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June meeting

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  • A former member
    A former member

    Hi Steve, Nicole and everyone- I'm really upset I have to works today:( I will be at the next meeting for sure!

    June 23, 2013

  • Thomas D.

    Hey Steve. It's a feat of empathy you recognized how essential a good daily banana has become to my well being. The outside chance, on any given day, of some sort of screamingly fun happiness or the other does seem attractive. If this story turns out a suckhole or a published wonder on earth, I'll have a consolation prize: an engaging trip down into what seems true about hairy powerful apes and skinny, disintegrating naked ones, too. This story started in a version of the mountainous Congolese forests, as a deposed gorilla monarch seeks revenge story: kind of a pernicious Disney animal tale, but rolling like a silent film on a war-like view of symbiotic sexual sickness, all to do with life in the food chain, and devoid of the cute bullshit. It's absurd. I own the endangered wildlife cigarette lighter later featured in a crucial juncture of the story; it features a rather majestic in a macho yes i can kick your animal ass way, endangered silverback male. So, bring on the bananas!

    June 13, 2013

  • Thomas D.

    Thanks for that Don. It was great to read the words "great read," because in this story, I feel that's the weird mixture I've been looking for quite some time, to be free as a crazed ape stylistically but yet all of that devoted to telling a good tale. something that though it strays into the hallucinatory is about a real banana eater, in an of course hyperbolically altered real situation with female apes from real to imagined. So, if I have or can pull that crossover thing off, it won't be just plopping down material from graphic to disturbing abstracted bloodbaths, just because it's a bunch of sick fun and for its own sake. That's already out there by the busload, so a satirical attack on the sicko symbiotic dance of sexual priorities, at least seems in order.

    June 13, 2013

  • Andrew L.

    It was great meeting everyone yesterday. Thank you for all of your insight and support. I look forward to sharing more of my memoir with you.

    3 · June 10, 2013

  • Thomas D.

    Seeing all of these "good to see yous" in red is very disconcerting. I gotta get used to this here interweb. That's far too much approval in a single place, and hardly seems possible; I keep thinking, "Wow, was it the Old Spice or what did I do that I might try again in the near future?"

    June 10, 2013

    • Donald E. A.

      Come on Tom... it says "Good to see you," not smell you. The Old Spice had nothing to do with it. Perhaps it should say, "Good to read you," in which case, keep doing what you are doing. It was a great read.

      June 10, 2013

    • Steve S.

      So send him a banana and he'll be happy!

      June 10, 2013

  • Colomba F.

    Hi All:
    It was great to meet all of you and to share my writing with you which I am busy rewriting today thanks to all your good suggestions. Hope to see you again in two weeks.
    Ciao for now,
    Colomba

    June 10, 2013

  • Thomas D.

    A five star meeting if ever there was one.

    June 10, 2013

    • Steve S.

      You should be beating your chest as you say this.

      June 10, 2013

  • Steve S.

    Great meeting, nice new peoples and lots of good stuff. Hope to see you new peoples next time...

    June 10, 2013

  • Brooke

    Great meeting!! Can't wait till the next one!! :D

    June 10, 2013

  • Donald E. A.

    Super meeting. Very productive.

    June 10, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Yes, come at 2! :-)

    June 9, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      @nicole thanks for encouraging me to come! I really enjoyed the group! See you in two weeks;)

      June 10, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Thanks for letting me join you- sorry for being late! I was really impressed with the variety of styles and subject matter in all of your work. Blown away in fact by two or three. Am very inspired! Thank you all for sharing so generously!

    June 10, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Meeting was great, sorry I could not stay but will be there next time to read :)

    June 9, 2013

  • George W.

    Some really good stuff read and reviewed.

    June 9, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Unless I can come late? I can be there around 2:00??

    June 9, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I found out too late and now can't make it:( can you put me on the list for July's meeting please?

    June 9, 2013

  • Paul C.

    Just come down

    June 9, 2013

  • L. M.

    So sad to miss today, enjoy for me!

    June 9, 2013

  • John

    I'm sorry for the last minute cancellation; I was in a car accident last night. I'll definitely be attending the next meeting.

    June 9, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    You should come today! There only a couple of people on the waiting list and, as often happens, not everyone shows up!!!!

    June 9, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    How do you know if you are off the waiting list and able to attend??

    June 9, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Sorry I haven't had a chance to change my rsvp.

    June 8, 2013

  • Brooke

    Really hoping i can find someone to cover my shift at work. I miss everyone and everyone's writing!!! Ellie, Bryce, and Gray miss you all too! :P

    1 · June 6, 2013

  • Colomba F.

    Hi all. I will be attending for the first time. How is your group organized? Does everyone read?

    June 3, 2013

    • Donald E. A.

      Does everyone read? Usually. We try to manage time to allow it. If you show up late and get shuffled to the bottom of the reading list your time slot may be in jeopardy, and you will be put at the top of the list for the next meeting if we run short on time.

      June 5, 2013

  • Margreit

    Unfortunately it looks like making the June meetings is not in the cards! See you all in July! :-)

    June 2, 2013

  • Ellen

    My guess is you would be very lonely if you attended the group today. ;)

    1 · June 2, 2013

  • Rich G.

    Hey wish I could be there today, but I have a comprehensive exam tomorrow that I need to study for. I will definitely be at the late June meeting.

    June 2, 2013

  • Thomas D.

    Gorilla’s a microcosm of my novel, so twisted works: seems I've been getting a traumatic bang out of attacking via grotesques and hyperbolic situations, romantic/sexual/marital priorities. Many have a scroll's worth of values based solely on external determinants, natural, in a relentlessly spiritless competitive environment.
    There’s this question of a writer’s relation to the work; mine’s distant, dependent on absurd exaggeration. But that’s satire forya: coagulated mind-mist drawn from culture-experience-grim truths-etc., of spirit, which though we each access merely one little bit, incorporates all. Imaginative agendas, when the particular imagination is aware, come complete with dialectical awareness between good and evil that's primarily for or against what's going on in their story. I’m against.
    Anyway, I'm looking forward to being out of twisted-iso and back with the group to hear what everyone thinks and how their work's going. Rx, TD

    May 30, 2013

  • Thomas D.

    Hi Karen. Thanks for asking. Well, that's a too long and disjointed first draft with I think maybe a lot of good stuff in it I've constructed a battleplan to turn into a good novel. In the meantime, this year, and for the sake of completion, I thought I might let my mind go and train a little in terms of craft and have been. So, I got drafts of three, much shorter, thematically related things where the beginning and end are a lot closer to each other. And Gorilla in the Midst is the first of these that I've taken to and end I'm fairly happy with and as far as I can. Seeya soon. Rx, Tom

    May 27, 2013

    • Karen J.

      Looking forward to it. Is it as twisted as you other work?

      May 27, 2013

  • Thomas D.

    Finished a novella called Gorilla in the Midst, looking forward to trying out something completed for the group, at this if a spot opens or the next meeting. Rx, TD

    May 24, 2013

    • Karen J.

      What happened to the crows?

      May 24, 2013

  • Andrew L.

    Looking forward to meeting everyone!

    May 16, 2013

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