. I kept it. It's not a story without it.
Susan, thanks for your analytical compliments regards "Cover Story." They got me high for two days and I saved a copy of it in the family bible:) "Maude Nichols" was fun.
Susan, thank you so much for reading and commenting on This Girl in That Shirt.
Sorry i'm so late in thanking you for your comment. I believe you were the first person to read The Naked Man of Barcelona...and your flattering remarks seemed to have had a little snowball effect. And thanks for pointing out the typo!! Its took me an hour or so to even figure out to fix it...but i got to it eventually.
I haven't had time to read as much on fictionaut as i'd like but i see you have a lot of stories posted. I look forward to reading them.
Hi Susan, thanks for reading and commenting on Nine and Five, much appreciated. foster.
Susan, thank you for your kind words on Bookends: I. Looking forward to curling up with some of your work tonight. peace...
Susan, thank you for reading my first F'naut story and for your nice comment.
Susan, I am so glad you liked "Now or Never." You are sharp reader, and I put a high value your opinion.
Thanks for your encouraging comments on "Color Wheel." They were very helpful, and I may return to the piece and see if a story emerges.
Thanks very much for your kind and generous response to "Scar".
An Atwood reader in Connecticut! That makes me burst with pride and familiarity. All of us Canadians know each other just like all writers know each other. I can prove it. I have a picture.
Susan, I very much appreciate your comment and fav of my poem Level, thank you
Susan, thank you for your flattering comment on 'Spill' - much appreciated. Martha
Thank you! I think I will indeed stick with first person for this project.
Susan, thank you ever so much for your words on "Storefront."
Thank you for reading What I Should Have Done - #1! Thinking of revising into third person, and working on this little project of mine in that way.
Thanks, Susan, for reading "Classmates," and your fav and the comments--your seeing the simlutaneous intimacy and openness helped me see that too!
Very nice to hear from you, Susan. Thanks for commenting on "Bad Luck."
Thank you so much for your lovely words on The Sloshim Period and the fave! I am thrilled it worked for you. I am fairly new to the site and starting to really delve in, and I so look forward to reading your work.
Susan, thank you so much for your kind words on 'Nobody Told Marni' - I'm still quite new to all this so it really means a lot to me. Martha
appreciation your comments on Sweet&Sour...you folks in CT and elsewhere back east deserving of a beautiful spring this year!
Hi Susan, thank you for taking the time to read and comment on Bill Franklin. I am actually on a real-life hunt for a similar lamp. Looking forward to reading your work when I have some time. Best to you.
Susan - thanks for your reading and kind words on If I Make it in Time, appreciate.
Hello Susan, thanks for your positive remarks about 'In a Bar'. I think I am starting to get this flash fiction thing so there'll probably be more where this one came from.
Thank you for reading Liquid Compass and your comment.
Susan, It's good to hear from you again. Thanks for the kind words. I've been hoping you'd post a new hypertext story one of these days. They are great!
Thank you for your kind words on Villa Monterey and so many other stories, Susan. It means so much. Have a great Easter weekend!
Hi Susan, thanks for reading Eight States Away, I'm glad you liked it and thanks for comments, too. foster.
Susan, thank you for reading and commenting on my story!
Thanks very much for the kind "Read Chinese" comments.
Thanks so much for the hypertext info and link, Susan.
Now I am completely addicted to the hypertext story. I'm teaching a hybrid writing class in the fall and think I will play around with hypertext with my students (who will know much more than I about the form). It seems like it would be a good way to wrest even more control from the teacher, which is fine with me.
Thank you, Susan, for your kind words about "Bread, Fish, Serpent, Stone."
Thanks for the comment on Oh, Dada!, Susan:-)
Susan, thanks so much for your thoughtful comments on my story. I'm so glad you enjoyed it.
Susan, Thanks for your comment and the caveat. Sometimes I think there's too much punch in my stories' endings.
Hi Susan, thanks for your comments on Invisible Grime - I'm happy you liked it.
Thanks again, Susan!
Hi, thanks for your comment on my story!
Susan, You are an amazing reader as well as writer. I always learn something about my stories when you comment on them. Thanks!
Susan, Thanks for the wake-up call. I think I'll post even micros one at a time from now on. I like 'em short and sweet, too.
I appreciate your comments on From the Reader's Ingest, Mouth Theory. At this point you are in a very select group of less than five, way less than five, who have in print form praised this writer's fiction work. My work has had the distinction of being rejected by the best and most renowned publications. Art may be a personal editorial decision by like minds until they change their minds.
Thanks again for your wonderful comments!
Susan, No one writes a better review than you do. Thanks for your kind comments about "Mona" and about my writing.
Susan, You hit the nail on the head with your comments about the "new" style of writing. I feel the same way.
Susan, thank you so much for your review of "Mona." If you are not a lit. critic or an editor, you have missed your calling. I will print this out and keep a copy in my wallet, wave it under people's noses, and say, "So there! How do you like them apples?!" Love you.
