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I have 585 stories published in 22 collections on the site.
My stories have been read 163433 times and 112 of my stories have been cherry picked.
10 of my 459 comments have been voted Great Feedback with a total of 11 votes

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My stories

Sighs and Secrets in the Dark

This is the promised continuation and conclusion of No LIghbulb in the Lamp

No Lightbulb in the Lamp

We went to see Dr. Sleep in Birkdale yesterday. The "movie" would have been a lot better if it had been offered as a three parter on Netflix.....too...

December in Carolina

I went for a walk this morning. When I returned to the house Lynn asked me about the weather. I said "the weather is beautiful if we are in Rochester...

An Itch As Big As A Banger

George Fern woke up one morning with a terrible itch. George had been losing weight which was good but retaining water which was not so good. George...

Teach to the Top

I was driving by a local high school yesterday when I saw this frightening message on the billboard in front of the school: TEACH TO THE TOP. Okkayy...


10 of my comments have received 11 Great Feedback votes

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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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Brings back

Posted on Sun, 24 Nov 2019

a reminder of that first argument...the shock of it...the suddeness of it...the innocence of it.....the pain of it......the consequential/inconsequentiality of it....."I'm looking through you, where did you go, I thought I kew you, what did I...

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Posted in Philosophy and Cappuccino

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Posted on Thu, 03 Oct 2019

what ahm tawkin' bout. Love it

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Posted in American Diaspora

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The empty seat

Posted on Fri, 17 May 2019

My father filled that seat and left it to me.

Thank you

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Posted in On An Imminent Death

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The problem comes in when I'm

Posted on Sat, 28 Jul 2018

The problem comes in when I'm writing a novella. If the scenes don't attract attention in the beginning, they become far less "compelling" to new readers as the work continues. As of now, only 11 peple at the most, are up to date on what I'm...

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Posted in Short Cherry Rant

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Posted on Sat, 10 Mar 2018

Kayfabe is a carnival term for never letting a non- carny in on the secrets of the carny. Wrestling has a long association with carnivals.

Bad guys are always bad guys in kayfabe and they hate good guys in kayfabe which is like pretending...

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Posted in Donald Trump in the beginning

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i'm beginning to agree

Posted on Mon, 18 Dec 2017

in some ways i've resisted this mine because it seems too easy. Ya know the ageless bugaboo of thinking that it can't be any good unless it's a creative struggle. I should be old enough at this stage to realize this and appreciate the gold mine...

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Posted in Ralph and Big Dave

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I like it

Posted on Thu, 31 Aug 2017

I think I could use some indentations.

My favorite line....."In a way, it’s sort of like I’m feeling the story, connected with the characters beyond sight. Truly in touch with it, if you want.”

want might be will

Good work...

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Posted in Eyes

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very promising

Posted on Sun, 21 Feb 2016

I will continue to read which is the height of compliment, isn't it?

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Posted in Mistress and Servant Part 1

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paragraphing is important

Posted on Sun, 14 Feb 2016

yes it is and your paragraphing style moves the reader briskly through the content. Maybe reconsider the commas in the last sentence. I love it when stories end with a very short parageraph. Bravo

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Posted in Play, You...Play Me