About Rumple_deWriter

Biography

I have been a country grocery store clerk, oil field roustabout, infantry soldier, paper pusher, out-of-work, and a newspaper columnist. I am now trying to add published novelist to my resume. My short fiction has appeared in: WORKERS WRITE: Tales From the Clinic (SS anthology), NIBBLER, ABSOLUTE WRITE (newletter article) ROSE & THORN, DEADMULE, USADS, NEW WORKS REVIEW, CHICK FLICKS, MUSCADINE LINES, and LONG STORY SHORT. LSS also ran an excerpt of my second novel, WE DANCED TO RAY CHARLES, a coming-of-age love story that was named a Faulkner competition semi-finalist and a finalist by the Santa Fe Writer's Project contest.

edited to add: Since joining SS, 've lost all sight in my one remaining eye due to a detached retina. Could be worse. At least I no longer have to look at myself in the mirror each morning. Interests

Name:
Rumple_deWriter
Sex:
Male 
Age:
72
Sign:
Pisces
Relationship Status:
Married
Location:
lost in the ozone west of Apache Junction, Arizona, United States
Local Time:
19 Jan 2020 18:41
Interests:
writing, sports, reading
Favorite Books:
most of the good 'uns
Favorite Authors:
a bunch of the good 'un
Favorite Movies:
comedies
Favourite TV Shows:
news and sports
Favorite Music:
anything but rap and atonal

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Date Joined:
24 Aug 2011
Last Visit:
19 Jan 2020 (9 hours ago)
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Friends:
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Days in Chat:
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Days on Site:
5
Forum Posts:
600
Stories:
65
Badges:
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Topic: Inspirations, the Stories Space Coffee House
Posted: 19 Jan 2020 09:12

Sharon and Sara are temptresses two of taste, among several other things. ;)

Happy Birthday, Larry. While you have, like me, had a few of these in the past, being a 'Survivor' to another one is still an accomplishment. Hope you have a great day.

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Topic: Inspirations, the Stories Space Coffee House
Posted: 17 Jan 2020 06:54

TGIF greetings and welcome to this scene of old world culture and charm.

The good news is the coffee is ready for immediate consumption.

The bad news are are NO cookies.

The worst news is I'm still here, for now. ;)

Just let me grab another cup of the good stuff and I'll begin looking for other spots to infest.

Topic: Inspirations, the Stories Space Coffee House
Posted: 16 Jan 2020 05:44

Coffee's on!

Not much else to report. No doubt certain folks, such as Larry and Carl, will be pulling for the Chiefs. In the other game Tonya will no doubt be cheering on her beloved, 49'ers. Me, I'm totally neutral since my NFL team (The Saints) were once again knocked out of the NFL playoffs with another botched pass interference call in overtime. Fortunately my LSU Tigers won the college title last Monday so my angst has been slightly eased, just a bit, kinda.. :) So I'll be finding a comfy spot to listen to both NFL games and hope the players not the zebras decide who wins.

Good coffee this morning, even if I do say so myself. (slurp)

Topic: Inspirations, the Stories Space Coffee House
Posted: 15 Jan 2020 07:11

Morning, Larry. Glad your trip to the dentist (shaking hands and all) went well. Things have slowed down a bit here in the valley of the sun Is your neck of the woods getting cranked up for the Chiefs' AFC championship game with the Titans this weekend?

Good coffee.

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Topic: Inspirations, the Stories Space Coffee House
Posted: 14 Jan 2020 05:01

Morning, Cyn. Your weather sounds as bad, if not worse, than that here in the States. Stay warm and inside. ;)

Topic: Inspirations, the Stories Space Coffee House
Posted: 13 Jan 2020 05:53

Staying inside sounds like a sound plan, Cyn.;)

Think I'll try some of that coffee. Did you brew this ambrosia or did the Caffine Fairy stop by in the middle of the night?

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Topic: Inspirations, the Stories Space Coffee House
Posted: 11 Jan 2020 09:03

Morning, Ms Cyn, Mr. Larry and Victor the cold-pawed pup. ;)

Coffee is a goodness, especially on cold winter mornings.

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Topic: Inspirations, the Stories Space Coffee House
Posted: 10 Jan 2020 07:01

(S-L-U-R-P) Good coffee, Larry. Morning, Vic. Has your quality of life person been behaving? ;)

That storm heading your way sounds like an unusually bad one. When are the Chiefs supposed the host the Texans this weekend. (slurp)

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Topic: Inspirations, the Stories Space Coffee House
Posted: 09 Jan 2020 09:36

Morning to: Ms Elizabeth, Victor the wonder dog and his faithful boy companion, Larry. ;)

IMO, this business of growing old is a pain, but the alternative is unacceptable.

Coffee is calling.

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Topic: Inspirations, the Stories Space Coffee House
Posted: 07 Jan 2020 06:43

Greetings and where the hell is the coffee? (grumbles and mumbles while rinsing out the coffee pot and getting a new batch cranked up). Got some doughnut holes for those into holiness.

