Patricia L. MorrisWhen people speak about their identity, some include a dry sense of humour. Me? An art school dropout and a Harvard grad, I have a damp sense of death. (I live in a rainforest.)

As we baby-boomers round the final corner and realize we’re not immortal, we are figuring out how we’re going to ‘do’ old age. I’m writing different stories, alternate approaches to going out.

No longer satisfied by ‘coming of age’ stories and nowhere near dead, I seek ‘second coming of age’ books that reflect concerns about my life – aging and death. I crave darkly comic fairy tales of our time. I read and write stories to quench this need.

 

9 Comments

  1. Monty bassett, April 14, 2012:

    Hi,

    I was talking to Nicole Clarke-Johnson and see told me that she had gone for a hike with a Vancouver canuck. I reside in Smithers, B.C. and live in Nevis, and make documentaries in the former and recover at the latter. Try “Mollybon” on google search.

    Anyway, I wish I were there.
    M.

  2. Rosemary W Sullivan, April 18, 2012:

    Patricia….hello from Nevis…I am glad to have met you….next time hope we have more time. We have a writers group here you might enjoy to come to while you are on Nevis. More later, Rosemary

  3. maria grazia swan, April 21, 2012:

    see? I did visit you, and I do write about boomers also….

  4. Robert Rogers, August 31, 2012:

    Patricia: Read “Swamplandia!”, 29 year old Karen Russell … although I found the later 200p as flat as our prairie upbringing, through the opening introduction to her “gator-wrestling theme park” I thought of you .. your prose … gator snapping prose. Get it from the library and read, if only, this the first hundred pages. There is even a “death” in it for you.

  5. Stephen Hazlett, November 25, 2012:

    Thanks for the befriending. I’ve not been active on Goodreads lately, and I noticed that they took down the few reviews I had. Guess there’a time limit. I haven’t been much of a reader lately (tho, am currently reading John Updike’s posthumously published “Higher Gossip.”) I joined Goodreads mainly to have my books reviewed, but alas, ’tisn’t to be so. They don’t allow ebooks.
    You can check out my almost moribund website at stephenhazlett.yolasite.com.

  6. Rosetta Cannata, March 9, 2013:

    Hi Patricia, great meeting you at the TWS Reading Series the other night. I’m enjoying your damp sense of humour.

  7. Sheldon Kelly, May 11, 2013:

    Re Heart Containers: Wonderful, taunt passages. I’m reminded a bit of Rebecca West’s Balkans’ reveries, or the recent Irish writer, Nuala O’Faolain – who wrote a superb memoir in her late 50s, then a novel, then … well, I think you have a sound grasp of things.

  8. Caryn Duncan, March 25, 2014:

    Soon is terrific, Patricia. Congratulations! Are you writing, thinking of writing, erotica? The “bits” in Soon were fab.

  9. Jay Hirabayashi, July 14, 2014:

    Thanks Patricia, for sharing your heart and your spirit with us. You are a beautiful dancer!

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