Forum posts made by dirtymartini

Topic 10 Poetry Venues You Can't Miss From Around The U.S...
Posted 01 Mar 2016 14:19

This might be of interest to some friends here...have yet to attend one of these things myself, but it's definitely on my bucket list...

10 Poetry Venues You Can't Miss From Around The U.S.
http://theodysseyonline.com/mount-holyoke/10-poetry-venues-you-cant-miss-from-around-the-us/328705

Topic Club Zafia....
Posted 16 Feb 2016 08:15

Tommy Emmanuel, and Stochelo Rosenberg together...just a little bit of talent on stage here my friends...

KINGS OF STRINGS - "CARAVAN" AMAZING !
https://www.youtube.com/embed/Y1rtZRwrhL4

Topic What's the weather like where you are?
Posted 13 Feb 2016 19:14

Very cold...


https://upload.lushstories.com/1705768474-Parlin Weather 02-13-16..jpg

Topic The Problem with eBook Piracy Spam...
Posted 13 Feb 2016 04:27

Here's a topic that's come up time and again, and is a big concern among authors these days with eBooks out...

The Problem with eBook Piracy Spam
http://the-digital-reader.com/2016/02/08/the-problem-with-ebook-piracy-spam/

Topic She Fills My Loving Cup...
Posted 02 Feb 2016 12:15

I think more than a few here can relate to this one...

She Fills My Loving Cup

She’s hot and wet when she greets me in the morning,
I know of no better way to wake up.
And when I need her she is always there,
She fills my loving cup.

It is an affair that has been going on for years,
And she will continue to comfort when I’m old.
When I am down she perks me up,
She warms me when I am cold.

Dark and bold she comes to me,
More beautiful than any sunrise.
Like a gypsy with her magic charms,
She has the power to open tired eyes.

Though some folks may criticize her,
Pointing out her mother’s a Columbian nut.
And yes, those South Americans are a bit hot-blooded,
But I just smile and say “So what?”

For coffee and I are partners in life,
From her I will never stray.
And should anyone try to get between us,
They will surely rue the day.

10-01-15.



https://upload.lushstories.com/995963072-Huge Coffee Cup 1.jpg

Topic HAPPY BIRTHDAY GREEN_MAN
Posted 20 Jan 2016 13:47

Happy Birthday to one of Lush's most prolific writers I believe...

Regaeman Man Pour Wine occasion9 occasion7 occasion6 occasion5 occasion4 occasion1


https://upload.lushstories.com/1185253532-Birthday.jpg

Cheers,
Alan.
occasion5

Topic Just submitted my first story... Eek!
Posted 01 Jan 2016 22:48



OMG!!!

(Did you REALLY do that??? That's hysterical! They'd NEVER let you do that NOW!)




Yes I most certainly did...I started writing on another site back in April, 2009...so I already had something like 41 stories and poems already written...I didn't submit them all for various reasons...a couple I didn't think were good enough, for instance...like my first story...but ended up submitting it later...

But yeah, back then the site was smaller...most of those 32 stories were verified by Nicola, Susan, and Chef Kathleen as I recall...the only thing I didn't count on when I submitted them all at once was they weren't always approved in the order I submitted them...and some of my stories build on previous ones, so I had to do a bit of shuffling there...no real big deal...

Yeah, I started on another fairly small writing site...no forum or anything...and it really didn't take much effort to read all the stories submitted that day...it was nice in certain ways...it had a very small town atmosphere, and everyone kinda knew each other...I have to admit, although I sincerely think that Lush is the nicest erotic story site on the net...it has no equal as far as features, ease of use, the forum, that sort of thing...I'm very glad I started writing on the other site...because of that small town feel where everyone knew each other, you didn't just get comments, you got personal messages, and there was a lot of discussion about the stories, and writing and the like going on between some members, which I was part of...all done through PM's of course since there was no forum...but I believe I have something like 1000 messages to one member alone in the first three months I was on there...

