Boyhood stories, books, poems, and more

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A young boy and his mum watches a series of films in a parallel universe. In a world without radios. Read More
A tale that celebrates community life in a fantastical world. Read More
My uncle, Lawrence Howe, remembers the beloved grandfather who came to live with his family on a small farm in Southern California. Read More
Homer savors his walk home on the last day of school. Read More
Set in the innocent days of the early twentieth century, young Meriwether Ritch tries to line his pockets by staging a circus for his peers. His unwilling older brother is the star attraction. Juvenile antics ensue. Read More
In 1923, A boy tries to find a contribution for his school's Bank Day, an event to teach children about thrift and sacrifice. Juvenile complications ensue. Read More
In the early 1900s, a group of schoolboys hold an election for president of their class. Juvenile tactics and menacing adult intervention ensue. The language conventions hopefully evoke the sentiment of a century ago, a world both familiar and strange to modern ears. Read More
Revisiting the beach I first learned to swim- fearlessness- a cliff led up from the strand and in the meadow a bull skulled all day- a warning in red paint ''Beware of Bull'' Read More
A young boy falls in love with his swimming instructor. Mesmerized by her beauty, he never learns to swim. Read More
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