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The Man With The Staple Gun
Genre: Literature & Fiction » Poetry
Words: 127  Views: 39

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  As I set getting an I.V. , a man with a staple gun sat across from me. Mommy left for a minute or so. I had a seizure. ...read more

Chrysalis
Genre: Children's Books » Science Fiction & Fantasy
Words: 183  Views: 40

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  September was her least favorite month. without fail, every year, it brought nothing but bitter winds and endless gray landscapes. ...read more

Act of Faith? (Haiku)
Genre: Literature & Fiction » Poetry
Words: 11  Views: 53

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  Small spider climbs, swings from invisible web - descent an act of faith? ...view it

What Cats Do (Haiku)
Genre: Literature & Fiction » Poetry
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  Hapless fly makes way into LeeLoo's field of view. He wanders no more! ...view it

Gizmo (Haiku)
Genre: Literature & Fiction » Poetry
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  Gizmo - always near. Burnished gold in morning light - devoted cat sleeps. ...view it

Star Center
Genre: Literature & Fiction » Poetry
Words: 123  Views: 56

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  Star Center (Star Center is the Training Center and Business Office Facility for Los Angeles County Sheriff's Dept.) I ...read more

Hiding
Genre: Literature & Fiction » Poetry
Words: 118  Views: 58

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  To look and really see you is to know that you are hiding. where do you go when I look for you? How am I to follow one who does ...read more

Last Words
Genre: Literature & Fiction » Genre Fiction
Words: 1,141  Views: 81

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  As I was walking down the winding path, thinking to myself as oft I do alone, a thought occurred to me as I spotted a crystal clea ...read more

With Inconstant Mind
Genre: Literature & Fiction » Short Stories
Words: 3,410  Views: 68

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  Thou canst not vex me with inconstant mind, Since that my life on thy revolt doth lie. William Shakespeare, Sonnet 92 It ...read more

Larry
Genre: Literature & Fiction » Short Stories
Words: 479  Views: 91

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  Larry died today. I was on the highway, driving home from shopping, when I heard the news. One of the boot officers, of ...read more

Dave and Stranger
Genre: Literature & Fiction » Short Stories
Words: 1,175  Views: 63

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  The frigid March wind blustered through Donner Pass, down the eastern slopes of the Sierra Nevada, and down into Reno. My car he ...read more

Old Man and the Girl
Genre: Literature & Fiction » Short Stories
Words: 363  Views: 73

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  The old Baldwin upright squatted on the porch beside the front door, the faded dark brown finish clashing with the grey clapboard ...read more

NOSTALGIA
Genre: Biographies & Memoirs » Memoirs
Words: 386  Views: 68

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  I was asked to look around my home and write of some object that takes me to the past. I began a mental inventory of those thing ...read more

My Greatest Disappointment
Genre: Biographies & Memoirs » General
Words: 318  Views: 63

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  My greatest disappointment came in spring of 1982. But before I can tell you about that, I have to explain what led up to it. In ...read more

A Christmas Story
Genre: Literature & Fiction » Short Stories
Words: 391  Views: 76

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  It was about 5:30 PM on Christmas Eve and the area patrol car, 54 Adam, arrived at the house shortly after the homeowners calle ...read more

An Artist Did This For Me
Genre: Biographies & Memoirs » Family & Childhood
Words: 402  Views: 65

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  I remember it as if it was only yesterday. It was that time during World War II, my parents followed the crops in the San Joaquin ...read more

Joys of Refrigeration
Genre: Biographies & Memoirs » Family & Childhood
Words: 712  Views: 64

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  We were out on an adventure. It was the summer that World War II ended. The four of us, my twin cousins, Dannie and Donnie, and ...read more

The Painful Wonder of Youth
Genre: Biographies & Memoirs » Family & Childhood
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  I was a precocious and adventurous child. If a thought came into my mind, it immediately left via my mouth in the form of a ques ...read more

Chappie
Genre: Biographies & Memoirs » Family & Childhood
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  Let me tell you about Chappie. He was a drunk. It's funny but with all the other things I could say about him, that is the firs ...read more

Flute
Genre: Literature & Fiction » Poetry
Words: 39  Views: 129

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  I am a flute Let your whispers fill me May my soul be the song And my heart keeps the rhythm Start me with your tender lips ...read more

Mental Observation #1
Genre: Literature & Fiction » Poetry
Words: 86  Views: 119

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  As I stood, quietly watching, from a dark-blue wooded hill (shrouded in mist) I saw a hand of stone come reaching, rising from t ...read more

Just Another Ordinary Day and Suddenly I Was a Drug Addict (The Therapy Gone Wrong Series)
Genre: Biographies & Memoirs » Memoirs
Words: 582  Views: 153

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  I wasn’t a drug addict in real life, just one on paper. How I got to be a druggie on paper is anyone’s guess. But one day, just ...read more

I Just Attended Midnight Mass
Genre: Literature & Fiction » Poetry
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  I just attended midnight mass At exactly half past twelve I can’t breathe My muscles ache Arms feel heavy Air full of scents ...read more

Museum Piece
Genre: Literature & Fiction » Poetry
Words: 87  Views: 133

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  how does it feel to be on display, see nothing but snippets of faces and hear no voices to have to guess at what you make th ...read more

MY LOVE BY WAYNE LARSEN

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  Me on the left you on the right the way we laid our bodies the stars of of the night. My head on two pillows your on o ...read more

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Neptune's Rainbow (A Sestina)
Genre: Literature & Fiction » Poetry
Words: 250  Views: 1,407

