About dgford


You will learn the most about me through my various writings. I'm a storyteller, whom of late has been seen at area retirement homes sharing my tales and rhymes for the older kids there. They are like kids since they too are young at heart. A writer since my early teens and now am over the hill. I know this since I can describe to you what's on the other side. Be careful reading my work since it could spin off in any direction, since I write in every known genre. I've been fortunate enough to have found many homes for my short stories in magazines across the U.S. Now my work is international with stories in Portugal and Cyprus each with connections to 62 other countries. I'm especially fond of the little guys who love a fun story, and as a humorist that's exactly what I feed them. I got here to this stories place as soon as my little legs would take me. Now that I'm here is anyone going out for coffee? Stop by my place often; my door is always ajar! :-} Don I'll warn you I'm an environmentalist, so no littering in my forests, and leave all my animal friends alone. You can talk to them, I do, but that's it! On the other-hand my feathers aren't ruffled easily, and generally I never let things get under my skin (pelt). One last important note: You can find many of my animal stories at http://www.Floydthedog.com If you trip it over there, why not join the book club for free and receive a new animal story at the start of each month. Fun happy ending tales(tails) from writers all over the planet. Oh, did I mention I love animals and support No-kill shelters everywhere? Let all live in peace. P.S. I'm a Native American Storyteller (Seneca) Indian name - Greywolf

Don Ford
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Twilight Zone most of the time.
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People say I'm: Funny, hilarious, silly at times, class clown, life of the party. Are you getting this yet? I'm quite serious you know! LOL Down-home country, environmentalist, happy-go-lucky, writes in every genre known to man. I'm Looking For ...: FRIENDS everywhere! Why even you could be one of them. We can never have enough or too many. Cheers!!! My INTERESTS are too varied to list them all, but will say first off I love to write anything and everywhere. I fish; used to do a bit of hunting. But since I couldn't hit the broad side of a barn, I took to chasing them, but never could catch any. LOL I do have a voice to sing, love storytelling to the young and to the older kids too. Crack sewing machine mechanic, woodworker /fine furniture, expert lamp repair... That's enough for now. Oh, did I mention... never-mind. Political Affiliation: I hang out with them all Religious Affiliation: I Hang out and write stories for them all. Colleges: Have attended a couple. Major: Anything of interest to me. I major on what advances me in my writing career. Other Affiliations: I will list who I do not associate with - seedy characters.
Favorite Books:
Pass - too many
Favorite Authors:
Pass - too many
Favorite Movies:
Pass - too many
Favorite Music:
Pass - Bet you thought I was gonna say too many - okay, too many! LOL


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Topic: Solstice Story Competition
Posted: 17 Jan 2016 01:36

"I'm looking forward to entering the contest. I really want to know what I'll write for it. Unfortunately, I've not come up with the perfect theme or story line. But it'll come. Thanks all admins and mods for giving us a chance to strut our stuff."

Love this comment. There are many different writers in the world, and their actions and reactions to story prompts vary as much. I enjoyed the honesty here. This writer will wait for that magic moment, when they feel that their Muse has joined them. I think it is important too, to wait until inspiration joins me before I begin to add my two cents worth of a story. Cheers!

Topic: Alphabet Animals~A-Z
Posted: 02 Jan 2014 06:48

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Topic: My Daughter and I (Her mostly)
Posted: 15 Jul 2012 21:14

Well, where to begin! Lot's happening. My book, "Death & Taxes" is out on Amazon and now Amazon Europe.computer Two nights ago I sent a friend a poem since I was very moved by the death of her son and the strange circumstances surrounding his murder in New York City. She was visibly moved by my writing, and decided to share it with a good friend of hers last night, Diane Sawyer. Yes, THE Diane Sawyer! It was passed around the newsroom and others were moved by it too. Diane called it raw and clean poetry and suggested strongly that she should put my poem on the back of her book. I was thrilled of course.

The other news at the same time was my daughter's recital was placed on Youtube. Now you can view it too - right here, and I'd be so happy if you would leave comments on both songs - your call. Cheers, Don (Proud Dad)
I thought you might like to hear my daughter at her first Recital. Please comment if you would like to. Note she has no microphone. Cheers and Blessings Don (Proud Dad)hello1 hello1 hello1 hello1 hello1



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Going Nutz

Jan 25, 2015 35 Views: The news article read like this: “Wanted: Squirrel sought for contempt of court.” Family Court Judge M. Mulroy was the victim of a broad daylight heist in her own court room Wednesday. She described the suspect as 6 inches tall, gray, with a bushy tail and beady little eyes, which was last seen sprinting toward Jefferson Street with the judge's stash of...

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In My Mind, You Matter

You’re probably wondering where the voices in your head come from. I’m here to set the record straight. I wasn’t always so opinionated, but now I must speak up. Some call me the man in the moon. Well, that’s your easy definition! I’m neither man nor woman; I’m your conscience. You know the old saying: “Let your conscience be your guide.” Not many adhere to this; fewer today are listening to...

