About tom8o


I guess I'd rather read stories than write. But once in a blue moon I get motivated and write something, or finish something I started a while back. Poetry and short stories interest me the most. Irony and humor are fun, but its nice to occasionally read something poignant. (But then I have to think).

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23 Jun 2021 14:22
Hiking, travel, being lazy.
Favorite Books:
The Winter of Our Discontent, by John Steinbeck; Mothering Sunday by Graham Swift; Practice House by Laura McNeal; C. J. Box mysteries.
Favorite Authors:
William Wordsworth, E.M. Forster, John Steinbeck
Favorite Movies:
The Wizard of Oz
Groundhog Day
Once Upon a Time in the West
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Favorite Music:
My favorites vary from time to time. Tunes form the 70s and 80s that I have heard many times in the past, but never really paid attention to the lyrics. Todd Rundgren and 10CC to name a couple. ("Its just a silly phase I'm going through"). Lately more into Deep House music.


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Dream On

January 16, 1989, Tomatlán, Mexico. I was sitting on the left side of a second-class bus two rows behind the driver. No one bothered to get off for the ten-minute stop in Tomatlán. The driver’s assistant stood at the front of the bus ready to collect tickets from any boarding passengers, but there were none.  As we sat parked in the street with the engine running, I took in the view from...

Added 04 Dec 2019 | Category Adventure | Votes 1 | Avg Score 5 | Views 280 | 1 Comment

Beyond Lozier Lake

The Wind River Range in western Wyoming is a backpacker’s paradise.  Six hundred miles of trails through rugged wilderness provide access to granite peaks, glaciers, clear lakes, rushing streams, and flower-filled meadows.  I became hooked on the Wind River Range the first time I saw it.  After that, a backpacking trip to those mountains became an annual event in my life.  Just like...

Added 11 Jan 2019 | Category Memoirs | Votes 3 | Avg Score 5 | Views 572 | 2 Comments

Last Minute

He’s been waiting for this day to come for a very long time. Half his life. He’s spent countless hours over the years tracking her down.  She’s married to a wealthy man and lives on the coastline of Massachusetts. She’s a professor of Spanish at a small college.  Ironically, when they were together she spoke no English. But things change. Life changes things. And today the old man will...

Added 18 Dec 2018 | Category Flash Fiction | Votes 5 | Avg Score 5 | Views 831 | 3 Comments


Tomorrow, The day after today; Its almost here, just a few hours away. After waiting impatiently all of my life, Goodbye and good riddance to toil and strife. So long disappointment, farewell to frustrations, Tomorrow has promised to meet my expectations. Love and excitement and the finest of clothes; Oh you seem so doubtful as you look down your nose. Early in the morning...

Added 01 Jul 2016 | Category Poetry | Votes 8 | Avg Score 5 | Views 829 | 7 Comments

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Happy Birthday from the team at Stories Space.
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Happy Birthday from the team at Stories Space.
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Happy Birthday from the team at Stories Space.
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