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09/13/2023 The End of Robots 83 Free verse
08/15/2023 Starry One 57 Free verse
08/15/2023 Will You Stand 58 Free verse
05/24/2023 A Life of Its Own 266 Free verse
03/21/2023 Golden Shackles 465 Free verse
02/05/2023 Today's Mask -To Gail 412 Free verse
11/25/2022 To the Lonely Poets 441 Free verse
11/06/2022 Tule Fog Dixon, California 252 Free verse
11/02/2022 Marriage 221 Free verse
10/25/2022 The Joy of Styrofoam 134 Free verse
10/11/2022 The Laundry Room 335 Free verse
10/02/2022 The Poet's Laundry 175 Free verse
09/19/2022 Ice Hourglass 339 Free verse
07/04/2022 Nothing Moves the Moon 479 Free verse
06/19/2022 The Plum Tree 365 Free verse
06/09/2022 A Dream of Flying 378 Free verse
06/05/2022 Crows and Grace 441 Free verse
05/06/2022 The Writer 478 Free verse
04/10/2022 Love 409 Free verse
03/13/2022 Nantucket 1942 282 Free verse
03/04/2022 Winter 142 Free verse
02/03/2022 First Wife 264 Free verse
01/29/2022 Good News 344 Free verse
01/07/2022 The Song 353 Free verse
01/05/2022 Freedom 566 Free verse
12/28/2021 El Charro 309 Free verse
11/03/2021 The Lost Brothers of Zeitoun 206 Free verse
10/09/2021 Dinner Party 356 Free verse
09/27/2021 Moons 271 Free verse
08/15/2021 Winter's Heat 254 Free verse
07/08/2021 Jumping In Air 218 Free verse
12/22/2020 The Slight Distance Beyond 285 Free verse
12/16/2020 Trip To the Black Sea 576 Free verse
12/07/2020 I Just Remembered 317 Free verse
10/31/2020 Open 198 Free verse
09/19/2020 Cool 281 Free verse
09/12/2020 No Tree Street Names 263 Free verse
08/27/2020 My Father's Service 22 August 2020 255 Free verse
05/10/2020 No Words 505 Free verse
02/15/2020 Freja - the Farmer's Wife 371 Free verse
01/19/2020 Strangers In a City 301 Free verse
01/07/2020 The Lily Pond 461 Free verse
12/31/2018 Chasing the Alligator 617 Free verse
12/14/2018 The Beautiful Hunger 560 Blank verse
10/03/2018 Mission Exit 373 Free verse
03/01/2018 The Viewing 475 Free verse
01/23/2018 The Wild Parrots of Hollywood 718 Blank verse
12/25/2017 The Bath 457 Free verse
12/25/2017 For Gail 435 Free verse
12/25/2017 Kansas Hibiscus 549 Free verse
12/13/2017 Los Angeles 848 Free verse
12/01/2017 Everything Must Be Filled 511 Blank verse
11/27/2017 In City 526 Free verse
11/14/2017 He Must Have Been Big 528 Blank verse
11/01/2017 Boundary Waters 1633 Blank verse
08/30/2017 A Detective In the House 741 Free verse

Short Stories

Spatula Grandma for kids, love,
The Phone Call christmas, romantic,
My Sister Sophie for teens, love, young adult,
How To Date A Space Woman funny, romantic, science fiction,
The Ecuador Codicil horror, mystery, thriller,
Part One - The Crustacean Moon horror, mystery, young adult,
The Stranger love, romantic,
The Highway Restaurant love, mystery, romantic,
The Last Free Man fantasy, inspirational,
Breakfast love, romantic,
The Mourning Dove's Secrets young adult,
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