About Survivor


Friendship is important to me. I'm loyal to friends and family. I accept (almost) all friend requests.

Writing is a passion of mine. As is the theater.

I served as a petty officer in the Navy. I served as a staff sergeant in the Army National Guard.

My username reflects the fact that I have been battling various forms and types of cancer since 28th Feb. 2015. I'm still here. I will survive.

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bajo un árbol de álamo, Kansas, United States
Writing, traveling, the theatre
Favorite Books:
Pride and Prejudice, Roughing It, U.S.A., The Gate to Women's Country, The Architecture of the Arkansas Ozarks, Tales of the City, The Sand Pebbles
Favorite Authors:
Jane Austen, Mark Twain, John Dos Passos, John Hersey, Albert Camus, Sheri S. Tepper, James Tiptree, Jr., Raymond Chandler, Rex Stout, Donald Harington, Armisted Maupin, Richard McKenna
Favorite Movies:
A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum, April Fools, Oh What a Lovely War, Platoon
Favourite TV Shows:
Elementary, The Big Bang Theory, Masterchef, Corner Gas, Hell's Kitchen
Favorite Music:
Virtually all Baroque; Bach, Vivaldi, Telemann. Adult Alternative Rock, Pink Floyd, Leonard Cohen, Soul Asylum, Florence + the Machine, Mumford and Sons, fun., Duffy


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Topic: opposite word game
Posted: 20 Feb 2019 07:06

Happy - Despondent

Topic: opposite word game
Posted: 19 Feb 2019 17:21

Stressful - Soothing

Topic: Synonyms
Posted: 19 Feb 2019 14:15

Substantial - Boundless

Topic: Let's Count
Posted: 19 Feb 2019 14:14


Topic: Synonyms
Posted: 19 Feb 2019 09:30

Sumptuous - Bounteous

Topic: Synonyms
Posted: 19 Feb 2019 07:15

Majestic - Splendid

Topic: Let's Count
Posted: 18 Feb 2019 08:35


Topic: Synonyms
Posted: 18 Feb 2019 08:34

Pulchritudinous - Mangnificent

Topic: Synonyms
Posted: 17 Feb 2019 14:02

Marvelous - Wonderful

Topic: Synonyms
Posted: 17 Feb 2019 11:47

Unworldly - Fantastic

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Stories Published By Survivor All Stories »

A Game of Life

Life is a special game. Sometimes it's fun, like playing jacks or marbles. You had a talent for some competed on the sandy school playground. Some more than others. Such as tetherball and hopscotch. She walked towards you along a street during freshman orientation. On the sidewalk was a hopscotch court. You tossed the keychain from your pocket to a square, hopped on one foot,...

Added 15 Feb 2019 | Category Micro Fiction | Votes 5 | Avg Score 5 | Views 164 | 3 Comments

The Chambers of Your Heart

May it resonate within When I touch your trembling skin, Echo deep inside the chambers of your heart; Deep within the giggly chambers of your heart. Like a schoolgirl you may clap When I hold you in my lap, Hear my singing spreading rapture in your heart;  Deep within the frisky chambers of your heart. As your lover have no fear That I'll keep you ever dear, I will whisper in your...

Added 09 Feb 2019 | Category Poetry | Votes 8 | Avg Score 4.75 | Views 383 | 5 Comments

Drip, Drip, Dripping Away

It's not the dripping that I hear, it's just the moaning in her sleep, resting here beside me. The faucet often awakens me as well. My sleepless nights we spend together as she restively walks in mysterious dreams unknown to me. And I hear the dripping, knowing it must be fixed, but how do I repair all of the broken things in our life. All the things I have to remember. The things she...

Added 02 Feb 2019 | Category Micro Fiction | Votes 11 | Avg Score 5 | Views 611 | 10 Comments

Frozen in Time

Above the one room farmhouse, with the curling swirls of hickory fueled smoke, the pond is frozen over. There beside the barn built of rocks, cement, and sweat it stares blankly into the lowering winter sky. Morning hoar frost covers barren branches and hedge apple fence posts. Up early, after broken fast, stomping a treacherous track down the slope from rocky meadowland. Sliding over...

Added 28 Jan 2019 | Category Micro Fiction | Votes 10 | Avg Score 5 | Views 438 | 9 Comments

The Gift

The house stood at a high vista spot square with the cardinal points and with a clear view all around over the barbed wired fencing to pastures and other houses scattered across the landscape. The single story frame house was moved from its foundation just a short distance away as the crow flies. It had been the farm home of a working family out on a back road just a few miles south. The...

