The mailman and his monsters

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The mailman and his monsters

Post by edfrank » Sun Nov 06, 2011 10:35 am

The mailman and his monsters
After Bob Smith delivers your mail, he writes stories. Soon, one of them may pay off in Hollywood.
By Pam Kelley
pkelley@charlotteobserver.com
Posted: Friday, Nov. 04, 2011


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When Bob Smith walks his mail route, nothing hints at the fantastic thoughts in his head. Smith, gray-haired and bespectacled, seems a mild-mannered letter carrier, dressed on a hot day in U.S. Postal Service-issued blue shirt and shorts and black boots. He keeps a towel on his left arm so his sweat and customers' Pottery Barn catalogs don't mix. He trudges up porch steps, limping slightly, the result of knee surgery for a torn meniscus, an occupational hazard. Once the route is done, he heads to his home in Matthews, where he lives with his wife, son and three cats. Then he resumes his other life - as writer James Robert Smith, crafting tales involving zombies, ghosts and 10-foot-tall carnivorous dinosaur birds who are alive and well in Florida.
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Re: The mailman and his monsters

Post by dbhguru » Sun Nov 06, 2011 11:21 am

Ed,

Way cool! Robert illustrates what is so marvelous about NTS and the member Ents - no end to our individual and collective depth. Congrats to Robert.

Bob
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Re: The mailman and his monsters

Post by jamesrobertsmith » Sun Nov 06, 2011 8:51 pm

Thanks for posting that. The article's getting a huge amount of feedback for me (and my work).

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