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jpduck
http://www.fanstory.com/jpduck
Location: Ely, Cambs, UK
Gender: Male
Born: 1939
Interests: Writing!
Member: Standard
Joined: October 2014
INFORMATION
I have published one novel - 'Time & Again', available in paperback and ebook from Amazon
FAVORITE QUOTE
There is at the heart of everyone a pure golden flame of goodness which can become hidden at times, but can never be extinguished. - Nelson Mandela
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FanStory wrote to jpduck: Congratulations the July 2016 Recognized Writer
July 8, 2016 at 10:33PM
    Cumbrianlass: Bravo, Adrian! So pleased for you. :)
    July 8, 2016 at 8:05PM
    Gloria ....: Congrats to you, Adrian.
    July 8, 2016 at 8:08PM
    humpwhistle: Congratulations, Adrian. A great choice.
    July 8, 2016 at 8:28PM
    Susanjohn: Congratulations!!!! WOW!! good for you!!! :-)))
    July 8, 2016 at 8:32PM
    IndianaIrish: Congratulations on your deserved honor and recognition, Adrian.
    July 8, 2016 at 8:32PM
    michaelcahill: Great choice. Nice to see you recognized, Adrian.
    July 8, 2016 at 8:47PM
    barkingdog: It's about time. Congratulations, my friend. :) ellen
    July 8, 2016 at 9:25PM
    Spiritual Echo: Congratulations. Glad to see you recognized.
    July 8, 2016 at 9:35PM
    giraffmang: They really will give this to anyone!

    Great choice, many congratulations Adrian. Thoroughly deserved.
    July 9, 2016 at 12:27AM
    I am Cat: I'm so pleased to see this, Adrian! Congratulations!
    July 9, 2016 at 12:38AM
    Ulla: Congratulations, Adrian. So well deserved. I'm pleased for you.:)
    July 9, 2016 at 2:32AM
    Lovinia: Congratulations jp, I'm thrilled for you. An excellent choice. Enjoy the glory! Hugs - Lovi xoxoox
    July 9, 2016 at 3:32AM
    jpduck: I was utterly gobsmacked when I read the announcement this morning. Thank you FS committee. And thanks to all of you for your messages.

    Much love to all you lovely people.
    Adrian
    July 9, 2016 at 5:45AM
    mfowler: Three cheers, Adrian. Great to see you being recognised for your writing. Much deserved.
    July 9, 2016 at 5:55AM
    Dean Kuch: Congratulations, Adrian.
    It's about time!
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    July 9, 2016 at 7:00AM
    F. Wehr3: Congrats!
    July 9, 2016 at 10:24AM
    judiverse: Great work! Congratulations on being named July's Recognized Writer. judi
    July 9, 2016 at 10:25AM
    Jay Squires: I knew it was coming. Incline your ear, Sir. Psssst, here. You knew it was coming, too, now didn't you. All that sterling stuff you've been producing!
    July 9, 2016 at 10:45AM
    Loren (7): Well deserved and good to see!
    July 12, 2016 at 11:57AM
    Realist101: Congrats Adrian! A MOST deserved award! :)
    February 9, 2017 at 2:49AM

jpduck: I'm having a problem with my reviewing. I have discovered that I cannot highlight any text on any posting received. This, of course, means I cannot copy/paste to the notes window, which, in turn, means that any reviewing is completely impractical. Everything was fine yesterday. Has anybody else out there found the same problem?

Adrian
January 12, 2016 at 12:29PM
    F. Wehr3: I noticed the same thing this morning. Which makes discussing a sentence with a writer that much harder.
    January 12, 2016 at 12:33PM
    jpduck: That's interesting to know. What web browser do you use? It might conceiveably be a browser problem. When I reported the issue to Tom he said he could not replicate it at his end.

    Adrian
    January 12, 2016 at 12:47PM
    F. Wehr3: Adrian, I use Google chrome.

