D. D. Riessen


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

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The Bad Fortune Teller - Melvin and the Mud Daubers
By D. D. Riessen
Price: Free! Words: 2,290. Language: English. Published: March 17, 2013. Category: Fiction
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.
By D. D. Riessen
Price: Free! Words: 470. Language: English. Published: November 9, 2012. Category: Fiction
So you think everything's under control? You just never know for sure.
The Curse of Ann Lanar
By D. D. Riessen
Price: Free! Words: 1,620. Language: English. Published: September 14, 2012. Category: Fiction
(4.00 from 2 reviews)
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
By D. D. Riessen
Price: $4.95 USD. Words: 61,510. Language: English. Published: August 1, 2012. Category: Fiction
(5.00 from 1 review)
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
By D. D. Riessen
Price: Free! Words: 1,060. Language: English. Published: July 24, 2012. Category: Fiction
(5.00 from 1 review)
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
By D. D. Riessen
Price: Free! Words: 950. Language: English. Published: July 7, 2012. Category: Fiction
(4.00 from 1 review)
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
By D. D. Riessen
Price: Free! Words: 3,900. Language: English. Published: May 3, 2012. Category: Fiction
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
By D. D. Riessen
Price: Free! Words: 870. Language: English. Published: April 25, 2012. Category: Fiction
(4.00 from 1 review)
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
By D. D. Riessen
Price: Free! Words: 770. Language: English. Published: February 26, 2012. Category: Fiction
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
By D. D. Riessen
Price: Free! Words: 780. Language: English. Published: February 14, 2012. Category: Fiction
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
By D. D. Riessen
Price: Free! Words: 710. Language: English. Published: February 4, 2012. Category: Fiction
(5.00 from 1 review)
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
By D. D. Riessen
Price: Free! Words: 1,330. Language: English. Published: November 14, 2011. Category: Fiction
(5.00 from 1 review)
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
By D. D. Riessen
Price: $4.95 USD. Words: 73,120. Language: English. Published: October 26, 2011. Category: Fiction
“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
By D. D. Riessen
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 68,180. Language: English. Published: October 15, 2011. Category: Fiction
(4.00 from 1 review)
By July of 1954, the Korean War had come to an end,the Rosenbergs had just been executed, and the McCarthy hearings were heating up. None of this matters to a seven year old boy who suddenly finds himself in a small town in Nebraska, while his family breaks apart. Before long, he has a friend, but the competition between them slowly drives them down a dark path.

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  • Spring of Happiness on Feb. 15, 2012
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    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?