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CD Richards
Gender: Male
Member: Eternal Premier Author
Joined: June 2015
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I live in The Middle of Nowhere, Australia. I share my little piece of the Earth with one extraordinarily patient female of my species, five Shetland ponies, nine alpacas, six sheep, four goats, a dog and a variable population of feral cats, rabbits, possums, rats, mice, snakes, spiders and other assorted critters (still working on the partridge in a pear tree).

In my spare time, I like moonlit walks on the beach, candlelit dinners and avoiding cliches.

I don't generally bite (much), so please feel free to say hi any time you feel like it.

Craig
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FanStory wrote to CD Richards: Grave Concerns finished second in the contest "5-7-5 Horror Poem"
November 7, 2019 at 12:13AM
    juliaSjames: Well done Craig. Congrats on this write and on your series of contest recognitions.
    November 7, 2019 at 7:36AM
    BeasPeas: Hi Craig. Congrats on your win. Best ~ Marilyn
    November 7, 2019 at 10:11AM
    lyenochka: Congratulations, again, Craig! You're on a roll!!
    November 7, 2019 at 12:25PM
    CD Richards: Seems to be a bit of a purple patch... or lucky streak. Thanks Julia, Marilyn, Helen.
    November 7, 2019 at 6:27PM
    catch22: Congratulations on placing in the contest!
    November 10, 2019 at 8:12PM

FanStory wrote to CD Richards: Be Careful What You Wish For finished second in the contest "Halloween Flash Fiction"
November 5, 2019 at 12:13AM
    brenda bickers: Congratulations on your first place for this brilliant piece of writing. Well done.
    Brenda.x
    November 5, 2019 at 3:32AM
    CD Richards: Thanks so much for the lovely comment, Brenda (although you promoted me by a place lol)
    November 5, 2019 at 4:15AM
    humpwhistle: Well done, CD! You almost made it two-for-two!
    November 5, 2019 at 9:38AM
    giraffmang: Good stuff. Glad to see this one up here.
    November 5, 2019 at 10:48AM
    Ideasaregems-Dawn: Excellent! Congratulations on a well-earned win, my friend!
    November 5, 2019 at 3:21PM
    Ulla: Congratulatins, Craig. That was so well deserved. A great story and well written!! Ulla:))
    November 5, 2019 at 3:43PM
    CD Richards: Thanks for the wonderful remarks, everyone.
    November 5, 2019 at 3:52PM
    lyenochka: Congratulations!!
    November 6, 2019 at 2:05AM
    fm wright: Congratulations on a well deserved win!
    November 6, 2019 at 9:19AM
    CD Richards: Thanks, peeps :)
    November 7, 2019 at 12:48AM

FanStory wrote to CD Richards: Congratulations! The Mulahad won the contest "Halloween Poetry"
November 5, 2019 at 12:13AM
    Irish Rain: Congratulations!!
    November 5, 2019 at 12:17AM
    CD Richards: Thanks, Irish, much appreciated :)
    November 5, 2019 at 4:16AM
    juliaSjames: Congratulations. Most deserving win.
    November 5, 2019 at 7:42AM
    humpwhistle: Absolutely first-rate! Congrats!
    November 5, 2019 at 9:39AM
    Dorothy Farrell: Congratulations - not surprised you won!
    November 5, 2019 at 10:22AM
    Gypsymooncat: Congrats on your well deserved win! I've come back from muluhads digestive system to say this...best go back and row with the other stomach acids now...!
    November 5, 2019 at 10:46AM
    Gloria ....: Way to go, Craig. :))
    November 5, 2019 at 1:48PM
    CD Richards: Thanks, everyone, for the lovely comments. Congrats to all those who joined in the fun in this year's Halloween contests. Hopefully Dean and Mike would approve of our efforts.
    November 5, 2019 at 3:55PM
    lyenochka: Congratulations, Craig!!
    November 6, 2019 at 2:05AM
    rosehill (Wendy): See, I told you this one was good. Gold stars!
    November 6, 2019 at 7:00AM
    brenda bickers: Hi, there this was the one I was meant to congratulate you on. Well done.
    Brenda.x
    November 6, 2019 at 3:59PM
    CD Richards: Thanks again :)
    November 7, 2019 at 12:49AM
    catch22: Congratulations for the win!
    November 10, 2019 at 8:13PM

