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Member since December 18, 2009


Right now, I'm reading:
Anything I can get my hands on. If it is horrible, I cut it up and incorporate it into my mixed media canvases.

My favorite story of all time is:
The Little Prince

In bed I like to read:
In bed I like to read anything. I also like to do other things in bed.

Besides SMITH, I read stories at:
Found, VF... Since I first answered this, options have exploded - I read everywhere, man; I read everywhere.

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?
You Just Cannot Make Up This Sh*t aka It is not the Catapulting of the Chicken that Kills It... It is the Sudden Impact the Chicken Meets at the End.

What six words would I tell my teen self if I could go back in time?
To hell with 'em, be YOU

The song that encapsulates the soundtrack of my life is?
'Into Your Arms' by The Lemonheads

If I could have one person read my writing on SMITH it would be?
Someone who, when reading, 'gets it'

ellkli’s Latest Memoir of 10

“when it was good, 'twas fantastic”

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