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1 Fiday, October 17, 2014 1 19 1
1 Hi

I remember reading "Writing from the Prison" some years ago and always wondered why you did not bring it to a logical conclusion rather than leave your readers in suspense.

I suppose the answer is ..... well the reader can decide the outcome. But what if ...... your readers wanted you to bring the story to a happy or sad ending as you might have chosen?

Be good ..... stay well

James

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1 Tuesday, 16 December 2008 1 18 1
1 Love and Underword - I have read this story and as usual I love it.

I also read Writing from the Prison I read this one a while back and both of these stories are full of love this is what I love reading love. I fell in love with Gilbert poor guy just couldn't get a break.

I have read Neither Angel nor Hustler - Giorgio I loved him and the way the story ended I knew he could not leave Nicola this story made me very happy I just did not want this one to end.

Thank you very much for the story.
I am going back to read more of your stories.

Joe

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1 Sunday, 04 May 2008 1 17 1
1 Dear Andrej & Matt,

When I learned your site is still active, the first thing I did was to get my ID & password. The first story I read was ... you guessed it right "Writing from the Prison". I loved the story because of how it is written and to feel the intensity of the love 2 men can have for each other. What makes it more interesting is that it really happened, a true story.

I'm reading "Who has to Forgive", I hope to finish reading it today.

Thank you again for sharing your stories with us.

More power. God bless!

rObErT

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1 Sunday, 04 November 2007 1 16 1
1 Hello.

I'm a 23 year old living in Los Angeles. I'm Mayan, Spanish and Italian mixed, so I loved when I learned the characters were Italian. Anyway i just wanted to say that I absolutely loved Writing from the Prison. I've read dozens and dozens of stories on nifty.org and yours is one of 2 that I've absolutely loved. I couldn't stop reading. I started this morning and read till I finished. I loved the fairy tale aspect mixed with the harshness of real life that you combine in this story.

I'm also wondering if there will be a continuation. Will we ever know what the Arab captors do. If you do continue it please either release them together or kill them both off.

Thanks,

your L.A. fan,

BM.

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1 Sunday, 23 September 2007 1 15 1
1 I just read all the Writing from the Prison and I just took my time reading it, I loved it so very much. I love love stories and this one made my day.

I have a friend in prison and I am waiting for him to get out but he is just a straight friend and I do fantasized about him but who know, maybe he will let me do something.

I read your story very slowly so it would not end, I did not like the end I wanted them to live happily ever after, but life is not like that.

Thanks again, I will read more of your stories, they give me much pleasure.

Joe

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1 Tuesday, 19 June 2007 1 14 1
1 Hey!

i just read 'Writing from the Prison' on your site and it was wonderful, a very interesting and good story!! the character Lorenzo sounds like my dream man! ;) but too bad he is only a fictional character!!!

well anyway, keep up the good work!!!

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1 Tuesday, 12 June 2007 1 13 1
1 I just recently finished Fabrizio's First "No" - a nicely written story about the disease to please (a phrase we use to describe people who can not say no. they frequently do things they really don't want or they know that it is inappropriate but are more concerned about disappointing the requestor.)

I was glad to see that Fabrizio developed a spine before the end. In some ways it reminded it me of my own youth. I felt very unattractive and often found myself with partners I was not really attracted but they asked. Fortunately I also grew out of that.

I also enjoyed 'Writing from the Prison'. A much more complex romance with love found in a very unexpected place. I would like to know what happened to Mimmo after Lorenzo was released. Just from the little we know about him, he seems an interesting character. A bit of what I call a fatalistic optimist. Always expecting things to go badly but still hoping they would not.

Thank you for your efforts. They have brought pleasure to my life.

Randy

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1 Wednesday, 3 January 2007 1 12 1
1 Dear Andrej,

After reading "Writing from the Prison" today, I must take my time to give you the feedback you deserve. Your story made me laugh, made me upset and made me realise that I must not take my love for my partner for granted.

Your writing has inspired me to finish off my story that I had started writing last year, but with your stories... mine just look silly. For that, I thank you. Thank you for showing me how much love I can give to get it back.

Keep writing your stories, I know many people appreciate them. Your website is great. I came across it browsing on the internet after reading "Prayers for Bobby" I needed to know more information about him and his family. How Mary dealt with "the issue" and how all the family came together after that terrible accident.

Thank you so much for sharing everything with me.

Kind Regards,

Chad

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1 Tuesday, 3 October 2006 1 11 1
1 Hi Andrej!

I have been reading a lot of your stories and cannot seem to stop... Your stories are really good and have a bit of truth and honesty about them that makes it seem like real life situations...

I was reading some more of your stories like "snot boy", "kea tribe", "tide's man" etc. and think although they are well written they have not been proof read if yes not quite thoroughly as there are missing words or sentences which are not complete... you might want to look into it. I began reading "tales from prison" yet could not manage to go through completely as it had a bit too much of a violent edge to it...

c u

GDS

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1 Friday, 29 September 2006 1 10 1
1 Hi there!

I was really delighted to go through pages and pages of your writing and must say you are a truly gifted writer and hope that you carry on writing the way that you do.

I have been looking for reading material like yours for a long time now, and am proud to have succeeded in finding your site filled with impressive writing styles. I am not done reading all of them as yet, but based on what i have read i reckon you one with "great potential".

