City stories, books, poems, and more

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This is the first chapter of my new book William Bradshaw and Urban Problems. I'll post two additional chapters later on and information where to purchase the completed book when it comes out in June. Read More
This has been a busy day, May 28th, 2019. A year ago was what should've been today if I hadn't been away. That being said, I take us on a trip to Solano Street. For E.T. Read More

Poem / Poetry

April 11, 2019

Reads: 110

Comments: 1

The Booksie Classic House

Tags: reality, modern, busy, city

New York, 1971. Mark Chambers is a man who lives in his Lower Manhattan apartment. When a series of deaths happen in the city that never sleeps, he is forced to find out who the killer is-otherwise he'll end up dead. Read More
A visit to the big smoke revealed the difference between country and city folk. Read More

Tags: cars, city, big-smoke

An anthology series taking places in (or in some occasions, about the history of,) the city of Metropolis. The stories are separated by years, characters, places and situations. Enjoy. Read More
Los Angeles, 1969. When a series of murders happen, Homicide Detective Donna Randal, struggles to fight sexism within the police department, as she intends to find the killer before it is too late, in Death City. Read More
As I’m sure you can imagine, the city couldn’t simply have grown without some consequences. As Groo grew, it overtook farm land and fields, hills and mountains. It extended north to its bordering neighbor and east until it was stopped by the sea; west to a wall of impassible rocky… Read More

Book / Fantasy

December 26, 2018

Reads: 119

Comments: 1

Shelves: 1

The Fantasy Realm House

Deep in the desert, many secrets are held. A pair of street rats with a reputation and a large ego to uphold plan their biggest venture yet - to steal from the leader of the city of Meeran, who has just announced her betrothal to the Emperor's son. Everything is… Read More

Reads: 117

Comments: 1

Shelves: 1

The Booksie Classic House

Reads: 102

Comments: 2

The Booksie Classic House

bidding adieu to the city that once taught me to love. Read More

Tags: love, city, adieu

She is the Mayor's daughter who doesn't even go home anymore, she hides away at a club owned by a mother figure. He just broke out of the cities asylum. She just wants to live life and get out of her home city. And he wants to cause havoc through… Read More

Tags: rape, murder, mafia, city

Based on a dream my friend shared with me about a lady who moved into a dark basement and hid her face. Read More

Poem / Other

October 18, 2018

Reads: 178

Comments: 1

The Booksie Classic House

They say there’s no magic, and everything’s ruled by a law, Yet our world is the craziest thing that I’ve ever known. Read More
When a murder is committed on the Bad Side of the City you can be sure Suzy Que will be on the case. --- Oh, I meant Detective Susan LaRay Quincy, homicide squad. Read More

Tags: murder, police, alley, city

Short Story / Romance

September 13, 2018

Reads: 248

Shelves: 1

The Booksie Classic House

A super short story about a super important decision. Read More
An odd, hopeful, yet terrifying sight with some deep contemplation... and a rhyme or two. Written in 2013 Read More

Poem / Other

September 06, 2018

Reads: 119

Comments: 2

Shelves: 1

The Booksie Classic House

A young lady moves to the city... Read More

Tags: young, city, lady, moved

Reads: 524

Comments: 23

Shelves: 6

The Vintage Publishing House

Thank you, New York City; my hometown. Read More

Reads: 109

Comments: 1

The Booksie Classic House

LA was way more than I thought it would be. Read More

Tags: la, city, wonders

A poem about a torn down city Read More

Tags: city

Poem / Poetry

July 09, 2018

This was a challenge I was given some years ago. Write a short story around the caption: "Come on in, the coffee's hot!" Clare was a country girl, Paul was a city man. What could possibly bring them together, and keep them that way? Read More
A bit early, but...something's changed. Something that tells me that it's necessary now. Read More

Tags: home, morning, roots, city, read

Just a look at one gardener's world. Read More

Tags: flowers, city, garden

Book / Romance

April 22, 2018

Reads: 1021

Shelves: 2

The Booksie Classic House

Evelyn "Evie" Harding is running away. From her ex, from her family and the life that up until now; they've chosen for her. Wanting to find herself, Evie leaves New York and heads a state over to New Jersey where her best friend has set… Read More
Life is a very long and complicated way. It usually gives you several chances to realize your mission. I think that each of us has something to bring into this world. For sure, it depends on your personality, knowledge and ambitions. But, you have to leave something behind you… Read More

Reads: 177

Comments: 3

Shelves: 2

The Booksie Classic House

Wait for the black star. Wait for eternity . . . Read More
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