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Sherry Asbury
Location: PORTLAND
Gender: Female
Born: A long time ago
Interests: Words, reading and more words
Member: Premier Author
Joined: April 2021
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Sherry Asbury: Dear Fanstorians - I must share this with you: I have crippling rheumatoid arthritis in my hands - if I give you a number you question - please, please check with me. Some of our friends have caught my goofs and helped me and for this I bless them.
November 22, 2021 at 8:02PM
    Jannypan (Jan) : That happens to all once in a while, Sherry. No worries.
    November 22, 2021 at 8:40PM
    damommy: I have done that several times. Don't worry about it. It happens to us all one time or another.
    November 22, 2021 at 10:46PM
    Carlos' girl: I hope your arthritis gets better. Take good care of your health.
    November 23, 2021 at 7:15PM

FanStory wrote to Sherry Asbury: Eeeekkkssss finished third in the contest "Phobias"
October 27, 2021 at 6:10PM
    lyenochka: Congratulations, Sherry!!

    October 30, 2021 at 6:09PM

FanStory wrote to Sherry Asbury: Room 206 finished first in the contest "~ Supernatural Story ~"
October 24, 2021 at 2:10AM
    Sherry Asbury: Oh my - I didn't have any idea about this. I am so happy - WOW! Thank you, Tom and all of you who are so supportive!!
    October 27, 2021 at 10:40AM
    lyenochka: Great job with your suspenseful story!!

    October 30, 2021 at 6:09PM

Sherry Asbury: I am frustrated that I have been here so long and get so few views that I never get a ribbon. I have to assume my writing is not that good and perhaps leaving would be my best option.
October 2, 2021 at 11:12AM
    Carlos' girl: No worries sherry ..stay and just do your best. Don't worry about winning, just focus on doing your best work. I will check you out.
    Carlos' girl
    October 2, 2021 at 11:16AM
    damommy: Reviewing goes in waves. Some weeks, it seems no one is looking, and then other times, you get more reviews. The main thing is to enjoy what you share with others, and not worry so much about the small stuff that really isn't that important.
    October 2, 2021 at 11:33AM
    Jannypan (Jan) : Sherry,
    Don't let others decide your course of action. Reviewers cannot be figured. I find I receive fewer than before, then all of a sudden more come in. The ATB seems difficult to obtain. Lack of reviews isn't a comment on the quality of your writing. Please stay. Jan
    October 2, 2021 at 12:20PM
    Kelley Liberty1: Good god nooooo keep writing it's an outlet a popularity a reference a hmph you think so look at me but don't I'm too good
    October 9, 2021 at 9:35PM

FanStory wrote to Sherry Asbury: haiku (The Child in You) finished third in the contest "5-7-5 Poem"
September 26, 2021 at 3:10PM
    damommy: Congratulations!
    September 28, 2021 at 12:58PM
    Kelley Liberty1: Hey Sherry got third place what do ya think of that hmmm?!!!?
    October 9, 2021 at 9:37PM

FanStory wrote to Sherry Asbury: senryu Rheumatoid Fingers finished second in the contest "Senryu Poetry"
September 24, 2021 at 1:10AM

Sherry Asbury: IO have chapter four of I will never leave you...ready but it is late in the month and I have no funds, no more poems that would help, so can't post it or chapter 5
September 21, 2021 at 11:52AM
    Jannypan (Jan) : Post without promoting--it can't hurt.
    Take care. 😊
    September 21, 2021 at 4:37PM

FanStory wrote to Sherry Asbury: Me finished first in the contest "Your Body"
August 28, 2021 at 7:10PM
    Sherry Asbury: I haven't gotten over the shock yet, but happiness floods my soul!
    August 29, 2021 at 6:21AM
    August 29, 2021 at 4:45PM
    damommy: Congratulations on your win!!!!!
    August 29, 2021 at 4:46PM

Sherry Asbury: Thank all you beautiful people who answered my poem Despondency with kindness, love, and especially to the person who suggested noise-cancelling headphones!! I have decided to ask them to move me away from here...even if I must seek lesser quality will be worth it!
August 22, 2021 at 5:14PM
    Jesse James Doty: I wish you all the best in finding a new place to live.
    August 22, 2021 at 6:54PM
    Carlos' girl: I have not read your poem but I will; fanstory is a very kind community you will find.
    August 24, 2021 at 8:25AM
    Mrs. KT: Sending positive and healing thoughts your way!
    Stay strong!

