Real Life Friday – This Blog is not an Autobiography

I’m asked quite often if the stories and poems I write are really all about me. I have to honestly answer, that most of the posts on this site are pure fiction. Although, most of the time, it’s a pretty thin line that separates fiction from reality. I mean, let’s face it, writers by nature …

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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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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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Do you remember the year?

Well John and Mitchy were getting kind of itchy, cause it was kind of a drag to not be groovin’ on a Sunday afternoon. So I said we’re going to San Francisco and I don’t care how much money I gotta spend, so we can fly. Here, the hometown looks the same but, you’re gonna …

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100 Word Sunday – I Call them Snippets

Welcome to today's…’100 word Snippet’. Although some people prefer to call it Flash Fiction, Sudden Fiction, Micro-stories or even Prose Poems. To me those terms limit the imagination and creativity by burdening the art form with expectations. Besides, we all know how much I pride myself on being a true non-conformist. I am sure that the scholars of …

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Back to the Basics

Thank you for stopping by to say howdy. There have been a few changes taking place here in the backyard. It felt like this blog was on the verge of splitting its already frazzled seams. My original intent was to create a place where we could sit a spell and enjoy the art of poetry. …

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