OmarF 

member since 11/09/2007 | last login 07/30/2014

While majoring in Psychology and Theater at the University of Florida, I minored in English and Philosophy. These four disciplines have been the center of my passion for the past twenty years. During my professional career as a medical technologist, I have...

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While majoring in Psychology and Theater at the University of Florida, I minored in English and Philosophy. These four disciplines have been the center of my passion for the past twenty years. During my professional career as a medical technologist, I have had the opportunity to study the lives and personalities of thousands of people, and have been able to spend a great amount of personal time writing both prose and poetry. Traveling and studying religion and philosophy in depth for the past seventeen years has led me to editing published books in the field, as well as writing an optioned (but not produced) television series for Indian television. I have written two novels, both are on file at the Library of Congress: _Beyond the Cave_ (also under the pseudonym, Thomas Johnson), and _The Time Dragon, Book One: An Angel's Death_

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Reviews by OmarF 67

  • by OmarF on 09/28/2008
    Ah, this reads like an episode of the Honeymooners :) The seething, frustrated man who's getting burned at both ends, indeed. How many of us have not felt the same way? Beautifully and sympathetically portrayed. The main criticism I have to offer on this story is a pretty simple one, regarding punctuation around quotation marks. I know there are different schools on this,... read
  • A review of Suicide by Cop
    by OmarF on 09/13/2008
    Very well written, very well told. No punches held back in this one. I think it's very interesting and human of you to tell the story of a homeless person, and especially how you point out that many of them come from the ranks of people who are reasonably well off at some point in their life. I knew a nice street-woman like this some years ago, myself. So, here's what I'd... read
  • A review of Ghost Chasing
    by OmarF on 09/13/2008
    Yeah, I liked it. Life is indeed a ghost chase. We look for "the other" everywhere we go, hoping that somehow that one face will be a 100% match. Eventually we learn it's a hoax, but before that it's an unshakable, sometimes comic, sometimes tragic, sometimes pathetic, urge. Your story captures this very well in Charlie's quest for the face behind that dark, sexy name. I found... read
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Comments About OmarF 65

  • f-ceska on 07/30/2014

    Hi Omar,

    Congratulations on publishing your kindle ebook 'Scorched'. If you remember, I read and reviewed not only the short story but also the novel. We exchanged novels and you reviewed "The Gospels of Eibhlin", which I'm still planning on publishing later this year. If you like, I'd be happy to leave you a positive review on Amazon.

    We also had invited you to take part in our anthology idea last year, though unfortunately you decided to drop out before we had finalised the theme. This went ahead and was finally published under the title: "13 The Anthology", and it's a collection of 13 stories, all by TSL writers on the subject "13" (naturally!). You can also find this on Amazon as a kindle ebook or a paperback, though if you'd like a copy, I'd be happy to email you a free pdf or kindle version in exchange for a review. You can find information about the project here: http://13-anthology.webs.com/

    We are currently working on our next project which will have the theme: "Saints and Sinners" and should be available by Christmas. Let me know if you'd like any more information.

    Good luck with your novel. I hope it does well!!

    Francesca
  • Karl Gorman on 07/30/2014

    That is good to hear. I'll keep my eye out for it's reviews. (I don't have the stomach for that sort of fiction especially as a novel, but I saw its potential.)

    I went over my review for that story, and I almost blushed at my rather bad grammar.

    Sincerely,

    -- Karl.
  • f-ceska on 10/09/2012

    Hi Omar,

    Unless you have a link where I can download it, you can email it to me at f-ceska@odysseysailing.gr (though I can't promise to get started on it for a while. I have at least one other TS reciprocated novel to read first!). If you want to have a go at mine you can either download it gospel by gospel from my submissions page, or let me know your email address and I'll email you a complete pdf. Also you could get more recent versions from this link: http://www.francesca-mansfield.webs.com/short_stories.html as it's still being rewritten in places.

    Let me know what you think.
    Best wishes,
    Francesca

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