This video is footage from my camping and hiking trip to Mt. Shasta, Northern California. The poem is a series of reflections gathered during my meditations throughout the adventure.
The day is full of love, kindness, and comfort on the psych unit as Ivy and Cloe share their stories with each other. Dr. Wong offers his ears and heart to them both.
This is a story of man who refuses to rest. He haunts the house he once owned. He wants revenge on a thief that is long gone.
From the archives, one of my first attempts at short story fiction genre from writing class circa 1981 or thereabouts.
A young woman's life is transformed by the decisions she makes. Marybeth finds freedom, strength, and self-confidence through the making of her own decisions—with courage, for better or for worse.
Some think that they will stay attractive forever. The greatest cynic is that person who was too attractive when they were young to settle down with just one person, then wakes up old and lonely.
The King wakes to the sound of raining boulders and the entirety of the Satjon army awaits outside the city walls. General Jhojan and the Tancred are stationed to the west caught in the Satjon masses.
This poem reflects the many emotional and directional shifts that a client experiences in the therapy room.
This is a true narrative that happened last June, 2017 and deals with THE Pure, Unadulterated Stupidity that is growing in America.
In this poem, Pope Clement V was addressing King Philip the Fair of France. Their decision led to the fall of the powerful Knights Templar.
I wrote for Mixmag, a dance magazine, between 1996 and 1998, on the back of my book about rave culture, Fierce Dancing. These three stories feature my good friend Steve Andrews, the Bard of Ely. Enjoy
The Storyteller is on his way to University to speak about the turn of the 4th Age, which gives him plenty of time to weave a telling or two for those willing to listen.
This is the story of mountain folk, mainly a very independent young woman. Some Appalachian colloquial language is used. "Horny toad indeed", Emma often recalled in her quiet times.
What I Did at the End of Our Street is not biographical. It is however, a rather graphic expose on one of our society’s greatest problems.
An essay on domestic violence. You think you've won, and you stand behind the hope that I'm broken on the ground, but you don't know the plans in place nor do you know the strength that I have found.
An old man spends his days shuffling around the city in search of the lost wealth of her citizens. For 30 years, he had persistently sought and found the lost coins, but for what purpose? (1260 words)
He watched the white hare race across the field and though he had tried to forget, still he remembered the legend that told of women who changed into hares... - a short story by Eva Weggelaar
Each day is a small fragment of a lifetime. We can never return to the past, except in our memories. We don’t know what the future holds. The only time we can spend is today. We've only this moment.
Amazing things are happening for Ivy now that her cousin James and Aunt Gwen are by her side and participating in her recovery. Thomas Gimmler seeks to rebuild his life, beginning with his marriage.
While soaking in a hot tub, a young woman struggles with self-love while contemplating a symbolic tattoo. The story is allegorically connected to the self-pollinating Chinese Orchid for a twist that brings growth.
What wonder is there If nature is not waiting In his Paradise The Carriage Driver – The Flower Wind Tea House The winds of time kicked up the last of the dust at the end of Fuoad’s road. The anesthesia brought him to a theater that long ago he...
Three were friends, two were lovers. When Steve was killed in a rock climbing incident, Edie set out to find out what had happened. Richie insisted the Sheriff was right, it was an accident. Was it?
This is a true story and hardly any of the details have been altered. I hope that you enjoy this as much as I do by remembering the participants.
Are horror stories your chosen form of entertainment? Then read this story and find yourself transported through a moment of terror; enter if you dare.
I thought may be I could try writing a story about a boy named Cillian playing a character similar to Disney Princess Cinderella!
A story about a mother, her son and his teacher. A story about what to wear to a Graduation ceremony, what gifts to give and how all of it revolves around shoes.
Do you believe ghosts? How about zombies? This terrifyingly twisted tale is sure to enchant your soul. A poem about trick-or-treaters who will never forget what happened on "that" Halloween night.
It's an eternal question without a hope to find an answer which would please a philosopher---but that's why we have poetry to keep trying with its answers hidden in a bouquet of rhymes.
A blade of grass left uncut must endure the horrific massacre of his family and friends week after week.
Boys grow into men. Not all of them learn the lessons of life correctly, but some cannot help but see life differently than others. The Deep South in the 60's.
Sister Teresa Keller was just as startled as King when she walked into the kitchen and saw the teenager standing there holding a gun to her face. For King it was an involuntary reaction that made him
Written in cannibalistic fashion, this ode slowly reveals its underlying theme: a soft, limp noodle, lying prostrate on my plate.
