Desert stories, books, poems, and more

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An old one reworked for the Australiana collection. An anecdotal story about desert creep and big farming practices. Read More

Poem / Poetry

June 27, 2020

Reads: 30

Comments: 2

The Booksie Classic House

Tags: alone, stars, desert

Reads: 80

Comments: 1

Shelves: 1

The Booksie Classic House

19-year old Franklin is struggling to make it on his own, so he bets his earnings in The Iron Circle, where advanced machines fight each other to pieces. Based on information he's overheard, he bets against one of the champion machines, which could net him a big score. The champion's… Read More
A very odd and weird, I say it lightly, poem, about being stuck in the desert! Read More

Poem / Poetry

April 12, 2020

Reads: 108

Comments: 5

Shelves: 3

The Booksie Classic House

photo (c) Dan Grinwis Read More
This is a true wee story, when wife and I were out dining for lunch long ago, when she could not eat normal diet. It was a splurge day. Sharing a plate together was one of the better experiences for at the time. Though the desert tray, was a bit… Read More

Tags: desert, tray

Reads: 181

Comments: 6

Shelves: 1

The Booksie Classic House

Cover image: pixabay.com. Read More
A man takes it into his own hands to punish people for their sins. Read More

Tags: death, hell, desert

Poem / Poetry

September 26, 2019

Reads: 117

Comments: 2

The Booksie Classic House

This is a poem about a desert. Read More

Book / Young Adult

September 24, 2019

Reads: 203

Shelves: 1

The Booksie Classic House

This book is about a boy named Chris Hemmingsworth who lives in Egypt with his two scientist parents, his best friend, and someone who he really likes. But when his parents get kidnapped, Chris will have to solve this mystery with his two friends, under the desert moon. Read More
A blizzard at night in the high desert can be an oracle of prophecy.... Read More

Reads: 175

Comments: 1

Shelves: 2

The Booksie Classic House

I've redone the first chapter of my story wastelands for a contest. I'm not sure if I'm going to use this version or stick with the old one yet. It depends on how the next chapter or two turns out. Read More

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"Good first chapter, Stevie. I'm intrigued by the 'beast'." Read More

Destiny: When everything seems to go awry, but one ends up in the right place at exactly the right time. Read More

Poem / Poetry

May 14, 2019

Reads: 158

Comments: 2

The Booksie Classic House

Tags: love, fear, time, desert, try

My adventure to fly all alone in a mini plane was my tryst with my destiny. Read More

Tags: desert, pilot

They are now in Egypt for training. What's going to happen to them in the hot desert. Who is trying to kill them? Read More

Reads: 233

Comments: 1

Shelves: 1

The Booksie Classic House

This hiking party seems to have gotten more than they contracted for when they hired this guide to show them the sights in Monument Valley. Read More

Book / Fantasy

December 26, 2018

Reads: 226

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: 1289

Comments: 1

Shelves: 1

The Booksie Classic House

Russell is living in wastelands, and so are his enemies. With supplies being the main source of power and weapons keeping control of that power, it's not so easy for him to survive on his own. Especially when he owns something thousands would kill for. Read More

Book / Fantasy

September 16, 2018

Ja’Nae and Kelin are on a journey to find a mystery flower - the only thing that can save Ja’Nae’s sick daughter - through the Tresed, an untraveled and dangerous desert. A lonely hunter - born to the Tresed and talked into helping them - acts as their guide… Read More

Poem / Poetry

September 10, 2018

Part One. Part two is 'Sun Meets the Moon.' Read More
A strange tour around an antique truck in a far off desert landscape. Read More

Essay / Horror

September 05, 2018

Reads: 332

Shelves: 1

The Booksie Classic House

Night's ominous cloak of gloomy darkness hides deadly secrets in the vast barrens of the desolate desert.... Read More
There is danger in the desert after the ROAD was put in. An ever present danger to anything crossing it. Read More

Reads: 296

Comments: 5

The Vintage Publishing House

Maybe if I'm lucky, I'll burn under the desert sun. Read More
This is a story about a man who hears a fallen meteor crash into the ground near his house. Then the change happens as it follows another story that mends it altogether. Read More
Our first encounter was nearly a decade ago - as of today - when I met Your frail tender body on the crib. My approach; Careful. Wanting to touch Your pudgy silky minuscule hand, I dared not - Wary I could destroy It at the slightest breath. With later… Read More

Poem / Poetry

June 24, 2018

Reads: 281

Comments: 4

Shelves: 1

The Booksie Classic House

Someone remind me of this poem in August when I'm (probably not literally) dying of heatstroke and wondering why anyone would ever want to live in the desert. Who cares about the heat? It's pretty at nighttime. Read More

Tags: night, desert, sounds

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