    Russell
    January 12, 2016 at 1:27PM
    F. Wehr3: Hey, Adrian. A solution was posted in the forum.
    January 12, 2016 at 2:49PM
    Realist101: I still have poetry chests only when I try to post prose too. There is something wrong in the site's system. I don't know what to do if Tom can't find or fix these things. :/
    January 12, 2016 at 10:33PM
    I am Cat: actually, you can't SEE it highlight, but it still does. Everything that I've 'highlighted' has copied nicely into the box anyway. Whether it looks like it's going to or not, it does. ;)
    January 13, 2016 at 1:09AM

FanStory wrote to jpduck: Congratulations! Honorable mention in the reviewing contest!
December 31, 2015 at 11:27PM
    michaelcahill: Way to go. Awesome to see some worthy folks getting recognition. Totally earned!
    December 31, 2015 at 11:30PM
    giraffmang: Excellent Adrian, very well deserved.
    January 1, 2016 at 2:39PM
    Delahay:
    June 26, 2016 at 12:05AM

FanStory wrote to jpduck: Congratulations! Honorable mention in the reviewing contest!
December 2, 2015 at 10:27AM
    rama devi: Wonderful! You deserve it. :)
    December 2, 2015 at 8:56AM
    I am Cat: Congrats Adrian!
    December 2, 2015 at 10:16AM
    giraffmang: Excellent Adrian, good to see your name up there!
    December 2, 2015 at 1:13PM
    michaelcahill: Great to see your name here. A top reviewer for some time now.
    December 2, 2015 at 2:44PM
    Lovinia: Congratulations. Well done. Hugs - Lovi xoxo
    December 2, 2015 at 5:59PM
    Gloria ....: Super job, Adrian!
    December 2, 2015 at 6:57PM

jpduck: Many thanks to everyone for your support and congrats. I find this so heart-warming.

Adrian
May 2, 2015 at 4:30AM
    Realist101: Suspicions was really great Adrian! I really enjoyed the banter and your outstanding dialogue. :)
    July 16, 2015 at 5:11AM

FanStory wrote to jpduck: Congratulations! Suspicions won the contest "Write About This"
May 1, 2015 at 12:13AM
    alf collier: Congratulations Adrian. Well done!!!!!!! alf
    May 1, 2015 at 1:31AM
    michaelcahill: Awesome! Great to see your excellent work recognized. Congrats.
    May 1, 2015 at 1:34AM
    flamingstar: Way to go! Great job.
    May 1, 2015 at 2:27AM
    humpwhistle: Hey, Adrian! Well Done! Congrats.
    May 1, 2015 at 3:05AM
    rama devi: Congrats! :)
    May 1, 2015 at 7:49AM
    Jay Squires: Well earned, dear friend. Congratulations!
    May 1, 2015 at 11:25AM
    Adri7enne: Good show, Adrian! It was a terrific story and it rightfully deserved the win. Yea!!!
    May 1, 2015 at 2:19PM
    Gloria ....: Congratulations, Adrian!
    May 1, 2015 at 10:17PM
    mfowler: Great story, mate. Pleased to see your excellent writing getting the kudos.
    May 2, 2015 at 1:48AM
    IndianaIrish: Congratulations on winning the site contest, Adrian!
    May 2, 2015 at 9:50AM
    Debbie Noland: Congratulations, Adrian, on your great story and big win. Your Mr. Greenfield is delightful. I am really happy for you! Debbie
    May 2, 2015 at 5:08PM
    musi: Adrian!I didn't know about it, I was not much on the site, please, forgive me!
    My warmest congratulations to you!!! Made me so happy!!! I know it is more then well-deserved !!!
    August 10, 2015 at 4:01PM

jpduck: I am feeling a little battered after receiving a small minority of the reviews for 'Letter to Atheists' from the Belligerent Bible Belt. The sheer arrogance of one of them simply passes belief.
What is it with this guys and girls that they feel compelled to impose their beliefs imperiously on others, not even thinking of enquiring, first, if we are remotely interested in being thus assaulted?
I don't really know how this 'Profile Thoughts' column works. Perhaps I am simply bleating in the void; or maybe I will now be ceremoniously drummed out of FS.
April 11, 2015 at 3:09AM
    nor84: Profile thoughts works like this: anything you share is posted in a public forum.