But yeah, for the first three months or so I was only one site...then someone told me about another, rather big site in June, 2009...and then another member gave me a whole list of sites in October...Lush included, so that's how I ended up here...I believe most of the sites I joined around that time are gone...Lusty Library, Mindspired, and the like...most of them weren't all that exciting anyway...she also told me about a poetry site, which I joined, and that actually broadened my writing sphere significantly because it meant I could write poems that weren't just about love or sex...and as some may know, I've actually gotten far more recognition in the non-erotic world than I ever did in the erotic genre...and I think that's one of the main reasons I haven't really been on here much the last couple of years...

Though I have to admit I miss this place...just don't seem to have the time lately...I keep telling myself I'm going to start spending time here again, but it doesn't seem to happen...one of these days though it just might...ideally I'll even start writing some erotic pieces again...maybe one of the contests here will inspire me again...don't count me out though...I do believe I will be back one day...though definitely not as prolific as I was in 2009 and 2010...

Topic Merry Xmas Everyone, Thank You For All Your Support This Year!
Posted 25 Dec 2015 03:01

Yeah, have a very Curry Christmas ...and a spicy New Year...or something like that...

https://upload.lushstories.com/2006390658-Season's Greetings 1.jpg

And don't listen to this guy...he has no clue where he even is...Regaeman Man

https://upload.lushstories.com/778146232-Happy Easter Steve Harvey.jpg

Cheers,
Alan.
occasion5

Topic laptop help
Posted 25 Dec 2015 02:57

Browser is chrome
Antivirus is Avast

I have the same combination, and I find my laptop slows down after a while...not just on Lush btw...

I tend to leave mine running all the time, but I find I have to re-start it every day or two...or else it just slows down to a crawl...

Topic What two things would you want with you, if you were stranded on a desert island?
Posted 25 Dec 2015 02:50

A pilot and a plane

Lol...I'll second that one...I was thinking along the lines of a cell phone and credit card...but a pilot and plane would work fine...


https://upload.lushstories.com/1400107423-Pilot Penguin.jpg

Topic Just submitted my first story... Eek!
Posted 25 Dec 2015 02:43

I've just submitted my first story for moderator approval. How exciting! When did you first submit a story to LUSH?

If I remember correctly, I submitted 32 stories here the first day I joined...a little over six years ago...damn, is it really that long ago?

Topic What's the weather like where you are?
Posted 25 Dec 2015 02:40

It is 70 degrees, humid, and wet. Not like the normally cold and snowy December we have here.

You must live by me...yeah, it was in the 70's earlier with 80% humidity...but it felt like it was about 100 here...


https://upload.lushstories.com/1004317134-Parlin Weather 12-24-15..jpg

Topic Club Zafia....
Posted 17 Nov 2015 00:42

JJ Cale, Eric Clapton (After Midnight & Call me the Breeze)

https://www.youtube.com/embed/5WUeOEkl270

Topic This guy became a bestselling poet, thanks to the internet...kinda gives hope to the rest of us...
Posted 14 Nov 2015 10:22

This guy became a bestselling poet, thanks to the internet...kinda gives hope to the rest of us...

"Seven years ago, Mr. Gregson, 34, was scraping by as a freelance copywriter, churning out descriptions of exercise equipment, hair products and medical imaging devices. Now, thanks to his 560,000 Instagram and Tumblr followers, he has become the literary equivalent of a unicorn: a best-selling celebrity poet."

Web Poets’ Society: New Breed Succeeds in Taking Verse Viral
http://www.nytimes.com/2015/11/08/business/media/web-poets-society-new-breed-succeeds-in-taking-verse-viral.html

Topic Three good sites for writers that may be of interest to my friends here...
Posted 13 Nov 2015 10:59

Three good sites for writers that may be of interest to my friends here...

THE WRITE SITES

Writers Reign
http://writersreign.co.uk/
A huge collection of competitions, articles, Q-and-A, links/resources and software for writers, served with a healthy dose of the editor's tongue-in-cheek humour.

Advice To Writers
http://www.advicetowriters.com/
Interviews, quotes, links, tips, book reviews, just about everything related to writing. "Writerly wisdom of the ages".

