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Tony Radford
Georgia, United States


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In Memory of Tot

When we got him as a puppy, he was angry and afraid – a little mutt with attitude that didn’t make the grade. He wasn’t born with papers, didn’t have a pedigree, refused to follow orders – wouldn’t go outside to pee. Rescued from the system – being passed from hand to hand he needed a forever home – a final place to land. It took some time to settle in – to learn his way around, to revel...

Added 26 May 2021 | Category Poetry | Votes 1 | Avg Score 5 | Views 244 | 3 Comments


Ascension I knew the end was coming, though it happened in a flash – another car approaching, then a loud and violent crash. It couldn’t be avoided, it was simply meant to be – lost control, a double roll – and a stationary tree. The final jolt was brutal, then everything was still, but I didn’t feel discomfort – just a momentary chill. Then sudden warmth embraced me and I didn’t...

Added 11 Feb 2021 | Category Poetry | Votes 1 | Avg Score 5 | Views 169 | 1 Comment


She opened up the letter – read the words through teary eyes, another kind rejection, but it’s not a big surprise. She drops it in the basket on a pile of fifty more, a wasted application – not a single open door. She’d graduated college like her parents said she should, her path to a brighter future – but it wasn’t looking good. She’d borrowed lots of money in pursuit of education –...

Added 28 Sep 2020 | Category Poetry | Votes 1 | Avg Score 5 | Views 192 | 2 Comments


Waves of people filled the streets while chanting hand in hand, in hopes they’d send a message that would spread across the land. Some acts of grave injustice that they’d witnessed on TV aroused a mass of anger ‘bout police brutality. A cry for racial justice and a search for common ground had them shouting for attention with an omnipresent sound. Some would follow ordinance and tout...

Added 10 Jul 2020 | Category Poetry | Votes 0 | Avg Score 0 | Views 182


It started as a notion that affected very few – an ill that lacked a potion, so it traveled and it grew. A viral infestation that was spreading ‘cross the land had sparked investigation, but was getting out of hand. It broached the local borders, then it showed up overseas where it brought out all the hoarders – took the planet to her knees. They used the term ‘pandemic’ when the...

Added 24 Apr 2020 | Category Poetry | Votes 3 | Avg Score 5 | Views 295 | 4 Comments

The Dancer

  The Dancer   Dancing for dollars over whistles and hollers, showing skin from her head to her toes – she was Friday night’s rage on a drab smoky stage, tucking bills in the band of her hose. The job was no treasure and it brought her no pleasure, only tips and some offers for trade, a tender for sin from lascivious men – but alas, there were bills to be paid. Departure was swift at...

Added 11 Jun 2019 | Category Poetry | Votes 1 | Avg Score 5 | Views 658

Holy Goat

Holy Goat! The story began with the wave of His hand that created the moon and the stars, and a rock that was spun ‘round a neighboring sun – in the space between Venus and Mars. He changed it from stone that was dead-to-the-bone, to a world that you wouldn’t believe – and a garden to boot with some low hanging fruit for a couple named Adam and Eve. But when He was done, when the rain...

Added 20 Oct 2017 | Category Poetry | Votes 0 | Avg Score 0 | Views 644


Samantha I’d never been this way before – was not my normal route, but I felt a bit audacious, so I altered my commute. Surrounded by the quaintness of a little Georgia town on my way to Alabama – thought I’d stop and look around. I’m not sure why I did it – why I chose to take a break, since I wasn’t tired or hungry and I had a trip to make. I parked beside a fountain on a street...

Added 21 Sep 2017 | Category Poetry | Votes 1 | Avg Score 5 | Views 515 | 1 Comment


A nation was braced for the end of the race and the close of a turbulent year – The votes had been cast, all the data amassed and the victor was soon to appear. They’d both tried to tap a mysterious gap, as a way to unbalance the scale – was anyone’s guess, but the folks in the press were convinced that the Donald would fail. None were prepared for the stats that were aired when the...

Added 24 Nov 2016 | Category Poetry | Votes 1 | Avg Score 5 | Views 660

Beauty Queen

Beauty Queen At early age, she took the stage – with her mother as her guide, such poise and grace with an angel’s face and a talent none denied. Critics claimed that the stage was stained with a lack of moral form – that to spark appeal wearing rouge and heels shouldn’t be a youngster’s norm. But her mom was rife with a model’s life and before, when just a teen – she got...

Added 25 Sep 2016 | Category Poetry | Votes 6 | Avg Score 5 | Views 771 | 8 Comments

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30 Apr 2016 16:00
08 Aug 2014 05:33
Greetings. I know Georgia, especially Savannah, and Fort Stewart.
04 Aug 2014 08:42
Happy Birthday from the team at Stories Space.
01 Jan 2014 00:30
Hey Tony...stopping by to wish you a very Merry Christmas and all the best in the coming New Year...
24 Dec 2013 22:01
Happy Holiday Cheer to my Stories Space friends, and their families from DirtyMartini...
22 Dec 2012 19:43
Nice to see you back around here Tony...feel free to stop by even if we don't have a contest going on...always nice to read your stuff, and hope your New Year is going well so far...
22 Jan 2012 19:06
Happy Birthday from the team at Stories Space.
31 Dec 2011 18:13
Happy Birthday from the team at Stories Space.
30 Dec 2011 18:13
Btw Tony...welcome to Stories Space...a fun, friendly story site...nice of you to bring your work over here to share, and I'll be seeing you around, here and there...
18 Aug 2011 15:17
Welcome to Stories Space.

Your poem was heart wrenchingly beautiful.
16 Aug 2011 06:08
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