|Posted on Thursday, August 21, 2003 - 03:00 pm: |
Ellen Datlow suggested I come tell you how much I enjoyed your story, instead of just telling her. *grin* A Walk In the Garden was an awesome story, the descriptive narrative so real it made my head tingle. It was also an inspiration, something I don't find in many stories these days. I'll definitely look for more stories from you at SciFiction.
|Posted on Thursday, August 21, 2003 - 03:09 pm: |
Have you read Lucius's earlier stories in our archives? If not, go on. Lucius has been quite prolific in past couple of years. I also have a novella by him in The Dark,-- the ghost story antho coming out from Tor in October.
|Posted on Thursday, August 21, 2003 - 03:23 pm: |
Hey, Trish...I really appreciate your kind words.
Obviously (at least I hope it's obvious), "Walk" was a story I felt strongly about--not just the Iraqi stuff, but as to the way soldiers are--and I feel extremely rewarded that people like yourself are responding to it....
|Posted on Thursday, August 21, 2003 - 05:21 pm: |
Ellen, I remember Jaguar Hunter as being my favorite book forever. And I'm just discovering some of his older works that I need to re-read. And working my way through the archives as my writing and editing schedule allows.
Lucius, my father was a career soldier and I was born in Viet Nam while he and Mom were there. I did connect so strongly with the soldier aspect that it gave me pause.
And thanks to the inspiration, I was kept awake for MANY hours writing a new story. *LOL*
|Posted on Thursday, August 21, 2003 - 05:26 pm: |
Born in Vietnam, wow...that was a helluva place to start anything, especially a life. There were probably some crazy angels looking in.
Glad the piece inspired some new work...
|Posted on Thursday, August 21, 2003 - 07:27 pm: |
Wow! Trish. What Lucius said about being born in Viet Nam.