Richard L. Provencher

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I have 2208 stories published in 19 collections on the site.
My stories have been read 1373837 times and 163 of my stories have been cherry picked.
17 of my 2,778 comments have been voted Great Feedback with a total of 18 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

An Historical Rendezvous

Beside a gathering of clouds – a finger of escaping light disappears into the twilight leading my imagination on a magic journey- it is a time for...

Thank You For Me

When I wake up my eyes look for mommy. Then my arms throw off my blanket. It becomes an airplane flying across the room. SMACK! right against the...

Foster Cat

"I wish I could have a rest," Wish whispered. The boy’s curly hair danced in the wind. And young muscles ached from carrying moving boxes. Mom’s...

Do I Have To?

"Travis, I asked Matthew to get some bread for lunch. It would be nice to give your brother some company. Also give you a break from your computer...

That Lady

in the chair is my rocking mom who once was Commander-in-Chief of our family and still driven as a person of great respect: always teaching us proper...


17 of my comments have received 18 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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Yes, it is from the maple

Posted on Wed, 21 Oct 2020

Yes, it is from the maple leaf, about five shades of red. So awesome when mixed with about five shades of yellow. Nova Scotia has a zillion maple trees, while Alberta has none, so they get no red during autumn only yellow. Interesting, eh? 

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Posted in The Red

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Yes Rhiannon, our children

Posted on Sat, 03 Oct 2020

Yes Rhiannon, our children are so precious. This poem was with a sheaf of many from the past  which did not get published, nor posted. It was in honour of our son, Scott, now deceased Jan 6, 2020 from pulmonary failure. I wrote this poem after he...

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Posted in Come Home

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A great feast of a poem. I

Posted on Sun, 13 Sep 2020

A great feast of a poem. I can feel the passion in its composition.

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Posted in gather

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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