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  1. Parker Owens
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    Parker Owens writes poetry about the natural world mathematics, and heartache. His stories speak of loneliness, longing and love. Follow him on the back roads to places you've never stopped to visit.
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      • Anthropomorphic Fantasy
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  1. Seven Gratitudes

    By Parker Owens, in Poetry. 11/23/2021 (Updated: 11/23/2021)

    Genres: Poetry
    Sub-genres: Mixed Forms
    • rural
    • north america
    • light-hearted
    • holiday

    Seven Skyscrapers for the U.S. Thanksgiving Holiday.

    • 1 Chapters
    • 275 Words
    • 475 Views
    • 15 Comments
    • Everyone
    • Complete
  2. Switchbacks on the Trail

    By Parker Owens, in Fall - A Winding Path. 11/11/2021 (Updated: 11/11/2021)

    Genres: Poetry
    Sub-genres: Haiku
    • rural
    • north america
    • light-hearted
    • serious

    Haiku from walks taken this Autumn along the trails in the woods.

    • 1 Chapters
    • 157 Words
    • 731 Views
    • 25 Comments
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  3. Disasters, Delights and Other Detours

    By Parker Owens, in Poetry. 08/22/2017 (Updated: 09/28/2021)

    Genres: Poetry, Non-Fiction
    Sub-genres: Creative Non-Fic, Free-Verse, Mixed Forms
    • young adult
    • mature adult
    • adult
    • light-hearted
    • serious

    A second book of poetry, posted in no particular order or schedule. Maybe it's better than the first. Or not.

    • 100 Chapters
    • 17,595 Words
    • 77,312 Views
    • 1,338 Comments
    • Mature
    • Complete
  4. Birds

    By Parker Owens, in Poetry. 11/06/2018 (Updated: 06/22/2021)

    Genres: Poetry, Non-Fiction
    Sub-genres: Creative Non-Fic, Lyric, Rhyming
    • north america
    • light-hearted
    • animals

    Poetry about the creatures outside my window, who give me great pleasure season after season.

    • 7 Chapters
    • 1,477 Words
    • 5,591 Views
    • 82 Comments
    • Teen
    • Temporary Hold
  5. Double Concerto

    By Parker Owens, in Fiction. 09/03/2020 (Updated: 05/06/2021)

    Genres: Romance
    Sub-genres: General Romance
    • mature adult
    • adult
    • gay
    • north america
    • modern
    • love

    Most of Rick’s life was performed solo and in quiet. He told himself he liked it that way, preferring to keep even his closest friends away from his secrets. But an aggressive woman and a stranger in town found a way to bring out his inner music.

    Small town life still exists like this. The pace is slow, and everyone knows your name. And your business.

    • 36 Chapters
    • 163,112 Words
    • 105,933 Views
    • 1,268 Comments
    • Mature
    • Complete
  6. Stumbling Into Spring: NaPoWriMo 2021

    By Parker Owens, in Poetry. 04/06/2021 (Updated: 05/01/2021)

    Genres: Poetry, Non-Fiction
    Sub-genres: Creative Non-Fic, Haiku, Free-Verse
    • young adult
    • mature adult
    • senior
    • light-hearted
    • serious

    Poems Written for National Poetry Writing Month, 2021. I hope you find them enjoyable.

    • 6 Chapters
    • 2,530 Words
    • 2,521 Views
    • 55 Comments
    • Mature
    • Complete
  7. Idylls of Isolation: NaPoWriMo 2020

    By Parker Owens, in Poetry. 04/07/2020 (Updated: 05/01/2020)

    Genres: Poetry, Non-Fiction
    Sub-genres: Creative Non-Fic, Free-Verse
    • mature adult
    • adult

    Poems written for National Poetry Writing Month, April 2020. An assortment of mercifully short poems, I hope you will enjoy them at your leisure.

    • 4 Chapters
    • 2,457 Words
    • 1,842 Views
    • 47 Comments
    • Teen
    • Long-Term Hold
  8. Paleo Prompt

    By Parker Owens, in Fiction. 08/16/2019 (Updated: 08/16/2019)

    Genres: Action/Adventure, Romance
    Sub-genres: Adventure, General Romance
    • mature adult
    • gay
    • roommates
    • north america
    • no sex
    • modern

    This is the result of a randomly generated prompt.

    • 1 Chapters
    • 1,917 Words
    • 2,755 Views
    • 34 Comments
    • Everyone
    • Complete
  9. Voyageur

    By Parker Owens, in Spring - Into the Stars. 05/30/2019 (Updated: 05/30/2019)

    Genres: Action/Adventure
    Sub-genres: Adventure
    • mature adult
    • gay
    • north america
    • suspense

    Two and a half centuries ago, men ventured into the wild unknown north and west. They trapped and traded for furs, often gone from civilization for months and years at a stretch. This is one tale from what was once called the Inland Empire.

    • 1 Chapters
    • 981 Words
    • 3,414 Views
    • 43 Comments
    • Mature
    • Complete
  10. Thirty Daze in April

    By Parker Owens, in Poetry. 04/08/2019 (Updated: 05/01/2019)

    Genres: Poetry, Non-Fiction
    Sub-genres: Creative Non-Fic, Free-Verse
    • mature adult
    • gay
    • light-hearted
    • serious
    • friendship

    Poems written for NaPoWriMo 2019

    • 4 Chapters
    • 2,674 Words
    • 2,850 Views
    • 62 Comments
    • Teen
    • Long-Term Hold
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