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Poem / Poetry

October 03, 2022

Reads: 260

Comments: 9

Shelves: 4

The Vintage Publishing House

My typical California morning for the past two months since I relocated from Miami September 29, 2022. Read More
A short excerpt about one's travel missteps in the choices of life ending in self reflection in the Hollywood Hills about which direction to take next. Read More
A middle-aged Iraq war veteran turned fraudster who'd worked hard to clean his act up relapses and relives many of his old vices that saw him drift so far astray the first time round, but this time in sunny California. Read More

Tags: california

A romantic short story from the Wild West. Read More

Reads: 1666

Comments: 10

Shelves: 8

The The Horror House House

From the author of Different Vessels comes something completely different. A tale of mystery and horror: A man in Southern California was thought by police to have killed himself by drilling a hole in his head with a power drill. But they couldn't explain the "tunnels" burrowed through his brain,… Read More

Featured Review by .michelle.

"Wow... this is great! I love horror stories, and on this site this is the best by far that I have read. " Read More

When three teenagers decide to float down the Russian River on a pool raft, headed toward the place where the river meets the sea, their stories and the stories of other characters – including a rock band, a bachelorette party, a tetris addict, and an elderly bar owner – converge… Read More

Poem / Poetry

July 17, 2021

Reads: 281

Comments: 1

The Booksie Classic House

The longer I have been out of California, the more I want to stay away from California. Read More

Tags: california, visit

Just some musings of a want-to-be king. LOL Read More
song lyric about the first overland party to reach California - even though they weren't sure how to get there Read More
song lyric about the beginning of the California Gold Rush Read More
John Bidwell and his adventurous friends know everything about California as they head out to the glorious land - except how to get there Read More
Volume II continues the Diary of living in the Sacramento Delta after having lost residence and job and seeking both. I am now in Month Five. Read More

Reads: 467

Shelves: 1

The Booksie Classic House

Mindy thinks she is with a group of fellow vampires. Read More
A collection of travel articles, approximately 2000 to 4000 words. A sampler of travel content writing, as well as travel outward and travel inward. One's personal consciousness informing travel. Discovery of our internal home, our ancestors. Traveling with DNA as a roadmap. Traveling through veils and vales. Read More
In the summer of 1963, Ava Morelli is sent to boarding school in Connecticut by her mother and stepfather against her will. She finds this entire new world to be confusing and at times frightening, as her memories of her past begin to return and tough questions arise. Will Ava… Read More
Surviving the Carr fire in California -- a firsthand account. Read More
This is the story of the Fosters of Dove Creek, California. This book follows the story of Robert and Elizabeth Foster, as told in a timeline. Cover Photo By Graham Horn, CC BY-SA 2.0, Read More
What started out as a simple camping trip in the Sierra Nevadas, turned into their most terrifying and thrilling weekend ever... Read More

Reads: 595

Comments: 1

The Booksie Classic House

Something new, me thinks. A poetic guide to see a coast. Read More
This is a compilation of facts, names, places, and information from family members. This was written December 12, 2015 Read More
Hello! This is somewhat short notice, and I recognize that I have been absent for months, but I would really appreciate some constructive criticism for this paper. In my English class, we are writing a synthesis essay and one aspect we need to include is a personal narrative. We had… Read More
A young girl is forced to move to live in California with her relatives after her parent's death. Read More

Tags: water, california

Frank Sutherland's love for Maria Hernandez leads the two into an unfortunate and unnecessary brush with the KKK... Read More

Book / Romance

February 12, 2017

a girl named bella is traumatized and never thinks she will find love again. that is, of course, until cole andrews fell threw her bedroom window. Read More

Tags: california

A little excerpt from a tome I'm working on. I hope you guys enjoy, if you do leave a comment if not to hell with you. Read More
Theodore Mendez is a man living of the fat of the land with the Californian forests. Read More
A good read if you need a reminder that you're not so alone. This is my journal / blog. Please don't leave any mean comments. Read More
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