I've just seen that you've posted a few offerings. Too tired to do them justice now but I'll give them a good look tomorrow. Send you a sit rep soon. Pip pip H
Thanks, Hawk! It's always encouraging to hear from you, believe you me. Busy weekend with a member of the fam. staying over. Just had a minute to check to see if there were any takers on my latest poemie and Debi blog. Zilch--but a message from you makes up for it.
Have a fab weekend.
Yr ol' auntie
Hi Auntie. Long time no squeak. Horribly busy at the mo. Just a quick note to wish you happy holidays for Thanksgiving. Just had a slap up dinner courtesy of a couple of American student on the creative writing module. A good time had by one and all. Still, it's very depressing that I'm old enough to be everyone's dad! Hope all's well with you and yours. All the best... Your ol pal Hawky
It's the butterfly effect. The cockroach is the star! The sole survivor lol
I dunno, Hawk. I have to warn you right now that my so-called "ideas" are the kiss of death. On the other hand, why would you want to speculate on the start of an unthinkable war. Kubrick's flick was the last --and best!-- word on it.
Lots of conspiracy theories flying for the past half century. Going to Slate right now to read up on why that emag says most of these theories are b.s.
Hang in there, and keep writing.
Hi Auntie. Stranger than fiction! Yes, I understood that you weren't actually going for a three act structure, but the old course I'm on has been keeping structure of narrative very firmly in my mind of late. By the way, I was serious about wanting to steal your idea. I even jotted down a rough outline for my potential screenplay. One of the features was that my disaffected "falling down" sort of chap would actually be waylaid by a secret service op who would shoot him. The bullet would have passed right through the poor hobo and killed the president, thus sparking off a nuclear war! What was really surprising, was, that not half an hour ago, I watched a documentary on the assassination of JFK where it was revealed that the fatal shot was accidentally discharged from an assault rifle carried by a secret service agent in the following car! Whether it's true or not, it's a great story!
Live long and prosper - H
Thanks for weighing in on the lot of poor Fred. As a piece of "anti-fiction," wasn't really designed with a three-act structure in mind. Could be considered a "slice o'life" circa the Reagan/Thatcher administrations, with a bit of a post-modern edge. We can't all be Flann O'Brien, but maybe could
aspire to be.
Good to see you back among the rest of us deranged LitNutters.
You're right about the sense of humor--that's when it's the most fun. But what might be hysterical to me might be corny to others. Maybe I'm just "blocked"--I keep distracting myself by reading my library books and doing other things except writing. Today--instead of working on the short story and the next Flailing Tale, I spent the entire afternoon reading the LitNet forums. And now I gotta put the soup on and then watch the Red Sox make mincemeat out of the New York Stinkees.
Talk to you soon. You're the best!
Well I did qualify 'the last war' with "big"
Hi, Auntie. Oh really? Whose profile page? I'm afraid both the stories are in abeyance at the moment, but I was looking at Perrigore just the other day and thinking about the next chapter. I really should finish The Smith of Smiths, It's not as though I don't know how it ends, although I haven't quite decided on what to do with Gil