Words With Jam
http://www.wordswithjam.co.uk
"The eZine for writers and publishers." Lots of interviews, discussions and opinion on the current industry trends, also competitions and some fun stuff. Subscribe to their free newsletter for their monthly issue.

Topic A third grade class reading my 9/11 poem...very touching, and well done I might add...
Posted 28 Oct 2015 21:17

This is indeed very moving and expresses the honor and rememberance we all owe these brave first responders. Let's never forget their generous spirit and sacrifice.
Thank you for giving this to the world and I'm so happy it was taken up by the children and schools.

It's actually gotten pretty darn enormous, almost immediately, and way beyond just children and schools...to give you some idea, I did this post over on the blue site back in 2011, which is the first year the poem was out btw...I do realize that some of these links no longer work, but most of them do...you'll see church bulletins, police, schools...even an Air Force Base...

My 9-11 Tribute poem has been "in print" at least fourteen times in 2011...
http://www.storiesspace.com/forum/yaf_postst538_My-911-Tribute-poem-has-been-in-print-at-least-fourteen-times-in-2011.aspx

Here's someone else reading it btw...someone told me they saw this on TV, so managed to find this ceremony out in LA County, California...if you click on the 27:00 in my comment, it will go right to where my poem starts...so you don't have to watch the whole ceremony...

https://www.youtube.com/embed/_0cKTqQaY48?list=FLDDemW46yNrl0_RxXVLvw3w

Here's the newspaper article about that ceremony btw...you'll see my name mentioned in there somewhere...

Local tribute marks 9/11 anniversary
http://theavtimes.com/2013/09/11/local-tribute-marks-911-anniversary/

Every year though there's always something really cool though it seems...I happened to think this one was really cool this year...Human Rights Org in Sacramento, California tweeted my poem to their 42k followers again this year...they did it last year as well...and note who they tagged along with me btw...

Human Rights #HRV 9/11
https://twitter.com/HumanRtsV/status/642416009761026048?t=1&cn=bWVudGlvbg%3D%3D&sig=be0e06467ba4289d56f7bba7b269e0a13e58b259&al=1&refsrc=email&iid=f26e03dc53644b4ab5c36b47ec1a87ec&autoactions=1441998887&uid=203231877&nid=4+1489

Yep...I get tagged in stuff along with the President and Vice-President of the United States...how many people here on Lush can say that?

Topic A third grade class reading my 9/11 poem...very touching, and well done I might add...
Posted 28 Oct 2015 08:44

It's best not to have videos of children on a site like this, regardless of the subject matter.

I've linked to it instead.

Sorry about that Nic...thought it fairly harmless...

I would love to read the poem. Is there a place I can? Hard to understand all the children. But a huge CONGRATULATIONS!


Here you go Elizabeth...and thanks...

We Shall Never Forget (9-11 Tribute)

Let the world always remember,
That fateful day in September,
And the ones who answered duty's call,
Should be remembered by us all.

Who left the comfort of their home,
To face perils as yet unknown,
An embodiment of goodness on a day,
When men's hearts had gone astray.

Sons and daughters like me and you,
Who never questioned what they had to do,
Who by example, were a source of hope,
And strength to others who could not cope.

Heroes that would not turn their back,
With determination that would not crack,
Who bound together in their ranks,
And asking not a word of thanks.

Men who bravely gave their lives,
Whose orphaned kids and widowed wives,
Can proudly look back on their dad,
Who gave this country all they had.

Actions taken without regret,
Heroisms we shall never forget,
The ones who paid the ultimate price,
Let's never forget their sacrifice.

And never forget the ones no longer here,
Who fought for the freedoms we all hold dear,
And may their memory never wane,
Lest their sacrifices be in vain.

09-30-10b.

Topic When A Child Dies, The Whole World Cries...
Posted 28 Oct 2015 08:39

This is a poem I wrote for this upcoming anthology...and I think I posted about this one somewhere in the forum...

