Folk stories, books, poems, and more

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Poem / Song Lyrics

September 12, 2020

I wrote this homeless at the end of my drinking. Read More

Tags: lost, broken, heavy, folk

Poem / Song Lyrics

September 12, 2020

Glad I'm over that one. Sometimes it's like we just fall hard for the art that comes with the loss, right? Read More

Poem / Song Lyrics

September 12, 2020

This is my first song. I wrote it in jail in 2012. Read More

Tags: hope, pop, folk, love-song

A merry folk song from my book Madrigal: The dreaming maiden with a sound inspired by "There are no cats in america" from an american tale. Read More

Tags: music, song, dance, merry, folk

The joy was tangible in the hut of the Sister and the Boy. Worriless as a child should be, the Boy wasn't really involved in the very process of weaving, sewing, molding and shaping the joy. But he saw it vividly: how the Sister was manually and wholeheartedly working on… Read More
An essay I wrote on musician and songwriter Josh Tillman, AKA Father John Misty. Maybe you can make it past the first paragraph! The formatting is pretty fucked up, especially in the works cited. I might change it later. Read More
Based on a dream by the author - a man traveling to his cabin from Florida to north Georgia in his old pickup truck, sees he has low tire pressure. Stopping at a reputable tire and service dealer near Blue Ridge, he encounters the proprietors mother, an elderly woman working… Read More

Tags: humor, country, folk

Once in Ireland there lived Rory Connolly and, to be honest, he was not the most pleasant person in the world. The secret lied in a biddle that he always carried with him... Read More
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
"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
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

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

Tags: songs, singer, folk

Poem / Poetry

August 31, 2012

... my annual treat... Read More

Tags: song, goddess, folk, baez

Poem / Poetry

March 21, 2012

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
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
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

Book / Fantasy

November 24, 2011

Reads: 1107

Comments: 2

The Booksie Classic House

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

Book / Fantasy

December 22, 2011

Reads: 3474

Comments: 63

The Booksie Classic House

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

Poem / Poetry

October 15, 2011

Reads: 505

Comments: 3

The Booksie Classic House

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
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