Candy Parker

Member Since: February 2010

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Oil Change in Aisle Twelve

Essay / Humor

A writing workshop assignment takes the concept of one-stop-shopping to the extreme. Read More

Have Paranoia, Will Travel

Essay / Humor

A tale of paranoia when traveling for business - and it has nothing to do with terrorists. Read More

Class Action Suit

Essay / Humor

A mildly amused mother's take on the current status of student rights. Read More

As She Leaves

Essay / Gay and Lesbian

Sentimental musings at the end of a lesbian relationship. Read More


Like most here, I write as a hobby, not as a career.  It's something I've loved to do since I was a child scribbling weak stories about chance meetings with my then teen idol David Cassidy or pecking away creating really bad poetry on the IBM Selectric typewriter I received as a Christmas gift eons ago.
Over the (many, many) years since, I've developed a love for humor writing and foster dreams of being the imaginary love child of Erma Bombeck and David Sedaris.  I've published nationally only once (in the only nationally circulated lesbian magazine left - Curve) and resorted to creating my own e-magazine (GAY, the e-zine for lesbians with a sense of humor) to showcase my humor essays, as well as those of other lesbians in search of a venue in which to publish their work.
While I identify as a lesbian, my orientation does not fully define, nor is it a constant theme in, my writing.  I believe the key to creating good humor writing is being honest enough in one's work so as to allow others to relate to your topic/subject matter.  I try to share it all - the good, the bad, the ugly, and the sometimes embarrassing - and hope that makes it easier to laugh (or at least smile) with me and at me.
I appreciate any feedback I receive here and am always looking to make new connections to diversify the content of GAY, so feel free to seek me out and drop me a line.


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