World Healing World Peace 2016
http://www.worldhealingworldpeacepoetry.com/

They're taking submissions until the end of the year, if anyone's interested...anyway, I wrote this up...it's an idea I had for a while, and I guess it's rather timely, unfortunately...

When A Child Dies, The Whole World Cries

Two young brothers are left at home,
All by their lonesome selves,
The older one notices a new toy,
Sitting high up on a shelf.

He climbs up and brings on down,
What he believes is a toy gun,
He thinks about the games they’ll play,
Boy this sure will be fun.

He aims the ‘toy’ at his little brother,
And shoots him in the head,
But that gun was not a toy at all,
And soon the three-year-old is dead.

When a child dies,
All the stuffed animals cry,
Alone on a shelf,
They sit by themselves,
In a cold lonely room,
Like a final tomb.

Johnny’s tired of being bullied at school,
But every dog has its day,
Though all his classmates seem so mean,
Johnny will make sure they all pay.

The next day at school will be different,
From a knapsack he pulls out a gun,
Suddenly he starts shooting his classmates,
Shoots them in the back as they run.

Soon most of the class has been shot,
And their young bodies are lying there dead,
With one bullet left in the chamber,
Johnny puts the gun to his own head.

When a child dies,
All the angels cry,
The tears flowing down,
On the sad little town,
It’s a cold, cold rain,
But it won’t numb the pain.

For Jose this is the biggest day in his life,
It’s his gang initiation in the ‘hood,
He must seek out a rival gang member,
With a couple of shots he’ll be good.

Jose packs his piece and extra clips,
And his driver takes him to the spot,
He takes aim at his helpless victim,
And another is dead with just one shot.

But that one bullet it ricocheted,
You hear a young mother scream and cry,
As she realizes her young son is hit,
On a cold dark street he is left to die.

When a child dies,
The whole world cries,
All lives matter, big and small,
I ask you people, heed the call,
Please stop the hate, before it’s too late,
For the future of us all.

10-27-15.

Topic An Interactive List of Book Promotion Sites & Free Submission Tool...
Posted 21 Sep 2015 07:06

And a related article...

Call to Arms – Book Marketing Results
http://nicholasrossis.me/2015/06/12/call-to-arms-book-marketing-results/

Topic An Interactive List of Book Promotion Sites & Free Submission Tool...
Posted 21 Sep 2015 05:51

Here's a list that may interest some here, and seems pretty current...it is described as "a plethora of book promotion sites have sprung up over the last few years"...check it out my hard working author friends...and the rest of ya'll too...

An Interactive List of Book Promotion Sites & Free Submission Tool
http://www.readersintheknow.com/list-of-book-promotion-sites

Topic A third grade class reading my 9/11 poem...very touching, and well done I might add...
Posted 11 Sep 2015 12:52

Third graders from Sunset Park Elementary School reciting my 9/11 poem...not sure exactly where this is, as a Google search turns up about five schools by that name...but I found it very touching, and well done...heck, my eyes were tearing up watching this one...come on now, you gotta like this one...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2mEdrJ0umQQ

Topic Another chance to get a poem in print...and an interesting project btw...
Posted 02 Sep 2015 11:29

I am going to BUMP this one...and note that it is time for the 2016 Edition my friends...submissions are now open...check it out people...

World Healing, World Peace Poetry 2016
http://www.worldhealingworldpeacepoetry.com/

Topic Happy Birthday LauraLee_Sugah!! ♥
Posted 02 Aug 2015 17:33

Happy Birthday Miss Laura Lee Penguin...

Regaeman Man Pour Wine occasion1 occasion6 occasion7 occasion9 occasion4 Regaeman Man https://upload.lushstories.com/1259074351-Birthday Penguin 6.jpg

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https://upload.lushstories.com/1776701661-Birthday Penguin 3.jpeg

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https://upload.lushstories.com/375822111-birthday_penguin_by_skipperofotters05-d2xht6s.jpg

Hope you great Penguiny Day...<(")

Cheers,
Alan.

