Primary tabs

I have 587 stories published in one collection on the site.
My stories have been read 465642 times and 93 of my stories have been cherry picked.
18 of my 341 comments have been voted Great Feedback with a total of 18 votes

jxmartin's picture
Joseph Xavier Martin

My stories

Gold cherry

Corona Log- 3 May, 2022- final entry

Corona Log- Tues, May 3, 2022- Final Entry It is a sultry 92 degrees (F) here in SW Florida. I had started the day out with a congregation, of...

Grand Opera

When Grand Opera isn’t. The Magic of a successful, grand opera is a mystical experience. It is a poly-euphony of melodious orchestral pieces, the...

The Beachers

The Beachers In the 1830’s, Buffalo Mayor Samuel Wilkeson coordinated the erection of the stone “break-wall,” just off the mouth of Buffalo Creek, to...

Chasing Moonshiners

It was the surprisingly loud and unexpected explosion, that accompanied the shattering of my rear windshield, that gave me the first indications that...

Corona Log Entry 25/4/22

Corona Log Entry- Friday, April 14, 2022 It is a warm and sultry day here in SW Florida. The temperature should rise up into the low 90’s this...


18 of my comments have received 18 Great Feedback votes

1 Vote

De nada, Insert. It is we,

Posted on Wed, 15 Dec 2021

De nada, Insert. It is we, who post here, who Thank you and all of your volunteers for providing a place for writers to gather and display their works. My warmest wishes to all of you for a happy and healthy Holiday Season and Bonne Chance in the...

Read full comment

Posted in Happy Christmas

1 Vote

Touching, Paul. Many of us

Posted on Tue, 14 Sep 2021

Touching, Paul. Many of us can relate to the tragic emptyness when a loved one is lost. And hope always is a good ending. I much enjoyed the piece.


Read full comment

Posted in With or Without You

1 Vote


Posted on Mon, 30 Aug 2021


                 I much enjoyed reading this story. It has the ring of the far east drifting through your narrative.Pearl Buck would be right at home with your story. James Clavell would appreciate the ambiance. Well done....

Read full comment

Posted in Chinese Whispers (edited and updated, 2021)

1 Vote

Two votes already cast for

Posted on Fri, 30 Oct 2020

Two votes already cast for Biden/Harris in Florida, from this family.


Read full comment

Posted in Corona Log entry 10/30/20

1 Vote

Good read.

Posted on Sat, 04 Apr 2020

You are too kind,Ice Rivers. All I did was point you in the right direction. A career English Teacher, you know more about the process than I do. I did buy and read your book. It is interesting, thoughtful and a good read. I have and do reccomend...

Read full comment

Posted in Ready everybody, Filler Up

1 Vote

Ineresting observation, Drew.

Posted on Wed, 01 Apr 2020

Ineresting observation, Drew. It is a criticism I have made of film directors and writers. They "know" the who, what and where. The aduiences is sometimes saying "Huh? what or who is this?"   To answer. The we is my wife Mary and I. We were on a...

Read full comment

Posted in Cycling in Alaska

1 Vote

Yes, insert, there is. First

Posted on Sat, 09 Sep 2017

Yes, insert, there is. First responders canvassed all neighborhoods looking for anyone needing assiatance. Buses were available to ferry anyone needing a ride to shelters. Even the homeless got escorted to shelters, sometimes unwillingly. As...

Read full comment

Posted in Hurricane Irma Comes Calling

1 Vote

Do not go gentle into that

Posted on Sun, 08 May 2016

Do not go gentle into that good night


Do not go gentle into that good night,

Old age should burn and rage at close of day;

Rage, rage against the dying of the light.


The words are the opening couplet...

Read full comment

Posted in Sick and Tired and Strong