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I have 744 stories published in 23 collections on the site.
My stories have been read 235603 times and 163 of my stories have been cherry picked.
27 of my 640 comments have been voted Great Feedback with a total of 30 votes

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jerry ryan

 

My stories

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Punk Bucket

It was the season of the deactivated, the disconnected, the disinterested, the discouraged, the dissociative and the disagreeable. It was summer...

A Stranger While Scratchin'

I am scratching a $5 lottery ticket. He passes me on his way to the Food Lion. His jeans fit him a whole lot better than mine would fit me if I were...

Merle Seton on The China Flu

Attention you bat biting, snake chewing, hedgehog gobbling, turtle dove devouring Orientals in the wet markets of Huanan, thanks a lot. Same to you,...

Anticipation

Nobody would ever confuse me for an apple pie kinda guy. I much prefer cake to pie and I prefer chocolate devils food to vanilla. Some folks say that...

Walking a Mile in My Shoes Searching for Empathy

I've been waiting for the past four days. Waiting for an idea. It's not writer's block because I am sure that the right one will come along as it...

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27 of my comments have received 30 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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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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delicious

Posted on Thu, 25 Jun 2020

really sets a scene....not sure if I like the last name "Seeker" but aside from that I took the journey and can relate to it. I definitely enjoy your writing and  appreciate your comments on mine and yeah Jenny is a great help isn't she.

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Posted in "Antediluvian Trouble" Chapter 3

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yeah

Posted on Tue, 23 Jun 2020

I'm begiining to rethink the significance of closed eye inspiration. When we're listening to music, it's natural to close our eyes...particularly when listening to jazz. Our readers can't close their eyes when they read, unless they're reading...

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Posted in Under and Above Village Influence (Oh Yeah)

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