About LarryFNigh


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

Writing is a passion of mine. As is the theater. I was the first person to achieve the Omnium Badge, writing in all categories here, before it was even a badge.

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

I'm happy that so many have found pleasure in my poetry and stories.

My Bachelor of Arts degree is in English. That's helpful in writing, for sure. My real love in life was the world at large, including culture, history, geology, and anthropology. So I went ahead and finished a Master of Arts degree in Geography. I was able to use it for a period of time working in the Census Bureau, helping to create maps.

It's nice to know that I have published the most stories and poems here on our site. And I'm proud that my readers have made me the most viewed writer here.

Larry Nigh
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Writing, traveling, the theatre

One can easily see that writing has consumed a goodly portion of my time recently. Here on our site I have over 400 pieces.

The theatre has also given me a great deal of pleasure. I've made efforts to become a triple threat on stage. My last lessons were in ballet last fall. During the past five years I've appeared in seventeen plays and productions.
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
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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21 Dec 2012
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Topic: Let's Count
Posted: 18 Aug 2018 13:57



Topic: the end is the beginning
Posted: 18 Aug 2018 13:48

Necessary - Yes

Topic: the end is the beginning
Posted: 17 Aug 2018 19:35

Lampshade - Eureka

Topic: Last 2 Letters
Posted: 15 Aug 2018 16:01

error - oriel

Topic: Last 2 Letters
Posted: 14 Aug 2018 19:35

nylon - onion

Topic: Drop Letter - Add Letter
Posted: 14 Aug 2018 19:07

Sniper - Rinsed

Topic: I am
Posted: 24 Jul 2018 11:31

I am completing a story and it is going well.

Topic: Word Association Game
Posted: 23 Jul 2018 19:13

Delight - Afternoon

Topic: New Member
Posted: 21 Jul 2018 06:58

Welome to the site. You might try filling in more of your biography on your profile page to give other members an idea of what you are all about.

Topic: Black and white with splash of color
Posted: 12 Jul 2018 09:58


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Stories Published By LarryFNigh All Stories »

Dusty Sunlit Swirls

So far away the prairies range my love The vistas And the memories As well We pause our gaze in recognition now Because we passed this way once long ago And in a hollow rests the storied barn  Its shadows touched With dusty sunlit swirls Your hand is resting on my leg my love Your dreamy eyes are crinkled  In a smile As both of us recall our visit here Down by the scoured channel's...

Added 15 Aug 2018 | Category Poetry | Votes 7 | Avg Score 5 | Views 49 | 7 Comments

Relaxing Work Music

Relaxing work music. A little bossa nova or some smooth jazz. Something to keep one cool and on point. The climate-controlled atmosphere soothes and surrounds you. Allows you to complete your toiling in comfort. There is more working music that spills out and echoes over you as you leave your homes and stroll around the neighborhood. Such a usually quiet area. But these are the sounds of...

Added 02 Aug 2018 | Category Micro Fiction | Votes 8 | Avg Score 5 | Views 84 | 8 Comments

Meg's Sonnet

The lovely sunrise each and every day The chirping birds that sing without a care The echoed laughs of children as they play The whispered words of lovers as they share The flowers grazing by our fingertips The bees that sip the dew without a fuss The wind caressing both our skin and lips Dramatic sunsets calling out to us A poem of love that trips upon the tongue Baroque adagios...

Added 28 Jul 2018 | Category Poetry | Votes 6 | Avg Score 5 | Views 94 | 7 Comments

Lonesome Road

"You look like you came from a concentration camp." There was a smile along with the comment in the school shower room. It was not meant to be cruel. Just friendly joshing, of course.  Right? Always the skinniest one in the school classroom. The thinnest of the boys. Not smaller than the girls. Well, tinier than most of them as well. The story is not all sad. A personality may be large...

Added 22 Jul 2018 | Category Micro Fiction | Votes 7 | Avg Score 5 | Views 84 | 8 Comments

The Pup Can't Understand

The program comes to an end. Scenes from movies over the years. A montage of people loving each other in normal ways. The love that dare not speak its name. Racking sobs burst out from him. Weeping tears trail down his cheeks. Mouth wide. Choking gently. The pup lying beside him looks up into his face, a query in his eyes. It is not something easily explained. Even if he could...

Added 11 Jul 2018 | Category Micro Fiction | Votes 8 | Avg Score 5 | Views 111 | 7 Comments

Give me a reason

Life is meaningless. There is no reason. No reason to be here. You told your first grade teacher you loved her.  You made someone smile every time you appeared. You touched the head of a child weeping for her lost dolly. You adopted a pet from the animal shelter.  You hugged your friend when she came out as gay. You rubbed the feet of your passing mother. Now, as you look...

Added 20 Jun 2018 | Category Micro Fiction | Votes 8 | Avg Score 5 | Views 131 | 7 Comments

Just Your Smile

It's really just the smile That tells it all. A smile that seems transcendent To our core. Complete fulfillment,  Existential bliss  For every beating heart that feels its Glow. A happy smile of joy and sweet delight That spins our moods from blueness   Into glee. To utter satisfaction with this life. Such smiles Are bringers of a glowing light. Of sunshine,  Exultation for  Each life. ...

Added 17 Jun 2018 | Category Poetry | Votes 6 | Avg Score 5 | Views 126 | 6 Comments

Recommended Read The Hotline

"National Suicide Prevention Hotline. Project semicolon; please remember." A voice is pleading. "What did you say?" The question is uncertain. "National Suicide Prevention Hotline." A voice replies with more force. Hesitantly. "What is it?"  "One eight zero zero two seven three eight two five five." Again. "One eight zero zero two seven three eight two five five." Once more. "One eight...

Added 10 Jun 2018 | Category Micro Fiction | Votes 9 | Avg Score 5 | Views 148 | 7 Comments

In Huckleberry Wine

In huckleberry wine they soared  Serenely and rhapsodically Among the gracefully delectable scents of lavender Tripping in pulchritude laden steps of bliss Singing out melodically trembling notes Spinning stunning arabesques of wonder Sipping ambrosial offerings From the goblets of the gods Touching hands Fingertips Beatific smiles of serenity To the veneration of all future desires ...

Added 05 Jun 2018 | Category Poetry | Votes 3 | Avg Score 5 | Views 89 | 3 Comments

Youth Should Never Fade

They signed up for dancing class at an arts center. Once a week. They volunteered for the tech crews at a theater. When time allowed.  They wrote poetry to read at open mic nights. Every so often. They hiked the pathways of the earth. In life's time. They thought upon that life and it was good. What they had created was pleasing and meaningful. It was good.  They loved as...

Added 03 Jun 2018 | Category Micro Fiction | Votes 6 | Avg Score 5 | Views 123 | 5 Comments

Stories Coauthored By LarryFNigh


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 682 | 8 Comments

eBooks Published By LarryFNigh

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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