Tag Archives: life

Red-Tailed Hawk

Here is a new flash fiction, “Red-Tailed Hawk” for your enjoyment, up at the estimable Friday Flash Fiction http://www.fridayflashfiction.com/longer-stories/red-tailed-hawk-by-doug-hoekstra

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Blade Runner Love

New poem (“Blade Runner Love””) up at Feminine Collective,  a journal in which “powerful women” (and a few good men) share their inspiring stories of daily life….humanity, raw, and unfiltered. This is a repeat performance at FC for me, and … Continue reading

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Double Rainbow

I write a lot about my son Jude, which stands to reason, since being a dad is the best thing that ever happened to me. Plus, I figure since everyone is either a child or parent at some point in … Continue reading

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Messaging

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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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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Breaking Glass

I’ve always loved Nick Lowe and he was a big musical influence for me early on, when I started writing songs and playing in bands. Over the years, Nick has remained authentic, refining his musical gifts to respond to life’s … Continue reading

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Vinyl

Remaining with the theme of the previous post…. Vinyl Lately I’ve been Listening to old records, Guilty pleasures Lovingly encased in plastic, Stored away in dusty places I never thought I’d visit again… Unwittingly the needle drops, Bringing back moments … Continue reading

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