CD Richards: I just bought Stephen Fry's "The Ode Less Traveled". I'm so looking forward to finding out what wisdom Stephen has in store. I think this quote from Auden in the preface gets it off to a delightful start:

The poet who writes "free" verse is like Robinson Crusoe on his desert island: he must do all his cooking, laundry and darning for himself. In a few exceptional cases, this manly independence produces something original and impressive, but more often the result is squalor -- dirty sheets on the unmade bed and empty bottles on the unswept floor.

No offence to any of our talented free versers, but I think it pretty well describes my few forays into the Dark Arts :)
October 27, 2019 at 9:53PM

CD Richards: When danger reared its ugly head,
he bravely turned his tail and fled.
Yes brave Sir Donald turned about,
and gallantly he chickened out...

- The Holy Grail, by Monty Python
(almost exactly according to script)
October 15, 2019 at 1:05AM
    Gypsymooncat: Lol! I love Monty Python!
    November 5, 2019 at 4:00PM

CD Richards: Stolen FB quote of the day:

Blaming all muslims for terrorism is like blaming all musicians for Ted Nugent.
October 5, 2019 at 2:51AM

FanStory wrote to CD Richards: A Second Chance finished first in the contest "Alternate Facts"
September 4, 2019 at 12:13AM
    CD Richards: Wow, that was a tough gig. Not only is this unexpected, but treasured, because there were so many great entries. And for other reasons.

    Thanks, GMan, for providing a great challenge, you always do. And thanks to those who gave me their vote. It is appreciated more than you know.
    September 4, 2019 at 1:06AM
    Sarkems: Woohoo, well done. This was my favourite. Thoroughly deserved. I totally bombed - again.
    September 4, 2019 at 3:05AM
    CD Richards: Your entry was great, Emma. I honestly thought it would take it out.
    September 4, 2019 at 4:00AM
    giraffmang: Congratulations. Awesome.
    September 4, 2019 at 5:11AM
    CD Richards: Thanks again, G.
    September 4, 2019 at 9:53AM
    damommy: I'm so happy for you. Congratulations!
    September 4, 2019 at 8:19PM
    CD Richards: Thanks Yvonne :)
    September 4, 2019 at 9:09PM

CD Richards: I keep six honest serving-men
(they taught me all I knew);
their names are What and Why and When
and How and Where and Who.

-- Rudyard Kipling
August 28, 2019 at 2:56AM
    giraffmang: Who used What and How to convince Where and When to turn on the slave master who kept them. Only Why knew the reasons.
    August 28, 2019 at 7:54AM
    CD Richards: Who's on first.
    August 28, 2019 at 8:03AM

CD Richards: For dedicated ukulele players, the urge to perform "The Lion Sleeps Tonight" is never more than a whim away.
August 12, 2019 at 7:29AM
    rosehill (Wendy): Just saw this, laughed and shook my head at the same time. Guess the rest aren't in tune with puns.
    August 13, 2019 at 10:17AM
    Sarkems: Did it for last year's sheep Racing parade. Always a crowd-pleaser.
    August 13, 2019 at 11:54AM
    CD Richards: That's what I'll tell myself, Wendy ;-)

    Are you in a group too, Emma?
    August 13, 2019 at 8:52PM
    Sarkems: I was. It wasn't an 'official' group, it was just friends. We used to practice every week and have a good laugh. We don't now, some have moved away and we're busy doing other things, but sometimes there's a party and the instruments come out. But the last of my uke-ing friends has moved back to NZ now, and I only did it as a social thing, so it may gather dust.
    August 14, 2019 at 2:40AM

CD Richards: Jesus, interceding on behalf of the Boy Scouts:

"Forgive them father, for they know what knot they do."

