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KjM
Transplanted Irishman
Software Architect and Writer - San Francisco Bay Area.
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Mar 15, 2010
@Kayanna Who is she? Possibly, as she said, just the personification of all fears. Possibly also really the Trickster, who held this guy long enough so disaster could not be avoided. @Laura Yes, there is the tendency to summon that which cannot be controlled (not always a bad thing) @Marisa Yes, scary is good (often) @netta "lyrical and gritty" - thank you. I am pleased you think so @CJ "Thought provoking" - I love when something I read does that. I love it even more if I manage to write something that might cause it. Thank you @Shannon I'm barring the door! :) And I love "Destroyer of Worlds chick". Glad you like the writing @annie This character has lived in my brain in a few incarnations. I'll have to let her out to play a little (though the consequences....)
Toggle Commented Sep 19, 2009 on The End of All Things at KjM - on the web
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What can I say, Rosa? Celtic melancholy, I guess.
Toggle Commented Sep 19, 2009 on The End of All Things at KjM - on the web
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Thanks to you both. Yes, papillions are very cute - and Vanda was one of the cutest. And yes, my #fridayflash is up. A busy day, but the story's been running around my head for a while. Glad you've liked what I've done so far, Jon. This idea of yours has legs. Well done.
Toggle Commented Sep 19, 2009 on She had a very good run at KjM - on the web
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I love it - "death by irony". Re-reading this, in the light of all the comments, I've just realized that Trevor now has the answer to his "How was he going to live with her?".
Toggle Commented Sep 15, 2009 on Last Conversation at KjM - on the web
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Thanks for reading and commenting, everyone. This story, or the relationship between Lexi and Trevor anyway, morphed as it was written. Lexi became a far more powerful character in her own right. While I'm not sure she is dangerous, in any vampire-ish way, she is a very strong character. The reference to "young one" wasn't, at least I don't think so, simply a way this male writer made his female character mysterious. Lexi's not a "flighty young thing" (the waiter may not be either) and she's simply suggesting that, if that's what Trevor is looking for, that ain't her. Glad you all enjoyed it - and thank you again.
Toggle Commented Sep 13, 2009 on Last Conversation at KjM - on the web
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@dan I tried not to make it dialogue-heavy, but there had to be a certain amount. I think it worked out ok. @Chris Creeping out my readers...is that what I want to do? Oh yes it is! :-) @Shannon Maybe I should do a set of Horror Haiku - would that help? As to letting Jack out to play again, should I? >:-}
Toggle Commented Sep 6, 2009 on More than three's a crowd at KjM - on the web
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@Jon - understood. Not "nice" in any traditional sense. Glad you liked the tone. @2mara - "Nightmares r Us". How may we be of service to you tonight? :) Thanks for reading and commenting. @Rose Say - Sorry about that. The Haiku do seem to come from a different place. And no, it's probably best to leave Jack to whatever comes his way. I hope you still, well "enjoyed" may not be the correct term, appreciated - yes, that's better - the story. :-) For a more lighthearted #fridayflash from me - try http://kjmackey.typepad.com/kjm_on_the_web/2009/07/long-long-ago.html
Toggle Commented Sep 5, 2009 on More than three's a crowd at KjM - on the web
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I must, someday, write down all the goings on in my own head (maybe not, it'll scare the horses!). Glad you enjoyed the story.
Toggle Commented Sep 5, 2009 on More than three's a crowd at KjM - on the web
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Glad you enjoyed it. Jack's broth is well spoiled I think. As to your question, you're correct, I ain't telling :)
Toggle Commented Sep 5, 2009 on More than three's a crowd at KjM - on the web
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Glad you liked the piece, Karen. It's really nice when the words come together.
Toggle Commented Sep 5, 2009 on Final Call at KjM - on the web
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Thanks folks for the comments. I had fun writing it, I am glad the images, and the moment, come across as well as they seem to. @Cascade Lily - oh, well done! :-)
Toggle Commented Sep 4, 2009 on Final Call at KjM - on the web
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Glad you liked it, Chris. Yeah - I got lucky with that phrase. :-}
Toggle Commented Aug 31, 2009 on Final Call at KjM - on the web
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Hi Dan, I like your perspective on this. It is the right (and, possibly, duty) of the reader to read into a piece whatever he or she wished. And, I firmly believe, it is the duty of the writer to leave room so such can happen.
Toggle Commented Aug 29, 2009 on Final Call at KjM - on the web
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That explains it then - cheese, one of the great underestimated evils in the world! :) Green (or blue, for that matter) cheese anyway. OK, OK. Let the stoning begin. Regarding the automatic switching of the addresses...color me baffled (which is, I believe, an odd shade of green).
Toggle Commented Aug 26, 2009 on No sooner there but gone... at KjM - on the web
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Like the pun, Jon. Overall, the pacing on this one turned out well. Glad you enjoyed it.
Toggle Commented Aug 25, 2009 on An Ill Wind at KjM - on the web
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Thank you so much, Laura. Most, most unexpected.
Toggle Commented Aug 25, 2009 on An Ill Wind at KjM - on the web
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I tried them Dan, they liked the style and the writing, but not the concept. I'm writing another for them, for the water element. Glad you liked it.
Toggle Commented Aug 25, 2009 on An Ill Wind at KjM - on the web
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Glad it drew you in Jeff. The hard stop at the end was good to do. Sorry for Suzanne, though. An ill wind indeed.
Toggle Commented Aug 22, 2009 on An Ill Wind at KjM - on the web
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I'll see what I can do about producing more like this. The idea of "old places" has been with me for decades - this is one of the thoughts that sprung up. Glad you "enjoyed" it. :)
Toggle Commented Aug 22, 2009 on An Ill Wind at KjM - on the web
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I wasn't at all sure, myself, exactly how it was it was going to develop. The 'wind that could cut you in two' phrase was there, but how to get there, and what lay beyond...
Toggle Commented Aug 22, 2009 on An Ill Wind at KjM - on the web
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Given you like, and write so well, creepy :) - I'm glad you enjoyed it.
Toggle Commented Aug 22, 2009 on An Ill Wind at KjM - on the web
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Hadn't heard of that either. There was some cost to changing the flight to the Christmas trip, but not as much as expected. Yes, I done the drive from KC to St. Louis. I can't - quite - shout that far. :-}
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10 meters works for me - greater distance! :-} The plans remain, the timeline is just undergoing some, eh, restructuring.
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Glad you enjoyed it Stephen. I agree, the story does describe what it's like for many.
Toggle Commented Aug 18, 2009 on A Muse? at KjM - on the web
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