Mary Little Deer could still hear his promise after almost thirty summers. "I will cross many rivers to find you." That dearest of all voices was still in her heart, as fresh and young as it was then.
In many hearts, there is a rebellious spirit refusing to let go of one memory about a big blow to the self-esteem--along with a secret desire for a target to rebel against.
The last of the three Halloween short stories - intro’s only. This is a story of a family, a death and an angelic battle for the souls of the Montero family, by the ghost who entered their world.
Graveyards are peaceful places to walk around. We read the grave stones and ponder what their story is.
Cloe Ludlow is being discharged and spends her last day making thank you cards and says goodbye to Dr. Wong. Two days later she faces evil.
So much in this country gets moved by trucks. These truckers spend countless hours on the road. I often wonder where they are going.
A section of my long poem about growing up in my hometown of Greenbelt, Maryland. This section provides an overview of my cadre of friends during my senior year of high school.
Inspired by a prompt on Twitter: "Not everyone loves their job. Not everyone even likes their job. But on a scale from 1 to 10, his new job was just the absolute pits."
Why are we here? When others play the victim, do we adopt the hero? In this story, I come face-to-face with some of the harsher aspects of our reality, homelessness and gut-wrenching depression.
In this short story, a barista admits a very troubling first day on the job, to say the least. Action rises quickly. Near the end, her end, she is fired. Pun intended.
Turtles. We see them in lots of places, but until now, we have never known what is on their complex minds.
He staggered along the corridors that seemed to span over miles of sleet concrete. The rays of a setting sun, launching a saffron medley of shadows, as people walked by and stretchers reeled past
Do you get pushed over when adults still act like bratty children? If so, what can you do to combat these snobs?
A poem for every singer. What is the biggest responsibility for the vocalist? The answer is clear and forthright within the walls of poem you're about to read.
Jeremy visits a natural hot spring on a mountaintop and leaves all his worries behind. But a mischevious gnome appears and spoils the heavenly bliss. Word count, 420 words.
A short story about how a perfect stranger with a big heart made my sons Christmas a one he will remember for the rest of his life.
It is said that no good deed goes unpunished, and this is certainly true for poor Sarah during her day at the beach.
Tempest is having trouble believing. Kaden is not sure of what else he can do to reassure his wife. Is hope really lost for the both of them and their relationship?
What is it really like in the classroom? Here is the gritty truth of what it is like to be in the trenches every day with your children!
After discovering a strange doorway in the woods, a man finds himself in a world with three suns,; where companion animals grow on trees, and anything is possible, with help from a voice in the sky.
I first discovered Buddhist parables this year. I found them enthralling and read over a hundred of them the first day. I thought it would be fun to write stories based on my favorites. Here are two..
Cawilan Cease discovers that the bad boy she falls in love with may never, ever change...and she just loves it.
This is a poem about a coach encouraging a performer that is about to take the stage but is having some stage fright.
In this witch poem for Halloween, the audience faces an ugly, evil witch living in a home made of old bones, and brewing a murderous concoction.
Once upon a time it seemed that we could believe most of what we read in the newspaper or watched on the evening news, but today it seems as though much of the news is manipulated or downright false.
I hope this poem inspires and encourages people to be the change they want in the world. To treat everyone with love and respect, to fight against greed and corruption, and always think positive.
A story about midwinter, the longest night of the year, and the little girl who is taken to the yuletide feast in the forest by her toy rabbit - a children's story by Eva Weggelaar
The kingdom of Silversteam is in for the fight of it's life. If it falls then it will become swallowed up by the ever expanding empire.
Meet Me in the Bathroom is the script of a short film that isn't produced yet. I'm thinking about filming it myself, but pls.read yourself & tell me what you think about the story, characters etc. TY!
This is an attempt to write flash fiction....except it is non-fiction. It is a true story from my childhood
A commemorative poem about all those Hotshot crews who risk their lives trying to put out forest fires.
O'Brien knew that somewhere deep down inside him, he could handle a drink. He never truly believed he can go on with his life in the state of sobriety. If he planned to drink after weeks out of rehab,
Where a foot path once led through a woods from one boy's house to the house his best friend, a gate and a cobblestone cart path magically appeared. Billy made a choice that changed a world. (3 parts)
This American sonnet in couplets is appropriating the notion of the coupling of marriage partners and the importance of grass.
Peer pressure can cause anyone to go down the path of bad choices, choices that lead to peril and suffering.
