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By Jax Franklin
Dedicated in loving memory, Momâ€¦ Youâ€™re the lady I hope Iâ€™m turning intoâ€¦ Sweet Dreams while the butterflies take flight â€¦! Love Youâ€¦!
Poetry | Updated Feb 14, 2014 | Reads: 18 | Comments: 1 | Likes: 3
By Adam Van Buren
This humorous essay documents a family trip to backwater Virginia. I pepper my account with sarcasm, humor, and irreverence galore.
Miscellaneous | Updated Jan 26, 2014 | Reads: 22 | Comments: 0 | Likes: 0
By John Le Pentagone
The title "The Overcoat of Woolf" bears on the British writer Virginia Woolf (1882-1941) who committed suicide by drowning as she had previously stuffed stones into the pockets of her overcoat to weigh in the River Ouse.
This novel, "The Overcoat of Woolf", is a story about two sisters, one of...
My attempt at completing the first challenge in the Booksie Idol competition. The challenge was to write a story with a hotel as the location, discovery as the theme, and a book as an important object. Here it is.
This story is a prequel to another story that I am working on called "In His Head." Siobhan was so left out background wise, so I decided to write something in her honor.
By Anthony J Piccione
A poem in response to the many mass shootings and acts of terror America has seen in recent years.
By Larry Donnell Fowler
Everyone agrees that there is need for bipartisanship in Washington DC, but just how do we get there?
Speaker Boehner, at least in theory, was close to a deal with President Obama in the first term, yet he couldnâ€™t sell it to his caucus. So what has changed? There are two things really.
By Katey 1111
Katey, just moved to north carolina after finishing her last year of college, when she meets Michael Andrews a united states Marine. They meet through two of there friends, and begin to spend time together. Michael comes from along line of Marines and plans to be a lifer for the corps. Can...
By Patricia Mcgurk Martin
you will not make me run in terror
the insects are still singing
my tongue is swollen
as the hard cement bed street
under me must have lead in it
while a starless sky above me
sinks at the dawn state
Ginny Clemms, the young cousin of the upcoming poet Edgar Allan Poe, lives a quiet, dull life in the village of Hatting, Virginia, with only her silly mother and a copy of The New Testament for company. But when Edgar arrives unexpectedly one summer, Ginny begins to uncover a murky secret which...
My first Chase Frost Adventure
Chase Frost was a normal kid, with a normal life. Then things changed. now he was sitting beneath the tarp waiting quietly for his chance to flee- but that moment never came.
"I saw how shocked Sadie was when she saw all the blood, but she gave me a look when she didnâ€™t see our mother lying on the ground where I told her. My heart was pounding in my chest. What the fuck is going on here? Is this some kind of joke? It canâ€™t be the phones, and the news. I...
By Rohan Rathore
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By Patricia Mcgurk Martin
A feeling of exploitation of the white race includes no sensitive awareness of the truly difficult daily life our American citizens have â€“ while starving in white houses, all the time seen as â€œRich Whitesâ€ by many others.
The emotional pressure is to keep up nebulous or...