ice rivers

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I have 804 stories published in 24 collections on the site.
My stories have been read 287100 times and 185 of my stories have been cherry picked.
28 of my 713 comments have been voted Great Feedback with a total of 31 votes

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jerry ryan

 

My stories

Black Rock

Black rock glistens in the rain. When I was a child, I learned to swim at Crystal Beach. The bottom of Crytsal Beach is full of thousands if not...

Caught Guzzling

Kenneth "Kenny" Nutter was accused thrice by his wife Monica of guzzling. The first instance occurred when Ken and Monica visited their friends Paul...

Random Acts of Kimness

Some say that it's good fences that make good neighbors. I'll tell ya what makes good neighbors....kind people. I have such a neighbor who lives...
Cherry

Developmental Hell (Open the Window)

Every night just before I fall asleep, my inner director starts pitching ideas to my inner producer. Some of these ideas have been pitched for months...
Cherry

Willie Mays and Glory Days

If baseball is our first love, then Willie Mays was my first crush. 7 years old was I and playing baseball every day in my backyard with the barbed...

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28 of my comments have received 31 Great Feedback votes

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just below the surface

Posted on Mon, 03 Aug 2020

in the darkness where falling to greater depth is flying. We are only fearsome at the surface where we misunderstand and are misunderstood simultaneously.

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Posted in Sea Monsters

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Reminders of unconditional love

Posted on Mon, 20 Jul 2020

bring us courage every time that we connect with them.  A beautiful, heart felt poem that will touch the heart of all readers.

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Posted in "Anna's Blanket"

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simply irresistible

Posted on Thu, 21 Sep 2017

a few clean up notes

get rid of a couple "littles"

clarify this sentence" The look, in her mind’s eye, that right now made her want to her jump right back on one and go home"

seek alternatives to the word "seem" ( appear,...

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Posted in Wrinkles

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sensual

Posted on Mon, 17 May 2021

When we are children life is full of new sensations and I'm afraid that we grow more insensitive and jaded as we age and begin to take the world for granted. Beautifully written.

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Posted in Bobby-Joe-George

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well......

Posted on Thu, 07 Jan 2021

A leader does what nobody else is doing...that's why they're leaders.

 

Once again I could go on and on with dates and quotes and stats to defend my point of view but what's the point? I've never hated Trump and still don't. As a...

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Posted in Loser, Loser, Loser

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juxtaposition

Posted on Sat, 01 Aug 2020

is a key to imagination. Imagination is a key to creativty. Creativity is a key to inspiration. Thank you for this imaginative, creative, inspiring piece.

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Posted in To my imaginary child

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Traumas scalded to retinas indeed

Posted on Sat, 01 Aug 2020

It's not enough to close our eyes and pretend trauma didn't happen. Even with our eyes closed, our heart has a vision of its own that persists like Camembert melting on an abandoned shore that never retreats into the waves of non-chalance. 

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Posted in To my imaginary child

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Drew

Posted on Sat, 09 May 2020

Wonderful news. I'm very proud of you. Is the book still available on Amazon or Kindle. You've put in the time as well as being an inspiration to many of us, myself included. Best of luck

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Posted in Flamingo Dreams

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Inspiration

Posted on Fri, 17 Jul 2020

When I was a kid, my teacher said that it was impossible to read all the books in our school library even in the course of a lifetime. Now that I'm getting older, I feel an urgency to read the ones that I've missed and I realize that I have soo...

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Posted in "Once Upon a Place to Read"

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Such an obvious gift

Posted on Sat, 04 Jul 2020

for narrative. I'm into the story and I plan on staying with it. You know how to spin a yarn.

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Posted in "Past and Present" Chapter 1

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