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Tell Tale Signs

- Every step of the way we walk the line and in most cases, we get what we deserve, as your days are numbered and so are mine. While time seems to be piling up as we seem to struggle and scrape with th...

By: Shotgun011 | Category: Musings | Score: 0| Added: 23 Sep 2017

A Final Poem For Mommie

- What is dying Mommie? Will all of me cease to be? Of all that I am and all that I've been, Is there nothing left of me? I believe in Heaven Mommie and think that's where I'll be. When you come M...

By: bella685 | Category: Poetry | Score: 5| Added: 27 Jun 2017

Alberta Clipper 3: Fifteen Minute Flame(s)

- Standing here taking in all of what was seen, and wondering if I act accordingly will each minute count for something in all eternity? With conviction seeming to be following all the accusations made...

By: Shotgun011 | Category: Musings | Score: 5| Added: 28 May 2017

Extrema

- All around me are the views of familiar faces that seem to be going nowhere, and has me recalling the familiar places I left behind as tears seem to be a way to fill their glasses as they sit in the ...

By: Shotgun011 | Category: Musings | Score: 5| Added: 28 Mar 2017

Un-Invited

- I am a stranger in a strange land standing here alone at the balcony railing, as I have done so often in the past looking down watching the scene un-fold below. With it, all like being something out ...

By: Shotgun011 | Category: Flash Fiction | Score: 5| Added: 23 Feb 2017

Time Steps

- It has been a long, long night of waiting until my dreams come true, those dreams of you, my sweetest and bestest friend. Now, as I stand in a doorway in the dark light of the sun, out near to th...

By: Shotgun011 | Category: Romance | Score: 5| Added: 08 Dec 2016

Twilight Time

- Rising from the mist of memory are the recollections of those I have seen and known in both battle and the times in-between. With me still feeling the stings of some undone wars that still rage like...

By: Shotgun011 | Category: Musings | Score: 4.8| Added: 05 Sep 2016

Reminded of A Series of Dreams

- Standing here on a wooded ridge feeling the fine drizzling rain in my face here in the North Country Fair, and feeling as if I had wiped the dust from my hands and the sleep from my eyes and being awa...

By: Shotgun011 | Category: Memoirs | Score: 0| Added: 30 Apr 2016

Carbon Leaf

- Once again I find myself making my way down the line and this time I haven’t heard that old Highway 61 call, and knowing exactly where I have been and now have had most of my yesterdays tagged and fil...

By: Shotgun011 | Category: Romance | Score: 5| Added: 29 Apr 2016

My Back Pages

- Sitting here upon a wooden chair, and seeing the filtered sunlight coming in as I sit with my back to the wall again. Looking up and seeing myself surrounded by both shelves and stacks of books, and f...

By: Shotgun011 | Category: Musings | Score: 4.3| Added: 19 Apr 2016

Dark Arena

- Sixteen years have passed and every second seems like a lifetime, and those years that have passed are like some sort of banner, or pennant flying over the field. A place where it seems there are bo...

By: Shotgun011 | Category: Musings | Score: 5| Added: 11 Apr 2016

Kýrie Eléison

- Having been asked at times if I know where I am going to and if I have liked what life has had to show and offer to me? There have been no open doors when I looked behind and instead stood tall for ...

By: Shotgun011 | Category: Musings | Score: 4.8| Added: 04 Mar 2016

System of a Down

- Standing here on my own and having stood the test of time and finally took steps that were defined, and knowing that free will and the truth in life are the greatest gifts we all were given yet at tim...

By: Shotgun011 | Category: Musings | Score: 5| Added: 03 Mar 2016

Shadow Ash Dream(s)

- It seems at times as though we have been like living on a prayer, and we need to hold on to all that we have and all we had and that’s important. We have each other and that’s enough to get by most t...

By: Shotgun011 | Category: Musings | Score: 5| Added: 02 Mar 2016

Prelude To Nocturne

- I had heard it said once that the Devil lives in the details, and I know just exactly what was meant when I heard it said by them. Though, most of the time I try and stay focused and try to look ahea...