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  I looked in the frosty night for the Rainbow And my feet shifted against the street’s tile The shooting star flashed so flamboya ...read more

To Be a Hero (A Sestina)
Genre: Literature & Fiction » Poetry
Words: 248  Views: 1,126

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  I’ve always dreamt of being a hero Doing things nobody else would dare. Alone in my room, I would sit And in my mind, the fanta ...read more

Morangi Pora Punda
Genre: Literature & Fiction » Short Stories
Words: 1,434  Views: 1,198

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  STRANGE FACTS ABOUT THE ISLAND OF MORANGI PORA PUNDA Morangi Pora Punda is the smallest inhabited island in the world. I ...read more

Countdown
Genre: Literature & Fiction » Drama
Words: 1,504  Views: 1,062

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  It must be agreed upon, at least on one level or another, that our lives are made up and counted down by days. Most of these days ...read more

Lincoln Lives
Genre: Literature & Fiction » Poetry
Words: 55  Views: 1,072

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  To honor a town of meaning I know... In humble rolling hills and smiles that glow.. Such simple town folk living a simple class. ...read more

Midst Of Battle
Genre: Literature & Fiction » Poetry
Words: 31  Views: 1,082

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  In his short lifetime Still half boy..yet half man Spirit with dignitiy...without hesitation Twice the work of a civillian Han ...read more

Fall Love
Genre: Literature & Fiction » Poetry
Words: 87  Views: 1,281

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  I Spring Above, With fall love, To hope to be in your heart again, To whom I love my dear boy Ben, I hope I am your only Ren, ...read more

The Cat And The Mouse
Genre: Literature & Fiction » Poetry
Words: 66  Views: 1,118

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  Prospects for the mouse seemed so teetery. The cat's teeth became ever jittery. Winning the prize was his habit. It was of cour ...read more

Disturbance
Genre: Literature & Fiction » Poetry
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  Sweet thunder of an evil storm A precious vow Strong and simple Shadows arise to consume bold virtue A single crime Hungry fo ...read more

Global Warming
Genre: Literature & Fiction » Essays & Correspondence
Words: 1,065  Views: 975

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  "What ever happened to all of that global warming that’s supposed to be ravaging the planet these days?" This was the ...read more

A Chain Letter
Genre: Humor & Entertainment » Humor
Words: 811  Views: 962

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  With Love, All Things Are Possible.(Except for time travel, of course). Upon receiving this e-mail, kiss someone you l ...read more

Masters of the Universe: A Study of the Male Spirit by Major Stress
Genre: Humor & Entertainment » Humor
Words: 1,087  Views: 1,017

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  Masters of the Universe A Study of the Male Spirit by Major Stress Today's Topic: Burial Rites and Wrongs Okay everybod ...read more

My Friend
Genre: Literature & Fiction » Poetry
Words: 71  Views: 1,114

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  My friend she is like the sweetest rose to be exact... Or maybe one could say she is like the gate that never comes unlatched... ...read more

A Christmas Story
Genre: Literature & Fiction » Short Stories
Words: 1,105  Views: 1,209

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  The clock in the hallway sounded 12 times. Midnight. Christmas Eve. Playing softly through the speakers mounted ...read more

My Wonderful LIfe
Genre: Biographies & Memoirs
Words: 875  Views: 1,074

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  Sometimes, especially in high school, I would ponder the thought…”What if I had been born ‘normal’?” Normal to me would mean-- ...read more

ABUSE
Genre: Literature & Fiction » Poetry
Words: 123  Views: 1,045

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  DEAR LORD I PRAY,TAKE THIS UNENDING HURT AWAY.TOUCH MY HEART AND SOUL.SO,I MAY FEEL COMPLETELY WHOLE.ERASE THE MEMORY FROM MY HEAD ...read more

A soilders past and future
Genre: Biographies & Memoirs » Historical
Words: 241  Views: 1,016

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  A soliders past and future By Paula H. The water ran red with the blood of his comrades The bodies floated in the surf and wi ...read more

Miracles
Genre: Religion & Spirituality
Words: 1,103  Views: 958

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  One of the surest things that I have learned in my relationship with God is that he is rarely early, never late, and always ju ...read more

Haunting Memrories
Genre: Biographies & Memoirs » Historical
Words: 174  Views: 1,010

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  Haunting Memories By Paula H. The fields whisper his name, but he doesn't hear them. All he hears is the cries of the soldi ...read more

Barbershop Blues
Genre: Humor & Entertainment » Humor
Words: 2,230  Views: 916

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  BARBERSHOP BLUES When I was young and single I used to have my hair cut at an establishment called John ...read more

The Extraordinary Thursday
Genre: Nonfiction » True Accounts
Words: 1,185  Views: 853

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  Ten years have passed now since that night’s events unfolded, yet they are burned in my mind like they happened yesterday. It ...read more

The Ice Cream Truck Driver Drinking Game!
Genre: Humor & Entertainment » Humor
Words: 223  Views: 1,048

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  How the Good Humor Man in your neighborhood takes the edge off. The Ice Cream Man Drinking Game! Take a shot of vodka every ...read more

Yellow Bird
Genre: Biographies & Memoirs » Memoirs
Words: 643  Views: 776

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  It was a beautiful early summer day. I had just returned from the store with my kids and was putting the groceries away. They we ...read more

Perfect

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  I know you...I've seen you I believe we shared a moment or two I watched you enter the room and pull up a chair Your motions po ...read more

Mister's Cat
Genre: Literature & Fiction » Poetry
Words: 94  Views: 452

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  He said he never liked any cat. I always knew far different than that. Kikipoo was her name. He looked at other cats with si ...read more