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I have 1102 stories published in 27 collections on the site.
My stories have been read 548524 times and 273 of my stories have been cherry picked.
60 of my 1,052 comments have been voted Great Feedback with a total of 63 votes

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jerry ryan


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Think Twice...It's All Right

Yesterday, I reread 1984 for at least the tenth time although it's been at least five years since my last read. Once again I found myself having to...


I'm an institutional guy. I spent 55 consecutive years sitting at school desks or looking at others sit in those desks. Many a desk contained a heart...

Confronting The Elephant Head in the Room

I was afraid of the Eastman House even before I was terrified by my first movie at the house, Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde. We had visited the place a few...

Exercising Independence

Let's talk about reading speed and speed reading. Speed reading seems to suggest that we read too slowly and need to pick up our velocity in order to...
Gold cherry

Through a Sad Window

Call Joe or maybe Harry. Look through the window. I had no idea but many other people knew. After all this time. Nobody told me. Lynn broke the news...


60 of my comments have received 63 Great Feedback votes

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Posted on Sun, 04 Sep 2022

what a ride. Readable from start to finish. Good work

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Posted in Miracle Baby???

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Posted on Tue, 30 Aug 2022

is a requirement for great writing. Your clarity is great in this piece. Not all clarity is engaging but this piece engages with the power of coherence and clarity. Thank you for this.

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Posted in Nanny part 1

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Lovely rembrance

Posted on Thu, 25 Aug 2022

As a committed Scrabble player, I appreciate every detail of this story. I usually play against the computer so there's never gonna be a mystery zee as there was in this great story.

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Posted in Where's the Z?

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hey Drew

Posted on Sat, 20 Aug 2022

We call it soccer over here and it's growing in popularity. The sterotype of soccer fans unfortunately is a bunch of rowdy drunks beating the shit out of each other. We are big fans of Ted Lasso over here for whatever that's worth. Fandom is a...

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Posted in King of Contradiction

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Great question

Posted on Fri, 05 Aug 2022

Gracefully asked.

I was thinking about co-ordination and confidence. Writing is about the co-ordination of putting letters together that form thoughts and thought together that form ideas and ideas together that  express a momentary...

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Posted in Why do you write?

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some say we live as long as the last person who remembers us

Posted on Wed, 27 Jul 2022

is still alive. Your writing and growing reputation assures that you will live on even after you pass. I'm very glad that you're alive and that we have crossed paths during this mortal coil amidst the fog and the flowers.

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Posted in Forget-Me-Not

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Posted on Thu, 30 Jun 2022

is better than later. Thanks for reading David. Some people don't care for the razzamatazz that Luhrman brings to his direction. I found it appropriate in telling the tale of Elvis. It's a big movie. The day before we saw Black Phone....that's a...

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Posted in On Elvis

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well done Richard

Posted on Wed, 01 Jun 2022


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Posted in I Walk Among Recordings

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Momentary Inspiration (thank you)

Posted on Sun, 29 May 2022

Thanks Jane for the inspiration

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Posted in If I can just get through the day

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thanks for reading David

Posted on Sat, 28 May 2022

somehow, we survived. Not so sure about the reduction in people visiting the states. There's always people willing to run with the bulls. Imagin how much crdeit for balls you can get back home when you return from a trip to Detroit or St. Louis...

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Posted in Downton Distraction