River stories, books, poems, and more

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Some people are attracted by water, whether it's the restless churning of the sea or the sight and sound of a river winding gently through the countryside. There is something very deep within us that finds it a powerful draw. There are some who are closer to it than they… Read More

Short Story / Memoir

February 28, 2020

A quick winter hikes takes an unexpected turn Read More

Tags: love, father, winter, dog, river

Short Story / Horror

January 08, 2020

Reads: 160

Comments: 5

The Booksie Classic House

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Tags: science, river, scab

Reads: 126

Comments: 6

Shelves: 1

The Booksie Classic House

This is a story written for a Paranormal Romance contest, and I've got to admit this is way out of my comfort zone. Cover image: pixabay.com. Read More

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"Very well written, Hully. If this was out of your comfort zone, you should get out of it more often. I liked everything about this story. The di..." Read More

Poem / Poetry

September 28, 2019

Reads: 133

Comments: 7

Shelves: 3

The Booksie Classic House

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Tags: water, holidays, river

A short piece of exactly 200 words. Cover image: pixabay.com Read More

Reads: 217

Comments: 4

Shelves: 1

The Booksie Classic House

A man not made whole. Read More

Tags: ghost, lost, winter, soul, river

Poem / Poetry

February 06, 2019

Tags: nature, river

This is a poem about a college experience. I was at a fall retreat with the campus ministry. I wanted to capture this moment where I felt like my relationships with others and with God was deepening. It was my first time being away from home for so long.… Read More

Tags: home, sea, songs, silence, river

A girls village is raided and her family taken far away. Can she, as well as her family, learn to survive in the new world they have been thrown into? Read More
A flash-fiction: It is December, 1888, London, England. Two murderous misfits are in the middle of mayhem and thievery. Read More

Reads: 303

Comments: 2

Shelves: 1

The Booksie Classic House

A young girl goes fishing at a river where crocodiles are. --- Why? Read More
Snouty the Gangetic River Dolphin is slowly coming to terms with human development around his home. His mum and dad are quirky and adorable but quite helpless when it comes to making Snouty feel better. This short story explores the rapidly changing lives of the gangetic river dolphins in… Read More
My shortest story yet, and perfect for telling on the 31st. --- Hector feels that he has gone beyond his grasp of honesty; so he runs. Read More

Tags: witch, book, river, spells

Poem / Poetry

October 03, 2017

Reads: 355

The Poems House

A short poem about nature and springtime. Read More

Tags: nature, fish, river, valley

Ah, memories of family, fishing, keeping secrets. Read More

Poem / Poetry

June 29, 2017

kayaking down the pawtuxet river i saw a bald eagle that day Read More

Tags: trees, time, river

just a simple poem I wrote on a whim a while ago today Read More

Tags: river, ant, i

One is an underestimated citizen who is constantly struggling with oneself and trying to find one's way to freedom. Read More
The love of the river reminds her of being at the ocean. She stands at the water's edge only to be taken back from the smell of the fresh salty air. Read More

Tags: water, river, crashing

Poem / Poetry

February 06, 2017

Reads: 456

The Poems House

A parable, of sorts, in rhyme. This is one of those poems that will not let the writer finish it. Every time it is reviewed by the writer, it seems to want to be changed. So, here is the third and latest version; hopefully the last. --- Other versions are:"On… Read More

Tags: wind, river, flies, falcon

Poem / Poetry

February 04, 2017

Reads: 432

Comments: 3

The Encourage Writing Inc. House

The world never stops for you. Choose your own path, and choose it well. Read More
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