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Shorty - aka Celine illustrated by Dylan Bocanegra
E.M. Fredric June 29, 2013 at 06:11 pm
Celine thanks you Mr. White.
Scott Jensen June 30, 2013 at 08:55 am
E.M., Every week you continue to outdo yourself with each new chapter!
E.M. Fredric July 10, 2013 at 07:48 pm
Thanks Scott. Seems with all the problems some people get in the spotlight with no issues andRead More hopefully that will be us again!
Captain Argata Arteaga illustrated by Dylan Bocanegra
E.M. Fredric June 21, 2013 at 09:06 pm
Thanks, Dylan! Can't wait to see more of your illustrations... hint.. hint... ;) Love you!
Darren Staley June 23, 2013 at 09:55 pm
Remember in Tombstone, when the cowboys pushed the Earps too far? I see this happening in Krazytown.Read More A reckoning may be coming.
E.M. Fredric June 23, 2013 at 11:53 pm
Thanks Darren - I see it happening on this site! I am truly enjoying reading the scripts you sent.Read More :)
Hugh E. Nesser illustrated by Dylan Bocanegra
Peter D Flaherty June 15, 2013 at 02:03 am
Terrific...xo
E.M. Fredric June 15, 2013 at 06:13 pm
Thank you, sir!
Darren Staley June 23, 2013 at 10:05 pm
Silent Nick is starting to seem like Highlander. Nesser continues to be wretched. These two shouldRead More fight to the death with Medieval weapons. There can be only one!
Hugh E. Nesser illustrated by Dylan Bocanegra
R. Steven Evans June 14, 2013 at 01:47 am
Again a wonderful way to end an evening of chaos. For those who think their life is hard, spend anRead More evening with the stories of EM Fredric and you will realize that your life is not that bad. Bravo for another well written piece on the under belly of that fantasyland we call Hollywood. Well off to read another chapter.
Peter wondered if Steven had a son like him.
Josh J June 7, 2013 at 03:23 pm
Love it! Great stories, original and engaging work.
E.M. Fredric June 10, 2013 at 07:05 am
Thanks Josh!
R. Steven Evans June 14, 2013 at 02:00 am
EMF has done it again. Her characters have leapt from the page and into my imagination again. I findRead More that I have to give each chapter may undivided attention or else I miss the flavor of the piece. Bravo again and look forward to the next installment.
"Forearmless Jake" by artist, Dylan Bocanegra
E.M. Fredric May 22, 2013 at 02:22 pm
And thank you, Peter - get over here so we can work on another project together!
H.K.White May 22, 2013 at 08:09 pm
“Leave a brother alone…” I’m still laughing at that line. Something aboutRead More the sequence of the banter between these characters is so believable. Unique. It just cracks me up. Very original E.M.F. Weldon is gonna wish Pikey can "leave a brother alone"….Yesiree. BTW, I’m so glad Morty didn’t “cack”. S & M just wouldn’t be the same without him. More please...
E.M. Fredric May 22, 2013 at 09:05 pm
H.K., your comments always leave a smile on my face and help me keep on keepin' on...
E.M. Fredric May 10, 2013 at 01:25 pm
Hi Scott! Thank you so much and for putting a page up for artists!
james moorer May 10, 2013 at 05:45 pm
Eva Marie continues to demonstrate her ability to capture a moment with eloquence and ingenuity andRead More bringing life to such rich characters.
E.M. Fredric May 13, 2013 at 03:58 am
H.K., you consistently come up with the most visual of comments and wanted to say that the idea thatRead More sock puppet is just another "attention whore" on the streets of Hollywood made me come back and laugh again! Thank you!
E.M. Fredric May 16, 2013 at 10:19 pm
My Ma, Jean wrote me this and from her? Means a great deal! "Absolutely beautiful, classy,Read More outstanding work!!!!!!"
H.K.White May 17, 2013 at 05:48 pm
Juicy, juicy and it’s just gettin' goin’. I’m pretty sure I’ve met some ofRead More these women before. Maybe at a wedding….??? Oh wait, that was MY wedding. Uh oh, hear comes that sweat moustache again…and just when my sessions were going so well. Speaking of well. Well done E.M.F.
Peter D Flaherty May 22, 2013 at 04:17 am
Terrific Eva Marie...how DO you find the time.....well done.
F.T. Collins May 4, 2013 at 08:10 pm
I'm worried about Morty.. I hope he's ok!
