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RobRow

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I'm a freelance writer/photographer living in New Mexico, U.S.A.

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THE MASTERS, C.P. Snow, PASSAGE TO INDIA, E.M. Forster, THIS BOY'S LIFE, Tobias Wolff, THE CENTAUR, John Updike, A SEPARATE PEACE, John Knowles, DEATH COMES FOR THE ARCHBISHOP, Willa Cather, etc.

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Virga

Robert P. Rowley

Sixteen short stories set in America’s desert Southwest.


(Virga: rain that evaporates before reaching the ground.)

From the award-winning short, “Mather Point,” in which a young man, alone at the bottom of the Grand Canyon, reflects on a love long lost, to “Have You Seen Me?”--where a forest ranger tries to redeem herself by finding a teenager lost at Sunset Crater National Monument--Virga explores an emotional landscape where powerful feelings are, more often than not, suppressed.

 

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Annabel Watkinson wrote 3 hours ago

I'm sure it'll come back eventually... :)

Cameron Sinclair wrote 13 hours ago

Hey guy, Just looking for some feedback on something I’ve been workin....

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I wrote 83 days ago

Poppy: I've read through Ch. 6 (although I had some trouble going from Ch. 3 to Ch. 4, which seemed like the same chapter with different headings), and I pretty much enjoyed what I read. So far I'd say the book has verve, pace and voice. I'm a little unclear on the plot, though, because of the ... view book

I wrote 111 days ago

Chris: I've only read the brief opening chapter so far, but I'm very impressed by what I see here. First, the spare prose really appeals to me because it allows the reader to build the scene along with the writer, devoid of an overly-authorial hand. Second, the pacing is really handled well. E... view book

I wrote 153 days ago

Edward: I've only read "Waiting for El Greco" so far. Very accomplished work. Have you been shopping the collection around? It's so hard to place short fiction these days, though prospects seem to be looking up over the past few years. view book

I wrote 155 days ago

Ch. 7: After the opening ten paragraphs or so of exposition the story seems back on track; by that I mean I feel involved again with the characters on a personal level. There's an immediacy and purpose to the action. I'm "seeing" things happen, and I'm being allowed to make my own judgments conce... view book

I wrote 156 days ago

I've read Chs. 4, 5 and 6, Ame, and the word "amorphous" comes to mind. I can't latch on to a focal point for the story. I feel I'm reading a series of events that have no defining order. Also, the "wolfmother," "wolfhusband," "wolffamily" motif seems to have, for me, depersonalized the character... view book

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