Category Archives: Creative Writing

Creative Writing is where my poetry, fiction, and informal essays go.

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Leviathan, or, Whale of a Boy

     In high school, I overheard a physical education teacher say “These guys are in good shape now but watch, a few years out of high school, when their metabolism starts to slow down and nobody forces them to go to … Continue reading

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What blood? Oh my…

Allegedly, on October 20th micro-blogging service Twitter killed the trending topic “No God” but left “Know God” trending. I don’t know if the company did it on purpose, if they did it’s bad publicity, but complainers need to remember that … Continue reading

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A few verses in passing…

“…It has all time. It knows the people are a tide That swells and in time will ebb, and all Their works dissolve…” – Robinson Jeffers, from his poem Carmel Point. 1 All time. It knows; inside itself, it can’t … Continue reading

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Elmo’s Hint

In case you missed it, my story Elmo’s Hint is part of the 5A Story Contest Ashley and I organized.

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Numbers

     All the babies were crying. Alyssa had worked at the hospital for a long time and this had never happened.      It started with number 12. He was generally an unruly child, prone to tantrums and moods so the sound of … Continue reading

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Leaving

     He held the door.      “Leave already!” Todd said.      Clarissa was shifting from one foot to the other as she fondled a ceramic panda. She put the panda down and turned to the door. Adjusting the bag slung over her shoulder, … Continue reading

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Sideways Glances

Lately, I’ve been seeing things creeping by my vision a snake that slivers out of sight, a fly, even an incision, the computer’s power cord was a strange cat’s tail, hallucinations litter me with doubts, I’ve maybe failed to hold … Continue reading

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Mad at Slippers

We had no shoes, the concrete scorched, we danced a jig across the parking lot. Like fleas escaping water – little periods on springs, except we cursed and yelped our pleas: Invent the magic carpet please! Oh would the car … Continue reading

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ohno comeon

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The Circle Dream: A Sestina

The lady whose whole body glowed like a lantern gave sight to my blind friend in a prophetic dream I had, when I still thought nothing about sorrow. The lady’s wisdom covered the tent walls with stars that shined so … Continue reading

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