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A place for Buffistas to discuss, beta and otherwise deal and dish on their non-fan fiction projects.


deborah grabien - Sep 18, 2002 5:55:37 pm PDT #16 of 10001
It really doesn't matter. It's just an opinion. Don't worry about it. Not worth the hassle.

Holli, that's a charming story, and it took me back, rather; my mother died in 1994 and for some reason best known only to herself, she apparently kept everything she'd ever picked up in her entire life in a bazillion cartons, stacked to the ceiling joists. We actually found supermarket sale coupons from 1972. Everything was carefully bundled into rubber bands.

I liked your relatives' reactions, as well. All in all, I think that's some very nice work.

What are you calling it?


Holli - Sep 18, 2002 7:19:24 pm PDT #17 of 10001
an overblown libretto and a sumptuous score/ could never contain the contradictions I adore

I don't actually have a title yet-- they aren't something I'm very good at. I usually call things I write "that story, you know, the one with the thing" until somebody comes up with a better title.


deborah grabien - Sep 18, 2002 7:34:48 pm PDT #18 of 10001
It really doesn't matter. It's just an opinion. Don't worry about it. Not worth the hassle.

Maybe something like "Shadow Boxes"?

(just off the cuff)


jengod - Sep 18, 2002 7:40:00 pm PDT #19 of 10001

"Boxed-Up"?


deborah grabien - Sep 18, 2002 7:48:55 pm PDT #20 of 10001
It really doesn't matter. It's just an opinion. Don't worry about it. Not worth the hassle.

"Life in a Box"

"Box, Past Tense"

"Outside the Box"

Hmmmm.

OK, it occurs to me that I don't usually suck at this.


Holli - Sep 18, 2002 7:50:51 pm PDT #21 of 10001
an overblown libretto and a sumptuous score/ could never contain the contradictions I adore

I have a page in my notebook with several of those written down, verbatim. Also a badly-drawn copy of the lid of my Dick Tracy lunchbox. And my math homework.


deborah grabien - Sep 18, 2002 7:55:58 pm PDT #22 of 10001
It really doesn't matter. It's just an opinion. Don't worry about it. Not worth the hassle.

Sounds like the sort of notebook I used to keep in high school, except for the math homework, which, well, never mind. I, er, just didn't, is all.

Would an incredibly simple title ("The Compact" or somesuch) ring more bells, d you think?


John H - Sep 20, 2002 11:20:50 pm PDT #23 of 10001

I liked it, Holli -- what kind of thing do you want us to say about it?

Just a note though, that:

wondering is she had just moved in

is surely a typo for

wondering if she had just moved in


Holli - Sep 21, 2002 4:30:55 pm PDT #24 of 10001
an overblown libretto and a sumptuous score/ could never contain the contradictions I adore

Thanks, John. My typing skills often... aren't. That's why I like as many people as possible to see something I've written before it's handed in anywhere-- less potential embarrassment.


Holli - Sep 21, 2002 10:12:32 pm PDT #25 of 10001
an overblown libretto and a sumptuous score/ could never contain the contradictions I adore

Second draft of the box story. I didn't make a lot of changes-- fixed the typos and bad grammar, and added detail to a few thing. Here's the link. Other stuff on that page may be old, badly-written, and embarrassing.