By: Shotgun011 | Category: Romance | Score: 5| Added: 01 Mar 2016

Calming Chaos

- I am finding it increasingly difficult to witness chaotic confusion at work without letting it bother me. Three hours into my day and I want to scream over the radio “EVERYONE CALM THE FUCK DOWN”!!, b...

By: adi_me | Category: Musings | Score: 4.8| Added: 28 Feb 2016

Reprise*

- Finding myself walking alongside the river at the tail end of that winter of discontent, as I find myself taking that path beside it, as I follow each serpentine curve and going to where it leads, and...

By: Shotgun011 | Category: Romance | Score: 5| Added: 25 Feb 2016

Western Edge

- You standing there next to me, heard me say once, that I wanted to be able to touch the earth in all its various forms and meanings, and to feel it under my feet as I hold it and be able to break its ...

By: Shotgun011 | Category: Romance | Score: 5| Added: 24 Feb 2016

New Logic

- Sitting here in these early morning hours watching downtown come to life, and hearing the faint strains of the X-Files theme being played in the background, and is seeming to emphasize these strange d...

By: Shotgun011 | Category: Musings | Score: 5| Added: 23 Feb 2016

Mardi-Gras 3: Beyond Here Lies Nothing

- There once was an only moment that had too few folks in focus: Not the first, not the last, and not the least, and always there seems to stand a form of unforgiving opposition to the foibles of us, wh...

By: Shotgun011 | Category: Musings | Score: 5| Added: 22 Feb 2016

Cross Current(s)

- The light has gone with the setting of the sun’s dark light, with the night seeming to be full of holes as the shadows seem to move, and they are moving again forward slowly and surely sticking to tho...

By: Shotgun011 | Category: Musings | Score: 5| Added: 21 Feb 2016

Old Broken Road

- Standing here as I drain a cup once again near those rivers of blindness, and I am heading out on foot down that old forgotten dirt farm road and casting my fate to fortune’s whim. And not able to sha...

By: Shotgun011 | Category: Musings | Score: 5| Added: 20 Feb 2016

Catalan Sun

- Sitting here by the river under those heavy grey skies watching it flow to sea, as I see you standing there and it’s not very hard to do as I just close my eyes and see your face, and knowing you’ve h...

By: Shotgun011 | Category: Romance | Score: 5| Added: 18 Feb 2016

Alberta Clipper

- Feeling the wind blowing through my hair under these grey skies threatening rain, which is making me look to the mountains from where it’s coming from like that old Highway 61 when it calls. Knowing t...

By: Shotgun011 | Category: Romance | Score: 5| Added: 16 Feb 2016

Midnight Ride

- Looking back is a bad habit, and the time has come for me to ride hard and fast, as I ask shall we dance? As I saddle up, and begin to ride through time and memories of the disagreeable past, in this ...

By: Shotgun011 | Category: Romance | Score: 5| Added: 09 Feb 2016

Grey Seal

- Waking in the night and half asleep, I hear a voice wondering if from my mind, or is it from someone I have failed in some way or left behind in my life as I make my way through it? Having tasted both...

By: Shotgun011 | Category: Musings | Score: 5| Added: 08 Feb 2016

Sundance*

- Sitting here in the Great White North watching the snow and the temperature falling and feeling my mind drifting back from an email slide show from an old friend and Brother Mason. Having put most of ...

By: Shotgun011 | Category: Romance | Score: 5| Added: 03 Feb 2016

Felicidad 2: A Short History of Nearly Nothing

- Some say that there are things that can’t be resisted but, are they real or just things in dreams? As I feel the warm winds blowing and the heat under these blue skies as situations run through my hea...

By: Shotgun011 | Category: Romance | Score: 5| Added: 02 Feb 2016

Talking Rain

- Standing here and feeling that steady mist that’s falling having no words to say, and knowing exactly what is meant when they say that the Devil’s in the details and I seem to be walking in a wastelan...