E.M. Fredric May 4, 2013 at 09:18 pm
Hi F.T.! We'll find out at some point... :)
haleym@gmail.com May 9, 2013 at 05:24 pm
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E.M. Fredric April 28, 2013 at 04:22 am
What a great idea, Scott! Ask the editor. I've had a few people want to draw some of the charactersRead More and would be honored to have a page dedicated to inspired art - how cool is that?! Go for it!
Gregory Daniels April 29, 2013 at 11:27 am
Another fine contribution to the on-going saga.. Youur characters are depicted beautifully...
E.M. Fredric April 29, 2013 at 03:20 pm
Thank you, Gregory so much for the lovely comment!
E.M. Fredric April 18, 2013 at 12:39 pm
Thank, James! Dylan's art site is: www.dtbsketchbook.blogspot.com. It's a beautiful thing to haveRead More family that can work on projects together. He is amazing and a wonderful human being and he plays a great "Peter" too!
E.M. Fredric April 19, 2013 at 12:07 pm
Thank you, Steven! You always inspire me with your words. I am always job hunting so thank you forRead More taking time out from your own to help boost my spirits!
E.M. Fredric April 22, 2013 at 01:19 am
F.T.? I just read this comment again and wanted to tell you what a beautiful thing to write. ThankRead More you, so much!
E.M. Fredric April 12, 2013 at 06:13 pm
I love you, Dylan - thank you for being such an awesome person. Wiki page... not sure how that isRead More done but thanks for the idea!
Gregory Daniels April 13, 2013 at 01:44 pm
Love the new chaacter.. I'm taking your advice and start from the beginning reading the entireRead More scenario of the story. Keep it coming.. You have a way of expressing your characters which is uniquely you....
E.M. Fredric April 13, 2013 at 05:14 pm
Thank you, Gregory and for the email! Seeing the videos of the characters from the shorts helps aRead More lot to understand their language of the streets.
Peter D Flaherty April 5, 2013 at 03:13 am
Always moving and insightful with humour. Well done Eva Marie.
E.M. Fredric April 5, 2013 at 03:18 am
Hi Gregory, I feel your smiles and laughter - thank you so much for that! Very kind words. Makes myRead More day when I know I've had an effect on someone else.
E.M. Fredric April 5, 2013 at 12:06 pm
Thank you, Peter. Your Aussie accent I can feel in the writing. Great to work with you and hope weRead More can do that here as well. Jobs are nice things to have. Thanks for sending me your demo reels - really nice work!
Peter D Flaherty April 1, 2013 at 12:23 am
Agreed James....... more distinctive with every piece.....
E.M. Fredric April 1, 2013 at 12:49 am
Thanks Peter and loved your actor's reel - hope we're working together sooner than later. Come toRead More the colonies - we could use another talented Aussie! Hope your Easter was grand as well.
Peter D Flaherty April 1, 2013 at 01:33 am
Thanks Eva Marie..... cunning plans are afoot... and emails spinning across the pacific as weRead More type...fingers crossed soon...... in the meantime, keep up the excellent writing!
H.K.White March 31, 2013 at 01:53 am
The art of weaving a storyline…. leading the reader through improbable situations, whileRead More still allowing them to suspend their disbelief, is rare skill to have. A skill not wasted by E.M. Fredric. Perhaps in another setting these stories would not be believable, but this is the homeless world. A world that has been seen by all, but opaque to most. I know that what I am reading here is fiction and still I feel that I am getting a sneak peek at a real world, replete with every emotional color of the human rainbow. Spielberg would be proud. Way to knock one outta the park EMF .
E.M. Fredric March 31, 2013 at 11:07 am
Wow, H.K - some Easters are more memorable than others - your words have made this one especiallyRead More so. Don't know if you're a writer but you have a gift with words and I thank you for them.
E.M. Fredric April 4, 2013 at 03:14 am
Chick, thank you thank you for the beautiful email. As you did here you touched me deeply - howRead More wonderful to hear that you've found favorites already within the ongoing stories. Yes, they can make a novel or a series or a movie or even animation.
E.M. Fredric March 13, 2013 at 01:33 pm
Thank you so much, Susan! Sometimes when we lose faith in ourselves it helps to have a tiny bit ofRead More hope - even if it's the tiniest of whispers - you are my whisper today.
E.M. Fredric March 15, 2013 at 12:49 pm
I love you Dylan Bocanegra - you are an inspiration to me.
Peter D Flaherty March 24, 2013 at 07:30 pm
nice!
