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Favorite book: Far too many to list!
Member Since: Feb 1, 2008

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WriterMike730

The First Cold Morning

Poem by WriterMike730
Posted: Dec 14, 2010
Here what I tried to do was describe that empty feeling...
Tags:loneliness, darkness, winter, cold, lust, change, cars, emptiness, morning, infatuation, moving on

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The Cutting

Poem by WriterMike730
Posted: Dec 5, 2010
This all fell apart with a mental breakdown that required...
Tags:god, depression, pain, suffering, suicide, sex, evil, violence, lust, religion, cutting

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What Really Hurts

Poem by WriterMike730
Posted: Nov 28, 2010
I wrote this when I couldn't believe I had descended into...
Tags:anger, pain, relationship, violence, confusion, night, lovers, mental illness, alcoholism, bi-polar, bipolar

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God & Sex Beneath My Driver's Seat

Poem by WriterMike730
Posted: Jul 18, 2010
Some of the garbage that accumulates beneath the driver's...
Tags:god, relationships, sex, women, hope, disappointment, religion, prayer, literature, groups, expectations

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Quitting Smoking

Short Story by WriterMike730
Posted: Jul 8, 2010
This didn't really happen because unfortunately I still...
Tags:humor, parody, addiction, sarcasm, irony, work, indecision, smoking, panic, quitting, obsessive

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Deep Emasculating Eyes

Poem by WriterMike730
Posted: Jul 8, 2010
This is a narrative poem based on a true incident that...
Tags:love, romance, beauty, loneliness, women, relationship, disappointment, emotion, night, rejection, feeling

Learning Lessons

Poem by WriterMike730
Posted: Jul 8, 2010
People in hats can be very mysterious especially if...
Tags:childhood, loneliness, learning, experience, teaching, night, solitude, danger, drinking, bars, risk

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Tinnitus

Short Story by WriterMike730
Posted: Jun 3, 2010
Maybe the ringing in the ears is what causes this...
Tags:satire, relationships, indecision, age, arguments, ears, unreliable narrator, older woman, tinnitus, younger man

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Handheld Earthquake

Short Story by WriterMike730
Posted: Jan 20, 2010
There's an old saying that goes, 'be careful what you...
Tags:tv, movies, technology, wish, stress, work, office, news, mess, manager, cell phone

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Ten Minutes or So

Poem by WriterMike730
Posted: Jan 8, 2010
This is a poem based on something I inadvertently...
Tags:aging, death, god, religion, age, surprise, curse, profanity, catholic, mortality, widower

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Losing Your Name

Short Story by WriterMike730
Posted: Jan 3, 2010
Trying to capture some of the irony and humor behind...
Tags:humor, loss, satire, confidence, anxiety, employment, questions, identity, rules, retail, self esteem

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Man on Floors or The Supermarket Arsonist

Short Story by WriterMike730
Posted: Dec 17, 2009
This is about a rivalry between two janitors that I once...
Tags:humor, satire, crime, fire, hatred, truth, blame, dislike, supermarket, vindictive, dark humor

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Investing

Poem by WriterMike730
Posted: Dec 16, 2009
My best poetic moments always come to me in the car....
Tags:future, language, radio, money, laziness, simplicity, commercial, advertising, investing, minimalist

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Vicki's Flowers

Short Story by WriterMike730
Posted: Dec 10, 2009
This is a story of a woman who finds aesthetic...
Tags:love, marriage, relationships, loneliness, friendship, men, women, lovers, flowers, class, feminist

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Shattered Tiles

Poem by WriterMike730
Posted: Dec 8, 2009
Imagery with meaning...something not often thought about...
Tags:anger, regret, memories, despair, pressure, images, heat, steam, shower, self mutilation, tiles

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Random Drug Test

Short Story by WriterMike730
Posted: Dec 7, 2009
This is based on an actual occurence from the workplace!...
Tags:drugs, dating, women, reality, tattoos, work, destiny, chance, sterotypes, employees, predestination