By: Shotgun011 | Category: Musings | Score: 5| Added: 31 Jan 2016

Unheard Melodies

- Making my way down a frozen road bordered by four to five foot snow drifts from the station, and getting a smile from the bite of the East wind. I know that the mercury is standing at roughly -2, or -...

By: Shotgun011 | Category: Romance | Score: 5| Added: 22 Jan 2016

Broken Wings

- Standing here looking out at the frozen approaches to the islands in the channel nearby and it seems that most of my days lately have blended into a single theme. Just like that single road I have f...

By: Shotgun011 | Category: Flash Fiction | Score: 4.9| Added: 19 Jan 2016

Raining Stones

- You claim you have a face you claim is not spoiled by beauty, and I know you have eyes that can see right through me, and are unafraid of those things you have seen; along with those scars I carry t...

By: Shotgun011 | Category: Memoirs | Score: 4.9| Added: 14 Jan 2016

Falling Skies

- Crying in the rain and feeling the pain from it raining stones and knowing all those memories and things I have seen will soon be washed away, and finding myself staring into space...

By: Shotgun011 | Category: Musings | Score: 4.6| Added: 13 Jan 2016

Close Your Eyes

- Remember me, as I find myself alone in darkness knowing that I can’t turn away from what I must do, and there are a lot of things that words can’t say. So walk away and believe and try to see thro...

By: Shotgun011 | Category: Musings | Score: 4.4| Added: 11 Dec 2015

Blue Velvet

- Coming up to meet you and hearing your questions of silence, wondering if you will catch me when I fall or get lost in a storm? I remember when we stood there looking out at the skyline, and ...

By: Shotgun011 | Category: Romance | Score: 5| Added: 09 Dec 2015

Night Core

- Feeling like I am standing here on the gallows with my head in the noose, and feeling like I am expecting all hell to break loose in any minute. And I know there are a million ways to laugh and ...

By: Shotgun011 | Category: Musings | Score: 5| Added: 26 Nov 2015

Silver Lining

- They say that home, is where the heart is, and it seems as though I am just looking for another chance to be allowed to breathe free again, and make me feel young again too. As I stand here watching...

By: Shotgun011 | Category: Romance | Score: 4.8| Added: 25 Nov 2015

Natural Blues

- Well I’m beginning to hear voices and there’s no one around, and I’m feeling all used up and the fields have turned brown, and I feel like I am waist deep in the ground mist with the feeling like I ...

By: Shotgun011 | Category: Musings | Score: 5| Added: 16 Nov 2015

Bluestem

- Once again not needing anyone crying if they find the story sad, as I once again make my way through all of those tired and worn out places. Moving against the tide of the evening’s faces which go by ...

By: Shotgun011 | Category: Romance | Score: 5| Added: 14 Nov 2015

So It Goes

- T here are times it feels like I am able to hear voices andthere’s no one around, and there are those times when I find myself grieving for those things and times that are gone. We all used to think...

By: Shotgun011 | Category: Musings | Score: 5| Added: 13 Nov 2015

Something Dark is Coming

- Seeing faces not spoiled by beauty, and I carry those cuts and scars from where I have been, and at times I am able to see through most of the masks that are worn. If there is a light then it should...

By: Shotgun011 | Category: Memoirs | Score: 4.7| Added: 11 Nov 2015

Impostur Syndrome

- I play the game, just like I feel I should and rail at the rules that are tried to be imposed on me. But, it seems as if there are times that my whole world slowly slips away, and I wear around my n...

By: Shotgun011 | Category: Musings | Score: 5| Added: 10 Nov 2015

Herkos Odonton

- With the weight of the world upon me I can't hold my head up high, because after seeing the beauty that’s been destroyed I seem to be in freefall and cascading through the void. Having hope and pray...

By: Shotgun011 | Category: Memoirs | Score: 4.9| Added: 24 Oct 2015

Milagros Coldiron

- My whole life seems to have been just waiting for the right time feeling so lost but what can I do? Having had nowhere to run to, and nothing to really hold on to, and having come so close to giving ...

