Mark Sadler

  • Mark Sadler commented on the post, Microcosms 99, on the site Microcosms 1 month, 4 weeks ago

    I enjoyed this character study of a man who has used a physical impairment as an excuse to surrender himself to the worst elements of his personality. Whose blindness extends beyond his eyes. Who is too full of […]

  • Mark Sadler commented on the post, Microcosms 99, on the site Microcosms 1 month, 4 weeks ago

    Dana,

    I enjoyed your split-screen airplane comedy.

    The inner awkwardness of Horace – a ball of social anxieties who settles for what he can get in his interactions with the opposite sex; who has the […]

  • Mark Sadler commented on the post, Microcosms 99, on the site Microcosms 2 months ago

    @backwards7
    299 words
    Author; Airplane; Comedy

    The Downward Arc of the Driver

    Pamela Bradley contacted me half an hour before we were due to meet. She had missed her flight from LAX. She would now be […]

  • Mark Sadler commented on the post, Microcosms 98, on the site Microcosms 2 months ago

    This reminded me of a hypothetical scene from one of those old movies that I sometimes stumble across while channel hopping on Saturday and Sunday morning.

    The stereotypes (the tremouring nun who finds even the […]

  • Mark Sadler commented on the post, Microcosms 98, on the site Microcosms 2 months ago

    I struggled to work-in the choose your own adventure cue. I know what it means, I was raised on Fighting Fantasy game books, but I didn’t want to break the flow of the story, so I put the choice in the last line. […]

  • Mark Sadler commented on the post, Microcosms 98, on the site Microcosms 2 months, 1 week ago

    A share in the spoils

    by Mark Sadler

    @backward7

    Elements: Alien / Armistice / Choose Your Own Adventure

    Word Count: 298

    The formal talks regarding the transition of the armistice occurred within […]

  • Mark Sadler commented on the post, Microcosms 97, on the site Microcosms 2 months, 1 week ago

    Thanks. I only noticed the word repetition afterwards but decided, because the piece is effectively a monologue, it probably adds humanity. Let it stand as it is, blemishes and all.

  • Mark Sadler commented on the post, Microcosms 97, on the site Microcosms 2 months, 1 week ago

    A well put together piece of impressionist writing. I admire structured abstraction like this that hints towards things without stating them explicitly. It conjures an atmosphere that you don’t get with more direct prose.

  • Mark Sadler commented on the post, Microcosms 97, on the site Microcosms 2 months, 1 week ago

    Thank you Geoff for the work you put into this. It’s very entertaining.

  • Mark Sadler commented on the post, Microcosms 97, on the site Microcosms 2 months, 1 week ago

    I enjoyed this story of a woman caught in a cul-de-sac, adapting her environment to better suit her wants and needs. I found myself thinking beyond the limits of the story. Suzie has the transparent criminality of […]

  • Mark Sadler commented on the post, Microcosms 97, on the site Microcosms 2 months, 1 week ago

    You got a good angle on this. Of course a world war wouldn’t stop Santa. He would fly overhead regardless, surveying the carnage from altitude. I liked the rough around the edges reindeer; generations of families […]

  • Mark Sadler commented on the post, Microcosms 97, on the site Microcosms 2 months, 2 weeks ago

    @backwards7
    Earl; Midwest Town; Crime
    300 words

    Bring Down The House

    Clapps of Indiana was originally one of those out of the way places where lawbreakers went to lie low. It started life as a […]

  • Mark Sadler commented on the post, Microcosms 96, on the site Microcosms 2 months, 2 weeks ago

    Thanks everyone,

    I’m really into the written equivalent of tracking shots at the moment, where the narrative moves you through a building or across a landscape. I hope that felt natural and didn’t come across […]

  • Mark Sadler commented on the post, Microcosms 96, on the site Microcosms 2 months, 2 weeks ago

    I too enjoyed this unfettered charge into absurdity. I kind of wanted it to continue, just to see how long you could keep it going before it collapsed.

  • Mark Sadler commented on the post, Microcosms 96, on the site Microcosms 2 months, 3 weeks ago

    A Fleeting Taste of Spring

    by Mark Sadler

    Twitter: @backwards7

    Elements: Bar Owner / Tokyo / Crime + Include one of the seasons

    Word Count: 291

    A street-level neon sign, that changed […]

  • Mark Sadler became a registered member 2 months, 3 weeks ago

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