Vlad Fratila


Following: 19 writers

Followers: 15 writers

Enjoys coding and writing / Sort of plays piano / Shouts at the cat for no reason / reads and listens to lots of different things

Joined 14 January 2019.

Total writing: 75 days.

Current streak: 22 days.

Total word count: 58538 words (780 words on average per post)

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Two cats are better than one

3 hours ago, for day 21 by Vlad Fratila

I once took a Birmanese cat in for a week. Her name was Betty. I figured she'd make for good company for my cat. They picked her up two years later. It was grrreat! The cats fought all the time, the house was a mess, lots of hair, everything got...

Junkyard cats (review)

2 days ago, for day 19 by Vlad Fratila

What do a crashed spaceship, a tough paramilitary Enforcer, a half-bot half-man war machine, and a pride of cats have in common? The answer may engage your curiosity, it might surprise you, could excite you, and it will surely stay with you long after you've finished listening to this gritty...

Acid for the children (review)

2 days ago, for day 18 by Vlad Fratila

Acid for the children by Flea, audiobook read by Flea Michael Peter Balzary - Flea before he became Flea - tells a story of love and growth as he roams the streets of Hollywood with his friends in search of friendship and connection. I listened to an interview with him...


1 week ago, for day 12 by Vlad Fratila

I'm not a great when it comes to making food, but I have gotten better at it over the past year. Part of it is my desire to eat fresh food that's also healthy. We do take-out quite often, or prefer to eat out, but it's not always easy to...

The word for world is forest

1 week ago, for day 11 by Vlad Fratila

The word for world is forest by Ursula K. LeGuin is a short novel published in 1972, two years after US troops began their withdrawal from Vietnam. The war would end in 1975 with the Fall of Saigon, on that fateful last day of April, when U.S. corps organized the...

The hitchhiker 1/?

1 week ago, for day 10 by Vlad Fratila

Started from a prompt. Not sure where it will lead! Write a short ideal scenario with one of your idols. It doesn't have to be someone famous, but someone who you look up to. What would you imagine yourselves doing or discussing? I put out the cigarillo against the countertop,...

Talking with Strangers (review)

1 week ago, for day 7 by Vlad Fratila

Talking to Strangers is Malcolm Gladwell's latest descent into the extreme and the widely applicable. This man has the flow of a master storyteller and the curiosity of a hundred cats. The audiobook version is like a long episode of his podcast, recorded with the same attention to detail. It...

Murder in the Hallway

2 weeks ago, for day 4 by Vlad Fratila

This is the first assignment in Coursera's Creative Writing. You're supposed to build a character with a Want and a Weakness, and escalate the story every other sentence. There are also 12 words you must use in the first sentences. Marty propped his nose up and his whiskers followed suit....

Plan to improve

2 weeks ago, for day 2 by Vlad Fratila

Part of my plan to improve my writing is to read about the craft of creative writing. When I want to learn a new subject, I found it best to immerse myself in it, and read everything I can get my hands on. Luckily, the internet abounds with useful material....

Day One

2 weeks ago, for day 1 by Vlad Fratila

Last year, I was late to the writetogether party, but now it's day one and I'm here and I'm ready! First off, congratulations to everyone that made it through a full year! I've read through your posts and I'm thankful for what you've shared throughout last year. Most of all,...

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In the habit

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On fire

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