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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
      • 2023- Exploration -Poetry
      • 2015 Poetry Anthology: Remember
      • 2014 Poetry Anthology: A Storm Is Coming
      • 2013 Poetry Anthology: Whispers in the Dark
      • 2012 Poetry Anthology: Cracks of Time
      • 2011 Poetry Anthology: Into the Unknown
    • Fiction - Gay Authors Anthologies
      • 2024 - Long May You Run
      • 2023 - Leap of Faith
      • 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: 02/29/2024)

    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.

    • 22 Chapters
    • 2,952 Words
    • 9,130 Views
    • 276 Comments
    • Mature
    • Temporary Hold
  2. Four Defiant Skyscrapers

    By Parker Owens, in 2024 - Long May You Run. 01/01/2024 (Updated: 01/01/2024)

    Genres: Poetry
    Sub-genres: Mixed Forms
    • serious
    • religion
    • love
    • hate
    • politics

    Four skyscraper poems in tribute to a great friend.

    • 1 Chapters
    • 167 Words
    • 744 Views
    • 23 Comments
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  3. Aquinas' Story

    By Parker Owens, in Fiction. 09/26/2015 (Updated: 12/22/2023)

    Genres: Romance
    Sub-genres: General Romance
    • mature adult
    • gay
    • first time
    • coming out
    • light-hearted
    • friendship

    There are leaps of faith. Is there a leap of hope? Originally written as a response to Prompt#448:" What did he just say?" It just kept growing.

    • 7 Chapters
    • 16,797 Words
    • 18,949 Views
    • 136 Comments
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  4. Stranger at the Grave

    By Parker Owens, in 2023 - Leap of Faith. 10/19/2023 (Updated: 10/19/2023)

    Genres: General Fiction
    Sub-genres: Drama, Prompt
    • mature adult
    • gay
    • no sex
    • serious

    A sad visit to a new grave; an unknown mourner. What does it mean?

    • 1 Chapters
    • 4,430 Words
    • 2,595 Views
    • 43 Comments
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  5. Bragi's Bagatelles

    By Parker Owens, in Poetry. 04/17/2023 (Updated: 05/01/2023)

    Genres: Poetry
    Sub-genres: Haiku, Free-Verse, Sonnet, Lyric, Ballad
    • mature adult
    • north america
    • light-hearted
    • serious
    • modern
    • journal

    Poems for National Poetry Writing Month - April 2023

    • 2 Chapters
    • 3,291 Words
    • 1,478 Views
    • 30 Comments
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  6. Cadence 30. Verse

    By Parker Owens, in 2023- Exploration -Poetry. 04/06/2023 (Updated: 04/22/2023)

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

    Poems to explore the end of our songs.

    • 3 Chapters
    • 438 Words
    • 1,855 Views
    • 30 Comments
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  7. Old Coats: Explorations in the Cedar Closet

    By Parker Owens, in 2023- Exploration -Poetry. 04/06/2023 (Updated: 04/13/2023)

    Genres: Poetry
    Sub-genres: Blank Verse
    • mature adult
    • north america
    • light-hearted
    • serious
    • modern
    • autobiography

    Skyscrapers for whatever weather the winds to life.

    • 1 Chapters
    • 435 Words
    • 1,665 Views
    • 26 Comments
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  8. Fountain, Field and Forest

    By Parker Owens, in 2023- Exploration -Poetry. 04/06/2023 (Updated: 04/06/2023)

    Genres: Poetry
    Sub-genres: Blank Verse, Mixed Forms
    • teen
    • mature adult
    • rural
    • serious
    • autobiography

    Exploring places which exist in my boyhood memory.

    • 1 Chapters
    • 995 Words
    • 1,589 Views
    • 30 Comments
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  9. 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
    • 3,884 Views
    • 45 Comments
    • Mature
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  10. 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
    • 8,047 Views
    • 86 Comments
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