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Ian  D.  Mooby

Location: Pittsburgh, PA., United States

Gender: M

Member Since: September 2017

Last online: January 2020

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Last Updated Jun 04, 2019

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3 Entries in Flash Fiction contest

I have entered three new flash fictions to the flash fiction contest.  Two are things that I just came up with from the picture, but one is based off something I have considered writing for a while now.  Not sure what my chances are, but you can't win if you don't play so I entered and have my fingers crossed.



I find it really funny that I get blocked by new members.  Now I can see someone that has been on for a week blocking me, it usually takes people that long to realize I'm an asshole.  But a person blocking me on the day they join is one of two things.

  • One, they know me
  • Two, they were warned about me

The thing is blocking me is about as useful as a screen door on a submarine.  If I wanted to a block wouldn't stop me from reading and commenting on anybody's stuff and that is the only thing I can really do on here.  It isn't like I can use my superior intelligence and computer skills to locate you in real life and stalk you, or can I?  Blocking keeps this account from reading, commenting, and messaging a person, but I don't message people that don't message me.


“It is a curious thing, Harry, but perhaps those who are best suited to power are those who have never sought it. Those who, like you, have leadership thrust upon them, and take up the mantle because they must, and find to their own surprise that they wear it well.”

― J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter, and the Deathly Hallows

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  • Ever A. Darling 35%

    “A teachable spirit and a humbleness to admit your ignorance or your mistake will save you a lot of pain. However, if you're a person who knows it all, then you've got a lot of heavy-hearted experiences coming your way.”  ― Ron Carpenter Jr., The Necessity of an Enemy: How the Battle You Face Is Your Best Opportunity



    As I see it I'm not criticizing your work if I point out your mistakes, I'm trying to help you improve.  If you can't see that then maybe you need to consider the fact that I could have done what others do and told you it was good or nice and went my merry way.  I took my time to read your stuff and mark things that I saw that was wrong.  I'm not going to waste time reading it and commenting just to go back and mark the mistakes.  I mark them as I go and when I'm done I'll leave you a comment.  If you can't deal with that it is your problem, don't try to make it mine.



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     There are many types of internet trolls.  A troll is anyone that posts topics on the forums or stuff that's sole purpose are to get a rise out of other users.  You might not recognize these insidious creatures for the troll they are, but if you don't allow yourself to be drawn into their game you will see that they are.  Once you recognize them the best option is to ignore them, they are only posting what they do to draw the unsuspecting victim into their game.



    “Associate yourself with men of good quality, if you esteem your own reputation; for ‘tis better to be alone than in bad company.”

      ― George Washington


    I'm not a nice person I have admitted this.  I do things others won't do simply because I can.  I don't try to pretend to be anybody's friend.  The thing is if I consider you a friend then there is little I won't do for you if I consider you an enemy there is nothing I won't do to you.  I'm honest about this and I guess some people just can't understand that.


    “A coward dies a thousand times before his death, but the valiant taste of death but once. It seems to me most strange that men should fear, seeing that death, a necessary end, will come when it will come.”

    ― William Shakespeare, Julius Caesar


    I'm currently reading Glen Cook's Black Company series, I'm actually on "Water Sleeps".  I loved the first couple of books, but "She Is the Darkness" started a downward trend as far as I'm concerned.  Since there is only one more book in the series I am going to finish it, but I think Cook basically phoned in major parts of these last three books.

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    ‘I think of myself as a bad writer with big ideas, but I’d rather be that then a big writer with bad ideas’

    Michael Moorcock


    Some will ask you to read and comment on their stuff before they will look at yours.  There are others that will read and comment on your stuff, but they expect you to return the favor.  Me I'm kind of a rare breed if I read and comment I don't want you to return the favor, you can if you want to, but I don't care if you do or don't.

    Now some simple rules:

    • No poetry, half the time I don't understand it and even when I do I'm not sure what should or shouldn't be changed about it.
    • No romance, I'm not a romance writer and find that it puts me to sleep.
    • I'm going to be honest, and blunt if you can't handle it don't ask me.
    • If you ask me to read your book and I decide to I'll read at least the first chapter, after that depends on if it catches my attention.  Also if I point out a mistake in chapter 3 and you publish chapter 6 with the same mistake afterward I take it you don't care and so I'm done.
    • I will help with unposted projects, but I refuse to work with stuff that is sent via private messages. I've done this a few times and it is a pain in the ass.


    Only those who will risk going too far can possibly find out how far one can go.

    T.S. Eliot, Preface to Harry Crosby, Transit of Venus


    My Life ... not.

    It was early Wednesday morning and a storm blow into town awaking the citizens with peals thunder, flashes of lightning, the howl of the wind and the steady beat of rainfall.  Streets flooded, and roofs were torn off homes as the storm showed the town no mercy.  This storm would be called the worse the city had ever seen with the loss of lives and property reach unheard of amounts before.

    Into the heart of the storm rushed a young couple, David and Jeanette Mooby on their way to the hospital.  Jeanette was pregnant, but not due for another ten weeks at least, but it seems the baby was ready to come now.  The drive was something out of an action movie as David ended up speeding through alleys and backstreets to avoid the accidents that had blocked the main roads.  Reaching the hospital, the nurses took Jeanette off to labor and delivery, but the baby waited another six hours before making an appearance.

    I came into the world at the height of the storm just before a lightning strike knocked out power for a major portion of the downtown.  The doctors didn’t give me much of a chance and kept me in the hospital for almost three months.  Even as a premature newborn I was a fighter and once I went home, there was no containing me.

    My parents love to tell stories of my early years, of how I would get out of my playpen or crib.  I wanted to explore and see the world.  I learned to read at an early age and as I grew older, I devoured anything in print.  At the age of eight, I taught myself a second language, Spanish.  Learning Spanish wet my appetite for languages and I went from Spanish to learning others.  In school, I did so well I was advanced grades and graduated early.

    In college, I experienced problems, mostly a lack of focus.  I went for a medical degree hoping to become a doctor but grow bored with that and switched over to the law.  Law couldn’t hold my interest any better than medicine could, and I changed course again.  I ended up taking the courses for almost every degree the college offered, but none of them could hold my interest.  I amassed enough credits to graduate in many fields, but I finished none of the required courses to get the degree.  I finally gave up on college and with no plans, I ended up joining the Army.  I enlisted and served four years getting to see other countries, but I had quickly realized that military life isn’t for me, too many rules.  I got out and bummed around for a few years doing odd jobs here and there.

    My passion for reading was still strong and one day I picked up a book that had been left in a bus station.  It was a book on writing which I read on my bus ride.  I got off the bus and found a stationary store to buy a notebook.  That was how I found something that could hold my interest.

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