H.K.White March 24, 2013 at 07:01 pm
I love the imagery that EMF can conjure up at the drop of a metaphor. She somehow is able to turnRead More left field into right, like the magical semaphore that she is. Smoke & mirrors…? I think not. After watching the accompanying video interview in Mr. Weldon’s office, Peter’s character is firmly implanted in my mind's eye view of this story. I feel like I know him or perhaps have met him at some point in time. Go ahead Eva-Marie, lead us on.
E.M. Fredric March 25, 2013 at 12:48 am
A magical semaphore - that's got my head spinning. Thank you, H.K.
E.M. Fredric September 22, 2013 at 09:26 pm
What happened to ALL of my videos on this blog that have been ripped off and removed?? Patch is soRead More wrong in the way they treat their contributors.
E.M. Fredric March 8, 2013 at 12:33 am
Thank you, James. Your care with feedback always moves me. wow
Scott Jensen March 9, 2013 at 12:11 pm
Great stuff! Always leaves me looking forward to your next post. A little bit 'o Shorty and MortyRead More is a perfect way to start your day...
E.M. Fredric March 10, 2013 at 12:05 am
Thanks, Scott and hopefully more people will join in your feelings - sure makes me feel great!
james moorer February 27, 2013 at 05:49 pm
It is refreshing tos ee eva Marie craft so wonderful a tome that speaks to the human spirit and theRead More adversity often overlooked by us Normals. Eva captures the heart of the grace of diginity through her characters and makes us all the better for it.
E.M. Fredric February 27, 2013 at 08:28 pm
Thank you mate from Oz. Hope to meet you soon & work together in person.
E.M. Fredric February 27, 2013 at 10:36 pm
Thank you, James for being a Studio City Patch supporter. See you at 8 Espressos for story tellingRead More time Tuesday nights @ 7PM - 9PM. What's normal? My spam mail titles tell me little isn't. :)
E.M. Fredric February 18, 2013 at 01:11 pm
Thank you, James. Josh Jalil does a wonderful job as both camera man and editor then sits for anRead More interviews to help break and yet another reality with Shorty & Morty: Hollywood @ Steak. You guys were great.
Scott Jensen March 22, 2013 at 04:24 pm
Every new chapter is full of surprises. I love your stories.. Be sure to invite me to the premiereRead More when Shorty and Morty hit the red carpet!
E.M. Fredric June 23, 2013 at 11:55 pm
I love YOU for that Scott! Amazing how out-of-order everything is on here - maybe the new juniorRead More spybot did it - little spammin' hammin' terror. :)
E.M. Fredric February 16, 2013 at 12:44 am
Shorty & Morty thanks and is elated by Darren Staley of comedy blog show: Dylan Brody'sRead More Neighbor's Couch and Australian mate, Peter Flaherty for the honorable mentions on the show! http://dylanbrodysneighborscouch.com/couch-postsepisodes/peter-flaherty/
james moorer February 17, 2013 at 04:13 pm
Ralph Guzzo's performance all together amazing and revealing of the mind of a character who'sRead More reality drifted between days gone by and a concert stage where Jared held court on every musician that ever existed. Ralph brings something of a soul of a lost poet forth in Jared that makes us see him as he chooses; the reckless and gifted rock star the world has yet to be graced with. And Jared enjoys being seen dangerous by his peers, commanding their fear and loyalty with a steely stare. All save Shorty & Morty who dare usurp his reign with their antics. Ralph immersion into Jared shows his skill as an actor are exemplary and why Eva-Marie's words are fluid and full of life coming out of him. Well done sir.
E.M. Fredric February 17, 2013 at 06:33 pm
Thank you for a riveting review of Jared's character. I might add what you left out and that his jobRead More was made easier having you - the 'social worker' - to play off of. Both performances I'm proud of. Thank you, James.
james moorer February 5, 2013 at 08:07 pm
What can i say about Eva-Marie's work that I haven't already stated, it is truly amazing to haveRead More witnessed her creative process in directing her actors to bring out exactly what she's looking for in a scene. But moreso, she brings out in each of us, an awareness about a subject matter no one can say they have ignore in some way or fashion. To her credit, Eva does make you change the way you THINK of the Homeless and the perception they have of their situation is not as bleak as the one we see through a prejudiced lens. It is by their own accord that they maintain or lose their dignity, and thankfully, not by any of our thoughts or feelings about them.
