Kristopher Ivie began self-publishing his work in June of 2012. He is from a small town in Central Pennsylvania and began writing when he was in high school. After writing the poem “Yard Sale” in 2012 he realized that a large portion of his early work had been lost. This began a quest to preserve his existing work and to resume writing. The trend of music, photos, and videos going viral on the internet and social media sparked an interest in achieving the same success for writing. After searching for a suitable creative outlet he discovered Smashwords and compiled 3 collections of poetry (“The Bigger Picture”, “On the Verge of Life, Love, and Lyrics”, and “Words to Paint 1000 Pictures”). In addition to poetry, he began writing several science fiction novels and entering short fiction contests. His first short story is “Texting Death” which he published October 2012 in honor of Halloween.
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Orange & More Awphul Poetry
Over 50 poems dealing with a wide range of subjects. Orange is the color of controversy and many of these poems deal with social issues. The book also unveils the AWPHUL style which challenges the CRAP (Contemporary Regurgitations Applauded as Poetry) being passed off as poetry by the Dung Beetle Society that is modern poetry. AWPHUL is an acronym.
Going Viral Is Contagious
This short story is about a young man who finally creates a viral video. As the world begins to watch his video they all decide to create their own. The entire world is starting to go viral and for most people that means doing extremely dangerous things without thinking about their actions. Do not attempt any of the things described in this story.
Introduction to AWPHUL Poetry
Awful doesn't begin to describe Awphul poetry. Awful implies something jaw dropping; Awphul simply means Articulation With the PHonetic Use of Language. That means it uses things like rhyme and meter (gasp) but isn't necessarily traditional. This ebook features four Awphul poems that didn't go over well with other poets as well as a bonus short story as an incentive to suffer through the poetry.
A high school senior sends a text to a number claiming to provide messages about impending danger. He unwittingly involves his friends who all receive cryptic messages that at first appear to be just random advice. They soon realize that there is more to these messages than they ever imagined. Can you really trust a text message from Death?
Words to Paint 1000 Pictures
This collection of poetry is about the world around us. It has 5 sections with 5 poems each. My goal was to let each poem paint a unique picture for every reader.
On The Verge of Life, Love, and Lyrics
This book has 30 poems. 15 poems about life and 15 related to love. Many of these poems are inspirational, some are just fun, some will make you think, and others are more than they appear.
The Bigger Picture
A short book of poetry (10 poems) dedicated to God and the Christian faith. I have written a large quantity of poetry over the years and have put my most Christian oriented works into this book.