Lori Schafer

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When I was in the seventh grade, my English teacher assigned us a creative writing project for Halloween. We were to compose short stories, which we would then read aloud before the class, coupled with a competition of sorts in which the students would vote on who had written the best one.

Now in my pre-teen years, I was not what you would term the most popular kid in school. Perhaps it was those horrible "Student-of-the-Month" photos of me hanging in the main hallway, which they somehow always managed to take right after gym when my hair was flying every which way, or perhaps it was the oxford shirts and corduroy trousers in which my mother dressed me because I refused to participate in ridiculous wastes of time like school-clothes shopping
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Lori Schafer Oh, I'm sure it was quite tame by today's standards, but maybe at the time twelve-year-olds weren't so hard to impress! I don't really read horror per…moreOh, I'm sure it was quite tame by today's standards, but maybe at the time twelve-year-olds weren't so hard to impress! I don't really read horror per se, but I do read a lot of pulps. I especially love Cornell Woolrich, who had his own special brand of creepy/eerie, and whose work I find endlessly appealing - I only wish there were more of it extant :) (less)
Lori Schafer Hi Katrina,

No connection so far as I know. My biological father's parents were German immigrants, but who knows what went on with the rest of the fami…more
Hi Katrina,

No connection so far as I know. My biological father's parents were German immigrants, but who knows what went on with the rest of the family? And you're right, the name Schafer - and its dozens of spelling variations - is very common in a number of countries, which makes it difficult to get the lineages all sorted properly. Really enjoyed the book, though - such a fascinating history!(less)
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message 10: by Kurt

Kurt Chambers Thanks for the friends add, Lori :) Pleased to meet you. Great story, by the way.


message 9: by Lori

Lori Schafer Brigitte wrote: "Thanks for the friendvite Lori. Good to connect :))"

Likewise, Brigitte! Have a great weekend :)

Lori


message 8: by Lori

Lori Schafer Blak wrote: "Great to meet you, Lori! All the best. :D"

Likewise, Blak! Have a great weekend :)

Lori


message 7: by Blak

Blak Rayne Great to meet you, Lori! All the best. :D


Brigitte Thanks for the friendvite Lori. Good to connect :))


Prasun Thanks Lori for accepting my friend request. You are cordially invited to visit my blog Green Planet here http://creategreenplanet.blogspot.com/


Promod Sharma Thanks for connecting. I feel, to start with let us have short exchanges related to our views/ personal philosophies/ work etc.
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message 3: by Lori

Lori Schafer Arthur wrote: "Hello, Lori.
Thank you for the book recommendation. I'll add it to my 'to read' list, which gets longer by the week. The trouble is, as I'm sure you have experienced, that writing gets in the way m..."


Hi Arthur,

It is both sad and wonderful when writing gets in the way of reading, isn't it? Let me know if you figure out that "dwindling time available" problem - I've got the same one ;)

Lori


Arthur Hall Hello, Lori.
Thank you for the book recommendation. I'll add it to my 'to read' list, which gets longer by the week. The trouble is, as I'm sure you have experienced, that writing gets in the way more and more as new ideas present themselves and the time available dwindles.
Best wishes,
Arthur


message 1: by S.M.

S.M. McEachern Nice to see you on Goodreads too!


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