Ernest Slyman


Ernest Slyman lives in Queens, NY. He is an award winning poet, playwright, fiction writer and humorist. He has been widely published in literary journals and anthologies, from The Bedford Introduction To Literature, The Laurel Review, The Lyric, South and West, Voices International and The New York Times. He is wishful that his work exhibits a proper dose of hyperbole. A sense of ridicule, irony, and wryness and misadventures in wild metaphors, paradox, symbols, free associations, non-sequiturs, and sense of the ridiculous.

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The Lighthouse
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 9,360. Language: English. Published: March 16, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Poetry » American poetry
My light comes from the Declaration of Independence and light from the Gettysburg Address. The light from the American flag. The light from the Bill of Rights, The light from the U.S. Constitution. The light from the Star-Spangled Banner. My light flows from the genius of Washington, Jefferson, Adams, Lincoln.
Poems That Make You Laugh
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 11,680. Language: English. Published: July 24, 2010. Categories: Fiction » Poetry » Contemporary Poetry
A collection of funny poems collected from various literary publication. Among them the Bedford Introduction for Literature, Saint Martin's Press, Boston, Massachusetts.
Tall Tales of The Bible Belt
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 50,620. Language: English. Published: July 24, 2010. Categories: Fiction » Humor & comedy » General
Stories recount burning bushes talking in the hills. How atheists are loved in the Bible Belt. We hunt for their fur. Scripture read to a car on a cold morning starts the motor. How fast can angels fly? Prayers helps team win a basketball game. The minister's wife found a girly magazine down at the bus depot. She brought it home, put in the dishwasher. Came out the Ladies Home Journal.
The Church Bells That Talked
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 1,020. Language: English. Published: July 24, 2010. Categories: Fiction » Christian » Short stories
For many years, the church bells whispered to us. But two years ago they started saying things. The beels told us the best prices for groceries. And where to buy them. Meatcuts and canned goods. They told who the best mechanic in town. And where we could get a good deal on a lawnmower. And what boy needed a haircut. You could learn a lot from church bells. But you had to listen carefully.
Life Is Too Short -- Wear High-Heels
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 2,280. Language: English. Published: July 24, 2010. Categories: Fiction » Humor & comedy » General
The strangest thing happened. I felt like a giant. When I put those high-heels on I felt grown up and I heard a voice inside me say, "Life is too short. Wear high-heels." It just jumped out of me. So I wore high-heels everywhere. I went to church in high-heels. I went to school wearing high-heels. I believed that wearing high-heels gave me something. I don't know exactly what. It was a msystery.
Confessions of a Bookworm
You set the price! Words: 3,030. Language: English. Published: July 24, 2010. Categories: Nonfiction » Inspiration
I cannot stop reading books. There is a book among my collection that I love the most. A 1938 deluxe boxed edition, gold-trimmed with brazed lettering on the front and a blue velvet ribbon for a bookmark stitched to the spine. The book once belonged to my father. Indeed, it was one of his favorite books. He presented it to me on my eleventh birthday. A memento of my childhood.
The Dog Who Loved The Lord
You set the price! Words: 1,170. Language: English. Published: July 24, 2010. Categories: Fiction » Christian » Short stories
Lucy was a fox terrier," She always followed us to church. Lucy always at the church waiting for us. How she got to church before we did we never figured out. It was a mystery, like so much about dogs. Maybe that was what we loved about Lucy. She kept us guessing. She just laid down in the grass. She'd wait patiently there for the services to end. She never barked at church.
The Hypochondriac's Calendar
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 4,120. Language: English. Published: July 24, 2010. Categories: Fiction » Humor & comedy » General
Humor. I've a headache coming up on Monday afternoon. Tuesday I've got a rash on my left leg. And Wednesday I've got bursitis. Thursday I have a choice of either diabetes or Tourette's Syndrome. Friday I get dizzy and can't stand up. Saturday, I've got a peptic ulcer. Sunday I break out in hives, my neck swells.

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