Jump to content

Parker Owens

Author: Promising Author
  • Content Count

  • Joined

  • Last visited

  • Days Won


Everything posted by Parker Owens

  1. Parker Owens

    Chapter 8

    Another leap backwards after good steps forwards. Anger surely doesn’t help, frustration does less. Jesse is about to self-destruct. Let’s hope his truck battery is dead.
  2. Parker Owens

    Chapter 7

    You are telling a great story of two badly injured people trying to help one another heal. I hope that storm keeps right on snowing, piling up the drifts until Ryker and Jesse see the way into the light again.
  3. Parker Owens

    Chapter 24

    And so a first connection is made. You write Roku’s initial confusion really well; the DemiShou will be feeling his disconnection from the current moment for a while. I’m looking forward to new developments.
  4. Parker Owens

    Chapter 66 Happy Birthday, Mom

    My own mom passed just a couple of years ago, and the memories are still fresh. And like you, I still sometimes feel the flicker in the heart and know she’s there. Such a lovely poem. Thank you for posting it.
  5. Parker Owens

    Chapter Twenty-Six

    I think Jordan is more in the right of this. Even so, the prospect of losing one’s family can’t be minimized. Jordan risks doing that; Noah is paralyzed by it. But Noah risks losing Jordan - and his very self - by retreating into fear. Incidentally, I’m completely floored by Noah’s mom. What year does she think this is? Is John Diefenbaker still Prime Minister of Canada? Need another, sweeter chapter soon, please...
  6. Parker Owens

    Chapter 16 - Long nights of insomnia

    I will add my voice to @Valkyrie‘s in care and support. You have every reason to be frustrated, and I’m okay with listening. Nothing you’ve said seems out of line to me. If a long distance hug would help you rest, I offer you one of mine.
  7. Parker Owens

    Chapter 4

    I’m really enjoying the way you’re weaving the tale and drawing in more details of Jerry’s past - things he might have forgotten to narrate. Jerry got his chance to tell Brandon off, and unload his hurt since the fourth grade. Brandon made a few good points too, if it comes to that. But what happens now? Do Zack, Brandon and Jerry all try to go back to their previous positions and move on, or has some new dynamic begun that can’t be stopped? Looking forward to the next chapter.
  8. Parker Owens

    Borrowing a Flower Stall

    This is a marvelous work. I’m there at the market; I can follow your poet’s camera, see the color, and hear and sense everything, even as I understand the story you tell. Wonderfully cinematic, I want more!
  9. Parker Owens

    Chapter 29 Giver of Life

    What a grand poem; thank you for taking me along with you on your walk in the snow. I loved what you made me see and sense and hear. Crushed diamonds is very apt, and the air is indeed charged especially in the deep cold.
  10. Parker Owens

    Tanka Poetry Prompt

    Fantastic. I’m taken by your rabbit, and by the creek beneath the ice.
  11. Parker Owens

    Blood of the Wolf Moon

    I felt a thrill of excitement reading this. Well done! And the moon was fantastic, wasn’t it?
  12. Parker Owens


    This was such a sweet tale. Thank you for bringing us Bliss.
  13. Parker Owens

    A Winter's Hike: The Tanka Challenge

    With the plummeting temperatures, I hope these birds will have found some warm place to weather the storms. They were an incredible surprise, capping off a lovely hike. And I’m glad you liked the terriers at play, too. They’re such fun to watch. Thank you for reading these!
  14. Parker Owens

    A Winter's Hike: The Tanka Challenge

    Thank you for reading these, and for taking the time to look up bluebirds. Usually, we think of them as summer residents, but there they were flitting about the scrub and low trees. Tanka are fun to write; such concentration of emotion and image.
  15. Parker Owens

    To All The Boys I've Loved

    I enjoyed your poetic story of loves found and faded. I hope you write more poetry and post it here. tim mentioned Live Poets and Zero to Hero; I’ll heartily second his suggestions. Great poem! More, please?
  16. Parker Owens

    Chapter Twenty-Five

    The trip to the cottage was surely something special. So much got said that needed to be aired, and you set up important future action. Really good. And then we get to anticipate Noah’s mom visiting. Noah could use this opportunity to seize the initiative and the high ground and come out. Just don’t back her into a corner, Noah...
  17. Parker Owens

    A Winter's Hike: The Tanka Challenge

    Thanks for coming along on the hike. I’m glad you enjoyed the experiences and sights of the park.
  18. Parker Owens


    You are indelible, permanent, written on the face of the earth in bright multicolored ink; I am humbled and grateful for your voice.
  19. Parker Owens

    A Winter's Hike: The Tanka Challenge

    Thank you, Gary! I hope it felt as if you had come along with me.
  20. Parker Owens

    A Winter's Hike: The Tanka Challenge

    Your words are very kind. The bluebirds - there were five - puffed up in buff and iridescent blue against the cold. I was astonished to see them, but there was no mistake. Their appearance capped an extraordinary afternoon. I enjoy Tanka, though I had to get used to their inherent rhythm as I wrote scribble after scribble.
  21. Parker Owens

    A Winter's Hike: The Tanka Challenge

    How unexpected that a chilly January day should yield so much in an afternoon. Hope your own walk is as full of delights for the senses.
  22. Parker Owens

    A Winter's Hike: The Tanka Challenge

    Thank you, tim! And all in one long afternoon hike. It was a memorable day.
  23. I see what you mean. @AC Benus has two good suggestions. In my own tiny opinion, it’s the third line that might be the fulcrum. I’ll look forward to what works its way out.
  24. Parker Owens

    A Winter's Hike: The Tanka Challenge

    Thank you for reading these. Funny how hard it can be to give a full picture of January in five lines.
  25. Parker Owens

    A Winter's Hike: The Tanka Challenge

    Wish I could send you some hot chocolate. Or a hot chocolatier.

Important Information

Our Privacy Policy can be found here. We have placed cookies on your device to help make this website better. You can adjust your cookie settings, otherwise we'll assume you're okay to continue..