This reader thinks Two Sundays by DocHeart is a fine recent offering.
DickZ, thanks for posting that. This reader will be working through AuntShecky's story hopefully tomorrow afternoon.
Gee, that was a shot in the arm. At least a dozen or so writers here merit watching. They can write, of that I have no doubt. Talent up the ying-yang is what they have. Like you say, the book store is too damned expensive. And the fact that many of these writers haven't been published yet doesn't detract from their readability one bit. They exercise a kind of freedom here that publishers are afraid to allow. i.e. In subject matter, etc.
For instance, some of my pieces quote popular songs or other pieces of literature already published. This kind of stuff publishers shy away from due to copywrite restraints. Here you can read it and write it without fear.
After all, Van Gough only sold one painting in his lifetime. And no one can deny the fellow could paint!
So here you get to read stuff that's new and fresh and sometimes experimental.
You're reading stuff on, (to quote Maugham) The Razor's Edge!
Felt like bumping this thread because there have been some new posters here who posted some very good reads.
Here's a new one:
It's hard to believe that this was smerdyakov's first post. It's really a good read.
Also, prendrelemick's blog has new entries- and this reader discovered that there are older ones there too, going back to 2009. Just scroll to the bottom of the page and you can see page numbers. This reader cannot recommend mick's blog enough: read it!
What's good lately, Litnet? There's some in the story competition that belong in this thread. Oh yeah.
I didn't see this thread. Thanks, Billl, for mentioning one of my stories I wrote when I first became a member of this forum; and Jack, for reading. I hope I'll be able to write again with my old brevity and conciseness. I am currently struggling against my stubborn verbosity and circuitous metaphors, the literary maladies of a poet. Thanks again.
"Writing is a struggle against silence."
Ah! YOU wrote God's Child! When billl posted it, you were not active it seems. The story really just seemed awash in the vast sea of the forum by an author who had long since departed. What a coincidence. Great work, miyako.