By: Shotgun011 | Category: Musings | Score: 5| Added: 22 Oct 2015

Renovatio

- Under the ruins of a walled city; with crumbling towers and beams of yellow light showing through the holes in the walls, with no flags of truce being seen, and with no cries of pity being heard abo...

By: Shotgun011 | Category: Romance | Score: 5| Added: 16 Oct 2015

Easy Ice

- You look like shit my dear brother, and I missed you too; you dumb stupid mother. As I see the handmade welcome home sign hanging above a cheap bottle of red (that won’t be drunk), and knowing that I’...

By: Shotgun011 | Category: Musings | Score: 4.6| Added: 27 Sep 2015

War in Colour

- Sitting here and feeling my mind slipping back to one summer’s afternoon when I had found a box, and went to be told the stories behind the photos found in that box. Having asked if all was like in al...

By: Shotgun011 | Category: Musings | Score: 4.5| Added: 20 Sep 2015

Peripheral Breathing

- It seems to me as I sit here that with every waking breath that’s been taken; I see some of what life has dealt to me from what seems to be a stacked deck. And with every sadness I deny, I feel a chan...

By: Shotgun011 | Category: Musings | Score: 4.6| Added: 19 Sep 2015

Poets of The Fall 3: Lado Este, (This Side)

- Miles away under these black skies a light can be seen burning through this darkness that fell at noon; darkness that fell as the lamp of laughter died when the lies of the Blind Organizer and Jealous...

By: Shotgun011 | Category: Romance | Score: 5| Added: 18 Sep 2015

Mariachi Static

- Standing here on the side of the road in the heat under blue skies, as I find myself looking down the road that seems to run forever as it stretches to the horizon. And feeling a hot wind on my should...

By: Shotgun011 | Category: Musings | Score: 5| Added: 01 Sep 2015

Black Rust

- I have heard it said by them more than once: About the Devil being in the details and finding out first hand exactly what they mean. Going through strange days as strange times have come forth to hold...

By: Shotgun011 | Category: Musings | Score: 5| Added: 31 Aug 2015

Now

- Do we now know When passion has passed After unwinding Our limbs’ tangled mass? Long after the lure of the words To and fro The mental gymnastics Propelling us prone After seeing the image In each...

By: TaliaRussell | Category: Poetry | Score: 4.9| Added: 22 Jul 2015

Arc Light

- It seems as though there have been times in this Vale of Tears, as though I have traveled across both the universe and through the years, with there having been times too that going all the way was ju...

By: Shotgun011 | Category: Musings | Score: 4.7| Added: 08 Jun 2015

Burning Chrome

- Sitting out here as a million stars circle the Earth high above my head, as I slowly drift back in memory to all of those things that happened and that were said then, and turning my attention to the ...

By: Shotgun011 | Category: Romance | Score: 5| Added: 02 Jun 2015

Poets of The Fall 4: A Roar Of Silence

- The dark grey light of the false dawn finds me standing in the doorway at the break of a rain scented day, and in the dark light it seems as if I am reviewing events that have taken place and directed...

By: Shotgun011 | Category: Musings | Score: 5| Added: 01 Jun 2015

The Circulation of Shadows

- Sitting here late at night and half asleep I seem to hear a voice calling me, as I listen and wonder if it is only in my mind or is it coming from someone I failed in some way or merely left behind? T...

By: Shotgun011 | Category: Romance | Score: 5| Added: 20 May 2015

Naturalis

- Sitting here once again at my favoured corner table with my back to the wall, and knowing that closing time is soon approaching and I should be leaving this place soon. Yet, I am comfortable and at ea...

By: Shotgun011 | Category: Romance | Score: 5| Added: 14 May 2015

Frozen River

- There are bars and saloons where the jukeboxes play the blues long into the night, as a peasant sits at the end of the bar crying in his glass of that pessimist wine that the autumn has eyes for. And ...

By: Shotgun011 | Category: Musings | Score: 5| Added: 11 May 2015

The Riddle

- Making my way down this trail that follows the shoreline as I feel the rain in my face and catch a scent of snow in the air,- I seem to hear the ghostly strains of a violin and cello being played in a...