    August 25, 2021 at 4:56PM
    Senyai: HimSherry,

    I hope you are settled into your new living quarters and find it tolerable, or better yet that it is going to be great.

    God bless,
    August 28, 2021 at 2:47AM

Sherry Asbury: Thanks to the selfless generosity of a member of Fan Story I will be able to be here for a year!! I so appreciate all of you and the kindness you show me. Fan Story really is my home.
July 20, 2021 at 12:25PM
    Begin Again: Awesome! You will be able to write and develop your skills and build a new set of friends so your self-esteem will flourish too. I am rooting for your success, Sherry!

    Smiles and hugs, Carol
    July 20, 2021 at 3:45PM
    Jarvis Popovich: Glad you?re enjoying this platform. I agree!
    July 23, 2021 at 4:22PM

Sherry Asbury: I have been away facing things of a terrible nature to me...but found this site is where I feel I belong and am returning today... I have missed you all and can't wait to read your work
July 18, 2021 at 11:28AM
    damommy: So glad you're back!!!!!
    July 18, 2021 at 12:53PM
    Mary Kay Bonfante : God bless you. It's good to have you back. Whatever you're facing, it's better to do it with friends by your side. Sending hugs {{{🤗}}} your way!
    July 18, 2021 at 6:40PM
    Pam (respa): Sorry about the situations you have been facing, Sherry, but hope being back with friends on FS is a help and healing process for you.
    July 19, 2021 at 7:36PM
    duaneculbertson: We missed you too, Sherry! I am so happy to see you back. I posted the last chapter of the Stoneseekers tonight!
    July 20, 2021 at 3:11AM

Sherry Asbury: I am very sad to tell this. I must leave...I cannot afford the site any more...I also had a serious heart incident and the doctors have put me on bed rest. Keep writing your wonderful work!!
June 20, 2021 at 4:49PM
    Debra White: Sherry, I'm so sorry to hear this... I will miss reading your beautiful words.
    Sending you lots of love and wishing you a speedy recovery.
    Debra x
    June 20, 2021 at 5:33PM
    Jannypan (Jan) : Perhaps when you feel better, you can return. FS allows members to pay per month. I will pray for you, Sherry.
    June 20, 2021 at 6:10PM
    damommy: Check your PM. I've left you a message. Sending prayers for your speedy recovery.
    June 20, 2021 at 6:59PM
    duaneculbertson: Oh no!!!!! That's awful! I hope you come back. :(
    June 29, 2021 at 2:10AM
    kmoss: This saddens me deeply. I miss reading your wonderful stories and poetry. Sending good vibes your way.
    July 14, 2021 at 11:53PM

Sherry Asbury: Finally feeling human - but all of left side of face is blue and black and green...look like movie monster!
June 14, 2021 at 6:47AM
    AJ McCall: Aww, hope you return to normal soon!
    June 17, 2021 at 9:48AM

Sherry Asbury: I fell last night and am quite injured and bruised - have a black eye worthy of a I am slow to get to things...I cherish all of you and will read and comment soon!!
June 8, 2021 at 10:35AM
    mrsmajor: So sorry to here that, but take care of yourself, we look forward to hearing that you're better...
    June 8, 2021 at 10:54AM
    Mrs. KT: Goodness, Sherry!
    Sending healing thoughts your way!

