A Sonnet for My Son
In Remembrance of His life.
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Location: US
Gender: Female
Born: A long time ago
Interests: undetermined
Member: Eternal Account
Joined: February 2009
Sasha lives in Mazatlan, Mexico and has no plans to return to the US. Her life in Mazatlan provides an endless supply of subjects for her Smurphy Rambles. My favorite writers are Ernest Hemingway, Fyodor Dostoevsky, Mark Twain, Fan Story's own Mastery, a great writer and dear friend, Dean Kuch, Jay Squires, Dawn Munro, Margaret Snowden, emptypage, Tab-that's me, royowen and the list goes on and on.

Sasha loves to write and primarily writes non fiction. She has had a fascinating life and feels it is the perfect source for subject matter. Her first book, A Leaf on the Wind -- her autobiography-- (republished as Celebrate the Dandelions) won the FS Seal of Approval, something she is quite proud of.

Sasha enjoys living alone in her apartment near the ocean. She enjoys painting, walking, writing, and falling asleep watching old movies.

Life is too short to wear beige....
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FanStory wrote to Sasha: Congratulations! #4 Short Works Writer of 2019!
January 5, 2020 at 2:31PM

Sasha: I think my off the wall sense of humor has returned... at least I hope that is what it is.
November 9, 2019 at 5:12PM

Sasha: I haven't been able to write a true Ramble for quite some time. My ability to see the humor around me had disapated and left me unable to see anything humorous. I hope this malady doesn't last much longer....I love humor and apparently some of you do too.
November 1, 2019 at 12:37PM

Sasha: Clearly one of the most talented writers on this site and a man with a terrific sense of humor. I love his dark side and ability to make us shiver with fear and to also laugh. He will be missed by all of us who loved him.
August 25, 2019 at 11:43AM

FanStory wrote to Sasha: To access this on your computer just update your login information. Click here to update your email and password. Do it on your phone to access it from your computer.
April 15, 2019 at 4:55PM

Sasha: I always forget to check my portfolio page and too often miss comments from my friends. Chalk it up to old age, I always use age as an excuse for not paying more attention to things I should. Sorry.
March 29, 2019 at 3:51PM
    lyenochka: No worries! I do the same!
    April 15, 2019 at 1:41PM
    Sasha: I forget too. Just because I don't remember to check my portfolio.
    November 27, 2019 at 3:46PM

FanStory wrote to Sasha: Congratulations! The 2018 #4 Short Works Writer of the Year!
January 1, 2019 at 9:18PM
    lyenochka: Congratulations, Sasha!!!
    January 4, 2019 at 2:48PM

FanStory wrote to Sasha: What Do I Believe finished third in the contest "Your beliefs: Why do they matter?"
October 2, 2018 at 1:10PM
    giraffmang: Woo... and indeed... hoo
    October 2, 2018 at 1:54PM
    judiverse: Congratulations, Sasha, on your achievement of finishing fourth in the Short Works category. Best of luck and fewer falls in the new year. judiverse
    January 1, 2019 at 10:11AM

Sasha: Sasha lives in Mazatlan, Mexico and has no plans to return to the US. Her life in Mazatlan provides an endless supply of subjects for her Smurphy Rambles. My favorite writers are Mastery also a dear friend, he is a talented poet and writes superb mysteries that keep you glued to the page from beginning to end, Ernest Hemingway, Fyodor Dostoevsky, Mark Twain, Dean Kuch, Jay Squires are also among my favorites. I am not a poet but I do enjoy reading it.
June 9, 2018 at 11:13AM

