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Dear Reader, the Wayward Stories are free-spirited short stories that complement The Chestnut Point Stories novels. They feature many of the same characters and settings but don’t fit neatly into the plot of the full-length storybooks. So they have ducked out down a side alley to join up with others… Read More
This was a personal literacy essay I wrote recently for fun. I was listening to this Sour album by Olivia Rodrigo and it made me reflective on how I deal with people. People I have met is like a journey of a car ride. This is also for Archia's contest-… Read

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A sort-of memoir focusing on specific moments in my childhood that explore both my deeply rooted senses of shame and cowardice, as well as some of my deepest self-reflective thoughts in those rather terrible moments in my life. Quickly done (both to get my thoughts down as soon as I… Read

Essay / Memoir

June 29, 2022

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I have seriously wondered if I've developed some sort of mental illness... or worse. Prison life can do that to you. Read
January 6, 2021 -- The assassination of democracy on Pennsylvania Avenue was botched, and failed. It was a Shakespearian tragedy played out in all its brutality and ferociousness. Read

Short Story / Memoir

June 28, 2022

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The story of an encounter with a bear, on the Alaska-Canada Highway. Read

Poem / Memoir

June 28, 2022

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A poem about shifting your perspective on lifelong relationships. Read

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Comments: 3

My personal reflection of the Supreme Court's first step on the denial of our personal rights and liberties. On June 24, 20022, I found myself looking into the abyss of time, and seeing only shards of shattered illusions that once reflected the intensity and passion of the human spirit. I… Read

Poem / Memoir

June 23, 2022

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Written when my mother passed away. It's for her Read

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Introduction. I don't swear with the name of either a person, a place or an object. I observe this as of good speaking behaviour. It helps me to like my future. Indeed, it makes me like an event. One which is free to come to pass. True. Why an event… Read
A storm in a teacup really, but a little issue that went further than I'd have liked. Read

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I almost pulled the plug on my typewriter forever... Read

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As a high school boy in the 1950’s, hired to mow a cemetery by myself six miles out of town, this is my almost poetic memoir of that difficult week. Read

Short Story / Memoir

June 13, 2022

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Chapter 16

Book / Memoir

June 06, 2022

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This is the story of Dakota Sullivan. We all know him... a child star that had so much talent and his struggles to be accepted as an adult star. His life as an adult star in movies and music has made him a legend. We have heard rumours and allegations… Read
I went from diagnosis to surgery faster than you can say Carcinoma in Situ. I write with detail and humor about my journey. Read

Poem / Memoir

June 04, 2022

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Modern English Haiku or ME Haiku is a new form of haiku that follows the 5 / 7 / 5 / 2 pattern of syllables with one repetition. Conceptualized by me, ArchDuke Kenneth. The traditional Japanese haiku's "on" or "beats" as known in the English verse, has a 5 /… Read

Poem / Memoir

June 03, 2022

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Poem / Memoir

June 01, 2022

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My grandparents were poor dryland farmers who had 10 children (11 with the baby that died) and not much else. But they had each other and their love was as lasting as the earth they farmed. Read

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Is it ever good news with a late night phone call?Do the hairs on the back of your neck or on your arms stand up? Read

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I recently went on a first date, had this guy declare his love for me a bunch of times. I know he didn't mean harm, but he made me feel confused and lost. However, he wasn't the first person to say something similar to me, and he made remember my… Read

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The story of Fwaid, the African singer, rapper, songwriter and sound engineer. Read

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February 1955, Mailtand, NSW Australia. The Hunter river broke its banks and flooded the town. This was written, at the time, by my grandmother, Laurel York. I have copied it exactly as she had written. Some names I recognize and some I don't. I have no more details after she… Read

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On the morning of his wedding, Henry had to deliver some cattle. Read

Poem / Memoir

May 16, 2022

Reads: 40

Modern English Haiku or ME Haiku is a new form of haiku that follows the 5 / 7 / 5 / 2 pattern of syllables with one repetition. Conceptualized by me, ArchDuke Kenneth. The traditional Japanese haiku's "on" or "beats" as known in the English verse, has a 5 /… Read

Book / Memoir

May 16, 2022

Reads: 40

OK, Little Bird is laugh-out-loud funny, irreverent and inspiring - the story of a bigger-than-life father and an unforgettable father-daughter connectiton - shared through a lifetime of voicemails, wry banter, cantankerous family dinners, unfiltered commentaries and lots of love. Journey with Little Bird as she navigates the greatest loss in… Read
Today is the golden anniversary of one young man standing up to horrendous bullying and unwanted sexual advances. Coincidently, on that same day of May 15, 1972 another man acted out on a life of being ostracized, shooting a presidential candidate. Read

Book / Memoir

May 13, 2022

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Me, Myself & Akai.. Read

Book / Memoir

May 13, 2022

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The life & times of Mr Dunne.. Read

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a first draft of the final chapter of my autobiography Read
A tribute to mothers, and the children who can only embrace memories . . . Read

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This is a descriptive memoir that stands the test of our days ahead. I have reread this story as a poem loved writing in real time events. May you ignite the blessing you have received for greater cause. Read