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
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
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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Stories Published By LarryFNigh All Stories »

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 5 | Avg Score 5 | Views 62 | 5 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 89 | 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 57 | 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 87 | 5 Comments

Recommended Read Parlor Tricks

Uncle Jeff called them bear berries. That hadn't sounded right to Terrance. Now, so many years later, he recalled that long ago moment and curiosity finally lead him to search online. It didn't take long to find a picture of them. They were salmon berries. That was the succulent fruits he had found growing thickly and profusely on the briars out in the woods so long ago. He couldn't...

Added 26 May 2018 | Category General | Votes 5 | Avg Score 5 | Views 115 | 5 Comments

That Thing I Do

You know that thing I do You know that thing That sets your heart to beating Thump... thump... pounding pulse In time with mine That sets your legs to trembling Shake... shake... shivery quake In time with mine That sets your breast to heaving Sigh... sigh... shuddering breath In time with mine That thing I do So often when you writhe So close to where my fingertips May touch That thing...

Added 25 May 2018 | Category Poetry | Votes 4 | Avg Score 5 | Views 68 | 4 Comments

The Circle of Life

"Okay, fine." "But, that's not what I said."  "Honey, it's what I heard. Let's just drop it for now." "Okay, but I meant that I understood what you said." "I don't want to upset you. I know you're not feeling good." "Really, I'm actually feeling great. Just the usual stuff, but it's fine, dear." "Well, I just want us to be clear." "We are clear. I feel that you're really upset with me."...

Added 22 May 2018 | Category Micro Fiction | Votes 3 | Avg Score 5 | Views 86 | 3 Comments

You Are The Starlight

You are the starlight in my starless night.  Moonglow is my wine of choice these days. But my eyes will slowly droop down and under the covers as the ersatz forgetfulness and sedation take me to my slumbrus abode. To my nightly home where I restlessly drowse, and we are together. Where the stars fill my heart, not the sky. They glitter on the backs of my eyelids. That is you. The...

Added 10 May 2018 | Category Micro Fiction | Votes 10 | Avg Score 4.8 | Views 159 | 6 Comments

Gentle, the Touch We Share

My darling at my side, she feels my giddy pride, The singing of the wheels a serenade As the touch of mystery joins we two together once again, Double digits frolic...            who knows where or when. Mariachi music infuses the air with lighthearted mirthful Whimsy, With exuberance, With prankish joy. The touch of the digits expands our gaiety galore...            much more and more....

Added 08 May 2018 | Category Poetry | Votes 5 | Avg Score 5 | Views 98 | 5 Comments

The Maze and the Ladder

She was lost in the maze for so many years. Entering was a mistake, a blunder. She shouldn't pay with the rest of her life. She's paid so much as it is. Lost in the maze. But every labyrinth has both entryway and exit. She must look, discover the ladder. None may call it cheating. It's her life to live. She must climb her ladder, find her escape. Discover the way to be free. Smell the...

Added 28 Apr 2018 | Category Micro Fiction | Votes 7 | Avg Score 5 | Views 123 | 6 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 644 | 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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