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Tony Radford
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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 296

Samantha

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 383 | 1 Comment

Divided

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 367

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 5 | Avg Score 5 | Views 430 | 7 Comments

Mediocre

Mediocre I’m told I’m mediocre And I guess it must be true – I have no natural talents and my skills are very few. I fear my lack of brilliance is embedded in the bone, inciting resignation like an edict cast in stone. I set my sights for greatness, But I’m always falling short – My objectives simply greater than my spirit can support. I’m not so good at testing and I’m happy with a...

Added 25 May 2016 | Category Poetry | Votes 6 | Avg Score 5 | Views 435 | 6 Comments

Empathy

When I came across this picture, I felt I had to write a story around it. Empathy What do you see when you're looking at me if we happen to pass on the street? Will you show some concern, our your head simply turn in a moment of social retreat? Will you greet with a smile or just put me on trial and then judge me by how I appear - convinced I've been served with the life I deserve, in...

Added 16 Apr 2016 | Category Poetry | Votes 2 | Avg Score 5 | Views 427 | 4 Comments

Refugee

Refugee Little Mira rose beneath an unrelenting sun – a single face in many who were tired and on the run. Her little feet were blistered and her lips were cracked and dry – she longed for food and water from the stores in short supply. A solid week of walking in a hundred ten degrees had her wishing for a shower – or at least a subtle breeze. Though neither wish was granted, Mira...

Added 27 Sep 2015 | Category Poetry | Votes 2 | Avg Score 5 | Views 321 | 1 Comment

Poet

Call it being clever, call it skill or call it wit – he had a way of picking words that always seemed to fit. He started writing stories, then progressed to rhyme and verse with words that sparked emotion – some for better, some for worse. Declared a ‘natural poet’, since he had no dossier – his writing lacked the polish that a scholar might portray. He had no formal training,...

Added 23 Aug 2015 | Category Poetry | Votes 5 | Avg Score 5 | Views 538 | 5 Comments

Friendly Fire

Friendly Fire A local boy was cutting grass one Sunday afternoon, amidst the granite markers and the shrubs still left to prune. And as he wove his way around the obstacles at hand, he saw a fellow kneeling on a patch of harrowed land. The man was bent and crying as he leaned against the stone conversing with a spirit – like he wasn’t there alone. ‘Twas clear he’d been a soldier by...

Added 05 Jul 2015 | Category Poetry | Votes 5 | Avg Score 5 | Views 709 | 5 Comments

A Mother's Dream

My mom is a huge Josh Groban fan, so I bring her to town every time he appears. His next concert is in September, only this time - I purchased tickets that include a meeting with the man himself. She won't know what to do. A Mother’s Dream An afternoon rain on the streets of Chastain had the traffic reduced to a crawl through an ocean of fans in their trucks and sedans – I’m...

Added 28 Jun 2015 | Category Poetry | Votes 4 | Avg Score 5 | Views 401 | 2 Comments

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Survivor
How's it going?
30 Apr 2016 16:00
08 Aug 2014 05:33
Survivor
Greetings. I know Georgia, especially Savannah, and Fort Stewart.
04 Aug 2014 08:42
storiesspace
Happy Birthday from the team at Stories Space.
01 Jan 2014 00:30
DirtyMartini
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
DirtyMartini
Happy Holiday Cheer to my Stories Space friends, and their families from DirtyMartini...
22 Dec 2012 19:43
DirtyMartini
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
storiesspace
Happy Birthday from the team at Stories Space.
31 Dec 2011 18:13
storiesspace
Happy Birthday from the team at Stories Space.
30 Dec 2011 18:13
DirtyMartini
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
Sherzahd
Welcome to Stories Space.

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