Richard L. Provencher

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I have 2168 stories published in 19 collections on the site.
My stories have been read 1328639 times and 159 of my stories have been cherry picked.
14 of my 2,690 comments have been voted Great Feedback with a total of 15 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

A Windy Afternoon

feels like a tidal movement of crops as waves startled by a long distance push begun hours ago relentless in bully tactics - racing across sand dunes...

Coureur de Bois

Once I ran alongside the wind legs strong enough to support a pack & canoe upon my shoulder hiked every trail in the area fished each stream saw...

Weather Vane

Stalling in slow motion thunder-mode soon joins rapid movement just ahead in its journey of sudden flashes- thunder accelerates in ripples catching...

Hodge Podge

Bags of memory lay across her back as she stared fascinated at the weedy exit from a farm that used to be. It was 63 years ago when Esther left the...


is a survivor on the edge. He reeks - wears give-aways - pees his pants and belches no matter where. He’s human. Scoots around town on his bicycle...


14 of my comments have received 15 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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A powerful poem - imagery and

Posted on Tue, 25 Aug 2020

A powerful poem - imagery and a journey into awakening, second to none. -Richard LP 

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Posted in Salamander

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This is just beautiful. We

Posted on Sat, 01 Aug 2020

This is just beautiful. We know creatures other than ourselves have a heart and feelings - you have proved it so. 

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Posted in To my imaginary child

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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 on Tue, 28 Jan 2020


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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