Thursday, February 07, 2008

The Law of Return (fiction)

published in The Puritan

Story on Hague Convention


At 2/08/2008 07:12:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Completely achingly wonderful piece, cl.

At 2/08/2008 11:01:00 PM, Blogger Chancelucky said...

Mr. Pb,
thanks for taking the time to read it and for your encouragement.

At 2/10/2008 05:48:00 AM, Blogger Dale said...

“Am I the only one who talks to you about Itzakh?”

“You’re the last one who does,” his voice is soft and hoarse.

That's just one small part of what got me Chancelucky in an amazing entry. I have to echo what Pogblog said.

At 2/10/2008 01:52:00 PM, Blogger Chancelucky said...

many thanks. You very kind comment comes at the perfect time. I have this draft of the story on a writer's workshop site and some guy just gave me very low scores because he was expecting it to be a story about conventional child molesters and was disappointed to find out it was about someone who might be an okay person.

At 2/11/2008 05:45:00 AM, Blogger Dale said...

That's pretty outrageous and quite sad Chancelucky.

At 2/11/2008 01:50:00 PM, Blogger Chancelucky said...

Thanks Dale. People have wildly different reactions to just about everything, so I chalk it up to that. Still, it's always upsetting for a while. I figure he read it and commented, so that's more than the vast majority of people who pass by anything I've written.

At 2/13/2008 07:13:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

When you write as well as you do, cl, never let even some friend let air out of your balloon. I remember when one of my longest & best friends hated what I wrote, (but she did silently & thoroughly proofread the whole thing). The next person "preferred me to Shakespeare."

It taught me that one's 'reader' family & friends may well be utterly other than the daily round of intimate folk in your life. I think old Dobson, my hypnotism teacher, had it right: "Respond only to positive suggestion from any source -- even from yourself."

At 2/14/2008 10:39:00 AM, Blogger Chancelucky said...

Thanks Mr. PB,
It's good advice, though not always easy to follow. I don't mind thoughtful concerns or critiques and they can be very helpful.
It's all very delicate though. My "inner" writer isn't an 'adult''s very emotional, fragile, etc.


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