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This page will feature short stories, some published and some not (yet). The stories range from inspirational, to devastation, to humor and fantasy.
This poem is being published in an Anthology called Animal Tales by the Dearborn (MI) Public Library.
Old Man, Old Dog
Old men and old dogs think the same
Of hopes and dreams that never came
They walk the streets, two ends of the lead
Shufflin’, Sniffin’ spent leaves, half speed.
Roaming hours on paths not there
No need to hurry back, no one to care
Show dog and show man sifting life’s sand
Wet eyes meet, old dog and old man.
Rabbits fear not the chase
Fate delayed not denied, the fall from grace
Breathe in nature’s juices damp and sweet
Old friends they soon will meet.
Bent in the smoky night chatting away
Bout a long ago busier day
Fought the good fight, right at the time
Last to go will drag the other’s end behind.
I’m Going To Write a Book…Someday
There are several reasons why one might want to write a book. These must be reasons that will justify being locked away alone for long periods, cut off from friends and loved ones, uncertain if anyone will care to read the end product. Writing 50,000 to 110,000 words (150 to 300 pages) in the right order, with a plausible story arc, theme and interesting characters in a fashion that will capture reader interest takes a commitment to the purpose the writer is trying to serve. Let’s look at possible purposes.
It is much easier to work through the rough moments that come for most writers, if you know why you are writing and your goals.