Category Archives: Life

The Party

Feeling a little bit maudlin when I wrote this new piece of flash non-fiction, but just tried to roll with the feeling, honor it, and hopefully, make it something more. Enjoy. Doug THE PARTY On Sunday afternoons, if I’m out … Continue reading

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Here’s a brand new one, folks, for your immediate pleasure.  Enjoy. Memory is like a dream and dreams are like memories chasing you through your days changing shape filling holes until you wake up a different person than the day … Continue reading

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Here’s a new short story of mine called “Messaging,” up at Feminine Collective – “a journal in which “powerful women” (and a few good men) share their unfiltered, inspiring stories of daily life. Feminine Collective empowers women to carve their … Continue reading

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Wedding Bands

“Wedding Bands,” a new piece of flash fiction up at the estimable “Friday Flash Fiction”.   Love.  Memory.  Pawn Shops.  Bob Dylan. Enjoy.  Right here:  

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Ranch House

Recently, I saw a prompt for tales about displacement and I thought I’d do a short that got at it in what I hoped would be a different way.  Didn’t get it published (yet), but I can always post it.  … Continue reading

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In the Direction of the Slide

A new Doug Hoekstra poem, “In the Direction of the Slide,” just out at Edify Fiction.  Edify’s mission is to “offer positive and uplifting fiction content by new and established authors. For our readers, it is all things good or … Continue reading

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Here’s a poem for anyone who has had to sit around meetings, classes, or parties, where folks who are clearly in over their heads,  talk just to talk.  You know what I’m saying. Officespeak There is no “I” in team, … Continue reading

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