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Sixteen!! The Combiners (Excerpt)

                                        Sixteen!! The Combiners (Excerpt)

This is an excerpt from a longer narrative poem in my book, Prairie Moths.  It is the final section of  “The Combiners” –a poem about the itinerant workers who would drive up from Oklahoma each summer to harvest the wheat crop in South Dakota.  446 more words

Judy Dykstra-Brown Poem

Coming Soon!

Coming soon!  Don’t miss R.J. Hanrahan’s newest vampire tale, “One Small Bite”. When a vampire heiress tries to shun ties to her coven to avoid an arranged marriage, it’s her daughter who must pay the price to prevent a rival family from inheriting the crown.   268 more words

FANGIRL by Rainbow Rowell

I like FANGIRL mostly as a coming of age story for the main female protagonist Cather Avery. I’ve read coming of age novels before, my most recent John Green’s Paper Towns, and they were all about guys. 443 more words

Sebastian's Guide To Homo-Romantic NetFlix Films Part IV

You already know what time it is; you want to watch a movie with some homoromantic love, some guy on guy, some girl on girl, some in between. 1,246 more words

A Beautifully Rendered Novel that Operates on Multiple Levels: Papala Skies by Stephen Geez

I’ve always wanted to visit Hawaii and I must say this book was like having a personalized grand tour. The descriptions were vivid and conjured up outstanding imagery that virtually took you there, the prose as refreshing as a frozen pina colada on a hot afternoon. 768 more words

Book Reviews

Good to meet you...author Anne Goodwin

I’m so glad Anne Goodwin has called in today. I’ve gone down with a terrible virus and I’m nursing a hot toddy and a temperature, feeling very sorry for myself. 1,160 more words


Short Fiction: A Beautiful Economy of Words

©2015 By Jack A. Urquhart     1117 words

Here is a brief testimony, the kind one offers years after the fact for no reason other than compelling need—the need to speak of something larger than an ordinary life lived into three-score and counting years. 1,110 more words