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Thursday's Problem

Short Story by WriterMike730
Posted: Dec 2, 2009
Just one of those kind of days that is so absurd you have...
Tags:humor, leaves, winter, accident, irony, work, boss, absurdity, car accident, hurry, thursday

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Confession: Saturday 4:00 to 4:45

Short Story by WriterMike730
Posted: Nov 30, 2009
Sometimes the little things that we hardly notice are the...
Tags:christianity, confession, guilt, age, smoking, realism, church, conversation, catholic, generations, neighbors

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Foreign Sounds

Short Story by WriterMike730
Posted: Nov 26, 2009
Simply a short piece about an anomalous occurence with a...
Tags:thriller, foreign, immigration, fear, literary fiction, psychological, night, public, window, china, sounds

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The Death of Adam

Short Story by WriterMike730
Posted: Oct 25, 2009
Reality and hallucination cross and one young man's...
Tags:horror, death, thriller, confusion, psychological, night, hallucination, traffic, schizophrenia, bodies, dead body

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America! America! or Nigerian Movies

Short Story by WriterMike730
Posted: Oct 20, 2009
A funny story based on real events at my dreadful jobs....
Tags:humor, immigration, movies, africa, america, comedy, irony, work, cultures, kenya, retail

Alcohol Nirvana

Short Story by WriterMike730
Posted: Nov 30, 2008
Can drunkenness have anything to do with the nature of God?
Tags:god, faith, spirituality, night, drunk, alcohol, walking, conversation, drinking, bars, buddhism

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In With the Crowd

Short Story by WriterMike730
Posted: Nov 3, 2008
A relationship, a hypnotist--a bad combination? Read for...
Tags:humor, relationships, magic, friends, funny, fighting, college, girlfriends, hypnosis

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Texting Away

Short Story by WriterMike730
Posted: Sep 6, 2008
Sometimes text messages can cause grievous errors in...
Tags:humor, satire, girlfriend, spanish, suspense, funny, english, job, paranoia, cell phone, texting

A Dream Almost Come True

Short Story by WriterMike730
Posted: Jun 30, 2008
On the edge of insanity, beaten down by the world and...
Tags:violence, insanity, suspense, dreams, work, bosses, foreshadowing, ennui

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Across the Highway

Short Story by WriterMike730
Posted: Jun 23, 2008
The line between appearance and reality becomes blurred...
Tags:horror, depression, christianity, religion, teenagers, mental illness, anxiety, hallucination

Dead Sea, Salt of the Earth

Short Story by WriterMike730
Posted: Mar 30, 2008
Lost in a shopping mall somewhere between Atheism and The...
Tags:lost, salesman, holy, israel, lotion, shopping mall, funeral home, spiritually

Dog Walking

Short Story by WriterMike730
Posted: Feb 27, 2008
A beautiful girl, a little dog and unintended consequences!
Tags:marriage, dogs, romance, sex, memory, alcoholism, high school, past, alcohol, walking, kissing

Etch-A-Sketch

Poem by WriterMike730
Posted: Feb 25, 2008
A new take on an old toy. Don't you ever wish you were...
Tags:poetry, youth, life, dreams, innocence, hopes, decisions, disappoint, begining, second chanes

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The Crawl Space

Short Story by WriterMike730
Posted: Feb 12, 2008
Deep secrets haunt a house and a young boy's imagination....
Tags:depression, insanity, house, history, father, son, haunted, great, basement, skeleton

Dr. Hammond's Nervous Breakdown

Short Story by WriterMike730
Posted: Feb 1, 2008
A funny look at the things that can, and sometimes do, go...
Tags:violence, school, teacher, education, physics, high, lists

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Homemade Latte

Short Story by WriterMike730
Posted: Feb 1, 2008
A take on the mass consumerism and capital driven world...
Tags:humor, fiction, coffee, cars, boss, starbucks, latte

Writing Portfolio

The First Cold Morning

Poem by WriterMike730
Posted: Dec 14, 2010
Here what I tried to do was describe that empty feeling...

The Cutting

Poem by WriterMike730
Posted: Dec 5, 2010
This all fell apart with a mental breakdown that required...

