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Ogden
Location: New York City
Gender: Male
Member: Eternal Premier Author
Joined: October 2015
INFORMATION
My nom de plume is Ogden, in honor of the late Ogden Nash, a highly respected humorist, poet and lyricist, who, besides my dad, was the source of my earliest inspiration to write.

To everyone outside of FanStory, I'm Don.
Retired from a long and unusually varied career, I live in Manhattan, NYC.

I joined FS in the Fall of 2015. In my haste to begin writing, I overlooked posting any personal information. Coincidentally, out of the blue, the following June, I was recruited to perform in a one-act play about Alzheimer's Disease (I don't have it, thank God) - and I was asked to send a brief bio for a Playbill.

Here, in a nutshell, slightly edited, is the post-high school, pre-FS blurb I submitted: "Tired of being carded, (a joke, alluding to my mature appearance, inescapably obvious to the audience) Don grew a full beard a couple of months ago, and now he's been type-cast as an old man! For more than 40 years after graduating from Boston U, he performed, wrote and directed, in various capacities, in broadcasting and advertising, including announcer; radio News Director; early rock 'n' roll DJ (his favorite gig a nightly all-night one-man radio show in which, ironically, he doubled, interacting with his non-existing elderly sidekick); and Droopy Dog, the hand-puppet host of a TV children's show. In the ad biz phase of his career, he wrote and directed hundreds of commercials, was cast for TV voice-overs, and announced and acted in a number of his own radio commercials."

Fortunately, my stage performances went well. It was good to know I can still do it.

And now, here I am at home, writing what are intended to be entertaining poems and stories, along with some timely observations, all made possible by FS. (Where else can you say whatever is on your mind without getting into trouble?)
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FanStory wrote to Ogden: Embarrassment finished second in the contest "Rhyme That 1-6-1 "
May 28, 2020 at 9:10PM

FanStory wrote to Ogden: Not Taking Any More Chances finished third in the contest "5-7-5"
May 20, 2020 at 4:10PM

FanStory wrote to Ogden: Ads for Heaven and Hell Rentals finished second in the contest "A House for Rent"
May 20, 2020 at 5:10AM

FanStory wrote to Ogden: The Dog Holds a Grudge finished second in the contest "Animal Opinions"
May 13, 2020 at 10:10PM
    lyenochka: Congratulations, Don!
    May 19, 2020 at 5:22PM

FanStory wrote to Ogden: Just About The Shape I'm In finished third in the contest "Your Body"
May 10, 2020 at 3:10PM

FanStory wrote to Ogden: Jamie's Nightmare finished second in the contest "100 Word Story"
April 27, 2020 at 2:10AM

FanStory wrote to Ogden: He Should Have Known Better finished second in the contest "Septolet Poem"
April 21, 2020 at 1:10AM

FanStory wrote to Ogden: Dead, Dandy Brown still Stands finished third in the contest "Witty Epitaph"
April 19, 2020 at 1:10AM

FanStory wrote to Ogden: Naughty Me finished second in the contest "Temptation Poetry"
April 18, 2020 at 2:10PM

FanStory wrote to Ogden: Having to Regret Is Regrettable finished third in the contest "Sad Poems"
April 15, 2020 at 1:10PM

FanStory wrote to Ogden: Always The Best finished third in the contest "1 - 10 - 1 Homonym poem"
April 10, 2020 at 5:10AM

FanStory wrote to Ogden: Patience finished first in the contest "1-7-1"
April 7, 2020 at 10:10PM

FanStory wrote to Ogden: My Path to Success finished first in the contest "Bio"
April 5, 2020 at 2:10PM

FanStory wrote to Ogden: The Wet Dog finished third in the contest "Trinet"
April 4, 2020 at 4:10PM

FanStory wrote to Ogden: An Old Relationship finished second in the contest "50 Word Story"
March 29, 2020 at 6:10PM

 
RATING
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RANK
#66 Ranked Reviewer
Poetry 124
Short Works 124 (+2)
Reviewing 66
PORTFOLIO
Most Recent Posts
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The Lament of an FS Newbie
Just keep writing, and who knows?

Embarrassment
1-6-1 Syllables Contest Entry

A Bad Reflection
What will be, inevitably will be.

Did She Deserve Punishment?
What a Mess contest entry

Cooperate With Your Doctor
6-Word Contest Entry

This Might Be A Piece of Cake
If not a bad dream...

Nine Inconsequential Lines
A Nonet poem on any topic

Not the Fame Of Her Dreams
Now, hers is the butt of jokes.

ACCOMPLISHMENTS
Embarrassment finished second in the contest "Rhyme That 1-6-1 "
May 28 at 9:10PM
Not Taking Any More Chances finished third in the contest "5-7-5"
May 20 at 4:10PM
Ads for Heaven and Hell Rentals finished second in the contest "A House for Rent"
May 20 at 5:10AM
The Dog Holds a Grudge finished second in the contest "Animal Opinions"
May 13 at 10:10PM
Just About The Shape I'm In finished third in the contest "Your Body"
May 10 at 3:10PM
Jamie's Nightmare finished second in the contest "100 Word Story"
April 27 at 2:10AM
He Should Have Known Better finished second in the contest "Septolet Poem"
April 21 at 1:10AM
Dead, Dandy Brown still Stands finished third in the contest "Witty Epitaph"
April 19 at 1:10AM



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