A kangaroo in Austria despite the t-shirts that say it ain´t so. Writer of short and long, serious and fun. All over the place in the space of a mind.
I also go by Merc or Mercuryblobs, hence my blog at http://mercsworld.blogspot.com/, my short writings at http://mercsworld.tumblr.com/, my twitter handle @Mblobs.
And there´s my facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/SylviaAPetter and news on my erotica at http://astridl.blogspot.com/
To discover the magic, to discover the end. I´m a late starter in love with the process.
Janette Turner Hospital, Timothy Findley, Roald Dahl, Stieg Larsson, Heinrich von Kleist, Jacques Prevert, ...
Famous Last Words by Timothy Findley, poetry by Jacques Prevert, Oyster by Janette Turner Hospital, ...
Hi Sylvia, I enjoyed reading your piece "First Love". Did you ever try writing in German?
Hi, Sylvia - I'm responding to your request for feedback of Coppett. First, let me apologize if this is not the right place, but finding my way around on this site is rather challenging and this is the easiest way for me.
I know how frustrating it is to get no faves/comments and not know why, so I commend you.
My gut reaction on the piece is that, above all else, your writing here is absolutely flawless, but it was the subject matter that failed to 'grab' me. Are you familiar with a British TV series called "Downton Abby" - your piece reminds of that series which is flawlessly executed but I could not connect with.
The language and style of your piece, to me, gave it an olde-world, almost victorian feel and I was surprised when I looked back at the title and saw it was set in 2000. In my mind as I read I pictured butlers and servents and long skirts. This may just be me, though.
Also, I wanted a sense of story right from the start as in our short attention span society we
Sylvia, thanks so much for reading and commenting on "Windows." Your support and encouragement means a lot.
Thanks for reading 'Aftermath', Sylvia! And for your generous praise!
Thanks for your kind words on "a good man deserves a good woman." Looking forward to reading your work!
Thank you very much, Sylvia, for commenting on "The Grave of Rimbaud."
Sylvia, thank you for your wonderful comment on "She Waited for Him." Stations of the cross--you were the only one who got that!
Thank you for reading and commenting on "The Wedding: Snow White." Happy New Year to you, with many good words to herd.
thank you Sylvia for reading "The Friend" and for your warm support on that story! nice not meet you here.
Hi, Sylvia, thanks so much for reading and commenting on "Nostradamus." Yes, it was fun. I just looked at your profile and see you call yourself a late starter. Me, too. I just submitted a piece for publication and in the bio I wrote that I began writing fiction 4 years ago and threaten never to stop.
You call yourself a kangaroo - does that mean you're from Aus? I live in NZ. Nice to meet you!
Love that list of favorites! Welcome!
Thanks for taking the time to read "Unday Morning". I'm happy you enjoyed it!
Very nice to have a Viennese writer aboard Fictionaut, welcome!
Thank you for commenting on "Need," Sylvia. I appreciate having you as a reader.
Welcome to Fictionaut, Sylvia. Thanks for commenting on my poem "Magritte."
Thank you for reading and commenting on "Escape Literature," Sylvia. And welcome to Fictionaut!
welcome, sylvia, and thank you for commenting on "fox" and the close reading of the narrating character!
Hi Robert, thanks for the warm welcome.
Dear Sylvia, welcome to Fictionaut!