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Book / Other

May 12, 2021

Reads: 414

Comments: 17

The Booksie Classic House

This is a story about an old man reminiscing about one particular day in his life when he was 10 yrs old. Read More
Henry went down to the water. It was cold. He stood on the shore and looked in all directions, but he did not see little Etelka anywhere. This is the first time in many years that she has not come to him. It was still dark, and he had a… Read More

Book / Non-Fiction

April 30, 2021

Reads: 153

Comments: 2

Shelves: 1

The Booksie Classic House

An 11-year-old boy is living a happy childhood. He had a loving mom and Dad. He has friends and is respected and liked at school. He loves playing football and helping his mother cook. He thanks God every night for the blessings he has. This was until his life was… Read More
A small story about there are wonderful places for everyone in the world Read More

Reads: 47

Comments: 1

The Booksie Classic House

This is just the start of my story.. there's more to come I'd just like feedback from where I'm at now. This book is about my life growing up. It has details about what happened from my abuser as well as things that happened once I was taken away. Read More

Reads: 360

Comments: 4

The Booksie Classic House

Life is not always the way you wished it to be sometimes it is worst than you ever imagined and so was the life of Emily Read More
Continuation of the story "My Letters" for children and adults. The girl opens her favorite book and then... Read More
This small and very unusual story will surely please both the smallest readers or listeners, as well as older children and adults. Read More

Poem / Poetry

March 03, 2021

Reads: 129

Comments: 1

Shelves: 1

The Booksie Classic House

A few words dedicated to my love, PHX, where it's at best. Read More

Tags: childhood, life, live, city, phx

The poetry of AJ Douglas exploring dreams, fantasies, love, and hope as well as both the ugliness and beauty of life. Read More
A collection of random memories from my childhood Read More

Poem / Poetry

December 03, 2020

Reads: 73

Comments: 1

The Booksie Classic House

Just a short poem about childhood innocence and adulthood Read More
In the time of rocks I may have been a pebble Read More
Who shall flee the dusk? Read More
Another in the Australiana series - though probably not as obviously so as others. A tale about sowing the seeds of doubt in a young child Read More

Reads: 122

Comments: 4

The Booksie Classic House

Cover image: pixabay.com. Read More

Tags: childhood, hope, past

Featured Review by Jeff Bezaire

"I've been thinking about this a lot lately, too. I wish I could recapture some of those childhood feelings - the hope and excitement, of indulg..." Read More

Essay / Humor

September 03, 2020

Reads: 183

Comments: 2

Shelves: 1

The Booksie Classic House

A slice of my life as a kid in the summer of 1973. For those who are in their teens and twenties probably think I'm some old guy reminiscing. Well, you'll be right you young whippersnappers. So pipe down and read the ramblings of and elder Read More

Reads: 103

Comments: 1

The Booksie Classic House

boy's shame and lies when summer was over we had to put on shoes and go back to school I dreaded this time of year the first day the teacher would ask the students to recite where they had gone on vacation during summer I was ready I had sent… Read More
lying in the tall spring grass he protects himself from the unfriendly march wind illusory animals appear in the clouds a herd of clouds becomes a herd of sheep an elephant becomes a kitten a naked woman appears lying on a cloud, then evaporates the other imagined things remained longer… Read More

Book / Other

August 28, 2020

Reads: 193

Shelves: 1

The Booksie Classic House

Sydney is a 13 year old child who is a timid introverted kind of person. She kinda has no friends in middle school, since she isn't in the same school as her friends. So this year, this is the years she's going to put it back together, try making friends… Read More

Poem / Non-Fiction

August 28, 2020

Reads: 149

Comments: 1

The Booksie Classic House

fierce summer storm boy hears sounds of gathering storm thunder shatters silence bolt lights the room rain drops hammer out its tin roof symphony awake listening watching counting 1001, 1002, 1003 guessing distance to lighting’s strike hears vicious crack of bolt’s attack daylight illumines large oak, split struck for the… Read More
reminiscing when one is poor it doesn’t take much to make one happy happiness does not come from money it comes from experiencing small things in life he remembers mama’s biscuits and gravy fried okra and homemade cakes and pies winter evenings the family gathering around the radio imaging each… Read More
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