Sonnets, both English and Italian, are interesting forms of poetry. I find them both challenging and interesting to write but every sonnet I have written seems to have crime or suspense as a theme.
Autumn is Mother Earths celebration of nature's colors. Welcome nature with me as we pay tribute to the fall season.
Written by my mother during an air raid, in the shelter at Finsbury Square. Published in honour of her memory, for the centenary of her birth on 2nd August 1917.
Do not judge a person as soon as you see them. There may be more going on in their life than you realize.
Grief is like the ocean, it comes as waves, ebbing and flowing. Sometimes the water is calm and sometimes it’s overwhelming. All we can do is learn to swim……Vicki Harrison
There are times in one's life which causes reflection on things past. And times in one's present, if the truth be told. This is one such example.
Anna Wronski and daughter Gita are separated by continent in 1939 under mysterious circumstances. In her old age, Anna still searches for 6 year old Gita.
When we are in the dark valleys of life God doesn't circumvent us. He takes our hand and leads us through the valley to the heights where green pastures await us and we find safety and refreshment
The Flash and Captain Cold come to a mutual understanding--of the intimate kind. Slash. Fluff. Cuteness.
In this short western adventure, two kids learn the law of the cruel desert highway when they run away to the city and find themselves in a whole heap of trouble.
As the EmberVale Empire continues to grow, sacrifices are made that pull at the fragile threads of family.
The theme of these verses is life, death, and random thoughts that spring to my mind in relation to our existence on this earth.
An article and poem focussing on the difficulty many writers face in finding inspiration or ideas for their next project.
A delay due to weather keeps the Storyteller and his camp on the island of Skolland, within the port harbor. The harbor-city offers plenty of opportunity for a tale to be told and a show to behold.
Battle between the insane in an abandoned Soviet village of Nizhnie Dorogi. How far will it go and who among them is the most dangerous?
A simple question can throw Adam Gin off and his spontaneous jaunt into the great unknown. Now he wonders if he should keep going or go back to the world came from.
Life really does not have to be that complicated. Perhaps this short story will help us see the comedy of our ways. Not everything should be a drama.
When flood of rain threatens to wash away her colony and queen, one brave ant risks her life to try and save it all. A short story revealing the perspective of ants and their life.
Anna Wronski and daughter Gita are separated by continent in 1939 under mysterious circumstances. In her old age, Anna still searches for six year old Gita.
A victory on the Roay fields gives hope for the Fraunki forces outside the walls, but inside the Capitol walls advances by the Satjon army have got the Royals of Fraunki trapped inside palace castle.
Technology has opened the door to humanity creating more than one replacement, and based on human history, they will not get along peacefully.
A strange humming sound had driven him and others out of Desolation. Plunging most into poverty and social exile. When he discovers it was Them who were responsible, revenge to the extreme is his mind
The story of a team working in 66 year-old Joe's mind. What do they do when they realize their host has Alzheimer's?
Oswald needed not only a job, but a home as well. When a opportunity to solve both problems presents itself, Ozzy wholeheartedly accepts as a caretaker of an abandon asylum. Unaware madness awaits.
An elderly man laying in a hospital bed, facing the end of his life surrounded by family and friends as he finishes his last breath...
Murder by the Written Word is a series filled with intrigue and deception. What is really going on at the Andrews Estate?
Have you ever really thought about time and the games it plays with us? We label time as "yesterday," "last week," or "in a month from now," but the only time we actually have is now.
A Tactical Squad of the Ultramarines Fifth Company is sent forth on a mission on Calth to escort a troubled repair crew. A short story set in the Warhammer 40,000 universe.
Does time erase the deep feelings and love we have for our dear mothers? Will the pain ever ease to know they are gone forever? This poem explores one view.
After a month and a half of tormenting grief and despondency, Ivy shakes her fist at God and turns a corner. Dr. Wong himself is depressed, alarming his family. He pays a special visit to the chapel.
A fictional tale of a full time astronomer and a part time pastor at crossroads on whether to reveal a great scientific discovery which may endanger the faith of his congregation.
Ralph fails to follow even the basic rules of using a fitting room in a clothing store. For Ralph, when one thing goes wrong, everything goes wrong. (Word Count-658)
A strange tree sits by Interstate 40. Strange because it is the kind of shrub that one would expect to find in the flower bed of a well-to-do home. This poem is inspired by this out-of-place shrub.
In this short story, our protagonist encounters a swarm of migrating butterflies. After running for cover, the aftermath reveals beauty and death.