James Moriarty 

member since 12/01/2008 | last login 09/19/2014

Jan 7, 2013: PROFESSOR MORIARTY'S SHORT STORIES (KINDLE EDITION) now available on #1 Amazon.com #2 Kindle Store $6.98 Thanks for the development, Trigger Street. A.B. Holy (?) Cross. M.A. Psychology, Michigan State. ex Rugby, George Washington RFC. Science News & American Psychological...

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Jan 7, 2013: PROFESSOR MORIARTY'S SHORT STORIES (KINDLE EDITION) now available on #1 Amazon.com #2 Kindle Store $6.98 Thanks for the development, Trigger Street. A.B. Holy (?) Cross. M.A. Psychology, Michigan State. ex Rugby, George Washington RFC. Science News & American Psychological Assn. Writer. Rugby Magazine. Writing style/format: APA. NYT/Washpost. Final Draft. Theatrical name: Hemingway. I write from the precociousness. Native Washingtonian, D.C. Gonzaga High School. I write semi-fiction.

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Reviews by James Moriarty 123

  • A review of GTFO
    by James Moriarty on 07/16/2014
    Keller has written a smooth, clearly edited story about the experiences of Chloe, a 17 year girl heading to an Ivy League college. But she might not make it because of skullduggery by her high school chemistry teacher and a greedy engineering executive. A "panacea polymer" is created in a garage lab. It is stolen...and so the plot begins. But what is funny occurs when "the... read
  • by James Moriarty on 07/09/2014
    This lengthy 39 page adolescent courtship story is written by a fine writer who captures the country lingo of farm country. Let the words speak for themselves: "grass green...coals of love...from the future...weren't wivin'...promises unkept...ground into soap...then let the heart speak...who wants nothin'...to do with you...shoulda thought this one through better." Don't... read
  • A review of Alligator
    by James Moriarty on 07/03/2014
    The writer set up a clever metaphor: hunting alligators in the Louisiana swamp was like hunting German submarines in WW I. The astute reader will visualize the eyes of an alligator above the swamp's surface and the periscope of a sub in the north Atlantic. To make the story more interesting, the lead characters are transvestites who trick the prey with swamp horns and can... read
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Comments About James Moriarty 56

  • OmarF on 07/29/2014

    Hello James, you reviewed my short story, Scorching, a while back and seemed to enjoy it with some personal exceptions. I've since expanded it into a novel and in so doing have tried to keep in mind various points made by reviewers of the short story. The novel is now available on Amazon as a Kindle, under the title, Scorched. You enjoyed the short, I think you'll be very pleased with the novel. I have an email address on the second page, feel free to drop me a note if you give it a read.

    --Omar
  • tishanddavid on 07/17/2014

    Dear Professor:

    Thanks so much for the wonderful comments on my rough draft of Alligator! An in depth background that answers all your questions can be found in the Notes section of said story, but to sum up: I was watching the History Channel (which I have nicknamed the Hitler Channel) and this little blurb came up that mentioned that there was a short period in history, often overlooked, where the Royal Navy dressed as women to trick the U-boats into coming close enough so that they could blow them out of the water. I laughed and thought, "Now THAT would make for a great short story!" A little later on, while brushing my teeth, I compared it to the alligator hunter on the lake I used to live on in Sanford, Florida. He used to trick the bull gators into thinking that a boombox was a lonely lady and the rest of the story practically wrote itself. It was a fun idea and with a little retooling, I think I might shop it around. Again, thanks so much for the read! ~Tisha
  • Michael Keller on 07/16/2014

    Thanks for the thoughtful review!
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