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Forum: Poetry 01-16-2018, 09:31 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 656
Posted By JP_Inkswell
Not buy Chinese you say? Hmmm...I have some pants...

Not buy Chinese you say? Hmmm...I have some pants that are made in Africa. ( Well made too. ) Now I've just finished inventorying my shirts. There could be trouble there. I have one old holy one that...
Forum: Poetry 12-30-2017, 07:20 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 937
Posted By JP_Inkswell
I love art, and art loves me. Frucious fresh...

I love art, and art loves me.
Frucious fresh and wet,
when no one else is there to see.


There is absolutely no truth to the rumor that they have a poster with my face in it in the...
Forum: Writers' Cafe 12-20-2017, 11:36 AM
Replies: 9,561
Views: 300,780
Posted By JP_Inkswell
Congo Square by Sonny Landreth

Congo Square by Sonny Landreth
Forum: Free Writing 12-15-2017, 09:41 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 587
Posted By JP_Inkswell
Brunettes are more likely to be screamers. And...

Brunettes are more likely to be screamers. And no, my survey sample is not large enough to be statistically valid. That's just an opinion.
Forum: Poetry 12-12-2017, 12:04 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 937
Posted By JP_Inkswell
Innocent but of course. Is that an apple I spy in...

Innocent but of course. Is that an apple I spy in your hand?
Forum: Poetry 12-12-2017, 11:47 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 366
Posted By JP_Inkswell
Mmmmmm...It's awfully powerful as is. I don't...

Mmmmmm...It's awfully powerful as is. I don't think absolutely would do anything for it. Forever on the other hand might. The phrase Forever Free has some WOW power to it.

I'd also be tempted to...
Forum: Fiction 12-09-2017, 12:17 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 627
Posted By JP_Inkswell
Some confusion yes. Possibly if I could read the...

Some confusion yes. Possibly if I could read the rest of the story that would clear up. The first thing that strikes me as incongruous is Dahlman's discomfort at announcing a death. Soldiers and...
Forum: Introductions 12-09-2017, 11:32 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,882
Posted By JP_Inkswell
Once upon a time, back in the olden days, ...

Once upon a time, back in the olden days,
when I was young and vital, and saw with a clear eyed gaze,
I though I knew the answers, I thought I had a lock,
on why things worked the way they...
Forum: Poetry 12-06-2017, 10:52 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 727
Posted By JP_Inkswell
"Mom! Chat's hogging all the adjectives again." ...

"Mom! Chat's hogging all the adjectives again."

" Be nice son. You haven't been using them much lately anyway."
Forum: Fiction 12-06-2017, 08:54 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 680
Posted By JP_Inkswell
Still surreal. I keep expecting Willy Wonka, or...

Still surreal. I keep expecting Willy Wonka, or Barbarella to put in an appearance.
Forum: Poetry 12-01-2017, 07:08 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 893
Posted By JP_Inkswell
Notice how she cleverly avoids using the word...

Notice how she cleverly avoids using the word barbecue, or is it barbeque? This is an important question hungry readers need answered.
Forum: Fiction 12-01-2017, 06:56 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 835
Posted By JP_Inkswell
Yes, it's a short piece, also known as a scene....

Yes, it's a short piece, also known as a scene. As for the characters feeling terrified and determined I didn't really get that. Maybe because it is so short.
Forum: Introductions 12-01-2017, 06:17 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,729
Posted By JP_Inkswell
Greetings Sqoo, The solution to your difficulty...

Greetings Sqoo, The solution to your difficulty is simple but also subtle. The simple solution is to just knock off that he said/she said crap and do without it.

Consider that if only two are...
Forum: Poetry 11-28-2017, 05:12 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 513
Posted By JP_Inkswell
I'll be friends with your children. They have to...

I'll be friends with your children. They have to bring their own battery acid though. I'm not sharing. Hmmm, perhaps this is why I have so few friends.
Forum: Fiction 11-28-2017, 03:49 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 904
Posted By JP_Inkswell
I continue to be fascinated by your ability to...

I continue to be fascinated by your ability to create a world, out of ordinary bits and images , that is so profoundly different from the one we inhabit daily. My rational mind craves some backstory,...
Forum: Free Writing 11-27-2017, 07:07 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,028
Posted By JP_Inkswell
I don't think I'd really want to do it with a...

I don't think I'd really want to do it with a robot. But hey, it's a free country.
Forum: Poetry 11-15-2017, 09:28 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 722
Posted By JP_Inkswell
Tis a nitty gritty subject you have taken on...

Tis a nitty gritty subject you have taken on here. There is a book out, I believe the Title is Longing for Less in a Culture of More. I have a copy, but haven't found time to read it.

My gut...
Forum: Fiction 11-14-2017, 10:54 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 586
Posted By JP_Inkswell
I an duly impressed Ms. Debbie. Your use if...

I an duly impressed Ms. Debbie. Your use if imagery and action seasoned with dialog is masterful. It feels like a running metaphor. Magic until all the snowflakes settle to the bottom of the globe....
Forum: Introductions 10-23-2017, 04:55 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,268
Posted By JP_Inkswell
Hey hey! How come he gets all the credit? ...

Hey hey! How come he gets all the credit?

Oh...wait, I remember now. Never mind.
Forum: The Intellectual Table 10-17-2017, 10:04 AM
Replies: 144
Views: 6,279
Posted By JP_Inkswell
I thought the pyramids were in Disney World.

I thought the pyramids were in Disney World.
Forum: Introductions 10-17-2017, 09:43 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,157
Posted By JP_Inkswell
BP has a point. You may have too much energy for...

BP has a point. You may have too much energy for a mellow place like North Carolina. Stay sharp, they may be giving you the bum's rush across the state line if your not careful.
Forum: Introductions 10-03-2017, 11:19 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,919
Posted By JP_Inkswell
The Deranged Fan Fiction Writer's Association...

The Deranged Fan Fiction Writer's Association just won't be the same without you. ( Captain Proton told me to say that. )
Forum: Poetry 10-02-2017, 04:53 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,028
Posted By JP_Inkswell
Probably I am stating my own preference for...

Probably I am stating my own preference for poetry with more action in it. I have poems like this in that they are a snapshot or still life that speak to a single thought or emotion. I also have a...
Forum: Poetry 09-27-2017, 06:07 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,028
Posted By JP_Inkswell
I was rolling on the floor laughing at the first...

I was rolling on the floor laughing at the first line, and crying at the last. It works, though had I written it I would have used some stronger metaphor. ( The D & D veteran in me says: You put in a...
Forum: Introductions 09-25-2017, 06:27 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 920
Posted By JP_Inkswell
I'm thinking Myakka City is in either North...

I'm thinking Myakka City is in either North Dakota, or North Vietnam?
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