Detroit stories, books, poems, and more

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From the new book Anticlimax Leviathan by Ryan Bartek (& Anomie Press) info ---> Detroit writer/musician Ryan Bartek – best known for counterculture road books “The Big Shiny Prison” & “Fortress Europe”– again returns with his finest offering to date: “Anticlimax Leviathan” “Anticlimax Leviathan” is a massive departure from Bartek's… Read More

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A few young friends and their paint fueled adventure. Read More

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This was a short story I made in time for Halloween (originally posted on Facebook on 10/10/12); even thought it's not written very well, it's still very violent. Read More
The adventure of a bunny against all odds to save his brother's lives. Warning, Language, Mature content, and Violence. Readers discretion is advised. Read More
Beaux having decided that he has failed and hit rock bottom decides that enough is enough. He boards a train heading out of Detroit to wherever it'll take him. While waiting for the train to leave, he meets a little girl named Christina who challenges his current circumstance and makes… Read More

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Michael White has lost his parents and is now alone on the streets of Detroit. He has no idea what to do, or if he'll ever find anyone to love him. He feels totally alone. The only thing he can do is hope. Read More
Please read and comment! I'm looking simply to entertain with this story, hope you like it! My friend came home from boarding school and this was the adventure that ensued. I'm sarcastic and slightly racist and this is my story. Read More

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A random night out in Atlanta. Read More

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I have written a 10,000 word novella, titled “The Dainty”, set in 1969 Detroit; One day in an Irish Pub, and that day is Christmas Eve. The dysfunctional denizens of The Dainty plow through a fierce snowstorm, cocktails, and their personal baggage as Christmas Eve plays out before them. Read More
I grew up with factory workers, farmers, and general laborers. This poem is about the distant look of lost dreams I have seen in the eyes of many of my closest friends; I may have seen it in my own refection in the mirror. This poem is dedicated to the… Read More

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Amelia is in love with a bad boy named Nick. they have been together for along time. the only problem is her parents. they hate him and send her away after her mom catches them together. what will happen when she gets to her new school? we will have to… Read More
Summer ended abruptly as if somebody pushed an off button; China and Pakistan were flooded; Mudslides, earth quakes and wild fires kept their word; Hurricanes took a sabbatical, that’s good; Read More

Poem / Poetry

March 11, 2010

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A WOMA REMEMBERS A PHOTO SHOOT IN 1927 IN DETROIT. Read More

Book / Memoir

December 02, 2009

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Written as a memoir of true events, Booze House is a tour de force emotional ride! Raised in a home of instability, addiction, and violence, this is the story of a young girl fighting to navigate a path to normalcy amidst the turmoil of a family held hostage to alcoholism,… Read More

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This is an essay I did in school concerning poverty. We had to connect two outside sources to a short story or poem read in class. I apologize for any grammatical errors that I didn't catch. Enjoy and please comment. Read More

Book / Humor

September 24, 2009

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Meet Nick Stone. The highlight of Nick's day had always been smoking Jane, drinking beer, and causing trouble. Usually all at the same time. But that all changed when Dad woke up with a dead stripper in his bed. - This story promises to offend you, insult you and entertain… Read More
Two families converge when a shocking secret is discovered. Read More

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A man gets an unexpected surprise on his last cab ride. Note: This is the last non-Christian story that I published before rededicating my life to God. Read More
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