What Really Hurts

Poem by WriterMike730
Posted: Nov 28, 2010
I wrote this when I couldn't believe I had descended into...

God & Sex Beneath My Driver's Seat

Poem by WriterMike730
Posted: Jul 18, 2010
Some of the garbage that accumulates beneath the driver's...

Defacement

Poem by WriterMike730
Posted: Jul 11, 2010
This is what happens when you see graffiti around and...

Quitting Smoking

Short Story by WriterMike730
Posted: Jul 8, 2010
This didn't really happen because unfortunately I still...

Deep Emasculating Eyes

Poem by WriterMike730
Posted: Jul 8, 2010
This is a narrative poem based on a true incident that...

Learning Lessons

Poem by WriterMike730
Posted: Jul 8, 2010
People in hats can be very mysterious especially if...

Tinnitus

Short Story by WriterMike730
Posted: Jun 3, 2010
Maybe the ringing in the ears is what causes this...

Digging Holes: Part I

Short Story by WriterMike730
Posted: Apr 4, 2010
This is a story that I've been working on for some time,...

Handheld Earthquake

Short Story by WriterMike730
Posted: Jan 20, 2010
There's an old saying that goes, 'be careful what you...

After That

Poem by WriterMike730
Posted: Jan 11, 2010
This is for anyone who has ever not bothered to get out...

Ten Minutes or So

Poem by WriterMike730
Posted: Jan 8, 2010
This is a poem based on something I inadvertently...

Losing Your Name

Short Story by WriterMike730
Posted: Jan 3, 2010
Trying to capture some of the irony and humor behind...

3-D Globe Puzzle

Poem by WriterMike730
Posted: Dec 20, 2009
A very frustrating puzzle I bought, that I still can't...

Man on Floors or The Supermarket Arsonist

Short Story by WriterMike730
Posted: Dec 17, 2009
This is about a rivalry between two janitors that I once...

Investing

Poem by WriterMike730
Posted: Dec 16, 2009
My best poetic moments always come to me in the car....

Not Our Faults

Short Story by WriterMike730
Posted: Dec 13, 2009
It is remarkable how some people are unable to take the...

Vicki's Flowers

Short Story by WriterMike730
Posted: Dec 10, 2009
This is a story of a woman who finds aesthetic...

Shattered Tiles

Poem by WriterMike730
Posted: Dec 8, 2009
Imagery with meaning...something not often thought about...

Random Drug Test

Short Story by WriterMike730
Posted: Dec 7, 2009
This is based on an actual occurence from the workplace!...

Off Day

Poem by WriterMike730
Posted: Dec 2, 2009
Ever have one of those days, usually when it's raining...

Thursday's Problem

Short Story by WriterMike730
Posted: Dec 2, 2009
Just one of those kind of days that is so absurd you have...

Confession: Saturday 4:00 to 4:45

Short Story by WriterMike730
Posted: Nov 30, 2009
Sometimes the little things that we hardly notice are the...

26%

Short Story by WriterMike730
Posted: Nov 29, 2009
Divided into two parts with what I hope is a unifying...

Foreign Sounds

Short Story by WriterMike730
Posted: Nov 26, 2009
Simply a short piece about an anomalous occurence with a...

Great Walls

Poem by WriterMike730
Posted: Nov 20, 2009
There are double meanings here about the modern world and...

The Death of Adam

Short Story by WriterMike730
Posted: Oct 25, 2009
Reality and hallucination cross and one young man's...

America! America! or Nigerian Movies

Short Story by WriterMike730
Posted: Oct 20, 2009
A funny story based on real events at my dreadful jobs....

Getting Late

Poem by WriterMike730
Posted: Oct 18, 2009
This is a poem that I've be using as the title piece to...

Stepping Away

Poem by WriterMike730
Posted: Oct 18, 2009
A short poem in an experimental form that relies heavily...

Fear of Insects

Poem by WriterMike730
Posted: Oct 18, 2009
An innocuous image of an insect in a public place that...

My Father's Sleep

Poem by WriterMike730
Posted: May 4, 2009
The ethereal nature of memory, family and work in verse.

