Richard L. Provencher

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I have 2134 stories published in 19 collections on the site.
My stories have been read 1290448 times and 150 of my stories have been cherry picked.
12 of my 2,619 comments have been voted Great Feedback with a total of 13 votes

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Richard L. Provencher

Richard is from Rouyn-Noranda, Quebec. His enjoyment of the woods combined with contemporary issues form the basis of his writing. Richard is now concentrating on his poetry, which he believes is like a global adventure in a land without borders. His background as a miner, welfare officer, supply teacher, newspaper reporter, and a further 22 years in social services provide him with ample article material.
Richard has work in print and online with literary magazines such as Inscribed, Hudson View, Short Story Library, Ottawa Arts Review, Paragon 111, Tower Poetry, Caduceus, The Danforth Review, Other Voices International, Rubicon Publishing, Writer's Block, The Foliate Oak, Parenting Express, The Penwood Review, and Blue Skies Poetry.

My stories


Yoo-Hoo is an early morning cheer-me-up Agnes is feeling frisky again. From a wheel-chair buggy her voice surrounds other residents awake too –...


Life can be fancy candelabra of all description- where finery in life and genteel people relax after haute cuisine that calls for a cigar- and yet in...

Anxious Moments

Peeking from a snarl of willows the stream is a gurgle of movement – barely - in this hot spell. It leans from boulder to boulder across scratchy...

A Wish and Other Night Things

Annie ‘pig-tails and freckle- face” was a daring young girl. But names and faces could not hurt her. It was also a bother when some said girls were...

What is Love?

Is it a butterfly kiss on the cheek a touch on the face for a loved one a word spoken to inspire and encourage a sharing of friendship and other...


12 of my comments have received 13 Great Feedback votes

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A great read. I feel like a

Posted on Tue, 10 Sep 2019

A great read. I feel like a squirrel chasing one stanza, then another, making sure I capture all the puzzle-pieces.

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Posted in September Chills

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Penny... your great comments

Posted on Thu, 25 Jun 2020

Penny... your great comments are uplifting. I rarely write stories for girls, whether about an adult or child. This is due to our three sons and one daughter, and five grandfchildren including four boys and one girl. As I began to write stories...

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Posted in A Wish and Other Night Things

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A very lovely story and I

Posted on Tue, 31 Mar 2020

A very lovely story and I enjoyed reading it .


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Posted in Moth and Crow

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Thank you, Celticman for your

Posted on Sun, 22 Mar 2020

Thank you, Celticman for your insght. When I had the privilege of being Administrator of a Home for the Aged in Petrolia, Ontario, I learned so much in six years there. And about how memories were so meaningful to our residents.   

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Posted in He Knew

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Posted in For Scotty 1967-2020

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Such a grab you in its

Posted on Fri, 22 Mar 2019

Such a grab you in its clutches poem. So sweet and full of vigour -- its beauty -- its proud place under the sun -- and I wanted to jump into the center of all the colours and press them tightly. Truly inspirational. ps. Years ago on a family...

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Posted in Wild daffodils of field and meadow*

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Hello friend-writer, I took

Posted on Fri, 30 Nov 2018

Hello friend-writer, I took your kind and excelent suggestions. I am not sure whether I push the button for "a great feedback" which it is, or leave the ABC printed statement alone. Not many of my thanks are recordedIas great statements maybe...

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Posted in The Beginning of the Rainbow

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Love between a mother and son

Posted on Thu, 02 Aug 2018

Love between a mother and son is a true DNA connection. Great thoughts. 

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Posted in Happy Birthday, Mom - Part VI

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Posted on Tue, 05 Jun 2018

ThANK YOU EVERYoNE! for the Cherry, Inspiration you recieved, etc. Your encouragement and support remind me how much I am humbled by good people in this world -- you. I write - I write. RLP

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Posted in It's More Than Poetry

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Your descriptions are

Posted on Sat, 13 Jan 2018

Your descriptions are wonderful.  A really good pussy-cat read. My wife and I recently had to help our precious cat of 19 years stay with us, yes, had to help her on her way to heaven.  

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Posted in finding peace