About fallingdove

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"May you have an interisting life." is an ancient curse.

I was raised on the Confederated Salish and Kootani Indian Reservation in Western Montana. I joined the Army when I was 18 and became an intelligence analyist. I went to schools in the south, and in Arizona before I was stationed in Texas and joined a Pentecostal church. I spent a year in Korea. I got out of the army for two years and starved. I went back in as a desiel mechanic. I was stationed in Texas, and served in Iraq. I got out again and worked for government contractors. I buckled under the constant strain of being so close to the "war machine" and fled to quiet cool Oregon two years ago where I stayed with my brother on a houseboat on the river before I got my own place in the city.

My soul feels worn out. I write to escape, not to confront reality.

Name:
Paula
Sex:
Female 
Sign:
Gemini
Relationship Status:
Single
Location:
Portland, Oregon, United States
Local Time:
19 Sep 2017 11:45
Interests:
walking, drawing, reading, eating at the cafe, fishing, gardening
Favorite Books:
My Antonia, The Princess Bride, The Hobbit, NO.1 Ladies Detective Agency...
Favorite Authors:
James Harriot, JRR Tolken, CS Lewis, JK Rowling...
Favorite Movies:
I'm not a movie watcher...I thought the recient Le Miserables with ...Crow was good...I cried.
Favorite Music:
Country, Folk...Suzzane Vega, Mary Chapen Carpenter
Website:

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15 Feb 2013
Last Visit:
04 Sep 2017 (14 days ago)
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Forum Posts:
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Stories:
125
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Topic: World Around You in two words
Posted: 06 Sep 2014 19:39

calm water

Topic: opposite word game
Posted: 20 Dec 2013 12:40

Feast

Topic: New Member
Posted: 16 May 2013 22:56

Hi Brian, I love your stories and enjoy your presence on stories space!

CHEERS

Topic: scoring and comments, Fair?
Posted: 23 Apr 2013 23:21

I like the comments the way they are, but I'm a newbie...I don't have to worry about politics, hurt feelings, or friends because I'm not close friends with other members of this site yet. I love it here...I can express myself without huge amounts of censorship and without overwhelming criticism. When I write something people like, they let me know. When they don't like it, they just ignore it...and that's fine too. Writing isn't exclusively about pleasing people. It's about communicating ideas. It's about trying to understand.

Topic: Have you ever been unable to finish a book?
Posted: 21 Apr 2013 23:20

Sadly, I hardly ever finish a book. I can't read any faster than I can talk. If I don't form the words physically with my mouth they make no sense to me. I get alot out of what I read, and enjoy reading, and read aloud beautifully, and love audiobooks....but regular reading, is slow going. I have to really love a book to finish it.

Topic: Three Word Story
Posted: 21 Apr 2013 14:10

<img src="/forum/images/emoticons/fish.gif" alt="fish"> swimming in cake

Topic: 5-Word Sentence
Posted: 21 Apr 2013 14:08

Options are like stock insurance.

Topic: Ask and Answer
Posted: 21 Apr 2013 14:05

I'm not sure if you spoke out of turn. I can't tell. I bet you're a proud Papa!

How many times in your life have you seen something so beautiful that it literally "took your breath away".

Topic: 5-Word Sentence
Posted: 06 Apr 2013 08:22

Frustration furowed Fredrick's freckled face.

Topic: poking wars
Posted: 04 Apr 2013 17:54

reluctant... I really should be doing somthing constructive instead of sitting here ....oh what the h#&* POKE<img src="/forum/images/emoticons/confused1.gif" alt="confused1">

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Fearing Need

My first crush was a fat boy He had beautiful green eyes He played the piano He is gay - of course, he is But I think that's part of why I loved him He didn't need anything from me Not enough to behave badly . My heart squiggles around nervously in my chest Every time the phone rings Did some creep get my number and want to harass me? Is some bill overdue? Does my boss want me...

Added 20 Jun 2017 | Category Poetry | Votes 3 | Avg Score 5 | Views 81 | 4 Comments

Working at the Vend

Robbie punched the button for a bottle of orange juice with his right ring finger, a checking account, and tapped his watch. The watch blinked red and flashed ISF. He did it again and again with the same result. I can’t believe I’m out of cred . He pulled his screen from his backpack and opened the work page for the vend store he was in. “Dust mop floor,” was the task at the top of the...

