Sean Sullivan

Biography

My writing is so much like the things I craft from reclaimed wood - begun with passion and purpose, sorely short on planning.

The three legs of wordcraft being preparation, inspiration and perspiration, I never fail to make do balancing and wobbling on just the latter two.

I just can't resist the urge to plunge my hands right into things, start shaping parts of the whole and fitting them together.

I grant mine are stories made from old wood - scraps and bits that have seen the world, overused and weathered, salvaged and repurposed.

Yet somehow in spite of all that, I find my mode of word and woodcraft work well. For when I’ve hidden all the mistakes I can find, sanded out the rough parts and those apt to leave splinters, I hold something that has character, feels comfortable and fits in.

"Is it an antique? Authentic?” some might ask."Or a reproduction perhaps?” A bit of both, I'd have to say. I hope you enjoy reading!

Books

Dear Jane Doe
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Price: Free! Words: 710. Language: English. Published: December 7, 2014. Category: Fiction » Poetry » Themes & motifs
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I chanced upon this story several years ago / In a newspaper bound for the recycle bin / A plea for advice penned by you, Jane Doe / I had only glanced but found it drew me in
First Steps
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Price: Free! Words: 420. Language: English. Published: November 14, 2014. Category: Fiction » Poetry » Themes & motifs
I spy you there without your shoes / Shy mere months the terrible twos / This is I think, that precious age / Your tottering and prolific phase / When little legs in / rapturous rage / Are one rambling, run-on phrase / Pitter pattering across the page
Fall of the Raccoon
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Price: Free! Words: 400. Language: English. Published: November 14, 2014. Category: Fiction » Poetry » Themes & motifs
I saw you there lonely by the roadside / A raccoon who in crossing had died / On your back, face upturned to a tree / A lofty place a raccoon nest might be
Vine of Mine
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Price: Free! Words: 230. Language: English. Published: November 8, 2014. Category: Fiction » Poetry » Themes & motifs
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His lusty dog days long since done / Clinging yet to those weeks of youth / Still green with envy of summer sun / An agreeable autumn hedging truth
Monument
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Price: Free! Words: 150. Language: English. Published: November 1, 2014. Category: Fiction » Poetry » American poetry
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Here’s such dear and wanton cost / Awe-inspiring, this senseless zeal / Cultures cowed, landscapes lost / To tortured reason, twisted steel
Autumn Aquatic
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You set the price! Words: 240. Language: English. Published: October 4, 2014. Category: Fiction » Poetry » Themes & motifs
Wade out with me in autumn air / Come. See the bounty branches bear / Float among the trees, you and I / Soaked in blue New England sky
The Tooth Fairy
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You set the price! Words: 880. Language: English. Published: September 27, 2014. Category: Fiction » Poetry » Contemporary Poetry
I recall that first lost tooth like yesterday / Its happy home in my mouth outgrown / It seemed torn between whether to stay / Or plunge out into that great unknown
Sideshow Joe
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Price: Free! Words: 480. Language: English. Published: September 19, 2014. Category: Fiction » Poetry » Themes & motifs
Into our lives a goldfish came and went / A king among his castles and coral / And who seemed somehow as if meant / To school us what is merciful, moral
Storm
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Price: Free! Words: 170. Language: English. Published: September 12, 2014. Category: Fiction » Poetry » Themes & motifs
This overcast, moody September night / I watched in clouds explosions of light / A difference of air up there couldn’t agree / And I thought how very like you and me
Banners
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Price: Free! Words: 490. Language: English. Published: September 6, 2014. Category: Fiction » Poetry » Themes & motifs
My friends, today’s a banner day! / Fit to hang my flags and let them fly / Beneath a sky of blue bereft of gray / In free air and sun to wave and dry
A Summer's Saunter
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Price: Free! Words: 1,180. Language: English. Published: August 23, 2014. Category: Fiction » Poetry » Themes & motifs
Over the waterfall and before the trail / Great stairs of stone were built below / Lean on, look down from bridge’s rail / To hear and watch the white water go
While You're Sleeping
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You set the price! Words: 300. Language: English. Published: July 12, 2014. Category: Fiction » Poetry » Contemporary Poetry
Dream in peace my lover, friend / While you sleep I sit and write / Watch your ribs rise, descend / With these words pretend I might / Your nature capture, comprehend
The Spear
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Price: Free! Words: 520. Language: English. Published: June 18, 2014. Category: Fiction » Poetry » Themes & motifs
In a warm night’s sky when but a child / When thoughts and hours away I whiled / I saw a thing hung there on high / That flashed within my widened eye / Four stars against the sky arrayed / My mind transfixed by what they made
Darwin's Door
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Price: Free! Words: 690. Language: English. Published: June 10, 2014. Category: Fiction » Poetry » Themes & motifs
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A very young and curious child / I once went and asked my mom / Experience still tender and mild / Where newborn babies come from / The stork, she said and gently smiled
Translation
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Price: Free! Words: 640. Language: English. Published: May 31, 2014. Category: Fiction » Poetry » Themes & motifs
In a foreign land, a girl on her own / The language and landscape wholly unknown / Perhaps looking for love is the reason she came / Or it’s happenstance, acquaintance by chance / Either way may she find the upshot the same / A life-changing kiss and whirlwind romance
The Painted Barn
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Price: Free! Words: 110. Language: English. Published: May 9, 2014. Category: Fiction » Poetry » Themes & motifs
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There’s a barn upon which sunlight daily descends / On whose brilliance its fiber’s existence depends
The Temple
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Price: Free! Words: 760. Language: English. Published: April 5, 2014. Category: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Religious
Easier by far to smile and agree / To fabricate and nod / Than declare oneself sovereign and free / From a manufactured god / But it’s stood the test of man and time / The pinnacle of reason, rhyme / The greater height - the harder climb
The Incredible Shrinking Man
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Price: Free! Words: 910. Language: English. Published: March 28, 2014. Category: Fiction » Poetry » Epic
Gazing skyward, sense and substance to find / A man's fate with star signs is sadly entwined / Odd chamber of echoes that vacuum of space / Swallows his cries of injustice with nary a trace / So much too of the hope and blame we misplace /
Final Draft
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Price: Free! Words: 590. Language: English. Published: March 12, 2014. Category: Fiction » Poetry » American poetry
I know a house that’s more a maze / Its rooms, its halls, its winding ways / In here you could get lost for days
New England Man
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Price: Free! Words: 360. Language: English. Published: February 27, 2014. Category: Fiction » Poetry » Epic
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That most meddling crier arrives to town / His coming confirmed by collective frown / In coat of softest down quite snug / Clothed in canny learning likewise smug / He’s come to town a truth to tell / In hand that known and wicked bell / Whose honest tones cast dreadful spell / Ring of futures foul, forecasts fell
Sunrise
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You set the price! Words: 390. Language: English. Published: February 18, 2014. Category: Fiction » Poetry » Themes & motifs
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A girl upon waking is like the sunrise / When she hums and she smiles, opens her eyes
The Old Lady
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You set the price! Words: 8,160. Language: English. Published: April 20, 2013. Category: Fiction » Plays & Screenplays » American
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Through it all the old house never let Mildred down, kept her warm and safe from the world outside. Now she and the house are feeling their age, and Mildred sees the end coming for them both. She wants more than anything to leave something behind for her granddaughter, and on this cold winter night Mildred has a plan, one she hopes will make everything right and mean a new life for them both.

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