Richard L. Provencher

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I have 1788 stories published in 13 collections on the site.
My stories have been read 949961 times and 127 of my stories have been cherry picked.
4 of my 1,921 comments have been voted Great Feedback with a total of 4 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 DOG’S TALE (c ) 2015-2018 By Esther and Richard Provencher ARRROOOUF! is a happy bark from Ace, a proud Black Labrador on his favorite corner of...


She was too young to understand the night came too soon for her to know now a baby’s on the way and a foster home the only way. He grew up that...


I once lived in the world by myself— all covered in silence. Within the boundaries of life I discovered people who say they love you really love you...


that swell with sunset passing as seasons stack one above another-- celestial images scudding by passing summers and always cars whistling along at...


In a frenzy of winter-white frosty snow flits in windy lunges a mighty space let loose as an army of fluffy flakes.


4 of my comments have received 4 Great Feedback votes

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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

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Hello PT, Grappling with

Posted on Thu, 12 Dec 2013

Hello PT, Grappling with words is part of the joy of writing. Sometimes I cannot discover the end of my changes, until I return to the very beginning of my poem and start over again. Infrequently there may be two or three versions I like and keep...

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Posted in Somewhere in between

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A powerful epic of love and

Posted on Mon, 09 Dec 2013

A powerful epic of love and caring. The best to you and may the memories and images of grand days follow the movements of your pen.

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Posted in Havisham