Sylvia Petter

Location Vienna, Austria
Occupation writer & moonlighter

Books by Sylvia Petter
  • by Sylvia Petter
    Interactive Press, 2007.

  • by Sylvia Petter
    IUMIX Limited, 2001-07.

  • by Greg McQueen
    Bridge House, 2010.

  • by Garret Pearse
    Londubh Books, 2010.

  • by Jodi Cleghorn, Kate Eltham
    eMergent Publishing, 2011.

  • by Agatha Christie, Alice Munro, Joyce Carol Oates, Carol Shie...
    Duckworth Pub, 2003-07.

  • by Miranda Forbes
    Accent Press, 2008.

  • by Maurice A. Lee
    Praeger, 2005.

  • by Simone Thorne
    Alyson Books, 2007.

  • by Sylvia Petter
    Raging Aardvark Publishing, 2013.
  • About Me

    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, my short writings at, my twitter handle @Mblobs.
    And there´s my facebook page at and news on my erotica at

    Why do you write?

    To discover the magic, to discover the end. I´m a late starter in love with the process.

    Any favorite authors? Books?

    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, ...

    Sylvia Petter's Wall

    Maren Sandt – Jan 12, 2012

    Hi Sylvia, I enjoyed reading your piece "First Love". Did you ever try writing in German?

    Sally Houtman – Jan 09, 2012

    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

    Sally Houtman – Jan 07, 2012

    Sylvia, thanks so much for reading and commenting on "Windows." Your support and encouragement means a lot.

    sean m. poole – Jan 07, 2012

    Thanks for reading 'Aftermath', Sylvia! And for your generous praise!

    Gessy Alvarez – Jan 06, 2012

    Thanks for your kind words on "a good man deserves a good woman." Looking forward to reading your work!

    Bill Yarrow – Jan 06, 2012

    Thank you very much, Sylvia, for commenting on "The Grave of Rimbaud."

    Bill Yarrow – Jan 05, 2012

    Sylvia, thank you for your wonderful comment on "She Waited for Him." Stations of the cross--you were the only one who got that!

    Beate Sigriddaughter – Jan 04, 2012

    Thank you for reading and commenting on "The Wedding: Snow White." Happy New Year to you, with many good words to herd.

    Meg Pokrass – Jan 04, 2012

    thank you Sylvia for reading "The Friend" and for your warm support on that story! nice not meet you here.

    Sally Houtman – Jan 04, 2012

    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!

    Darryl Price – Dec 31, 2011

    Love that list of favorites! Welcome!

    sean m. poole – Dec 30, 2011

    Hi Sylvia,

    Thanks for taking the time to read "Unday Morning". I'm happy you enjoyed it!

    Susan Tepper – Dec 29, 2011

    Very nice to have a Viennese writer aboard Fictionaut, welcome!

    Bill Yarrow – Dec 29, 2011

    Thank you for commenting on "Need," Sylvia. I appreciate having you as a reader.

    Bill Yarrow – Dec 22, 2011

    Welcome to Fictionaut, Sylvia. Thanks for commenting on my poem "Magritte."

    Beate Sigriddaughter – Dec 19, 2011

    Thank you for reading and commenting on "Escape Literature," Sylvia. And welcome to Fictionaut!

    Marcus Speh – Dec 19, 2011

    welcome, sylvia, and thank you for commenting on "fox" and the close reading of the narrating character!

    Sylvia Petter – Dec 19, 2011

    Hi Robert, thanks for the warm welcome.

    Robert Vaughan – Dec 19, 2011

    Dear Sylvia, welcome to Fictionaut!

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