07 Apr 2013 00:27
Back from Paradise......I mean Cebu. Got to catch up on a bit of reading and get back to my writing. Nice to have Lush to return to after a refreshing get away. Hong Kong unfortunately has been a bit cold and wet so I'm missing the sun and sea.
20 Mar 2013 22:40
Off for ten days of scuba diving so won't be checking in much. Have a nice Easter everyone.
17 Mar 2013 23:33
Can you be that girl I've always wanted? That girl that drives me crazy? Great song!!
17 Mar 2013 08:09
Haha well that teaches me not to edit my stories. "Don't Worry Cupid Has a Plan" lost its space on the front page as a February Pick? It also disappeared from the Love Story category rankings? Oopps? So much for embellishing my title page.
28 Feb 2013 19:12
You're in a desert, walking along in the sand, when all of a sudden you look down. You look down and see a tortoise. It's crawling toward you. You reach down and you flip the tortoise over on its back. The tortoise lays on its back, its belly baking in the hot sun, beating its legs trying to turn itself over, but it can't. Not without your help. But you're not helping.
22 Feb 2013 00:18
Well my story was actually admitted to the competition after all. Thanks Lush!! Serendipity strikes another blow for artistic freedom. My story deals with the redemptive power of love when our lives hit the inevitable "rough patches". I treasure the readers who make it all the way through my long tales and actually leave nice messages. Thanks so much.
20 Feb 2013 04:34
OOpps? I guess my story is too long? Won't be in the competition after all.
20 Feb 2013 00:53
Have just submitted my Valentine's Day contest entry. Hope a few of you find the time to read it during your busy lives.
18 Feb 2013 21:10
Just back from a nice break in Bangkok and a quick stopover for meetings in London. Nice to be back on Lush and hope to finish a story soon.
03 Feb 2013 05:55
"The Way to Paradise-Part 2" has been resoundly panned by the Lush readership. Back to the drawing board? Back to square one? Can the series in the proverbial "failed writer's dustbin"? Oh well, beautiful day in Hong Kong and summer seems to have arrived extremely early this year. Women are wearing shorts and mini skirts? Thank you global warming.
20 Jan 2013 18:44
Another "runner-up", you didn't quite make it, "almost there", "close only counts in hand grenades" moments. Management knowing I would burst into tears has given me the proverbial "gold ribbon" as a consolation prize. [Big SIGH]
12 Dec 2012 02:55
The flu has been kicking my ass and I hate cold weather when I can't ski. Haha not that most of you would consider Hong Kong to be cold. Hope you all have time to enjoy a wonderful bunch of holidays coming up. Finally got all my Christmas cards done.
04 Dec 2012 23:46
OMG I'm in FUCKING SHOCK???? An Editor's Pick?? Pour Moi??? Really? Frank's "No Honey" has an Editor's Pick??? Am I worthy?? John bows to the gods of writing and prepares his offerings to thank SERENDIPITY for his good fortune. Serendipity has smiled on him today and he is thankful. Oh and of course thanks to all the hard working editors at Lush of course. (John wonders if they were smoking weed when they selected his story????)
04 Dec 2012 02:17
Well my first story with a "historical" setting has been submitted. We'll see how it goes. It is a psychological study of BDSM set on the edges of the Imperial French Empire in 1809. Yes, I'm trying to "challenge" myself. It will be in 2 or 3 parts, so this one introduces you to the key characters and "sets the scene" in a mere 12,500 words.
01 Dec 2012 03:06
I had no idea my story got "honorable mention" in the Spice it UP Competition??? Wow? I didn't even know there was "honorable mention"? It's sort of like being the guy who almost got the girl in the movie, but not quite. She picks the other hotter guy, but her friend tells you "you're so sweet" and she "really likes you"-- i.e. "honorable mention" haha. Hey thanks to everyone who participated in the competition and as I said before CONGRATS to the winners!! So many stories were entered it was like an avalanche of talent, a veritable tsunami of fine erotic literature; I have no idea how the Admin could even pick a winner? Well done everyone, great contest.