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:
71
Sign:
Pisces
Relationship Status:
Married
Location:
lost in the ozone west of Apache Junction, Arizona, United States
Local Time:
28 May 2018 01:05
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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24 Aug 2011
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Topic: Name a movie that you have watched at least 5 times and are still entertained by.
Posted: 12 May 2018 12:59

That Ruby is one serious film fanatic. ;)

My list will be much shorter, beginning with:

Casablanca

some comedies:
Support Your Local Sheriff
Support your Local Gunfighter
A Funny Thing Happened on the Way To The Forum
It's a Mad, Mad,Mad, Mad World
Blazing Saddles
M*A*S*H

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Topic: Add a Joke
Posted: 11 May 2018 07:42


Confused about paying an invoice, a successful young businessman decided to ask his secretary for some mathematical help.

He called her into his office and said, “You just graduated from college and I need some help. If I were to give you $20,000, minus 14%, how much would you take off?”

The secretary thought a moment, and then replied, “Everything but my earrings.”

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Topic: Poetry Journals That Respond Quickly
Posted: 30 Apr 2018 08:49

It's no fun to submit a story or poem then not hear back for months. These poetry journals all respond in a month or less.

For links, google the journals or subscribe to the free, online newsletter of 'Authors Publish'.

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The American Poetry Journal,
publishes only poetry and respond to all submissions within a month.


Softblow, an online poetry journal, responds to most submissions in les than three days.


Radar Poetry

Radar electronic poetry journal responds within two weeks to submissions.


Red Eft Review focuses on publishing accessible poems. Their turnaround time is a couple of days.


The New Verse News presents politically progressive poetry on current events and topical issues. Because of the nature of what they publish, they have fast response times and then generally publish work within a few days of accepting it.


Amaryllis, responds within a week.


Thrush, a highly respected poetry journal responds to most submissions within 10 days.


Topic: Poetry Journals That Respond Quickly
Posted: 30 Apr 2018 08:47

It's no fun to submit a story or poem then not hear back for months. These poetry journals all respond in a month or less.

For links, google the journals or subscribe to the free, online newsletter of 'Authors Publish'.

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The American Poetry Journal,
publishes only poetry and respond to all submissions within a month.


Softblow, an online poetry journal, responds to most submissions in les than three days.


Radar Poetry

Radar electronic poetry journal responds within two weeks to submissions.


Red Eft Review focuses on publishing accessible poems. Their turnaround time is a couple of days.


The New Verse News presents politically progressive poetry on current events and topical issues. Because of the nature of what they publish, they have fast response times and then generally publish work within a few days of accepting it.


Amaryllis, responds within a week.


Thrush, a highly respected poetry journal responds to most submissions within 10 days.


Topic: Add a Joke
Posted: 26 Apr 2018 22:27

Lawyer jokes have emerged among us! ;)

And now, back to 'Elephant' jokes.

Q: Why did the elephant cross the road?

A: It was the chicken's day off.

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Topic: Add a Joke
Posted: 23 Apr 2018 22:00

My first-born's first joke -- honest

Why do elephants paint their toenails all different colors?

To hide in a bowl of M&M's.

Ever see one in a bowl of M&M's?

Works great, doesn't it?

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Topic: Match the Name Game
Posted: 23 Apr 2018 21:49

Tiger, I'm sure glad I've never, ever, made a blank post. ;)

Best I recall, our newest moderator, Anna May Zing, left the name, Montgomery Cliff.

so whadda about: Gen. Bernard Montgomery?

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Topic: What are you reading at the moment?
Posted: 23 Apr 2018 21:31

Lady, James Patterson is one remarkable writer. BTW, his next release will be a fictional political thriller he co-authored with, Bill Clinton.

Just finished re-reading, "The Last Picture Show" by Larry McMurtry. Left me wondering why I hadn't done so much sooner. Highly recommended.

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Topic: Some Suggestions for Avoiding Rejection...of your story
Posted: 23 Apr 2018 21:24

Ms Elizabeth, your are correct, as usual, about that post by, Youbeient.

The lady who left the original post on my FB page, Celina Summers, an oft-published fantasy writer, and editor, left another one today I'm gonna share.

"For some reason, it's far easier for me to self-edit right AFTER I edit someone else's work. That seems to be the only way I spot unnecessary adverbs, for example. Sure--in first draft form, "eased slowly" or "sipped carefully" makes sense. But in final form, the adverb is implied in the stronger verb choice, which renders the adverb unnecessary.

