Garden Urthark

Biography

A garden is an ideal or archetype that gives the Earth (Urth) a human shape. Garden Urthark is an enterprise that contains, as in an ark, the revolutionary process of transforming reality into a vision of human love and freedom.

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Books

Double-Bind Vectors in the Etiology of Morbus Masculi Rebellis
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Price: Free! Words: 1,070. Language: English. Published: September 11, 2014. Category: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Historical
My family had identified me with an uncle. The uncle’s life had ended in tragedy. Is that how my life would end?
The Ballad of Big Jake and Belinda Sue
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Price: Free! Words: 1,490. Language: English. Published: September 6, 2014. Category: Fiction » Poetry » Spiritual
(5.00 from 1 review)
For those of us who have been wronged in ways too devious to win us much, if any, sympathy from others, world-renowned literary critic and scholar Northop Frye had this consoling thought: “The only real justice is poetic justice.” The Ballad of Big Jake and Belinda Sue would hope to move in the direction toward justice of that kind.
The Green Card
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Price: Free! Words: 3,140. Language: English. Published: August 29, 2014. Category: Fiction » Inspirational
The Green Card is a story about what change meant in the life of a beautiful person, both inside and out, who the majority of her fellow beings ridiculed, bullied, and shunned for reasons too stupid to merit words.
The Office Fool
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Price: Free! Words: 7,910. Language: English. Published: August 24, 2014. Category: Fiction » Romance » Short stories
A melting-pot pair ends up wedded and bedded in this comic tale of individual identity in conflict with majority views that many Americans continue to hold precious.
A Feast for Cerberus
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Price: Free! Words: 3,830. Language: English. Published: August 1, 2014. Category: Fiction » Romance » Short stories
In classical mythology, Cerberus was a three-headed dog who guarded the entrance to Hades. It was Cerberus's job to make sure no living person entered Hades and no departed spirit escaped. Offering Cerberus a treat was one way of getting past him. Garden Urthark’s A Feast for Cerberus is just such an offering.
Trailer Trucks
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Price: Free! Words: 1,840. Language: English. Published: July 3, 2014. Category: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Family
Set somewhere between College Park, Maryland, just north of Washington, DC, and Princeton, New Jersey, somewhere south of New York, Trailer Trucks is Garden Urthark’s fictionalized portrayal of the actual murder of a beloved uncle by the uncle’s adopted son on July 2, 1990.
Shooter
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Price: Free! Words: 3,310. Language: English. Published: June 25, 2014. Category: Fiction » Cultural & ethnic themes » Cultural interest, general
In this story, the ancient, irrational, yet still compelling rite by which a community atones for its sins by punishing a scapegoat, continues to be invoked in the most off-handed, and even innocent ways. From a goat banished to a wilderness to Christ crucified on a cross, the same cruel process continues to be a sinister, almost invisible, and yet very much accepted part of civilized life.
13 Punches
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Price: Free! Words: 11,620. Language: English. Published: June 11, 2014. Category: Essay » Sociology
Garden Urthark’s 13 Punches examines Sigmund Freud’s myth of God’s origin and evolution to explain currents and undercurrents of present-day consciousness in preparation for the launch of what is best in us toward the future of our humanity in Space.
A Farm Girl from a Farm Family
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Price: Free! Words: 8,870. Language: English. Published: May 16, 2014. Category: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Romance
Garden Urthark’s Farm Girl from a Farm Family is a parable of love for an America nourished on ideals of selfishness and greed.
An Inquisition into the Incurable Behaviors of Our Time
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Price: Free! Words: 5,830. Language: English. Published: May 8, 2014. Category: Essay » Sociology
Garden Urthark’s "Inquisition into the Incurable Behaviors of Our Time" shows us the Sword of Damocles that presently hovers over our head, reminding us that without a better system of checks and balances, the scientific community could very well become as threatening in its zeal to lock up or medicate those it deems insane as any court that ever ordered the imprisonment or torture of heretics.
Bah Hah Yonamah
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Price: Free! Words: 59,900. Language: English. Published: April 26, 2014. Category: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Sci-Fi & fantasy
After a journey of nearly 5,000 years, an ancient Egyptian pyramid arrives in Washington, DC, by way of Las Vegas.
Company Boss
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Price: Free! Words: 4,980. Language: English. Published: April 25, 2014. Category: Fiction » Historical » USA