Added 16 May 2017 | Category Science Fiction | Votes 3 | Avg Score 5 | Views 176 | 3 Comments

Therapy

I just answered one of those calls that I get from the Vet Center the day before I go in for an appointment with my counselor. One of the nice things about having been in a war is that I get a free shrink for the rest of my foreseeable future.   I remember seeing Dr. Sydney Freedman on M*A*S*H when I was a kid. There was an episode where Hawk-Eye was sick with a cold, that was...

Added 09 May 2017 | Category Memoirs | Votes 2 | Avg Score 5 | Views 140 | 2 Comments

Bitter Ticking

Large ice blue eyes towered over my head, bullying me into accepting his reality. Of course, I nodded, agreed, appeased.  I changed the accounting codes facilitating the theft of expensive cases of wine. The whole company set its sharp teeth against my unwillingness to let him steal. My thoughts about his "reality" rumbled like angry thunder through my hidden emotions, causing my face to...

Added 19 Jan 2017 | Category Musings | Votes 6 | Avg Score 5 | Views 177 | 3 Comments

To an Unknown God

Tonight, I can not sleep Because the eye of the Universe is watching me The strands of the fabric of everything weave through my thoughts And pull themselves through my breath The voice of All rolls over my tongue In the unfathomable blathering of waves Or maybe it’s just insanity, some specter of my own making Contrived subconsciously so that I will feel chosen or safe But chosen...

Added 30 Dec 2016 | Category Poetry | Votes 3 | Avg Score 4.67 | Views 126 | 1 Comment

The Flavor of Duck

Lately, all the food I eat tastes like nothing. I might as well be fueling a lawn mower, or eating dirt like a plant for all the joy eating gives me. That might be part of why I'm thin. My mom would say my slight build is because I'm unhappy, and when I find a good man I will find joy and gain a lot of weight. Well, she wouldn't say that, but she would talk around it. She wouldn't say...

Added 14 Dec 2016 | Category Musings | Votes 6 | Avg Score 5 | Views 129 | 2 Comments

Eloise's First Deer

Lee handed his eight-year-old daughter a shotgun loaded with a pumpkin-ball. She couldn't shoulder the heavy shotgun correctly, and the pumpkin-ball had less than the range of a football field. It was safe enough. His thinking was that he would send Eloise down one side of the hill while he quietly went down the other, hoping that she would scare all the deer his way. She would believe that...

Added 30 Nov 2016 | Category Flash Fiction | Votes 4 | Avg Score 5 | Views 163 | 2 Comments

Old Enough

The scanner beeped as I ran it over the red box of cigarettes. I looked up at a boy with thin whiskers. "Can I see ID? You look kinda young-ish," I said with a smile. He fumbled with his wallet for a moment and I awkwardly looked at the young man. The driver's license snapped down on the counter and I scanned it for a birth date, not the expiration date, there it was. Eleven,...

Added 09 Nov 2016 | Category Flash Fiction | Votes 5 | Avg Score 4.8 | Views 181 | 2 Comments

Decadence

A bookkeeper silently tapped away her life at the see and saw of what they pay they say the meaning of life is to make the fat man fatter but I doubt he even lives for that She taps away at numbers swirling on a dark rainy night of Halloween with numbers blurring, she grits her teeth  just outside a costume party is whirling Whirling revelers reel and wheel through an eighty-five...

Added 29 Oct 2016 | Category Poetry | Votes 4 | Avg Score 5 | Views 111 | 1 Comment

The Identity of Joyce Whitman

Joyce tapped a pen against the IRS Auditor’s desk nervously. The dark haired auditor was quietly reading from a stack of papers. “So, this year you have worked in twelve states, earning $448,227 dollars from 37,000 some odd hours of work this year.” The pen tapped faster. “Yes, that is correct.” “How many identities have you sold this year?” The pen rattled against the table now. ...

Added 23 May 2015 | Category Flash Fiction | Votes 5 | Avg Score 5 | Views 473 | 3 Comments

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