E.M. Fredric February 6, 2013 at 04:23 am
Thank you for the eloquent words and sometimes feel as though I'm the lucky one when hearing musicRead More created and words spoken in a world created by one short story that continues. You are a wonderful talent, James Moorer.
james moorer January 28, 2013 at 05:04 pm
I love that Phil Idrisi gives body and soul to this performance moving easily between the humorousRead More and humane moments in this piece. The subtle nuances captured by Eva Marie Fredric compel us to want to know more about Phil, who feels less like a homeless person and more like that gregarious favorite uncle we don't get to see often enough. And again we find both the brilliance and the blessing found in this piece as we discover these forgotten and often overlooked members of our society as just as real and as painfully fragile as the rest of us.
E.M. Fredric January 28, 2013 at 09:00 pm
You both make a writer feel like she can help create a little magic with these characters. Thank youRead More for trusting me with pieces that don't seem to quite make sense - and then they do.
E.M. Fredric January 31, 2013 at 03:18 am
The bi-annual homeless census count has reached maximum capacity for tomorrow night in Los Angeles.
Lissette Cruess January 31, 2013 at 01:03 am
I couldn't believe it when I saw it missing today. Sharing my sadness with some friends led me toRead More creating this community page in hopes that we could enjoy it just a little bit longer. Please post your own story or pictures, it would be so nice to give it life, for others to see how amazing it truly was... https://www.facebook.com/OneGiantGreenBench
Lissette Cruess January 31, 2013 at 01:05 am
It was indeed magical! I absolutely loved it how our feet would dangle as we stared out into theRead More beauty of our city. Please like our little page and share it with the world. Any of your pictures or stories are welcome!! https://www.facebook.com/OneGiantGreenBench
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Scott Jensen January 9, 2013 at 01:26 pm
I think these short stories are wonderful, so well done... Everything about them; the story line,Read More the characters, the acting, the directing, the subtle nuances, etc...
E.M. Fredric January 10, 2013 at 07:56 pm
Why thank you, Scott Jensen so very much. I forgot to put in some credits for James Moorer, ArnonRead More Shorr, Josh Jalil, Rohan Ali and soon, Donn Markel for a new crutch leg.
E.M. Fredric January 10, 2013 at 11:33 pm
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Shorty-Morty/201393686598943 Please like us on FB.
John Q January 10, 2013 at 02:51 pm
The benches are being put back- They were removed by Recreation and Parks risk management but new,Read More safer benches will be re-installed
E.M. Fredric January 10, 2013 at 07:51 pm
Thanks John, I heard from Sharon Shapiro from Tom LaBonge's office this morning who said the sameRead More thing. Happy they're putting new benches in but confused by the need to remove them in the first place. Risky business? Hikers have sat there for years and loved that bench seated in cement - I think stop signs take longer to be errected or replaced. Perhaps the kid in me allows the movie Big to take over from that viewpoint removed. Seems stop signs or signals take years to be considered a risk matter - usually many deaths later. I love priorities.
Lissette Cruess February 20, 2013 at 02:12 pm
Thanks John! Thanks Eva-Marie! Two ordinary benches sit there now... two benches that are not evenRead More close to the awesomeness of the Giant Green Bench. We made a page to celebrate its sweetness, if you'd like to Like, join us here: https://www.facebook.com/OneGiantGreenBench
Rich Addams October 23, 2012 at 12:42 am
These are beautiful! Beautiful!
E.M. Fredric October 23, 2012 at 01:06 am
Thank you, Richard! You're making many people happy by that supportive remark! They may be silentRead More but they read. :)
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E.M. Fredric October 17, 2012 at 09:18 pm
Thank you so much, Toni for posting your good news here! I put the stamps image on today and hopeRead More they will inspire more to buy these at our local post office - as a gentle reminder that cancer isn't going away - but a much stronger reminder that warriors of all cancers or those affected by cancer -- aren't going away!
Barbara Krause October 23, 2012 at 03:09 pm
I am so touched by these comments as well as the article. I went to WeSpark after I completed myRead More breast cancer treatment--unknown to me prior to that. Wishing all cancer survivors long and healthy lives!
E.M. Fredric October 23, 2012 at 03:28 pm
Thank you, Barbara. I am so happy that you found weSPARK as it has helped so many women, men andRead More children. Wendie's sight was to provide a haven for all those affected by or having cancer and she did succeed. I hope they put her face on every golf hole in the next tournament. It's wonderful to see another "warrior" alive.
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