Added 16 Jan 2016 | Category Flash Fiction | Votes 5 | Avg Score 5 | Views 1,189 | 8 Comments

Wooden Boy 1

Story telling in both verse and prose What is in the Well? Chapter 1: Wooden Boy1 It's hard to say when it began  My thoughts of being a boy  My Master Carver built me I was his greatest joy Someone to share his life with  To play with and enjoy The same to tell his stories to  Not just another wooden toy Then something magical occurred  It happened just like that  ...

Added 08 Jul 2014 | Category Poetry | Votes 0 | Avg Score 0 | Views 1,014 | 1 Comment

Wooden Boy 2

I want to be that wooden boy I wish to have that life of ease With strings to lift and pull me up  With no responsibilities Some days I'm down - too tired to play  But as a toy and wooden boy  I'd just have fun and play all day  Games and puzzles I'd employ Go ahead and string me up  It won't be a surprise to me  I'm looking forward to it  Somehow it is my destiny ...

Added 07 Jul 2014 | Category Poetry | Votes 3 | Avg Score 5 | Views 1,108 | 2 Comments

Another Heavenly Flower Blooms

Another Heavenly Flower Blooms { The scriptures tell us we will have a new name in Glory} By Don Ford We see our garden flowers in bloom. They brighten up a summer’s day. Grown for all their fragrance – color; They cheer us on our earthly way. But ever think that God above; Who also planted us below, Who draws each flower from...

Added 06 Jul 2014 | Category Poetry | Votes 1 | Avg Score 5 | Views 1,219 | 2 Comments

In Search of Another

That person on the street is someone's relative. [Dedicated to both the caring and the homeless.] In his place on a quiet block –  There lived a very simple man.  His walk like steps to music,  He always had a Master plan. * He thought of others constantly,  And how each lived their life.  His kindness never overlooked,  As he helped a hundred souls...

Added 05 Jul 2014 | Category Poetry | Votes 0 | Avg Score 0 | Views 1,173 | 1 Comment

Big Black

The Adventure into Nature Begins BIG BLACK Prelude To Clay Pond The story of Clay Pond is more than a legend; its an actual account of the lives of every one who ever lived here. Each creature was important, and no one was superior to any one else. The pond was created by a meteor landing at the site of an artesian well. This pond was spring fed as a result and would never...

Added 22 Jul 2013 | Category Childrens | Votes 2 | Avg Score 3 | Views 1,840 | 2 Comments

My Dog Ate It

My Dog Ate It The excuses they are so varied, Why one’s homework is never done. On Mondays it’s easy to say: “On the weekend - we took a vacation.” Teacher said you had enough time “But my puppy had run away. We looked for him into the night. My homework I had to delay.” “It’s not that I hate all the homework. There’s so much, I can’t get it all done. Just too much going on in...

Added 28 Jan 2012 | Category Poetry | Votes 1 | Avg Score 5 | Views 1,492

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DirtyMartini says "...not sure if there are any US Poet Laureates this time, but some rather accomplished writers nonetheless…"

Hey, does being named this by your town mayor count for anything? LOL Don
17 Jan 2016 01:52

As the last grains of sand dwindle from the 2014 hourglass,
we ready ourselves to mark the end of another year.
Turning it over, the hourglass will once more be full, starting another year.
As we welcome in 2015 may you be blessed with peace,
good health and your heart over full with love.
30 Dec 2014 06:11
Three wishes for you this Christmas.

Your heart be filled with Love.
You enjoy Everlasting Happiness.

19 Dec 2014 07:08
Happy Birthday from the team at Stories Space.
01 Jan 2014 00:30
As we usher out the old and welcome in the new.
There is a certain wish, I wish for you.

May your mind be filled with inspiration and your heart be filled with love.
Thank You for a wonderful 2013.
30 Dec 2013 05:55
24 Dec 2013 05:42
Happy Holiday Cheer to my Stories Space friends, and their families from DirtyMartini...
22 Dec 2012 19:05
Thank you for the add, Welcome and Enjoy!
31 Jan 2012 13:15
You sound like a nifty person. Thanks for adding me, and hopefully we can talk at some point. Have a great time on here. :3
28 Jan 2012 18:10
Hi don, Thanks for the add, it's my first. Hey!
28 Jan 2012 06:46
Hi storyteller, thank you for the Add. blessings Diane
27 Jan 2012 22:16
thanks for the add.
27 Jan 2012 21:42
Thank you so much for the add, Don x
27 Jan 2012 17:18
Thanks DM, Glad to be a new member here. Not to writing, but to these boards! LOL Where eagles fly, Don (Greywolf)
27 Jan 2012 16:04
Thanks for the add Don, and welcome to Stories Space...a fun, friendly story site...have fun...
27 Jan 2012 14:46
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