FanStory wrote to Sasha: Congratulations! Way More Than Anyone Wants To Know is the new Story of the Month!
May 13, 2018 at 12:13AM
    giraffmang: Woohoo, congratulations on taking the prize with this one. Great, funny piece. G
    May 13, 2018 at 1:14AM
    Ulla: Congratulations with this funny write!!!
    May 13, 2018 at 1:17AM
    michaelcahill: Congrats! Wow, 942, 000 pesos! :))
    May 13, 2018 at 2:04AM
    rama devi: Congrats~~
    May 13, 2018 at 2:07AM
    RGstar: Had my vote all the way on this one. My favourite rambler. Bravo.
    May 13, 2018 at 3:47AM
    Dean Kuch: Congratulations, Sasha.
    May 13, 2018 at 8:39AM
    Gloria ....: Congratulations Sasha!
    May 13, 2018 at 2:28PM
    Ideasaregems-Dawn: Congratulations! SO well-deserved. (Excuse me; gotta go - gas.)
    May 13, 2018 at 4:11PM
    Mustang Patty: Congratulations! I enjoyed this story so much more than I should have. Your write the best vignettes of your life. We all get to share the little details!
    May 13, 2018 at 8:09PM
    Sasha: Thank you, no one was more surprised than me.
    May 16, 2018 at 9:35AM
    MissMerri: Hey! This is great news!! I?m late I know, but no less happy for your win. As you know, I love your stories! You deserve this! Hugs. MM.
    July 20, 2018 at 4:42PM

FanStory wrote to Sasha: 2017 4th Ranked Author of Short Works
January 2, 2018 at 2:06PM
    shelley kaye: congrats, sasha!! enjoy that trophy! ;-)
    January 2, 2018 at 3:29PM
    Gloria ....: Excellent work, Sasha. :))
    January 2, 2018 at 3:42PM
    Mustang Patty: Congratulations, Sasha!

    January 2, 2018 at 7:05PM
    lyenochka: Congrats, Sasha!!
    January 3, 2018 at 2:23AM
    judiverse: Congratulations to you. S. Pumpkin. Go for it again in 2018! judiverse
    January 5, 2018 at 6:36PM
    Ideasaregems-Dawn: Thinking of you, and hoping your recovery is on track - just wanted to let you know - DON'T get on the computer. (LOL)
    January 16, 2018 at 4:55PM
    Sasha: I don't plan to aim for any trophy or recognition this year. I guess I am getting old and lack the enthusiasm. I just plan to write when I am in the mood and not push myself.
    February 2, 2018 at 10:57PM
    Margaret Snowdon: I feel the same, Sasha - just post and review when I'm up to it - sorry about late congratulations - have had a lot of health problems and haven't been on line. Hope you are keeping well, my friend. Margaret
    February 15, 2018 at 5:40AM

FanStory wrote to Sasha: Congratulations! Just Tell me Why Pt 3 is the new Story of the Month!
October 11, 2017 at 12:13AM
    michaelcahill: Ahhh .... you can make ANYTHING sound interesting, but you can make SOMETHING sound downright compelling! Congrats. Well deserved. :))
    October 11, 2017 at 12:17AM
    Irish Rain: Congratulations!!!
    October 11, 2017 at 12:48AM
    rama devi: Congrats!
    October 11, 2017 at 1:04AM
    kiwigirl2821: Congratulations dear friend. A well deserved win! xoxo
    October 11, 2017 at 3:31AM
    Spitfire: Well, I voted for you. :-)
    Always good to discover a winner.
    October 11, 2017 at 10:50PM
    LaRosa: Congratulations Lady!
    October 12, 2017 at 12:30AM
    emptypage: Congratulations, Sasha!!!!
    October 12, 2017 at 3:42AM
    Margaret Snowdon: Just popped in and saw you've won lst place for your - Just Tell Me Why - congratulations, my friend.
    October 12, 2017 at 11:13AM
    Sasha: Sorry for my delayed reply. They don't notify you by message any more. I didn't even know I had won until today.
    October 26, 2017 at 6:23PM
    Giddy Nielsen-Sweep: Late congratulations, Sasha. A great efffort, well done.
    November 3, 2017 at 8:00PM
    Sasha: Thanks. I wish I were adventurous like you and able to write just about everything. You are not afraid to spread your wings... me, I not as comfortable jumping from non-fiction to fiction to poetry... but wish I was.
    November 3, 2017 at 8:08PM
    Sasha: Sorry I took so long to respond, I almost never check my profile page. I guess I need to start doing it more often. Thanks for the kind comments, they mean a lot to me.
    November 3, 2017 at 8:10PM
    RGstar: Well done....love the rambles
    November 19, 2017 at 9:10AM
    emptypage: How did I miss this????? Wooooohooooo!
    November 27, 2017 at 4:36PM

