Author Archives: Doug Hoekstra

About Doug Hoekstra

Father, wordsmith, musician, creative.

Hello It’s Me

Hello It’s Me (A Short Story) A black piece of plastic spun around and around, etched memories carved into grooves and transmitted into the ethers through diamond cut magic. Timeless. Better than digital. Warmer and somehow, more human. Vinyl never … Continue reading

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Downers Grove Sedoka

Here’s a new sedoka for your enjoyment.   Thanks for the read, Doug Downers Grove Sedoka Isn’t it a club? Air conditioned day old smoke Disco balls that do not turn Chords ring.  She passes  Between my lips while dancing … Continue reading

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This Hard Land

New essay entitled “This Hard Land” up at Ink 19.  Thanks to James Mann for  giving me the nudge to write this. Tried to weave a bunch of ideas together, to stack mirrors upon mirrors – but really, props go … Continue reading

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The Tilt a World

New flash fiction, “The Tilt a World” up at the fabulous Fifty Word Stories site. Enjoy! https://fiftywordstories.com/2018/07/20/doug-hoekstra-the-tilt-a-world/

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On the Mountain with Mr. Bouton

It’s been awhile since I wrote about baseball, but recently I was in Seattle with my son Jude, went to a Mariners game, and scaled Hurricane Ridge, drawing some connections, inspiring  “On the Mountain with Mr. Bouton.”   The  folks … Continue reading

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Reading Moby Dick

DONE Ah, the great white whale…finally slayed. All my life I’ve been a wordsmith, writing songs, stories, poems, essays, teaching English Composition, and working as a grant writer. My B.A. was in English/Creative Writing; my M.Ed. in English/education. But, I … Continue reading

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Performance Art

Happy to debut a new short story, “Performance Art,” published this month at Trampset (“a literary journal for the tramps”).  Managed to work in Tony Hillerman, Modest Mouse, and Marlon Brando.  But, the idea was to write something in second-person, … Continue reading

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