By: Shotgun011 | Category: Musings | Score: 5| Added: 10 May 2015

Black Tulip 2: A Mandala in the Clouds

- Sun down, yellow moon rising as night spreads it’s cloak across the skies and some nights find you tossing and turning, not unlike a ship underway in rough seas. And as you lie there waiting for sleep...

By: Shotgun011 | Category: Musings | Score: 5| Added: 07 May 2015

Felicidad: Shadow(s) and Light

- Seldom does one of these nearly write themselves, Like this one did, or one in 2002 that took ten minutes. 5, 4, 3, 2, 1, 0… Found there is a part of me that is a mystery, that has lain there u...

By: Shotgun011 | Category: Musings | Score: 5| Added: 30 Apr 2015

Razor's Edge

- One cold misty early morning heard a warning bourne in the air, in an age when, and in a place where no one seemed to have an hour to care or spare. As the days now seem to be growing shorter as well ...

By: Shotgun011 | Category: Musings | Score: 5| Added: 19 Apr 2015

Midnight Blue

- I ain’t losing track of what’s important and I don’t think I will be heading back to where I started, and along the way someone said that life was simple but it sure as Hell wasn’t fair. I just need t...

By: Shotgun011 | Category: Musings | Score: 4.9| Added: 17 Apr 2015

Mardi-Gras 1: The Telescope of Charon*

- This one was an idea I have toyed with,- And was triggered after reading a short story about the concept, As well as Larry Niven and Jerry Pournelle’s version of Dante’s Inferno, Which kind of set ...

By: Shotgun011 | Category: Supernatural | Score: 5| Added: 13 Apr 2015

Ghostbranding

- Sunday finds me in my usual pew awaiting the procession to the altar for the start of mass. As I notice a conversation taking place two or three rows in front of me, just like a scene from Schindler’s...

By: Shotgun011 | Category: Musings | Score: 5| Added: 05 Apr 2015

When September Ends

- When September Ends,- Walking here in the North Country Fair under grey skies with the temperature dropping to hover somewhere below zero. Walking down the hill that will take me to the “heart of d...

By: Shotgun011 | Category: Musings | Score: 4.7| Added: 31 Mar 2015

Nightsong

- Nightsong,- Everything seems to have come crashing down and all things have now come face to face- After having been woken by a deep trembling in the earth beneath my feet that has shaken all the ...

By: Shotgun011 | Category: Musings | Score: 5| Added: 30 Mar 2015

Panoramic

- Feeling at times as if I were on the run, and somewhere along the way the skies changed from blue to grey. Causing me to think back to those times and places that were left behind along with that West...

By: Shotgun011 | Category: Musings | Score: 4.8| Added: 11 Mar 2015

All My Days

- I seem to have been searching all of the passing days as I make my way down the line, trying to find those things there in my mind as the days slowly turn into night. Remembering when I leaned quietly...

By: Shotgun011 | Category: Musings | Score: 5| Added: 10 Mar 2015

Holocene

- The other day an old friend gave me some good advice concerning friendship, which is a thing that isn't always given, but is earned like respect is, and is a law I hold sacred. He said to leave my fea...

By: Shotgun011 | Category: Musings | Score: 5| Added: 08 Mar 2015

Death On A Fag Break

- This poem only available on Stories Space. If you are reading it elsewhere, it has been stolen. 3:07 in the morning, The void of night after the witching hour, When the world sleeps And the underli...

By: Daisy | Category: Poetry | Score: 5| Added: 18 Jan 2015

Her Portrait

- In a chamber suffused with emotion By the light of innumerable dawns, In a house betwixt forests and ocean, Where the briar rose bristles with thorns; There hangs her portrait in splendour, ...

By: Piquet | Category: Poetry | Score: 4.7| Added: 27 May 2011

The day the leaves fell

- It was a beautiful autumn morning in London. I woke up to the birds chirping outside my window. I yawned and slowly got out of my bed. I looked at my bedside table and found my phone. I looked at the ...

By: xilyalotx | Category: Drama | Score: 4.7| Added: 22 May 2011