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Member since September 14, 2009


Right now, I'm reading:
"The Wolf in Winter" by John Connolly

My favorite story of all time is:
"Drink Entire: Against the Madness of Crowds" by Ray Bradbury

In bed I like to read:

Besides SMITH, I read stories at:
Six Sentences - Hot Valley Writers - Jonathan Carroll

If you were to throw up your hands in exasperation and yell "it's the story of my life," what would you be talking about?
Friends dying - Of course, what's the alternative...

What six words would I tell my teen self if I could go back in time?
Don't sleep with the second Naomi...

The song that encapsulates the soundtrack of my life is?
"Cast Your Fate To The Wind" by Vince Guaraldi

If I could have one person read my writing on SMITH it would be?
Living-Jonathan Carroll - Dead-Walt Disney

Foolishwriter’s Latest Memoir of 68

“Border guard wouldn't spell family name...”

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