- HA Hildebrandt
August 11, 2019 at 4:29AM

CD Richards: "Guns aren't the problem. The problem is a godless society".

So then, consider this:

When's the last time some lunatic who mowed down a crowd in a mall or at a concert or a church ranted about how much they loved God? Answer: every day.

When's the last time someone who hates guns and refuses to own one committed mass murder with a firearm? Oh, that's right -- never.

I don't think you've thought this through.

August 4, 2019 at 11:40PM
    Brett Matthew West: So, is it correct to assume that you believe guns do not slaughter people, it is the hands those guns are in that do? That's always been my contention any way, and I've always thought I was the only who felt that way. Small world, isn't it?
    August 5, 2019 at 6:44AM
    CD Richards: My contention is, if you don't own a gun, you're pretty unlikely to kill someone with it.
    August 5, 2019 at 7:49AM
    mrsmajor: A Godless society..does that society that include the military, or are we talking about a separate society with the right to murder...Guns kill , no matter who uses it no matter the reason...me I don't own one, and never will...and so there's absolutely no possibility that I would ever use on another human being..There are over 300 millions guns in this country...and I will Never own one.
    August 5, 2019 at 1:24PM

CD Richards: Waiting for the obligatory "thoughts and prayers" posts to begin.
August 3, 2019 at 6:29PM
    WryWriter: Thoughts and prayers never cease. I pray for you because God loves you. He even loves people when they refuse to believe it. No need to wait for thoughts and prayers to begin.
    August 3, 2019 at 8:32PM
    CD Richards: I'm just astounded that the people who oppose with their every breath real actions that could stop this senseless, tragic waste are the first to believe "thoughts and prayers" is the answer. Hasn't done a lot of good so far.
    August 3, 2019 at 8:38PM

CD Richards: My partner and I recently had a long talk, and together we decided we don't want children.

The kids are taking it pretty hard.
July 9, 2019 at 10:10PM
    Bananafish308: Haha, sounds like Richard Wright.
    July 10, 2019 at 12:33AM
    Bananafish308: Oops, meant Steven Wright.
    July 10, 2019 at 12:34AM
    CD Richards: I had to look that up, Bill. I figured you didn't mean the Easybeats front man. Is that where the joke was stolen from? I pinched it from Facebook ;-)
    July 10, 2019 at 1:26AM
    mrsmajor: Now that's funny, Craig, made this old gal laugh..out loud...I wonder what my kids say behind my back...oh no never mind, I just might not want to know....lol
    July 10, 2019 at 7:42AM
    CD Richards: Probably not, Victoria :)
    July 10, 2019 at 7:54AM

CD Richards: Happy Birthday to all my American friends. I happen to think 3rd July is a far more important date in the scheme of things, but even so, hope you have a great day! Be nice to each other.
July 4, 2019 at 12:35AM

CD Richards: OK, so I know how to spell "grateful". I don't even have to think about it. So why is it every single time, without fail that I type it, my fingers produce "greatful", and I have to go back and correct???
July 3, 2019 at 11:24PM
    strandregs: That is because of a traumatic event in your childhood.
    Which according to Gloria you don't remember.
    or don't want to remember.
    I'm just in a jockery mood.
    July 4, 2019 at 5:10AM

 
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#34 Ranked Novelist
#77 Ranked Poet
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Novels 34
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ACCOMPLISHMENTS
Prognosis Poor reached "Recognized" status.
November 11 at 2:08AM
Grave Concerns finished second in the contest "5-7-5 Horror Poem"
November 7 at 12:13AM
Be Careful What You Wish For finished second in the contest "Halloween Flash Fiction"
November 5 at 12:13AM
The Mulahad won the contest "Halloween Poetry"
November 5 at 12:13AM
Grave Concerns reached "Recognized" status.
November 2 at 10:08AM
Be Careful What You Wish For reached "All Time Best" status.
November 1 at 5:25AM
Be Careful What You Wish For reached "Recognized" status.
October 30 at 2:08AM
The Mulahad reached "All Time Best" status.
October 29 at 5:25AM
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