Two year anniversary

Original post 5/7/2017   Welcome to The Backyard Poet In my never-ending quest to show the world my foolish attempts at creativity, I have decided to join the blogging community with my new blog site ‘The Backyard Poet’. I know what you're thinking. But Jerry, the river of information we call the internet is already jammed full …

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The Future of Retail – A 100 Word Story

“Hello Mr. Brotherton, welcome to our store,” has been replaced by “Please make a selection from the following menu.” Instead of feeling the fabric, checking to see how easily it wrinkles and finally taking it to the fitting room. I get, click here to add to your cart. What once was, “That color looks good …

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Fiction at the Speed of Light

In the high speed world of social media blogs, the quality of our poetry, fiction and even the full length novel is forced to take a backseat to sheer quantity. Even the best literary work can only demand the attention of the masses for a miniscule amount of time. It’s not that our readers have …

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100 Word Snippet – My First Funeral

  I wondered why people felt the need to express their opinions about his appearance. They strolled by the casket like they were out shopping the fresh produce isle at the market. I watched as a few gathered the bravado to touch a hand; some patted his chest and one old women, I had no …

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Sharing is Not Always a Good Thing.

So...one of the side effects of cashiering in the retail environment  is that we get to meet thousands of people every day. In the time allowed, we share little snippets of their lives. Sometimes we laugh. Sometimes we cry. It's creative inspiration for a self proclaimed poet.  But the two things we share the most, is we …

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