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Topic: Up two, three, Down two, three... Make a word.
Posted: 05 Jul 2020 06:39

setbACK - EErie

Topic: Inspirations, the Stories Space Coffee House
Posted: 05 Jul 2020 06:34

The perk is up. Heating up out there. We may go for a little drive across the landscape.

Sit down for a spell.

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Topic: What are you listening to right now?
Posted: 04 Jul 2020 13:04


Topic: Inspirations, the Stories Space Coffee House
Posted: 04 Jul 2020 08:29

That's a great setup, Scott. We'll enjoy it.

Have fun, everyone. And be careful out there.

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Topic: Up two, three, Down two, three... Make a word.
Posted: 03 Jul 2020 07:16

centRAL - ESophagus

Topic: Synonyms
Posted: 03 Jul 2020 07:11

Precarious - Hazardous

Topic: Change One Letter
Posted: 03 Jul 2020 07:10

Pump - Hump

Topic: Drop Letter - Add Letter
Posted: 03 Jul 2020 07:08

Pesky - Speak

Topic: Inspirations, the Stories Space Coffee House
Posted: 03 Jul 2020 07:01

Ready for the day. Coffee is ready as well as the tea kettle with its water.

Starting out warm and getting hotter. I'm glad I got the wisteria tied up on the trellises and pergola yesterday.

Victor is settled in to take his 'after getting up' nap.

Have a great day.

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Topic: Up two, three, Down two, three... Make a word.
Posted: 02 Jul 2020 06:51

emanaTED - DYnamic

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A questing thought occurred with a restless glimpse across the arcade at her face. In the background, the rat-a-tat-tatt bing-a-bing-a-bing of the games surrounded what was a rather sedate and deeply pure entrance into a meditative state. One of internalization and winsome, drifting dreams. Simply put her facade exhibited a world inside that seemed to somehow beckon. What might one do to...

Added 05 Jul 2020 | Category Micro Fiction | Votes 8 | Avg Score 5 | Views 35 | 7 Comments


An abandoned quarry. High-walled stone pit. At the bottom strolling through newfound friendship. Looking up, a bold climber's dream. "Let's do it! We can climb it." Overreachingly confident--young. One led the way. Not too difficult really. Foolish? The next followed. Shorter, smaller, smiling--at first.  One scrambled gaining the top edge, turned about. The other grimaced. So close....

Added 18 Jun 2020 | Category Micro Fiction | Votes 13 | Avg Score 5 | Views 154 | 12 Comments

Flowers and Wine

Gifts were left upon your front doorstep. Flower bulbs to plant, then sprout and bloom. Bottled wine from vineyards near and far. The ones who know you best display concern. Their hopes and dreams, and smiling tenderness. The times require distancing today, but here is what you need to safely stay at home where nothing harmful may draw near. Necessities of life may be enjoyed, from...

Added 06 Apr 2020 | Category Poetry | Votes 10 | Avg Score 5 | Views 187 | 10 Comments

Magical Deception

The only true beauty in her life. It shall always be a secret. Deception is the thrill, wonder, and exquisite pain she feels. She absorbs it each time surreptitious contact is made.  Complete and utter trust. Accepted and used. She lives in wonderment that she found it. Just for her. Just for them. To share. Only a dreamy fantasyland.  But more real than reality in the...

Added 16 Mar 2020 | Category Micro Fiction | Votes 14 | Avg Score 5 | Views 219 | 12 Comments

Love & Affection Challenge - A Bibliophile's Sonnet

We walked a lane in Wales one morn in May Our eyes took note of blooms on shrubs quite near. We sniffed some sprigs near Hay on Wye that day, Each bush had scents and smells both clear and dear. A whiff was like old books on stands and racks,   Each big thick tome could match that scent so strong. And we had smelled a few in bins and stacks The smell was just the same, we were not wrong. ...

Added 17 Feb 2020 | Category Poetry | Votes 12 | Avg Score 5 | Views 211 | 11 Comments

And When The Morning Comes

Do we know, can we see, will we feel what we've known, what we've seen, what we've felt. At the moments we knew, simply seeing, and feeling, that instant, most precious,  the most treasured point in our lives. For so quickly it seemed, all our times were as one,  but so short in the paths of the world.  Just a minute it took, that was all, then we knew, we could see what we were,...

Added 14 Jan 2020 | Category Poetry | Votes 7 | Avg Score 5 | Views 170 | 5 Comments

The Whacking of the Trees

  Whack!  Whack! There was a long pause and then, once again... Whack! She tossed the fallen limb down onto the forest floor beside the trail. It had served its purpose. Then she nodded at the hikers who were passing hesitantly by her along the pathway.  This was the last time. The latest results showed no sign of cancer. Perhaps not gone. But no sign. It was good enough. She...

Added 24 Dec 2019 | Category Micro Fiction | Votes 7 | Avg Score 5 | Views 258 | 8 Comments

All That Matters

"I adore you" The words were spoken heard and accepted with gratitude and delight Not always offered aloud in the past even when understood within the trust of a heart in need The adoration of a chorus of friends and lovers from life that passed sincerely revealed The latest to be tendered this approbation in words as the solace of destined sublimity and jubilant embrace The embrace...

Added 23 Nov 2019 | Category Poetry | Votes 6 | Avg Score 5 | Views 190 | 5 Comments

Remembrance Challenge: Camp Funston

In March 1918, some of the first recorded American cases of what became a worldwide influenza epidemic, also known as "Spanish flu", were reported at Camp Funston. The 1918 influenza pandemic, usually set as January 1918 up to December 1920, was an unusually deadly flu epidemic. It infected 500 million people around the world. Probably 50 million, and possibly as high as 100 million...

Added 11 Nov 2019 | Category Musings | Votes 10 | Avg Score 5 | Views 328 | 10 Comments

Never Forget the Good Times

Ding Dong! The doorbell rings. Opening the door. "Trick or treat!" Out the door goes the pup. Romping about with visitors.   Each one gets the same. Handing out goodies. Asking each one what they are. Really! Oh, perfect! "Get back in, Victor." And they are off on their way. Now he's standing up on his hind feet. What's this! He's trick or treating. Good boy. You get a treat. ...

Added 04 Nov 2019 | Category Micro Fiction | Votes 7 | Avg Score 5 | Views 308 | 6 Comments

Stories Coauthored

A Comedy

When I was young and loved humor Comedy was a movie that I knew  Where I would be laughing out loud While watching with glee the whole time Growing up, that belief had changed Comedy was a funny stage play Where you could watch people act While the ending was comically tragic Life has been sometimes like that It started with laughter and smiles But the ending was now so painful Even...

Added 26 Oct 2019 | Category Poetry | Votes 8 | Avg Score 5 | Views 248 | 5 Comments


People are just like clouds That float above the sky Without real direction But beauteous from afar Winds can push us forward And then may push us back Might even be the ones That scatter us apart Sometimes they blow gently To make us into one Other times much stronger Thus breaking us in twain Sometimes there is darkness It makes it hard to see Even light in slivers Can barely...

Added 12 Oct 2019 | Category Poetry | Votes 9 | Avg Score 5 | Views 244 | 5 Comments

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 9 | Avg Score 5 | Views 1,351 | 6 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 10 | Avg Score 5 | Views 1,213 | 9 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 5 | Avg Score 5 | Views 503 | 4 Comments

eBooks Published

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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