4Alpha Symphony Written from an online prompt where the protagonist was to be a Brooklyn violin teacher with a foot fetish. This is a first attempt at romance, let alone from a male POV, and decidedly not graphic.
Fiction: Romance, K+, English, Drama, words: 1k+, favs: 5, follows: 1, 8/18/2003
1Inked In A very short story about a teenager, her meddlesome mother, and a letter the girl is desperate to receive.
Fiction: General, K+, English, Drama, words: 1k+, 7/18/2003
7Speechless Bizarre and random little haiku (5-7-5) about the moment of falling in love with someone.
Poetry: Haiku, K, English, Romance, words: 18, favs: 1, 6/27/2003
1Lament for a Man of the City Influenced by a character in a beloved 1927 film. The piece is about the persistence of human desperation despite (and because of) modern industrialization. It's meant to feel unfinished.
Poetry: General, K+, English, words: 392, favs: 1, 6/18/2003
2Songs of the Soviets A few poems from about three years ago. They're only partially historical and aren't spectacular, but I still kind of like them.
Poetry: General, K+, English, Drama, words: 442, favs: 1, 6/7/2003
3Midwesterner in the Mill Town A displaced and disliked teacher considers his role and status in the classroom.
Poetry: School, K, English, words: 180, 5/18/2003
7Occidental Rust "You are not a renegade but in a screaming heat of tire treads/We could be flying north where for once we might not be considered/The most coldhearted there."
Poetry: Love, K+, English, Romance & Drama, words: 339, favs: 1, 4/25/2003
16Military Promenade » Who they are and what they will become.
Poetry: General, K+, English, chapters: 10, words: 3k+, favs: 2, follows: 1, 4/18/2003
4These Hallowed Halls » Three vignettes from the halls of a high school.
Fiction: General, T, English, chapters: 3, words: 2k+, 4/10/2003
5Chesapeake In twenty-four hours we will be at war.
Poetry: War, K, English, Drama & Suspense, words: 265, 3/18/2003
3Leadership Qualifications Written on an elitist teacher's practice of playing politics with National Honor Society membership and, for justification, hiding behind a very narrow but vague definition of leadership.
Poetry: General, K, English, words: 358, 3/18/2003
4La Bus, Pendant La Nuit Un poème court que j'ai écrivé en français pendant une voyage en bus. J'observais quelqu'un qui essayait dormir; c'est le resultat. Aidez-moi avec ma grammaire, s'il vous plaît. (With English translation pour les autres américains ici.)
Poetry: Love, K, French, Romance, words: 377, favs: 1, 3/11/2003
4Squawk Bursts It is a bit obscure and about the impending war; foremost it is about heightened consciousness and communications. Please note that none of the numbers or colors are random.
Poetry: War, K, English, Drama & Suspense, words: 284, 2/25/2003
2Navy Third and final in the "verbal portrait" series. This is Rote.
Poetry: General, K, English, words: 321, 2/18/2003
8Spencer Watching a Theory A poem/portrait about an acquaintance of mine and the one thing he adores.
Poetry: General, K, English, words: 243, favs: 3, 1/29/2003
4Ancestral Portrait » I tried to research the life of my paternal great-great grandfather only to find that there were no records, and no stories, except for what is written here. My tribute.
Poetry: Family, K, English, chapters: 3, words: 724, 1/18/2003
13:21 » Duty, morals, and conscience seem to be necessary evils when an unexpected discovery divides two friends.
Fiction: General, K+, English, Drama, chapters: 3, words: 1k+, 12/18/2002
4The Midnight Session At certain MUN conferences, if you serve on NATO or Security Council, you have a "crisis session" from around midnight until morning. The poem is a dramatization of that.
Poetry: General, K, English, words: 234, 12/18/2002
8Peter A verbal portrait of a classmate.
Poetry: General, K, English, words: 306, favs: 4, 11/18/2002
10Distractions » My first venture into poetry; four themes in four poems: acceptance, obsession, loneliness, and death.
Poetry: General, K+, English, Drama & Angst, chapters: 4, words: 922, 10/18/2002
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