    If you feel assaulted. If someone attacks your beliefs, then complain to site administration by clicking on one of the pull-down topics at the top of the page and finding Contact Us. Assaulting a writer is against site rules.
    April 11, 2015 at 1:39PM
    michaelcahill: We tend to be more unceremonious here. :)) I think you're safe. Good writing wins out in the end.
    April 11, 2015 at 4:01PM
    Debbie Noland: I live in the Bible Belt but am not belligerent. A lot of the time I am confused instead. I recently wrote about this experience in my poem "Storm Country," which you can find in my portfolio. Maybe that will reassure you that not all of us are on the attack. :)
    April 11, 2015 at 6:26PM
    GE Parson:
    Dear Mr. Duckl,
    In answer to your following question,:
    "What is it with this guys and girls that they feel compelled to
    impose their beliefs imperiously on others, not even thinking of
    enquiring, first, if we are remotely interested in being thus
    assaulted?"

    Well let me ask you this: What was the purpose of you telling the whole world that you are an Agnostic in the first place? I don't recall asking you what your religious belief was?

    I do not know what else you received that made you feel "Imposed upon" but I was simply attempting to get you to open your mind to the possibility that the

    God of the Bible;

    the God of this physical world ;

    that the God of Calvary's Cross can be known, can be PERSONALLY known; in fact He wants you to know Him personally. That's why He came in the person of Jesus and hung out with humanity for 3 1/2 years and voluntarily took your sins upon His back so that you and God could be Friends

    If by what I have written here, offends you, I'd be liar if I said I was sorry, because I am not. You will be more greatly offended if you end up in the Lake of Fire because some of us "Belligerent Bible Belt" guys and girls failed to warn you of the wrath of God against your sins.
    Your Christian Friend,
    G.E. Parson

    April 12, 2015 at 3:58PM
    jpduck: Dear Mr/Mrs/Ms Parson, In answer to your question I would remind you that my letter was entitled 'A Letter to Atheists'. It was not, therefore, addressed to you. I had no interest in communicating with people of religious faith. But, in any case, something posted on FanStory as a literary exercise certainly does not have the personal address element of a letter sent to an individual.

    Adrian
    April 13, 2015 at 3:48AM
    Realist101: you MUST ignore some of the comments...I quit FS two years ago because of something someone said. It's hard at times to deal but don't let anyone run you off. Let them go. x.
    July 16, 2015 at 5:13AM

jpduck: I used to belong to an excellent writers' group in Ely. As part of that we wrote at least two pieces per month. In my case these are nearly all short stories - a genre which fascinates me.
The synopsis of my published novel, 'Time and Again' is:
'Nicholas Harrison, 63 years old and retired, awoke one morning to find he was in a strange bedroom in a strange house. But then he recognised the wallpaper. In horror he realised he was in his childhood bedroom. His mind had gone back fifty years and was sharing a skull with his thirteen-year-old self. Both occupants of the skull were terrified, but soon began to realise that they needed to adjust to each other, as nothing was going to change. This gradually led to a journey of discovery with mutual benefits.'
October 12, 2014 at 12:01PM
    Genya: Hi and welcome to fanstory. It is a great place to be. I joined in 2012 but only started posting in July 2014 due to work pressures. Look forward to reading some of your work. Take care. Genya
    October 13, 2014 at 12:45PM
    Selina Stambi:
    Welcome, Duck. Were you up at the quack of dawn? :)
    October 17, 2014 at 5:10PM
    LadyCosgrove: 'Time and Again' sounds intriguing.
    October 28, 2014 at 7:45PM
    jpduck: It is intriguing! You can read a free extract on Amazon.
    November 2, 2014 at 3:22AM
    alphonsus murgatroyd: hello jpduck just letting you know I am now a fan of yours ... you have been warned! :-)
    November 14, 2014 at 8:28PM
    sandramitchell: Hi, welcome to FanStory. After your lovely review, I had to come and see who you were. It is lovely to meet you. I hope you have fun on here, it is a lovely place to meet like minded writers. :)
    November 30, 2014 at 1:00PM
    rama devi: Warm welcome...so nice to see your high standard of reviewing here! While I am no longer active here (mostly), I will certainly visit on occasion. :)
    March 31, 2015 at 11:23AM

 
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ACCOMPLISHMENTS
Part 2, This Can't be Right reached "All Time Best" status.
October 30 at 5:25AM
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The Brass Doorknob, Part 4 reached "Recognized" status.
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September 27 at 2:08AM
The Brass Doorknob, Part 2 reached "Recognized" status.
September 13 at 2:08AM
The Brass Doorknob, Part 1 reached "All Time Best" status.
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