Thanks again, Susan for the nice words about my terrorist.
Hi Susan, thanks for commenting on "Wedding Cake."
Susan, what a great compliment! Thanks so much for the positive review of "Quitting."
Susan, thanks for your comments on "Phoenix Complaining." I hope you have a wonderfully bad mood today and get some good writing done!
Hi Susan, thanks for reading Cactus - I really appreciate your comments.
Hi Susan - thanks for reading and commenting on my chapter flash, Brick Walls. I'm happy you liked it.
Thanks for your comments on my Paris story. I always look for your picture in the comments column, and if I don't see it in a day or two, I delete the story!
thank you, Susan.
Susan, thank you!!
Susan, thanx for your kind comments on "A Necessary Evil". Much appreciated.
Hello Susan! Thanks for reading & taking the time to comment on 634, I really appreciate it!
I hope your day is evolving into something wonderful.
Thanks, Susan. I had a good time writing "Zoo Story 2008." And thanks for the fave!
thanks for the warm welcome!
Susan, thank you! Your comments are always greatly appreciated!
Hi Susan, thanks for reading and commenting on A Very Quiet Evening - I'm pleased you liked it.
Thank you Susan - that made my day.
Danke for the comments on "It"! You're such a faithful reader and encourager. Peace. cm
I've been trying and trying to think of a way to end my series of micros, and I think I've finally come up with one. I'll add the words "To Be Continued."
Thanks for your thumbs up!
Thanks, Susan. I appreciate your comments just as I enjoy reading your inventive stories.
Thank you for the kind words and fave!
Thanks so much for your comments on "The Witness." I always learn something from your commentary. You are a good teacher!
Thanks, Susan, for the comments on Friction. Not sure if I should do a Part Two or do an edit with a deeper and more specific resolution. Your thoughts and advice would welcome and appreciated. -cm
Thanks for the positive comments on Aching Hours. Definitely makes my morning.
All the best,
Thank you, Susan!
Susan, Thank you for reading and commenting on my story - I appreciate both very much. foster.
Susan, thanx so much for your comments on "Desire". I never wrote anything like this before, and i really didnt want it to sound too "bodice-ripperish", but i had to use some words to get the feeling of this moment right. I think it works too!
I just read "Maude Nichols." Clever and fall-on-the-floor funny!
Thanks...Susan! "Slightly wavering" is the best way to describe my voice.
Thanks again, Susan.
When you stop writing encouraging, perceptive comments I will run for my umbrella because it will mean Chicken Little is right and the world is coming to an end.
thanks Susan- I appreciate it
I'm glad you liked "Menage." I mean, I didn't mean to suggest... Well, you know what I mean. Thanks!
Thanks, Susan, for the kind words on "Nutrition". You're the bestest.
Thanks for your comment about "The Driver's Seat." Nice of you to "fav" it as well!
Thank you for your comment on Breeze.
Thanks for your comment on my story. Yup. Life's an adventure, isn't it?
Thanks for the kind comment on my piece "Gatlinburg." Glad you enjoyed.
thx for taking the time to say something sweet. means a lot to a 1st time poster.
Thanks for the kind comment on my story.
Thanks so much for your comments on the story "I am wearing stolen socks" I appreciate it and look forward to reading your latest...
Once again you bring a smile to my face over my morning cup of tea as I assiduously check for comments. Will you be my godmother?
Thanks for the kind coment. Feliz navidad!
Thanks for enjoying my holiday story, Susan!
Thank you , Susan, for your kind comment on "Man On A Balcony In His Bathrobe."
Susan; thanks for the really nice comment on "Anaphylaxis". It's one of my more singularly driven narratives, for certain--something I think was easier to pull off, for me, in a shorter piece. And, yeah: the definition headers are a cliche--but a nod at the subversion of certainty I was trying to gesture towards throughout this one. Again, thanks for the great comment--looking forward to finding time to check out your work! Cheers, Jay.
i just wrote a looong review encouraging you to submit this to frank hinton for the metazen christmas book...sorry to lose my review (and 1 fav)! i really liked this story very much - honest pulled no punches well structured and spread - but when i tried to save your story was - gone!? ...pity! you give so much here and the least anybody can do is give some attention back to you.
Thanks Susan! I must mention that your story Maude Nicols had something to do with my idea for "Your Next Story." I have a feeling that I will continue to experiment with the direct relationship between the reader and writer. It's just so much fun!
Ah, sorry about the confusion. I didn't even notice the fav thing. I'm pretty new to the site (well, I've been a member for quite some time but have just gotten around to participating) and am still figuring out how to respond to people, technologically speaking--if I should just reply from my email or go to their page and comment back (like I'm doing right now). So things like favs are going right over my head.
