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Tinder will be published by Serotonin Press later this year. In the meantime, here is this epistolary autobiographical (somewhat embarrassing) novella, day by day. © Lyn Coffin


From: Austin Nissan <>

Date: Tue, Mar 8, 2016 at 9:57 AM

Subject: Re: Austin from Tinder, 3 Miles Away

To: Lyn Coffin <>

Good Morning Lyn,

Hope you had a good night sleep. A morning is a wonderful blessing, either cloudy or sunny. It stands for HOPE, giving us another start of what we call LIFE. Start your day with a new inspiration like a wave. Waves are inspiring, not because they Rise-and-Fall but because each time they Fall, they never fail to Rise again!

Lyn, I don't know how to start writing about myself but one thing I have passion for is nature and maybe traveling. I love traveling, sometimes it's the best way to get away and get a new breath of nature from another angle. In the Azores, there are numerous places on the island to see the natural “Funas” where the hot water still boils to the top. There are even places to swim in the naturally warm “volcanic water”. I did wonder, at some point when watching the boiling water and sulphur smoke from the “funas” rising from the earth, just how extinct the volcanoes actually are!

The islands are a photographer's dream destination due to the absolute lack of pollution, which enables the natural shades and colors of the landscape to be captured. I've been there only once and I wish to be there again especially with someone special. Hopefully, if we can find the chemistry in between, we can be happy to give it a shot.

Currently, I work as an independent financial consultant, coaching graduate trainees, I'm really good at engaging with people, organizing and running projects, cooking, listening, giving, traveling, creating a homey ambiance and environment, shopping, remembering what's important to you and sustaining relationship. I usually get compliments about my smiles. I love going to the beach, cruising and hiking. Oh my, I can go on and on telling you all I've always wanted to sit by the beach and discuss with my lover. Guess I'll stop here and wait to get your reply. I can't wait.

Take Care and Have a Lovely Day Ahead


Ps: I attached some of my recent pictures. Hope you like them



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Yesterday, I posted a picture to the Facebook Group "View from My Window." It went viral and got over 6.000 likes, about 500 comments and 30 shares. (It's still ongoing.) Here is the original post:

This is the only view from my only window, and I love it. I'm staying at my son and daughter-in-law's house in Seattle in the guest room in the basement. This is the most beautiful view because I am staying with them for as long as it takes. I am glad and grateful to be here and not alone in room quarantine in my retirement community. Here's to FAMILY!. - Lyn C. Seattle,

The response, from all around the world, made me really grateful that there are so many people in the world who took time out of their day, especially in such a stressful time, to reach out to a stranger with encouraging words. That gave me the courage to decide to publish here my epistolary autobiographical novella, Tinder. Every day I will post one section of the novella (an email or two) here, along with relevant pictures. I thank you for tuning in. Your feedback is always welcome. Tinder (as a whole) will be published by Serotonin Press later this year.

Stay safe! Stay strong! Come back!


Lyn Coffin, Honorary PhD, granted by World Academy of Arts and Culture for “Writing excellence and efforts on behalf of world peace, gives us the pleasure of sharing her recollections of Joseph Brodsky, her thoughts and experiences as translator of Akhmatova, Orten, and other poets, as well as her own creative work.

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