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    Nope, it wasn't too clever– I mean that in a good way, it was just clever enough?

    "after they've had their first taste of a man", this i liked a lot. Not only coming from a creepy old dude kind of...
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    Yes, yeah, a good story. The first one I read all...

    Yes, yeah, a good story. The first one I read all the way through to the end. I like how you kind of, cliffhanger'd the end of each chapter like a real pro. It was a little bit of a stretch when the...
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    Wonderful

    A tear rolled down my cheek as I stood on the darkened stage looking at the props and flats in place for an upcoming show. It had been a lot of years since I had been in this auditorium, a lot of...
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    Ha ha Ha, yeah. The bad old days! I've got a...

    Ha ha Ha, yeah. The bad old days!

    I've got a million vignettes in me, all busting to get through, to get out! If I could just whisk them with the right colors, hmm…
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    Consider this. The light that bounced off the...

    Consider this. The light that bounced off the pond, your uncle, the fish jumping, all of that – the light that bounced off it, all those years ago is still hurtling through the universe somewhere....
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    Aww…Kiz, you're always so sweet.
    But the story sucks – actually, the story is workable. I was trying something new. But the flow is all wrong, kind of inside-out, and telegraphed, bouncing around...
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    He he he – I like cats. Sounds like you may have a little familiarity with locks, and their undoing!
    Even though this story was, beyond belief, you told it well – I had to keep reading.
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    Yeah, yeah, yeah… it was alright, I guess. [1 beat] I liked it too. You make it look easy – like as if you do it all the time, write, I mean.
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    Unnoticeable

    Unnoticeable

    The house was the closest thing to an opium den that could exist in a town like this in a time like this. It was one of those places that you didn't notice – it wasn't a dump really...
  10. Thread: Long Ride

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    Yeah yeah! I like it too, read 'er right through!...

    Yeah yeah! I like it too, read 'er right through! And it's after midnight here – but I had to finish it. That Dewey is more of a gentleman that I am, ha ha ha!
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    Huntley in Hinckley fashion! I had to read right...

    Huntley in Hinckley fashion! I had to read right to the bitter end!

    One thing caught me up. Probably just my comprehension. The young boys couldn't have been around in the 70s, and now I know you...
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    I read along and I thought you had changed,here...

    I read along and I thought you had changed,here was a big project, well researched, with the geography and the names and word meanings, until I read the line,


    The dove looked out but stood fast...
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    Thank you for your kind words, Mister Hunley. Any...

    Thank you for your kind words, Mister Hunley. Any feedback is good – I like it – but something positive, and especially from you? Dope!

    But isn't it all autobiographical, I mean to some extent?...
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    Not Too Terribly Yar

    We had a small, brass hand pump for the boat. It had a coarse screen on the bottom so that when you were pumping out the last bit of water from the bottom, it wouldn't suck up big pieces of paint...
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    yes, of course it's sad, so also good. Your story...

    yes, of course it's sad, so also good. Your story took me back to those times. I forgot how desperately busy I was with that whole, simulated falling in love business.
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    a readable style – kind of like a microscope...

    a readable style – kind of like a microscope going in and out of focus. But it soon needs to zero in on something.
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    Canonize: To shoot a large metal ball into, and...

    Canonize: To shoot a large metal ball into, and possibly through, a person or object, for the purpose of getting even or just poking a big hole in something.

    Effigy
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    ALL RIGHT! No offense to anybody I don't know but...

    ALL RIGHT! No offense to anybody I don't know but it's nice to hear from someone who's been around.

    The problem is that I don't believe this site is moderator anymore. I'm afraid that what will...
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    yeah, okay… you got me so far. What happens next?

    yeah, okay… you got me so far. What happens next?
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    okay, okay… Then why is this thread now gone to a...

    okay, okay… Then why is this thread now gone to a second page?

    I'll tell you why, because lots of folks, maybe back in the periphery or background of this thing have wanted to have a go at it!...
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    history could've been fascinating. I wonder if I...

    history could've been fascinating. I wonder if I would've turned out any differently if it hadn't been so dreary…
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    I like, like, liked it in its original form :-)

    I like, like, liked it in its original form :-)
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    thank you Nik

    Yeah, thanks for writing back. I thought this all must've been a dream, especially since, I met a man on this forum, and it's the only way I have to contact him.

    I imagine that logos probably has...
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    Is There a 2016 short story competition?

    Last I could figure out, it looks like there was a tie last year.

    Have I just failed to read what everyone else knows? My life is kind of like this, these days, Alzheimer's?

    it's like the time...
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    Dear AuntShirky –

    I admire anyone who finishes something, anything! Good work.
    ––––––– three little ideas –––––––
    A country house implies that it might be a bit further to the neighbors.
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