Go Ahead, read my stuff.
July 23, 2014 2:51 PM   Subscribe

Go Ahead, read my stuff.
This is just a tumblr I've put up to put up anecdotes for my grandchildren to read. Saves me the trouble of having to remember all the details when I'm 80, I hope, I can hand the kids an iPad with all the tales neatly formatted and pictures alongside. The next generation of grandpa's knee! Of course, that's the excuse I use on myself: that someone will want to read them. So, I thought I'd stick it up here and let you folks look and critique my writing/style/whatever.
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posted by pjern (7 comments total) 11 users marked this as a favorite
This project was posted to MetaFilter by jillithd on August 7, 2014: Go Ahead, read my stuff.

Great idea
posted by Outlawyr at 11:30 AM on July 24, 2014

These are so so good.
posted by cmyk at 8:10 PM on July 24, 2014

posted by IndigoRain at 5:52 PM on July 25, 2014

I agree, great idea.
posted by Glinn at 5:56 PM on July 26, 2014

Like I needed another excuse to re-read "How To Boot a Stream Locomotive".

I enjoyed Heirloom too: "telltale lump".
posted by We had a deal, Kyle at 8:23 PM on July 26, 2014

Thanks folks!

Specific Questions:

What drew you in to any given story? What slowed you down or stopped you? I'm not at all adverse to rewriting or explaining things. I'm just too close to them to tell- I have a forest-for-the-trees problem with writing.

Thank you so much for reading so far!
posted by pjern at 10:53 PM on July 26, 2014

...and I've added another story: 3500 or so words about a little misadventure in the middle of Thailand in 1974.
posted by pjern at 9:42 PM on August 6, 2014

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