Of Goblins and Sketchy Come-ons

My poem “Said the Satyr to the Wood Nymph” was accepted into the Spring 2011 issue of Goblin Fruit! I’m quite pleased about this as I wrote this particular poem with them in mind. Now I just need to figure out how to do an audio recording of it that doesn’t make me flee the room. Why is it so hard to listen to one’s own recorded voice?

Someone, a very sketchy someone, sent me a message on facebook today: Just browsing. You are beautiful, the face of EAP’s Lenore. Got to say hello. Give me a reason to get back to you.

Ummm, I guess I’m supposed to feel grateful that a sketchy stranger deigned to compare me to the rare and radiant angel whom the angels name Lenore and message him back right away with torrid outpourings of my undying affection. Or not. Oh Edgar, the internet is indeed a strange place.

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36 thoughts on “Of Goblins and Sketchy Come-ons

    1. Thank you πŸ™‚ It seems a bit unfair to let you read it before it’s published, but since you are a Smithie I suppose I could PM it to you. Old girl’s club and all that.
      I haven’t read anything by Francesca Lia Block, but I keep hearing about her. That looks awesome! I’ll have to add this to my list, thank you.

    1. Thank you πŸ™‚ It seems a bit unfair to let you read it before it’s published, but since you are a Smithie I suppose I could PM it to you. Old girl’s club and all that.
      I haven’t read anything by Francesca Lia Block, but I keep hearing about her. That looks awesome! I’ll have to add this to my list, thank you.

    1. Thank you πŸ™‚ It seems a bit unfair to let you read it before it’s published, but since you are a Smithie I suppose I could PM it to you. Old girl’s club and all that.
      I haven’t read anything by Francesca Lia Block, but I keep hearing about her. That looks awesome! I’ll have to add this to my list, thank you.

    1. Thank you πŸ™‚ It seems a bit unfair to let you read it before it’s published, but since you are a Smithie I suppose I could PM it to you. Old girl’s club and all that.
      I haven’t read anything by Francesca Lia Block, but I keep hearing about her. That looks awesome! I’ll have to add this to my list, thank you.

    1. Thank you πŸ™‚ It seems a bit unfair to let you read it before it’s published, but since you are a Smithie I suppose I could PM it to you. Old girl’s club and all that.
      I haven’t read anything by Francesca Lia Block, but I keep hearing about her. That looks awesome! I’ll have to add this to my list, thank you.

    1. Thank you πŸ™‚ It seems a bit unfair to let you read it before it’s published, but since you are a Smithie I suppose I could PM it to you. Old girl’s club and all that.
      I haven’t read anything by Francesca Lia Block, but I keep hearing about her. That looks awesome! I’ll have to add this to my list, thank you.

  1. Congrats on the poem acceptance!
    Gah, sketchy people on the Internet! A world of Do Not Want. I certainly wouldn’t like a Skeevy Admirer to be comparing me to one of Poe’s female characters, out of all the wide world of literature.

    1. Thank you πŸ™‚ I actually don’t mind the reference to Poe. I was named after Poe’s Lenore so in a sense it was fitting, although now that you mention it, being compared to a dead woman is not that flattering. Not terribly imaginative, either. What did he think I was going to do? Be impressed that he could sneak a literary reference into a sleazy come-on?

      1. I like Lenore as a name on its own but I keep remembering that Poe was a man with Serious Issues who had a thing for his (dying) 14 (approx)-year-old cousin. I do love his writing, though.
        I guess it could have been worse: he could have called you the Lady of Shallot or referenced “Goblin Market.” πŸ˜‰

  2. Congrats on the poem acceptance!
    Gah, sketchy people on the Internet! A world of Do Not Want. I certainly wouldn’t like a Skeevy Admirer to be comparing me to one of Poe’s female characters, out of all the wide world of literature.

