Wednesday, June 6, 2012

All morning I have been writing and rewriting
a flash fiction
I put the finishing touches on it...for today...
I'm sure the writing group will have suggestions tonight
to improve it...what would I do without them?
..and then I saw it
Ray Bradbury is dead.
oh my
I am not a groupie
and there is no one I would stand in line to get an autograph of
but somehow I would have liked to have passed him on the street
or seen him sitting at the theater or picking out a good tomato at the grocery store
I would have stood in awe
I read today that "reading Bradbury is like having seen a striking glimpse out of a car window
and then being whisked away"
Oh yes.
One story he wrote about a man at confession on Christmas Eve
became part of me
Now how many writers do that?
Eudora Whelty maybe

I print out my story of 611 words
and head down to the bookcase to find


  1. Sad news however he has left his mark and that is a great achievement. Good luck tonight!

  2. I wasn't really a fan of his, but maybe I should become one.

    Do you by any chance know the name of the Christmas confession story?

    Good luck at writing group tonight. No small feat writing a story in 611 words!

  3. yes,'s.... Bless Me Father for I Have Sinned

    I whittled down to 602....but...mistake...but Ill let them tell me that....

  4. i saw that today...i actually really enjoy his story telling...i have the cats pajamas which is a book that covers a wide range and its a fun one to pull down..

  5. He is not an author I have read, but he certainly will be missed. Good Luck with your writing group

  6. This is the best tribute I have read about him. I love the line about picking out a tomato. You have a tremendous gift for accentuating all of our humanity, suz.

  7. Somthing to check out for me... Thanks for sharing... With your decription of him, he seems to be a good writer...


  8. Suz, yet one more way you are a woman after my own heart:

    "Something Wicked This Way Comes," "The Fog Horn," "The Veldt," "Fahrenheit 451"...

    I could go on and on. He is one of my favorite writers for SO many reasons. You're inspiring me to write again.



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