You should be proud to know therefore, that i'm now your biggest fan though if you do not mind, would also like to share a few of my ideas with you. Firstly i think the love/sex scenes you try to portray are everything from intense to pleasurable... thoroughly exciting yet for some reason seem to be too abrupt, quick and short.

Please do not get me wrong it's ok to have this style for some of the topics like the one on the "Writings from prison" or even on "We are presumed to be enemies" as the style went well with the situation portrayed but i seem to think to repeat this style over and over would not do justice to all other topics or scenerios you might want to cover. Maybe you should try a different approach from time to time something sensual to begin with that is sensual and not vulger and then you can build up the heat based on that... kind of like soft ball you know... the three basses... seconly i think you should experient a bit with modern day writing as well, giving a bit of "reality of today" to your writing.

Keep up the good work...good luck to you and all the best for the future....

Best regards,

G.

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1 Thursday, 3 August 2006 1 9 1
1 I have recently finished reading "Writings from Prison.". It was profoundly beautiful.

I wish you both love, peace and serenity. Many thanks for sharing your great talent.

John

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1 Tuesday, 1 August 2006 1 8 1
1 Dear Andrej,

I recently read your story "Writings from Prison." I think I may like it more than any of your others. I like the way the characters are forced to change and grow because of their relationship with one another. Also, it is interesting that it doesn't have the typical "happy ending."

love

Chad

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1 Wednesday, 19 July 2006 1 7 1
1 Hey andrej,

i read 'writing from the prison' and it was great just like your other stories.

The story was fantastic, but it was quite short and there's very little about Lorenzo's past which i really really want to know more of. Other than that, the story was great! is there a part 2 of the story? i really want to know happen to Alberto and Renzo at the captivity prison.

thanks! and keep up the GREAT work!

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1 Monday, 5 June 2006 1 6 1
1 Andrej!

You are very mean... to end the story "Writings from Prison" that way....

I enjoyed reading your story very much. Your characters were very real and your storyline was very interesting. I am not sure if you have heard about the movie maker called Alfred Hitchcock, but all of his movies ended with very differant endings and your story did not end the way I wanted it to. But you are the story teller and I must give in to you, but I can just end the story any way I want it to end.

I think they got out and are still living together loving each other each day both working at the News Stand. So there... only kiddding, but i really did enjoy your story very much.

Thank you for writing it.

Ricky

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1 Thursday, 18 May 2006 1 5 1
1 Dear Andrej,

I have to say that I have read some of your stories on Nifty and they have left a great impression on me. I became aware of number of your stories in the last one that you posted, called Writing from Prison, there I saw the address and really dwelled into your site. I commend you for the big work and dedication! I've spread your site address here, in Estonia, so that people in here can learn about things you write about or have written about - history of Nazis, hate crimes etc.

What else could I say, thank you...

Sincerely

Ahto

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1 Tuesday, 16 May 2006 1 4 1
1 "writings from the prison" is a wonderful story - thanks to both author and translator! what i like particularly is that it does a terrific job with alberto's internal dialogue throughout! excellent!

if i needed to find one single quibble, it is that alberto - though his romantic anxiety about lorenzo's bisexuality seems quite logical/natural - seems a bit dogmatic about the gay - straight question, even in the face of all that grey-area experience. not that that's uncommon, but one does want to "slap" him mentally sometimes for having less than his usual intelligence, on that score.

i've also finished reading "the black clover" and it is mag-ni-fi-cent! your storytelling and cross-cultural talent, adding to your psychological insight, make your work a delight to read. i happen to know quite a bit about the cultures your describe, and have, again, found the text very compelling.

Greg

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1 Wednesday, 10 May 2006 1 3 1
1 Hello,

I had read your story Writing From The Prison, and was anxious to read more.

All the while I thought Lorenzo would find a girl and leave Alberto but thankfully this didn't happen.

At times the English words seem a little strange, this has been one reason why I haven't read many of your stories. however, I took the view that the narrator Alberto was Italian, so his mode of speech would be different to what I'm used to. Bearing that in mind, I was able to enjoy the story, and regarded the at times awkward English as just a way of showing that the characters were not English.

Kindest regards

Drew

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1 Friday, 3 March 2006 1 2 1
1 Dear Andrej,

I have just finished reading Writings from Prison. It is such a beautiful story. You have shown very skillfully the way Lorenzo fell in love with Alberto; the passion of their love and how a man who thought he was straight could finally discovered his gay self and be able to give himself to his lover. I was so moved. I had to keep back tears - tears of joy, but tears none the less. Thank you, thank you, thank you.

What happened to the people on that boat? Were they released in the end? I remember the Israeli man in the wheelchair being shot, but the others? I can't remember anything. It was so long ago. It doesn't matter to the story of course, Alberto and Lorenzo love each other and if they were killed, they died together, but since you introduced a real-life event into the story, can you fill me in on what actually happened?

And thank you so much again. I was truly moved by the love your two men had for each other. That we could all be so lucky!

Alan

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1 Sunday, 13 December 2005 1 1 1
1 Hi Andrej,

Writings from the prison - It's a good story. I think I would have liked it better if it had ended with Chapter 10, but the rest is good too. And, of course, you've left us with a cliff hanger - so you will get a lot of mail asking for more story.

Unfortunately, as you know, the stories of the political prisoners has not been good because none of the western countries will negotiate - so most of the prisoners have been killed in one way or another. It would be way too sad for Lorenzo and Alberto to end up a victims of the stupidity going on in the middle east. I'm sure you will get lots of positive feedback.

Rick

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