How Many Words???????

It isn’t about the number of words the author writes

It is about the story the author tells with the number of words written  


“Who am I?”

I am an independent, self-published teller of tales,
an author of scarcely any renown.
However, as a storyteller, I know who I am,
and with that persona,
I am both confident and comfortable.

I invite you to visit my website,

and/or Amazon Author Pages

Joe Leonardi Scono Sciuto

if you are so inclined please purchase a copy and leave a review.

Thank you,


9 thoughts on “How Many Words???????

  1. I love coming to your site. You always make me think.

    I read on The Atlantic an article by Ruth Franklin on March 15, 2019, titled, “The Art of Leaving Things Out,” where Amy Hampel’s work is discussed. “One or two or three human beings navigating a situation of exquisite emotional intensity, sketched with the fewest possible words – this has become Hempel’s signature. (RF)”

    It can take several hours to come up with a five-word response. Cheers!

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      1. Good morning, how are you? I read one of your short stories. “Faithfully unfaithful.” I like it. It left me wondering about the couple. It is an interesting point about cheating, which usually stems from some unsatisfaction. In the story one of them wants something more, and the other does not. One gets what he wants, and she must settle for mental gymnastics. The individual that was unsatisfied continues to be so. Cheers!

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      2. Out of all the stories written under my pen name. That one was written in response to a challenge, because all the other ones are very graphic in content and language. Someone asked me if I could write an erotic story without all of the, what they consider vulgar, adult language.

        However, like all of my characters, those two are actually quite damaged. Because they’re both in unfulfilling relationships and neither one is willing to leave their particular relationship. He tells her she is going to go back to the bed of another. He comes to accept that. He is also aware that for whatever reason, he cannot be faithful, at the same time, he’s trying to show her that neither can she and happiness is only found in the moment.

        It is a story, that is a commentary on the futility of monogamous relationships and marriage. Because no matter how much, in this case the woman, desired love, she did in fact have it at home, but she still looked, repeatedly, outside of the marriage to the person to whom she pledged her love and who in turn gave her love.

        Although not stated anywhere, this same woman, is the main character in another novella I wrote “Angelic Adultery.” Which in her world, is set many many years later.

        Thank you Eugenio, I genuinely appreciate taking your time to read it and your kind words.

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  2. Reblogged this on The Writing Journey and commented:
    Thanks for the follow *, as the reason I write is to share.
    * (Though my family and close friends say it would be far more entertaining with a video-camera # in “real life”, rather than in cyberspace!)
    # By the way, do they still make them in today’s ever-faster changing world..or is it all done with mobile phones?
    (get with the times now,”luddite”* c – it should be a smart phone)
    * or so I was often called by my “my techno-geek” friend, Bill (“the gonk”)
    “total non-techno” c (who doesn’t possess a mobile phone, after a rather eventful’ experience some years back, whilst trying to walk, talk and chew gum at the same time)
    Who says men can’t multi-task!
    Kind regards and happy writing
    “early bird” (very) * craig
    * my “best” time (by far)
    “You will do foolish things…but do them with enthusiasm.”
    – Colette
    Best wishes from the First City to see the sun (in summer) …and we’re also the first to see the sunset and the stars (in winter-time)
    “I will love the light for it shows me the way, yet I will endure the darkness because it shows me the stars.”

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