Tag Archives: life

Unopened / Pennyblack Music Review

Really nice review of Unopened, from Pennyblack Music U.K., which came out on the day of its release and says among other things, that… “Unopened is a reminder of how good a writer Doug Hoekstra is. As heartbreaking as it … Continue reading

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Red-Tailed Hawk

Chuffed to have a flash fiction of mine, “Red-Tailed Hawk,” in the latest edition of Ambush Review, a fine San Francisco based literary zine. It arrived in the post today, looks/reads great, and makes me think of City Lights and … Continue reading

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Carry Me

My son Jude turns 16 this Sunday (November 4).   Here’s a new one I wrote for him, after a stroll at Radnor Lake.  Happy Birthday, Jude – with all my love – always.  Dad. Carry Me Rambling autumn walk, … Continue reading

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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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