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Forum: The Notice Board 07-09-2014, 09:27 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 40,688
Posted By wildchild
Well now, imagine that. A writing forum refusing...

Well now, imagine that. A writing forum refusing to let people write what they want to write. Writing is writing. You shouldn't have to agree with it to allow it.

I moved on months ago. Google+...
Forum: Poetry 11-05-2013, 12:07 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 522
Posted By wildchild
Life Tunnel

Diminished echoes bounce against crystalline walls of petrified memories,
rattle aimlessly into the fossilized remnants of ear canals.

There is no light at the end of the tunnel.
The sunshine...
Forum: Poetry 11-04-2013, 05:18 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 583
Posted By wildchild
Thanks, Shelley. Thanks, Lance. I wanted...

Thanks, Shelley.

Thanks, Lance. I wanted the single word lines capitalized for emphasis and for a phrase break. I could have possibly done that with blank lines before and after those lines but...
Forum: Poetry 11-01-2013, 09:49 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 408
Posted By wildchild
I'd suggest a little condensing to increase the...

I'd suggest a little condensing to increase the impact. You could remove "the" from the first line, the first one in the second line, in the third line, the "a" in the fourth line and so on.
Forum: Poetry 11-01-2013, 07:17 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 583
Posted By wildchild
Grand Holloween

Haunted
by Halloweens of times now gone
Children
running gleefully from house to house
Daddy
standing watch at the curb
Mommy
regulating candy intake

but then was then
Forum: Writers' Cafe 03-06-2013, 09:17 AM
Replies: 187
Views: 5,064
Posted By wildchild
Is it cause or effect? Some statistics I heard...

Is it cause or effect? Some statistics I heard yesterday was rather staggering. There are approximately 500,000 crimes comitted last year where guns were used illegally.

But on the flip side,...
Forum: Fiction 03-03-2013, 09:26 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 696
Posted By wildchild
Thanks, Nick. I was thinking 2nd or 3rd grade....

Thanks, Nick. I was thinking 2nd or 3rd grade. Teachers don't take a student by the hand anymore when taking them to the principal's office? I guess it's been a half a century since I was in 2nd...
Forum: Fiction 03-01-2013, 09:40 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 696
Posted By wildchild
Better bad than stupid

Brian was struggling to keep up. When wasn’t life a struggle for Brian? The input was coming too fast. His stomach was growling because he forgot to eat breakfast before rushing out the door to...
Forum: Writers' Cafe 02-28-2013, 11:53 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,299
Posted By wildchild
So apparently class warfare is a polular subject...

So apparently class warfare is a polular subject on both sides of the pond. I personally wipe my ass with hundred dollar bills just to piss off poor people. It's quite rewarding.
Forum: Writers' Cafe 02-28-2013, 11:45 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 712
Posted By wildchild
I guess I don't know that a "medical vegan" is. I...

I guess I don't know that a "medical vegan" is. I thought the difference between a vegan and a vegetarian was that vegans don't eat any animal product at all - like butter, eggs, and cheese but...
Forum: Writers' Cafe 02-28-2013, 07:05 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 712
Posted By wildchild
It think it is still food. They call those...

It think it is still food. They call those meatless things "side dishes", don't they? But even good side dishes have some meat in them so it is still confusing.

When my oldest daughter got...
Forum: Writers' Cafe 02-22-2013, 06:29 AM
Replies: 187
Views: 5,064
Posted By wildchild
It is a very simple philosophy that many people...

It is a very simple philosophy that many people either can't or won't understand.

I believe in the right of owning anything and everything. If I want to own a tank, then I should be able to own...
Forum: Fiction 02-20-2013, 06:43 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,121
Posted By wildchild
Thanks, everyone. The replies have helped...

Thanks, everyone. The replies have helped encourage me to dip my toes in the water again and do some writing. My schedule hasn't giving me much time to write more since this but at least I feel like...
Forum: Writers' Cafe 02-19-2013, 06:39 AM
Replies: 187
Views: 5,064
Posted By wildchild
Who said gun supporters don't support gun...

Who said gun supporters don't support gun control? Despite those who think they are evil anarchists who promote murder and violence, the NRA is one of the biggest supporters of gun control in the...
Forum: Writers' Cafe 02-18-2013, 11:02 AM
Replies: 187
Views: 5,064
Posted By wildchild
Here's a bit of trivia for you. How many guns in...

Here's a bit of trivia for you. How many guns in the USA are never used in a crime?

The answer is 277 million. There are 277 million guns here that have never been and will never be used in a...
Forum: Writers' Cafe 02-18-2013, 10:54 AM
Replies: 187
Views: 5,064
Posted By wildchild
The answer is overwhelmingly f) - which filled in...

The answer is overwhelmingly f) - which filled in correctly is, "Because it is our consitutionally guaranteed right to do so".

Maybe people who live in countries with weak constitutions don't...
Forum: Writers' Cafe 02-12-2013, 12:25 PM
Replies: 187
Views: 5,064
Posted By wildchild
Beware the trolls in this thread, tahdas. They're...

Beware the trolls in this thread, tahdas. They're pushing buttons to see what reaction they can get.
Forum: Writers' Cafe 02-11-2013, 10:52 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,166
Posted By wildchild
I was asking some of my Argentinan and Mexican...

I was asking some of my Argentinan and Mexican co-workers about this in an IM and they thought it was funny. What I think is funny is that when we laugh in an IM we say, hahaha. They say jajaja.
Forum: Writers' Cafe 02-11-2013, 10:42 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,166
Posted By wildchild
I just know that I never had to explain myself...

I just know that I never had to explain myself whenever I was overseas and I told them that I was American. We don't typically refer to embassies as "United States" embassies - they are always the...
Forum: Writers' Cafe 02-11-2013, 08:59 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 509
Posted By wildchild
There was intense pressure put on the financial...

There was intense pressure put on the financial instutions to make sub-prime loans - particularly in economically depressed areas. Threats were made - make those loans or go out of business. Barney...
Forum: Writers' Cafe 02-11-2013, 07:20 AM
Replies: 187
Views: 5,064
Posted By wildchild
Here's the solution for you, Crumpy, old buddy,...

Here's the solution for you, Crumpy, old buddy, old pal. Stay on your side of the ocean in the country you love and keep your nose out of the business of other countries. If you don't like it here,...
Forum: Writers' Cafe 02-11-2013, 07:18 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,166
Posted By wildchild
I work with quite a few people in Brazil and...

I work with quite a few people in Brazil and Argentina and they would never call themselves American. I've traveled quite a bit of the world and American has never been used for anyone except for...
Forum: Fiction 02-11-2013, 03:44 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,121
Posted By wildchild
Thanks, Oldron. The story is purely imagination....

Thanks, Oldron. The story is purely imagination. I have never been in that situation personally.

Thanks, Bicicleta. A long john is a rectangular pastry usually filled with a creamy filling.
...
Forum: Fiction 02-08-2013, 08:08 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,121
Posted By wildchild
Thanks. I've been in a long dry spell and figured...

Thanks. I've been in a long dry spell and figured that the only way to get myself writing again is to just jump into it and put something out. I don't have much idea where this might go but I wanted...
Forum: Fiction 02-07-2013, 11:39 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,022
Posted By wildchild
Parts of this almost seemed to have a stream of...

Parts of this almost seemed to have a stream of consciousness feel to it and was a little disconcerting.

There's nothing wrong with the ending but you might want to consider keeping the boots...
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