    1. Thank you πŸ™‚ I actually don’t mind the reference to Poe. I was named after Poe’s Lenore so in a sense it was fitting, although now that you mention it, being compared to a dead woman is not that flattering. Not terribly imaginative, either. What did he think I was going to do? Be impressed that he could sneak a literary reference into a sleazy come-on?

      1. I like Lenore as a name on its own but I keep remembering that Poe was a man with Serious Issues who had a thing for his (dying) 14 (approx)-year-old cousin. I do love his writing, though.
        I guess it could have been worse: he could have called you the Lady of Shallot or referenced “Goblin Market.” πŸ˜‰

  3. Congrats on the poem acceptance!
    Gah, sketchy people on the Internet! A world of Do Not Want. I certainly wouldn’t like a Skeevy Admirer to be comparing me to one of Poe’s female characters, out of all the wide world of literature.

    1. Thank you πŸ™‚ I actually don’t mind the reference to Poe. I was named after Poe’s Lenore so in a sense it was fitting, although now that you mention it, being compared to a dead woman is not that flattering. Not terribly imaginative, either. What did he think I was going to do? Be impressed that he could sneak a literary reference into a sleazy come-on?

      1. I like Lenore as a name on its own but I keep remembering that Poe was a man with Serious Issues who had a thing for his (dying) 14 (approx)-year-old cousin. I do love his writing, though.
        I guess it could have been worse: he could have called you the Lady of Shallot or referenced “Goblin Market.” πŸ˜‰

  4. Congrats on the poem acceptance!
    Gah, sketchy people on the Internet! A world of Do Not Want. I certainly wouldn’t like a Skeevy Admirer to be comparing me to one of Poe’s female characters, out of all the wide world of literature.

    1. Thank you πŸ™‚ I actually don’t mind the reference to Poe. I was named after Poe’s Lenore so in a sense it was fitting, although now that you mention it, being compared to a dead woman is not that flattering. Not terribly imaginative, either. What did he think I was going to do? Be impressed that he could sneak a literary reference into a sleazy come-on?

      1. I like Lenore as a name on its own but I keep remembering that Poe was a man with Serious Issues who had a thing for his (dying) 14 (approx)-year-old cousin. I do love his writing, though.
        I guess it could have been worse: he could have called you the Lady of Shallot or referenced “Goblin Market.” πŸ˜‰

  5. Congrats on the poem acceptance!
    Gah, sketchy people on the Internet! A world of Do Not Want. I certainly wouldn’t like a Skeevy Admirer to be comparing me to one of Poe’s female characters, out of all the wide world of literature.

    1. Thank you πŸ™‚ I actually don’t mind the reference to Poe. I was named after Poe’s Lenore so in a sense it was fitting, although now that you mention it, being compared to a dead woman is not that flattering. Not terribly imaginative, either. What did he think I was going to do? Be impressed that he could sneak a literary reference into a sleazy come-on?

      1. I like Lenore as a name on its own but I keep remembering that Poe was a man with Serious Issues who had a thing for his (dying) 14 (approx)-year-old cousin. I do love his writing, though.
        I guess it could have been worse: he could have called you the Lady of Shallot or referenced “Goblin Market.” πŸ˜‰

  6. Congrats on the poem acceptance!
    Gah, sketchy people on the Internet! A world of Do Not Want. I certainly wouldn’t like a Skeevy Admirer to be comparing me to one of Poe’s female characters, out of all the wide world of literature.

    1. Thank you πŸ™‚ I actually don’t mind the reference to Poe. I was named after Poe’s Lenore so in a sense it was fitting, although now that you mention it, being compared to a dead woman is not that flattering. Not terribly imaginative, either. What did he think I was going to do? Be impressed that he could sneak a literary reference into a sleazy come-on?

      1. I like Lenore as a name on its own but I keep remembering that Poe was a man with Serious Issues who had a thing for his (dying) 14 (approx)-year-old cousin. I do love his writing, though.
        I guess it could have been worse: he could have called you the Lady of Shallot or referenced “Goblin Market.” πŸ˜‰

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