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    Hello from Washington State!

    Hey all! My name's Joe. I live in Washington, and I've been taking writing seriously for the past two years or so. I've written around 40 short stories in the realms of horror, crime and bizarro, and am currently working on my first novella. I recently got my first short story acceptance.

    When I'm not writing I'm probably reading, cooking, watching a horror movie or going to a punk show. My favorite writers are Joe Lansdale, Jack Ketchum, Violet Levoit and John Skipp. I've been looking for a good writer's group for some time--I'm excited to be here!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Joe Quenell View Post
    I'm excited to be here!
    Excited to have you here, Joe, because it's not merely a case of "the more, the merrier;" it's a case of "the more, the better!"
    I look forward to seeing you around.
    Last edited by Gidget1225; 07-17-2017 at 03:04 PM. Reason: forgot to include name of OP

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    Hey Joe, Welcome and congrats on the short story acceptance! I love to hear when fellow writers get acknowledged, keep it up.

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    Welcome, Joe Glad you're here. Nice going on the forthcoming publication.

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    Fellow Washington resident here. Welcome!

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    Hello, Joe. I am going to Washington this week. Walla Walla to be exact to check out our wheat farm in Waitsburg and to buy some wine at L'Ecole No. 41. My husband was born in WW and grew up in Bellevue. His son lives in Seattle. Very fine state, I must say.

    Congratulations on the publication of a short short! Very impressive accomplishment. You'll be much appreciated here, I am sure.
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    Welcome, Joe!

    And congratulations on your first short story publication! (I'm still waiting on that one myself.)

    So, you write bizarro fiction, huh? I am very interested in discovering what bizarro fiction is about!

    Have fun looking around!
    10,000 points to your Hogwarts house and a dozen warm chocolate chip cookies to whomever would kindly crit my short story, Grounded.

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    Hello. Welcome to the forums Congrats on getting your short story accepted for publication.
    If you have time, please critique my story The Warrior's Secret (update on Oct 31, 2017) in the forums here. Thanks
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    Hi Joe! I grew up in Spokane, and have lived off and on in Oak Harbor on Whidbey Island. I'll actually be moving back there in about a year! Welcome!
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    Hey there Joe, welcome to AW!

    Congrats on your first acceptance. It's a thrilling experience.
    “I am impelled not to squeak like a grateful and apologetic mouse, but to roar like a lion out of pride in my profession."

    12 shiny publication credits - one audio and two self. Working on my 13th.

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    Hi, Joe. Welcome to the forum.
    Quote Originally Posted by Jaymz Connelly View Post
    I don't know that anyone could fill Lil's stilettos in her absence. She's very special and unique.
    Lil is just full of of sweetness and love, with a side of raunchy innuendo. That never hurt anyone! - Jaymz
    Tell that to the guy(s) manacled in her basement... - be frank

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