1.09.2007

We knew her when!

The low slung gin fizz is making news in Philly.

She may have Hindsight, but I see a novel in her future!

Even those tough, seen it all, not easily impressed gents in the Book review section noticed!

29 comments:

kitty said...

Hindsight ... ? OMG, what a perfect title. EXCELLENT!

Alley Splat said...

Love the whole concept and the writing - congrats!

Essay Geek said...

Way to go MG! I loved it.

Georgiana said...

Ha ha ha, that was cute. Well done!

Inkwolf said...

Ooh, congrats, M.G!

Inez said...

Wow. That's great! Thanks for linking it--

Ryan Field said...

Congrats...I'm in Bucks County on weekends and I'll pick up a copy of Citypaper this Saturday. Best of luck.

Kate Thornton said...

Our own MG! Way to go!

McKoala said...

Congratulations MG! Love your choice of detail; ah plastic-covered sofas.

Cheers *clinks glass*

Brady Westwater said...

http://www.citypaper.net/articles/2007/01/04/hindsight

... is the direct link for when the front page changes.

And congrats! You got a kudos from a... Biddle... on your verisimiltude, which is as close to royalty as Philly gets.

Anonymous said...

MG, I love it! Excellent writing.

Tish Cohen

Kim Stagliano said...

Bravo! As a Boston Italian we had orange velvet, but I get the brown! May St. Francis of ASSissi bless your writing career.

Anonymous said...

Oh, yeah! That's some yummy stuff, MG. Big congrats, girl!



wv: smenita. Friend of yours, MG?

December Quinn said...

Yay MG! Congrats!

M. G. Tarquini said...

Me: Low-slung? Still? I got an underwire.

Sultry, off-stage voice, likely bare-chested and sarong-wrapped: Hey, MG! Who order the double-barreled crane?

As go all my fantasies - *poof*

Thanks, everybody!

Miss Snark, I'm honored.

skybluepinkrose said...

I read all the first lines, and yours was the only one that made me want to click on the whole story. Well done.

It's all about connecting. My mother ironed underpants too, but since we were independent-minded Germans, I flew the coop at 22.

LorMar said...

I wish you much success, MG!

overdog said...

Oh, MG, I loved it. Right up my cobblestoned alley. Congrats.

Lisa McMann said...

very very nice, mg.

Good on ya.

Sandra Ruttan said...

Here here! MG is as amazing writer.

Anonymous said...

What's an underwire?

Writing software program? Wal-Mart have 'em?


Haste yee back ;-)

Bonnie Calhoun said...

Yea, and Frank Wilson, the Book Review editor at the Philadelphia Inquirer gave Mindy a shoutout on his blog Books, Inq.

velera said...

Hey anon who got "smenita" as your word verification. I got that one, too, for this. I'm convinced it relates to MG's story somehow.

Nice job. You're #1 in our book.

Mags said...

Fantastic story!!! Congratulations!

Now that's a native Fluffyan writing, or faking it extremely well. Kudos.

M. G. Tarquini said...

An underwire is a medieval torture device which has, as yet, escaped the notice of the Geneva convention. The War Against Gravity (WAG) takes no prisoners.

I got Smenita, also. She's a cousin. From Jersey.

smenita in joisey said...

you never call.
you neve write.

some cousin.

My ma warned me you'd come to no good...and now, look atcha..

no big hair.
no acryclic talons.

Right again Ma!

TMack said...

I dig your first person narrative
a
lot.

M. G. Tarquini said...

Dear Smenita,

I had big hair in the eighties, before I ran out of mousse. I nearly put my eye out with the acrylic talons and finally gave them up after an unfortunate shoulder pad deflation incident.

Face it. I'm hopeless in the fashion stakes. Look at my hair! It's not even frosted. Why do you think I always stand in the back for family portraits?

M.G.

Anonymous said...

Late to the trail...those damn optic cables...I still have problems using Google even, and not being able to Google is like the IRS not taking your taxes

Way to go Mindy! HINDSIGHT is probably giving a lot of blog readers here (agents, editors) some FORESIGHT

---- RL