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Stories Published By Rumple_deWriter All Stories »

Listening In The Rain

Listening In The Rain I'm a good listener; always have been. Especially here inside the cemetery—just sitting in my truck, listening to the rain, hearing it tell the story, and waiting for Holly. We don’t have nice winter weather around here, just cold and rainy. The only thing it’s good for is hunting, especially for deer. But I don't hunt—not anymore. Winter became my favorite season...

Added 30 Oct 2019 | Category Supernatural | Votes 14 | Avg Score 5 | Views 339 | 13 Comments

The Tumultuous Tale of a Tormented Terrier

The Tumultuous Tale of the Tormented Terrier Well, let me tell you, it was like this. Once upon a time, our humble hovel was being run by the daughter-unit’s pet, a small, cute, cuddly and constantly yapping Yorkshire Terrier that answered to the name, Puh-Pet, but only if she happened to be in the mood. She loved nothing better than people-food treats and patroling the backyard. Since it...

Added 15 Aug 2019 | Category Memoirs | Votes 9 | Avg Score 5 | Views 361 | 9 Comments

Schemers Scheme

Newly polished toenails safely propped on the crowded coffee table, Darlene Barnes let out a long plume of cigarette smoke and waited for her friend to come back from the kitchen. Waiting in silence, however, had never been her 'thing'. The thirty-something bottled-blonde looked around at the empty doorway to the kitchen. "You know it's hard for me to believe you're this messed-up....

Added 13 May 2019 | Category Young Adult | Votes 4 | Avg Score 5 | Views 556 | 3 Comments

Challenge: Linda Ronstadt -- RdW

“You guys are nuts.” The Skeptic was in rare form as the four men studied the petite singer flitting around on the dim stage.   “I mean, sure she’s cute, but in a small-town high school cheerleader sort of way. No way is she this smoking’ hot sex object you guys keep raving about. But…”   The Skeptic stopped as the singer approached the microphone stand. Waited for A bright spotlight...

Added 05 Feb 2019 | Category Micro Fiction | Votes 9 | Avg Score 5 | Views 833 | 8 Comments

How To Be A Happy Hooker: musings on openings in literature

For the benefit of any unsuspecting reader, let me state now that this is NOT an article about how one might become a contented courtesan or smiling strumpet. Nope, not even a titillated trollop. Sorry about any confusion, honest. Truth be told, this assault on good taste and English letters is concerned with the fine art of creating attention grabbing hooks in the opening lines of your...

Added 18 Dec 2018 | Category Musings | Votes 10 | Avg Score 5 | Views 390 | 7 Comments

Now and Forever

Now and Forever: a love story The dream was back--so were the eyes. They hovered in an angry sky just above the horizon, seeing everything but focusing on nothing. Amy knew those eyes—knew a time when they’d been filled with happiness and a love of life. But that had been before her brother came back from Vietnam. Young, naked, and skinny, she stood alone and vulnerable on a hill surrounded...

Added 14 Aug 2018 | Category Romance | Votes 8 | Avg Score 5 | Views 351 | 5 Comments

All about the nice VA lady and a new iPhone

How’s by you, Grady Lee? Funniest thing happened yesterday. This nice lady from the Veterans Administration stopped by and said what I really needed, I mean with my having gone from hard of seeing to being blinder than any known bat, was one of those so-called smart Apple iPhones. I told her I knew a bit about the thing, how you made gestures to work it, and let her know I'd been...

Added 04 Aug 2018 | Category Flash Fiction | Votes 14 | Avg Score 5 | Views 458 | 12 Comments

The New Patient

On a hot Friday afternoon in the summer of 1970, a young nursing student left work at the VA hospital, and hurried out to the nearby bus stop on First Avenue. The usual stop-and-go Friday traffic appeared to be stuck on stop. From the open windows of a gypsy cab came the sound of an all-news station. “In other national news, a Defense Department spokesman said 18,000 of the 31,000 US...

Added 28 Feb 2018 | Category Flash Fiction | Votes 12 | Avg Score 5 | Views 666 | 10 Comments

Dancing to Ray Charles: Ch. 12, Love on The Levee

   The official plan, as carefully explained to all parental units, had called for Amy and Libby to share a motel room. The guys would stay with Mark’s roommate who was supposed to be in summer school. In reality, Mark’s roommate had just flunked out. And no one questioned that Bob and Libby would have the motel room to themselves. Once they were dropped off, Mark and Amy headed for...

Added 01 Nov 2017 | Category General | Votes 2 | Avg Score 5 | Views 841 | 2 Comments

Dancing to Ray Charles: Ch 11, Journey South

  Alexandria, a small, nondescript city on the Red River in central Louisiana, is the symbolic checkpoint separating the state’s French, Catholic south from its Scots-Irish, Protestant north. In the pre-interstate days, a two-lane highway weaved its way south from town toward Baton Rouge. A picturesque, tree-lined bayou flanked one side of the road. On the other side were pastures and a...

Added 18 Oct 2017 | Category General | Votes 3 | Avg Score 5 | Views 595 | 4 Comments

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Happy Birthday Mr. Wonderful.

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Have a great birthday, Bill.
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