Garden Urthark’s Company Boss explores individual experience of evil in the workplace from a young man’s point of view.
Gene Wilder's Face
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Price: Free! Words: 4,980. Language: English. Published: April 1, 2014. Category: Fiction » Humor & comedy » General
An impoverished young psychic’s career almost founders when he accepts a beautiful chiropractor’s proposal that he perform as her handyman in exchange for care of his sore back.
I Will Be Your Boss
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Price: Free! Words: 3,680. Language: English. Published: March 13, 2014. Category: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Western
(5.00 from 1 review)
Set in the 1960s, Garden Urthark’s I Will Be Your Boss presents a 17-year-old boy’s quest to find safety from the cruel injustices, including attempted murder, of that stupid, unimaginative America far better known for having brought us the Vietnam War.
Heaven
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Price: Free! Words: 7,730. Language: English. Published: February 16, 2014. Category: Fiction » Romance » Sci-fi
Over the course of a thousand-year journey into Space, the survivors on Colony, whose aim from the start has been to colonize the nearest inhabitable planet, have long ago lost their entire store of knowledge due to computer failure. One man and one woman emerge as a new Adam and new Eve to carry on the future of humanity beyond Earth.
Childhood Fights in the Etiology of Morbus Masculi Rebellis: The Recorded Statement of an American, c. 21st Century, Presented to Proceedings of the Psychological Inquisition, Ministry of Genetic Engineering, Spring 2483
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Price: Free! Words: 3,330. Language: English. Published: January 17, 2014. Category: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Historical
Garden Urthark’s Childhood Fights in the Etiology of Morbus Masculi Rebellis is the story of completely inexplicable attacks by other boys on the son of a doctor who manages to achieve an amazing rags-to-riches success in post-World War II America.
Letter from an American Farmer to the Commissioner of Pensions, Washington, DC, June 4, 1886
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Price: Free! Words: 2,010. Language: English. Published: January 11, 2014. Category: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Western
Garden Urthark's Letter from an American Farmer to the Commissioner of Pensions, Washington, DC, June 4, 1886 presents a Civil War veteran's request for a pension as a result of his having become disabled during his service in the Missouri State Militia Cavalry.
Country Singer
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Price: Free! Words: 3,890. Language: English. Published: December 24, 2013. Category: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Western
(4.00 from 1 review)
Garden Urthark’s Country Singer tells the story of an impoverished boy’s rise to near stardom as a country singer.
You Will Die
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Price: Free! Words: 2,950. Language: English. Published: November 30, 2013. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Historical
Garden Urthark’s You Will Die tells the story of a spirit from the Dark Side whose power to do evil over successive generations is brought to an end by the intervention of a former victim’s mysterious advocate.
Colony
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Price: Free! Words: 5,760. Language: English. Published: November 7, 2013. Category: Fiction » Literature » Visionary & metaphysical
In Colony, Garden Urthark presents the possibility of an escape from our troubled Earth to the nearest inhabitable planet.
The Death and Resurrection of John
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Price: Free! Words: 1,760. Language: English. Published: October 19, 2013. Category: Fiction » Inspirational
Garden Urthark's Death and Resurrection of John tells the story of the end of life at the end of the world.
Testimony of a Former Slave as Witness to a Duel: September 15, 1822
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Price: Free! Words: 1,900. Language: English. Published: September 27, 2013. Category: Fiction » Historical » USA
(4.00 from 1 review)
Garden Urthark's Testimony of a Former Slave as Witness to a Duel: September 15, 1822 presents an early 19th-century duel from the perspective of a slave.
La Fortuna della Luna
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Price: Free! Words: 6,100. Language: English. Published: September 24, 2013. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
Garden Urthark’s Fortuna della Luna presents the story of a young Colorado author’s attempt to get published with the help of a New York literary agent who is also her brother-in-law.
My Boy Johnny
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Price: Free! Words: 2,160. Language: English. Published: September 12, 2013. Category: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Literary
Garden Urthark’s “My Boy Johnny” presents a boy’s discovery of what it means to be a man and stand up for what you believe.
Return, Return!
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Price: Free! Words: 13,210. Language: English. Published: September 2, 2013. Category: Fiction » Inspirational
Garden Urthark’s Return, Return! is a love story about a young, wealthy man who, having been diagnosed with terminal cancer, marries a beautiful deaf woman.
In Search of Marekka