    June 8, 2021 at 7:40PM
    AJ McCall: Are you feeling better? Heal up soon.
    June 9, 2021 at 10:05AM
    Debra White: Oh no, Sherry...
    Wishing you a speedy recovery.
    Sending hugs, Debra x
    June 9, 2021 at 3:28PM
    Begin Again: My head's been off in la-la land the past few days, and I missed your post. I certainly hope that you are feeling better and did not injure yourself too badly. Smiles, Carol
    June 10, 2021 at 1:31PM

Sherry Asbury: It seems to me since I came back that there just aren't as many people posting or new poems to review...I don't want this site to fade away!
June 5, 2021 at 11:07AM
    damommy: It seems that way sometimes. I agree.
    June 5, 2021 at 4:23PM
    nor84: I think part of the problem is with the contests, both poetry and prose, but there are over 100 new or returning members almost every month. I don't know how many of those people leave.

    The prompts for prose (I'm a prose writer) that come from the site are nothing to make you flex your writing muscles or imagination. I suppose that's true for poetry as well.

    My problem with the prose contests is that almost all of them have become things like 'tell an entire story' in 50 words, 75 words... Poetry is usually 5/7/5 (yawn.)

    No thanks. I want to tell GOOD stories, so don't limit me.
    June 5, 2021 at 7:03PM
    Tera Gail Moore: I don't want this site to disappear either. I am a newbie to this but I really appreciate the opportunity to get my work seen and I appreciate the reviews.
    June 5, 2021 at 8:17PM
    nor84: I've been here since 2006 and definitely do not want the site to disappear; however it has changed significantly.

    It used to be that when you won a contest, you actually won the jackpot. Now there is an option to make the contest winner take all as it always used to be. Members can create contests, but many don't. Those that do may not realize the template can be changed from the default, i.e., blind and not winner take all.

    Young children are joining. Prose writers and probably poets as well have left because there isn't enough variety. It's changed from a place to polish your writing skills to a place to hang out.
    June 5, 2021 at 11:30PM
    damommy: There's a lot of feeling the same as you do, Nor, about the prompts. I expect a two word poem any day. I'm also amazed at some of the subjects allowed. Some poems/prose are so dirty, I don't want to read them, yet they get lots of votes! Do you really think the site may be fading away?
    June 6, 2021 at 12:45PM
    nor84: It's odd that there have been no recent posts to many of the forums and odd that children as young as six have recently joined. Certainly the site is changing, but the changes haven't driven me away. I wish there were more of what I call serious prose writers. Those are the ones who post stories, not necessarily to contests and prompts or flash fiction contests, but just for the love of storytelling.

    I wish there were more serious reviewers, people who are seeking to help others improve their craft by telling them how.

    I wish the site's ancient contests would go away and newer, more interesting ones would be offered. How many times have we seen two women sitting in an otherwise deserted bar? How many times has it been 'someone is about to be or is in war'? I've won that one twice over the years! Oh, and how interesting is talking to a dying houseplant? And what about the prompts for poets? Write a poem about a season, trees, birds, etc. Usually a haiku or one verse... See what I mean?
    The site needs to make things more interesting or we all need to sponsor contests and do that ourselves!
    June 6, 2021 at 4:14PM
    Jannypan (Jan) : Those old contest prompts are atrocious, yet they keep repeating
    ad nausem . . . Here's my idea for a contest ~
    No disqualifications
    Write a one word poem.

    I remember well those you mentioned, and hate to see them as the daily prompt again and again and again . . .

    I try to sponsor some contests, but usually get just half the available entries.

    I believe many members vote on 'name recognition' rather than technical attributes in many contests. I have seen questionable entries win, while great ones beg for a read or a vote.

    June 7, 2021 at 9:36PM
    Jesse James Doty: I agree with Jan...many people vote on the author recognition, as well as on the title, of the piece.
    June 8, 2021 at 10:33AM

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