When a pastry-obsessed ghost follows Audrey M. K. Summons back to her apartment, Audrey feels compelled to write the story—along with a few others she has collected. The resulting manuscript becomes The Places We Haunt, which a literary scholar discovers when Audrey dies. To the scholar’s surprise, the pages magically fill with more stories from beyond the grave, so she publishes the book in order to put Audrey’s spirit to rest. This collection of 13 eclectic dark tales takes place in museums, swimming pools, houses, restaurants, the cemetery, and outdoors in nature. The stories told are sometimes humorous, absurd, pensive, or cautionary. Those who tell them, don’t even realize they’re dead.
Things My Mother Left Behind is more than the poetic story of a woman’s experience with loss and her journey to blindness. It is the birth of an awakening; learning to see beyond the limitations we allow ourselves to become tethered to and defined by. In the author’s words, we find ourselves at the point where darkness and light converge, entwined by her search for meaning as she clings to the undeniable connection between pain and joy; grief and love. By delving into the center of sadness and addiction, we recognize a loss of innocence, the laying bare of what hides beneath the scattered bones of escapism. She will teach us that no matter how dark our days may be, there is always a light inside each of us that cannot be extinguished.
‘Shorts – a take on poetry’ – the first collection of the online work of ‘EDC Writing.’
A take on people, laid out as poems, and poems and a line – one, two, three a page.
The author a scientist, now using words in place of molecules to explore boundaries; of observation, of imagination, of the subconscious – of his mind and yours.
Who doesn’t remember blistering summer days, sweat dripping down the back of your neck. The scent of cotton candy and corndogs dancing on the wonder of flashing lights and neon signs. Trapped in a seemingly never-ending linear congregation. Tingling with anticipation for the magic that awaits just beyond the entrance booth. So close yet so far away. Flaring frustration for your turn at the bloated ticket prices, wallet-draining games of chance, and nausea-inducing twists and twirls, ups and downs.
A day at the park. Family fun for all. Remember to smile.
Eric Keegan returns with a pint-sized collection of whimsical, situational poetry. His sardonic observations and humorous interpretations of life’s small and memorable moments will leave the reader reminiscing of and longing for a return to simpler times.
A married older man, a single younger woman, work colleagues, their affair begins as he is about to leave for academia.
He evokes in brief episodes their first story: passionate encounters, fraught times and bitter parting.
After nearly two decades apart, their liaison is renewed. Old memories return, however, to haunt them and destroy their platonic bond.
He recalls conversations and emails of that shaky, seven-year friendship.
With most physical traces of their past gone, he depends on fading memories to tell their story.
These poems, fragments, are the sole remains of that love affair.
Unscaled highs, perilous lows; this is a journey filled with both. A free form dance in the form of poetry; tended with loving care that drips sorrow. Darkness tinged with hope, forged in the fires of life. Of the sea, of the stars, of the night air as the sun breaks on the horizon. A desperate love, in the guise of loving desperation.
(un)poetic is anything but.
No rules. Just pure expression poured on the page with shaking hands and envisioned through tear-filled eyes. This is different, this is new. Raw. This is poetry, here and now.
In this latest collection of poetry, River Dixon continues his journey into the crevices that exist between the folds of what defines us as human. When we limit our view to only the surface, as we often do, we are left with a narrow understanding of who we are and why we do the things we do. To grow and move forward, this stunted awareness must be stripped away. It’s imperative that we allow ourselves to delve into the places we fear most. Places where the only light that exists is the light we create. It’s from these places we emerge with the strength and hope necessary to bear witness to another day.
Tears. Screams. Laughter.
Once we step inside, there’s no choice but to finish the ride.
In this collection of short stories, River Dixon’s unconventional and sometimes controversial style provokes the reader to understand the unimaginable and to relate to the undesirable; to see love and find hope in places from which we’d normally look away from in horror. Our best and worst assumptions of humanity are challenged as we are forced to seek comfort in the uncomfortable; spiraling out of control in the absurdity of the everyday mundane, interlaced with the madness of the unthinkable and the unlikely.
Who knew losing your mind could be this much fun?
It all started with a hat.
Through a simple act of kindness, a rebellious crow rejects the natural order and befriends a unique, naïve scarecrow. As their unconventional friendship blossoms, the crow’s wisdom, and scarecrow’s innocence help one another to navigate through some of life’s most difficult questions.
Unknown to them, their seemingly innocent friendship sparks a series of events that will forever change the lives of the inhabitants in their small, rural farming community.
Children and adults alike will delight in this charming tale about the power of friendship, love, and forgiveness!
In COLDER, author River Dixon leads an exploration into the range and depth of emotions throughout the spectrum of the human condition. Expressions of the darkness and the light which exist in all of us are stripped down and put on display.Through this exposure comes an understanding of the common struggles shared by each of us as we experience this life. And once we open ourselves to understanding, we will witness the birth of acceptance, faith, and hope.