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The Night Hawk - long gone yet a ghostly appearance?

sal_catania_1

The Night Hawk won a 3rd place in Romanticism in the 2005 Clitorides for a wonderful do-over entitled "Once More with Feelings" that had a significant religious undertone. His detailed descriptions of the settings in western Ontario and in a Roman Catholic parochial school either came from some experience or else considerable research.

His end-note to the last posted chapter #30C states an intent to continue the story, and also refers to a now-nonexistent Yahoo group where he apparently had posted more detail on the story background including real photographs, http://groups.yahoo.com/group/nhstories unfortunately the Yahoo group in non-existent.

While the last story post was 2004-01-05, there was a modification as recently as 2014-05-17!!! This suggests that more than 10 years later the author was still somewhere out there in the Northern Woods?

The Night Hawk appears nowhere other than in her/his two stories on SOL and neither blog nor email exists.

Does anyone remember this author and possibly have any further information?

Replies:   bondsman
bondsman

@sal_catania_1

I'll reply to this post and the one in the other thread.

I just looked at every chapter of "OMwF" and found no evidence of any updates since the last chapter posted. I think the item you saw at the bottom of Chapter 30C may be an error, or perhaps indicates that the moderators did 'something' on that date.

The only update I found looking at the chapter postings was in chapter 21 Posted: July 07, 2004 - 04:25:24 pm Updated: July 08, 2004 - 03:37:21 pm

sal_catania_1

Thanks for the quick reply, bondsman

I'm unclear what causes a "modified date" to appear and assumed that the author was the only one who could cause such an annotation.

That the author intended to continue is clear from the footnote, but clearly never did, at least not under the same nickname. There is indication in a review by "sysyphus" that an "Henri" may be the author, but there is not author on SOL by such name.

Just curious of anyone ever had occasion to follow this author and if the author appears elsewhere or is or was otherwise available.

Replies:   bondsman
bondsman

@sal_catania_1

I'm not sure what differentiates "modified" and "updated". Perhaps Laz or someone with knowledge of the inner working of SOL will elucidate us.

Ernest Bywater

@bondsman

I'm not sure what differentiates "modified" and "updated". Perhaps Laz or someone with knowledge of the inner working of SOL will elucidate us.


Lazeez can give a better answer, but, when the system adds part 6 to the story the system shows an Update as of the date of the new part going public. However, when I upload a revised part posted earlier, say part 4, that will show as a Modified date of the day it goes public.

Chapter 2 of Finding Home is:

http://storiesonline.net/s/66183:114242

in the top right corner are the two dates:

Posted: October 27, 2010 - 10:14:59 pm
Updated: March 18, 2015 - 09:55:28 am


The first one is the date the chapter was first posted, that is, the date the story was Updated with the new chapter, and the second date is the date when I posted a revision and the chapter or story was last Modified.

Lazeez Jiddan (Webmaster)

@bondsman

I'm not sure what differentiates "modified" and "updated". Perhaps Laz or someone with knowledge of the inner working of SOL will elucidate us.


'Updated' time stamp in each chapter is for when the author submits a chapter repost.

The last modified time stamp at the end of the story is automatically generated when the story's records or text is updated in some fashion. So that story, it may not be the author who had made any changes, but one of the moderators fixing something.

Replies:   sal_catania_1
sal_catania_1

@Lazeez Jiddan (Webmaster)

Ah, in one sense, sorry to hear that it was not likely Henri or NH with his fingers on the post. In another thread there is more extensive information on the author - and it unfortunately sounds as if this inquiry has reached a "dead" end in the truest sense.

http://storiesonline.net/d/s4/t691/seeking-information-re-the-night-hawk-author-from-2005

Thanks to all for your responses

Lazeez Jiddan (Webmaster)

@sal_catania_1

and it unfortunately sounds as if this inquiry has reached a "dead" end in the truest sense.


Henri is still alive and well and still frequents the site. When he wrote the stories he was between jobs. The last direct communication I had with him was back in 2006 and he was moving as had found a new job.

Indeed, he did reside in south western ontario at the time. I have no clue his current whereabouts.

Crumbly Writer

@Lazeez Jiddan (Webmaster)

Henri is still alive and well and still frequents the site. When he wrote the stories he was between jobs. The last direct communication I had with him was back in 2006 and he was moving as had found a new job.

Indeed, he did reside in south western ontario at the time. I have no clue his current whereabouts.

Ha! Someone needs to contact him and inform him that the world of publishing has drastically changed. Now you can earn upwards of tens of dollars! 'D

Personally, I'd go with the better job. Though, writing is more an affliction than a job. When a story grabs you about the throat, it's hard not to write it, even if that means scribbling on napkins during lunch and dinner, or ignoring family and friends for days at a time. He's probably happier without that anchor around his neck. Sad to see a fellow author disappear, though. Hopefully he'll make it back eventually.

sal_catania_1

@Lazeez Jiddan (Webmaster)

@Lazeez Jiddan
Thanks for the update and glad to hear that Henri is well and not otherwise.
Should you chance to encounter him, pass along some well-wishes.

Replies:   Crumbly Writer
Crumbly Writer

@sal_catania_1

Thanks for the update and glad to hear that Henri is well and not otherwise.
Should you chance to encounter him, pass along some well-wishes.

If he's still visiting the site, he's more likely to visit the forum than he is to say "Howdy" to Lazeez. The problem is, he may not frequent the forum. But, if he does, he may just volunteer something himself.

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