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Booksie Address: http://www.booksie.com/KatieGurtis
Country: United States
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Favorite book: Bad Monkeys -Matt Ruff
Member Since: Oct 6, 2008

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KatieGurtis

(I am beauty)

Poem by KatieGurtis
Posted: Mar 10, 2011
Attempted definition
Tags:life, beauty, strength, red, flower, growth

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Glowing ambers slide

Poem by KatieGurtis
Posted: Dec 14, 2009
This poem was inspired by something very sneaky; see if...
Tags:light, wet, golden, steam, amber, warmth, dim, foggy

KatieGurtis

I Am The Wind

Poem by KatieGurtis
Posted: Jan 1, 2009
Autobiographical. A simple rhyming poem that I feel...
Tags:wind, metaphor, autobigraphy

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(I am beauty)

Poem by KatieGurtis
Posted: Mar 10, 2011
Attempted definition

I want to read your mind

Poem by KatieGurtis
Posted: Mar 6, 2011
Do you ever remember things others don't remember?

We are the Golden Children

Poem by KatieGurtis
Posted: Aug 31, 2010
Musings...in a sligtly tweaked poetic form and verse.

Childhood Bloodsucking

Short Story by KatieGurtis
Posted: Jul 8, 2010
Just a story about myself as a kid. A twisted, demented,...

Keep on movin cowboy

Poem by KatieGurtis
Posted: May 25, 2010
Another short free-verse poem. Yeehaw!

Brynja of the Mountains

Novel by KatieGurtis
Posted: May 23, 2010
The story of Brynja, a teenage girl growing up in a Norse...

Discovering Myself: Common Application Essay #1

Essay by KatieGurtis
Posted: Jan 18, 2010
This is the current draft of my response to the prompt:...

Katie's Word 'Harvesting' Poetry Contest

by KatieGurtis
Posted: Dec 19, 2009
Allow me to present a new, exciting contest for all...

Glowing ambers slide

Poem by KatieGurtis
Posted: Dec 14, 2009
This poem was inspired by something very sneaky; see if...

In Perfect Embrace

Poem by KatieGurtis
Posted: Oct 3, 2009
To my Showerman: Love you baby.

Franglais

Short Story by KatieGurtis
Posted: Aug 24, 2009
A meloncholy short story about Jacques, a sad frenchmen,...

The Kingdom of Angels

Novel by KatieGurtis
Posted: Mar 31, 2009
About a girl that wakes up in a strange place, and...

The Life and Death of a Boy from Seattle

Poem by KatieGurtis
Posted: Mar 29, 2009
I have a friend struggling with substance abuse. You...

The Victory

Poem by KatieGurtis
Posted: Mar 17, 2009
You know what I'm talking about...

My Catharsis

Poem by KatieGurtis
Posted: Mar 17, 2009
I feel much better now.

Hero Twins

Short Story by KatieGurtis
Posted: Mar 4, 2009
My entry (on time WOOT!)for jsmf08's Travel Challenge. My...

Little Billy and the Geography Bee

Short Story by KatieGurtis
Posted: Feb 22, 2009
Voila my insipid little geometry project. The assignment...

"Do you want to know I got these scars?"

Short Story by KatieGurtis
Posted: Feb 22, 2009
My entry for Jenalie Stanson's Joker Scar Story Contest....

Angry Haikus

Poem by KatieGurtis
Posted: Feb 18, 2009
Me angry so I write poem. Make feel better. Post on...

Final Stand

Short Story by KatieGurtis
Posted: Jan 25, 2009
A metaphor used to express my current political frustations?

From All But the Wind

Poem by KatieGurtis
Posted: Jan 25, 2009
I love winter. :) This poem is really different from my...

On Plagiarism...

Poem by KatieGurtis
Posted: Jan 14, 2009
This may seem a bit harsh, but I have only a few words...

La Chanteuse

Poem by KatieGurtis
Posted: Jan 11, 2009
Some background: I am currently writing a pirate story....

Trapped: A response to Laurel's Challenge

Poem by KatieGurtis
Posted: Jan 4, 2009
My response to Laurel's challenge. I was give Impressions...

I Am The Wind

Poem by KatieGurtis
Posted: Jan 1, 2009
Autobiographical. A simple rhyming poem that I feel...

What about this one?

Short Story by KatieGurtis
Posted: Dec 21, 2008
I'm not going to tell you what's going on here. I'd...

Ceramic Wisdom

Poem by KatieGurtis
Posted: Dec 21, 2008
A silly haiku about my friend's favorite coffee mug.

Festive

Short Story by KatieGurtis
Posted: Dec 15, 2008
A description of a certain room this holdiay season......

No One Saw That...

Short Story by KatieGurtis
Posted: Dec 9, 2008
My first non-fiction piece, about a boatride on the...

AC-ROCK-STIC

by KatieGurtis
Posted: Dec 4, 2008
My alphabet of rock. Get it? AcROCKstic? Acrostic? With...

Find a penny...

Poem by KatieGurtis
Posted: Dec 1, 2008
A different take on the classic: find a penny, pick it...

Everything Burns

Short Story by KatieGurtis
Posted: Nov 30, 2008
A new attempt at Flash fiction. Please comment.

Insomniac Romance

Short Story by KatieGurtis
Posted: Nov 30, 2008
A short story I found looking through my old stuff. I...

Battle Myself

Poem by KatieGurtis
Posted: Nov 22, 2008
The most personal poem I have ever written. About...

Reaper: Angel of Death

Novel by KatieGurtis
Posted: Nov 17, 2008
Reaper is one of the worlds most saught after hitmen, she...

Coloring Between the Lines

Short Story by KatieGurtis
Posted: Nov 11, 2008
My answer to Itsuwari's fiction 55 challenge. A bit...

Sheep

Poem by KatieGurtis
Posted: Nov 4, 2008
A little poem I wrote after a day of politics at school....

Chapter 1: A Mysterious Gentleman

Book by KatieGurtis
Posted: Nov 4, 2008
Note: this is a very rough copy of a story I am working...

Ode to Sally

Poem by KatieGurtis
Posted: Oct 6, 2008
Allegorical; designed to represent that old adage,...



So I decided to simplfy my profile significantly...

I live in Omaha, and I live for your comments. I'd love to read anything you've got for me. That's what Booksie's all about, right? Feel free to tell me anything at all about my writing. I like mean comments and nice ones.

Here are some quotes I love:

"I have come to believe that the world is an enigma, a harmless enigma that is made terrible by our own mad attempt to interpret it as though it had an underlying truth." -Umberto Eco Foucault's Pendulum

"I'm just a dog smoking a cigarette outside Pottery Barn." -Chuck Palahniuk
Stranger Than Fiction

"You're something beautiful: a contradiction. I wanna play the game. I want the friction." -Muse
Time is Running Out

"I'd rather learn from one bird how to sing than teach ten thousand stars how not to dance" -EE Cummings
you shall above all things be glad and young

"Inside every cynic is a dissapointed idealist." George Carlin


"If one lacks passionate commitment, there is nothing left to do. Then it is best to leave it alone. For basically painting is idiocy." -Gerhard Richter
The Daily Practice of Painting

"True Wit is Nature to advantage dressed/What oft was thought but ne'er so well expressed." AND "Drink deep or taste not the Pierian spring: There shallow draughts intoxicate the brain; And drinking largely sobers us again." -Alexander Pope, An Essay on Criticism


"There is no morality or doctrine which can constrain the individual. Nobody can dictate to it...Altruism is moral cannabilism." -Andrew Vincent Modern Political Ideologies (2nd edition)


 

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