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Location: Thousand Oaks CA
Gender: Female
Born: 1963
Interests: Reading, writing, mountain biking, playing with my three Australian Cattledogs
Member: Premier Author
Joined: September 2015
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FanStory wrote to ciliverde: Congratulations! One Black Day won the contest "Share Your Story"
May 30 at 12:13AM
    Pantygynt: Who's a clever girl girl then? I told you it was good. Congratulations
    May 30 at 10:23AM
    F. Wehr3: Nice work, Carol!
    May 30 at 10:29AM
    The Death: Congratulations, Carol!
    May 30 at 2:35PM
    happykat4: Congratulations! I'm so sorry his life was lost. A very compelling story. Kat
    May 30 at 6:05PM
    krys123: Congratulations on a fine entry and wonderful ending,
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    May 31 at 9:00AM
    Ulla: Congrats, Carol:)))
    May 31 at 3:46PM
    Gloria ....: Yay, Carol! Well, well done. :)
    May 31 at 7:06PM
    Ginnygray: Congratulations on a great win!
    June 1 at 12:56PM

FanStory wrote to ciliverde: Congratulations the June 2016 Recognized Writer
June 10 at 10:33PM
    barkingdog: Congratulations, Carol. You so deserve this. You are a true talent. :) e xxx
    June 10 at 9:10PM
    michaelcahill: What an AWESOME choice. This is an amazing writer and person. Congratulations.
    June 10 at 9:11PM
    Cumbrianlass: Wonderful news, Carol! Congratulations on this well deserved honour. x

    June 10 at 9:23PM
    mfowler: This is due reward for your relentless search for poetic perfection.
    June 10 at 9:28PM
    rama devi: Yay! Much deserved! Proud of you, dear. :)
    June 10 at 10:04PM
    Gloria ....: Carol! I am thrilled for you. Way to go, woman. :))
    June 10 at 10:49PM
    TAB_that's me: What a wonderful honor to receive. Congrats Carol!!
    June 10 at 10:58PM
    Taffspride: Congratulations Carol, a well deserved honor.
    June 10 at 11:09PM
    giraffmang: Excellent choice. Congratulations
    June 11 at 3:11AM
    Eric1: Wonderful decision well done Carol, I,m thrilled for you my friend.

    June 11 at 4:54AM
    Dean Kuch:
    June 11 at 6:08AM
    Ulla: Congratulation, well deserved.
    June 11 at 6:28AM
    F. Wehr3: Congrats!
    June 11 at 10:16AM
    I am Cat: Carol,
    I'm so pleased to read this! WEll done! Great choice! <3
    June 11 at 10:23AM
    ciliverde: Thanks to everyone who commented here, I appreciate your support and interest!!
    June 11 at 1:40PM
    IndianaIrish: Congratulations on your wonderful honor!
    June 11 at 2:33PM
    judiverse: Congratulations on being named June 2016 Recognized Writer, Carol. All the best to you. Write on! judiverse
    June 11 at 3:34PM
    MissMerri: What a great honor, and so quickly accomplished! I'm delighted for you, Carol. You are a poet's poet!
    June 12 at 10:20AM
    Selina Stambi: How wonderful, Carole. Well done! Congratulations.
    June 15 at 7:52PM
    Mark Valentine: How did I miss this? Congratulations - an awesome choice!
    August 22 at 12:04PM
    RGstar: I must have also missed this. A very well done.
    November 23 at 5:40PM
    Sis Cat: Congratulations, Carol. I am December's Recognized Writer. Great job. I will check out your portfolio.
    December 17 at 10:12AM
    GoodHearted Woman: Well, look at YOU!!! Yup, that be YOU. Honestly, Carol, I go back and read things that I've written and sent to people and there are words left out (mostly) typos
    (sometimes) and because this is liable to happen I am extra-careful, but still find
    mistakes. I am busy copying Humpwhistles flash fiction so I can see how it's supposed to look on the page. That is my one big desire right now--write a 'killer flash'. But it was awfully nice of you to offer to help me write a cinquain.
    Talk later & thanks again.
    January 9 at 11:41PM
    GoodHearted Woman: Gosh, Carol., I didn't see this until now. But who better?June 2016 Recognized Writers. That barely covers it, but it's a start. Congratulations over and over. This is where I'm supposed to say "all that hard work paid off"! made it look easy. So happy for YOU!
    February 4 at 7:33AM

FanStory wrote to ciliverde: Ode to the Ancient Mariner finished first in the contest "Ode Poetry"
June 2 at 1:10PM

ciliverde: I have seen them riding seaward on the waves
Combing the white hair of the waves blown back
When the wind blows the water white and black.
TS Eliot.
May 2 at 10:00PM

ciliverde: I might have to try this:
From Melville's White Jacket, Ch. 45, "Publishing Poetry in a Man-of-war"
A volume of poetry written by an unfortunate poet on board was blasted from one of the ship's guns, and this observation followed.
"That's the way to publish, White it right into 'em...hull the blockheads whether they will or no..."!
Haha! Not that I'm calling y'all blockheads, you understand....
September 21 at 1:01PM
    robyn corum: to inspire your latest write!
    September 28 at 3:42AM

ciliverde: Lesson learned today: if you're going to bring cooked beets to work for lunch, make sure to close the lid on the container securely. Enough said!
September 16 at 5:49PM
    evilynne: Can't beat (or beet) that
    September 17 at 3:39PM

ciliverde: Feeling thankful this morning for all I've learned from a very helpful group of people here. Thinking about some of my favorite passages from White Jacket and Heart of Darkness too, which provide inspiration. But now...time to take the pups on a trail run.
September 6 at 12:46PM

ciliverde: I've been writing as a hobby since I was in high school. I mainly write short prose and poems but more recently started writing short stories. I'm a scientist by trade but have always enjoyed the literary arts, and am a huge fan of Joseph Conrad, Herman Melville, R. L. Stevenson and S. T. Coleridge. I can't hope to emulate those masters but I do enjoy writing as a hobby and a cathartic process. Carol.
September 3 at 5:01PM
    Linda Engel: Welcome. We are great bunch of people. Fan some friends and enjoy.
    September 3 at 10:33PM
    ciliverde: Thank you, I have been enjoying it very much so far!!
    September 4 at 11:21AM
    Phyllis Stewart: Welcome to the best writing site on the web. Oh, you'll find it has problems that will drive you crazy, but the people are friendly and helpful, so you can overlook a lot of the technical stuff. :)
    September 5 at 9:51PM
    patcelaw: Welcome to F/S. I do hope you will take advantage of the knowledge of the many talented writers on the site. I have learned a lot in just over a year about writing and the wonderful use of the comma.
    October 28 at 4:44PM

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