Lloyd Dobler Redux

Published by Iris in Inspired by, Movies, Written in C.F., Characters,
Published on 05/15/11 at 02:30:36 pm using 3241 words.
At one point towards the end of Blue Valentine, during a meet-the-family dinner scene appropriately enough, amidst so much inadvertent pointing out of potentially irreconcilable differences, it suddenly hit me like a ton of bricks: DEAN IS LLOYD DOBLER! more »

A Boy, a Flute, Isabel, 'My life', that of 'Words', 'Elegy'... in short, rambling...

Published on 06/22/09 at 04:45:54 pm using 1483 words.
I had a flute I was forced to play when I was that age myself. Mine was a dark shade of brown instead of that ivory. The brown of my eyes away from sunlight and just a hint of that same ivory right where my name was carved on its surface. A measure of… more »


Published on 04/24/08 at 10:05:41 am using 768 words.
Taking a page from Paul Auster’s book (both figuratively and literally) and REMEMBERING. He remembers that he gave himself a new name, John, because all cowboys were named John, and that each time his mother addressed him by his real name he… more »

Patchwork Writing on the Labyrinthine Nature of Thoughts

Published on 04/23/08 at 08:08:24 pm using 971 words.
Sometimes I feel like my thoughts are doomed to run full circle. No matter what seed they stem from, what route they follow, they will always run right into something else that’s come to me in the form of a thought. I don’t quite know what… more »

Patchwork Writing on feeling like the Odd One Out

Published on 04/22/08 at 10:05:58 pm using 408 words.
Who was the first person to repel society instinctively? To lower an arm, receiver on hand in the midst of conversation and take a deep breath. Who first needed such an intermission simply to get through a phone call? Or to sneak through the back door… more »

In the company of Joni Mitchell and Radiohead

Published by Iris in Inspired by, Music ♫, Rant, Written in C.F.,
Published on 04/21/08 at 11:42:29 pm using 417 words.
“A green plastic watering can For a fake chinese rubber plant In the fake plastic earth That she bought from a rubber man In a town full of rubber plans To get rid of itself It wears her out, it wears her out It wears her out, it… more »

The Writing Fairy

Published on 04/20/08 at 11:59:08 pm using 220 words.
The Writing Fairy… the one that comes out of nowhere and brings you ease of writing on a tray like a servant and takes it away like God. It seems to have a list of favorite spots to grace with its presence. Or are those my favorite spots?… more »


Published by Iris in Written in C.F.,
Published on 01/11/08 at 03:15:13 pm using 417 words.
This came to me just as I had decided to experiment with fiction during a bout of inscrutable, overwhelming sadness that has since abated, and left in its wake a clearer, less elaborate perspective. Her voice is fenced and gated. There’s the question… more »

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