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I have 678 stories published in 8 collections on the site.
My stories have been read 833624 times and 475 of my stories have been cherry picked.
140 of my 3,514 comments have been voted Great Feedback with a total of 151 votes

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Richard McDonough

A dinosaur defying extiction.

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The Phone Booth Incident - A Ned's Tavern Tale

“I solved a case today,” said Craven. “It started with the flick of an ash from a ‘46 Buick.” Craven Danger stubbed out his cigarette in the half-...
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The Dinghy - A Ned's Tavern Tale

Max and Stinky sat in the dinghy and cracked open two beers. “Tuna sandwich?” said Stinky. “Sure. It may be the only kinda fish we’ll see all day.”...
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Celia's Song of Peace

I wrote this several years ago for my wife Darcey. We were hoping to create a book together. Hasn't happened yet, but I'm hopeful. I strum for peace...
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I Read it in the Daily News - A Ned's Tale

“That pigeon still coming in here?” Ned slid a beer into the hands of Craven Danger and smiled. “You mean Renaldo? Sure. Me and him are old chums...
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The Bothers

“Everybody! Out! Now!” “Excuse me?” said Ned “That’s it!” said Stanley. “Now you’re all gonna drown!” Ned stood back and watched as Stanley the...
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140 of my comments have received 151 Great Feedback votes

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Thank you for this, Kevin. I

Posted on Mon, 07 Aug 2017

Thank you for this, Kevin. I have a copy of Bound for Glory on my nightstand. (Do read Woody Guthrie: A Life by Joe Klein.) Still trying to find a footing after great loss. You lose your sense of self and wonder if you'll ever get it back. Those...

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Posted in You, me and Woody Guthrie

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This had a wonderful flow.

Posted on Tue, 05 May 2015

This had a wonderful flow. Should be read aloud on the steps of the world's libraries. As a matter of fact. I'm passing by the New York Public Library. I'll print out a few copies and leave it with the lions.

Rch

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Posted in Banned Books

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This was splendid, Jenny.

Posted on Sat, 22 Aug 2020

This was splendid, Jenny. Perked me up a bit over morning coffee. And after these past five months I can use all the perking up I can find. Really lovely.

Rich x

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Posted in Half-Hidden But Significant

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Disturbing times they are,

Posted on Thu, 13 Jun 2019

Disturbing times they are, dear lady friend. Having a souless twat in the White House makes me want to punch a few walls, but after several years of me punching - then patching - walls. My wife said, "Enough! You're getting a punching bag in the...

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Posted in Pad Life 4: End of Days

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The will to reach out. . . It

Posted on Mon, 17 Jun 2019

The will to reach out. . . It's starting to come back to me, Jenny. Loved this piece to bits. The corny reply would be: It spolke to me. But nithing corny about your poem. think I'll read it a couple of times more. I need reminding more than I...

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Posted in Confronting Demons

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Many thanks for al the

Posted on Fri, 23 Nov 2018

Many thanks for al the wonderful comments on this piece. It's meant a lot to me. This site has always been such a lovely place to drop off your thoughts and have folks relate. We've all felt this pain to a bigger or lesser degree. There's no...

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Posted in Moon Whisperer

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I agree. It's all becoming

Posted on Sat, 03 Nov 2018

I agree. It's all becoming too impersonal. We need to get back to be human agian. Engaging one another. Getting a little tired of the digital age. Nice thoughts here, TKMAX. Cheers.

Rich

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Posted in I Give Up!

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Glad I read this, Jane.

Posted on Sat, 27 Oct 2018

Glad I read this, Jane. Sometimes you think you're the only one. If I didn't have writiing I'd go crazy. Such a wonderful poem. Thank you.

Rich

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Posted in The Hidden Help

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Not your fault, I would think

Posted on Thu, 26 Mar 2015

Not your fault, I would think. That you stil managed to love her says a lot about your character. I wish you well and hope you're able to move on. 

Rich

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Posted in Mama

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Yes, please continue, Jane.

Posted on Sat, 14 Oct 2023

Yes, please continue, Jane. You could have so much fun with this. Halloween season is the perfect time of year for this kind of tale. Want more, I do. 

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Posted in 'Parcel for you..'

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