Sasha: How sad when an honest review of someone's writing results in being muted. I guess, honesty is not what some writers are looking for on this site. They apparently only want positive comments. and nothing less than 5 or 6 stars, even when their writing needs improvement. Yes, this is very sad.
May 10, 2017 at 1:57PM
    giraffmang: Welcome to my world...
    May 10, 2017 at 5:15PM
    DR DIP: personally I think the star system isn't a true reflection of some works. The benchmark is set high and 5 and 6 stars has become the norm for not upsetting other poets although on saying that I don't come across many poets I have fanned whose work is not deserving Strangely I have fanned poets for their quality of work. the dollar value is not even considered when I review a work
    I haven't just fanned people for the sake of numbers. I am sure there are many more wonderful poets I have not fanned but the amount in my portfolio allows me to comment on each and everyone of them that post.

    May 10, 2017 at 5:32PM
    Dean Kuch: Welcome to my world too...
    May 12, 2017 at 1:46AM
    Sankey: Yep Sasha, I have taken reviews hard initially but then I go back and appreciate the harder reviewer for helping me improve
    May 14, 2017 at 11:21PM
    Halfree: Have long known that reviews do not reflect reality. Spent some time reading postings and the associated reviews and I conclude that most reviews are exchangs of platuteds . However, there are reviewers that undersatand how reviews work. I have reviewed some very good writers, and reading those few brings me back to why I signed on
    May 15, 2017 at 8:39AM
    Halfree: So right you are
    May 16, 2017 at 8:25AM
    JDRBAR: If I may stick my two cents in here, you are so very right about reviewing. The star system is far from being an actual indication of the quality of a person's writing. I didn't know a reviewer could be muted. Personally, I WANT a hard review of my work. The stars are meaningless.
    May 31, 2017 at 8:16AM
    Ideasaregems-Dawn: I won't EVEN comment - you know my stand on reviewing. I WILL ask where you are though...??? I sure hope everything is okay...
    Big hug,
    June 30, 2017 at 4:03AM
    Halfree: The star ratings do not reflect the quality of a posting or the writer,,,don't know how to fix that so I just ignore the stars.
    July 25, 2017 at 9:58PM
    kiwigirl2821: Have to say Sasha, I have muted a few less than sterling reviewers. But in saying that I prize honesty. I try to reward reviewers by giving them some bucks so they can promote their work as well. Sometimes however, I have no idea how to critique a work so I give them an opinion ... :)
    August 9, 2017 at 7:44PM
    B.B. Rose: This is especially true of the "big dogs" here. I've never encountered such a thin-skinned bunch who refuse to even acknowledge that a reviewer might have a point. It's as though they are their own audience and any other readers be damned.

    August 14, 2017 at 4:50PM
    RoDanni: I got smoked by someone who I gave 5 stars to, and told them their poem was well written, but suggested a specific change in one line of the poem and stated my reasons. Within no time they had given me my lowest rating on the one poem I had posted so far (I'm new) and bombed it with no constructive advice at all. I replied asking for any comments on the work itself since the writer was high ranking in poetry, but they just said the poem didn't say anything that hadn't already been said on Facebook. Am I just supposed to hand out free 6's and unmerited favor to higher ranking people because I need the member dollars really bad? Because I came here for an honest critique of my work and not have to pay for that by sucking up.
    September 22, 2017 at 1:24AM

FanStory wrote to Sasha: Charlie finished third in the contest "Valentines Writing Contest"
February 22, 2017 at 12:13AM
    Irish Rain: Congratulations!!!
    February 22, 2017 at 1:47AM
    bookishfabler: Just get better soon.
    hugs Heidi
    March 1, 2017 at 5:05AM

Sasha: I am pleased to learn Ingrid and I tied for second place in the fun first of the year FS contest for short stories. I cannot think of a better person to share this with than dear Ingrid. If you have not read her work (she writes under the name Spiritual Echo) you have no idea of what you have missed.
January 11, 2017 at 1:01PM
    giraffmang: Congratulations
    January 11, 2017 at 6:28PM
    ~Dovey: Congrats!
    January 12, 2017 at 1:12AM
    rama devi: Congrats!
    January 13, 2017 at 2:07PM

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