Yes, Barthes and Borges. I think I need to write a story with the two of them boxing, or maybe baking a cake.
I'm not quite sure how to take your comment, Susan, but thanks for reading.
Hey, Susan! Thanks for the message - yeah, I just went for it. I'm so glad this group exists. You can count me in for it every month.
Thanks so much for the nice, thoughtful words on my stories!
I appreciate your generosity. Thank you so much for taking the time to read one of my stories and offer such valuable comments.
Hey, Susan, Thanks SO MUCH for the kind words about "FLower as Big..."
Hi, Susan. Yeah, "Maude Nichols" is a fantastic story. I've never seen anything quite like it. Very creative, very engaging, and very, very cool.
Susan, thank you again (and your Eng Prof !)for the insightful read of Fake Man, much appreciated.
I love what you are doing. Totally love it, Susan. It is so creative and innovative and FUN
Thank you again, Susan. You are too kind.
Thanks for all the encouraging words, Susan!
cheers! i'd appreciate it!
re: scott garson reminds me that i have a piece (five women: penelope, on fictionaut) pending at wigleaf since absolutely ages...kathy fish i think suggested i should submit it. i am lazily letting go of the possibility of publication...
thanks, susan! it’s an odd thing: i didn’t even know i’d enjoy commenting on other people’s work: i am not, and have never been part of a literary community and, frankly, i dreaded receiving comments (could be, because of real life group experiences in london and auckland a while ago that cemented my writer’s block. it’s gone). the journey is great and i find fictionaut very sustaining (next to other modes of near-continuous procrastination).
i didn’t know you were an editor/publisher - read “about” on your site now (like it), and i’m happy to see i’m not the only nutter on here…i’m an ENFP btw. ms flawnt is an ISTJ (complementary opposite).
i keep coming back to your hyperfiction pieces and i think i am ready to experiment some. noticed you also use wordpress. i am curious how i would start … by making a process map perhaps? a file chart? redraw the lines of my body on glass? on japan paper? i’m clueless. maybe that’s a question for your hypertext
"The writer's soul bleeds onto paper and still, one is different than another and yet all the same." - well put, susan, succinct and yet succulently true.
i'd like to dub you hyper-fictitious angel for your helpful thoughtful attitude on fictionaut and i hope you have a great festive season, susan!
Thanks Susan for making me feel so welcome here at Fictionaut.
Thank you Susan. Oh, William Gay, he's great. I relate to the bad mood spurring on creativity.
Susan - thank you for the kind words!
Thank you for the comments on "Hearts in Exurbia." I notice we read some of the same authors. I read Gay's "That Evening Sun" a few years ago and have conversed with him at the Oxford Conference for the Book. I just finished Murakami's "After Dark." I didn't get it.
Thanks for the comment on Hot. I told Jurgen I feared the site would grow to the point a lot of folks didn't know each other.
I "pactice" here but since I joined a lot of folks i originally knew have gotten lost in the ether.
It's always great when someone takes the time to make a comment so you get a POV on your words. Thanks again.
Having said that, I did not post on Aliens which I thought had a great ending.
Also, I owe you one because I sent a longer story I had to Bewildering Stories, a site you mentioned. I didn't know them prior but thought they might like the premise.
Collect whenever you wish.
I just logged in to comment on Thanksgiving Day 2039, which I enjoyed reading. The tone of it striking, unusual, acute.
Susan, so glad you enjoyed "Island of Final Regrets." It was one of those stories that surprise the writer as well as the reader, which is why, I guess, I chose it for my first Fictionaut submission. Keep your eye out for a 'sequel-of-sorts' written a year so later. Thanks for taking the time to comment.
Susan, thanks for the quick comment . . . it is a longer story. I hope you have the opportunity and time (never enough) to keep reading.
'Merci,' Susan! I haven't written short stories in ages, so I thought for my virgin run at this I'd post something I wrote for my blog. Thus the ending is more 'What did I learn from this?' than a dramatic conclusion. But thank you for the compliments. I will endeavor to dig out more stuff or maybe try one of the chapters from my book? It's a totally new experience to be read by thoughtful and appreciative readers. Very cool!
Thank you for the comment on Jan. 1993.
ok--dhu! --yeah, falco is in there, yes--dumb of me.
yeah, when i read his story collection, just knocked me out--that strange (to me) southern gothic, that beautiful detail, characters fully formed --
falco? i do not have him on my book list, do i? i have FANTE (lol)--
anyway, used to mess with some hypertext stuff, back in the day, have not in a while--
god to see william gay up there--he is sorta amazing, isn't he?
Hi, Susan. Thanks for the kind words about The Big Dipper! Looking forward to reading your work!
It's good to see you over at the Prick of the Spindle group. Thanks for joining.
Thanks Susan for your "On the verge" fave/comment!
Many thanks for your kind response to "Siam."
Loved the graphics on your site. Keep up the great work. Nice to have you with us.