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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.
    • Fiction
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    • Poetry
      • 2011 Poetry Anthology: Into the Unknown
      • 2012 Poetry Anthology: Cracks of Time
      • 2013 Poetry Anthology: Whispers in the Dark
      • 2014 Poetry Anthology: A Storm Is Coming
      • 2015 Poetry Anthology: Remember
    • Fiction - Gay Authors Anthologies
      • 2022 - Anniversary
      • 2021 - Spring - On The Road
      • 2021 - Spring - Potluck 2021
      • 2021 - Fall - A Winding Path
      • 2021 - Fall - An Unconventional Gift
      • 2021 - Fall - Potluck
      • 2020 - Spring - Full Moon
      • 2020 - Spring - The Storm
      • 2020 - Fall - Bridges
      • 2020 - Fall - Shadows
      • 2019 - Spring - Into the Stars
      • 2019 - Spring - Snapped
      • 2019 - Fall - Fall From Grace
      • 2019 - Fall - Raincheck
      • 2018 - Spring - Now or Never
      • 2018 - Spring - Encounters
      • 2018 - Fall - Fight Back
      • 2018 - Fall - Good Intentions
      • 2017 - Spring - Unintended Consequences & Jagged Edges
      • 2017 - Fall - The Fallout and Secret Spaces
      • 2016 - Spring - Crossing the Line
      • 2016 - Summer - Wicked Games
      • 2016 - Fall - Blindsided / The Forgotten
      • 2016 - Winter - Rewind: Pre-2016 Themes
      • 2015 - Spring - Full Circle
      • 2015 - Summer - Road Trip
      • 2015 - Fall - Blurred Edges
      • 2015 - Winter - Blackout
      • 2014 - Spring - Nature's Wrath
      • 2014 - Summer - The Backup Plan
      • 2014 - Fall - Scars
      • 2014 - Winter - Chain Reaction
      • 2013 - Spring - A Night To Remember
      • 2013 - Summer - Roll the Dice
      • 2013 - Fall - Pandora's Box
      • 2013 - Winter - Recipe for Disaster
      • 2012 - Spring - It Wasn't Me
      • 2012 - Summer - Choices
      • 2012 - Fall - Friends & Enemies
      • 2012 - Winter - Desperate Ends
      • 2012 - Special - Mayan Tribute: End of the World
      • 2012 - Anniversary - Secrets Can Kill
      • 2011 - Spring - People Are Strange
      • 2011 - Summer - Walk on the Wild Side
      • 2011 - Fall - Legends
      • 2011 - Winter - Aftermath
      • 2010 - Spring - I'd Never Do That
      • 2010 - Summer - Out of this World
      • 2010 - Fall - No Going Back
      • 2010 - Winter - Haunted
      • 2009 - Spring - Oops
      • 2009 - Summer - Carpe Diem
      • 2009 - Fall - Something Unexpected
      • 2009 - Winter - Deceptions
      • 2008 - Annual - It's Just a Game, Right?
      • 2008 - Spring - Living in the Shadows
      • 2008 - Summer - Escape
      • 2008 - Fall - Anniversary
      • 2008 - Winter - Ghosts
      • 2007 - Annual - The Road Not Taken
      • 2007 - Spring - Fairy Tales
      • 2007 - Summer - Ending and Beginnings
      • 2007 - Fall - The Rainy Day
      • 2007 - Winter - Worth Fighting For
      • 2006 - Winter - Blizzard
      • 2006 - Fall - Halloween
      • 2006 - Summer - Going on Vacation
      • 2006 - Spring - Day of Silence
      • 2004 - Winter - Christmas
    • Fiction - Story Contests
      • 2017- Halloween
      • 2017- April Fool's
      • 2016 - Secret Admirer Short Story
      • 2015 - Secret Santa Short Story
      • 2011 - Novella Contest
      • 2009 - Novella Contest
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  1. By Chance or Appointment

    By Parker Owens, in Poetry. 06/03/2022 (Updated: 12/09/2022)

    Genres: Poetry
    Sub-genres: Haiku, Free-Verse, Sonnet, Lyric, Rhyming, Blank Verse, Mixed Forms
    • mature adult
    • north america
    • light-hearted
    • serious

    Yet another collection of poetry, added to as the mood or fancy strikes me. I hope you enjoy at least some of it.

    • 9 Chapters
    • 1,357 Words
    • 2,923 Views
    • 106 Comments
    • Mature
    • Temporary Hold
  2. Erato's Olio: Poems for NaPoWriMo 2022

    By Parker Owens, in Poetry. 04/08/2022 (Updated: 05/01/2022)

    Genres: Poetry
    Sub-genres: Free-Verse, Rhyming, Mixed Forms
    • mature adult
    • serious
    • modern

    An offering of poems for National Poetry Writing Month; April 2022. Some were composed in response to prompts provided to me, others not.

    • 4 Chapters
    • 3,315 Words
    • 2,871 Views
    • 44 Comments
    • Mature
    • Temporary Hold
  3. Terpsichore Behind the Mask

    By Parker Owens, in Poetry. 02/08/2022 (Updated: 03/15/2022)

    Genres: Poetry
    Sub-genres: Blank Verse, Mixed Forms
    • mature adult
    • adult
    • north america
    • anal
    • serious

    This is a series of once and future dances, echoes and dreams from the long, discontented solitude enforced by the pandemic. I dedicate it to a man whose friendship and fire have burned constant through this everlasting night.

    • 6 Chapters
    • 1,382 Words
    • 5,786 Views
    • 86 Comments
    • Mature
    • Complete
  4. 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
    • 1,362 Views
    • 15 Comments
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  5. Switchbacks on the Trail

    By Parker Owens, in 2021 - 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
    • 1,993 Views
    • 25 Comments
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  6. 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
    • 104,490 Views
    • 1,338 Comments
    • Mature
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  7. 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
    • 8,247 Views
    • 82 Comments
    • Teen
    • Long-Term Hold
  8. Double Concerto

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

    Genres: Romance
    Sub-genres: Contemporary 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
    • 146,653 Views
    • 1,268 Comments
    • Mature
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  9. 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
    • 4,550 Views
    • 55 Comments
    • Mature
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  10. 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
    • 2,663 Views
    • 47 Comments
    • Teen
    • Long-Term Hold
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