Desert stories, books, poems, and more

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A team of three astronauts are training in a remote region of the northern Arizona desert when they are maliciously attacked by a psychopathic female survivalist who has been hiding in the desert. Will they survive? Read More
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: 46

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: 60

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: 618

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

October 06, 2018

Reads: 136

Comments: 4

The Booksie Classic House

Eliana’s life as a prince of Samecha is shattered when her grandfather sends assassins across the ocean to kill her. Now she must uncover the true meaning behind the forbidden blood magic she carries while seeking revenge on a grandfather she never knew for his many, horrible crimes. Her quest… Read More
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: 96

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: 85

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: 107

Comments: 3

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

Not your average structured piece of writing Read More
A chapter from the story of the fictional nation of Wensimbi, told from the perspective of four different characters. The annual address of Lethabo Dlamini, leader of Wensimbi, will not end like they expect. Read More

Reads: 147

Comments: 2

Shelves: 1

The Booksie Classic House

Reads: 166

Comments: 1

Shelves: 1

The Booksie Classic House

Josie Metcalf is back again, hunting for black-eyed children because they nearly killed her. She is about to learn that there are other things in the world just as dangerous and menacing as the black-eyed children. Read More

Reads: 216

Comments: 7

Shelves: 3

The The Imaginarium House

This short story is based upon an idea JackCrawford and I came up with. Prompt: A man located in a time-proof building has the ability to send small boxes or pods to any point in time in order to change history. Read More

Book / Other

February 27, 2018

Reads: 3281

Comments: 1

The Booksie Classic House

a partial poem I found in my journal from 2017, decided to revisit it and finish it off Read More

Tags: desert

O’Llenodecaca San is a struggling American Poet who has drifted aimlessly about America and the globe in quest of inspiration in locations and situations where even the blindest and deafest could easily could find enough inspiration for a lifetime and he has come up empty handed. This,… Read More

Poem / Poetry

November 08, 2017

Reads: 145

Comments: 2

The Booksie Classic House

The desert can be such a beautiful place. Read More

Tags: nature, desert

Author's voice About few months ago, writing was not at my top list then one night I woke up. I'm writing, it didn't make any sense but I am writing. Background information on the book This story is inspired by those people who are struggling to survive in… Read More

Book / Fantasy

September 28, 2017

Reads: 2464

Comments: 3

Shelves: 2

The Fantasy Realm House

Following the royal family and its retinue, the Absent Empire, who fled their native continent over 1,000 years ago, is under siege. Enemies described as savages are at the southern shores and advancing north. Highspire, the young desert capital, sits far away from the invasion but may eat itself alive… Read More
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