Yes, I know that's Douglas Adams and not Ray Bradbury, but it conveys my feeling at learning that the great man has died. Ray Bradbury is the writer who made me want to be a writer. I can't remember how or why I found him at the age of... ten, maybe? Somewhere in there. But damn do I remember those words and the way he put them together. So amazed, I picked up my #2 and my Big Chief and wrote "The Cornucopia Coast Hotel," which I still have, crumbling in my filing cabinet. Then there was "The Bridge," a blatant attempt at imitation, which I still think could turn into a good story someday if I'd just stop trying to be Ray Bradbury. Nobody could do what he did with language.Vaya con Dios, dude.
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