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I have 1310 stories published in 31 collections on the site.
My stories have been read 702363 times and 316 of my stories have been cherry picked.
69 of my 1,206 comments have been voted Great Feedback with a total of 71 votes

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jerry ryan


My stories

Oh Savannah

Just back from our spiritual journey to Savannah. Yeah, we were on the lookout for ghosts but discovered charm. Charm is a ghost from Savannah's past...


In my lifetime, I have known many fascinating women. Some of them saw in me gifts that I didn't have and if I did have them I didn't want to share...

American Eclipse

We were East of the Darkness line and we didn't have glasses, so I was less excited than I should have been. Lynn was at the store shopping when...

A Silent Moment Before

Even though they are silent, the birds of night are hunting. Birdsong is diminishing even from the bird encaged. Crowds are gathering looking towards...

An Hour On the Porch

The afternoon of April 2 was warm and breezy. The sun was partially obscured by clouds. I joined Lynn on our front porch. Lynn was reading a...


69 of my comments have received 71 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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Thanks Jacques

Posted on Sat, 04 Nov 2023

for your careful reading

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Posted in You're Invited to Robyn's Party

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Thank You Jacques

Posted on Sat, 28 Oct 2023

I hope you'll read the Ice Rivers collection available on Amazon. I'm putting the finishing touches on Fullfilled, the last book in the "trilogy".

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Posted in Modern Teaching

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Love this

Posted on Tue, 26 Sep 2023

Perfect use of IP, Jennifer. It reminds me of the day we were selling a used car from our house. One of the intersted buyers was a kid probably around your age at the time. The car belonged to my daughter. We deliberated about selling the car to...

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Posted in Misguided In The Early 90s

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Okay that's it

Posted on Mon, 17 Jul 2023

I'm getting another cupcake, you temptress you.

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Posted in Shadowy Visions Of The Past

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The story's pacing is well

Posted on Fri, 16 Jun 2023

The story's pacing is well-balanced, with the first encounter between Marie and Ella building my anticipation. The  exchanges of fish for leaves creates a delightful sense of familiarity and routine. The climax, where Ella finally comes home with...

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Posted in A Cat, A Leaf and Fresh Fish

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Posted on Tue, 13 Jun 2023

We Moody Blues fans need to stick together.

Jusint is now playing in more intimate setting without John Lodge and with a guitarist, a flute player and a keyboard player all of whom sing. The flute player and the keyboard player are eomen...

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Posted in Two More Tuesday Afternoons