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09/19/2020 Cool 42 Free verse
09/12/2020 No Tree Street Names 44 Free verse
08/27/2020 My Father's Service 22 August 2020 72 Free verse
05/10/2020 No Words 151 Free verse
02/15/2020 Freja - The Farmer's Wife 150 Free verse
01/19/2020 Strangers In A City 129 Free verse
01/07/2020 The Lily Pond 125 Free verse
12/31/2018 Chasing the Alligator 316 Free verse
12/14/2018 The Beautiful Hunger 304 Blank verse
10/03/2018 Mission Exit 188 Free verse
03/01/2018 The Viewing 258 Free verse
01/23/2018 The Wild Parrots of Hollywood 312 Blank verse
12/25/2017 The Bath 287 Free verse
12/25/2017 For Gail 253 Free verse
12/25/2017 Kansas Hibiscus 301 Free verse
12/13/2017 Los Angeles 472 Free verse
12/01/2017 Everything Must be Filled 320 Blank verse
11/27/2017 In City 333 Free verse
11/14/2017 He Must Have Been Big 292 Blank verse
11/01/2017 Boundary Waters 924 Blank verse
08/30/2017 A Detective In The House 530 Free verse

Short Stories

Everybodys Someplace love,
The First - You are free to go science fiction,
A Dream macabre, mystery, young adult,
The Notepad macabre,
The Policeman's Creed love, moral,
The Start science fiction,
Where Spacemen Go To Die science fiction,
No Girls science fiction,
The Cat Is Dead love, young adult,
The Scout love, war,
Rouen, France 1917 war,
It Will Be Alright for kids, for teens,
Dancing with Jesus young adult,
Where The Bad Things Go crime,
The Trip Home macabre,
A Brief Description of All That Happened Before love, romantic,
The Son romantic, science fiction,
The Los Angeles River love,



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Douglas Brown



My first recognizable purpose was to write. As a kid growing up in suburban Philadelphia, I just wrote to write.

I was editor of the Spider Web in sixth grade at Haverford Friends School. I got to print the pages with a mimeograph machine. 1964. I remember the smell of the ink and some great excitement of duplicating whatever students had entered for the magazine. It was pure magic.

I took creative writing at boarding school and won the Atlantic Monthly 1970-1971 Creative Writing Contest for High School and Private School Students Merit Award for a short story called “The Edge” and Honorable Mention for a poem called” High School”.  Queried by the Exeter instructor, Frederick Tremallo, as to why I write I told him I wrote to “Give something to somebody”.

At boarding school I was the Editor of the Literary Magazine, Pendulum, and got to put my own stuff in. And my girlfriend’s stuff. She was (still is) a really good illustrator.

After working in Montana for a year building lodge-pole fences and barbwire enclosures, spending all my money on a redhead, I took creative writing at Cabrillo Junior College with Kirby Wilkins. 1973? I recently discovered a story I wrote in his class which he wanted to submit to the then En-Compass or Compass Cabrillo Literary Magazine. I don’t know if it got published.

In 1998 a poem I wrote, “Strangers in a City”, was published in Fresh Hot Bread, a Palo Alto poetry magazine.

In 2014 I got a poem published, Los Angeles, Garbanzo Literary Magazine, Volume 4.

Now I have one book on Amazon “The Path of Dreams”. It is about justice, time travel and love.

I put my poetry and short stories on Poetry Soup.

Douglas Brown