Topic *IT'S THE BOSS'S BIRTHDAY!!! HAPPY BIRTHDAY MOM!!! NICOLA IS 39!!!*
Posted 27 Jul 2015 01:07

Oh damn, somehow I missed this...I really need to stop by here more often it would seem... Happy Birthday Boss Nic...slightly belated, I know...hey, at least I'm in the right month...

Pour Wine Regaeman Man hello1 occasion6 occasion4 occasion1 occasion9 occasion7 occasion5 Regaeman Man https://upload.lushstories.com/4099528-Martini with Butterfly moving gif.gif

https://upload.lushstories.com/752613242-Martini Olive moving gif.gif

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Hope you had a good one anyway...

Cheers,
Alan.
occasion5

Topic Club Zafia....
Posted 28 Jun 2015 11:51

Unquestionably one of the greatest guitarists of all time...here's a whole club gig from 1987...

Roy Buchanan - Live At Joseph's Foodliner '87

https://www.youtube.com/embed/ZDqs1Fu9cWI

Topic Hearst Corp. Seeks Freelance Contributors/Writers for WomansDay.com...
Posted 29 May 2015 16:57

Here's another big women's mag looking to give out $100 bills...

Cosmopolitan.com, run by the famous Cosmopolitan magazine, is building a network of contributors for their website. They pay $100 per essay. They are actively seeking new submissions.

They want stories about college experiences...800 words or less btw...

SurveyMonkey - Cosmopolitan
https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/TSCYKT5

Topic Hearst Corp. Seeks Freelance Contributors/Writers for WomansDay.com...
Posted 24 May 2015 22:57

I'm putting this here...I have a feeling it will interest more than a few of the female writers on the site...

Hearst Corp. Seeks Freelance Contributors/Writers for WomansDay.com
Hearst Corp. is seeking more writers to compose personal stories for WomansDay.com by joining The Mix, its contributor network. Writers also have the opportunity to write for GoodHousekeeping.com, RedbookMag.com and CountryLiving.com ...
Payment: $100/article

Get Paid To Write For WomansDay.com!
http://www.womansday.com/life/work-money/a50447/add-your-voice-to-womansdaycom/

Topic Rest in peace BBKing
Posted 15 May 2015 21:01

I never did see B.B. live...I have been fortunate enough to see a number of blues greats though, like Albert King, Buddy Guy with Junior Well, Johnny Copeland, Johnny Winter, John Lee Hooker, and no doubt a few others I can't think of at the moment...

If any of the writers here feel like expressing their B.B. experiences, or other musical experiences, now's a good time...check this out...I plan on writing a poem about B.B...it's about a page of notes at the moment, but that's a good thing actually...

A cool $200.00 U.S. here if your work gets accepted...

Stories of Music - Submit A Story
http://www.storiesofmusic.com/submit-a-story.html

Topic Rest in peace BBKing
Posted 15 May 2015 01:05

R.I.P. Mr. Riley Blues Boy King...

BLUES LEGEND B.B. KING DIES IN LAS VEGAS AT 89
http://abc13.com/723692/

B.B. King - Live In Cook County Jail (Full Album)

https://www.youtube.com/embed/Pn7Jc1sWGg4

Topic Remember your loved one – by putting their ashes in a dildo...
Posted 06 May 2015 15:15



Imagine when grandma passes away too and her children then having to deal with the dildurn. Like, what do you do with it?


I have to assume you can pass it down from generation to generation, and after a few generations, you can no doubt amass quite a collection...you're next of kin will surely love you all the more for it...

Imagine being present at the reading of Grandma's will, and suddenly you hear "And to my favorite grandson, Felix, I leave Uncle Lawrence and Aunt Harriet's Dildurns"...

I mean, how can you not help but feel truly loved...btw Felix, I have to admit I'm more than a bit impressed with the name "Dildurn"...just did a quick search, and apparently the URL Dildurn.com has yet to be registered...

Dildurn.com - Search Results
http://dildurn.com/?reqp=1&reqr=

Yeah, I'll tell you...talk about a golden opportunity for some entrepreneurial type...I mean, we're talking about an opportunity here the likes of which we may never see again in our lifetime...Regaeman Man