Folk stories, books, poems, and more

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Greed can be a powerful thing. In this folk tale, some temptations are just too powerful to ignore. However, just how powerful are they? Read and find out! Read More
My hard rock/folk rock song's text. Read More

Poem / Song Lyrics

December 13, 2015

Reads: 137

Shelves: 1

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Tags: nature, song, sea, folk

A shootout aboard a River boat in a western casino sends an innocent school teacher to prison when he will not explain who started the argument , who was involved, who drew his gun first and who fired first. Read More
"Poisoned baklava" A story excerpted from: The Uncommon Sense of the Immortal Mullah Nasruddin: Stories, jests, and donkey tales of the beloved Persian folk hero ©2011 by Ron J. Suresha Lethe Press, 2011 See more excerpted stories at: http://www.mullahnasruddin.com Read More

Reads: 132

Shelves: 1

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A short story inspired by the Inheritance Cycle Read More
I wrote about a little known 1960's folk singer named Phil Ochs. The piece details my introduction to him, his Elvis imitation period, and the tragic ending of his life. I also have an earlier short story I wrote that was inspired by him. If there's any interest in it… Read More
I wrote about a little known 1960's folk singer named Phil Ochs. The piece details my introduction to him, his Elvis imitation period, and the tragic ending of his life. I also have an earlier short story I wrote that was inspired by him. If there's any interest in it… Read More
Rewriting of Pete Seeger's Where have all the flowers gone? Inflicting nihilistic cynical realism upon it. I see flowers, but I don't see any hope. Thirty years of smoking, drinking and womanising could be seen by some as an impediment to the creative process. This variation argues the contrary. Read More

Tags: nihilism, punk, folk

Reads: 65

Shelves: 1

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Song lyrics: a calm indie folk-y song about missing someone. Read More

Poem / Poetry

December 17, 2012

Reads: 43

Shelves: 1

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... the folk singer... Read More

Tags: songs, singer, folk

Poem / Poetry

August 31, 2012

Reads: 58

Shelves: 1

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... my annual treat... Read More

Tags: song, goddess, folk, baez

Poem / Poetry

March 21, 2012

Reads: 68

Shelves: 1

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I wrote this after I saw Macbeth Read More

Tags: folk

An English homework I was particularly proud of. It's a little short, but so is Danny DeVito. Read More

Book / Fantasy

December 26, 2011

Reads: 540

Shelves: 1

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A folk story revolving around a little village in a peaceful valley built upon the resting ground of an ancient god. There lies a sacred oak tree and a lake that was believed to be its resting ground. One fine day, a fiery stranger appeared on the horizon, heading towards… Read More
In this chapter Gerad must go to work in the forge with his father Norman. im sorry but my summuries will be very discrete. Read More

Book / Fantasy

December 22, 2011

Reads: 1827

Comments: 63

Shelves: 1

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This story is set in an alternate world where magic is real, and humanity is not the only race to walk upon the earth. Although they have forced their enemies, the Fair Folk, back into the darkness of the night, humanity is waning. The New Kingdom, once the dominant force… Read More

Book / Fantasy

November 24, 2011

Reads: 541

Comments: 2

Shelves: 1

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This is the first version of Hour of the Witch, so the basic setting is much the same, although the level of technology is more advanced here. Some characters are different or missing, but the world is the same, as is the protagonist, Alton. He is a little... harsher here… Read More

Poem / Poetry

October 15, 2011

Reads: 134

Comments: 3

Shelves: 1

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I'm explaining why I'm so negative Read More
A Chronicle style tale of a man of legend in his world. Follow his past present and future stories in this semi blog format, where not only L.J. Stevans posts but others from his life posts about and sometimes to him. His beginnings appear humble but his life turns on… Read More
Mitciv is unhappy. Mitciv is broken. Mitciv is anxious...Mitciv is a junkie. Read More
Composed slowly over the last twenty-five years or so. A glossary of music, dance, and musical instruments. Read More
This was written as a song, to be played with soft acoustic guitar. Read More

Poem / Poetry

September 16, 2010

Reads: 563

Comments: 1028

Shelves: 1

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Some people are strange, no, they are just different. We think they do this for attention, but what they really want is affection not attention! Read More

Poem / Song Lyrics

July 24, 2010

Reads: 153

Comments: 2

Shelves: 1

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A quick little song about winning and losing on love. Read More

Reads: 181

Comments: 1

Shelves: 1

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This is a reworking of an earlier work. It's meant to tell the story of a man caught in a storm in New Orleans who takes shelter in the porch of a house and find that it reminds him of the girl that he loves. I've taken the title from… Read More
This poem doesn't really follow the storyline of the song House of the Rising Sun, but I liked the idea of New Orleans as a setting. Its about a character who sees this house and is reminded of his 'ideal woman', a person he has created in his mind. Hope… Read More

Reads: 112

Shelves: 1

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A short, love-themed, folk song I wrote on a whim. I might end up composing the score and attaching it later. Read More

Tags: love, lyrics, song, folk

Poem / Poetry

March 01, 2010

Reads: 126

Comments: 1

Shelves: 1

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Not all of the wee folk are a good lot to have on your heels. Read More
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