D. D. Riessen


Dave's work revels with the fanciful, ponders the inscrutable and enigmatic, and examines the human character.

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Price: Free! Words: 1,930. Language: English. Published: June 11, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Adventure » Sea adventures
Marsi didn't know how to sail, but figured her life would be better than pushing a shopping cart around collecting cans and bottles in the never ending hunt for enough money for her next meal. Madame Nuage advised that a BIG adventure was coming, something Marsi wanted no part of. But, destiny is what it is, and none of us have any choice as to whether, or not, we want to participate.
Light Years Away Pt. 3
Price: Free! Words: 1,350. Language: English. Published: February 15, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Humor & comedy » Satire
Hank was having trouble holding up his end of the bet. Saving the planet from roasting in the oven like a hot potato and finding a way for humans to come to their senses was proving to be a bit more of a challenge than he anticipated. It was time for a meeting of the minds.
The Bad Fortune Teller - Harry, Ted..., and Gary
Price: Free! Words: 1,300. Language: American English. Published: May 26, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Humor & comedy » General
In the fourth story under The Bad Fortune Teller series, Madame Nuage sees a dark future for Harry. When he asks her how to prepare for such a thing, he is told to do what he has always done, see it through. Her prediction is either dire trouble..., or worse. What does one do with that? Harry has his doubts (along with a beer).
The Bad Fortune Teller - Melvin and the Mud Daubers
Price: Free! Words: 2,260. Language: English. Published: March 17, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Humor & comedy » General
Melvin didn’t believe in fortune-tellers and those kinds of things but he was desperate. Ever since he fell out of a tree his back had not been the same and it was getting worse no matter what the doctors ordered. Bad back and Destiny? Is there a link? Ask Madame Nuage.
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 290. Language: English. Published: January 21, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Social Issues / Peer Pressure
Kuchan, a little cloud, is tired of raining and wants to try something new. But she is quickly reminded that, as a cloud, it is her duty to rain. Does that stop her? Read on. Story length is 545 words embedded into the illustrations.
Price: Free! Words: 1,110. Language: English. Published: November 9, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Poetry » Contemporary Poetry
So you think everything's under control? You just never know for sure.
The Curse of Ann Lanar
Price: Free! Words: 1,570. Language: English. Published: September 14, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Horror » Occult
Are some secrets best left untold? What if it's retrievable, but buried with the deceased? You might not want to know the answer. Happy Halloween!
Sometime Tomorrow
Price: $4.95 USD. Words: 61,510. Language: English. Published: August 1, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure
2132 - The manufacture of parts for orbiting condos is the main function inside Cond-Orbit's massive dome, located several miles east of L. A. But, two stories underground, a far more secretive project is taking place, Project Eclipse, the building and testing of a probe designed to explore an alternate reality. What can go wrong? Everything.
The Bad Fortune Teller - Bill's Bricks
Price: Free! Words: 1,040. Language: English. Published: July 24, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Entertainment
Bill thought he had it all figured out. Life was just a big bowl of cherries and he would take his pick. But if the cherries turn out to be bricks, that's another matter. Once again, Madam Nuage has her say.
The Storm
Price: Free! Words: 950. Language: English. Published: July 7, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Plays & Screenplays » American
Lost a loved one recently? Does it seem like they're still around? If not, does it seem like they should be? You are not alone.
Just Passing Through
Price: Free! Words: 3,900. Language: English. Published: May 3, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Adventure » General
We heard the distant thunder before we were even aware of the approaching storm. Seeing the big, black clouds rolling toward us, and seeing the slanted shafts of gray beneath them, still miles away, we hurried to get home before we got drenched. I thought I was safe. I had no idea that I was about to get a first hand lesson about the power of lightning.
Beds of Kelp
Price: Free! Words: 870. Language: English. Published: April 25, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Adventure » Sea adventures
Our relationship started out well. We both hoped it would work. But some things are just not meant to be. And sometimes, while trying to make things right, it just goes from bad to worse.
Light Years Away - part 2
Price: Free! Words: 730. Language: English. Published: February 26, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Humor & comedy » Satire
Unite scientists, politicians, religious beliefs in one fell swoop? Save Earth over a game of chess? Take us to new levels as a species? It will take some pretty fancy maneuvering to make that happen. We stand on the shoulders of Hank, God forbid.
Not thirsty for This
Price: Free! Words: 720. Language: English. Published: February 14, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Plays & Screenplays » American
This was just a dream, more like a nightmare. And it was laughable until it started to unfold. Would you cross the street?
Light Years Away
Price: Free! Words: 670. Language: English. Published: February 4, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Humor & comedy » Satire
The battle between religion and science has never been more convoluted, a culture clash between humans and their institutions. Read on to find out why Schnapps rule!
The Bad Fortune Teller - Ernie's Great Adventure
Price: Free! Words: 1,310. Language: English. Published: November 14, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Entertainment
Ernie wants to know his destiny. He decides to get the advice of Madam Nuage, a fortune teller and, even though he takes all of the proper precautions, he cannot avoid her warnings. Destiny is what it is.
On Standby
Price: $4.95 USD. Words: 73,120. Language: English. Published: October 26, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Plays & Screenplays » American
“It’s like herding cats,” Martin was thinking, referring to the group of individuals he had to manage. “They don’t pay me enough.” Can it blow up? Of course. Can you get hurt? You bet. Will you get enough training to make sure you don’t get hurt? Probably not. They all have stories to tell. This is for the working class. Read on.
You Gotta Have Wings
Price: $4.95 USD. Words: 67,570. Language: English. Published: October 15, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Plays & Screenplays » American
What does one learn at age seven that is powerful enough to change their whole view of life? 1954, simple times, at least that’s how it looks on the surface. Going into the mind of a seven year old, life is far more complicated. Living in a small town in Nebraska while his family breaks apart, he finds a friend but, with lots of freedom and time to kill, anything can happen.

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  • Spring of Happiness on Feb. 15, 2012

    What a delightful book of poems. Masaaki's treatment of life is playfulful, sometimes painful, and always thought provoking. His word structure will not let you hurry through the poems. Rather, they make you stop and think about life, and maybe even your current attitude. And if you still miss the point, stop and gaze at his wonderful drawings. You might just walk away happy. And what better statement is there, than that?