Alcohol Nirvana

Short Story by WriterMike730
Posted: Nov 30, 2008
Can drunkenness have anything to do with the nature of God?

In With the Crowd

Short Story by WriterMike730
Posted: Nov 3, 2008
A relationship, a hypnotist--a bad combination? Read for...

A Martian Sunset

Short Story by WriterMike730
Posted: Sep 6, 2008
Jay was so excited when his wife bought him a trip to...

Texting Away

Short Story by WriterMike730
Posted: Sep 6, 2008
Sometimes text messages can cause grievous errors in...

A Dream Almost Come True

Short Story by WriterMike730
Posted: Jun 30, 2008
On the edge of insanity, beaten down by the world and...

Mr. Potatohead From Laos

Short Story by WriterMike730
Posted: Jun 23, 2008
We've all had bosses we hate, and co-workers who are just...

The Most Beautiful Thing in the World

Short Story by WriterMike730
Posted: Jun 23, 2008
Terrible jobs....terrible women. What's better being...

Across the Highway

Short Story by WriterMike730
Posted: Jun 23, 2008
The line between appearance and reality becomes blurred...

Single Crowd

Poem by WriterMike730
Posted: Apr 21, 2008
I hate crowds and that keeps me single lol.

Dead Sea, Salt of the Earth

Short Story by WriterMike730
Posted: Mar 30, 2008
Lost in a shopping mall somewhere between Atheism and The...

Crooked Teeth

Short Story by WriterMike730
Posted: Mar 23, 2008
All dentists are sadists, and all parents may be too!

Dog Walking

Short Story by WriterMike730
Posted: Feb 27, 2008
A beautiful girl, a little dog and unintended consequences!

Etch-A-Sketch

Poem by WriterMike730
Posted: Feb 25, 2008
A new take on an old toy. Don't you ever wish you were...

My Holy Girl

Poem by WriterMike730
Posted: Feb 22, 2008
Sometimes you just have a crush on the wrong people, but...

Vagrancy

Short Story by WriterMike730
Posted: Feb 22, 2008
Just walking along, minding your own business late at...

Her Questions

Poem by WriterMike730
Posted: Feb 17, 2008
How annoying it is to have to explain yourself to a woman...

Ruining the Family Business

Short Story by WriterMike730
Posted: Feb 17, 2008
A father works all his life, dreaming to start his own...

Lover's Lament

Poem by WriterMike730
Posted: Feb 13, 2008
Two differing Points of View (male and female) in poetic...

The Crawl Space

Short Story by WriterMike730
Posted: Feb 12, 2008
Deep secrets haunt a house and a young boy's imagination....

The Job Application

Poem by WriterMike730
Posted: Feb 3, 2008
The one part of a job application that always pisses me...

Post Office Fan Club

Short Story by WriterMike730
Posted: Feb 2, 2008
A humorous account of the life of a struggling freelance...

Dr. Hammond's Nervous Breakdown

Short Story by WriterMike730
Posted: Feb 1, 2008
A funny look at the things that can, and sometimes do, go...

Homemade Latte

Short Story by WriterMike730
Posted: Feb 1, 2008
A take on the mass consumerism and capital driven world...

Five Weeks with Jasmine

Short Story by WriterMike730
Posted: Feb 1, 2008
A short story that explores class boundaries and the...



I've always dreamed of wrting a great novel, hopefully by the time I'm 30 years old, but with work and everything, that dream gets farther and farther out of my reach.  So, for the time being I've had to content myself with poetry and shorter works of prose.

I find myself reading in month long cycles.  One month I read only the works of Thomas Hardy or Conrad...and then I try to re-read all of Dickens...and then Jane Austen's novels etc...etc.  I haven't always followed this pattern, but I may keep it up.  Who knows?  Every week I submit at least 5 works for publications (preferably on read old-school paper, but I'd settle for electronic publication too!) but I know that people are reading them and saying, "Oh look!  It's another story from THAT crazy guy," and then promptly depositing my manuscripts in the trash, but so goes the writing life.

As always, Thank You for Reading!

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