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 5,420. Language: English. Published: May 6, 2013. Category: Fiction » Poetry » Themes & motifs
Under the spell of a Mage within the magic kingdom of an alternate reality almost but not quite parallel with this one, a man attempts to woo an ever-elusive woman in a sonnet sequence that verges on autobiography but remains bound by all the strange familiarity of a dream.
Extinction of the Thalls
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Price: Free! Words: 4,380. Language: English. Published: April 28, 2013. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure
Garden Urthark’s “Extinction of the Thalls” brings together our prehistoric past with an apocalyptic future to retell the story of desire in the spirit of all living things and the indomitable will within each of us to struggle, survive, and, where possible, escape.
Literary Flowers
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 6,830. Language: English. Published: March 31, 2013. Category: Fiction » Poetry » Themes & motifs
Literary Flowers is a book of poems by Garden Urthark devoted to exploring the literary rather than discursive meanings of things.
The Weird Life of Joshua Mirabene
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 12,130. Language: English. Published: March 31, 2013. Category: Fiction » Cultural & ethnic themes » Cultural interest, general
Set almost entirely in the Washington, DC, suburb of Bethesda, Maryland, at the end of the twentieth and beginning of the twenty-first century, Garden Urthark’s Weird Life of Joshua Mirabene will thoroughly familiarize you with one strange life story.
Washington
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Price: Free! Words: 4,900. Language: English. Published: March 10, 2013. Category: Fiction » Romance » Short stories
In 1946, just after the end of World War II, Washington, PA, and Washington, DC, were no further apart than they were in 1978 or now. “Washington,” a short story by Garden Urthark, reminds us just how much we may share in experience, however far apart we may be in time or space.
The Dragons of Miami
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Price: Free! Words: 11,960. Language: English. Published: January 24, 2013. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
The Dragons of Miami reminds us that the dangers posed by serial killers like Ted Bundy, who was perhaps the most violent and perverse serial killer and rapist in the history of American culture, are ever present in our midst. We ignore such dangers at our peril!
Psychic
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Price: Free! Words: 12,940. Language: English. Published: September 15, 2012. Category: Fiction » Romance » Paranormal
(1.00 from 1 review)
Inspired by the life of world-famous psychic Sylvia Browne, Psychic presents a young psychic’s attempt to establish herself as a professional psychic during the mid-1960s.
The Splintered Door and the Kiss
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Price: Free! Words: 16,670. Language: English. Published: August 25, 2012. Category: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Romance
The Splintered Door and the Kiss presents a day in the life of 17-year-old H.G. Banche. An abusive father and a sympathetic girl next door form the two poles of H.G.’s experience. Will her love inspire him to do well in school, including the biggest football game of the year, or will the abuse of his father destroy him?
Arrowheads
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Price: Free! Words: 15,290. Language: English. Published: June 14, 2012. Category: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Western
During the summer of 1972, the Fehr Brothers Ranch and Farm in Colorado becomes the setting for an 18-year-old’s choice between a life in the West symbolized by the beautiful girl he is to meet and a life back East symbolized by the college he is to attend.
Europe '76
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 14,630. Language: English. Published: April 14, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Travel » Trip Journals
Jump from a moving train like a 1930s hobo, kiss a bashful girl on an icy ferry boat, take in Shakespeare's Henry the IV, Part I, and arrive in Venice during a rare snowstorm: these are just some of the experiences that will confront you in Europe '76, Garden Urthark's memoir of his solo trip through Europe during the winter of 1976.
Other World
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Price: Free! Words: 140,550. Language: English. Published: April 3, 2011. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
(5.00 from 2 reviews)
Set mainly in and around Washington, DC, at the end of the second and beginning of the third millennium and on an unknown planet in some timeless zone reachable by humans only after death, Garden Urthark’s Other World is a combination romance, mystery, and metaphysical inquiry that will challenge your most basic and unquestioned assumptions about love, sanity, and the afterlife.

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Smashwords book reviews by Garden Urthark

  • Story A Day May 2011 (stories) on March 31, 2012

    In 31 fascinating stories, Morgen Bailey’s STORY A DAY MAY (STORIES) compels the Oedipus in us to find answers to the riddles that her sometimes playful, sometimes strange, and sometimes puzzling perspectives so Sphinxlike present. Garden Urthark www.gardenurthark.com