River stories, books, poems, and more

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A lone Russian soldier finds himself on a floating tank, separated from the rest of the army. Read More

Tags: river, russian, tank, ww2, t-34

An old married couple has moved to their new house on the bank of a mighty river. That summer is particularly hot and dry. But the drought doesn't last forever... Read More
February 1955, Mailtand, NSW Australia. The Hunter river broke its banks and flooded the town. This was written, at the time, by my grandmother, Laurel York. I have copied it exactly as she had written. Some names I recognize and some I don't. I have no more details after she… Read More
This is my song. Read More

Tags: low, com, river, there

Short Story / Memoir

February 13, 2022

Reads: 276

Comments: 1

The Booksie Classic House

The bridge crossed the river giving access to the forest. At the start there's complicated geography to negotiate, so best of luck. Read More

Tags: history, bridge, river

The first six lines are two haiku telling of the cycle all writers face. --- All others are me having fun with senryu poems. Read More
Ahmed, a serving Shepherd boy unwillingly discovered the legendary magic scrolls only to realised he could be more! Read More

Tags: boy, sea, dead, river, scrolls

Poem / Poetry

December 23, 2021

Tags: house, river

Poem / Poetry

October 22, 2021

Reads: 234

Comments: 3

Shelves: 1

The Booksie Classic House

A little poem I wrote when I was younger, over 15 years ago now. Read More

Featured Review by dewey green

"Well done! Nice imagery!" Read More

Henry went down to the water. It was cold. He stood on the shore and looked in all directions, but he did not see little Etelka anywhere. This is the first time in many years that she has not come to him. It was still dark, and he had a… Read More
This is some fiction, some historical fact, and some wishful thinking, all rolled into a short story about how Teller, the Rain-Dreamer, got his start as a so-called Rain-Maker. (The previous story in this three part series was, "Thunder Valley Dreaming".) Read More
A poem about the outcome of a Covid Variant. LOL Read More

Tags: flood, river, bodies

Poem / Other

November 19, 2020

Reads: 320

Comments: 1

The Booksie Classic House

There is a road near Old Dominion University which this poem is based off of. This road is surrounded with old trees and houses as it runs on down to the Elizabeth River. This is probably my most favorite road in the area to go walking down, especially during the… Read More
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Tags: river, weed, canoe

Poem / Poetry

October 13, 2020

Tags: dream, flood, river

My life lies yon On the bank afar Can’t do without you ‘Tis a bridge too far! Read More
This is a poem attempting to travel with the reader in the corners of the world, but only insofar as the world is related to us I was listening to https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PSWM524COEE while writing, so you might also enjoy the experience. Read More
It could be fast, and it could be slow. My poem. Read More
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: 438

Comments: 5

The Booksie Classic House

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Tags: science, river, scab

Reads: 339

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

Featured Review by Vance Currie

"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: 348

Comments: 7

Shelves: 3

The Booksie Classic House

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Tags: water, holidays, river

Reads: 969

Comments: 6

Shelves: 1

The Booksie Classic House

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

Reads: 533

Comments: 4

Shelves: 1

The Booksie Classic House

A man not made whole. Read More

Tags: ghost, lost, winter, soul, river

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