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When neo-Nazis decide to march on the suburb in which he works, Wood Lloyd is mildly intrigued. But, working two jobs to support his ex-junkie, ex-prostitute girlfriend while she writes her dissertation doesn't leave much time or energy for politics. Still, when his girlfriend insists that he get involved in… Read More
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Tags: chicago

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When the life you built crumbles under your hands, your heart cries out with a burning wish, then it's time to go back to what you know. Read More

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The story before Halo doesn't matter. But you have the right to know it...just like she does. But not now. At least not for her. The story after Halo is what I'm looking forward to. But in life, you learn that sometimes before you can move forward you have to… Read More

Poem / Poetry

February 10, 2016

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The Poetry House

from notebook to the Internet :) Read More

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Nothing like The Land Read More

Tags: poem, chicago, pride

Two sisters relocate to a new city for fresh opportunities, after finding an outwardly "flawless" residence they learn that the house may not be so ideal, after all. Read More

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A young male living in a high crime area thinks he is being haunted by a victim he murdered during a robbery but turns out his mind is just playing tricks on him. Read More

Short Story / Other

November 29, 2014

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A young man living in Chicago struggles with psychological issues that developed because of his surroundings. My apologies for the formatting, it was laid out more beautifully on Pages. Read More
This a prequel to "Mad Season (Working Title)". Other than the characters of Jackson, Ingalls and Edwards this is a stand alone story. The Detectives are called to the scene where an attendant of a 25 Year Class reunion has died. Was it murder or just dumb luck. But as… Read More

Short Story / Humor

September 16, 2014

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TJ gets on a show called More Than Friends to get out the friend zone of his crush.I based this story off of MTV Friends Zone Read More
A teen girl works in her dad's pharmacy one day in 1959--thinking about boys, dealing with the changes in the community, and doing her job--until a strange development makes this no ordinary day. Read More
One destined night in downtown Chigago, two old friends meet. Simon is still more or less the same person, while Dean has become independent - a free spirit. He's having a party that might end up changing Simons life. The story will contain problems such as alcohol, drugs, sexuality -… Read More

Poem / Travel

June 02, 2014

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First Published as winning Entry for Ravinia poetry contest Feb 2013 under the name Sharon Gilbert Read More

Tags: chicago, home, ravinia

The story takes place in 1962 Chicago, a time of innocence, before the turbulence of the sixties would literally change the world. The characters are best friends from the Bronzeville neighborhood on Chicago's south side. They are all typical youngsters, wild, carefree, and full of hope, and promise. It is… Read More

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When the presidents daughter, Susan Hues, moves to Chicago due to her parents divorce, it doesn't take long for her to make a new friend, Jalil Sueng; a tall, dark, and handsome young man, with a 3rd degree black belt in kung-fu, which comes in handy when he has to… Read More

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1945 Chicago. Newlyweds Marie Marchetti and her husband, Richard, have the perfect life together. Or at least it seems until Marie discovers cryptic receipts hidden in their basement and a gun in Richard's desk drawer. When she learns he secretly attends a mobster’s funeral, her suspicions are confirmed. And when… Read More

Book / Gay and Lesbian

January 10, 2014

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Heavily bullied Joey is your ordinary 15-year-old boy. He loves Pokemon, food, and hanging with his friends in Chicago. He lives with foster parents Mr. and Mrs. Kagen and older brother Leo. But Joey isn’t what he seems. Born Hannah, Joey is a Female to Male transgender. But that’s not… Read More
Talks about the turbulence societies have over us as individuals. We live in a world of judgements, conceptions, realizations,norms and values that we have to abide by. Read More

Book / Young Adult

November 06, 2013

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Four kids from very different backgrounds slowly drift towards each other and a life that none of them are expecting. Read More
I love Chicago and all the wonderful things it has there. Working there, enjoying the beaches, watching the lights during Christmas at Daley Plaza always has me coming back for more. However, although it's a great place to visit, there's no place like home. (Preach it Dorothy!!) Read More

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Born to a impoverished family in South Chicago, Sindile Johnson must learn the hardest lessons of life in this riveting and sometimes heartbreaking Novel that tells the story of his life and the ones around him, as Sindile begins to learn that life is not just black and white, and… Read More

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Following the life experiences of seven different people who are all connected in some way. Laina Montgomery is a single mom of two. She works at day care and is involved with AA. Teddie Hoffman is a single lesbian bar tender who tends to be a bit of a player.… Read More

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Because of the life he’s lived—the streets of Chicago, the Army as an MP, and all at a young age—Deacon Adellius is dedicated to righting wrongs wherever he finds them. When he discovers a woman beaten and half-frozen in Chicago’s Saint Sebastian Catholic Church, he can’t help himself. He’s got… Read More

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A man tell how his life tragically ended and how his mistakes ruined him. but he finds enjoyment as a ghost. Read More
The thoughts of an 18 year old trying to deal with growing up, mistakes from my past, and fears of what's to come. Read More

Book / Fantasy

February 03, 2013

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Comments: 1

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This is the story of Annabella-Natalie Eltiise, as told by her friends and allies. This is where Annabella learns who she is, and how easy it is to die. This is where Meredith learns she's very special and how dumb she can be sometimes. This is where Augustus learns that… Read More

Book / Travel

January 24, 2013

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Live from the Road takes the reader on an often humorous, yet harrowing, journey as Meg Newton and Sally Sutton seek a change in the mundane routine of their lives. “Is this all there is?” Sally asks Meg after visiting a dying friend in the hospital. That’s when Meg suggests… Read More

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Camy starts seeing Mark. Shane is jealous. Read More

Script / Young Adult

November 13, 2012

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Camy has just been kicked out by her father and dumped by her boyfriend. She moves with her best friend T.J. Read More
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