Museum stories, books, poems, and more

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Poem / Poetry

December 30, 2019

Reads: 44

Shelves: 1

The Booksie Classic House

Tags: art, painting, museum, room

An old British Red Coat is found in an estate sale. Inside is found a message from the original owner. It changes the life of his descendant who becomes a museum docent. Read More
University student Tracy Hilen's work at the city museum's Archeological department takes a horrific turn when one specimen exudes a mysterious smell. Read More

Article / Travel

November 20, 2018

Reads: 249

Comments: 1

Shelves: 1

The IndoChina House

A reflection of a visit to the Vietnam Military History Museum in Hanoi. It was written more to make sense of it all rather than to impress others with my literary skills or erudition (although I am not adverse to that either ;)). Writing can be as much a therapeutic… Read More
Ailia and her friend Sariah are bored during summer time. It's just started and they have no clue what to do. So Ailia suggests going to an old park that she liked. What ends up happening there would make their day a lot more exciting. Read More
Write a caption for this picture as if it was in an art gallery. Part of the Under a Grand Cap collection: Shorts and writing prompts under 1000 words. Read More

Reads: 284

Comments: 4

Shelves: 1

The The Imaginarium House

A short story inspired by the second Picture Prompt for February 2018 from the Imaginarium House. Read More
A museum is a non-profit, permanent institution in the service of society and its development, open to the public... But what about a museum that comes to life at night? A museum where the tangible heritage of humanity is as alive as you and me. Larry was a night watchman… Read More
How would we feel about it if society became this in 800 years? Don't judge a book by its title. Read More

Reads: 1271

Comments: 1

Shelves: 1

The House of Ghosts House

The adventures of two time travelling characters, Tom and Nemar, I made up during high-school more than ten years ago. Tom a student of history frees an ancient egyptian spirit, Nemar, from a canopic jar. From that moment on Nemar takes Tom to all possible different places throughout histroy; where… Read More
This story is based on my husband's experiences with an eccentric art collector named Earnest Onians, who enjoyed brief posthumous fame when a valuable painting was discovered in his estate. Reference: ( Read More
Kyle is sitting in a metro train thinking dark thoughts about his life. He looks out the window to see Paul trying to get his attention from another train. Both trains pull out before Kyle can find out what Paul wants. When they see each other the next day, a… Read More
Lion sending a message to everyone in the room Read More

Script / Humor

April 09, 2014

Reads: 406

Comments: 1

The Booksie Classic House

Andrew, Greg, and Heather go to the art museum. What could possibly go wrong? Read More
A group of railroad workers and friends decide to steal a steam locomotive and hide it, in order to save it from the scrappers torch. Read More
boarding school students visit a city suspended in the air. Read More
A 14th century Spanish Knight finds forgiveness and redemption from a one time enemy. Read More

Book / Thrillers

September 22, 2013

Reads: 547

Comments: 2

The Booksie Classic House

The world's best Burglar is on the run... Read More
Liam has been working on a museum project for months. Tasked with making a robot Tyrannosaurus Rex for a new exhibit, he goes to work on his last day to discover a startling, dangerous problem. Read More

Reads: 314

Comments: 1

The Booksie Classic House

we make history Read More

Short Story / Horror

April 29, 2013

Reads: 506

Comments: 1

The Booksie Classic House

A weird dream that one night visited me. Read More
Det. Michael LaTour, recently fired from the Seattle Police Dept., teams up with an attractive museum curator to uncover and thwart an art theft ring. Read More
My first trip to the Egyptian Museum in Cairo alone, with a new light of awareness. **Note: this photo was taken before the revolutionary protests, now a few changes here and there happened. Read More
A brief piece of writing which I wanted to jot down before the memories became too distant. Don't expect too much or anything. I was recently forced to visit several museums of modern art, Ludovico-style. They showed me many things. This is what I saw. Read More
A second. That's all it takes. Katie Hamilton's life hasn't been great, but it hasn't been horrible. She grew up in a big house with a big family and nice things. Tragedy struck when she was in her late teens and her mother died suddenly in a skiing accident. But… Read More
Iraqi security officers were very helpful, professional and respectful to all mourners. On Monday, at least 28 people were killed and 78 wounded in a wave of bomb attacks in central Iraq against mourners. I Ajmal Mehdi condemns in the strongest terms by volunteering my time in Karbala for help… Read More
This is a somewhat funny story about a person named Fred and what happened to him one day in Philadelphia. The author is a 3rd grader in Philadelphia, PA Read More

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