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Gender
Male
Birthday
June 12 1948
Location
Danvers, Massachusetts
About Me
A Brit who grew up in Africa before moving back home and then, eventually, to the States. I have done a variety of jobs in my time (and I've had plenty of that!) but, until now, never been able to devote myself to writing full time. WdC is helping me to broaden my abilities and provides welcome feedback on what I write.
Type of Writer
Mainly short stories and essays about memories, I do write the occasional poem. I have one book completed, one to come.
Writing Style
Difficult. My book is written in three distinct styles - normal narrative, mythic heroic and recorded speech.
Interests
Writing, editing, F1, Christianity, life, writing, history, geography and being contrary. Did I mention writing?
Favorite Genres
Eclectic
Favorite Books
Anything by the authors listed below
Favorite Authors
JD Salinger, CS Lewis, JRR Tolkien. Okay, I'll admit to liking Grisham as well - although I detest him at the same time for being so successful. In my humble opinion, the greatest writer of the 20th Century was Gunter Grass.
Favorite Poets
My wife, Robert Frost, TS Eliot, ee cummings, Dylan Thomas, Edward Thomas
Favorite Quote
"Don't be silly - they couldn't hit an elephant at this dist..." General John Sedgwick, 1813 - 1864
Favorite Music
Beatles and Floyd, I guess. I've just discovered Nanci Griffith on YouTube and she's my latest rave. Oh, and my secret addiction is anything by They Might Be Giants.
Favorite Movies
Zorba the Greek
Favorite Shows
Detectorists, Corner Gas, The Tick, Sneaky Pete, Peaky Blinders, Slings & Arrows
NEW AND UPDATED ITEMS
    Rated: E · Experience · #2195256
    Mostly freeform, some experimental
    Rated: 13+ · Contest Entry · #2203471
    If the title doesn't grab you, nothing I explain here will make things better.
    Rated: E · Romance/Love · #2199025
    An attempt at a love poem. HM in Shadows and Light Round 76, 10/15/19.
    Rated: 13+ · Horror/Scary · #2203146
    Grim, dark shapes of doom. Winner Week 2 at Dark Dreamscapes, October 2019.
    Rated: 13+ · Contest Entry · #2203161
    Prose entry to the Tweet Me a Story Contest Round 100.
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