Evidently, I need more clients."

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Topic: Can't create a sig
Posted: 13 Apr 2018 16:02

Mega-congrats on achieving this milestone in your literary career. ;) Your link is working, at least for me. Just a suggestion -- you might want to consider linking to the 'All Stories' list on your profile instead of the one you're now using.

Now carry on in a most Shameless manner. ;)

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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...

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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...

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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 Flash Fiction | Votes 4 | Avg Score 4.75 | Views 272 | 4 Comments

Dancing to Ray Charles: Ch 10, Moonlight and Revelations

 The phone wouldn't stop ringing. Amy, sitting at the table on the other side of the kitchen, eating a bologna-on-white-with-mayonnaise sandwich and heading into what she sensed would be one of the   steamier parts of,"The Carpetbaggers," tried to ignore the noise, though she couldn’t help wondering what had happened to her sister who always tried to beat everyone else to the phone. Jan...

Added 09 Oct 2017 | Category General | Votes 5 | Avg Score 5 | Views 312 | 5 Comments

Dancing to Ray Charles: Ch 09, Darrell's Disaster

Delmar Bullock wasn’t impressed, not one little bit. The three young farts standing just inside the door to his storage shed didn’t seem good for much, most of all a Klan job. At first, they tried to act cocky like this was no big deal. But none of  ‘em said a word after seeing the cross he put together that afternoon. He wondered why Jack Boudreaux, who always worried about security...

Added 25 Sep 2017 | Category General | Votes 5 | Avg Score 5 | Views 297 | 5 Comments

Dancing to Ray Charles: Ch 08, Boudreaux Family Values

  “Hey, good lookin’, what ya got cookin’ tonight?” At the sound of Darrell Ray’s cocky, teasing voice, Bebe gave him an unhurried glance. Then she took her time putting away an unread folder, turning off the fluorescent desk light and covering the typewriter. When everything was in order, she leaned back and met his gaze. It was way past the lumberyard’s two o’clock Saturday closing time....

Added 18 Sep 2017 | Category Drama | Votes 4 | Avg Score 5 | Views 268 | 5 Comments

Dancing to Ray Charles: Ch 07, Summer Inactivities

  Dancing to Ray Charles: Ch 07, S8ummer Inactivities   “I guess it’s about time we had that little talk.” Jake Cahill stood in the doorway to the crowded laundry room, watching his son pull clothes from the dryer. “Oh, I already know all about that stuff,” said Mark. “The stork brings the babies and leaves them under a cabbage leaf.” “So that’s how it’s done. And all this time I...

Added 07 Sep 2017 | Category General | Votes 3 | Avg Score 5 | Views 244 | 4 Comments

Dancing to Ray Charles: Ch 06 Cards and Cuddles, pt 3 of 3

    All the ‘grown-ups’ were gone, but no one was interested in re-starting the card game. At Amy’s suggestion, the guys fixed something to drink while she grabbed some snacks. Provisions in hand, they went out into the warm night air on the screened-in back porch. To keep from attracting bugs, they left the lights off. Except for the glow from inside the house, it was dark. To no...

Added 30 Aug 2017 | Category General | Votes 5 | Avg Score 5 | Views 243 | 5 Comments

Dancing To Ray Charles: Ch 06, Cards and Cuddles, pt 2 of 3

  The arrival of Amy’s mother, complete with an old photo album halted both their card game and the Interrogation of Willie. The invitation they had expected and feared, to join her on the couch, soon followed. When the migration ended, Willie and Amy were sitting on either side of her mother while Mark and Bob knelt and peered over them from behind the couch. The first picture Mrs....

Added 29 Aug 2017 | Category General | Votes 5 | Avg Score 5 | Views 241 | 5 Comments

Dancing To Ray Charles: Ch. 06, Cards and Cuddles pt 1 of 3

      Hearts, as played by Amy, Mark, Willie, and Bob was as much a contact sport as a card game. They’d all been varsity athletes in high school, were still competitive, and hated to lose at anything, including cards. The current debate didn’t center on the game, however, but which album to play during the next hand.   “Okay, y’all,” said Amy, addressing Mark and Bob while collecting...

Added 28 Aug 2017 | Category General | Votes 6 | Avg Score 5 | Views 243 | 5 Comments

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