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Secrets and lies always come back to haunt you. They just might even turn you into the Villin of your own story. Read More
Dedicated to John W. Brown (1970-2019) who died 3 years ago today on June 3, 2019 Read More
How does one want what they really don't? Read More

Tags: addiction

The Road to Dunoon is a selection from two of my recent poetry books, Tangerine Sky and The Chatty Chameleon. Read More

Book / Other

February 08, 2022

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Comments: 3

The Booksie Classic House

Riley Brooks appears to be leading a charmed life on the outside. On the inside, she's spiraling as a result of an abusive relationship. Once the relationship comes to a tumultuous end, she loses very nearly everything, her sanity included. As an effort to promote her career, she is forced… Read More
In July 2006, my grandfather was found floating in the Arkansas River in central Kansas - dead. Despite circumstantial evidence that indicated that some foul play could've been involved, including two individuals who confessed to killing him, police in Hutchinson, Kansas, refused to conduct a proper investigation into his death.… Read More

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Comments: 1

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Collapsed, face flat on the floor, drooling, from injecting illegal drugs; another, his jaws locked, and teeth clenched, bordering death! What most people imagine a nightmare is a recurring reality for Larry! Instead of life, as most know it, a lowly existence, a lowlife—Ohio, the buckeye state, Hell's playground, where… Read More
In February 2016, Kati Nicole Salmans vanished into thin air, and it took her sister nearly three weeks to find her - dead, and even longer for local authorities to even respond to her desperate pleas for help. Despite circumstantial evidence that pointed to foul play, authorities pushed the incident… Read More

Poem / Poetry

January 20, 2022

Reads: 99

Comments: 2

The Booksie Classic House

I am addicted to words . . . no doubt about it. Some of you have undoubtedly already deduced that from my writings. Maybe, just maybe, I need an intervention . . . Read More

Essay / Other

January 16, 2022

Reads: 195

Comments: 5

Shelves: 3

The Booksie Classic House

Reads: 170

Comments: 8

Shelves: 2

The Review Chain House

This was just something I wrote the other day. I've been around alcoholics and people with addictions my whole life. I can see how it can take a toll on one's mental health. It has even affect me in some regards, but I sort of show a perspective how we… Read More
I was going on a routine walk and as I was approaching this bar drunken folks spilled out the front door in a group all laughing, but it seemed to me that their laughter was all that was keeping the tears at bay. This is what I wrote down in… Read More

Poem / Poetry

October 27, 2021

How addiction effects you. Read More

Tags: addiction

Poem / Poetry

October 26, 2021

Reads: 131

Comments: 1

The Review Chain House

How addiction affects you. Read More

Tags: addiction

Reads: 266

Shelves: 1

The Booksie Classic House

This one is about my older half-brother who is a complete and utter disappointment in my eyes. It is written as if it's from his point of view. I always dream of the day when he'll finally speak some truth and admit his failings, but I've pretty much given up… Read More
As his perception of reality blurs, a man makes the choice that will constitute what he believes to be the truth. Read More
Creating meaning out of the trauma and debauchery that was 2020. Read More

Poem / Poetry

June 04, 2021

Reads: 146

Comments: 1

Shelves: 1

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Is it too much to ask? Cover photo by Giles Lambert on Unsplash Read More

Poem / Poetry

April 30, 2021

Reads: 234

Comments: 2

The Booksie Classic House

taken from my book, "Our Founded Feelings" Read More

Poem / Poetry

April 22, 2021

Reads: 443

Comments: 3

The Booksie Classic House

This is a poem I wrote after talking to my dad about what it was like to go through withdrawals from a 40 year alcohol addiction. Read More
Gambling, like most good things can have a negative affect when it is enjoyed too much. If you have an addiction to anything, including gambling and want to break free from it, know that you are not alone; there are others out there like you. There are people who want… Read More
A strung out woman begs a traveler, as a last ditch effort, for a fix. Read More

Tags: greek, addiction

Just something small I came up with in the moment. Read More
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