Added 26 Jan 2019 | Category Memoirs | Votes 10 | Avg Score 5 | Views 266 | 9 Comments

Challenge: Linda Ronstadt -- Survivor

Maybe once upon a time a pretend first lady. The luscious lady love of a sometimes presidential candidate steps up to the mic. "I'm Linda Rondstadt - we march to Different Drums." The Torchy Rock star with her torchy voice and torchy chicana body beloved of young boys into their old boy years. Cute as a bug and tasty as a dumpling she met the guv in a Mexican restaurant.  Belting out...

Added 25 Jan 2019 | Category Micro Fiction | Votes 11 | Avg Score 5 | Views 295 | 10 Comments

Songs of Seasons from the Past

Hear the melodies of seasons from the past Hum along the verdant pathways in my mind Subtle tempers of the years That may echo with a chanting With ballades of gentle cooing in my ears  Warbling Purring with seduction in my ears Like the insects  They are chirping They are whirring As I listen As I hear Heeding all the soothing calling They are offering An oblation Expiation Of the music  ...

Added 11 Jan 2019 | Category Poetry | Votes 9 | Avg Score 5 | Views 284 | 8 Comments

Ungathered Fruits

Summer days. Two gals, riding along, bikes jiggling down country lanes, past sweltering fields of beans and corn. Together as always in those days. Laughing and singing. Tasting the ripened berries. Holding hands, walking through hallways of an old brick schoolhouse smelling of caustic cleansers. One day you hugged Trudy goodbye. Feeling her thin shoulders tense up. The porch screen...

Added 05 Jan 2019 | Category Micro Fiction | Votes 11 | Avg Score 5 | Views 263 | 9 Comments

Poppin' Time Again

Driving along the highway. POP. There it goes again, you think. Sounds like a rock hitting the side of the car. That can't be good. Might ruin the finish. This car is only five or six years old. Dammit all. Nothing to do. It's just gravel or stones along the highway. Can't avoid 'em. You let it go. Let it pass from your mind.  Days later you're heading down the highway again.  POP. ...

Added 27 Dec 2018 | Category Flash Fiction | Votes 11 | Avg Score 5 | Views 300 | 9 Comments

So Many Lies

So many secrets, so many lies, So many times we hid from their eyes. Something about you, elegant grace, Drew me to try to light up your face.  When will you seek me, when will you come. When may we speak up, stop playing mum. Watching the finches, flutter and feed Outside my window, filling their need. Think of tomorrow, what it may bring, Winter's upon us, far from our spring. Just...

Added 26 Dec 2018 | Category Poetry | Votes 11 | Avg Score 5 | Views 246 | 8 Comments

Stories Coauthored By Survivor

The Wall

My closed fists keep banging on the wall. My lungs hurt so much from losing air. It's becoming hard to breathe. I never stop pounding even as I can see blood flow out from my bruised hands. My mind is in a panic and the fear starts to creep up through my whole body because I don't know how to swim and the wall is giving me no respite so I can get my breath. I have begun to feel weak...

Added 04 Feb 2019 | Category Flash Fiction | Votes 6 | Avg Score 5 | Views 593 | 5 Comments


Strong heart is beating in a harmony, Each movement set angelically with pride.   So subtle that it matches musically, To center stage exquisite form does glide On pointe, on tiptoe, swaying with the tune The wind caresses, gently singing free. So calm her soul, like summer days in June But every step is like a storm tossed sea Behind sweet lips and eyes, typhoons may hide, With calmness...

Added 16 Jun 2017 | Category Poetry | Votes 9 | Avg Score 5 | Views 869 | 8 Comments

The Bluebirds In My Heart

  “There’s a bluebird in my heart that Wants to get out, But I’m too tough for him, I say, stay in there, I’m not going To let anyone see You” Charles Bukowski     When loneliness became a part of me In such a way that others could not see. My heart forgot to feel, it hurt so much, And locked itself up tight against a touch.   The bluebirds came to...

Added 15 Sep 2018 | Category Poetry | Votes 6 | Avg Score 5 | Views 216 | 5 Comments

eBooks Published By Survivor

Tastes Bitter, Tastes Sweet
Tastes Bitter, Tastes Sweet

Meet a new poet in this edition. Find various forms of poetry, including sonnets, haikus, traditional verse, blank verse and abecedarian. You will discover love poems, poetry about life and death, and...

Coffee For Me, Tea For You
Coffee For Me, Tea For You

A collection of diverse short fiction. It includes micro fiction, flash fiction, mysteries, science fiction, and general fiction. The author has spent his life around computers and is now using his personal computer to create varied styles of fiction for the reading public's...

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